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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

January 1, 2014

 Looks like Cyndi Jo Mitton Means ‘68 and her husband Kevin (that's him above) are gonna be cranking up the motor home.  He retired last week after 20 years as a helicopter pilot for the San Diego Police Department.  Click HERE to read the article in the U-T.   Don't miss the video.

Joe Schlader ‘70 shares a 1969 family photo taken in Tijuana.  From left to right are Joe’s sister, Joe, Dad and Mom, and an uncle and aunt from Minnesota.

Don’t miss the First First Thursday of 2014 tomorrow night at the Amigo Spot, King’s Inn, Hotel Circle South, 5 PM

Thursday, December 26, 2013

December 27, 2013

Season’s Greetings from Pacific Beach, where it’s dark and cold — but it’s gonna get light and warm.  This is a picture of Crystal Pier I took some years ago.

Looks like I’m having breakfast with the Quaker Oats guy this morning.  Nancy’s staying home in Escondido.  Apparently spending the holidays with The Grinch has taken its toll.

Class of ‘68 members Steve Ko, Brian Lanois and Susan Weetman Belair met in Escondido on December 19th.  Brian moved back to San Diego from Florida three weeks earlier and had a hankering for In ‘n Out burgers, so Susan set up the meet.  I can’t believe Brian held out for three weeks.

Gathered together for a Holiday Get Together at Casa Guadalajara in Old Town on December 23rd were Class of ‘71 cohorts David Feeley, Louis Galpert, Phil Piscopo and Victor Perez.  Victor added the snazzy graphics to the photo.

Bonnie Ipsen returned the newsletter subscription envelope I sent out to the Class of ‘62 earlier this month with a note that her husband Lynn passed away December 30, 2012 at their home in Bishop, CA.

Ed Herrmann ‘64 lost his battle with prostate cancer this week.  A standout athlete at Crawford, and 11 year baseball professional, Ed passed away December 22nd.  Click HERE to read the article Bill Center wrote in the U-T and HERE to sign the CaringBridge Guest Book

Thursday, December 19, 2013

December 20, 2013

IT'S STILL DARK -- and 45 degrees -- in PB.  I think it's quit raining however.  Eggs Benedict at Green Flash in a couple of hours is sounding really good.

I’ll be autographing copies of my Images of America: Pacific Beach book from 11-2 today at the Morena Costco.  I can’t decide whether to wear the new Christmas hat Nancy bought me.

Wish I could have shown this to Mrs. Bruner, my 8th grade English teacher at Horace Mann

There are a lot of goodies in the 6-page Holiday Edition of the December 19, 1963 Golden Anniversary Pacer, but I couldn’t resist the ad for Cinnamon Cinder.  Click HERE to check it out.

Steve Ko forwards a link to his photos of the Class of ‘68 45th Reunion, held last October.  I think you may have to join Snapfish to view them.  That’s Steve in the yellow blazer with Darlene Wells Dise-Brucker.  Click HERE to get started.

Robert Menke died last week at the age of 92.  He may have been Crawford’s principal around 1981. Click HERE to sign the on-line guest book.

Chuck Swimmer, founder of Charco Construction, and husband of Carol Feurzeig '62, died of a heart attack Tuesday at Alvarado Hospital.  Click HERE to read the article in the U-T.

Maria Wieland Hughes ‘62 passed away December 9th.  She was married to Jon Hughes, also Class of ‘62.  Click HERE to sign the guest book.

Raymond Sliwa ‘72 died December 4th.  Click HERE to sign the guest book.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

December 13, 2013

IT’S DARK AND COLD IN PACIFIC BEACH but supposed to warm up over the weekend.  And I think we’re a week away from the shortest day of the year, so it should start staying light a little longer.  I’m afraid that’s all the news I’ve got, save a photo of me and Nancy at the Waffle Spot earlier this week.

Jess “Bob” Colwell ‘70 died of cancer in 1999 reports sister Cathy Colwell Anderson ‘71.  I’ve removed him from the Class of ‘70 Missing Page and added him to the Class of ‘70 Obituary Page and have added Cathy to the Class of ‘71 Email Page.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

December 6, 2013

I’M NOT GONNA get any sympathy from folks in Montana, but it’s cold in Pacific Beach.  Nancy and I are going to find a warm place for brunch, either before or after a visit to the Midway Post Office, then run a few more errands before heading back to the beach.

Every week a handful of Fry Day emails bounce.  If it happens two weeks in a row, I remove them from the address book and the web site. has bounced every week for the past three months.  The problem is — I don’t have it in my address book.  Any Cyber Sherlocks out there have an idea how to fix this?

Sandy Scheithauer Cook ‘63 has a new email address.  You can access it on the Class of '63 Email Page. Dana Carr ‘64 is now living in Murfreesboro, Tennessee and is listed on the Class of '64 Email Page

It’s been a while since I shared a historical photo.  This is a shot, taken in June 1917, of Del Mar’s old Stratford Inn.  Click HERE to see an enlargement

Holtville upended Crawford in the Division V Finals 42-6, even though they'd lost earlier in the season to the Colts.  Click HERE to read the article in the U-T.

Rodger Gredvig ‘64 saw Ron Smith’s handball photo from last week and thought he’d submit the clipping from the December 28, 1963 Evening Tribune featuring he and classmate Gary Stockton.  Click HERE to access the enlarged version.

Alan Pryor ‘66, Mark Mellinger ‘66 and Chuck Ham ‘65 enjoy brunch prepared by Mary Mellinger. You can see a larger version of the photo by clicking HERE.

I guess the confluence of Thanksgiving and Hannukkah got me out of whack.  That’s my excuse for not running the November 27, 1963 Golden Anniversary Pacer last week.  I could go on about the Senior Sketches and Girl of the Month, but I saw this ad for University Lanes and fell into a revery.  Click HERE to read all four pages.

Steve “Beanie” Bonwell ‘64 died of a heart attack on November 22nd.  Click HERE to sign the on-line guest book