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I love my life, and it's a pleasure to fish it.
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Jennie Logsdon Martin L.O.F.
(Licensed Oregon Fisherwoman)

April 27, 2016

Blast from my past!
It's really how I got into fishing, I think. I mean, I had a background of fishing with my Dad and brothers, but when I met Dave Richardson, we fished!
We fished and kissed and had so much fun driving around the forest roads around Estacada!
Dave was my first real boyfriend. He took me to the prom, and I still have pictures around here, somewhere!
We fished Eagle Creek often, and we'd go to the Willamette and fish for bass, too. (or whatever bit!)
His Dad, Vance, was an avid fly fisher and outdoor artist, and I always envied his fancy rods and reels. :)
I last saw Dave in about 1982? I think that's about right. I hadn't seen or heard from him, since.
However! I fished with his Dad once, a few years back when our family went to Black Butte. We fished a nearby lake for trout together, and had so much fun! I just loved his Dad. Loved his whole family, actually!
Low and behold, the other day I got a cryptic "contact Jennie" email from the ifish site. I posted it on the mod board, asking anyone if they knew what it was about. Then, I got another one, did a google search and found out it was Dave!
No, he isn't interested in reuniting as the song "Reunited" goes. We already tried that in about 1981, and he even played that song for me.
Nope. It was a young love experience, and with a broken heart, it ended.Dave was my first true love!
We had so much fun by e mail reminiscing!
So good to hear from Dave!

April 24, 2016

Time to get my rear in gear and get out of here to the bay, where it's time to go fishing!
Dangit, anyhow... woke up this morning to Scott and his girlfriend Portland, heading out fishing. That hurts! Every good fishing morning, (Which is nearly every morning!) they are on spot, heading out to go get 'em!
They are young and in shape, and ready to go!
We are not going to let age affect us, Bill! We are going to keep it up! Just like we used to!
Let's GO!
Oh.. my achin' bones... Can we just have one more cup of coffee before we go?
And that's how it is, these days! We are certain we are going to go. That is, ntil we decide to garden, or fix something around the house, or do something... anything that doesn't require getting ready to fish!
So, from now on, we are getting ready the night before, so that it's easy to hop in the truck and go. OK, Bill? Check?
Let's go!
I'm on my way home to the Kilchis.
That is, as soon as I have another cup of coffee.

April 21, 2016

Whew! Spent the morning updating the links (finally!) on the marine/data page, here. It took forever! When I sold ifish, I thought I wouldn't have to do this kind of thing, anymore. Ha! :)
Anyhow, if you see any errors, something missing you want, etc. Please let me know. Broken links? The same! Contact me!
I have gotten SO much gardening done this week! I'm so happy planting little spring flowers here and there... composting, putting compost from last year in my garden, etc. I'm so proud of me and I love my garden so much!
I have butter lettuce, all ready to eat, now!
Have a great day and I can't wait to get out to the bay. I'll be home, soon, Bill!

April 16, 2016

It's back home to the city. I'm going to miss skipping around (ok, walking) the trails, searching for deer and animal prints by the game cam, searching the river for spawning steelhead, and letting Willie run wild.
Most people giggle at their dogs, but I was out and out howling last night, at Willie. He has the best sense of humor and loves to make me laugh. He knows that when he twirls in circles, or talks to me in a certain way, it makes me giggle, but sometimes, he really gets into it, and after, checks my facial expression. If he's successful, he repeats it until I'm laughing so hard I can't sit right on my chair!
Laughter is great medicine, you know!
Well... so is sugar!
I came home here and made (for Bill, of course) a banana cream pie. Bill and I have enjoyed our banana cream pies very much, lately! Especially when I make Mom's home made crust recipe. So, we ate that.
When that was gone, I made a pineapple upside down cake. The first night I made that, I also made a bacon and cheese and veggie quiche. So, we had pie and cake for dinner!
The cake disappeared too quickly, so by golly, I made another!
This has been in the time frame of one week. Oh, my, but we love our sweets!
We also have a "candy club" in our boat. That term comes from when we were kids, and we had a candy club out in the field. My sister would yell for us, and we'd all get to go to the fallen oak tree, where our fort was, and enjoy our latest candy that we had gotten from the gas station, down the street.
That was, until the ants invaded us.
Anyhow, under one of our boat seats, Bill and I keep a storage of candy bars.
Many are the nights that I don't make a dessert, and I have to tiptoe out to the boat, snow, sleet or high water, to borrow a candy bar from the "club".
It's a wonder that we don't both weigh too much!
It's back to the city where I eat more healthy. Bummer.

April 14, 2016

Oh, crud. Last night was tough, and in the morning light, it's just as hard.
Margaret Sparrow, known as "Seasparrow" on ifish has passed on. I had no idea! The last time I spoke with her via e mail was in 2015.
Then, I got a private message last night, stating that they had seen her obituary. Such a shock to me. I loved she and Kay, her partner. Margaret was always there for me, my "online counselor" as she put it... rooting me on, through everything I have been through.
I just miss her, even though I hadn't shared e mails with her in ages. I always knew she was there. That unseen strength behind what I do. I miss that. It feels empty.
Fly free, m sparrow. Fly free.
Her signature read, "When I die, I want to go peacefully like my Grandfather did, in his sleep -- not screaming, like the passengers in his car. -Jack Handey"

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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!!)."
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