Thursday, November 30, 2017

Throwback Thursday

Here's Ken with our dog Collette sometime in the late 1990s when we lived in San Francisco. It's taken on Martha Avenue in our old neighborhood, looking up toward Dorothy Erskine Park, a place where Collette and I often took our morning walks. The "flower power" VW bug was just so San Francisco!

Ken and Collette. I don't remember who took this picture. It could have been our friend Sue.

We lived in this neighborhood from 1995 to 2003, just before we moved to France. It was a nice residential neighborhood in the center of town with easy access to BART and MUNI lines, and most of the city was within easy reach by car. I would often drive Collette to places where she enjoyed walking, like to Mount Davidson up above our neighborhood, out to Ocean Beach near the zoo, and even over to China Beach in the shadow of the Golden Gate Bridge. She really enjoyed being able to run on the beaches without a leash in the early morning.


  1. collette & tasha have similar coloring. OMB, a VW bug! and of course, your cute husband!

  2. Great photo and look at the hill. So very San Fran.

  3. Great photo- those were the days, my friend.

  4. It still amazes me that we were actually neighbors during part of that time and probably even passed each other on the street.

  5. anne marie, yes, they're similar. Collette was a sheltie mix, and Tasha's pure sheltie.

    andrew, we lived up on a hill (behind the camera) and had a view out over the bay to Oakland.

    evelyn, yes they were! But now we have new days!

    judy, we miss her still!

    mitch, me too! Your house was very close to this spot... I used to walk by it every day on my way to and from work.


Pour your heart out! I'm listening.