Vancouver Historic site – The Telephone Exchange Building

Telephone Exchange Building

 

This historic site was built in 1934 by Pacific Northwest Bell. It was their headquarters from 1934-1985. The exterior of the building was done in the 1930’s and consists of a reinforced concrete frame covered with a decorative brick veneer, and unglazed terra cotta ornamentation. Designed by a Seattle firm it followed the modernistic type of architecture for that period. It is considered to be one of the “finest examples of “modernistic” architecture in Clark County”.

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Exciting News

Yesterday I was interviewed by a reporter from our local newspaper,The Columbian. They are going to do a Sunday feature story on me. Some of it will be about the book but mostly it will be a type of personality profile on my life story which the reporter told me was, “quite fascinating and unusual!”  So we shall see. If it is online I will share the link. That is unless it is too embarrassing or weird. In which case I will quietly forget this ever happened.

I am crazily working on the eCard site, online store, more games (Word Search is back), a new puzzle book and figuring out what’s for dinner. Tonight I am in luck with that because Jon is going to make it! He says it is super simple but I say it is super delicious. Ham and cheese on rye bread and toasted in the panini press. Been thinking about it all day.

 

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Author: Patricia Proctor

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  1. So excited about the interview, wow, that is something. I am so excited for you. Eager to see the video.

    You are very busy, The on line store, this site,etc. The architecture of the Telephone Company is so interesting.

    Have a great day Pat, looking forward to the video.

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    • Hi Cathy, – I am excited about the interview and then sort of scared of it as well. Who knows what will happen with it. I do trust the reporter just not so sure that telling bits and pieces of my life story is a good thing or not. Anyway if it isn’t – it’s my fault because I sent in a news release to the paper about my puzzle books and it got accepted. The way it goes is the way it goes. 🙂

      I know he is going to include a bit about my monastic journey as he asked for a picture of being in the habit. I sent two and I think he may use both. Whoa. This may be quite a story.

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      • Hi,

        It will be a terrific and wonderful story.

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  2. Very exciting new! I have to say I’m not completely surprised though. You’ve been full of exciting news events since I started following you when you did your original ecard site. Sure hope there is a link for the interview. Keep up the exciting good work.

    PS – Simple easy dinners are the best!!!! Especially when someone else does it 🙂 🙂

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    • Hi Charlotte – I totally agree with simple dinners being the best. I have attempted a few (very few) more elaborate recipes and for the most part the best ones are the simplest. And of course having Jon cooking is always a plus. He really is a better cook than I am so I never turn down his offers. 🙂

      Gosh sakes oh mighty. I started the first card site eons ago. I remember I started with just four cards that I drew myself and just kept going. That is why I decided to do another card site. This time its just because I love doing it – I know very well most folks hardly use ecards – I don’t. But like all hobbies sometimes you just have to do them because they are so much fun.

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      • I have always loved your e-cards as a quick catch-up when there is no real news to write about.

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  3. Happy to hear this! You have had a very interesting life! I have loved following you. Always think positive, builds good blood cells:-))

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    • Hi Betty. Oh great! I need good blood cells. The next time a negative thought comes in I will quickly bring your advice to the fore and think something happy and positive.

      I have some healthy habits and some not so much – but I tell myself the most important habit of all is being happy with someone I love. 🙂 And of course family and wonderful friends. That makes a pretty good mountain of happy I think.

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  4. Really excited about your interview. You really do have a very interesting life. Hope you are able to provide a link.

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    • Hi Joan, I think it will be online – if so I will provide a link. Found out the reporter even found the mock interview I did with Oprah when I was in the monastery – hopefully THAT won’t be in the article. LOL

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  5. Ohhhhh Patricia … I was only just remembering that mock interview with Oprah the other day after this post !!! I’m sure you’ll find it if you look. I just did

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