SideWalk Ghosts / Interview 3: Wrap Bracelets by Alishia

Alishia, 21 – Bracelet Designer

So here I am, casing the neighborhood and feeling strangely like Ozzie going to borrow a cup of sugar for Harriet. No not Ozzy Osborn, but Ozzie Nelson.

What?!, Who?! Ozzie Nelson??!

If you don’t know the sitcom, Ozzie and Harriet were the ideal TV family and ran on ABC from October 3, 1952 to September 3, 1966. For the fun of it I’ve given you the Wikipedia link. And if you’re bored, curious or just plain nostalgic, here is a link to YouTube episodes.

Back to the story, walking the streets, strolling house by house, ignoring the graffiti and feeling mighty full of 50’s style neighborly love.

I round a corner and popping out of a sweet picket fence house exits the energy and laughter of Alishia along with her mother Valerie. I site them right as they begin a game of front yard badminton.

I muster my courage and somewhat fearing the possible blows of long-handled racquets, a fear brought on by my remembrance of the thrashing I received just yesterday from a not so friendly person, I gingerly approached them in allowing me to take their picture.

We chat for a short time and realizing that we share a similar point-of-view of the 365 project, Alishia accepts the offer to be photographed. She has a wonderful, vibrant spirit. A natural in front of the camera, and a joy to photograph. We shot a bunch of photos. These three really capture her personality. Go El Camino High!


• Observe and Share Everything •

• Practice Humility in Every Situation •

• Value Community •

Lot’s of wisdom from a young woman! Wouldn’t you agree.

I know I’m only three days in, but one constant is already beginning to emerge:  “I’m amazed at the depth people are sharing with me.”

This thing is only beginning. Bear with me as I figure it out. I’ll continue to push in finding new places, different people, cultures and in approaching everyone in a very organic way.

Day three and all is well!

Thanks Alishia for your contribution.

HEY ALL: Here is a shameless plug.
Alishia is just starting her business, even in the early processes of getting her business license. Let’s help her get going! If you are interested in purchasing her jewelry, please leave a comment of interest. I’ll forward it to her.

Talk Tomorrow!


2 Comments Add yours

  1. Hmm is anyone else having problems with the pictures on this blog
    loading? I’m trying to find out if its a problem on my end or if it’s the blog.

    Any responses would be greatly appreciated.


  2. Shannon says:

    First off I would like to say superb blog! I had a quick question which I’d like to ask if you do not mind. I was curious to know how you center yourself and clear your thoughts before writing. I’ve had a tough time clearing my mind in getting my ideas out there.

    I truly do take pleasure in writing however it just seems like the first 10 to 15 minutes tend to be lost just trying to
    figure out how to begin. Any recommendations or hints?

    Many thanks!


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