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In the Land of Oz


Last updated 11/3/2006 at Noon

Cedar Street in Lancaster, California, holds a rainbow of memories for Ed White, 84, of Fallbrook. It was there that he lived and played and laughed with a special friend who lived across the street. His friend was named Frances Gumm, but the world would know her as Judy Garland.

Ed and Judy became friends in kindergarten and remained friends even when Judy left Lancaster after the eighth grade. They were both students at Cedar Elementary School, where Ed remembers acting in school productions with Judy. “I played an Indian and she played Betsy Ross in a fifth grade play,” Ed recalled....

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