Dear Family, Friends & Colleagues,
A ~couple of weeks ago, I felt a sudden, Signíficant prompting to Re-Connect with Past Friends from the Riverside Fourth Ward on Blaine Street in Southern California.
Background on the above: my Air-Force father had been transferred from BYU's AF-ROTC program to March AFB in Sunny Southern Calfornia. For me, the move from Utah to CA soon turned out to be a Blessing: it was there, from the many Youth activities at Riverside 4th & its Mt Roubidoux Stake, that I came to love & respect my new "California-Cool" Peers, thanks to their great personal qualities & examples.
Getting back to my need to locate lost California friends and mentors,
Below I've shared the Best from my first search attempt:
• the beautiful blog of Lissa Rogers about her fond memories of the Fourth Ward and its Bradford Family that were bought back by Gordon R Bradford's Funeral in 2011.
Serving as the Ward's Bishop in the 70s, Gordon Bradford was the most influential leader I had in "Youth" (now so Very Long ago – L.o.L. !).
Thus am I looking to get Back in Touch with 1 or more of the following:
• the late bishop's son Brian Bradford &/or Brian's Sibs;
• G. David Williams, who served 4th Ward as Bishop i believe right after Gordon did; and especially
• *Sheldon* & Cheryl *Rowe(?)*.
While Sheldon busily did Chem R&D at UC-Riverside as a Grad. Fellow &/or PósDoc , he also served as Explorer Advisor for the 4th Ward's Young Men program.
I recently recalled Sheldon's giving us scouts a Tour of the lab where he documented the (devastating) effect of Chlorine atoms from CFCs on O3 Ozone molecules in the upper atmosphere...
However the Most Serious "Enviro Threat" that mankind faces Today, and one which I must Touch Bases with Sheldon & his colleagues/community about, is also a Threat to the very Economic Survival of the (rápidly-declining) West.
And This Threat is even more menacing – Orders-of Mágnitude More Sérious – than the Ozone-Killing Chemistry (whose early discoveries I, for some inexplicable reason, "recollected" only recently from Way-back from the early 70s...) !
So ~Thanks in Advance~ to Anyone here who might have info leading back to Gordon Bradford's kids, to Bishop Williams, or to Sheldon.