The Year of 1935 (I was 8 yrs old)

What was happening in the world:

What was happening in the USA:

What was happening in California:

What was happening in sports:

What was happening at the movies:

Memorable Songs were:

What was happening in my life:

What was happening in 1936 ---->

Historic movie houses in Oakland and

The Conservatory in Goiden Gate Park. Bonnie the Scottie.

Memories of Ma

In addition to her 7 kids, Ma was interested in raising Scotties and growing flowers.

On our trips to San Francisco, she always wanted to visit the Conservatory in Golden Gate Park to see its flowers.

Although Ma was almost always calm and mild-tempered, I remember the time she got raving mad at Rich and I in the Foothill Butcher Shop because we were horsing around and spilled our ice cream cones.

I remember finding a $5.00 bill at the 6th Street Market - Ma tried to get it off me by offering me 50 cents. She and I and Ruth and Gert walked to Fruitvale that night to spend it. We often stopped for Banana Splits at the Fruitvale Ice Cream Parlor - they were Ma's favorite. Great candies of the day were Haystacks, Mt. Shasta, and Baffle Bars.

Bob at age 8.

The Conservatory in San Francisco

Bonnie the Scottie
Ma was trying to get her to pose for a picture - note Ma's finger.

Bob at 8 years old

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