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From: "Charles and Dee Colvin" <>
Subject: [ARIZARD-L] Re Walnut Creek, Concord CA area~~off subject
Date: Wed, 24 Apr 2002 16:27:23 -0500
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Hi Bill, Although I am a native East Texan, My husband and I traveled a good
bit when he was in the Navy.
We lived in the Walnut Creek area in 1967-to early part of 1970. He was
stationed in Concord. We eventually moved on base, and we loved the area.
We lived in that beautiful old frame house built back in the 1800's which
was just inside the gate and to the left. We loved the old house, and all
the history those old walls held. I wonder if it is still there. The base
wanted to tear it down when we were there, but we begged them not to. It was
built by far better than the new housing that was on base.
While we were there, we were well the whole time. We came in from the
Philippines to duty there, and brought with us a sick child, who was always
sick in the Philippines. But, after we got her well, she was not sick again
until we got to Hawaii. It was wonderful living in an area where the kids
were well for a change. Concord, as you probably know, is known for the
"ideal climate of the world." As the temperature does not vary more than
about 10 degrees either side of 70 year round.
We enjoyed family camping on the beautiful Trinity River just north of
Concord, and we camped in the Redwoods. We loved it there so much we wanted
to retire there, but cost of living is so high in California, and Homes were
almost 3 times what they were here, so we opt to come back home to TX when
the time came. We camped in Yosemiti a few times. Unlike Concord, at
certain times of the year that place can get COLD, and we spent one night
there like that. It was hot and beautiful when we got there during the day,
but temperatures dropped drastically that night, and we woke up
OLD. -smile- Those were wonderful days.
Are you living there permanently, or just temporary like we were?
Thanks for giving me the opportunity to remember some very special times,
and enjoy the truly beautiful weather you have there. Take care~~Dee &
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bill Dunn" <>
Sent: Tuesday, April 23, 2002 12:31 PM
Subject: Re: [ARIZARD-L] genealogy resources--San Jose and S.F.
> I live in Oakley, CA. Most would say we are in the Bay Area, but really
> Delta. Also, I have many friends in Hayward and have lived in S, Berkeley,
> Walnut Creek and Pleasant Hill.
> Thanks for all the info about the Sutro Library and the Archives. I would
> love to take advantage of those resources but I will probably have to wait
> until my little fellas grow up a bit more. Then I can take BART and make a
> day of it.
> BTW, I'm just loving this 78-80 degree weather we're having.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Chris Pezzaglia" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Tuesday, April 23, 2002 9:28 AM
> Subject: [ARIZARD-L] genealogy resources--San Jose and S.F.
> > Dear Darlene,
> > Great to see another Bay Area person on the list. Have you tried the
> > Library in Daly City? Two levels of information (and yet I still can't
> > Thomas Kizzia's parents). The lower level has all the films and readers
> > the first level has tons of books.
> > Also, have you had time to check out the National Archives in San Bruno?
> > They have a few books, but their strength is that they have all of the
> > films--including the 1930 census. However, they are busier than the
> > and time is limited on the readers and the copiers...what a pain. It is
> > to concentrate on searching and watching the clock at the same time.
> > Beautiful day here in Hayward--will see if the wind comes up again,
> > Wanda
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