Writer: Erin Grycel

Making the Home Grade With Mom

Alarm clocks ring, water rushes out of the shower nozzle, and the aroma of burnt toast lingers in the kitchen. In a last minute effort, a child searches for his favorite T-shirt to wear to school, while his father looks for a misplaced set of car keys.

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Thirty Days to Make It

As children in suburbia lay their heads down to sleep in a warm bed and have Dr. Seuss stories read to them, four not so fortunate children desperately look out of the windows of a Pinto, wondering where they will sleep for the night.

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From the Editor

At the age of 5, my definition of Thanksgiving was dinner at Mama’s house, my great-grandmother’s house, on Mar Vista Avenue in Pasadena.

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Treasures From Grandmother’s Attic

The former chicken ranch on White Avenue appears to be abandoned and almost lifeless. Creaking in the wind, a sign states “We sell, buy, or trade antique furniture.” The long gravel path, along with rickety antique furniture and looming cobwebs, evokes images of Boo Radley peering through a broken window at onlookers.

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Making Masterpiece Signs Out of Metal

A gigantic, fabricated aluminum foot towers above the exterior entrance of the Nickelodeon headquarters in Burbank. In downtown Los Angeles, Arco Towers has more than 1,000 different room number, name piece and restroom signs. The upcoming aquarium in Long Beach consists of multiple evacuation maps mounted on the interior walls.

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