Smith: The streak continues for Virginia

Good luck keeping up with 78-year-old Sonoma County native Virginia Smith since a bucket list wish came true two weeks back and she gloved a foul ball at AT&T Park.

The '52 Ursuline High alum flew to NYC to talk about the catch on Bethenny Frankel's talk show. She about burst when Frankel told her she'll travel free to the first game of the 2013 World Series game, wherever it is.

And just before the Giants' Sunday afternoon home game against the Padres, she'll hurl the ceremonial first pitch.

"All nine of my children will be there," Virginia said.

Now, about her lavish trip to Game 1 of the Series: With the Giants out, she would love to see the A's go as the American League champs.

But if that happens, her all-expenses-paid trip will be to — Oakland!

Virginia has a plan. If the A's make the Series, she'll ask Frankel's people if she can go instead to Game 3 at the home of the National League champion.

<strong>SHE HELD 20 BUCKS</strong> and a 15-month-old son when the young mother came into The Children's Closet, a consignment shop in Windsor.

She confided to owner Shauna Garcia that she's moved into a small apartment after leaving the shelter that became home when she fled an abusive relationship, and she owns almost nothing. She needed a high chair, but $20 wasn't enough for one.

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