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It was a privilege to work with Byron at Foote, Cone & Belding

It was my privilege to work with Byron as his Executive Assistant in his final years with Foote, Cone & Belding. We retired him with a little book and an amusing “Mayo Roast” luncheon. He taught me a critical concept, that any blocks or problems or difficulties

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Byron’s Flight Crew Ernest Linsmaier Reunites in Memories

Byron's Flight Crew Ernest Linsmaier Reunites in Memories

Hi. My name is Kris Fager and I am conveying this message on behalf of my father, Ernest Linsmaier. His comments follow. I am sorry to hear about Byron’s passing. I am Ernest Linsmaier, a retired schoolteacher of 35 years. I was active in local politics, having

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Spring 2013 VOMPC Newsletter & Byron Memorial

Spring 2013 VOMPC Newsletter & Byron Memorial

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VOMPC April 2013 Byron W. Mayo Memorial Member/Newcomer Tournament

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Remembering Byron on his 91st Birthday

Today marks 91 years since he was born. I want to wish him a Happy Birthday, wherever he is. My thoughts are filled with him.

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Remembering Dad on New Year’s Eve in Santa Fe

Remembering Dad on New Year's Eve in Santa Fe

Each year on New Year’s Eve, The Hospice Center (PMS Hospice) honors those who have passed with a celebration on the plaza called “Light Up A Life.” People pay $20 to purchase a farolito with a lit candle inside and then they write the name of someone

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Playing Triples with Two of the Finest

Some of us VOMPers remember one of Byron’s good friends, gentleman Bob Bosko. The two had met through the club and both played avidly in what was their Golden Years. They shared a lot in common, both being of the same “Greatest Generation,” as well as serving

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Growing Up In Sausalito

Growing Up In Sausalito

In 1955 we moved from a hot smoggy tract home in Pasadena, CA into a beautiful (if odd) house high in the foggy hills in the southern area of Sausalito known as “Hurricane Gulch” (later renamed by the Sausalito tourism board to ‘Peaceful Valley’ to increase real-estate

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Herb Caen – Baghdad By The Bay

Herb Caen - Baghdad By The Bay

Three Dot Journalism… As I was growing up in Marin County, the San Francisco Chronicle was THE paper in the house every day.  The credited inventor and grand master of the style of three dot journalism was none other than the Chron’s Herb Caen – a journalist

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Dad – The SF Giants – Willie Mays… growing up with Dad

Dad - The SF Giants - Willie Mays... growing up with Dad

Being with a major advertising agency gave Dad some perks which I much enjoyed. Dad had always been a baseball fan and when the NY Giants moved to San Francisco in 1958, we started attending games regularly – usually Dad had VIP tickets in the Sports Illustrated

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