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The Governess

Sometimes it is a shock to find out that it is a small world.

My wife and I are huge fans of jazz, especially saxophone players. We visit jazz venues all the time both in our home town of Vancouver, Washington, across the I-5 bridge from Portland, Oregon, and also around our vacation house in Anaheim, California. We love jazz so much that we are in the process of developing a web site called

One of the best jazz venues near Anaheim is Spaghettini in Seal Beach, California. On Saturday, April 4, 2015, we had tickets to watch the second performance of Tom Braxton, a Saxophone player, starting at 9:30 PM. My wife and I were there with a friend and with Barbara's 92 year old mother. We arrived a bit early so they had not yet cleared out the people who had attended the earlier performance. So, we went to sit in the outdoor patio while waiting for them to get our table ready.

There was one big firepit with several empty seats in the outdoor patio. We wanted to sit by the firepit to keep warm while waiting to be seated. There was one other couple already sitting at the firepit. We asked it if would be OK if we sat with them by the fire. The man said that it was OK with him as long as we did not mind the cigar he was smoking. We replied that would be fine.

The four of us talked with that couple for quite a while. Eventually the topic got around to the Tesla and Elon Musk. To our shock, the gal said that she knew Elon Musk, that she was the Governess for his 5 childen!

I'm not going to relay the content of our conversation from that point on, but needless to say it got pretty interesting with us being such fans of Elon Musk and all of his ventures. I think we got a human perspective on Elon that is rarely reflected in the media. I don't consider myself an "official press reporter" or at least that was not the capacity I was in that evening, so I consider that discussion to be totally off the record. But I am just fascinated sometimes about how small a world it is!

Below you will find some photos from Spaghettini, but not from that evening. Unfortunately, that was one of the rare evenings where I did not take any phoeos of the performance.

Click on each photo below for a larger image.

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