Thursday, December 30, 2010

Knott's Berry Farm

Knott's Berry Farm is an amusement park about ten miles from our house. It started as a berry stand during the Depression, and grew as Walter Knott started collecting buildings from ghost towns and assembling a pioneer town in a field. Until the late sixties it was free and anyone could go and wander around. My family would sometimes go after church and eat at the Chicken Restaurant. Good times, people, good times.

I love this picture of me and my pretty mom because although she is smiling for the photo, she is also giving somebody the stink-eye off camera, most likely my big brother. I'm rocking a velvet and taffeta dress with a white patent leather purse. I'm also wearing matching patent leather shoes. So if you were wondering how the Scott family made it to California, it was dressed like this, gloves, hats, handbags and the stink-eye with a smile.


The highlight of my childhood was making my brother laugh
so hard that food came out his nose.  ~Garrison Keillor


  1. I love it! "The stink-eye with a smile"...I find myself doing that with my kids occasionally. You look maaaahhhhvelous in the pic btw.

  2. Ah, thanks. I'm pretty sure I had a hat and gloves too but probably tore them off the first chance Mom would let me.

  3. You two look so beautiful! I like how Mom keeps smiling for the camera while keeping order in the sidelines.

  4. What we all aspire to in Momland. :-)

  5. I did not know that about Knott's Berry Farm- free-for families to roam! I love the picture- your mom is very pretty- and the smiling stink-eye?!
    Universal motherhood tactic!

  6. I love that you were so proud of your handbag that you had to hold it up for the photo..hahaha!

    Happy New Year to you and yours, Maz! May 2011 be wonderful!

  7. That same look into the camera that now peeks out from behind the tree...wonderful!