This Website will let you know about our family, our vocations and avocations— and our values. We invite your comments or questions in your emails. Especially we hope you like the site and can feel you know us better as a result.
Main features on this site
- Puppy Stories will let you read stories written by our bassett hounds--well, at least written from their perspective.
- Bob and Okino Erabu contains musings about Bob's one year stay on a Japanese island during most of 1959.
- The Photo Gallery has a wide mix of photos arranged in albums... enjoy perusing.
- Family Timeline is a chronological list of major events in our family's life.
- Shaffer/Hellein Family Ancestry: These pages will tell what we have learned about our ancesters, our family history.
- Lain's Gowns will give you insight about Lain's wedding gown business and designing custom wedding gowns.
- Little Known Facts will enlighten you with tongue-in-cheek facts and brighten your day.
- Quotations We Like are gathered from here and there. Reading them will allow you to see some of the thinking and personality of Bob and Lain.
- Checkout the new page: A Child's Wisdom.
Other features you will find here
Our favorite links
Is the New World Translation Bible different? Read it online.
Cottage Grove, Oregon, Weather
WebCams around Oregon
I-5 near Cottage Grove, Oregon
Willamette Pass, in the Cascades
Yaquina Bay Jetty, Newport, Oregon
All about Space at Space.com
and Hubble Telescope images