Mt. Diablo in Northern California. Bob and Ma on Mother's Day 1949. City Hall in Oakland, CA. The Cliff House in San Francisco, CA.

The year of 1949 (I was 22 years 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 1948

What was happening in 1950 ---->
 

The Cliff House in San Francisco (before the most recent renovation).

Another view of the Cliff House

Ma and I
On Mother's Day

The Cliff House
As seen from Sutro Park before the latest renovation.

The old Snow Museum at Lake Merritt in Oakland, CA.

Mt. Diablo with a Spring snow
Tom and I drove the 1936 Plymouth all the way out to Mt. Diablo to play in a rare covering of snow. It was the first time either of us had played in the stuff.

City Hall in Oakland
It was next to Dad’s office (see arrow below)

Snow’s Museum at Lake Merritt
We would stop for ice cream cones at Lake Merritt and sometimes, we would visit the old Snow's museum.

Mt. Shasta in California.

A view of Mt. Shasta heading north on 101
In the Summer of 1949, Ma, Dad, Tom, and I drove the long drive up to Whidbey Island in Washington.

A view of Orinda, California. Dad on a ladder in front of Bill's place in Orinda. A view of Lake Merritt in Oakland, CA. An aerial view of the Bay Area with Lake Merritt in the foreground.

Lake Merritt in Oakland
At the end of this year, I took a solo walk around the lake. The song “How Are Things in Glocca Moora” was running through my head. I was confused and unhappy about what I was doing and what I wanted to do next. The only thing I was pretty sure about was that I was not going to find myself in Oakland, California. The arrow in the right picture points to City Hall.

Downtown Oakland with Lake Merritt in the foreground
Capwell, Sullivan, and Furth was in one of the buildings next to City Hall.

Orinda, California
Dad and I helped my older brother Bill build a house in this small town that is about 20 miles east of San Francisco. Below, Dad is helping with a major support beam.

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