by Ron Walker

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June 28, 2013
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Coming of age in San Francisco

When Tony Bennett sang, “I Left my Heart in San Francisco,” he knew what he was talking about. At age 9, our family took a vacation to San Francisco. When we boarded the car ferry in Oakland late one night, I clearly remember how magical were the twinkling lights of San Francisco, so far across the bay. The very next day we walked through the fairgrounds of the 1939 World’s Fair on Treasure Island. Each pavilion proudly depicted the beauty of their country. Sadly, Hitler would soon put an end to peace, and the world would be thrown into war. …

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