This simple cross was adorning one of the graves at Campbell-Grier Cemetery on Boedigheimer Rd. just outside of town the other day. I’m not religious, but I can appreciate the sentiment of the marker.
The love in Stayton is spreading. I posted a photo of a love truck I spotted off of 3rd Ave. a few months ago, and who would have guessed that I’d find another one over the weekend. My friend Jeff told my they belong to Trask Mercantile on 3rd., and I just want to thank them for showing the love.
I spotted this rather large mound of something or other a few days ago along E. Santiam St. It looks like sawdust to me, but honestly, I have no idea what it is. It’s pretty big, though, so I hereby dub thee Stayton Mountain. Adventurers will come from far and wide to scale its towering cliffs and treacherous terrain to reach its summit. Locals will become guides. A booming tourist trade is about to begin.
If it’s still there, that is. And if the owner of the land is cool with it. I get a percentage of all proceeds, because I named it.
As I was uploading the photo for this post, it occurred to me I had already taken a similar photo of the same farm off of Boedigheimer Rd. just outside of Stayton. It’s pretty strange how similar the two photos are, though the older photo from 2010 was shot later in the year and has a lot more brown.