did he call it ...... The
upon a time ......... there was a young lad
who grew up in suburban Los Angeles. Unlike
most "little" towns in Southern California
.... the community of Arcadia has a "jungle"
smack dab in the middle of this thriving
bedroom community of 40,000 folks.
This "jungle" was the home of a Gentleman
Developer and Gambler of the early 1900's.
His name was Lucky Baldwin and among his many
ventures he built Santa Anita Race track
which is also in Arcadia. .......... well
........ when Lucky married is 4th wife, all
of 16 years of age, he built her a beautiful
Victorian home next to a large pond and
imported vegetation from all over the world.
The place looks like a jungle and in fact
....... it is! This jungle is where all of
the Tarzan movies were filmed. It was later
purchased by L.A. County for a mere $300,000
and became the Los Angeles Arboretum.
.. sooooooo ......... when I was a young lad
we dug a secret tunnel under the chain linked
fence and declared that this vast wilderness
was "our" domain to wander, play cowboys,
explorers, solders, and allow this fantasy
world to capture our imagination. Of course
we were always avoiding our "enemies"
and I am proud to say I was only captured
once ....... held for questioning
........ and released ....... without mom and
dad finding out that their "soldier" son had
violated the forbidden zone.
............. looking through the beautiful
glass in this door reminded me of my youth
and the "jungle" next door. I hope it
opens your imagination and invites you to
explore the warm memories of your heart and
Thanks for reading this....... and now you
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