It was so much fun decorating Easter eggs when we were kids. Mom let us dye them, and she always had some really cool things to decorate them with. On Easter morning, she would have us hide while she (I mean the Easter Bunny) hid the eggs in the yard. We had a large yard, and the "Easter Bunny" did a great job of hiding them. Nice memories.
"Longtime Hermiston, Oregon, resident Harold L. Boatright died on January 4, 2013, at Kadlec Regional Medical Center at the age of 86 years. He was born on July 5, 1926, in Springfield, Missouri, to parents Oscar and Effie (Blacksher) Boatright.
Harold was raised and attended schools in Missouri. He then enlisted in the United States Army and served in the Philippines during WWII. After his honorable discharge he returned to Missouri, where he lived until 1960. Harold moved to Hermiston, Oregon, and worked as an installer for Starrett’s Decor Center for 42 years until his retirement.
He was united in marriage to Doris Peckham Carney on June 25, 1971, in Hermiston, Oregon. They were not just married for 41 years, but best friends as well.
He was a gold member of the Hermiston Eagles Lodge #2909 for more than 50 years, a member of the Hermiston Elks Lodge #1845 for 42 years, and the Stanfield Moose Lodge 20 years. Harold enjoyed bowling, rodeos, camping, golfing, traveling, social activities, and cherished his family time. The little ones touched his heart and brightened his day right up to the end. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Doris Boatright, Hermiston, Ore.; sons: Craig Carney, Hermiston, Ore., and Bob Boatright, Pendleton, Ore.; daughters: Brenda Stubbs, Hermiston, Ore., and Linda Harris and Lisa Klob, both of Albuquerque, N.M.; 9 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren.
Harold was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers: Slim and Bill Boatright, and 2 sisters: Mary Stewart and Donna Jean Johnston. A memorial service with military honors will be held on Saturday, January 19, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. at Burns Mortuary chapel, Hermiston, Oregon."
Some old pictures I have of Uncle Harold . . .
Family photo, Front Row L-R: Oscar Boatright (his dad), Effie (his mother), his grandmother (name unknown), and Donna Jean (his sister). Back row L-R: Mary (his sister), Huston (his brother), Bill (his brother), and Harold.
Harold and his sisters: Donna Jean and Mary
Harold and his dad, Oscar
Mary and Jess Stewart, Harold, and Huston
Bill, Huston, and Harold. This photo was taken in 1958. I believe it was at their mom's funeral. This is how I remember him.
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"We spend January 1 walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched. Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives... not looking for flaws, but for potential."
With what seemed like a "never-ending" drought this summer, I didn't have much hope of anything blooming this fall. But after the rain last Friday, my Sweet Autumn Clematis seemed to come back to life. It is not in full bloom like it usually is, but lovely just the same--and so fragrant!
Tom Boatright (cousin), displayed his oils at the Palo Alto Festival of the Arts Show in Palo Alto August 25th and 26th. Celebrating its thirty-first year, this festival attracts over 150,000 people every year from throughout California and the West Coast. the festival features three hundred fine artists and crafters.
For a close up of Tom's work, you can visit Splash Gallery of Olympia. The gallery also features work of his wife Anna, and dad Larry Boatright.
This morning I joined a lot of folks hoping to beat the heat at the fairgrounds to see the 2,000 or so street rods, customs, muscle cars and street machines. What a great show! There were so many beautiful cars--hard to believe until you see it for yourself. I left at noon (the heat too much for me) after seeing about half of the cars, but really enjoyed every minute! Here are a few pics . . .
I almost had a Ford Thunderbird like this--can't remember what color it was--probably red. It was my first car, I had a job and money. My dad and brother talked me out of it.
The Mid-America Street Rod Nationals Plus are in Springfield this weekend at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds. This will be the 18th time the event has been here, and I love seeing all the beautiful cars. Participants are here from all parts of the US with vintage autos from the 50's, 60's, and 70's. Each day after the show closes, they cruise the main streets. Here are a few scenes on North Glenstone tonight . . .
Josie is intent in searching out a bug she just saw, and she could probably care less, but today is her "official" birthday. Last month while at the vet they determined she was around 11 months old, so we have given her this date as her birthday. Happy Birthday to our Josie-and wishing her many, many more!