Dennis Jaspers, left, drives a team of Haflinger horses past the Cashmere Cemetery and around road traffic Wednesday, with passengers Jim and Siegi Willems. They are returning back to the Willems’ house up Brender Canyon after passing through downtown Cashmere. They have been taking the horses, owned by the Willems, out throughout the summer to train them for the upcoming Oktoberfest and Autumn Leaf festivals in Leavenworth.
Dear Abby: When I was a child, my parents skipped my elementary school graduation. For that matter, everyone did. My grandfather had just died, so Mom was mourning his loss. Fast-forward a few years — nobody attended my junior high graduation, either. Granted, Mom had a couple of stitches in her nose because my brother had accidentally hit her with a golf club the week before.
Cooper, a nine-year-old old Golden Retriever, loves summertime because he gets to play in the sprinkler ... all ... day ... long. His owners, Terry Clark and Donna Becker of Wenatchee, say that first thing in the morning Cooper will whine at the back door and stomp his feet until someone turns the sprinkler on for him. It’s hard for him to understand that on rainy days his sprinkler friend can’t come out and play. Donna said it’s a good thing she can distract him with a cookie.
MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. — David Evensen was promoted in the United States Navy to the rank of Lt. Cmdr. on June 1, 2013 in a ceremony at MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, Fla. A former resident of Wenatchee, Evensen graduated from Wenatchee High School in 1988. In 1989, he joined the U.S. Navy as a Sonar Technician, Submarines. He served 12 years before receiving a commission on June 1, 2003 and becoming an Information Dominance Warfare Officer (Intelligence Officer).
Attention, women who were declared to be of “advanced maternal age” even as their bellies swelled with life, who chased after a toddler with more patience than vigor, and who have simultaneously navigated menopause and parented an adolescent: Late-life mothering — if it occurred naturally at least — doubles your odds of living to an unusually old age, according to a new study.
Dear Abby: I have been seeing my boyfriend for five months. He still has some of his ex-girlfriend’s lingerie in his dresser. When we first got involved, he showed it to me and asked if I wanted any. I said no thanks.
Dear Abby: When I read the letter from “Undeserving Title of Mommy” (March 4), the pregnant woman who was saddened by the fact that she’s expecting a baby boy instead of the girl she had hoped for, my heart went out to her. I was reminded of something I had read about, a condition called gender depression or gender disappointment.