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Family Gathering for Evelyn

August 8, 2011

Warning: A NON ART related posting!

It has been a year and a half since the death of my mother Evelyn and finally time to say good bye as a family.  On Sunday we gathered at the top of the old McKenzie pass at Dee Wright observatory for the occasion. Close to the mountains  she loved we said farewell.

pictured above: Tom, Gale, Mike, Amee, Lee, Lindsay, Kim, Kirsten, Jeff, Chris, Alex, Zac & Hal. Dave & Shannon were not in the photo. Bryant was unable to attend.

We could not have asked for a better day to gather. After Dee Wright, we went into Sisters for lunch. Plans for the  part two were settled. On Friday the 11th of  August, Tom, Zac, Amee & I will hike to the top of South Sister (mountain in center of above photo) to fulfill the remaining request. Fortunately Amee was up the trail last week with no problems (round trip of 7.5hrs). I’m hoping for a 10 hr round trip if my hip and knees hold up. We will certainly have plenty of snow and mosquitoes to contend with.

6 Comments leave one →
  1. agatelovers permalink
    August 9, 2011 8:36 pm

    Nothing more beautiful than a celebration of life, a gathering of loved ones. Art in it’s purest form! Glad it went well, we were sure thinking of you!

  2. August 11, 2011 4:33 pm

    Indeed, beautiful area.

    • paperstew permalink*
      August 15, 2011 8:05 am

      Thanks Chris! 🙂
      Couldn’t find a nicer place for a grand view.

  3. Marilyn Maines permalink
    September 29, 2011 11:29 am

    Thank you for this. It gives me joy seeing the family together even if I don’t know who Amee and Lindsay are. I know they must be ‘part of the circle’. I’ve always loved Eastern OR. and your day to say farewell was gorgeous. May we all travel with the wind and enjoy freedom. Marilyn and Ron Maines and new pup Kiska

    • paperstew permalink*
      September 29, 2011 4:41 pm

      Hi Marilyn. Your presence was missed during the gathering, along with many others. Both days (on the mountain & at the lava fields) were so beautiful. She would have loved them.
      Lindsay is married to my uncle Harold (Evelyn’s brother), and Amee has been with Tom for over 12 years.
      Congratulations on your new pup!
      Thanks for checking in.

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