Wednesday, November 27, 2013

How We Grow --- Day 2/319

Walk: Presidio/Mountain Lake
Distance: 1.8 miles

Lunch with a cousin and into family memories, a rare pleasure/opportunity.  He has my grandmother's early diaries. She lived in Minnesota, but I am interested/amazed to see that in 1912 she traveled to Philadelphia, Paris, and Rome to see six operas (Butterfly, Sampson, Wm. Tell, Pagliacci and two I can't make out). She would have been 20 that year.  Never in all my growing up did I hear any references to opera.  Previous trips (I never knew about)  included cruises to the West Indies (age 13), Naussau (age 14), England (age 16), Spain and the Mediterranean (age 18).  Her father was a successful industrialist/adventurer, and I believe she often traveled with him.

             Photocopy of Grandmother's diary*

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