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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.

Thank An Architect If You Like Trail

The next time you ride along the Centennial Trail, or take your family out to enjoy one of Spokane’s scenic parks, thank a landscape architect. And if you know Coeur d’Alene’s Jon Mueller, be sure to thank him too. For 27 years, Mueller has been involved in efforts to beautify many parts of the Inland Northwest, including the Idaho portion of the Centennial Trail and Sky Prairie Park in north Spokane. Born and raised in Coeur d’ Alene, Mueller has witnessed great growth throughout the region. “As a child I watched Interstate 90 being built through the city and the initial development of Coeur d’Alene’s McEuen Field,” he said/Cindy Hval, Spokesman More here.

Question: Which part of the Centennial Trail, either side of the state line, is your favorite?

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