Memory Monday, Week 92

My photo albums probably contain more pictures of fishing trips and fish caught over the years than of any other subject. Our fishing outings have included trips to the ocean, Folsom Lake, Clear Lake, Berryessa, Lake Oroville, the Delta, Lake Natoma, and plenty of other bodies of water, large and small, in Northern California. We’ve fished from the shore and […]

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Made in Japan

NOTE: I wrote this post two days ago, on August 24, but I couldn’t get it to publish on my phone. So here it is, a couple of days late. Today I visited the mall in San Francisco’s Japantown — and I could barely manage to drag myself away from the place! I’m really not much of a shopper and I don’t care about the latest trends or (most of) the cute toys, but I found myself wanting to take home one of everything. It’s all too easy to fill up your shopping basket at Daiso, because most of the items cost only $1.50, and nothing is more than $5. And then there’s the bookstore, Kinokuniya — but I’ll save that confession for later! Let’s just say I’m going to desperately miss the Japan Center Mall when I return home.

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Memory Monday, Week 72

My post is running a little late today; Memory Monday turned into Migraine Monday unfortunately! This week I have a few photos from a road trip my parents took to the Oregon coast. I’m not sure what year it was but I’m guessing late 1940s or early 1950s. Notes on the back indicate the two images side by side below […]

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