My husband Charlie accepted a challenge in 1964 or 65, from the State of California to develop an adobe block with a 2000-psi to rebuild Old Town in San Diego. Coneen Construction had the contract for the work, but Charlie Paxton, as an engineer, had been a pioneer in developing a new block that could be made one day and placed in the wall the next.
One day, I was off to one side on my knees making small presentation blocks when a shadow crossed my work area, I glanced up to see a smiling face and an extended hand... my hands were muddy, I attempted to wipe them off on my jeans and a warm, mellow voice said something to the effect "I don't mind if you don't" so I shook the hand of Ronald Reagan.
He went on to say "If this project turns out the way I think it will, I have something in mind for you and your husband, you will be hearing from me."
My husband finished his job in San Diego and we returned to Santa Barbara where he had another disabling stroke. We then moved to Lake Havasu City in Arizona for his recuperation.
I never did find out what Ronald Reagan had in mind, I wonder if he kept the small presentation Adobe Block...
Most respectfully submitted,
Have a Great Day!
"If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under." - Ronald Reagan.