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Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Chain of Events

Pearls and Dreams

A couple of weeks ago ....
Dr. Sanity tagged
Shrinkette who tagged Blondzilla who tagged me who tagged Bronwyn....

Bronwyn, just got her list started a couple of days ago. She started her post and got to number three which was about never having seen a blue bird ..which sent me off on a tangent about blue JAY's and Stellar Jays ..which in turn, she asked me where I grew up that I was around Stellar Jays.

Which ... made me homesick ... I had not forgotten how beautiful the mountains of home are ... you can find posters and paintings everywhere of my home ... but I had forgotten about how historical my home town itself looked. I grew up in a little tiny historical town of Mariposa California. One of the first Gold Rush towns. HUGE county in the 1800's ... and then it was devided into many counties ...including, but not limited to:Fresno, Kings and Los Angeles (which, are no where NEAR each other today!)
Mariposa, has the oldest working Court house in the state. It is known as the gateway to Yosemite. Mariposa means butterfly.
Mariposa and Yosemite will always have my heart.

This is a satellite taken of my house that I grew up in

Main Street
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Main Street, other side
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Leaving town

The Court House

Leaving town

out of townMariposa

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  1. Back in about June 1923 my grandparents eloped and were married in Mariposa and honeymooned in Yosemite. I grew up in Sacramento primarily, and many vacations were spent in Yosemite. I always felt that Yosemite was the Garden of Eden surely. The last time we were there was 2000 or so and I was very disappointed...it was not the verdant garden that I enjoyed in my youth...still amazing but in sad shape!

  2. I definitely felt Yosemite was the Garden of Eden and Mariposa ran a close second!

    I wish those pictures did justice to the memories in my heart!

    The memories of Mount Bullion, Merced River ... but so many of them, would only mean something to other Mariposites. We had a song that we sung that someone made up to the tune of John Denver's "Almost Heaven" lol ..

    We went back to Yosemite 11 years ago, when my boys were 2 and 4. That was before the floods that changed everything ... and even then ... everything had changed ...and tourism had taken over and restricted who could go where, when and how. Certainly not the Yosemite of my childhood either.

    One of my favorites of childhood ... Easter Sunrise services in Yosemite Valley.

  3. Yosemite was so stupendous that when I married in 1972 and went to Hawaii with my hubby who was a Navy man there, nothing there surpassed "my Yosemite"! He did not understand until we went together for just one afternoon and so drove up to the overlook where they used to push off the fire waterfall, along with the short hike up to Bridal Veil falls...then he understood. He was not only amazed by the waterfalls but by the massive amounts of granite!!

    We took our youngest to Yellowstone on our trek to live out here a couple years ago. Were it not for the fresh snow that fell that day in April, seeing it would have been a near total loss as well. Won't be worth returning to until maybe another 30 years or so! Even Old Faithful was almost just a little spit compared to what we experienced back in 1974. Sigh...the things man has done (or not done as in fight forest fires) has done nothing to maintain the beauty of our planet! Oh well, one day in the not too distant future I think, God will restore and renew and remake this old world to a real gem!! That we can depend on! And when we are with Him for eternity, all this will surely be nothing to compare!

  4. very cool photos, and a good slice of your history, thanks!

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