Projects old and new (Original Boomerang for May 1, 1921)


Original Boomerang for May 1, 1921

Improvements on the new little home (first mentioned in this post here) are continuing apace: the attic is almost finished, and definitely finished enough for the four daughters who aren’t home to come home for visits — “from Philadelphia [Eula], Luknow [Enola, and yes THAT Luknow — in India!], Pittsburgh [Ruth], and Smithfield Oh Ho Oh [Gladice].”

In other news, the run of the Queen Esthers’ play, “A Southern Cinderella” (first mentioned here) has finished up — with the group respectably in the black. And Mamma and Beth are thinking of going to work at the “Two Forty Cleaners.” Why is it called that? As you can see from this clip of a 1921 ad, it’s the cleaner’s address (pretty much)!  240Cleaners
And as you can see from the map below, that address is quite close to the new little home at 1327 24th St.24thSt240CleanersMap

Leg 3 already ~


Imminent sunrise, 6:57 AM January 29, 2016

Pasadena to Burbank airport: transit leg three, Metrolink from Union Station to the airport. Leg one: Uber from the pool house to Sierra Madre Villa Metro Goldline station. Leg two: Goldline to Union Station. The fourth and final leg was a 5-10-minute walk from the Burbank Airport Metrolink stop to the airport itself. Time? Left house at … 5:45; arrived at airport at 7:30. So yes, it took awhile! But then a person can read and do things like take pictures all the way, which isn’t possible when driving or taking Supershuttle … plus: cheap! 🙂

Dr Seuss trees ~


Three trees in one, January 26, 2016

Maybe it’s the placement of these trees–in the Huntington’s Children’s garden–that makes them look like they’re out of a children’s book: e.g. out of a Dr Seuss book? He actually has one that’s all about trees, The Lorax, described in Wikipedia as “a fable concerning the danger corporate greed poses to nature.” Read the full article (and see examples of its trees) here.

[Another strangely busy day leading to not getting a picture! This one was taken yesterday, but I bet the tree looked the same today.]