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Thursday, June 28, 2012

El Sereno Marine ~ Asparagus/Mushrooms/Rice/Peas/Chicken!

Good 47º clear morning.


Ok, so the story Brian relayed to me... He has a new client at his Grants Pass Oregon State Farm office... a Clifford Gates. He is a young 90 year old. Told Brian about joining the Navy when Pearl Harbor was bombed. After a short time his commander called him in and said he was being written up, along with several others, for 'insubordination' and was being sent to the Marine Corps! (Ha ha ha... a shortage of Jar Heads so they called on the Squids!) Well, Cliff ended up on Iwo Jima and got photos of the Marines when the US flag was raised.

Cliff also has a red sash he took off a Japanese soldier!
And he has pictures of him in his dress blues and Brian said he was quite the good looking Marine! Then they talked about Cliff's home town............ El Sereno! OMG. He graduated from Wilson High in 1940. (the school was built in 1937 ..... I graduated in '63 and my sister Marion in '54... oldest sister was too good for Wilson and graduated from So. Pas HS in about 1946!)

Cliff's dad was in construction and built the Masonic Lodge there on Huntington Drive and he also built the Cameo Theater, which he owned for a number of years! Brian told him of living in Temple City and riding his bicycle down Las Tunas to Main St to Garfield to Commonwealth to Stockbridge where my parents still lived. Brian and Cliff really bonded. Cliff told him he would give Brian all his insurance business and he'd tell his family to come see Brian too!

What a small world!

The former El Sereno Masonic Lodge #588 (now a Hispanic school) where I was a Job's Daughter, my Mom in Eastern Star, and Daddy was Master.

The former Cameo Theater:

"This neighborhood theater was in the El Sereno district of the City of Los Angeles. About 1970, when it began running Spanish language movies, the name was altered from Cameo to El Cameo, probably to distinguish it from the Cameo Theater on Broadway in downtown L.A. which was also showing Spanish language movies by that time. It housed a furniture company into the mid-2000’s, and by 2009 was in use as a discount store."


Historically this date...
1846 – The saxophone is patented by Adolphe Sax in Paris, France.

1997Mike Tyson vs. Evander Holyfield II – Tyson is disqualified in the 3rd round for biting a piece off Holyfield's ear.

2005War in Afghanistan: Three U.S. Navy SEALs, 16 American Special Operations Forces soldiers, and an unknown number of Taliban insurgents are killed

And births this date include...
1926Mel Brooks, American filmmaker

1948Kathy Bates, American actress


1960John Elway, American football player


1966John Cusack, American actor

1966 – Mary Stuart Masterson, American actress

For dinner last night I sauteéd some asparagus and more mushrooms and added that to the orange chicken/rice/peas dinner from the night before....


Off to see the allergist today for some tests .. stop in Providence Hospital to visit with my friend Joanie who will be there a few more days for an infection she got after falling and breaking her collar bone then the surgical spot infected ... Brian picking up the granddog, Atlas, today ...

..... then off to Applegate Ranch for dinner with friends.

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Thursday. Ciao. And by the way, 'comments' are always appreciated! Always! (even from my own family!)
xo Sue Mom Bobo
June 28th
Insurance Awareness Day - Now who do you think invented that!?!