Harry Summers and W.R. Hawn combined their building aspirations and skills when constructing housing at Camp Pendleton, La Jolla, Clairemont and South Bay, California. Ready for a BIG project, they struck a deal with Lawrence and Donald Daley, who owned 6,000 acres of what had originally been the 17,763 acre Rancho San Bernardo land grant.
Since San Diego city officials wanted a reason to annex 50,000 acres near Lake Hodges, they expedited the passage of permits. In the early 1960’s they began building—first for seniors, then families. The first six months sold 250 houses ranging from $12,000 to $27,000.
The problem confronting the partners was attracting buyers to an area that had cows and rabbits as inhabitants; that was situated in open country between San Diego’s Kearny Mesa and Escondido.
They settled on “ease of a short commute!” They marketed San Bernardo as a 20 minute drive to downtown San Diego. Proving it posed a challenge. Which Summers undertook one night at 11 P.M. He drove the nearly-deserted 2-lane Highway 395 at speeds well beyond posted limits. San Diego U-T, 6/27/18. He proved his point, but only by specious means.
Which no New Testament writer ever found necessary when recording the life of Jesus Christ. As this writer has repeatedly demonstrated in his series Their Own Best Defense, the Gospels and Epistles in calm understatement recorded the life of Jesus. They could write in such reserved language by him being so naturally outsized. They could write in common words by him being so Colossal a Person. Their literature could be written in everyday Greek by him being every word in everyman’s culture, world-wide, forever and ever. His life exceled all efforts to explain him. His Glory, revealed only once in ministry, so evidently shone through his face, his actions, his behavior, his love, his teachings, his works that it took only simple words to record his impact. He needed no one to “doctor” his personal, method or message!