Visiting “Long Lost” Family

When I call a family meeting I turn off the house wifi and wait for them all to come running.

We are going on an adventure today! Into the Silver Ghost we go and off to Temecula, just short of light speed, leaving bright and early at 10:15 AM. 90 minutes later we are sitting at a table in the Pinnacle Restaurant adjacent to the Falkner Winery having glass of wine and enjoying the 100 degree weather!

Great view – Great food – Great company!

We are awaiting my first cousin once removed Paul David Mall and his daughter,Kristin Mall Macy, who would be my first cousin cousin, twice removed. We had visited Dave when he was in Oregon four years back. (Checkout the visit from August 2015).

His mother is Jen and his dad was Gene… I remember Jen and Gene quite will but Dave I remember as an infant and I liked him because of his name!!

Dave is NOT my second cousin… He be “removed”

We sat and gabbed for almost two hours finding out all sorts of interesting things about the family…it dawned on my that Dave’s grandmother (Aunt Alma) was the sweetheart of my “uncle” Otis Tucker back around 1916! I knew this from a long conversation with my Aunt Kaye who knew Otis and Alma quite well! Wow! Family secrets!

Paul, Sue, Dave, and Kristin

After a super lunch and a lot of sharing, we were not done yet! Off to Thornton Winery to taste a little of the bubbly! We talked for another hour and just really really enjoyed ourselves. Dave is 66 so he and Sue had some things in common. Fantastic fun!

Heading home the traffic was really not too bad…some stop and go but mostly wide open going into town! Not so much coming the other direction!

We watched some TV, did our tookies but at 10:30 PM we both decided to read for a while. I worked on the Daily Diary as the website interface was down for three days. I crashed at 11:30 PM…an early night for me!

About Paul

Just an old retired guy trying to finish out my last years on this planet. I lost my best friend and wife in early 2020. I am involved seriously with a long-time friend, Mary, and life goes on.
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