A Well-Mannered Party In September – Dinner Honoring Dear Abby | Golden Rules Gal

My dear friend Merla Zellerbach died six years ago.  Merla was a mentor to me, and gave me my first writing assignment at the Nob Hill Gazette where she was Editor-in-chief.  She was a force in her own right:  Attended Stanford, wrote 13 novels plus 5 self-help books, and was a longtime panelist on the…

A Well-Mannered Party in July| Golden Rules Gal

Charlotte’s Lucky Charms:  Hearts In Healdsburg My twin niece and nephew, Charlotte and Matthew, turned sixteen last August. The eldest of the two by two minutes, Charlotte was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma (bone cancer) just days before her fifteenth birthday.  To cheer her up for her sixteenth birthday gift, I offered to take her on vacation…