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Richard McKenna

Just in case there is anyone who doesn't know about Richard McKenna...short bio click below.

Re: Richard McKenna

Great article! The Carnegie Library McKenna used to visit was a familiar place for most of us, I suspect. When I first started to check out books in the 4th grade, I thought it was huge. It's really tiny, but a real landmark. I'm glad to see McKenna get more recognition. "Sand Pebbles" was a terrific book and movie. Ford Rainey, another Mountain Home native, a few years older than McKenna, played a major role in the movie. It would be a stretch to think they didn't know each other and I've wondered if the Mountain Home connection didn't feature in Rainey getting that role.

Re: Richard McKenna

Hmmm, I sure didn't know about Ford Rainey, thanks Tom for passing that on. I looked him up on Wikipedia and he definitely has a familiar face. The odds are just too low for the two of them to bump into each other in Hollywood, no doubt it was the Mtn. Home connection.

Re: Richard McKenna

Dale Vandegrift, Associate Manager - Our Uncle (Mom's brother). McKenna graduated salutorian. Mom graduated valdictorian.

Remember the many summer days we went to the Gym in that school to play games (ping pong).

Re: Richard McKenna

Wow, that's cool, thanks Dave. It's a small world after all. Also, we're pretty sure that Helen Latimore was Fred Latimore's mother. Fred was a real estate agent who worked with my Dad a lot. Also, I was a bit surprised to see 2 Basques in 1928, Ines (yes another Iny'!) and John Yturri. I thought the big Basque immigration didn't happen till the 30's, 40's and 50's.
Dave I don't remember playing ping-pong in the old school in the summertime, was I there?

Re: Richard McKenna

David - Your Mom remains in my personal pantheon of favorite teachers. She was a sweetheart (even though she made me stand in the hallway on occasion).