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Friday, March 25, 2011

day 5 john steinbeck, bb

my wife she teaches creative writing, english, reading, and combat
training in high school
when we started our highway one trip i was told that we would
be going to the steinbeck museum in salinas california
so thats what we did today

if you eat iceberg lettuce then it comes from salinas valley
as do many of our vegetables we eat-broccoli (well some of
us dont), lettuces, artichokes, brussels sprouts (thought those
came from europe), celery, and several others

steinbeck grew up there and was able to look at the people, the
times, and write about what he saw
he was the super blogger of his time
he used family and friends in his stories but altered the stories
to fit his writings (thats what i do with this blog)

he wrote alot about the workers and the depression era
experience of that time
we thought we were in rough times just read about how they
had to live
he was actually not well liked in the salinas valley for a long time
they even burned his books
(usually when books are burned there is some zealitism going on)

he wrote about the migrant workers and conditions there
these writings attacked those instiutions established by the farm bosses
am sure they felt threatened

he later was accepted and now his legacy is carried out through
his museum

we took several hours going through it but most would not have
taken as long (except my white on white relative would have taken longer)

have read his book cannery row which has made touring this area
more interesing as he used the local area as the basis of the book
and used well known people from this area as characters in the
now will read grapes of wrath, east of eden, red pony etc and
will try to watch movies that were made from the books

this is my wife in front of the steinbeck museum

tomorrow will tour the monterey bay aquarium
will take all day there
my wife she said it was ok

watched the duke arizona game until half time
boy was i surprised when i woke up and read that
duke lost
think it was dvred so will try to watch the 2nd half today
there went my bracket

butler wins
florida beat up jimmer and won
ucon marches on arent they tired yet

only two #1 seeds left and think they will probably
play for finals-was on my original bracket which ive
saved for documentation
rest missed my predictions

next group tonight
go vcu

the organicgreen doctor


  1. Oh, The Grapes of Wrath. Very well written but possibly the most depressing book I have ever read. Those people lived in truly terrible conditions. Makes me very grateful to have a roof over our heads, a full pantry, and a husband with a job! I had to follow that book up with several evenings of cheesey sitcoms.
    Bet the aquarium was fun! Those fish always look so tasty! :)

  2. Come on Doc... couldn't you have gotten a little closer pic of your beautiful wife in front of the museum? Hehe Sounds like y'all are having a blast. I loved the trip down Hwy 1! Dang Amber was only 4 yrs old... 25 years! Geez... I'm getting OLD! Have fun you two!

  3. wendy
    have a relative that moved to calif with the dust bowl and was in the grapes of wrath camps
    was interesting to discuss this with her
    will blog aquarium tomorrow

  4. kb
    she wouldnt let me get closer
    did not feel photogenic that day
    but she enjoyed the museum
    hwy one big sur later