I agree Tormey was an exciting place to grow up. We often think of the excellent educational opportunities that we found there. The five of us kids all graduated from college and most of my John Swett classmated did the same. Being boys, we were all over the hills and to the "Back Ranch" across US40. Pretty much a dream childhood. I too like to see the area and every time we take I80 from our home near Sacramento to the airport in SF, I can't keep my eyes on the road as we pass the little valley that was once Tormey. C&H, Union Oil, the Selbv Smelter, The Selby School, Carquinez Grammar School, John Swett, and much more will captivate my attention every time I see or hear of that wonderful world.
We lived on 18 B Street across from Jack Cooper the local fix it guy and a wonderful friend. I don't recall your family, maybe it was a generational thing. We arrived in 1946 and left just before my senior year in highschool in 1957.
Thanks for your note.