S: FIFTY YEARS
FC: It doesn't matter where you go in life, what you do ..... it's who you have beside you.
1: This is the title page of Patricia and Bob Boesch 50 Years
4: Mr. and Mrs. Robert Boesch | Off to the reception at the Claremont Country Club! My veil had been in our family for over 100 years in 1961, now waiting for the next bride!
5: George Boesch Geraldine Ashby Bob Boesch Patricia Ashby Tom Ashby Cevilia Boesch | And leading up to the wedding... The Rehearsal Dinner February 2, 1961 at the home of Charlie and Margaret Cox 85 La Salle Avenue Piedmont
6: After a honeymoon in Santa Barbara, Palm Springs, and Phoenix, we returned to our first home at xxxx Grenwich Street San Francisco ...a little sparse with borrowed lamps, tables and chairs, and no pictures, but a sewing machine with great intentions and big plans!
7: 1962 | Eagerly awaiting the arrival of our first child, we moved again to 3255 Octavia Street, a two bedroom flat in the Marina owned by Mildred Bolger, who always wore a hat. So often in fact, we wondered if she wore one even in the bathtub!!! | More than ready for the baby! | Ready for the baby. | On the job at BBDO Advertising
8: It's a BOY! Long awaited and greatly anticipated, Thomas Reese Bowen Boesch was born on July 5, 1962 at Presbyterian Hospital San Francisco, California, and named for his grandfather
9: The Ole, a xx foot midget ocean racer built by Bob, Carl Olson and Bob Welton, christened in 1960, continued to be a source of great enjoyment, excitement and fun
10: 1963 | Courtesy of Admiral Frank Akers, we went out for maneuvers on the aircraft carrier, USS Coral Sea. I can still hear the tremendous noise and feel the vibrations as those planes took off and landed! | In addition to his work at the Schlage Lock Company, Bob found time to volunteer for the Guardsmen in San Francisco, raising money to send underprivileged children to summer camp. On the right is our one year old, definitely-not-underprivileged child!
11: 1964 | Great-Grand Parents | James Reynolds with Jeffrey and Susan Boesch | Charles and Edith May Couzens in Palm Springs with Tom | Gumma and Poppy with Tom
12: In July, we moved to 2315 Dolores Street in San Mateo, and had our first party that fall. Tom savoring Palm Springs in February with his great-grandparents, grandmother and mother | As Bob continued to enjoy sailing, Tom practices on his first bike in Gridley Merry Christmas!
13: 1965 | It's a GIRL! Born March 3, 1965 at Presbyterian Hospital in San Francisco and named Katherine Ashby Boesch for her Godmother, Katie Millhiser, and her mother's family
14: Tom's third birthday at 110 Sea View Avenue in Piedmont The Ashbys were overjoyed with their grandchildren, and we spent a lot of fun times at their home with them. | Tom and his good pal, Lisa Epsen Lenzo, having a chat on the front porch of Dolores Street. LIsa and Tom spent a lot of time riding tricycles in our garage! | Tom and proud Grandpa celebrating Tom's birthday | When Katy was born, Tom spent a few days with his grandparents. Bannister-sliding was apparently part of the visit! Tom and Katy aged 3 and about 8 months
15: 1966 | During the summer, went on a fantastic Midnight Moonlight Sail on San Francisco Bay with friends, an enormous treat and loads of fun, but guess who had to stay home? Bye Mom and Dad!
16: These were happy years, busy with children, friends and volunteer activities. Bob, busy as Manager of Manufacturing at the Schlage Lock Company, remained active in the Guardsmen, and I with the Family Service League, KQED and the Junior League of San Francisco. | At the Morrisons | Randy and Katy | Katy, Bob, Patricia, Tom | We also had fun times celebrating birthdays and other occasions with the Millhisers, Gammils, Morrisons, Moellers, Dingwells and MacDonalds. All beautiful and very glamorous parties! | This was also the year that Auntie Edwina Pease came to visit with her sons, Randy and Philip. My most vivid recollection of their stay with us was that Philip was a speedy climber and explorer. We expected him to go straight up the walls at any moment! | 1967
17: Katy with her Dad and Grandmother at Christmas dinner | For his Kindergarten photo, Tom decided to become a barber and cut his own hair | Cherished memories of Christmas in Gridley with all the family | Tom and his Grandfather at his home on Broadway Terrace | Tom in Gridley, proud of his new weapon!
18: 1968 | Easter Egg Hunt at the Rileys' and Susan Chaney's birthday party with Amity...plus a lovely horse and buggy! | Tom celebrating his 6th birthday with a new bike in front of our house, and at Tahoe, where he also had a fine time catching trout. | Katy with Fritz, whom we rescued from under a car across the street. | Katy ready to take off at Tahoe, the first of many happy summers at the Lake | Another wonderful Christmas in Gridley with Auntie Annie and Uncle Fred Onstott, ever the gracious and generous hosts
21: “The most wonderful of all things in life, I believe, is the discovery of another human being with whom one's relationship has a growing depth, beauty, and joy as the years increase. This inner progressiveness of love between two human beings is a most marvelous thing; it cannot be found by looking for it or by passionately wishing for it. It is a sort of divine accident, and the most wonderful of all things in life.”