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At Home With Vivian: Al Dente

At Home With Vivian: Al Dente

| April 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

I went to the dentist last week for a checkup and got to talking to the young dental assistant about the good old days. “Back in the day,” I began, and then cracked up. It seems like everything now is ‘back in the day’ for me! Dental insurance is a fairly recent phenomenon, unlike medical […]

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Alhambra High spring musical: Bye Bye Birdie (photo gallery)

Alhambra High spring musical: Bye Bye Birdie (photo gallery)

| April 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

“Kids! I don’t know what’s wrong with these kids today! Kids! Who can understand anything they say?… Kids!” Kids? Have we got kids! Right here in Martinez and they are going to amaze and razzle dazzle you next week on the Alhambra High School stage! Live musicians! Period costumes! Colorful sets! Show stopping song and […]

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At Home With Vivian: Library time

At Home With Vivian: Library time

| April 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

Next week is National Library Week. I love the library. We Americans are so lucky to have them in nearly every town across our nation. This morning I posed the question to my Facebook friends “What are your favorite memories of going to the library?” Alice remembered reading “Harold and the Purple Crayon”. Tracey and […]

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At Home With Vivian: Cousins

At Home With Vivian: Cousins

| March 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

“Ain’t nobody crazier than your cousins on your Mama’s side!” My cousin Alice posted this on Facebook today. “Yep. That’s me!” I replied. My kid sister Johnette posted beneath me, “Me too!” I guess it is true. We are some crazy cousins. I was very lucky to grow up with cousins. Lots of cousins. Between […]

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At Home With Vivian: Chicken scratch

At Home With Vivian: Chicken scratch

| March 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

Woo hoo! I have once again returned from the “Sewing & Stitchery Expo” where men and women gaze in awe, squeal with delight, and happily jostle their way through crowded aisles of the exhibition halls. Set in the beautiful Great Northwest, this four-day event is an annual dream vacation for needle artists. Sewing, knitting, embroidery, […]

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At Home With Vivian: The right tool

At Home With Vivian: The right tool

| February 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

After my father passed away, my mother kept his hammer, a pair of pliers and two screwdrivers – a flat and a Philips- in the kitchen junk drawer. We could fix anything with those tools. Growing up with a single mother, I learned to make do with what I had. I think it made me […]

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At Home With Vivian: Lots of love

At Home With Vivian: Lots of love

| February 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

Happy Valentine’s Day! “I love you a bushel and a peck, a kiss on the cheek and a hug around the neck” was written by Frank Loesser and sung by Doris Day. That song was sung loudly and off key by my mother to wake my kid sister and I up in the mornings. She […]

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At Home With Vivian: Sawasdee!

At Home With Vivian: Sawasdee!

| February 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

Sawasdee! (Hello in Thai). It’s good to be home in cool and rainy Martinez. Jeff and I have returned from a cruise to Southeast Asia where the flowers were in full bloom, trees and grasses were lush and green, and the humidity was high. Ever get out of a hot shower and the room is […]

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At Home With Vivian: Have scarf, will ski

At Home With Vivian: Have scarf, will ski

| January 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

I was a Recreation major in college. I took the necessary recreation business and management classes but always looked forward to the courses highlighting different recreation possibilities. I studied scuba diving, synchronized swimming, nature crafts, archery, and many more fun classes. My mother used to laugh saying I was the only person she knew who […]

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Grandma’s Peach Pudding

Grandma’s Peach Pudding

| January 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Martinez Historical Society is embarking on a delicious and fun project! Kathy O’Connell and Mary Goodman are compiling a Martinez family cookbook. One of the elements that will make this cookbook special is that they are requesting that a short anecdote accompany each recipe. The instructions can either be specific and measured or they […]

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