Padres:

Dah managed the cafeteria for one of the local high schools. In this position, she did regular business with soda companies. Each year, the Coca-Cola representative would give her a stack of tickets to a ball game, and she and Papa would take all the grandkids. The Padres would celebrate their founder’s birthday every year, and that just happened to be close to mine and Cousin-B’s birthdays.…

Baseball Cards 01:

During the fifth grade, most of my friends started collecting baseball cards. At first I had little interest, but as their excitement grew to a low frenzy, I became sympathetically involved, and in due course became invested in the hobby as well. Of course, we all wanted to collect cards for the players from our local team, the San Diego Padres, but some of the boys had books which valued the cards, and we were always thrilled to draw a highly prized card from a pack.…

The Talk:

We were on another one of our long motorcycle rides down to the far side of Corral Canyon, Father and I. One of the wider trails terminated under a grove of large oak trees, creating a fine place to rest before following one of the more challenging trails which split off in several directions.…