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Egads and glorioski

Egads and glorioski
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Last weekend was jam-packed! It actually began on Thursday (Friday vigil?). I helped work the registration table for Third District Supervisorial candidate, Sheila Kuehl.  The Board of Supervisors has a huge, long-lasting impact on our region, so I think it’s beneficial to support those who view it as such and who have shown by their […]

A Journey of Discovery

A Journey of Discovery

Mystery, compelling connections, dedication that can not be denied.  Those are phrases that come to mind when I think back on the docudrama – “Weaving the Past.   It premiered last Friday and it’s showing at the Laemmle Playhouse 7 for two more days. I’ve known Walter Dominguez, the director, producer, and writer,  for 5 […]

Feels like forever and we’re 85% there

Feels like forever and we’re 85% there

Dear Readers,I can’t figure out how to fix the problems that keep rearing their head on this post.  Please be extra gracious and accept the post – flaws and all. It seems like I’ve been talking about housecleaning, like, since forever.  Somedays it feels that way to me, too.  But I’ve begun to see some […]

Pretend it is Thursday

Pretend it is Thursday

I don’t usually “do” Throwback Thursday… but I’ve come across lots of pictures as I’ve been cleaning and reorganizing the rooms in our home. Fact: I try to never take myself too seriously.   A flaw, perhaps, in an earnest historian, but there you go.   But I ask you, how could you take yourself […]

This and that as my life began

This and that as my life began

Funny how some quotes keep coming back to haunt you. “The child is father to the man…” was a Wordsworth quote I read in Junior High school.  I found the phrase immensely confusing and intriguing. “My Heart Leaps Up When I Behold”My heart leaps up when I beholdA rainbow in the sky:So was it when […]

The long road home

The long road home

It took us about 10 hours to drive from Crater Lake to Modesto.  Lots of fine moments. This was one of them. James M. Grimes

Annivirthday

Annivirthday

There seem to be no few requisites to be a part of our family.  First and foremost seems to be you need to love one of us and at least enjoy being with a couple of the people in the family.  Somewhere in the rest of the mix is the ability to need, enjoy, or […]

Annivirthday*

Annivirthday*

There seem to be no few requisites to be a part of our family.  First and foremost seems to be you need to love one of us and at least enjoy being with a couple of the people in the family.  Somewhere in the rest of the mix is the ability to need, enjoy, or […]

63 and 39 equals a lot of life and love

63 and 39 equals a lot of life and love

Pete and Nellie Martinez, 1951 63 years ago my parents were married at La Placita.  I now know that the more formal name is La Iglesia de Nuestra SeƱora la Reina de Los Angeles, but formality seems a bit pretentious when a place has been a part of the family for a long time. My […]

Still here, behind all the paperwork and such

Still here, behind all the paperwork and such

It’s been over a month since I last wrote.  James is of the opinion that “nobody writes blogs anymore”.  He might be right.  See evidence in first sentence. But I have a real excuse.  A good reason why I’ve not written.  Dear Ones have been dealing with health issues, the day to day tasks have […]

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