Memory Monday, Week 159

I may have mentioned before that one of my pastimes is trolling through the vintage toys offered on eBay to see if I can spot any toys I used to play with in my childhood; in fact, I shared one of my previous finds back in February 2021 (see A Vintage game bird). It’s rare for me to actually find […]

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Memory Monday, Week 157

Two weeks ago for Memory Monday I shared photos of the kids tearing into their presents during Christmas 1983, and this week you can see them after the toys were all assembled and ready for action. You can probably tell this was Southern California (Anaheim) by the fact they were wearing short sleeves and no jackets despite it being late […]

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Memory Monday, Week 155

I first visited, and explored, the Queen Mary in Long Beach, California, during the spring of 1974 (I shared my photos of that trip back in June 2017); but my images this week all date from 1983 — when we didn’t enter the ship but went only as far as the parking lot. Nowadays, the Queen Mary is closed for […]

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Negro Bar makeover

It’s actually been a couple of months since I checked out the completed renovations at the beach/picnic area of Negro Bar State Park — but ever since I shot these images I’ve been meaning to go back through my archives and find some of my earlier photos of the area as it’s looked at various times over the past seven […]

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Memory Monday, Week 153

Back in early May of this year, I shared some slide images from 1985 featuring the area around Jackson, California — specifically Daffodil Hill and Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park (Chaw’se).┬áThis week I’ve got a handful of previously overlooked slides from that same Gold Country trip. I can’t tell you exactly when they were shot, but the processing date […]

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Doran, Doran

One of our first stops whenever we head over to the Northern California coast is Doran Regional Park. The Big Guy has been using this small corner of Bodega Bay to retrieve ghost shrimp (used as bait) for something like 30 years now. Even if we somehow forget to check the tide tables or even the local weather, stopping to […]

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