Friday, December 31, 2010

Huntington Library and Mark Taper all on one Saturday

Marge had tickets for a docent tour of the Huntington Library in Pasadena. She had won them at her high school reunion. The Library is a wonderful treasure trove of art, books and gardens. It's most famous for housing "Pinky" and "Blue Boy" but there's so much more. Way more than we had time for on a Saturday morning when we were also on our way to L.A. and the Mark Taper Forum. It was the last show of our season's tickets. It was wonderful--"Harps and Angels" by Randy Newman. I've always liked him, ever since "Short People". Even though he's pretty hard on us short people.  If you're familiar with Randy Newman you'll imagine that it was a very unusual, controversial, iconoclastic musical.

At the Huntington Library:
Marge, Jane, Nancy, & I
Our docent, Penny.  It turns out that she had gone to school in Pomona, as we all did, and she had given the prize of the tour at the reunion. She had graduated in 1959 , Marge, Jane & Nancy in 1960. Penny's mother had been a teacher at Westmont Grammar School and Jane was in her class.

 When I first saw this, years ago, I thought it looked like Nancy. Of course, that was back in the "big hair" days.

Tootie on a tree

Is it just me or does this tree gnarl look a lot like Tootie?

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Holiday greeting

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Sepia Saturday- Annis Hawkins White

Rhoda Jane White
This is my 3rd great grandmother on my mother's side. Isn't this a fabulous coach? I don't know anything about this picture and very little about her. Does anyone know anything about this type of carriage?  I wonder if it belonged to her or was used for some special occasion- like a funeral.

She was born in Bridgewater, Windsor, Vermont(1805) and died in Sublette, Illinois.(1872).

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Saturday, December 4, 2010

Sepia Saturday- Good News, Bad News

I don't know anything about this cartoon. I'm not sure where it came from or how it got into my pile of stuff.  I don't even get the joke. But on the wall near the door is the name of the office (law firm? advertising agency?) and it's "Millman, Stokes & Finwall. That's me---Finwall.

It's from the Chicago Tribune-1981. My step-Grandfather worked there for many years but his name wasn't Finwall, although he was married to my grandmother who had been a Finwall. I think he was dead and gone from the Tribune way before the 80's.

Another ever so slightly odd thing is that my mother had a best friend named Stokes, but this was many years later and in California.

Such a mystery! I'm sure there's a lot more interesting things I could have written about but this was the first thing that popped up- so here it is.  A lazy Sepia Saturday!

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