I ended the last posting with a mention of Samuel Clemens. There is another connection which the house has with a famous author. Helen Hunt Jackson stayed in the guest bedroom which has been referred to as the "Ramona Room". She had been a guest at the ranch several times over the years and it has been reported that she based the hacienda in her novel Ramona on this adobe. Rumor has it that she did not get along with Ysidora because of her belief in the rights of Native Americans.
Tomorrow John and I are leaving by train to spend Thanksgiving with our daughter Melissa and her husband Spencer in Illinois. I will be taking a writing hiatus from this blog site for several weeks.