Elaine Rohse

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

Rohse: Pleasant travels in the 'crown jewel'

Americans don’t have to cross an ocean to have a French experience. We can instead visit Quebec, the Canadian city with the French heritage and the predominantly French-speaking population. My son ...

Rohse: On ranch, matches' value came to light

At the outset, let me assure you that I am not a pyromaniac. That being said, I admit that matches have a fascination for me, but only sturdy, dependable wooden matches — the kind that were an integral ...

Rohse: What to buy a county on its 173rd birthday?

Yamhill County’s 173rd birthday is July 5, 2016. And what on earth shall we choose as a gift for this county that presently seems to have one of everything? It already has a wonderfully benign climate ...

Rohse: What's fun in your book?

Are you having any fun? Doesn’t everyone want to have fun? Do we even know what fun is? Rohse Colored Glasses McMinnville's Elaine Rohse is fascinated by words, books and writing - ...

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 ...

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