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Imagewcgypsy
May 10, 2010 1:55 PM CST
Name: Sherry
Crescent City, Ca.
I didn't think there was much that I'd missed, but had never heard of Bettie Paige and don't remember ever being familiar with Life With Elizabeth either...odd. What else have I missed?...lol...I distinctly remember a day when I was 18 and learned something (forget what now) and was truly shocked 'cause I thought I already knew everything.....
Imagezuzu
May 10, 2010 2:04 PM CST
Name: Zuzu
Northern California
zone 9
I was at least 25 when I learned that ponies don't grow up to be horses. The really funny thing about this is that whenever I tell other adults this story, half of them are astounded because they didn't know that until I said it, and most of them are way over 25. My friends and I are such city mice.
Imagewcgypsy
May 10, 2010 4:19 PM CST
Name: Sherry
Crescent City, Ca.
There are so many, many things that I wish I'd been exposed to, or had the opportunity to learn when I was very young. I think that's the key, truly. To expose children to as many experiences and choices as possible so that they're given the info to make choices. How can they know what they can be if they don't see what's offered? That's the incredible beauty of books and, now, the internet.....one can still learn all you want to know about. without having been given the other advantages. My father was very intelligent, knew everything about everything....but didn't know about the things that I knew and asked me once, "How do you know all of this?" It really surprised me that he would ask that. We learn about the things that interest us. With me it started with lemongrass and thinking, "That's fantastic!"....Can I grow this?" Had I been exposed to this when I was younger, I might have known what direction I would take in life or, in fact, had any direction at all. At least, I would have gotten a much earlier start......so, how many other new things are there for us to learn and in what other directions might we grow / go?
Imagewcgypsy
May 10, 2010 5:45 PM CST
Name: Sherry
Crescent City, Ca.
In the same line of thinking....I'd been waiting for Jer to get off the phone 'cause I had a couple of questions to ask him and he's been on the phone for THREE hours. He has a friend who must be *new*, he must have come from somewhere else, 'cause he's TOTALLY unaware, totally...of so many things and we're always saying ,"How could he not know that?!" Where has be been for 63 years? How has he lived this long? But...in his element, which is metallurgy, he knows everything. He was one of the early pioneers in certain processes of tempering steel and has info that Jer needs for a new project. Unless you get into his area, you'd swear the guy know absolutely nothing in the world about anything............I'm pretty sure he doesn't know Bettie Page, or Life With Elizabeth, or that ponies do not grow up to be horses.
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ImageDove
May 13, 2010 6:53 AM CST
Name: Dove Cochrane
Valley Center, CA (San Diego)
*Wonders how anyone could not know Bettie Page*
You all know chocolate milk does not come from brown cows - right?
;-)
KathleenC
May 13, 2010 8:37 AM CST
Name: Kathleen/KaperC
N San Diego County, CA
No, that's silly! "Brown cows go to moosic school." You know the cow song, don't you?
Imagewcgypsy
May 13, 2010 8:56 AM CST
Name: Sherry
Crescent City, Ca.
Yeah, can't figure out how I missed her. I can see now, however, where all of the ditzy young girls wearing that hairstyle got their ideas. It wasn't a good idea the first time either.....didn't they see how silly it looked on Ish Kabibble?
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ImageDove
May 13, 2010 2:20 PM CST
Name: Dove Cochrane
Valley Center, CA (San Diego)
*LOL*
Sherry,
My daughter-in-law wanted to cut my hair with a Bettie Page bang.... it ain't happening.

Kathleen, what cow song?
Imagewcgypsy
May 13, 2010 2:50 PM CST
Name: Sherry
Crescent City, Ca.
Dove....does you DIL *like* you?
Imagezuzu
May 13, 2010 3:41 PM CST
Name: Zuzu
Northern California
zone 9
Well, Bettie Page was not part of my history, but I was in other countries for much of that time and I grew up in a household of women, with no males at all, so I never even saw innocent pin-up pictures, much less bondage and other fetish shots.

I looked her up on Wikipedia, though, and was sorry to hear she had such a tragic life.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bettie_Page
KathleenC
May 14, 2010 9:09 AM CST
Name: Kathleen/KaperC
N San Diego County, CA
Be warned: once you hear this, it will be with you forEVER! LOL

http://www.rathergood.com/cow
ImageDove
May 15, 2010 9:58 PM CST
Name: Dove Cochrane
Valley Center, CA (San Diego)
Tragic huh? She was a free spirit, she had fun, then she quit
what tragic is later in life people made millions off her and she never got a residual dime.

K,
Ah Ha!
Brown cows like ballet - which sounds plausible.

