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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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World Book

World Book

| January 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

By JEFF ROUBAL Martinez News-Gazette Columnist Last summer, we sailed on a Mediterranean cruise to celebrate our 40th anniversary. It was a glorious three week vacation spent visiting exotic ports from Barcelona in the west to Athens in the east. Our favorite city on the cruise was Florence, Italy.  Vivian and I had visited once […]

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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: 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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Joey Mellows travels from England to see Clippers play

Joey Mellows travels from England to see Clippers play

| July 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

  Joey Mellows, right, with artist and traveling companion Andy Brown at a recent Martinez Clippers game. Here is a story on Brown, who paints the ballparks he visits with Mellows. MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez Clippers games have drawn baseball fans from past Sacramento and from such other Bay Area cities as Sunnyvale and Livermore. But […]

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At Home With Vivian: Road Trip

At Home With Vivian: Road Trip

| July 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

I met a father and his two daughters from Houston, Texas last weekend at the Golden Gate Recreation Area in Marin County. We were waiting together at Rodeo Beach, near the finish line of the trail runs. He waited for his daughters who were running the marathon (26.2 miles!) and I was waiting for my […]

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At Home With Vivian: We’re so lucky

At Home With Vivian: We’re so lucky

| June 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

Ola! Cheerio! Bonjour! Ciao! Yassou! Salve! Hello! Jeff and I just returned from a Mediterranean cruise. Wow. Totally awesome. Wow. What else do you say after actually seeing and doing things you only dreamed about? As my husband likes to say “We’re so lucky!” Cruising has changed dramatically during my lifetime. I remember going with […]

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