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Exploring at King Richard’s Antiques

My last post showed some of the faces at King Richard’s Antiques in Whittier, while today’s post explores the vast space. It’s easy to get lost while walking the rows upon rows, your mind wandering back to another era. The single item, among many, that truly caught my eye and took me back, was the […]

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Faces at King Richard’s Antiques

In Whittier, a town here in sunny Southern California, there resides the state’s largest antique store, King Richard’s Antique Center. If you haven’t yet been, I highly recommend… pack a lunch, take a friend or venture out solo as I generally do, and plan on wandering about for hours while you’re transported back to a […]

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Glow

For this week’s WordPress Photo Challenge using the word Glow, I chose the glowing golden hour interpretation as suggested. My future son-in-law, Loren, and I spotted this flag-adorned, vintage pick up truck, basking in sunset’s golden hour at Green Valley Lake, near Big Bear. ~SueBee 

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Dancin’ the Night Away

Today’s Foto Fix was taken in the bar at Riviera Hotel in Palm Springs, California… I love the colors and energy! ~SueBee

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Aztec Hotel on old Route 66

When driving from my hometown of Orange a week or two ago, en route to the Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens, I knew I’d have some time to kill because the Huntington wouldn’t be open until noon. So I detoured a bit, starting in Glendora and over through Monrovia, searching out old Route 66. I’d gone to […]

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Moorten’s Botanical Garden, part 4

The fourth and final entry into my series on Moorten’s Botanical Garden in Palm Springs features some of their really neat Gold Mine artifacts! I’m always fascinated by old tools and relics from days gone by. The purple bottle pieces, strung up on the string, really brought back memories, though. When I was young, my dad would […]

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Rat Pack Tribute at Lido

Last Friday after work, and after dinner at the Crab Cooker, I attended a concert at the Lido Theatre in Newport Beach. When it opened in 1938, the Lido was a movie theater. These days, it’s used for live concerts and occasional special showing movies. I arrived early and felt lucky to get a front row seat! On stage was a […]

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Route 66 Exhibit

New Year’s Day I skipped the Rose Parade and the football game to visit the Gene Autry Museum of the American West in Griffith Park. Entry was free that particular day, but that wasn’t my motivation. Rather, I wanted to catch the Route 66 Exhibit before it moved on just a few days later. I remember driving […]

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George Hurrell, Photographer of the Stars

While visiting the Los Angeles Archives Bazaar at University of Southern California this past Saturday, I spotted an exhibit of George Hurrell’s movie star photos. They weren’t easy to photograph without getting glare and reflections galore, but I thought some of my blogging friends might find them interesting. I particularly liked reading about the Joan Crawford photo. […]

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Posters from the Great War

This collection of posters from the first World War (WWI) was on display at the Huntington Library and Gardens when I was there visiting Stinky. Viewing the posters, one naturally reflects that here we are today, nearly a hundred years, and many “great” wars later, still killing each other. A pitiful statement of certain aspects of mankind. I personally […]

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Showtime at The Muck

(16 photos) Kat and I spent a recent Sunday afternoon at The Muckenthaler Cultural Center, The Muck, in Fullerton, enjoying a classic car show and live band. Janet Klein and Her Parlor Boys, who play Jazz / Pre-war / Vaudeville style music, were absolutely irresistible! The audience was enthralled, utterly captivated by the music and performance. I’m […]

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“Pink Reflection”

In this pic, I’m capturing the reflection of the pink oldie car, in the window of another oldie car. The people are sitting on the other side of the car with the pink car reflection. Yeah, just a tad bit of a brain-twister…but a fun picture to capture! I explored the City of Orange Old […]

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Eat Here! Red Lion Tavern

My recent adventures in the Silver Lake and Angelino Heights area of Los Angeles (part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4) started when my son invited me to lunch at the Red Lion Tavern. I hadn’t been there in ages, but was pleased everything looked the same, and the food tasted as delicious as […]

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Silver Lake to Angelino Heights, Part 1

Having a spontaneous nature is a good thing, in my opinion. When my son called this past Sunday morning, (while I was busy unpacking boxes from a very recent move) and invited me to one of our favorite restaurants for lunch… in the next county… it took me all of 2 seconds to say yes! […]

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Take Me Out to the Ballgame!

I heard on the radio this past week that Baseball Spring Training is starting up, which prompted me to dig out some photos from last year when Kat and I attended an Angel’s game in Anaheim. Going to the game was one of my typical spontaneous ideas… nostalgia had started kicking in while driving past […]

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Retro Crystal Cove

What could be better than a gorgeous Southern California beach…. until you toss in a few historic beach cottages, an on-the-sand restaurant, cocktail bar, museum, and gift shop! It’s all discretely tucked away at Crystal Cove State Park, along Pacific Coast Highway (better known as PCH) south of Corona del Mar, north of Laguna Beach. I’d […]

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Eat Here! Hawk’s Head

We had a wonderful family get-together for Thanksgiving yesterday, with lots of feasting and fun. My 96-year-young mom (Kat’s grandma) stayed over an extra night so I could show her my new favorite place of Oak Glen today. This morning, the sky was a dark gray, and rain was coming down pretty steadily as we left. I […]

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Oldest Firehouse in L.A.

When I took the train to downtown Los Angeles last week, I arrived at Union Station, across from Olvera Street and El Pueblo de Los Angeles historical monument. One of L.A.’s original areas, it’s always fun to visit. The celebration of Dia de Los Muertos was on, so colorful costumes were abundant, music playing, dancers on the […]

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Talking Heads of Another Era

Cable TV and I parted company quite some time ago, but prior to tossing in the cable box, I’d seen enough of the talking heads on TV for the expression to stick in my head. For those not familiar with the term talking heads, it refers to the so-called experts who blab on and on, […]

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Once Upon a Time

When you walk into an antique store, you walk back in time…you experience history through tangible objects. It’s fascinating seeing knick-knacks, toys, clothing, decor, and art from various eras, all in one place…it’s like several history lessons all in one shopping trip! Despite being from the Millennial generation, I’ve always had a passion for old […]

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