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.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

The Dallas Texans?

Yup, that's who came to town on October 7, 1962 to play the Chargers in Balboa Stadium, a game attended by Mike Linder '66. Mike also shared his San Diego Padres 1959 Junior Boosters Season Pass. Click HERE to see it all enlarged. Do you know what became of the Dallas Texans? Do you know the name of the 1959 Padres baseball park?

Thursday, August 26, 2010

The Original Jack in the Box

The Jack in the Box web site shows this photo and talks about their first restaurant. I also have another photo from the Foodmaker archives and IT claims to be the first Jack in the Box. I'm pretty sure the photo at left is the 63rd and El Cajon site. I'm not sure about the other one. Click HERE to check them both out. Let me know what you think.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Who Knew?

If you read the article below on Joe Randazzo in the Beach & Bay Press you can also access my bi-monthly column. Just type in John Fry in the search engine above Joe's article. I had no idea it was available on the web. Don't ask me for additional directions. That's enough tooting my own horn.

Time To Retire!!

Joe Randazzo '60 has run the Chevron Station at Garnet and Ingraham for 33 years. Click HERE to read all about it in the Beach & Bay Press. Click HERE to see four photos of the station over the years, three by me and one by Howard Rozelle. I also tossed in the price of regular gasoline over the years.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Three Future Colts!!

Would've been four, if Nancy Watson's folks hadn't moved to North County after she graduated from Horace Mann in 1959. From the left are Nancy Van Horn '62, Saundra Watson '63, North County Nancy, and Dora Watson '61. Click HERE to see an enlargement.

Be Still My Heart!!

Margaret Richardson, Barbara Hobart and Diane Dawson take a break in the Richardson Patio after 8th Grade graduation from Horace Mann. All three went on to graduate from Crawford in 1959. Click HERE to see an enlargement.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

All Hail Crawford High School!!!

Where's the airsickness bag? Just rediscovered three aerials from Crawford's very first years. Click HERE to see if your house is in the photo.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

You haven't changed a bit!!!

Dennis Hoolihan and Tom Adams pose for the camera of Leslie Herrmann at the Class of '70 40th Reunion. Click HERE to see ALL of Leslie's photos. Remember to click on the little photos to see them enlarged and to read the captions.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Remember the SATs?

Nancy Watson Wingo '62 shares her October 1957 Stanford Achievement Test Results plus a letter from Horace Mann Principal C Russell Henzie

Monday, August 9, 2010

Who wants cookies?

Linda Johnson Smyth '74 sent us this photo, circa 1963, of a brownie meeting at the Adams' house in Oak Park. Click HERE to see the photo, and some names, greatly enlarged. Hey -- what's that down in the lower left corner?

Summer Mimosa Madness

They're at it again!! I think it's at an undisclosed location somewhere in Point Loma, but I'm not sure. One can only imagine the merriment that takes place when these Class of '72 hotties meet. Click on Summer Mimosa Madness for a larger view (although what they sent me wasn't very large) and a photo caption with the names and phone numbers. Ha! Ha! Fooled you! No phone numbers.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

The Road to Bali

Marcia Jaffe '65 is alive and well and living in Sausalito, CA with large stretches of time spent in Bali, Indonesia with the Bali Institute for Global Renewal, which she founded.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Mystery Solved!

Sheldon Sarfan '61 is positive the mystery girl in the 1954 Campus Lab School Student Council photo is Virginia Miller -- it says so on the back of his copy of the photo. Bob Richardson '61 claims he can now sleep at night, except we don't know what became of Virginia. She's not in MY Crawford database.

Monday, August 2, 2010

1959 Thomas Brothers Map Book

This 1959 Thomas Brothers Map Book of San Diego will bring back memories for some of you of a time when you went out the Alvarado Freeway, or down the Wabash Freeway, or drove through Balboa Park on the Cabrillo Freeway -- and there was NO freeway to Mission Beach. You had to suffer through the traffic circle at Frontier and Rosecrans.