Ann’s family moved to Lafayette in 1946/47. Her parents built a home with a swimming pool on a one acre lot on Redwood Lane in Happy Valley. At that time Happy Valley Road was lined with huge walnut trees all the way into town and was mostly agrarian. Her father was an entrepreneur and her mother, an interior designer, once had a shop on Golden Gate Way. Ann talks about her early life in Lafayette, her neighbors, dances at the old Veterans Hall, and local businesses. She also describes attending Acalanes from which she graduated in 1951.