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Image: Faber's Cyclery on the corner of First and Margaret Streets in San Jose about 1992.
Discover the history of Faber's Cyclery building.Read more...
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Image: Henry Huggins by Beverly Cleary. A fun story about a boy and his dog named Ribsy.
From September 1967 to June 1968, I was in the third grade at Canoas Elementary School in the Meadowbrook tract (now Canoas Garden neighborhood) in Willow Glen. My classroom was A-3, and my teacher was Mrs.Keith. After our lunchtime recess (which was the longest), we would all return to class sweaty and wound-up. Rather than starting right back in with subjects like math or history, Mrs. Keith would read to us while we unwound and settled back in. Thinking back on all of the great books that Mrs. Keith read to us, I’ve tried to remember as many of them...Read more...
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