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 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."...

 

Who makes the rules?

Our local museum has been closed since March and I miss doing a shift among Tehachapi's historical...

 

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...

 

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