SUMMER 1957 AT HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA,  WHERE I TOOK THIS PICTURE OF ESTHER COPPERSMITH,  FRANCES MABRITTO AND SANDY CHUBB WITH BILL TOLMACHOFF.  NOTICE THE ORIGINAL PIER THAT WAS LATER RAZED.  TODAY'S PIER REPLACED IT.  ESTHER COPPERSMITH AND HER HUSBAND HOWARD HAILED FROM BROOKLYN, N.Y.  FRANCES MABRITTO IS NOW 85 YEARS OLD AND WAS BORN IN LOS ANGELES, CA.  SANDY AND BILL WERE BOTH ALSO BORN IN LOS ANGELES, CA, AND GOT MARRIED AROUND THE TIME OF OUR MARRIAGE.  AFTER 10 YEARS OF MARRIAGE TO BILL,  SANDY'S CAR WAS SMASHED BY A HUGE TRUCK ON A ROAD IN ORANGE COUNTY NOT FAR FROM HER HOME ON HER WAY TO A DRIVE-IN DAIRYTO GET MILK FOR HER THREE CHILDREN WHO WERE RUNNING LATE FOR SCHOOL.  SANDY MISJUDGED HER DISTANCE FROM THE TRUCK.  SHE EXPIRED IMMEDIATELY.  SANDY AND BILL ARE BOTH GONE FROM US NOW.  ESTHER AND HOWARD ARE BOTH PROBABLY GONE BY NOW TOO AS THEY WERE ABOUT 15 YEARS OLDER THAN US.

 

 





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