Monday, May 11, 2009

What a difference a week makes

Or not.  The DSL is still temperamental and I am still looking for an extra few hours for every day.  

I am preparing for a series of booksignings, lectures and talks that will begin to take place soon.  The first lecture is set to take place at the Pasadena Museum of History on May 26th at 7:30 P.M.  Here is a link to more info - 
There should be a goodly number of images at the lecture, hopefully including many that are not in the book.

Over the last 72 hours I read a letter from a member of the Pasadena Pioneer Association.  This  letter reflective of how a person's perspective can change.  They wonder why they didn't interact more "with Mexicans" as a child.  And wonders why she didn't.  She also mentions older citizens enjoying the sound of Spanish language. 

Over the last 48 hours I met a woman, proudly 75 years old, who lived in an orphanage in Sierra Madre.  She will be sharing some of her memories and the journal of another resident with me.  As so often happens, her memories and the memories in the written journal do not always match.  

Over the last 24 hours I have been in touch with a relative of Ralph Bandini, one of the two sons of Arturo and Helen Elliott Bandini. It is always exciting to learn more about history from a different experience or perspective.  I'll share more as the story develops.  

And accidentally found the graves of the Baker, Bandini, Couts and Stearns on Mother's Day.

Who knows what new experiences await tomorrow?

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