Beginnings…..what was to be just a journey by train through the Cascades!

Growing up, I remember hearing the story, over and over again…but it just never sunk in. Until, last February, I boarded the train at 2am in Chico CA headed towards Pasco WA. The sleeper didn’t trump the visual trek through the moonlit peaks and valleys of the snow laden Cascades. Moonlight gave way to sunrise, which awakened the desire to partake of a nice breakfast in the dining car. As I was finishing breakfast, having a conversation with a gentleman I had just met, the train approached a depot…I looked out the window, and time suddenly stood still. I gently told the gentleman, just wait, this is an unexpected moment.


The sign on the old weathered depot said “Klamath Falls”…it was in that instant all the memories of those repeated stories of new-found love came back to me, in living color…so,  here it goes.

During WWII, my young mother,  made the journey with her father from Wisconsin out to Pasco WA, searching for work. Upon arrival and securing a job, she graced the military USO where the navy boys came searching for love. It was there where she met my father, and they fell in love.

Then my father was transferred after a few months to Klamath Falls, Oregon. After many weeks of letter writing (of which I will share some copies in future posts), my mother boarded the train from Pasco to Klamath Falls. What she would find to her surprise upon arrival, was my father on bended knee, with that ever important question, WILL YOU MARRY ME?? A few days later, April 15th, 1945, they made a commitment which lasted their lifetime.


A navy boy and midwesternfarmers daughter….

Of course, the rest is history, and here I am, the youngest of seven children, writing about the beginnings, here on Love On Six and a Half Ave. Possibly, this “long story short” was the beginning of “Raw Romance”, as many have now experienced, at the wonderful sacred place known as The Enchanted Barn. Is it coincidence that my father raised my siblings and myself on an 80 acre dairy farm, with a barn much like it in many ways?


Now, entering the tenth year of “beginnings” here at The Enchanted Barn, there are many, many, unique stories of love, and Raw Romance. You ask…what is meant by “raw”…” Well, basically just…. basic, less is more, simple, real, back to what matters…kind of love and romance. And that is what we try to capture here at the barn, and now, in this blog…in order to have a place to share those unique moving stories of beginnings, as well as journeys, of REAL love.



Raw Romance…and True Love…Where Have They Gone??

What is Love? Does any body know anymore?? We ALL want it! We ALL need it! We ALL search it! We ALL find it! OR, DO WE!?!

Let’s get back to the basics. Let’s return to the basics! “Raw Romance”…how does that sound?…

I thought so….


Get ready for MAGIC with the new blog, Love On 6-1/2 Ave.

So… that is the essence of this new blog on love, destined to be the most incredible, awesome blog related to love and romance…EVER!

So, if you are reading this, you are the beginnings of what will be…history! Many, not hundreds, not thousands, not millions, no…billions of readers will follow…so jump on board, we WILL rediscover love.

LOVE…starting out, in the true meaning, has been lost…let’s get back to the roots! Let’s shake it down, refine, evaluate, and just plain begin… a journey…ALL of us, on the true meaning of love, and I believe we will be better, more fulfilled, have more hope and contentment, as we begin to sail along a new refreshing path.

Many of us have seen The Notebook. We ALL have memories which have become our own “gold standard” on love, yet, for many of us, it is only a memory, which we would love to return to…so, Let’s Do It!!!

Are you in? Are you on board?? If so…your comments will tell us so, and, will be seen by not only us, but the world!!

And, if so, good stuff will follow!

This blog will consist of the best of what we can find on love, which will many times be based on the feedback and comments of each and everyone of you…the readers, and co-narrators! Get ready for magic!