What now?

I haven’t posted since late October and am still trying to wrap my mind around Covid-19 as we shelter, and work, at home.

Our thoughts are with our friends and furriends around the world.

Today we offer a sleepy nod from Dylan the Tabby…

Scanning The Past No. 2: Remembering Headington

Update! I have reconnected with Kathryn by email! Over 50 years later it is my hope that we will get to know one another again. 🌞

The Fall of 1969 my family moved to Kirtlington, Oxfordshire, England for a year. My Dad began a sabbatical and I was immersed in the life of an English school girl at Headington School.

I think often of that year- an eye opening and wonderful adventure- and wonder about the friends with whom I long ago lost touch. There are two women in particular: Kathryn S. and Carole P. I remember calling Kathryn’s mother on a trip to England in the mid-80’s and being told of her marriage to a London policeman but we never made contact. Where are you now KES?

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Stina (me) Kathryn (back) and Carole (?) This is a photo taken by my Dad on a return visit to Oxford a few years after the sabbatical.

Another snap of friends from school in the garden behind the house in Kirtlington.

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Stina, Rachel Popkin, Jane Perry, Eva Stewart (standing) Catriona Duthie ( now a successful Barrister whose father helped organize Dad’s sabbatical)

Trunk or Treat!

Totino Grace High School students and faculty held their annual Halloween event, Trunk or Treat, on October 26th. The students showed up mid-day on Saturday to decorate the trunks of cars and trucks in a variety of themes. From classic golf, pumpkin painting, mini-bowling, shooting hoops, to the ‘cast’ from Despicable Me and Star Trek, they provided the children and families who participated an afternoon of free fun and adventure. There was even a giant Dragon Inflatable bouncing room!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside (literal interp.?)

Inside“Inside”…indoors, ‘what’s inside the box?’, ‘what’s inside the little girl with blue fingernail polish’s head’, OR- (she’s thinking) ‘What’s inside that lady’s head and why is she on the floor with us?’

Pre-photo session for a good friend’s 70th birthday party. Her grandchildren are amazing!