Elaine Rohse

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

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, ...

Rohse: Vintage manual is just my type

How sad it is that typewriters — especially the manual variety — are now so little appreciated and esteemed. Rohse Colored Glasses McMinnville's Elaine Rohse is fascinated by words, ...

Green Flash eludes hopeful beachgoer

I had a wonderful Mother’s Day this year — except that I did not get my hoped-for gift. I went with my son, Mitch, and daughter-in-law Louann, to their place at Agate Beach. Rohse Colored ...

Rohse: Buzzwords and other language we love to use

Fashions in clothing are forever changing, as per the tight-legged pants that presently are a choice. But clothes aren’t the only things that change. Change is everywhere — including words, ...

Rohse: Unwanted plants invading fields, streams, gardens

They’re dangerous. They’re stealthy. They’re insidious. And you may not even be aware of them. But they’re sneaking up on us and invading our premises. These miscreants are invasive ...

Rohse: Surviving the glitch

I love to travel, but I have learned that glitches can happen on any trip — and some can be quite disconcerting. I will mention some that I’ve experienced in hopes that you may prevent them ...

Rohse: Two more sites of great natural beauty

Nature’s creations are incredible. We’ve peered into the Grand Canyon in disbelief. In awe, we’ve walked the frozen waterfalls in Turkey. We’ve gaped at Crater Lake’s intense ...

Rohse: Keep your eyes peeled for dragons

Are dragons real? Apparently not, but who knows? They have been told of for centuries, so perhaps they are. Rohse Colored Glasses McMinnville's Elaine Rohse is fascinated by words, books and ...

Rohse: Turkish bath? Been there, done that

Several years ago, when we booked a tour of Turkey, a Turkish bath was not on my list of things to do or to see. I wanted to walk the frozen waterfalls. I wanted to see the Blue Mosque and the Hagia Sophia ...

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