|Frances loved John Schneider as Bo Duke. |
Sunday, February 21, 2021
Monday, February 1, 2021
|My grandmother pregnant with my mother.|
In tiny notebooks, my grandmother wrote down each day what time she woke up, where she ate breakfast, what movie she went to see, what mail and phone calls she received, then what she read and watched on TV before bed.
In 1996, she was living alone in a mobile home park in Santa Cruz, Calif., but I wouldn't describe her as lonely; she was an extremely independent and persnickety woman whom I never knew to live with another person or even a pet. (I wrote more about her life in an earlier post.)
Close to her home was the famous surfing spot called Pleasure Point, and she loved walking to the ocean and watching the surfers. When she died at 97 in 2013, I took her ashes to those waves with a friend of hers and we each dropped some at the sand. A moment after I dropped mine, a surfer emerged from the water where I stood.
That was cool.
In February of 1996, grandma was obsessed with the A&E production of "Pride and Prejudice" starring Jennifer Ehle and Colin Firth that she recorded on VHS tapes when it first aired on American TV the previous month, and with finding the best option for replacing one of the seat belts in her Toyota Tercel.
To Toyota, got seat belt.
To Longs, got tissue and cookies.
Back to Toyota, "safety issue," they "research." Why won't repair?
No, do not use roses now!
Got 4 books at Branciforte library.
New Morse on 9 p.m., part 1.