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CaliforniaPeggy

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Name: Peggy
Gender: Female
Hometown: Manhattan Beach, CA
Home country: USA
Current location: Right here!
Member since: Thu Feb 3, 2005, 01:41 PM
Number of posts: 111,865

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Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Wed Jul 16, 2014, 07:11 PM (33 replies)

Nestle is buying water from a drought-stricken area in California: And it's legal.

http://www.salon.com/2014/07/14/nestle_is_bottling_water_straight_from_the_heart_of_californias_drought/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=socialflow

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Tue Jul 15, 2014, 03:04 PM (26 replies)

Well, it looks like I'm heading back to my orthopedic surgeon again.

After my left shoulder got replaced back in January, my progress was pretty good, if slow.

PT really turned me into a pretzel on a regular basis!

We had planned that I would continue with outpatient PT till the end of May. But a few weeks before that, I noticed that my shoulder was doing something odd...it was slipping in and out a bit.

Turns out it was trying to dislocate itself.

I wore a sling in the hopes that this would fix it, but it didn't. So today I saw my doc and we talked about our options. Mainly, day surgery to fix the joint and stop it from slipping around.

It seems that my chest muscles are tight and they push the joint backwards. And of course, the back muscles are loose.......and they allow the joint to move backwards! Wonderful.

But my doc can fix it.

We don't have a surgery date yet, but we will...

Just thought you all might want to know...

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Wed Jul 9, 2014, 12:02 AM (38 replies)

****WCGreen Update --Saturday July 5, 2014****

From his wife:

A Christopher Green update:

Sorry, I have spending a lot more time with Chris. He is more himself every day. Last night we watched fireworks from his 9th floor room, facing east. Confinement to his bed prevented him from seeing them all. There were fireworks all along the lake, out east and south.

Thanks again to all that supported us by eating at Frankie's Italian Cuisine!



Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Sat Jul 5, 2014, 11:41 AM (31 replies)

*July 4, 1894...My grandmother's birthday*

Today I honor her memory...

Her parents saw, and lived, the American Dream...

They came from Sweden, met and married here...

She was their oldest child...

She was a bright, hard-working, motivated lady...

She and her husband raised their six children on a farm outside Chicago...

They had a pump in the kitchen...

She would kill and clean chickens for their meals...

She baked bread every week...

And still had time to go into Chicago for concerts...

She lived through the World Wars, and the Depression...

She did not let adversity shrink her soul...

My Grandmother! How much I still miss her, and her example!

I wonder what she would say if she could see what's happened to her beloved country...

Her birthday, today...

I salute her!




Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Fri Jul 4, 2014, 05:39 PM (19 replies)

Throw-back Thursday...in the UCLA Sculpture Garden, my daughters and me...

How long ago that was...



Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Fri Jul 4, 2014, 12:17 AM (13 replies)

****WCGreen Update --Monday June 30, 2014****

From his sister Amy, the Nurse Practitioner:

Spoke with Chris yesterday regarding his permission to update. He said it would be fine for you to relay the fact that he is making progress, slow as it may be. He is participating with physical therapy and is still in the hospital.

He appreciates everyone's good thoughts!



Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Mon Jun 30, 2014, 10:54 AM (28 replies)

A couple of days ago, I was able to visit the Upper Antelope Valley in AZ...photo heavy!

It's a slot canyon, where the rain and flash floods have penetrated the sandstone. The water has carved out these amazing shapes. I hope you'll enjoy my pictures!











Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Wed Jun 25, 2014, 09:48 PM (45 replies)

Today, I got to see the Upper Antelope Canyon, which is the most beautiful place I have ever seen.

It is most definitely worth a trip. I had seen the pictures before, but had never figured out where they'd been taken, until a friend of mine, along with his girlfriend, went last year.

When he showed me his pictures, well............I decided then and there that this was a place I had to get to. So here we go...

















Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Mon Jun 23, 2014, 11:52 PM (27 replies)

The Meteor Crater, Arizona:

My husband and I are making a little road trip, and this was on the agenda.

It's very interesting, and huge.

Behold:

From the parking lot:


Inside:


A piece of the meteor that survived the impact. It weighs about 1400 pounds, which is a little less than a Prius:


A view of the crater: About 20 football stadiums can fit inside...


Another view:


This shows where the original explorer dug several shafts as he looked in vain for the meteorite he thought would be buried underneath the crater:


A last look across the crater:





Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Sat Jun 21, 2014, 05:41 PM (46 replies)
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