Elaine Rohse

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

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 ...

News-Register file photo##Min Coburn of McMinnville found a fulfilling 35-year career as a nurse.

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 ...

Rohse: A pirate’s life for them

We are on vacation, having lunch at The Pirates’ House in Savannah, Georgia. And, while waiting for our crab cakes, it occurs to us Oregonians that we are indeed lucky to never have experienced tornadoes, ...

Rohse: Teaching was a chore back then

So you — a l7-year-old in an era when Yamhill County is still growing up — dearly want to be a teacher. But do you realize the challenge of teaching in a one-room school with some students ...

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Rohse: Sweet memories of childhood

I’m hungry for Mother’s angel food cake. And her Brown Betty. And her candied parsnips — brought to mind by a conversation a few weeks ago. At dinner, our group of six began reminiscing ...

Courtesy City of Dayton##Steamboat Oregona 1915-Dayton Ferry Landing.

Rohse: Waterways were lifelines in early Yamhill Valley

Once upon a time, long ago in Yamhill land, there were no roads. Our highways were rivers — and our land was blessed with three. The Columbia was our I-5, our interstate highway. The Willamette ...

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