In my beautiful Wrigley neighborhood we have lots of things going on. We have so many interesting people who are involved in a variety of things. We have the tree people , the California native habitat people, the Long Beach 2030 General Plan group, we have Victory Gardens, we have my favorite party people, we have rockers, film editors, reporters, activists, we have community leaders, gearheads, hippies, urban farmers and then there are the Christmas Tree lane people.
Here are some pictures I took on SUNDAY MARCH 1st, 2009. Yes, I said March first.
If you are not familiar with Christmas Tree lane is it a stretch of parkway that runs for a few blocks. The WANA people put up decorations and have a parade. Apparently something is wrong with the storage because why in the world would they leave their precious props to die out here in the spring elements. I'm sad for them but I am way more annoyed than sad.
I have heard some of the drama between the WANA group and the Wrigley Association as to why they split and frankly I don't care. It was before we bought our home. We went to all the meetings before we decided what was right for us. We enjoy the Wrigley gang. They are all very nice and motivated people. The WANA group seems to be completely focused on Christmas Tree lane. That being said, what the heck is going on?
The grass is not being cut by the city because they have all their crap out there, the trash is piling up because the city is no longer picking up the garbage. There are tons of neighborhood kids who use to play soccer there on a regular basis, they might have littered but at least they were playing ball instead of watching TV.
What is going on Christmas Tree lane? If we have to look at "Whitey" the snowman all summer then what will we have to look forward to at Thanksgiving when you put him back out?
We are ready to have our greenbelt back.
I miss my nice clean manicured park.