Mexico Monday, Week 21

A couple of memories really stand out for me about our trips to Mexico in the early 1970s. One is that a different color and type of fabric was chosen for the dresses worn by the women of the team each summer. One year the color was a bright reddish-orange; another year it was lime green. These were not bought […]

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In the pines

The trees along California’s north coast are beautiful… but you don’t normally find too many fish hiding in them. We were actually looking for access to the shore, which in this area means a rocky point where it’s relatively safe to stand, or maybe a small beach we might be able to climb down to without breaking our necks. There are […]

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Memory Monday, Week 57

My last bunch of slides from the 1950s were in a box labeled “San Diego, 1959” — but it turns out they’re actually images from Chicago, possibly part of the 1957 trip. This bit of information certainly helped clear up my confusion about what a Second World War German U-boat was doing in San Diego’s harbor! Below, these three decomissioned […]

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Sonoma coast holiday

I’ve been at the coast with the Big Guy for a few days, with limited internet access and no phone service at all.  Although I’ll soon have loads of new photos to share, this one — taken by the side of Highway 1 near Salt Point — will have to serve as a bit of a teaser. I can hardly wait to share the rest!

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Memory Monday, Week 54

New York, 1957 — From Niagara Falls and Buffalo to the island of Manhattan and the top of the Empire State Building, with amazing views of the East River, Roosevelt Island, the Queensborough Bridge, and the Chrysler Building — I’m only sorry there aren’t more images to share from this road trip (or if there are I haven’t run across […]

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