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Friday, November 1, 2013

November 1, 2013

BRRR -- IT'S 52 DEGREES AT THE BEACH, but it's suppose to warm up so I guess I can peel off my layers like a homeless person as the day goes on.

If you didn’t show up at the Amigo Spot last Saturday you missed seeing Stephanie dressed as a mermaid.  She looked ever so much like Peg Bundy in her attempts to walk.  By the way, she’s showing off her Kitty Litter Cake.  Just between you and me, I prefer German Chocolate.

 I don’t know if I mentioned that the first football game under the lights, the last game on the old field AND Homecoming on October 18th was cancelled when Calipatria called at the last minute and said they couldn’t make it.  All’s well that ends well, however!!  The game was rescheduled for the 25th and the Colts won their 8th straight game.  Bill and Chuck Rainey were among the alums in the crowd.  It all warranted a nice piece in last Saturday’s U-T, which you can read if you click HERE.

I acquired an email copy this week of the 1903 USGS La Jolla Quadrangle map and thought I’d share the part showing Pacific Beach.  In 1903 Duckville was in the south east corner of False Bay, the San Diego, Pacific Beach and La Jolla Railway AND the California Southern Railroad had tracks running up the east side of the bay, and the American Driving Park horse racing track still existed in east Pacific Beach.  Click HERE for the enlarged version.

Greg Birch and Evy Balderman were the Senior Sketches in the Golden Anniversary Pacer published October 31, 1963.  Ironically, I didn’t spot any Halloween articles.  Click HERE to read all six pages.

I received a call from Chris Bonwell this week and she shared details of the passing of Phil earlier this week.  He and a neighbor had been working in the back yard.  They called it a day, got cleaned up and were enjoying cold beers on the patio when Phil suffered a fatal brain aneurism.  She told me of a Memorial Website for Phil and I’ve added it to the Class of ‘66 Obituary Page.