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Newsfront - June 27, 2008

Ready for the parade

Four generations considered what the youngest member, Maria Holmes, 9, should wear for the parade where they will ride in a red convertible with a sign saying "5 Generation Danville Family."

Maria, a fourth-grader at Green Valley Elementary, has on a dress first worn by her grandmother, Annetta Swenson Johnson, born in 1946, when she was a little girl. They were looking at a more fragile frock that was made 100 years ago for her great-grandmother Annetta Fredrickson, born in 1901. Behind Maria are mom Kim Holmes, a 1989 Monte Vista High graduate; great-grandmother Barbara Fredrickson Parks, who graduated from San Ramon Valley High in 1945; and grandmother Annetta Swenson Johnson, San Ramon Valley class of 1963.

Kim remembers visiting "Grandma Freddie" when she lived on Prospect Avenue in what is now the Leku Eder shop.