|My grandparents' wedding|
portrait from 1945. Photo:
In better news, Antiques Roadshow is coming to the area -- the Santa Clara Convention Center, in fact -- and since their visit is scheduled to be the day after my birthday, and I actually found out how to apply for tickets *before* the deadline, I applied for tickets and won a couple! You have to enter your e-mail and mailing address on the website, and they put your e-mail address in a drawing (they do cross-check names and mailing addresses, so you can't put in more than one entry per address); you have to check back after the deadline and see if your e-mail address was chosen. Another friend from my costume guild (unbeknownst to me) also applied, and posted on Facebook that her e-mail address hadn't been chosen; that reminded me to check my address, and I was thrilled to find that it had been chosen! Each winner gets two tickets, and each ticket holder can bring 2 items to be appraised on the day of the event. I messaged my friend to see if she would like my second ticket, and unsurprisingly, she does! so we'll be making a day of it, going to lunch and driving there and back together.
|Palace of Fine Arts illustration from The Splendors of the|
Panama-Pacific Exposition, 1915. Photo: Elizabeth Urbach.