Kauai & California, 1993
Trip in the Sun with Betty and Casey
June 12-22, 1993
IV. Sacramento Visits With Nolan Family
Album of 19 trip photos at http://flickr.com/photos/lewis_nolan/ (Scroll down to see small pictures with limited caption information or double click “Slideshow” at top right to see larger pictures with full caption info once captions are activated on screen instructions.)
(This posting updated July 23, 2008)
By Lewis Nolan
Sunday, June 20, 1993 –
Day 9: We awakened
to bright, sunny skies and cool air. We checked out of the motel near the
airport and put the convertible top down to drive to
We looked around Fisherman’s Wharf and bought two freshly boiled, Dungeness Crabs and sourdough bread to have later. We didn’t spend too much time at the wharf since it was so cold.
We arrived in
We went to visit
Buzz’s family about mid-afternoon. The visit was after Buzz went to visit the
gravesites of his friend Pete and his mother at
We gave Katie a gift bag and she went for a ride with me around the block. I think it was a treat for her and it was also for me since I got to drive.
After taking some
pictures outside, we all went inside and gave out gifts from
Anna had prepared a lot of food and the house was very welcoming. Bill was an excellent host and Katie got over her shyness very soon. She took me to her room and showed me all her Barbie dolls and clothes. She cornered Buzz later and had him read her a long Dr. Seuss story. I’m not sure he knew what he was getting into since Casey hasn’t been read to in a long time! Katie was a delight and performed her ballet dance with her hula skirt over her mau-mau we also gave her.
Later, after Pat left, Katie took us outside where she did her grass dance with her little Sony tape player with a tune about “The Goose Got Loose.” She was truly the center of attention.
We had a very nice
evening visiting the
Katie will be in the first grade next year. She just finished kindergarten last week. She’ll be with some of her friends in a summer program at her neighborhood school. She is a cute, little blonde. Casey did mention that if her hair stays that way that she’d turn a few heads in about 10 years.
We left Bill and
Anna’s home before 10 p.m. and returned to our hotel. Buzz called his old
friend Bob Reid and left a message about our visit to
Monday, June 21, 1993 – Drive around
Day 10: We were awakened at the hotel by the sound of the telephone in our room at 8 a.m. It was Bob Reid. Buzz asked him to come by the hotel lobby and meet us about 10:30 a.m.
Bob joined us for a
drive around Buzz’s old neighborhood at 41st and Folsum Blvd. He
took us to his mother’s grave at
The old Nolan house – which had slid into disrepair following the divorce of Buzz’s parents - has been really fixed up. It has a new shake roof, central air, new windows, fresh paint, a renovated garage and porch in the rear that has been turned into a deck with an arbor-type roof and a circular, concrete sidewalk to the front door. It looked really nice.
Buzz gave us a grand tour and the low-down on the old neighborhood and hangouts when he was growing up.
We met Bob Reid at 10:30 a.m. Casey enjoyed hearing Bob recalling his Dad’s antics and rowdy lifestyle while growing up. Bob and Buzz’s brothers told Casey things he had never heard about Buzz’s childhood. We enjoyed Bob’s company and had an early lunch.