prune picker

This is the blog of a prune picker. (Native born Californian) Retired oilfield. I am an old man. (91) 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, music, and civic events. I am writing my memoirs. 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.

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.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Family fun (4th and last) pics on Orcas Island.

Off to Port Townsend.


Corrie on paddle board.


Corrie on cupcakes/


Pirate Winter. Matt and Janelle are after her.



Pirate Holly.



Pizza remains.


Cupcake remains.



Gas station still in use.


Paymaan.


 Grandma Nancy. My little girl!

Annie Shafai.


Last look at West Beach pier


Entrance to Whidby Island Naval Air Station.







Family fun (more more) on Orcas Island.

We had a great time. I will remember it for the rest of my life.




Annie, Paymaan, and Mark.


Charlie


Charlie, Winter, and Max.







Jack Shafai. He smiles.


All five cousins. A gaggle of cousins?



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