Another blogger on
'My Own Treasure Island'
told of a prom night experience of
hers' which was a dream night come
true only to be ruined by cruel kids.
I think that the 'humiliation' was
theirs, not hers, but I am no longer 14. Her
challenge for us is to relate our 'Most
embarrassing Moment' on our own blog with a
reference back to hers. So here is my story:
My mom and I moved from the freezing
winters of northern Indiana in a small town to
glamorous Hollywood California in 1960 when I
was a tender seventeen years old. Now this was
when Hollywood and Vine was truly glamorous
and appearing on a TV show, any TV show would
be the best 15 min's. of fame anywhere. If only
all those freezing people back in the Midwest who
didn't appreciate me any way could only see me
now! (and quiet all those nasty rumors about
anyone who moves to California MUST be
pregnant). Well we did get tickets to some game
show. I really don't remember which one. I was
thrilled and just knew that they would pick me.
They didn't, but while sitting in the audience near
the end of the show all of a sudden every bright
light in the world was shining in my face and the
host was asking me an obviously easy question.
A deer in the headlights would have had more of
a warning than me. Who was I? Where was I?
What's a question? Vaguely I heard voices
around me whispering from many miles away
something that I was suppose to answer. I
finally parroted whatever it was that was said.
I 'won' a set of encyclopedias and hoped that
every TV set in Indiana had died that day.



A few days ago I had been so
depressed about my daughter's
inability to do something seemingly
simple to me. Just invite me over
period. Anytime. In the meantime, I
went over to my friend Aine's for the
4th of July. She has had a miraculous
change of spirit since she had her
house thoroughly cleaned from top
to bottom by her new lady. Amazing
how a change in our environment
can effect our emotions. Still, I was
depressed the next day. Next I went
for lunch at my friend Andrea's after
picking up our lunch at Applebee's
and then something for Aine at
Costco. At Andrea's I washed and
cleaned her wrought iron crystal
cabnet since her carpet which fits
under it was out for cleaning and
would return the next day. After our
visit, I dropped over to Aine's and
we went out for dinner. Being with
others and doing things for others
has really helped with my mood.
I am feeling better today although I
know that I won't be 'cheerful' again
until I get that special invitation.
You are invited for a cup of tea


4TH OF JULY 2009

Happy Birthday America

I spent this 4th of July with
Aine. She had these huge
wonderful hot dogs. She
said that she loved a hot
dog to really Fill The Bun.
All they had on them was
yellow kid mustard. They
were great! Later after
dinner we drove over near
the CHP building in Arcata
and watched the fireworks.
A perfect location.
The view was excellent in spite of the fog.
I dropped Aine off at home and left for Loleta
right away. Just as I was entering Eureka I saw
the finale of their fireworks over the bay.
All in all it was a wonderful day although I did
miss the boys.