March 7, 2009
Delores Thomas is retired. In her idle time, I wonder if she ever thinks back to 1959. That was the year she and her husband, Al, opened the Tallyrand Restaurant. I wonder if she knows the depth of the legacy she and Al left behind for their children and, indeed, for everyone in Burbank. In 1959, Fidel Castro had just declared himself premier of Cuba. Barbie was born, as was Bozo the Clown. Don Drysdale and Sandy Koufax anchored the Dodgers’ rotation, taking them to their first World Series win in Los Angeles.