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I'm older than Pine-sol®

I heard an advertisement the other day saying that Pine-sol® could do a bang up job of cleaning...

 

I miss Popeye

When I was a child of five or so, our family had to drive from Mojave to Lancaster to see a movie....

 

I love a piano

Not long ago I wrote about my father's purchase of a piano for our family in the amount of $75. It w...

 
 By Pat Gracey    Community    August 1, 2020

Doyle Gracey's memories of Korea

I was talking to a gentleman the other day who said he'd like to read another one of my husband's...

 
 By Pat Gracey    Community    July 18, 2020

Shades of the past...again!

I seem to be stuck in the past. Some, the long past and some just my past. It's so interesting to...

 
 By Pat Gracey    Community    July 4, 2020

Timing is everything

I entered into a conversation with someone who had another earthquake story. We have read a good...

 
 By Pat Gracey    Community    June 20, 2020

Yesterday's pandemic/today's reality

Owens Valley 1918: I ran onto some interesting facts about the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic. The facts...

 
 By Pat Gracey    Community    May 23, 2020

Memorial Day 2020

This year, 2020, will go down as one to be noted in history. I don't know exactly what will...

 
 By Pat Gracey    Community    May 9, 2020

One 'heck' of a guy

Some years ago I used to stop by on my way to the Post Office to pick up a friend and retired...

 
 By Pat Gracey    Community    April 25, 2020

Tehachapi, 100 years ago

While doing some research at Beale Library back in 1987, a mere 33 years ago, I could not resist...

 
 By Pat Gracey    Community    April 11, 2020

Let the children play

I just realized that this week was my deadline week for my column. With the "silent killer" flu...

 
 By Pat Gracey    Community    March 28, 2020

Shades of the past

I have been reading about panic buying at the stores. Due to my vintage age I have been requested...

 
 By Pat Gracey    Community    March 14, 2020

The melody's familiar

I remember listening to the radio. Each program had a sponsor that paid to be mentioned at...

 

Lenten Services at Saint Malachy Church

The penitential season of Lent began on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 26 at St. Malachy Church, 407 W. E St.,...

 

Boots

I was looking through a book my husband and I put together about his Marine Corps experiences in...

 

Edward H. McDaniel 1879 – 1979

I received a call from my good friend, Del Troy, who was looking for some specific information about...

 

One hundred two...years!

In the summer when the temperature soars to 102 degrees we're looking for a cool place. When...

 

Oh, heck! I've been hacked

I awakened in a perfectly agreeable mood. It was time to write my article for The Loop newspaper...

 

Back in square nail days...

One-hundred-thirty-two years ago there was a small frame building built on West F Street. A frame...

 

As time goes by

I remember December 31, 2016, New Year's Eve. Father Time, old 2016 made an effort to throw the...

 

Ghosts of Thanksgivings past

"Over the river and through the woods to Grandmother's house we go. The horse knows the way to...

 

Travelin' days

In 1950, when I began living in the Southland, it was, and still is, 200 miles from Oceanside,...

 

Enter the wind/exit the lights

My earliest memories, as a child, involves lying in bed listening to the Mojave wind hitting the...

 

The lady

There hangs on my wall among an assortment of family photos a photo of a fine looking lady. Her...

 

Cuddeback, the name's familiar...

Pat's notes: In 2017 I wrote about the pioneer family; the Cuddebacks. Recently, someone pointed...

 

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