Volume IV  Issue 2 May - June 1999 free

This issue is a little light on the genealogical information.   I am attributing the lack of article submissions, or even idea submissions, to the time of year.  I am sure that there many other contributing factors.  I myself have not had spare time to devote to the effort either.

If you have ideas, content for this issue, comments, or announcements regarding our family, please email them to me and I will get them added in place of this boring bit of fill words.  Hope to hear from you soon.

"Announcements" - Submit obituaries, marriage, military service, special events, and birth announcements to keep us all up to date!

Born -- Welcome to Rachel Sue Dunton who was born at 1:30 a.m., February 20, 1999 in Torrance, California to Steven and Michelle Dunton.  Rachel was 8 pounds, 10 ounces and 20.5 inches long.  Submitted by her Uncle Vance Dunton.

"Life On The Farm"
Being a brief regular accounting of the events from life on the Victor Hugo Dunton farmstead in Oregon

As expected, the pace of life continues at a break-neck speed.  I am learning that although stimulated by society, it is a choice.  We can slow down if we are so inclined.  Sometimes this choice can be determined for us by health catastrophe.  This is not the case for me (right now) but I am becoming more aware of time, and how precious and invaluable it really is.

It is ironic that we place a dollar value on it, isn't it?  It is one thing that we own exclusively and outright.  We can sell it or give it away, but we can never buy it back.  As I am getting older, the value of my time is increasing.   I am becoming aware.

Off of the philosophical and to the day to day . . . our weather here in Oregon has continued to be lousy for gardening.  We get a few days of warm weather and then it turns cold and wet for days on end.

Indoors we have started our tomato, tomatillo, pepper and artichoke crops.  Outdoors, we have planted peas and potatoes.  I did get a stretch of dry weather and was able to till the ground before the rains started back up.

On the animal side of the farm, our big, old dog died.  He was a solid 185 pounds on his 'death certificate'.  I will miss him.

A month after he passed away, we got two puppies from my uncle.  They are a Golden Retriever / Border Collie mix and at 7 weeks old, very cute.  They will be a lot smaller than what we are used to in a dog!

We are certainly looking forward to the Sun.

Please continue to send your family updates and news articles . . . I will try and keep those things up to date.  Please forgive me if I am a bit slow at replying to email.  It is not because I don't care.

Take care and slow down.

Mike Dunton - 5/3/99

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