The “dirty seven” in Golden Gate Park in 1931 Note Eleanor’s slip showing and Richard looks like he needs a change. Ma always said I was the pick of the litter. I did not know it yet, but Ma would eventually have one more boy (another little brother) in about ten years. My brothers, sisters, and I would eventually spread out from the San Francisco Bay Area to San Diego and Sacramento. None of us ever permanently left California. I did not know it yet, but I would eventually come to appreciate California as one of the most beautiful places in the world.

The Garfield School yard where I started school at age 6 in January 1933
The steeple of the 23rd Avenue Baptist Church is in the background.

Our place on Foothill Blvd. across from San Antonio Park
We lived upstairs and Ruth Vasco lived downstairs.

The Year of 1931 (I was 4 years old)

What was happening in the world:

What was happening in the USA:

What was happening in sports:

What was happening at the movies:

Memorable songs were:

What was happening in my life:

<----What was happening in 1930

What was happening in 1932 ---->

My brothers, sisters, and I in Golden Gate Park in 1931. Our place on Foothill Blvd. in Oakland, CA. The Garfield School yard where I would eventually play during recess.

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