Category: Tales from our Youth

Happy Turkey Day!

I’ll be taking a few days off from the blog, but will leave you with this tale of Turkey Day from long ago. And yes,, some of you may remember it. 😊 When I was growing up my favorite part of Thanksgiving wasn’t the… Continue Reading “Happy Turkey Day!”

September Kismet and School Daze

September is my favorite month, the blending of summer and fall, a time of beginnings and endings. It reminds me of those early days of grade school – seven years to be exact – spent at Frank B. Cooper School. The building is still… Continue Reading “September Kismet and School Daze”

Memories from Seattle’s Pike Place Market and the Showbox

My earliest memories from the Pike Place Market are from my high school days, when I’d go downtown to buy bell bottoms from the Army Navy Surplus Store, and everything smelled of patchouli. Years later when I worked downtown, I’d visit the Market on… Continue Reading “Memories from Seattle’s Pike Place Market and the Showbox”

Finding Inspiration in Three days of #Bloganuary

Yes I did, I signed up for daily prompts from Word Press to inspire my blogging, then mostly ignored the emails. Regardless, here’s a brief response to three of the prompts so far, at least my 1,2,3. Prompt 1: What Road Trip would you… Continue Reading “Finding Inspiration in Three days of #Bloganuary”

A Tale of Turkey Day from Long Ago

You may remember this Thanksgiving story from long, long ago… * * * * * * * * When I was growing up my favorite part of Thanksgiving wasn’t the turkey. Neither was it the dressing which is my favorite today but not then.… Continue Reading “A Tale of Turkey Day from Long Ago”

That’s Orange to You!

Is there any other color that’s more ‘in your face’ than orange? I think not. Perhaps that’s why it had such a run in the sixties, not that I would know. 😉 This little sitting room is located in a small restaurant in Washington… Continue Reading “That’s Orange to You!”

Hoist a Paw

It’s late afternoon and I’m in the kitchen making dinner. The boys hear the pantry door open and show up with eager eyes. I know why. “Who wants a snack?” I say. “Raise your paw.” They answer by dancing around. I find the treats… Continue Reading “Hoist a Paw”

Ready or Not

It turns out the first Earthquake I experienced in Seattle, happened on April 29th, 55 years ago! Sorry to say I am old enough to remember, please don’t hold it against me! 🙂

Forty Years Ago

I once had a conversation with my grandpa who told me he’d recently found himself saying “forty years ago… ” and he remembered back when he was younger how some older folks would also say “forty years ago” and wasn’t it curious that he… Continue Reading “Forty Years Ago”

A Tale of Turkey Day from Long, Long Ago

You may remember this Thanksgiving story from long, long ago… * * * * * * * * When I was growing up my favorite part of Thanksgiving was not the turkey. Neither was it the dressing which is my favorite today but wasn’t… Continue Reading “A Tale of Turkey Day from Long, Long Ago”

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