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Sí, Se Puede

Sí, Se Puede
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Today is a two-post day.  Post #1 Today is Cesar Chavez Day.  The movie depicting his life came out last Friday.  As far as I know it did reasonably well for a picture that was made for a budget of about 10 million dollars.  Big budget for you and me, tiny budget for many films. […]

Since last Friday

Since last Friday

The last couple of weeks have beens spent with a lot of the dull excitement of getting the house back into some sort of order.  The recliner still sits in the box it came home in from Costco, but the stacks of papers that sat on top of it are now mostly put away.  The […]

Spring

Spring

Spring beckons.   If we are lucky we find her Indoors at Baby Showers, Outside on our porch, Surrounded by the perfume of an acre full of wistaria Or in the color of the clothes worn by vendors at the Wistaria Festival. If we are ready, new beginnings also come in the form of four […]

Leading the Way since 1912

Leading the Way since 1912

There are a couple of days during the year when I find it easiest to write. Any day that is connected to my family and those days that are set commemorate events or organizations that have had a deep and positive impact on my life.   Today I celebrate Girl Scouts birthday.   When I […]

Community Organization of Pasadena for Advancement in Education

Community Organization of Pasadena for Advancement in Education

The other day I wrote about Mrs. López de Lowther.  In addition to the accomplishments I mentioned in the earlier post, I could add that she was involved with the redevelopment (RDA) in the City of San Gabriel.  Part of her accomplishments in that capacity was to make sure that the adobe that is a […]

By, for, and about our stories

By, for, and about our stories

History, her story, our story. WE have so many stories to share; sometimes it’s cool to have the larger links in our stories highlighted and other times it’s great to have the focus on a particular group.  Our experience in the 20th Century, our experience as women in the 20th century. March is Women’s History […]

Casa Martínez, más y más

Casa Martínez, más y más

Sometimes I’m really good about remembering anniversaries.  Sometimes.  Last week I had an anniversary that was meaningful and I forgot all about it.  On February 28, 1998 I taped the first show of Casa Martínez, Música y Más.  My first guest was the great mezzo soprano and television host,  Suzanna Guzmán.  Second guest was the […]

Maria Guadalupe Evangelina Lopez de Lowther

Maria Guadalupe Evangelina Lopez de Lowther

In 1995 the City of Pasadena published an extensive report researched and written by Carson Anderson.  His “Ethnic History Research Project” has chapters focused on lots of ethnic groups that have lived in Pasadena.  Mexican, Black, Japanese, Chinese, Jewish, Swedish, German and more; it’s a long list.  A fine read accompanied by some old school […]

Love our Library

Love our Library

A great event.   So much went on at the Love our Authors event this past Saturday.  There were scads of local authors and their works.  And lots of folks who love to read.   There was a lot of  wonderful music in the Great Hall provided by Random Acts of Music, moments for group […]

A Round To It

A Round To It

I’m used to being out of the house a lot.  Meetings, events, talking, research = out a lot. Folks are used to seeing me here and there.  So it’s been interesting the past few months to be less present out side of the house and more present at the house.   For 15 years I […]

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