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Calvin Allen - Year Entered 1950

Calvin Allen

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02/26/15 09:16 AM #1    

Doris Allen (Cole) (1951)

My brother, Calvin, came to Ambassador College in 1950, the year before I did.  Throughout our earlier school years Calvin was there looking out for me and in his own way telling me what was best for me!  He had assisted me when we raised award winning pigs and Polled Hereford calves in the 4-H Club. Since he preceded me to college and had learned all the 'ropes' he continued to 'look after me'.  The day I arrived Calvin and Bill Homberger met me at the train station in L.A. in Bill's old beat up truck. What a different world for a 'little girl' from an Arkansas farm.  Calvin had arranged for me to live in Mayfair and work in the Co-worker department in the office.

Calvin had seen the one large case that I brought with me on the train and knew that was everything I owned. About 2 weeks later he presented me with a used portable sewing machine.







02/27/15 10:38 AM #2    

Doris Allen (Cole) (1951)

Calvin knew that sewing had been my speciality in 4 H-Club having gone to State competition. This was very thoughtful to help me out to have something to wear.  I drove all of the girls in the dorm crazy with bits of fabric and thread scattered around my desk.

After Calvin left Ambassador he owned his own plumbing company in Monrovia and he and Betty had 4 very well trained and successful children. After retirement Calvin bought 40 acres from his father and built the most unsual show place in the side of the hill.

I was honored to speak at Calvin's funeral in Batesville, AR on June 3, 2014 and talk about our growing up together in times of depression. He left behind a beautiful family.

Doris Allen Cole

02/27/15 12:02 PM #3    

Helen Hohertz (Nelson) (1961)

A beautiful tribute to you brother!

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