This is my first installment of my short series on small town America. These pictures were taken in La Pine, Oregon, a town of about 1,500 in central Oregon, close to Bend and Sunriver. These three pictures were shot at the local St. Vincent De Paul store in the out skirts of town. The store contained hundreds of decorative santas, stockings, wreaths, holiday attire, and fake Christmas trees. I found an amazing silk, hand-beaded and sequined top from the 80s that I will be rockin' on New Years Eve and my early January ugly sweater birthday bash.
Name: Lorraine Lovett
Things Lorraine Collects: Lighthouses (which are abundant at St. Vinny's)
Favorite bi-weekly nail Salon: Nails by Joe (Most women in La Pine have a permanent appointment with Joe who has been doing their nails for years. He is famous for his artistic ability and airbrush nail talent at affordable prices. I once had my nails done and painted red, black, and white zebra stripes- see below)
Names: Cindy Smith and Becky Vowell
How long have you lived here?: (Cindy) I have lived here for 19 years and Becky has been here for 20.
Favorite things to do in La Pine: Fishing and hiking.