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Adam and Cara at Cara's Wedding
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Hunter James Lundy, 3 months old

Robin and Hunter, 3 months old


Hunter was born on July 11, 2017, so he's our 7-Eleven grandchild. Oh, Thank Heaven!

Aaron, the proud Dad, and Hunter Hudson gets a new brother. He dubs Hunter and Hudson the 'H Boys' Jessica with her newborn, Hunter Larry and Hunter, August 2017








Robin Celebrates 26 Years
at Providence Mother Joseph


Robin receives award for service at Providence, March 31 2017

Robin was honored for her 26 years of service (and counting) at Providence Mother Joseph during an awards banquet March 31 in Olympia. She gave a profound talk about the mission and history of the rehabilitation and long term care center located near St. Peter's Hospital. Robin has been a senior staff member there from the day it opened 26 years ago. She is pictured with Kate Gormally, Mother Joseph administrator, and Logan Stroud, executive director of Providence Community Services.





Poppy Victoria Ganders

Poppy Photo Shoot, Spring 2017
The Ganders Family, Spring 2017
Photos by Ileia McCall Photography, Colton, WA

First Birthday
March 7, 2017

Poppy's First Birthday

Poppy attending her first birthday party.
POPpy Birthday Treats
Pop rocks candy, poppyseed cupcakes, popcorn, pop tarts, popcorn chicken, popcorn shrimp, and so forth....


Poppy with "GrandPoppy" and "Jane The Train" at nine months, Christmas 2016.  Right, Poppy at five months.

September, 2016 Aaron and Jessica's Wedding




February 2017 Snow
Feb. 5 Snowfall-Olympia









Merry Christmas 2016
Larry and Robin at the Providence Christmas Forest Gala


Larry and Robin at the Providence "Christmas Forest" Gala

Poppy With Christmas Toys

Poppy & Christmas Toys





Aaron & Jess are married!

Aaron and Jessica Lundy, married Aug. 20 in Olympia, WA

Wedding at the Ganders Home - Aug. 20, 2016
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Larry's Birthday, Pacific City, Oregon

Robin and Larry, Pacific City, Aug. 2016 Pacific City, Oregon; August 2016
Robin Ganders with Marianne and Buba Fraunfelder, August 2016 Buba and Marianne Fraunfelder, Beach House, Aug 2016


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Branding 2016, Memorial Day Weekend

Bud Boisen, 94 years old; 2016 Branding


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Alaska in April



Moose we spotted this month at Moose Pass, Alaska, on the highway between Anchorage and Seward.  (Photo by Stephanie Pelham)




Cara & Tom are married.


Above: Eugene Pavlov Photography

Mr. and Mrs. Jenkins
 

The Tap
(Eugene Pavlov Photography)
 



Cara Ganders and Tom Jenkins were married on Aug. 8, 2015 along Silver Creek near the South Falls, Silver Falls State Park, Sublimity, Ore.  The couple lives in Salem.

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Summer Photography

Ganders Backyard, Aug 2015 Oregon Gardens, Aug 2015
Tuney Anderson in Silverado window

Top is backyard pergola next to Robin at Oregon Gardens. Grandpa Bud and Joan Munkers at Pearrygin Lake State Park, the family campsite at Pearrygin, Spooner Strawberries, Robin and her trailer at Wenatchee River County Park, and Tuney Anderson in the pickup window. 





Herald Reunion, July 2015


We attended a reunion of the 1980s Tri-City Herald staff at Lake Coeur d' Alene in July.  A moose cow and her two twin calves also decided to attend! 







Tiffany & Harley are married!
Sept. 13, 2014, Capitol Lake



Photo showing quiet reflection near the state capitol entrance (above right and also photos below) courtesy of Andrea's Photography, Tenino.

