Trip to LA:

1020 South El Molino Street
Alhambra, California

This is the house where I grew up.

We moved in when I was eight weeks old.

A rest stop somewhere in New Mexico, on our way out to California to sell the house and move mother into a retirement community.

If you look hard enough you can see Flick in the passenger seat.


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Boxes in living room.

Flick gets to take home the orange rug he's standing on....and a yellow ball.

 

Garage clutter had not been touched since the 1994 Northridge earthquake.

Mother, looking through papers to shred.

 

It took five hours to build her little shred pile is on the couch.

Can you guess which pictures we packed?
Flick enjoying a couch in the back yard during cleanup for the estate sale.
Flick exploring the dog jumps, crates and ex-pens in preparation for the estate sale.

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Bridgecreek retirement residence, West Covina CA.

 

This picture was taken from the bridle path that runs in front of the facility.

From the front door of Bridecreek.

This facility will be featured in an A&E special in December. Julia Roberts will host.

The "Bridge" is the cafeteria.

The "creek" is a wash.

But it could not be called, "Bridgewash".

Her apartment is behind and above the kitchen.

She can smell every meal cooking.

Her two windows are the top two.


From the inside

The front door to apartment 402.

The elevator is two doors down.

 

Outside view from windows.

She can see Forest Lawn, where my father is burried.


Looking at the living room and kitchen. Patsy was her first phone call. She was so excited.

Below is the way it looks with furniture.

Viewing the living room from the front door. You can't even see the bedroom area around the left corner.

Below is the way it looks with furniture.

The bedroom and bathroom area.

Below is the way it looks with the daybed and little girl's dresser.


Unpacking clothes
Convincing Flick this was not his new bed.
Watching her new cable TV after the first day of unpacking.

The "dinner" group.

Going around the table, Gurdy, Themla, Kathryn and mom.


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The famous 1987 van with 27,769 miles (including a trip to Indiana/Michigan and back).

Sold to the Rodriguez family on Monday July 29th, 2002.

Louis Rogriguez picks-up the van. His wife is in the front seat.


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Fourth of July b-b-q in mom's backyard.

Patsy shared the holiday with us.

This is my Southern California bbq.

I'll bbq anywhere.


In t he middle of July we took a short R & R with Roger and friends in San Diego.

Flick and Roger became buddies.


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We got to go to Yosemite for two days on the way back to Bloomington.
                  

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