Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Mystery History


Where are we? And what's happening?

The person to come closest to guessing correctly will win a fabulous prize!

I'll have the full scoop on Thursday.

8 comments:

JM in Pasadena said...

Is it the launching of the second USS Pasadena, in December of 1943 in Quincy, Mass.? The lady breaking the Champagne bottle would most likely be Mrs. C.G. Wopschall, who, according to Wikipedia, sponsored the ship.

Pasadena Adjacent said...

PETA attacking the little old lady from Pasadena for wearing a dead duck atop her head and dead animals on her back

Bellis said...

I'm with you there, PA, though I think she's wearing the very last carrier pigeon and the final grizzly bear of the San Gabriels.

Margaret said...

I think PA might be right, but if now, how about someone Christening the power plant on Glen Arm and Fair Oaks.

altadenahiker said...

Mrs. Pennington-Smythe, gracious San Marino socialite, once lived in pre-WWI Paris as an abstract painter known simply as Nadja. For a charity exhibition in Pasadena, she kindly exhibited her technique – the one later adapted by protégée (and, rumor has it, lover) Jackson Pollack.

Cafe Observer said...

I best keep quiet. Not a bark from me.

Petrea said...

Does one really christen a ship in fur? I'm so practical. I wouldn't want to get champagne on my expensive coat because of the dry cleaning bill.

As Mrs. Wopschall was pre-politically correct, I concede to JM.

TAMMY said...

The luanching of the airship Pasadena on it's first flight to L.A.?