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 By Pat Gracey    Community    October 23, 2021 

Trees of history

As a young person, when I still lived in Mojave, it was a special day when we could come to...

 

As time goes by

I remember one Dec. 31, 2016, New Year's Eve when Father Time, old 2016, made an effort to throw...

 

Happy birthday, California

When you find that someone who should remember has forgotten your birthday, you say, "Oh, don't...

 

History at a glance, part 3

This finishes off a thumbnail sketch of the happenings that I once jotted down. It's a mighty long...

 

History at a glance, part 2

I left you in the early days of the 20th Century in "nineteen 'aught' nine." That's the way the old...

 
 By Pat Gracey    Community    July 31, 2021

History at a glance, part 1

Sometimes it's interesting to read little timelines listing events of many years ago. I don't...

 
 By Pat Gracey    Community    July 17, 2021

A joke always helps

Some years ago I was asked by the Friends of the Depot to speak at one of their meetings about my...

 
 By Pat Gracey    Community    July 3, 2021

The mountains of home

When in high school I read a poem that began, "My heart leaps up when I behold a rainbow in the...

 
 By Pat Gracey    Community    June 19, 2021

Museums are us!

The Tehachapi Heritage League has received permission to open the doors of the Museum and Errea...

 
 By Pat Gracey    Community    June 5, 2021

Fourth of July free barbecue!

One of my earlier memories from the 1930s was Tehachapi's 4th of July free barbecue! It was taken...

 
 By Pat Gracey    Community    May 22, 2021

A Nob Hill home

Even though the pictured home was destroyed by the 1952 Earthquake, at one time in the 1890s, it...

 
 By Pat Gracey    Community    May 8, 2021

Riding the rails

Since the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad in 1869, people have had a love affair with tr...

 
 By Pat Gracey    Community    April 10, 2021

Elvira

We all, on occasion, make a visit to a cemetery and in this time period we find most of them well ma...

 
 By Pat Gracey    Community    March 27, 2021

Eastertime then and now

The religious celebration of Easter is eternal and the reason for the commemoration of the day...

 
 By Pat Gracey    Community    March 13, 2021

Saying what you mean

I travel north occasionally to visit one of my sons. Sometimes we go out to have dinner and one...

 

The Spirit of Tehachapi

I was reading a portion of an old news article the other day that sounded like an advertisement for...

 

In the beginning...

Tehachapi was once a vast, spacious valley with tall, waving grasses, wild game and running...

 

The Flood of 1945

Mark Twain is reputed to have said, "Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything...

 

Call the Doctor

When I was a child and we became ill, my mother took over with a few home remedies. If that didn't w...

 

Dogs' best friends are those who love them

Everyone has a dog story. Those animals whose main concern is the person who owns them. Their love...

 

It takes a heap o' livin'

In 1933, during one of the worst periods of the great depression, my parents found themselves...

 

Splitting infinitives

I get along very well with the English language as it's the only language I learned to speak. A smat...

 

Artillery Diplomacy

Once in a while I like to include one of my husband's "Tales of the Old Corps." This one is just a...

 

Aunt Minnie

I read an article a while back that described a study (a study?) about why children didn't care for...

 

A bootlegger's daughter

Some years ago, I wrote an article for The Loop newspaper entitled "Only a bootlegger's daughter."...

 

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