Meet Carlton Senior Living’s spotlight resident, Lou Meyer – Lou has been a resident of the Bay Area for most of life. Born in San Francisco in 1937, Lou playfully refers to California as “The Wild West.” It’s hard to imagine that San Francisco was once the home to cowboys, but Lou fondly recalls growing among the horses, cattle and chickens in the once rural city. Lou’s parents, Louis and Mary Meyer, are even pictured in a book recalling this chapter of San Francisco’s history called, Images of America: San Francisco’s Bayview Hunters Point. This book is very precious to Lou and offers a flash back to his childhood days in a once rugged San Francisco.
Lou graduated with Honors from Sacred Heart High School in San Francisco, now called Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory. He received his degree from St. Mary’s College in Moraga and later became Vice Principal of Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory.
Some of Lou’s favorite pastimes include hunting, fishing, canoeing, and anything else related to the outdoors. He met his wife at the Catholic alumni singles club where he enjoyed being involved for for many years. At one time, Lou was also the editor for the monthly newspaper for the group as well as the president of St. Mary’s Alumni Association.
After losing his wife of 51 years in April, Lou decided to move to Carlton Senior Living Downtown Pleasant Hill where he enjoys sharing the memories of his town and childhood. The most important things to Lou are his family and his priceless memories of their time together. Lou has three wonderful children and four grand-children as well as the family dog, a lab mix, named Spooks.
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Written by Wayne Volkar