The more I read your postings, the more I realize that we have so much in common. I lived in southern California during the 60's and 70's. I wish we could have met up when you lived in Redondo Beach. I lived in Whittier, just a short drive down the 91 freeway. I spent a good deal of my 'non-jw' time surfing. Huntington Beach and south were my favorite spots. Surfed Manhattan Beach a few times. What brought you to southern California?