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December 30, 2002 |
"Hey! Glue Man!" The eyes of South Pasadena's teenage float decorators turn toward a Santa Claus look-alike emerging from a glue-white 1988 Nissan pickup. Soon, the man is surrounded and showered with hugs and kisses before he can break free and pose his favorite question: Is everything sticking together? Bob Dickey, an 80-year-old who appears two decades younger, is the Rose Parade's glue consultant.
October 7, 1990 |
Marilyn Loeffel is a trim, friendly, talkative woman in her late 30s who takes her role as a parent seriously. She's careful about the food her two children eat, the clothes they wear--and the music they hear. "Parenting in the '90s is not just about wiping noses, learning how to sew sweet little dresses and baking homemade bread," declared the 37-year-old Memphis mother of girls aged 2 and 15.
December 20, 2000 |
During the six days between Christmas and New Year's, Larry Crain's year-round staff of five swells to 40. Those employees work 16-to-18-hour days, supervising 300 to 600 volunteers who decorate the Rose Parade floats that will glide down Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena on New Year's Day. But once the last float rolls off the boulevard, how does Charisma Floats--or any seasonal business, for that matter--keep revenue flowing and employees occupied?