Jacque Thornton

Jacque posted 68 stories to Kitsap Daily News.
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History lived and remembered | This N’ That

Reaching an age, which I now call my Lavender Years (since the…

  • Jan 27th, 2017 10:48am

Reasons why women should not go topless | This ‘N’ That

I’m sorry, folks, but I just have to get this off my feminine chest ...

  • Aug 12th, 2016 6:39pm

A Poem for Mother’s Day | This ’N’ That

Since Mother’s Day is just around the corner, I would like to share a lovely piece of poetry my youngest daughter Donna wrote for me at 2 a.m. the morning of Jan. 3.

  • May 9th, 2016 11:14pm

Share what you can with neighbors in need | This ‘N’ That

It seems every year the holiday season rolls around earlier than the last. Yet, as children, we thought it was never going to get here, while marking the days off on the calendar. Thanksgiving was big in my family and was so looked forward to in my growing up. We had turkey two times a year, Thanksgiving and Christmas, in those days, unless you were lucky enough to live on a farm raising a few. The Great Depression put a damper on holidays for many. I remember one year during the 1930s, when a local church with little funds left a basket in front of our apartment door with a small turkey and all the trimmings. Mom cried when she found it.

  • Nov 2nd, 2015 10:38pm

The unusual adventures on our family road trip

With the end of July and our family reunion here over, I went on vacation with daughter Donna, her husband Jon and five-year-old great-grandson Jack, heading for the redwoods in Northern California. Son Gary from Oklahoma and seven of his family followed in their RV.

  • Sep 8th, 2015 4:32pm

Treasured memories

It seems I have become quite a character, with so many sides to my nature. I pop out so quickly with retorts to something said that I even amaze myself.

  • Jun 26th, 2015 10:31pm

Storms wreak havoc, bring worries for families

Every year during tornado season, we wait for news letting us know if all is well.

  • May 26th, 2015 4:50pm

Long-lost memories give stories happy endings

While prowling through a bottom drawer seldom opened, I found forgotten memorabilia from my teens. It’s really odd how things not thought of in years suddenly pop up. It happened to me a week ago and I’m still in awe over this life-time revelation.

  • Apr 24th, 2015 5:22pm

On the passage of time and the need to help others | This ‘N’ That

Speaking of time, mine grows shorter ahead and the memories longer behind. Not such a bad deal at that.

  • Jun 2nd, 2014 5:18pm

Reactions to embarrassing moments change with age | This ‘N’ That

I have certainly had more than my share of wanting to disappear or crawl under the carpet.

  • Apr 4th, 2014 6:09pm

Cough revives memories of childhood cold remedies | This ‘N’ That

I’m in the process of saying goodbye to a touch of a head cold and sinus. Every time I cough, it brings back memories of my grandmother Josie Mae’s mysterious homemade cures.

  • Mar 6th, 2014 6:37pm

A look back at the beginning of our local food banks | This ‘N’ That

Mention of Fishline brings back memories of the original food banks.

  • Feb 4th, 2014 9:48pm

Tucked away memories resurface for the new year | This N’ That

Another year? Somebody’s got to be kidding. I haven’t completed much of anything I had fussed at myself to do in 2013.

  • Dec 26th, 2013 11:43pm

A Christmas eve that still touches this writer’s heart | This ‘N’ That

It was a time of not much to celebrate. The 1930s were so disheartening that the very thought of holidays were sad for many families.

  • Dec 24th, 2013 2:00pm

Remembering those who served on Vets Day | This ‘N’ That

Nov. 11 is Veterans Day and means something in my family

  • Nov 1st, 2013 8:50pm

Telling the tale of two throne rooms | This ‘N’ That

Every fable should have a moral and this story is no different.

  • Oct 4th, 2013 6:09pm

Three have a close call on the way to a family reunion | This ‘N’ That

Another summer is on the shelf and school is starting soon. What a beautiful performance old man Sun put on for us.

  • Sep 9th, 2013 6:19pm

August brings back memories of a historic time | This ‘N That

Isn’t it remarkable how some dates and important events stay within the deep recesses of our minds, just to pop up from out of nowhere, regardless of how old we have grown to be?

  • Jul 29th, 2013 8:18pm

Appreciate the lighter side of last requests | This ‘N That

I seem to find something laughable in almost any situation and, just having gone through my own red tape, this farmer’s will really tickled me. Having family in Oklahoma makes it doubly funny (by the way, all my family survived the tornadoes).

  • Jul 1st, 2013 10:00pm

Summer events are getting started in North Kitsap | This ‘N That

The annual Salmon Run, sponsored by the Suquamish Warrior veterans and Vietnam Legacy motorcycle club, will start on June 28 at noon and continue June 29.

  • Jun 6th, 2013 10:53pm

Changing seasons bring fond memories to mind | This ‘n That

The expression “How time flies” has been around forever, it seems. And, too, the connection of seasons also has been used as an expression of the different stages of our lives in poetry and song.

