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Summer Visitors

This evening my older daughter and her family will arrive from Spain for a visit.  I am so excited to see the whole family!  The grandchildren’s room is ready and I look forward to the patter of little feet running up to their room to see what outfits Mimi has on the wall for them. The [...]

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Summers Growing Up in Del Mar

Del Mar was a sleepy little beach town when I was growing up, coined Gasoline Alley by some. There were at one time thirteen gas stations in our little town when Highway 101 was the main thoroughfare to the City of San Diego. The County Fair was a big deal for folks when it came [...]

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SUMMER DAYS – OPENING DAY AT THE RACES

 Good morning my little Gigi!  My father would exclaim as he burst into my bedroom kissing me and then opening the blinds.  Hurry out of bed and we can go down to see the horses.  As I raised my sleepy head and yawned I quickly made my bed and pulled on my bathing suit not [...]

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SUMMER DAYS –PAINTING AND PLAYING INDIANS

My mother, Pat Welsh, realized I had an aptitude for art at a very young age. Gallery of my current work. In the summertime she taught painting to some of my friends, my sister and me. Mother would encourage me to paint on warm summer afternoons when we were tired of playing imagination games or [...]

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SUMMER DAYS – FOURTH OF JULY, DEL MAR

SUMMER DAYS – FOURTH OF JULY, DEL MAR

The 4th of July is just around the corner and I am reminded of summer days growing up in a sleepy little beach town in southern California, Del Mar. Not so sleepy now, but back then it actually was, despite the fact that it was a Mecca for the movie stars. Stay tuned for more [...]

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WHY THIS ARTIST LOVES TO WRITE

I come from a long line of writers on both sides of my family. While some research implies talent in families is passed down through the gene pool, equally important are environment, training and opportunities. The environment in which I was nurtured encouraged creativity and artistic expression. In our family we are all artists. My [...]

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CYBERSPACE GRANNY AND MARC CHAGALL

I have three granddaughters, two who live in Spain. As a result I have been a Cyberspace Granny since they were born. SKYPE is so great because it gives one the opportunity to relate to the grandchildren even though one might be thousands of miles apart. The younger one in Spain is still a baby [...]

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75TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE AND A COUSIN’S BIRTHDAY

This past weekend I was in the San Francisco Bay area. Sunday was the 75th birthday of the Golden Gate Bridge. Check out the picture on the right and this video of the fireworks taken this last Sunday May 29, 2012. Last week on PBS Evening News a reporter gave some history on the building [...]

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