Monthly Archives: March 2009
This is the kitchen from the house on Rountree in Rancho Park. I remember at some point soon after this photo the brick wall was taken down, with great consternation. The table was replaced by a wooden one which sat six, and had wings for expanding to 10 & 12. The table was purchased in British Columbia at an antique shop. The table in the photo came from my grandfather’s store, I believe. My mother does not look happy. She has never liked to cook. I think even at this age it was obvious to me that I was going to have to take over making dinner ASAP.
It does not seem possible that this photo was taken when I was in 9th grade, but that is my first memory of using a frame pack. No family holidays required such preparations. The trip took us out into the woods for four days of what I remember as fun and excitement, but I also recall my friends on the trip did not agree. As I remember our group was small, hence the guides decided to take us off the beaten path–they were used to a larger group. Richard Rushfield did not enjoy the trip as I remember, and the guides made fun of us for being so clean cut their our necks got sunburn. My hair looks pretty long, so again, I question my memory.