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Home Place-A lifetime of decoration fascination shifts from Barbies to RVs

It started in my bedroom, under the creaky, scarred wooden desk.

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Home Place-Paper carrier retires old bicycle, thanks to neighborhood’s gift

The afternoon was a scorcher when Joe Young looked out his window onto Gray Lynn Drive at the south end of Walla Walla earlier this summer.

Home Place-‘For better or for worse’ too soon put to the test

A funny thing happened to Camo Man and me on our way to our first anniversary. We didn’t make it.

Home Place-Co-worker deems ‘classic shaving’ a cut above

It goes by a few names — classic shaving, wet shaving, extreme shaving. Traditional. Manly.

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Home Place-Rock-field discovery has familiar ring to it

Bill Gray is one lucky man. There’s no other way to explain the recent unearthing of his wedding ring that had gone missing for more than 50 years.

Home Place-Friends, family and homemade pool enriched baker’s life

While our country anticipates the red, white and hoopla of the Fourth of July, Mary Jennings’ family is running strong toward July 3.

Home Place-Bus driver backs into career, lasts over 30 years

The morning in late May was breezy, the pink flags of Gesa Power House Theatre billowing briskly at just past 6:30 a.m. For a few coffee-deprived minutes, I second-guessed my decision to be at the Valley Transit transfer station so early in the day.

Home Place-Grand boy is glue that sticks family together

There’s something to be said for restraint. Which is not what you are getting today.

Home Place-What's in a name?

I honestly never saw this coming. While I often publicly have fun at my own expense, it’s typically of my own choosing. And this was not my choice, by any means.

Home Place-Seattle woman charts low-carb course to fame

I don’t know about you, but when a blogger wears a strip of bacon on her shirt — clarification: a picture of bacon — I’m going to be interested. When deliciously low-carb recipes follow, I’m bound to be infatuated.

Home Place-Graduation gratifies, but unconventional future looms

Before you read this column, chant this line: “This is not about me. This is not about me.”

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Home Place-DeSales grads become life-lengthening friends

You know how going to your spouse’s class reunion can be a labor of love? You’re there, hanging out with people you may only see at reunions, smiling at insider jokes you don’t understand and watching your other half dance with others a little maniacally as they project their inner high schooler.

Home Place-Building schmuilding, what counts is inside

Camo Man and I are exhausted. As I write this, we are fresh from school conferences at McLoughlin High School.

Home Place-Fighting cat addiction by tooth and claw

It doesn’t take much to light the flame under my secret addiction. Not Facebook, since that’s no secret.