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G is for…

The theme of Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is Letter G – Needs to have the letter G. You can always use adjectives and adverbs with a specific topic just make sure you give us the word that fits the requirements of this challenge. Golden poppy: Portrait of California Governor Jerry Brown at the State Capitol: Rice grinder, Sacramento […]

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Memory Monday, Week 45

From my journal, April 2, 1995: “We got another dog last Tuesday night. She’s a pitbull but doesn’t look like Phoebe. Her coat is very soft and fawn-color. She has a pink nose and yellow eyes. She also has a white blaze on her chest and throat and white on her toes. Buster is so happy to have a dog […]

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Portraits in Play-Doh

Some pet owners memorialize their beloved pets with photographs, oil paintings, or even taxidermy. In our case, we chose colorful modeling clay. I can’t recall exactly when or how it happened, but at some point more than 20 years ago both the Big Guy and I decided it was necessary to create, in our amateur way, our impressions of our […]

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Under the freeway

Last week I visited the Sacramento History Museum, tucked neatly between the California State Railroad Museum and the Sacramento River at the top of Front Street. One part of the museum I wish I’d had more time to examine was a temporary exhibit called Place and Replace: The Making of Old Sacramento.  While I was growing up in the eastern […]

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