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Changes before our very eyes
By AMANDA B. RECONDWITH
The Montroae Voice
Dear Fans, we were sailing along in the
Rolls, filing our nails and wondering
what it was we had just eaten at A Movable Feast (we knew it just HAD to he good
for us), when suddenly we screamed for
Sebastian to stop the car.
There before us stood an enormous vacant area, totally bulldozed and leveled,
the towers of downtown looming in the
Why, just the day before, there had been
houses and trees there, and now it was
turned into a massive field resembling
the Somme after the worst artillery onslaught! We read the billboard that said
in large beautiful letters that a new
Odeon theater was to be constructed
with perhaps 14 theaters inside, and our
Moonglow White Crater Dust Lipstick
nearly slid off our face as we bit our
pouty, yet oh-so-sexy lips.
Have you looked ai-oona Montrose
lately, Dear Fans? The entire scene is
changing dramatically. There are vacant
lots everywhere. HoiXuk, are being
plucked from the grour i or ground into
the earth and scooped awa for new this
and new that. But what exactly is replacing our careworn old Montrose?
Theaters? Restaurants? Pretty little
chic shopping centers? Yes. And also
parking lots, and a horrid new phenomenon called the storage center.
Dear Fans, there is something truly
amiss with society when banks have
been replaced with places to store old
junk you can't live with. Why is storage
necessary? Because we all have too
much? Because we have so many
things we just can't throw out for sentimental reasons? Or maybe because so
many people are suddenly gone, leaving so much stuff behind to be sold at
estate auctions. Needless to say, when
we saw the wretched structure go up
on West Gray and Waugh, our undies
curled into an unmanageable bundle!
And meanwhile, Richmond Avenue
has been torn up, AGAIN! All those
pretty little brick sidewalks are now
buried under tons of dirt and debris,
and traffic once again crawls along.
The only good thing about it is there are
occasionally very handsome policemen
directing the mess. We have been known
to fake a twisted ankle on the corner of
Richmond and Greenbriar, Dear Fans!
Meanwhile, our wonderful little neighborhood disappears before our eyes. The
houses are torn away across from
Butera's on Alabama to make way for
more parking. The seedy little shopping
center there is soon to be revamped by
the same owners who made the Alabama
Theater center such a success. Amanda
shuddera at the influx of more Yuppies
into the neighborhood They drive boxy
cars, wear dull clothing (although well
made) and try to reason like psychiatrists or brokers with their infant children who only want to be recognized as
children. Very distracting!
What about the pavement on all the
other streets? Fairview is like driving
through rural Brazil! Taking the overpass on Woodhead over the Southwest
Freeway is like riding a covered wagon
down the Grand Canyon!
We have also noticed areas that should
be designated Fire Zones, Dear Fans.
Fairview near Dunlavy is nearly burned
out We were cold on Christmas Eve, so
we warmed our net stockings by one of
several sudden blazes nearby It's valuable land, of course, but we wonder what is
REALLY going on. And of course, lower
Westheimer is like Nagasaki two weeks
So, be aware of what's around you.
Dear Fans, because it may not be there
very much longer. Our dear homey, rather seedy and sometimes dingy Montrose
is rapidly changing. We're not saying it's
necessarily all bad, but without zoning,
we wonder if there is any protection at
all. Amanda would be most disturbed to
find the house next door suddenly torn
down, and a huge pseudo-Gothic-neoclassical-new-age pile sprouting up in its
The 90's are upon us, and it's going to
be based upon radical change for us all.
For the Montrose Voice
Typically, you'll want to charge right through and
get this year going. What you really need to do is
take care of a lot of details and solidify your position. The earth is your home, after all. Don't go flying
off into the stratosphere!
A question of possessions arises. What's yours and
what's mine? The reality of sharing and caring gets
bounced around a bit as two strong wills meet on a
lover's battleground. Don't take your problems to
Now that you've make something beautiful, how
about concentrating on making it last? Rather than
letting your beautiful creation be fleeting thing, direct your energies toward something with strength
and stability. Start at the bottom and work up.
Someone who is older and has honest authority
plays a key role in your life. That effect has great in
fluence now, but will probably continue through the
year ahead. Open up all of your senses to this. You
can learn, learn, learn.
Duty and obligation may be perceived as an interference in your sprightly kind of life. But rather than
viewing them in that light, how about appreciating
the good they can do? A sense of order and fair play
is the perfect way for you to start the new decade.
laid dormant are coming to life. If s springtime in
January for your power-packed sign.
Less is more. Small is beautiful. You've always had a
keen eye for the details that others miss. Now is the
time to use that talent to appreciate your current position. Let some kind of limitation define a vague
portion of your life.
You're not going to make it on a wing and a prayer.
You're going to have ta make a crucial decision.
You'll get a lot of help from your lover and friends,
so don't worry about it. Just do it. Get on with your
life and your loving.
Imagine Rodin's sculpture of "The Thinker?' Imagine
a light bulb over his head. Turn it on. Feel it happen.
The excitement of a new idea is about to make you
sit up and take notice. Power is there. Channel it.
Teach your children well; or your friends, lovers, or
co-workers. It's time to share what you know in either your business or personal life. The important
thing is to spread your knowledge around. You'll
know when to do it.
You are in the process of taking on a great deal of responsibility. While others would shy away from such
a position, you welcome it gladly. Forces that have
Playing second fiddle isn't so bad, as long as the first
fiddle knows what he's doing. Thus, let someone else
take the lead. Your voice will be heard as sweet harmony. Your beauty will be seen in bright complement.
Still waters run deep. None run truer or deeper than
Pisces now. In comparison, the shallowness of someone else may amaze or disturb you. Tell the truth and
help that person to a better path. Meanwhile, in
your own life a dream is coming true. __