September 22, 2018 - Today we returned to Judy's old stomping grounds in the San Fernando Valley. Our destination was the Museum of the San Fernando Valley in Northridge, CA. The mission of the museum is to acquire, display, and preserve the artifacts, documents and records of the San Fernando Valley. It was quite a trip down memory lane for Judy, starting with her former home at 8735 Oak Park Avenue in Northridge.
Judy worked at this Baskin Robbins at Balboa and Devonshire in 1959. The pink leather upholstered booths were still there!
This Von's at Reseda and Nordhoff was one of three Von's stores in the Valley that she worked in.
The museum is on the second floor of an office building, in very pleasant surroundings.
It's on the small side but it has many artifacts.
This is a 1945 photo of Norma Jeane Dougherty assembling propellers at the Radioplane factory in Van Nuys.
Norma Jeane looked a little different ten years later in 1955.
A tribute to the Westmore family, makeup artists to the stars.
A tribute to the Mid-Century Modern architects and furniture designers in the Valley.
The Valley had a large population of little people after the filming of the Wizard of Oz.
Rafters was one of the favorite restaurants of Judy and Bev's parents in the Valley.
Since the museum didn't open until noon, we stopped in Chatsworth first to have lunch at the Munch Box. It was our second time here and it was as great as ever! Today we each had one of their special hickory-sauce hamburgers and split an order of chili-cheese fries. Our beverages were old fashioned root beer floats. It was fantastic!
That's a lot of chili on those fries!
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