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Review: Have You Had Tea Yet?

2Sharon  and George.jpgby Norman W Wilson, PhD

If you are looking for a unique place to go take guests, to go for that special occasion, or to have “tea for two” consider the Olde Towne Grainery Tea Room & Galleria at Mount Vernon. You won’t be disappointed. The teas are superb; the soups, sandwiches, quiches, and desserts are superior—pleasing the most discerning of palates. The Tea Room is tastefully decorated with vintage furniture, wall decorations, and serving dishes. It’s like sitting in your own living room and being served. By the way, the food is ample to satisfy most men’s appetites.

The Olde Towne Grainery Tea Room and Galleria is owned by husband and wife team, Sharon and George Eldridge. They were kind enough to answer my questions.

NWW: Sharon, did you attend a culinary arts school? If so, where and when.

Sharon: I have not attended a culinary school.

NWW: Since you did not attend an culinary school, where did you learn to create all of those wonderful foods you serve at the Olde Towne Grainery Tea Room & Galleria?

Sharon: Actually, it’s from over 40 years of cooking for my family and friends. I’ve always enjoyed cooking for special occasions as well as large gatherings. I think it’s that, that our guests enjoy—our non-commercial type cooking and baking.

Police Blotter: True Stanwood Crime, Served Weekly

Stanwood PoliceOn 9-11-14, a subject residing in the 27000 block of 102nd Dr NW reported his vehicles were taken without his permission, driven and subsequently damaged by a young acquaintance he was attempting to help out.

On 9-12-14, a female in the 8400 block of Hennings reported receiving a series of text messages along with a disturbing photo of a man’s privates. She had previously declined any contact from him and didn’t know how he obtained her number.

On 9-12-14, a fraudulent report was taken from the 8700 block of 271st St NW.

On 9-12-14, a 65 year old male living in the 26000 block of 77th Ave NW was contacted, due to a report of him harming himself. He was cooperative and transported for treatment.

Norman W. Wilson: Are You Grounded?

Susanna and Earthingby Norman W Wilson, PhD

Do you remember when—when you got a bad mark on your report card, and you were grounded? How about when you stayed out later than you were supposed to and got grounded. Have you heard, “she’s well grounded and level headed”? Sure you have. But what about being grounded as in electrical grounding.

Every day, you are bombarded with hundreds maybe thousands of electrical currents from being wired to the world: computers, cellphones, land line phones, printers, radios, television, fax machines, tablets, cameras, lamps, overhead lighting, batteries in toys and of course Earth is blasted with megawatts of lightning. Have you ever stopped to think what that is doing to your physical and mental well-being? Maybe you suffer headaches, get muscle cramps for no apparent reason. Do your toes suddenly cramp up?

Mary E. Trimble: A Few Days Off

An excerpt from Tubob: Two Years in West Africa with the Peace Corps

by Mary E. Trimble

We desperately needed to get away, to have some R&R. My husband Bruce had projects to finish up before we left, and I didn’t want to miss Friday clinic, so we set a date for Saturday to go to Banjul, capital of our host country, The Gambia We’d get some business matters taken care of and then take a few days off to soak up sea breezes in Bakau.

Friday’s clinic was interminable with close to 300 patients. At the end of the day I had just enough energy left to pack for our trip. We couldn’t wait to go. When our friend Tombong stopped by that morning, we made arrangements for him to stay during the nights as our night guard. Daytimes, with all the coming and going, were not a concern.

Bruce had arranged for a driver and had made a list of project supplies to get and things to do while downriver. I planned to see Sister M’Boge, the head nurse for the Health Department, and also try to find visual aids to use when I was on trek. Our trips downriver never seemed to be only for pleasure, but at least they were a pleasant break in routine and climate.

via A Few Days Off | Mary E. Trimble.