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, February 24, 2011

Hot Rod of the Month

The 1953 Chevy Belair belonging to Ernie Dronenburg '61 was the Hot Rod of the Month in the February 23, 1961 issue of the Pacer.  Click HERE to enjoy this Golden Anniversary Pacer.

Joan Emberey Honored

Joan Embery '67 was one of 15 San Diego Women honored this past Thursday for volunteerism and philanthropy.  Click HERE to read the article in the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Parade of Flight

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

Horace Mann Marine History?

Ron Jagodinski '62 shares then and now photos of the sailboat he made in Mr. Olive's shop class at Horace Mann and then entered in the 1957 San Diego Union Model Yacht Regatta.  Click HERE for the rest of the story.

JFK Update

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

Johnny Carson and the Rat Pack: 1965

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

Class of 1961 Reunion

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.

Golden Anniversary Pacer

Jim McCorquodale '61 is the male featured in the Senior Sketch portion of the February 9, 1961 edition of The Pacer.  Click HERE to read all four pages of the Golden Anniversary Pacer.

Happy 11th Birthday!!

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.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Class of '66 Reunion

Casa Guadalajara in Old Town will be the setting for the Class of '66 Reunion on September 17th.  EMAIL Jennifer Tineo Graham for more information.

Class of '71 Reunion

The Class of '71 Reunion will take place August 12 & 13th at the Double Tree Hotel in Mission Valley.  Click HERE to go to the Reunion Page for more information.

Oak Park Rules!!

If you think Patty Bremner is hot in THIS photo, wait'll you see her in the group photos taken at Oak Park Elementary after 6th Grade Graduation.  Click HERE to check out all three of the snapshots sent in by Giovanna DeSanti.