the lists

  1. The Paladium in LA in the 40′s, hosted all the big bands (“I was there on many weekends:  Glen MillerW, Tommy DorseyW, Benny GoodmanW, Artie ShawW“)
  2. Songs: “I’ll Never Smile Again;”  ”Begin the Beguine;” (“I’m still trying to play my clarinet like A. Shaw! ha!”)
  3. I was president of UCLA’s Men’s Glee Club in ’47 – ’48 and we did Shows in Royce Hall – My American Cousin and H.M.S. Pinafore! Great fun!
  4. Boy’s Life magazine
  5. Building – Tree house and also digging a cave in a vacant lot!
  6. Body Surfing in Santa Monica Bay and skating on local sidewalks
  7. getting a bicycle at Christmas
  8. Travel – we drove to New York and back 1936-37 (Dad’s work took us there and back)

I thought it would be nice to post my grandfather’s  list for Family 1st Fridays in July; a  World War II Veteran, he is  still inspiring in a myriad of ways!  Thanks, Granddad, for supporting the Magpie List!

Raymond Sturges   Retired   Roseville, CA
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