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Friday, January 25, 2013

IT'S STILL DARK IN PACIFIC BEACH and think I can hear it raining.  Nancy and I visited Mom yesterday in the Alzheimer's facility.  Nobody is getting any younger in those places -- or anywhere else.  I hadn't been to Anthony's Fish Grotto in quite a while, so we headed down to the waterfront.  They asked me if I wanted my usual table, but we sat by the water.

Jo Milazzo Block '63 forwarded this photo of the business opened by her dad and two uncles in 1952.  Do you recognize the locale?  Click HERE to check out a 9 x 12 enlargement and informative caption.

Ann Roskos Roffelson '63 shares the 1961 Prom and After Prom bids this week.  It would appear that a cluster of Colts got all dressed up and drove to the Hotel del Coronado on June 9, 1961 -- traveling across the bay by ferry -- then dined and danced from 8 to 12.  Apparently still bright-eyed and bushy-tailed they hopped back in their cars, took the ferry back across the bay, and delivered themselves in front of the U. S. Grant Hotel, where the party continued until 6 AM.  It's making ME tired just writing about it.  I wonder if anyone lived to tell the tale.  Click HERE to check out the bids and menu.  Hope you speak French.

I'm pretty sure that's a new masthead (Oh, God -- I hope that's called a masthead) atop the January 24, 1963 Pacer.  Why yes, that IS 50 years ago.  Lotsa fun stuff, including a group photo of the Kiwanis Basketball Champs.  I liked the Earl Scheib ad.  He'll paint any car for $29.95.  You'll have to drive to 3145 Frontier Drive to get the work done.  Call AC 2-7744 if you have any questions.  Click HERE to read all four pages.

This story is a week late, because I forgot.  You can still read Fred Dickey's article in the January 14, 2013 UT San Diego about Teri Hunter Burg '64 and her work with Stand Up For Kids San Diego.  Click HERE.

Sam Zolezzi '67 passed away January 4, 2013 and was laid to rest at Miramar National Cemetery.  Click HERE to read Sam's memories of his flying career and its effects on his health.  Click HERE to sign the on-line guest book.

George Sorenson '69 thinks you might enjoy an article in the current New York Magazine on the "corrosive, traumatizing effects" of high school.  I was more interested in "Back to the Future", Argentine photographer Irina Werning's attempt to stage reenactments of old photos, such as those above.  Click HERE to read the article.  Click HERE to look at Irina's first collection.  Click HERE to check out her second collection.