Thursday, February 28, 2008

1967 - Sandy with good hair

How did I ever get my hair to do that? I'm sure this side part page boy slightly poufy was my goal. But I hardly have any hair which is a real disability. However, here's the proof. I got it to look like that at least once

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

1967 - Party for the Zwisslers

We're back to the underexposed pictures of the going away party for the Zwisslers. You can see my mother with her silvery black outfit, Gayle in the background. Don't know who the other guests are. Much more acceptable to smoke then

Monday, February 25, 2008

1967 - Pam and her dance stool

This was just what Pam mentioned in her comment. Here's her stool that she danced with in Mrs. Pearson's class. My father bought it and painted it orange. Here she is demonstrating her dance moves

Saturday, February 23, 2008

1967 - Scout Charlie

Charlie all decked out in his scout regalia on his way somewhere. Where, Charl? Check out the high tech back pack!

Thursday, February 21, 2008

1967 I made that dress

When I was in middle and high school, sewing your own clothes was considered very desirable for girls. Everybody should learn to sew because, if you could sew, you could make just about anything you want for a fraction of the cost. Very sensible, virtuous and accomplished if you could sew.

My mother could knit but not sew very well but she was keen that I should learn to sew. Unfortunately I have very poor fine motor coordination and spatial skills. And I wasn't ALL that interested in clothes. My mother really encouraged me, incentives. But I didn't like all the detail work, I was not very good at visualizing the product, it never came out right and I was generally lousy at it.

What I wanted in the 9th grade was colored shoes. Everybody wore colored shoes with nylons (what WERE we thinking?). In those days, girls had to wear dresses (ditto). My mother said that if I made a dress, she would buy me colored shoes to go with it. Not the desired capezios, of course, but colored shoes.

So here's the dress, an A-line dress of a green floral print. And, if you look real close, you can see that I am wearing the promised yellow shoes to go with it. Like everything I made, it didn't fit right and I soon abandoned the whole idea.

Never to be taken up again, I still don't do hand or craft work.

Pam in front of me, I think she's wearing a costume for a dance or gymnastics recital. I don't know what the orange thing is.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

1967 Party for the Zwisslers

During this time, the Zwisslers moved to Southern California and my parents threw a big going away part for them. Catered and everything. I remember my mom and I went shopping for the fancy dress that she would wear. At I. Magnins (the swankiest that we knew about) we found this brightly colored top and printed skirt. Kind of gypsy print with a bright orange top. My mom looked fabulous in it and I LOVED it. We were so excited about it and the my father vetoed the whole outfit. Too bright and gaudy. My mom was so mad and so was I. So she returned it and bought a conservative black skirt and this silvered fancy top. Then, at the last moment, Lew Zwissler couldn't be at the party! And it was in his honor! So they displayed him in effigy, I think it was my younger sister's Raggedy Ann doll. This is the biggest party I can remember they ever gave.

Pictured are my mom and Gayle Zwissler. Look how young and slim they are!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

1967 Nobuko and Japanese culture

Nobuko hosting a gathering in our back yard with some girls from Rio (not unlike the girls from Shorewood who came to Gowoon's part 40 years later). Nobuko is showing her things she brought from Japan including the kimono. I'm also wearing a kimono right behind Nobuko.

Monday, February 18, 2008

1967 Kimonos

Nobuko has arrived and she has brought, as gifts, kimonos for Sandy and Pam. We still have that kimono of mine around here somewhere. I regret that it has been tossed around a bit. In the backyard of the Wilhaggin home

Sunday, February 17, 2008

1967 - Charlie at Emerald Bay, Lake Tahoe

Nice picture of Charlie overlooking Emerald Bay at Lake Tahoe

Saturday, February 16, 2008

1967 - Nobuko at Tahoe

Nobuko, our eschange student fromJapan has arrived and we are in Emerald Bay in Lake Tahoe

Friday, February 15, 2008

1967 - Another beach walk

Another walk along the beach at Rio del Mar late in the day. Sometimes I like pictures taken from in back of people are more interesting

Thursday, February 14, 2008

1967 - UCSC entrance

The three kids at UCSC's entrance. I believe these are some of the original buildings from the Cowell ranch. I think the one we are looking at was used for Grounds and Maintenance at that time. An old barn had been renovated to be a theater. You get to the entrance but it's another mile or so until you get to the campus buildings. I remember going there with Paul Miller in 1969 and (not too lit), he kept saying, but where is the campus?

