August 2010 Entries
- By Sally Allen -
HISTORY: The year 2008 was an active year at UVTO, ushering in the founding of several clubs and organizations including the UVTO Women’s Club. Barbara Marshall, now deceased, was the original Chairperson; she formatted the club as it remains today. Micky Kurzeka succeeded her as Chairperson. Through her leadership, the club undertook fundraising projects as it moved forward and continued to grow. Micky appointed Sally Allen in January of 2010 to become Chairperson. Among other things, Sally’s mission has been to provide a book of biographies of all UVTO women. With help from board members,...
- By Nick Minick -
Two and a half years ago, four of us at U.V.T.O. responded affirmatively and enthusiastically to the challenge above. We car-pooled to the slightly shabby public courts on Moorpark Road until our own private court was complete. Though unavoidably set on a wrong axis, the location and design of the court was lovely. The unique "openness", set above the ball-devouring ravine, was soon remedied without detracting from its original pleasing design.
Counting Ernie, Warren and Scott as honorary members, the club now numbers 14, and one more on the way (which villa shall we demolish...
- By Nancy Ferguson -
It was 1972. Richard Nixon was President of the United States and the Watergate scandal was escalating; the Senate passed the ERA; the war in Vietnam was raging. Firsts were: female FBI agents and video games; the top movie was The Godfather and the Dallas Cowboys won the Super Bowl. In Paris the guillotine was used for the last time and in Munich there was a massacre of Israeli Olympic athletes. Gasoline in the US was $.55 a gallon.
Most friends I told were appalled and said I was crazy. Astonished: "Driving around Europe?" Incredulous: "Taking...
- By Sally Allen -
Born in Sangar, CA, Ruthie moved to Fresno to her grandparents home during the Depression, where her father and uncle had just lost the five fruit farms they had owned. She grew up playing football with the neighborhood boys. Ruth’s father died when she was thirteen years old, so her mother supported the family as a nurse. Her sister became a published poet. Ruthie saw her mother as Florence Nightingale and decided to be a Naval Cadet Nurse. She attended Fresno State College, and then trained at St. Vincent’s Hospital in LA. She hurt her...