  • Apr 26th, 2013 7:44pm

In the wake of loss, fulfilling a loved one’s wishes | This ‘N That

By now, most of our readers know my husband Don passed away in February.

  • Apr 1st, 2013 7:05pm

Many blessings helping to speed recovery | This ‘N That

How does one go about thanking so many people and groups of medical teams for their help in keeping a husband ticking?

  • Feb 5th, 2013 12:07am

Cellphones ring at the wrong time, fall in odd places | This ‘N That

Most of us have done some pretty odd things in our lifetime — no, wait, stupid things, having put myself in that situation so many times it really can’t be counted.

  • Dec 14th, 2012 11:19pm

Past or present, the Christmas season is meaningful | This ‘N That

There is something mystical about evenings in late December, bringing to mind a small 6-year-old child who felt the magic of Christmas in 1937, the year Seattle had a rare blustery snowstorm.

  • Nov 19th, 2012 5:46am

An email opens a memory vault | This ‘N That

Last month, I received an email from gal pal Jan Richards of Kingston that set this old memory bank back in time.

  • Oct 26th, 2012 8:12pm

Ill motorist gets a break on parking fine | This ‘N That

In the August edition of Kingston Community News, I told of our daughter’s medical emergency and how she was ticketed for $450 because she parked in the handicapped zone in front of Group Health in Poulsbo.

  • Sep 28th, 2012 9:22pm

Ill motorist gets a break on parking fine | This ‘N That

In the August edition of Kingston Community News, I told of our daughter’s medical emergency and how she was ticketed for $450 because she parked in the handicapped zone in front of Group Health in Poulsbo.

  • Aug 31st, 2012 10:36pm

Can ticketing by law enforcement go too far? | This n That

There are times when the legality of laws and policies strike all of us as a “situation impossible” (one of my own expressions).

  • Jul 30th, 2012 6:05pm

The war, a letter and helping others | This ‘n That

It tickled me to read a letter in the June Kingston Community News, on the Opinion page. It was titled, “Yes, Jacque, and capitalism does work well.” David Brown of Hansville was remarking on my column, “Who is looking out for the little guy anyway?”

  • Jun 29th, 2012 9:02pm

Scamming our military vets: Almost as low as it gets | This ‘N That

My family has a special interest in veterans since four of our sons served in the military during the Vietnam War. Some still don’t call it a war, but they weren’t there. Believe them, it was a war.

  • May 25th, 2012 10:35pm

Who is looking out for the little guy anyway? | This ‘n That

I don’t know about other folks, but the elevating cost of gas going up every other day — sometimes every day — is sitting in my craw like heartburn.

  • May 3rd, 2012 10:57pm

You can’t judge a handbag by its label | This ‘n That

There are times when I think I am so funny and then fall flat on my face. This is a tale of one of my recent goof-ups.

  • Mar 4th, 2012 9:00pm

Winter chores and officials’ faux pas | This ‘n That

Our lives are getting a little humdrum with the weather ever changing from one day to the next.

  • Feb 6th, 2012 7:48pm

Be sure and check your latest bank statement for surprises | This ‘n That

I have an off-beat sense humor, always finding something funny in just about everything. There are times when a remark strikes me and I just fall apart, like when a congressman recently became a little testy, saying he was getting very tired of people picking on the rich.

  • Dec 19th, 2011 11:37pm

We always come back swinging and we never lose hope | This ‘N That

Autumn days, just before winter sets in, is my favorite time of year, but along with it comes many memories of past years.

  • Nov 18th, 2011 9:09pm

Current economic times are too familiar | This ‘N’ That

Hearing today’s news is like living my early childhood over again in the Depression of the 1930s. When Wall Street failed on Black Tuesday, October 1929, the world was thrown into turmoil.

  • Nov 4th, 2011 6:04pm

Buy USA: It’s good for you and the economy | This ‘N’ That

Do you ever read the labels on items you buy? I know that some of us are beginning to pay more attention in purchasing U.S.-made products, rather than foreign-made. American-made items are not always higher in price, as one might believe. Even a few dollars more really wouldn’t hurt many of us.

  • Oct 3rd, 2011 6:54pm

American-made: Possibly cheaper and sometimes better | This ‘N’ That

American-made items are not always higher in price, as one might believe. Even a few dollars more really wouldn’t hurt many of us.

  • Aug 29th, 2011 4:10pm

Close calls in tornado alley | This ‘N’ That | July

Those of us who have families living in the midwest were given quite a fright in May. Two sons, Gary and Edward, live in tornado areas as well as our grandchildren and their families. We were able to talk with Gary by cell as he was racing to his home in Edmond, Okla. He told us, “It was so dark reaching the ranch from a tornado overhead, I could hardly find the barn.”

  • Jul 11th, 2011 9:05pm