Sunday, July 3, 2016

4th of July!!

Every year, on the fourth of July, our neighborhood does this very fun parade, and pancake breakfast and then the Marines raise the flag and the firetruck runs through our neighborhood at the beginning of the parade.  It is very fun to watch.

I love living in Niguel Shores.  It is a very nice.   Everybody waves to you!  Even when you are walking your dog!!

Wednesday, April 20, 2016


Holly has been on an elimination diet.   She also has a small cataract in her right eye.  I am afraid she might go blind in that eye.  But I will just let her go blind because I let her insurance go last year.

I think she will be fine.

I hope she will not go blind in that eye.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Hugh's Birthday!

Brian and I went up to San Francisco to celebrate Hugh's 20th birthday.  We stayed at the St. Regis Hotel.

It rained the entire time we were up there.  But that was okay.  We didn't mind.  We took Hugh to Thomas Pink were he picked out two shirts and then to the Nike store where he got a pair of new shoes.  It was really nice to see him.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Long Beach Graveyard. Sunnyside...

What is written beneath my grandmother's grave

The Cheroske gravesite

I am traveling to my mother's house on Thursday, February 4 and returning Monday, February 8.  I am going to see her because she asked me to come up and visit her.  I cannot wait to get there.  I think we will have a very nice time.

Today, I drove up to Long Beach to visit my grandmother Eleanor's grave.  I could not find it so I had to call the guy and he came and showed me where it was.  My friend Judy Thorpe came with me.

Friday, January 1, 2016

Happy New Year!

My husband and I went out to dinner with our dear friends John and Judy Thorpe last night.  We went to Splashes in Laguna Beach and ordered from a pre-set menu.  On the table were little hats.  Judy and I each wore ours!

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Eleanor Robinson Book

By Eleanor Robinson and Josephine Bentham

Copyright date

I received an email from someone in Europe, asking me if my grandmother had co-written a book with this woman named Josephine Bentham, a novel called Wakefield House.   They used the name Jan Deering.

I immediately called my mother to find out if this was true.  She said yes.  So I went on Amazon, found the book and ordered it.  I am almost done reading it.

It's very mysterious.  You can tell it was written in 1973.  The authors used this as the back cover:

Beautiful young Meredith Wakefield was the last of the Wakefield line.  Her proud family had fallen into poverty, her whole world had come crashing down around her, even her sanity itself was threatened.  And now, Meredith faced the grimmest test of all, as she returned to her family mansion to find it filled with strangers, and she was a prisoner of fear in what was once had been her beloved home.

Centuries ago, a deadly curse had laid down upon all who bore the Wakefield name.  Now, this terrified girl stood between the curse and it's grisly fulfillment.  And someone, or something, was making sure she would not escape!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Infantry School

Sam at his Naval Academy Graduation

My oldest son, Sam, wants to attend the infantry school, which is a part of the United States Marine Corps.  link here:

He says he can do it.  This is his dream.  I can support that, if that is what he wants to do.  But I know that these are the Marines that they send in first.  These are the extremely tough Marines.