Sep 21, 2017

Helen Virginia Laidley Arnim: A Texas Celebration









Grandma visited her mother, brother and sister and brother in law on Mother's Day--We really had a good time.



Helen Virginia Laidley Arnim,

Old Towne Orange

Orange Historical Society

Vintage Orange

Orange, Ca

Helen Virginia Laidley Arnim: Celebrating a Texas Lady

Helen Virginia Laidley Arnim moved to Orange, California with her four children from Schulenberg Texas.

Her husband had just passed away and her youngest child was just a baby.

She moved out to the West Coast on the suggestion of her brother, Theodore Beall Laidley who already lived here.

Grandma always called them Mama and Papa--she loved her mother and father very much and always enjoyed spending time with her mom and sister in Orange.

Often we would take the bus to the depot in San Diego and take the train to Orange, actually we usually went to Tustin where Aunt Zena picked us up in her car and drove us to their home at 221 South Glassell St. in Orange, just off the town square.

Yes, we drove through Orange Groves on the way there.

On Mother's Day we visited Fairhaven Cemetary in Orange.

My Grandmother always likes to visit her mother on her birthday and Mother's Day--they were great friends and just enjoyed being together.




Coco waited in the car for her mother while we took pictures.








After we all spent some quality time together at Fairhaven we drove for about 10 minutes and took some pictures at the house.





This house has been preserved in a grand way--my Grandmother and her Mother, Helen Arnim are really happy about everything.

Sep 13, 2017

From JVP: Shelly Altman Talks Bike Palestine--Bike Tour in Palestine - The Struggle





The food was amazing...the resorts were spectacular...the people were friendly.


Well done, Shelly, Susan, Ellen and Mark.......Thank you for taking time to share with us your very important and educational trip to Palestine.



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Sep 12, 2017

Fuhrmann RM3, Forbes RD3, Aman ETSN, Briscoe RMN3, Charles Damron RM2--Sasebo, Japan May 1951--Looking for info about these Veterans

Do you know these men:


Fuhrmann RM3, Forbes RD3, Aman ETSN, Briscoe RMN3, Charles Damron RM2--Sasebo, Japan May 1951--Looking for info about these Veterans











British Famous: The Self-Help Guru--San Diego to London-British Airways-Two FunTowns





Suggesting Dog Beach in Ocean Beach San Diego--it's just 10 minutes down the freeway--and then a stop at the local taco shop on the way home.



My favorite way to be an American in San Diego,

Aug 27, 2017

Aug 25, 2017

Honoring Retired Police Service Dog Nicky

Our hearts are heavy with sorrow to announce Retired Police Service Dog ‘Nicky’ has passed away. He was surrounded by the comfort of his handler and family. Nicky served the department and citizens of San Diego with honor, protecting dignitaries to include President Obama and His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Rest In Peace Nicky. You will never be forgotten.

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Thank you to Nicky and all of the canine officers who have served our community with loyalty and dignity.

What would we do without these beautiful dogs.