Category Archives: Elaine Martini Teixeira

1949 Half Moon Bay High Reunion at Mezza Luna Restaurant

Elaine Martini Teixeira joined her good friends for a very special Half Moon Bay High School reunion at Mezza Luna Restaurant, Princeton-by-the-Sea. Mezza Luna is located in the Princeton Hotel an excellent example of Ocean Shore Railroad-era architecture. Who’s Who? … Continue reading

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Land of Farmers…Elaine Martini Teixeira Worked for the Farm Advisor's Office

You asked me about working in the Farm Advisor’s office. After I graduated from high school and briefly attended UC and then Heald’s Business College, I received a call from a former HMB High School Business teacher, Mrs. Marie Colwell, … Continue reading

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IDES says "Esta Das Contas" Story by Elaine M. Teixeira, Photos by Fred Cunha

Story by Elaine M. Teixeira. Photos by Fred Cunha The Half Moon Bay I.D.E.S. Society held their annual Esta Das Contas which is a Thank You to the general membership and to those who donated to the organization in this … Continue reading

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The History of the Nerli Family by Elaine M. Teixeira

Elaine M. Teixeira recently spoke with Frank Nerli, who resides in Redwood City with his wife, Millie, a native of Massachusetts. Frank is the last surviving immediate member of his family. The History of the Nerli Family by Elaine M. … Continue reading

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Remembering Dan's Motel & Restaurant: Story by Elaine M. Teixeira, with Lena Parks***

(In this photo you can see the sign for “Dan’s Place which was located on the hill [look for the big windows] overlooking Moss Beach. Remembering Dan’s Place Story by¬† Elaine M. Teixeira, with Lena Parks*** The Bortolotti family moved … Continue reading

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Elaine Martini Teixeira: Crazy about the movies….

Elaine Martini Teixeira was a kid growing up in Moss Beach during WWII. In a series of interviews, she has generously shared her memories with us. (Elaine, wearing white, with sister Loretta) HalfMoonBayMemories (HMBM): There was a movie theater in … Continue reading

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Coastside WWII: "In the first part of 1942, 'G-Men' came to our home in Moss Beach."

Elaine Martini Teixeira says: Sometime in the first part of 1942, before my brother left for service in the US Army in October, government men came to our home in Moss Beach. My brother, Raymond Martini, recalls they showed some … Continue reading

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Coastside WWII: "We did see lots of convoys, army trucks," says Elaine Martini Teixeira,

a child at the time. Elaine lived with her family in Moss Beach near Sunshine Valley Road (the lovely “connector” road between Montara and Moss Beach.) Dad owned a bar frequented by the sailors at the nearby naval station. Mom … Continue reading

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Moss Beach: Listening in on Sharon Bertolucci & Elaine M. Teixeira

And Elaine M. Teixeira and Rosina Banks Elaine M. Teixeira: I received an email from Sharon Bertolucci; not sure if you know her; her dad was my cousin, Albert Bertolucci, Mom was Patricia Ball; Albert’s mother was named Rose (Little … Continue reading

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A Little Corner of Moss Beach, Part Two: An Email Conversation With Elaine Martini Teixeira

I am delighted to present Part II of my email conversation with Mrs. Elaine M. Teixeira, a most gracious woman, who shows us Moss Beach, as it was. Thank you Mrs. Teixeira. (Mrs. Elaine M. Teixeira, at right, with her … Continue reading

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