Cleft Lip and Palate awareness

November 3

Children with serious cleft lip or cleft palate issues might suffer their entire lives with many problems including speech, dental as well as emotional ridicule because of their physical appearance.


Sweet memories of a wonderful person, Pat Haley

March 5

My name is Kevin Neal, son of Floyd Neal.  My Dad and my auntie Pat were very close. Although not biological brother and sister, my Dad and Pat, had a brother/sister-type bond that lasted their entire lives; including now, reunited together again, in Heaven. My Dad is from Oklahoma originally and hopped a freight train to California when he was only 14 years old. The only family he knew, for…


Charles Edward Utley (September 1, 1926 – August 14, 2018)

Charles “Chuck” Utley, passed away peacefully on August 14, 2018 in Los Altos, CA. Chuck was born September 1, 1926 in Buffalo, NY and was the devoted husband and best friend of Cornelia van der Voort, who he affectionately called “Neil”. He is survived by sons, Robert B. Utley, and his wife Elisabeth of Sydney, Australia, Nelson V. Utley, and his wife Barbara of Cupertino, CA, and Charles A. Utley,…

September 21

Recovering from my ankle injury

June 12

I continue to make good progress from my ankle injury from last September. I only started driving and walking again about two months ago! It’s really amazing that the human body is so fragile, yet resilient at the same time. I thank God every day for his great blessings and healing. I thank God for the tremendous skill and honesty of the surgeons as well as everyone else that took…


Gearing up for summertime activities

June 11

After another rather mild California spring weather-wise, we are gearing up for summertime activities of BBQ, going to the beach and other fun social events with our friends. This year, in particular, I think we will appreciate the simplest of activities more than ever because we had been so restricted on what we could do since my ankle injury last September. Brandee loves to cook and host events so I’m…