Posts from March 2014

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Alva Peters – Perennial junior-higher Part IV

by Russ Peters

Two Years We were free to date, but we were both very busy. The war in Europe was going badly, and the aviation industry was in panic drive. Plxweve Manufacturing Company, the place with the funny name where I worked, was swamped with war work, and I had to design the product before the shop […]

Alva Peters – Perennial junior-higher Part III

by Russ Peters

A Bit About Her Future Husband I graduated from Central High School in Sioux City, Iowa, in 1938. War was looming in Europe and President Franklin Delano Roosevelt  had called upon the aircraft industry to produce 50,000 military aircraft a year. Special colleges were set up to train aeronautical engineers at an accelerated pace (four […]

Alva Peters – Perennial junior-higher Part II

by Russ Peters

Growing Up Dad Sawyer was in partnership with his brothers in the Sawyer Brothers Feed and Milling Company. The facility was located on San Fernando Boulevard in Glendale, California, and included a retail store. It was hard, heavy work, but Dad was the kind of hard worker needed to make it go, even during the […]

Alva Peters – Perennial junior-higher

by Russ Peters

ALVA Perennial junior-higher (Narrated by Russell Peters, her husband for seventy years) A Unique Daughter It was on April 18, 1925, that Alva Joan Sawyer was born in a Glendale, California, hospital. Before she drew a breath, she was destined to uniqueness by her name. During her pregnancy, her mother, Edna, was searching for names, […]