August 2000 — More scenes from my mom’s visit to Albia, Iowa, where she got to meet and spend time with several family members for the first time. Mom took flying lessons in Washington State as a teenager and earned her private pilot’s license, so she’s always ready to check out a small plane or two! I love the photos […]
My dream house would have floor-to-ceiling bookshelves in every room. In reality, I have only enough space for a few small bookshelves, so now and then I need to clear out some space. The other day I walked over to my neighborhood Little Free Library to donate a stack of paperbacks and browse the offerings. Even though I normally avoid […]
August 2000 — Family gathering in Albia, Iowa.
August 2000, Restoration Days in Albia, Iowa — Nothing says summertime in small town America like a parade featuring the Shriners and their cars, both big and small!
On her first trip back to Iowa in 2000, my mom spent a week and a half getting to know her half-brother, Everett, and his family. There were so many wonderful people to meet, and she also had the chance to revisit some familiar places from the years she spent there as a child. Of course, it still wasn’t nearly […]
Last Monday I showed you some photos of my mom boarding the train heading for Iowa. Since she’s graciously given me permission, I’ll be sharing some of the many pictures she shot during her trip in August 2000. I mean, I did lend her my camera and tell her to be sure and take as many pics as she could! […]
August 2000 — That big smile on my mom’s face is because she was about to board Amtrak’s California Zephyr and travel to Iowa for a visit with her long-lost brother and his family. Like me, she loves riding the train, and she had something really special to look forward to at the other end of the track! I was […]
I’ve posted plenty of images from our various trips to the coast (sometimes more than once), but here’s one trip I seem to have overlooked. It dates back to 1993, in the period not long after we had lost our first pitbull, Phoebe. I suspect one reason for this particular trip was to try to console ourselves, not to mention […]
I confess that not all this week’s images are from Mexico, so it’s a bit of a mixture of Mexico Monday and Memory Monday — but they are the last of the slides grouped together in small boxes, so I present them here today. I’ll start off with pictures from a holiday trip I took with my mom and dad […]