Timeless March Quintet

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The classic story of Little Women by Louisa May Alcott is an American staple. Those who’ve read the book cannot imagine their childhood without its touching effects.

 

There are plenty of stage and screen interpretations of the March family (comprised of a mother and her four daughters). Fans will often tout their favorite – with firm reasons why it’s superior to all others, and details of its most endearing qualities. Mine is the 1994 release starring Susan Sarandon, Winona Ryder, Christian Bale, Claire Danes, Trini Alvarado, and Gabriel Byrne:

 

 

 

Enjoy your cozy fall evenings by listening here:

 

 

 

Whether reading the book or watching the movie, you may be left wanting more. This channel offers videos of the entire aesthetic:

 

 

 

Iconic Style of Googie

Iconic Style of Googie

Photos: Architecture Worth Saving

 

Outrageous, funky, and colorful; Googie architecture swept through the country for 25 years. You could spot it at a distance and be lured into its spell for shopping, food, and fun!

 

 

Googie was the family nickname of Lillian Burton. She and husband Mortimer owned one of the three California coffee shops designed by architect John Lautner. Their Hollywood restaurant on Sunset Boulevard was proclaimed, Googie’s Coffee Shop, kicking off a futuristic design craze. We love the look and the name!

 

 

More Googie landmarks of Los Angeles County:

 

Preserving the Past

 

 

 

 

Fill ‘Er Up!

Fill ‘Er Up!

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The ding ding of a service station bell is an immortal tone that plays in my memory as clear as day. And in yours too, if you lived in the days of full auto service attendants.

 

We’re a country of services everywhere. Pet grooming, auto windshield replacement, shopping delivery, lawn care, car washes, spas, cellular phone service, and countless more.

The thing we often need most and have lost entirely is the full service gasoline station. Where service also meant safety!