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They Were So Beautiful.

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As adults we often look back at photos of our parents or grandparents and think they are wearing really weird outfits or crazy hairstyles.  Today my dad sent me a photo of his parents.   My Grandma Sauvage is still living.  She was born in 1911 and is 103 plus year old.   She has always been a very happy person.  I did not meet her until she was older (obviously), but she has always had a lot of energy and radiated health and happiness for many years…

I wanted to share this photo of my grandparents because they were so beautiful.   I don't know if it was the era where everyone was normal weight and radiated health or it was just because they were happy and healthy people.   I was not there, but this photo just radiates vitality, joy and people in their prime.

My grandmother influenced my fashionista side.  When I was about 10 or 11 I started spending one week per summer with her at her house near Seattle.  She would always make a point of taking me shopping at Bellevue Square whi…

Listen To Your Gut.

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Christmas Eve we got ready for our annual Christmas Eve Concert at the La Jolla Presbyterian church across the street from our former apartment.  My good friend and neighbor, Brit lived a few blocks away.  After the concert we went out to eat and enjoy a glass of wine at Herringbone, an restaurant in La Jolla Village.  Afterwards I thought I would stop by and say hi to my good friend Brit, who lived a few blocks away.   I drove by her place and saw her sitting in the window next to her Christmas tree watching TV.  I texted her. (She is a texting Queen and had and IPHONE 7) She did not respond so I drove around the block, wondering if I should stop by anyway.   My gut said yes.  My daughter and I went to her door. She was delighted to see us.  We chatted for about five minutes and then I wished her a Merry Christmas and made plans to catch up soon.

Back story:  She is my good friend for the past 3 years.  I met her in our apartment building in La Jolla, she is a mature lady married to…