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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Thursday, April 30, 2015

May 1, 2015

Didn't folks used to dance around the May Pole on May 1st?  That's probably not going to be happening, but I think I have a an idea for next year involving Pole Dancing.

I'm not sure who Bill Rossi is, but he shared this on the "You Know You Grew Up in San Diego" Facebook page.

If you have the National Geographic Channel, Ron Morse '64 hopes you'll tune in tomorrow at 8 AM and watch "Smart City: San Diego".  "I learned some things -- and I live here," says Ron.  Check your local listings.

Dennis Bishop '61 wants you to know about a benefit recently put on by little brother Stephen Bishop '69.  It took place Thursday last in Beverly Hills, but you can still listen to Stephen being interviewed on the Mo-Kelly Radio Show.

"Don't be surprised if you see Carlos Amezcua '71 doing the news in San Diego again," says Phyllis Schwartz '72.  Phyllis, formerly General Manager of KNSD Channel 7, has read Carlos may be free-lancing on KSWB Fox 5.

You can run but you can't hide.  Bob Richardson '61 always wondered what became of his Horace Mann chum Laurel Gonsalves.  Turns out she moved to La Jolla for high school and now lives in New York.  Did I mention she was one of the first staffers on Rolling Stone Magazine?  Click HERE to read all about it, and help identify some of the members of Mr. Carey's Journalism Class.

Here's a photo taken by my late buddy Howard Rozelle.  All he wrote was "Imig Park - 1945".  Do you recognize it?  Click HERE for the answer.

Friday, April 24, 2015

April 24, 2015

I HAVEN'T MENTIONED the weather and Fry Day breakfast plans for Nancy and I lately, mostly because the weather's always nice and we nearly always go to the Waffle Spot.  The weather's iffy this morning but we'll still probably end up at the Waffle Spot.

Guy Gonzale '69 will be filling in for Doug Kvandal '66 tomorrow night with Live Jazz at the Amigo Spot.  Kick off is at 7 PM

Remember the Silverado Ballroom on University and Euclid?  Greg May has a couple of pictures of it in the Silverado Ballroom Album of his Vintage San Diego Facebook page.  He also has a photo of a streetcar out in front, which I couldn't resist.  I had not seen this photo before.  You might also enjoy the History of the Tower Bar from my web site.

Stan Keniston '66 shares a Voice of San Diego link to a article about the San Diego schools who have trouble enrolling the kids in their neighborhood.  Very interesting charts.  The article was really about a meeting held Tuesday night to address the problem.  I'm not sure if they came up with any solutions.

Joe Dyke '65 and Ron Dixon '64 pose for a snapshot at the 2015 opening of the Southwest Yacht Club on April 19th.  Joe showed up as a member of the Grand Pacific Band, which provided the ceremonial music.  Ron, as both Chaplain and cannoneer, gave the invocation and provided the booms.

Barry Penn '64 shows off his 1950 Ford Woodie in an interview with KUSI's Dan Plante on April 19th.  The car once belonged to Floyd Smith, of Gordon and Smith Surfboards.

Con Davis' '40 Ford was Heap of the Week, Diana Loss was Girl of the Month, and Senior Sketches featured Jim Calkins and Ann Mitchell in the April 29, 1964 Golden Anniversary Pacer.

John McGuigan '64 sends word of the passing, on April 15th, of his cousin Jerome Drilling '62. Jerry's brother Greg put together a nice remembrance, which I have posted on the Class of '62 Obituary Page  You'll enjoy the "Who's On First" routine of Three Drillings and Ocean Beach.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

April 17, 2015

Not much happening in Coltville this week

Stan Keniston '66 forwards a KPBS piece about Crawford's Farm to Table Program.

Willie Skinner (Mission Bay '67) stopped by with a copy of the August 26, 1963 San Diego Union.  Click HERE if you'd like to check out the Drive-In Theater listings.  I hope you wanted to see "Donovan's Reef".

Bob White '68 shares a photo of the White family dressed up in Fiesta del Pacifico finery in the middle of the street at 4th and Broadway around 1957.  Click HERE to bask in the details of this gorgeous color photo.

Friday, April 10, 2015

April 10, 2015

Don Ball '59 and Sharon Bentley '60 were joined in Holy Matrimony on April 9, 1965 at the Wesley Methodist Church at 54th and El Cajon Blvd.  Recalls Don, "During the ceremony it rained and hailed a lot.   Afterwords my best man, the late John Whaley, drove Sharon's 1963 Mercury Comet to the Town and Country in Mission Valley.  However, the San Diego River had flooded most of Mission Valley and some guests could not get into the parking lot.  Next day we flew from the old Lindbergh Airport to San Francisco."  If you'd like to send congratulations, Don's email address is

Anybody have any ideas on what to do with 1,000 Ramona's Marriage Place postcards?  I published the cards 35 years ago, using -- I believe -- a 1928 Walter Averett photo from the San Diego Historical Society.  Unlike some of the other cards in the series, they never sold. I thought maybe I would donate them to the gift shop of the Estudillo House (there never was a Ramona and she didn't get married here) but I don't think there IS a gift shop in the Estudillo House.  It's part of the State Park System I believe.

I'm giving Ron "The Cannon Man" Dixon '64 the final word on how to blow up night crawlers.  "Any old Dynamite Fisherman knows either BP, C4, or Gel Max works wonders," says Ron

That's Diana Loss pictured in the 1965 Spring Fashion Issue of the Pacer, published on April 8, 1965.  Shirley Strum was Girl of Month, while Robert Malcolm Kaplan and Lois Jean Olson were Senior Sketches

Dennis Burns says he's no longer missing.  He's living in El Cajon and is now on the Class of '65 Email Page.

Scott Silverman '72 got a nice write up in Diane Bell's column this week.

The U-T San Diego, on April 3, reported the passing of Danny Griggs.  He was born October 3, 1954 and died February 23, 2015.  We think he was the Danny Griggs in Crawford's Class of '72.  Does anyone know if Danny had sisters or brothers who went to Crawford?