Tag Archives: California

Two Women in a Car: California to Alabama Day One

… not to mention the cat. This is the start of a seven part series on a road trip I took 30 July to 05 August 2016. A dear friend and fellow writer Debra bought a house in southern Alabama, leaving her … Continue reading

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Timelines and a Fried Egg Sandwich

Ages ago, food writer M. F. K. Fisher wrote a book called Among Friends. Two things made the memoir dear to me: (1) she talks about living in Whittier, California before WWI among my beloved Quakers, and (2) she introduced me to … Continue reading

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An Indelible Mark

Jacaranda trees are blooming in Southern California, a harbinger of summer that carpets sidewalks, lawns and streets with their sticky purple trumpet-shaped flowers.  Signs appear on doors reading “Please remove shoes before entering.”  The stains left by those sweet smelling flowers cannot … Continue reading

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