Monthly Archives: January 2012

Our Five Favorite Walks — Number Four: Madrid

We spent a week in Portugal in May of 2010 and on a sunny Sunday morning we flew from Lisbon to Madrid to begin the next step in our journey, a two-week vacation in Spain. It took a while to … Continue reading

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Our Five Favorite Walks — Number Five: San Francisco

I grew up in San Francisco and walked all over town during my first 24 years. Then I moved across the Bay. But I still go on my favorite San Francisco walk at least once a year — when I … Continue reading

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My German Heritage, Part Four — The Second Elise

My great grandparents William H Theler and Emma Belduke were married in San Francisco in 1875 and by 1880 were living in a boarding house on O’Farrell Street in the Tenderloin. Their first daughter, Grace, was born on April 21, … Continue reading

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My German Heritage, Part Three — The First Elise

My youngest granddaughter’s middle name is Elise. She has a cousin in Hawaii named Elise and another in Oregon with a middle name of Elise. My two daughters also have two cousins (# 6 and # 7) with the middle … Continue reading

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