Thursday, December 31, 2009

More Year End Stuff

Newlyweds Ronald Andrew Foulds, 89, and Hilda Delphine Hand, 91, kiss after being married at Montesano Health and Rehabilitation, where the couple resides. Hand's daughter, Lana Troy says that the couple sits together all day, reading and looking at birds. They had been dating for about a year before deciding to tie the knot.

The last ship load of logs leaves from the Aberdeen Weyerhaeuser sorting yard under the Chehalis River drawbridge. The company has no plans to reopen the facility.

Washington Elementary School Head Custodian Sue Dixon takes down the flag for the final time on the last day of school. The Hoquiam School Board has decided to close Washington's doors as a cost-saving measure.

A man who declined to be identified takes a look at his grounded sailboat at the 28th Street Landing in Hoquiam. He said that he had docked there the night before on his way up the Chehalis River and had misjudged the water level at low tide. He was planning on resuming his journey when the water returned.

Some Year End Stuff

Wayne Lemmon paddles through his flooded property on South Division Street in Elma. He said that this is the last year he is willing to live in the flood prone area.

Kate Lewis, left, and her daughter Maggie make their way towards Montesano on a washed out Highway 107 seeking refuge from their flooded east county home.

Roy Fredrickson, left and Loren Morgan stop to take photos of flood waters rushing over Porter Creek Road just outside of Porter.

Thursday, December 3, 2009