Dear Friends,

I want to thank all of you for your kindness and wonderful support over the years, and to let you know that today, March 30th, my parents are celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary. What an amazing accomplishment in today’s world! Their spirits are strong, and I see their love for each other every time we visit. I invite you to join me in wishing them a special day. Please take a moment to send them a congratulatory message below using the comments box. They love hearing from you!

My parents have put their faith in each other, and in the beautiful people, art, and abundant nature that have surrounded them over the years. The Ilan-Lael Foundation—their vision and legacy—is also celebrating a major milestone: our 40th year!

I hope you will join me today with a gift of your support today in their honor.

Together, I know we can ensure that Ilan-Lael will be there for future generations, touching lives through art, nature and beauty.

As many of you know, Torrey Pines is a very special place for my parents and our family. Growing up, we spent countless Sundays at the beach after church, and it’s where Dad proposed to Mom over 65 years ago on a moonlit night under their favorite pine tree. The rugged golden cliffs and ever changing sea and sky are some of Dad’s favorite subjects. With this in mind, we hope you will enjoy these gifts when you support our goal to keep the Ilan-Lael Foundation going strong for another 40 years.

Thanks so much!

Drew Hubbell
ILF Board President

 

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  26. Charlotte Goldsberry says:

    Dear Jim and Anne,
    I moved back to Carlsbad in late 2019 (just in time). My Mom (Carolynn) has been here for over 40 years and has been following your work, organization etc. I am very excited for the opportunity to finally make it to this breathtaking hidden gem.

    I wish you both a very Happy Anniversary and Thank you for providing for inspiring wonderment and awe to the world. It is wonderful to share your work with others.

    Happy Anniversary!

  27. Enna says:

    PS – You’ve shown me a world I didn’t know could exist. Thank you for that.

  28. Kathy Parker says:

    Dear Ann and Jim, What a momentous occasion! Congratulations on this 65th wedding anniversary. You have done so much to make this world a better place and to provide an example to us all of true love and friendship.

    Sending you warm wishes from Africa

  29. Suzan Potuznik Kornreich says:

    Dear James and Anne, Your art, and its connection to and within nature, and your kind and generous hearts have enriched and inspired our family for years and taken our children from early childhood to grown adults who make the beauty of art and nature an integral part of their life. Some of our fondest memories are visiting your home on Father’s Days.
    A sincere Thank You, a Congratulations, and a wish of much happiness.
    Suzan Potuznik-Kornreich

  30. Susan Steinbarth says:

    Dear Ann and Jim,
    You have inspired me in so many ways. I appreciate all you have created together.
    Best,
    Susan from Northern CA

  31. Tom McInerney says:

    Hi Anne and James
    Many years ago I had the good fortune to spend a week in Ilan Lael, grinding and welding on a set of beautiful gates that you created.
    I will always treasure the moment that you both brought out ice cream, and an assortment of cans of soda.
    We all had ice cream floats in an odd collection of mugs, while taking a brake and listening to stories.
    It was an exceptionally ordinary peace.
    Thank you
    Many more blessings to you love birds
    Tommy McInerney

  32. Simon Andrews says:

    Happy Anniversary, Jim and Anne!
    Best wishes,
    Simon and Julie Andrews

  33. Sarah Jamieson says:

    65 years! What a gift! I have no doubt marriage is hard work, but you two make it look easy and beautiful! Enjoy.
    Love,
    Sarah Jamieson

  34. John Warren Colorado says:

    Dear Jim & Anne,

    Happy Anniversary!!

    I couldn’t have experienced the ultimate in
    creativity, dedication, leadership, vision, and
    beauty, without you.

    I am forever grateful for
    and inspired by you.

