was August 2003 when I last saw Kali. We took the bus to Portland,
Kali, Susan, me and the camera. We knew it would be the last
time visiting with Kali on our weekends. Difficult choices had to
be made. My parents both getting on in years live near San
Francisco. It would be nice to spend some time with them and
perhaps find employment easier to obtain in California. Oregon was
not likely to recover and my 600+ resumes resulted in just one
We took the bus outside our door to
downtown Portland with a stop at the McDonalds we have visited many
times before. Kali remembers the way there especially once we get
close. She loves french fries and mcnuggets. They have a pool
and fountain there. We get a table close to the water. Kali
finishes her meal and I wonder if she imagines herself getting into the
water? I know she would if I would let her :-)
We walked through Pioneer Square as usual.
Unfortunately the water falls were not running. The basins along
the street were full of water and Kali pulled me over to each one.
Trying to get both her hands into the water.
We had already packed much of the
house. Within a week we would be moving. We had a
pretty normal Kali weekend. This is the end of the text but there
are some images I modified of Kalis' visit that weekend.
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