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    OK Darian and Scott......."What high school did you go to?" Must have both been in Southern Cal?



    My staff had a running joke about me asking new customers that question.

    It tells you where someone grew up.
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    Inglewood High School, class of 1958....
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    Have you been back down there to any HS class reunions Darian?
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    Only one, about 11 years ago. Not many classmates left....
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    I imagine Inglewood was much different then than it became in the 80's?

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    YUP!!! It suffered the fate of a lot of cities around L.A. Diverse population, economically challenged. Still, a couple of people/classmates still live there. During my 28 years in that area, I lived in Morningside Park, Gardena, Downey, Hawthorne and Redondo Beach. That whole area changed after the 1965 Watts Riots....
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    I worked in Carson from 1985 - 1988. The area was undergoing pretty radical demographic change even at that time. Even more so in Paramount and Compton. I had a painting contractor who I dealt with, tell me how he and his wife were unable to afford a house in Inglewood in 1963, so the realtor took them over to "this ratty little beach community" called Redondo Beach and sold them a house for less money there!!! Imagine that today.

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    In 1965, I lived on Catalina Ave in Redondo. A one bedroom, furnished apartment, 200 yards from the Esplanade/beach and a quarter mile from the pier. Paid $107.00 monthly. I went by the location while down there for the reunion; all of the buildings were replaced by high rise condos selling at over $500,000.00 apiece. Too bad that I didn't buy some property down there in '65.... Hindsight is always 20/20....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Kiene semi-retired View Post
    OK Darian and Scott......."What high school did you go to?" Must have both been in Southern Cal?



    My staff had a running joke about me asking new customers that question.

    It tells you where someone grew up.
    Multiple high schools in Orange County. I was a "bad" boy.
    So long and thanks for all the fish!!!
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    My dad always used to kick himself for not buying some property over by the American. What is now Arden Fair Shopping Center and Cal-Expo was selling at the time for $7.00 / acre. Yep, that's a $7.00 per acre. Not $700, or $7000.

    He always blamed my mom because she said that it was nothing but sheep and grass fields out there.

    Uugh, like Darian's comment "Hind-sight is always 20/20".
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