Category Archives: Grace

Grace in the gray of the morning – and in the person of the same name

The Dawn Jogger does feel like a bit of a whiner, complaining about her over the top full days, especially when they are so pleasant. Today began with a hike with friend and InMenlo contributing photographer Frances Freyberg at the … Continue reading

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Last hurrah for Grace’s Garden, summer 2011 vintage

While there is another little person who comes along on Sunday family visits, the Dawn Jogger still refers to the assembled crew as “Grace and the gang.” And upon arrival today (largely ignoring baby brother James except for the obligatory … Continue reading

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Sunday out and about with Grace

The Dawn Jogger headed over to Oakland today to spend some time with Grace and her Dad. (Brother James and Mom are in SoCal.) The outing included a stop at the good Piedmont market Mulberry’s for sandwiches and a picnic … Continue reading

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Grace inspects and harvests her garden

It’s been a couple of weeks since Grace inspected her garden. Now the seeds she planted are at their peak. She knows about the magical beans that are purple on the vine and green when cooked. It took some hunting … Continue reading

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Bubble gun a big success

The Dawn Jogger picked up a bubble gun when she was at the Connoisseurs’ Marketplace thinking it would be a good little surprise to take to Grace when she visited for dinner. She was right, it was a hit. Not … Continue reading

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There’s Grace on parade on the 4th of July

The city of Menlo Park has a very family-friendly 4th of July parade. Where in past years there’s been the occasional school band, old fire engine and vintage car, this year it really was only kids on decorated bikes and … Continue reading

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A bit of Grace yields big sunflowers

On Easter, Grace planted sunflower seeds in one of the raised bed’s in the garden that “Grandpa Chrissy” constructed for their joint use, christened Grace’s Garden. What goes through a 3 1/2 year olds mind when she sees a successful … Continue reading

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Berry picking, bunnies and then a dandelion

After her preschool recital on Friday night, Grace came home for an overnight with the Dawn Jogger. That made it easy for the two of them to get up on Saturday morning and go berry picking at Webb Ranch. The … Continue reading

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Remembering two great Dads – and saluting new Papa John

The Dawn Jogger was lucky indeed to be adopted by John W. Hubbard (aka Booka) – and lucky enough to marry the male DJ, who, in turn, was a superb father to son John. Now the torch is passed to … Continue reading

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Grace goes bead hunting with big girl

It finally felt like summer this morning, perfect conditions for a good morning outing for Grace and the Dawn Jogger at the Farmers Market where Grace helped pick out berries, flowers and other provisions. But the big highlight of the … Continue reading

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