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Journaling since 1974. I'm an artist, book lady, and quilter living at the beach with a car guy. I volunteer with lots of books. All entries are copyrighted under the author's legal name under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 Unported. © Copyright 1974-2018.

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2 hours ago

OH, ADVENTURE ! in Postcards 4

The holidays begin slowly, and for me, bravely doing new things I have never done before by myself. I had bought a “compass card” during the week. No longer does one use paper transfers ...


2 days ago

WHAT I GOT in Postcards 4

By Zoe H. Most kids go to the mall and buy whatever they want But I’m over here happy with what I got They can go into each store and buy what they want But I’m over here happy with what ...


The Friends of the Library, hereafter FOL, doesn’t have a section for Christmas books. Did I tell you that earlier? The Children’s book section does. Maybe Christmas is for children only...


Keeping the living room simple this year was hard for me. I am not one to fill my windows with moving Santa’s, nor am I fond of Christmas décor everywhere. But, until recently, I have loved ...


6 days ago

A WELCOMING in Postcards 4

The tree is up all blue this year the wreath is on the door a welcoming made by my child and lasting almost forever I often think she loves me despite her constant criticisms because of th...


December 01, 2018

WORLD AIDS DAY in Postcards 4

Memories. These are some of the blocks and panels that Sister Margaret’s Sewing ladies helped build for the AIDS Quilt. It was hard for me to go to displays of the AIDS Quilt and find friends...


November 30, 2018

LIVING IN THE RAIN in Postcards 4

Margot when she was living in Seattle. Photo PAH. A day of dots again: • Margot is having a trigger finger released this morning. Her first surgery. They do it differently now from j...


November 28, 2018

IT'S ALL ABOUT ME in Postcards 4

1981: Cc by CA Was it because I got in the hot tub Monday after swimming? That spot shot sharp pains up my leg all day yesterday, and the pains kept me awake last night. Sometimes one q...


November 26, 2018

A VIGNETTE in Postcards 4

There Scott and I are, out on the grass in front of Dog Shit Acres. Three, old, pre-WWII, officers housing buildings that had been floated down from Camp Pendleton to OB. Real lath and pl...


November 25, 2018

A REVIEW in Postcards 4

C: Musings from a Redhead. I read a lot. You know that. I usually post the title or author of the latest book down there on the bottom of each entry. The next one is going to be a Jona...


November 24, 2018

A LOVELY FOUR DAYS in Postcards 4

” *Carol, Robert, and George after breakfast this morning. * It’s eight, and I have time to start my blog. At nine, we are having breakfast with Carol and her husband Robert. Carol is an ex...


The 1980 Cottage Thanksgiving.. I hope you are as grateful for many things this year as am I. And too, grateful for all of you in my life. Thank you Have a wonderful day.


November 21, 2018

SOMETIMES TRIUMPHANT in Postcards 4

The Cabrillo Lighthouse on top of Point Loma. Playing with my newest Star of India Photos has kept me busy. No one posted anything good on Shipspotting.com about the Star’s sailing. In rea...


November 19, 2018

A WEDDING CAKE in Postcards 4

The first smoke filled day, we decided to go to Shelter Island to watch the star and her flotilla head out to sea. This second day, I let George decide where he wanted to go to see the s...


November 18, 2018

A SMOKEY SAIL in Postcards 4

The air was almost opaque, filled with smoke from the fires up north. The Star of India is the last iron hulled ship in the world that still sails. Despite the smoke, we took pictures any...


November 17, 2018

THE STAR SAILS in Postcards 4

The Star of India being towed out in 2009. Viewed from the top of Point Loma. She hasn’t sailed in five years. This year, on her 155th Birthday, the Star of India sails again. We will drive...


November 16, 2018

WE'RE BACK in Postcards 4

• He’s feeling pretty good. Yes, he can drive an automatic, and Myrtle the Toyota is one. He got tickets to the new Harry Potter film, so in half an hour we are out of here. • Bobbie ...


Map: CAL Fire through ABC10 • I haven’t heard from my Friend Bobbie this morning. She has hundreds of friends waiting for a call or message. The list of notes on her Facebook site is g...


November 11, 2018

VETERANS DAY in Postcards 4

<center></center> I thought for a few moments that the fire might reach Bobbies home. No, it is now burning five miles from her home where they stopped it. The fire itself is only 1...


November 10, 2018

FIRES in Postcards 4

This is the CAL Fire map here, of the 9 am fire perimeters for the LA fire. My friend Bobbie lives just out of the purple area to the right of that beige road from the 101 to the sea. She t...


November 08, 2018

LARYNGITIS in Postcards 4

Alice of Alice in Memoryland has been suffering from laryangitis. She writes not just of the verbal silences she is suffering, but also of the mental silences her husband suffers. He has...


November 07, 2018

ORTS AND LOAVES in Postcards 4

One of two book sorting areas. • Two days a week, I work three hour turns in a basement. Yes, I am having a grand time. No the dust isn’t getting to me. I take enough allergy meds to...


November 06, 2018

PLEASE VOTE !! in Postcards 4

This election really matters. Please go vote your convictions. Yes, your vote counts The Washington Post ran an opinion piece about why voters were and weren’t voting. Some of the reason...


November 04, 2018

DAYS LIKE THESE in Postcards 4

Last night we sat by the bay and watched the Volendam leave the harbor. Today will be another time of total relaxation. The Sunday morning news shows leave us comforted as they are designed t...


November 04, 2018

DAYS LIKE THESE in Postcards 4

Last night we sat by the bay and watched the Volendam leave the harbor. Today will be another time of total relaxation. The Sunday morning news shows leave us comforted as they are designed t...


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