Leslie Magnusson Hildyam


Written Memory


August 17, 2017


My dad, Dr. G.K. Magnusson was on the reserve P.D. He spent the night rescuing people. He had a Studebaker Avanti made out of fiberglass. At one point, it floated and he used it as a boat to get to some stranded individuals. I was at Stevens watching the band concert. The conductor was in full performance mode, and he got the signal to stop the performance. With one direction of his baton, the orchestra stopped. And someone came on stage and said "go home." On the way, I saw kids playing in the water - which was up to our hubcaps. :(



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