The Waugh Family
An historical and photographic perspective
The Waugh Family, 110 Easy Street, Alamo, California, 1958 - 1969
The Waugh Family moved from Danville to Alamo, California, in the summer of 1958.
I remember catching a live mouse that had been in a burlap bag of chicken feed alongside the chicken coop in our backyard. The next day I took the mouse to school with me (in the jar) and left it on Miss Patten's desk before school started (my Dad had a key to the school room). Needless to say, Miss Patten was quite surprised but figured out that it must have been me that left it. I also remember having the measles and chickenpox that year and missing quite a bit of school. - Jeff Waugh
William Waugh (Jock's brother) died on Jan 17, 1962. His daughter Karen came to live with the Waugh Family in Alamo shortly afterwards.
The Cuban Missile Crisis
The Cuban Missile Crisis, also known as the October Crisis (Spanish: Crisis de octubre), The Missile Scare, or the Caribbean Crisis (Russian: Карибский кризис, tr. Karibskiy krizis), was a 13-day confrontation in October 1962 between the United States and the Soviet Union over Soviet ballistic missiles deployed in Cuba. It played out on television worldwide and was the closest the Cold War came to escalating into a full-scale nuclear war.- Wikipedia
I was ten years old. I remember that air raid sirens were built in our neighborhood and that we had drills at school. The San Francisco Chronicle had a depiction of ground zero and where the potential blast zone would spread out around the Bay Area. In the test drill we were to put our heads down on our desk as soon as we heard the initial siren and not move until we heard the all-clear signal. We were then arranged into groups to walk home.
Ron Russell died of a heart attack on May 8, 1963, in Powell River, B.C. at the age of 52.
June 11, 1963
I remember watching a clip of this on television when I was 11 years old. The image of the monk still haunts me. - Jeff Waugh
"I have a Dream"
Martin Luther King, Aug 28, 1963
John F. Kennedy, 35th President of the United States of America, was assassinated on Nov 22, 1963.
Maggie Robina "Ina" Hunter died on June 11, 1964, in Oakland, California at the age of 82.
Jock, Violet, Chrissie, Glenda, Jeff and Karen traveled in the family station wagon from Alamo to Guadalajara, Mexico, in the summer of 1964.
The Free Speech Movement
The Free Speech Movement (FSM) was a student protest which took place during the 1964–65 academic year on the campus of the University of California, Berkeley under the informal leadership of students Mario Savio, Jack Weinberg, Michael Rossman, Brian Turner, Bettina Aptheker, Steve Weissman, Art Goldberg, Jackie Goldberg, and others. In protests unprecedented in scope, students insisted that the university administration lift the ban of on-campus political activities and acknowledge the students' right to free speech and academic freedom. The group's primary goals were to promote the ideas of the Cuban Revolution and weaken the Cold War consensus.- Wikipedia
There's a time when the operation of the machine becomes so odious, makes you so sick at heart, that you can't take part! You can't even passively take part! And you've got to put your bodies upon the gears and upon the wheels…upon the levers, upon all the apparatus, and you've got to make it stop! And you've got to indicate to the people who run it, to the people who own it, that unless you're free, the machine will be prevented from working at all!- Mario Savio, Sproul Hall, UC Berkely, Dec 2, 1964
Agnes Waugh & Charles Mottishaw
Charles Mottishaw and Agnes Waugh were killed in a car accident on Vancouver Island on Feb 27, 1965.
After graduating from San Ramon Valley High School Karen attended Diablo Valley Junior College before leaving home and eventually settling in Southern California.
Before Dave Moran moved to Virginia (just before 7th Grade) each of us had a Civil War set that we would play with together at each of our houses. Being able to visit one of the famous battlefields of the Civil War was an incredible experience for the three of us! - Jeff Waugh
Martin Luther King was assassinated on April 4, 1968.
James Anthony Cardinale
Jim Cardinale of Danville was Killed-In-Action in Vietnam, on April 5, 1968.
"HN James Anthony "Doc" Cardinale was a Navy Corpsman assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 27th Marines. On April 4, 1968, RVN Quang Tri Province, when he was mortally wounded after hearing "Corpsman Up!!!" He was running to the aid of a fallen Marine and was picked off by an enemy grenade. Besides being on the wall, this place on the home page would be a fitting tribute for him. Jim was killed 5 April, 1968."
Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated on June 6, 1968.
The Self-immolation of the Buddhist monk, the assassinations of John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy and the death of Jim Cardinale all had a significant impact on Jeff's "world view", as did other events of the time. It was during this period that he stopped saying the "Pledge of Allegiance" in high school and began to more seriously contemplate and question the "status quo" ("Remember what the doormouse said, feed your head, feed your head"...).
Glenda began attending the University of California at Berkeley in September, 1968.
The Tlatelolco massacre, also known as the Night of
Tlatelolco (from a book title by the Mexican writer
Elena Poniatowska), was a killing of an estimated 30 to
300 students and civilians by military and police on
October 2, 1968, in the Plaza de las Tres Culturas in
the Tlatelolco section of Mexico City. The events are
considered part of the Mexican Dirty War, when the
government used its forces to suppress political
opposition. The massacre occurred 10 days before the
opening of the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City. More
than 1,300 people were arrested by security police.
There has been no consensus on how many were killed that
day in the plaza area.
The Tlatelolco massacre, also known as the Night of Tlatelolco (from a book title by the Mexican writer Elena Poniatowska), was a killing of an estimated 30 to 300 students and civilians by military and police on October 2, 1968, in the Plaza de las Tres Culturas in the Tlatelolco section of Mexico City. The events are considered part of the Mexican Dirty War, when the government used its forces to suppress political opposition. The massacre occurred 10 days before the opening of the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City. More than 1,300 people were arrested by security police. There has been no consensus on how many were killed that day in the plaza area.- Wikipedia
Like a true nature's child
Like a true nature's child
Jock, Jeff and Violet moved to Fanny Bay, British Columbia in the summer of 1969. Jeff was interested in attending the University of British Columbia and Jock was worried that Jeff would be drafted for the War in Vietnam (he was drafted in 1971, but that's another story...). Glenda stayed in California to continue studying at UC Berkeley and Chrissie stayed to continue working for another year (at Simon's Hardware store in Walnut Creek) before retiring and joining Jock and Violet in Fanny Bay.