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Derby Day

It was all very last minute. At 6:07 Friday evening, Jessamyn texted me: “Not sure of your plans tomorrow but if you are in Napa or want to be there–planning to watch the Kentucky Derby with one of the gals … Continue reading

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How Are You?

It was last summer. My sister Alicia was in the check-out line at Trader Joe’s. “How are you today?” the cashier asked. Alicia instantly burst into tears. “My mother is dying.” She wanted to say more but couldn’t. The cashier … Continue reading

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Whole Lot of Shaking Going on…

“I’m going to make sure my house is still standing,” said Jessamyn’s text at 6:45 the morning. Preparing for my Sunday bike ride, I figured it was a joke, that she’d been too busy to go to Napa for a … Continue reading

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“Can You do THIS?”

We were primping for Mama’s big party. Linda was under the lights with her gel manicure at Second Street Nails in Napa. I was finished and relaxing in the hustly-bustly little salon. My relaxing position of choice is legs crossed … Continue reading

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“My Favorite Memory”

For Mama’s Birthday Party, I printed out cards that said “My Favorite Memory”…we pinned them up with clothespins over the fireplace. A few favorites: “Watching Shirley moving offstage with the dancers on stage.”-Nancy Darnell Sheldon “The day Mrs. Ray said … Continue reading

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