Oct 3, 2010

Taft, CA


I spent the 2-10 year-old years of my life in this town. Kinda interesting, isn't it?

6 comments:

Anna said...

I'm going home for the Oildorado celebration this year. And my 10-year H.S reunion which was scheduled for the same time. Oildorado should be more fun though. :)

elizabeth said...

I never knew.

Lyle said...

Um, I know I'm kind of horning in on your blog here, but you are the only one of my Anderson nieces that I know knows about Magic Birthdays and also has a blog I occasionally visit, so I thought I would share that I'm having my Magic Birthday today. I might be going overboard a bit here just because I didn't realize it until this morning and I'm now trying to compensate. I mean, it only happens once in a lifetime.

momacita said...

Lyle, I totally forgot about mine. That would have been back in 2002. Oh, that's why I forgot. Not a good birthday that year. Dave passed his up in 1998. We're getting old. Course, if you were born in 1976 and after like my kids, you have a long ways to go. Could be challenging to achieve. I guess Jacob Baines Harber won't have his magic birthday until he turns 100 in 2100. That's weird to think about.

momacita said...

How come we lived there for 7 years and went to the Kern Museum and never knew about this. A year and a half? Cool. I loved the comment about how oil represented wealth and prosperity, not an ecological disaster, and the one about talking to a millionaire and not knowing it. That's awesome. You kids probably can't remember but when we moved there there were a dress shop, a menswear shop, a shoe shop, a kids' clothing shop, a couple of drugstores, a couple of florists, JCPenney, the theatre of course, just on Main St. Things went downhill economically in a hurry.

Lyle said...

Actually, you could say he had his Magic Birthday on the day he was born. And on the subject of Taft, did people who lived there lose the ability to smell that pervasive odor of "black gold?"