Livermore Stories

“An invisible red thread connects those who are destined to meet, regardless of home, place, or circumstance. The thread may stretch or tangle, but never break. “ Chinese Proverb

An Invitation to Contributors

We invite writing which is reflective of a variety of experiences. Our own exploration has yielded a long list of questions. You need not address every question, and you may have some of your own to add. We are interested in the central role of LLNL (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory) in our shared experience but we welcome your stories whether or not you or your family had any direct experience with LLNL

If you were a student (K-12) in Livermore between 1952 and 1972….
Why did your family locate to Livermore and when? And from where?
What are your memories of moving to Livermore?

What was the best thing about growing up in Livermore? The most challenging? Can you describe a great day there? A difficult day?

What is your understanding of what the purpose is of LLNL and the type of research they do, and do you remember how you learned this/from whom?

Did your parent or other family member work for Lawrence Livermore during the time span mentioned above, and generally, in what capacity?
What did you know about their job there? Do you remember visiting on family day?

Did you ever work for LLNL and in what capacity?

Did you leave Livermore? When and to where? Did you ever return to Livermore to live ?

What song most reminds you of that era, in particular the year you left?

What do you tell people about growing up in Livermore?

Are you still in touch with people you grew up with? How have you kept in touch? How often do you interact?

If you had to sum up your experiences in Livermore in one sentence, what would it be?


Please email one of us: Barbara Jessing or Julie Winkelstein We will use your email address to give you contributor privileges


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