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A Pointed Explanation

A Pointed Explanation

| November 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

I made an origami market bag last week just for fun. My friends Cathy and Jann came over to my house and we had a lovely time sewing together. Cathy found the bag at a craft fair and wanted to duplicate it. “The lady selling the bags told me how to make them.” Cathy explained. […]

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At Home With Vivian: Veterans Day

At Home With Vivian: Veterans Day

| November 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

One hundred years. History was one of my favorite classes when I was a school girl. Unlike a math or science book, a history text is filled with stories of adventure and intrigue. Some events happened so long ago, that they don’t seem real, such as the adventures of King Richard the Lionhearted during the […]

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Happy Birthday Mickey!

Happy Birthday Mickey!

| October 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

Can you believe it? Mickey Mouse is going to be 90 years old on November 18th. Most of us have never lived in a world without Mickey. I asked my older sister Brenda what she remembered about Mickey Mouse when she was a youngster growing up in West Pittsburg back in the 1940s. “There were […]

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At Home With Vivian: Pumpkins!

| October 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

Dear Great Pumpkin, I am looking forward to your arrival on Halloween night. I hope you will bring me lots of presents. – Linus van Pelt I have to confess – I bought my pumpkins already. I couldn’t resist. Autumn is in the air. I smell pumpkin spice everywhere I go. I went to the […]

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At Home With Vivian: Home Tour Plus

At Home With Vivian: Home Tour Plus

| October 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

Mark your calendars for the 12th annual Martinez Home Tour coming this Saturday, October 13th from 10am to 4pm. Go early and check out the fun raffle prizes! My husband Jeff and I enjoy home tours. We’ve been to luxury estates in the Caribbean, stately mansions in New York, royal castles in Europe, and beach […]

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At Home With Vivian: Past tents

At Home With Vivian: Past tents

| October 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

Why can’t you run through a campground? You have to “ran” because it’s past tents. It was a simple memorial service. We reminisced about our good times together. We gave our humble thanks for more than twenty-five years of faithful service. Saying farewell to a tried and true comrade was hard, but it was time. […]

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At Home With Vivian: In the News

| September 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Change is inevitable and it’s usually for the best. Can you imagine driving a car without seatbelts or air conditioning? But sometimes I don’t like change and it makes me cranky. My parents and older sisters made me the avid reader I am today. I can’t remember a time in my life where I wasn’t […]

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At Home With Vivian: Just a Routine

| September 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

Labor Day has come and gone. The kids are back in school. Summer (even though the autumnal equinox isn’t until September 23) is over. Summers are fun and exciting, but there’s something about getting back to a predictable routine that’s comforting, especially to kids. Kids thrive on routine. I know. I was one of those […]

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At Home With Vivian: Twins!

At Home With Vivian: Twins!

| August 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

“I’m going to Connecticut?” I asked in disbelief when my mother gave me the news on an afternoon late in June 1968. I had just walked in the door after riding my bike home from the Antioch High swimming pool where I taught Red Cross swimming lessons in the mornings. I was wet and hungry […]

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At Home With Vivian: Up a Creek

At Home With Vivian: Up a Creek

| August 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

It’s been hotter than blue blazes this week! We need another scorching week like a hole in the head. I wish it were a little cooler, but like my mother often said, “If wishes were horses then beggars would ride.” Holy Toledo! I’m channeling my mother. Well, isn’t that a kick in the head. The […]

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