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At Home With Vivian: Always a smile

At Home With Vivian: Always a smile

| April 4, 2018 | 1 Comment

Every week I trek down to the Martinez News-Gazette office for extra copies of my column to mail off to my three adult children. I thoroughly enjoy a little chit chat with whoever is staffing the front desk. One lady in particular always has a smile and nothing but good words to say. Barbara Cetko […]

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Visiting the Holy Land: Where Jesus Walked

Visiting the Holy Land: Where Jesus Walked

| April 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

St. Catherine of Sienna parishioners Bonnie Stone and Kalama Schreiner recently returned from a tour of Israel where they had a marvelous time and brought home a lifetime of good memories. They flew into Tel Aviv and, for two weeks, traveled through the country on what many historians believe was the path Jesus followed in […]

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At Home With Vivian: Patterns in time

At Home With Vivian: Patterns in time

| March 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

I said the Easter dress was purple. Johnette said it was white. I went through my mother’s old photo albums the other day looking for that certain picture to prove my kid sister wrong. Photo albums are my ‘external’ hard drive. That’s where I keep memories that my brain has no room to store. With […]

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At Home With Vivian: Hanami

At Home With Vivian: Hanami

| March 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

“Grammie, its time for you to go home!” Jeff and I teased his mother recently. Unfortunately, she did have to go back to Oregon. “Back to the rain and gloom,” Grammie sighed. Grammie moved to Oregon several years ago. The wet winters there finally got to her. Last year she came for a two week […]

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At Home With Vivian: Best Foot Forward

At Home With Vivian: Best Foot Forward

| March 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

Woo hoo! I have once again returned from “The Biggest Sewing Party in America,” where women gaze in awe, squeal with delight and happily jostle their way through the crowded aisles of The Sewing and Stitchery Expo. Set in the beautiful Great Northwest, this four day event is a dream vacation for needle artists. Sewing, […]

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At Home with Vivian: Women’s History Month

At Home with Vivian: Women’s History Month

| March 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

I hear the Martinez Historical Society’s new exhibit celebrating Women’s History Month will be enlightening and fun.  Don’t miss, “Celebrating the Women of Martinez”! In the early 1980s I had the good fortune to attend a function where Jane Weinberger (wife of Caspar Weinberger who was Secretary of Defense during the Reagan Administration) was the […]

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