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Jennie and Willie
Jennie Logsdon Martin L.O.F.
(Licensed Oregon Fisherwoman)
I love my life, and it's a pleasure to fish it!
April 24 2017
Almost out of Kwikfish!
PS afterthought... I just opened a cute fish card from some unknown ifisher and it contained cash for helping with kwikfish shipping! THANK YOU! You took my breath away, but sure made my day!!!

Once upon a very long time ago, I fished a small creek for jack salmon. I was only 19 or so. I did pretty well for myself, all by my little lonesome. I'll never forget the surprise and shock and catching fish all by myself, without any help! Wow!
Driving back into town to show off my catch, I felt more proud than I did, playing piano for the President of the United States!
I often came home with more than one fish, depending on the season. That little creek isn't open for much, any more, and frankly, I'm glad! I'd much prefer to have my memories than to fish there with 1000 other fishers. That may sound selfish, now. Sorry, not sorry?
I spent hours there, all by myself. I was born with the bug.
Much to my Mother's disappointment, and even though I used my talent of playing piano for profit, later in life, my passion tipped the scales to fishing, instead of music.
I played piano and furthered my education easily and much more successfully than fishing, but God doesn't always match your passion to your talent.
I had previously only fished with my Dad or my boyfriend that I had broken up with, earlier in my youth.
My Dad seemed to have little interest in traveling to the coast to fish with me. He was more into golf at that time in his life. Golf didn't interest me. (yet)
I remember once being all excited because he was to meet me on the Wilson to teach me more about salmon fishing.
I could not wait for that day! I got all dressed up in the fishing gear that I had worked for, and paid for myself. (by playing music!)
I thought he'd be so proud of me! But, I traveled North to Tillamook from my residence in Cannon Beach, and waited... and waited... in the pouring rain.
It was in vain. My Dad had forgot about our fishing date.
Giving up, and driving here and there, to see where I should fish, I ended up on the Trask, up by what I know now as the Dam hole. Fish were jumping everywhere, and I was all excited!
And, to boot, no one was fishing there! I got out of my car, got my stuff together, and walked down and cast out. Whoo hooo! But, I found out very shortly that this area was closed. But, that's another story I've written about, years ago.
In short, a very nice and understanding game warden came down to tell me about the law, and kindly used his truck as a lead truck to take me to a place where I could legally fish.
It was crowded and my confidence was totally lost by that time.
I smiled and waved thankfully to the game warden as he drove away. I pretended to get ready to fish, but instead, got back in my car and drove home, defeated.
I was so disappointed! But, I learned a lesson that day that lasted a lifetime. Read the darn regs, Jennie!
Last night, I couldn't sleep well. I had gotten a text message from one of two best friends from my childhood. I hadn't heard from her in quite a while. It read:
"Remember Scott's big boat of a car with the great stereo system and him playing that song, over and over "Sailing?" The song is on, where I am... makes me cry."
Her message sent me spinning back in time to that same place where I lived on the coast, and fished that small stream.
It was a summer made for memories.
His name was Scott Green of Green Electric in Cannon Beach.
All summer long, Kim (my best friend) and I spent long hours working at a local diner, and then hanging out with two guys we had met- Scott and Bobby. We were a foursome to be reckoned with! Oh, what a summer of fun we had!
Beach fires and freedom and wild abandon.
Speaking earlier of my musical education, Kim and I met in kindergarten or so, and studied with the same locally famous piano teacher in Portland. Her name was Lillian Pettibone.
Scott had a gold Cadillac that he drove around town, and it did have a wonderful stereo system!
We drove around, sometimes much too fast, and laughed as we called the elderly driving population "raisins".. Little did we realize, that we'd grow up to be those very raisins driving our cars!
As one raisin to the other, last night she wrote me that text message, knowing full well it would bring back memories that would make me cry, too.
Whatever happened to good music? Haha! Another thing those raisins always said! Sing it with me!


Well, it's not far down to paradise, at least it's not for me
And if the wind is right you can sail away and find tranquility
Oh, the canvas can do miracles, just you wait and see
Believe me

It's not far to never-never land, no reason to pretend
And if the wind is right you can find the joy of innocence again
Oh, the canvas can do miracles, just you wait and see
Believe me

Sailing takes me away to where I've always heard it could be
Just a dream and the wind to carry me
And soon I will be free

Fantasy, it gets the best of me
When I'm sailing
All caught up in the reverie, every word is a symphony
Won't you believe me?

Sailing takes me away to where I've always heard it could be
Just a dream and the wind to carry me
And soon I will be free

Well it's not far back to sanity, at least it's not for me
And if the wind is right you can sail away and find serenity
Oh, the canvas can do miracles, just you wait and see
Believe me

Sailing takes me away to where I've always heard it could be
Just a dream and the wind to carry me
And soon I will be free

Oh, memories... Take me back.

April 23 2017
Almost out of Kwikfish!

