Elaine Rohse

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

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 ...

Rohse: Eastern Oregon, my lifelong love

I had my first love affair when I was 8 years old. I fell in love with Eastern Oregon. Those first eight years, with Mother, Dad, my older sister Lillian, and dog Topsy, I had thought our family the epitome ...

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Rohse: Words of wisdom stand test of time

I have had some excellent teachers — but my finest was Benjamin Franklin. Surely every American has learned from his teachings. Think of all the ships he has saved. Thanks to Franklin, most people ...

Rohse: Travel to Tillamook was 'awful' two-day endeavor

I recently boarded a plane in Portland and arrived at my destination the same day — a distance of thousands of miles. Our great-grandparents would have marveled at that. But I, a 2lst century spoon-fed ...

Rohse: Battles won, lost on the ranch

In the late 1920s, when Mother and my stepfather, Lynn, married and bought a ranch in Eastern Oregon, they had dreams. Never did they suspect that those cattle ranching years also would be war years. They ...

Rohse: Mind and body work together at new fitness center

Our bodies are wonderful machines if we but give them care — and direction. And because I appreciate mine, I’m giving it a treat. I’m taking it to Hillside’s 4,000-foot, newly remodeled ...

Rohse: Mything in action

I have seen no stories recently about Sasquatch sightings. Does Sasquatch — or Bigfoot as he is also known — still exist — if ever he did? Something else. One naturalist points out, ...

Rohse: Explore, discover, go west

It’s spring — and, as is generally known, spring affects body chemistry. Hormones send out such promptings as, “Go west, young man, go west.” From 1842 to 1852, about 18,000 responded ...

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Rohse: Born to be a nurse

McMinnville woman knows she chose the right profession This is the story of Min Coburn, a nurse who practiced for 35 years. She was an Army nurse for two years. Most recently, she worked here in Yamhill ...

Rohse: A healthy dose of reality

Be glad all of you out there that I am not a nurse. For a time, I thought that was what I wanted to be. It was an honorable vocation. I could help people and hopefully make them well. Rohse Colored Glasses McMinnville's ...

Rohse: How much do you know about your state

At our state’s l57th birthday party last month at the Yamhill County Historical Society’s museums in Lafayette, I discovered that I knew less than I thought about Oregon. If not a dummy, I ...

Rohse: A Philomena by any other name ...

Just as clothes go out of style, so, too, do our first names. Monikers such as Theodosia or Ezekiel tend to hark back to the hoop skirt era. Rohse Colored Glasses McMinnville's Elaine Rohse ...

News-Register file photo##Symbolic of Yamhill County’s thriving lumber community in Carlton was the new L-H-L sawmill on the shores of the expansive Carlton Lake, shown in this 1941 photograph.

Rohse: The past slowly fading away

Yamhill County’s past is fading, fading away — and so stealthily is it happening that we hardly note its passing. Community halls are icons of yesterday that are becoming fewer. They were ...

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