December 2022 UPDATE – Garden Home History Email

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!

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).

Whitney's Cannery - Leona Whitney and CHEER UP IT MUST BE COLDER IN ALASKA sign 1969

Whitney’s Cannery – Leona Whitney and CHEER UP IT MUST BE COLDER IN ALASKA sign 1969

Whitney's Cannery - winter 1969

Whitney’s Cannery – winter 1969

Whitney's Cannery - Flocked Christmas trees - Leona Whitney 1970

Whitney’s Cannery – Flocked Christmas trees – Leona Whitney 1970

Whitney's Cannery - Flocked Christmas trees - Leona Whitney 1968

Whitney’s Cannery – Flocked Christmas trees – Leona Whitney 1968

Discover Garden Home!

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!

2022 Xmas train SW Alden St east of SW 80th

2022 Xmas train SW Alden St east of SW 80th

2022 Santa's sled on SW 84th south of SW Garden Home Rd

2022 Santa’s sled on SW 84th south of SW Garden Home Rd

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.

Linda and Larry Monk, 2013. Larry was pastor at Garden Home Methodist Church in the 1970s.

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.

1945 Dorothy Johnson in front of Gust Johnnson's gas station, FDR death

1945 Dorothy Johnson in front of Gust Johnnson’s gas station, FDR death.
Courtesy Dorothy Johnson. See post.

Dorothy waving at street sign (now SW 88th Ave)

Dorothy Johnson and father Gust Johnson

Dorothy Johnson winning Miss Oregon 1955

Dorothy Johnson winning Miss Oregon 1955, Astorian Budget photo.
Courtesy Dorothy Johnson. See post.

Dorothy Johnson and Pat Boone, 1958

Dorothy Johnson Stevens and Pat Boone – 2017

Reader Feedback

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

Get Involved

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.

Read more about Garden Home with hundreds of photos and stories at GardenHomeHistory.com. We love hearing your memories about Garden Home! Call us: Elaine Shreve at 503-246-5879 or Esta Mapes at 503-246-5758 or Stan Houseman at 503-679-3691. To unsubscribe, reply to GardenHomeHistory@gmail.com with “UNSUBSCRIBE” in the subject line.

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.

– Elaine

Elaine Shreve

Elaine Shreve

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