Himself: Swam, three hours on the EDD site, lunch, games, thrift stores, dinner, TV….speaking of mundane.
Herself: Swam, worked on chapbook and confused myself, lunch with the poets, put books on shelves at the Discovery shop, Amvets, dinner, and reading.
Gratitude: Dorothy Gilman.
- I finished an old Dorothy Gilman I found in the giant book piles and bags, and boxes at the thrift store only to discover that it was the last of the Mrs. Pollifax mysteries. Wonderfully written. Light. It was just what I needed to keep me company day-before yesterday while G fixed D’s new computers, and just what I needed today to finish off the day. Ms. Gilman will be honored at the Edgars this year, and I am sad that she has let go of her writing for whatever reason.
- At the Black, a local OB institution of the head shop type founded in the 1960’s, one of the employees had published an anti-homeless sign. I don’t agree with the sentiment, but I sure do approved of the attention this has drawn to the Black. Our downtown needs attention, it’s just a shame it isn’t positive attention.
- The OB Episcopal Church did a split. Some of the Episcopal church members were forced into exile believing in a more liberal stance on gays and the church. Others renamed themselves Anglicans…excluding gays. The Episcopal members sued the Anglican members to get their building back….and won. The anti-gay folks are out. Lots of little old ladies, not understanding the significance of this split, stayed with the minister to become Anglicans. Now they find themselves homeless and lost. I don’t feel sorry for their lack of foresight and lack of flexibility because of their bigotry.
- The Thursday Group gathered to read our work at Nate’s today….where the best of Americanized Mexican food can be found in OB. We all used to be a poets group, but today Mary brought a lively cartoon book about three dogs, Kate brought the latest revision of her novel, and I brought the layouts and dummys for my chapbook. Marion B read as did George….and I so hope MB will put her stuff here. I was moved to tears. We are not at all a boring crowd, and the food was good too.
- G and employment. Like a good person, he doggedly haunts the EDD site finding few jobs to apply for but keeping his un-check coming. One of our neighbors, one with no computer skills, didn’t go to any of the recommended sites and was dropped from unemployment. That’s a frightening thought in today’s economy.
- Mid-day, the youngest of granddaughters graduates from pre-school. I’m afraid I shall inundate you with pictures later in the day. I’m afraid too that I only remembered this clash of schedules with the cancer society late yesterday afternoon.