Gone but (shudder) not forgotten

Big Boy 020I 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.

 

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Warnin’!

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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.

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Let’s just say fowls may cross

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!

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Greetings of the Festivus season

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.

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