Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Operation “Westward-Ho” 1960

December 1960

Last July we flew Jet back to Southampton, Long Island, where we spent the summer at Helen’s home on Main Street, sorting and packing household treasures for shipment to California.

This operation also involved finding a buyer for “Saltaire,” which had been the summer home for Ralph and his former wife, Jessie, for many years. The new occupants are Mr. and Mrs. Philip Sabatelli and their two children from Whitestone, New York—and we wish them continued health and happiness! Many of you have visited us here in years past so you can understand how hard it was to part from such pleasant memories.

Before going East we had the good fortune of finding a place in Riverside at 4652 Granada that we could really call home and now that we have lived in it since the first part of October we find it most charming.

There always has to be a “fly in the ointment,” and our trip West was no exception. While driving on “66” against the setting sun in Ft. Morgan, Colorado, Ralph overshot an intersection which threw us in the hospital for two days. Fortunately, however, no one was seriously hurt. Only Helen suffered lacerations and bruises, which by now are pretty well cleared up.

“Westward-Ho” is now a closed chapter in our lives and we cordially invite you to visit us whenever you are in our vicinity.

A Happy Christmas and a New Year full of God’s blessings to you all is our sincere wish for you.

Ralph & Helen Quass

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