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After 18 years, popular crossing guard signs off

Original post made on Jun 15, 2007

Look for some sad faces among the thousands around town who used to cross the busy Harvest Road-Black Avenue intersection on the way to Walnut Grove Elementary and Harvest Park middle schools. Pleasanton's longest-serving crossing guard Sherrill Hamilton is stepping down today after 18-1/2 years on the job, the last 16 at the same corner. Married for 41 years to Roy Hamilton, the couple grew up in Pleasanton and lives in the same yellow-painted historic house on St. Mary Street which Roy moved into with his parents in 1949. The house was built in 1901 by the Orloff family, which owned the Orloff Dairy where Walnut Grove is now located. Grandson Tom Orloff, who is now Alameda County District Attorney, is Roy Hamilton's childhood friend.

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Posted by Robin Yancey
a resident of Harvest Park Middle School
on Jun 15, 2007 at 6:05 pm

What a nice story about a great lady. She was more than just a crossing guard. I am glad your town went out of its way to give her such a nice farewell. It just means that all her lady friends will get to see more of her. Hugs, Robin Y

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Posted by Jacqui Schrote
a resident of another community
on Jul 4, 2007 at 1:26 pm

good job grandma! congrads for all of your hard work. Cant wait to see you sometime soon!
Jacqui =]

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