Prune picker

Prune picker is a Depression Era term for a native Californian. It was not a complement. In the thirties when I was a boy there were times that I was the only prune picker in a group. Everyone else had been born somewhere else.

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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Old Roseburg Turtles



Dorothy, my niece in Roseburg, Oregon has two old turtles. Mohamed is 90 and Duffy is 95. This type of desert tortoise can live for several hundred years. Dorothy is debating the options for the future of the guys when she is gone.

In top pic Dorothy is preparing the daily turtle meal of romaine and blueberries. The food is soaked in water. Middle pic is of Mohamed chowing down. He really like the blueberries. Bottom pic is of Duffy, who at 95 is a little slower than Mohamed.

Dorothy puts the guys to sleep every fall and gets them up the following spring. Dorothy has been boarding the turtles for 20 some years.
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  1. Do you think the turtles would be happy here? We could take them some day.

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