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Letter to the Editor for Sept. 3, 2010

Welcome feedback on Highland Games
To the editor:
I don’t even know how we begin to thank everyone. I could write a book. So, on behalf of the Eastern Oregon Celtic Society and the Eastern Oregon Throwers — many thanks to our team of amazing volunteers, our incredibly talented entertainers, our dedicated clans people, our wonderful vendors, SAAA Idaho, the many athletes that came to compete the communities and businesses of Eastern Oregon and our friends and supporters.

It takes many, many people to put on a successful event. We could not have done it without all of you. Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts!

If you missed joining us for this event due to the unseasonal chilly weather, we are hoping for sunshine for next year’s event. We try to be as culturally authentic as possible but most of us can definitely do without the Scottish weather! We hope that this event is something that the residents of Baker County and Union County find interesting and entertaining and want to continue. We welcome feedback of any kind: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or 541-523-4340.

Marna Fahrney
Baker City
Eastern Oregon Celtic Society

A remarkable encounter on the Twin Lakes trail
To the editor:

While hunting elk Tuesday afternoon above the Twin Lakes trailhead, I crossed paths with a married couple chatting quietly as they made their way down-trail and back to their vehicle. We conversed only for a moment, but long enough for me to learn that they were celebrating their 52nd wedding anniversary in the same way they had celebrated their first: with a hike up to Twin Lakes.

Having made that hike a few times myself, I knew I had caught them at the end of a long but rewarding day. I was impressed by their cheerful demeanor, but even more by the feat itself. What an accomplishment, and what a great way to celebrate such a notable day!

I spent the remainder of that afternoon reflecting on my own fond memories of similar hikes, and wondering whether my wife and I would be up to such a trek 32 years from now. I remember feeling astonished when it occurred to me that the pleasant couple I had just met had celebrated their 1st anniversary hiking that same trail a few years before I was born! How fortunate we are to live in such a wonderful place, surrounded by so many wonderful people.  I don’t know the couple’s names, but it was a pleasure to meet them.

David Spaugh
Sumpter Valley

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