Tatyana bought her 2016 black VW Beetle convertible earlier today at Hawthorne Square (11646 Prairie Ave., Hawthorne, CA 90250). As it happens this is only five or six blocks from the Beach Boys memorial (3701 W. 119th Street), or where the home of Murry and Audree Wilson (parents of Brian, Dennis and Carl) stood before it was demolished by the construction of the 105 Freeway in the mid ’80s. I visited the site while test-driving the Beetle.

Nothing lasts. Asphalt and concrete cover everything. Especially in the Los Angeles area.