Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Cookie Goes to School

Every day around 3PM Cookie and I take a walk down Highridge Road. The children walking home from Ridgecrest grammar school all know and love Cookie and dozens take the time to give her a pat, a hug or a scratch. Goldens are hard to resist. Today a group of Chinese children who live in our neighborhood stopped and one asked: What's her name again? Another little girl responded "she's Cookie." I said that she is also Galleta in Spanish and Puchinya in Russian; does anyone know her name in Chinese? The little girl shot right back: "Fortune Cookie." These kids are brilliant!

Speaking of smart children in Palos Verdes, the Asia America Youth Orchestra is presenting the concert "Classical is Cool" at the Norris Theater on May 1, 2005. David Benoit is conducting the celebration of classical music from the movies. Tickets are going fast.

Former Peninsula resident Ralph of LA to El Dorado blog fame asked about the construction at the Point Vicente Interpretive Center. The charming natural history museum has been closed for several years while the government was deciding who was responsible to remove the lead in the soil (from bullets) that had shut down construction. They finally got the lead out and began construction last month. It should be ready to reopen by the end of the year. I belong to the Los Serenos docents who run the Interpretive Center. While it has been closed we docents have taken thousands of kids and adults on hikes to the tidepools, trails and fossil digs. We have as much fun as the kids do.


Blogger Ralph said...

I am happy to hear that it will be back after all these years.

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