In Memory

Larry Allen

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07/24/13 10:18 PM #1    

Carmel Bentley

I'm so sorry that Larry is no longer with us. What a great guy. When we were in Jordan Jr. High he and I lived next door to each other on Emerson Street in a little cul-de-sac that his father built. His family was at the back and his great aunt, Mrs. Guerrero, lived on the other side of the private street from house my parents rented.

Larry and I would wash his great aunt's big ol' black Chrysler (probably from the 50s) then drive it up and down the cul-de-sac to "dry it off." He taught me to drive that way. Occasionally we would venture out but not go far. One time I was practicing backing my mother's station wagon out of the garage and tore the chrome off the left side. Fortunately we were able to push it back on!

We dressed in togas and went to Mrs. Dingman's Roman Festival in the 9th grade. My parents built their dream house the following summer and my family moved away shortly after we started at Paly. We went our separate ways then, but we sure had fun in junior high. Larry was a swell guy. I'm sorry I won't be able to tell him that myself.

07/25/13 07:32 PM #2    

Virginia (Ginna) La Haderne (Meadows)

Larry was the first guy I went steady with. So nice. I remember a date with him going to San Francisco (his father drove) to see The Windjammer in Paneramma (sp?). Huge screen. After his dad took us up in a plane and gave us a view of the bay area.  At 15 I felt very grown-up! Fun to dance with, nice & tall. Sorry that he's gone.

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