The family of Lucy Montoya gathered for a six-generation photo July 30 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Wenatchee. Back row, left to right, are great-great-grandfather Lee Montoya of Spokane, great-grandmother Kim Rice of Gravett, Arkansas, grandfather Tom Flournoy of Corpus Christi, Texas, and father Anthony Flournoy of Bremerton. Front row are great-great-great-grandmother Lucy Montoya of Wenatchee and Benjamin Flournoy of Bremerton. (Provided photo/Beta Modic)
Brooks Romey, 16 months, hands a donut peach to his mom while picking peaches at his great-aunt and uncle’s home in Wenatchee. Brooks is the son of Brent and Lindsay Romey of Seattle. His great-aunt and uncle are Peter and Cindi Lolos of Wenatchee. He is the grandson of Gregg and Jan Romey of Wenatchee. (Provided photo/Jan Romey)
Dear Abby: How should I respond to someone who keeps her smartphone on and "fact-checks" anything that is mentioned in a group conversation? She's my brother's girlfriend, "Marla," and she's not a teenager. She's in her late 40s. I consider it rude. She invariably interjects a comment to confirm or dispute whatever has been said by saying, "Well, according to ..."
Dear Abby: I have been divorced for a year and have two boys, ages 8 and 9. During this time, my ex-husband has introduced three different women to my children and recently introduced them to a new girlfriend he has been seeing for a few weeks. The first day that they met the girlfriend, he had the children spend the night at her place. The woman has a 9-year-old son of her own.
During a visit to Walla Walla Point Park in early August, photographer Frank Cone got some shots of unusual visitors to the area. The pelicans “landed near me and stayed for a short time” before flying off, Frank said. Large numbers of the birds frequent Banks Lake and the Mattawa area, but aren’t seen in Wenatchee very often. (Frank Cone photo)