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During WWII, my father was in the Navy, stationed (when not in the Pacific fighting the Japanese) at San Diego, California. My Mother and I took a train from southern Illinois to California to visit my "Daddy", and we stayed for over six months. That's when it all began...my love for California, especially San Diego.
The photo was taken in 1945 by my "Daddy". It is in front of our apartment building. I am the dark-haired child on the left; the blond child was a buddy in the apartment building whose father was also in the Navy.
Even though I was just a little girl, 1945 started my "love affair" with sunny California.
As this photo reveals, this was a very special time for my mother and father...they were so young, the War was going strong, and it was California that brought us all together.
Every time I enter the State, all those memories from 1945, when my parents were so vital and alive, come rushing back.
Both of my parents were dead when I returned to San Diego, but they, like California, are always on my mind.
- Pros:Beautiful Scenery, great weather, Good Memories
- Cons:Earthquakes, LA lifestyle
- In a nutshell:Another "Star" in the American Flag!
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