Friday, October 5, 2012

Eduardo "Ed" Alcaraz


I would like to honor a friend who was called home to heaven on Friday September 21 by adjourning this meeting in memory of Eduardo “Ed” Alcaraz, Sr. who was many things to many people. 

He was a husband to his wife and soul mate Julie.  He was a kind and generous father who loved to dote upon his children: Sydney - a college freshman; Hailey - a junior at Troy; Eduardo Jr. - a freshman at Troy; and Joseph - a 6th grader at Hermosa.

Ed was the sort of man other men aspire to be.  Humble, loving, and kind.  Patient, witty, and tempered. 

Ed was the Treasurer of Boy Scout Troop 97 where he always led by example.  It’s no surprise that those who knew Ed would describe him as Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean, and Reverent for he was truly a Scout at heart and that is the Scout Law.  Ed lived the Scout Oath and the Scout Law everyday.

Ed was an engineer and team leader at Beckman Instruments in Brea.

He loved to cook, BBQ, smoke meat, and host parties.  He really loved to host his well known Lakers parties.  

Ed was a Science and Math Olympiad Coach for Beechwood Elementary School as well as an engaged and thoughtful parishioner at Saint Angela Merici in Brea

Ed will be dearly missed.  Please pray for Ed, Julie, and their four children that they may know peace.

There is a vigil and viewing this Friday, October 5, at 7PM and Ed’s funeral is Saturday, October 6, 9:30AM.  Both services will be held at St. Angela Merici Catholic Church, 585 S. Walnut Ave. in Brea.  A burial procession will follow to Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Cypress and a Reception at the Garden Buffet BBQ and Seafood in Artesia. See details below.

God bless you Ed.  Good night my friend.

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VIGIL/VIEWING -  Friday, October 5, 7:00PM

FUNERAL SERVICE/MASS & BURIAL - Saturday, October 6, 9:30AM
                Location of vigil & funeral services: St. Angela Merici Catholic Church, 585 S. Walnut Avenue, Brea, 92821, Tel. 714.529.1821

BURIAL - immediately following Funeral Mass. Official escort will be available for the funeral procession to the burial site:
                Forest Lawn Memorial Park4471 Lincoln AvenueCypress, 90630, Tel. 714.484.2028

RECEPTION -  (maps distributed at burial ceremony)
                Garden Buffet BBQ & Seafood, 11746 South Street, Artesia, 90701, Tel: 562.924.2882

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Go Fly A Kite! The Wit and Wisdom of Ben Franklin



Date/Time

Date(s) - 10/04/2012
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Location

The Muckenthaler

Go Fly a Kite! The Wit and Wisdom of Benjamin Franklin

Thursday . October 4 . 7:30 PM
$10 Non-member . $5 Member

The one-man show, “Go Fly a Kite,” is the brainchild of JTL Productions. Enjoy the witty sayings, odd stories, risqué comments, and controversial statements of one of the greatest, naughtiest, and most admired statesmen of all time: Ben Franklin. This performance is a must see not only for history buffs, but also for everyone who likes a good laugh.


Monday, October 1, 2012

Council Meeting and Study Session

Please join me Tuesday, October 2, at the Fullerton Public Library Main Branch for a Study Session on affordable housing followed by the regularly scheduled council meeting.

Click HERE for the City's page with more information.


CITY OF FULLERTON
CITY COUNCIL
SPECIAL MEETING AGENDA
OCTOBER 2, 2012 - 4:00 P.M.
Fullerton Library Conference Center
353 West Commonwealth Avenue
Fullerton, California

CITY OF FULLERTON
CITY COUNCIL / SUCCESSOR AGENCY
CLOSED SESSION AGENDA
OCTOBER 2, 2012 - 5:00 P.M.
Council Chamber
303 West Commonwealth Avenue
Fullerton, California

CITY OF FULLERTON
CITY COUNCIL / SUCCESSOR AGENCY /
PUBLIC FINANCING AUTHORITY
REGULAR MEETING AGENDA
OCTOBER 2, 2012 - 6:30 P.M.
Council Chamber
303 West Commonwealth Avenue
Fullerton, California


Greg Sebourn

Orange County Bail Bonds

The Beauty of a Storm

The Beauty of a Storm
Orange County, Ca.

My Grandma - A Eulogy

LET'S TALK ABOUT 1914 FOR A MOMENT.



FOR STARTERS, GRANDMA WAS BORN TUESDAY, DECEMBER 22, 1914 IN HER FAMILY'S ATWOOD RANCH HOUSE.



IT IS WORTH NOTING THOSE ALSO BORN IN 1914:

JACK LALANNE

JOE DIMAGGIO

DANNY THOMAS



AND WHO DIED IN 1914:

JOHN MUIR, THE FAMOUS NATURALIST FOR WHICH NUMEROUS ROADS, PARKS, HOTELS, AND NATURE RESERVES ARE NAMED.



IT IS ALSO WORTH NOTING THAT IN 1914 WOODROW WILSON SIGNS MOTHER'S DAY PROCLAMATION AND BABE RUTH MAKES HIS MAJOR LEAGUE DEBUT WITH THE RED SOX. MOTHER'S DAY AND BASEBALL- TWO OF MY FAVORITES!! (PERHAPS HER NICKNAME "BABE" CAME FROM BABE RUTH???)



