Monday, June 22, 2009


Hello There My Lovelies,

I finally got my car vacuumed and washed, so now it's clean. I feel a lot better. I also got a new digital camera. Now I can take pictures again.

I did the above because I had company on Saturday. Remember the WWII vet guy my friend and I met at the Greek Festival ? Here is a refreshment:

Anywho, my friend and I took him to Villa Montalvo Gardens in Saratoga. Basically, the house was built in 1912 by James Duval Phelan. He was a former congressman and mayor of San Francisco. It is a gorgeous house and in addition to the mansion there is a huge garden and a hiking path.

He loved it. He hadn't been there in over 45 years with his wife. We took a tour of the property, and then sat in the garden to talk. I took pictures with my new digi cam. I posted them on Flickr but I have no idea how to import that here. I will have to find another way. But I told him that I would print and send him some of the pictures, since he doesn't own a computer or e-mail.

Anyway, then we went to BJ's for lunch, since he offered to treat us for lunch. The waitstaff probably thought he was our grandpa. He got a free beer glass and a chance to win a golf trip. My friend entered her dad for the trip.

I admired his wedding ring on his finger. Beautiful gold band with three diamonds in it. He said that people keep telling him to take it off since his wife passed away ten years ago. His response is "Like Hell, I'm gonna take that off. As far as I'm concerned, I'm still married." He also said that he's saving the ring for his granddaughter's future husband. I thought that was so sweet. Especially since I inherited my grandmother's prized necklace and ring set my grandfather bought for her. Things like that are special.

Anywho, I will post pics when I figure out how. Blogger is free for a reason and that is because it's so limited.

Tootles for now.

1 comment:

* Ashleigh * said...

If you saved your pics to your compy, all you need to do is click on the "photo" icon found at the top of the blog entry - it's on the right. Click on it then upload the photo. It's that easy!

Sounds like a fun day. Let me know about this Saturday :)