Welcome to this week's Local Thoughts. Today's answers are from John Baxter, who owns . This business and today Baxter will tell us his thoughts on Pasadena.
Pasadena Patch: How long have you lived in Pasadena?
John Baxter: 36 years
Pasadena Patch: What's your favorite part of our community?
Baxter: The people and closeness of the community
Pasadena Patch: What are some of your favorite local businesses in Pasadena?
Baxter: —Tommy is one of the first people I met when I moved to the area, he treated me like he knew me forever. is always a good meal and you never go in without seeing a familiar face. —Mr. Brumwell delivered oil to me, barely having known me, he left no bill knowing I would be in to pay. He was such a trusting soul. From the get-go, the community was just so welcoming.
Pasadena Patch: Where are some Pasadena landmarks that hold fond memories for you?
Baxter: Playing pool at the old Mountain Bar across from ; Riverdale Restaurant, where I used to take the boat with Rosie and the girls; Schramm's Farm, we went there every year when Tanya and Tennille were little to pick out a pumpkin and they would get a goody bag from the big pumpkin. Pasadena is full of memories for me.
Pasadena Patch: What would you like to see in the future for Pasadena?
Baxter: I believe it will stay a close-knit community because the Pasadena Business Association contributes so much to the community. I recently joined their shop local campaign and am a huge fan of the idea to support small businesses or family-owned businesses ... [they] are the backbone of our community.