Category Archives: Personal vignettes

Tim Bowlen

Tim Bowlen [ I lived the first 30 years of my life outside the knowledge of the Lord and His Grace, but not apart from His providence. The people I knew were were rough, and most of them died young, … Continue reading

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Ferry County Old Timers

I ran into Romie Hilderbrand as I was turning on to the highway the other day. He smiled at me as he drove past, partly  because his Toyo was chock full of firewood and it was only 10 AM in … Continue reading

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Lighting Strikes Again

Jack and Sam: Lightening Strikes again                   When my oldest son was in high school, he liked to help me deliver wood after school in order to make a little extra money. Since he had a drivers license, he … Continue reading

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The Hunting Trip

The Hunting Trip               Two or three years ago in the early fall, a group of us went bow hunting for deer on the backside of Brown Mountain near Republic, Washington. There was my youngest son, Phinehas, who at … Continue reading

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Sam and Jack

Jack and Sam: the Lightening Rods               When I was younger it was common to hear the saying, ‘He (or they) attract trouble like a lightening rod’. You don’t hear it so much any more, maybe lightening rods have … Continue reading

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Republic Hot Spots: Eichs Mercantile

(Here’s another paper I had to write for Eng. Comp., the professor was always bragging up the Co-op, so I decided to go against him, as usual, and push Eichs)   Eichs Mercantile               After a hard days work, … Continue reading

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9/11 Reflections

It’s been eight years since the day that Islamic terrorists flew planes into the trade towers, the Pentagon, with one flight being brought down before it could reach its intended target. To my shame, but partly due to geography, its … Continue reading

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