joolee's forty

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an early morning call

by Bill Gregg Mine is a sordid tale of secrets and betrayal that took place nearly two decades ago (or what Joolee can now call “The halfway point”). It was … Continue reading

March 23, 2012 · 1 Comment

waste not want not

by Sharon Legenza If you’re reading the stories on this website, you already know about Joolee’s many wonderful qualities, including her generous nature, kind heart and adventurous spirit.  What you … Continue reading

March 22, 2012 · 7 Comments

Alaska haiku

by Carey Steele Toksook Bay, where the black berries rise on muddy tundra hills we run. {Joolee and I first met during a cross-country meet in Toksook Bay, discovering that … Continue reading

March 21, 2012 · 3 Comments

joolee is my pen pal

by Robin Walker Joolee is pen pal who always has interesting stories to share.  We met in 2002 for one marvelous stint of oh, maybe twenty four hours!  Joolee was … Continue reading

March 20, 2012 · 1 Comment

love to go a-wandering

by Sharon Lahr In 1995 Julie was working for Granite Angels (backpacking trips for women) and asked if I’d like to go on their trip to Nepal. Arriving in Kathmandu, … Continue reading

March 19, 2012 · 7 Comments

saltwater coffee in Prince William Sound

by Amanda Vestal It was my first year at MICA in 2009, Joolee was a lead guide and I was an intern. On one of our trips I was told … Continue reading

March 18, 2012 · 1 Comment

Heater Action

by Annie Bole I hit the jackpot my freshman year at Shippensburg, when I was assigned a dorm room on a floor mostly comprised of upperclassmen, who welcomed us right … Continue reading

March 17, 2012 · 8 Comments

Vegas, baby!

by Jason Bowman Patchoulie guided her precious vehicle over the small mountain pass in Arizona, the wind whipping our hair as we soaked in the warm desert atmosphere.  As she … Continue reading

March 16, 2012 · 5 Comments

meeting joolee

by Cathy and Neal Lurie More than four years ago I met Joolee for the first time. Our dear friend Bill told us that he had met someone very special … Continue reading

March 15, 2012 · 1 Comment

my neice julie

by Carolyn Gregg I first met Julie 27 years ago when I began dating her Uncle Gary.  I have watched her chase her dreams and follow her heart through high … Continue reading

March 14, 2012 · 5 Comments

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