Tuesday, May 26, 2015
My blogging friend Beverly and I are finally together again.
Of course she has become more than just a Blogging Friend.
We have so much in common.
I have enjoyed just catching up on life.
She will be missed when she returns to her home.
I think it's my turn to visit her next.
I really hope it can be soon.
Don't you think we look like sisters?
Saturday, May 23, 2015
Thursday, May 21, 2015
I just thought I would show another picture of my Dad.
I believe he was probably in his late teens or early 20's.
That would make the date around 1924.
My Dad loved to wilderness hike, fish and camp.
That backpack looks so heavy.
They are certainly not streamlined like today.
I am again fascinated by seeing my high school facial profile in this photo.
Missing my Dad.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
I haven't posted for a while.
Hubby and I went down to Disneyland to hear our Granddaughter
play with her High School Concert Band.
They performed 2 concerts
One in each of the parks.
Of course we had to go on the rides and see the sights too.
That is definitely the place to walk one's legs off.
It's all about making memories.....
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Monday, May 11, 2015
When my Hubby and I are hungry and in a hurry
We visit BLAST 825*
There is nothing like your own individual pizza with everything you like on it.
I'm getting hungry just thinking about having one.
Don't forget to enlarge this one to get the taste buds drooling.
Sunday, May 10, 2015
My Mom's been gone for many years but I still miss her.
I often think I should call her and tell her the latest happenings.
I think this photo was taken in the late 1930's or early 1940's.
Unfortunately, there is no date on it.
I hope I can find that locket Mom is wearing.
I remember seeing it some time ago.
I think it's time to start wearing it again.
Happy Mother's Day.
Thursday, May 07, 2015
We just returned from a mini vacation.
It was a time of refreshment.
The Iris were in full dress mode.
This was a shade and type of Iris I had never seen before.
Enlarging it will show the detail and all those interesting inner parts.
Our terrific friends Diane and Gary.
They invited us to be with them at their Angels Camp, CA time-share.
What a great time...great food...great weather....
Sunday, May 03, 2015
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
The activities and the passing of my Hubby's brother last week
Has brought again to my mind
How important family is.
I miss my own Dad a lot.
This photo of my oldest son and my Dad is one of my favorites.
This gave my Dad the greatest pleasure.....
Playing with his Grandson.
Can't you just hear the giggles and laughter?
I love posting for Throwback Thursday
And enjoying the memories.
Photo taken in early 1973.
Saturday, April 25, 2015
Thursday, April 23, 2015
The battle is over.
Cancer thinks it has won.
Because of Victory in Jesus
My Brother in Law , my Husband's only brother has gone to be with the Lord.
At 3:30 AM this morning Don went to Heaven.
This photo has a few years on it.... but to me , it's Don.
He's smiling and sharing life with the love of his life, Darolyn.
You will be missed.
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Were my bananas over-ripe!
Talk about pungent....
So I made a yummy loaf of Banana Bread.
It is delicious.
Warm with a bit of butter slathered over the slice......
No, a mouse didn't get into the bread.
The edge just didn't want to come out of the pan!
Of course I had to eat those crumbs too.....
Saturday, April 18, 2015
The last few weeks have been chock full of busyness, fun and some heartache.
I'm so thankful that God is in control.
I thought I would just post some of our Creator's beauty for this weekend.
The Wisteria has finally finished blooming.
I always love the pastel lavender with the soft yellow rose-like flowers peeking through.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Thursday, April 16, 2015
I know this is a little after the fact.
Here is a photo for THROW BACK THURSDAY.
This is me at about 3 years of age.
Around 1946....no year on the photo.
Happy belated Easter.
My Dad shows up in my face but I can really see my Mom's eyes in this photo.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Here is my Letter N for ABC Wednesday.
I really do like NATURE.
There is NOTHING like the colors of the Pacific Ocean.
Enlarging this picture will show the wild flowers in bloom.
NATURALLY, I had to show this tiny flower
Blooming in the ground cover.
The wide expanses of the ocean
Or the shy little flower
All show NATURE at it's finest.
Thanks to the ABC Wednesday team for encouraging us to look
At the World with different eyes.
Sunday, April 12, 2015
Thursday, April 09, 2015
I don't know if my sons will be too happy with my post today.
I think it's cute.
That's a Mama's privilege.
The photo was taken in June 1974.
Mark was almost 8 months old and Steve was almost 6 years old.
