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.

December 7, 1941, Day of Infamy

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Thanksgiving

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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BETRAYED

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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FAMILY MAN

He always knew the correct answers to questions that stumped me. I thought he knew more than my school teachers. I wanted to learn from him and, someday, know as much as he did. He studied to be a contestant … Continue reading

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BASEBALL WITH FATHER, Part 3

Mom experienced increasing difficulty walking and felt too unsteady to travel east again with my father for his annual visit to the American Society of Newspaper Editors (ASNE) convention in Washington, D.C. so he invited me to accompany him. It … Continue reading

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BASEBALL WITH FATHER, PART 2

Continuing with excerpts from my memoir, His Daughter’s Remembrance, our family followed the Seals away games to Oakland and Sacramento and planned vacations around games in distant cities. In August 1948 when we visited the Oregon Caves and Crater Lake … Continue reading

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