Sunday, August 21, 2011

Notes from Moss Cottage

Arrived last Sunday to resume duty of cat nanny to the infamous Cat Posee while Mary Ann http://dispatchfromla.typepad.com heads off to Budapest. Minus, of course, one fabulous deputy sheriff, namely, Buck Moss. Seeing Mary Ann standing there with her much bandaged thumb I could only think of this:
Sometimes grief is so real you can slice it like butter...


This time the hubby drove me out and made instant friends with Wyatt and Corky as I knew he would. After feeding them, petting and grooming we all set out on the patio. Seems as if they were waiting. Waiting for Buck.


Ms. Mary set us out for a day trip to Union Station on the Gold Line Metro.

Mike was eager to visit Union Station where his dad and mom were during WW11. She was actually pregnant with him at the time. We sat in almost every seat hoping to have sat in same ones they did so long ago....

The beautiful ceiling inside the station:


Love letters - some from California 1942:

Little Mexico right outside Union Station. Admittedly a very bad video but only 2 minutes, to just get the flavor:


New Project 5 from Corliss Eden on Vimeo.

The train at end of the video took us here:



After dinner in Chinatown we drug our tired legs back on the Gold Line and to Moss Cottage. We told Wyatt and Corky of our great adventure and they told us theirs....


5 comments:

mary ann said...

aw corky, cat nanny extraordinaire, thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything. glad you enjoyed union station and olvera street and chinatown. you took some wonderful photos!!!

love from budapest,

mary ann

Nancy Lynn said...

Thanks Corliss for your update on Moss Cottage and I know she is so relieved to have you watching out for the cat posse. We miss her at FTB.

Cynthia of Cynful Creations said...

Beautiful photos. I especially love the little suitcase filled with letters, not sure I understand where that is in relation to the train station?? How sweet that you and your husband tried sitting in all the seats, in memory of his parents. Give our regards to the remaining cat posse, I'm sure Buck's presence is still strongly felt in their hearts as he is in ours.

Corliss said...

Oh thank you Cynthia! The suitcase was given to us when my husband's mother passed. It is filled with all the original letters, postcards and memorabilia they wrote to each other while he served in WW11. Many of them were sent directly from Union Station and she came to visit him there while pregnant with my husband. So it was a special day! Wyatt and Corky are doing well although I sense Wyatt is still looking for Buck to come home the most.

alteredbee said...

I really enjoyed the tour you give us here. Looks like you had fun taking these great photos.