Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Lloyd L. Root (1919 - 2013)

San Francisco native and Navy pilot Lloyd L. Root first and foremost always said "I've had a good life." And he did, right up until the last day of his final flight-at least on this plane-which was October 9, 2013. Born on December 26, 1919, Lloyd was raised in North Beach. Those were the days when there were so few automobiles that Basque boys (like Lloyd) and his assorted Italian, French, Mexican, Irish, Serbian and Greek neighbors and pals could play touch tackle football and "kick the can" in the middle of the streets. Then go climb the steep hills above Broadway to play "king of the mountain" on their way home for dinner.

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