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moved -- or just have fond memories of San Diego in the '40s, '50s and '60s.

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Friday, August 31, 2012

Don't miss the First Thursday fiesta at the Amigo Spot.  Ron Klein can answer all your questions about San Diego Style hot dogs.

Turns out Owen Western '63 DIDN'T go to another school after 2nd Grade at Andrew Jackson.  He'dbeen too busy to scan the rest of his class photos.  Click HERE if you want to see 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th.

It would appear that Chie and Setsuo Tajima touched base with the Nesbit twins while they were in town.  Click HERE to see a couple of snapshots.

Here's the KGB 'Boss 30' for September 4, 1965.  Help me with the math. That's, um, 47 years ago.  #1 song was "Liar, Liar" by one-hit wonders The Castaways.  Click HERE to read the rest of the list. Click HERE to hear the Castaways belt it out, with dance interpretation from the Gilligan Island girls.

We've established the fact that San Diego Style burrito are all the rage in the American Northwest, but Ron Klein '66 learned about San Diego Style hot dogs earlier this month -- in Copenhagen, Denmark.  Click HERE if you wan't to see the photo enlarged.  

Friday, August 24, 2012

FINALLY!! It's grey and drizzly in Pacific Beach.  A good day to stay inside and watch TV -- after a late breakfast at Green Flash, or maybe Good Time Charlie's.

Leilani "Lani" Brugger Berry '61 passed away August 15, 2012 at her home in Howe, Oklahoma.  You can read a bit more, and sign the guest book, on the Class of '61 Obituary Page.

This is the last photo taken of Larry Teter.  He left school after his Junior Year to join the Air Force and a year later, on August 1, 1962, was killed in a roll-over accident in Louisiana.  His sister Nancy Teter Stubbs '62 says Larry was 16 months older than her but, for reasons unknown to her, they started school together and Larry would have graduated with the Class of 1962.  

Tom Christensen '63 says he can't remember anybody from his 1958 Guaranty Chevrolet Pony League team, but I think he's the tall guy in the rear.  Bill Montejano '62 and John Allison '62 might be on the left.  Click HERE to see an enlargement.

Owen Western '63 must have moved from Andrew Jackson after 2nd Grade.  At any rate he's shared his Kindergarten, 1st Grade and 2nd Grade class photos.  Click HERE to check them out.

Wow, I wonder what THAT was like?  Setsuo Tajima's father sent him from Japan to the United States to get an American education.  Must have worked out.  He and his lovely wife Chie recently returned to the 'hood and visited with classmates Bob and Susan Roskos Mardon '64.  Click HERE to see a couple of snapshots.

Peter Thompson '65 shares a couple of snapshots of him practicing guitar at age 17.  Click HERE to check out the photos and learn what he's doing now.

Friday, August 17, 2012

IT'S WARM AND STILL OVERCAST in Pacific Beach.  I've visited Mom three times this week.  She's somehow more confused and, at the same time, a little more verbal.  Go figure.  Looks like Nancy will have the delightful task of running errands with me on this Fry Day.

Marilyn Jameson Schupp '61 has subscribed to the quarterly newsletter.  Did you know that she and her twin sister Carolyn came to Crawford from Fallbrook during their Senior Year?  Perhaps their parents thought they could get a gooder education in the big city.

Victor Perez '71 has sent an explanation about the Blue Mews in last week's photo of his classmates at Petco Park.  Blue Mews is Petco's cat mascot.  Their dog mascot goes by the name of Red Ruff.

My husband just purchased these postcards on eBay. I thought I might share them with you.  He picked them up because he is a "bus fan" and these also share bus station locations in San Diego -- Lynne Earhart Miranda ’72

Looking Up Broadway, San Diego, California:  San Diego "where California Began" is California's third largest city. The city includes the beach resort communities of La Jolla, Pacific Beach, Mission Beach, and Ocean Beach. San Diego is one of the outstanding Naval operating bases in America.

