Jose, a co-worker at the District Office used to send tidbits and anecdotes about growing up in Oakland. Going to Montgomery Wards, going to the movies for a quarter, the old haunts, things like that. I got to thinking about how I grew up and started jotting down memories. Before I knew it I had the meat for some real stories and a list of topics of which to write. Something keeps coming up and the list keeps growing. Growing up in Oakland is a mine for all kinds of memories and thus, stories. As a genealogist, I know that writing one’s stories is a gift to future generations, so I will add my contribution by sharing such topics as:
Going to DeLauer’s Newsstand
My times at Garfield and Manzanita schools
Dancing around the Maypole
Walking to Dimond Park and swimming lessons
My favorite television programs- see last week’s blog from 9/7/09.
These and other topics I am writing or will write about.