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Today in My History

2000: Decanting Detergent
2001: Don't Go to Boston; It's Under Construction
2002: Just Call Me the Refrigerator
2003: Poppies and Poopies
2004: The Last Time
2005:  A Lasting Legacy

2006:  Not as Crazy as I Thought
2007: Fun with Photos
2008:  Little Bits of Good News
2009:  It's a Rather Blustery Day
2010:  Strange and Wonderful Things

Bitter Hack
Updated: 3/22
Master Class
Sound of Music

Books Read in 2011
Updated: 4/4
"Kiss the Girls"
"Absolute Power"


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Brianna's 3rd Birthday

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My Compassion Kids

Postcrossing Postcards

The Pen Pal Project

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8 April 2011

Thirteen memories I want to wrap in tissue paper, place in a box, and put right by the door so that in case of catastrophe I can grab them and never lose them.

1. Bringing Jeri home from the hospital, our first baby. Going in the house and walking up stairs to find the place full of pink carnations and a record of music box music going on the record player. So incredibly sweet.

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2. Walt’s stage dive at the Thousand Red Roses concert.

3. Sitting behind Gilbert and watching him conduct

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4. Sitting in the audience and watching Jeri conduct her own composition

5. Watching toddler David run up our little hill in Oakland and throw himself into my arms for a big hug.

6. Toddler Tom running in the house, dirt on his face, football under his arm, to leap on my lap and nurse for a couple of minutes before running back outside to play again.

7. Giggling with Peggy in Australia, finding everything funny, so good to be back together again.

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Down on the farm with Peggy's friend Claire

8. Spending six weeks with my mother after her broken ankle. Sad for her, a blessing for me because of the time we had to spend together...and because out of that accident grew "cousins day"

9. Going with Sister Anne to take lunch to Pat, the blind guy who lived a few blocks from my high school

10. Watching Tom feeding cereal to poor bandaged Pooh.

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11. Watching June Wilkins, the magnificent Lamplighters contralto, cut the cakes I had decorated for her for "June Wilkins Day."

12. Watching Ned swim the length of the diving pool after he’d done a belly flop off the 3 meter tower. I was so proud of him that day and how he climbed back up on the tower and dove again–this time hitting it right.

13. Paul’s stage dive at Whole Earth Day.

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How blessed I am to have these memories -- and many others -- how they warm me when I need a security blanket.


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My one of a kind envelope that I made
out of an old newsletter I found today



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