Sunday, September 12, 2010

A Celebration of Life for Bernie Bernard

   The day was highly overcast with a touch of drizzle, but even through the mist the La Valencia stood as a dignified pink princess among a row of inns along the Prospect boardwalk of La Jolla California. La Velencia had old world charm as well as modern amenities against a stunning backdrop of the Pacific ocean. 

Grand tiled staircases led to varying levels of views. The second floor landing led out to a lush garden patio surrounding by fuchsia Bougainvilleas in full bloom with intimate tables stately adorned in black and white creating a restful retreat for reflection.

Relatives and friends gathered in small clusters around a drink station and quietly traded stories under the umbrellas.

Gary, Jay, Judy shared memories of their beloved mother; of her strength and courage and determination. Others joined to retell meaningful events that had happened while in the circle of love of a woman who lived life to the fullest, climbed over obstacles with dignity, and just as graciously made her exit to join her beloved husband.

Sunset drew more curtains of clouds around the sitting area to signal that the stage was closed and Bernie applauded our many tributes of love.

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