Sunday, August 14, 2011

Just a Reminder

South Pasadena kids have to go back to school in less than two weeks. Get out there and grab a little more summer!


7 comments:

Dixie Jane said...

A very inviting picture. Here, to grab a little summer all we have to do is open the front door. Whoosh! Kind of like opening the oven door.

Judy Williams said...

So bright and happy. Honestly, I'm ready for our summer to end. We are breaking heat records, so school starting here signals that yes, there will eventually be a fall.

Anonymous said...

love it.

Mister Earl said...

It's too hot.
We Need This!

Anonymous said...

Laurie,
you seem like a sweet lady, with a sweet family, your contribution is nice, but as a local, the influx of money from professional, two income, late child bearing parents from mt. washinton, silverlake and the "west" side and beyond, will make it impossible for S.P. to maintain itself as a middle, working class town. It is a working class town you know, as evidenced by the poor quality housing stock. Just look at some of your elderly neighbors in their now $1,000,000, clap board homes. They are school librarians, cafeteria workers, phone company workers and admin. assistants who bought in the 70s, maybe 80s. Some homes, of course, are of quality, but the majority are very low quality. Yes, the big, quality homes were/are owned by the lawyers, doctors and bankers, who still didn't send their kids to the public schools. The rest of the city was decidedly middle class. Even low income on certain streets, with very small houses. Thanks over paying 50% to 100% for your home,as have many others. Some are falling out, trying top hold on with foreclosure scams ("its the bank fault I overpaid with less than 10% down"), others holding on for dear life. Many, with money, end up sending their kids to private school anyway when they realize... its just a middle-class, public school system. Its better off buying in Pasadena and sending your kids to the private schools. Its what two income professional parents have done for 30 years now....

Mister Earl said...

Anonymous: You need a little Christmas!

Laurie said...

Anonymous, I think you're trying to insult me as a former westsider who started my family at 40. (Incidentally, my mom did the same. Had me at 40. Back in Austin, Texas. Oh, and she had a job, too.)

2 income families who have kids "late" are the norm in America, you know. As for South Pasadena, most of us moved here for the schools. The public schools. Just like our elderly neighbors who moved here years ago because then, like now, it was a great place to raise kids.

Welcome to my blog. I'll try not to ruin the town any more than I and others like me already have. (With our taxes and our businesses and our volunteer efforts in the public schools and greater community...)

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