NOVEMBER 29, 1958- - - - - - - - - - - 

THAT WAS THE DAY WE GOT MARRIED AT HOLLYWOOD CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, A COUPLE OF DOORS WEST FROM THE GRAUMAN CHINESE THEATER .  THE DAY WAS AS SUNNY AS IT IS TODAY IN 2014.  EVERYONE AROUND ME WAS AS HAPPY AS I WAS AND STILL AM TODAY.  A FEW YEARS AFTER OUR WEDDING, THE HOLLYWOOD CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH BECAME SAG'S CREDIT UNION. 

THEREFORE, HAPPY 56TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY TO US AND MANY MORE!  REST ASSURED THAT OUR DAILY BLESSINGS ARE VERY MUCH APPRECIATED.  THANK YOU LORD.

SOMEWHERE ON THIS WEBPAGE I MENTIONED OUR WEDDING AND ITS DETAILS.  ANYWAY, WE HAVE BEEN WATCHING THE NOTRE DAME & USC FOOTBALL GAME AND, OF COURSE, USC JUST SCORED ANOTHER TOUCHDOWN.  OUR DAY HAS BEEN VERY QUIET AND SERENE AND WE HAVE BEEN EATING AND MUNCHING HERE AT HOME AS I'VE HAD AN ALLERGY COLD AND DIDN'T WANT TO LEAVE THE HOUSE FOR LUNCH OR DINNER .  I TOLD MY SWEETIE THAT TOMORROW I WILL PREPARE FOR OUR CHRISTMAS SHOPPING FOR SOME TIME DURING THE WEEKDAYS.  HE TURNED ON THE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS SURROUNDING OUR HOME LAST NIGHT, ONE DAY AFTER OUR THANKSGIVING CELEBRATION.  WE CERTAINLY STUFFED OURSELVES SILLY.  BY THE WAY, THE SCORE IS NOW USC 48 AND NOTRE DAME 7.

FINAL SCORE:  USC 49  -  NOTRE DAME  14.  WHAT A SLAUGHTER!  HEY, HEY, TAKE IT AWAY!

GO BACK, GO BACK, GO BACK TO THE WOODS - YOU HAVEN'T, YOU HAVEN'T, YOU HAVEN'T GOT THE GOODS - YOU HAVEN'T GOT THE RHYTHM AND YOU HAVEN'T GOT THE JAZZ -  YOU HAVEN'T GOT THE TEAM THAT USC HAS.  HOORAY!  (YES, THOSE WERE THE DAYS).  ACTUALLY, THIS WAS ONE OUR CHEERS AT SANGER HIGH SCHOOL IN 1949 AND THE FIRST HALF OF 1950 WHEN I ATTENDED SCHOOL THERE.  THEREAFTER. OUR FAMILY MOVED TO BEAR CREEK WHERE I RODE THE COUNTRY SCHOOL BUS TO MERCED HIGH SCHOOL.  THAT WAS ALSO A FUN SCHOOL. I  WAS AT MERCED HIGH THE LATTER PART OF 1950 AND THE FIRST PART OF 1951.  THEN, THE LATTER PART 0F 1951 I ATTENDED LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL IN LOS ANGELES WHEN I WENT TO VISIT MY MARRIED SISTER ANNIE.  I RETURNED TO BEAR CREEK DURING THE FIRST PART OF 1952 ONLY TO ATTEND MERCED HIGH ONCE MORE.  I THOUGHT  I WOULD GRADUATE THERE BUT MY SISTERS CARMEN AND ANNIE DECIDED THAT OUR FAMILY SHOULD MOVE BACK TO CHINO, CALIFORNIA, AND THEY RENTED A HOUSE FOR US THERE  WHERE I ATTENDED AND GRADUATED FROM CHINO HIGH SCHOOL ON FRIDAY, JUNE 13, 1952.  I DIDN'T KNOW IF THIS DATE WAS A GOOD OR BAD OMEN.  ANYWAY, MY SISTERS THOUGHT  WE WERE TOO POOR IN CENTRAL CALIFORNIA BUT I HAD ALREADY MADE  UP MY MIND TO ATTEND MODESTO JUNIOR COLLEGE AND FRESNO STATE AND THEN GET A JOB IN THE STATE CAPITAL.  IT WASN'T TO BE.  INSTEAD, I ATTENDED CHAFFEY COLLEGE IN ONTARIO, CA.  LATER, I ATTENDED SEVERAL OTHER COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES AND DIFFERENT SCHOOLS AS WELL.

MY DAD DID NOT AGREE WITH MY SISTERS' DECISION AS HE DISLIKED CHINO AND HE MISSED MY BROTHER WHO HAD LOST HIS LIFE TO THE JAPANESE.  HE WANTED TO GET FAR AWAY FROM THE AREA TO WHERE HE AND MY MOM HAD MET IN 1918 AND SUBSEQUENTLY MARRIED IN STOCKTON, CA, IN 1920.

I GREATLY ADMIRED MY TEACHERS.  THEY  ALL SEEMED TO HAVE MIGRATED FROM BACK EAST AND THE MIDWEST.  OUR GENERATION REALLY RESPECTED THEM AS THEY WERE SERIOUS ABOUT US LEARNING AND WE WERE RECEPTIVE TO THAT.  OF COURSE, OUR PARENTS WERE ALSO VERY STRICT WITH US - SOMETHING I APPRECIATE.

 

 





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