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Joan Raymond
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For last year's "Q" blog challenge I wrote about my quilts. Precious patches of material, lovingly sewed together and handed down from my grandma, mother-in-law, and friends. This year my "Q" post will highlight my newest quilt - carefully crafted to reflect interests and people most important in my life.
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I was always the good kid. As my dad put it, I “kept my nose clean.” Except, for one particular occasion, when my lack of judgment got the better of me.
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I’ve loved the ocean for as long as I remember. As a young child and up into my teens, my family spent several weeks in Santa Cruz each summer visiting my grandma. Even though my dad tried to entice me with Boardwalk rides and double-dipped corndogs, I found more enjoyment playing in and watching the waves. Venturing out into the knee-deep water, I marveled how the sand seemed to evaporate under my feet as the water receded.
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My dad loved to tap dance. Even into his late 80s he would don his shiny, black shoes and tap his way across the kitchen floor in rhythmic precision. He loved to perform and was part of a senior dance troupe in Fresno, known as the New Wrinkles. Just before he passed in 2010, he told me that every time I heard the rain, it would be him doing a tap dance in Heaven. It would be his way of letting me know he was watching over me...
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Traveling across the United States by car provides opportunities to stop and see the sites (famous and infamous) along the way. Two of those famous places bring back monumental memories to this day.
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Writers of Kern Blog Challenge "C"
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Writers of Kern Blog Challenge "B" 
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Great interview with Stephen King on the importance of writing short stories.
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Great quote. Creative people ignite my creative side and are a joy to be around.. 
I like to surround myself with creative people. They love life in such a contagious way that can't often be put into words.

#Quotes   #Quote   #Life   #Words   #creative   #People   #Love  
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