I Was Myself

October was a busy month. I spent a lot of time editing stories and finding photos to include in my Story Afternoon Oct. 14 at Art Parlor. But then after weeks of preparation, I found myself in front of a room filled with friends and family eager to hear my stories. I stood with microphone…

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Being Myself

There was a napkin on the picnic table at a lunch I went to last week. On it was an Oscar Wilde quote: “Be yourself. Everyone else is taken.” Under the writing was a picture of a woman of another century barely covered in what looked like palm fronds and Christmas ornaments. The wrinkled stained…

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A Bag of Passions

There were times in my life when I was passionate about a man….different times…different men. Read my book. Now in my later years I have three projects that I feel very passionate about. The scholarship I set up to honor the memory of my son, Drew comes first. Financial help is given to children of…

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A Happy Holiday Season

A few months ago on a cold and blustery night in Grass Valley, I entered the Open Book secondhand book store, escorted by my travel-mate Rosie and my cousin Jessica and her husband, Gary. Jessica had planned the book reading event when she heard I was coming for a visit. She has long been a…

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Humor Book of the Year

I am receiving an award for “Humor Book of the Year” from Book Publicists of Southern California, at the Sportsman’s Lodge in Studio City. $10 to come at 7 for the program. I will also be making an acceptance speech!!…

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The Wizard of Opthamology

I struggled to read the third line of the eye chart with one hand over my right eye “F O C..no, P D O..no, I can’t do it” I almost cried. It wasn’t too much better with my glasses or the little apparatus with the holes in it. The other eye wasn’t much better. I…

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