"Trash The Dress" at Hilton Pool

Tiffany & Harley at the Olympia Heritage Fountain, Sept 14 2013





LC Reunion

  Larry Ganders, Bill Moline, and Mark Gietz

It was great renewing fiiendships with many old classmates and friends at the Lewis & Clark High School (Spokane) 40-Year Reunion in August. Larry was honored to be the mc. Pictured to Larry's right is Bill Moline, Larry's childhood friend from elementary school and room mate in Kennewick when he started a career at the Tri-City Herald.  To Larry's left is Mark Gietz, a high school friend who became one of his Rogers Hall roommates at Washington State University. The Class of 1974 was the 62nd of 102 classes that so far have graduated from the historic high school. The high school cornerstone was set in place by President Theodore Roosevelt.  It even has gargoyles of academics  looking down from the school entrance. Our class was the year of Spokane's Expo '74.  The fair was held just blocks from our downtown school.

 
 



Bickleton Bluebirds


Bluebird Chick, Whoop 'n Holler Museum, Aug 2013 Bickleton Bluebird at IOOF Cemetary, 2005

Back by popular demand are some of Larry's unique mountain bluebird photos taken in his native Bickleton.  One of his favorite, upper right, is his 2005 snapshot of a bluebird with a classic Bickleton nest box taken near the Odd Fellows Cemetery. This month, with the assistance of Ada Ruth Whitmore at the Whoop 'n Holler Museum, he photographed a bluebird chick inside a birdhouse (upper left.)  Lower left is Ada Ruth and Lawrence Whitmore, taken this month at their museum south of Bickleton. Ada Ruth was among many Bickleton-area volunteers who promoted, established, and cleaned bird houses in the Bickleton area, restoring the necessary nesting habitat for bluebirds that was lost to farmland development. The town recognizes a Richland couple, Jess and Elva Brinkerhoff, who were picnicking near Bickleton in the 1950s and started a tradition of putting a can in a tree for the birds.  That led to the familiar blue and white birdhouses. The state's oldest operating tavern (1882), was renamed the "Bluebird Inn" and the small town now declares itself the "Bluebird Capital of the World." The photos demonstrate that all these efforts paid off.

Ada Ruth and Lawrence Whitmore, Aug 2013


Camping in Klickitat County - August 2013


MerryGoRound Bickleton Bank Display at Carousel Museum, 2013

 

Sam Ganders, Larry's grandfather, was among four men who led efforts to bring a turn of the century Merry-Go-Round to Bickleton for the nearby Pioneer Picnic in 1929. The historic carousel (Armitage Herschel/Spillman) was purchased from Oaks Park in Portland and has been restored and operates every year in June. It is more than 100 years old. and could date back 120 years. There are less than 10 operating in the United States. The horses are on display at Bickleton's Carousel Museum.  (By the way, Oaks Park still exists as a Portland amusement park after 108 years of continuous operation. That may be a clue to the Bickleton merry-go-round's age.)  Both Larry's grandfather and father, Former State Sen. Stanton Ganders, served as presidents of the Pioneer Picnic celebration. A prominent wheat farmer in the region, Sam Ganders also worked at the bank and eventually became a member of the Board of Directors.  An antique water trough from Sam Ganders' barn is also currently on display at the museum.  Our Bickleton trip to re-discover family roots also took us to the Whoop 'n Holler Museum south of Bickleton where Larry's great grandfather's1800s buggy is on display.  We also saw the family cider press at the Presby Museum in Goldendale. Below is Larry in front of Bickleton's restored Livery Stable. Larry's grandmother was the daughter of the owner of the stable and "The Grand Hotel" that was across the street.  Below right is the great grandfather's buggy. Read more about Bickleton and our family at the Ganders History Page.

 

Bickleton Livery Family Buggy




Aaron at 4 Wheel Parts Show

Aaron Lundy, April 13, 2013 Aaron Lundy, April 13, 2013

Aaron visited us from Michigan on a business trip.  He promoted his employer, Air Lift, at the 4 Wheel Parts Show at the Puyallup fairgrounds. 






Viva Las Vegas
Click to See Mirage Volcano
Volcano at The Mirage
Robin & Aaron outside the Wynne Larry outside Caesar's Palace Aaron and his girls, Las Vegas strip
Adam & Aaron at In N Out Burger Joint


Our Las Vegas September weekend (including Mexico's Independence day) allowed us a chance to meet up with sons Aaron (from Michigan) and Adam (from Pullman) around the WSU-UNLV football game.  We explored the casino halls, tasted some great food (such as Adam's Hash House eggs benedict), met some great people, and visited the famous home of "Pawn Stars." We were part of the thousands of Cougar fans who seemed to outnumber the UNLV Rebels at the game.






