A bobbin is a device used in sewing, knitting things together — a lane is a gentle road leading to an interesting place.
About Us
Family Timeline
Photo Gallery
Lain's Gowns
Puppy Stories
Bob and Okino Erabu
Gino's Photography
Quotations We Like
Little Known Facts

This website will let you know about our family, our vocations, avocations, and our values.


We invite your comments or questions in your emails--see the About Us


Features on this site

Check back to these pages periodically, because new information is being added to them.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • A Child's Wisdom About Dogs.


Our favorite links

To find out the truth about Jehovah's Witnesses,


What are their beliefs and activities?

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


Space topics
All about Space at

and Hubble Telescope images