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Welcome to 38th & Temple

My name is Josie.  A native Texan and transplant Californian.  I grew up in a tiny Texas town on South Old Temple Road surrounded by family and enormous oak trees.  I have found myself, many years later, on 38th Street in California with a husband and more camellias than I have ever seen in one place. The concept of home is important to me.  I say concept because I have a less solid definition of the word than Webster.  To me, home is found in the people you love and who you choose to share your life with.  Home is filling a space with pieces that bring you joy.  Home is a physical place, like the house you grew up in.  And maybe most importantly, home is found in the choice to make the most out of every place on God’s earth you happen to find yourself.  I found a sort of home beside a small fire at a roadside cafe in Ireland sharing stories with a tour bus guide and my best friend.  I was only …