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3 July 2019

We are trying to get ready to leave for Santa Barbara and NOW I have discovered a new group on Facebook and am completely obsessed with it.  I admit I spend a lot of time on Facebook normally, but lately it has been so terribly depressing...all Trump all the time. 

But this new group is called San Francisco Remembered. It has more than 78,000 members and the conversation is almost as immediate as face to face.  I have posted several photos and the one I posted of the flat where I grew up...

...has had more comments than just about anything I've ever posted to Facebook -- more than 150 "likes" and 55 comments, including one from a guy who lived at the other end of the block, a guy who lived around the corner in a building which my friend now owns (it was owned by his grandfather, who I decided, in my adulthood, probably ws part of a San Francisco mafia -- I probably played baseball in our shared yard with this guy.  There was also a girl who was a friend of my sister's and remembers spending a lot of time at our house.

A picture I posted of a piece of the original Palace of Fine Arts...

...which belonged to Gilbert, has started a lot of conversations about the Palace of Fine Arts and its rebuilding.  One guy says, unbelievably, "Is that a side of a face? You can see part of a mouth and nose."  What ELSE would it be?

I loved all the memories people wrote when I posted picture of Don Sherwood, self-proclamed "world greatest disc jockey."

I spent a long time looking at a LOT of photos that have been posted by other people.  So much fun.  Like this one of the Palace of Fine Arts when it was being demolished so it could be rebuilt in a permanent structure.

It was such a pleasant, wasted afternoon, when I should have been packing for Santa Barbara.  But yesterday, the news and especially all the reports of the kidnapped kids on the border actually made me sick to my stomach and today, I didn't even look at the regular Facebook pages and just wallowed in memories of growing up in San Francisco.



Love this photo of the California St. cable car tracks

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