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Thursday, January 30, 2014

January 31, 2014

’M IN THE SEVENTH DAY of a two-week kitchen remodel.  As soon as the workers show up Nancy and I are getting out of Dodge.  I’m voting for breakfast in Pine Valley.

Susan Weetman Belair ‘68 is looking for Centaurs from 1964, 1967 and 1969. Contact her at or click HERE if you can help

Class of '69 Colts, and current Colorado residents, Kirk Kiloh, Tony Alfano and Tom Kapchinske are all smiles after the Broncos win over the Seahawks.  I guess we know who they’ll be rooting for this weekend.  Tom forwarded a story too lengthy to share here.  I’ll publish it in the March quarterly newsletter.  Click HERE if you'd like to see a larger photo of the trio.

Emily Harvey Shepard ‘72 forwards a photo of herself kayaking off the coast of Belize last December.

Nathan East ‘73 poses with Daft and Punk at this week’s Grammy Awards.  Nathan played base on their award-winning album “Get Lucky”.  Click HERE to read more.

The late Evie Balderman is February Girl of the Month, Joe Falconer is January Athlete of the Month, and Larry Okmin is one of nine Colts named to the All California Orchestra in the January 30, 1964 Golden Anniversary Pacer.  I believe I saw Larry Okmin quoted in this past weekend’s obituary for local clarinet legend Bobby Gordon.  Click HERE to read the paper.

Janet Rizzo Reeve ‘67 passed away April 13, 2013 from cancer.  Her friend Janice Landry Cox ‘68 sent me the news.

Guitarist Paul Caston has returned to the Amigo Spot on Thursday nights, so Nancy and I will surely be in attendance on First Thursday.

Friday, January 24, 2014

January 24, 2014

IT’S STILL DARK IN PACIFIC BEACH and I’m gonna be flying solo today.  A birthday dinner, shortened work week and out of town guests — and my laziness — are to blame for the lack of information this Fry Day.  Oh, and I only got one entry for publication.  Next week will be chock full of goodies.  Enjoy your weekend.

Friday, January 10, 2014

January 17, 2014

NIPPY NIGHTS are turning into warm and sunny days.  Nancy and I will probably breakfast somewhere between the beachfront and Pine Valley.

Where is Sharon Coleman?  WHO is Sharon Coleman?  Eric Sarkela ‘60 inherited a 1959 Centaur with her name in it and he’d like to get it back to her if possible.  I don’t have a Sharon Coleman in my database.  Can YOU help?

Richard Schwarz ‘59 shares HIS Tijuana Burro photo, taken with his Mom around 1944.  Click HERE to see all of the burro photos, plus another look at Sharon Cramer Sceper’s toy burros.

Bryan Lanois ‘68 forwards a 1959 team photo of the Rolando Park Dodgers.  He’s far left in the second row.  Click HERE for a bigger picture.

Giovanna DeSanti Medina ‘72, in white, shares a Christmas photo of her cousins.  Giovanna DeSanti Alioa, in red, went to Point Loma.  Giovanna DeSanti in black is a San Diego High grad.  Giovann DeSanti Hauser, in blue, is a Class of ‘68 Colt.  Click HERE to view an enlargement.

Welcome back from vacation.  The January 16, 1964 Golden Anniversary Pacer has lots of goodies.  I was captivated by the Sports Page, which has photos of Basketball star Bob Boone (who knew?) and Sophomore Handball standout Doug Kvandal.  Click HERE to read all four pages.

Joanne Collura ‘60 passed away earlier this month according to Sharon Jobb Reynolds ‘71.  That’s about all I know, except that she lived in Lake Arrowhead and was a Godmother to Sharon’s son.

Nadyne Lieberman McDermott ‘60, I’ve just learned, passed away in 2012.  It’s not too late to sign the on-line guest book.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

January 10, 2014

With all that talk about the Polar Vortex I made sure I was bundled up when I asked Nancy to take a picture outside Green Flash last Tuesday.  Good thing, too.  It was in the low 70s.  That's Crystal Pier in the background.

A few years back I contacted Bill Center ‘63 to see if he could put me in touch with Jerry Coleman, who passed away this week.  A speaker at my Association of Naval Aviation luncheon had cancelled and I needed to get someone to fill in at the last moment.  Bill gave me Jerry’s number, I made the call and Jerry said, “Just tell me when and where.”  He was a big hit and a nice guy.  Click HERE to read Bill Center’s remembrance of Jerry in the Union-Tribune.  

Dudley Mills ‘59 shares a Tijuana burro photo.  He thinks it might be the same burro Joe Schrader ‘70 got his picture taken on.  I’ve started a web page, just in case other folks dig out their burro photos.  Click HERE to check it out.

Guess who’s gonna be a Sexagenerian this year?  Pretty much all of the ladies gathered at Robbie Nelson’s house for the 2014 Class of ‘72 Girls’ Night Out Re-Gifting Party.  Click HERE to look at some more photos.  

Sylvia Horstman Timmons ‘72 passed away January 3, 2014 at her home in Clear Lake, California.  According to her sister Valerie Horstman Morgan ‘74, Sylvia had been ill for several years and had both lungs replaced three years ago.