Sunday, September 6, 2015

10/9/2015 Less than three weeks until I turn 50 and I am experiencing a wonderful time.

Spirituality What I Believe
Spirituality in my 20s
Spirituality in my 30s
Spirituality in my 40s

I will be turning 50 next month.  It just occurred to me to look at these posts.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The last time I saw my father I was 30, I think.  For some reason today it occurred to me that I had taken a video recorder with me a camcorder whatever and I had the opportunity to interview him and I really didn't because I was so socially anxious I couldn't even formulate the questions.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

For some reason today, I was thinking about when my grandparents died. So I looked it up on my genealogy page, my janeaology, and grandpa died 7/17/85, and granma died 4/7/89.  So I went to college at Reed, starting in the fall of 1983, my freshman summer would have been 1984, my sophomore year would have started fall 1984, and my sophomore summer, 1985 and grandpa died in July of that year.  My friend Joyful helped me help grandma move into an apartment after she sold the house.  I graduated in 1987, so gramma was still alive, though I don't have pictures of her at my graduation and I don't remember why.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

My husband and I spent Christmas 2013 visiting San Francisco.



First we lived at 725 Vallejo, in North Beach, San Francisco, CA, the last few months of 1965.

Then we moved to Russian Hill but we don't have the address



We moved to 221 Downey St. #1 in Haight Ashbury in February of 1967, and my late brother Josh was born  in May of 1968.  It was a lower flat and we shared it with Barbara and Megan and various other people over the coming months. Our room was in the back of the flat and had a great view.

In June 1968, just after Josh was born, we moved to 2436 Jones St., back in North Beach by Coit Tower.  Here we lived with Leah and Shoshannah and various other people. In August 1968 we moved in briefly with my friend Linda (and Sylvia and Shekinah) who is now Electra.

bet this was taken at the park across the street

By October 1968, we shared a flat with two women at 95 Scott St. (I was 3 by then), back in the Haight. The three of us had one big room.  Mom went to an encounter group at that time.

In October 1968, when Josh was 6 months old, we moved to a little apartment next door in a building to Leah and Shoshannah on 1822 McAllister, across the panhandle from The Haight. It was here that mom began to scheme to move to Marin County.


 It looks like someone is using it for storage now.

We moved in with a woman named Donette, and later a rock band, Steve and Florence and their two kids, and various others, in San Anselmo in April 1969 at 1431 Sir Francis Drake.  Our room was in the garage and had a sliding glass door to the back yard.  We watched the moon landing in this house, July 20, 1969.

Mt. Tamalpais

In April 1970 we moved to Fairfax, somewhere on Bolinas Rd., a little house with back yard on a very busy street. Mom started working for the Marin County Economic Opportunity Council. This was the house where we had the male babysitter named Chris, I think. He rented our enclosed front porch for awhile.


In July 1971, we moved to 116 D St. in San Rafael, where I started school at Short School.


In 1974, we moved to 1921 Delaware, in Berkeley, CA, where mom went to school for one term.  Josh and I were each sent to different schools due to integration. Later that year, we moved to Corvallis, OR, when I was 9.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

The Human Be-In gathering at San Francisco's Golden Gate Park in 1967 occurred before Woodstock. Allen Ginsberg & Timothy Leary showed up with thousands of their friends. I was a student at UC, Berkeley at the time, and filmed this on regular 8mm silent film. This is the complete, unedited roll of film, transferred to VHS in the 1980's, and digitized in 2009.
Apparently mom took me.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

I'm collecting photos of myself at every year of age and trying to find pics of my mother and grandmother at each age (if I can) and comparing our aging process.  Some of the ages are guesses.  I have to track down the photos and see if there are years on them.

age 6 mos.
(Andrea with) Jane,   (Inez with) Andrea,  (Henriette with) Inez
1965/6                1939/40                      1907

age 1
Jane,                  Andrea

age 2
(Inez with) Jane,                          Andrea
age 2.5

Jane                               Andrea                            Inez
mom always had the curliest hair

age 3


age 4
Jane (with Josh)

                                  (Inez with) Andrea

age 5

first grade, age 5 
Jane in first grade,   (Malcolm with) Andrea

age 6
Jane,                               Andrea,                  Inez (age guessed)

age 7
Jane,                                Andrea


age 8
Jane (confirmed as 8),             Inez (not sure of age)


age 9

age 10

age 11


age 12


age 13
middle school, I hated how I looked from here on...

age 14
I have far too much hair for long hair... so not flattering


My father at 14

age 15


age 16



picture labeled 1923 or 1924?

age 17
here's where I finally figure out that I need a side, not a middle, part!


age 18 
Jane,                            Andrea on wedding day

This is when I first cut all my hair off.  
I must have been inspired by Annie Lennox.

age 19

age 20

When my grandparents were at Reed.  Mom at Reed.


not sure if these are age 20?
I don't know how I grew my hair back out that fast?
Not sure of my age in the pic on the left, actually I think I'm older.