August 17, 2013 - Jose’s State Funeral San Francisco:
With this writing I’ve decided to start a journal of my visits as your “Queen Mother of the Americas” beginning with the “State Funeral” of our beloved founder Jose Julio Sarria, then my state visits to the Coronations of Washington, D.C., San Francisco Ducal 40th Anniversary, Cincinnati, Toronto, Portland and Los Angeles.
Though it has been over a week since the State Funeral of Jose I am finally able to sit down and write this, the beginning of my new journal to all of you my fellow members of our wonderful International Court System. The viewing and funeral were two days in San Francisco mixed with so many emotions, sadness, pride, laughter, tears, smiles, difficulties, differences and LOVE.
Jose and I, especially this last year, spoke many times of our funerals and wondered what they would be like… who would come… what would be said…. what she...