For people who attended Crawford High School or would have attended if they hadn't
moved -- or just have fond memories of San Diego in the '40s, '50s and '60s.

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Monday, February 24, 2014

February 28, 2014

IT’S STILL DARK AND DRIZZLY IN PACIFIC BEACH and I’m awaiting the big storm.  I hope Nancy and I can breakfast at the Green Flash because I understand it’s been sold and, I assume, will change.

Yesterday’s U-T Business Section featured an article about a fabulous new restaurant coming to Little Italy.  It’s Called “Juniper & Ivy”.  It’s on Kettner Blvd, perhaps between Juniper and Ivy.

Paul Caston, pictured here at Spanish Village, will return for First Thursday at the Amigo Spot.  That’s March 6 at 5 PM.  I may try to talk the cook into preparing my very favorite Chile Relleno Casserole.

Remember the photo Bill Paxton submitted of his parents' liquor store?  The mystery of its location has been solved thanks to the world wide web -- and Bill Mondigo, a 1979 Hoover grad.  All is revealed if you click HERE.

Jane Newberry was named March Girl of the Month, John Dovey’s ‘39 Ford was Heap of the Week, and Bill Graham, John Benson, Eric Watkins and Tom Lutz had a Beatles Cover Band.  Click HERE to read all six pages of the February 27, 1964 Golden Anniversary Pacer.

Jay Theskin ‘69 sends word of his mother’s passing on February 15th at age 90. Florence Theskin Carson taught at Horace Mann in the 1960s, then went to PB Junior High as VP.  Click HERE to read more about her and sign the guest book.

Jerry Reisinger ‘62 passed away January 17th in Thousand Oaks.  His career as a CHP motorcycle officer was spent in the San Fernando Valley.  Click HERE to read more about him and sign the guest book.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

February 21, 2014

YIPPEE!!  THE WATER TO MY NEW KITCHEN was hooked up late yesterday.  I’m about to sit down with my first cup of morning coffee in 27 days (but who’s counting).  Not much to report this week.

Here’s the KDEO Top 40 list for August 9, 1963.  What an eclectic mix, certainly in the top four — Wipeout, Mockingbird, If I Had A Hammer, and Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah.  Click HERE to read the rest of the hits.

We mentioned last week that services for Walt Harvey, coach and counselor, will be held at La Vida Real, where he lived in Rancho San Diego tomorrow at noon.  The address is 11588 Via Rancho San Diego, El Cajon CA 92019.  In the meantime a very nice obituary appeared in the San Diego U-T along with an on-line guest book.  Click HERE to read the obituary and HERE to read or sign the guest book.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

February 14, 2014

IT’S STILL DARK IN PACIFIC BEACH on this Valentine’s Day -- Day 21 of my kitchen remodel. I’m still drinking out of the toilet. The good news is the floor is down, the cabinets are in  and the refrigerator is no longer in the living room.

On August 31, 2013 I totaled my Toyota and turned in my driver’s license.  The good news is my “MR FRY” license plate now occupies the position of honor at the Palapa Bar of my contractor/friend J C Wilding.  I gave it up with the proviso that any memorial services after my death be held in the Wilding’s back yard.

I can’t stand the suspense.  The headline in the February 13, 1964 Golden Anniversary Pacer says Finalists Named For Co-ed Honor.   In the running for Co-ed of the Year were: Jacque Donaldson, Carol Crane, Kathy Slater, Jane Newberry, Joan Clark and Jan Irvine.   Click HERE to read the paper.

Speaking of 1964, Alan Osborn has submitted three longboard photos taken in 1964.  This one features Bob Zito ‘64 and what may be a mystery Colt.  Click HERE to look at all three prints.

Pat Edwards ‘67 is the 2014 Cartouche Award Recipient, given by the Society of American Period Furniture Makers.  Pat is widely recognized as a leader in the field of French Marquetry.  Click HERE find out what all of this means.

All will soon be revealed on the August 2nd Class of ‘74 40th Reunion.  If you want to be in the loop contact Kim McGee

Faculty Member Virginia Wilcoxon passed away last Friday, February 7th, nine weeks shy of her 100th birthday — and she was born in Mercy Hospital!!  You’ve probably already missed her services, which are being held this morning at 10:30 at St Vincent Catholic Church in Mission Hills.  Click HERE to read a wonderful obituary and HERE to read the guest book.

Walt Harvey, coach and counselor, also passed away last Friday.  A memorial service will be held at La Vida Real, where he lived in Rancho San Diego, on Saturday, February 22, at noon.  The address is 11588 Via Rancho San Diego, El Cajon CA 92019

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

February 7, 2014

IT'S DARK AND WET in Pacific Beach -- Day 14 of the Kitchen Remodel.  The guy comes today to measure for the granite countertops.  I wonder if I'll have running water by Valentine's Day

Carol Traficanti Waldron ‘66 is trying to locate Carol Swenson ‘65.  Ace Investigator Mary Gale Rogers thinks she may have moved to Texas.  We were unable to find her. 

Sue Weetman ‘68, who apparently got some nice responses in her quest for Centaurs, is looking for Jay Easton ‘66.  I did a quick Google search and came up with a Jay Easton who played for the San Diego Symphony.  A lovely fellow — who graduated from high school in 1993.  My database lists 4 Eastons — Jay, Marjoree, Steven and Weston (I’m not making the last one up) -- all of whom are on my missing lists.

Nick Canepa’s piece in this past Wednesday’s U-T talks about Bill Center ‘63, who has apparently retired after 47 years on the U-T Sports Desk.  That’s Bill on the right with the ‘63 CIF Basketball champs and Coach Sams.  Click HERE to read Nick Canepa’s article and HERE to see an enlarged copy of this photograph.

This has nothing to do with Crawford High, or even East San Diego, but I’ve begun to upload — on a daily basis — the best of several thousand photos I’ve taken in and around Pacific Beach over the last 35 years.  I’ll put the link on the Colt Corral blog or you can Google.  I took the above photo of Dunaway Drugstore, on the northwest corner of Garnet and Cass, on December 21, 1989.  It’s been a sushi bar for the last 20 years.  Click HERE to check out some of the other photos.