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Mothers and Daughters

Here’s the post my daughter added to her “Lemonade Blog” last month on Mother’s Day. Thank you, Stacie…  Her Lemonade Blog page is at

Well, Mother’s Day is off to a rough start, but in honor of my mother, here is a little about her….
My mother had me at a very young age and raised me for the most part as a single mother.  She was very lucky in the men department though, and always had an admirer (or 2!!!) wanting to marry her!  It was almost ridiculous at how fast a man would want to marry my mom…I’m talking within a month of meeting her they were popping the question! I obviously didn’t inherit that trait from her.  🙂

Anyway, she always struggled to make ends meet, but managed somehow to feed my dreams of singing, dancing, playing the flute & piccolo, acting, etc by coming up with money to keep me in classes for all of my silly, lofty dreams.  I even managed to get Best Dressed at school in the 6th grade because she allowed me to charge up her credit card to get cute school clothes that year.

My mom is the funniest, smartest, most creative and quick-witted woman I have ever come across! She has kept me laughing throughout the years with her practical jokes and lightning fast sense of humor.  I’m thankful for everything that makes her unique and for all that she does for me and for Austin.

I love you Mom!  Happy Mother’s Day!

Mom back then…Her High School Graduation Pic

My daughter Stacie



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Unique Photograph ~ ‘GUITARS & CADILLACS’ ~ Dean Cadillac Electric Guitar

Photography by Stacie

Austin’s Dean Cadillac Guitar

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Southern Nevada Desert ~ Nelson Nevada Ghost Town ~ Rustic Architecture


Austin at Nelson, 2008

` Photography by Stacie ~


Nelson is a ghost town in

Clark County, Nevada, in the Las Vegas metropolitan area with a population estimated at 56 in 2006. The community is in the Pacific Standard Time zone. The location of Nelson is 35°27’58.29″N, 114°55’38.25″W Nelson is in Eldorado Canyon.Nelson is on the

Nevada side of the Colorado River about 16 miles north of Cottonwood Cove by water. It is a common misconception that Nelson is on the Nevada side of Lake Mojave, but in fact Nelson is upstream by about 16 miles. Nelson is about 25 miles from Boulder City by road. One of the biggest mining booms in state history occurred near here, in the El Dorado Canyon. Gold and silver were discovered here around 1859.In its heyday, the city established a reputation for being rough and lawless. During the

American Civil War, deserters from both the Union and Confederate armies would wander there, hoping that such an isolated location would be the last place military authorities would look for them.~~~~


Nelson, back in 1775, wasn’t Nelson but was called Eldorado by the Spaniards who made the original discoveries of gold in this area that is now Eldorado Canyon. A hundred years later the prospectors and miners of the day took over and established the notorious Techatticup Mine. Disagreements over ownership, management and labor disputes resulted in wanton killings so frequent as to be routine and ordinary. Despite the sinister reputation of the mine, it along with others in the town produced several million dollars in gold, silver, copper and lead.

 Submitted by Henry Chenoweth

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Lake Mead National Recreation Area ~ History and Archaeology

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Boating at Lake Mead in the 90’s

Lake Mead National Recreation Area offers a wealth of things to do and places to go year-round. Its huge lakes cater to boaters, swimmers, sunbathers, and fishermen while its desert rewards hikers, wildlife photographers, and roadside sightseers. It is also home to thousands of desert plants and animals, adapted to survive in an extreme place where rain is scarce and temperatures soar. With more than 700 miles of shoreline, Lake Mead offers countless opportunities for exploration.


Before the existence of Lake Mead, Lake Mohave, and Hoover Dam, the area encompassing the one and half million acres of the Lake Mead National Recreation Area was occupied by early desert Indian cultures, adventurous explorers, and ambitious pioneers looking for cheap land and religious freedom, and prospectors seeking riches.

Various prehistoric culture groups made the Colorado River region theirs. Archaeological investigations have provided evidence that some were hunter/gatherers and lived in caves; other groups lived in pit houses and Puebloan-type structures, and practiced early farming. Ranging from present day Davis Dam north to the Virgin and Muddy Rivers, these early farming groups grew corn, beans, squash and cotton.


Their technology included pottery of the reddish-brown and gray-brown buff ware with simple black and red decoration. They ground corn and seeds with manos and metate and hunted game with spears, bows and arrows made from local or traded materials.

Amargosa Projectile Point

Archaelogy Link – Lake Mead 

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Nelson, Nevada – photography by stacie

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California Architecture ~ Frank Gehry House ~ Venice

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The unique forms of Frank Gehry’s structures are classified sometimes as being of the deconstructive, or “DeCon” school of postmodernist architecture, whether or not he consciously holds such inclinations. Gehry himself disavows any association with the movement and claims no formal alliance to any particular architectural movement.
In that sense, DeCon is often referred to as post-structuralist in nature for its ability to go beyond current modalities of structural definition. In architecture, its application tends to depart from modernism in its inherent criticism of culturally inherited givens such as societal goals and functional necessity. Because of this, unlike early modernist structures, DeCon structures are not required to reflect specific social or universal ideas, such as speed or universality of form, and they do not reflect a belief that form follows function. Gehry’s own Santa Monica residence is a commonly cited example of deconstructivist architecture as it was so drastically divorced from its original context, and in such a manner, as to subvert its original spatial intention.


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