Category Archives: Childhood Friends

An Open Letter To My High School Friends

I’m back in my comfortable home in California and finally able to sit in front of my computer after putting away the luggage and its contents. Please forgive me if I have chosen to meander into philosophical musings. After more … Continue reading

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A Trip To Paintland

One of my very dear childhood friends, Baby, came to visit us with her family this past holiday season. Once they were done traipsing around the country, they managed to give us a few days of “not doing much,” before … Continue reading

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Summer Solstice Wedding

This past weekend, we dedicated our time to celebrate with some dear friends the marriage of their youngest daughter, Christina, in Carmel Valley.  Christina and our daughter have been friends since they were in Middle School. They were classmates, sports … Continue reading

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The 5X7 Card

A 5×7-size card arrived in the mail this afternoon.   An invitation? An announcement? A greeting likely.  Mickey’s unmistakable cursive draped across the front was a welcome surprise to a near-perfect Saturday afternoon. After all, how often do we receive … Continue reading

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Three Friends

I received this copy of a very recent photo of my sister-in-law, Merle, with her friends (from way back when….) Nanette and Mickey.  We were all together on a trip that started in Prague, worked through Germany, and ended in … Continue reading

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The Half Event

This past weekend, we made our way across the continent to partake in the celebration of my sister-in-law’s “Half-Birthday.”  Being a Holiday baby, her birthday was somehow perpetually overshadowed by the frenzy of holiday celebrations, end-of-year office parties, exhaustive shopping … Continue reading

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Girlfriends

The other day, I traveled my usual journey to take the BART at Millbrae station at the end of my workday.  Hubby had to dine solo this weeknight. I was going to meet up with some girlfriends for dinner in … Continue reading

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At Greenbelt 5, Felix Is Not A Cat!

The past three weeks have gone by in a flash.  First there were the preparations for various meetings. Then meetings to prepare for more meetings.  There were also the preparations for the long trip, the frenzied last minute shopping for … Continue reading

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Vanna, On Her First Anniversary

Today went like any other regular work day.  It was overcast in the morning over the Bay Area.  It had been raining since yesterday.  They promised some sun by the afternoon.  And indeed, the sun came out but the air … Continue reading

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Stories over Roast Duck Dinners

Our daughter decided to treat us to a dinner of roast duck in two courses last week.  It was her gift to her father, who was to celebrate his birthday in a few days. It was supposed to be a … Continue reading

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