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Don Edrington's Biography
1930s - 1940s
  • Born, Donald Ray Edrington, Dec. 14, 1931
         Mom: Marian L. Stiles, Dad: Donald E. Edrington - 1st Stepdad: Bill Potter
  • 2nd Stepdad, Bryson Perry Hall - Little Bohemian Art Studio
  • Lived in Alameda    (I Remember: Red Skelton, Whistling in the Dark)
  • Christian Scientist Tried to Help - Car Wreck Scarred My Face
  • Singing in the Opera Carmen at age 11
  • Mom wanted me to start smoking
  • Coming of Age in Hollywood in the 1940s
  • Hollywood High - Zelma Wanted to Sharpen My Pencil
  • Zelma Wann - First Date - First Kiss?
  • Love at First Sight - Norma Jean Salina
  • What Norma Jean's Dad Said on Live Radio
  • Norma Got Me a Blind Date - So She Could Date Another Guy
  • Chet Huntley Was My Favorite Customer
  • Broke My Collar Bone at the Hollywood Athletic Club
  • Marie Wilson - Ken Murray's Blackouts
  • LA's 1st Stereo Radio Broadcast +
        This NEW Thing Called "Television"

    1949-1950 - Fort Ord, Fort Belvoir
  • Jan. 1, 1950 - Go East, Young Man
  • No Time for Sergeants
  • Dance Studio Temptress
  • Capt. Maynard's Phrophecy of Doom
  • Hitchhiking with a Gun-Toting Weirdo
  • That Night in Havana with Margarita
  • Havana, 1951 - Kissed by Celia Cruz


  • 1951 - Korea
  • Ptomaine, Mudslides & Army Dummy
  • Korea - Unknown Officer Saved my Life
  • Korea - I Turned a POW Loose
  • Best Friend to Start His Own Church


  • 1952 - Back to Civilian Life
  • Trying to Find a Job (with no skills)
  • Bert Goodrich Gym - Steve Reeves
  • My Roommate's Pink Jockey Shorts
  • Carl & Sophia's Honeymoon - We Three
  • The Starlight Ballbroom Mystery
  • How My Wife Got Our Business Started
  • Mysterious Subterranean Computer
  • Maybe I Shouldn't Have Dropped Out
  • Banner Sign Co. (Hi-Fi Signs) Origins
  • Hi-Fi Signs Job Almost Killed Me
  • Never Had a Good Martini?


    1950s - Pasadena - Las Vegas - Puerto Rico
  • Cornet Stores - Eating a Live Goldfish
  • Staring at the Birdcage All Day
  • Boss Thought I Was Stealing from Him
  • Driving on California Snow & Ice
  • New Job & All Those Pretty Girls!

    1973-2001 - Fallbrook
  • 1977 - My First Computer
  • High School Dropout to HS Teacher?
  • Fallbrook High - Brandi's Laughter
  • Jessica Russell - Graduation Day
  • Jessica's Homemade Monkey Bars
  • Bob Layton - World-Class Non Sports Fan
  • My Grandson Paul Found a Loaded Gun
  • Cecil - the Poison Oak Eating Mule
  • Gladys - Should We Give the Money Back?
  • Eye-opening Discussion with a 5-Year-Old
  • Fallbrook Airpark - Flying on Valium
  • Troubled Girl on a Lonely Road
  • Hitchhiking Teenage Girl


  • 2002-2016 - Costa Mesa
  • Bicycle Riding on Costa Mesa's Dirt Trails
  • Costa Mesa's Fairview Park
  • Costa Mesa's Miniature Railroad


  • Strange, But True, PC Tales
  • Phone Call from a Stranger
  • You've Got Mail - & the SWAT Team
  • I Need My Wench
  • Chat Room Cat
  • Broke My Collar Bone Using the Computer
  • How Does Your Spouse Feel About PCs?
  • Surprise Invitation from a Married Woman
  • Fun with Online Flirting
  • The Day I Got Kicked Off AOL...
         "Hurry Ladies - Your Dream Hunk Is Here!"


    Odds & Ends
  • Shaved Legs?
  • Midnight on the Ocean - Not a Streetcar Was in Sight
  • Had to Pour Cement into Their Houseboat!
  • There Was a Magician Named...(Limericks)
  • My Brother-In-Law Puzzled by Rod Serling
  • Stray Dog with 6th Sense
  • Stray Cat Sent Me a Message
  • Getting Reacquainted with Old Friends
        40-50 Years Later via the Internet

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