Coming soon.

A book on Bernal Heights. Here's the cover.


On Saturday, June 30, come to the Neighborhood House in Potrero Hill (953 De Haro) at 2:30 p.m. for "Neighborhood Exchange: Sharing of Local Histories: Bernal Heights/Potrero Hill/Visitacion Valley." We'll share short films, stories, and images of three vibrant San Francisco communities. There will be an open discussion and exchange of ideas on historical projects and resources in each of the neighborhoods, plus light refreshments and intriguing insights.

My dad's written two books for Arcadia Publishing in the last few years. They're mostly collections of historical pictures with captions.


lisa said...

So is this book authored by your dad, also? I really enjoy history...it's amazing how much life has changed over the years. My great-grandmother died in 1969 at the age of 100, and even though I was only 7, I remember having amazing conversations with her about what her childhood was like. She literally went from horse-and-buggy transportation to watching the moon landing on TV...she basically witnessed the development of nearly everything modern in her lifetime-wow!

chuck b. said...

No, he didn't author this one. He lives an hour away. He wrote a couple books about small towns down in his neck of the woods.

I think it's so interesting to think about the people who used to live where I live right now (or in other places where I lived). They had, by definition, very different lives, and yet they had the same weather, many of the same houses, they planted all the tall rees and knew them when they were small.

We've all seen the remarkable changes just since cell phones and internet arrived, and even cable TV. But I can also remember the advent of ATMs! People actually had to go into the bank to get money! And they had those drive through tellers. That all seems so quaint and distant now. I don't know why the progress of modern banking of all things should stand out in my mind, but it does.

lisa said...

I know what you mean...I remember the first "personal" calculators, all big and bulky, and boy did they eat batteries! And microwaves-my dad was kinda scared of the technology at first, so we didn't get one for a long time. Heh, I remember when "keyboarding" was called "typing class"!