Los Alamos Historical Society:
Severo Gonzales stopped by the Los Alamos Historical Society offices last week. It’s always a pleasure to visit with him and his brother Ray, who—in their 80s—remain active and tell wonderful stories of their lives as children on the Pajarito Plateau in the 1930s. They were instrumental in helping to interpret the homestead-era Romero Cabin, the seasonal home of their maternal grandparents where the boys spent many summers.
On this visit, Severo regaled us with stories of Los Alamos Ranch School Director A.J. Connell. He delivered coffee to Connell every morning and got a reputation among the other workers as Mr. Connell’s favorite “waiter.” Connell would give Severo a list of supplies he needed each day (especially Cokes), and the young man would dutifully fill it at the school’s trading post, run by his father Bences.
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