Elaine Rohse

"Rohse Colored Glasses:" Reflections on history and home life.

Rohse: Take a stand against too much sitting

Do you sit too much? Most Americans do — and as a result, they may have “sitting disease.” There is conjecture that the inactivity of sitting harms our bodies — and can even kill. Rohse ...

Rohse: Women’s rights at stake in pants fight

How nice if Amelia Bloomer could have lived to see the 2016 Democratic presidential convention — although she perhaps would have been no less excited about a woman being nominated than that the woman ...

Rohse: Winged beauties

If you pine for a pet but dislike walking a dog, or if your children beg for one but you are disinclined to deal with litter boxes, then consider keeping a butterfly. The world of butterflies is diverse, ...

Rohse: Popular craft passed this ranch girl by

Although embroidery is popular worldwide and one of the oldest forms of art, I’m glad that I grew up in Eastern Oregon where little girls weren’t expected to make samplers as a rite of passage. Indeed, ...

Rohse: The wider side

In the annals of our country’s history, one mystery long remained unsolved. I was involved in that mystery. You, too, may unknowingly have been involved in it, as well. Rohse Colored Glasses McMinnville's ...

Phil Matthews photo/Creative Commons##Raised-earth sculpture depicting Sultan the Pit Pony.

Rohse: The plight of the pit ponies

From the mid-18th century until well into the 20th, countless ponies that should have been gamboling in green pastures lived in darkness in the bowels of the earth. They were pit ponies and worked in coal ...

Rohse: Mining for history in Nova Scotia

It is pitch dark. No glimmer of light from any direction. I cannot see my hand in front of my face. When we started down the tunnel, I could stand upright. Now, despite being only 5 feet tall, my hard ...

Rohse: Turkey recipes from the archives

With Turkey Rama at hand, if you are hosting out-of-town guests and still wondering what to serve to them, the answer, of course, is turkey. And if, in addition to picking up one of the festival’s ...

Rohse: Pleasant travels in the 'crown jewel'

Americans don’t have to cross an ocean to have a French experience. We can instead visit Quebec, the Canadian city with the French heritage and the predominantly French-speaking population. My son ...

Rohse: On ranch, matches' value came to light

At the outset, let me assure you that I am not a pyromaniac. That being said, I admit that matches have a fascination for me, but only sturdy, dependable wooden matches — the kind that were an integral ...

Rohse: What to buy a county on its 173rd birthday?

Yamhill County’s 173rd birthday is July 5, 2016. And what on earth shall we choose as a gift for this county that presently seems to have one of everything? It already has a wonderfully benign climate ...

Rohse: What's fun in your book?

Are you having any fun? Doesn’t everyone want to have fun? Do we even know what fun is? Rohse Colored Glasses McMinnville's Elaine Rohse is fascinated by words, books and writing - ...

Rohse: Roxanna Watt earned place in local history

It’s too bad that a Yamhill County gal, Roxanna Watt White, has been slighted by historians. It perhaps happened because Roxanna’s two famous brothers, Ahio and Joseph Watt, had so many successes. ...

Rohse: So many to honor this Memorial Day

On Memorial Day, for the first time in many years, Min Coburn and I will not visit a cemetery to memorialize Yamhill County forebears. Rather, we felt others should also be remembered, not just town founders ...

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