Tag Archives: California

The Reference Book

Our public library recently held its annual book sale. These are held so as to help cull their collection of duplicate books and to sell donated items and to raise funds for the library association. Patrons were permitted to buy … Continue reading

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Some Slides From 1987

The 1980s marked the period of my life when I spent much time and cash on photography.  In the back of my mind, I harbored the fantasy of becoming a professional photographer. I enjoyed picture taking that much. There was … Continue reading

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Bay Bridge Grand Opening

My first childhood entrance into San Francisco was from the East Bay in the winter of 1962.  The grand welcome was the drive over the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. It’s the Interstate 80 link between San Francisco and points to … Continue reading

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The Bridge Is 75

Everytime I visit San Francisco I walk across the bridge.  Ever since I moved away from the Bay Area, my return visits have been marked by this personal tradition.  It’s almost a religious experience to stroll on the walkway of … Continue reading

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A Personal Salute To San José, California

My trusty calendar tells me that today is the anniversary of the day that San José, California was founded.  She’s an old town by American standards.  SJ was founded on this day in 1777 and was dubbed “El Pueblo de … Continue reading

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