Monthly Archives: April 2015

The Roseville Telephone Company

My grandmother Melba Wilkens lived next door to members of the Doyle family in Roseville California. The Doyles owned a small telephone company according to my father. Bob Doyle acted as president of the Roseville Telephone Company for many years. When … Continue reading

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Flora Primavera Germania

https://rosamondpress.com/2011/08/14/garden-child/ Yesterday was the one hundredth anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. I considered posting on Jirayr Zorthian who is a survivor of this atrocity that murdered one million helpless souls, but, decided against it. Jirayr was about life, not death, … Continue reading

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De Cossé-Brissac

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Virginia Hambley is also kin to the Brissac family. Jon Victor de Bourmont is a member of one of the great Angevin aristocratic families. He was born 1907 in Pontivy and died in March 1945…

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La Bella Simonetta

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I don’t know if I studied the artist Sandro Botticelli. Even though I wrote my version of ‘The Birth of Venus’ and did a painting of my Angel coming out of the sea, I neglected…

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Of the Temple Rougemont

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The obvious answer as to how Christine Rosamond became a world famous artist, overnight, is, that there is something in our genes. Fleeing from Europe we ended up in poverty. Our genetic material rose to…

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Tale of Two Wineries

Being born in 1963, Virginia lamented being born too late. She loved my stories of being an original hippie and compared them to the scene her older sister Caroline had out in the big barn next to the ancient salt-box … Continue reading

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Chateau de Breze & Bourmont Wine

  “Richard Eldridge, owner and winemaker, stumbled into wine through marriage to the late Valerie de Bourmont who introduced him to wine. In a sense, the rest is history.” I met Virginia Hambley in 1998, and wanted children with her. … Continue reading

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French Designs on Sonoma

  On my second visit to Sonoma to see my newfound daughter, she took me to General Vallejo’s home with my newborn grandson. This was June of 2000. I brought along Laurence Gardner’s book someone had give me to give … Continue reading

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French Activities in California

Virginia had told me she went to visit he kindred in France who owned a winery. She stayed nearly a month and stayed with other kin. When I showed her a pic of Chateau Breze, and asked her if she … Continue reading

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A Trojan Horse?

I woke up wondering if there is a Trojan Horse in the works, being, those Iranian cargo ships contain arms to launch a coalition army against ISIS. Jon Presco The 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, traveling with the Iwo Jima Amphibious … Continue reading

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