My Pal Gypsy

Note: This is the first of what may become occasional ramblings from a senior member of the DOLOP clan.

I started to title this “My Dog Gypsy” but then realized she was more than just my dog: she was indeed a friend, a Pal. I rather expect my folks (yes, we used the term “folks” in those days in the 1930’s) because they thought I needed a pal due to my introverted nature. And the name “Gypsy” fitted her perfectly. She had that roaming spirit and whenever she found the gate open, out she would would streak across Hamilton Avenue (why our narrow residential street was called an Avenue I don’t know, but Pasadena named all the north-south streets as Avenues and the east-west ones as Streets). Usually she came back on her own with no serious consequences from her escape, except the one time she returned with the lifeless body of a chicken for which I had to pay the owner.

My dad acquired Gypsy as a young pup from an acquaintance in the plastering business–just a well-mixed breed of dog with no papers or pedigree. In spite of her roaming spirt when she found an open gate, when at home she was content to settle down on the living floor beside me to listen to the Lone Ranger, Captain Midnight, and all the other radio programs that entertained children between the hours of 5:00 and 8:00 p.m. Because of the war, we experienced various food shortages, including regular dog food and so Gypsy often wolfed down horse meat, much to our disgust.

My pal Gypsy was with us nearly to the day I went off to college, but she has never been forgotten. A real Pal she was indeed.

Wayne

And then there were seven.

Once upon a time there were only seven DOLOPs. (1927)

Two Reproductions

We’ve enhanced our apartment in Hood River, Oregon with reproductions of two famous paintings. On the left is “Bridal Veil Falls, Yosemite Valley, by Thomas Hill. On the right, “Fur Traders Descending the Missouri” by George Caleb Bingham.

Lincoln’s Photos from 2017 Reunion

This link will take you to eight different albums, with dozens of photos. Thanks Lincoln (Ben’s father)! Click on “Lincoln’s Photos from 2017 Reunion” above. and then click on Photos.
Oh, yes, you can sign the Guestbook too!

100 Years Young

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Honoring a mother and a son

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Here are photos from various newspaper articles about Monteen that you must read this Memorial Day weekend as we remember David and celebrate Monteen’s 100th birthday.

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Yard Art Oregon Style

Farewell Dear 2703 19th Street

Max flew 68 combat missions in one of these

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When you log in you can read more about this plane and these people.

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A vegetable garden in White Salmon

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To see more, log in and view more of Teresa’s garden. (more…)

A Trip to Yosemite

A Modern Fairy Tale at 60

Alice Irene turned two!

Our little Alice Irene turned 2 on Saturday, May 3rd! I included some pictures from her party at the park I thought you might like to share.

Love,
Audrey

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Volunteer of the Year

What not to do at the San Diego Zoo

A Winter Story in Goat Coats

READY FOR THE RUNWAY…

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I KNOW IT’S A DOG COAT, BUT I LOOK SO SMASHING IN IT…

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HOW TO KEEP YOUR BUTT WARM DURING THE WINTER:

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MAD DASH TO THE BARN:

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HURRY!  KEEP YOUR HEADS DOWN!

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AHH, HEAT LAMPS..

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Six G-1’s and Two G-2’s

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Memories

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50 years ago

More memories inside

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Here is our house complete with messy . . .

“Favorite Things” from the U.K.