Day before yesterday I walked out to the river, and right before my wimpy-not so perfect eyesight, what did I see? Was that a... a steelhead? Is that two? Three?
It was five steelhead working on a redd! (Hey, that rhymes!)
I've been working on the redd... all the live-long day! I've been working on the redddd, just to pass the time away!
OK... enough of that, but I was so thrilled! It was an awesome day!
Then, yesterday while I was working on ifish, I glanced out my window to find several buttery yellow male goldfinch on my feeder! Today, I have purple ones!
Bill keep saying that I'm not as interested in birds as I used to be. Well, it's not that I'm not interested. It's that I can't see them very well. But, put them front and center by my office window, and I'm interested!
Things have been so hectic around here. I can't name one thing that wasn't broken, when I got back home.
The weather station, the trail cam, Bill's computer, the smoke alarms! Everything needed fixed or put up.
It's Sunday, and Sunday is a day of rest. Right? Besides that, we are almost caught up!
The weather station is up and running! Bill's computer is working, and Willie and I are going to the beach!

April 21 2017
Here's a fish for John @ Davis!

I finally got the weather station up, thanks to John and Davis. He was awesome, and so was Latisha. I sure like Davis Instruments.
It's the LAST thing I like to do, to mess with that software and the console settings, but they make it tolerable! But, when something goes wacky with the station, I want to run away!
And I don't want to run up a ladder to the weather station. But, I did it! I did it during 25 mph winds, too!
Also, we only have 4 boxes of 6-- maybe 5 if one guy doesn't follow through on picking his up. But, that's like 30 kwikfish. So, if you want one, you better get on it! :)
I'm SO thankful to all of the people who sent in shipping money. OH_MY_GOSH. You have no idea! I was sitting here in tears yesterday, after opening my mail. THREE people had sent me notes with shipping money in it. I LOVE IFISH! No kidding. We have THE BEST membership in the world! I LOVE YOU GUYS AND GALS! FISH ON!

April 17 2017
Almost out of Kwikfish!

I have to tell you a neato story that I was so proud of!
I don't have much money to throw around, after bills, etc.
So... I've been doing surveys for extra money for years. Maybe 10? I do it thru a place called e-rewards. They used to let anyone join E-rewards, but now you have to be chosen from when you sign up to get e mails from stores, etc. If you want to join, just go to E-rewards and take a look at their affiliates and sign up for their e mails. I hear it takes about a month or so to get an invitation. If you can put up with advertising e mails, that is how it's done, now. But, man,oh man! I make hauls!
This is how I'm able to enjoy lattes at Starbucks, and Bill and I have eaten at Red Lobster and other restaurants, half off. That's fun!
I would say I do surveys about an hour a week, if that. 15 minutes, here and there and so it's fun and not a bother. In about a month or two, I'm cashing in on a couple 25 dollar rewards, places like Macy's, or Express, or American Eagle. Sometimes Best Buy, or Starbucks. I used to use it to up my Hilton Honors or Alaska Airlines points. The variety isn't so much to speak about, but I do like to shop for clothes, now, so it's good for me! :)
Anyhow, I saved up for about 6 months, and had about 150.00 in rewards. I was waiting for a good deal.
I also do this thing called Ebates. Now, Ebates is something I recommend to everyone. All you do is click thru on ebates, to most of the big stores, and you get anywhere from 1% to much more added quarterly to your bank or paypal. It's not much, but if you shop online, it adds up and why not? Even if you only get 5 bucks a quarter, five bucks is five bucks! Just...why not? I can't think of any reasons not to. I haven't gotten any nasty ads, or pop ups, besides the reminder to click.
They have browser add-ons and mobile phone aps that remind you and also offer coupons and things to help. It's a win-win for me. I usually look for available coupons online, anyway, so it saves me a bit of time.
Anyhow, the story goes... I waited until a really good sale. Sometimes in my free time, I'll shop and just leave things in my cart, and occasionally check if they are on sale. So, I checked one day, and everything in my cart(s) was 50% off! Whooo hoooo! But, I wasn't going to pay cash. I didn't even have that much in my bank account!
So, I had 300 dollars worth of clothes at American Eagle and Express, and of course the balance was $150.00. Hey! I had $150 worth of survey coupons! Wheee!
OK, and on top of that, I clicked on the Ebates link, and got about 6 dollars back from that. Since it was over $50 at each place, I got free shipping. So, In the end, I actually got paid 6 dollars for 300 dollars worth of clothing!
Now, THAT is shopping!

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A reminder from Jennie!
Do not burn yourself out!
Be as I am - a reluctant enthusiast...a half-hearted fanatic. Save the other half of yourselves and your lives for pleasure and adventure. It is not enough to fight for the land; it is even more important to enjoy it. While you can. While it's still there. So get out there, and hunt and fish, and mess around with your friends, ramble out yonder and explore the forests, encounter the Grizz, climb the mountains, bag the peaks, run the rivers, breathe deep of that yet sweet air, sit quietly for a while and contemplate the precious stillness, that lovely mysterious and awesome space.
Enjoy yourselves, keep your brain active and alive, and I promise you this much; I promise you this one sweet victory over our enemies, over those desk-bound people with their hearts in a safe deposit box and their eyes hypnotized by desk calculators. I promise you this: you will outlive the (bad word edited for this family site!!)."
--Edward Abbey

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