"From the Desert to the Sea, to All of Southern California." - Jerry Dunphy

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Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Welcome to Our Van Nuys

This blog is being created as a virtual home for baby boomer's who grew up in and around the Van Nuys California area which is situated in the middle of the San Fernando Valley. It exists for those who still live in this general area, and for those of us who have scattered to other parts of the globe for our various reasons. While we may be out in the desert, by the lake or resting snuggly in some gypsy camp on the outskirts of town, we still have memories in our hearts we want to share with old and new friends.

So if you went to school, worked or cruised these streets at night we would like to hear from you. My fondest personal memories revolve around my years spent in Van Nuys Demolay near the corner of Sherman Way and Kester Avenue. From there we blazed trails to and through the front doors of restaurants, record stores, music stores and girl friends doors. Sometimes we used the back doors. Sometimes we raced through the hills to escape the trouble we caused on Wednesday night while cruising Van Nuys Blvd. So this is dedicated to all the friends who came of age and broke out into the world together. These friendships endure. I'm still in touch with some very close friends. I hope you are also.

We invite your memories and comments. This blog is a new creation and a work in progress by an analog mind so please have patience as I learn the ropes. Happy Trails from the desert to the sea to all of southern California (To borrow from Mr. Dunphy).

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