Tag Archives: Family

In Her Honor

Every Hallowe’en I offer homage to a remarkable woman. In that tradition, I am reposting, in her honor, my heartfelt tribute. There had been rumors, rustlings of something very bad afoot. Those with whom she had spent a lifetime, and … Continue reading

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Her Story, Her Way

I want you to help me write my obituary. Sure. What would you like to say? Okay, it has to begin with, I was born on a high and windy hill. No. You weren’t born on a high and windy … Continue reading

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I’m A 12th Man, And I’m In!

Last year, as the Seattle Seahawks were departing for New York to play in Super Bowl XLVIII, I wrote a post declaring I am a 12th Man, and attempted to explain to those who are not from the Pacific Northwest, … Continue reading

Posted in Baby Boomers, Childhood, Current Events, Family, Football, Grandparents, Life Journey, Memories, Nostalgia, Seattle Seahawks, Super Bowl, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 21 Comments

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

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