Saturday, September 05, 2015

September LDL this TUESDAY!

Forget Me Nots
It's quite appropreate that the "Forget me Not "is the official flower of September...and that's pretty much the official meaning of our LDLs.


This month's "LDL" (Let's do lunch) will be held on
Tuesday, September 8, 2015, 11:30 AM
at "Jimmies" Restaurant in Mint Hill.

I expect attendance to be good, since most of us should be rested from the recent hectic celebrations during Chicken Boy Day.

-JG and -Ed




Each year on September 1st people across the United States celebrate National Chicken Boy Day in honor of his September 1 ceremonial birthday.
A roadside icon which is often referred to as the “Statue of Liberty of Los Angeles, California”, Chicken Boy is a statue of a boy, with a chicken head, holding a bucket of chicken.   Standing 22 ft. tall, he was named after the former 1960′s restaurant that shared his name.
The iconic statue remained in place at the restaurant until the owner died in 1984.  At that time, Chicken Boy was given to Los Angeles art director, Amy Inouye and was placed in storage until a suitable location could be found.  Some twenty years later, Chicken Boy was moved to his new home at Inouye’s design firm.  The result of the restoration of Chicken Boy was a community effort and donated funds.


A famous landmark on the historic U.S. Route 66, Chicken Boy was recognized by California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger with the Governor’r Historic Preservation Award in 2010.