Saturday, October 02, 2010

October 2

Chapel bell
Oakwood Memorial Park is located in a somewhat remote part of the northwest San Fernando Valley, surrounded by rocky hills that served as a backdrop to many cowboy movies. Rattlesnake warning signs abound. Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers are buried there.

I had been sketching the chapel for a few minutes when a nicely dressed young man approached.

"You can't draw," he informed me.
"You can't draw the church. We don't allow painting here."
"Er ... "
"But that's OK, I'm a painter too. If anyone asks, I will tell them you are reading."
"Er OK ... thanks!"
And off he went. Very odd.

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