Joe was the photographer; I was the model, scrapbooker & diarist.
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61,000 bogus posts!
I used a great WP Plugin, WP Bulk Delete to get rid of all 61k spam posts. Yay!
But they left behind 37,000 Spam Categories, and I haven’t figured out how to get rid of them yet! It’s always something!
In mom’s memory, we raised over $2,015 to sponsor two things at mom’s favorite charity, the Los Angeles Mission: we "adopted a meal", and we also sponsored a "seat of compassion" in mom’s name.
The seat of compassion is a seat in the LA Mission’s Holsinger Chapel named in memory of mom. The meal we adopted was lunch today. In addition to raising the money to fund the meal, we also had the opportunity to come down and help prepare and serve Aunt Sheila’s Meal.
10 of us: Gwendy, Lisa, Ryan, Austin, Fritzie, Jimmy, Kirra, Danny, Ruven, and I came down to the Mission today and prepared and served Aunt Sheila’s Lunch.
Today at mass at St. Thomas Aquinas, there was a map on the side altar for us to put a pin in where we were born. After putting my pin in Lamar, Colorado, I walked off the altar, didn’t see the step down, fell, and fractured my right hip and shoulder. You can read updates on my rehab at sheila.zucman.com/oops
I can hardly believe I’ve turned 90!
What a wonderful way to celebrate it with so many friends and family at the Luminarias in Monterey Park.
Sunday, November 22, 2015
A big thank you to everyone for being there, and to so many who helped out in different ways!
Michael & Glenn had a joint 60th birthday party tonight at Michael’s house in Three Rivers, CA. The 5 kids: Kirra, Danny, Eli, Ellie & Licha had a lot of fun with the swing in Michael’s backyard.
Michael was born on 15 June 1955, and Glenn was born 10 days later on 25 June 1955, so we had their party in the middle, on 20 June 2015.
I wish I wasn’t so challenged by technical stuff, but at this stage of my life it is really difficult (for me anyway) to pick up on it. I grew up in a world that did not move as fast as it moves now, things did not change every time you turned around, and we did not have all the gadgets that exist nowadays. In fact we had very little of the ordinary everyday things needed just to get by.
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We went to Alex, Bab, Little Bab, Sandye & Robert’s 4th of July party at Robert’s house in Pico Rivera. Wowww! I’ve never seen so many fireworks in my entire life! Every direction! 360°! On the ground! In the sky! Everywhere! Non-stop! For hours! Wowww!
It was Xemma’s 1st birthday party today! Ponies! Cotton Candy! Bounce! (BounceBounceBounce) Pinata! Cake!
I haven’t had Christmas or Thanksgiving at Casa de Zucman for a long time now. But with a little help from Tiki & some nieces & nephews, we can still get the place in shape enough to have the annual family Easter Egg Hunt. Not too many hunters this year, but lots of eggs! And lots of yummy food. So nice to see everyone! Thank you for coming!
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Tonight was the traditional Perez family Christmas Eve Party at Licha & Victor Vargas home. Aside from 13 of us (including meeeee 🙁 getting food poisoning, it was otherwise a beautiful night. A great big beautiful family! And Licha & Vic’s new kitchen was amazing!
Glenn and I went to Gwendy & Manuel’s Christmas Party today. Manuel’s birthday is Christmas Day! So there was also a cake for him. It was a really nice party and we took lots of pictures.
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I had the Islas, Espinozas & Sapiens over to the house in Monterey Park for Christmas dinner tonight. Food, photo opportunities, great looking kids, and NO food poisoning! 🙂
Tonight was the 2013 Association of Independent Judicial Interpreters of California (AIJIC) banquet. There was a lovely dinner (great food, terrible service), dancing, and I was AIJIC’s 2013 Honoree! 🙂
Jimmy, Fritzie, Kirra & Danny moved from Austin, TX to Irvine, CA, just in time to have Danny’s 4th birthday party out here. Wheeeee!
Glenn and I went to the 81st annual Chrysanthemum Show at Descanso Gardens today. I don’t know how I missed the first 80 shows, but 6 months ago I joined a garden group and I was lucky to hear about this one. It was overwhelming! I had no idea of the diversity of chrysanthemums! The sizes, shapes, colors were just unbelievable!
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My Great-Grand-Nephew Giancarlo turned 1 year old, Granny Cindy & Gramps David had a big party for him at their home.
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My cousin Nena passed away on Friday. My brother and sister-in-law, Louie & Mary, and Glenn, and I went to her funeral today. After the program at Forest Lawn in Covina there was a reception at her son John & Laura Tovar’s home in San Dimas.
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My nephew Raul turned 50! I was one of 6 children (8 actually, but 2 died in infancy) and my brother Louie also had 6 children. His youngest, Raul just turned 50. My brother’s youngest turned 50! Amazing.
Happy Birthday, Raul!
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Gwendy, Manuel, Liddy, Chanielle, Domenic & Glenn came over for a late summer, beat the heat, pool party. We all had a lot of fun, especially Tiki, because Tiki’s 2 favorite things in the world are Water & People!
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We had a little bit of a break in the heat wave today. Just in time for Mary & Kristy’s birthday party. And to welcome Fritzie, Jimmy, Kirra & Danny back to California. And I finally got to meet baby Lianna! 31 days old today!
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I went to Xiomara’s 2nd birthday party today! 😀
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Fritzie, Jimmy, Kirra & Danny flew out from Austin, TX for a visit to Terry & Louie’s new home in Whittier, CA. They threw a little party today. Here are a few pictures & videos.
It’s mother’s day today! Happy Mother’s Day to all the mom’s in our big, wonderful family! We had a party at my niece & nephew Rosemary & Alfred’s house.
My Great-Grand-Niece Mia turned 8 years old & we had a big party for her at Jay ‘n Drea’s house today!
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My niece and nephew, Alicia Perez Vargas and Victor Vargas’ son Victor, my grand-nephew? Let’s just say nephew! My nephew Victor Vargas married Kristyn Ingram at a beautiful country club in the hills today. Congratulations Victor & Kristyn!! I hope you have a wonderful life together! — Love, Aunt Sheila
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Here are a few oral history videos where I talk about our family history.
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Glenn took me to Disneyland & Disney’s California Adventure for my birthday today. We took a little animation class at Disney’s Animation Academy and learned to draw Mickey Mouse.
Glenn and I drove up to Sacramento to attend Christie & Kevin’s wedding! My brother & sister-in-law Louie & Mary also drove up and the 4 of us stayed at a hotel in Sacramento.
Congratulations Christie & Kevin! I hope you have a wonderful life together! — Love, Aunt Sheila
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