The beauty of family

 One of my students this year is Diane Gore, otherwise known as DD.  If you have attended a class with her you know you are in for a treat.  She says some of the funniest things.

Several weeks ago DD invited me to the home of her sister and brother-in-law, the former Governor of Alaska.  I was served fresh Alaskan Salmon that was caught by them!  I have to say that I have never tasted a more delicious piece of fish!

A few weeks after that wonderful dinner I was invited to attend dinner at the annual GG Weekend.  The GG weekend stands for Gore Girls and these are the nieces of DD.  Every year they trek to Palm Springs from all the different parts of the world in which they reside.

Since DD has been loving her memoir classes she wanted me to meet her family.  I was thrilled to meet each of them and we had a wonderful dinner at Cafe Italia.

All of the Gore girls were amazing, one of the Gore girls represents the state of Alaska as their state senator, Lisa Murkowski.

The GG Weekend represents family with lots of laughter and fun.  I now know why they all guard this weekend and look forward to it each year.  To connect with family is something unique to each of us.

1 Comment to “The beauty of family”

  1. Well, of all things — I know DD, and didn’t realize all these relatives she has are into politics, a guv, a sen. I’m glad to have DD as a friend, but I’ve got to pick her brain now to find out how her family members got into politics. I always thought about it (ha!) but then I remembered about the illegal I had working at my restaurant in San Juan, and my opposition would’ve opened up that can of worms. I would imagine there were not many illegals going up to cool Alaska. Yes, DD is a gem. Melitas

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