A Day at the Beach


A day at the beach for Ace and Barbara sometime in the 1940s.

It was a great time to live in California — at least from the point of view of Ace and Barbara’s kids. The coast was much open for recreational exploration than today when so much of it has been privatized. The Santa Clara Valley was still a lush orchard paradise, ofte referred to as the Valley of the Heart’s Delight. Springtime featured a sea of blossoms among many orchards of fruit trees.

Ace and Barbara taught in the Monterey area until they moved to Los Gatos in 1944.


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