Put another nickel in

Douglas got us checked into the hotel at the Costa Rica Tennis Club where Grettel is a member and then we were off to Roberto and Grettel’s house to reconnoiter before going to dinner. Roberto has a music room that he was proud to show us, with a super-high-end stereo system and what seemed like every album ever recorded. He’s a fantastic guitar player, too and demonstrated a couple of his prized guitars.

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Jack and I were delighted to be in someone’s home for the first time in nearly a year, to sit on a sofa, listen to music and share favorite artists and tunes. It was a throwback to times gone by for both Jack and me, when most of our friends either played music or were serious listeners, when every gathering centered around sharing new discoveries and comparing old favorites. Roberto is full of that same enthusiasm and for that reason we felt an immediate kinship.

We’re so happy to have met Roberto and Arturo, two brothers who couldn’t be more different, one an artist and poet, one a musician. We connect so completely with both because Jack and I have both the art and music genes. It’s a joy to meet new family and discover we not only share our family history but our aesthetic souls as well.

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  1. TomG

    Serendipitous fortune seems to be smiling on you! How wonderful to connect with family members whom you might not otherwise have had the pleasure of knowing. I hope the mast mishap gets straightened out soon!

  2. Roberto.

    Hola, my name is Roberto, and really it is a pleasure to met such a wonderful couple: Jack and Marce, When we finally met in person, it was like I had being knowing them since childhood. Perhaps this must be a Liggett thing! But our genes worked and now I can say it loud: Jack and Marce, you belong to us! From now on, you will be living into our hearts, until they stop beating. Because of your loving and enchanted personalities, and caring for everyone, made us to think that we can make it, yes! If into the world there will be more Jacks and Marces, we will be telling and living another history. In the world would be only love and happiness. Thanks Jack and Marce, for sharing your time with us!. God Bless You!

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