Chapter 2 - 1965 - Present

August 1964 Jane, Mark and I driving to Orange in our 1963 Mercury sedan. Stayed with Ewald and Nettie for about a Month, David has been living with them for the past year attending Santa Ana Junior College. Looking for job first week. Sears in Building Supplies and semmingly aking tests every where. Took Civil Service job as Clerk at Orange Post Office Annex Oct to Dec 1964. Took heliocopter flying lessons at Long Beach and received my FAA Commercial Rotor wing license. Only offer of a job came from Fort Rutgers, Alabama. Took Computer programming classes at Coast Junior College and started getting replys from tests.

  • Orange County Water Dept
  • Compton Airport
  • US Weather Bureau at San Francisco
  • FAA controller at Palmdale, CA
  • California Reasearch (head Hunter)
  • US Navy at North Island, San Pedro
  • Continental Air Lines, LA
  • Arguss (Brazilian Air Lines)

I bought a new 1965 VolksWagon and the same year, took a job at California Research - Standard Oil of California at La Harbra. Co-workers included:

  • George Smith
  • Larry Hopkins
  • John Martin
  • Ed McDowell
  • Sam Riedelberger
  • George xxxxxx
  • Barry xxxxxx
  • Paul Baker

During the following years:

  • Buy 1965 Oldsmobile 442!
  • Bought motor boat "Nikum"
  • Start first of many Catalina trips in Nikum
  • Bob Haven Retirea 1965 Santa Ana
  • Ed Markam & Peggy Retire in Arlington
  • Bill & Billy Jones retire in Riverside


  • David Volunteers for Army
  • Mark in Band and Golf in Jr H.S. and H.S.
  • David out of army Working at Colins Radio, Newport Beach as computer operator
  • David starts college at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
  • Mark in Cal Poly Pomona - Meets Carol working for Mrs Farlotee's catering service
  • Buy Cal 25 "De Nada" at Huntington Beach
  • Meet Walt Diekman when he buys Coronado 25
  • Meet Joan and Al Garrett at Dana Point
  • Trips in Cal-25 from Dana Point to Catalina (Avalon, Isthmus, Oceanside, San Diego, Newport Bch)


  • Cal 25 - Dana Point
  • Mother Sick and moves to apartment on
  • Santa Clara St - hire numerous caretakers for Nettie and Ewald
  • Buy 6cyl 1969 Olds for work and give Mark the Volkswagon
  • David Graduates from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
  • Mark Graduates from Cal Poly, Pomona
  • Buy Cal-27 "Pensive" at San Diego
  • Trip to bring boat to Dana Point in storm with Walt and Jim Watier
  • Walt buys Cal-T-2 at Hoover Dam , Lake Meade and trailers it to Dana Point
  • Trips in the Cal-27 included Catalina Avalon, Isthmus, Little Harbor, San Clemente Island, Santa Barbara Island, Santa Cruz, Ventura Harbor, Oceanside


  • David goes to work at AAA Club in Los Angeles - David and fiance Jill call off wedding
  • Mark is working in graphics at Rockwell/Collins Radio (near the Orange County airport)
  • David's hobby is restoring British sports cars
  • David buys condo in Anaheim
  • David working at Britsh Motors in Orange, dates Lynn and collect cars together


  • Ewald and Nettie Wegner
  • Mark and Carol married at Newport Beach. CA March 1976
  • Mother Dies at St Josephs of Kidney failure
  • Dad in new apartment in Orange - Dad dies of heart complications at St Josephs Hospital
  • Havens and us build new homes in San Juan Capistano, CA
  • Jane's upset with neighbors. Sell and buy new house on Oakmont St, Orange
  • Jane Leaves June 1976
  • We seperate June 17 1976 with divorce pending. June 1978 divorce finalized but not signed to keep Jane on insurance. Finalized on Jan 9,1979

Chapter 3 - 1965 - Present cont.