BC: Dear Mother-Bear- If I could be half as kind, give half the love, have half the friends and be half as loved as you, how accomplished I would feel. -Your Cub, John
FC: Remembering Elsie
1: This book is a testament and tribute to the cycle of perpetual love that Elsie gave, and hence, received.
2: Clockwise from top middle- Campbell High Graduation 1944 Santa Cruz Beach 1945, Packard amid blooming apricots, 1945 Wedding Day, November 1947
3: Top- Jackson School 1989 Middle- Halloween 1990 Bottom- Queen For A Day Jackson School Retirement Celebration June 1992 | Above- Elsie, Sue & John Easter 1965
4: Top- Elsie and her many flowers 1992 Middle- Elsie and her husband John 2001 Above Right- Elsie's sister Ida and husband Pete Yerkovich Left- Ainsley House Fund Raiser 2001 Above left- November 1993
5: Below- The Breakfast Club Christmas 2008 Below Right- Elsie, Linda, Claudia and LaGina at the Pumpkin Patch 2002 | Left- Elsie, Barbara 'T', Claudia and LaGina
6: Elsie & LaGina earning some extra gambling money hustling flea market treasures. August 2004
7: (Left) Elsie & LaGina headed to a Halloween party 2005. (Below) Partners in crime at the Patch information booth. | Tackling her chores in the 'Mule'. June 2006
8: Elsie, Julie and John. July 2006
9: Picking the perfect gourd, touring a new attraction, getting her face painted by Errica and sharing snacks, were all a part of Elsie's job duties. | Creating memories aboard Pumpkin Pete's Enchanted Hayride.
10: Elsie's 80th birthday party. From left- Elsie's cousin Jeanette Watson,Elsie, Marie Pickett, Elsie's Brother-In-Law Pete Yerkovich, Matt Picket. March, 2006 | Susan, Julie and Elsie at a Roman wedding. | July 7, 2007 | March 2008
11: Pete, Jasmine and Elsie at Pete's prolific lemon tree. | Above- Elsie and Jasmine Thanksgiving 2007.
12: Below- Elsie with friends and family at a June wedding, 2008. | Right- Elsie with Bella, a play date friend of Jasmine's.
13: Clockwise from top left- Elsie's husband's Army buddy celebrating his 90th birthday. Cousin Jeanette's moving away party. Elsie at another birthday party July 2008. Last three- Celebrating Pete Yerkoviches 98th birthday.
14: Visiting the Sunflower Gallery and Marigoldland at the Pumpkin Patch. November 2008.
15: After radiation treatment in November 2008, Elsie, LaGina and Jasmine share some laughs after shopping at a farmers market near the treatment facility.
16: Left- Christmas at Sue's 2008. | Middle Row- Sharing a silly moment with Jasmine, February 28, 2009. | Left- Elsie with a few members of the breakfast club. March 18, 2008
17: Elsie Patricia Futado Bagoye March 16, 1924- March 30, 2009