Reida Kimmel is the wife of Dr. Charles B. Kimmel, a renowned developmental biologist with whom I worked at the University of Oregon in the Institute of Neuroscience for 15 years. Reida and Chuck are also good friends and neighbors. They own a small farm on Fox Hollow Road in Eugene.
(Nature Trails is a publication of the Eugene Natural History Society. "We're all about natural history with a little fun and camaraderie thrown in. Plan to come to all of our great talks, always the third Friday of the month at 7:30 p.m. in Willamette Hall, University of Oregon campus."
I met Sonny's wife, Judy Hays-Eberts, when she interviewed Jim and me for an article that she wrote for the Summer edition of her West Lane literary magazine, Groundwaters. When I asked if she knew someone who would be willing to write a book review for Sawdust, her husband Sonny, also a writer for the publication, offered to write and publish it in the Fall edition of Groundwaters.
(Groundwaters is a grassroots, community-oriented literary quarterly which serves the West Lane area and all its connections. It is distributed free of charge through local businesses and libraries, and is mailed to subscribers across the U.S. for $10 per year. Material may be submitted from anyone, any age.)
I have donated copies of my book to many of the local historical museums and libraries in the area. Violet L. Schafer, the editor of the Applegate Pioneer Museum Newsletter was kind enough to do a write-up on Sawdust.
The Applegate Pioneer Museum was once located in the community of Crow, Oregon, located about 14 miles west of Lorane. A number of years ago, it was physically moved to 25755 Jeans Road in the town of Veneta, Oregon where it has been maintained and run by members of the West Lane community. The building is a former one-room schoolhouse and contains many artifacts, books, memoirs, and other donations from the West Lane community.
It's hours vary according to the time of the year. Current hours and appointments can be made through the contact information below: