Sunday, May 4, 2008

The Rear View Mirror

Town looks a lot different now than it did in 1928. My great-grandparents' boarding house was one block south on this same road, now Highway 101. Otto and Clara served passengers of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway, who stopped by for a bite to eat or a layover on the long dusty journey between Los Angeles and San Diego. Now a self serve car wash stands where they used to grow their food and raise their livestock. My dad remembers his grandpa always farmed in a suit coat, as he was a gentleman and very old school. We'll be putting in our own vegetables later this week, not far up the road from where this photo was taken 80 years ago. It's good to know that no matter how much things change, much remains the same.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

WOW!! It sure looks different today. Where's the traffic jam and all the tourists?