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. "Sorry?" "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.