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Literary Teas are Back!


The craziness of the holiday season is slowly winding down. That means it is time for our literary teas to make their return! Starting on Saturday, January 11 at 3:30pm Literary Teas will officially be back. Our first special literary guest will be Gail Elliott Downs from Depoe Bay!


Gail Elliott Downs, author of The Black Suitcase Mystery—A World War II Remembrance is a retired elementary school educator with thirty-seven years’ experience as a classroom teacher, reading specialist and school librarian. She grew up as an “Army Brat” and became an Army wife but had little knowledge of the 15th Army Air Corps’ activities during World War II. As the Black Suitcase Mystery project unfolded, Gail learned, right along with her fifth-grade students, about World War II aviation and the missions flown by B-24 Liberator bombers.


Gail is a life-time member of the St. Louis, Missouri Genealogical Society and served as its Librarian in the mid-eighties. She has been a member of DAR since 1984 and has held numerous offices. Upon retiring in St. Louis, Gail moved to Depoe Bay and volunteers weekly at the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum where she is helping to organize a Research Library.


During the 75th anniversary of World War II, Gail serves as the Educational Director for the Oregon Spirit of ’45, an organization dedicated to honoring the “Greatest Generation” from the Battlefield to the Homefront.



If you are interested in meeting Gail and hearing her discuss her book, come join us on Saturday, January 11 at 3:30pm for tea and scones ($5 per person).

For more information or to reserve your spot at this special Literary Tea give us a call at (503) 842-5447.





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