Thursday, February 24, 2011
Thursday, February 17, 2011
I've been inundated with links to last Saturday's Centennial of Naval Aviation Parade of Flight. The best I've seen is San Diego photographer Nathan Rupert's Flickr slideshow, sent to me by Ted Hazlewood '63. Click HERE to see the Parade of Flight. Be careful if you click into Nathan's other photos. You might end up looking at shots of Playboy Bunnies and Halloween costumes in the Gaslamp -- and I wouldn't want THAT to happen.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Remember the great photo taken by Jim Weetman '64 when he ditched school to watch President John F. Kennedy's motorcade on El Cajon Blvd? Jim, who now goes by James Daigh, tried to sell the photo to the then-owner of Rudford's Restaurant. In the meantime the new owner of Rudford's apparently heard rumors about the photo and located it on our web site. We put he and Jim together with a successful result -- a large mural on the west side of the eatery. Jim shares a couple of snapshots of the restaurant. Click HERE to take a look.
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Click HERE to watch a three-minute clip from a Frank Sinatra fundraiser held in Saint Louis on June 20, 1965. Johnny Carson substitutes for an ailing Joey Bishop. The story of how this video surfaced is fascinating. Click HERE to read about it.
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Holy Cow!!! The 50th Anniversary Reunion of the Class of '61 promises to be something special. It's going to take place on October 15th at the Westin Emerald Plaza Hotel in downtown San Diego. I think it was once known as Shapery Emerald Towers, because Sandy Shapery '61 was responsible for its construction. Turns out Sandy lives atop of the hotel in a two-story penthouse -- and he's hosting a pre-reunion cocktail party there. Email Prudy Milazzo Stephens to reserve your spot. Click HERE to take a tour of the penthouse.
Bob Richardson '61, on the occasion of his grandson's 11th Birthday, forwards a photo of his Campus Lab School pals on the occasion of his OWN 11th Birthday. That's Bob's yearbook photo at the left. Click HERE to see the 1954 shot.