|"Blanca-Nieve" Rodriguez de Acha, Original "Snow White!"||Vilma, "Skanky," McGargle, former "Fox Showgirl!"|
|Here's my neighbor Mindy doing "the wash" from her tenement. She says she loves the fresh, clean smell the sun imparts to ones clothes. I couldn't agree more.
Most of my new friends do their laundry the same way. Some of the "older" residents of the building still go over to "Wang Fat's Laund-O-Rific," wash
their clothes at "Wang's," return home to their families and berate the "children" for not having done the wash on their behalf! I live in "The Mission" district of San Francisco.
I feel very fortunate to have "re-relocated" to such a wonderful city. This makes my ninth living location! I grew up on Staten Island,
lived in Manhattan, briefly in Newark, New Jersey, Brooklyn, Miami, San Juan de Puerto Rico, The Bronx, San Francisco x 2 and only Queens eludes me, and I suppose I'll get over it.
|This is the first person I met after moving in. Her name is Lotta Topp. We met in the laundry room. She wasn't feeling well. I think she might have housemaid's knee, and/or the dreaded Trench Mouth! She keeps referring to "that douchebag old man of mine." Could she have issues with her father? Anyway, some of the men, including the building porter and others, say she's a woman of "easy virtue." Actually, they said she was a "Puta"! What do you think? She tells me that she's "a working girl." Hearing that brought to mind Jerry Orbach and "Law and Order," on TV. He often uses that same term to describe what we used to call "ladies of the evening."|
|The next neighbor I met seems so unlike Lotta. Her name is Audrey. She's often very frightened. She's been known to experience mild diarrhea when approached by a member of the opposite sex. We met in the courtyard of the building as she attempted to feed a wild parrott that later bit her chin!! After some prodding, she told me she was from Duluth, MN. Working as a secretary in San Francisco's "Tenderloin" must be very trying for her. Though petrified by men, she usually dresses as you see her in this photo. I suggested that her fashions might be too provocative, even for liberal San Francisco! Her response was, "It's a religious obligation. I may only be garbed in outfits such as befit "The Goddess." I last saw her on the MUNI, headed downtown, surrounded by a multitude of adoring young men and, several "handsome" women, and though trembling, her head was held high! Though not a San Francisco dittie, Click on Audrey's picture for a wonderful train song!!|
|The two neighbor gentlemen here are Herbie and his nephew, Dwight. Herbie, apparently no stranger to the grape, often has heated arguments with himself in the hallways. His nephew Dwight is a male model, and self-confessed gigolo!! He's very striking, wouldn't you agree? They're often seen together, near "Fisherman's Wharf!" I'm not sure what they do there, but they frequently return home smelling like seal droppings. Though they both seem so vulnerable, they're still adept at singing about their favorite things!! Click on their photos and listen!|
|The 2 ladies shown here are Wang Lip and her pal Trudy. They're roommates. I usually avoid them as they're known to have violent arguments that often lead to fisticuffs. When last seen, Wang Lip said to Trudy, "Don't mess with me 'Piano Legs,' or I'll put your lights out!" Though Trudy's clever retort is unprintable,||she responded by removing her shoe and began pummeling Ms. Lip about the head, while screaming in a Slovak tongue. Both are employed in the vicinity. Wang Lip works at a nearby cell phone store. She torments the locals into calling plans they can't afford. Trudy is a "tester" at a "Petaluma" condom factory and winery!|