|Letter from Los Angeles
|| Friday | 19 December 2014
A Few Days in LA
Indio, California: Early Thursday morning
we had a new fancy satellite television system installed on our bus. Not sure,
exactly, why we went to this expense as besides a few shows on Showtime, PBS and
college ball, our television isn't watched very often... except for evening
It is kinda scary to think about all the wires and cables
hidden behind RV cabinets. Ironically, one of the very first
satellite systems Cal Thorn (of
Satellite) installed was on our first Country Coach Intrigue about 500
years ago. Before Country Coach folded, Cal installed his very last
TV system for Country Coach in the Magna Peregrinus. Six-plus years
ago. Things have changed. Technology has advanced. Our controller was giving
us fits and Cal decided we needed a new system.
After we were updated, Dave and I drove over to Los Angeles to see our
gorgeous grandchildren (and their parents) and celebrate Hanukkah.
This is Lucy's first Hanukkah. She won't remember lighting candles and she
won't remember the baby doll we gave her, but we will remember spending this
special day with her.
And her brother.
Dave's Mom sent Leo Grizzly Bears (from Yellowstone National Park!)
for Hanukkah. Along with a random squirrel, the bears guarded over Leo
during his bath Thursday night.
Another reason for our visit was to see Leo's preschool holiday program
Leo's class was performing "Jingle Bell Rock" this year.
Lucy was super-excited for the show (OMG - those eyelashes!)
Leo was rockin'
Lisa & Lenny
After the show we had pizza at
Tomato Pie and
spent the afternoon playing with Leo and Lucy.
This evening, Lenny put Lucy in a one-piece outfit that belonged to Lisa in
1981-82 in Manila, The Philippines.
Why we kept this one particular piece for clothing for 30+ years is a
mystery, but it gave us so much joy to see Lucy wearing something her Mother
wore so many years ago. The white cotton fabric is decorated with tiny
strawberries. It has a hood. Why any baby would need a hood in constant
90-degree Manila is a mystery, but for some reason we kept this one-piece
outfit in Lisa's treasure box.
Happy Hanukkah and Shabbat Shalom!
Until my next update, I remain, your reminiscent correspondent.
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