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June-July 1971

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June 23rd: “Maybe I can write more often now that we’re out at the ranch again.” Moved out Sunday the 20th. Bob spent most of Saturday helping Rotary build a water fountain by the bandstand. That evening he brought the … Continue reading

Six Months in 1971

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January: Rebecca was taking piano lessons from Mrs. Gott and seemed to enjoy them. Often I seemed to have had to play catch-up with my journal, trying to remember what happened in previous weeks. On the 8th we drove to … Continue reading

Fall to Winter 1970-71

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Wednesday – Took all three children, who had colds, to Redding to get Rebecca and Jeff’s feet checked. Florence rode down with us to bring back Uncle Stanford’s pickup. We stopped at Hislops for an hour on the way home … Continue reading

Adjusting to Three

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And so it began, life with three children, instead of two. Wouldn’t have traded it for anything except I needed another pair of hands. One of the first examples of this occurred when Clarke was 17 days old and I … Continue reading

Spring to Fall 1970

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April 14th: Bob was in Laytonville that day. The next day he was in Garberville and then home Thursday night. That weekend he and Dave rode out to the ranch on a Honda. He cleaned the spring and did some … Continue reading

1970 Arrives

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This was just a really bad year for childhood illnesses. Sometimes a couple of other parents and I would trade off on having a “play day” at our respective houses. One Friday afternoon, after hosting: Mary Beth and Debbie Kaz, … Continue reading

Fall 1969

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It was almost two weeks into September when I played catch-up with my journal, noting only that I’d taken Jeff to see Dr. Polka because he had developed a terrible, croupy cough. We’d promised Rebecca a backpack trip that spring … Continue reading

August Ends

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Late July: had green beans, lettuce and squash from the garden tonight. My hands were getting black lines in them from the apples. Well, and probably the blackberries. After a breakfast of applesauce, French toast and bacon, I made a … Continue reading

Summer Progresses

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Sometimes being up a beautiful canyon, four miles from the nearest neighbor, had a down side. One day in mid-June, around 1:00, I had a phone call from Frank Walden saying that Maureen had seen five motorcycles going up our … Continue reading

Summer 1969 continued

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Reading these journal entries and looking back on our life then, from where I am now, all these years later, is a bit like being my own grandparent. Sometimes I think, really? You said that? Or you thought that? Why … Continue reading