Wednesday, July 30, 2008
1. Tom Edmo,
2. Charles Deepwater
3. Percy Edmo
4. Canaker (canker) Johnson
5. Johnnie Gibson (bottom rt.)
6. George Edmo (bottom center)
7. Chief Arimo (bottom left)
--the white man pictured is Cye Napper, druggist.
Part of my hometown of Pocatello sits on the Reservation. The Bannocks were considered akin to the Northern Paiute people. Later in my life I went to junior and senior high with a few of the following generations of these men.
See more B photos for ABC Wednesday here . You might even catch the bug!
Monday, July 28, 2008
in particular, the solace of memories.
To nourish my soul.
I vow then to take solace in them. I promise
I’ll nibble carefully and leave some for tomorrow.
The feel of your smooth, small arms around my neck and the
Kiss stuck to my cheek from the peach you just swallowed.
My head sprouting curly wires where a mane once flowed
And in the mirror it is Aunt Carmela, patron saint of garlic,
Whose face–and hair—I see.
The wet spot on my shoulder I felt when you hugged me the last time
Unrestrained tears and saliva a maternal dead end sign.
Why did he wait so long to correct my earnest belief
Your stoic note to the tooth fairy explaining how your tooth went missing
Due to my absentmindedness.
My unproven theory of genetic affinity
Routinely I maneuver my boat
Around and between the archipelago of memories.
A movable feast,
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Friday, July 25, 2008
to see more family photos from our trip to Lake Superior's North Shore and Gooseberry Falls. Enjoy!
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Thursday, July 24, 2008
For more sky views, visit SkyWatch Friday.
Mrs. Beauregarde: [after Violet has turned into a blueberry] I can't have a blueberry for a daughter. How is she supposed to compete?
Veruca Salt: You could put her in a county fair. [from Charlie & the Chocolate Factory]
Thanks to Blue at Behind Kyanite's Door for her Favorite Things Thursday. To join in or see more favorite things, go here.
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Monday, July 21, 2008
To see more Camera Critters, or join in the fun, see Misty Dawn. . .and Happy Monday too!
Friday, July 18, 2008
Skywatch Friday has a new home and a new format hosted by three intrepid photographers, Tom, Sandy and Imac. Join in the fun.
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Good advice, I thought, for most kinds of pain in our life but pain does take some getting used to. Sometimes a shiny, silver bullet to clench between your teeth helps. I think Harlan would agree that some pain is just too painful and its criminal to minimize anyone's pain be it physical or emotional.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
which I pick up randomly at thrift stores, yard sales and occasionally a real antique shop if the price is within my 'pitcher' budget. I've collected these in the 1-1/2 years I've lived in the Twin Cities. However, safely packed away in storage is a box full of over 30 years of collecting. Someday they'll be rescued from bubble wrap and properly displayed.
After many years of no contact with my mother and father -- long story -- after we were reacquainted, when I showed my mom my burgeoning collection she, being who she was, ran out and bought me not only a pitcher but the accompanying sugar bowl, coffee pot, demitasse cups and saucers in a gold rimmed, porcelain flower pattern, made in Bavaria! Being of Bavarian extraction, she had a remarkable eye for beautiful porcelain combined with a champagne appetite on a beer salary. She was thoroughly convinced her love of beautiful things was her German-ness.
I have pewter, Irish pottery, English glass and cranberry glass pitchers from Massachusetts plus recycled gems from yard sales in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania and Chicago--just about everywhere I've lived. Gifted pitchers are the best because it means I'm well known by the giver. I've noticed too that I usually wind up selecting my favorite colors without fully intending to.
Most recently the porcelain pitcher with pink roses on the far right below was purchased at a garage sale from an older lady who was liquidating. She said it was her favorite and she'd given it many uses. I got it for a song.
Yup, when I turned it over, the bottom was marked. . . Bavaria.
Visit Blue to see more favourite things of hers and her friends or you might even want to play along.
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Monday, July 14, 2008
I say. . .
you think. . .
- Intimated :: people tell me things
- Brush :: tumbleweeds
- Masquerade :: ball
- Procedure :: tedious
- Tattoos :: oh so painful
- Square :: nerd
- Tuck :: Friar
- Boyfriend :: pillow
- Badass :: Patti Smith
- Thousand :: acres
- Thanks :: to LunaNiña for Unconscious Mutterings today.
The examined life is no picnic. ---Robert Fulghum
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Friday, July 11, 2008
I thought her generous and hearty response to me was worth taking to heart in life as well.
For my views of the wide blue yonder for Skywatch, or to join in the fun, go to Wigger's World and ask for Tom.
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Wassily Kandinsky, Circles in Circle, 1923
Thanks to Blue for hosting her meme, Favorite Things Thursday so I get the chance to think on what makes my life uniquely mine. Stop by her site and see more favorite things from her friends.
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
'Vishnu, the odd-job man in a Bombay apartment block, lies dying on the staircase landing. Around him the lives of the apartment dwellers unfold...'
These two sentences seemingly kept me from reading the novel. It predicted a story almost too sad even for me who can read the most depressing stuff with the big girls, but. . .now halfway into this wonderfully written novel of Bombay (by a native), I can't stop--except to show you an interesting take on 'faith' from one of the characters who lives upstairs from Vishnu.
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
a vigilant and petulant mother Wood Duck and her 12 (I counted them!) young ducklings
or young Wisconsin dairy calves, adorably inquisitive,
soon-to-be young turtles when this lady get finished laying her eggs. I caught her resting from the digging process--note the symmetry of the design on her shell as well as her footprints behind her. Amazing daylong--certainly exhausting--procedure.
And finally a young daughter of a mother running a race on the 4th of July (when she saw her mom pass by she had a sobbing meltdown because she wanted to go along!)
Many more Y photos are waiting for your visit to Mrs Nesbitt or to join in the fun!