Anna Herrington's Blog – May 2012 Archive (5)

Waving at Kim and Kate ~ and the Beach On Our Side (OS Archives 2012)

Once upon a Winter's week, we drove down to the coast... 

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I love stopping here ~ almost always an empty beach up here on the Lost Coast.

 

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Another favorite stopping place on the far northern California coast ~ that water will freeze your toes, even…

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Added by Anna Herrington on May 28, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Fighter Planes, Video Games, and my Brother's Father (OS Archives 2012)

The sounds of air battle were loud, we could hardly hear ourselves talk over the noise of the video game the boys were playing upstairs in their grandmother's bedroom. Don, my (twice widowed) mother's third husband, offered to go upstairs and check on them, to get them to tone it down.

"I'll go with you," offered Mom.

"Sure, Pat."

We all knew Mom was just worried about Don getting upstairs unscathed with his ever-present 50-foot long spaghetti noodle of oxygen…

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A Tiny Peek at Horrors Unspoken of (OS Archives 2012)

Each year when this day comes, I quietly mark it with a small smile. I don't tend to say a word, but I know. 

Today is my Freedom Day.

The day I left

fear.

So long ago, another world ago,

 19 years

today.

Escaping…

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Added by Anna Herrington on May 19, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

An Emergent Spring Chronicle (OS Archives 2012)

Earlier this Spring....

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March -- earliest signs of life in the garden

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later, an unfurling tulip …

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Added by Anna Herrington on May 14, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

You Ignorant Slut (OS Archives 2012)

Long ago, when my mother once remarked, "You look blowsy" I thought she meant 'vibrant, bright-colored, gyspy-like.'

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 I distinctly remember the event:  I was in my late teens and finally daring to wear on a date the Forties-inspired, brightly printed bandeau halter with long, flowing skirt I'd secretly tried on in my room close to two dozen times.…

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Added by Anna Herrington on May 14, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

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