JACKIE'S SOMEWHERE BETWEEN
- May 09
- I got a big kick because the years on the post for my birthday don't even go as far back as when I was born.
Background over the years: wife, mother, grandmother, teacher, photographer, writer and a good "seat of the pants" cook.
MY RECENT POSTS
- PERSONAL INTERDEPENDENCE DAY!
July 04, 2010 04:38PM
- Fruits of Our Labor -- High on
June 20, 2010 08:40PM
- LOOKING FOR A LOST SOCK?
May 23, 2010 11:15PM
- "The Earth is Worth to
April 30, 2010 10:54PM
- STILL ON THE ROAD!
April 03, 2010 09:42PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “I'd also include some
August 15, 2010 06:50PM
- “How about some
What are the needles
for???? And this
August 15, 2010 06:49PM
- “I have been to Ghost
Ranch -- and envy your
workshop there --
August 15, 2010 06:41PM
- “Your prose sings! I was
with you every minute.”
August 15, 2010 06:39PM
- “I didn't get this in my
mail-box -- should I
slighted???? Think it
August 15, 2010 06:32PM
Today is July 4th, Independence Day. “ It was on this day in 1776 that the Second Continental Congress formally adopted the Declaration of Independence, more than a year after the Revolutionary War began in Lexington, Massachusetts — and more than seven years before the war wo… Read full post »
FRUITS OF OUR LABOR --- “High” on Produce! 6/20/2010 If I had one of those fancy cameras, I could show you a picture of “our” garden. Actually it is my adult granddaughter’s garden on my property.
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LOOKING FOR A LOST SOCK? I wish that I had chronicled the number of times over the years that I have looked for a lost sock. When folding the laundry for four kids, a husband and myself, there was more often than not at least one sock missing. This morning, with just… Read full post »
Yosemite Memories and More!
Always when I enter Yosemite Valley it is the first time, and always it is returning home. I have just come back from a five night stay in Yosemite National Park. I call it my favorite place.
I first wen… Read full post »
BIG HUGE EVENT of last week was that I had to go down to the Department of Motor Vehicles and renew my driving license. I can’t spell license correctly without looking at spell check. I would be worried about that if I ever were able to spell “license.” Even when I/… Read full post »
Okay, Okay – BAD attitude today, but when my hospital insurance provider sends me an e-mail with this heading, I ‘m a bit doubtful if they know anything at all about aging.
The big “they” make it all sound like a piece of cake. They should ask the docto… Read full post »
“If your mind isn’t clouded by unnecessary things, then this is the best season of your life.” ~Wu-Men
As defined by my red covered paperback Oxford American Dictionary, “Zen is a form of Buddhism emphasizing the value of meditation and intuition.”
Oh,… Read full post »
Almost 60 years ago, on Valentine’s Day, a cute redhead came to the front door of Eastlake Avenue, early, with a box of Whitman Samplers. It was our first date. I was a bit mortified, as mortified as I ever got even in those days, because I greeted him in rollers… Read full post »
I haven’t written for a while because I became fascinated with the word “serendipity,” and I thought to write about it, and then I couldn’t come up with anything serendipitous.
According to my source (Writer’s Almanac) the word was coined in 1754; that&… Read full post »
“I’ve got a life”.
At least that is what I tell the folks at the gym who think I should come in three times a week instead of just two. I must admit that the gals and guys who give me this advice do look a whole lot better than I… Read full post »
There is already a lot of hoopla about what happened in the previous decade, the best movies, the best divorces, the best books, the best and worst sports plays, when really the decade isn’t over until 2011. Then the media will be able to add to the best and worst all… Read full post »
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My friend’s upset because something in current legislation has been attached to a good bill in Congress. “If I could change one thing,” he says, “I’d make certain there was a line item veto.”
I asked a coup… Read full post »
WHERE WENT HALLOWEEN! I can’t keep from buying candy.
Autumn is here in California. For those of you who don’t think we have seasons – forget it. The Liquid Amber leaves turn red and orange; leaves from the pin-oak begin to blanket the lawn, the birche/… Read full post »
10/16/09 My friend Elaine died today of pneumonia after five or six years of being attacked by the wrath of Alzheimers.
My friend Elaine has been a part of my life for over 72 years. I came into the fourth grade of a three room school house… Read full post »
Besides the hum drum in my life, I have added a new activity that I am beginning to rue.
I have never been crafty in either sense of the word, clever or making things out of things. I was a photographer in my day with my… Read full post »
There are a whole line of products called ENJOY LIFE on the net! That's where I found this t-shirt.
But it was a quote I read by the late Senator Ted Kennedy that hit home with me, he said, "I am enjoyer; I've enjoyed my children and my close friends. … Read full post »
I’m not addicted to chocolate; I just need to have it everyday.
Not any chocolate will do. It has to be DARK chocolate, preferably covering an almond, not a walnut, not a peanut – just an almond, but I’m not addicted.
There are th… Read full post »
Tut! Tut! Many Emotions.
Thirty years ago Tut came to town, that is the treasures of Tutankamun, and I went to see them then. I was and am not a student of Egyptian culture and artifacts and almost did not go to see them again, but they were nearby… Read full post »
Picture a two story house not on a huge lot but ample, sort of a slice of pie, not too wide in back of the house but on a cul-de-sac which makes for a large pointy area that extends beyond the house perimeters.
In the point are three quite huge… Read full post »
Last post talked about the FAMILY OF MAN -- read it. On the reread, communication of this sort sounds like a lost art.
I describe actually talking to real people that I see. They aren't wearing sunglasses, nor are they hooked to their i-pods or phones. I… Read full post »
THE FAMILY OF MAN
In my memory bank, buried in the now very recesses of my 81 year old brain, the above title was from a book compiled by Edward Steichen, a collection of photos of the human experience.
I was certainly reminded of it on my travels to Yosemite,… Read full post »
I get in my e-mail something called Writer’s Almanac, courtesy of public broadcasting and Garrison Keillor. Everyday it comes with a poem and with the lives of authors whose birthdays fall on that day or some historical event.
What I often love most about the page is the… Read full post »
FIE! FIE! ON COUPONS, CARTONS AND CORPORATE MARKETING
Sept 2, 2009
Imagine a world without coupons and discount cards!
Imagine a world where you went into a store that already discounted certain items on the shelf – where businesses knew their bottom line and gave a fe… Read full post »