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Canadian singer/songwriter Joni Mitchell performing in Honolulu in Photo by Robert M.

United Artists Theatre 1953 Richmond, Ca..saw Rock Around The Clock here on MacDonald Avenue. My home town. Across the street: Thriftway Drugs sold Charm Suckers for 5 cents and 78 records The Platters!

United Artists Theatre 1953 Richmond, Ca.saw Rock Around The Clock here on MacDonald Avenue. Across the street: Thriftway Drugs sold Charm Suckers for 5 cents and 78 records The Platters!

Bus trips to the Richmond Public Library. Eddie Books, The Five Little Peppers and How They Grew. High School eves. studying, looking at the boys. (Yelp photo)

Bus trips to the Richmond Public Library. Eddie Books, The Five Little Peppers and How They Grew. studying, looking at the boys.

Mom worked in The Shipyards too! A Secretary in The Kaiser Steel Building. Always a Secretary. My love of work comes from her.  Rosie the Riviter National Historical Park...so worth seeing and The Red Oak Ship is there to go aboard, even on the sunny days.

Mom worked in The Shipyards too! A Secretary in The Kaiser Steel Building. Always a Secretary. Rosie the Riviter National Historical Park.so worth seeing and The Red Oak Ship is there to go aboard, even on the sunny days.

Richmond, CA : View of San Francisco from Craneway Pavillion

Richmond, CA : View of San Francisco from Craneway Pavillion

Standard Oil Refinery, 1914 Richmond, CA  My father worked here for a time.  People and school kids would stay indoors many days for the smell was unbearable. Many cancers in Richmond.

Standard Oil Refinery, 1914 Richmond, CA My father worked here for a time. People and school kids would stay indoors many days for the smell was unbearable. Many cancers in Richmond.

Amara Rose and Kathleen in Autumn. $250.00 USD, via Etsy.

Amara Rose and Kathleen in Autumn. $250.00 USD, via Etsy.

Endangered Raildumbartrazorback lives in Richmond's San Pablo Bay Marshes

This bird, the endangered California Ridgway's Rail, is found only in California, primarily in the San Francisco Bay area.

Could have been my father, welding in the shipyard. A quiet man, Ingvald Oliver Opheim of Cyrus, Minnesota. Parents: Valdres, Norway.  Google Image Result for http://wwiishipyarddaycare.tripod.com/shipyardworker.gif

Could have been my father, welding in the shipyard. A quiet man, Ingvald Oliver Opheim of Cyrus, Minnesota. Parents: Valdres, Norway. Google Image Result for http://wwiishipyarddaycare.tripod.com/shipyardworker.gif

Berkeley Iceland, Berkeley, CA  Fun to master turning in a circle and skating backwards with weak ankles, skinny me.

Berkeley Iceland, Berkeley, CA Fun to master turning in a circle and skating backwards with weak ankles, skinny me.

Berkeley  Hills view of San Francisco

Berkeley Hills view of San Francisco

Redoak Victory Ship..My father worked on this ship or one like it. North Richmond's old shipyard; its home now, center stage surrounding Bay View.

A Richmond Treasure SS Red Oak Victory is a World War II Victory ship preserved as a museum ship in Richmond , California .

San Francisco Then and Now  The road to San Mateo, college and the dancing clubs!

San Francisco Then and Now The road to San Mateo, college and the dancing clubs!

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