Monday, June 4, 2012

Lummis Day Festival 7 -- June 3, 2012

El Alisal (The Sycamore), home of Charles Fletcher Lummis

Suzanne Lummis

Jeremy Radin

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.


  1. Marta, there you go again, you're always on top of things. Augie

    1. Sweet Augie! I don't know how I missed your post until now. You are always so kind in your thoughts and comments on my writing. Thank you.

  2. Wow, Marta, you have become so prolific. Your writing reveals a strong, intelligent woman with a lovely spirit. Thank you for your "straight to the heart of it" insights.
    Love, Tonya

    1. Hello, my friend! I have been thinking about you and missing you. Sue and I were just talking about you on Tuesday morning, when we wrote together for two hours.

      Thank you for your support. I often feel like I'm a bit of a whiner and complainer when I write. It's hard to find a balance between reporting good stuff and reporting clunker stuff. I am probably a grouse by nature... the rants come easier than singing praises.