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Too Much Information! Memories of Vera Price

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Today I doubt if the school board would allow a student to be in his grandmother’s class, but in 1952, I guess it wasn’t a problem, because Mrs. Vera Price’s grandson, Max Callicott, was in our fifth grade class. I remember this incident well and have laughed about it through the years.  Wonder if Max remembers.

Mrs. Price was demonstrating how small things can affect our appearance, the way we wear our hair, the clothes we wear, etc.  She then took her glasses off to show us how different she looked.  We all agreed she looked ‘funny’ without them.

Max chirped up and said loudly, “If you think she looks funny without her glasses, you should see her without her teeth!”

She stood speechless for a minute, then changed the subject.  We had learned enough for one day!

Henri Matisse (1869-1954) ‘Seated Blue Nude II’, Paper Cut-Outs

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Due to health problems in the latter years of Henri Matisse’s life  he was unable to paint, so from his bed or wheelchair he made paper cut outs of nudes in blue, which were assembled by his assistants. This was created in 1952, Matisse died in 1954.

  I have a copy of this wonderful piece of  work and  I like it very much.

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emme bleue assise 2 / Seated Blue Nude 2. Color lithograph after a paper cut-out and gouache, 1952. Published in the deluxe art review,Verve. This work was produced undere Matisse’s supervision for a special issue of Verve dedicated to Matisse’s paper cut-outs. He died before the work was published and the volume then became a tribute to Matisse, Les Dernieres Oeuvres de Matisse. Signed in the stone. 

source: spaightwoodgalleries.com

A Reminder from the Gas Company

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Suspect a natural gas leak? Look, listen and smell for signs.

Practicing safety means knowing what to do and taking action to protect yourself. Get the latest information about thesigns of a gas leak.

Indoors

  • The distinctive odor of natural gas.
    • But do not rely exclusively on the distinctive odor to determine whether or not there may be a gas leak.
    • Further information is available in our section entitled Do Not Rely on Just Your Nose.
  • A damaged connection to a gas appliance.
  • A hissing, whistling or roaring sound near a gas appliance or pipeline.

Outdoors

  • The distinctive odor of natural gas.
    • But do not rely exclusively on the distinctive odor to determine whether or not there may be a gas leak.

  • A hissing, whistling or roaring sound near a gas appliance or gas house piping.
    • Special markers show the location of most major pipelines.

     

  • Dead or dying vegetation in an otherwise moist area over or near pipeline areas.
  • A fire or explosion near a pipeline.
  • Dirt or water being thrown in the air.
  • Exposed pipeline after an earthquake, fire, flood or other disaster.

 

Remember, a gas leak can be recognized by sight, smell or sound. And, keep in mind that natural gas can be ignited from an open flame, a lit cigarette, or anything that can cause a spark, even static electricity.

Don’t turn a light switch on or off and don’t operate any electronic device, power tool or vehicle, or other equipment that can cause a spark. Be aware that gas blowing from a plastic pipe may create static electricity that can ignite the gas.

 

If you suspect a gas leak, immediately evacuate the area, and from a safe location, call your gas company.

( I added my  SoCal Gas Co’s # to my cell phone,  just in case!)

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