Dec. 9, 2022

Red's Java House: Talking with Mr. Tom McGarvey, San Francisco Native Son.

Red's Java House: Talking with Mr. Tom McGarvey, San Francisco Native Son.

95 year old Tom McGarvey relates his life in San Francisco , selling newspapers, going to sea and running Red’s Java House for longshoremen.


Tom McGarvey, 95 years of age, was born in San Francisco's tough Potrero Hill district in 1925. From selling newspapers to longshoremen on the Embarcadero when he was 6 years old, to going to Sea at 15 years old, and owning the iconic Red's Java House for 40 years, Tom has experienced it all. Listen to today's episode - #350 - to hear how he made his way in life on the streets of San Francisco. 

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