This book includes most of the recovered pages of the 1928 Fall Yearbook, Commerce High School, San Francisco, California. It is dedicated to my Mother, Winifred (nee: St. John ) Mont-Eton/Chappell who was a member of this 1928 senior graduating class. In addition to the recovered pages, more information is given on Winifred, her daughter and author of this book Lorry (nee: Mont-Eton) Wagner. The author also wishes to thank Tad Brillhart for explaining the Hi and Lo split for graduating classes, which appears at the back of this book. Tad's father, Harold Brillhart, taught Commerce High School Boys Physical Education Department, starting in the Fall Term of 1923 and continued teaching until the school closed around 1952. At that time this school became the headquarters of the San Francisco School District.
Winifred's daughter, Lorry Dee (nee Mont-Eton) Wagner, author of this recovered Yearbook, fell in love with the beautiful Arabian horse back in Georgetown, California, at the age of five years old upon receiving the book The Big Book of Horses as a Christmas present that year. The first double-page picture was of a gorgeous Arabian horse. Then as soon as she could read more than pictures (Winifred's being a teacher enabled Lorry to read before going to 1st grade in school) every trip to the Georgetown library brought books on horses home. We had no telephone nor television so reading was a precious activity since we lived out of town with no one around for miles. This passion for horses became a lifetime work in the world of Arabian horses starting with the first one purchased just for riding which led to breeding (now up to 6 generations) which led to becoming competitive in shows and endurance rides which led to becoming active in Arabian horse organizations which eventually led to not only National involvement but also International involvement which led to traveling around the world to many countries as a delegate for the USA, Canada, Mexico and Panama working for the Arabian horse. Lorry and her husband Larry also created the very successful construction corporation Sierra Sirocco of which Lorry was CEO and CFO in charge of everything but the job site where Larry had complete control. Winifred was always there to hold down the home ranch and give tremendous support to Lorry's many, many accomplishments in life which are a direct result of having a wonderful, fantastic Mom.