Monthly Archives: March 2014

Random Thoughts About Music in a Small Town

There were interesting things happening in music around 1983. The discussion seems to always turn to Madonna and new wave emerging with strong efforts from Depeche Mode, Duran Duran and Flock of Seagulls but it is important to recall the … Continue reading

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Bob

I don’t exactly remember the time frame but I know it happened very quickly. Mom started drinking and began bringing this guy home. Within a week or so he had moved in. He was a half white, half Indian guy … Continue reading

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An Endlessly Clashing Multichotomy

I met my husband on the track team in undergraduate school. We had been dating for about 2 months when he asked if I’d like to come home with him for the weekend for a family gathering and meet his … Continue reading

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The Drunk Who Was Stabbed Outside My Window

In my mind, the Cottage Grove apartments will always be synonymous with fear, violence and chaos. These were the years that I started school- this was my foundation. Mom was gone often, working and then she started drinking. She would … Continue reading

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High School Choir

My youngest’s rendition of my high school choir

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Florence, Oregon

After a short lived stint in Texas with Dad and Vicki, Dad sent me to live with my aunt and uncle in Florence, Oregon. My aunt Carole was not his first choice as he had called a number of other … Continue reading

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