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Friday, July 8, 2016

July 8, 2016

I LOVED this vintage photo of Disneyland that popped up on Facebook last week.  I believe that's a 1958 Ford station wagon approaching the parking lot.  And parking is only 25¢

Speaking of Disneyland -- and Knott's Berry Farm -- Sally Rice Fox '74, channeling my 8th Grade English Teacher Beatrice Bruner, took issue with what I wrote last week.  Said Sally, "I guess I'm a bit of a pedantic prescriptivist when it comes to pronouns, so I hope you don't mind my asking whether your use of the subject pronoun in an object phrase in this sentence was intentional:  I was unimpressed, my father having taken my sister and I there on more than one occasion." While it wasn't intentional, I'd do it again, I wrote back -- because I think it sounds better than "my sister and me" or even, "me and my sister".  Sally recommended the book "Eats, Shoots and Leaves," which I downloaded to my iPad and am currently enjoying.  Just a clue, the complete title is "Eats, Shoots and Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation".  It brought back a memory of George Hall, who taught with me at Hale Junior High.  His trip to Las Vegas was sullied by the fact that the "Don't Walk" pedestrian signs in Sin City had no apostrophes. 

Pamela Saffeels Hodge '62 checks in from Durango, Colorado.  I've placed her on the Class of '62 Email Page.

Oh, man -- I had to choose from a bunch of interesting stories before I decided to donate my family violin to William Braxton "Joe" Dyke '65.  "My music program at Flying Hills Elementary School could really use your Strad copy," he says.  

Arthur Borden '68 celebrated THREE birthdays with Smokey Rogers, and shared the photos with us. In fact, I've had to start a separate Smokey Rogers Page.  Click HERE to check it out.

A contingent of 1970 classmates meet in Santee on the 5th Wednesday to listen to Guy Gonzales and his Gypsy Swing Cats.  Click HERE for a larger photo with names

Steve Gunderson '75 is one of five local Creative Catalyst winners.  Artists receive $10,000 to $20,000 fellowships. Click HERE to learn more about the project Steve has planned with the San Diego Ballet.

Linda Zweig '75 is probably at home in a darkened room with a wet cloth on her forehead.  The San Diego County Fair spokeswoman oversaw media relations for the 26-day 2016 event that set attendance records.  Click HERE to read the article in the San Diego Union Tribune.

Steve Ko sends word of the belated passing of Janet Dalby Mars '66 on July 25, 2008.  Mary Gale Rogers was able to find an obituary, some of which I've shared on the Class of '66 Obituary Page.