    All of my Love
    from Colorado

  35. Marti Blair says:

    Dear Anne and Jim,
    Where could I begin? So many memories of joyful times with you both, and the wonderful experiences you have given to us all. It must have been the late ‘70s and early ‘80s that I met you and visited you and Anne in your home. I have had so many positive experiences because of you and your incredible art projects. So many artists have benefitted from you and your projects. And my husband Graham was lifted up with your allowing him to photograph the ballerinas at your home place: to soar above the roof of the “boys room”! And peek inside your gallery, and sit in the chapel and be totally uplifted! We are both very grateful for all you have provided us and our community with. We will be supportive of your passing of the torch to your sons and Ilan Lael. I loved your drawing of the unicorn and the bird and your inspiring words in the newsletter that wonderful Marianne Gerdes provided. Love to you both and congratulations on celebrating your 65th anniversary of love and happiness! Marti and Graham

  36. Cathy Coverley says:

    Happy Anniversary to you both! I have followed Jim’s accomplishments for 50 years and I know Anne has been there always contributing her own special skills. May you enjoy many more years of creative love together.
    Cathy Coverley

  37. Richard Louv says:

    Happy Anniversary, Jim and Anne — inspirations in many ways. — Rich and Kathy
    (Prior post didn’t seem to go through)

  38. Carol Childs says:

    We look the two of you and can’t help but see expansive, compelling, beautiful life joy in you. You two are enduring inspirations! Happy 65th anniversary, and many, many more. C. Childs and P. House

  39. Carol and Bob Emerick says:

    Congratulations!
    As a team you have forged ahead with grace, ingenuity, creativity, sensitivity, and fortitude through child rearing and career building years, creating a life together we can all aspire to achieve.
    Carol and Bob Emerick
    We have only been married 60 years so we can learn from you!

  40. Ginny Rubin and Dick Warmer says:

    Dear Anne and Jim:

    Warm regards and congratulations to you both on this wonderful occasion. We have fond memories of your visit to our Sea Ranch home a few years ago and your participation in a celebration of the Sea Ranch Chapel. Your inspiring design of this distinctive landmark is an enduring contribution to our community.

  41. Richard Louv says:

    Jim and Anne. You’re both such an inspiration. In multiple ways, including your marriage. For many of us, your worldview brightens our days. Happy Anniversary! With love, Rich and Kathy

  42. Hanni Aburto says:

    Dear Jim and Anne,

    I will never forget when in 2001 we were working in the Yantai park, and Anne just arrived from the United States, Jim’s joy at seeing her is something I will never be able to forget,the two of them ran to hug each other with such emotion that made me cry.

    Thank you for giving me such an extended family around the world!
    Happy Anniversary!!!
    Much Love, forever
    Hanni Aburto

  43. Christy Morse says:

    Happy Anniversary Anne & Jim! What a wonderful milestone. Your accomplishments together bring joy and thoughtfulness into our world.

  44. Grace Johnson says:

    Happy Anniversary Jim and Ann!
    I am so fortunate to get to know you both at Fredericka Mannor. I enjoy having you as neighbors. I have always enjoyed your sculptural pieces! Thank you for adding the beautiful stained glass to our surroudings!
    Grace Johnson

  45. Don Cirlin says:

    Anne. Spelled right. You and Jim have a happy day and forever!

  46. Don Cirlin says:

    Happy Anniversary! Your love is Eternal. It was always good to see you when I lived in San Diego and still is. Long live the ILF! Thank you Jim and Ann! Blessings to the whole Hubbell family. Love Don

  47. Don Cirlin says:

    Happy Anniversary! Your love is Eternal. It was always good to see you when I lived in San Diego and still is. Long live the ILF! Thank you Jim and Ann! Blessings to the whole Hubbell family. Love Don

  48. Marla Stevens says:

    Dear Jim and Anne,
    Blessings to you both as you celebrate your 65th anniversary! I am so grateful for the times we have spent together over the years. Both of you radiate joy, kindness, gratefulness, purpose, beauty. Creating art, appreciating nature, playing music, enjoying folk dancing, walking gently on this earth–all gifts to us all, an inspiring example to follow. I am deeply grateful for the trip to Moscow with the exhibit in the Museum of Architecture. I hope to visit the new Firebird in Findhorn in May! With so much love and gratefulness, Marla Stevens

