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February 2015



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.
 
Curry Sauce: One tablespoonful of butter, one of flour, one teaspoonful of curry powder, one large slice of onion, one large cupful of stock, salt and pepper to taste. Cut the onion find and fry brown in the butter. Add the flour and curry powder. Stir for one minute, add the stock, and season with salt and pepper. Simmer five minutes; then strain, and serve. This sauce can be served with a broil or saute of meat or fish.
 

Hints from Yesterday
(Reprinted from 11/2011)
Hints from “The Everyday Cook-Book,” (c) 1889 and found in the Jamul Haven Angel House.
 
Teach Your Own Children: Some parents allow their children to acquire the very rude and unmannerly habit of breaking in upon their conversation and those of older persons with questions and remarks of their own. It is very uncivil to allow them to do so. So, even among their own brothers and sisters and schoolmates of their own age, let them speak without interrupting. If one begins to tell a story or bit of news, teach them to let him finish it; and if he makes mistakes that ought to be corrected, do it afterwards. Don’t allow them to acquire the habit of being interruptors. Most of those who allow their own children to form this agreeable habit will be exceedingly annoyed at the same conduct in other folks’ children. The fault is that of the parents in not teaching their children. If they interrupt at home, tell them to wait till they can converse without annoying, and see that they do it.
 
 

Guest Update
Jim and Sheryl celebrated a birthday. Kevin and Kellie visited from Rancho Cucamonga. Julie and Bob; and Andrew and Rebecca celebrated an anniversary. Shane, Darrin and Kristina visited from Irvine. Sarah visited from San Diego.
 

Jamul Haven Events
 
In case you haven’t noticed, Valentine’s Day is coming up fast and we’ve still got some availability for that weekend.  Book now to enjoy a romantic weekend at Jamul Haven!

News from Jamul Haven
We’ve made the transition to well water, and discovered that the water has therapeutic benefits. Marianne discovered that her eczema cleared up and Rosalba says that her skin is no longer dry. I found that my hand was no longer cramped from writing checks to the water company. 
     We’ve been doing gentle stretch yoga in the disco for 45 minutes each morning, and we’ve found that many of the guests enjoy joining us for an morning yoga session.
 

Innkeeper Update
Marianne had an MRI and found that she had problems between a couple of the discs in her spine. They gave her a steroid injection in the area and it seems to have helped quite a bit. Rosalba, Riley and I have been on Atkins since 1 January. Will started a new job in Beaverton, Oregon working as a programmer. He’s excited about the work, but also happy that for the same amount he was spending in Mountain View to live in a garage he has an apartment with amenities that include a hot tub, pool, gym, recreational room, etc. Regina’s discovering how exhausting a new-born can be to a nursing mother. Elizabeth and family are back in Germany.
 

History Update
(Reprinted from January 2012)
 
The age of the olive groves in the Jamacha, Jamul, and Dehesa areas probably dates to just after the 1872 newspaper article. In his February 17, 1973 oral history with the San Diego Historical Society, Edward C. Hall reported:
 
“The golf club out at Dehesa, you know the one I mean, Sunnyside or whatever it is, that property was a solid olive grove 40 or 50 years ago and was planted back in the 1870s sometime (Hall February 17, 1973).
 
Remnants of olive groves survive at Singing Hills Golf Course and off Jefferson enroute to Simpson’s Nursery. Several olive trees survive on the Gifford property (now Jamul Haven), as shown in the photo where they stand surrounding the chicken coop.
 
A 1906 biography of Charles M. Gifford illustrates his importance to helping develop the infrastructure of the olive industry in that early year:
 
“Conspicuous among the industries contributing to the material development of San Diego may be mentioned the olive factory and pickling and canning factory established by Mr. Gifford in this city upon a very small scale in 1900, the original plant being limited to a small scale in 1900, the original plant being limited to an equipment for the pickling of olives. In 1903 an olive canning plant was added for the canning of the largest olives grown in this state, known as Gifford’s Best. At the present writing 1906 a factory is under process of construction providing a larger capacity than was previously possible. The new brick structure is 100 x 100 feet in dimensions and two stories in height, provided with engines of suitable power and with all the equipment necessary for the proper management of the business upon the extensive scale now established. Competent judges claim the factory, when completed, will be finest in the state for the purposes desired, and already the reputation of the plant has become so widely known that shipments are made from points as far as Stockton and the San Joaquin Valley …” (Guinn, History of California: page 1321)

Upcoming Local Events
San Diego Civic Dance Association
Jan 30 – Feb 15, 2015
Price: $5-$15
Region: Downtown
Collage 2015 features various dance styles such as tap, jazz, hip hop, lyrical, modern and musical theater including guest choreography by Maud Arnold of “So You Think You Can Dance” fame and local dance legend Donna Flournoy.
 
The Art of Music – Anthony Davis
San Diego Museum of Art
February 19, 2015
Price: Members – $15 Students, military, seniors – $17 Nonmembers – $20
Region: Downtown
The Art of Music Concert Series is a monthly concert program at the Museum and is part of the 2015 initiative The San Diego Museum of Art Celebrates 100 Years of Art in Balboa Park, and the centennial exhibition The Art of Music.
 
Rock in the Park – Venice
Reuben H Fleet Science Center
February 20, 2015
Price: In Advance – $24-$27 At the Door – $32
Region: Downtown
Venice’s trademarks are incredible harmonies, personal lyrics and high-energy shows. Their sound is at once familiar and fresh, their classic rock and folk influences apparent in their pop sensibilities.
 
 
 
William Roetzheim  |  13518 Jamul Drive  |  Jamul, CA 91935  |  http://www.level4press.com
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