Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Saturday, June 2, 2007

The Orchard

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My mother talks about the orchard on their farm in Valley Springs -- and the shenanigans involved.

Friday, May 25, 2007

Aunt Marie

My aunt Marie's best friend was an alien from outer space who took her to his planet, where she met Abraham Lincoln, among other people. This video only barely touches the surface of Aunt Marie. (Is it any wonder I'm so crazy?)

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Aunt Betsy

My mother always said that of all my aunts, I was most like Betsy (and probably least like my mother!). She was another unique person whom I loved very much.

Friday, May 4, 2007

Aunt Mel, Part 2

Mel's story was too long for one video, so this is the second part.

Thursday, May 3, 2007

Aunt Mel, Part 1

My mother's oldest sister was a unique woman who, among other things, was married 13 times, to 12 different men (#5 and #7 were the same guy, and in between he was married to one of her sisters). In Part 1, my mother lists some of her accomplishments throughout her life.

Monday, April 30, 2007

Times Past

My mother reminisces about life in the early 1900s

Saturday, April 28, 2007


Watch the video

This is a very short story I've heard my mother talk about for years, and it always fascinates me, food addict that I am. It is about a neighbor she used to visit, who made the best biscuits she ever tasted.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007


My mother talks about the Depression...and oatmeal.

Saturday, April 14, 2007

More Dear Old Dad Stories

My mother tells more stories of my father, her ex-husband. In this story, she talks about my father and a family friend (who was also our landlady for many years). Gives you a taste of what sort of man he was.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

"Uncle Bob"

Another of my mother's stories.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Senior Year

My mother lived on her own and worked for a family to earn her room and board during her senior year in high school. Here she talks about that.

Friday, April 6, 2007


A story of the guy my mother DIDN'T marry.

Thursday, April 5, 2007

Valley Springs

My mother spent her early childhood in Valley Springs, in the central valley of California. Here she talks about going back to visit, years later.

Tuesday, April 3, 2007


One of my mother's more memorable experiences.

Monday, April 2, 2007

Going Dancing

I love this story. My mother talks about dances when she was a girl.

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Grandma Learns a New Word

How innocent they all were back in the 1920s!

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Grandpa and the Hooker

This story is one I'd never heard before!

Sunday, March 25, 2007


I wonder if my kids know this story about their grandmother.

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Daddy Dearest

My father, who died in 1987, was not the best person in the world. During her convalescence, my mother (who divorced him long before he died) talked with one of my cousins about what he was like at the time of his death. It's a good thing the TV stations didn't get wind of it, or we would have made the news.