News and Opinion from Sisters, Oregon

Sisters salutes - 6/17/20

Judy Stewart “Moma” wrote:

“Seventeen years ago I was summoned by my family to move from Santa Fe, New Mexico, to Sisters to be near their busy family. With two older sisters, who needed lots of guidance, I found myself in the company of a 2-year-old grandson and we were together often. I think I spent hundreds of hours watching him play in Village Green Park and licked as many ice cream cones from Sno Cap Drive In. I watched him grow through all of the phases that our children go through.

“Without getting too sentimental, as grandmothers have a tendency to do, I want to share the results of investing myself in my grandson.

“With many interests, his feats have been shared in The Nugget through the years: honor roll, astronomy club, science club, ski club, an advocate of re-enactments of the Civil War and he was interviewed at age 11 due to an enormous foxhole which was dug on his father’s property in Camp Sherman.

“Instead of spending his senior year at Sisters High School, Christopher Lundgren made application to United World College and is accepted into their two-year program. With campuses worldwide he will be off next year to UWC in Montezuma, New Mexico, situated in an old castle-like building in a very beautiful part of the state.

“Christopher was offered a $50,000 Davis scholarship because the school likes the picture of what he represents.

“So, I’m saying ‘Farewell’ to my wonderful friend in the autumn because he grew up far too fast and now must go out into the world and find out how he will fit into it.

“I want to share this happy event in a world full of coronavirus, protests and fear to remind us to anchor ourselves to the goodness around us and realize that such good opportunities are still happening.

“Thanks to this sturdy, devoted little town and all of our great parents, grandparents, and teachers, Sisters produces great kids.

“Good luck to Christopher and all of the youth launching out in different directions.”


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