Bertram J Chatham's PhotoBlog

Here are three things that make me happy: 1) Nat King Cole [youtube.com] 2) Fall colors and 3) Jazz standards [youtube.com]. The falling leaves drift by the…

An ancient Persian fable credits a lady of the court with the discovery of wine. This princess, having lost favor with her father the King, attempted to poison…

Everyone asks me “How's the grandson? How's Eli doing?” Wow, my grandson. Well, Tiny E [youtube.com] is doing fine. Amazingly fine! "If my day seems lonely…

If you like fresh food, multicultural experiences and like to get up very early on the weekend, come on down to the Saturday Stockton Certified Farmers Market. …

I live in Stockton, smack dab in the middle of California's [youtube.com] Great Central Valley. I work in Sacramento, about an hours drive north. Sacramento is…

What is your earliest memory? Now, are you sure that is what really happened? Or did it come from a story your family told you? Or from home movies or videos…

The practice of making Jack-o-lanterns [youtube.com] originated from an Irish myth about a man nicknamed “Stingy Jack” who invited the Devil to have a drink…

If you wake up from nightmares that have you running from a Bozo look-alike wielding a knife, or if you feel a little ill at the mention of Ronald McDonald,…

Our departed braves, fond mothers, glad, happy hearted maidens! Even the little children who lived here and rejoiced here for a brief season, will love these…

There??s this amazing little Sacramento neighborhood that??s just off of Sunrise Boulevard called Fair Oaks Village. It is a total time-warp ?? a quaint main…

The waltz was termed the “forbidden dance” for one reason - partners dance face-to-face and touch each other [videojug.com] ?? scandalous! Such dancing was…

The announcer calls out ?? Dancers, get your potatoes! [youtube.com]? I snap away as the circle fills with kids, teens, and sweethearts. They pair up, smiling…

Fall is a busy and stressful time of the year for me. See, I own/operate seasonal Halloween stores in Sacramento and we are hot & heavy in the middle of set-up…

Lessons We Can Learn From Dogs [youtube.com] 1) Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joyride. 2) When loved ones come home, always run to greet them. 3)…

My mother turned 80 this month! To my delight and amazement, she agreed to sit for a photoshoot to commemorate the occasion. The black & whites were taken by…

Ceil left work early so that we could get to the last ??Wine & Hummingbirds? [cbs13.com] wine tasting of the summer. The Heritage Oak Winery owners, Tom &…

Obon (???) is a Japanese Buddhist custom that honors the spirits of one??s ancestors. It is also a family reunion holiday which has been celebrated in Japan…

Ceil and Bertram proudly announce the birth of a grandson! Eli Jacob Brown [youtube.com] Born July 8, 2008 at eight fifty-one in the evening At Saint Joseph's…

For us Northern California kids in the sixties, summer meant going to the beach. Which beach? The Santa Cruz beach, of course! My parents took me as a child…

??We wish to share our Aztec tradition and friendship with all who desire to become acquainted with and respect it, seeking to make universal our knowledge as a…
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