Erin: No Bridge Talk! – Wed. Apr. 22, 2015

(I am reposting this blog with larger photos.) Erin is pictured at lunch at Les Baux restaurant on Monday where she was having French onion soup.

Tonight we ate at La Rosa Blanca for an early dinner. As we were approaching the restaurant, Erin announced that she didn’t want any bridge talk when we were having dinner. She must be feeling better. She is making up rules!!


Remembering “Bombi” – April 19, 2015

“Bombi” was Erin’s paternal grandmother, (Lora) Jane Goodman Wheeler, who lived to be 100 years and 9 months. Jane died 10 years ago today.

Erin and I are shown calling Erin’s Aunt Jan, who lives in Willits, CA. Jan is Jane’s only surviving child.
We spoke with Jan for about 45 minutes tonight, using the speaker phone. Erin was very animated and
was able to convey her ideas to Jan.

Jane was a very earthy person, lots of fun. She moved back to Sacramento from Fort Bragg, CA, in 1979, where she lived at St. Francis Manor independent senior living. We would go to breakfast every Sunday with her and her best friend.

In 2003 I was going to Oaxaca for 4 weeks to study Spanish and she wasn’t feeling well. Jane waited until she knew that I was safely on the plane before she called 911. She stayed in the hospital for a few days, then she needed to go to a skilled nursing facility which Colleen picked out. The last 2 years of her life she lived at Asbury Park, less than a mile from here, where I could visit every day.

Erin used to bring Paco up from San Jose about every 2 weeks to see his great-grandmother.

Erin says Bombi was a fantastic woman!


Erin looking for Lightning – Tues. Apr. 7, 2015

Erin and Clark love rain. I realize that rain is very necessary
for our current drought conditions, but I prefer a sunny day.

Erin was watching for lightning bolts and then counting the
number of seconds until we heard the thunder. At first, it was
about 5 seconds, so the storm was about 5500 ft away, then
4 sec, then 3 sec. Then, we had a downpour.

Erin has been very cheerful and happy the past 3 days.


Eggs – Fri. Apr. 3, 2015

They are very creative in Traverse City.

Tommy and Egg – Fri. Apr 3, 2015

Tommy is enjoying coloring Easter eggs. He likes to ham it up. Barbara

Erin and Easter Cookies – Fri. Apr. 3, 2015

Erin received Easter cookies, soon after the
boys received some from her.

Tommy and Paco Easter Cookies – Fri. Apr 3, 2015

Erin sent Tommy and Paco a pail of Cheryl’s Easter cookies which they received yesterday afternoon. Shortly after we received these photos from Steve, Erin received an egg carton of cookies from my Berkeley friends, also sent from Cheryl’s cookies.

Happy Easter to all!


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