Elaine Rohse

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

Rohse: A tribute to large and small blessings

Thanksgiving is near, and that means that there’s more than turkey to think about. It’s the time for giving thanks. Give a thought to your blessings of 20l7 so you’ll have them at the ...

Rohse: These insects aren't as scary as they look

As a kid, just as I feared that porcupines could throw quills, so, too, I feared earwigs. That was because of stories I had heard about those frightening creatures. They could get in your ear and burrow ...

Rohse: A little bit of this, a little bit of that

Are you — an avid reader — so busy that you can scarcely read a quarter of a page before thinking of something you absolutely must do? And if you’re in the middle of a paragraph and ...

Rohse: Don't be afraid to visit Heritage Center

You’ll see all the usual Halloween characters — witches, ghosts, ghouls — at the Yamhill Valley Heritage Center Halloween event, “A Night at the Museum,” on Oct. 28. But ...

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Rohse: The long journey of our erratic rock

One Sunday afternoon after we’d lived in McMinnville a couple of years — and many times driven by the Erratic Rock sign between here and Sheridan— we decided it was time to find out why ...

Rohse: A sparkling link to Dr. Goucher

From Yamhill County’s murky past of previous centuries, the name of two prominent doctors comes to mind — Goucher. In both Amity and McMinnville are roadways remembering that name: Goucher ...

Rohse: The best gifts don't cost a cent

It’s early to be thinking about Christmas, but if you have need of great gift ideas for your kids, at affordable price tags, here are ideas to consider. An afternoon of shopping won’t provide ...

Rohse: Our history with horses isn't pretty

Always, I wondered how the horse latitudes came by that name. Then, at a Friends of the Library book sale, I came across a paperback novel, “Horse Latitudes,” by Robert Ferrigno, for 25 cents. ...

Rohse: Memories old and new at Harvest Fest

I went gathering memories a few weeks ago. I had a wonderful time, gathering them in great quantities — and memories keep well. These memories were gathered at the Yamhill County Historical Society’s ...

Rohse: The many trials of the Oregon Trail

Luckily, I was not a pioneer wife who had to pack for the Oregon Trail, which from Independence, Missouri, to Oregon City was about 2,000 miles, required about a year of preparation and planning, and might ...

Rohse: My lawless hometown

During the early 20th century, my hometown could have been called “lawless.” Monument had no hanging tree. We had no vigilante group ready to pursue rustlers. We likewise had no law officer ...

Rohse: No finer tree than our own Doug-fir

In 1939, Oregon’s Legislature designated the Douglas fir as our state tree — and a fine choice that valuable natural resource was. I don’t get much excited about the sunstone as the ...

Rohse: On ranch, Mother's work was never done

That old saying, “A woman’s work is never done,” perfectly describes my mother’s typical day on our Eastern Oregon ranch that lacked electricity. Our family — mother, father, ...

Rohse: Don't forget the mountain men

There was a time when young boys, when asked what they wanted to be when they grew up, frequently replied, “I want to be a cowboy.” It’s surprising that they seldom, if ever, answered, ...

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