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01/09/21 06:23 PM #7923    


Gary Wegener (1966)

Don't ya love being surrounded by farm land?

01/09/21 06:29 PM #7924    


Craig Mayfield (1966)







01/09/21 07:07 PM #7925    

Greg Kareofelas (1962)

Here's another one of Dad's slides from that Aug 1956 Parade. Love the Gold Lion. Anyone from the Lion's Club? Is that lion still around?  And "Yes". I remember the Army Surplus store by the Hong Kong, I still have the WWII Canteen I bought there 1961? :-) 

01/09/21 07:11 PM #7926    

Greg Kareofelas (1962)

& BTW, the car pulling the float in the previous pic was a 1950 Nash AirFlyte, a car we thought was so ugly we would not have ever driven or rode in one. The kind of a car your grandma would have driven :-) Looked like an upside down bathtub. That is until the early Porsche just about copied that design :-) 

01/09/21 07:30 PM #7927    

Tim Tucker (1965)

Greg, I'm thinking the old War(Army)
Surplus Store was in the 400 block between The Chicago Cafe and what is now Blue Wing Gallery... Currently a vacant lot.

01/09/21 07:31 PM #7928    


Craig Mayfield (1966)

Hey, Greg,

I got word Elon Musk is checkin' this out!...Gonna be the Mars Car design...!...Stay tuned

01/09/21 08:01 PM #7929    


Charlotte Apodaca (Lucero) (1961)

January 9, 2021

This message is for Craig Mayfield: Craig, I would like to extend an invitation to you; to join a conversation group that I facilitate every Friday from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.  We are a group of retired individuals who meet to discuss current National and World events.  And Yes, we discuss the issues of politics too. We welcome everyone's thoughts and comments.

The Nation's current events are historical and vital to understand and continue to be aware of how we, as aging population, are affected by the circumstances and the results for our grandchildren's future.

Please feel free to contact me at my email:


Charlotte Apodaca Lucero 

01/09/21 09:02 PM #7930    

Elvis Kelley (1962)

Okay guys we're doing good now, got some of our old sluggish brains perking. 

Greg my great uncle had one of those cars and lived in San Francisco. They would come see us and literally melt from the heat. That was the early 50s. 

Charlotte,  I don't think Craig is retired yet (are you Craig). He would definitely spice up the meeting. 

Keep it going guys and gals. 

01/09/21 10:10 PM #7931    

Don Murdoch (1962)

Tim, The Army-Navy Surplus store was on the west side of the Hong Kong. Frank Cobos ran it and made big money when the Braceros were in town from June until October.

01/10/21 08:59 AM #7932    


Craig Mayfield (1966)

No, Elvis, but get me that perfect Lotto ticket and I'll hit the Rocker!... Sounds interesting, Charlotte, tho I'll prob get kicked out!!  Do you do them by Zoom ?

01/10/21 11:10 AM #7933    

Elvis Kelley (1962)

Tim you are also right. There was a Army  Navy store at 407 Main (Woodland Mercantile) but the original one was by the Hong Kong. You are a little younger, you might not remember it. 

Craig if you hit the big one, just remember the true gift is sharing. Just saying. 

01/10/21 05:23 PM #7934    

Steve Takimoto (1966)

Greg re. your Post #7925:  Lois, my sister, reminded me that the subject lion was in the rafters of the garage when our parents bought their house from the Fowlers in '62.  Our mother contacted the Fowlers about the lion.  They didn't want it.  Somehow our mother got word from the Lions Club that they didn't want it either.  Our parents got rid of the lion, but we don't know how or where.  That's all the information I have about it.  

01/10/21 07:42 PM #7935    


Charlotte Apodaca (Lucero) (1961)

January 10, 2021

Good Evening ALL,

Regarding my post's inviting Craig Mayfield to join a weekly conversation group, some of you have contacted me regarding your interest in joining.  We welcome all who are interested in discussing topics of interest and respecting everyone's points of view.  Our group is part of a larger organization: University of Davis, California; Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), with a membership fee of $20.00 per quarter. Members are of all faiths, including non-believers, a political party, and they share a myriad of opinions.  Our career histories are varied, and we are a mix of genders.

