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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Stuck in 1973

1973 Oakland, California to be precise! The McChesney-Oakland High hub. Up and down the Park Blvd, bus 18 route; and later, the new East Bay section of the BART line. Most of my FB posts of the past few months have centered around re-remembering those times with a few "old" classmates. I was born and raised in Oakland, have lived "up" Park Blvd 1963 until 1976. Graduated from OHS early [missed all the good stuff of the Fuorth Year]. In the Philippines for college until late 1983. Lost touch with everyone! Only recently re-connected with Clarice, James, Wayne, Claire, Steve [goes back to Glenview], Steve, Andy, Mayumi, Catherine, and Tom.

Oh, I am back at Park Blvd again this year since living on the Fruitvale side of Dimond Park since 1990. My two kids, Angie 24 and Paul 21, went to the same schools I did.

For those I went to school with in the '70s...Anyone else, you just wouldn't understand
Clap for the Wolfman- Guess Who

For all you students and non-conformist out there! You know who you are!
Smokin In The Boys Room- Mötley Crüe, but originally recorded by Brownsville Station in 1973. Top Hits
- I didn't really go to movies this year. I sooo wanted to watch The Exorcist, but my parents wouldn't let me! I didn't even get to enjoy Jesus Christ Superstar until I was in the Philippines 4 years later!

1 comment:

  1. Rodney; Very Cool Blog!! I grew up near where you are now! (1822 Montana St then 4001 Lincoln Ave). I learned to swim @ Dimond Park, Learned to bowl @ Dimond Bowl.Ate burgers @ Ann's Cafe & Fries @ Mels!
    Did my Laundry @ Norge Laundramat, I skidded down Rhoda Hill on my knees in front of Carl Kresge's.Had my first kiss at Dimond Park etc!! I hope that Dimond Area still has some Magic for you & your family!