Estelle (l) and Dorothy (r) Dannheim, 1937
My grandmother (at right) walked across the Golden Gate Bridge on the day it opened. She regretted wearing those too-small boots so much that she mentioned their discomfort 70 years later.
My great-grandfather joined the day’s action, also dressing in the family’s chosen theme:
Sidney Dannheim, 1937
I would have liked to walk across the bridge with you today, Grandma. I’m thinking of you.
Thanks to the wonders of technology, you can see what my ancestors’ San Francisco world looked like on that day.