The Year of 1940 (I was 13 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 1941 ---->

Bob and Richard at Lake Merritt. Judy Garland Spencer Tracy Boy Scouts Joe Lewis UC Berkeley's stadium.

Greater Bob (me on left) and Lesser Rich
At a Sunday picnic at Lake Merritt. Note Ma in the background.

U.C. Berkeley's old stadium in Strawberry Canyon

Judy Garland
She was starring in the Wizard of Oz and she was my 2nd great love. Despite her fame and fortune, her life turned tragic - she killed herself at 47.

Spencer Tracy in Stanley and Livingstone
It was a major box office attraction.

Boy Scouts
These were the days of the Friday night meetings at the Garfield auditorium.

Joe Lewis
He retained his heavyweight title by knocking out Galento.

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