1944, the Year of My Debut

"Early in the summer of my eleventh birthday, I realized my future was to be a major league pitcher or first baseman."


Navy Nurse Recruiting Poster

On the Wall of Remembrance at Paradise Valley Estates, picture 19 depicts a recruiting poster for one of the Navy's most treasured corps: Navy nurses.


Top 10 Things to Do in Fairfield

What's there to do when visiting or living in Fairfield, California? Turns out you can find an abundance of fun no matter the season!


Thrill of a Lifetime

Being a grandparent is a very special blessing once you have raised your children and are now watching them spread their wings.


Exercise is Medicine

Increased activity can boost your mood, give you increased energy, and put a big smile on your face.


Cult of the Machine Opening at de Young

This March brings a new exhibition to the De Young Museum in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park.


First View of the Ocean

In 1945, I looked at a lot of ocean from a troop ship traveling to England and back, but that was not nearly as exciting as our family’s adventure investigating the ocean in the U.S.


An Inflight History Lesson

Several years ago, I was flying to Washington, DC from San Francisco for a few days of meetings.


Tastykake

The invitation read “School is starting soon. Bring a baked product to the Passionate Bakers meeting that you found in your lunch bag or box when you were a child.”


Battle of Iwo Jima

If you visit the wall of Remembrance at Paradise Valley Estates you’ll likely recognize picture 21, one of the most iconic images of World War II.

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