Monday, January 25, 2010

Colton High School

Colton High School
Colton, California

Yellow Jackets
Opened 1896

3,200 students (grades 9-12)

Colton High School
Colton, Oregon
238 students (grades 9-12)

Colton High School
Colton, Washington


108 students (grades 7-12)

If you know of any other Colton High Schools, let me know. I always tell people in other countries not to give the name of any city or town without listing the state.

Did you know there is a Los Angeles in Texas? There is also a New York in Texas. Both of these towns are very small. Hollywood isn't a city in California (it's a Los Angeles neighborhood) but it is a city in Florida. (West Hollywood is a city that neighbors Hollywood, California. For many years it was thought of as the unincorporated part of Hollywood.)

Friday, January 15, 2010

This month's sponsors...

Marx Toys

The best toys are made by Marx. Everyone loves the Rock em' Sock em' Robots. In the past, Marx created the Stonewall Smith action figure for Montgomery Ward and later made the Buddy Charlie action figure. Unlike the competition, these toy soldiers were made right here in the United States. Marx toy trains work everywhere without electrical power. All Marx toys are American made. Next time you go shopping, look for Marx Toys, made by Louis Marx and Company of New York City.


Many television programs have the famous tag, "Fashions by Ohrbach's." While most of the television shows that carry this tag originate in New York, you will be glad to know that you, too, can buy your fashions at Ohrbach's.

In the Los Cerritos Shopping Center in Cerritos, they are the anchor store. We may not have Macy's, Gimbel's, or Strawbridge and Clothier, but we do have Ohrbach's. And, surprisingly, they aren't that expensive.

Movieland Wax Museum

Located on Beach Blvd. (State Route 39) in Buena Park, this is the best wax museum of its kind in the world. See your favorite scenes from some of your favorite movies. If you get tired of movies, hop over to the Palace of Living Art, which is also located on the premises. Here, you can see wax life size reproductions of your favorite paintings. You can see the Blue Boy and Pinkie. Both of these paintings are housed nearby in the Huntington Library in San Marino. But if you want to see what it really looked like, go to Buena Park. It's within walking distance of Knott's Berry Farm!


Located in the Mount Vernon Shopping Center at the corner of Mount Vernon Avenue (Business Route US 91-395) and Olive Street. We feature Jerseymaid milk and Iris soda pop.

Minnie Pearl's Fried Chicken

Located near McDonald's and Minnie Pearl's Roast Beef Sandwiches on Foothill Boulevard (US Route 66) in Rialto. This week's special is two of Cousin Minnie's pies for the price of one. There is no limit. Come this weekend and enjoy the tastiest fried chicken you ever ate. Made from Cousin Minnie's own recipe. You'd think she fried it herself!

DISCLAIMER: Just so you know, the above firms no longer exist. And Macy's took over almost every department chain in the United States, including the territory of Guam.

Monday, January 04, 2010

San Bernadino [sic]

What's wrong with my spelling? I was looking at some old books at the local bookstore here in Cagayan de Oro and they referred to the county seat of my hometown as the name of the city you see written at the top of this page.

In grade school, even though we didn't actually live in the county seat, my fifth grade teacher had a very unusual spelling test. Without preparation she tested us on the spelling of words placed on street signs. Words included crossing, through, prohibited, railroad, and the name of the county seat. Five terms on an unprepared spelling test. Most of the class wrote xing, thru, and RXR, which were wrong. But that's the way they are spelled on signs. Surprisingly most of the class could spell prohibited.

No one could spell the county seat, which is properly spelled (and pronounced) San Bernardino. It has two Rs in it. If you can't see that, you must be from Los Angeles and believe that only hicks live in area code 909. (This is the reason why Riverside broke out of that area code and went with 951 a few years ago... Seriously!)