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Today in My History

2000:  Vet-erans
2001:  Taking Off on the Fourth
2002:  The Fourth
2003:  View from the Gutter
2004:  Back to the Beach
2005:  "T" Time
Ahhh...Cruel Fate
  Fantasy and Reality
2008:  In the Thick of Things
2009:  Home Again
2010:  No Entry--in Transit

Bitter Hack
Updated: 7/1

Books Read in 2011
Updated: 7/3
"Ice Cold"


Tom's birthday from Bev Sykes on Vimeo.

And on You Tube

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China Pictures
(All China pix are now posted)

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My Compassion Kids

Postcrossing Postcards

The Pen Pal Project

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5 July, 2011

Brianna was crawling around under the table with Ned's dog Bouncer while the rest of us were finishing the delicious Mexican Egg breakfast Ned had prepared. 

Suddenly her head popped up, those little blonde curls bouncing.  She looked at me and said "Grandma, what happened to your feet?"  Confused, I asked what she meant.  "Why do you have wrinkly toes?" she asked.  My answer of "because I'm old" didn't seem to satisfy her.  I don't think she has made the connection between age and sagging flesh yet.

(She should have been with me in the restroom of Target yesterday.  Their hand dryer is one of thse high powered ones that push any loose flesh all over the place.  It's like having one of those computer games where you can distort faces by sliding pieces of them up or down or sideways.)

Wrinkly toes and all it was fun spending the day with the Santa Barbara Sykeses (and the Sacramento ones too). 

Brianna always has fun playing with Uncle Ned

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She helped me sprinkle red and gold sugar on Daddy's birthday cupcakes (49er colors, you know!)

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The cupcakes must have been good.  Brianna dove right into hers.

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She also loved Bouncer (though we aren't sure if Bouncer was as happy to be with her as she was to be with Bouncer!!)

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Ned brought out some of the hats that my father used to bring out when our kids were little and they went to visit him...they are World War I or II era military headgear.

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(You may not be able to tell that Bouncer is wearing a leather Amelia Earhart type aviator's hat.)

Before the party moved on over to the house of Tom's friend Lance, Bri and Ned spent some time drawing together.

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Tom didn't host his annual 4th of July beach BBQ this year, partly because of the impending birth of Lance's first baby...and celebrations by Laurel's family here in the Sacramento area.  So we missed our annual trip to the beach, but today was a nice low key way to celebrate Tom's birthday.


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