09 February 2008

san diego

Papa's memorial service and funeral were pleasant… the hardest part was seeing Eric's grandmother, Nana in mourning. They'd been married for over 70 years—an amazing achievement by anyone's measure.

On Friday, we went to Balboa Park and I did a little research for my upcoming term paper (on climatically appropriate landscape designs in Southern California between 1900 and 1950, thanks for asking!). Working off a tip from Eric's cousin, we went to the Balboa Park Floral Association's office to check out their library. We happened to wander in during their monthly board meeting, but several of the silver-haired women tottered over fawned over Eric and I, graciously offering their help, from library help to anecdotal stories about not really related to my project.