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.

Check out the Crawford High web site.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas!!

I'm almost certain to get the gift I've been praying for: no more Every Kiss Begins with Kay advertisements on TV

Among the songs Owen Western sent last week was Evergreen, made famous by Barbara Streisand.  I don't know if it was part of the 1962 Winter Concert or not, but I think David Gray is the soloist.   Click HERE and enjoy.

I recently went through a bunch of slides taken by the late John Suitts for a Sign Ordinance presentation to the Pacific Beach Town Council in 1975.   I've selected four that might be of interest to Crawford folks.  Click HERE to check them out.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

December 18, 2015

Yippee!!  Winter arrives at 8:49 PM on Monday -- and the days start to get longer.  

Crawford’s Basketball Team is 3-2 so far this season, with a 4:30 game this afternoon at Valley Center.  Why not head up early and stop by Bates Nut Farm.  You can follow the team’s progress on the MaxPreps web site

Unbeknownst to me the basketball team opened a GoFundMe account 13 months ago and has raised $2900.   Their goal is $6500.  Based on your response last year to the Soccer Team’s request I’m sure we can help them out.

Owen Western shares four songs from Crawford's 1962 Winter Holiday Concert.  Click HERE if you'd like to listen in.

Stephanie Schwartz Mashek '71 (my favorite waitress at Pied Piper Pies) is organizing a reunion of her Campus Lab School class.  If you were a classmate and want to attend give her an email (just click on her underlined name)

Billy John Wood would have indeed been a Cardinal instead of a Colt.  The dividing line (East/West) for Hoover and Crawford was Winona Street between 49th & 50th. I lived on Winona 1/2 block off of El Cajon Blvd and had a choice of Hoover and Crawford since I was on the "line".  I chose to be a Colt -- Jerry Ellis ’61

I had a friend who lived on 47th, a block north of University who went to Crawford -- Philip Lindsley ’70

The Keeyes family lived on 49th street just 2 blocks north of University Ave. and we were in an optional district for either Hoover or the brand new school aka Crawford.  So I would say was Billy pretty darn close to that optional area.  Our parents all graduated from Hoover but all three of us chose Crawford -- Kathy Keeyes Antus ’68

I lived one block south of El Cajon on 47th and was able to choose between Hoover and Crawford because I attended Horace Mann Jr High -- Judith Napolitano Dunham ’63

I had a look at the current district map to try to get an answer to the Billy Don Wood question.  Found something very strange.  Today if he lived on 47th street North of University he would go to Crawford, and if he lived South of University on 47th he would go to Hoover.  I always thought that Euclid was the boundary, but apparently I'm wrong.  I then tried to find an old district map but could not.  So, as far as 1965 goes, I don't have an answer for you.  What's really strange to me is that the immediate area that Hoover is physically located in is a "Hoover-Henry Optional Area" -- George Glover ’73

Loved the old photo of Redwood St.   My Mom still lives at 55th and Redwood. 34th is probably Hoover territory, for sure in the old days -- Susan Marshall Gordon ’64

If my Google Earth is correct, looks like that part of Redwood Street might put one in the San Diego High School district, or at the very least, the Hoover district.  Sadly, it looks very close to the site of the PSA crash, which of course has nothing to do with the older photo or your questions, just a sad observation on my part -- Sharon Cramer Sceper ’68

3422 Redwood is over by St Augustine High School, so I don’t think it would have been in the Crawford district -- Earl Asbury ’64

(My classmate Gary Schulte and I somehow both were thinking Redwood ran north and south and that this was Oak Park Country.  It remindedme a lot of the neighborhood my old buddy Gary Bonwell lived in on South Thorn St.)

Friday, December 11, 2015

December 11, 2015

I made Billy Don Wood an Honorary Member of the Class of '65 some years ago after learning his parents whisked him off to Oklahoma after 9th Grade.  Lately he's been wondering if he would have been a Colt after all.  "I lived on 47th Street, a block south of University," he says, "and am wondering if I would have been sent to Hoover".  Does anyone know the answer?

The Winter Issue of the Alumni Newsletter is in the mail, so those of you who are paid subscribers should be on the lookout.    Click HERE if you might be interested in subscribing to the 12-page quarterly publication.

Sherri Schuler Lightner '68 was re-elected president of the San Diego City Council on Monday last. Click HERE to read the article in the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Jan Tonnesen posted this postcard of San Diego State College to Facebook.  Your guess is as good as mine as to what year it was published.

This snapshot showed up on Facebook this morning.  The address is 3422 Redwood.  Isn't that Colt Country?

Thursday, December 3, 2015

December 4, 2015

Julie Swann Paez '83 is recovering from gunshot wounds suffered in the San Bernardino shootings. Keep her and her loved ones in your thoughts.

Crawford lost to Coronado 21-7 in last week's Division V Football Championship game.  What a great season!

The Colts' Hoop Season got underway Wednesday with a 71-67 win over Olympian.  They play at Grossmont tonight at 7 PM

If you're old enough to remember going downtown to meet Santa in the 1950s you might enjoy some Bill Reid photos recently posted to Greg May's Vintage San Diego Facebook page.  Heck, you might be IN the photos.

Poway resident Michael Mosteller '66 passed away October 7th.   Click HERE to share an on-line memory.