Sugars at the Bottom Of The CupThe Sugar’s at the Bottom of the Cup

This first-person account of the life of Elda Del Bino Willitts reveals delightful details and insights about living in Northern California throughout most of the 20th century. Elda, an Italian-American immigrant, traveled steerage on a steamship to the US in 1916 at the age of seven. Her family settled in San Francisco when it still had gas street lights and cattle in Cow Hollow. Her loving heart, diverse experiences, spiritual faith and positive outlook sustained her through adversities, including multiple bouts with cancer.

Patricia-2013Patricia Lynn Henley

Author and journalist Patricia Lynn Henley blends a deep interest in people with a keen eye for details and a strong love of finely-honed prose. After earning a master’s degree in journalism from Stanford University, she spent 10 years as a reporter and news editor for a community newspaper in the Sonoma Valley. While on a routine assignment for the newspaper she met Elda Del Bino Willitts, and the two began the seven-year collaboration that resulted in “The Sugar’s at the Bottom of the Cup.” / 707-227-8203 /