Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Driver's license please!

 MM in the green car.
 JD in the orange car.
 The grandsons and Gramma Olive.
JD and MM in the Bell patio.

Spending time with my twin grandsons is a joy. They are so good-natured and happy. When I put on dance music I noticed JD trying to snap his fingers. MM's shoulder starts moving to the music as he gets warmed up. They run, laugh, and play. At one point they started running from the kitchen to the family room to my open arms taking turns. They were humming and singing on our long walk around the block after visiting friends and would point to birds on a wire. They know some ASL and use it, especially please. They are beautiful. They reach for me and come to me easily.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Circus-theme talent show

Almost at the last minute I realized we needed a clown at the talent show and took this costume to church. Logan, 13, wanted to be a clown for the evening and even played cello in it. The reason it meant a lot to me is Mother was a part-time professional clown so clowns always bring back memories of her for me. Logan really enjoyed himself and greatly surprised his father when he first spotted him in costume.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles

I'm in the process of re-watching this amazing series. I have 12 of the 22 videos and can catch the others on youtube. It's sad to read that because the series was canceled so many wonderful, planned adventures never materialized. This is one of my favorite series. I just finished re-watching All Creatures Great and Small. I have the first five sets. Oops. #9 is a bit risque.

Friday, May 6, 2016

Forty years of using a clothes line

It hung out of our bedroom window in San Francisco. Then a line in the sandy backyard at the next flat. At our next home it was a round line in the patio. Next came lines attached to the house and metal poles. I saw an owl fly directly over me once and I love to hear the Canada geese honk as they fly.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Just Serve

I did a 90-minute shift at 9 a.m. sealing bags of dry soup ingredients. After the second shift ended we're told 153,000 meals had been prepared by Concord and Walnut Creek Stake members. It was very well organized. I only had one mishap losing a bag. I felt great having participated and started the day with great energy and enthusiasm from all. This picture is only a fraction of the packed hall.