Saturday, August 02, 2008


What if we built a museum in Dried Salmon County that was dedicated to the seven most influential things in the history of our county. What would the seven items be? My list:

There would be a net as a center piece for the fishing building. It would be a commemoration of all who worked on the river or ocean or even in a supporting land based industry.

There would be a cedar stump as the center piece of the logging and wood product industry.

There would be a kite as the center piece of the beach exhibit.

There would be a cow to represent agriculture. Most people don’t realize but there are a lot of bovines in this county.

There would be a replica of the Astoria Column. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a an interpretative center that was based upon an interpretative center?

There would be a replica of Haystack Rock as the center piece of the local geology.

We would need to have a relic of Lewis and Clark to round out the history.

Now, let's say we were going to have a museum based upon our selves. What seven items would we place in the museum to define ourselves? Feel free to talk amongst your selves.


Blogger pril said...

my camera, my bass, a pen, a box of crayons, a pair of concrete statues, a propeller beanie and an empty bottle of Jim Beam.

8:32 AM  
Blogger Jaggy said...

I don't know what seven items I'd pick for a museum about me, but I know a few things I'd place in a museum about Corvallis:

1. pictures of OSU athletes that have been arrested
2. empty beer kegs (microbrews only)
3. Benny Beaver
4. a dark green Subaru Outback
5. idealistic (hippie politico) people who have no concept of the world beyond the Willamette River
6. a large pile of the worst smelling manure available
7. all stuffed inside WinCo

Yup, I think that'll do it!

9:23 AM  
Blogger Auntie said...

Museum of Auntie would include:

1. My laptop
2. A Bottle of Chateauneuf du Pape
3. My ID badge from Work
4. Stinky, Runny French Cheese that smells like ASS
5. My green backpack
6. My first sock monkey painting
7. A photo of my little stinkies I took while they were eating sugared donuts before school. (I am the best mom ever.)

2:09 PM  
Blogger Donna said...

1. a keyboard
2. a saddle
3. a stack of folk music CD's
4. A Pizza Hut coupon
5. a Bible
6. a digital camera
7. a Franzia Rhine wine box

3:20 PM  
Blogger richpix said...

A pot of coffee
A collection of passports
A variety of cameras
A camel
A recording of Vincent by Don McLean
A pile of ashes
A pink plastic flamingo

8:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A glass float
A blonde
A redhead
A bowpicker
A troller
Several Dogs
Razor Clams

8:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

two lovely children, a boy and a girl.

a pre 1990 japanese car.

a breathtaking trail of lives that I was able to make a possitive difference.

a breathtaking trail of lives that I have been able to make a mess of heartache.

a prayer.

a wild bird.

an unpaid tax bill, next to a soiled depends diaper.

12:34 AM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

Pril, Concrete statues?

Jaggy, Aren't you sounding conservative these days?

Auntie, how come I've never seen your green backpack?

Donna, I thought you were a guitarist?

Rich, Ashes and a came? Are we taking cigarettes?

Anon 1, Got something against brunettes and those with gray hair?

Anon 2, You had me until the soiled adult diaper.

6:19 AM  
Blogger Donna said...

I do strum the guitar, albeit poorly (I chord, only). There was a time it helped define me, but these days, not so much.

11:08 AM  
Anonymous Coumbiacontrolfreak said...

1.A greyhound dog

2.A pile of paperback sci-fi books

3.A pile of science books

4. A pile of warning letters from elementary school teachers, a couple hi-school principals, some ex-bosses and a federal judge.

5. Some high quality dark chocolate

6. Lots of music

7. A bed with sweaty mussed up sheets, hastily discarded lingerie, and a few interesting toys. ;-)

4:59 PM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

CCF, My, my...

6:36 AM  
Blogger Hahn at Home said...

I could kinda go for that house in the photo - make up for those rooms and closets I lost in the move.

10:19 PM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

If you can get by the FEMA formaldahyde you won't have a problem.

6:26 AM  
Anonymous Darev said...

Hmmm... so many things.
1. A bottle of Henry Weinharts Private Reserve.
2. A backpack
3. A frisbee
4. Some interesting hats. I've never seen cooler hats than in Oregon.
5. An old comfy pair of hiking boots
6. A bike made of bamboo or brussel sprouts or something organic like that.
7. Something smokable and the various tools to do that with
8. A shizophrenic Elvis impersonator
9. A set of juggling implements
10. A Necco wafer

7:22 PM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

Darev, you left out a reference to the Oregon Country Fair...

6:02 AM  
Anonymous Darev said...

Okay, and a pasty white guy with dreadlocks playing a banjo.

7:21 PM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...


5:33 AM  

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