After 40 years of living the San Francisco life I’ve loved,  I’m faced with the very real possibility of losing it after getting an eviction notice last year from a new landlord focused on maximizing profits. There has always been an urban savvy necessary to survive here, but the game has recently become so skewed against the long-term renter it is hard to see a way out of this one.

But I haven’t given up and it’s fun to remember the good times as I fight the fight. As the Stones sang in what may have been their very last single, I’m willing to give it one more shot.

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  1. Dear Mr. Lenwell – I just read with amazement the article about your eviction and possible selling of your Jackie Kennedy collection. I, too, am fascinated by the former First Lady of Camelot. My godmother, Olga Morgan, was her aunt via marriage (www.rhwestover.blogspot.com).

    Although I never had the opportunity to meet Jackie, I have become good friends with her older step brother (Olga’s nephew) Hugh D. “Yusha” Auchincloss III. I’ve had the rare privilege on several occasions to visit Yusha at Hammersmith Farm where he still lives in the “Castle” the guest home on the property he would share with Jackie when she would make her yearly summer trips back to Newport until her death. You might enjoy this short docu-video I put together after a Christmas visit to Hammersmith last year: http://animoto.com/play/5GqnFHAj4zQ5WD47H8UzmA

    Do you by chance own anything once owned by Jackie? I’d especially be interested in anything signed by her. Also, I have contacts at the Smithsonian who are interested in anything owned by Jackie, so that might be an option for some of your collection as well.

    Best Regards,
    Robert H. Westover,
    Washington, DC.


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