on Monroe Street, Monrovia, California
Most of the rest of the new
generation arrive. Beryl and Harold’s Craig, Robert and James. And Janet
and Jerry’s Michael. Schooling and the Army take Harold and Beryl to
Texas, Panama Canal Zone, England and Salt Lake City where the last of
their boys are born. Janet and Jerry go to Saugus and then to Seattle as
he works his way to making detective. Meanwhile he sharpens contractor
skills by building their own home in Seattle.
By the mid 60s smog is harming the health of Howard’s children and they
move to Lake Arrowhead in 1968. It is idyllic but divorce in 1970 brings
new changes. Walter and Marie step in to help with caring for the 10, 11
,11 and 12 year old children while Howard keeps the Aerojet job going.
Howard meets Marilee and her two young daughters and marries him. She
now has 6 children a la the “Brady Bunch” TV show. And within two months
he is transferred to Aerojet in Rancho Cordova (15 miles east of
Sacramento) where they currently live.
and Beryl meanwhile are moving around the world and getting the medical
degrees for radiology specialty. By the end of the 60s things have
settled somewhat. First son Craig is born in 1969 in Salt Lake City
where Harold is in residency.
Janet and Jerry get son Michael in 1965. Walter is retired and they have
left Monrovia to live near relatives in Hemet and then Chula Vista in
the San Diego area. Ruth, Neal and Earl have all bought trailer parks in
the desert areas of southern California including Twenty Nine Palms and
Hemet. Bob Bollinger and wife Bea moved to Seattle from Covina where Bob
worked for Aerojet also. They put down roots in Bellevue that have
lasted into the new millennium. Most of their children and grandchildren
live in the area.
Late in this decade Walter loses his sister Grace leaving a large but