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A drive-through polio vaccine clinic held six decades ago in Glendale, California.



LIFE via THE WASHINGTON POST


This could be us in the near future.


Does anyone recall the Cutter Incident. It's a very interesting story and cautionary tale.
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I remember lining up for the Sabin polio vaccine when I was 10 in 1962. They gave it in a little sugar cube which you swallowed. Swallowing a sugar cube was less scary to a kid than the Salk vaccine, which was a shot in the rump or arm. However, the Sabin vaccine used viruses that we're still partly alive, so once in a while (rare) some got polio symptoms. The Salk vaccine used killed viruses (except in the Cutter lab screwup), so it was generally a bit safer. But in recent decades I believe the Sabin-type vaccine with weakened (attenuated) viruses is the more commonly used because it is cheaper to produce and administer.

Had a rough day today. Lost my cat Maya, sweetest & smartest cat ever. Maya was very brave at the end and even purred and didn't complain. I hope I am as brave at my end. If there is a heaven I can't imagine a good God leaving the dogs and cats outside. Rest in peace sweet Maya. I will miss you dearly.

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Sincere condolences...
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CaliNative,

My sincere condolences at your loss. All I can say is, I empathize.
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My condolences, CaliNative - I lost my cat Petey Pete just about a month ago. If there's a heaven without cats and dogs, I don't wanna go there.

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I think your reasoning is quite accurate!

I love the photos you've occasionally posted of your family, Scott Charles.

I picture the lady on the right saying: "Well! I didn't come here to be insulted!"

Groucho: "No? Where do you usually go?"


Thanks, Martin Pal! I stumbled across a great cache of old photos in the garage lately, but almost none of them are appropriate fare for Noirish LA - I wish my parents had taken some photos of buildings once in a while instead of ONLY taking pictures of people!
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Going through my late father's stuff recently, I found this letter:

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Am I correct in assuming this letter is going to be framed and prominently displayed? I know that's what I would do.
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Losing A Loved One

I offer my condolences to you on losing your cat. Our pets are more than just a cat or dog they are family. At the beginning of the year I lost my favorite Wiemarimer, I was heart broken. My other Wien grieved and gradually passed away too. I still miss them greatly.
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This similar color view was posted by e_r back in 2017.

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You can even see the Hollywood sign, 10 miles away, among the telephone poles in this photo, what the heck kind of lens was this taken with?
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I wonder if we could figure out who Peter Schaefer was, if he was co-ordinating this party and where he worked or something?

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Who is it that's looked up people in old census statistics for many posts? Maybe he's in the 1960 census at this address and lists his occupation.
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It appears that our Miss Ryl is--and indeed still "is," as she's now living in Laguna Hills--a name to conjure with. She was a sales consultant for You Bet Your Life in 1961 (see her IMDB listing); and in the course of time did a well-remembered video, which is on YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yP7MzmjHmZc

and her work has a continuing presence:


http://www.superb.org/support/main.htm
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Peter Schaefer lived at the same address in 1993

Name: Peter Schaefer
Gender: Male
Residence Years: 1993
Address: 583 1/2 N Windsor Blvd
Residence Place: Los Angeles, California, USA
Zip Code: 90004
Phone Number: 213-462-0580
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from Ancestry.com
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I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your cat. I lost one of mine in March of this year. Your post brought tears to my eyes again
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Scott,

Am I correct in assuming this letter is going to be framed and prominently displayed? I know that's what I would do.
I certainly will end up framing it, Bristolian - I actually found so many cool old photos while going through my parents' things, I think I'll be buying more than a few new picture frames!

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I certainly will end up framing it, Bristolian - I actually found so many cool old photos while going through my parents' things, I think I'll be buying more than a few new picture frames!



Very cool. My dad was a big Sinatra fan but I'm afraid his closest connection was a pretty cool photo he took of Frank at a concert at the forum.
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