O is for Olympics

 

img807-001This is a flashback post to 1984 when the Olympics were in the Los Angeles area. In 1984 we we had just moved to Ventura, California. Dear’s company purchased a leg of the Olympic Torch running event and they had a trial run and contest to determine who from the company would be selected to run. Much to our delight Dear won the draw and we had many fun events that we attended because of this honor.

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img800Each Olympic Torch Bearer ran one kilometer and then lit the next person’s torch. Conrock, Dear’s company at the time, purchased the torch and they still have it on display at their offices. Conrock changed their name to CalMat shortly after. Dear’s allotted kilometer was in the city of Ontario, California.

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img808We got to keep the torch for a short time before Dear gave it back to his company.

img810During these summer Olympics we were able to get tickets to see rowing events that were close to our home in Ventura. We gathered up a group of family and friends and enjoyed the races together.

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Dear’s company had a professional photographer take some photos.

Joining ABC Wednesday started by Denise Nesbitt and facilitated now by the ABC team. Thank you!

Ticking down the days to Katie and my roadtrip! What’s on your agenda this week?

About Ellenhttp://I am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

15 thoughts on “O is for Olympics

  1. Wonderful memories! There is a fair bit of controversy over the Olympics these days but the event brings people together. To be in the host city is a great experience.

  2. These are fantastic photos to remember what a wonderful time that was. I remember when during the 2010 Vancouver Olympics the torch came through our village. Everyone was out hooting and hollering and cheering for Canada! Your “dear” certainly had an honour to always remember. Love the professional photo!

    Leslie
    abcw team

  3. I always remember the beautiful stadium with the arches of the LA Olympics. What a great set of photos you have of reminders of the day.

  4. What a wonderful honour and story to remember, lovely photographs too, you must be very proud!
    Best wishes
    i.x

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