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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…

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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.

Stina Rachel Popkin Jane Perry Eva Stewart Catriona Duthie

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

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In Our Thoughts

Hello WordPress friends! We miss you and seem to allow daily living to get in the way of seeing what you are all doing. We wish you all a good week to come…

Dylan the Tabby on Sunday

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Take Me Out To The Ball Game

The Twins lost to Cleveland but fun was had by all…

take me out to the ball game yumWM

A Minnesota twist on the Bloody Mary?!

Only the third inning

…it’s only the THIRD inning??!!

Kath and me

Kathleen and me

Jane and Tom

Our dear friends Jane and Tom

Community Culture Family Friends Phoneography weekly photo challenge

Weekly Photo Challenge: Yellow!

Holiday Spirit AND YELLOW 🙂


Community Friends Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday #2

Stina and LisaHelping Halle with the The Remembering with Dignity Project (Christine & Lisa). photo by Halle


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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!

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Senior pictures

James look at the eyes

I agreed to take senior pictures for a friend’s grandson…I think his mom was a little worried about my interest in the non-traditional, but we did lots of the usual poses, as well- (and it was for free :))

Friends Photography weekly photo challenge

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!

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Happy Anniversary!

When I logged on this morning, a neat little message popped up informing me that it was a year ago today that I launched my blog, West Seventh Freelance. Many thanks to all of you who have made the year spectacular!

Dylan via Snapcat
Dylan via Snapcat