Oh, Those Wacky Blooms!
It was my Uncle Mort's 93rd birthday this past weekend. Instead of having a party, Mort wanted to tour some of his old favorite places in Los Angeles. His daughters, Amie, Barbara and Carol put together the "Mort's Guide to L.A." map and, along with my Aunt Frances, they set off to tour the City.
Carol and Amie
They hit some former Bloom family stomping grounds like Boyle Heights, Downtown L.A., Hollywood and points west. On Sunday, OUR house was on the tour map. Frances and Mort hadn't seen our new room addition, so Amie and Carol brought them over in the afternoon.
Amie, telling me about their previous adventures
I had prepared a notebook filled with some vintage photos that my grandmother, Ethel (Mort's mother) had given my Dad (George) years and years ago. Mort loved seeing the old photos from his youth. They toured the house and then had a few snacks.
My recent crochet projects were on the dining room table. The Granny Mandalas were in progress.
Mort picked up one of the mandalas (doily) and plopped it on his head. Luckily, Larry was ready with the camera.
Nothing like a feisty 93-year-old! Happy Birthday, Uncle Mort!1950, Hollywood, California
L-R: Pop, Lawrence and Brothers, Mort, George and Hi Bloom
Front Row - my brother, Ken Bloom