A quick fyi… Just spoke to mama Judy and heard earlier from brothers Tad and Micah. All the San Diego Parzens are okay after the earthquake that hit Mexicali yesterday and aftershocks. Mom said that vases rattled on her coffee table, her front door got jammed, and elevators were out for a while in her building. But everyone is okay, thank goodness. One lady in her building said a chandelier fell from the ceiling but no one was hurt. Thank goodness.
Judy’s grandchildren Abner (Micah and Marguerite’s older boy) and Amalia (Tad and Diane’s youngest) took a break from Judy’s birthday celebration for very important discussions.
There’s a saying in Italian, di mamma ce n’è una sola…, there’s only one mother, in other words, you only have one mother… A few weeks ago, the Parzen family celebrated a special birthday for Judy, “our bridge over troubled water…”
Of course, I did a little wine tasting for the party, which was held in the park across from my mom’s building at the La Jolla Cove. This Saumur Rosé Corail, a sparkler made from Cabernet Franc, was the winner in my notes.
Brother Micah with long-time family friend Mr. Regan.
Long-time family friend Dr. Ugoretz and my mom’s colleague from her UCSD days, Mary. Dr. U’s really into wine and he seemed to dig the Truchard Cabernet Sauvignon that I poured him the other night at Jaynes.
Brother Tad, his father-in-law Saul, and the Golds, who live in my mom’s building. Mrs. Gold is my mom’s swimming partner.
Sister-in-law Diane and long-time family friend Theresa, one of my mom’s best friends.
Megan and I grew up together in our old neighborhood. Our families have been friends since we were children.
The weather was fantastic that day and everyone had a great time at the party. La Jolla never seemed more beautiful.
If you ever wonder where I learned how to do “jazz hands”… That’s me and Judy at Jaynes earlier this year celebrating my birthday.
Happy birthday, mom! Here’s a lil’ YouTubication for you…