  49. Carlynne Allbee says:

    I have admired your creations going back to when the Triton Restaurant opened on El Cajon Blvd west of College. Love your buildings, the doors for Abu Dhabi, the small creations and not just the stained glass but your other art as well. A highlight for me was attending one of the open houses when you generously opened up your residence in Julian. My two favorite memories of that event, besides the overall wonder, was the house for your boys (must have been a really fun bedroom) and meeting the two of you. While you both are internationally known, you were very kind/ friendly to those of us that were visitors. Thank you for sharing your selves and your creations with us.

  50. The Floyd Morrow family says:

    For so many years, we have enjoyed your contributions, hospitality and friendship. Thank You and Happy Anniversary!

  51. Mary Munk says:

    Dear Anne and Jim…A very special Happy Anniversary to a much loved couple!!! Walter treasured his time with you, as did I. I was just at Ocean Discovery Institute for an event…the Gates are sooo beautiful!
    Much love,
    Mary Munk

  52. Brian Matter says:

    Happy Anniversary Anne and Jim! Cheers to a life of enduring love and support for each other.

  53. Ani Patel says:

    Happy anniversary! I met Jim when I worked at The Neurosciences Institute in San Diego between 1997-2012, and I loved taking my wife and our young children to visit the artistic magic of the Hubbell house. 65 years of marriage is such an inspiration… my wife and I just completed 25, only 40 to go!

  54. David and Amita Bardwick says:

    Dear Jim and Anne,

    Amita and I wish you a beautiful anniversary today. I have just a taste of what 60 years together can mean since my parents and both sets of grandparents reached that remarkable anniversary of being together 60+ years.

    You are with us every day. We have a whole wall in our living room with nothing on it but Jim’s work.

    My parents were both docents at Torrey Pine state Park, leading tors, teaching classes and helping in the lodge. Like you, it is a favorite place of ours.

    Thank you for being bright beacons in our lives. We are so grateful to have your friendship over these past 30 years!

    Always with love,
    David and Amita Bardwick

  55. Beth Clevenstine says:

    Happy Anniversary Jim and Anne, The beauty you share with each other and spread into the world has amazing ripples. I am very grateful to the both of you.

  56. Lizz Lang says:

    A very loving and joyous Happy Anniversary to you both!! May God and our Lord Christ continue to bless your time together as you inspire us all!! I sure miss seeing you both at church and so very happy for this celebration of your many years together!

  57. Wayne & Laurie Donaldson says:

    Happy Anniversary Jim and Anne,
    You two were always meant for each other and your love continues to grow every day!
    Wayne and Laurie

  58. Louise Russell says:

    May you both enjoy another day together and feel the respect I have for all you have contributed

  59. Kellyn says:

    Happy Anniversary! Endless thanks for the art, music, poetry, family, and friendships you have inspired. The extended Hubbell and Ilan-Lael family truly have blessed countless lives. Thank you both for bringing us together through a shared love of humanity, nature, beauty, and folkdancing.

  60. Molla says:

    What a milestone! Happy anniversary to such a creative team!

  61. Laurie Peters says:

    Happy Anniversary, Anne & Jim! You each individually and your partnership together are all inspirations! Sending you thanks and blessings!

  62. Philip Giles says:

    Congratulations and best wishes for such a memorable accomplishment to you both. Best wishes and much love to you both. Philip Giles.

  63. Colleen Baker says:

    Happy Anniversary Anne and Jim,

    You are an inspiration to us all. Your love and deep affection for one another is apparent from the way you look at each other.

    I am grateful for you both, inspiring art, music, travel, and healthy living. You both mean so much to me!

    Sending hugs and good cheer to you both.

