Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Remember Whensday No. 7 - Jenni Benni

This here is Jenni Benni, my sister-in-law.

July 1977

Jenni is Karl's older sister and did a good job of harassing her baby brother when they were growing up. I can't say I blame her! :-)

Jenni used to live in San Diego. We liked staying at her place when we visited because she's fun to be around. She has a great sense of humor. It was relaxing to be at her house. Plus there was a great little place for breakfast that we always walked to - Jimmy's. And a great pizza place not too far away either - Gaetano's.

Jenni's cats, Mocha and Cappy, always cracked me up. Those two were not fond of each other even after living in the same home for many years. They'd hiss at each other and usually were in different rooms. When we'd visit, Mocha would hide most of the time in Jenni's bedroom and Cappy would appear after a day or so. She wasn't what I'd consider a lap kitty. Only for Jenni would she do that. They were still sweet babies. Mocha has since gone on to the Rainbow Bridge, but Cappy has new playmate these days.

On one trip, Jenni, Karl and I went up to Mt. Helix. We had a nice time up there overlooking the San Diego area. You can even see Mexico. They have a nice amphitheater along with a cross memorial and park. If you ever go to SD, take a couple of hours and visit Mt. Helix. The vistas are wonderful, especially on a clear day.

Jenni now lives on the east coast and we'll be visiting her this coming Christmas holiday. I'm looking forward to seeing her new house and hanging out with her again.

To share your favorite photos and memories, click on the Remember Whensday badge below. Or go see what others are sharing. It's a fun new meme I started a few weeks ago to let others share in the joy I was having going through old photographs and reminiscing. Come play along!


Cezar and Léia said...

Hello sweetie Sally!
What a wonderful and beautiful smile Jane has!
She looks to be a kind person!
Great post!
By the way, many thanks for your always gentle comments and visit in Luna's blog!We really appreciated it!
You are a wonderful friend!
Greetings from Luxembourg
Léia and Luna

Gaelyn said...

Nice post about Jenni. It must be nice to like your inlaws. I'll have to remember Mt Helix when I go to SD in Nov.

Ms. Fiddlesticks said...

Funny how the 70s seem to be ruling. To find these photos I posted I really went back in time. Glad they did not make me sad. My kids 30 and 29 are so grown and I kept seeing their sweet little faces in all my old pics. Thanks for this opportunity.