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1956 • 1957 • 1958 • 1959 • 1960 • 1961 • 1962 • 1963 • 1964 • 1965 • 1966 • 1967 • 1968 • 1969 • 1970 • 1971 • 1972197319741975197619771978197919801981198219831984198519861987198819891990 • 1991 • 199219931994 • 1995 • 19961997 • 1998 • 19992000200120022003200420052006200720082009 • 2010 • 201120122013 • 2014 • 2015

• 1956
• 1957
• 1958
• 1959

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• 1960
-Grandparents in Blunt, SD
-Oct_31 Halloween
• 1961
• 1962
• 1963
• 1964
• 1965
• 1966
• 1967
• 1968
-1968/elemtrySchl.html
• 1969

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• 1970
• 1971
• 1972
-Feb. 19 - My first jet flight
-June 16 - Kensington backyard
-------------- - Mom from Germany
-July 4th - My 16th Bday
-August - Trip to Mt. Diablo

1973.htm

1974.htm
-June – ECHS Yearbook
1975.htm
-Death of my sister, Susan
- • Oct. Join Military

• 1976
--Jan. Feb. Basic Training, SC
-- • Apr. - July AberdeenPG, ML
-July to Ft. Lewis, WA
--More Info about Ft. Lewis

• 1977
-Jan. 18 -30 on leave to CA
--Feb. - Mar. Autoshop & Foghat
--April partyers at Park
-May - Sign and New Speakers
-July 4, 1977 - 21st Bday
-Fall - Learning auto body work
-Dec. - McCordAFB
-Dec. Auto repair - New Room

1978.htm

• 1979
-Feb. ? move to SF
-Feb. 16 to Rudy Gomez Photostats
-October 26 to Bernard Hodes Adv.

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1980

1981.htm

1982.htm
-July 4 - Lake Italy, Sierra Nevada

1983.htm
- • July – Dec. Europe Trip

1984.htm

1985.htm

1986.htm

1987.htm
-07/21 Westech Inter-Agency Races – Redwood City
-09/21 AK Company Picnic – Fairfax

1988.htm

1989.htm

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1990.htm

• 1991.htm

• 1992.htm
-Dec. 22 DR article our Koi Pond

1993.htm
-1993_0522catoga
-1993_0522closepegase
-John Muir N.H.Site, Martinez, CA

1994.htm
-May 30 Pt. Reyes hike to the ocean

• 1995.htm

1996
1996.htm

1997
1997.htm

• 1998.htm

1999
1999.htm

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2000.htm

• 2001
-2001.htm
-July_01 Steve's Birthday
-July_07 Sister Sue's Birthday
-Dec_31 New Years Party

• 2002
-June_07 to 09 lakeberryessa_ca
-Aug_01 gds10thyrearparty

• 2003
-April_17_hummingbirdNest
-Oct_11_muralArtCandyFest

• 2004
-Aug_??_statefair

• 2005
-05_1029glasshoff.htm

• 2006
-Jan_07sf.htm
-2006_0403vv.htm

• 2007
- • 07_0617pastTrip
--01rockvilleCircleSculptr
-2007_0704-08LAtrip
-2007_0818tomato

2008
-2008.htm
-Jan_18macworld
-Jan_18 tommy's joynt
-2008_0322treeoflife
-2008_1012glashoff.htm
-Dec 05 - 07 santa rosa trip

2009
-2009.htm
02/28/09
Steve Garson (ECHS Class of 1974) and Dorothey "Dee Dee" Donaldson go to new ECHS - El Cerrito High School building Grand Opening.

