I don’t know what they sold in this store on Monte Vista Avenue in Montclair, probably wigs, but the name and logo always creeped me out when I’d drive by, making me think of, oh, I dunno, dolls with human hair that might come to life and strangle you in your sleep, while looking perky and innocent when found over your bruised corpse.
Now that the store is out of business, I thought I’d memorialize it before the sign is plucked.
In Fontana, on Citrus Avenue crossing the 10 Freeway, Earl De Vries saw a “Share the Road” sign for bicyclists that might also apply to construction equpment, which seems to have its own lane.
A sign on the lot just below the Metrolink tracks in Upland, on the site of the former Hoyt Lumber yard, takes a folksy approach. I don’t know if the sign, posted by San Bernardino Associated Governments, is missing one G or mistakenly included the other two. Photo by Councilman Gino Filippi, who’s as handy with a camera as he is with a corkscrew.
This cute sign in Ontario was seen in the 3300 block of Guasti Road by reader Bob Terry. Note that “Goose” has been altered to “Geese” to match the plural number in the drawing.
Grammatically correct or not, the sign isn’t always effective. A few days before he took the photo, Terry emailed to say: “Sad to report that as I write this a possible future Xmas dinner is dead in the road.” Careful, drivers!
In Florida, my friend Russ Lemmon spotted this sign in a retirement community. I like how the Allen in question merits a first initial.
An assisted living complex in Rancho Cucamonga has a “welcome” sign so specific, mysterious and emphatic (two exclamation points!!), that I felt compelled to pull over to take a photo.
An Upland reader who might rather I didn’t use his name sent me the above photo with the comment, “Did you know about ‘party aisle #15’ at Home Depot?”
Let me know when the lingerie is half off. (Seen in Upland.)
… oodwill toward men. Seen in Chino. Merry Christmas!
The fictional holiday from “Seinfeld” is catching on here in the real world. My former colleague Wendy Leung found this front yard Christmas decoration in Oxnard spared space for Festivus. The holiday is celebrated on Dec. 23 (Sunday this year) with feats of strength and the airing of grievances. The only official Festivus decoration is an unadorned aluminum pole. It’s a low-budget holiday.