Memoir, Just Because

At that time, I had a very old car that was ready to give up the ghost. I wanted to win something, something big. I was tired of living off garlic fried rice and scrambled eggs, which was the only food I could afford for a long time, when I was new to America.

— the title piece of self’s collection, published in the Philippines by Anvil: The Lost Language

Shadowed 3: 1st Sunday in Mendocino

Self heard church bells tolling from somewhere nearby, this morning.

She needed to replenish her grocery supplies at Mendosa’s, the supermarket on Lansing Street. She decided to stop and take in the view at the botom of the street:

View from the Bottom of Lansing Street (where Mendosa's Supermarket is)

The great thing about getting groceries from Mendosa’s: the other end of Lansing Street has this view.

Evening, Mendocino Village: Walking home from the post office

Evening, Mendocino Village: Walking home from the post office. Self discovered there is no mail delivery in Mendocino. Residents all have P. O. Boxes and the Post Office becomes an informal meeting place.

Mendocino, just after dark

Mendocino, just after dark

This such a peaceful place. At night or early in the morning is when self most loves it. And the sunsets are just spectacular!

A friend’s been telling her to go to Elk, about 17 miles south. Might try driving there  today.

Stay tuned, dear blog readers. Stay tuned.

 

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