Cleaning house and other duties

One of the hardest things I have had to learn was house cleaning. It took me years to understand that there are simple rules that if you are able to remember them are quite useful in this time-honored art. First, keeping carpets clean. If your friends enter the door, take one look inside and immediately […]

Free birthday lunch at the Community Hall Cafe.

Free birthday lunch at the Community Hall Cafe.

A very special lunch was served at Anza’s Community Café Tuesday, Feb. 7. Located in the Community Hall, the Cafe specializes in tasty, authentic Thai and Asian food, all created and cooked by Chef Patchara “Patch” Chansricha Palmer. Feb. 7 was her birthday, and she celebrated in an extraordinary way. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., a buffet line […]

Tastes like chicken

I know that over the years I must have heard at least a hundred things that are supposed to taste like chicken. Rattlesnake, iguana, crocodile, possum, armadillo, you name it. It seems that if it has no identifiable and distinct taste of its own, the chicken gets blamed for it. Recently I heard about one […]

Old men and old cars

Years ago in Anza, California, when I was about 10 years old, I bought my first car. It was a 1950 Ford, my brother and I raced it around in a circle in the field where we lived. Now part of having a car meant that if it broke or got flats you had to […]

Twice as big

In Anza, California, there are some varieties of animals. This variety extends to even some of the same species, for example there are two different types of quail in different parts of what I will call Anza. There are the valley quail which are most prevalent and then there are the mountain quail. Recently, I […]

Twice as big

In Anza, there are many varieties of animals. This variety extends to even some of the same species. For example, there are two different types of quail in different parts of what I will call Anza. There are the valley quail, which are most prevalent and then there are the mountain quail. Recently I had […]

A Christmas stolen

Years ago, in Anza, California, my wife and I had a small business. In those days having a small business in Anza was a tough proposition, It was hard to get and build an inventory as everything had to come from “off the Hill” undoubtedly the worst time was in the winter. Trade slowed down, […]

Winter morning

I awoke this morning to the definite feel of winter. I know it was colder than normal because my little dog tried to bite me three times (not wanting to leave the warmth of the bed). That’s OK she got over it. In Anza, you can depend on several things when it comes to winter. […]

Dove

Many years ago in Anza I used to hunt dove. If you are hunting dove like a sportsman should in my opinion hunt them on the fly, it gives the bird a pretty good chance. Dove can fly at speeds of 70 mph so if you are hunting them in full flight you had better […]

From out of the canyon

Years ago in Anza people used to go down Coyote Canyon. Many would go down the canyon on horseback, (This of course was before the government decided that riding a horse through there was far too disruptive to the animals that lived there. However, this story is not about the intrusive land grabbing, money grabbing […]

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