Just my cup of tea

Originally ran in the Sept. 2, 1971 edition of the Illinois Valley News

William Bosanko and his wife Elza, Kerby went to Buxton to visit their son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. C.W. Knopski, and their granddaughter Karen, home on leave from the Navy. She will leave soon for Washington D.C. and will be on special assignment at the Pentagon. From Buxton they went to Richfield, Wash. To visit Elza’s two sisters, Bernice Ewing and Verda McIntire.
Wilbur and Myrtle Hinkle of Arlington are the guests of Osmond and Margaret Henry for 4 days. Myrtle is Margaret’s daughter. They took a leisurely trip down the coast and enjoyed the scenery. They stopped at Dee Lake for a while just to watch the ocean, because this was Myrtle’s first time to see the ocean, except for 2 glimpses from quite a distance. They will drive to Bend to visit friends Myrtle has known for a number of years, Mr. and Mrs. Loren Ednsley, then on to Redmond to visit Wilbur’s mother, Mrs. John Hinkle, and his sister, Mrs. Paul Pierson.
George Ives has recently returned from a weeks trip to Meadow Grove, Neb, where he was called because of the serious illness of his mother, Mrs. Irene Ives. George reports that his mother is somewhat better.
Visiting the Ives this week is George’s nephew, Hoyt Temple, and his wife and 2 children, Whittier, Cal.
The Robert Cournoyers are other Valleyites who have recently entertained company. Mrs. Cournoyer’s brother and his wife, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Johnson, and their baby daughter Michelle of Eureka, Cal. stayed 4 days. Bill is recuperating from a recent heart attack but has improved, although he may later have to go to San Francisco for heart surgery.
Mrs. Agnes Oliver and her father, Frank Jackson, have had a number of visitors during the last two weeks. August 21, Dr. and Mrs. W.B. Misor of Hemet, Cal. parked their trailer in the Kerby Trailer Park and the several days they were in the Valley they visited Agnes and also Kjeld and Evelyn Grimsgaard. Before leaving Oregon they went to Crater Lake. One evening Agnes’s nephew and his wife were dinner guests. They are Ron and Margie Jackson from Corvallis, where Ron is going to college, and Dean and Ethel Oliver from Portland stayed from Thursday till Sunday. While they were visiting Agnes, Bill and Violet Crawford from Vista, Cal. parked their camper in the Oliver orchard for two nights. And while the Dean Olivers and Bill Crawfords were still there, Agnes’s niece, Beverly Jackson came from Denver, Col. accompanied by her 3 teenage daughters, Connie, Cathy and Colleen. Beverly’s husband is in Thailand with the Air Force. They stayed with Agnes until Thursday. Agnes was busy cooking, but enjoyed all of their visitors. Beverly Jackson and her daughters then went to Ashland. Saturday Agnes picked up Beverly and the girls and Dean and Ethel Oliver took Esther Blacklidge’s 4 children, who are Agnes’s grandchildren and all went to Callahan, Cal. to the home of Agnes’s son-in-law and daughter, Paul and Dorothy Entringer. The occasion was the 9th birthday of Lisa Entringer. After the party, everyone went up to the mine where Frank Jackson had lived and mined for many years. On September 1 friends Agnes has known for many years stopped for a short visit. Dick and Louise Reynolds from Montrose, Cal. were passing through, went to Agne’s home and chatted for a while. Scotty and Tommy, sons of Lee and Esther Blacklidge of Grants Pass have also been visiting their grandmother for the last 10 days.
Dorence and Janet Noteboom and their daughters Kathy and Susie went to Harris Beach State Park in Brookings Saturday afternoon and returned Sunday. Janet reported beautiful weather and a wonderful time.
D.S. Day, who with his wife lived in Cave Junction for a number of years, had a cataract removed from one eye two weeks ago. He is the father of Janet Noteboom. She says he is getting along very well, but cannot lift anything or bend over yet.
Phayo and Ruth Pfefferle attended the annual Pfefferle reunion in Bend August 28. They drove with Stuart and Marian Mepham and Kevin, Wendy, and Michael, who had been visiting Marian’s parents for 2 weeks after returning from Holland. There were 33 present at the reunion. They came from Hines, The Dalles, Medford, Salem, Gladstone and Cave Junction to have a picnic lunch, a few hours of visiting and fun, and games for the children which included the annual sack race and tug of war. The only direct relatives of Henry and Myrtle Pfefferle, pioneers of the Illinois Valley, who were not present at the reunion were their daughter Iona, who lives in Sacramento, Cal., Frances Summers, daughter of Phayo and Ruth, and her four children, who live in Flagstaff, Ariz., and a second cousin of Myrtle Pfefferle, Paul Grindol, and his wife and 2 children, Salem.
Mr. and Mrs. Loran A. Allen and son Shaun from Morgan Hill, Cal. spent the past week with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. L.M. Allen in Kerby.