November 10, 2004

Happy Birthday Judi Putnam!

Judi Putnam in 1981Happy Birthday to Judi Putnam! I shot this photo back on April 29, 1981, of Judi talking to members of Our Lady of Peace's Class of '81 about the school's Alumnae Association. A Class of '66 OLP graduate herself, Judi was an officer of the Association at that time, and has served it at other times since then. I met Judi in 1980 because she's the mother of Christopher Putnam, who was one of only two students who wrote for The Oracle newspaper all four years I was its adviser (the other one was Patty Deyling).

Judi Putnam in 1981Judi raised Chris as a single mom, and I think she did a great job! After he graduated from St. Augustine High School in 1984, Chris and I became friends. He is one of the finest men I know. I never had a little brother, but if I did, I would have wanted him to be a lot like Chris! I took this picture of him in March when he flew down from San Francisco to join Rich Campbell, another alum of The Oracle staff, and me for the Aztec Invitational Baseball Tournament that opened San Diego's new Petco Park.

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