Nancy's Notes

Remember November

Remember November

November reminds me of living back east. The brightly colored trees would drop their brilliant leaves and cover the cool sidewalks and browning lawns. We would actually be happy to rake the yard, because we knew as soon as we finished raking a huge pile, we would drop...

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Happy Birthday to Jimmy!

Happy Birthday to Jimmy!

What does “Living the Dream” mean to you? People would say that Jimmy was living the dream for most of his life. A loving family, great friends, intelligence that took him to UC Berkeley, waterman skills that made him a stand out as Los Angeles County Lifeguard,...

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Sail Away Into The Holidays

Sail Away Into The Holidays

Sail Away Into the Holidays Some years it’s easy to say good-bye and sometimes it is breathtakingly horrible.  I think we all agree that 2020 was one for the books.  As we crawl towards the finish line, hoping to make it through with our health and sanity, I can truly...

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Gratitude is My Attitude

Gratitude is My Attitude

This is how I like to remember Jimmy.  A bright smile, a big hug and that “aw mom,” look he got when I asked for “one more photo!”  I am so grateful for every single time I rounded my kids up for “just one more!”  This photo was taken before the infamous Iron Man,...

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An Ode To Bess

An Ode To Bess

Today a new girl came to town. She arrived white and quite unaware of what history she would guard. I hear she is getting “wrapped” with all the Camp Surf and JMMF info. But does she know the history she will be carrying within her clean and un-sandy interior? When...

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Postcards From The Edge

Postcards From the Edge Oh The Places You Will Go Here’s To The Moms (With thanks to Carrie Fisher and Dr. Seuss!)I have been all over the map this past month. April has always been a month of ying and yang. My dad died in April and Jimmy was born in April. Lots of...

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