-July 3 Merle Dean Eakins funeral


2011
-2011.htm
-0428freddy is the "Man"
-07/08-10/2011 Dee Dee and I take a trip to Stockton

2012
-2012.htm

2013
-2013.htm

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Work - Places I've worked at



Steve Garson Chronology

Military

MINNESOTA
• 1956_July 4
Trouble entered the world.
Hospital: Minneapolis, MN
Home: 1634 West Eldridge, Roseville, MN
School: Brimhall Elementary School
~1961 Kindergarten – 5 years old – Oct. 1965

ALBANY, CALIFORNIA
• 1965_October (?)
Home: 1260 Brighton Ave., Albany, California
School: Marin Elementary School

KENSINGTON, CALIFORNIA
• 1967(?)
Moved to 624 Coventry Road, Kensington, California
School: Kensington Elementary School
• 1968
Finished Kensington Hilltop Elementry Grade 4 Spring 1968

School: Adams Middle School
6th – 8th Grade
Fall 1968? - Spring 1970

• 1970
Portola Junior High School
9th Grade
Fall 1970 - Spring 1971

• 1971_Sept
Begin 10th Grade at El Cerrito HS

NATURE TRIP, CALIFORNIA

• 08/72 • Age 16 and 1 month - leave home. Go on trip to Mt. Diablo with Brian Running and don’t come back home till...06/74. I wanted to be a Ranger or a Naturalist so figured I had to live where nature was. Remember this is just coming out of the 60's where people lived on comunes out in the middle of the forest. : )

• 09/72 • Lived in Tilden Regional Park

• 10/72 • Lived in various fields - back behind Brian Lemmon's house then in a large field near the Young's house across the street from where I eventually moved to...

KENSINGTON, CALIFORNIA

• 11/72 • ??? Beloit Ave., Kensington, CA

• 06/74 Move back home for 1 month

• 1974_June
12th Grade
Graduated El Cerrito HS

PINOLE, CALIFORNIA

• 1974_July 4
Move to 5th Avenue, Pinole CA with Bob Stailings and John Crimmons


KENSINGTON, CALIFORNIA

• Spring 1975
Move to Wilbur house at
?? Arlington Ave., Kensington, CA
• Kensington • Map Link 1

USA – ROAD TRIP

• Summer 1975
On the road across the U.S. in a Pace Arrow 25' mobile home with the Wilbur Family. Stopped at my old home in Roseville, MN

KENSINGTON, CALIFORNIA

• August - Sept. 27, 1975
At Erik Elliott's house (friend of Mike Wilbur).
• Kensington • Map Link 1

• Sept. 27 - Dec. 30, 1975
Back home to 624 Coventry Rd., Kensington, CA
Also was here:
• ? 1967(?) - July 1972
• June – July 4, 1974



ARMY - Oakland, CA
•1975_Oct. 21 Went into Army service: Delayed Entry Program
• 1975_Dec. 12 Entry starts -leave California for the next 3 years.

ARMY - FT. Jackson, SC
• 1975_Dec. 30 Photo Page Link
Began Enlistment. USARECSTA • Rank PV1 - Pay: $420/mo
• 1976_January 09 to February 24
Basic Training. • E Co., 10 Bn., 2 Bde., 2 Pla. Was "Super Jock" for 1 week after PT qualifications - Obstacle Course, Mile Run, Monkey Bars, etc. - got to stand at front of chow line. Yum-yum.
• 1976_February 25 to April 03
COBET - Common Basic Electronics Training • A Co., 14th Bn., 4th AIT Bde. • Graduate Honor Grad. - top in class

ARMY - Aberdeen Proving Grounds, MD
• 1976_April 10 to July 8
• Training for Cobra AH (Attack Helicopter) Armaments Systems • A Co., 1st Bn., 1st Bde. • MOS: 45J20
• 1976_July 9 to 25
• Company ? • Advanced Training for TOW (Tube Launched, Optically Sighted, Wire Guided) rockets. Training • MOS: 45J2T

