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Diana, 1960

For the ‘Gram, 1960

This is one of my all-time favorite pictures of my grandma, Diana. It was taken when she was about 17 years old by her friend, Carla. She told me that

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk get away 1920s

Beach Outing, 1920

Beach get away trip for the family. My great great grandma who went by the nick name “Tiny” is on the far right. The photo was not dated, but given

Love at First “Peach”, 1960

My parents met on a peach farm. And when my father saw her it was love at first sight. He handed her the most perfect peach he could find and

Two people on the beach

Bathing Beauties, 1928

My husband’s grandmother grew up in the Hollywood area (and is buried in the Hollywood Cemetery). A google reverse image search led me to this source. Florence and her sister

Grandma, 1936

My Foxy Grandma!, 1936

My family has been going to Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk further back than my lifetime. This is my 25 year old grandmother in 1936. One of my favorite stories is

Flying Cages, 1965

I lived in Santa Cruz from 1965 to 1968. Loved the wooden roller coaster but really enjoyed the Flying Cages. Had no problem making the cage move over the top.

Kids enjoying the old pier, 1938

This is my grandmother and her sister and cousins enjoying the Boardwalk while on the old (no longer existent) pier. She has such wonderful memories of their summer trip to

Giant Dipper Fun, 1935

This picture was taken of my mom Florence when she was in her early 20’s. Just a day at the beach with her Italian friends and family in front of

Mamie Started It, 1957

Beginning in 1957, my Grandmother Mamie started taking my brother, cousin and me to Santa Cruz each summer. Most years we would ride a Greyhound bus from Sacramento to Santa

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