Gold Star Mothers flagpole at Victory Park which was built in remembrance of those who died in service to their county in WWII. Today, one who remembers adorned the plaque with flowers and a United States flag.
edicated all of Victory Park as “a living memorial to those who
fell in World War II."
A couple of years ago, Ann Erdman did a fine piece on the founding of Victory Park. She tells the park's story from the end of the war to the 1952 park dedication. Eleanor Boyd, national president of the American Gold Star Mothers, and Pasadena's Mayor, Alson Abernathy, presided over the opening festivities.
Today is a day to honor those who died in service to our country. It is a day to remember.
Thursday, May 24, 2012
My second thought was that it was strange for her to kid about a bear. Why kid about that? So, I turned around and looked outside. There, on the other side of the screen door, not more than ten feet from us, was a young bear.
He roamed over to our chickens, which sent the birds scurrying inside their pen. The bear sniffed around the chicken wire, pushed on it a bit, thankfully not hard enough to push it over. Then he moved on.
The bear climbed our apricot tree. It is not a very good shot, but I got a picture of him in the middle of the tree looking back at me. There's not much fruit left on the tree. Most all of our apricots are eaten by kids doing exactly what the bear was doing -- climbing around the tree looking for ripe apricots.
Monday, May 7, 2012
The Geese of Pasadena High and this year, it looks like the geese are back again. So much so, that someone has posted this geese crossing sign on the Sierra Madre Blvd. median in front of the school. So, watch out for geese when you're near PHS.