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Summer and Fall

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Having deadlines makes time go by very rapidly and the summer months with their good weather were speeding by. I used some of the yellow paint left over from when I’d painted the wooden part of the outhouse interior to … Continue reading

We Move to the Ranch

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One key log broke on the old log bridge and it collapsed. George Costa, an expert cat driver who owned a mining claim along the river, was hired to clear it out, build a log culvert and put in dirt … Continue reading

Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch…….

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The First Few Months We spent our two-week honeymoon on an old homestead that would become a central part of our lives for the next 20 years. It was 1963. My spouse was finishing up a PhD and working at … Continue reading

Bear Lake 1971

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Over the years I’ve kept journals, although not always consistently. But it seems to be a way for me to track my days, my existence,. It’s as if, by writing it down, I know that during these times I lived, … Continue reading

Wedding

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“The Tampa Tribune, Nov. 10. 1909, Wednesday POPULAR COUPLE WEDS DUNEDIN; Nov. 9-(Special) A beautiful home wedding was solemnized Tuesday, when, at the residence of the bride’s father, H.P. Malone, of Dunedin, Fla. and Montpelier, Ind. Miss May Alice Malone … Continue reading

It Might Be a Steller’s Jay

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It takes listening. It takes noticing a slight motion of a bird flitting through the trees. After awhile there is the faint sound of running water. Follow that sound. Move slowly, cautiously, each step deliberate. Sit on that small, mossy … Continue reading

Tattle

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I used to tattle. Yes, I did. My three brothers– I’m third in line– say I’d start something, make sure it was going well, then run to tell our parents. I’m not at all sure that’s the way it went … Continue reading

More About Hezekiah Malone

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  About a week ago I received an email from someone named Jo Davidson who asked whether I had a larger picture of Hezekiah Malone’s wedding picture. Who could this be? We began to communicate. Jo Davidson is the great-great … Continue reading

First Paid Publication

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  It’s amazing what could make the news back then. This appeared in the Women’s Activities section of the Redding Record-Searchlight, February 3, 1954, page 6. I remember being quite excited about it. I think American Girl magazine paid me … Continue reading

Teenage Memory

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Going back through old photo albums often leads to going back through memories. I’d almost forgotten about the newspaper columns I’d written in 1955, during the summer before my senior year at Dunsmuir High School. Dunsmuir was a railroad/logging community … Continue reading