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2006-July 8th Solano Peace and Justice Coalition BBQ

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Solano Peace and Justice Coalition had come into existence after the Bush Administration started warmongering after the horrific events of September 11th, 2001. Initially, for the first two meetings, they had met elsewhere but the home of regular meetings were at First Christian Church in Vallejo which was an "open and affirming," gay friendly church in Vallejo. For a while, there were regular meetings and good turn out but as the war for oil dragged on through the next few years, attendance at meetings dropped off significantly. Toward the end of it's existence, there were only a core group that continued to meet to plan events, Sue, Jovita, Anita and myself with occasional attendance by Guillermo. Helen still gave input but was not attending regularly. I was still maintaining the website but the group really couldn't afford to continue paying for the domain and server. The group was essentially petering out. It had been a good run, though, and it just felt like it was time to have a "fun" gathering and so I offered to host a bb-q at my house. 

The bbq was well attended by SPJC members that had not attended meetings for quite a while. We all had an opportunity to see each other again. When we had first started the group, America had gone along with the Bush Administrations reactionary actions of March 2003, after the horrific events of 9/11 and bought into the lies about weapons of mass destruction. By the time SPJC was coming to an end, many Americans were beginning to realize that they had been duped into a war that only benefitted Dick Cheney's old buddies at Halliburton. Thousands of American and Iraqi lives had been lost for the purpose of enriching Halliburton and American oil interests. Secular Iraq had been torn apart and de-Ba'ath-esized, bringing the Shia to power over the Sunni, initiating a civil war and giving rise to what would become the Islamic State (ISIS or ISIL). 

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01. Introduction

03- Dads Family

03- Photos of my Father and his family

04- My Mother's Family

04- Photos of my Mom

04- Video of my Mom

04- Walling Family Reunions

04-Audio Files of My Mom

04. Billie

04. Ole

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04.2. Flames of Forbidden Love

04.3 Mom Writing Her Life Story

05- Jim Tarbert

05. Roger

1950's Grandview to Toppenish

1957-1958 1st Grade

1958-1959- Third Grade

1959- Palouse

1961- 4th Grade- Last time I wore a dress

1962- Abilene

1963- Escondido- Early 60's

1964- Darlene Marries Chuck

1964- My Beatle Haircut

1964-The Luv Please

1965 or 1966- Steve Castle

1965- In Foster Care

1966 Living with Darlene & Chuck in Seattle

1967- Juvenile Hall

1976- I Praise Thee (poem to Stanley)

1976- My Second Lover, Stanley Dunne

1976- Paul McCartney and Wings

1976-1330 Bush Street #9J

1977- 1667 Haight Street

1977- Trip to San Diego with Mary Jo

1977-1980- Tumultuous Relationship with John Perry

1978- 525 Haight Street

1979- September- Dad is Murdered

1980's- AIDS- Death and Dying

1980- Winter- First Trip to New York

1980- Word, Sound and Power

1981- Milton- Falling in Love

1982-1993 465 Waller Street

1982-1994 Computers to MacNursing

1984- 33rd Birthday

1985- Graduation from Nursing School

1985- Trip to Hawaii (Oahu)

1988- MIdnight Caller

1989- Earthquake!

1991- Aug 10th- Mom Passes Away

1991- Black Males in Oils

1991- Crack of My Life

1993- Move to Vallejo & Our First Home

1995-1. Road Trip to Washington

1995-2. Surprise Trip to Vegas

1995-3. Grandmother Rogers & Aunts Visit Darlene's

1995-4. Amber

1998- Camping at Russian River

2000 -Thoughts about Progressive Christians

2000- Resignation from John George

2001- April- Trip to Cancun

2001- Peace and Justice

2001- September 11th

2002- April-Puerto Vallarta & Blue Bay Getaway

2002- Nov 12th- My Stepfather, George McHenry Passes Away

2003- Trip to D.C. and N.Y.

2004- Feb- Road Trip to Baha Mexico

2004- Walling Family Reunion in Spokane

2005- Christmas Poem

2005- Darlene Visit for Pride Celebration

2005- Trip to Orlando

2005-1. Europe- London

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2005-7. Knee Surgery & Tongue Biopsy

2006 Christmas Poem

2006- February 23- Times Herald

2006- Palm Springs White Party

2006- Trip to Seattle

2006-July 8th Solano Peace and Justice Coalition BBQ

2007- Feb- Carnival Destiny- Our First Cruise

2007- Tre and Casey Visit

2008- Aug 15-18 Spokane Visit

2008- Psycho Song

2009- Honored by Vallejo Gay Network

2009- Women in Oils

2010 Christmas Poem

2010- Feb. R.C. Mariner of the Seas Mexican Riviera Cruise

2010- June 24- Badlands

2010- Trip to Seattle

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2010-4. Europe- Madrid

2011-1. Feb. My Fabulous 60th Birthday Weekend

2011-2. April- L.A., Palm Springs & "The White Party"

2011-3. Poem- Girl From Medical Lake

2011-4. Old Man Dancing

2011-5. May- Misty and Alex Visit

2011-6. August- Darlene and Sean's Visit

2011-7. Alex 16-18 & Pics

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2013- Wedding

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2014- First Gay Cruise

2014- September Road Trip to San Diego

2015- Seasonal Affective Blues

2015- Second Gay Cruise

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2015-"Badlands" and Gay Bar Etiquette

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