Thursday, June 23, 2016

What Is Going to Happen?

Thanks for all the fan mail, from all you flounders out there. To everyone who has asked me what is going to happen, I say this: If I knew what was going to occur in the future, I would predict the lottery numbers, and the last time U would see me would be at LAX heading for an underground bunker in Switzerland.
All Quiet on the Western Front




Since that cannot happen, this is what I will be doing. I will be leading children, through a museum, and teaching children how food gets from the field to their personal front door. I will play a talking orange, juggle lemons, and roll on the floor.


Agriculture Museum, Santa Paula, California


Every talk I give I end with telling the kids. "Lemons, oranges, strawberries and avocados are very important. But the most important thing is to listen to your mother, father, and teachers. I did that and that is why I am here today."
Docent Badge, Museum of  Ventura County


My heart is at my museum, and my future is each of the faces I see. I will protect them. I will not let them down, and nothing, nothing, will ever change that. I love U Ruth and miss you terribly. Everything for U and the children. 
Santa Paula, California


I have to be there now, to teach, and protect, because we are supposed to be teaching and protecting. Right? What else can I do?

"If you want to change the world; change yourself" 
Ruth Decker-Tabarez 5-10-1958/11-26-2013


Island Fox, Museum of  Ventura County



Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

What Is History?

Is history truly in the eye of the beholder? Is the person that survived and wrote it down always correct? Or is history everything? Everything you like and everything someone else might like? Could those both be history? I wish I knew. The only thing I know for sure is time is passing, and so are we.