THE MAGIC BUS

Dear Editors,
Regarding the picture on pages 14–15 in the most recent Saint Mary's magazine (Fall 2010) ... On most every Saturday night in the late '60s-early '70s, there was a hootenanny in Ghirardelli Square in San Francisco. A group of us would regularly fill up a friend's Volkswagen bus and head into the city for a night of music ... pretty innocent times back then! Pictured in the second row from the left are Brian Sullivan, myself, Mike Malloy and, standing, Bob Mitchell (he had the bus!). All of us were, like John Blackstock, in the class of 1971. Unfortunately, both Brian and Mike have passed away. Bob lives in Walnut Creek. I live in Louisville, Ky.

Not sure but I believe the woman standing in front of me may be Susan Tanaka (she taught French at SMC) and next to her may be Daniel Baedecker (government). Someone else might have to confirm that, but I do recall them joining us sometimes.


Pat McBride '71

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