Getting ready for my Journey back home to California
Please note: The following lines were written before I made my trip!
I've returned from my journey to that beautiful (and hot!) California.
So if you like to see how it came out, just go direct to: California-3!
In the Sixties I have been living and working for roundabout 5 1/2 years in Lawndale, Gardena and Torrance (all in the Los Angeles-Basin, California).
After my daytime work as a tool- and die-maker I attended some evening classes at the El Camino College in Torrance.
I had a good Time in
California and, as I'm getting older, I feel something similar like getting
homesick when I start remembering.
When I was seriously ill and in hospital in Spring 1999, my daughter decided on my place:
"Daddy, you always wanted to see California again. Next year you go with mommy, and I take care of your garden and the house".
- How could I refuse, I'm not getting younger every day. -
So I will take a trip to my "old Home-Country" at the beginning of May 2000.
Since I'm on
old-age/disability-pension, I have to be thrifty (but not being a scrooge). So
my wife and me will take a "Last-Minute-Flight" from Hamburg to New York.
Somewhere in the area of Gardena, I would like to rent a furnished apartment for about 3 weeks. We would prefer something which is close to a friendly older couple who can give some assistance to us, finding the old places. Don't forget, it is more than 33 years ago since I left California.
If any reader of this site is able to give me a helping hand, I would be grateful. Please just send me a line via my e-mail address: (Since I'm back again, I don't need any help right now. But instead you may share my memories getting in contact by e-mail.) firstname.lastname@example.org
I realize that most old friends have moved somewhere else or are in heaven by now. But if you know something about one of the persons below, just drop me a line with information:
Bill Gibson and Ron Ouse, Mary Chiara,
Mr. J. L. Pauly and Many Friedman (Jay-El Products), Elmar W. Potratz and Bill
Ralston (Morrison Machine Inc.).
Do you like to read more about those ol' days in California? California dreaming !
Or do you like to read about the trip I just made back into the Past? California, a journey back into the past
Maybe you like to visit the Village with my name in Germany? Village with the name Staudt
Or do you like to read something about my Helix-Scooter from Torrance? My Honda-Helix Scooter