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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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DONE in Postcards 4

2019 Tax papers. Behind in that basket are the extra recycled papers that came with everything. • I’ve been reading other friends blog rolls while G coughs. Yes, he hacking, moaning, an...


Properties tells me that I have over 100,900 pictures of George. That’s a lot, but then again, I’ve been taking pictures for over 35 years. His mom took a lot of pictures too. We have a ...


Teeth. 1969. Yes, I still use a paper appointment book. I see it first thing when I get up…right there in River City. This month seems to have barely started, and the pages of the book ar...


4 days ago

FAMILIES in Postcards 4

2006: Megan, Alex, and G behind them. We all have families of origin, but many of us have families of choice also. My immediate family of origin included my mother, Gunny – my father, Grandm...


1996: Dad Alex and grandpa George, I want something with mashed potatoes for dinner. Comfort food. Of such small things is a day made. I called the dentist about my way too big plate, I’...


1967, DeAnna. • Maximus Perseus Hoover Watkins….we are calling him Max. Max is a good name for a great-grandson. He came seven weeks early with the cord around his neck. He can be seen ...


7 days ago

KATY in Postcards 4

Katy, a most adventurous friend. 1960’s. It was Katy’s birthday yesterday. Her family was there, and there was much joy on the internet. I’ve known Katy, her sister, and her mom and dad s...


February 07, 2019

BETTER EVERY DAY NOW in Postcards 4

2018: Bobbie, and see if this photo shows up. My fault. • I awoke this morning thinking I was going to live. • I read Ronni’s blog and realize her last chemo didn’t work. I get a mess...


February 06, 2019

ALMOST THREE WEEKS in Postcards 4

Perhaps it’s the dress…. Friday: Nodded off most of the day. Didn’t go to the meeting and cough on everyone. Saturday: Not ok all day. Sunday: G worked on his box. I did laundry. Had ...


February 03, 2019

THRIFT STORE LADY in Postcards 4

I’ve been powering down water for my kidneys and the Bronchitis. I leaked a bit before all this, but lately I leak every time I cough. Flood sometimes too. Yes, I went to the toilet before we ...


February 02, 2019

WORN OUT SHOES in Postcards 4

On my old drawing board stool. Illness. That’s all the sickie can talk about….how they feel, are they getting worse, are they getting better….that sort of thing. It’s boring. It’s like hav...


February 01, 2019

AT THE EMBARCADER0 in Postcards 4

Left to Right: The old WPA Civic Center, two Holland America ships, and the Midway. ..............................................................................................................


January 29, 2019

A MELTED JAR in Postcards 4

Photo: PAH, Melted Jar for a SW College flyer. Photo: Paul took a great many photos at this site in the back country of Chula Vista. There was a barn, leaning toward the sunset, there we...


January 27, 2019

LOOK WHAT I FOUND in Postcards 4

• Look what I found. Here’s the original of that colorful self-portrait. Below is the picture I had been looking for two weeks ago and couldn’t find. I did find a smaller version of it...


January 24, 2019

DOZING in Postcards 4

I was thinking a little while ago that Paul would probably be appalled that I am editing his images. He thought I was useless in photography. He has four children who could do this, but...


January 22, 2019

THE MUSIC MAN in Postcards 4

I need to do this image over. Nothing seems to be in focus…was the original? There’s too much contrast, but it’s too much of a charming yet powerful photo to let go. Look at the adoratio...


January 21, 2019

AN AFTER GARAGE in Postcards 4

We actually spent a day and a half in our garage braving the dust and assorted mold spores to create less chaos. It worked. It’s absolutely exhilarating to walk into a space and know exac...


January 20, 2019

ANOTHER GARAGE CLEANUP in Postcards 4

<center></center> We were good folks yesterday. We folded and addressed stuff for the Spring Roundup most of the morning. There was a quick stop at the library sale to grab a chil...


January 18, 2019

BEFORE AND AFTER in Postcards 4

Before. After. All of us OCD folks are pulling out hair out where I work. So many donations have arrived that we ended up just putting them anywhere they would fit. For two days ...


January 16, 2019

CROSSED OUT in Postcards 4

Photographer: PAH. Image from a contact sheet. 1967. I’m inching my way though this shot taking out the big black X. Probably no work on it today as I just deleted a batch of photos fr...


January 15, 2019

COWLS AND SCOOPS in Postcards 4

Photo: Paul Adams Hawkins. Subject: Victory ships vents, or scoops, as the ships were dismantled in Long Beach. ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. Himself: Made bread instead of...


<center></center> Photo: Paul Adams Hawkins. • Margot gave me a chance to scan some of Paul’s photographs. She brought them home from his Arizona house after his death. Some I rem...


January 13, 2019

FROM KATREN in Postcards 4

Is there a rail line near your house? Three miles away is a station for old town Amtrack and the trolley What is your favorite flavor of potato chips? Lays Sour cream flavored How far do you live...


January 11, 2019

IMPORTANCES in Postcards 4

Katy Susan Yesterday was an important day for me, in a way. I embarrassingly discovered that I moved all the Sherlock Holmes mysteries and filed them under Holmes instead of Doyle. At le...


January 09, 2019

Remembering in Postcards 4

I forgot almost everything this morning. Not my teeth or ears, but everything else of importance. I’ve finally found a way to remember things like teeth or ears…I put those directly in front ...


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