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From Craig M.
to Chuck Shepard, owner, Hoodoo, 5/17/05:
I've occasionally traded nice comments with you
when you would be parking the lot at the ski area, at the ski swap and about
20 years ago when I started appraising residential property your name would
appear as buyer for a whole lot of run down and neglected and upside down and
foreclosed duplexes in Danebo. I expect you still have most of those units
under the "umbrella".
Very interesting early years you spent in Lane
County, I must have seen you at the hot springs
at least once or twice. Since we both had long hair
then and are bald now, hard to tell!
But I moved to the John Day Country in 1970 and
returned in 1976
after having haunted many of the hot springs,
improved and unimproved, over there.
One of my favorites was a moderately warm tub made
with a couple sticks of dynamite and with a ditch of water diverted from the
creek to temper the 120 degree hot water. It was on a private ranch and with
permission from the old ranchers one could watch the Milky Way while the
horses snoozed 15 feet away on the other side of the fence.
Places like Terwilliger do not manage themselves.
People tend to forget that. There was such a ruckus back when the $3.00 a day
fee started in and when it became a day use area only. People tend to forget
what it was ike before then. But it is better now that the lawless do not
terrorize the law-abiding and the drunks and speed freaks don't show up to see
what trouble can be caused. One can have a nice soak in peace and quiet, most
Campground litter doesn't pick itself up, access
roads and hiking trails don't clear themselves of windfall and rock fall.
Sometimes the snotty folks have to be reminded of that. Wonder if the nasty
ones have what it takes to be a campground host. Doubt it, too short
tempered. They would find themselves facing someone just as nasty as
themselves soon enough. Would be a sobering if not a hospitalizing
I want to thank you for supporting high school
sports and many other activities such as plays, concerts, yearbooks at all the
local schools and for the other support you and your family gives to
non-profits such as Birth to Three, Relief Nursery, etc.
It makes a difference and it is noticed.
Here's to a much better ski season to come.
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