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October 26, 2004



For those fortunate enough to have come 45 minutes early to grab a small patch of bench on which to sit, or those wall-flowers stacked two deep along the sides of the building and out the doors, this event was a thrill. Van Etten and Parkin were wonderful. The talk had all the suspense of a great novel. Crowds gathered outside, thanks to a second speaker hooked up outdoors for their benefit. I'm sure there were 150-200 people there, many new faces.

Big thanks to Russ Cohen for re-invigorating the Burlingame Historical Society. Also to Fiona Hamilton, who spends most of her waking hours in our Archives "archiving" and researching for each event and for all the other services we provide. It is a never-ending job., but a true group effort of all involved.

The Society keeps on growing, with each and every quarterly meeting being "an event." Did anyone notice the 25 or 30 children sitting crowded and quiet on the floor, all anxiously listening to this tale? These will be the next generation of historical buffs.


Thank you to everyone that put the wonderful evening together.

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