prune picker

This is the blog of a prune picker. Retired oilfield. I am an old man. Will be 90 next July 20. I blog a lot about my body and getting old. As I approach death life gets more interesting. More interesting is not good. I still drive. I attend sports, bluegrass, and civic events. I attend swim class three times a week. Some of my blogs might be interesting. A lot of my blogs are silly and trivial. None are very long.

Monday, August 3, 2015

Ajax Cafe.

The Ajax Cafe is long favorite place to eat in Port Hadlock. Known for furnishing funny hats.

Even had music on Saturday night.

Olympic Music Festival.

The Festival is held in an unique setting. In a pre World War barn and farm. You can sit outside the barn doors at a reduced price. In the barn there are a couple of seats on bails of hay. Sarah Chang is a world  renowned violinist. She was the featured artist. Mark met us at the festival.

We were huddled along the barn in the shade. Holly thought violin music went great with rolling down the hill, We all enjoyed the program.

Port Townsend Farmers Market.

After Matt, Janelle, Winter, and Holly arrived we went to the Farmers Market. Great fun.

Good grub.

Breakfast at the Clubhouse.

I went to the Board sponsored breakfast at the Clubhouse Saturday. Another opportunity toi see old friends.

Entrance to the Evergreen Coho Resort.

Hard at work.

The grill failed (cockpit trouble?) so pancakes were cooked in the kitchen. Tremendous recovery.

Happy customers.

Dear old friends, Lore and Bill Friel.

Kathy Schilling

Herm Schilling

The Schillings put me up a night and drove me to the airport on Sunday. Love em!

Friday, July 31, 2015

Joe and Ben


Ben and Joe


Free Fridays at the Fort.

This a long tradition. Who ever is currently involved in a seminar at Fort Warden gives an hour program for free at the Fort. Hence the name "Free Friday at the Fort" . Jackie and I went every time. I went today. This week was blues with acoustic guitars.

Ben Hunter and Joe Seamons put on a great show. I enjoyed each and every selection.

Typical scene at Free Fridays.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Dancing to Hot Damn Scandal.


Concert on the Dock.

This affair is held every Thursday evening during the summer. Jim Spaulding and I went to every one. I went this evening. Some of the dancers at the one this evening were there when Jim and I went years ago.

People in Port Townsend like to dance! 

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Scenes around Port Townsend/Chimacum.

Corrie came to visit me and stayed over Monday night. We had such a good time. We hope we can do it again some day.

Corrie and I are seated in the two seat window booth at the Mexican restaurant in down town Port Townsend. Jackie and I sat in this booth many times over many years. We could see the sidewalk traffic and some ocean traffic out the window. I am a walking nostalgic nut. Thanks to Corrie for filling in for Jackie.

The Blue Moose Restaurant at the Port Townsend shipyard. Corrie bought me breakfast here.

This organization chart for the Evergreen Coho Resort was drafted by me 25 years ago. It is still posted on the board in the same prominent position. It is an heirloom.

The drafting area is still in use and neat.

The picture board directory was my suggestion. I was told to make it.

Larry and Jo Anderson. Larry ran the coop backhoe. He still does at 92.

Paul Cooper was the Resort Architect.

The Landscape Committee put on a fund raiser dinner while I was there. A nice lady introduced me as a worker in the early years of the Resort. She was most kind and I received a good hand. Many old friends came to my table to say hello. 

Tuesday night Poker game.

Clubhouse buuletin board with posters for various coming events.

Front of Clubhouse.

Downtown Port Townsend scenes.

This was Jackie's favorite downtown store. "April Fool and Penny too!"

Across the water scene. That is the crane at the Indian Island Navy ammo dump. Tallest structure in the county. The end of a ferry is visible on the right.

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