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.
Rain Queen died in 2005. There is no Rain Queen now, She has not been
replaced. this is a disaster of major proportions. Not being
superstitious about things like this, but anything that might help it
rain is a good idea. We need a new Rain Queen.