I idolized Tom McCall as a child. My father used to quote him---"Go ahead and visit, but then, go home." My brothers and I roamed the southern Oregon beaches growing up. We watched a group of Californian tourists leave their cans behind once, on the beach. Made us mad, being young, and Tom McCall being our hero, at least mine. So we boxed up two cans and sent them off the Governor of California, and included a letter stating we have a bottle bill here in Oregon, and respect for our beaches, and that we had seen Californians dump cans on an Oregon beach which was not acceptable in Oregon. We asked the governor of California to tell residents there to not litter when they came to Oregon.
I wrote Tom McCall a fan letter in 1972 and I got a reply, a letter I have kept. Attached is a photo of that letter.
My address is not blacked out on the actual letter, only for the internet. I had posted it on my blog (www.catwomanflix.blogspot.com) awhile back.
I wanted Tom McCall to be president. I figured he'd make things better. He was a larger than life figure when I was young and his ideology and courage caught my young soul afire.