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It's Halloween 1969 and that's me in the Popeye costume. I was in 1st grade and those are my classmates. In those days there were several hundred kids in the school and our parade wound around the school yard and out onto the local neighborhood streets where residents and parents alike stood outside and watched us pass. This is Mira Vista School in East Richmond Heights in the San Francisco East Bay Area. View full size.