Annual Wisteria Tea Party – Smashing Success

“There was a large turnout of locals in OB under a beautiful blue sky and Wisteria canopy on the a Saturday afternoon of March 22.
John Noble of Coastal Sage Gardening, gave a great and humorous talk on the history of Wisteria.
There was good food that included teas, homemade lemonade delectable finger sandwiches and desserts.
Some women were wearing flowery “high tea hats.” One OB man was wearing pink rabbit ears (the following day was Easter). An opportunity drawing topped off the day.
Each year the Wisteria Party Tea Party is held under the oldest trellises of Wisteria in OB, at Ocean Beach Historical Society’s Vice Chair Ned Titlow’s 1907 historical home at 4761 Niagara Ave.
This year rain, combined with sunny days, made for an breathtaking canopy of full blooming Wisteria.


Ocean Beach in Lakeside

The Lakeside Historical Society celebrated the centennial of the land speed record set by Barney Oldfield around Lindo lake. Historical societies from around San Diego were there to join in the festivities which featured racing cars from the turn of the century.The woman dressed in outfits of that time period and the cars did “victory” laps throughout the day. Many were surprised the see “Ocean Beach” in Lakeside… so we took some good natured ribbing. Most people had a story or two to tell about their stay or visit in OB. OBHS Board Members Kathy & Ray Blavatt were manning the booth with Pat & Susan James paying a visit. “It was nice to meet the other historical societies.” National City woman were dress in their finery with elaborate hats, something to see. Thank you to the Lakeside Historical Society members for all the hard work to pull this event off, especially since the recent fires – so Ocean Beach tips its hat to Lakeside.

More photos & info will follow- Lakeside Historical Society Lakeside Speedway Centennial