Remembering Steve

My heart is heavy right now because a very good friend of ours passed away on May 8, 2020. Steve was one of the Big Guy’s schoolmates, and I first got to know him back in 1986. Since then I’ve gone on many, many fishing trips with the two of them, including outings to the Sonoma coast and one memorable […]

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Memory Monday slides redux, Week 35

May 1976 — I wasn’t invited along (but that’s okay!) when my mom and dad took this road trip up to central Washington State. Mom had recently graduated from California State University, Sacramento, and this getaway to her favorite place on Earth was her well-deserved reward. Leavenworth sits in the midst of the Cascade range, and there’s plenty of beautiful […]

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Sadie

I wish I had taken more pictures of my mom’s beautiful Siamese, Sadie. She passed away a few weeks ago, after a very long and pampered life — although on the day we first met her, she had been abandoned along with her litter of kittens. Sadie carried herself like a princess. She slept on Mom’s pillow at night. She […]

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