El Alisal (The Sycamore), home of Charles Fletcher Lummis
The volunteers from the Historical Society of Southern California, Suzanne Lummis, local poets, artists, artisans, craftspeople, musicans and blackberry tart bakers made this day special with every small detail.
Suzanne read us a fairy tale about the year the money disappeared, and Jeremy Radin struck gold when he breathed life and fire into his poem about bears and Teddy Roosevelt, not knowing that Charles Fletcher Lummis and Teddy Roosevelt were old friends from Harvard. Sometimes, things just come together. That's serendipity-- and it's a beautiful thing to witness.