Today in My History

2000:  Another World
2001:  No entry--in England
2002:  Stand for the Cure
2003:  With Equality and Justice for All
2004:  From Skippy to Wolf via a Legend
2005:  Amazing
2006 Growing Up
2007: Sweet Surprise
2008:  Floppies for Mommy
2009:  Peach, Under Protest
2010:  Season's End
2011:  Shanghai
2012: Barbarians
2013: Sunday Stealing
2014: Mothers Day
2015: Brilliant Thoughts
2016: Season Finale
2017: Sobering Thought
2018: Something New Every Day
2019: Sunday Stealing
2021: Ashley and Jeri

Books Read in 2022
 Updated 5/8
"Earth Abides"
George Stewart
(book #23 in 2022)

My family

Bev's 65 x 365

Books Read in 2022
Books Read in 2021
Books Read in 2020

Books Read in 2019
Books Read in 2018

Books Read in 2017
Books Read in 2016
Books Read in 2015
Books Read in 2014
Books Read in 2013

Books Read in 2012
Books Read in 2011
Books Read in 2010

Cast (updated 7/21)


Some Background Links:
The Philosophy of Juice & Crackers
The story of Delicate Pooh
The story of the Piņata Group
Pumpkin pies
Who IS this Gilbert person anyway?

mail to Walt / mail to Bev


12 May 2022

Well, Jeri is headed home now, after a few days here.  Sure was a wonderful Mothers Day surprise!  She will be back next month for the memorial for my mother.  Phil will be with her this time and they will then go up to Seattle to spend a few days visiting with his mother.

We've had some time to spend with Jeri while she's been here.  On Monday, we went out to lunch at Tres Hermanas, where Walt and I had lunch with the critics a few weeks ago.

She spent a father-daughter afternoon riding bikes with Walt, going downtown to shop and today was our mother-daughter afternoon.  Jeri's friend Jessica works at an "estate" called Park Winters, which describes itself as Our one-of-a-kind estate features dreamy gardens, a historic Victorian inn, an elegant white barn and two rustic barns, a chic pool and hot tub, a quaint organic farm and sweeping views of the countryside. Park Winters serves as an award-winning Northern California wedding event venue, a luxurious bed and breakfast and offers day-visitors unique experiences.  Jessica suggested that Jeri and I come and see the place because the drive was beautiful.

The drive out was indeed beautiful.  This is the time of year when the clouds are at their most beautiful.

While we were waiting for Jessica to come and meet us in the parking lot, we were enjoying all of the artichokes that were growing.

Many of them had turned to flower already...

...and Jessica told us the most interesting thing.  When bees are pollinating flowers and their legs get heavy with the pollen they are taking back to the hive, they will fly head first into an artichoke flower and take a nap.  Sure enough.  Jeri checked and there was a bee, looking like it was dead, but moving a bit, head first in the flower.

After we left Jessica, we went into the town of Winters to the Putah Creek Cafe, a popular place to eat around here.

We had a great lunch and got a chance to really have a conversation.  My hearing loss makes it difficult to have a conversation in a group, but one on one at the cafe made it easy and we talked politics, her job and life in general and it was just great.

So now she's on her way to the airport and things are quiet around here.  I will miss her, but it was wonderful having her here.



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