GRANDMA WAS BORN INTO A PERIOD OF TIME FILLED WITH TURMOIL. IN JUNE OF 1914 ARCHDUKE FRANZS FERDINAND WAS ASSASSINATED. WITHIN ONE MONTH WORLD WAR I RAGED ACROSS EUROPE. TWO DAYS AFTER HER BIRTH HOWEVER, GERMAN AND BRITISH TROOPS INTERRUPTED WWI TO CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS. (PERHAPS THEY PAUSE KNOWING THAT A GREAT WOMAN WAS BORNE) WORLD WAR I CONTINUED UNTIL THE TREATY OF VERSAILLES IN 1919.



ALTHOUGH SHE WAS ONLY 5 YEARS OLD, SHE SAW THE LEAGUE OF NATIONS CREATED AND THE 19TH AMENDMENT WAS APPROVED BY THE U.S. CONGRESS GUARANTEEING THE RIGHTS OF WOMEN TO VOTE.



SHE LIVED THROUGH MANY NOTABLE EVENTS. LIKE THE 1933 LONG BEACH EARTHQUAKE OR WHEN ATWOOD FLOODED ALONG WITH MOST OF ORANGE COUNTY IN 1938 AND THE FLOOD-WATERS CLAIMED MORE THAN 50 PEOPLE, 43 OF WHICH WERE FROM ATWOOD! ALL OF THIS DURING A TIME THAT WE READ ABOUT IN SCHOOL AND KNOWN AS "THE GREAT DEPRESSION". SOMEWHERE IN ALL OF THAT SHE FOUND THE LOVE OF HER LIFE, GRANDPA LEO, GRADUATED HIGH SCHOOL, GOT MARRIED, AND HAD KIDS!



THEN THERE WAS WORLD WAR II. FROM PEARL HARBOR TO HIROSHIMA, GRANDMA WAS RAISING MY UNCLE BOB AND MOM ARLINE. WITH AIR-RAID SIRENS AND BLACKOUTS SHE WAS A WIFE AND MOTHER. WHAT A TIME TO RAISE CHILDREN! I BET GRANDMA'S PARENTS WERE ABEL TO TELL HER A THING OR TWO ABOUT RAISING KIDS IN WARTIME.



GRANDMA WAS THERE WHEN THE BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA HELD THEIR 3RD ANNUAL NATIONAL JAMBOREE IN 1953. SHE SAW AIRBASES OPEN IN '42 AND CLOSE IN '99. SHE WATCHED WALTER KNOTT START UP HIS BERRY FARM AND WALT DISNEY TURN ORANGE GROVES AND STRAWBERRY PATCHES INTO DISNEYLAND!



SHE SAW THE HORSE AND CARRIAGE FADE AWAY INTO HISTORY AND SPACE TRAVEL EXPLODE BEFORE HER WITH THE FIRST LUNAR LANDING. JUST IMAGINE HOW MUCH TECHNOLOGY HAS CHANGED OVER THE LAST 100 YEARS. FROM TUBE RECTIFIERS TO SUPERCONDUCTORS; FROM TRANS-ATLANTIC TELEGRAPH CABLES TO SATELLITE TV.



SHE SAW MORE IN HER 93 YEARS THAN MOST OF US WILL EVER READ ABOUT, LET ALONE LIVE THROUGH!



OF THOSE 93 YEARS IT IS MY HONOR TO HAVE BEEN HER GRANDSON FOR 35 OF THEM. SHE WAS MY MOTHER WHEN MOM HAD TO WORK. SHE WIPED MY NOSE AND PUT FOOD IN MY MOUTH. SHE LET ME PLAY WITH GRANDPA EVEN THOUGH SHE NEEDED HIM TO TAKE HER TO THE STORE. SHE WAS MY GRANDMA AND I WILL MISS HER IMMENSELY.



JUST LOOK AROUND THIS ROOM; SHE DID THIS. SHE IS RESPONSIBLE FOR BRINGING SO MANY GOOD PEOPLE INTO THIS WORLD AND TOGETHER TODAY. THIS IS HER LEGACY.



A Dedication To My Loving Wife, Stacey. Thank you for all you do for me!

Brad Paisley - I Thought I Loved You Then


I remember trying not to stare the night that I first met you
You had me mesmerized
3 weeks later in the front porch light taking 45 min to kiss you goodnight
I hadn’t told you yet but I thought I loved you then

Chorus
Now you’re my whole life now you’re my whole world
I just can’t believe the way I feel about you girl
Like a river meets the sea
Stronger than it’s ever been
We’ve come so far since that day
And I thought I loved you then.

I remember taking you back to right where I first met you
You were so surprised
There were people around
But I didn’t care I got down on one knee right there
And once again I thought I loved you then

Chorus
Now you’re my whole life now you’re my whole world
I just can’t believe the way I feel about you girl
Like a river meets the sea
Stronger than it’s ever been
We’ve come so far since that day
And I thought I loved you then.

I can just see you with a baby on the way
I can just see you when your hair is turning gray
What I can’t see is how I’m ever gonna love you more
But I’ve said that before.

Now you’re my whole life now you’re my whole world
I just can’t believe the way I feel about you girl
Well look back some day at this moment that we’re in
And I'll look at you and say I thought I loved you then
And I thought I loved you then...

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