Imagezuzu
May 15, 2010 10:47 PM CST
Name: Zuzu
Northern California
zone 9
No, I meant her early life, her childhood. She had a great life after that.
ImagePotEmUp
Jul 7, 2010 10:42 AM CST
Name: George
Fremont, CA
I guess I am a bit slow getting over here from DG. I am a CA native. Born in Inglewood to a father with wanderlust. At 6 months moved to Bakersfield where dad bought a bus line (now Orange Belt). At age 7 he sold all and moved to Big Bar to operate a gold dredge on the Trinity. That lasted less than a year then off to Fort Bragg to sell Falstaff and Wielands. He also sold Pepsi & Nehi - I remember my first visit to the warehouse and trying to take the sodas out on a hand truck. At about 12, he sold that and jumped on the band wagon to sell the new frozen foods - Eggo & Donald Duck Orange Juice. We had an acre in Redwood City with a walk in freezer. Really cool south pole type clothing to work in there. I think that lasted about 2 years then to San Lorenzo to be partner in a new heat treating company. It was a total scam and he lost everything just as I was entering high school. He then found be a real estate agent/broker to sell houses to baby boomers was the way to go. That lasted the rest of his life.
I graduated High School in 1962 and the family moved to Fremont, where I am still. Every time I think about pulling up stakes and changing my life, I remember what Mom put up with and find something new to enjoy about the way things are now. Married to the same ol' lady since 1966. We are on our 3rd and final house and that is the limit of changes in my life.
I love my location. I enjoy visiting other places (spent 3 weeks touring Oregon in May), but I always enjoy getting home. We are so close to so many different activities and environments here that I just can't imagine leaving.
The most recent home was a blank slate 1950's dump on a 1/2 acre. I am still trying to shape the landscape, but got diverted by plant collecting, rather than gardening. Now I am slowing down adding plants and trying to get it organized, but I think I enjoy the chaos too much. My Voodoo Lily bloomed last week and the smell was HORRIBLE, but I really reveled in it.
It is nice to see all of you here!

George
KathleenC
Jul 7, 2010 11:38 AM CST
Name: Kathleen/KaperC
N San Diego County, CA
Hi George! I know Inglewood well, I grew up nearby in Gardena. My parents moved down here to the San Diego area, then when my dad lost his job in the big engineer lay-off, they moved to Mariposa (near Yosemite Nat'l. Park) where my dad sold real estate, too. They ended up in Oregon. With all that in common, I don't think I've been to Fremont. Oh, wait, are you near San Francisco? I think we did stay there once on a vacation, but just an overnighter.

I always wanted to live in San Diego County after visiting my parents, but it took a long time to get here. Our little town is 10 miles from the beach but rural to all intents and purposes and we love it here.

Glad to see you here!

Kathleen
ImageCalif_Sue
Jul 7, 2010 12:04 PM CST

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Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA.
Zone 9a
Hi George, glad you can join us here, don't be a stranger! Big Grin
Imagewcgypsy
Jul 7, 2010 2:45 PM CST
Name: Sherry
Crescent City, Ca.
Hey, George...we're glad you came on over...and now we know more about you...lol...BTW, I still have asclepias curassavica from the seeds I got from you and have passed on plants to many people.....
Gee, I wouldn't know anything about that 'collecting plants instead of gardening'...snort....
Imagezuzu
Jul 7, 2010 3:45 PM CST
Name: Zuzu
Northern California
zone 9
Sherry, did you get the notice about Digging Dog's 15%-off sale? As I recall, they used to have an impressive variety of Salvias.
Imagewcgypsy
Jul 7, 2010 4:10 PM CST
Name: Sherry
Crescent City, Ca.
Thanks for the heads-up, zu. I have most of what they have and wouldn't bother with the couple that I don't with the shipping costs, etc. I haven't ordered from them before, but I've ordered from Canyon Creek several years ago and was happy with their sizes and condition. I think someone mentioned on GW that they may have gone out of business. Right now I'm past that frenzy of bringing stuff home and just trying more to get in order and propagate the stuff that I do have...Fullerton Arboretum will probably have their Salvia Spectacular coming up and that I'll go to and see if they've got anything I need.
ImageKelli
Aug 17, 2010 9:05 PM CST
Name: Kelli
California
Where summer is winter
I live in Canoga Park. I've lived in CA for 23 years, which is half my life. (You do the math.) I grew up in Pennsylvania, so I've seen fire and I've seen rain. I really like it here, but I would like to live where I didn't have to hear the neighbors, but I suppose then I'd find something else to be neurotic about. After all, I can't get away from myself. Rolling my eyes.

I like my plants but I don't have a real big gardening obsession. I'm more hunter/gatherer than farmer. At this time, I am well on my way to becoming a total native-plants-of-the-Santa-Monica-Mountains nerd. If you knew me, you would not be one bit surprised. I do not have one "cool" cell in my entire body.

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