Centennial Light Bulb Committee

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Inside Truck:
Anna Siig-LHG, Lynn Owens-LPFD Retrd (Chairman), Scott Wilson-LLNL, Barry Schrader-LLNL

Front Row:
Dick Jones-SNLL (Photos), Chief Tom Bramell-LPFD, Chief Stewart Gary-LPFD, Tim Sage- SNLL/LHG, Steve Bunn-SNLL (Webmaster)

The Bulb Celebrates 101

 The commitee helped usher in the lightbulbs 101st year at Wente's Restaurant in Livermore. All but Lynn Owens was there to celebrate, and Livermore's City Manager, Linda Barton, joined us.

Our toast to the bulb, "May it keep shining for another 101!"

The Bulb Celebrates 103!

 The commitee helped usher in the lightbulbs 103rd year at Stonyridge Winery in Livermore. All but Tom Bramell was there to celebrate, and Livermore's City Manager, Linda Barton, joined us.

As Lynn demonstrates below, his t-shirt hasn't faded, nor the bulb gone dim since our last meal. Keep on glowing Bulb!

The Bulb Celebrates 105!

 The commitee helped usher in the lightbulbs 105rd year at Stonyridge Winery in Livermore. About half the old committe were able to join us, and a guest of Barry Schrader, Fred Dickey, former editor of the Herald, joined us.

A special invititation went out to Don Peters, of the LPFD, who investigated, found, and installed our new "Bulbcam".

Many old stories were shared, and several new ideas kicked around, With any luck in 2007 we'll have another city wide party!

The Bulb Celebrates 2007!

 The commitee helped usher in 2007, by watching the lightbulbs 100th Birthday from 2001. About half the old committe were able to join us,spouses, and friends. Pictured above are;
Back Row Dick Jones, Tim Sage, Gary Drummond, Kirby Slate, Lynn Owens, and Steve Bunn.
Middle Row Tims Friend Linda, Anna Siig, Fran Slate, Linda Owens, Sue Bunn.
Front Row Dodie Jones

A special invitation went out to Don Peters of the LPFD, who joined us. (Don investigated, found, and installed our new "Bulbcam"). And a very special guest Chief Kirby Slate, the fireman who was interviewed by Charles Kuralt in 1972, and oversaw the move to Station 6 in 1976, (actually carried it on the ride).

To those who couldn't make it, you were missed. Barry Schrader, Chief Stewart Gary, Chief Tom Brammel, and Scott Wilson of LLNL.

Many old stories were shared, and several new ideas kicked around. Here's to another 100 years Light Bulb!

Committee Welcomes Robyn Sinclair

 The commitee welcomed MythBuster Researcher Robyn Sinclair from Australia on March 7, 2007.. Pictured above are;
Dick Jones, Anna Siig, Tim Sage, Robyn Sinclair, Tom Bramell, and Gary Drummond.

To those of us who couldn't make it, we were missed, according to Anna. Robyn was taken on a grand tour of the Tri-Valley, saw wineries, windmills, and of course the Bulb! Follow this Link to Robyns day.

Robyn, thanks for joining us, and please come again!
 

The Bulb Celebrates 106

 The commitee helped usher in the lightbulbs 106th year at Wente's Restaurant in Livermore. About half the old committe were able to join us,including one friend from DeKalb, IL. Pictured above are;
Steve Bunn, Tim Sage, Dick Jones, Anna Siig, Tom Wilson, and Barry Schrader on his annual pilgramige to the County fair.

Why Wentes? A little light wine for a little lite bulb!

The Bulb Celebrates 108

 The commitee helped usher in the lightbulbs 108th year at Wente's Restaurant in Livermore. To celebrate we had;
Back row: Retired Chief Stu Gary, Anna Siig, Ret. Dept Chief Tom Brammel Gary Drummond, and Barry Schrader.
Front row: Steve Bunn, Tom Wilson, Dick Jones, and Kaye Schrader.

Our topic, when do we have the next bulb party?
We're shooting for 110 folks! Keep burning bulb!

Committee Welcomes Karin Steinberger from Germany

 The commitee welcomed Editor Karin Steinberger from the German newspaper, Suddeutsche Zeitung on July 28, 2009.. Pictured above are;
Dodie Jones, Gary Drummond, Steve Bunn, Retired Div Chief Lynn Owens, Dick Jones, Karin Steinberger, and Anna Siig.

Karin was out on special assignment to do a story on our 108 year bulb!She spent a full busy week interviewing all of us, and asking "What does the Bulb mean to you?". Follow this Link to Karins' day.

 

Committee Welcomes the Mayor of Livermore to a quiet 112th Bulb toast.

 The committee welcomed Mayor John Marchand of Livermore, to a quiet lunch and 112th birthday of the Bulb.

Pictured above are; Barry Schrader, Mayor Marchand, Tim Sage, Anna Siig, Retired Asst Chief Tom Bramell, Kaye Schrader, and Dick Jones.

A good time was had by all, old stories passed around, and ideas were talked about for how to improve a display around our amazing Bulb.

 

 

Committee Meets Before Party & Welcomes Two Returning Members.

 The committee met one final time before the 1 Million Hour Party, and welcomed Barry Schrader of DeKalb, IL & Steve Bunn of Gainesville, GA back home.

Pictured above are; Barry Schrader, Committee Chairman Tom Bramell, Dick Finn, Sylvia Chatagnier, Anna Siig, Tim Sage, Janet VonToussaint, Dick Jones, and Steve Bunn. Several members were missing, Stu Gary, Jeff Peters, & Matt Thau, and one remembered, Lynn Owens.

Final preparations for the party were made, and the display around in front of the Bulb were discussed.

 

 

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