Back in the summer of 1982 I was still living in my parents’ house and getting ready to start my second year of college at Sacramento State University. At the end of August, my nephew Kevin came up from Southern California for a visit, and I wrote a little bit in my journal about some of the places we went […]
No, my mom was never constantly on the phone — but I really like this candid shot I took of her with my Polaroid camera in March 1976. It also helps remind me that it’s been WAAAAY too long since we’ve talked (and even longer since we’ve been able to see each other). I guess I know what needs to […]
September 1, 2000 — Mom boarded the westbound California Zephyr in Ottumwa, Iowa, and I’m very grateful that she chose to shoot a few photos out the train window as the train rolled across the Great Plains, over the Rockies, through the Nevada flatlands and finally the Sierra Nevada on her trip home. I may never get to travel across […]
August 2000 — A few more views of the inside of the former storefront (continued from last week), and a last look at Albia, Iowa. Next week, the train trip home!
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 […]
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! […]