In1968, Marilyn Walter came to Portola Valley with her husband and children. After having lived in seven countries, the last one being eastern Canada, she especially welcomed the mild climate.
She says she was so overcome with the pleasure of going walking in January that she came home and wrote a poem about roses blooming in January. They liked the view from the house the realtor showed them so much that. they had just one question: were there enough bedrooms for their boys?
There were enough, and Marilyn has been here ever since although she moved to PV Ranch in its earliest days.