    Colleen Baker

  64. Alina Mizevich says:

    Dear James and Anne🙂Happy anniversary!🥰🥳I haven’t special words,just want to say “How awesome you are”…🥰We love you so much and send a big warm hugs 🤗💞 Alina and Lil K

  65. Joseph Valles says:

    From the Goetheanum, the pressed concrete inspiration of Rudolf Steiner, to the magical Findhorn Community, to Howard Finster’s Biblical Garden, to Paolo Solari’s Arcosanti, you and yours have joined them – and many others – as a beacon of the Light of the Spirit in a world of blind, Ahrimanic darkness. Made even more precious because it seems you both might have perceived the Purpose of it not; yet, why else has such an extended time together been granted you both? There is a much higher Power at work in this; and it is now a collective moment in time to reflect on that, out of a profound sense of humbleness and gratitude. — To you both, from one who has followed you from afar since 1979. Yours, Joseph Valles — lately much diminished — He who has just lost the One he Loved. Stockbridge, Georgia.

  66. Holly Yang says:

    Happy 65th Anniversary Anne and Jim! Your love and your family have gifted the world so much joy and wonder. We celebrate you!
    Love,
    Holly Yang and Joe Runnion

  67. Patricia Frischer says:

    Everyday your love grows strongly and spreads more wonderfully throughout our community. May happiness rain upon you both

  68. Kaitlin Meadows says:

    Blessings to you both and the joy of your long creative lives and love and legacy of delight!

  69. Rick Crippen says:

    Congratulations and many blessings on you both.

    Rick and Lynn Crippen

  70. Toby Johnson says:

    Peace, love and endless blessings my friends 🙏🏽💕
    Thank you for being exemplars of generosity, creativity, compassion and mutual respect 💕
    You are Loved,
    Toby Johnson

  71. Barbara says:

    Happy Anniversary !!! Hope you two have a wonderful day. Been enjoying your work for over 50 years. Have visited neatly all you work around the county m. Always so beautiful and joyful.
    Thank you for sharing your life’s and your art.

  72. Cheryl Eckes says:

    Have a wonderful anniversary Jim and Anne! Thank you so much for sharing your magical art with us.
    Love
    Roger & Cheryl Eckes ♥️♥️

  73. Schamber Richardson says:

    Congratulations with love on your 65th wedding anniversary. Your love , marriage, family, and art are a light in our lives. Thank you both for sharing yourselves with us. Love Ruthanne, Schamber, and Sam Richardson

  74. Tanya Snyder says:

    Sending love and light to you two. You’ve been a huge inspiration to my life. I see in color now instead of just earth tones. Thank you for being you. Continue to send your enlightenment to the world and May you feel the world sending it back to you 🥰

  75. Lucy Wold says:

    Dear Anne and James,

    Thinking of you with love and with an image of your beautiful marriage at Questhaven 65 years ago. What amazing lives you have lived together–raising your four very special sons, opening the world of nature and beauty to so many, being available to artists all over the world to learn from your unique view of the world and from your loving relationship with each other, your many endless and generous gifts to Mexico and the Pacific Rim countries, as well as your exampleships in bringing forth how to age so graciously! You are both truly an inspiration to us all! Sending you Love and many Blessings as you celebrate this 65th anniversary together!

  76. Roger Chadwick says:

    Dear Jim & Anne,
    happy anniversary to you both.
    65 years is but a blink of an eye in the universe but you have achieved so much in your lifetime.
    I still have your mantra on my office wall of
    “Thou must start, not fear & be true to your dreams” which is written on the top of a photo of the boys bungalow.
    Hope you have a lovely day with family & friends.
    If they give you 65 candles to blow out, cheat & use a garden blower 😀
    Kind regards – Rog.

  77. Lynn M. Holley says:

    Dear Jim and Anne,
    You are always remembered by me for your generosity toward me and my then young daughter (now 32) when we visited; and perhaps forever that “coincidence” of running into you both at a small gallery in the old British museum in London! And, only after breaking bread and soup with you at your incredible home in the mountains a week before.. Thank you for all you have done and continue to do for the arts and international friendship!
    Best Regards and good wishes,
    Lynn M Holley, now of Hollywood, not Santa Barbara.

