Monthly Archives: September 2015

Jean Machine Stores were part of G.I. Joe’s, too

My brother, David, started the first Jean Machine store in 1975 in the Beaverton Mall (now known as Cedar Hills Crossing).  Jean Machine grew into a chain of at least 15 stores by 1983, located in Oregon and Washington. The chain’s … Continue reading

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G.I. Joe’s Contributing to the arts in 1958 Portland

                  Franny Heald emailed me a newspaper photo from the July 15,  1958, edition of the Oregon Journal.  It shows actors dancing in a production of “South Pacific.” The Rodgers and Hammerstein play was put on by the Portland … Continue reading

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The Books are Here!

The books were delivered this week and I am so thrilled to have them at just the right time to  promote them for the upcoming publication date of November 1st. Next up on the promotional horizon  is the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association … Continue reading

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Let’s Party in November for the Book Launch!

I like parties, don’t you?  And it is so convenient when there is actually a reason to throw a party, instead of having to invent something. So, how wonderful it is that I have a big reason to throw a party some … Continue reading

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Thanks to the Facebook page, Dead Memories Portland

I was so pleased to post about the book on the Dead Memories Portland Facebook page today!  It has felt similar to texting on my phone as checked on comments folks were writing there and commented back occasionally I am grateful to the page creator, Kevin-Michael … Continue reading

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Pacific Northwest Booksellers’ Trade Show in Portland, Here I Come, October 3rd and 4th!

Columbia Press will be presenting Growing Up With G.I. Joe’s  at the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association (PNBA) trade show in Portland the first weekend in October.  I will be there, too, at Table #40. The timing of the book show matches up so beautifully … Continue reading

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