Introduction Yesterday, I didn’t feel up to snuff, or to anything else, for that matter. Today is slightly better, thanks largely to the roses, and lilies, and hollyhocks, oh my! that are blooming in my flower beds. Yesterday, I came …

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My Triumph TR7 at Thompson Pass (Montana/Idaho State Line)

In 1990, my partner Gary and I were driving north on Division Street in Spokane, Washington. We had other reasons for being in Spokane, but Gary was looking for a car. Spokane is the largest “big” city to us. Gary …

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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 …

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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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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 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 …

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