FOUR THINGS MEME — APRIL 19

FABULOUS FOURS FROM MY CREATION STATION

Good morning, and welcome to the Four Things Meme.  I was tagged for this event by Bonnie, atBonnie’s Books.

Four Jobs I Have Had in My Life:

1.    Library Assistant: Selecting books for the county schools; shelving books; repairing books; and typing assorted things. (one of my “working my way through college” jobs).

2.  Typist for Stanislaus County Chief Administrative Officer:  I typed minutes for the board meetings; I was lent out to various departments, including the Coroner’s office, which specialized in files with gruesome photos. (another working-through-college job in the 1960s).

3.  Receptionist for a CPA firm:  Greeting clients; answering phones; typing up boring columns of figures in tax reports. (1970-71) Waiting for one of those entry-level post-college jobs!

4.   Social Worker – Child Protective Services – Fresno County, and for a private foster family agency – three decades worth! (from 1972-2005). Intervention in child abuse & neglect situations; working to rehabilitate the abusive parents; working individually on behavioral management with the children in foster care; training foster parents.

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Four Books Read Over and Over:

1.  Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott

2.  Gone with the Wind, by Margaret Mitchell

3.  A Woman of Substance, by Barbara Taylor Bradford

4.  Domestic Pleasures, by Beth Gutcheon

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Four Places I Have Lived:

1.  Apartment in SF, CA during the 1960s

2.  House in the suburbs in Sacramento, CA

3.  House in the foothills above Fresno, CA- 1994-2007

4.  Condo in Fresno, CA – 2007 to present

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Four Favorite Books I Recommend:

1.  Any one of the books I’ve read over and over;

2.  The Weird Sisters, by Eleanor Brown

3.   Pictures of You, by Caroline Leavitt

4.   These Things Hidden, by Heather Gudenkauf

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Four Places I Have Been:

1.    Seattle, WA  (love it!)

2.    Sedona, AZ (magical place)

3.    Boston, MA (a weekend long ago)

4.    SF, CA in the famous 1960s!

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Four Favorite Foods:

1.   Coconut ice cream

2.   Quiche Lorraine

3.    Pesto Pasta

4.    Thanksgiving turkey dinner & the fixings

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Four Favorite Drinks:

1.     Cabernet

2.     Margaritas

3.     Mimosas

4.     Coffee (which I need after having too many of the above-drinks!)

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Four Places I Would Rather Be Right Now:

1.     Curled up in a beach chair, reading a fabulous book

2.     Riding the trains between European countries

3.     Enjoying an island retreat, with a good book and a laptop

4.     At a book signing, with lots and lots of customers to buy my bestselling book!

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Four Things Special In My Life:

1.     My four kids (grown and spreading their wings, while occasionally stopping by to visit)

My Kids - Awhile Ago

2.     My grandkids – especially when I can send them home again

3.     My books and other collectibles

Books & Disney Collections

4.     My computer

Four Bloggers I Have Tagged for This Meme:

1.   Trish, Desktop Retreat

2.  Alayne, The Crowded Leaf

3.  The Girl from the Ghetto

4.   Becca, The Bookstack

So….now I hope to read all of your fabulous fours!


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10 thoughts on “FOUR THINGS MEME — APRIL 19

  1. I also love the photo of your four kids — so original. I should have thought of my computer/laptop among favorite things, but (on the other hand) I could probably do the whole meme several times using different answers: jobs I’ve held, favorite things, books I recommend, and so forth. Having just finished Beth Gutcheon’s “Leeway Cottage,” I put her novel “Domestic Pleasures” on hold yesterday when I read your list — and will pick it up today from my library. Thanks.

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    • I only recently got my copy of Domestic Pleasures…I don’t know what happened to my original copy. But I also enjoyed Gutcheon’s book Still Missing, which was made into a feature film (in the eighties) called Without a Trace.

      Hope you enjoy the book, Bonnie, and thanks for stopping by.

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