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.

FATHER’S DAY

Another Father’s Day has come and gone, but memories linger of a father I thought I knew well. For two decades we were a happy family with Mom and my younger brother, Ransom, until the onset of Mom’s mysterious paralysis … Continue reading

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REMEMBRANCE OF WORLD WAR II

The Army general purpose vehicle (GP pronounced Jeep) on display in the World War II exhibit at the High Desert Museum in Bend, Oregon, immediately caught our attention. In the late 1940s, Lee paid $500 for a war surplus Jeep. … Continue reading

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COMPUTERESE

When I turn on my computer, occasionally a question appears in the upper left corner: “Lynne, what is on your mind today?” Similar to few of my blog followers, it never responds. I vent frustration about how differences in the … Continue reading

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CAMP ABBOT, THEN and NOW

Part 2 Camp Abbot’s Officers’ Club, now known as Sunriver’s Great Hall, was a major training exercise and accomplishment that remains a distinguished landmark after more than 70 years. Work began October 1, 1943, and took six months to complete. … Continue reading

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CAMP ABBOT, THEN and NOW

Part 1 of 2…. In the railroad survey section at the Bend, Oregon, High Desert Museum’s Spirit of the West exhibit, visitors learn that young Lt. Henry L. Abbot led an Army Corps of Topographical Engineers (all West Point graduates) … Continue reading

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MEMOIR

Everyone has a story to tell. More than half a century ago, I promised not to reveal a family secret. When the burden affected my health, a doctor suggested I write my thoughts on paper, not for publication but to … Continue reading

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Mother Nature’s Ice Sculptures

What do you see in each picture?      

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