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My New Angel

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This morning, at 1:45 am, Monday, February 25, 2013, my loving grandfather, my Lolo, Victor Manzano, passed away. My father and I were at his bedside when he made one last face and he stopped breathing. Earlier in the evening, he was sleeping after some medication was given, and was holding my sister's hand. Though under meds, he resisted a bit every time she slightly moved away. She had to use the restroom eventually and I took her spot. She left at about 11:30 pm last night.

I set up my bed of two hospital chairs facing each other next to Lolo's so I can continue to hold his hand as I slept. The middle of his palm started feel cold and he didn't grip my hand as much when I pulled away a bit. I was able to sleep a bit but my Papa wasn't able to. Around 1:40 am, the monitor made beeps and his repertory rate was decreasing. Unfortunately I had to let go of his hand so the three nurses that came in could look him over. Then he was gone.

I will write more later but to su…

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A Match Made in Heaven Bridal Faire - Feb. 21, 2013

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On my first trip to Nothing Bundt Cake in Emeryville, California, there was this flyer for Scott's bridal faire.

The Chocolate, Chocolate Chip sample of their cake was delicious and the store had many great gift items. I especially loved the measuring spoons in the shape of diamond engagement rings. That is so my style!

I did go to the Bridal Faire in Oakland's beautiful Jack London Square. I brought my bride and friend. We were greeted with a complimentary flute of champagne and a green reusable bag that will be used to save myself $.10 per bag at the grocery store.

The sun was reflecting brightly off the water boarding the restaurant and the view was beautiful. I had no idea Scott's had so much room! We were lead past smaller private rooms into a larger room that seemed like a greenhouse but with blooming wedding vendors instead. There were plenty of sweets to sample, photographers, DJs and a harpist that added a touch of elegance to the affair.

The vendor that I was mos…