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Dan Drummond

Profile Updated: January 21, 2022
Residing In:
Santa Rosa, CA USA
~ Gina ~
Volunteer Dreamer (more like a preoccupation)
Mary Vincenti, also TLHS Class of 72, and I created two fine daughters, Melinda born in 1978 and Michelle More…born in 1979.
They, in turn, they created four fine grandchildren. A boy, Dean in 2000, and three girls, Emma in 2001, Joey in 2002, and Hannah in 2003.

After graduation from TLHS, I continued my education, but didn’t make the best of the opportunity. I think the distractions of life drove me to just get on with it. Computer programming was ok, but I probably didn’t give myself enough time to get used to it. I found my peace in the territory of a mainframe computer operator with Hills Brother Coffee in SF. It was a fun, process-oriented job, with no homework.
Once I had income, I married Mary, my high school sweetheart in 1977. We created two fine daughters, but I didn’t give our love enough time. My next love lasted thirteen years, but we never got officially married. Then in 1994, Gina came into my life and our love has lasted for over twenty years of married shared territory.
In 1980, I got very lucky and was hired by Hewlett-Packard in Santa Rosa for a twenty-five-year career. In 2006, I had the luxury to go back to college and earned an associate degree in environmental studies. I was hoping to get a job at the college, but the 2008 recession turned me into a community volunteer.
Since 2015, Gina and I have lived in Brookwood Park, a mobile home village of around 200 neighbors. We live next to a creek, far up a watershed in a corner valley of east Santa Rosa, at the edge of heaven.
(When I write, I often think of Mrs. Rocha and proper punctuation. Who knew back in ‘72 that we’d have word processing programs that spell & grammar check us? Thank you, Mrs. Rocha.)

School Story:

1. I sure enjoyed being in Mr. Yun’s calculus class in my senior year. The process-oriented nature of mathematics was a comfortable territory for me. I remember Dayna Salter, Bill Dobbs and Allan Anderson from that class. Thank you, Mr. Yun.
2. I remember Mr. Swingle, who had the best sideburns, projecting the 1963 movie Tom Jones one evening after school. I have an affection for that movie, and pears, to this day. I think he also once used an early video tape recording system to give students the experience of talking in front of a camera and then watching themselves replayed on TV. Thank you, Mr. Swingle.
3. My dream of a career in Major League Baseball fell short at TLHS. Besides finding out I need glasses; I had a hard time running the bases, of all things. Playing for the Freshman Trojans, I was halfway to first base when I caught a cleat and rolled my ankle, resulting in a cracked cuboid bone in my left foot. The next year I slide into second base and broke the fibula in my right leg. I was safe, but I guess I figured I’d better think of something else to do for a living.

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Sorry I'm a day late in wishing you a very happy birthday. Hope your day was everything you wished for. <3

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Sep 30, 2019 at 11:52 AM

It sounds like it’s been raining cats and dogs, and you’ve been catching quite a few. Good luck with your move to Buda. You’ll make friends fast if you have a speedy wiener dog in your collection!

Sep 21, 2019 at 4:58 PM

Happy Birthday Rob - but I always knew you as lefty Bob Oefinger !
A little over 50 years ago, you and I attended a doubleheader at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. On that day, August 24, 1969, the A’s beat the Orioles 9-0 in game 1, https://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/OAK/OAK196908241.shtml . And the second game went 18 innings, as the A’s walked off with a 9-8 doubleheader sweep, https://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/OAK/OAK196908242.shtml .
I’ll always remember that day as the day we got to experience a “tripleheader”, 27 innings lasting 7 hours and 39 minutes. We were in baseball heaven!
My Mom, who is now 96, was a real trooper the entire time. I’m so glad she resisted pulling us from the stadium before the second game was over. She was worried about not getting home in time to make my Dad’s dinner.
I still have my ticket stub and the number plate off my seat. A lower box seat was only $3.50 in 1969!
Less than two weeks later, we started our sophomore year at Terra Linda High. Life was evolving.

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Happy Birthday Jana!
~ Have a Perfect Day ~

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Happy Birthday, Mary. When we took our seats next to each other in Mrs. Rocha’s class, who knew we were also eventually choosing our mate. Thank you for loving me, being an exceptional Mother for our children and Grandmother for our grandchildren. I’m sorry I was not mature enough to understand the special territory we shared.
I’m looking forward to seeing you at Emma’s high school graduation party.

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