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Mystery Hstory — Solved!

Mystery Hstory — Solved!
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Bellis wins with her 4:12 p.m. Wednesday guess “The man in the apron looks Japanese, so I’ll make a wild guess — perhaps he’s building the Storrier Stearns Japanese garden?” In the circa 1937 photo above, Kinzuchi Fujii supervises the installation of sculpture at the Storrier Stearns mansion on Arlington Drive between Pasadena Avenue and Orange […]

Farewell, Erika…

Farewell, Erika…

   Erika, you passed away at 2:50 p.m. yesterday. Your sister Emily said the Moore Brothers’ Now is the Time For Love was playing. You had been on life support since Sunday when you were discovered unconscious at home. None of us could grapple with the fact that an unexpected, deadly issue had been lurking, silently and undetected, before it struck you down […]

Kimberly’s Wedding

Kimberly’s Wedding

Did you see the photos I shot at my granddaughter Kimberly’s wedding July 13? Click here to check them out! It was a day filled with such love and joy. Read the Full Story at Pasadena PIO

My Past Two Weeks – Part I

My Past Two Weeks – Part I

  Four cousins, left to right above — Bonnie, Ann , Judy and Charlou. We had dinner together at Judy’s house in Springdale in Northwest Arkansas, on June 29. Charlou lives in Bella Vista, about 40 minutes away; Bonnie flew up from Florida (she’s moving back to Northwest Arkansas in the next few months) and I flew out from California.   […]

In Memory of My Fallen Military Ancestors

In Memory of My Fallen Military Ancestors

  Whatever your plans are today, Memorial Day, please remember to honor the sacrifices of America’s fallen military heroes.    The portrait above is of John Bennett Dickson (1793-1876), my fourth great-grandfather, who served under Andrew Jackson during the 1814 Creek War in the War of 1812. He then served side-by-side with Jackson at the Battle of New Orleans on […]

Three Milestone Events and 1,550 Miles Later…

Three Milestone Events and 1,550 Miles Later…

  I shot this photo while crossing over San Francisco Bay via the San Rafael Bridge.   My niece Tara‘s graduation from Humboldt State University was last Saturday in Arcata and my granddaughter Kimberly‘s big bridal shower was the next day in El Cajon followed by my grandson Steven‘s 18th birthday that evening.   I tried […]

Mystory History — Solved!

Mystory History — Solved!

Wanda wins with her 12:26 p.m. Tuesday guess ” Central Library in Library Park?” In the photo above, demolition is underway of the Pasadena Public Library. The next photo with the bicycles in front of the library is well known to many of us, but I found this one printed on a piece of cloth […]

LitFest Pasadena is Back!

LitFest Pasadena is Back!

Last year the inaugural LitFest Pasadena was a great success with hundreds of people coming to Central Park for a full slate of activities that made everybody’s day.  Petrea took this sweet photo: This year LitFest Pasadena 2.0 Saturday, May 11, from 10 to 5 p.m. at Central Park will feature more than 80 renowned authors […]

Springtime at Arlington Garden

Springtime at Arlington Garden

Yesterday I had a nice visit at Arlington Garden, where the woman in the photo above was enjoying a leisurely stroll.   I was there to meet with Chuck Hudson, who serves on the board of the West Pasadena Residents’ Association. We had been trying to get together for some time to discuss…well, I’ll save that for later.     […]

Coming to Terms

Coming to Terms

Many of my ancestors can be found in the six-volume set of books titled  “Notable Southern Families.” That’s great news for anyone doing genealogy research because the books include the begats as well as American Revolution, War of 1812 and Civil War information about hundreds upon hundreds of people. The reason so many of my ancestors are listed […]