Author Archives: Susy

October-November 1971

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Early October, a warm day: Stopped on the way back from Warm Mt. School with Jeff so he could watch the loader clumping logs into the mill pond. He really liked the big splashes. Even Clarke was straining from his … Continue reading

Early Fall 1971

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Thursday, September 16, 1971 “I’m sitting on the couch, watching TV—nearly 10 p.m. Bob has been in Victorville since last Sunday. He’ll be back late tomorrow night. Drove to Sacramento and flew from there. “ Last Friday we camped overnight … Continue reading

August-September 1971

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Roy Blair and Bob drove to S.F. to attend a symposium, leaving on a Monday night and getting back late Tuesday night. Wednesday I drove into town and left the two boys with Linda while Rebecca and I went shopping … Continue reading

Summer Comes to a Close

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July 17, 1971—Jeff got his cast off. Dinner on Gilda and Sandy Sander’s houseboat at the lake with Bob’s boss, Don Lance, the Sanders, Bob Van Duyn and Elwin Bagley, Roy Blair and Jim Barrett. Most of the men spent … Continue reading

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