By George Sackman-- Residents and visitors may have noticed fascinating mobile art hanging on trees on campus, creations made from found objects by Elizabeth Boardman, originating from recent projects with her two grandsons in Davis, California. She also spent sixteen years there during the … [Read more...]
Faces of Friends House
Friends House community members move to our little oasis in Sonoma County from across the state of California and across the country. Here are stories about a few of the people who have made Friends House their home. You'll have to attend a Friends House community event to truly experience the pleasure of the vibrant people who live here.
By George Sackman-- Everyone at Friends House has been delighted to listen and watch Bev's tap dancing in costume, to the sound of lively tunes played through the sound system at the bi-monthly Resident Birthday Parties in the Library/Multipurpose Room. (Individuals are invited to contribute … [Read more...]
By George Sackman-- When Leslee Bond moved to Friends House less than a year ago, her first question was, "Where are the bridge players?" Finding none, she started teaching a class where you will find her every Wednesday afternoon. Leslee grew up on a farm in the remote Uintah Basin in Utah, one of … [Read more...]
by George Sackman-- When you see Ann Harwood out for a walk, you will also see her constant companion, Dasher, a small rescue dog with white, curly hair. Ann grew up in Ohio as part of a family that always had a dog, but she lived without one as an adult. In 1990 when a friend was not able to to go … [Read more...]
By George Sackman-- Margaret Lowery was a teenager during World War II living at Tule Lake, CA where 20,000 Japanese-Americans were confined. Her father was a civil engineer with the federal agency that administered the program. The family lived in rough barracks similar to the ones occupied by the … [Read more...]