Millie Graves has lived in the West Lane area since the 1950s. She likes to write
both poetry and prose, some of which she writes only in her mind, others she
commits to paper. Her favorite subjects are family members and animals or a
combination of the two. Unfortunately, friends are not exempt from the scrutiny of the
pen. She began writing poetry as a way of coping with the death of her first
(Summer 2005)

I am a compulsive people-watcher and especially enjoy writing about people I know.
I also fi nd pleasure in writing about people I do not know, but only observe and
about whom I often speculate. Most of my writing is about and for my family. Of
course, friends are not out-of-bounds at times for my reflections. Watch out friends
and family! Someone may be watching YOU!
(Groundwaters 2015: An Anthology)

Website address:  none available

Index of Groundwaters contributions:

Volume 1 Issue 4 - “The Empty Bed” (poetry); “Grandma’s Quilt” (essay)
Volume 2 Issue 1 - “Buckwheat; The Deer Who Thought He Was a Dog” (poetry)
Volume 2 Issue 2 - “A Christmas Dream” (poetry); “Jodi and Screech” (personal
Volume 2 Issue 3 - “Grocery Shopping at Thriftway” (community); “Remembering D-
Day” and “The Green of Oregon” (poetry); “True Love” (personal experience/non-
Volume 2 Issue 4 - “A Bunch of Lunch” (poetry); “Chow Down” and “The Summer
Concert” (essay)
Volume 3 Issue 1 - “The Eternal Spring” (poetry); “The Hired Hand” (essay);
“Screech With Kids” (photograph)
Volume 3 Issue 2 - “Go Fly a Kite” and “Dreams” (essay)
Volume 3 Issue 4 - “The End of an Era” (personal experience/non-fiction); “The Last
Word: Crow” (personal experience/non-fiction)
Volume 4 Issue 3 - “Choice” (essay)
Volume 4 Issue 4 - “Head for the Barn” (personal experience/non-fiction)
Volume 5 Issue 2 - “It Will Never Be the Same Again” (essay); “The Lost Lullaby”
and “My Home Town” (poetry)
Volume 5 Issue 3 - "Greetings from Mossyrock" (non-fiction); "I Wonder: Jump Rope
Memories" (essay)
Volume 6 Issue 2 - "Pursuing a Dream" (profile/interview); "The Broadway Events
Center" (announcement); "The Hostage" (personal experience/non-fiction)
Volume 8 Issue 3 - GW Redux  “The Empty Bed” (poetry)
Volume 8 Issue 4 - "Grace Biggs... Recapturing Memories" (personal profile) Volume
9 Issue 2 - "Sitkalidak Island - As Remote as it Gets!" and "The Outhouse" (personal
Volume 9 Issue 4 - "Scottish Highland Cattle; The Hairy Cows of Scotland"
(informational); "The Copperhead Snake and the Miracle Cure" (non-fiction)
Volume 10 Issue 2 - "Fly Like An Eagle" (personal experience/non-fiction)

Groundwaters 2015: An Anthology: " Homesteading Alaska" (photo gallery) - page
92; "Homesteading... Alaska Earthquake, 1964" (family history) - page 93
Groundwaters 2016: An Anthology:  "A Winter Garden" (poetry/seasons) - page
37; "Uncle Otto and the Newport Bridge" (non-fiction/profiles and tributes) - page 85;
"Heaven on Earth" (poetry/special places) - page 118
Groundwaters 2017: An Anthology: "Wilbur Thacker's Brief Escape from WWI -
page 63; "Perspective" - page 33
Mildred "Millie" Thacker Graves
aka "Mimi Gee"
Groundwaters Publishing, LLC
"Bubbling up in our own good time-- online."
Picture by Marcia Murphy
Eva, Richard and Royce Newton at
Eva’s homestead camp in Alaska.
Royce Newton, Joe Seeholzer and
Richard Newton at Eva’s camp
Groundwaters 2018: An Anthology: "Ho, Ho, Ho. It's Off to Work We Go" (All in a Day's Work) - page 12; "The
Owyhee Tragedy" Submitted posthumously for Millie's husband, Selwin Graves (personal experience/Adventure) - page
59; "By the Sea" (poetry/The Great Outdoors) - page 76