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February 8, 2014

The kids are in town for a picture. It's Grandma Betty's 90th birthday and she wants a photo of all the Radinas, so Deena, Mike and Weston flew in from Pasadena at 10:30 yesterday and I met them at El Encanto for lunch, then Kathy and I cruised into the Beast at seven last night to pick up Thomas Charles and Pattarapa coming in from Baltimore. We then motored over to share some mohcajete with Bill Glenn:


L-R: Bill Glenn, T Charles, Pattarapan and Kathy in the back room of  Mariscos Playa Hermosa on 16th Street and Garfield, I think it is. The mohcajete is the stone dish in center full of steamy meats and fish. Really pretty spectacular. From there we stopped at La Frontera, a taco truck T Bell is fond of and loaded up with extras for the ride home and for his sis Deena who was at the house.


Sig 6 In The Can

We handed in Sig 6 of "The 66 Kid" yesterday which means half the book is in the can. Here's Command Central at six this morning as I strategize on the last half of the book.


The yellow pages are the first six signatures of the book and as you can see, they are all yellow, done, finished (well, sort of). Checking out Sigs 7 thru 12 (bottom sheet with notes in red): that's LA artist Ed Ruscha peeking out from behind my current sketchbook. He's the "faux-naif funny man of American art," and he's the dude who published the tongue-in-cheek book "Twenty Six Gasoline Stations" and one of them, shot randomly on a trip from LA to OK was the Flying A truckstop my father ran for a time in the mid-sixties. Want to get that detail in the book.


I realized yesterday, this whole project is a giant jigsaw puzzle.


"I wanted to be out of Oklahoma."

—Ed Ruscha, answering the question of what his goals were when he was growing up

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Comment by Sue Cauhape on February 8, 2014 at 12:46pm

Ed's goals were very similar to mine. 1970s Salt Lake City, GET ME OUTTA HERE. Blew me away when they hosted the Olympics. Takes a world-class event like that to bring the burg into the 20th Century. (Yes, I mean 20th Century.)

Comment by Margaret-Anne Moore on February 8, 2014 at 1:28pm

Sue, we are not longer in the Twentieth Century!!!

Comment by Bob Boze Bell on February 8, 2014 at 4:39pm

I believe that is Sue's point.

Comment by Sue Cauhape on February 8, 2014 at 10:00pm

In 1995, when the Mormon Church was excommunicating people it deemed unfaithful, probably because they challenge authority and asked questions, one excommunicate pointed out that none of the Presidents/Prophets of the Church had been born in the 20th Century. That statement hit me between the eyes. It's one thing to want to live in the 19th Century on one's own, but to require others to is quite another.

Comment by Margaret-Anne Moore on February 15, 2014 at 4:38pm

Sue, I do not know all things relative to the Church, but I understand that the current President actually was born in the Twentieth century; his predecessors were not.  I understand that Ezra Taft Benson was in his nineties when he became President.  Many, if not most, of his predecessors were in their eighties or nineties.

Comment by Sue Cauhape on February 16, 2014 at 8:00pm

Benson was president of the Church when the excommunicate made his allegations.


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