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Wed., Aug. 8, 2012, 4:55 p.m.

Kerri: Yes, You Can Go Home Again

In her Main Street column this week, Kerri Thoreson tells a heart-warming story of a Coeur d'Alene woman and her son opening a house at 10th & Pennsylvania to landscape architech Jon Mueller and his siblings to enjoy a 60th anniversary in their childhood home. Kerri writes: "On Saturday the planets aligned and there in the backyard of the house on 10th and Penn was a glorious gathering of Muellers. Bill and Joanna's children Mark Mueller, Jahn Mueller Schmitz and Jon Mueller, 10 of their grandchildren and four great-grandchildren from Washington, Oregon, Arizona, California and New York were there. Assorted spouses brought the total to more than two dozen family members. Joining them were their hosts, Cobi and Bayley. The potluck picnic included childhood favorite dishes once lovingly prepared by Joanna. Mark, Jahn and Jon posed on the backyard steps, built by their father decades before, his initials still visible in the cement. Stories were told, with much laughter and a tear or two." Full column here.

Question: Did you ever return to your childhood home? Please describe the experience.




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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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