ON THE BACK BURNER

Dec.11

Did I tell about my walking tour ? I know that I have been here long enough when I knew two people, besides my son in law on the tour. We toured Katamon, which is the neighborhood that my daughter lives in. Many of what look like mansions, once were. Different Embassies were posted in them until 1968, when they were told that the Capitol was not going to be Jerusalem, but Tel Aviv. Some of the properties stayed empty for years before being put on the market. It seems that in Israel, ownership has a difficult time being proved. You can tell an Embassies house by the flag pole. If there was a flag pole, it was probably an Embassy. Then some homes have a metal Eiffel Tower on the roof. That was a decoration put up to show how cosmopolitan the owners were. I walked into a compound that once housed the English Officers Club. The grounds were set up for polo, rose gardens, soccer. Today it is a beautiful open green space with expensive private homes. This is where I asked how much to buy and when I decided to start looking for a lottery kiosk.

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29.08 | 13:45

Don't quite know how this got to me but it was on the top line of my computer (not in email) But I really enjoyed it. I truly admire you.

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31.07 | 07:02

Leona, do you have a date or a booked flight that you come back ?

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20.07 | 13:55

Everything sounds so wonderful Leona. Venice will seem boring . I would want to move to Portownsend where the kids are living. All sounds great . Is there?

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19.07 | 12:33

That lavender sounds very nice!

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