Thursday, September 9, 2010

More reminiscing about Life in San Diego in the 1930s

More reminiscing about Life in San Diego in the 1930s. My dad came to San Diego in 1932 for a job Jack Story Chrysler Plymouth Dealership, In addition my father owned the 5th Street Auto Repair and Storage shop and his Auto Shop on El Cajon near Texas Street. My mother gave birth to a baby girl in 1936 and about two years later we moved to Anaheim, California. Driving around today, the names of the streets looked familiar but not all the buildings and changes.

I remembered in particular a black man that stored his limousine at the 5th Auto Storage Shop. I was 10-11 years old but many times I had to stay watch over the auto storage shop. This black man would come in often to wash and wax his limousine. This man would whistle in two different tones at the same time. Although I asked often, the man would never tell him how he could whistle in two different tones at the same time.

Today we went to Birch Aquarium in La Jolla. My wife Yoly enjoyed the Aquarium very much. Of special interest was the various species of SEAHORSES. There was a Dragon Sea Horse exhibit and it truly looked like small 5-6 inch dragons flying in the water. Another large collection of species was the jelly fish. Many size, colors, and shapes of Jelly fish.

We then went to Coronado Hotel for treats and cold drinks. Then Yoly and Ruth went for a walk on the beach. The ladies lost their beginning spot for their walk and got lost on the beach. I started to get worried about them and was very pleased when they finally showed up.

Tony and Ruth has never set up a Web cam on their computer after all these years. So I stopped by the store and purchased a Web cam for them and installed it on their computer.

I have to get up early to catch a 8 am plane to Kansas City--- so good night


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