Monday, August 31, 2015


Wednesday will bring us to the next letter in our ABC Wednesday meme.

The letter is " H ".

The stained glass windows at Old St. Mary's in San Francisco, CA depict

HOLY scenes.

I like the old and the new in this shot.

The HIGH RISE  with the 1900 Old St. Mary's Church in front shows HOW

the vintage and new can exist together.

I am very fortunate to HAVE this wonderful HEIRLOOM from my Mother.

Once upon a time it HAD a picture of both parents.

Now all that is left are her initials on the front.

I'm glad I finally found it.

Another treasured HEIRLOOM is this pocket watch.

It was my paternal Grandpa's and my Dad made the little display stand for it.

HOPE everyone enjoys the letter " H " and will HURRY over to the link on my sidebar to see what others have posted.

Friday, August 28, 2015


Have a wonderful weekend.

Thursday, August 27, 2015


     I was going through some old photos and found a perfect picture for Throwback Thursday.

This is an early photo of my Father in Law, Dave's Dad.

There is no date on the photo but I think it's around 1924 or 1925.

His life was the Army and I know he enlisted at a very young age.

I can see my Hubby and my younger son in this picture.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015


     Here we are again posting for ABC Wednesday.

     Todays letter is " G ".

     Considering my history with the  GOLDEN GATE Bridge,

     Posting something about it was a " GIVEN ".

    This is an early photo of where the GOLDEN GATE Bridge was GOING to span
    the San Francisco Bay.

     Here is the successful completion of that important project.

       Set on the hillside above the Bay are many GRAVES.

       After many years the GRASS around the military stones was worn out.

      The workers were replacing the GRASS and cleaning each individual

       GRAVE marker, GIVING the cemetery its proper respect again.

       This photo is a throwback to 2010.

        Three of our GRANDKIDS came to visit their GREAT GRANDPARENTS 


       They GENTLY each placed a flower on the marker.

       Tender memories of a time GONE by.

      Be sure to visit the other posts for ABC Wednesday.

      Just click on the ABC link on my sidebar.


Monday, August 24, 2015


My friend was posting a video about Lake Tahoe.

It made me want to just be there again.

The next best thing

Share some more photos....

Thanks for looking and commenting.

Have a wonderful week.

Saturday, August 22, 2015


Our church had a Gala Night honoring all the volunteers that are necessary to help the place run so smoothly.

There was a red carpet entrance for everyone attending.

We were all interviewed and asked typical Oscar Night questions like...

What designer created our outfits.

I said Prada...should have said Target (French pronunciation)....

I think my Hubby looks so Dapper.

My beautiful Granddaughters and Daughter in Law.

Glamour was the word for the night.

What a fun night and such a wonderful way the Church recognizes the value of all it's Volunteers.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015


I'm a little late with my ABC Wednesday post.

We FLED to the mountains to escape the heat

And the FIRE-smoke laden air.

Lake Tahoe is always our FIRST choice.

We FINALLY tried a different trail that led down to the Lake.

All of the FOREGROUND should be under water.

The Lupine FLOWERS are still pretty but not so much when the drought is so bad.

I like how this huge exposed root FRAMED my Hubby.

All in all, we had a FUN time despite the smokey, hazy conditions.

It's always FUN to do things with your best FRIEND.

Sunday, August 16, 2015


I'm going to be away from the computer for a few days.

Thought I would post a few photos that are fairly random and vintage.

I told you they were random....

Enlarging them will show more detail.

Happy third week of August.

Thursday, August 13, 2015


I thought I would share another THROWBACK THURSDAY photo with you.

We had our family photo taken for Christmas.

That was 42 years ago.

There's more gray and a lot more pounds

But the love is still there.

Love my three guys to the moon and back.

Oh my how the years have flown by.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015


Here I am again, attempting to do a few ABC Wednesdays.

I have to admit I miss the fun and all you wonderful people.

Here are two of my Granddaughters ENGAGED in an ELABORATE art scrawl.

The ice cream place had a blackboard and chalk for EVERYONE'S 


A trip to Chinatown gave us another type of ENTERTAINMENT.

I don't know the name of this instrument but this young lady played it with


St. Mary's Church was built before 1906.

It remains ELEGANT and reverent.

The  EARLY  EVENING  brings about  ELONGATED  shadows.

This very ELABORATE spider web was ENTANGLED  between the rungs of a bridge.

Dust and pollen got caught in the web.

Be sure to ENLARGE the photos to see the detail.

Many thanks to Roger and Denise for continuing to do this meme.

Friday, August 07, 2015


 Some friends have posted photos of their trips to Bodie. CA.

 It got me thinking about our trip a few years ago.

Some of you will have seen these before


I hope you will enjoy them again.

The Ghost Town made me into a "Snapping Fool".

Rusty and falling apart always capture my attention.

This was such a booming town in its day.

Thanks for looking.

Have a great weekend.

Thursday, August 06, 2015


 Here we are again at Throwback Thursday.

I thought I would show a picture of Hubby and myself.

We were going on a steamboat ride in Hannibal, MO.

The year was 2001...just after 9-11.

So long ago but such wonderful memories of traveling with good friends.

A highlight of that trip.

Monday, August 03, 2015


Here are a few more views of Chinatown

From our day trip last week.

Rusty and crusty always catches my attention.

Some of these buildings have been around since the early 1900's.

There is such a variety of color and architecture on the crowded streets.

We saw such interesting artwork on the sides of the old buildings.

I kind of like this black and white version.

It does bring out the detail better.

Enlarging all of these will show the detail even better.

Friday, July 31, 2015


When our son and grandkids were visiting we spent the day

In San Francisco walking and window shopping in Chinatown.

First we made our traditional trek to Freddie's Sandwich Shop.

The yummy sandwiches tasted so good out in the sunshine...

people watching at Pier 39.

Then it was on to Chinatown, along with about a gazillion other people.

I loved the various views up and down the narrow streets.

Coit Tower between the Chinatown apartment buildings.

The Transamerica Pyramid building poking it's nose up behind the old buildings of Chinatown.

A colorful dragon parade with so much noise.

The brilliant pink dragon which was right up in our faces.

So much to look at in every direction.

Great Family Memories.