Julie had pretty eyes and a Hobie 3.5 mètre boat which she sailed at Belmont Shores/Naples. During our budding friendship, I talked her into taking me sailing on a number of occasions. I also talked myself into taking on a big project for her boat.
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In the booming postwar economy, Harrison embraced a new architectural style and bestowed in on schools throughout Whittier. One writer said, “with these walls of glass, children became engaged and open-minded because the environment stimulated the senses in a different way.”
It was a bright sunny day. We drove to my grandparents’ home and walked over from there. I was 5 or 6 years old. I remember holding my father’s hand as we made our way over to the Quad. We were standing directly against the stage and I was looking up at Fleming and Eastwood as they spoke. When they finished, my father talked to each of them and then they leaned down and each shook my hand.
Named by the LAUSD Assistant Superintendent one of the six best-designed schools in America, Hoover stands at the east end of Camilla Street at 6302 Alta Avenue. Built in 1938, and now called the Lou Henry Hoover School of Fine Arts, it was named after the Whittier-raised wife of the 31st president of the United States. “The severity of this Regency Moderne building is lightened by the concave central bay with a handsome Wedgewood-like curved relief panel depicting the Pageant of Education.”
I rarely trimmed the tangerine tree and never trimmed the Meyer lemon except to remove all the suckers. My grandfather defined suckers as fast growing branches, usually green and smooth, which produced no fruit but “sucked” energy from the trees. The sucker usually had larger and darker leaves. They nearly always grew straight upward in the tree.