October 25, 2012

Pico de Guy-o!

Mark’s “go-to” party bring along. Makes a great Christmas gift for co-workers too,  packed in mason jars and tied up with raffia. So colorful and tasty! You should see his face light up when complemented on how great it tastes. He’s happiest when making others happy - this salsa certainly does that. Tomato, onions, garlic, lots of peppers, cilantro, lemon juice, salt, and the secret ingredient, Zesty Italian Dressing. Ole!

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Gibson Girl Gina

It arrived on the table in that huge schooner - pink and green and carmely and wonderful.
It was crowned with a delicate paper cocktail parasol. I was so excited.
I couldn't believe they’d let me order it. I swore I’d eat the whole thing - if only, if only. The Gibson Girl.

I don’t think I finished it after all. But the night remains one of the best memories of my childhood. A night of frivolous indulgence, a parental “damn the torpedoes” of sensibility. I wish I’d given my girl more of those times.

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Love You More Than Ice Cream by Jean Barette available at Sweet Shoppe Designs; 
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October 22, 2012

Oh Precious Little One

Oh precious little one, sweet Gina.  Life seemed so hard. You felt awkward and ugly and left out. That dress seemed magical. Tattered and faded pink tulle and satin. Was it mom’s childhood piano recital dress or something donated to the poor folk - us? You wore it so proudly to school and never felt so beautiful. A moment of realization and your feelings were crushed. The memory fades. Were you only crushed in retrospect or did you feel the pain that day of mistaking the dream for the reality? Never mind. Listen now, you are beautiful and your heart soars with goodness. I love you little girl.
Keep dreaming beautiful princess.

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October 18, 2012


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L.A. late Seventies - the box unscrambled the signal and we were first on the block to get subscription tv, albeit illegally. My stepdad didn’t have those kind of scruples. Baby brother Brett  saw Jaws more often than Sesame Street. What was ONTV - we watched.