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October 2014

Jamul Haven Monthly Newsletter
In this issue:

Recipes from Yesterday
Recipes from “The Everyday Cook-Book,” (c) 1889 and found in the Jamul Haven Angel House.

Oyster Sauce: Take a pint of oysters, and save out a little of their liquor. Put them with their remaining liquor, and some mace and nutmeg, into a covered saucepan, and simmer them on hot coals about ten minutes.  Then drain them. Oysters for sauce should be large. Having prepared in a saucepan some drawn or melted butter (mixed with oyster liquid instead of water), pour it into a sauceboat, add the oysters to it, and serve it up with boiled poultry, or with boiled fresh fish. Celery, first boiled and then chopped, is an improvement to oyster sauce.

Hints from Yesterday
Hints from “The Everyday Cook-Book,” (c) 1889 and found in the Jamul Haven Angel House.

How to Dust a Room: Soft cloths make the best of dusters. In dusting any piece of furniture begin at the top and dust down, wiping carefully with the cloth, which can be frequently shaken. A good many people seem to have no idea what dusting is intended to accomplish, and instead of wiping off and removing the dust it is simply flirted off into the air and soon settles down upon the articles dusted again. If carefully taken up by the cloth it can be shaken off out of the window into the open air. If the furniture will permit the use of a damp cloth, that will more easily take up the dust, and it can be washed out in a pail of soapsuds. It is far easier to save work by covering up nice furniture while sweeping, than to clean the dust out, besides leaving the furniture looking far better in the long run. The blessing of plainness in decoration is appreciated by the thorough housekeeper who does her own work while dusting.

Guest Update
Abby and Benjamin visited from San Diego. Michelle & Jeff celebrated an anniversary. Edward and Sheila visited from Oceanside. Nicole and Travis celebrated a honeymoon. James and Andrea visited from San Pedro.

Jamul Haven Events
It’s not too late! Halloween falls on a Friday this year, and we’ll be doing a big Halloween party/dance.  Guests of the B&B are invited, so that might be the perfect weekend for a get-away, but make your reservation early so you won’t be disappointed.  Come in a costume for a chance to win our grand prize.  There will be a Mexican buffet during the party, and we will not be serving breakfast the next morning (11/1).

Marianne’s famous Christmas Teas will be on December 8th and 10th, 1 PM until 3 PM.  This is a popular time to visit Jamul Haven, as Marianne decks the facility out with Christmas decorations.  The cost of the teas is $30 plus tax and gratuity.  Guests may attend the tea for free, and no breakfast will be served on the days of the tea.

Click here to make a tea reservation.

News from Jamul Haven
The tool sheds are complete, and they do look pretty awesome.  The only real problem that we ran into was that the glass didn’t have the official ANSI etching proving that they were tempered.  Apparently the glass is hand-made by an Amish family rather than stamped out by a giant factory in China, so it doesn’t have the same sophisticated equipment to do those micro etches.  Anyway, they’re going to replace the glass and we will then be able to get “final” and actually start filling them up.
The water tank for the well was installed.  Here’s a shot of the crane lowering the tank into its final resting place.

Innkeeper Update
Will is temporarily living in Reno, NV because the cost of living is cheaper while he continues to hunt for work.  Marianne and I did a three day “couples enrichment weekend” put on by the author of “Passionate Marriage.”  It was actually something that I’d recommend, especially if you’ve been married a long time and fallen into a rut. It had a lot of good content, and there was a lot of value added from the 50 or so other couples there.  Riley generally prefers sweets, but once in a while he enjoys a salty snack, as illustrated in the photo below.

History Update
(Reprinted from September 2011.)

More extracts from the obituary of Charles Gifford, the man who built Jamul Haven. The date is May, 1924.

It was in 1901 that the [Gifford] family came to San Diego city to reside [from Jamul.] At once Mr. Gifford identified himself with the progressive business life of the city, and continued till death a booster in the right sense for a larger, better San Diego. He and his family deserve the credit of developing a native industry [olives]. Not something brought in, but utilizing the product at hand and through it helping to give to this city a reputation as the seat of a very important business.

Mr. Gifford was ever a builder, a pioneer. In the olive business he was the first to can olives successfully. His ranches were always in new localities, which he strove to make productive, in the Jamacha [now Jamul], Imperial, and San Joaquin valleys. Perhaps the greatest monument to his memory is the ranch in Kings county, where he converted 235 acres of desert land into solid productive orchard.

[To be continued.]

Upcoming Local Events

16th Annual Trolley Dances

Jean Isaacs San Diego Dance Theater

Sep 27 – Oct 5, 2014
Price: General Admission – $35 Seniors – $25 Students/Active Military – $15 Children under 6 and Wheelchairs – Free
Venue: San Diego City College
Region: Downtown

Jean Isaacs San Diego Dance Theater returns with their annual celebration of dance that takes place within the community.

Julian Melodrama
Oct 3 – 25, 2014
Price: $5-$10
Venue: Julian’s Historic Town Hall
Region: East County

You’re a miner in 1870 Julian and a show is coming to town, a melodrama with a villain, a hero, and (rarest of all) women. There’s singing, cheering, booing, hissing, and women.

Julian Apple Harvest

Sep 1 – Oct 15, 2014
Price: Admission is free
Region: East County

Local residents and guests celebrate autumn with music, art shows, cider and delicious apple pies in the charming mountain town of Julian.

Boomont Park Fall Festival and Haunt

Belmont Park

Oct 3 – Nov 1, 2014
Price: Entery to Festival – Free Boomont Manor – $6 per person
Region: Mission Bay and Beaches

Why just celebrate Halloween on October 31st when you can celebrate all month long? Belmont Park is excited to announce our annual Boomont Park Fall Festival and Haunt with a pumpkin patch, haunted house, trick-or-treating and a spooky roller-coaster

The Boulevard Boo! Parade
October 25, 2014
Price: Free
Venue: El Cajon Boulevard
Region: Downtown

The Boulevard BOO! Parade returns to the College Area bigger and spookier than ever with more floats, more zombies, more music and more surprises.

Art San Diego 2014
Nov 6 – 9, 2014
Price: $10-$75
Venue: Balboa Park Activity Center
Region: Downtown

Art San Diego feature over 80 exhibitors from around the world, bringing some of the world’s most intriguing artists to San Diego.

William Roetzheim  |  13518 Jamul Drive  |  Jamul, CA 91935  |  http://www.level4press.com
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