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About tehachap

The easiest way to define myself is as a very happily married woman with two sons and two grandsons. My hobbies include reading, writing, sewing, trains (watching, photographing and running them in G scale), and travel. My husband and I are retired and we spend our winters in Arizona. I used to own a secretarial and desktop publishing business, but closed it when my husband retired in 1999. We have truly enjoyed our retirement years, and have fulfilled one of our primary goals in life and that is to own a home overlooking train tracks so we can watch trains 24/7. We are sincerely blessed in this life.

Friday, August 18, 2017

A quilting friend’s husband passed away recently and a Celebration of Life service was held for him today. I met Richard Perez in June of last year. He and his wife Sherrie are members of the same quilting group I belong … Continue reading

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

This is the latest addition to my Queen Bee of the Month Fat Quarter swap. I love railroad fabric because I can use it to make things to sell in the Tehachapi Railroad Depot Museum’s gift shop. I spoke with … Continue reading

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The first train of the day — it’s 9:05 a.m., the trains are running and the temperature is in the 60’s! I have Robert settled in his chair, fed him and gave him his first meds for the day.   … Continue reading

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Sunday, August 13, 201

The only thing better than the first issue of a new quilting magazine is receiving free fabric in the mail at the same time! This month, I’m the “Queen” in a fat quarter swap. There are 12 members, myself included, … Continue reading

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Got a heads up call this evening from one of our friends — a heritage unit was on the point and if I wanted to get a picture I needed to get out on the deck and have my camera … Continue reading

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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

It’s been a long day today. We drove to Sierra Madre to pick up a Southern Pacific Caboose pot-bellied stove that was donated to the Depot Museum ( The “crew” consisted of Dennis Storms, Doug Pickard, Mike Massee, Robert, and … Continue reading

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Saturday, July 29, 2017

We’re that pleased with the new fence. The height is perfect and doesn’t interfere with our view of the tracks. A bonus that we hadn’t expected is that the construction of the fence has kept the squirrels away. There are … Continue reading

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