The big news this month is that on Thursday, June 5th, 2008, a new baby boy
was born. Our daughter, Becky gave birth to Bradley Joseph Locatelli, Jami
and Randy’s first grandchild and the 4th great grandchild of Carolyn and Neal
Cassady. Roy, the father, and Becky and Bradley are all doing well.Neal and
Carolyn already have 3 great grandchildren.
Their oldest daughter, Cathy’s son, Bill and his wife, Dee have Jon
(9 years old), Ellie (7 years old) and David (4 years old.). Here is a picture
of them at Disneyland (with one of our favorite stars, Johnny Depp!)
CALIFORNIA GOING UP IN SMOKE
A quick update as of June 28, 2008 Many of you no doubt have read or heard about the fires in Big Sur (and the rest of California!)Started by lightning storms last weekend the fire has consumed about 27,000 acres and is only about 3% contained.The news this morning was very good in that the Henry Miller Library and his redwood home had been saved.The Nepenthe Restaurant (where scenes of the documentary movie "One Fast Move or I’m Gone: Kerouac’s Big Sur" were filmed) was also saved and the kitchen of this famed restaurant perched on the cliffs overlooking Big Sur was serving the firefighters Beef BBQ Brisket, Ambrosia Burgers and gave out toothbrushes and shampoo.The fire, dubbed "The Big Basin Fire" is several miles south of the cabin previously owned by Lawrence Ferlinghetti near Bixby Bridge where Jack Kerouac wrote the book "Big Sur".As of now, the cabin seems to be out of danger.There is a great article on the fire by Lisa M. Krieger of Media News.Also check out Nepenthe’s web cam for photos....We pray for all those effected by this disaster and thank the tireless firefighters and all the volunteers who are working so hard for all of us.
Jami and Randy