Saturday, January 31, 2009

Redding's Cultural Cruise

Redding's Cultural Cruise 2009

There were ten locations to view the art of local artists.
We only had time to
go to three .

The three place we went:

New City Hall

Art in the halls

There was music and refreshments

Our friend Joey had her work displayed

At 8:00 the tour shut down, so we headed
to Vintner's Cellar for some wine.

And of course, some munchies.
Besides a wine tasting place (with music) they also make and bottle wine here.

Thought of the day: "Those of you who are drinking to forget, please pay in advance."

Friday, January 30, 2009

Weeky Theme: FURRY

After looking in the refrigerator for
something furry that might be growing there,
I was relieved to not find anything.

So I entered the following:
I love my friend's faux fur
furry vest.
It is reversible, so she can turn the cozy
fur inside when she wants.

Note: No animals were harmed in the creation of this photo.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

sweet memories

Today Would Have Been My 37th Anniversary

We were married January 29th, 1972.

It was "love at first sight". We were so crazy in love. At about 5 months we had moved in together and by 6 months we were engaged. By the end of the year and a month, we were married. He was 25 and I was 23. We had a beautiful life (of course, normal ups and downs), but we were always deeply in love. Two amazing children came along. We both worked as teachers, the careers we wanted. We were living in a lovely home, when at 48 he was diagnosis with terminal pancreatic cancer. The world as we knew crashed down around us. That was 14 years ago. Today I wear our rings on a chain around my neck, take flowers to his grave, shed a few tears, but mostly I remember the incredible guy I married and how lucky I am to have so many precious memories.

thought of the day: "Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened." Dr. Seuss

Friday, January 23, 2009


My take is a little different.

Fish and chips would have been good too.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Inauguration Ball
in Redding

Some decorations

Some food

Some friends
Mike and Cathy Streight

More friends
Chris and Larry Licker

My apologies to Mary and Dick, your photo
did not come out.

The Band

Someone else's shoes, but what I wanted to do.


thought of the day: We are altogether!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Commemorative Celebration

Yearly on this day our town has a Martin Luther King, Jr. remembrance.
It consist of a gathering and bell ringing, at Old City Hall then a prayer
circle at the County Courthouse, followed by a walk (march) to the Martin
Luther King, Jr. Memorial Center. There, they held a brunch and a
program of speakers and music.

The march begins
Cute kid, hard to catch because moving

Mary and her friend Celeste

A shot of the audience

thought of the day: see photo above
Inauguration Concert
(photos taken off an e-mail from Finland)

Just some of the many performers

President-elect and Mrs. Obama arrive

Malia 10, and Sasha 7

Sheryl Crow, Stevie Wonder and Husher

Tom Hanks

A view on the Mall of the audience

John Mellencamp

Garth Brooks

Bono and U2

thought of the day: "We Are One!