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Friday, March 22, 2013

What are the chances?  I always thought I was an airplane nut, but Nancy may be worse.  We went down to Brown Field last week to check out Fifi, the only B-29 still flying, and hope to hit Gillespie Field today to see the Memphis Belle.  Maybe we'll say hi to Ted Hazlewood '63 at Southern California Aircraft Repair.

Here's a 1912 photo of Ramona that I've admired for years.  I always thought it looked northeast, but think it must be just the opposite, with the Ramona Town Hall a couple of blocks down and -- maybe -- Mount Woodson in the distance.  Click HERE to decide for yourself.

Doug Oliver, a San Diego television personality for 35 years, died at age 90 on the Ides of March.  Click HERE to read the U-T obituary.  Maybe you'll even want to sign the guest book.

Lorelei Taylor Barrett '73 says her mom Joyce passed away on March 14th.  Mrs. Taylor taught at Hearst Elementary in Del Cerro for over 35 years.  Services will be held on March 23 at 1 PM at the East County Mortuary Chapel.  Click HERE for more details.

Richard Cloward '60 is the Director of the Map and Atlas Museum of La Jolla.  He invites you to attend the upcoming "Cartes of Jo Mora" exhibit, beginning April 1st.  Jacinto "Jo" Mora was borin in Uruguay in 1876, but came to the US as a child and settled in Carmel.  He called his pictographic maps "cartes".   Email Richard if you'd like more information.

From the collection of Ann Roskos Roffelsen '63 we share the program from April a la Mode, the Class of '62 Spring Dance.  Click HERE to check it out.

Michal Prichard Poe '62 died of cancer on February 16th, according to her classmate Rebecca Holder Ingersoll.  Becky wrote, "I met Michal and her husband for the first time at our October 50th reunion and bonded with her instantly. We stayed in touch since then. I was immensely blessed and inspired by her in the short time I knew her. She fought valiantly the cancer that she had been battling for some time. I am deeply saddened by her loss."

The Golden Anniversary Pacer from March 23, 1963 features John McMullen and the late Stephanie Bedillion as Senior Sketches, and has an ad for Nicholosi's (sic) Italian Restaurant, 4203 El Cajon Blvd.  Click HERE to check out this 6-page edition.  

Hugo award-winning science fiction author Greg Bear '68 will give a free lecture today in the library at San Diego State at 2 PM and, I assume, will be signing copies of his latest book Halo:Silentium at Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore at 7 PM