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When school would get out in Portland, we knew our annual summer trip to Los Angeles and San Francisco was coming. I am talking about from when I can remember, circa 1938 to 1940 (when the War came, we didn’t drive down).
My father and Uncle Oscar would come from Chicago or wherever Roller Derby was operating, and the families composed of my dad, mother, sister Gloria, my uncle, aunt Agatha, and cousins Lloyd and Bob, and my grandfather David and grandmother Celia would caravan to Los Angeles first and then eventually to San Francisco.
We would go casually down Highway 101 through the redwoods and all the beautiful coastline, stopping at every tourist attraction from driving through a redwood and Trees of Mystery (oooo, scary) to the big Orange, etc. As I recall, we usually rented a place in Santa Monica so we would be by the beach. …
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