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The Long & Winding Road by
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Prompted By Working

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If you look at my career path (and I’ve had many careers) they would look like a winding road. In college, I had my heart set on being a lighting designer on Broadway. I worked at Marriott’s Great America for the first 4 seasons they were open and provided the lighting designs for 2 of the…
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My 1974 Pinto Station Wagon by
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Prompted By My First Car

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We lived in the Oakland hills, and bus service was minimal - everything was far away.
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Old Fashioned 4th of July by
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Prompted By Independence

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There were games and water balloon fights. I think of scenes from The Music Man, when I remember those holiday picnics.
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The Adventure of Reading by
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Prompted By What We Read

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We visited the library at least once a week. I especially loved the Montclair (Oakland CA) branch which is contained in the cutest little house, in a lovely tree lined street.
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Hibachis and Hats by
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Prompted By Graduation

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To this day, our graduating class of 1974 is special. Our reunions are heavily attended and we have them nearly every year. Our class has spirit with a capital S.
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The First “Real” Job by
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I miss the intense experiences I had working at my first job.
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Rebellious Hair by
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Prompted By Hair

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Hair was my rebellion!
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What we wore in Oakland by
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Prompted By What We Wore

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Back in elementary school in Oakland CA, girls were not allowed to wear pants to school. We treasured the days when a field trip to a farm or park allowed us to come to school in our stretch pants – sometimes with stirrups on the feet! Disneyland made women and girls wear dresses to the…
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From Chimps to Chips by
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Prompted By Lost in Space

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Its kind of crazy how far we've come since the first un-manned space flights. It seems like eons ago, but it is burned so deeply into my mind that it also seems like yesterday.
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