“O.B. Walkabout-Talkabout” Film On-line

Dean-Virginia-titlesThe Ocean Beach Historical Society Presents: By Popular Demand
“O.B. Walkabout-Talkabout”
An On-line Film! At: www.O.B. Walkabout-Talkabout
Starring:
Dean Hollenbeck, Produced by Kathy & Ray Blavatt

Ocean Beach is known for its characters, and Dean Hollenbeck is one of our most endearing. Dean loves to walk… and talk! He has made countless friends on his meandering walks in Ocean Beach and the peninsula.
O.B. Walkabout-Talkabout, was produced in Fall of 2017. At 89-years-old, Dean on some days walks up to 16 miles… though it may take him the whole day depending on how many people he talks to.
Ocean Beach Historical Society’s Kathy and Ray Blavatt filmed Dean on his O.B. adventures as he spoke with other interesting longtime OBceans, toured some of their homes, and discussed their tales and histories of living in Ocean Beach.
Featured film guests include Virginia Davis, Flickie Dormer, Shoeshine Willie, Darlene the Garden Lady, and others. Learn why these residents came to Ocean Beach, and fell in love with Ocean Beach.

Dean,-Virinia-Flic-Ray-KB-gray-2017Since the filming of “O.B. Walkabout-Talkabout,” Virginia Davis passed away in March of 2020, Flickie Dormer moved out of State, and Dean is still talking and walking, but a few less miles.

Enjoy this fun and interesting film at: www.O.B. Walkabout-Talkabout

 

 

History Projects from Home

Due to the CORONAVIRUS we are canceling our programs until further notice.
We hope you are safe and healthy.
Flower Hat MaeSuggestions to fill your time at home:

  • Learn the history of your community: Read the Arcadia Publishing books: Ocean Beach, Ocean Beach, Where Land and Water Meet, Point Loma and other books on local topics. Arcadia Publishing book available at Olive Tree Market and Stumps Market. Also available online.
  • Research and write about your family’s history and your time spent living in Ocean Beach or
    Point Loma.
  • Organize and share copies of your photos. Share copies and descriptions with relatives and friends, post online, and donated to OBHS.
  • Write your favorite Ocean Beach stories. Have your  your family write their O.B. stories. Kids can make drawings to go with stories.
  • Take a walk through the community: Look at the historical homes and gardens. There is a lot to see.