From the Okie hall of fame.

One of the greatest Oklahomans. He was a showman and a clever salesman. Had you grown up in Los Angeles in the 1950s and during early television years back in the early 1950s you first would have seen this country gentleman on Sunday morning Los Angeles TV. What did exist prominently on the seven LContinue reading “From the Okie hall of fame.”

A Poem.

By C. Ronald Oldenfatt Please listen to me. Oh please, a warm conversation Is desired between two of us. We can Give and take from each other. By quietly speaking one’s feelings and emotions Into a Climax of mutual affirmation. And belief of one another. Speak from the heart. Listen from the heart. Let’s beContinue reading “A Poem.”

So, do we want Trump back in office?

I don’t get it. We recently have been hammering Biden in the media for lack of producing good legislation. Build Back Better and voting rights reform is what we need. All the while all republicans under Trump’s heavy hand is pushing back almost all Democrat proposals. So for this we want to kick Biden outContinue reading “So, do we want Trump back in office?”

So this is snow huh?

When I was in my early teens and living in Los Angeles we kids drove up with our parents along with a wooden toboggan to a ten-thousand foot high mountain. A snow covered peak often called “Mount Baldy which was located in the San Gabriel Mountain range. Mountains of the Los Angeles basin. .” FewContinue reading “So this is snow huh?”

To hell with partisan politics.

I’m tired of it. We need someone or some group who can keep us on an even Kiel. The last president did his best to run our country into the ground. He was more taken by authoritarians and rogues than people vested in normal American politics. We knew he was capable of this by hisContinue reading “To hell with partisan politics.”

Painted mostly black.

Back in my collegiate years and commuting from the little town of Inglewood to Pepperdine University I found it necessary to purchase a second car. While I was in college my wife drove our only car to her work in Westchester. Necessitating the need for a second car for me. Just a car for reliableContinue reading “Painted mostly black.”

A tale of two neighborhoods.

It was the best of times and the worst of times. It all started out in our little working class community in East Los Angeles. Located between the B. F. Goodrich tire factory on the west end and the Edison high tension power lines on the east. About two miles from end to end. SeeContinue reading “A tale of two neighborhoods.”

I no longer wish to be Binary.

Dear You, I am going non-binary. No longer shall I be called or referred to as Papa. I am going to catch up with the politically correct trend. So mo more Pops or Daddy. No more Uncle Chuck. Just call me Family Relative. No he nor him or Grandfather. Just call me an it. Yes,Continue reading “I no longer wish to be Binary.”

Oh my! I could have driven that thing.

Dateline Los Angeles. My dad had assumed ownership from his oldest daughter a dull blue 1937 Ford sedan back when I was in high school. This was in the late 1950s up until the early 1960s. The twenty year old vehicle was my older sisters but gave up when she moved away. The old blueContinue reading “Oh my! I could have driven that thing.”

More about this Rose Parade thing.

Before I forget, I need to mention what happens the night before the Rose Parade in Pasadena, California. Sometimes called New Year’s Eve. At about 10-PM people start gathering on Colorado Boulevard in the safe areas between the blue line and the curb. People setting up their viewing space out from the curb with foldingContinue reading “More about this Rose Parade thing.”