Mountain Views News, Sierra Madre Edition [Pasadena] Saturday, September 16, 2017

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Mountain View News Saturday, September 16, 2017 

Walking Sierra Madre…The Social Side 

by Deanne Davis

“The number of casualties will be more than most of 
us can bear.” - Then-New York City Mayor Rudolph 

 “The attacks of September 11th were intended to 
break our spirit. Instead we have emerged stronger 
and more unified. We feel renewed devotion to the 
principles of political, economic and religious freedom, 
the rule of law and respect for human life. We are more 
determined than ever to live our lives in freedom.” 
--Rudolph W. Giuliani. December 31, 2001.

 So we’ve been for our walk, delighting in all the little 
kids and their parents heading for St. Rita’s to kick 
off the second week of school. It’s cloudy and humid 
and my walking buddy isn’t feeling quite like himself 
so we readjusted our plans for the day and I realized 
it was the perfect time to finish off the two batches of 
strawberry preserves I started on Friday. Easiest recipe 
in the world:

2 lbs. of strawberries,

2-1/2 cups sugar

. cup lemon juice

1 TB butter

 Hull and wash the strawberries, put half of them 
along with half the sugar and the lemon juice in the 
big pot you intend to cook this in, crush them and 
add the rest of the strawberries and sugar. Mix well, 
bring to a rolling boil (one you can’t stir down) and 
pour the mixture into a 9 x 13 dish. Let it sit overnight, 
uncovered, or, if you’re busy, stick it in the refrigerator 
till you get around to it. When you’re ready, pour it all 
back into that pot and boil it, stirring pretty constantly 
till it drips off the spoon in a sheet, rather than a drip. 
Add your butter here. This keeps that annoying foam 
you have to skim off from ever forming. Pour your 
preserves into your sterilized half-pint jars, seal and 
turn them upside down so they’re sitting on their 
heads for a while. This is so all the strawberries are 
evenly distributed instead of crowding up at the top 
which does not make for a beautiful jar of preserves. 
You’ll end up with 3 half-pints and a little left over you 
can put on your toast tomorrow, which will make you 
so proud of yourself.

 Anyway, sat down to look at the newspaper and 
realized today is 9/11, the 16th anniversary of the 
September 11 attacks, a series of four coordinated 
terrorist attacks on the United States Tuesday 
morning, September 11, 2001. The attacks killed 
2,996 people, injured over 6,000 others, and caused 
at least $10 billion in infrastructure and property 
damage. This day also showed acts of heroism and 
bravery that are beyond imagination. Our daughter, 
Patti, posted a wonderful picture on her Facebook 
page which depicted the two towers as the American 
flag cascading down the side of these landmarks 
which live now only in our memories.


SEPTEMBER 11, 2001

 Is what it says under the picture and we just simply 
couldn’t let this day go by without a shout-out to the 
families of all the Police and Fire people who sacrificed 
their lives to save others. 

 Our own Sierra Madre Police and Fire Departments 
observed this day of infamy at 6:45 this morning, 
specifically to honor the 343 firefighters and 60 police 
officers who perished that day.

 To end on a lighter note, the 6th Annual Scarecrow 
Festival is coming, sponsored by the Creative Arts 
Group here in town. There will be free shuttle tours of 
all the scarecrows on October 7th. This is one of my 
favorite times of year. Our house is already filled with 
Fall stuff and we keep checking out the Parker’s giant 
pumpkins just down the street. These monsters are 
now covered with shade cloth so they don’t burn and, 
quite frankly, I don’t know how they’re going to move 
them, they’re so big! The picture is one of the window 
painting winners that I especially liked. The workshop 
is today, September 16th. 

 AND, The Sierra Madre Rose Float Association 
is accepting applications for Princesses to ride on 
our float New Year’s Day. Applications available at 
City Hall, your high school, or you can download 
them from Applications must 
be received by September 22nd!! You have to be 15-
18 years old with a 3.0 GPA and a resident of Sierra 

 Hoping your friends and family in Florida and 
Houston are all safe and still have homes. 

My book page: Deanne Davis


“A Tablespoon of Love, A Tablespoon of Laughter” is 
now available at Sunrise Books + Coffee at Pasadena 
First Church of the Nazarene – just down the road on 
Sierra Madre Blvd.

 Kindle readers, give yourself the gift of the Emma 
Gainsworth Adventures:

 “Just Dessert: A Fall Fantasy” – “The Intergalactic 
Pumpkin Battle” – “The Lost Amulets”

 They’re on on my book page!

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September 3 , to September 10 , 201 7 

During this time period, the Sierra Madre Police 
Department responded to approximately 366 day and 
night time calls for service. 

Wednesday, September 6 

At about 2:15 a.m. officers responded to the 500 block 
of Sierra Meadows Dr. for a burglary from a vehicle 
report. An unknown suspect reached through a broken 
window and unlocked the driver’s side door apparently 
removing the owner’s personal property. Case to 

Friday, September 8 

A non-injury hit and run accident occurred in the 00 
block of Kersting Ct. at about 12:27 p.m. The suspect 
vehicle left the scene headed west on Sierra Madre Blvd., 
responding officers were unable to locate the vehicle. 

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