Category Archives: Janey Way Memories | By Marty Relles
Learning about My Family History By Martin Relles Back in the 1950s when I was growing up on Janey Way, every Father’s Day my family attended an Italian Picnic in McKinley Park. In fact, all of my extended family attended.
By Martin Relles Last Thursday, when I picked up my granddaughter Gabrielle for dance, I got into a conversation with my son-in-law Ryan. I asked him about his plans for the weekend, and he told me he was attending a
By Marty Relles Back in the 1950s, when I grew up on Janey Way, all my heroes were cowboys. I watched them every Saturday on a black and white television. I loved them all, but three of them stood out
By Martin Relles When I grew up on Janey Way in the 1950s and ’60s many Italian families, with names like Costamagna, Puccetti, Viani, Thomasetti, Relles and Petrocchi lived in our neighborhood. However, at second glance, our neighborhood really was
The lush white snow that blankets the Sierra’s this month provides a pleasant respite from the bare brown dirt we saw the last couple of years. It also brings back memories of the snow trips of my youth. When I
I retired from service with the State of California in 2002 after nearly 31 years on the job. I was just 55 years old. I hadn’t planned on retiring that early, but after having cardiac bypass surgery in September of
Last Thursday, as I returned home from my weekly visit to Fancy Feet Dance Academy with granddaughter Gabrielle, I drove by the old National Guard Armory on Elvas Avenue and J Street. Something seemed different about the old facility, and