Posted in November 2014

Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving time, I celebrate my late brother Doug’s birthday. Here he is playing the character of Mr. Antrobus in his high school play ‘By The Skin of Your Teeth,’ by Thornton Wilder. I was so blessed to have such a sensitive, caring, and talented man in my family. I hope your Thanksgiving Holiday will be blessed with joy, … Continue reading

Oil Painting of Alice Savage

My portrait of Alice Savage celebrating her March birthday. She is a woman of inspiration, creativity, and is the organizer of the Roseburg High Class of 67′ reunions. My wonderful Lincoln City roommate.  

Still traveling to the places of our dreams

Last weekend,  my husband, Joe, celebrated his 69th birthday. The photo below is my husband Joe at Cathy’s, his daughter’s wedding in 1987 when he came down with diabetes. The other photo is Joe and I celebrating his 69 years of life. He still takes me to the places of my dreams.  

Keynote Speaker for NAMI Lane County

I am honored to be asked to be  a Keynote Speaker at the NAMI Lane County Holiday Dinner and Fundraiser, December 2, 6:00 pm. The event will be held at Lane Community College Convention Center. It will be a fun night. Thank you, Julie Fast and Cheryl Baugh for this wonderful opportunity. This is a picture of my wonderful psychiatrist, Dr. Ward T. … Continue reading

Happy Veterans Day 2014

Happy Veterans Day. Here are photos of my stepdaughter, Becky Joiner, a US Army woman, who fought in the DESERT SHIELD/DESERT STORM Gulf War, and my Dad, who was a US sergeant in World War II. Thank you so much for the sacrifice you made to keep us safe. Your love and compassion for this country … Continue reading

The Future is a Fascinating Journey

I had the wonderful privilege of being interviewed at the Oregon State Hospital Museum by Dr. Mickey Stellavato on September 25th. She took this picture of me while I was there. So much had changed since I committed myself in the asylum in 1971. In search of finding true happiness while I was at the … Continue reading

Joe’s and Mine Silver Anniversary

We are celebrating our Silver Anniversary today and our 37th year of living together. My sister, Diana, and her husband, Bob, treated us to a Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire play at the Cabaret Theater in Ashland and author Mitzi Loftus treated us to brunch the next day. We also had a scrumptious dinner with … Continue reading