Nancy Hamren Van Brasch

Zane Kesey put this message on his FB. CALLING ALL PRANKSTERS ~ OLD AND NEW….
Furthur will be at the Oregon Country Fair starting Thurs. It will be outside the fair on “Suttle Rd.” (the old rd to the fair). I will be at Jason’s Camping Lot. Anyone is welcome in creating a group Prankster Campground here. It is shady and nice, between the fair and the big campgrounds. They are good people and the price is right… support the locals!

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Two days ago I got a call from someone who knew Nancy when she lived on Belvedere near Haight St. We talked about other mutual friends.

In 1959, I met Nancy at McCheznie Junior High in Oakland. We were twelve. At thirteen, with the encouragement of our friend, Bill Arnold, we kissed. It was my first kiss. With her back to the wall of the boy’s bedroom on San Sebastian, and while Bill turned his head, we pressed out lips together. Bill and Nancy became lovers when they were thirteen, thus, this may constitute the idea of Free Love that us Atlanteans made famous five years later.

Above is a photograph of Nancy’s house on Stowe Avenue. It is the one on the left that had an edition built on the front porch. Next door lived the Souza family. Sherry Souza was nicknamed, Angel. She dressed like a Beat (leotards and…

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I am an artist, a writer, and a theologian.
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