An image of a daffodil created in the computer

I just finished scanning 784 slides that Poppa and I took over a forty year period, and  boy are my eyes tired.  Seriously, I opened a drawer and found 26 boxes of slides that have been sitting unmolested since we …

Bracketing the way Poppa Never Did Read more »

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What did you do your junior year in high school?

Last week, I took you through my school years at Portola Junior High in El Cerrito, California. Today, we’re still in El Cerrito, but this week looks at my high school years. My first job, marching band, taking courses at …

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They're So Cute When They're Small

It’s still April, which means it’s still National Poetry Month. Last week, I shared my two favorite poems in French, and Richard Blanco’s very powerful work. I thought that this week we’d go a bit lighter. Whether you call it …

Today–Read a Poem and Laugh Read more »

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The San Francisco Bay Bridge

In 1965, Heifer Project offered Poppa the opportunity to play goatherd for a herd of 50 goats destined for Korea. Poppa said yes, but his health disagreed. Forced into the hospital for minor surgery, his hospitalization coincided with the departure …

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The Hood Ornament of a 1937 Plymouth

Charles Nash had brought Walter Chrysler to General Motors in 1911. Chrysler left GM and started his own company when he bought Maxwell Motors in 1925. Maxwell began operations in 1904, but by the 1920s, the company was in trouble. …

Everybody Knows the Name Plymouth Read more »

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The El Cerrito Methodist Church

In June, 1962, Bishop Donald Harvey Tippett appointed Poppa to serve the El Cerrito California Community Methodist Church. We left Colusa and moved to the Bay Area. As I mentioned in last Sunday’s blog, the temperature inside our Colusa house …

El Cerrito California Read more »

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