  78. Nancie & Jerry Crowley says:

    Dear Sweet Anne & James, We send our love & hugs ..wishing you much joy on your 65th anniversary. As we send this rain is falling on our Richards/Hubbell home. making it sparkle. Anne & James…we love you both & remember such wonderful times when you came to visit us, plus our sailing trip together. We send smiles & hugs your way.

  79. Tito Rosemberg says:

    Happy anniversary from Brazil, Anne and Jim. You were two of the most important people in my life. I remember the years at the ranch and our work together at the Vista Courthouse with Marty Chamberlain. Love you both a lot. Long life for you two!❤️❤️❤️

  80. Carol Schloo-Wright and Ken Wright says:

    Hi you two,
    Congratulations on 65 years of togetherness. What a testament to love and devotion. You set a fine example for us all.
    Miss seeing the both of you. Continue to take good care of each other. Continue to enjoy each day.
    Love to you
    Carol Schloo-Wright and Ken Wright

  81. drew l hubbell says:

    Happy Anniversary Mom & Dad!

    Love you very much.

    Drew

  82. Daryl Carlson says:

    Dear James and Anne,
    Sending you love and blessings on your 45th anniversary. Your marriage is an inspiration for everyone.
    With warmest wishes,
    Daryl

  83. Anita Feldman says:

    Dear Jim and Anne

    Many warm wishes for your anniversary – you are an inspiration to us all with the love and spirit that you so generously share with the world.

    Always,
    Anita

  84. Norma Schubert, Therese Lelevier says:

    Congratulations and happy anniversary. You have given us fantastic creations, unique and beautiful. They remind us daily of your talent and giving nature.
    Norma and Jack Schubert

  85. Higgin Ko, PRP Webmaster says:

    Congrats to you both on 65th wedding anniversary. You are a beacon of inspiration and hope to others. Wishing you many more years of love and good health together.

  86. Susan says:

    Love is forever.
    You are blessed.

  87. Joan White says:

    Dear Jim & Anne…Happy 65th Anniversary to you both! What an inspiration you are to so many!! We wish you many, many more!
    Ed & Joan White

  88. Marilyn Buckley says:

    Happy Anniversary!
    From long time fan – Marilyn Buckley in San Diego.

  89. Kat says:

    Jim & Anne – Congratulations on this huge milestone, you are both such an inspiration! I wish you all the best!

    Kat

  90. roger j boddaert says:

    MAY THE FOREST BE WITH YOU AND YOURS

  91. Kay Levie says:

    Happy anniversary to two wonderful people. We love you in Borrego Springs.
    Kay Levie and the entire Borrego Art Institute team.

  92. Nancy Kuhn says:

    Happy Anniversary, you two!

  93. Mark Wisniewski says:

    Dear Jim and Anne-
    Wishing you a Very Happy and Special Anniversary.
    I feel blessed to have known you for so many years.
    Observing the love and care you have shown each other has been inspiring.

    I treasure the special note and painting that you sent me after the passing of my wife Mary.
    It hangs where I walk by and enjoy it many times a day. The “Blue Feather” wedding rings that
    you crafted for us Jim were so very personal and highly treasured by us.

    With Love to You Two Dear People.
    Mark Wisniewski

  94. Virginia and Al Hales says:

    A very happy anniversary to you both! And thanks for your thank you note for the Liz Marshall/Hales Archive of Hubbellbelia we are giving to Marianne Gerdes today!
    We hope you are both doing well.

  95. Hoi Sang U says:

    Dear Anne & Jim,

    Happy Anniversary! What a wonderful occasion. Our best to you both.

    Vivien & Ben U

  96. David and Marianne Plenn says:

    Hi Jim and Anne,
    We wish you a very happy 65th Anniversary. A gigantic milestone for sure!
    Your work together is an inspiration to us and we are certain to many, many other couples.
    Best regards,
    David and Marianne Plenn
    (David is Dick White’s nephew)

  97. Charles L Meacham says:

    Dear James & Ann, Chuck & I just want to congratulate you for all that you have done in this world. We are so blessed to know you and to have been able to work with you. 65 years of marriage, and I bet it doesn’t seem that long at all. We still haven’t been able to come and see you, but our hope is to come before this year is over. Take care and have a very special day. Much love Chuck and Jessie Meacham.

