|Daniela Aberion is the debutante...and purple is her color!|
|Carol in Newcastle, virtually celebrating with Bill|
|Bill @ Fat Willy's in Phoenix|
|April and Clint took me to the train station|
We were using our air miles and the earliest available flight for me was Aug. 10. April and Clint took me to the Newcastle train station at 6:30 am and there we had breakfast, waiting for my train an hour later. The ride was three hours to London and at King's Cross Station, I took the Piccadilly Line to Heathrow where I boarded a British Airways flight to Seattle. We landed eight and a half hours later at 4:40 pm, Seattle time. During the flight I got the chance to photograph a white Canada as we flew over her.
|view of white Canada|
So I thought about taking a cab from the airport, go to College Club of Seattle, the venue of her party, and return also by cab to the airport to resume my flight. But I decided to stay a bit longer. Deejay and Kenji were not able to go to the Scotland wedding. I wanted more time with Kenji especially. Bill obligingly changed my flight! I return to Phoenix on Aug. 19.
|her parents, Deejay and Trish|
|her brother, Kenji|
I remember that when you were a baby everyone kept teasing you tabatsoy, malaki mata. Today you are no longer chubby but sexy. But, I must admit, those eyes are still big. You have kept your wide-eyed innocence.
Those eyes even got bigger when I started to date again. You said, “Mama, it is not good to date many men. Just Bill, please. He will be good for you!” You were just 11 and already a good judge of character. You had an eye for goodness.
|line dancing with her sister and friends|
Daniela, you still have those beautiful big eyes. And you have that legendary big heart. But, at 18 you also have developed a smart mind. Lulu, thank you so much for raising such a fine lady! Deejay and Trisha, congrats on having such a fine daughter!
|instant beach party |
at College Club in Seattle
The world is far from perfect
There’s conflict and there’s strife
But I know you’ll make a difference
By how you will live your life.
And so I’m very blessed to know
The wonders you will do
Because you are my granddaughter
And I believe so much in you!