JOHN DAY - Coming home to the John Day Valley is one of the best parts of being away. Was in Portland to attend granddaughter-in-laws, Linda's, graduation from Marylhurst University, its 113th commencement. Meeting family and friends of Linda and Jason (Bauers) was great and so was the party.

Home to repack and prepare for my grandson's marriage to Heather. The rehearsal barbecue was in a beautiful park along the Columbia River. The ceremony was beautiful and family oriented. The reception was held at Stone Ridge in Tri Cities. The wedding party and family was hosted by Joe and Heather Sunday morning for breakfast in their new home in Hermiston.

Then hurried off to Long Creek to catch as much time as possible for Coy and Janice Johnson's 50th wedding anniversary. What a great pair! They now live in Fruitland, Idaho (grandchildren you know) but came home to celebrate with friends of many years!

My appreciation to Neil and Jan Bauer and Karen Love for being my transportation.

Monday, July 2, dinner will be sandwich bar. The Center will be closed July 4 and 5 for celebrating.

Monday, July 9, mac and cheese will be the entree. This meal will be served cafeteria style, due to budget cuts.

Monday, June 25, members of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints served. Sue McKrola led the flag salute and Billy Drinkwater asked the blessing. Don Porter won the certificate from Len's.

Yard sale at the Center coming up July 20 and 21.

Myrtha Fields was a firsttime guest and came with Mildred Allen.

Much appreciation to the muscle power of the men from State Forestry, who came to lift heavy things for the Senior Center yard sale. Thanks, guys, you were great, especially my grandson Jake Bacon!

Entree of fried chicken was donated by True Value Hardware. Chester's certificate was awarded to Charlie Oliver and Karen Barrietua will eat free, thanks to the Site Council.

Walt Hall led the flag salute and Jimmy Maple asked the blessing. Members of the Catholic Church served the meal.

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