Wednesday, 27 May 2015 21:14

1999- From Letter to George

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I saw Darlene, Roger, Nola, Donna Jean and nieces/nephews in Seattle back a few weeks ago when I flew up to Seattle for a week-end.  I had not been anywhere for so long that finally I just had to get away even for a such a brief period.  I have been working two jobs and so 

almost every wk-end.  Trying to coordinate with my jobs and Milton and Darlene and Roger, etc, was a real trick.  I was disappointed that the one wk- end I could come up that Roger was not playing.  We still had a good time going from one meal to another.  We just ate and talked and ate some more. 

(my Seattle trip was only $100.00 round trip).  

Roger and Darlene still seem to be battling depression.  It is too bad that they have to endure it.  I feel pretty lucky that I rarely have problems with it-  usually around February if at all.  I think that for me it is related to the lack of sunshine.  Of course my birthday is in Feb as well but I donÆt think that really affects me since I have quit aging a few yrs ago and am now eternally 39 like Jack Benny.

It is hard staying 39 though.  I joined a gym about eight months ago and have lost a few pounds.  I am doing about thirty minutes a day on a stairmaster machine and also playing with weights a little.  Progress with weights seems very slow to me.  My muscles just seem to get sore but never seem to get much bigger. Oh well.  

Milton is still working his two jobs- both full time.  He is working night shift at the US Post Office as a mail handler and when he gets off there in the morning he goes to his old job at the Holiday Inn as a housekeeper.  He gets home about 6:30 and sleeps for a couple hrs and then starts all over again.  I donÆt know how he does it on so little sleep but he likes the money and has paid off his debts. 

I am working for Kaiser Permanente for my main job.  I work four six hour shifts a week.  I am an ôadvise nurseö which is totally different from anything I have ever done in the past.  I give advise to people regarding medical, pediatric and ob-gyn.  No psych!  It has been a good learning experience.  I sit at a computer and take calls and do a lot of typing.  It is interesting just because it is so different and I am learning new stuff all the time but the best thing about it is that it is in Vallejo.

I am still picking up every other wk-end at my old job at John George Psychiatric Pavilion in San Leandro.  I enjoy the change and like to keep some direct contact with psych pts since that is what I have done all of my adult life.  Sometimes I have hated it but when I donÆt do it at all, I kind of miss it. I think I am pretty good at it since I have so much experience and so I feel a little more competent than I sometimes feel at Kaiser. 

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01. Introduction

03- Dads Family

03- Photos of my Father and his family

04- My Mother's Family

04- Photos of my Mom

04- Video of my Mom

04- Walling Family Reunions

04-Audio Files of My Mom

04. Billie

04. Ole

04.1. Forbidden Dreams of Love

04.2. Flames of Forbidden Love

04.3 Mom Writing Her Life Story

05- Jim Tarbert

05. Roger

1950's Grandview to Toppenish

1957-1958 1st Grade

1958-1959- Third Grade

1959- Palouse

1961- 4th Grade- Last time I wore a dress

1962- Abilene

1963- Escondido- Early 60's

1964- Darlene Marries Chuck

1964- My Beatle Haircut

1964-The Luv Please

1965 or 1966- Steve Castle

1965- In Foster Care

1966 Living with Darlene & Chuck in Seattle

1967- Juvenile Hall

1976- I Praise Thee (poem to Stanley)

1976- My Second Lover, Stanley Dunne

1976- Paul McCartney and Wings

1976-1330 Bush Street #9J

1977- 1667 Haight Street

1977- Trip to San Diego with Mary Jo

1977-1980- Tumultuous Relationship with John Perry

1978- 525 Haight Street

1979- September- Dad is Murdered

1980's- AIDS- Death and Dying

1980- Winter- First Trip to New York

1980- Word, Sound and Power

1981- Milton- Falling in Love

1982-1993 465 Waller Street

1982-1994 Computers to MacNursing

1984- 33rd Birthday

1985- Graduation from Nursing School

1985- Trip to Hawaii (Oahu)

1988- MIdnight Caller

1989- Earthquake!

1991- Aug 10th- Mom Passes Away

1991- Black Males in Oils

1991- Crack of My Life

1993- Move to Vallejo & Our First Home

1995-1. Road Trip to Washington

1995-2. Surprise Trip to Vegas

1995-3. Grandmother Rogers & Aunts Visit Darlene's

1995-4. Amber

1998- Camping at Russian River

2000 -Thoughts about Progressive Christians

2000- Resignation from John George

2001- April- Trip to Cancun

2001- Peace and Justice

2001- September 11th

2002- April-Puerto Vallarta & Blue Bay Getaway

2002- Nov 12th- My Stepfather, George McHenry Passes Away

2003- Trip to D.C. and N.Y.

2004- Feb- Road Trip to Baha Mexico

2004- Walling Family Reunion in Spokane

2005- Christmas Poem

2005- Darlene Visit for Pride Celebration

2005- Trip to Orlando

2005-1. Europe- London

2005-2. Europe- Paris

2005-3. Europe- Venice

2005-4. Europe- Florence

2005-5. Europe- Rome

2005-6. Europe- Athens

2005-7. Knee Surgery & Tongue Biopsy

2006 Christmas Poem

2006- February 23- Times Herald

2006- Palm Springs White Party

2006- Trip to Seattle

2006-July 8th Solano Peace and Justice Coalition BBQ

2007- Feb- Carnival Destiny- Our First Cruise

2007- Tre and Casey Visit

2008- Aug 15-18 Spokane Visit

2008- Psycho Song

2009- Honored by Vallejo Gay Network

2009- Women in Oils

2010 Christmas Poem

2010- Feb. R.C. Mariner of the Seas Mexican Riviera Cruise

2010- June 24- Badlands

2010- Trip to Seattle

2010-1. Europe- Amsterdam

2010-2. Europe- Paris

2010-3. Europe- Barcelona & Sitges

2010-4. Europe- Madrid

2011-1. Feb. My Fabulous 60th Birthday Weekend

2011-2. April- L.A., Palm Springs & "The White Party"

2011-3. Poem- Girl From Medical Lake

2011-4. Old Man Dancing

2011-5. May- Misty and Alex Visit

2011-6. August- Darlene and Sean's Visit

2011-7. Alex 16-18 & Pics

2012- March- Carnival Splendor Mexican Riviera with Family

2013- Wedding

2014- Christmas Poem

2014- First Gay Cruise

2014- September Road Trip to San Diego

2015- Seasonal Affective Blues

2015- Second Gay Cruise

2015- War on Christmas poem

2015-"Badlands" and Gay Bar Etiquette

2015-September 8. Political History

2016 Do Not Speak for Gay Males

2016- April- Palm Springs RV Adventure

4/4/2016- Not Going Along to Get Along

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My Dad's Family- Click for story.
2001 Trip to Cancun- Click to read story.
Darlene Marries Chuck- Click for story.
2005- Darlene Visits for Gay Pride- Click to read story.
Summer of Love- Click to read story.
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2015- 2nd Gay Cruise- Click for story.
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1973 "You have to be hurt..." Click to read the story.
1973- Psych Tech Program- Click for story.
Cockettes & Angels of Light- Click for story
2005 Darlene Visit for Gay Pride- Click for story.
The Psychedelic Experience- Click to read story.
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Me in 3rd grade- Click for story.
1964- Luv Please- Click for story.
1974- First Trip to Europe- Click to read story.
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Forbidden Dreams of Love- Click for story.
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