Just for clarity, I attended UCSC 1970-1974

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

1967 More UCSC

I really want to include all of these UCSC pictures as they hold promise for the near future and the distant past. Mostly we hung out at Stevenson and Cowell, maybe we didn't go up the hill to Crown.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

1967 THIS is Stevenson

I didn't really recognize the entrance but read the sign and THIS is Stevenson college, one of the four original colleges on the east side of the campus (I attended Crown, also one of the 4) I'm ijn the foreground with the yarn bow in my hair. Checking it out, I was already scheming to go here but didn't really know how it could happen. Pam in the center. Though the gardens look dry, you can see the redwood forest. I LOVED the redwood forest. Could not get enough of it.

Monday, February 11, 2008

1967 - View from UCSC

From below Stevenson/Cowell, looking at the construction (must be of the Field House). Beyond the fog are vistas of Monterey Bay.

The most beautiful place ever. I thought that in 1967 and I still believe it

Saturday, February 9, 2008

1967 UCSC

A shot of the 15 year old Sandy standing at the edge of Stevenson/Cowell. Overlooking the Field House complex then under construction. I look pretty young and my hair is short. Maybe I'm younger....

Friday, February 8, 2008

1967 - Another shot of Cowell College

You know, this could be Stevenson...I don't really remember. Cowell and Stevenson were below and Crown and Merrill were above.

I don't remember what that part where you go down the stairs. But it's definitely early ucsc. We're checking it out

Thursday, February 7, 2008

1967 - Cowell College

On to 1967 for hints of things to come. I have to admit then when I went through these slides, I discarded many slides of unidentified college campuses. My father always loved to visit college campuses and he was always interested that we should be interested. But there were a bunch that I didn't recognize.

But this one, I do. Cowell College of UCSC in 1966 or 1967 (University of California, Santa Cruz). Near Aptos. My father always loved this place and, in this case, I agreed with him. He thought i should go there and I did too. It's brand new in this picture. The grass is in but not all of the landscaping. Cowell College was one of the original 4 colleges, ( eventually went to another once, Crown College)

We are here taking a visit, I think that's Pam in the corner

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

1966 - Boy scout thing...

Charlie will have to explain this one. On the way to Philmont? Maybe he will recognize some of the kids. I remember mom's straw hat. Pretty lake

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

1966 - More walks on the beach

One of the nicest Aptos beach pictures. Everybody's having a good time. It's cool and on the beach

Monday, February 4, 2008

1966 - Cocker spaniels and BIG rollers

This is definitely one for the blackmail file. That summer, Scotchy, our cocker spaniel, insisted on tangling it up with a skunk that lived in the neighborhood (a lot more empty lots at that time). The skunk would apparently come in or close to the yard, bait the dog, the dog would go nuts with barking and the skunk would let him have it. Repeatedly. So the dog always smelled. For some reason, we believed that the only way to get rid of the smell was to bathe the dog with tomato juice. Any truth to this? I have no idea. But we dutifully did this.

That summer, my cousin stayed with use for awhile and here we are doing the deed. Yup, that's me with the orange juice can rollers in my hair with the hairnet.

The question needs to be raised. Did any of this setting of hair and pins and uncomfortable sleeping ever work on my baby thin hair? No, it never did. My hair has no body whatsoever and never took a set or did anything other than lie dankly close to my head. My whole life. Even now. That, however, did not stop me from trying with adolescent determination.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

1966 - Cousin Mary Ann

My cousin Mary Ann came for an extended visit. The background suggests a trip to the Japanese Tea Garden in San Francisco? Hey, how come I've gained 60 pounds and Mary Ann hasn't??

As far as my family is concerned, Mary Ann is the brains of the operation....

1966 - Pam going to birthday party

Another shot of a small person in the front entryway of Wilhaggin house. I photoshopped it a bit. Purple dress holding gift, headband, no glasses, left eye squinting

Friday, February 1, 2008

1966 - Father caught a fish

It's a BIG fish. But where? Looks like some kind of river scene. Rogue River? Just comes to mind....