BATTLE GROUND — Mick Robins grew up playing in an abandoned Gypsy wagon. The round-topped horse-drawn wagon had been abandoned in a field near his family's home in Barwick, a village in southwest England.
At age 84, I am in my sixth year of volunteering as a docent on one of the cars of the Chelatchie Prairie tourist trains. I love this "job." I get to meet many interesting people and join in the families or other groups riding together to celebrate an event in their lives. It is also the source of lots of other fun. For example:
Luke Merriman was returning home from a hunting trip when his 2006 Chevrolet Silverado pickup struck Ryan Matison's 1994 Toyota Corolla in the intersection of state Highway 502 and Northeast 29th Avenue.