The Mister at the San Gabriel Mission: Visitors to the Mission: From whence the vineyards of California came: As for the 1000th post… It’s just a number, but what it represents is our friendship and dialogue, and for that, treasured readers, thank you. Share this:TwitterFacebookPinterestLike this:Like Loading...
I think that we are few who can understand what a one thousand post means and yet as per usual, you handle it with grace, a good word, not often understood.
Merci pour tout,
Speaking of good words and good wishes, happy (belated) birthday to your beloved. xoxox, V
Happy 1000! Your blog is now a blog of a certain age and looking all the more fabulous! Can you believe it, I have never been to the San Gabriel Mission. I have been to the Mission Inn (My old playground in my late childhood… I know all the hidden places there.) and I have seen the parent Orange tree… but not the Mother of all grapevines. Happy 1000 again my dear… your blog is what gave birth to our friendship. The Mother Blog!
Come see us and we’ll visit Father John at the Mission and then have a dim sum feast. Love, V
Dim Sum…blech! Can’t we have Huevos Rancheros, Mexican Hot Chocolate and Mexican Pan De Labranza and Conchas? And then maybe go to the Ramona Pageant in Hemet?
I know exactly where we’ll go, the best Mexican Hot Chocolate and they have everything you listed and duck breast burritos – so good!
Oh boy!!!! Next visit for sure!
I think I might have to go there very soon and see if it’s still up to standard 😉 .
The Mother Vine is magnificent. And we treasure you for your blog, and yourself, of course 🙂
It’s like a tree trunk. And, you are very kind 🙂 .
The choice of name ‘Ramona” was interesting. Ramona means something like wise protector; at least that is one interpretation I found.
It’s also an area of San Diego, and the name of a book by Helen Hunt Jackson, credited as being the first novel about Southern California.
OOOOH! My eyes widen. I love these sorts of connections. Have you read that book?
I should, as it deals with immigration and the history of the region, I suspect in a highly romanticized way, but I still have to get to it.
There is so much one has to get to. I am also remembering the Ramona series by Beverly Cleary. Well, remembering having read them, but not the actual details of any of the stories!
1000… now that is a fine age for Hollywood, where no one must appear to be above 28!
The Perfumed Dandy
Ohhhh! I’m chuckling! I am a fine age for Hollywood – almost twice times 28. Thank you, darling!
Congratulations on your 1000 post! Quite the achievement!
Thank you, dare I ask how the atmosphere is near DC? Hugs, V
Tiresome my dear!
Every morning I read the headlines in the New York Times, ouch…
1,000 posts?! Nice work! Your blog is always a treat to read.
Also, lovely photo of that old vine. Beautiful!
Thank you! xox, V
happy ONE THOUSAND.
that is delicious.
(and we were Very Moved by the picture of your mama and other relatives – we *peered* into the screen with a “what were Their Lives Like?” sort of wonder. *sighs* Lovely).
As the moments ticked by yesterday, I just had to go political – oh goodness, I feel it coming over me again!
we won the right to Vote.
so we got the right to Speak.
you go for it lady
Dearest Ms Lester,
I haven’t been well but I could no longer resist scattering a few (doubtless “fascinating”!) comments around and most of all to offer you congratulations on 1000 + posts!
Well done, O Beguiling Queen of Hollywood. Your weblog, your witty, intelligent, inspired writing and your Wonderful Self are all a blessing… LONG MAY YOU REIGN, QUEEN VICKIE! HIP HIP HOORAY!
Many Hugs and Much Admiration, George
Dearest Mr. Kaplan,
I was wondering where you had gotten to! So glad you’re back and thank you most kindly. xox, V
Comments are closed.