Saturday, July 2, 2011


I'M WONDERING........Did parasols come into frequent use on our streets about the same time that the Asian population swelled? It's such a good idea and a far cry from the days that we did everything possible to darken our skin.

If and when I ever decide to walk anywhere, I'm going to use a parasol.

"The American people never carry an umbrella. They prepare to walk in eternal sunshine." 
                                                       Alfred E. Smith 


  1. I usually have my hands too full to deal with a parasol and the attempt to walk a straight line...don't see how some of these people in the fotos manage that. I have graduated to wearing wide brim hats now that various skin cancer removals have turned my complexion into swiss cheese. Older and wiser, but still look back on those days of lolling in the sun covered with baby oil and iodine with fond memories. T.O. Joanne

  2. What a fun thing to notice and write about! Years ago, I saw a woman in Glendale using a beautifully painted bamboo parasol. She looked elegant and exotic.

    Great photos!

  3. I'm with Anonymous-carrying too much stuff to carry one more thing. But sunscreen and hats are my game! HOWEVER, if you are going to carry a parasol make it a PARASOL -not a black storm umbrella or a golf umbrella. Let it be lady-like and delicate and pretty. #409

  4. I like them, too. We see them on our campus here, and it is always the Asian students with them--they're very smart!

  5. You say parasol, I say umbrella, let's call the whole thing off.

  6. Yep. the Asians are the ones i have seen. I too have had many cancers and carry a hat in my car I put on when i leave the car.....Never too old 2 learn.