I'm back in Long Beach this week, and would like to share a bit of it with you.
We used to have a wonderful department store in Long Beach, called Buffum’s. It fell victim to the times in 1990 and closed its doors after 87 years of serving Long Beach. But before it closed I went there specifically to purchases something so I would always remember this store I so loved. “In the Cupboard” is this little vase with a cat among the flowers; and, every time I look at it, I think of Buffum’s.
McDonnell Douglas is still a “Big” deal in Long Beach, even though it merged with Boeing in 1997. And actually, McDonnell merged with Douglas in 1967. This is the site that Douglas built its Long Beach plant in 1941. My father worked there before joining World War II.
Every year the city sends out a Long Beach Calendar. 2013 is “On the Wall” in my quilt room ready to go.