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Gary Alver

Residing In: CA USA

(In 2002) I have so many fond memories of growing up in Watseka. Through the years, whenever I would tell people where I "grew up", I'd say it was a town where things seemed like they were in the TV shows, "Father Knows Best" and "Ozzie and Harriet". I tell them you could have filmed a different episode at a different family's home each week (of course, just like the TV show, that is an exaggeration and nothing is and was "close to perfect", so to speak. But I feel it was a great period to be young and a great place to grow up.) Oak got me out West to Arizona in 1964 when he wrote letters back and said things like "Al out here we don't even need to eat breakfast in the morning, we just pick the oranges off the trees on the way to class. After spending 36 years in the desert and most of my career raising money for the University of AZ in Tuscon, I moved to San Diego in 2000 to start my own business and enjoy the wonderful year round climate of Souuthern California.

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Yearbook: 59, 60, 61, 62