Dan’s California Memory – Anaheim 1970
The Los Angeles Times has a daily online newsletter, Essential California, that deals with the news of the day pertinent to the Golden State. Thank you, Scott Mercer, for giving me that heads-up. The newsletter concludes with a memory from a reader that is no more than 100 words. Here’s the California memory I submitted to Los Angeles Times on May 28, 2021.
As a Jersey boy and 1970 graduate in education at Arizona State University, I interviewed for teaching jobs in California. At my interview for the Anaheim City Schools, innocently I asked the administrator if there was smog in Anaheim. Looking me straight in the eye, he said, No.
Wanting to move to southern California, I took the job. Once there, I had nothing but low-lying smog day after day for the first six weeks until the first Santa Ana winds blew through. When I saw the same administrator later, he smiled and said, I never thought you’d really believe me.
Words – exactly 100
I will publish Part 2 of 2 when I get word that the LA Times published my 100 word memory.