Hello to our Garden Home History Friends, Happy Holidays to you all. Do take care of yourselves and each other. Thank you for your generous donations, your nice comments, and hopefully, your good intentions to share your Garden Home memories with us! If you wish to receive the printed Gazette (3x a year) in addition to your email Gazette, reply with your mailing address.
Remember the Big Snow of 1969 and the flocked Christmas trees sold at Whitney’s Cannery (now the site of the Old Market Brew Pub).
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Many homes in Garden Home are decorated for this holiday season. If there’s a home with great decorations near you, send us a photo!
In Memoriam: Larry Monk
Larry served as Pastor for the Garden Home Community Methodist Church in the 1970s. Their children Danny, David, and Jeannie attended Garden Home School. Larry wrote an article about the Garden Home After-School Care Association here on our website. Read his full obituary.
In Memoriam: Dorothy Johnson Stevens
Dorothy was one of our most famous residents. She has been very generous with her photos and stories for our website. Her son, Peter Papadakos, has sent her obituary from Florida.
We appreciate the feedback we receive from you, our readers. For example, we received an email from Gary Jacquemin remembering when he took piano lessons from Mrs. Fogelquist at Fogelbo.
I’ll never forget my anticipation each week on the day which I road my bike down Garden Home Road to that very beautiful home where Mrs Fogelquist taught piano lessons!
With great anticipation, I’d park my bike behind her home, and upon knocking on her door, I was warmly welcomed into her house. Without hesitation, I would open my backpack, and arrange my music sheets. I’d attempt to play the music assignments for the week, and if she was satisfied, embark upon a trial performance of next week’s assignment. This period of time lasted about 3 years, as I recall, and those days will always be remembered fondly as my introduction to the remarkable sensation of being able to make music, even at my early years, and has remained with now as I practice and enjoy the music! I’m forever grateful for those years past!
– Gary Jacquemin
Our Board of Directors continues their monthly meetings, second Mondays at 4:15 in our homes. Call to attend. Current subjects include Fanno Creek Trail History Walks, displays in the Library and bulletin board, Century Homes program (we have some 39 Century Homes in Garden Home), Historic Garden Home street signs, new businesses, our newsletters, program planning with the Garden Home Library and more! We welcome new volunteers to our committees; let us know your interest. Call Elaine 503-246-5879, or Esta 503-246-5758.
Stay safe and well, from all of our dedicated Board of Directors: Esta Mapes, Sharon Vedder, John and Marie Pacella, Stan and Susan Houseman, Mickey Lindsay, Jan Fredrickson, Kevin Mistler, and Elaine Shreve. Tom Shreve is our webmaster.