Ah, there is nothing like brotherly love.
Monday, April 06, 2015
It was just a week ago that we were in Mendocino, CA.
We were visiting the rugged Pacific Coastline and attending a fabulous wedding.
What made it even more wonderful was the place we stayed.
We were just yards away from the Point Cabrillo Lighthouse....
Staying in the Lighthouse Keepers home.
The home was built in 1909 and had been completely restored in 2007.
What a grand old house full of antiques and cozy nooks and crannies.
Here is our view from the corner sunroom.
You can see the location in the previous photo.
The lighthouse is still active and runs 24/7.
What an absolutely perfect day!
My Hubby and I took a jaunt down to the lighthouse and visited the small museum
Located in the lower area.
No visitors were allowed up in the tower though.
The stairway was a very steep spiral.
We walked out to the point to enjoy the crashing waves .
We actually spotted a few whale spouts out too far for the camera to pick up.
The ocean power carved out some beautiful arches.
The vistas just kept coming.
I could have taken pictures all day long.
We made many memories
along the Mendocino Coast.
This is my contribution to ABC Wednesday
and the letter M.
Thanks for looking.
I haven't posted for half of the alphabet
So here I am again.
Many thanks to the wonderful ABC team.
Sunday, April 05, 2015
Friday, April 03, 2015
My Hubby and I just came back from a few days at Lake Tahoe.
I have shown pictures of the Lake before,
In fact just this past January.
Now the water level is much worse.
We are into our 4th year of drought.
All the earth that can be seen should be under water
Enlarge the photos to see the detail.
I don't think any boat will be launched from those docks.
The Sierra Nevada Mountains should be covered with snow.
Not this year.
At least some of the trees are getting ready to spread a little Springtime cheer.
Wishing everyone a Blessed Easter.
Thursday, April 02, 2015
This is Easter
The year is 1971.
Our son Steve and our next door neighbor Karen.
Aren't they the cutest?
Tomorrow is Karen's birthday so I will throw that into the mix too.
She's been like a daughter to me for a lot of years.
Happy Birthday and Happy Easter this coming Sunday.
Monday, March 30, 2015
Here's our "Sneak Peek" at the Bride and Groom.
This is our niece's and our daughter in laws' brother
And their first look at each other before the wedding.
The photo was taken from inside the Point Cabrillo Lighthouse Keepers home.
The Mendocino Coastline shown like a crystal clear gem on Saturday.
Everything was magical.
Thursday, March 26, 2015
It really doesn't seem possible.
Today marks my 1500 th blog post!
That's a lot of life adventures and I have enjoyed sharing them.
The year is 1972
The place...Sears, Concord, California
My son Steve and our friend Karen.
Winnie the Pooh is actually my husband Dave.
Sears and Disney were retail partners for quite a few years.
Dave had the honor of wearing the REAL costume
for a special event.
If you enlarge the photo you can see the words on Pooh's hat.
POOH FOR PRESIDENT.
My Son and Karen thought they were so special to escort Winnie the Pooh around the store.
Thanks for viewing my contribution to Throwback Thursday.
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
I thought I would post a few more photos from our last trip to San Francisco.
You just never know what you are going to see when you visit San Francisco.
Construction has been going on for what seems like eons.
It looks like eventually there will be a better way onto the Golden Gate Bridge
and as this photo shows,
new tunnels for getting through the Presidio and
along the Marina.
Another view of The Palace of Fine Arts.
Beautiful homes across the lagoon.
I'll bet that tree gets a lot of photographic attention when it finally blooms.
It's such a perfect setting.
A close up of the amazing sculpture architecture surrounding the top of the building.
I'm glad some of this has been restored so we can enjoy the art from 1915.
Be sure to enlarge these photos to see the full detail.
Friday, March 20, 2015
Here are a few more photos I took last week.
San Francisco is always the same.....Always different.
Cloudy or Sunny,
I love the Golden gate Bridge.
This photo was taken under the Bridge at Fort Point.
Even rust and decay can be picturesque.
The Golden Gate National Cemetery is beautiful too.
Both of my Hubby's parents are buried there.
Dave's Dad was in the service and has the honor of being buried there.
I really like these stately columns at the Palace of Fine Arts.
I'm glad they are still standing from the 1915 Pan Pacific Fair.
Have a wonderful weekend.
If you are ever in my favorite City
Make sure you visit these spots.
You won't regret it.