Monday, May 30, 2016

US Coast Guard Veteran Lee Cline Remembered

(Mod: Something for Memorial Day. Military veteran Lee Cline, former Sierra Madre City Councilmember and a man who did a whole lot for his community, was remembered in the California State Assembly shortly after his passing. You might want to take a moment and view this thought provoking video.)

Click here for video.

Do you know this house?
(Mod: Check out this recent article in the Los Angeles Times about their Sierra Madre "Home of the Week." I don't recall ever having seen it before. Link here. Be sure to take the virtual tour!)


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16 comments:

  1. I miss Lee Cline and Fay Angus

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    1. God bless them both. Wonderful people.

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  2. I've seen it. If not mistaken it had a large lighted angel hanging above the door.

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    1. It looks like it is made out of ice cubes.

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    2. Set among traditional architecture on a lovely street, this thing is discordant at best.It is near where I live and it is just an "in your face" vanity project

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  3. The fake grass roof is odd. Putting practice?

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  4. It certainly does not fit in to the neighborhood, and it has no real yard.

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  5. Anyone know who the architect was?

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    1. Call the realtors, they'd probably know
      David Knight and Jeffrey Vanderpool, Keller Williams Realty, (626) 204-3300

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  6. It replaced a modest 1950's/60's stucco residence. It was not built in 1960. All the glass, checker plate, corrugated steel would show up as a 1980's/90's construction. I wouldn't doubt that the owner/builder applied for a reduced-price building permit by keeping "X" % of the original structure. That was the scam of the time. I was in it recently at an open house. What a mess. Maybe in Malibu. None of the rooms take in the mountain view. Very poorly sited on the lot. Will they get their riduculous over priced listing? Maybe? If not, pity? Nope, none what-so-ever. And yes, what about the artificial grass? When I was at the open house it was a mild spring day and it was not up there then, not to mention the metal checker plate entrance way, etc.

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  7. LA County parcel map link shows it was built in 1960, but that was little stucco number that was torn down and replaced by this glass block, steel checker-plate and corrugated steel mess in 1991.

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  8. The VFW Memorial Day ceremony at Pioneer cemetery this morning was inspiring. Mary Ann, the key note speaker, was wonderful

    Duncan and all the Vets are true hero.

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    1. Thanks to VFW Post 3208 for another fine presentation for Memorial Day. It was most heart warming.
      I will remember to do as Mary Ann stated, that is to say, THANK a soldier for ALL our freedoms.
      God Bless America🇺🇸

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    2. Her speech was nice, but she lost the meaning of the day, it's to mourn and revere the dead, not a day to line item the adventures of the good "alive" men in attendance. Their day is Veterans Day. Sure, go ahead, attack me for being petty and heartless, that's a right those men and women died to protect.

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  9. MaryAnn is always a wonderful speaker

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  10. Cue the Miami Vice theme song for that house. I love the life size purple angel/demon thing just above the front door.

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