Edited to add: WAH! I wrote this entry on New Year's Eve, planning to post it the following morning, on New Year's Day to coincide with the Rose Bowl and the Rose Parade. I had been feeling a tad better on New Year's Eve, actually got a bit done around the house ... only to wake up on New Year's Day with the stomach flu! GAH! This is the most depressing, ridiculous, frustrating, bummer to say the least, of a few weeks. Yes, it's been going on for weeks now. SOB. Trying my best to remain cheerful.
I hope you all had lovely New Years Eve's and New Years Days!
I found these souvenirs from 1947 in my mother's things. My parents lived in Seattle at the time and my dad went down to Pasadena to visit family and to attend the Rose Bowl Game. He sent my mother this souvenir photo folder of the Rose Parade. Sadly the photos aren't real photo postcards like you would buy today - they're very blurry copies of photos, printed on poor quality paper.
One of my favorite things in the whole world is watching the Rose Parade on the television on New Years Day morning! It takes place only about a half hour or so away from me but I've never been in person. My parents took my brother when he was small but didn't go again after I was born. So I missed out on the opportunity as a kiddie when I had the stuff it takes to sit out there in the cold for hours. WAH! And now I'm too old and cranky to endure the cold and the crowds and the sore rear end. So I enjoy it with my french toast and view from the couch.
Hope you can make out these photos a bit ... so quaint and unsophisticated seeming now ...