Find out where ti find Y2K-compliant food

A look at life in North Bend.

According to my calendar, today is the first day of fall. Seems

funny that it is fall, when we haven’t really had summer. But Mother Nature

keeps moving on whether we are ready for it or not.

Sno-Valley Cooperative Pre-School has been in the Valley for

over 30 years, but when the doors opened on Sept. 22, there were some changes.

The name has changed to Alpine Cooperative Preschool. People

were confusing the preschool with Children’s Services of Sno-Valley,

and the board decided to choose something very different.

The location will be changed too, with the preschool meeting in

the American Legion Hall in Snoqualmie. It is a great place for the kids,

with plenty of space for all those toys and art projects.

The program is still sponsored by Bellevue Community College,

Linda Evans is the teacher, and Debbie Schneider continues as the Parent

Education Instructor.

Several people have asked about the fishing trip. Yes, I did wear

the lucky fishing shirt, but I don’t know if you would call it lucky, or not.

The motor on the boat required an expensive repair, but it was lucky that it

died at the dock instead of somewhere out on the river.

The Mountain Man only caught one salmon, but that was luckier

than most people. My dad caught his first sturgeon, and it was a lively one

that jumped a lot, so that was lucky. And when I did hook a salmon, only to

have it taken (literally!) hook, line and sinker by a large sea lion; the fish

hawk assured me that the hook and line would not hurt the sea lion, at

which point he was lucky that I didn’t commit assault on his person.

Personally, I hope the sea lion chokes on the thing!

Daddy said he had a great time, and that it really did a lot for his

morale to get out and see some new scenery, and that was the lucky part for

me. So I guess you could say the shirt was lucky. But like a lot of things in life,

it sort of snuck up on me, and I didn’t see it was lucky at the time.

To move briefly into Janna Theisman’s territory, I have

found where we can all go to eat in the new millennium. Fall City Grill’s

reader board is announcing that all their food is Y2K Compliant!

Thought for the week: Nothing you do for children is ever wasted.

Garrison Keillor

Please submit items for

North Bend Nuggets to

Pat Simpson at P.O. Box 857,

North Bend, WA 98045,

or by e-mail to,

or drop them by the library.