When my dad moved to Palm Springs in 1987, the residential landscape there was eerily Midwestern. There were rows of tidy lawns in front of every house, petunias in the gardens and pots of pansies on front porches.
Photos starting from top: Vonny Rohloff (left) and Mary Frykman were named Barrett High School’s 1964 outstanding home economics students. They were presented trophies at the annual Barrett fashion show by Bill Wittenberg (center), assistant director of the Livestock Market Institute, St. Paul. Vonny Rohloff models a dress and jacket she sewed in her ninth grade home economics class. Pictured from left to right are Barrett High School classmates Vonny Rohloff, Marilyn Anderson and Mary Frykman.
Like many Minnesotans, I felt sad when I heard the news that the Macy’s store in downtown Minneapolis was closing. It marked the end of an era on Nicollet Mall.