13 thoughts on “LIFE AMONG THE 2 X 4s Kate’s Journal”

  1. Love the picture of Sam on the tractor.Had we known he had that skill, we might have drafted him to help prepare the olive orchard! Adorable picture of you with the fish.

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  2. Yes, there is nothing quite like sitting on a tractor. The roar and smell of the diesel engine, the crunching of the gears, the rotating blades of the slasher.
    I miss my tractor. I now use a hand beater to make a pan-cake mix.

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  3. Ummmm…. smoked salmon! For a few years, I bought Pacific smoked salmon for a friend’s father for Christmas. His smile was worth the cost. I’ve never been much of a fisherman, but I have fond memories of dad taking me fishing with a cane pole and a bobber in an Iowa river. It’s not quite the same thing as your fishing, that’s for sure! For one thing, we were catching half-pound sunfish.

    Neat that you got some of your art into a gallery, and that it sold. It’s interesting, too, that you saw the differences between the native peoples: culturally and appearance-wise. One of the funniest things I heard while in Liberia was, “Oh, I’m sorry. You white people all look alike.” One thing I learned is that we cue on hair and eye color, but Liberians use different cues, like noses and foreheads. So interesting.

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    1. We used to smoke trout too, but not as good.
      I was pretty naive in those days. I put a couple of pieces in a nice gift galley in a nice hotel. She sold a couple and paid me, but was not honest about another piece. Told me she had had a robbery which was a lie. A good lesson for me.

      Some of the Vietnamese look a lot like Navajo. Interesting about the Liberians cues.

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