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Thursday, July 4, 2013

July 4th

Here's a Patriotic Colt drawn by Nancy Miljas and sent to me by Ron Klein

Betsy Scarborough '63 invites you to a book signing on Sunday, July 7th, from 1 to 4, at Lestat's Coffee House, 3343 Adams Avenue, in Normal Heights.  I assume she'll be there with her co-authors Ruthie Bible and Pat Oyeshiku.  The book is "The Thrill of the Hunt -- Memoirs of Second-Hand Aficianadas."    It's an insightful and humorous collection of memoirs about the second-hand market, be it garage sales, thrift stores, estate sales, etc. She says it'll be available "at the store" and on Amazon.  The "store" would be Nicolodeon Records, a few doors down from Lestat's.

In September Crawford will begin its second year in retro form — a single school with a single principal.  Music will be taught again and I’ve met with the music teacher.  She’s Emily Heck Gray, daughter of Randy Heck ‘69.  She looks about 14, probably because she’s a 2006 Mira Mesa grad.  But enough socializing.  Emily, for all intents and purposes, has no instruments.  I need for you to 
Donate an instrument
Pledge money for an instrument
Volunteer to play at a fund raising concert, or pay money to get out of having to play at a fundraising concert, or be ready to shell out the big bucks to attend a fund raising concert.  I’m certain I can get the Antofte Sisters to sing “Tonight You Belong To Me”.  I wonder if Jeff Lee and Oh Ridge are available?
Talk among yourselves and get back to me.

Mollie Novidor Lavin ‘72 has forwarded a photo of the Horace Mann Chorus from June 1967.   Click HERE to see it as an 8 x 12.

The Hillcrest Sears opened in 1953 and closed in 1988.  At one point the city considered moving the central library to the site but decided the structure wasn’t strong enough for books.  Hard to believe, but I guess books can weigh more than a sofa-bed.  Anyway, here’s a photo of Squeekie, the parakeet purchased at Sears by the Richardson family.  Click HERE to read what folks had to say about Sears,  the Ace Drive-In — and Twinkies. 

Gerry Nash '61 has added some information to the obituary of his brother Dick Nash on the Class of '59 Obituary Page.

Scot Hunter has added information and a photo to the obituary of his wife Cathy Johnson Hunter on the Class of '66 Obituary page.