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Thursday, August 28, 2014

August 29, 2014

 IT’S DARK, BUT STILL WARM at the beach — and gonna get a lot warmer.  Nancy and I might stop at Broken Yolk on Midway enroute to what’s left of the Midway Post Office. 

Sandy Robbins Knox ‘61 and -- from the Class of ‘69 -- Linda Dederman, Keith Froehlich and Greg Thomas have checked in and are now on their respective email pages.  In addition, Linda subscribed to the quarterly 12-page newsletter.  Thank you, Linda.

Someone sent me a photo of their Crawford auto taken at Colina del Sol and their current truck photographed at the same location.  I’ve forgotten who it was and erased the email thinking I’d downloaded the information  Please send it again.

n response to the troubles in Ferguson, MO the U-T ran a piece about five deadly encounters faced by San Police over the years.  One of them led to the death of Officer Denis Allen ‘60.  Click HERE to read the article.

Jeez, they look like twins!!  Kathy Keeyes Antus ‘68 and brother Joe Keeyes ‘63 pose for a photo at Joe’s residence in Chino Hills, CA.  Visiting from Fredericksburg, TX Kathy also visited brother Bob Keeyes ‘67 and sister-in-law Arlene Cymberg Keeyes ‘69 in San Diego.

f you live in Escondido you might want to oil up the walker and clank your way over to Orange Glen High School.  They will be hosting Crawford’s Football Team tonight at 7 PM.  Click HERE if you want to read the 2014 Prep Football preview that appeared in Wednesday’s U-T.

Yikes!!  Next Thursday is THE FIRST THURSDAY at the Amigo Spot, so there will be a contingent of Colts in the mix.  I’m thinking of forming a backup group for guitarist Paul Caston.  I’m going to call them the Castonettes.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

August 22, 2014

I GUESS WE’RE HEADED TO WINTER.  It’s dark now when I go out to get the paper at 5:30.  Nancy and I ended up eating at the Coco’s on Balboa in Clairemont last Friday.  I’m not sure what false clue to submit this morning.  Albie’s Steak and Eggs, next door to the Waffle Spot, is a good fall-back position when we can’t get in to the Waffle Spot.  What did Yogi Berra say?  “Nobody goes there anymore.  It’s too popular”.

George and Jackie Creore Jackson have returned to San Diego after a 20 year absence, have subscribed to the quarterly newsletter and are now listed on the Class of ‘67 Email Page.  They hope to make the next First Thursday at the Amigo Spot.

Warwick’s Bookstore in La Jolla is hosting the “launch event” for the new book by Susan Vreeland '63 on Tuesday, August 26th, at 7:30.  I’m not certain what a launch event is, but you’ll need to make reservations.  Call 858-454-0347.

The much-anticipated 45th Anniversary of the Class of ‘69’s graduation is only hours away. Tomorrow at 5 PM at the Mission Valley Buffalo Wild Wings (formerly Seau’s Restaurant). Try to behave yourselves.

Ed Schoenberg ‘70 is downsizing.  He’s retired from the Otis College of Art and Design and accepted a position as a college counselor at Bellarmine College Preparatory School in San Jose.  He will be sending his Crawford memorabilia to me.  I will try to find a good home for it.  This week’s offerings include a 1966 Horace Mann Cougar and two copies of the program from The Boyfriend.  I’m not sure if that was the Senior Play or not. I had previously posted the program on the Memories Page of my Crawford High web site.  Click HERE to check it out.

Three people in this photo are NOT from the Class of ‘71 and one isn’t even from San Diego.  The attractive assemblage gathered recently at the Grant Grill to hear Archie and the Archtones.  That’s Archie with the sax.  He’s a 1980 Patrick Henry grad.  Click HERE to access an 9 x 12 version of this photo WITH a caption.  

Are you a BS'er?  If you graduated from Blessed Sacrament School in 1964 you’re invited to a reunion to be held September 26th and 27th.  For more information contact Susan Weetman or Tom Graciano 

Friday, August 15, 2014

August 15, 2014

THERE’S BEEN A WAIT AT THE WAFFLE SPOT for breakfast, so who knows where Nancy and I will dine.  Maybe it’s time for a drive to Pine Valley.

I’m not planning to attend the Class of ‘69 function at the Mission Valley Buffalo Wild Wings August 23rd.  If you are one of the folks who had hoped to chat with me, I’ll be at the Amigo Spot that night from 6-9, and from 5:30 to 9 on Thursday the 21st.  Feel free to cross over the I-8 (that's the Kumeyaay Highway on GPS) and visit.

Linda Burns Kehew checked in from Winterville, North Carolina and is now on the Class of ‘67 Email Page on my Crawford High web site.   She and husband Eric have lived in Botswana, Germany, Greece, the Philippines and Morocco.  I’ll include her complete letter in the September issue of the 12-page quarterly Alumni Newsletter.

One of these people is not from the Class of ‘63, gathered at the Amigo Spot to socialize with Zeller Waymire on his visit from Australia.  Click HERE to find out who the imposter is and check out some more photos of the event.

Monday, August 4, 2014

August 8, 2014

NANCY’S SWOLLEN KNEE returned to normal just in time for her to take to her bed with a cold and 104 degree fever.  That seems to have passed and now she’s barking like a seal with a bad cough.  Hopefully she’ll be well enough to venture down from Escondido for breakfast at the Waffle Spot.

Tom Lutz ’64 sends word that twin brother Bob will be honored as the Warren M. Christopher International Lawyer of the Year by the State Bar of California International Law Section on September 13th -- a week before their class reunion.  This award is presented annually by the International Law Section to a California lawyer for outstanding achievement within the field of public or private International Law.

Debbie Friedli Ruiz ‘65 shares a screen grab of her son Jett Ruiz pitching to Baltimore Oriole teammate Adam Jones in the 2014 All Star Home Run Derby on July 14th.

Did you graduate from Horace Mann in 1966?  You might be able to see yourself in this photo from Barbara Goetz Cook ‘69, especially if you go to the 8 x 10 enlargement.  She also shared snapshots from Rolando Park in 1963 as well as 6th Grade Camp.   As if that wasn’t enough there are six surfing photos from Windansea Beach circa 1969.

I wonder how thick the carpeting is at Charles Wax’s office on Waxie Drive?  I’m pretty sure the ‘68 grad is enough of a golf fan that he might practice putting while at work.  It would appear that he attended the Championship Tour stop last weekend in Minnesota and picked up some driving tips from the club pro.  Oh, wait — that’s Jack Nicklaus.