Crescent City is Come Back Town, USA
Crescent City is called Come Back Town, USA because of how it "came back" from the disastrous 1964 Tidal Wave that wiped out half the city and killed 11 people. That's one version, anyway.
I think that when you move to Crescent City, as I did in the early part of the 1970's, there is an invisible elastic cord that is permanently attached to to your heart and soul, and it will only let you stay away for so long before it snaps you back to your heart's home along the edge of the ocean.
The last time I left Crescent City, I had this idea for a website to help local artists earn an income by selling their products online. That's what the original Crescent City Gal website was intended for, but I had a lot to learn, and the education hasn't been easy or cheap. Valuable lessons seldom are.
This most recent edition of CrescentCityGal.Com is the culmination of many years of proverbial blood, sweat, and tears. I hope that it's the last and that from this point on, I can just let it develop naturally as I apply what I've learned.
I owe this new idea in part to a comment that a friend of mine made in the middle of a diatribe about all the stuff in my life that she would have done differently and was so terribly disappointed in me over. To Wit:
"You can take the Girl out of Crescent City,
but you can't take Crescent City out of the Girl."
She was right, but not in the way she intended.
That was a defining moment for me and I realized that I will always want to be the Crescent City Gal. It's just who I am.
Incidentally, when I finally got around to listing some things on Amazon, moving into becoming a seller there and not just an affiliate and a workcamper, I named it Crescent City Gal. :)
This, then, is my portal. From here you can find my old work, my new work, stuff I like, projects I'm a part of, and even do a little shopping if you're so inclined. Some, but not all, of the links that you may encounter here will be my own affiliate links. What that means is when you click through to a merchant like Amazon or WalMart from one of my links and do your shopping, that merchant pays me a small commission which does not in any way add to the cost of your order. So if you shop online, a click here to get there will be of tremendous value to me and to my projects.
Navigation is through the sidebar to the left. Thanks so much for visiting my home on the web.
Breaking news: Crescent City has been featured on a new cable TV show! If the video below fails to play properly here, click on over to YouTube where it's hosted. It's a terrific view of my home town!!!