too much lead in paint, scraping "maid's room" before parents come stay for sister's wedding

realize that in Pynchon's postmodern novel description -- the plaster and paint would come off the wall in the progressively more progressive voting districts in this neighborhood during the time period of the stripped wallpaper, i.e., the 20s, from the (early!) ELIMINATION OF SEGREGATION AT swimming and beaches --the 20s -- much later some places in the midwest- to the new deal -- with the tough, intractable districts remaining --

too much lead in old paint


Chaparral Poets


a local (LA) poetry organization, a poetry society based on regional affiliation, sort of loosely based on the naturally-occurring earlier Carmel, Laguna, and Arroyo poets groups (and not affiliated with the current Arroyo poets).