Wednesday, July 25, 2012
In Abilene in 1957 we were still discussing the sin of mixed bathing. Occasionally someone who had good sense would remind us it wasn't actually mixed bathing people were engaging in but mixed swimming.
They were right about me. One of the first places I headed after landing in L.A. was the beach.
Oh, how I loved it! And I still do.
Yes, my old bones love the warmth of the desert but my heart belongs to the ocean.
Even in 1957 it was smoggy in L.A.—really smoggy. But you know what, I didn't mind it too much.
I hated the cold, blowing wind that just cut right through me in Abilene. Most days in L.A. were beautiful and still are.
Great weather, great restaurants, great beaches, great sports—the list goes on and on. Great!
L.A. is a great place for preachers. There's a lot of sin there. California is the Corinth of the Bible.
Looking for looney? Head West. Yes, I admit we are looney in the Southwest but they are loonier in L.A.