On June 22, the Sole Proprietor was walking around
Lake Merrit in Oakland, when he met, coming in the opposite direction,
Governor, now Oakland Mayor Jerry Brown and a companion, both dressed
in unbuttoned charcoal grey double breasted suits walking toward him
on the sidewalk. Beside the sidewalk was a putting green with perhaps
five people on the green practicing.
The golfers and the Governor said hello, good to see you, etc. and one
of the golfers asked if the Governor knew how to play golf. Well yes, said
the Governor, sure he did. The golfer offered the Governor his putter and
suggested he take a shot at the hole some 10 or 12 feet distant.
The Governor took the putter, strode to the ball, took a firm stroke and
sank it dead center. Thank you, he said, and he and his companion then
continued to walk on by. The Sole Proprietor should have, as a proper
photographer, gotten in close and shot more than one picture. Ah, well. He
did get the one above. Not the best exposure.