Jim Watson

Profile Updated: February 8, 2021
Jim Watson
Jim Watson

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Jim Watson

Yearbook

Yes! Attending Reunion
Class Year: 1964
Residing In: Bethel, NY USA
Occupation: Mechanic
Military Service: US Navy  
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Military to 1967
Numerous residences and jobs from California, Texas, Oregon, Alaska, South Carolina, New Mexico, etc..
Travels to Nicaragua, London, Cuba, Mexico, Asia, Canada.
A political activist since the TET Offensive in Vietnam in 1968.

School Story:

Pacific High
San Leandro Adult Evening School
Portland Community College
Eastern New Mexico University—AAS in Aviation Maintenance
SUNY-Empire State-Manhattan—BS in Writing

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Jim Watson has left an In Memory comment for Alex Sanchez.
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Mar 17, 2021 at 6:25 AM

I apologize for the error, Danny (Alex) passed away in November of 2020.

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Mar 03, 2021 at 3:04 PM

Posted on: Mar 03, 2021 at 8:44 AM

Good advice, Manuel! Got my second shot Monday at the VA in Manhattan—zero side effects. I hope you are doing well..........

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Nov 15, 2020 at 6:36 PM

http://www.jayscheib.com/koltes/people/marina.html

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Dec 31, 2020 at 8:55 AM

Posted on: Nov 15, 2020 at 5:53 PM

Glad to see that PHS actually DID produce some other activists!

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Nov 15, 2020 at 5:29 PM

After a total of nearly 30 years of living and working in Manhattan I also 'retired' to the 'Upstate' New York a couple of years ago. To now find that one of my former classmates and I were practically rubbing shoulders without connecting is really sad. Her bio on several sites indicates that, like myself, she was a political activist and supporter of the UFW and other community organizations. We may have never known each other at PHS (we only overlapped for one year) but it is heartening to know that PHS created another Comrade-in -arms.

Jim Watson has left an In Memory comment for Gayle Archer.
Dec 01, 2019 at 5:33 PM

I didn't know Gayle in high school but met her a few years later through a mutual good friend, Tom Smith.

Gayle had a social conscience and intellect which spoke to the not-so-subtle difference between the political climate of 1964 and that for her class of 1966. By 1968 when I met her I was still trying to figure out my role in Vietnam while Gayle was insisting that figuring out our role in the world was the real key. She was a very, very special person.

Jim Watson has left an In Memory comment for Kathleen Corrigan Bosso.
Oct 05, 2019 at 1:34 AM

A real special one. Always up for a new adventure, including a ride on my old Triumph motorcycle. It was a great experience knowing that young women like Kathy moving themselves and others like her front and center into the world. So sorry that she's gone.

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Nov 05, 2019 at 9:59 AM

Posted on: Oct 04, 2019 at 9:47 PM

Thanks for staying strong, Mick!

Jim Watson has left an In Memory comment for Wanda Blile.
Mar 21, 2019 at 1:33 PM

Truly a sweetheart. Classmates from elementary school (Woodrow Wilson) did not make Wanda's life easy but when I last saw her in LA in 1966 or so she looked like she was doing okay. Her mother called her "The Barefoot Contessa". I've thought about her numerous times and am sad that she's gone. Condolences to her brother John.

Jim Watson has left an In Memory comment for Lawrence De La Gardelle.
Mar 21, 2019 at 1:33 PM

Early 70's......Me on my '54 K Model, Danny Sanchez on his '66 XLCH, Ray Sanchez on '67 XLH, Mark Hooper on a Sportster, Mike Morrison on a Panhead and Larry on his Knucklehead. Larry got everything he could out of life and encouraged us all to do the same. It was a pleasure, Larry.

Jim Watson has left an In Memory comment for his Profile.
Mar 21, 2019 at 1:33 PM

Jerry and I spent a lot of time together on our bicycles running up and down Gardener Blvd. in the late fifties. He was part of a great family in a warm, inviting home. Always loved spending time with him and enjoying the memories!

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Mar 21, 2019 at 1:33 PM

So sorry we lost Jim. He was, as others have described, a unique guy. I remember a weekend abalone diving trip up the coast in the early 70's with several characters from Pacific High and beyond. When I married mywife here in Manhattan in 1985 we shared our history: in the early 70's she worked as a secretary at Californis Linen Supply in Oakland. "No kidding! I have a friend who worked there during that period—Jim Brown." Turns out that she had a mad crush on Jim, a driver at the time! In fact, Jim gave her a 'cigarette holder' for Christmas of 1972. All who knew Jim are better people for the experience.

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Mar 21, 2019 at 10:35 AM

I remember you and Maria's first day at Woodrow Wilson! It was exciting to have 'new' kids in school. Glad you did well!