The church youth group plus other cousins at Vera’s birthday party or was it some other occasion, Vera? Maybe graduation? This is the small dining room in this home.
Junior/Senior Prom in the bedroom before my date picked me up. This is the bedroom I shared with 3 of my sisters.
I’ll be adding more photos to this post when I can access them but for now these will have to do.
Historical notes during the time we lived at 305 Los Angeles Ave, Montebello, California from approximately 1960 until 1971.
In November of 1960 my older sisters and I walked the block and a half to Whittier Boulevard in Montebello to watch John F. Kennedy come by in a convertible and we were able to shake his hand. He was campaigning in the Los Angeles area.
In the fifth grade I was running out to the playground and the girl in front of me stopped to tie her shoe and I flipped over her and landed on my wrist ending up with a chipped bone. I went to the nurses office and she called my mom and had to call a taxi for her and me to get to the doctor’s office since our mom never drove. I had a cast for a while.
All of us kids walked to school from this house. Some of us to Fremont Elementary which meant we had to cross Whittier boulevard and there were no crossing guards. Older sisters walked to Montebello Junior High and Montebello High School. Eventually I walked to the junior high and high school.
1963 Vera graduated from Junior High School and I remember being at Montebello Park for the ceremony with our mom pregnant with the twins.
The photo above is of Montebello Junior High which has since been demolished because of earthquake safety issues and rebuilt into a modern ugly junior high.
In July of 1963 the twins were born. They were a shock to our whole family who were kept in the dark by our mom about the fact that she was having twins.
August of 1963 was the when I became a disciple of Jesus Christ and later in September our Pop became a disciple of Jesus Christ at the Billy Graham Crusades at the Los Angeles Coliseum.
1964, 1966, 1967 and 1968 Kathy, Vera, Fred and I graduated from Montebello high school.
1967 I was baptized.
1969 Pop was baptized.
1969 our sister Vera was married to Nick Titov. The wedding was a few blocks north of our home at Montebello Baptist Church.
The first 4 of us started college while we lived on Los Angeles Avenue.
In 1969 our family left the Molokan church.
In 1971 we moved to 11053 Arroyo Drive in La Mirada, California.