Ophelia Bodelia ("Bodie" to all her friends) Knelt in the dusty church pew, thinking about amends. Greatly burdened, she bowed her head and started to pray, Please forgive me Lord for... those things I'd rather not say. That Ash Wednesday, her forehead marked with a cross of soot, Fighting a sneeze, with tingling knees and … Continue reading Bodie’s Farewell Part I: Ashes on Her Lashes
Month: February 2020
Purple, Green & Gold
In celebration of New Orleans Mardi Gras, how about a quick display of the purple, green and gold? Please remember the Mardi Gras rules: Be proud. Proud as a peacock! But always remember what comes before a fall. Take good notes. Even better, take good pictures. It all goes by in a blur.
Bodey’s Body Lies in Bodie
"this small sturdy indomitable man" ~ Description of Waterman S. Bodey from his epitaph. Where: What, When & Why: Who: Other Bodie posts: Ghost Town: Bodie - Unfinished Business Bodie Shouts Out Bodie Referee
Love is All Around
Happy Valentine's Day!
“Morning fire! Morning fire! Build it higher! Higher! HIGHER!” “Chill, spaz.” “Be nice to your brother.” “Please chill, spaz. How was that, mother?” “What do you vote we do today?” “Swimming! Rafting! Biking! Hiking! To Barney Lake! The waterfall!” (Yawn) “Boring. How far is the mall?” “I KNOW! We could explore a cave!” “You’re too … Continue reading Bodie Referee
Going, Going, Go On
Going to the mountains is going home. ~ John Muir The photo of Muir, the autograph, and the quote were part of an art display called The Autograph Book of L.A. that displayed part of a collection of autographs curated by Los Angeles City Librarian Charles Lummis, started in 1906. The mountains photo is from … Continue reading Going, Going, Go On