Monday, September 18, 2017

WALLA WALLA CONGRESSIONAL CAMPAIGN KICK-OFF

Lisa BROWN for Congress


On Sunday, September 17, former Washington state Majority Leader Lisa Brown met with supporters in an informal meet and greet in Walla Walla. Brown, a democrat, is challenging Cathy McMorris Rodgers for her District 5 eastern Washington seat.  

If you've been following this blog, you know that McMoRo, as is her shorthand moniker, is not universally liked in Walla Walla or throughout  District 5. That said, Brown will have a challenge in this eastern Washington district which hasn't been represented by a Democrat since the mid-90s. McMoRo is currently the highest ranking woman in the House Republican leadership.

But Lisa BROWN is up for the challenge.







  

  



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Saturday, September 16, 2017

SHORT OR TALL, YOUNG OR OLD, ON FOOT OR ON WHEELS

We Are a Diverse Nation of Immigrants

As different as each pair of footwear or mode of marching, so are the citizens of Walla Walla, our state of Washington, and these United States of America. Let's keep it that way. #defendDACA  #IsupportDACA  #heretostay

Photos are from Saturday's march and rally supported by Walla Walla Immigrant Rights Coalition















NO HATE, NO FEAR, IMMIGRANTS ARE WELCOME HERE

Keeping Families Together: Immigrant Rights Action

Saturday morning, 200+/- men, women, and children gathered behind the First Congregational Church to begin a march led by the Walla Walla Immigrant Rights Coalition. WWIRC is a highly diverse organization with members and supporters from different racial, ethnic, cultural, socioeconomic, and professional backgrounds. 

The goal of WWIRC and today's march is to "promote unity and harmony among all of Walla Walla's residents and to foster a community free of violence and racism."

"What unites us is a commitment to ensuring the rights of immigrants. We educate immigrants in our community about their rights and offer them access to legal counseling, moral and social support." (actionnetwork.org)











Back at the start of the march, booths were set up to hand out information in order for participants to take action. 






Monday, September 11, 2017

LATE SUMMER HARVEST

Klicker's

Being a rural community, Walla Walla has a number of seasonal sources to buy local produce 
including the weekly Farmer's Markets and several farm stands along its county roads. 

But one of the oldest and multi-faceted locations is Klicker Berries and Antiques. 
It's my favorite place to shop because 
1. It's close to my home,
2. It's open seven days a week during the season, and
3. It's always a delight to photograph.



As the name implies, Klicker's is noted for its berries: 
strawberries in early summer and blueberries in mid-late summer.





Sunday, September 3, 2017

COWGIRL DRIVE THRU

Yes, This is Walla Walla 

I'd love to claim this as my photo, but it's not. It belongs to local Steve Smith who happened to be at the right place at the right time. 

Labor Day weekend is the traditional time for the Southeast Washington Fair and Frontier Days which includes a carnival, a country western concert, a demolition derby, livestock showing, home crafts exhibits, and three NRA rodeo performances. All of this is held on the fair and rodeo grounds which is only a stone's throw from a busy intersection that includes this Starbucks. 

Obviously this cowgirl had a hankering for a Starbucks' iced coffee or Frappacino and simply rode on through. 
No questions asked.


Thursday, August 31, 2017

SEPTEMBER 1, CDP THEME DAY: PHOTOGRAPHING THE PHOTOGRAPHER

Once Upon a Time . . .

Forty years ago when I was 27, I took pictures with my 35 mm Nikomat. 
Selfies per se were yet to be popularized with the advent of digital and mobile phone photography, 
so this was taken by my then husband. 
I had it framed, and it still hangs in my home today.



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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

HOME TOWN PROUD!

Regional Champion Little League Team Returns Home


Led in the homecoming parade by local police and firefighters, Walla Walla's Little League team returned home to a rousing celebration.

The Walla Walla Valley Little League team returned from Williamsport, PA where they played as one of only 16 teams worldwide--8 from the USA-- in the Little League World Series. They earned this first-ever berth by previously capturing district, state and regional championships. 

 
Such a celebration is always a perfect opportunity to roll out the local law enforcement and firefighting vehicles and show their support. 
A piece of small town America that's still alive and well in Walla Walla.


Here comes the team!