Monday, November 30, 2009

Voices of Christmas

Are you ready for Christmas and Santa? Santa is cracking the whip at the Permafrost Ranch and Factory.:

If you are young at heart or know someone that is young, this is the place for you see and talk to the one and only SANTA CLAUS!

Please join us in a fun, safe and family friendly atmosphere to interact with Santa. Say to him, the Missus Claus and the reindeer!

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Sunday, November 29, 2009

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From Chris Pirillo:

A passing

Since the obituary says it better than I ever could:

Rick Matson, of Anacortes, Washington, passed away on Friday, November 6, 2009 following a massive cardiac arrest.

Rick was born in the San Fernando Valley of California on May 31, 1950.

He met his best friend and wife of 18 years, Lauri, in San Diego. They lived on the coast of central California in Nipomo before moving to Anacortes, Washington.

Together, Rick and Lauri started Wise Owl Opportunities in 1995. Rick worked with many individuals and businesses on computer repairs and was highly respected for his excellent work and cherished for the human touch he brought to it.

He was active in the Anacortes Chamber of Commerce, SICBA, and he hosted a regular walk-in computer clinic at the Senior Activity Center where he donated many hours of his time to there and throughout Anacortes.

He touched the hearts of many of their clients who became close personal friends. The business will continue operation under Lauri's management and interim support staff.

Rick's honesty and wry sense of humor were refreshing. His loyalty was a blessing to those whose lives he touched. He will be deeply missed.

Memorial services will be at Skyline Beach Club Cabana, 5919 Cabana Lane, on Sunday, November 15, 2009. Visitation will be from noon to 4 p.m. with a service at 3 p.m.

Lauri Matson asks that donations in lieu of flowers be made to the Otter Project/Monterey Coast Keeper, 475 Washington St., Ste. A, Monterey, CA 93940.

Arrangements are in the care of Evans Funeral Chapel & Crematory, Inc., Anacortes, WA and the San Juan Islands.

November 21, 2009
Sorry to hear about Rick's passing,
the few times we met here in Chicago
during the family outings,we bonded
as the 'outsiders' with stories about
the family.....Frank from Chicago

November 20, 2009
we will all feel the loss,no one can feel it more than the family, say a prayer for them. uncle jack, aunt charlene..
jack/charlene du bord,
lake forest, California

November 19, 2009
Lauri, Wayne & I were sorry to hear about Rick. Our thoughts and
prayers are with you.

wayne & Debi Johnson

November 14, 2009
You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May your memories help you at this difficule time.
Carol Scofield

November 13, 2009
Dearest Cousin,

I always enjoyed our visits together. Rick went to great lengths to make certain that we were amused. I particularily remember the early morning Starbucks runs that arrived prior to our adventures. He will be miss. I love you and have you in my thoughts! Love, Cynthia

November 13, 2009
Dear Lauri,So very sorry to hear of Rick's passing. Our prayers are with you at this sad time.Trudy Matson and family
Trudy Matson,
Grover Beach, California
November 12, 2009
Dear Sissy,
We share your sorrow.
Rick was a fine man and he will be missed.
May the Lord strengthen and comfort you.
Aunt Virginia and Uncle Art

November 12, 2009
Dear Sis,
We are deeply sorry for the loss of the love of your life.
You are in our hearts and prayers.
We will always be there to comfort and support you with our love.
With much love,
Godmother, Aunt Cecelia,and Uncle Carl

November 11, 2009
Sissy our prayers are with you during this difficult time. We are very sorry for your loss. God Bless and comfort you.
Carlos and Martha Marin,
Escondido, California

November 11, 2009
My wife and I met Rick and Lauri through business but they quickly became close friends.Rick was a one-of-a-kind man whom I learned to enjoy immensely.Kim and I will miss him greatly.
Eric Gaarde,
Fresno, California

November 11, 2009
We are so sorry for your loss. We will always remember Rick as such a nice genuine person with a great smile.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Carl & Kathy Kestler

November 11, 2009
He was my big brother, and like me, he did what he wanted, when he wanted, and I loved him for that. He taught me about boys, and I thank him for that. He was my only brother, and I'll miss him dearly.
Diane Buescher,
Sylmar, California

November 11, 2009
Rick was truly a special person. He was always there for me (and my husband) when we had computer difficulties. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Lauri.

November 11, 2009
We will always remember our wonderful trip to Anacortes and the great times we shared with Rick and you.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Uncle Henry and Aunt Mary Ann,
West Covina, California

Friday, November 27, 2009

Voices Over Seas

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Friday, November 13, 2009

Voices from the Kitchen

This is what I call OnePan, cause you make it in one pan, and it's not really an omlette, cause you don't put stuff int he eggs, you put the eggs int he stuff that's already cooked. It smells lovely.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Voices from the Wide Side

As I was telling my friend Databrokers, I was driving up Suey Creek Road Monday and came around a corner to see a deer jumping out of the brush. I left her (I think it's a her) plenty of room and time to get across the road and into the clearing on the right side. I think she stopped for a picture as a thank you.