Happy New Year
enjoy our slide show visit of Rose Parade’s Past
I attended the Rose Bowl Parade that year so I might have seen your handiwork. What I remember most were all the people sleeping on the sidewalk and in the gutter and then the Shriners on their tiny modpeds and cars. Crazy.
And Happy New Year!
So many flowers, so much glue.
Happy new year.
It seems like a lot of us are fixated on the parade this year. I’m very impressed by snow. How do you do that?
Amazing photos – thanks for sharing! Aside from the difference in float styles (it seems like they barely look like they are made of flowers anymore, whereas you can certainly see that in the old ones), it is fun to try and figure out where you took these photos along Colorado!
Oh You Poor baby!!! I am appalled! You didn’t tell me you were used for that slave labor doctatorship of The Rose Dull Parade! Agh!
I’d know you anywhere. It seems I’d also know you any time. Adorable, adorable, though you don’t look particularly pleased.
I enjoyed the slide show. Like Ben, I like seeing the shots of Pasadena’s not-too-distant past.
It’s about time someone left a comment here this year, don’t ya think!!
Anyway, the above commentators are trying to infer this is you from many decades past, deep in the last century even! We know you are not old at all and always carry a smiling, sunny, chilly disposition. Just like 2days Pasadena weather.
Petal Pushers Unite! I too did the flowers and glue thing. I think it’s required of all SoCal kids. Love the historic kodachrome photos. The rain ones must be 1954. (One of the couple of times it rained on the parade.) Took my daughter for the first time this morning. Had a blast. HAPPY NEW YEAR!
First time I’ve ever enjoyed the Rose Parade is right here. Weird, sweet, touching, and refreshing as the land of sky blue waters.
Is that you? You mastered that defiant artist’s expression at an early age!
Fun photos of the floats!
I helped decorate a float one year. I think I had that same expression on my face. Happy New Year!
I once opened a flower shop in Pasadena on January 2nd. No customers came in and I had to shut down later that day. Bad timing I guess. Cute picture of an unknown young girl arranging dirt. I’m curious if a bribe or a threat was involved and was the photographer’s head bitten off after the shoot?
It is amazing how the parade always looks so inviting – the skies blue, the air crisp, the floats ‘flowered’. We forget the ‘other side’.
I think I saw that parade in person. I can remember parades by who the Grand Marshall was. The Apollo 12 astronauts were my favorites.
Happy day 2 of 2011!
Cute kid! Got her pout on, ain’t diggin’ the dirt or the diggin’ in the dirt? I do like these “old” photos and hope to get to my own some day.
Can’t say I’m a parade guy. In Detroit it’s the Thanksgiving Day parade that’s a big deal. “Let’s go fight traffic at dawn in order to freeze our tails off in a show of fellowship.” I don’t get it. Harruuumph. But once again I seem to be in a tiny minority. What a rebel.
Happy New Year, PA! Love your teenage scowl. Such a cute kid. I’m one of those who avoid the parade like a plague, but looking at your old photos makes me wish I’d seen this year’s floats just to see how they’ve changed over the years. These are fabulous.
I never liked Raymond Burr.
Happy New Year PA!
Hey…I messed up with the comments again…not at the start of the new year!
Happy New Year to you and Mr. V. I adore the photo of you. I definitely saw that year’s parade.
PS – great collection of vintage parade photos. I kept trying to figure out if any of the businesses are still there.
I love Raymond Burr. Your sister was blocking his light!
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