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As if the usie was new

As if the usie was new
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I don’t remember the occasion, but here are Faye Murata, Peggy Thomas, and me.  We are doing the 60s variation on goofing around and taking a group selfie.  

Agatha and me

Agatha and me

One of the good things about technology is the ability to scan or somehow preserve photos.   I’m guessing that this is from 1968 or 1969.  You doubt me?  Take a gander at the guitar and the paper flowers.  I think this was also taken before I decoupaged the name Agatha on my guitar.   […]

For love of coffee

For love of coffee

My love of coffee is somewhat legendary within my family.  It is the kickstart of my day.  I know that I am receiving a good bit of love when I wake up and the scent of the coffee brewing fills the air.  When we camp with our daughter and her family, I can be sure […]

August 29, 1970

August 29, 1970

An event that has had long-lasting repercussions took place in Los Angeles some 44 years ago.  There was a march that had more than 20,000 marchers.  Some estimate the number to be closer to 30,000.  Like other parts of history this event has been forgotten by much of Southern California. Photographer – Oscar Castillo The […]

Still moving on

Still moving on

This last weekend we tackled the shelves in the hallway.  We found albums of pictures I knew we had  “somewhere” in the house.  I added them to the piles of old pictures that are taking up the space I thought was clear.   This being Throwback Thursday here are a couple of fun images.   […]

Belated National Dog Day

Belated National Dog Day

Turns our yesterday was National Dog Day.  Here’s the link to find out how you can celebrate/recognize the day at any time of the year – http://www.nationaldogday.com/#!celebrate/cee5 I’ve included lots of photos of our current dogs – and cat, but came across these while sorting photos.  Hope you enjoy them. 1969 – in front of […]

Thanks, Bella

Thanks, Bella

There are a lot of reasons why I celebrate Women’s Equality Day.  Most basic reason is that I value equity and equality.   In 1971, “at the behest of Bella Abzug”,  National Women’s Equality Day was established.  Here’s a link to the full text –  http://www.nwhp.org/resourcecenter/equalityday.php Powerful stuff.  It’s easy for me to embrace this […]

Four months in

Four months in

We met our new puppy four months ago. We brought her home and named her Lali. Lali decided it was an okay place to be and  Larry figured what the heck. Last week Lali crept under the covers of our bed – all on her own. It’s her home, isn’t it?

It’s Official

It’s Official

Thomas Balch Elliott Papers, Huntington Library  Pasadena: Unexpected Roots October 1, 2014 Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. Independent scholar Roberta H. Martinez shares an intimate look at Pasadena’s earliest days as reflected in the romance, marriage, and work of writers Arturo Bandini and Helen Elliott Bandini; melding the legacies of  Old California and a changing sensibility to […]

It is organizing that has brought me to reflection

It is organizing that has brought me to reflection

Discovering lots about my folks.  I suspect actually I’m rediscovering things that they had shared with me but that I had, in my youthful way, found too boring to listen to or too narrow of experience to understand what they meant.   You know the whole idea that you need to have a cultural context, […]

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