Blast From the Past — 1955

This is one gutsy child.

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Source: San Bernardino Sun Newspaper, October 17, 1955 via California Digital Newspaper Collection, Center for Bibliographic Studies and Research, University of California, Riverside


  10 comments for “Blast From the Past — 1955

  1. August 17, 2019 at 12:38 PM

    A gin rubdown, warm broth, AND a promise of a bicycle? Yeh, I’d probably do it.

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  2. Mike Cornelius
    August 16, 2019 at 5:27 PM

    Very brave indeed, though it does seem a pity Mrs. Gardner didn’t have rubbing alcohol. Thanks Allan!

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  3. August 16, 2019 at 12:59 PM

    Loved this story, Allan, with the gin and petroleum jelly, and the big ocean freighter that got out of the way. It is so so cold, and dangerously turbulent there, yes indeed, a very brave boy.

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    • August 17, 2019 at 5:11 PM

      Thanks, Jett. I think about him when the water in the shower hasn’t warmed up yet. He’s tougher than me.

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  4. alstacer
    August 16, 2019 at 12:17 PM

    Wow! I think I made it across the pool that year. What an adventure! Thanks for sharing.

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  5. August 16, 2019 at 10:18 AM

    Wow!! That’s amazing.


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