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A New Year – 1973

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Medium eggs were up to 80 cents a dozen. After one series of stomach and other ailments on the part of children I wrote “”I think they could all have fallen out of bed simultaneously and I wouldn’t have heard!” … Continue reading

Opera to Flu Nov.-Dec. 1972

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Going to a concert in Redding in the 1970s wasn’t just a matter of driving a couple of miles down the street. It involved driving for at least an hour, in the dark, up over a pass and down the … Continue reading

Rockwork, Nursery School, Fall in Bear Basin 1972

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This must have been Labor Day weekend because we went out to the ranch on Thursday. Maybe it was a short school week? After lunch I tried to mow the lawn but had a few problems with Clarke. He opened … Continue reading

East Weaver Lake-August 1972

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One morning I peeled and cut up apples for applesauce, then took the children down to the creek for an hour. They made boats and rafts out of driftwood and really had a good time. After lunch, after Clarke went … Continue reading

Fires and More

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On August 12th there were two fires burning in our general area, one on the ridge behind the USFS and one near Del Loma. Smoke filled the whole river valley and some around our house. Both were still out of … Continue reading

July & August at the Ranch

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On a Wednesday I went into town to pick up my niece Dana and stay over one night there before going out to the ranch. I visited with Peter and Angenett at Joneses. Hardly recognized Dana. She had grown a … Continue reading

Heat of July 1972

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Tuesday, July 22nd: I didn’t do a laundry that morning so had some extra time. After breakfast I fixed some quick yeast rolls because we were out of bread, then went for a walk. The children and I got up … Continue reading

Beyond Yamsi–June-July 1972

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From Yamsi campground we drove to Chemult and on up Highway 97. We stopped and went a few feet into a lava tube cave—found a big chunk of ice in there formed during the winter from water dripping down. Temperature … Continue reading

Time Goes On: May-June 1972

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May 21, 1972-Sunday Substituted last Friday for Fred Horschel at the high school. Thursday morning had put Florence’s painting in the window of the Thrift Shop. Blanche H. even contributed some dried apple dolls. Was supposed to sub on Monday … Continue reading

April-May 1972

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“Ranger Rick Nature Magazine” notified me April 18th that I’d get paid $150 for “Linda Lives on a Lookout.” It would be published next spring. They would pay extra for photos—my memory is that photos were taken by Dave Ohde. … Continue reading