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Name: Peggy
Gender: Female
Hometown: Manhattan Beach, CA
Home country: USA
Current location: At home
Member since: Thu Feb 3, 2005, 01:41 PM
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In honor of Mother's Day, a couple of old pictures from my past...

Four generations. From left to right: My mom, my grandmother holding my new baby daughter (four and a half months old) and me, age 23!

Me and my daughter around the same time:

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Sun May 11, 2014, 01:01 PM (26 replies)

It's spring, and our tree is blooming:

Here's a link to the Wikipedia article for anyone who wants more information. There are also many wonderful pictures!


Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Sun May 4, 2014, 03:26 PM (8 replies)

In Iran, a story about the quality of mercy and the death penalty:

This is a very thoughtful essay on the death penalty. Read it and see if you don't agree...

Mike Farrell

May 3, 2014

Iran is a death penalty machine. More than 600 people were executed there last year, according to the United Nations, many of them in public hangings before crowds filled with children.

So far this year, there have been an estimated 188 executions. That number would have been 189 had it not been for the family of Abdollah Hosseinzadeh, an 18-year-old knifed to death in a street fight seven years ago.

Islamic sharia law gave the young man's mother, Samereh Alinejad, the right to extract revenge by participating in the execution of the man who killed her son. As the convicted murderer stood in the gallows, a noose around his neck, she was called forward to help kick the chair out from under him and administer the ultimate punishment.


Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Sun May 4, 2014, 12:51 PM (6 replies)

****WCGreen Update -- Friday, May 2, 2014****

From his wife:

Chris is more like himself every day. His dexterity is not good enough for texting or typing. He can read though, so texts would be great, as well as emails. Of course, cards are always welcome. Today was a very busy day for him. He had a Bronchoscopy, as well as other things. He has been going to move, and going to move, but he gotten fevers and that is a red flag for transplant patients. They want to make sure there is a plan in place and he is well enough to travel, although it is right up Fairhill, just a couple minutes away. The place sounds great - if you are ready to leave the hospital and not ready to go home - go there. They even have a Physical Therapy gym. Hopefully that will motivate him. Unfortunately, music therapy has motivated him the most, and they may not have it there.
He has his guitar, computer, and phone. He is totally set up. He is frequently so tired, though.

Thank you all for all of your support. I really know this has been a very long haul -

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Fri May 2, 2014, 10:13 PM (10 replies)

This two minute video IS a commercial........it is still extraordinary and very moving...


Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Wed Apr 30, 2014, 03:27 PM (4 replies)

Death makes a deal with the Governor of Georgia:

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Wed Apr 23, 2014, 07:17 PM (89 replies)

This is an amazing video.......I have never seen anything like it. It's also brief...


Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Wed Apr 23, 2014, 12:29 PM (31 replies)

****WCGreen Update --Sunday April 20, 2014****

From his wife:

Chris is moving but not to Fairview. He is moving about 5 min east up the hill to Kindred. They have a very good working relationship with the lung transplant team at the Clinic. Chris will be followed closely by the team remotely and they will visit him as well.

They are saying Tuesday.

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Sun Apr 20, 2014, 11:52 AM (9 replies)

Now, here's a ticket for 2016 that I can really get behind!

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Sat Apr 19, 2014, 11:38 PM (16 replies)

****WCGreen Update --Wednesday April 16, 2014****

From his wife:

Chris is weaning more and more off the vent.

He passed the sip test, so he is on a clear diet, which includes some fruit juices and jello as well as broth and tea. He is still on tube feeding and tolerating it a lot better. They put the tube into his small intestine, bypassing his very sensitive stomach. He also has meds that help the food to move along.

He will probably be moving to a rehab place before the month is out. Hopefully, Grace Hospital, on Fairview Hospital's 6th floor of the old bldg. He was there the last time he was REALLY sick.
I was at the hospital when Physical Therapy was there to work with Chris. I found out that Chris is not very cooperative in PT. Poor baby is often very tired. Since I was there, I encouraged him, and he stood for the first time (with help).

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Wed Apr 16, 2014, 06:41 PM (36 replies)
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