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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

September 25, 2015

Could you feel it when Summer gave way to Autumn this past Wednesday?  Me neither.  I'm sure the cool weather will be along any day now.

Susan Marshall Gordon is not getting the response she's hoped for regarding convertibles for the October 16th Homecoming Parade.  Let me know if you can help -- or have any ideas.

Paula Wroclawski Masters and Donna Foster Westfall purchased my last two '65 Centaurs.  I will be sending a check for $100 to the Crawford Foundation.  And hats off to original yearbook advisor Jesse Morphew for donating them in the first place.

Crawford plays Monte Vista tonight at 7 PM.  They lost last week to La Jolla Country Day 42-18, so their record is now 3-1.

Did you hear me last week on NPR's "Only A Game"?  Bill Littlefield asked me to read from an email I sent about  Click HERE if you'd like to listen in.  

Apparently spurred on by last week's photo of "Cowboy Johnnie" Fry, Ron Jagodinski discovered a 1953 shot of himself at Monte Hall's Playland.  Click HERE to see an enlargement and caption.

Here's another University and Euclid streetcar photo from Greg May's Vintage San Diego Facebook page.  This one's in color and was contributed by East San Diego expert Gary Mitrovich '76.  That's the Silverado Ballroom behind the west-bound trolley.

Here's a different view of University and Euclid, a fund-raising car wash, taken in July 1971 and posted on Facebook by Dan Palermo.  That's the Silverado Ballroom at the right.

Photos continue to pop up on Facebook of the area around Euclid and University, lately of the Tower Bar.  Click HERE to see some historical photos, and HERE to see recent shots by photographer extraordinaire Julie Vaughn.

Lynn Elliott Townsend '62 passed away last week.  In June Lynn learned that her cancer had returned.  Treatment was unsuccessful. Two weeks ago, Lynn was moved from home hospice care to a lovely Hospice House in Del Cerro.   Additional details should be forthcoming.  Condolences can be sent to her sons Bobby and Chris Townsend, 4816 Adams Avenue, San Diego  CA  92115

Catherine Heil Petersen '69 died in Kalispell, Montana on August 19, 2015.  Click HERE to read her obituary.

Reggie Adams '74 passed away August 30, 2015.  He was a resident of Mansfield, Texas and had served his country in the United States Army for 21 years.