Elaine Rohse

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

Rohse: The top secret world of espionage

The topic of last week’s column, “Looking back on the War Years,” brought to mind another important aspect of that era — spies and spying. Rohse Colored Glasses McMinnville's ...

Rohse: Looking back on the War Years

I remember the War Years. I remember reading and hearing about D-Day in Europe, June 5, 1944. I remember reading about Hitler’s suicide on April 3, 1945, in an underground bunker, with Eva Braun, ...

Rohse: Bad hair day? Don’t wig out

On a bad hair day, instead of hating your hair, start appreciating your crowning glory. As humorist Gelett Burgess wrote: “I’d rather have fingers than toes. I’d rather have eyes than ...

Rohse: Dogs were loyal friends on the ranch

Dogs are said to be man’s best friend. I am a lover of dogs — a dog’s best friend. Rohse Colored Glasses McMinnville's Elaine Rohse is fascinated by words, books and writing ...

Rohse: In the glory days of steamboating

When Oregon Country was still young, it had no roads or bridges, and horses could scarcely make their way through the Coast Range because it was so rough. Waterways — the Columbia, the Willamette, ...

Rohse: The word OK is all right with me

“OK,” that spunky two-letter word, has done remarkably well. Rohse Colored Glasses McMinnville's Elaine Rohse is fascinated by words, books and writing - and spends much time sating ...

Rohse: The pleasures of an E. Oregon summer

Although our little town of Monument in Eastern Oregon had no library, no cinema, no soda fountain, no McDonald’s, we high-schoolers had wonderful, fun-filled summer vacations. Rohse Colored Glasses McMinnville's ...

Rohse: You might have a phobia, I’m afraid

I’m sorry to bring you this news, but you may have a phobia. Rohse Colored Glasses McMinnville's Elaine Rohse is fascinated by words, books and writing - and spends much time sating that ...

Rohse: Give yourself a gift each and every day

Several weeks ago, I read a magazine article that suggested that every day you ask, “What have I done for myself today?” I liked that idea; I think we have to take care of ourselves. So I ...

Rohse: Sweet memories of fudge and taffy

Except for Christmas, candy was scarce on our Eastern Oregon ranch. True, we had fine desserts for every dinner and supper, although on Mother’s busiest days she sometimes settled for applesauce. ...

Rohse: Kite flying isn’t just child’s play

Benjamin Franklin changed that concept when he published an account of a kite experiment that demonstrated that lightning was caused by electricity. Rohse Colored Glasses McMinnville's ...

Rohse: County is home to cultural treasures

Yamhill County is rich in sources of culture, and not just people — also its gracious old homes, historic buildings, cemeteries, schools, geographic places. And if those inanimate cultural sources ...

Rohse: My clutter may be someone’s treasure

I have a dreadful disease for which there is no cure. And I fear it may be communicable. Men as well as women may be stricken. Rohse Colored Glasses McMinnville's Elaine Rohse is fascinated ...

Rohse: Round of applause for the handshake

For thousands of years, humans have been shaking hands to indicate good will, friendship, congratulations, kept promises. Rohse Colored Glasses McMinnville's Elaine Rohse is fascinated by words, ...

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