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Pretty Is as Pretty Does

Pretty Is as Pretty Does

  Mommy said this to my sister and me when we were growing up more times than I can count:  “Pretty is as pretty does.” In other words, you can look pretty and get all gussied up but it is your actions and behavior that really matter. She definitely led by example. There are dozens […]

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events March 7 to 13

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events March 7 to 13

Here are free events scheduled Saturday, March 7, to Friday, March 13.All events are free, so take a look — and don’t you dare say there’s nothing to do in Pasadena!    The Arroyo Seco Foundation‘s Stream Team will host a beginners’ workshop on propogation of native plants Saturday, March 7, from 9 to 10:30 […]

Mystery History — Solved! Special Edition #2

Mystery History — Solved! Special Edition #2

There were a handful of correct guesses out of the 30 or so placed in the suggestion box at the Pasadena Museum of History, so I turned the correct ones over on a table and invited Laura Verlaque to choose one.Jennifer Carey is the winner! In this January 1905 photo, Pasadena Police Chief W. Wray Freeman […]

Mystery History — Special Edition

Mystery History — Special Edition

Photo #2: Where are we? And what’s happening?For this special edition of Mystery History, guesses on this blog are disqualified for the first time ever because this contest is strictly low-tech. Come to my Mystery History exhibition at the Pasadena Museum of History and stroll through the 14 topics that feature photos, artifacts and back […]

Mystery History — Special Edition #2

Mystery History — Special Edition #2

Photo #2: Where are we? And what’s happening?For this special edition of Mystery History, guesses on this blog are disqualified because this contest is strictly low-tech. Come to my Mystery History exhibition at the Pasadena Museum of History and stroll through the 14 topics that feature photos, artifacts and back stories. At the end of the […]

One Night Only

One Night Only

Last night was the members only reception at the Pasadena Museum of History for my Mystery History exhibition and Dan McLaughlin’s Pasadena Pursuit exhibition.  It was so nice to see Jim Laris, former owner and publisher of the Pasadena Weekly, there as well as so many other friends and fellow bloggers! I had three additional […]

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events Feb. 21 to 27

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events Feb. 21 to 27

Here are events scheduled Sunday, Feb. 21, to Friday, Feb. 27.  All events are free, so take a look — and don’t you dare say there’s nothing to do in Pasadena!  The 33rd annual Black History Parade and Festival Saturday, Feb. 21, will begin at 10 a.m. at Charles White Park in Altadena and end […]

Mystery History — Solved! Special Edition

Mystery History — Solved!  Special Edition

In the 1910 photos above and below, construction of the First Church of Christ, Scientist is in various stages at the southeast corner of Green Street and Oakland Avenue. The church cost $100,000 to build. It was designed by architect Franklin P. Burnham of Chicago, who also designed the Georgia State Capitol, Carnegie Art Museum […]

Mystery History – Special Edition #1

Mystery History – Special Edition #1

Where are we? And what’s happening?For this special edition of Mystery History, guesses on this blog are disqualified for the first time ever!So what’s the contest and how can you win? It’s highly low-tech. Come to my Mystery History exhibition at the Pasadena Museum of History and stroll through the 14 topics with photos, back […]

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