Thursday, September 17, 2015
The EveryDay Cartoon
though I think this was gone by the time we moved in. I may be blocking that from my memory. I wrote this on their facebook page:"Thank you Peter C. Wilson for this classic photo. I co-owned a hippie boutique downstairs in the Catacombs called "Everyday Cartoon" in 1967. This whole neighborhood was pretty rundown. At the corner of Colorado and FairOaks was the Free Press. I remember there weren't many places at the time you could get anything decent to eat. Of course there were some bars. It was pretty seedy but we had a great time hoping it would be the next Haight Ashbury. Across the street was "David the Sandal Maker" and there was a cool gallery downstairs in the Catacombs next to our shop. It was a cool place to be even in those early years. Now I am amazed at how this whole area has been transformed. I love this picture Peter." In the end we only had the shop for one year. The deal to get our parents to co-sign for the lease was that at the end of that time we would go to college. That fall I started UCLA but I will forever remember that crazy wonderful time and all the characters that came into our shop. The stories I could tell you. PS We always made the rent money and our parents never had to give us a dime. I could never thank them enough for trusting us and giving us that year to do something wild.