Guest photographer Maryann Nielson caught this cool sign in Portland, Oregon’s biggest town, located about an hour north of Stayton. I love old signs like this. Thanks, Maryann!
Someone around town is definitely on Santa’s naughty list. I went by this house on Regis St., right by where it intersects with Gardner St., yesterday. In case you can’t read it, I’ve included a closeup at right, plus here is the text:
Please return our O of U grill cover. It is my husband’s Christmas present!
If you are the person who stole it, put it back. If you know someone who suddenly has a new University of Oregon grill cover, make them return it. Seriously, what a stupid thing to do. Whomever the Grinch may be, I hope you can have some Christmas spirit and make things right. If anyone has a spare U of U grill cover — toss it to the people in the house, eh? That would be awesome. They have their yard all decked out for Christmas, and someone has to go and be a jerk. I hope someone can do something.
Also, to the person in the black Acura who ran me and my scooter off the road yesterday just so they could get to the bottom of the hill faster yesterday — you didn’t gain anything, because we were both stuck at the bottom of the hill together, waiting for cars to pass. I darn near fell over because of you. I know I was going slowly, but I had an unexpected but necessary heavy load and it was rainy and windy, and didn’t have a choice. Please, have a little compassion and patience, especially during the holiday season. Thank you.
I don’t get over to nearby Sublimity all that often, and I’m not exactly known for being the most observant person in the world, but I can’t remember having seen this sign before. I hadn’t realized that Sublimity is well over 100 years old, having been incorporated in 1903. That’s pretty ancient for this part of the country.
I don’t know when this gate and sign went in on the land by the newish pedestrian bridge off of Florence St. I first noticed it two days ago, but I don’t go down that direction. I knew it was private property, but I’d seen people wander through there a lot. I guess the property owners noticed it, too.
I was at the A&W restaurant on Washington St. the other day getting my root beer float fix, and thought this sign that hangs over their counter was pretty nifty. They have good root beer, so they must be doing it right.
This is not a sponsored post (none of the posts on this site ever are). I just like the root beer.
I noticed a bunch of purple bows downtown yesterday to advertise the Relay For Life event at Regis Field on Regis St. on July 11th. Check StaytonEvents.com under ‘July 11th’ for more information, and support a very worthy cause.
We have a new guest photographer today! Mark Harwood sent me this photo about a week ago, and it got lost in my email as things tend to do. I’m glad I found it, though. His description:
Location: Washington St., near Dry Cleaners
It’s been twelve years since I lived in Stayton, but I spent my first eighteen years there and still have family in town. I get back on occasion, as I did this weekend, but not frequently enough. So I visit your site every week to keep connected. Thank you.
Thank you, Mark! I’m glad the site provides you a connection to home.
The people at Stayton Veterinary Hospital on 1st Ave. have been making me smile a lot lately with their funny reader board signs. I posted one a couple of weeks ago — We Like Big Mutts & We Cannot Lie — and now they’ve done it again with this one.
They’ve also been making me smile because they’ve been doing a great job treating one of my cats, Butler, and it’s very much appreciated.
The Jordan Bridge is closed for some much needed repairs (read the Statesman Journal’s article about it here). Guest photographer John Brandt took this picture of the fence and sign blocking traffic until it has been fixed. It’s sad to have it blocked since so many people use it each day, so I hope it gets fixed soon.