Virtuoso Life - January/February 2018 - 65
The Netherlands' Keukenhof
gardens in full bloom.
our Kansas farm has been in our family for
generations. We really hit it off.
A friend of ours in Romania works for the
royal family's financial advisor. A couple
years ago, he invited us to a royal garden
party. We ended up at Peles Castle in the
Carpathian Mountains at a party hosted by
King Michael himself. Can I just say, wow!
For my 98th birthday, we cruised to Dubai
on the Seabourn Encore. The trip started
out in Rome, and Sandra had a cake and
Champagne ready at the hotel, plus she got
us upgraded. The cruise director greeted us
on the ship, and our cabin was decorated
with a sign and balloons. Everyone sang
"Happy Birthday," and the captain came
over. I was treated like a queen.
translated the New Testament. Mainz,
where Gutenberg invented the printing
press. That's what allowed us to have
all our books, and the Bible, and all our
news - oh, and there's a great creperie
in that town.
In Venice, we wanted to pick up a chandelier.
Sandra connected us with a local guide who
found a wonderful glassmaker on Murano.
The artist decided we should meet her family. We had so much in common. They've
had one factory for generations on Murano;
Australia and New Zealand this spring. For my
100th, I think maybe Italy again. I always love
Italy. We'll see what God has in store for us.