Tag Archives: Southern California

New beginnings


This Christmas will be the first Christmas without my mother; she passed away in February 2016. The holidays are rough without her and we are trying new traditions this year. Although the three of us kids are still grieving  – … Continue reading

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Santa Claus is coming to town – or Memories from my Dad’s Rotary Christmas Party


As a child between the years of 1960 to 1971, once a year my Dad would take us kids to his inclusive Rotary Club Annual Holiday Luncheon.  We would celebrate and eat lunch with the all the members of the … Continue reading

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Immediate Family


A picture is worth 1000 words. I am the middle child, lucky to have two great brothers and fabulous parents.  Where are my sisters?  My older brother is 5 years my senior; my younger brother is 2 years behind me. … Continue reading

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Red Doors


Inspiration for our blogs can come when you least expect it; today our good friends finished their remodel project on their home in Southern California.  They included a brand new front door and painted it RED. When I made the … Continue reading

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A Word a Week Challenge – FACE


My children were a product of the 1980’s and grew up watching and loving Ghostbusters. The original movie that came out in 1984; with Bill Murray, Dan Aykoyd, Sigourney Weaver, Annie Potts & Harold Ramis.  We took them to the … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Unique


  Both photographs were taken in Pasadena, California in 2009 – My Mother on the left and my Aunt Cele on the right; we were shopping with my cousin and myself for my brother’s upcoming wedding. Having a “girls” day … Continue reading

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Photo of the day


Dinner with Friends – Fullerton, California  (2008)

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Holidays were meant for family, good food, good health, and good friends


I became interested in taking photographs as a child growing up in Southern California. But it wasn’t the favorite pastimes for my relatives that would sometimes run when I got my camera out ready to shoot the holiday spirit.  At … Continue reading

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