Happy 2011, everyone! In spite of my advanced years, I was able to stay awake and greet the new year with a sparkling flute of bubbly and great expectations.
At 8 a.m. on New Year's Day, I was quite cozy in bed with my eiderdown over me and dog Lola snuggled up against me to watch the Rose Parade.
Our very own Rose Queen Evanne Friedman, a La Cañada High School senior, was looking beautiful as she waved from her flowered perch to the multitude of cheering parade enthusiasts. Other local students who were on Friedman's Royal Court float were Jessica Montoya, who attends Flintridge Prep, and Kathryn Thomson who is a student at Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy.
Congratulations go to all the float builders and volunteer "petal pushers" who worked long and hard in very nippy weather to ready our float "3-2-1- DIG!" for its historic ride down Colorado Boulevard.