An old photo of the Knowland Park zoo in Oakland, CA. Interior of the Blessed Sacrament cathederal in Sacramento, CA. Statue of Mary and Jesus outside the Blessed Sacrament cathederal in Sacramento. Blessed Sacrament church where I studied the Catholic religion.

The Year of 1955 (I was 28 years old)

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The street plaza at the Sacramento City College. The library at the Sacramento City College. One of my better drawings from my pen and ink class at Sacramento City College. A drawing of a tractor from my pen and ink class at Sacramento City College. Exterior view of the Blessed Sacrament Church in Sacramento, CA. The exterior of the Blessed Sacrament cathederal in Sacramento, CA. Country Maid restaurant in Sacramento, CA.

Sacramento City College
The street plaza where I parked my old grey Dodge.

The library in the central quad
Sacramento City College in California.

Mr. Mathew's pen and ink class
This was one of my best drawings from the class.

Another variation of my drawing

Country Maid Restaurant
My sponsor, Fred Quackenbush and I went here for a chicken dinner to celebrate after my confirmation.

Front of the Blessed Sacrament Church
Given its size, it is one of the nicer Cathederals in the World.

Basement at the church
I began going to catechism class there.

Becoming a Catholic
I was confirmed by Bishop McGucken on a warm Sunday afternoon.

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Knowland Park Zoo
I was home on a visit from Sacramento.

Cathederal of the Blessed Sacrament
This was my Cathederal and it was just 2 blocks up the street from my apartment.

Interior of the Blessed Sacrament
I took classes from Father Patrick Walsh.

My younger brother Richard Morris after his wedding at our old place in Oakland, CA in 1955. A birthday cake at my younger brother's wedding in 1955. View from the Berkeley pier. The Claremont hotel in the Berkeley hills on a sunny day.

My older brother Richard's wedding
I dressed up for it but it turned out to be a private ceremony. We had cake (below) after the ceremony.

The Berkeley pier
A nice place for a long walk out into the Bay. The black line points to the Claremont Hotel (right).
A photo tour of the Berkeley pier is also on this site and can be reached by clicking here.

Claremont Hotel
A landmark in the Berkeley hills, it can be seen from all around the Bay Area.

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