For people who attended Crawford High School or would have attended if they hadn't
moved -- or just have fond memories of San Diego in the '40s, '50s and '60s.

Check out the Crawford High web site.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Luncheon at Lido's

The monthly Class of '64 luncheon at Lido's in Lemon Grove took place on July 28th and John and Nancy were invited to join the youngsters. Nancy took this photo. Click HERE to see an enlarged version with the names of the attendees.

The Class of 1960 is Golden!!

The Class of '60 Reunion Committee met on July 27th at the La Mesa home of Elizabeth Kousens Zellerman. Click HERE to see a big picture with a caption. The reunion will be held the second week in October. Go to the 1960 Email Page and contact Sandra Harrison Barlau if you have questions.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Mystery Solved!

Apparently, after consulting with Betty Mayfield Piccard '75, Bob Richardson '61 was able to identify Rozelle Mystery Photo #54. Click HERE to see the answer.

Can You Help Us?

We're part of the 1954 San Diego State College Campus Lab School Student Council and Bob Richardson '61 has forgotten some of our names. Click HERE to see the big picture and the names Bob remembered.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Be Still My Heart!!!

You're looking at Ron Jagodinski '62 posing with his Studebaker Commander in front of the Jagodinski family home in Del Cerro in February 1961. Go to Cars We Drove to School for the rest of the photo.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

The Clanton Gang is coming!!

I know it looks like a Hollywood set, but this 1895 photo was taken on the main street of a now bustling San Diego County city. Click HERE for the enlargement -- and a chance to actually read the name of the town on a building.

Songs of Camp Palomar

Dietra Anderson Davis '62 forwards her Camp Palomar songbook, circa -- I assume -- 1956. All together now: "See him there, the Zulu warrior; See him there, the Zulu Chief, Chief, Chief." Click HERE to revisit the best times of your life -- or the worst.

Oscar's Drive-In

Fred Dickson '61 may be the 100th well-intentioned person to send me the "San Diego In The Good Old Days" email. I always scroll through just in case there's something I haven't seen. The anonymous author of this email has pilfered a couple of Oscar's images off of my web site. I thought this was a good excuse to take another look at the Oscar's menus. Click HERE for the 1952 menu and HERE for the menu at left.

Isn't that Kathy Najimy?

Linda Scheider Crawford '75 thinks the girl in the top row, second from the left, in the Euclid Elementary photos sent in by Virginia Wick Hagins '75 is their classmate and star of Sister Act and other Hollywood productions. Click HERE to take another look, although the enlargement at the left gives you a better view.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Crawford Facebook Site

Victor Perez '71 has established a Facebook site for the Crawford Alumni Association. Some folks say they've used it successfully to find old school chums. Victor's got his hands full, however. Says he's had to block eight people for nudity, pictures of drug use, and dropping the "F-Bomb". Click on Facebook to check it out.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Holey Guacamole Batman!!

Leo Castro '69 says New York Times best-selling author Greg Bear '68 will be hosting the Friday panel of which Scott Shaw '68 will be a part. Click on their names to check out their web sites. Returned tickets are now available. Click on Comic Con to learn more.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Class of '64 Luncheon

Bob Lawrence has given Nancy and I a one-time '64 Waiver to attend the '64 Luncheon at Lido's in Lemon Grove on July 28th. Email Bob at and see if he'll let YOU come. Click HERE to check out Lido's web site. Read CAREFULLY -- the 1959 prices are for comparison only.

It's NOT Annette Funicello?

When I saw your photos last week I thought, YIKES -- John thinks he's got Annette and Frankie there. Who am I to ruin the spell? Those truly were "Happy Days" in which we learned to dance with a doorknob and American Bandstand. We loved cruising drive-ins on Friday nights and thought we were going to live forever. Ted Hazlewood was my brother Jim's best friend. His entire family even came to my mother's funeral a few years ago -- Sharon Mass '61


Jim Mass was in my wedding and we were good friends from junior high at Horace Mann all the way through high school. We were also neighbors in the Oak Park area off of Redwood St. The picture of Sharon was given to me by her. She and her mother used to call me Tedderball. We were good family friends. Here's another view of my '40 Ford -- Ted Hazlewood '63

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Euclid Elementary School 1963-1969

Virginia Wick Hagins '75 shares her class photos from Euclid Elementary School, except for 2nd Grade, which she's pretty sure is "around somewhere". Click HERE to see the rest.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Dudley Mills' 1940 Ford

Dudley Mills '59 thinks this photo was taken at a park near Crawford. He got rid of the car when Dominic Bonjorno '60 made him an offer he couldn't refuse (if you know what I mean). Click HERE to go to the Cars We Drove To School Page

Ted Hazlewood's 1940 Ford

Ted Hazlewood '63 says this '40 Ford is the car he drove to school. He's now of the opinion that the pants may have come from Salvation Army. Click HERE to see the Cars We Drove To School Page.