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 23, 2015

February 27, 2015

Last Friday's U-T San Diego had a nice article about Crawford's soccer team

I have attached a recent photo of one of our neighbors looking in the front window of our home here in Anchorage, Alaska -- Griff Rausch '60

Jim Schrupp '61 was sorry to hear about his classmate Paul Dean.  I quickly corrected him. Paul Dean is just fine thank you.  It was Milton Levant who passed away.  Jim's blaming it on not learning to read at Crawford.  He had a good education -- but it could have been gooder.

Bill Gore and Patsy Walden were the Senior Sketches in the February 25, 1965 Pacer -- published 50 years ago today.   I'm not sure what became of Patsy, but Bill is the sheriff in these parts, so watch your step if you're thinking of making trouble in the Long Branch Saloon.

Jim Teeter '67 shares his 4th, 5th, and 6th grade photos from Phoebe Hearst Elementary School.

Michelle Morioka was the Coed of the Year in 1972.  Can you name the other finalists?  Click HERE for the answer.

Gary Wax ’72 died of cancer on November 4, 2014.  He graduated from UCSD in 1976.  He moved to Honolulu after college, working first in the photography industry, and later in the golf industry. He enjoyed success in business. He loved Japan, learned Japanese and traveled there often for business. He traveled the world playing golf . He collected classic golf clubs and books on golf. He loved and collected music, and played guitar. He also loved the NFL, and the world of Wall Street. He is survived by his sister, Pamela Bosworth; and his brothers, Stephen and Marshall.

A memorial will be held at Noon, Sunday, March 1st, at Greenwood Memorial Park, Shalom Mausoleum, corridor of Emet

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Yippee!!  The days are getting longer and guitarist Paul Caston will be back at the Amigo Spot on Thursday nights, beginning with the Crawford First Thursday dinner on March 5th.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

February 20, 2015

Boy, those 911 operators can get testy.  I had a hankering for a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and could not, for the life of me, open the jar.  I figured a fireman could do it with ease and, if all else failed, bring in the Jaws of Life.

Some folks out there have personalized their email "signature" with philosophical sayings or, better yet, something clever.  Stan Faulwetter's says "The internet is full of false information -- Benjamin Franklin"

Two ladies from the Class of '67 have contributed class photos from their elementary schools.

Susan Hanstrom Cates sends shots from Hardy Elementary School

Linda Malone shares photos from Oak Park Elementary

I hike with a group that was started years ago by two Crawford teachers, Marion McAnear and Tom Patton. Shortly after they began, LaMar Rogers and Bob Genette, also Crawford faculty, joined them. I'm the second youngest one in the group and often work hard to keep up with their pace. Here's LaMar and I after a short local hike -- Joe Dyke ’65

I have placed a link for the Tom Rowe Memorial Scholarship Fund under Tom's photo on the Class of1966 Obituary Page.  Sadly, no one ever sent me information on Tom's life that I could also share. 

I'm pretty sure Milton Levant '61 has passed away, because Paul Dean went to Miramar National Cemetery this past Wednesday for his burial.  If I had more information I would share it.

Marc Friedman '61 says his classmate Jane Rudeen Marus passed away February 13, 2015.  I haven't been able to confirm her passing.

Ron Dargo '63, a standout pitcher on a team full of stars, died January 31st.  You can read his obituary and sign the guest book at U-T San Diego

Robert Scroggs ’64 passed away in Madera County, CA on February 12, 2015 of complications following a stroke.  He was born in San Diego on October 24, 1946. 

Saturday, February 7, 2015

February 13, 2015

It's still dark in Pacific Beach, but a day of spectacular beauty is in store.  Once again, I have nothing that NEEDS doing -- and all day to do it!!

Circus Vargas has pitched its tents at the southeast corner of Mission Bay Park this week, which reminded me of the great photo Bob Richardson '61 sent in years ago of the Clyde Beatty Circus.  Click HERE to see it enlarged, find out who the girls are, and read what folks had to say about it.

Londa Galley Warren just found her Colts Beanie "in a drawer that hadn't been opened in 30 years".   I think mine had a propeller on it.  Actually, I don't recall ever getting one.  I wonder if they were for the Jewish kids.

Jay Katz -- are you out there?  Eric Watkins wants to apologize for the dirty, rotten trick he played on you 50 years ago.  Read all about it in the February 11, 1965 Pacer.

George Sorensen '69 sends photos of himself and the Colt Marching Band at the 1968 Mother Goose Parade.  "Who is the girl with the 'R'?" he asks.  Click HERE to look at the photos.