JUMPING

CATEGORY: GRASS VALLEYPHOTO: THE COW BARN AFTER 1980 For some reason known only to God and my Guardian Angel, between the ages of five and seven, I liked to jump from high places. This peculiar pastime started with climbing onto…

LIPSTICK

CATEGORY: GRASS VALLEYPHOTO: AD FOR TANGEE LIPSTICK In our childhood years the emphasis for women and young ladies was not on physical beauty.  “Pretty is as pretty does” we were told.  So you can imagine our surprise when one day…

RUBY PETTIS

CATEGORY: GRASS VALLEYPHOTOS: THE OLD SHERARS HOTEL INDIAN FISHING PLATFORMS AT SHERARS FALLS Whenever mother got the chance, she liked to take whatever children were at our house and drive over to Tygh Valley.  Our family had lived there when…

INEZ

CATEGORY: GRASS VALLEYPHOTO: HARVEY AND INEZ After my Uncle Harvey died of tuberculosis at age twenty five, his wife, who had been Inez Jones, and her two year old daughter, Velma, remained important members of our family.  Velma was the…