Saturday, March 21, 2009

1968 - Nobuko at Rio

I think this picture was taken near the entrance of Rio Americano High School. Maybe close to the end of the year for Nobuko? The bright valley light shows in this picture. A big difference between living in Sacramento and Seattle.

Dennis and I went to Rio Americano to visit a year or so ago.

She's holding her year book, the Tesoro. I lost most of my yearbooks years ago. I think I lent them to somebody for a few days 35 years ago and haven't seen them since. Oh well, on to better things.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

1968 - Charlie Scouting award?

Charlie getting a boy scout award. He did earn an Eagle Scout, not sure if this is it. I don't remember any big deal party but maybe I (Sandy) was distracted or I (Sandy) was not around. Proud parents looking on. I'm hoping Charlie will chime in and contribute what was happening here.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

1968 - Nobuko Farewell

I don't remember this event at all. My high school, new at the time, had a swimmng pool. Can't imagine how they found the dollars for these two pools and they weren't used that much. I don't remember them every being open to the public. But it looks like the banner is for Nobuko. She maybe said "Happy Bye" Msybe. Anyway, I think that's me on the left. Nobuko is not wearing a bathing suit. Likely shy.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

1968 - Candlestick Park

Sandy and Nobuko at Candlestick Park in San Francisco. ALways a big treat for us to leave the heat of the Sacramento Valley and go freeze and watch the San Francisco Giants play. I remember the ble and purple outfit (matching hair ribbon, natch)

Always listened to Lon Simmons and Russ Hodges who broadcast those giant games. One year, it looked like they really might go to the world series and we looked into tickets. You had to buy them in blocks of 4 games. The idea would be you would buy them and split with somebody. I was SO impressed that my father would even attempt to buy those expensive tickets. But he put his order in. But they didn't go to the world series.

Once I heard a rebroadcast of some years before when the Giants had won. The broadcasters repeated over and over in a sing song fashion "The Giants win the pennant! The Giants win the pennant! The Giants win the pennant!" And sometimes I would murmur it. One time a lady stopped and said "They did?" Do they even use that term any more? Win the pennant? The pennant was the triangular flag you got to fly if you won the division.

Monday, March 2, 2009

1968 - Marin Civic Center

In the parking lot of the Marin Civic Center designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Was and still is, a very impressive building set in that beautiful Marin County. I remember the heavy gold colored sweater. It sent with green wool skirt with small gold plaid in it. I made that skirt, it might have been lined. With the matching green hair ribbon, natch. That's got to be June B. Was apparently into long bangs at the time. I sure look thin in that picture.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

1968 - Candy Striper

I wasn't exactly a Candy Striper but I did do some nursing aid volunteer work in a residential facility for developmentally delayed children. Retarded was the word in those days. They were pretty challenging. I remember I was often in the baby ward. Think of those babies, really they were infants who were in residential care.

In those days, you wore the special uniform. I must have been going to some volunteer affair as I'm decked out in the white gloves (I hated HATED white gloves). I did wear that uniform when I worked. It was some distance away but I know that my mother took me and picked me up. Can't exactly say I enjoyed it, the children were pretty involved and difficult. Don't remember how long I did it.

Nobuko and me on the front step of the Wilhaggin home.