I spent Tuesday afternoon at the Pomona Public Library, giving myself eyestrain over the course of a couple of hours peering at microfilm copies of the Progress-Bulletin from the ’40s to the ’70s as I researched the Pomona Christmas Parade history for Friday’s column.
Found some amusing and startling stuff. For one, the parade is older than the Jaycees (“56th annual”) think it is. For another: the 1976 grand marshal was Donald Duck. I’m following in a grand tradition, folks.
In case you’ve forgotten, the parade is in three days: this Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon, on East Holt Boulevard from Caswell to East End. Be there or spend the rest of your life regretting it.
On my drive home from the library, I stopped at a red light in Claremont alongside a sportscar presumably driven by a dentist. Its vanity plate: UFLOSS.