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a couple pictures for the public domain 2018
These are from the slides I inherited from my great-grandparents, Reed Walker Sr. and Adena Zippora Nordberg Walker, of Beverly Hills, CA.
Reed was the main photographer in their artistic pairing (Adena painted and did fine ceramics), so I'm guessing these are both shot by him. To my eye the Fox Hills Country Club sign looks later than his death in July 1940, but so often a color picture deceives me and reminds me how aesthetically blurry the late 1930s are with the early 1950s.
As the owner of these two images I have released them to the public domain and release all my rights to these two images (effective with my upload of them to Wikimedia in December 2017).
Photograph of Fox Hills Country Club sign from the slide collection of Reed and Adena Walker of Beverly Hills (my great-grandparents). At the time of the photo the changing text on the sign read: OPEN TO PUBLIC LUNCHEON DINNERS ENTERTAINMENT NITELY.
Union 76 gas station and oil service with tall sign, on a southern California corner with bus stop and billboard adjoining.
Easter fun with friends 2015
Photos by our friend Sarah
Sherry Cobblers! 2014
(photo by Jinx McCombs)
Shims on the coast 2014
[Photos by Mum Jinx]
I gave a presentation on The Art of the Shim: Low-Alcohol Cocktails to Keep You Level in the afternoon at Coast Library. Alas, due to a complaint from a modern-day Puritan we could not give samples of even the lowest proof of cocktails, so the attendees just got to taste Luxardo cherries. Despite the sample setback, the event was a success and the small crowd enthusiastic.
There were great questions, including one on the history of an obscure drink or possibly dessert or possibly both, the Knickerbocker Glory, which I'm researching in the picture below.
It was very windy but lovely on the way back to my folks' house.
That evening I was able to provide a private sample to thank my parents for their help with the event.
River's End 2014
A lovely stop on the way north this evening!
Photo by Mum Jinx.
social browsing 2013
This is an interlude of relaxation after the stockings, before our drive back home.
Photo by Uncle Larry.
Winter familytime 2013
Having a marvelous relaxing time visiting with my family. My low-key background activity is adding photos into my blog from Flickr.
feasting with family 2013
Joe and I brought a small Wagyu beef roast to my parents' house. They prepared it, along with fresh crab, Hollandaise sauce, and broccoli for the four of us and my aunt and uncle to enjoy. Boy oh boy did we!
(Photo by my mum)
Family at the Christmas Revels 2013
Relaxing with my mum 2013
Thank you, New York! 2013
Thank you, New York! You showed us a great time!
The great Joaquín Simó! His Flor de Jerez cocktail is super delicious
Wonderful to get to visit with Kenta Goto at Pegu Club last night. His elegant Far East Side was one of the first cocktails I selected for the book.
Facing forward 2013
Reading aloud 2013
Photo by Joe.
Tamara keeping things level 2013
Shooting the cover for The Art of the Shim, here's Tamara keeping things level.
Those levels in the shot belong to my mother and had me remembering all her construction projects throughout my childhood. Very sweet of her to loan them for the photoshoots! Now that we've wrapped on photos, I'll be able to get them back in time for shed-building season. smile emoticon