Monthly Archives: September 2011

#19–Best laid plans . . .

Even the best laid plans have glitches—like when I turn into a self-sabotaging machine. I knew I had to be at KVAL TV station in Eugene by noon on Thursday, September 29, for a segment on News at Noon. I … Continue reading

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#18–Out of the blue . . .

On Monday evening I received a call that began, “Is this Judy Fleagle the author of Crossings: McCullough’s Coastal Bridges?” I answered “yes” tentatively, expecting gales of laughter from a friend or family member putting me on! But, no, it … Continue reading

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#17–On the road again . . .

We hit the road shortly after 7 a.m., and it wasn’t until 7:30 p.m. and getting dark that we returned. Instead of traveling up the coast solo doing my salesperson routine for Crossings: McCullough’s Coastal Bridges, I had Connie Bradley … Continue reading

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#16–Finally, after 75 years . . .

The Umpqua River Bridge was completed on April 7, 1936, opened July 2, 1936, and dedicated September 8, 2011. Here’s the story behind that 75-year lag. In my research for writing the chapter on the Umpqua River Bridge for Crossings: … Continue reading

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#15–First authors fair . . .

I participated in my first authors fair at Bob’s Beach Books in Lincoln City last Saturday. It is held each year in August and has been going on for years. This time last year, I still had three chapters to … Continue reading

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