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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Nostalgic Ride In Southern California ~ Whitley Avenue History ~ Golden Lab Loves Guitar ~ Moon Mullen ~ Yolanda Follen ~ Yogie Berra


42º and contrails all going south....
My pal Trish Bowler sent this link yesterday.
Driving down Hollywood Blvd and Sunset Blvd... OMG. Such memories! My aunt (Agnes) and grandmother (Nanno) lived a couple blocks off Hollywood Blvd on Whitley. This is the corner of Hollywood and Whitley now.
It used to be a tiny market. We would walk across Hollywood Blvd to JJ Newberry's and sit at the lunch counter....
then down the street to Grauman's Chinese Theater,
you'd even see movie stars driving by, on occasion.
When Agnes and Nanno lived there it was two two-story houses in front with a gate in between and then individual single story apartments down two sides and fish ponds in the middle with two story apartments in the back..

That is me with my brother-in-law Joe. The apartment in the back was directly across from my aunt and grandmother. In it lived Hank and Scotty, the two nicest men! Had no idea what "gay" meant, I was too young. And next to them lived Marjorie Boutnikoff. Her husband was Ivan Boutnikoff a conductor who traveled all the time. She played the harp in the Hollywood Bowl orchestra and would take me many times with her to sit in the orchestra pit and watch ballet.  In the apartment closer to the front, Frank Sinatra lived for a while when he first moved to Hollywood. Anyway, this is what it looks like now...

These addresses are 1837 and 1853. The old place was 1843½ Whitley. Around on the street east of them, Cherokee, is where Carol Burnett lived with her grandmother. She went to Hollywood High. Then up the street and over on Franklin and Cahuenga was the market where my grandmother used to shop... not a market anymore...

This building was down the street from them, and is still there today...
                   I loved the video, but got emotional watching it.
Ok, this Golden loves it when his master plays the guitar! He bobs his head to the music. When he stops playing, the look on the dog's face is absolutely hilarious!
Hey LASD folks... today is Moon Mullen's birthday! HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOON! (Moon with his bride Robyn....) I hope you have a super day~! 
Moon and Robyn put together the LASD Laughlin Reunion every year!

Historically this date....
1962 – The Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts opens in New York City.
1969 – The Chicago Eight trial opens in Chicago.
1973 – Juan Perón returns to power in Argentina.
1983 – Gulf Air Flight 771 is bombed, killing all 117 people on board.
1986 – Jim Deshaies of the Houston Astros sets the major-league record by striking out the first eight batters of the game against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
1988 – José Canseco of the Oakland Athletics becomes the first member of the 40–40 club.
And births this date include.....
1920 – Mickey Rooney, American actor
1930 – Ray Charles, American musician (d. 2004)

1945 – Paul Petersen, American actor
1949 – Bruce Springsteen, American singer-songwriter
1959 – Jason Alexander, American actor

1961 – Willie McCool, American astronaut (d. 2003)
Columbia pilot.
Yesterday a sad one in that my Kristen lost her former mother-in-law and Alex and Jack lost a grandmother, Yolanda Follen. RIP Yolanda.

Also, Yogie Berra passed away yesterday. RIP Yogie!

I took a 'test' on FB to see what my 3 strengths and 1 weakness are... this was the result:

Not too hungry last night .... a salad and a rice cake with some of Costco's guacamolé...

TV, chair, wine....
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Hump Day. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
September 23rd is National Great American Pot Pie Day, celebrating a favorite American comfort food. Pot pie (also spelled potpie) is a misappropriated name. Originally, “pot pie” referred to a crustless mixture of meat pie ingredients and noodles, stewed in a pot on the stove top.
Over time, the term became used to designate a meat pie with conventional crusts, baked in the oven in a deep pie plate or casserole dish.
Meat pies likely date back to the milling of flour in ancient times, but before the invention of pie plates, which came many centuries later. Very thick crusts were used as baking vessels (but were not eaten, due to the high proportion of salt required to stiffen the crust). Meat pies in large vessels made of crust were popular banquet fare during the Roman Empire.
By the 16th century, the English gentry revived the ancient custom of meat pies. Venison was the meat of choice. The recipe crossed the pond to America, where it became as American as…pot pie!
Beef pot pie with a star-embellished crust. Get out your cookie cutter! Photo courtesy Betty Crocker.

The pot pie can be baked without a bottom crust but with a conventional top crust or a biscuit topping (the dough is dropped onto the top), like a cobbler.


While most people immediately think of chicken pot pie, pot pies are made today from any type of meat,poultry, fish or seafood, as well as vegetarian varieties. If you have venison, by all means enjoy a historic venison pot pie.


Anonymous said...

Glad you enjoyed the video. No wonder you got teary with all the old memories you had from those places. It made me sort of sad thinking about how old I am and how many years ago that was and it was when John and I were dating. However life is good and I am thankful.

So sorry to hear about Alex and Jack's grandma. Now you are their only one.

Nice to see a pic of Moon. He sure puts together a nice reunion every year. That has to be lots of work.

mmmmm Pot pie is one of my favorites. Many a late morning I have a chicken or turkey frozen one.

XO Trisha

Oregon Sue said...

Yes, T, thanks for the video. Certainly fun to see in the old light! Moon and Robyn are amazing! Haven't had a pot pie in ages. Guess I should get or make on! xo

Lydia said...

How did you get my picture holding cup of coffee the day after the Symposium):- I shared it with the group- who mostly saw me whizzing by. Totally fulfilling. Totally fun... but totally worn out):-

God bless the families of those who have left this earth.


Lionel said...

I accidentally came upon your blog because I searched Marjorie Call/Boutnikoff. Would you happen to know her daughter or have any contact information. This is for research purposes. Thank you!

Oregon Sue said...

Lionel, Marjorie and Ivan only had a son. I met him once or twice, but he was in military school all the time.

Lionel said...

Hi Sue,
Was he Marjorie's son from her previous marriage to harpist Carlos Salzedo? Was his name Jacques? I was told she had a daughter with Ivan...

Oregon Sue said...

Lionel, do me a favor.... email me at .... easier to communicate. Sue