Boomer Memoir

Costa Rica Capers Plus!

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The kids are grown, the cat’s out of the bag, and the stories must be told! As one of our TIA captains used to say: “Hang on to your panty-hose, we’re taking off!” Carole Jean’s Capers covers Costa Rica adventures as an expat, as well as stories from childhood growing up in a Brooklyn housing project, crazy airline stories from the 70s, California and Florida real estate agent stories, single parenting in Santa Cruz stories, dog stories – well, you get the idea. It will be all-over-the-map and navigated “by-the-seat-of-my-pants”.

In addition to blogging, I am working on a book. Well, really I’m working on more than one book. The first and foremost is titled: “It’s the Parsley”, which is a cookbook for my son’s wedding, coming up in 2014. Every recipe will have a family story; some from Tyler’s bunch and some from his lovely fiancé, Colette’s family. I’m having a blast cooking, documenting, and photographing some of the dishes. Some, but not all, will appear on this blog.

 Now, I ask you, which book should I complete next?

  • Sixth Time’s the Charm (about my marriages)
  • Tales From Table 66 … and other Shadowbrook stories (about a restaurant in Capitola, California)
  • By the Seat of My Pants (Memoir including childhood in NY and crazy family stories)
  • TIA – a Family of Friends (Charter airline stories in the 70s of adventures world-wide)
  • My life as an Expat in Costa Rica

I was going to start a new blog titled: “Ziplining in Stilettos”, but on the advice of a respected advisor, decided to just keep one blog and include a wide variety of material; hence, the name: Carole Jean’s Capers.

Comments are always welcome. Thank you for reading, encouraging, and keeping me accountable. I promise to get the  never-to-be-duplicated stories on paper before they fade from existence.

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10 thoughts on “Costa Rica Capers Plus!

  1. You go girl! Good writing is a gift to be shared, and your stories are delightful and engaging. You make me feel like I’m there. Looking forward to the next chapter.

    Janet

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  2. Thanks, Geni. You bring out a lot of the old memories. And whoo-boy, we’ve got some doozies, you and I! Remember the monkey in Monterey? I have that photo somewhere. Maybe I’ll dig it out, scan it and do a piece on Howlers versus Hustlers! That little guy grabbed all the money and ran.

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  3. I’ll read whatever you write, whenever you write it! All of your book concepts sound enticing but the By The Seat of My Pants re: your growing up in the Broncs peaks my interest. Just keep pen to paper and know that you are keeping all of entertained and enlightened!

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  4. YOU my sista dear are one clever cookie cutter! I LOVE your writing and I never knew you were so very imaginative with your photos and ideas! God bless you YOU are really
    amazing! I am very tickelled about your stories every single one of them believe me!
    Carole You are a great sista and I love you so much! You are a great inspiration to the
    whole family and we are all so lucky to be a part of your talent beauty and love! Thank-you so…. Love you beautiful sista! May your days with your hubby be filled with
    paradise and love forever! xo hugs sista sue

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  5. CJ I apologize for my comment above. too much jd and my own history influencing my obviously thoughtless comments. I was enjoying reading some of your posts and opened my big mouth w/o thinking. please erase above if possible. if not please forgive me.

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