The Sunny Side

Pics, flicks and notes about my musical friends and family in and around Old Town Eureka, California.
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Location: Eureka, California, United States

My front porch in Old Town Eureka is known as The Sunny Side. Southern exposure, protected from the wind, it is an ideal place to sit and play old timey tunes and watch the parade go by.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Laura's Birthday Bash

Christine made the carrot cake.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

North Country Fair

A beautiful day in Arcata.

Cruisin' The Sunny Side

Saturday Sept. 12, proceeds benefit the Make A Wish Foundation.

Friday, September 11, 2009

TC Carter Memorial

T C Carter, 88, of Eureka California died of natural causes on Monday, August 31 2009. He was born September 9, 1920 to Tobe and Hazel Irene Carter in Lake Providence Louisiana. TC attended Klamath Union High School. On November 19, 1945, he married Charlotte Louise Gettemy. They both served in WWII in the Navy from 1942 to 1946. They where married on the Naval Air Station on Oahu Hawaii. TC was fifteen when he started his career for Safeway for over forty years. He was a store manager for Safeway in Medford, Grants Pass and Klamath Falls. He opened his own store in Orick, CA from 1971 to 1984. He was a contributor to the local community. He moved to Eureka, CA in 1985 and started a 3-month long trip by car across the United States visiting friends and family. TC enjoyed his coffee meeting place and his many friends. He loved the community events and was a faithful spectator year after year.

T C is preceded in death by his brothers Packston, Allen and George and his sister Pauline.

He is survived by his two sons Bruce and Tom and his sisters Melissa Newcomer and Thelma Forner.

Saturday, September 05, 2009


TC passed away Monday, August 31. TC owned and operated the grocery store in Orick for many years until he retired. I met him in 2001 when I moved to Old Town. A World War II vet, his brother was killed on the USS Arizona during the attack of Pearl Harbor and is entombed in the memorial. TC was a great friend and will be greatly missed. Today, Sept. 9, is TC's birthday. There is a get together planned for Thursday, Sept. 10, 5pm at Has Beans. You can view the Times Standard obituary by clicking here.