Our group is called:  WINE, WHINE, & CHAT; our weekly Friday Virtual ZOOM one-hour conversations are from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m ( we open up about 3:45).  Should you be interested: send me your Full Name and email address: I will then send you our ZOOM Link  (let me know if you are okay with my adding your name to a growing list of interested individuals; and or I will add you as a blind copy to remind you each week).



01/11/21 03:55 PM #7936    


Charlotte Apodaca (Lucero) (1961)

January 11, 2021

Good Afternoon Craig,

Regarding your concern: no, we won't kick you off, and yes, we meet via ZOOM.  You are exactly the type of colleague we enjoy having in our group.  You have strong opinions, are passionate and authentic.

The only thing we ask of each other is to be respectful, kind, and supportive of each other's points of view.  We have great discussions and have found a place where we can enjoy a good debate and agree to disagree.

Craig, I hope you join us.



01/11/21 05:42 PM #7937    


Craig Mayfield (1966)


For Me, I actually do love to be surrounded by "Farm Land." I little kid my grandfather ( a "gentlemam farmer" and a judge and district attorney here in Woodland) used to take me out to his Ranches near Madison and what is now the interstate 5 out there...He would sit down from high up and look over Cache Creek...and let me roam away out there, exploring,catching lizards, frogs, whatnot...putting them in socks, bringing my trophies back to him in my socks, whatever...and he always made me let them go...and, I wandered, wise for him or not, far from him...He gave me a love of the beauty and mystery of Nature...I have never lost...My grandmother had died of Cancer before that...I realized  some years later he was grieving, meditating...but knowing...that things go on

01/12/21 12:59 PM #7938    


Gary Wegener (1966)

Life certainly takes a lot of twists and turns.  We never know what the next day brings.

01/12/21 05:57 PM #7939    


Craig Mayfield (1966)

And, certainly, i don't kow...But, maybe, Life, brings, and has brought, that more than once to Us...for All that Consciousness may be able to enjoy, that was Given to Us, and otherwise, as "Experiencers", to Live..Infinitely...The Plus and Minus, to balalance the one with the other...and Evovle to the Good...Just ramblin'...Forgive my ramblin' which sounds like "Experience"...,"Spirit"...., in one "material" form or Eternal


01/12/21 06:10 PM #7940    


Craig Mayfield (1966)

Or, if that makes no sense...I'll blame it all on Covid lockdown and current crazy Politics!!...LOL

01/13/21 12:44 PM #7941    


Lynn Drumright (Black) (1961)

How many people remember sitting on this rock fence corner of Marshall and First. It was THE place to go to smoke and cut class. 

01/13/21 07:41 PM #7942    

Connie Waldeck (Beard) (1966)

That was my aunt and uncle's house - Thornton and Ollie Cranston, Aunt Ollie would pick up empty sack lunches and lots of cigarette butts.  Uncle Thornton was the youngest of the Cranston Bros Hardware.


01/14/21 08:48 AM #7943    


Theresa Eve (1964)

Does anyone have a picture of that location?  So many great homes in Woodland, that really speaks loudly of wonderful style and class.  

01/14/21 07:36 PM #7944    


William Perry White (1967)

I remember the rock wall at First and Marshall, although I don't remember ever sitting on it. I grew up in the house on the northeast corner, across the street from the Cranstons. It was a very quick commute to WHS.

01/14/21 08:12 PM #7945    


Craig Mayfield (1966)

Hi Lyn!...Smokin' on the Wall...tsk tsk!  (Says the pot to the kettle!)...Quit  cigs decades ago, but hope the family is doing well....from your older pic...well, always knew where Liz got her looks

01/15/21 10:00 AM #7946    


Lynn Drumright (Black) (1961)

Craig,  as I read all these comments I realize the folks commenting were mostly the 'good' kids. I figured I would represent for the outliers. Skipping class, smoking, drinking, coming to school with a hangover, raising hell-we were there too. And somehow managed to graduate. 🤣🤣 

01/15/21 12:27 PM #7947    


Craig Mayfield (1966)

Yeah,lol...and Boss of the Credit Union, methinks!...My HS "academics" were sorely lacking (explains my spellin' deffeculty)

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