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All Gave Some, And Some Gave All

Memorial Day. I love this annual holiday. It is the unofficial kick off of summer, and there are never too many barbecues, sunny days, and happy voices for me to tire of this oncoming hot, sweaty, shorts and sandals season. But … Continue reading

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A Hardship That Never Was

Life has a way of wearing down what it considers my rough edges. It never seems to matter that I like me just the way I am (thank you, Mr Rogers), and would prefer to be left alone with all … Continue reading

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Of Orchards, Smudge Pots, And Friends

If you lived near fruit groves in California or Florida way back when, you probably remember smudge pots and smudging. I believe the practice fell out of favor in the 1970s, but for any of us who grew up around … Continue reading

Posted in 1950's, Aging, Baby Boomers, Childhood, Death, Elementary School 1950's, Family, Friendship, Heaven, Home, Humor, Learning, Life Journey, Memories, Modesto, Nostalgia, Relationships, San Joaquin Valley, School, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 35 Comments

I Hope You Ate Your Black-eyed Peas

Oh my stars! It is New Year’s Day, and I realized I did not have any black-eyed peas; and I am not referring to the hip hop group. No, I mean the simple, tried and true legume. I needed to … Continue reading

Posted in Aging, American History, Baby Boomers, Family, Food, Genealogy, Home, Life Journey, Memories, New Year, Nostalgia, Superstitions, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 14 Comments

Life In The Time Of Cruising

December days in California’s San Joaquin Valley are cold, overcast, and often foggy. Tule fog, foggy. That is the fog where visibility can go from 600 feet to zero feet with little or no warning; there just is no way … Continue reading

Posted in 1960's, Aging, American Graffiti Days, Baby Boomers, Driving, Family, Friendship, Home, Humor, Learning, Life Journey, Memories, Nostalgia, Relationships, Rock and Roll, San Joaquin Valley | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 23 Comments

You Will Rue The Day Arrogant Arachnid

Oh no! Spider alert! I repeat, HUGE poisonous spider alert! And I believe this could be a very angry spider! I was sitting in my chair, peacefully drinking morning coffee, reading blog posts, catching up with Facebook friends when a … Continue reading

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Just What She Always Never Wanted

When we look back on Christmases past, we like to remember gifts received, especially those cherished items that we have held close to our hearts for a lifetime. But there also were those gifts we remember; the ones which made … Continue reading

Posted in Aging, Baby Boomers, Books, Career, Christmas, Communication, Gifts, Home, Life Journey, Memories, Pacific Northwest, Reading, Relationships, Uncategorized, Writers | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 24 Comments