Hello & Howdy (for you Texas Aggies),

Welcome to the California Connection, the personal web site of Candace and Roger. Candace was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut and I was born in Buffalo, New York. During our forty-plus years together, we have had the opportunity to live from coast to coast in California, Illinois, Oklahoma, Minnesota, New York, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia.

We originally created this site to keep in touch with our family and friends who live throughout the United States and abroad. Some areas are password protected. However, recently, I have added additional sections that surfing visitors might find of interest.

The Historical Photos area has a selection from our collection of old photographs gathered from our family and also purchased at antique shops. There are some great images from my father's war days at Bell Aircraft Corporation of Buffalo New York. These images include some rare photos of the famous Yalta Conference where Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin planned the final defeat of Germany and the future of the liberated Eastern Europe countries.

The New Photos area includes selected images from our world travels that try to capture something special about the place visited.

The Cars and Corvairs area reflects Candace and my interest in cars of all types and our special relationship with the Chevrolet Corvair.

Thanks for visiting,


PS The linked photos are of Candace and me in 2005 in Texas Hill Country and, separately, Candace and me with our young children in the Petrified Forest in 1970. I merged an old photo of us into the Hill Country picture. Time does go by...