Category Archives: Elsie (Walker) Everest’s Diaries

The 1948 Flood

1948 was the year of the flood.  The Columbia River flooded that year completely wiping out the town of Vanport, Oregon.  It was never rebuilt. My Aunt Elsie Everest and her husband Ralph lived in Cathlamet Washington, right on the … Continue reading

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The Flood

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The 1948 Flood

1948 May 28: Nice day – Warm. Columbia River rising. Called Jean, not so well. Letter from Della. May 29: Holiday. Everyone worried about high water. No danger yet… planes flying over for observation and photography. Dinner at Carol’s, stayed … Continue reading

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Good Evening, Another post from the diaries of Elsie Walker Everest follows. This is the last installment of he WWII diaries and tells the happy story of the final days of the war and the signing of the treaty. However … Continue reading

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Victory and Peace (1945)

1945 On this first day of the New Year, may the Lord, who is Father of all, bless His children with the fortitude to withstand the rigors of war, the knowledge to achieve victory, the wisdom to plan the peace. … Continue reading

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WWII Diary 1942

This is to certify that E.M. Everest has signed this U.S.A. Consumer’s Pledge for Total Defense: As a consumer in the total defense of democracy, I will do my part to make my home, mycommunity, my country ready, efficient, and … Continue reading

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WWII Diary, 1941

Elsie Walker was born in 1892 in MInnesota. She and her husband Ralph Everest moved to Cathlamet, Washington in 1926 and it was there that the diaries were written. In addition to other content the diaries were peppered with quips … Continue reading

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WWII Diary 1940

Elsie Walker Everest kept diaries for nearly 40 years, recording everyday activities, births, marriages and deaths, and important local and national events as well. I’ve had the pleasure of reading through the diaries three or four times and marvel at … Continue reading

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