Grace Brothers Whistle

To a couple generations of Santa Rosans the Grace Brothers whistle was as much a part of their growing up as was picking prunes. Santa Rosa,  being a much smaller town of less than 30,000  in the middle and late 1950’s, left lots of room for kids  to roam on their bikes. But for parents there was always the GB whistle at noon and 5PM to remind us to get home for lunch or dinner. It could be heard all over town so no excuses for being late. Besides, no self-respecting 12 year sold wore a watch