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Friday, March 11, 2016

March 11, 2015

Daylight Savings begins at 2 AM on Sunday, so set your clocks ahead before you hit the sack.  It's gonna be dark in the morning but -- yippee -- staying light later at night.

I'm hearing from a number of you that you miss the old emails where I talked about the weather and where Nancy and I were headed for breakfast.  We pretty much head to the Waffle Spot on our Monday and Friday breakfast ventures.  The Eggery is now the Truck Stop, which is my Sunday morning venue with my long-time pals Tom and Jeff.   The Green Flash morphed into one of those places with loud music, bar stools and Mimosas, so that's out.  Mike Crawford closed Good Time Charlie's and Mission Valley's Adam's Steak and Eggs have both closed.  On the weather front, I finally reached the top of a three-month waiting list for a new roof last week, just in time for Monday's thunderstorms.

I got to meet Dave '69 and Linda Roberts Ponsford '70 last week.  We were all dining at Pernicano's, where Patriarch Johnnie Pernicano still plays the piano, until he walks across the restaurant to take up the vibes.

It was SHERYL Leonard Bodzak '70 who checked in from Castle Rock, Colorado last week -- not Susan.

Athletic Director Kelcie Butcher is asking for your used athletic shoes.  I'm prepared to purchase a pair of new shoes for a Crawford Athlete.  I called Kelcie and learned, if dreams do come true, she needs:  10 pair of baseball cleats, 10 pair of softball cleats, 30 pair of track running shoes and spikes, and 5 pair of Volleyball shoes.  Obviously I have no idea how much shoes cost, but I'm gonna double my offer.  Get back to me if you want to join my team.  In the meantime, the used shoes are still very welcome.

Had I remembered to include the March 3, 1966 Pacer last week it would have been almost EXACTLY a Golden Anniversary Pacer.  Click HERE to read all six pages.

Mike McKittrick '60 shares a photo of himself (with a beer stein) and his buddies Chuck, Hoot and Guenther heading for the first taping of the Mickie Finn Show.  No, he wasn't in the band.  He claims to have worked in "customer satisfaction".  

Some years ago Bob Richardson '61 sent a couple of photos from a Christmas party at his house that he thought was either in 1955 or 1956.  He's shared five more photos, but still doesn't know what year they were taken.  He hopes someone out there can help.  Click HERE to check them out.

I've just learned of the passing of Roger Merk '66 on November 3rd.  He grew up in South Dakota but came to live with Aunt Myrtle at 17 when both of his parents died.  Click HERE to read the obituary and send condolences.