Attending the Opera

Attending the Opera

When a friend received two free tickets to the opera, Rigoletto, she wondered who to ask to go with her and tentatively offered a ticket to me! Yay! I was delighted! Haven’t been to the opera in a long time, mostly because my husband was not into opera and I couldn’t...
My Damaged Car

My Damaged Car

My car was damaged in an accident. We attempt to drive carefully but even so, it happens. I was heading down a residential street in Ocean Beach and another car was making a u-turn. He had nearly completed his maneuver when I approached. Since he was stopped, I...
The Blessing of Christmas

The Blessing of Christmas

I love the sounds of Christmas music, the colorful lighting on houses around the neighborhood. Santa and reindeer, along with snowmen and deer, are lit up on people’s lawns. One street in our neighborhood attracts people from all over the city. Every house has moving...
Senior Travel

Senior Travel

My husband and I made 19 trips with a group called Road Scholar, a senior travel group that has adventures all over the world. We had a lot of fun adventures both together, and when I took a grandchild on one of their intergenerational trips. On five of those...
A Garnet Cross

A Garnet Cross

Years ago, on my 30th birthday, my grandmother presented me with a beautiful old cross made up of Bohemian garnets. Garnet is my birthstone. It was 150 years old according to the date on the back of the cross. I kept it in a safety deposit box as one jeweler told me...