U. S. Grant, San Diego, California:  This Famed hotel is located in the heart of downtown San Diego and faces Horton Plaza which has been a place of interest since 1870.

(Thanks, Lynne -- Your husband might enjoy the photo Nancy's father took of the first busses arriving at the Adams Avenue car barn as well as the color photos of some of the old San Diego streetcars -- JF)

Ron "Red" Thrash '68 passed away unexpectedly on August 6th.  A memorial service was held at the Yorba Linda Community Center on August 12th.  Click HERE if you'd like to sign the guest book.

Friday, August 10, 2012

IT'S SUNNY and still cool in PB and Nancy's not coming down until this afternoon.  Her daughter Leanne is heading home from a visit to Syracuse, by way of Cincinnati, and is due in at 10 PM on Delta.  That flight landed at 12:30 last night.  My bed time is 10 PM.  Could be a problem on the horizon.

I'm still chuckling over the fellow yesterday who was heading to Del Mar for the races.  "Sure hope I break even," he said, "I could really use the money."

Elaine Robinson Davis '61 has returned from her new home in Missoula, Montana to be the featured artist at Gallery 23, Southwestern Art, Spanish Village in Balboa Park, from August 16th to the 31st.  Gallery hours are 10-4:30.  She hopes old friends will come down and say hello.  While you're there, you might want to ride the carousel or the miniature railroad.  Oh, wait -- maybe they don't allow adults on those rides.  A good excuse, though, to have you CHECK OUT the train photos Bill Ross '65 shared some time back.

Some time ago Doug Kvandal '66 sat with me at The Amigo Spot and told me his heart condition had gotten bad enough that he was going to be admitted to Sharp Hospital and would not be getting out until he had a new heart.  Less than a week later -- on Easter Sunday no less -- word filtered back to me that the deed was done.  Three months later Doug was behind the keyboard for the Live Jazz concerts at The Amigo Spot on Saturday nights.  On September 15th he will be taking part in Heart Walk 2012 in Balboa Park and would like you to join him, or perhaps just purchase one of the cool T-Shirts seen above.  Click HERE to learn more about Doug's story and the 22nd Annual Heart Walk.

Talk about the "Elephant in the Room"!!  Victor Perez '71 forwards snapshot of a few of his classmates gathered this past Tuesday at Petco Park for the Chicago Cubs game.  That's Victor on the left, then Lewis Galpert, the Blue Mews (David Feeley), Phil Piscopo and Robert Leidolf.  I guess I could Google it, but I'm gonna wait for Victor to explain what a Blue Mew is.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Richard Lidbom '62 sends a photo of the Horace Mann Boys' Chorus from the 1956-1957 school year. That's director Alan Frank on the piano bench.  Click HERE for a larger view.

Tom Christensen '63 found a couple of photos from the 1963 CIF Basketball Championships.  Click HERE to check them out in Vista-Vision and to read what Tom has to say. 

Lenny Como '70 shares two photos of Summer League Softball Championship teams chock full of Colts from the late '60s and early '70s.  Click HERE to take a look.

Salvatore Cordileone '74 will be named Arch Bishop of San Francisco tomorrow and will be officially installed on my birthday, October 4th.  It's also the feast day of Saint Francis of Assisi, which is probably why they chose it.  Classmate Chet Carney points out that, with only two more promotions on Sam's part, the Class of '74 can claim a pope.  Holy Mackerel!!  Click HERE to read the article in the Los Angeles Times forwarded by Anne Wigdahl Subia '63

Kenneth Roberts '69 passed away July 9, 2012, reports his ex-wife Charlene Little Roberts '70.  He is survived by his wife Karen, brother John Roberts '70, plus children and a grandchild.

Cliff Harrison '71 had a heart condition and died in his sleep July 14, 2012 according to Adele Spirz Delgado '71.  She says they knew each other beginning at Webster Elementary.