Author Archives: Lynne Schaefer

About Lynne Schaefer

Lynne Schaefer has written two newspaper columns ("The Schussboomer" about skiing in California, and "Notes from Lynne's Journal" about Oregon wildlife); travel and garden articles for regional magazines copy for DVD tours of the High Desert Museum and the Newberry National Volcanic Monument, both in Bend, Oregon. She has published three non-fiction books, A Traveler's Guide to Historic California, Christmas Trivia Quiz, and His Daughter's Remembrance.


When neighboring townspeople returned home to their Brackenheim village in Württemberg, Germany during the mid-1800s boasting of the money they earned in a short time in America, Heinrich Kreiser, a young butcher’s apprentice, knew he would do the same with … Continue reading

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It has come to my attention that the soft-cover print edition of my memoir, His Daughter’s Remembrance, is not and never was available at as announced after its March 2017 publication. Excerpts, including photos not in the book, were … Continue reading

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A WORLD WAR II VETERAN’S STORY By Lee Schaefer At seventeen, I dropped out of the tenth grade at Richmond Union High School in California to enlist in the U.S. Navy January 17, 1944. The first time I saw snow … Continue reading

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December 7, 1941, Day of Infamy

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American schoolchildren learn the first Thanksgiving occurred when the pilgrims and Wampanoag tribe shared a feast to celebrate the Massachusetts colony’s first successful autumn harvest in 1621. American schoolchildren did not learn that East Coast Indians celebrated and gave thanks … Continue reading

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Frost on the Pumpkin

First snow of season, Friday October 13, 2017 Triskaidekaphobia!

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Mom felt well enough to accompany me on a two-week road trip across Nevada to Utah, Wyoming, Idaho and Oregon in my first car, a 1954 Ford Victoria. The Grand Tetons, Yellowstone, and Sun Valley, Idaho, exceeded our expectations. When … Continue reading

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