Tag Archives: Berkeley High School

Despised

He was everything I wasn’t: big, strong, athletic, blonde, popular, wealthy, and stupid. We were both seniors at Berkeley High, but I was 15 and he was 17. He drove a new convertible; I rode a bicycle to school. Why … Continue reading

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San Francisco During The Great Depression, WWII, FDR, Brooklyn, Berkeley and the US Navy

I have been writing a memoir of the years 1937-1958, dated from my birth to when I mustered out of the U.S. Navy at age 21. Before recounting my actual memories, and the memories of what family members have told … Continue reading

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A Memoir of US Navy Days, over 50 Years Ago— with Geographical and Historical Information

I joined the regular U.S Navy (as distinct from the Naval Reserve) in August, 1954 when I was 17 years old. I had graduated Berkeley High School in June, 1953 at age 16 and was not at all ready for … Continue reading

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