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Wayne's "Remember When" #51 (19 March 2019)

Remember When: In the 1970s I had a racoon family living at my previous home when I started my career at Palomar College. Probably not a good idea, but I became very attached to them. Eventually, the open fields and tangelo orchards were replaced by high density housing developments and my lovely rural house became surrounded by asphalt, houses & traffic signals--just like the crowded, urbanized city in LA County from where I came.


Wayne's "Remember When" #52 (23 March 2019)

Remember When: I reposted my 48 Ford Convertible image. I restored my car with parts from a factory in LA called Ford Obsolete. This classic Ford model was used in several very popular movies. Gee, I wish I still had my beautiful red car!


Wayne's "Remember When" #53 (1 April 2019)

Remember When: Restored Richfield gas station along historic Hwy 66 in Cucamonga, CA. I drove past this station many times in my American Graffiti days and before. I have fond memories in my 48 Ford convertible and 1950 Ford 2-door sedan during my high school, junior college, & university days in the late 1950s & early 1960s.


Wayne's "Remember When" #54 (25 April 2019)

Remember When: I just found my Frank Buck Explorer's Watch, my prized possession when I was 8! The phosphorescent dial even glowed in the dark. This marvelous toy was a prize in my box of Wheaties® in 1949. I never understood why a sundial would need a glow-in-the-dark dial.


Wayne's "Remember When" #55 (20 May 2019)

Remember When: Many years ago, after my lecture on hybrids, a biology student brought me an unusual "filbert hybrid" crossed with a rubber tree. I told her it was impossible. Then I cracked it open and a condom flipped into the air. I caught it with one hand and the class roared with laughter! Her mother made these at Christmas time for stocking stuffers. BTW, the popular spread Nutella® is made with hazelnuts!


Wayne's "Remember When" #56 (30 July 2019)

Remember When: During the 1980s I almost bought a wide-carriage manual typewriter at San Diego Office Supply. I had no use for a computer. Then I saw the Apple IIe & my life changed forever to digital. Superworks: PC Version Of Appleworks


Wayne's "Remember When" #57 (2 August 2019)

Remember When: This silver spoon & fork manufactured before I was born might be a collectible today.


Wayne's "Remember When" #58 (2 September 2019)

From nails & bullet shells to pine cones: Some of my childhood collections on pathway to becoming a taxonomist.