Marilyn Smuin — Rose Queen 1955

Smuin, Marilyn Rose Queen 001

On New Year’s Morning for as long as I can remember we’ve awakened (after a raucous evening of ringing Swiss cow bells) to the sound of football on TV.  My mother always got up to watch the Rose Bowl Parade.  She grew up near Pasadena, CA and helped work on those flowered floats every year.  She attended Pasadena College before heading to UC Davis, then UCLA.  She loved the Rose Bowl Parade.

One of the reasons she loved it so much is because her sister, Marilyn was the Rose Queen in 1955.  Marilyn was always so proud of that honor.  For years and years she attended luncheons for past queens, always the highlight of her year.  Marilyn still lives in California.  I’m sure she’s watching the Parade right now too.

Smuin, Marilyn Rose Queen 1955 portrait 001

About annlaemmlenlewis

I am member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and I am currently serving as a Missionary in the Washington Yakima Mission. Welcome to my personal blog, Ann's Words, and my Mission blog, Our Yakima Mission. If you are interested in family history stories and histories, you can find those posted in Ann's Stories. Thanks for looking in!
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