ARMY - FT. LEWIS, WA

• 1976_July 26 Photo Page Link
• Joined 411th Transportation Co., 9th Infantry Division. Link 1, Link 2
Approx. 1 week at 45J2T ...not much work so begin OJT 90 days in Airframe Repair mostly on Hueys UH (Utility Helicoptor). MOS: Airframe Repair 68G20 ...was accepted as 2ndary MOS.
• 1976_Aug 31 • Bought Camaro Z28 1969
• 1976_Nov. 01 • Ft. Lewis, WA • Rank PFC
• 1977_April 01 • Ft. Lewis, WA • Rank Sp4 - Pay: $550/mo
• 1978_Jan. 27 • Accepted for OJT 81E(cho) Illustrator.
At this point (Date?) I had known that our unit would deactivate and I saw the ugly old WWII baracks we would be moving into so I moved off the base in town of Steilacoom (on the other side of I-5)

STEILACOOM, WA

• 1978_March 10
Assigned to: • E Co., 709th Maint. Bn. - DPT Graphic Arts Bldg 2025 RM8
• 1978_March 20 • Start OJT 81E Illustrator (Started art as a career!) at Battalion HQ
• 1978_March 29 • Attached to new unit
• 1978_March 31 • Ft. Lewis, WA • 411th Transportation Co. deactivated.
• 1978_June 16 • Finish OJT
• 1978_August 02 • Awarded MOS: 81E20 (Illustrator)

• 1978_Dec. 12
Honorable Discharge





WALNUT CREEK, CALIFORNIA

CALIFORNIA
• 1978_Dec 13 to 1979_Jan
Moved home at parents in Walnut Creek for 1 month then to San Pablo
• 1979_Jan
Received Assoc. of Tech. Degree from Fort Steilacoom Community College
NOTE: Fort Steilacoom Community College became Pierce College Fort Steilacoom in 1986. www.pierce.ctc.edu/whatis/history
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA

• 1979_Jan or Feb?
Home: 7 9th Ave., San Francisco, CA
- Started at the Academy of Art College & University of San Francisco

• 1979_Jan - Oct.
Worked at Rudy Gomez Photostats

• 1979_Oct. 1979 to
• 1982_Aug
Work: Bernard Hodes Advertising
Now "Bernard Hodes Group"
222 Vallejo St., San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
• 1979 Oct. 1979 to
• 1982 Aug
Photo Pages:
1979 1980 1981 1982

• 1982_August 1
Started Garson Design freelance biz in San Francisco
Photo Page: 1982

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA

• 1983_Jan.-Feb.
Worked at Bernard Schank Advertising
Photo Page: 1983

• 1983_Feb. 22 - May 15
Worked at California Academy of Sciences/Steinhart Aquarium

• 1983_May -June
Worked at Bernard Schank Advertising
Photo Page: 1983

• 1983_July - Dec.
Went to Europe
Photo Pages: TBD

• 1984_Feb to
• 1986_May
Worked back at Bernard Schank Advertising
Photo Pages: 1984 1985 1986

• 1985_May
Graduated Academy of Art College – BFA Advertising Design

Graduated University of San Francisco – BFA Liberal Arts & Sciences

SAN RAFAEL / SAUSALITO, CA

1986_May to
• 1992_July
Worked at Austin Knight Advertising
Photo Pages: 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992

FAIRFIELD, CA

• 1987_Jan. 1
Home: 239 Concord Ave., Fairfield, CA
Moved from SF to Fairfield
Photo Pages: 1987

• 1992_Aug. 1
Started Garson Design Services (GDS) biz in Fairfield

• 1992_Aug. 23
SG/DD first met each other at FF Comm. Cntr

• 1995_July (end of)
DD & Co. moved into 239 Concord Ave. house

• 2002_Aug. 1
GDS celebrates 10th Year Anniversery

• 2007_Aug. 1
GDS celebrates 15th Year Anniversery

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• 1992_Aug. 23
Sg/Dd first met each other at FF Comm.Cntr
• 1992_Sept. 2
Sg/Dd 2nd time danced at FF Comm.Cntr.
• 1993_March 17
Sg/Dd first date at the Blue Cafe
• 1994_March 19
Sg/Dd anniversary
• 1995_July (end of)
DD&Co. moved into 239 Concord Ave. house

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