By Dave Dana It began on the van ride to the small New England town en route to the wedding. The van held five friends of the groom and several cases of beer. On the way, the beer drinkers, needing relief, opened the back of the van while passing through open fields—just as they turned… Read More »
Wonderful June - that happy month of weddings, Father's Day and those delicious first days of summer! This month, we asked residents to tell us about their "wedding mishaps." Here are a few of the many submissions we received.
By Sharon Wood Our large wedding had been planned for months since it was to take place in my hometown and Nic’s family and friends had to make the trip from San Francisco and Los Angeles areas. I had six bridesmaids and, of course, Nic engaged his brother, cousin, my brother and three good friends… Read More »
By Les Besser Mickey and Bud Kauderer are living proof that arranged marriages work. When his Aunt Minnie recommended the “wonderful senior Naval Academy Midshipman,” Mickey was reluctant, but she did agree to become his pen pal. After months of letters back and forth, she became more interested, and Christmas 1952, they met for dinner… Read More »
In honor of Father's Day, one man's tribute to his father.
By Dan LeMay My father was a writer, and could have used his life as the basis for one of his Western novels. But sadly, the closest thing that he ever wrote to an autobio was the following piece, written early in his writing career, to introduce the first installment of his serial Old Father… Read More »
Happy Mother's Day to all the wonderful mothers and grandmothers living at La Costa Glen. May your day be filled with love, laughter and treasured memories.
By JoAnn Mullen Often in her motherly way Mom would spit on my wayward hair, or lick her hanky daintily and rub the chocolate from my lips. She’d tap my elbow just a tad so I’d remember not to rest my elbows on the table’s edge. She’d put her finger to her lips reminding me… Read More »
By Carole Eibelheuser Once every summer, my family would travel to Pennsylvania to visit my maternal grandmother and my Aunt Florence and her family. Grandma Lottie was a no-nonsense, Pennsylvania Dutch woman with three passions: playing pinochle until all hours, rooting for the local ice hockey team, and cooking—not necessarily in that order. Her Sunday… Read More »
By Sharon Wood LCG’s culinary team left the audience drooling at the Iron Chef La Costa Glen cook off. Teams faced off as followed: Chef de Cuisine Chris Russo, Sous Chef Jonathan Schmaltz and Kitchen Supervisor Jonah Kasoga teamed up against Chef de Cuisine Tony Baez, Line Cook Jess Fuller and Kitchen Supervisor Zayn Mikhael…. Read More »
By JoAnn Mullen Moving into La Costa Glen in 2004 was a moving experience, no pun intended. Leaving behind the big house, the bountiful gardens and a lifestyle we cherished was wrenching and difficult. After being shown model homes, our salesman told us that moving into LCG would be “the second most memorable experience of… Read More »
By The LCG Observer -Happiness: best when it’s shared. -Wealth: best when it helps to achieve one’s goals. -Good health: best when one works to maintain it. -Good manners: best when extended to others. -Good deeds: best when they come naturally. -Good-byes: best when they are sincere.
By Pat Grant The Resident Council is our resident voice. Twelve hardworking residents meet monthly for sessions lasting three or four hours to consider how to make things better for those of us who live at La Costa Glen. Each council member reports meeting as liaison with Standing and Support Committees during the month. Standing… Read More »