Oh wow - awesome!
What a time to leave China and arrive in San Francisco.
I wonder if they settled first in Portola/Excelsior too?
Di Suvero's father wound up working in the shipyards with Richard's dad during the war and, as Richard tells it: "At the time, the shipyards gave them a dispensation, if you would buy a tract house in the middle of nowhere. So there were sand dunes that went for about 10 square miles, with a few houses built with no blacktop roads, and my family and the di Suvero family lived in this sand dune."
I've been following something else that's a little curious: there seems to be some (rather recent) revisionism going on with regards to Richard's birth year. The Wikipedia entry for Richard Serra, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Serra, has gone back and forth between 1938 and (the more commonly attributed) 1939, with 1938 currently holding stock due to this FamilySearch.org California Birth Index listing, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V2QN-2MT
Literally every publication I have on Richard Serra- from his "Writings and Interviews" to various Art Mongraphs lists his birthday as November 2, 1939. As have most of his online bios until recently - the Encyclopedia Brtiannica as example: https://www.britannica.com/biography/Richard-Serra
I wonder how such a prominent, published figure could have listed his year of birth incorrectly for so long - it seems like a relatively easy thing to verify?
Anyway, something seems afoot, with so much back and forth over the last few weeks....
Thanks, Ann ;)