Dorothy’s first memories of Barbara Ann and Beau

From: Dorothy Bender <>
Date: Sat, Apr 20, 2013 at 6:21 AM
Subject: Re: on giving
To: “b.a. barnett” <>

Dearest Barbara Ann,

When I first saw you and Beau on the streets of Menlo Park in 1967, I thought I want to get to know this lovely woman with beautiful black thick hair shining, blue eyes, and this little adorable, energetic, blonde boy alongside her. We soon got acquainted and  I invited you to swim in the pool at 720 Coleman Ave. and thrilled at this little guy splashing around.

You were the California Dreamin’ woman I so admired. “I’ll have what she’s having.”

Oh what a psychodramatic actress you were. You were my role model at 1001 Forest Ave. You did everything — managed the finances, acted, cooked, parented, volunteered,  always expressing yourself with honesty, vitality and a lovely smile.

You give me so much, dear one.

In continued gratitude and admiration,


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