|1943 - Dorothy Faye Hamilton Kerr|
The story goes that Dorothy would walk past the gas station where Joe worked. They said hello a few times and then went on a few dates. This lead to their marriage in 1940. They lived in a rental house at 654 1st Street, Hermosa Beach as Dad now managed a service station on Pacific Coast Highway and North Catalina Ave in Redondo Beach. This would come to an end as he entered the Army as a Private on February 1, 1943.
|Mom and me and Sox (her dog)|
By the end of WWII I had been born and a home was being established in Redondo Beach California. Mom quickly became involved in community activities and eventually lead to being a precinct captain. Every election brought neighbors to our house as their designated polling place. Then came Little League baseball. Her love of sports in general and baseball specifically wasinstilled in me and my brothers. She loved being involved in every aspect of the baseball program. By now she has 4 boys to watch over and with each year her involvement seemed to double. All of us learned from her the personal joy and fulfillment of service to others.
She has been gone from this earth 34 years but never from my heart.