April 1st is APRIL FOOLS, a day of jokes, but to me it's my birthday in 1942 in Los Angeles. We moved from the San Fernando Valley from L.A. in 1951. Jordan lived with his mom, dad and sister in the same house until he married in 1965. Just after he graduated from UCLA he became a biology teacher at San Fernando High School. Jordan spent the last 30 years as a counselor and retired in 2002 after spending 37 years at the same school.
In 1973 his first wife passed away leaving him a widower with a 5 year old daughter and a 4 year old son. The following year he met Iris who was divorced and had one son. Jordan and iris were married in 1975 and adopted each other's children. In 1966 they sold their large house in Granada Hills after their children moved out, and moved to their current house in Port Hueneme near Channel Islands Harbor. Iris was working as the property manager at Ventura Harbor Village. She enjoyed working and I loved retirement.
Jordan loved to play cards, and every Thursday night he would drive into the Valley for a 40 year poker game. Jordan was very active in the food share program and would shop and deliver food to people that needed the help. Jordan and Iris loved to travel and would spend 3 weeks at their timeshare in Palm Springs during the winter or cruise somewhere in the world.
Jordan joined the Oxnard Joslyn Lawn Bowls Club in 2004. He was very active in a number of club functions and was well liked by everyone. For several years he managed the training program for beginning bowlers and coordinated with the several instructors insuring followup. Jordan developed the in-club tournament program and scheduled 10 or so tournaments throughout the year. He acted as the Tournament Chairman, keeping the scoreboard and getting the winners recognized with their names engraved on the various trophy plaques. Jordan had a great imagination on our Halloween Fun Days with a choice of costumes. One in particular is shown here.
Information from Jordan Austin edited