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Pendleton, Oregon is where our new home is. It is famous for its Round-up Rodeo. We are so lucky. It’s been a miracle to find such a reasonable house in a nice neighborhood in a smaller town than Portland, which had gone downhill over the years. I won’t be a homeless waif like I thought I might be
Could you believe it? "The organ grinder and light operas called zarzuelas are considered quaint among Madrid’s young sophisticates." And that's supposed to be a sign that "Madrid is rapidly becoming as culturally cosmopolitan as other great European cities" and that the nation's capital is "certainly musically coming of age." That, at least, is what Guidepost had observed on 11 December 1970.
Standing on the new bridge, on the Camino, I looked down. Below me was an old Roman bridge. A past life. The river alive with movement and memories. And to my surprise, my shadow was down there also. I was at the beginning of a new life, looking back to see where I had been, also looking forward to the future wondering what might be.
"On the spot where the Basilica of San Francisco el Grande stands today, St Francis of Assisi erected a small hut after he arrived in Madrid in 1217. This humble dwelling became a small monastery and refuge for the poor. In the fourteenth century, it was replaced by a larger one which was remodeled and enlarged in 1617. During the 17th century, it was one of Madrid’s most popular churches. It contained many fabulous tombs, including that of the wife of King Henry IV. Finally, in 1760, the older buildings were razed, in order to make way for a more magnificent structure. The one that stands today."
We have lived so long in comfort and in peace in this old house that I don’t understand his need to leave. I have been a very fortunate person and I am very grateful for what I have been given in life. Oh well, I guess I shouldn’t complain anymore.
The night was magical. Simply perfect. Full moon. He bows and indicates the dance floor is our destination, pausing for just a moment before the orchestra begins to play. Twirling and spinning in the arms of a gentleman, I wish this special night never to end. . .
Most of the respondents have supported the State of Alarm. Now that it has been wound up, they intend to uphold the pandemic protocols set by it on a voluntary basis. The minority, who were not in favor, call the State of Alarm unnecessary when not illegal, "an instrument to allow corrupt politicians and the Ibex 35 to do what they want with us."
Fort Worth, Texas - Bonnie Rae Brown (née Kositzky), 78, a loving wife, mother, sister, and grandmother, passed away peacefully after a long battle with Parkinson's disease on Jan. 31, 2021. Bonnie and husband Harold had strong ties with Spain.
On Monday, 17 May 2021, Morocco opened the floodgates to a massive illegal migration into Ceuta, the Spanish exclave on the northern shores of Morocco’s Mediterranean coast, stunning the Spanish people. Sahrawi President Brahim Ghali is hospitalized for Covid-19 in Spain and triggers the Spanish-Moroccan migration crisis.
This old grey-haired gentleman keeps me guessing. The nights I expect him, I worry when he will show up, and he never does. The nights I think he won’t bother to come, he surprises me. Sometimes he simply crawls into my bed and I awaken to find him there. Softly sleeping next to me.