Grandmothers are just Cool...

I should know right. I had the coolest grandmother. She was the light in a very dark tunnel. I can say that I might not even have been here if it had not been for her. I love you grandma...

Ursula Marie Visconti

I am not sure how old she is in this picutre. Its really old and now I dont want to take it out of the frame because it may create more damage to it. Looking at it I wanna say she was in her late teens. She was in a car accident when she was around eighteen that left her with a scar on her forhead that was very noticeable with out bangs and I dont see it in the picture so this picture had to be taken before the accident. I can see the resemblance in my sister and this photo.
Missing my grandmother so much lately. This music reminds me of her and I cant even say why. She has been gone several years now but that longing never really goes away. She lives on in my heart and I  feel lucky to have had what time I did with her. Being the oldest grandchild I had the chance to see her in her young age (well young to me anyway). She was energetic and loved the good things in life. She always said she was a city girl so if you can imagine a city girl marrying a country boy that was her relationship with my grandfather. She was to sophisticated for him but none the less she stayed with him. We never really got to know her family because she came from Boston and my grandfather moved her out here to California when their children were young. But I hold her stories close to my heart. Her stories have a vivid picture in my mind of a place far far away from the world I know. In her last days here on earth I seen how she suffered and it scared me. Its hard to explain just what was going on with her. She was up in age and sick most of the time her heart was failing and other ailments taking hold of her body. The last few days are the ones that stick with me. She stopped eating and the doctor had her so sedated that she would just sleep but when she would wake up she freaked me out. When she would wake up she would start to reach out for my hand and keep calling for me like she was scared. I had never seen her like that before and it scared me but I would just grab her hand and hold it as tight as i could and tell her I was with her and she was okay. After a few minutes of this squirming and calling my name she would fall back to sleep and peace would come to her again. I wondered why this was happening to her for the longest time. I came to my own conclusions about this.  I am not sure others will agree with it but does it really matter. Maybe it does matter maybe it doesn't  What I do know for sure is I have found no other person that measures to the sophistication of my grandmother. She was loved and still is.

What is it?

Okay so your wondering what is it...well its the hubby and his wonderful wife (quoting Alanis Morisette ) yes I said it... his wonderful wife! hahaha  As we walked the pier in Santa Monica a little man with a ball of clay and a few tools created these images, they are about 8 inches in height and 10 inches in length. The questions is what do I do with them now.

In my Dreams...

In his Dreams...

Our Weekend getaway

It was just one of those weekends when you get in the car and drive. We ended up on Santa Monica Beach and I had to get some pictures of the beautiful lush foliage that grows there. If only it would grow like that at home. Oh well that's how it goes.  It was a little overcast but still just lovely weather. We walked the pier and watched all the street performers and then later that evening we headed over to West Hollywood. My little musician had to stop at Guitar Center in Hollywood to see the famous guitars on display of some of his favorite musicians. As for me I love the old Hollywood Glam and I wanted to see some of the historical landmarks of Hollywood and see the Hollywood Walk of Fame, like the the saying goes Hollywood is a state of mind.
My photo
What is there to say about me... One lover, Three Handsome Sons, Two Precious Granddaughters, One Passion filled life!