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I Call Him Sugar

I Call Him Sugar
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“Oh, come give me some sugar!” Miss Lois McLeod would greet us children when we’d arrive those summers to visit our granny. Nowadays we’d refer to Lois as a spinster. She was a bred-in-the-bone North Carolina Presbyterian lady. She worked as a secretary for Gulf Oil and for years she rented room and board from […]

Goodbye to a Great Pasadena Dog

Goodbye to a Great Pasadena Dog

We’re sorry to report that one of the great Pasadena dogs, and a featured fellow in our book Hometown Pasadena, has passed away. Otto Miller accompanied his mistress, Sally Miller, on her quest to walk every block in Pasadena. In memory of Otto, here’s what we wrote in the book: Sally Miller is a professional […]

New Mother at 56 — Failed to Heed Warnings from Loving Friends…

New Mother at 56 — Failed to Heed Warnings from Loving Friends…

The day after Thanksgiving — bedeviled by too much turkey and a savvy Internet search conducted by my 25-year-old son (home from Chicago where he works in the indie music business — yes, insanity runs in the family) — we: mother, father, first-born — adopted a baby girl. She was eight pounds, five ounces on […]

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