News and commentary by Fred Owens in LaConner, a small town in the Skagit Valley. The story behind the name: There was once a grocery store in a quonset hut, run by Mr. Grobschmidt. Clyde, an old drunk who lived out on the river, thought that Mr. Grobschmidt looked like a frog, so he took to calling the store the "Frog Hospital." Now the quonset hut, Mr. Grobschmidt, and Clyde are all gone -- only this blog survives to carry on the Frog Hospital tradition.
"Out of Africa" is the dream -- the beautiful grasslands, the wide skies, the wandering herds, the mystical Masai warriors, and the lovers transported to a higher realm of bliss beyond the reach of time itself. If only it were so! If only Africa was really like that.!