Celebrating 100 Years of Oakland Technical High School
Emma Mae Williams ’32
My mom, Emma Mae Williams, graduated with the winter class of 1932. Unlike me, she was active in sports and was a part of the GAA. She met my dad Virgil Kelsoe through a neighbor Helen Becraft (also a Tech alumni). Helen was supposed to go out with him, but my mom paid Helen a quarter to tell him she was sick and to call my mom instead. He did and that date led to a 50-year marriage. They continued to live in my mom’s family home on McAuley St.while raising my brother Stephen Kelsoe (Tech ‘61) and me until moving to Concord in 1966.