Former Rose Queen shares her story


Do you remember what you were doing on New Year’s Day, 1967?
If you’re like many Southern Californians, you probably got up early to watch the annual Tournament of Roses Parade on television. Maybe you were even lucky enough to be sitting along the parade route in Pasadena to see the majestic floral floats firsthand.
Calabasas resident Barbara Hewitt Laughray was at the parade that year, but she got to see it from a totally different perspective— atop a major float— because she w...

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