Stay Cool - Vintage Photo Friday
Temperatures will be topping 100 degrees in Los Angeles this weekend. In some places, it will be even hotter! Ugh! I thought summer was over. How can I possibly even think about knitting and/or crocheting a cozy sweater in this kind of weather? Double Ugh!
The Los Angeles area is blessed with a lot of swimming pools. This is an excellent way to stay cool and even swim a bit for exercise. Here are some fancy-shmancy pools in the L.A. area. I wish we had a pool like one of these!
|1950. Movie idol, Clark Gable, and his bride, the former Sylvia Stanley, are shown beside the pool at their home in Encino. Herald Examiner Photo Collection|
|1954. Pianist Liberace stands on the keys of his piano-shaped swimming pool at his Sherman Oaks home. Valley Times Collection|
|1939. Swimming pool at the Beverly Hills Hotel. Ralph Morris Collection|
We never had a pool when I was growing up. When it got too hot, we'd head down to Santa Monica Beach or Malibu and hit the waves. Luckily, I had plenty of friends and relatives with swimming pools.
|1962. Ellen at Aunt Frances' and Uncle Mort's Pool, Brentwood.|
Hydrate and stay cool, my friends.