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The Post I’ve Dreaded To Write

For new subscribers, you’ll interested to know the theme of this blog examines CHANGE. Sprinkling our life-adaptations with humor makes them easier to swallow or at least…creates some head-smacking moments of epiphany. I’ve discovered, looking at the past, puts a … Continue reading

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Birth Control in Two Pan: 1871

PART 2:Gross Alert!!! The historical information is documented, but names changed here. Some of the birth control practices were gross and questionable. Please click here if you’d like to read something lighter. This past week  freighter, Jonas Hopkins was set … Continue reading

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Death Quilts

This Friday, we look at change in the 1870s.  The change is so drastic, it’s made poor Violet Spinrad avoid a sacred pastime for women. Patricia Woolsey had a sewing get-together, today. My heart wasn’t in it.  I didn’t go. … Continue reading

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Remedies to Forget

Patricia Woolsey WANTS a remedy for the 1870s It’s hard to change an empire when you’re stuck in the house. The Daughters of Two Pan marched in front of the whore house and saloon, but we scattered like twit sparrows … Continue reading

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New Year’s at the Sporting Club

December 30, 1871 Honorary Editor: Words Swiderski The catastrophe began with the piano in the Salt Lick Saloon. Being the only musical instrument in the valley, folks came from miles around to listen.   Silky Sue, proprietor, waved her ostrich fan … Continue reading

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It Tastes Better Than it Looks

Welcome!! On Fridays we step back to 1850 and look at the changes in Two Pan where folks take a squint-eyed scowl at changing traditions. Most of us walked the entire Oregon Trail to stake a piece of land in … Continue reading

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Beauty is Only Fur Deep

Pioneer Friday in Two Pan…with Changes you May not Squint at. A few of you neighbors have commented how good I look for the hardships I’ve endured: crossing the Oregon Trail, having 6 children, outrunning wild animals, and putting up … Continue reading

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People Who Live In Stick Houses…Shouldn’t.

Welcome to Fridays in Two Pan. A place for Pioneers who hate change. Bricker, anxious to begin panning for gold, put little effort on “proving up” our farm.  So me and the 6 kids went about building a stick home … Continue reading

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Not Enough Horse Sense to Drive

Pioneer Friday and More Unwanted Changes in Two Pan Bricker’s been thinkin’ again.  That means hold onto your skirts, a new adventure will beset us. According to him, we need a team of horses.  Not work horses,  mind you. We’ve … Continue reading

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Three Dinkin’ Outhouses in 2000 Miles

Welcome To Pioneer Friday In Two Pan A quick peek into why the folks of  Two Pan Are so stubborn…Uncommon… And sometimes…Up All Night. (See the sidebar to learn more about the wild and all-warts-revealed fictional Oregon pioneer town) Violet … Continue reading

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