Ole Larson's Folks

No anniversaries of deceased ancestors. Among the living, happy birthday to cousin Eric Robert Larson, celebrating his **th in San Jose, California.

Born in Malden, Massachusetts, on this date in 1889: lawyer and author Erle Stanley Gardner (top photo), best known for his series of pulp mysteries centered on the fictional defense attorney Perry Mason. Many of these stories, and their main characters, anchored the blockbuster TV series starring Raymond Burr, which ran from 1957 to 1966, with revivals and movies appearing through the 1980s.

Gardner cover


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