  98. Dick Miller says:

    You, Jim and Anne, have enriched my life and given me purpose in retirement. I may have dabbled in creative thinking in the past, but allowing me to be part of your world has been a blessing for me. Thank you both.
    Nature trail

  99. Dick Miller says:

    You, Jim and Anne, have enriched my life and given me purpose in retirement. I may have dabbled in creative thinking in the past, but allowing me to be part of your world has been a blessing for me. Thank you both.
    Dick Miller
    Nature trail

  100. Kathy Hunyor says:

    Congratulations Jim and Anne on the 65th Anniversary of your marriage.
    Your life’s adventure has inspired us all to be better, work hard, and appreciate life around us.
    Thank you for sharing your home, and art & architecture in other cities and states, with us for many years now. Have a blessed day and many years to come!

  101. Vicki Bergstrom says:

    Happy anniversary Jim and Anne! You are such special people and I’m so happy that you are celebrating another anniversary together. How lucky can you be?

  102. jean radakovich says:

    Such kind, clever and adventurous folk you two are. From the 1960s you have given warmth to our family through your friendship. Your art and thoughtful influences live in our home of three generations and all of us are richer for your inspiration.

    Happy Anniversary Anne and James
    Cheers to your remarkable relationship and to both of you lovely souls.

    Love, jeanie
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  103. Anne Elliott says:

    Thank you for the beauty that you bring to out lives.

  104. Lee Ann Hittenberger says:

    Dear Anne and Jim,
    Though we have met you through Stewart and Marilyn Luckman many, many years ago I still remember our conversation about the importance of art in the world. I was also able to visit your home and was so inspired by endless possiblities of architectural shape/ form. I carry that whimsy forward in my sidewalk mosaic which bring smiles to the neighbors. Congratulations on your continuing love for each other and making it through thick and thin, through fire and drought and holding onto love and hope to inspire us all. You are truly blessed. Lee Ann Hittenberger

  105. Heidi Farkash says:

    Dear Jim and Anne, it’s always a pleasure to see you together. John and Heidi Farkash

  106. Charles King says:

    Jim and Anne, Happy 65th Anniversary to you! The time I spent in 1981 – 1983 working in the studio and spending time with you and your children was a very special time in my life. Your graciousness and kindness meant a lot to me then and I have never forgotten how fortunate I was. I am so happy to see how the education center at Ilan-Lael has expanded and providing so many to have the experience of being immersed in art as I was.
    Many more happy years together, your friend Charles King.

  107. John and Omi Wheelock says:

    Dear Jim and Anne,

    Wishing you a very happy anniversary.

    Knowing you and working with you is a great privilege.

  108. Diddo Clark says:

    Dear Anne and Jim, I’ve been loving and admiring y’all for 57 years. Thank you for making the world a better place. Salud! love, Diddo Clark

  109. Deborah Jean Nielsen says:

    Dear Jim and Anne.
    You two area model of love. It is visible on your faces, as if the light of your hearts and spirits shine through. Together you have created a magical realm with nature and art and love.

  110. Carol Kerridge says:

    Incredible role models! Thanks for all you do together for world peace, friendship, and democracy!

    Happy Anniversary!

  111. CarolLindemulder says:

    Dear Jim and Anne:

    It has been wonderful years since I first joined Ilan-Lael and we became friends as well.
    Miss seeing you both, and I have loved having a wonderful piece of your stained glass and also other art’

    My childhood friend Gail Kaylor is where you are now, and as I am now handicapped, I cannot go
    to any more events, but wish you both much LOVE and health. Congratulations.
    Carol Lindemulder

  112. Jan Hawkins says:

    Many happy memories of all of those 65 years are my wish for you today. What role models you are! I enjoyed sorting mosaic tiles after the Cedar fire, and washing your windows prior to a Father’s day tour years ago and will always remember you and your unique home.

