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Uncle Sid had a park named for him in California

Red and Barb Tarman and their son and his family, John, Sandy and Liz Tarman enjoyed a nice vacation this past week. Their first stop was at Roseberg, Oregon to visit Rock Creek Park that has been built on the land that Barb’s Uncle Sid Comfort owned. Uncle Sid had a mill on the land and it has now been turned into a park and dedicated to him. They ended up driving as far as Eureka, California. They enjoyed a day at Ferndale, California, which is a really fun Victorian town to visit. They drove north on Highway 101 and enjoyed the beauty of the coast on their way back home.

I did have a good week of getting more yard work done. I hope before summer is over, I get those nasty weeds pulled and some beauty bark put down. The rain has given me a break for a while, but it looks like the weather is going to warm up so back to yard work. It does sound like we will get good weather for Independence Day on Friday.

Jim and I enjoyed going to the Elma Eagles for their Chicken Fried Steak Dinner Saturday evening. It was a good dinner and a fun evening visiting with many friends who were also out for a good dinner.

Roy Rasenan led the Sunday service at the Satsop Methodist Church. Pastor K is on a short vacation visiting family. Prayers were asked for Barb Twidwell’s family and continued prayers for Jean Comfort. She was hoping to have the neck brace removed this week but the doctors told her she needs to wear it for three more weeks. Prayers for Jim Borden who is having a problem with his left ankle. Doctors have him wearing a boot for support for his foot. Remember that Satsop Methodist Church serves lunch every Tuesday and Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. throughout the summer.

East County has lots going on for the next several weekends. Come and join the fun.

Elma’s 16th Annual Citywide Garage Sale is July 11t through July 13 Pick up a map at the Elma Visitors Station at 222 W. Main Street.

The McCleary Bear Festival Parade is July 12 with lots of fun things to see and do in McCleary.

The Antique Farm Engine & Tractor Show at the Grays Harbor Fair Grounds is July 12 and July 13 with so much to see — restored tractors, trucks, engines, drag saws and the fun tractor pull. I will be there the whole weekend. I hope to see many faces I know stopping by the raffle booth and saying, “Hi.” That weekend is a busy one with lots of things for the family to do. There is still more things coming up to do in the East County. On August 11 and August 12, the Elma Chamber of Commerce presents its annual “Heat on the Street.” Come to Elma and check out all the neat cars.

My thought for the week: “Every generation of Americans needs to know that freedom consists not in doing what we like, but in having the right to do what we ought.”

Yvonne Borden is a regular contributor to The Vidette of news from the Satsop and Elma areas. She can be reached at (360) 482-3284.