Monthly Archives: October 2012

Astoria Escapade

Salem, October 29 I’m a bit tardy in getting to this post but sometimes life just gets in the way. Every summer, Michael and I spend time at a family cabin in the Sierra Nevada on a lake at the … Continue reading

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Fairbanks, Saturday, October 13 If I were to ask my mother to what she owes her longevity, I think she would be hard put to identify one or two specific things. She says that she never thought she would live … Continue reading

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Journey: Distance v. Difficulty

Fairbanks, Alaska  Friday, October 12 Sometimes, journeys that cover the least amount of physical distance are the most difficult.  For example, take my mother, whose 90th birthday today we are in Fairbanks to celebrate.  The following is a brief list … Continue reading

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The Fat Lady Sings

“Some Final Thoughts!” “Italian Post Scripts!!”  My God!!! She’s just been in Italy, birthplace of Verdi, Puccini, Rossini, Chef Boyardee (okay, strike that last one); Italy, if not the home of opera at least its next door neighbor.  Doesn’t she … Continue reading

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Italian Post Script

SeaTac, Monday, October 1 Just a couple of hours after Heather and Judy left us on Friday, I began developing a sore throat, which, instead of disappearing during the day or overnight as they usually do, developed into a full-fledged … Continue reading

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