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Friday, November 27, 2015

November 27, 2015

Today's the day the phone rings off the hook and I have to tell people they have the wrong number -- they haven't reached Fry's Electronics.  By the way, am I the only one that thinks of the Middle Ages or the Stock Market Crash when I hear the phrase Black Friday?

Crawford will meet Coronado tomorrow night at 7 PM for the Division V Football Championship, to be played at Southwestern College.  The Colts beat Vincent Memorial last week 23-19.

Thought you might enjoy this ad from the October 28, 1966 Daily Aztec that recently showed up on Facebook.

I first saw this night shot of Oscar's Drive-In on a T-Shirt at Nicolodeon, the record shop on Adams Avenue owned by Betsy Scarborough '63.  I was certain it was the El Cajon Blvd Oscars, but it turned out to be the one on Pacific Highway.  If you squint your eyes you can still pretend.

You never know who's going to enjoy something on Fry Day.  I certainly didn't think the 51st St Travelodge postcard would have a fan.  I was wrong.  My classmate Rhedis Breeden shared the following:  OMG....My parents owned the Travelodge at 5090 El Cajon Blvd and is where I grew up!!! Memory fails me but we moved either late Jr. High or beginning of High School at Crawford.  I wish it was still like it was during our days there.  Thank you so much for sharing as I do not have a picture of 5090 or even a post card.  Good memories.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

November 20, 2015

Crawford beat Maranatha Christian 33-12 last week to advance to the second round of the Division V Playoffs, against Vincent Memorial tonight at 7.  The good news is, the Colts were victorious in a previous game against Vincent Memorial.  The bad news is that it's hard to beat a team twice in a season.  I think tonight's game is at Lincoln.

Nancy has "The '50s" permanently playing on the Sirius radio in her Hyundai Tucson.  When "Mr. Sandman" came on recently she stated, "That song got Christine Loss elected 5th Grade President at Andrew Jackson".  Apparently Christine, or her committee, substituted "Vote Christine Loss" for "Bum, bum, bum, bum"  in the chorus.  Click HERE to sing along on YouTube.

Greg May has added a couple of El Cajon Boulevard motels to the Postcard Album on his Vintage San Diego Facebook Page.  I believe both of these establishments are still in business

Travelodge • 5090 El Cajon Blvd

Imperial 400 • 6624 El Cajon Blvd

Yvonne Evjen Piscopo '72, wife of Phil Piscopo '71, passed away on November 7th.    Click HERE to read her obituary.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

November 13, 2015

BRRRR.  IT'S COLD IN PACIFIC BEACH but my one-lung wall heater is trying to make things right.

Crawford ran up 28 points last week against previously unbeaten Vincent Memorial before settling for a 28-12 win.  They play Maranatha Christian at 7 PM tonight at San Diego High School.  This may actually be the first round of the Division V CIF Football Championships.

The Crawford Student Store needs a portable air conditioner.  Due to construction on campus they are now cohabitating with a very warm Slushie machine.  If you can help, or have ideas, call or text Susan Marshall Gordon at 619-865-3410

Ron Jagodinski and his neighbor Bill Dunable (Hoover '63) get ready to rumble in Ron's college ride, a 1957 Alfa Romeo Giuletta.  The snapshot said January 1964 on the border.  I've added the photo to the Cars We Drove To School page on my web site.

This photo appeared on Facebook last week and I shared it on the Colt Corral Facebook page, wondering if the blonde was one of the Roel Sisters.  Victor Perez answered in the affirmative, saying it was Debbie Roel, Class of '68.   But wait, it's a two-fer!! Victor says the other girl is Adele Rabin, Class of '69.  Click HERE if you want to see an enlarged photo.

The Veterans' Day issue of the Los Angeles Times had a nice piece by Tony Perry on the refurbishing of the USS Recruit.  We always called it the USS Never Sail at our house.  Click HERE to read the article.

Services for Cheryl McIntire O'Neill '62 will be held Sunday, November 15th, 2 PM, at Sycuan Resort.  Click HERE to read her obituary.

Friday, November 6, 2015

November 6, 2015

The Crawford football team is unstoppable.  Last Friday they beat Calipatria 31-0, which makes four straight shutouts.  Tonight they play Calexico's Vincent Memorial at Lincoln High.  Kickoff is 6:30 PM.

Not much happening in Coltville, so I'm digging out the Golden Oldies.  Click HERE to look at a menu from Aunt Emma's Pancakes, courtesy of Ann Roskos Roffelsen '63

Sally Rice Fox sends word of the passing of Nancy Taylor '72 on October 24th.  Click HERE to learn more.