Photo courtesy of John Moorlach
b. 1955, raised in Cypress and Buena Park
Orange County supervisor
My dad did a little real estate. Then he got into insurance—property and life and casualty. His market was the Dutch community [the family emigrated from the Netherlands] in Norwalk, Cypress, Bellflower, which had some of the biggest dairy industries in the country. I can remember my mom saying, “We’ve got to pray for dad today because he’s got to drive to Chino.”
Our Comet was a trusty car for most of my growing-up years. It was the car I learned to drive in.
It had a three-speed stick on the column. Six cylinders, real simple Ford Mercury construction. I think even my younger brother had it for high school. It hit a tree and died a sad, tragic death. I won’t go further.