I Love Lincoln County

The BEST People Live in Lincoln County!
I moved to Lincoln County 33 years ago. I didn’t really expect to spend so much of my life here. I was going to get a couple of years of reporting experience under my belt, as a small town newspaper reporter, then move to a larger city, but as a wise person once said "Life is what happens when you’re making other plans".

Destiny drew me here and I believe it’s kept me here, my first visit was in summer of 1964 when I was four years old.We became regular visitors the following summer, always stopping at Lacey’s Doll Museum. North County old-timers should remember that place. There was a wishing well for charity there, and I always saved my change so I could drop it in the well. Every time, I wished to live in Lincoln County one day.

Dreams do come true.

I’ve now called this amazing place my home for 33 of my 60 years and hope that I can call it home for the rest of my life.

There’s no more beautiful spot on this earth, and no better people.

My mother recalled visiting Depoe Bay in the 1930s and Yachats in the 1940s. My parents were married in 1951 and honeymooned in Oceanlake at the Dorchester House. Their first breakfast as a married couple was at the Pixie Kitchen. Lincoln County was in my bloodstream before I was born. I first set foot here in 1964, when we were returning from a family trip to California, when I was about to celebrate my fifth birthday.

Much has changed for me personally (I’m a lot taller now, lol) and our county has grown, but so many fundamentally important things haven’t changed: this is still one of the most beautiful places on earth, and it’s still populated by smart, hard-working, community minded people.

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