**Why do people say the grass is always greener on the other side??**
Just means someone is using a lot more manure (the word I originally had here was bulls**t) than you, that’s all
OK, got that off my chest. I honestly was sitting here thinking about that.
Wonder what happened to the crazy lady who walked all over Westchester? You all remember her. Really skinny, funky makeup. Never really spoke. Everyone called her a witch. Anyone know who she really was? What was her story?
I used to love sitting on our back porch in Westchester and watching the planes come in. I loved it. I remember the first 747 I ever saw. Thing was massive. Remember when you could go down to the airport, park and actually watch the planes come in from overhead??? Or sitting on the beach and watching them take off? After they tore out all the homes for the airport, all that land where you could park (wink wink!) and watch the planes. I still love watching planes. However, in this little piece of New England the nearest airport (and I mean a real airport!), is 80 miles away. Yeah, we have a little municipal airport, but they don’t count. A Cessna just isn’t the same as a 747!
Speaking of New England, I need to run something by my fellow Californians. The name Whatley. How would YOU pronounce it???? Looks like it should be pronounced what-lee, right ??? No, no, no! Out here it’s pronounced wait-lee. Leominster. Looks like it should be leo-minster, right? Wrong! It’s pronounced lee-minster. Worster. Looks like it should be wor-ster. Again, you’re thinking like a Californian. It’s pronounced woo-ster. Where the hell do you get a “woo” out of that???? I’m sorry, but as a proud and native Californian, we pronounce our a’s and r’s. Out here, they stick them in words where they shouldn’t be. Someone explain to me what the hell is an “ideer”???? See, they took the “r” that should be pronounced in Worster, and stuck it on the end of “idea”.
Anyone other than me remember sitting at Thrifty and having a chocolate soda at the counter? I remember going there every Saturday with my grandfather. You know, I’ve never had a chocolate soda since he died? I don’t think it would taste the same. How about buying fish and birds at JJ Newbury, across the street from the Broadway? How about eating at the restaurant at the top of the Broadway? What a view from there. OK….here’s one for all of you. Remember the car hops at Tiny Naylors?? They’d put the tray on the car?? Yeah, I’m going way, way back for that one. It was where the medical building is at Manchester & Sepulveda. I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention Jet Pet Stables. Don’t remember exactly where they were, but I want to say Playa del Rey. Westchester was kind of “country-ish” back then.