Category Archives: Traditions

Nebraska 

On Sunday, we wrapped up another four-day Eiting/Watson reunion at Eugene T. Mahoney State Park outside of Omaha, Nebraska. The last day of the reunion is always the hardest. Not only do you have to say goodbye to loved ones … Continue reading

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The Cedar Chest 

When my dad was 19, he bought my mom a cedar chest. I never knew how the cedar chest made its way into our family. I just remember it always being around – the place where we stored old family … Continue reading

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One Picture. 1000 Words. 

2017 Fry Lodge Easter Photo Shoot 

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Henry is Ten

As Kristine and I walked around Lake Padden this morning, we reminisced about another 3-mile walk she took exactly 10 years ago. At 40 weeks pregnant, and after 2 months of bed rest, Kristine decided to walk to Blue Moon … Continue reading

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Optional Lenten Dispensation 

For those among the Fry Lodge Faithful who do not know, the Catholic tradition requires abstinence from meat on Fridays during Lent. Unless, that is, one lives in the Seattle Archdiocese, which is granting an optional dispensation from this obligation … Continue reading

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Chocolate Chip Pancake Tuesday 

Seven years ago we adopted the Pancake Tuesday tradition at Fry Lodge. This year we added chocolate chips into the mix.  Tomorrow, we give up snow for Lent.  So help me God. 

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Ruby’s Super Shiny Golden Birthday 

A person’s golden birthday is when they turn the age of their birthday. For instance, if I were born on April 29th, next year would be my golden birthday. But that’s not the case.  Today, December 8th, Ruby turned 8. … Continue reading

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