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The Exact Spot

The Exact Spot

A man with scraggly blond hair going white, a neat beard, peered through wrought-iron bars surrounding the courtyard of the London apartment we rented. I stayed there because the building stood where the original Globe theater stood. A plaque marked … Continue reading

Bamboo and More
Gardens at Mission San Juan Capistrano

Gardens at Mission San Juan Capistrano

When most Californians think of Mission San Juan Capistrano, they think of swallows. Every spring, legions of American cliff swallows return to Mission San Juan Capistrano after spending the winter in Argentina 6,000 miles away. Local legend claims that once upon a time a local innkeeper chased the swallows away by destroying...

mamawolfe
Sheep Shearer’s Children In Lake Tahoe

May 18, 2015

 William Bolt was my two-times great grandfather. An adventurous spirit, as a young man in the late 1880s he traveled back and forth from St. Louis, Missouri to Laramie, Wyoming with his cousin Harry to work as sheep shearers. Lucky for me, his passion for storytelling compelled him to keep a detailed journal of...

Vintage Sacramento
Look at how adorable these two cuties are! This is Mrs Porter’s…

May 12, 2015
Look at how adorable these two cuties are! This is Mrs Porter’s…



Look at how adorable these two cuties are! This is Mrs Porter’s 1st Grade Music class in 1958 Sacramento, and I’m not sure if they’re about to perform for their classmates, or if it’s show-and-tell time!


Vintage Sacramento
Mother deserves an award for her contributions to the twins…

May 10, 2015
Mother deserves an award for her contributions to the twins…

Mother deserves an award for her contributions to the twins Camellia Parade entries! Ummm, looks like the brother on the left might want to lay off the rubber cement fumes for a bit! Happy Mothers Day from 1958!

The Blue Muse
Family, love and light

Family, love and light

We used to visit them in the Blue Mountains outside of Walla Walla, Washington. Summer vacations where my mom would ship my sister and I off with grandpa to visit relatives in Idaho and Washington for weeks at a time. Concentrated time in a smokey mini...

Vintage Sacramento
Here comes Creepy Cottontail! He’s bringing joy to the…

Apr 1, 2015
Here comes Creepy Cottontail! He’s bringing joy to the…



Here comes Creepy Cottontail! He’s bringing joy to the kids in this 1960 pic taken in Land Park’s Fairy Tale Town!


Bamboo and More
Howdy, Old Town San Diego

Howdy, Old Town San Diego

I’ve lived in California almost three decades, and this was my first visit to San Diego. I still can’t believe it took me this long, especially since San Diego is reputed to have the best gardening climate in all of California. The winters are mild and so are the summers, especially along the...

Davis Vanguard
Our Social Darwinists Then and Now

Our Social Darwinists Then and Now

by Claire Goldstene Over the past few weeks, listening to Congressman Paul Ryan has had me thinking about the place of Social Darwinism in American politics. Ryan, the 2012 vice-presidential candidate and potential 2016 presidential contender, has rather suddenly repudiated his years-long fondness for dividing America between the “makers” and the “takers.” As part...

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Vintage Sacramento
1958 Scouts Parade in downtown Sacramento.

Feb 4, 2015
1958 Scouts Parade in downtown Sacramento.

1958 Scouts Parade in downtown Sacramento.

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