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Burbank Area Free Hot Meals

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Free Saturday Lunches in Burbank

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1st Saturday

11am – Emmanuel Church 438 E. Harvard Rd. Burbank.

Nervous Rex 2Country Group Nervous Rex Performs Free at Emmanuel Church Lunch for Seniors and Homeless People.  Johnny Cash being good for the soul!

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2nd Saturday

2:00 pm. First Presbyterian Church, 521 E. Olive Ave.  Good Hot Lunch

IMG_0187Monster Thanksgiving Dinner at First Presbyterian Church – Gypsy Cool says that this was really delicious!  He took a Photo to remember it during the hard times when all there is to eat is can of sardines.

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3rd Saturday

2:00pm – Village Church, 3216 W. Victory Blvd, Burbank.  Downstairs in the Rec Hall.

IMG_0201Christmas Saturday Lunch at the Village Church. Their Girl Scout Troop often helps to plan, prepare and serve seniors and homeless.

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Last Saturday (ALWAYS THE LAST SATURDAY)

1:15pm – St. Jude’s Episcopal Church, 111 S. 6th St., Burbank.  These good folks who serve you usually pay for the food themselves.  God bless them a thousand times over for their generosity.

May 28, 2013 083 St Jude 2Boxes of Fresh Produce Sometimes Provided by the good folks of St. Jude’s and Gypsy Cool volunteers. Produce supplied by the generous folks at Trader Joes.

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When There Are 5 Saturdays then the 4th Saturday is at:

Noon – Westminster Presbyterian Church, 542 N. Buena Vista, Burbank.

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Every Saturday Free Breakfast

8:30 – 10:00am – Burbank Church of Christ, 3012 W. Burbank Blvd.

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3rd Sunday – Usually Sept. through June – Senior Lunch

12:15 pm – St. Finbar Catholic Church, Keystone and Olive Ave. (2010 W. Olive Ave.), Burbank.

Desert Gypsies in 1950

Cool Story of a Couple Desert Gypsies from the May 1959 Desert Magazine.  This wonderful magazine disappeared in the 1980’s, but once in a while you can find a few old issues in used bookshops. I also found an internet archive that you can download old issues for free, check out this great site: Desert Magazine Archives. If you like to camp out and have some desert fun, this is a great resource. Although some of the places in the deserts of the southwest are now off limits because of a Federal government land grab, there’s still a lot of places to go.  The old Desert Magazine is also packed with articles on lost gold mines and places to pan gold.  Don’t forget that until the early 1970’s gold prices were fixed at $35 per once, and now gold is over $1,750.  Working hard to get a little “color” is a lot more profitable now.

Some of our greatest authors also loved the desert, a good example is Erle Stanley Gardner the great mystery writer.  Mr. Gardner loved the desert and often went on long expeditions, even down to the Mexican bad lands.  He also wrote some riveting books on “Hunting Lost Mines by Helicopter”, and books on exploring Baha, Califonrnia.  There was actually a Gardner museum up in Ventura at one time, but the web site seems to be down, maybe the museum is gone.  For a while it was in an old library bus, packed with Gardner memorabilia, and the bus would show up at schools and downtown Ventura during festivals.

Here’s a fan site that lists all of Gardner’s books on his gypsy travels: Erle Stanley Gardner Bibliography. You can see all the cool books he wrote on desert camping and exploration.  I have read many of them and they are all great.  Gardner really made a production out of his gypsy travels.  He usually had his “cast of characters”, old friends, who traveled with him.  He also brought his secretary and dictated some stories while enjoying the desert.  Might as well turn that sand into some coin while you are at it!

Desert Gypsies 1.pdf

Desert Gypsies 2.pdf

Desert Gypsies 3.pdf

Desert Gypsies 4.pdf

Desert Gypsies 5.pdf