Tag Archives: The Dalles

The “Casting to the Rise” Bit

So before the summer comes to an end, I’m turning things over to a great authority (perhaps the greatest, in my unbiased opinion) to expound a bit on a classic summertime activity.  That activity would be fishing – and that authority is my dad! I’m sharing here some of the angling chapter from the delightful […]

Celilo: The Stilled Waters Bit

I just found this old picture of my Grandpa P!  He’s perched above a scene along the Columbia River that I don’t think exists anymore – at a place called Celilo Falls.  Maybe a couple decades after the picture was taken, water rose up behind the newly built Dalles Dam, and the cataracts of Celilo […]

THE “DAD DOES HIS BIT” BIT

With the approach of Memorial Day, I’m thinking of those who’ve bravely served in our armed forces – and that includes my dad who was a Marine during World War II.   His “hitch” in the Corps turned out to be brief, but every once in a while he’d reminisce about those days and how they helped shape the man he became. […]