Opening Night

Of the baseball season saw me hauling George to the Oakland Coliseum. Unlike mid-season games, the stands were packed, The good thing about not playing those guys from across the bay is that we didn’t have unhappy campers in the middle of the cheering section.

But first – I have to mention that George tried all last year to get pictures of the hummingbirds in our yard. I don’t have an iPhone 7, but these were all taken just sitting there with my iPhone 6.


Before the game, there was the

Dedication of the Rickey Henderson Field

The Oakland kid made good and one of the best all time baseball players in history. He was present, modest and really cool (hey, you have to wear sunglasses..

I mentioned that there are two huge sections of regular noise making fans; namely the right and left field bleachers. Tonights group was augmented by two drums, four cowbells, a tambourine, a pair of whistles, a “horn” and a great new addition –

who did the most amazing job

of creating melodies and rhythms on the fly. We hope he comes back. Beats the banjo player in left field hands down….

Oh, the game? The Athletics actually won!

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About Holly

fiber person - knitter, spinner, weaver who spent 33 years being a military officer to fund the above. And home. And family. Sewing and quilting projects are also in the stash. After living again in Heidelberg after retiring (finally) from the U.S. Army May 2011, we moved to the US ~ Dec 2015. Something about being over 65 and access to health care. It also might have had to do with finding a buyer for our house. Allegedly this will provide me a home base in the same country as our four adult children, all of whom I adore, so that I can drive them totally insane. Considerations of time to knit down the stash…(right, and if you believe that…) and spin and .... There is now actually enough time to do a bit of consulting, editing. Even more amazing - we have only one household again. As long as everyone understands that I still, 40 years into our marriage, don't do kitchens or bathrooms. For that matter, not being a golden retriever, I don't do slippers or newspapers either. I don’t miss either the military or full-time clinical practice. Limiting my public health/travel med/consulting and lecturing to “when I feel like it” has let me happily spend my pension cruising, stash enhancing (oops), arguing with the DH about where we are going to travel next and book buying. Life is good!
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