Valhalla Garage

San Francisco, California, 1947!

Mecca of the Market Street Commandos, Benares of the Booze Fighters..

Francis Guadalcanal’s Journal, March 21, 1947

Last night X. Johnny’s layin’ out on the grass, starin’ up at the stars, and he says, "I’m for all the Mac’s and Joe’s and Bub’s who didn’t make it, Francis. That’s what we’re doin’."

He holds his open hand up to the night sky.

"We’re gonna live for them."

(c)1997 Pete Ahrens