    Happy Anniversary!
    Jan Hawkins

  113. Melony Vance says:

    Dear Jim and Anne,

    HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!

    I’m was honored to have you play a part in my time in Julian. Wishing you continuing love, inspiration, and creativity…

    Melony Vance
    (Formerly of Books In Nooks)

  114. Greg Schuett says:

    Dear Jim and Ann,

    What an amazing accomplishment to have weathered all of life’s ups and downs over 65 years. You both are an inspiring example for the rest of us.

  115. Al and Armi Williams says:

    Dear Jim and Anne:

    Armi joins me in wishing you both a very memorable 65th anniversary. We will celebrate our 45th anniversary on June 8 and we would love to reach our 65th anniversary but we’d be well over 100 years old if we did! You both have been an inspiration to us and we feel so privileged to be able to count you as our friends. You have contributed so much not only to our lives but also to the entire community and beyond. We love you very much and aspire to be such an influence as you in other peoples’ lives. God bless you both!

    Love,

  116. Al and Armi Williams says:

    Dear Jim and Anne:

    Armi joins me in wishing you both a very memorable 65th anniversary. We will celebrate our 45th anniversary on June 8 and we would love to reach our 65th anniversary but we’d be well over 100 years old if we did! You both have been an inspiration to us and we feel so privileged to be able to count you as our friends. You have contributed so much not only to our lives but also to the entire community and beyond. We love you very much and aspire to be such an influence as you in other peoples’ lives. God bless you both!

    Love,

    Al and Armi

  117. Althea Brimm says:

    Dearest Anne and James,
    Our first view of Ilan Lael was many years ago when our three daughters were very small .
    The occasion was a fund raiser for The San Diego Youth Symphony, you who are ever
    generous! There were child duets, trios and quartets scattered around the property, but
    my favorite was a lone little girl playing her flute…up in a tree!
    All of that music extends to this day, cloaking Orchard Lane in love and creativity.
    Happy Anniversary and long may you wave!!!
    with love, Althea

  118. Sharon Saunders Madison says:

    Happy Anniversary Jim and Anne !! You are an inspiration and your story is beautiful . Getting to meet you and how you shared yourselves at the Julian Property is a very special thing in my life I will hold dear forever. I continue to enjoy your accomplishments through your e mails and I hope to be able to return someday. Your kiln is exactly the type I had for many years , my husband then and I built it together.
    Those days past and I found a new partner with Don Madison. Those days in Julian are dear to me including my visits with you and Anne. How you share your visions with others is amazing and so rewarding. I am wishing many more years for you both. You area joy to behold!! Love, Sharon Madison

  119. Joan Cudhea says:

    You don’t know me personally, and/but I have enjoyed Ilan-Lael several times – met you in person there maybe a couple of years ago. To financially support, my partner Tomas Firle and I offered visits there to his whole family (at least 8 folks) at Hanuka, Christmastime, and New Year’s time. So far this year, none have yet managed the visit. I am 91, and Tomas is 96, living well at Wesley Palms.
    I did take my son to Ilan-Lael last November – a chilly day but WONDERFUL. And at the end we were glad to buy something at gift store and talk with your daughter a bit!
    We know that you are at neighboring Front Porch community – Fredericka Manor. I am so delighted to hear from your daughter and see photo now.
    Perhaps you have met special UU friends there – John and Peggy Holl. Very best wishes, Joan Cudhea

  120. ROBERT THIELE says:

    Jim and Anne,

    You both were always the perfect couple since in met you in 1971 and you are still the
    cutest couple ever as you grow old together. You continue to inspire me and my marriage.
    Happy Anniversary

  121. Edward White says:

    Happy Anniversary to two very special friends. May you have many more! Sending our love…Ed and Jo

  122. Dennis Coates says:

    You both are a treasure to our region! Know that your impact is so very much appreciated!

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