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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: 109,734

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Solar Freakin' Roadways: a 7 minute long video on just that. It's fascinating.

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Sun Jul 20, 2014, 05:38 PM (53 replies)

We were boys, we were friends, we were enemies...today's LA Times:

snip...

In the fall of 1961, I was 8 years old and living in the Israeli hamlet of Kfar Saba, where my parents and I were born. We could see the Samaria Mountains from our porch, and the town of Kalkilya, now in the West Bank but then part of Jordan just a mile or so away. A valley of orchards and wild brush lay between us and was forbidden; the border was more or less defined by an old rail path.

But precisely because that citrus-scented valley was off-limits to me, it was also enticing one Saturday afternoon. I rode my bicycle past the village square, beyond the old bus station and into the valley that unfolded against the biblical mountains.

Kalkilya was close by where I walked in the thick groves that divided the two worlds. And then I realized that I was not alone. Standing and staring at me was an Arab boy, about my age, as surprised by this encounter as I.

We both froze in fear. But curiosity quickly prevailed and we began to talk. It was a halting mixture of Hebrew and English; I did not know any Arabic. I still remember that he knew words from both of my languages and I did not know any from his. I remember his face very clearly, particularly the way he smiled.


The rest at the link: http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-kamin-israel-two-boys-20140717-story.html
Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Thu Jul 17, 2014, 01:53 PM (4 replies)

Luckovich from Facebook:

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)
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