prune picker

This is the blog of a prune picker. (Native born Californian) Retired oilfield. I am an old man. (91) I blog a lot about my body and getting old. As I approach death life gets more interesting. More interesting is not good. I still drive. I attend sports, music, and civic events. I am writing my memoirs. I attend swim class three times a week. Some of my blogs might be interesting. A lot of my blogs are silly and trivial. None are very long.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Staying home, reading a book.

I am almost half way through the book, Education Of A Felon. I have grown to know Edward Bunker who wrote this memoir. I am reading his book because we were both involved with the McKinley Home for Boys in Van Nuys. We knew Van Nuys and the San Fernando Valley when it was still farmland, before it became the huge city that it now is. The land where McKinley sat is now covered with a huge shopping mall. I can remember wheat  fields across the street from the school. That was in 1932.

Bunker spent most of his life before his late thirties in prison. There is a lot about prison life in the book  In his day there were only three mens prisons in California. Now there are over thirty.

I have to get back to my book now.

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