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Grandmother Oak

Grandmother Oak

Grandmother Oak

Grandmother Oak

Gorgeous winter day here as it froze in New York and Boston. Hiked to the Grandmother Oak on Mr. Sugarloaf with Bob Martin’s Saturday Saunterers.

From the left: Phyllis, John, Wendy, Becky, Bob Martin, Ellie. Small group because of the 1300′ elevation gain.

We reached it through the Mt. Hood trail head up long windy Los Alamos road, climbed some fences for a shortcut through some private property that separated the two parks.

Merry Christmas 2012

Merry Christmas 2012

Puerto Rico 1951. We are both missing a front tooth.

Puerto Rico 1951. We are both missing a front tooth.


We had just moved to Puerto Rico and everything seemed a little strange. Peggy was a tiny baby, just two months old and I had just turned 6 one week before when I got the cowgirl boots. It was a strange Christmas because it wasn’t cold. I got a Hopalong Cassidy cowgirl outfit for Christmas and I loved it so much, especially the boots! I ran to the playground to show it off to my friend who also had a new cowgirl outfit and hers was different. Her skirt has a fringe and I think she had fringed gloves. We are each are missing a front tooth. True friendship forever. (I don’t remember her name…)