Elaine Rohse

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

Rohse: Oregon storms for the history books

As 2016 said goodbye with cold nights, snow and black ice, and 2017 welcomed us with bitter chill, sleet and more snow, one wonders if this 2016-17 winter will be one of the “grandaddy” kind. Those ...

Rohse: Born before her time

If Emma Baker Galloway, an early day Yamhill County activist, had been born a century later in more modern times, she perhaps could have challenged Hillary Clinton as a female politico. Emma was a go-getter. ...

Rohse: Pack up your troubles

Worrying, for most of us, is an almost daily inevitability. So what’s to worry about today? If we don’t have something to worry about, dream something up. Some of our favorites: relationships, ...

Rohse: A few hints for next year, Santa

Well, Santa, it’s all over for another year. And although you did a great job, I wanted to remind you that you did overlook a few things that were on my list. Rohse Colored Glasses McMinnville's ...

Rohse: In McMinnville, an Eve to remember

‘Twas the night before Christmas and in our special little town, The edict from the mayor’s office was: “On no face a frown.” McMinnvillans were tucked in their beds with blankets ...

Rohse: Uninspired by everyday veggies

One of the first things I remember my Mother telling me when I was a kid was, “Eat your vegetables. Eat your vegetables, and you’ll grow up healthy and strong.” At school, our health ...

United States Forest Service image##The General Patch Bridge was built during the Oregon Maneuver.

Rohse: When 'war' came to the High Desert

More than 70 years ago, east of the Cascades in Oregon’s High Desert — sagebrush and juniper country — something strange was afoot. Something very strange. Cattle ranchers sensed it. ...

Rohse: How we suffered with the sinners in confession mags

Confession magazines were the favorite reading for us high school gals in Monument when I was then going to school — and never was one of those copies thrown away. That was during the Depression ...

Rohse: Joys small and large to be thankful for

Thanksgiving is at hand — time to give thanks. First on our list: We give thanks for the 26 letters of the alphabet. What a wonderful gift they are. They’re responsible for all our newspapers, ...

Rohse: Why get a tattoo? I say, why not?

For some time, my friend Elsie and I have been thinking about getting tattoos. One night at dinner, we announced that plan to our table companions. For a moment, there was utter silence — and then, ...

Rohse: Names shed light on local history

Geographic names do not just help us find our destination. They tell stories. They record history. They commemorate the meritorious. Do Yamhill County’s geographic names accomplish all that? Rohse ...

Rohse: That sinking feeling

Many years ago, up in its far northern reaches, Yamhill County harbored a secret known to few of its residents: The Sinkhole of Cove Orchard. Thanks in large measure to Gordon N. Zimmerman, longtime Yamhill ...

##The Brother Jonathan, as it looked in 1851.

Rohse: Remembering the Brother Jonathan

Because of the terrible Pacific Ocean storm on July 30, 1865, that wrecked ships and drowned hundreds of people, I always visit Brother Jonathan Cemetery when I’m in Crescent City, California. I ...

Rohse: Clearly, jellyfish are fascinating creatures

About all I knew about jellyfish, until recently, was that I did not want them on my breakfast toast. I knew jellyfish supposedly could sting, but I had never experienced that. My experience with them ...

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