Weddings
Harley and Tiffany Adam & Hannah's July 23 Wedding
Anna & Kris emerging from Manito Presbyterian Church, Spokane Laugh The bride with her father, Paul Johnson

Top is the wedding of Jessica and Aaron Lundy in the Ganders backyard on August 20, 2016. Tiffany and Harley's Wedding was Sept. 13, 2014 at Olympia's Capitol Lake.  Photo courtest of Andrea's Photography, Tenino. Adam and Hannah's wedding was July 23, 2011 in Coeur d' Alene, Idaho, photo courtesy of Byron Vasecka Photography, Spokane. Below, our niece, Anna Yoshida, married Air Force Lt. Kris Souza at Manito Presbyterian Church, Spokane, on Oct. 15, 2011. Anna is the daughter of Lisa Yoshida (Larry's sister) and Akira Yoshida.  Larry, of all people, performed the Oct. 3, 2010 ceremony for the wedding of Teresa and Terry Lin at the Thurston County Fairgrounds in Olympia )  Larry and Robin's New Year's Day wedding in 2006 at the Spokane home of Lisa & Akira Yoshida.  Right, Niece Lisa is escorted by her father, Paul Johnson when she married Matt Neel Sept. 10, 2011 near Newport, Ore.  



Graduations
Tiffany at Graduation, June 2012 Adam Ganders & Grandpa Bud Boisen, 5-8-2010
Tiffany graduated June 15, 2012 with an Associate in Arts Degree from South Puget Sound Community College with honors from Phi Beta Kappa. She is now continuing her education at Pierce College to achieve a baccalaureate degree in dental hydiene.  Cara and Adam are among what are called the "007" graduates of 2007, perhaps because this 2007 class' education seemed at times like "Mission Impossible." Cara graduated from the University of Washington on a rainy day at Husky Stadium on June 9, 2007. She is sporting a golden yellow tassel that signifies her bachelor of science degree in environmental and conservation biology, attained in exactly four years. Adam, who is now WSU athletics development officer, graduated from Washington State University with a degree in business administration. He received is baccalaureate in just 3 1/2 years! In May, 2010, Adam graduated with a WSU master's degree in sports management (pictured lower right with his Grandfather, another WSU alum). 


 
Northwest Wildlife
Backyard Frog Goldfinch in Ganders backyard, 2015 Red-breasted Sapsucker
Salamander in Ganders front yard Fox Hill Deer in July 09 Fox Hill Elk June 12 09
Tree frog in Ganders backyard, 2016 A blue heron in the bay by Fort Flagler
Top left is a red-legged frog and Western Goldfinch taken in the Ganders Fox Ridge yard.   To the right is a red-breasted sapsucker and a Northwestern Salamander in the Ganders front yard. Below is a a wild turkey taken Christmas 2009 at the family ranch in Hauser Lake, Idaho. Next is a deer photo taken near our Olympia home. Members of an Elk herd wandered by just a block away. Below is a tree frog on a Ganders backyard geranium and Blue Crane at Fort Flagler State Park, a Christmas 2013 shot of wild turketys at Hauser, and a July 2015 picture of a moose cow and one of her two calves at Cave Bay, Lake Coeur d' Alene.

We miss you

 Chuck Hitchings 
Betty Ganders Room Akira in Japanese Bamboo Forest, 2008

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A cherished member of our family, Bob Plotts, died Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014 at The Hospice House in Spokane with complications from diabetes and colon cancer. A dear friend, Chuck Hitchings, passed away in Lacey on December, 22, 2012.  Our fantastic mother and grandmother, Betty Ganders, passed away Dec. 8, 2008.  Akira Yoshida, beloved husband, father and teacher, passed away July 9, 2010.
Hannah's father, Gary Finkas, passed away Dec. 23, 2011.
 
 

 

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