Golfing has its
Many years ago, we met
Rosie and Fletcher at a class. A golf class. Talking, we learned that we lived just three doors away from each
other on the same street! We shanked, hacked, whiffed, and
laughed our way through that class.
And other than Fletcher's
occasional work-related golf tournaments, we've never golfed since...
I think it was meant for
us to take that class, just so we could meet Fletcher and Rosie, as
over the years, we've remained friends. Time has flown, and
the kids -- the neighborhood kids -- have grown up. Their
oldest son works in Japan, and not only speaks the language, but
writes kanji as well. Damien is finishing up his college
studies, and Crystal, a UCLA grad -- to Fletcher's USC
consternation, no doubt -- is working as an auditor for the
Since meeting Rosie,
we've enjoyed her crafts in our home and offices. When I say
crafts, I should say, CRAFTS. This former dental
hygienist-instructor is an extremely talented crafter with a keen
eye for color and design. Her Christmas wreath has graced our
family room mantel for years, and her fall, spring, and summer
floral arrangements make their appearances, like clockwork, in our
offices every year. Her works of art that have brought us, our
family and clients years of enjoyment -- and a touch of class.
goodhearted, Fletcher makes people feel right at ease. If his
hard work at Rosie's craft shows in their home as Mr. Does
Everything/Cashier is any indication, he is also one hard worker and
a super supporter of talent. Fletcher works for a
Japanese automotive company, and we are not surprised that his real
job -- his career -- has shot through the roof. When I met
him, I knew he was marked for success. Sure enough, this past
year, he was promoted to VP!
A few years ago, Rosie
and Fletcher, watching the slow-going of the house being remodeled
next door to us, decided to forgo enlarging their present home to
accommodate her parents moving in. Instead, they went
house-hunting for a new and bigger house. They found their new
house in the hills of Villa Park, and since then, they've been hard
at work making it their home.
Today, Rosie and
Fletcher invited us to their "Whew, We Survived the
Holidays" gathering and we got to see just how busy they've
been. As one of their guests said, yesterday: "So, this is how
the other half lives..."
What a home!
Elegantly decorated and furnished (Rosie has such fabulous taste and
vision). A spacious kitchen. A grand staircase.
With seven bedrooms and almost as many bathrooms.
Fletcher Lives Here Now!
The Perfect Hostess and Host and Rosie's gorgeous
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|Like me, Rosie
s-t-r-e-t-c-h-e-s her holidays, enjoying her holiday decor
well into the New Year.
Unlike ours with our Rosie
wreath and a tree in the corner, Rosie's and
Fletcher's house is entirely decked out in
She lives her craft and
enjoys the fruit of her labor.
We enjoyed and admired her
gorgeously adorned Christmas trees with a manger in front of
one and a train going around another, detailed snow villages
on the sideboard and in the hallway, a family of reindeer in
the guest bathroom, and Christmas bears hanging off ladders
Fletcher proved to be an
excellent barbecuer. The ribs and chicken, served with all the
fixin's, were simply delicious! The guys were not only
salivating over the food, but the outdoor kitchen, complete with
sub-zero refrig for drinks, huge grill, sink, counter and stools.
Myself, I drooled over
this waterfall. Yes, waterfall. Water that falls right
into this outdoor jspa:
Fletcher's & Rosie's spa with a
distinctly Hawaiian ambience
We are so happy for this
couple's well-deserved success. Our golf buds have been amply blessed.
And they and their talents and abilities are blessings to
others. Full circles.
Funny, how you meet
people and how they become your friends...
"Life is a Gift."
only gift is a portion of thyself..."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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