Elaine Rohse

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

Rohse: Oregon had a role in war between states

Although no Civil War battles were fought on Oregon soil, our state was considerably involved in that conflict — albeit in indirect ways. Oregon’s principal involvement pertained to protecting ...

Rohse: Favorite gifts are difficult to wrap

My kids are pleading with me for suggestions as to what I want for Christmas. I know I am difficult to shop for, so I try to think of something. I can’t think of a thing. I begin, then, thinking ...

Rohse: Drawing inspiration from the stars above

It’s getting harder to see the stars nowadays. Or, is it that we humans are getting too apathetic to look up on a clear night and marvel at that sight? What a sad happening if we humans were to ...

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 ...

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