Howdy, folks, and welcome to the Coral Sands -- the most authentic mid-century motel in old Las Palmas Palm Springs. This exquisite vintage motel has stayed true to its original 1952 design and feel while accomodating the needs of 21st century guests.
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XOXO, Ruby Montana
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
The Lovely and Talented Singer, Painter, Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, and so much more
Mary Nastali 1914 - 2008
Mary and her sisters, The Farmeretttes, sang on Chicago's WLS. Its call letters referred to Sears & Roebuck, then the Worlds Largest Store--WLS.
Mary on her wedding day.
A big thank you to granddaughter Lisa Hilger for sending The Coral Sands these great photos of Mary Nastali. A group hug goes out to all the Nastalis, Veiths, and Hilgers, their children and grandchildren, and the little buns in ovens that carry on for Mary. There is not bandwidth enough to say all this woman was, the lives she touched, the hearts she lived in, the food, dear God, the food this gal baked, braised, roasted, boiled, sauteed, blanched, soaked, sliced, fricasseed, and put on the table every day. The art she produced, becoming an accomplished painter of astounding miniatures. She could reproduce the entire Flemish renaissance on a grain of sand. Loved and missed by all who knew her and millions who knew her only by reputation. The wind cries Mary.
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