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moved -- or just have fond memories of San Diego in the '40s, '50s and '60s.

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Friday, September 9, 2016

September 9, 2016

SUMMER'S OVER and it's still dark in Pacific Beach.  The good news is that Nancy and I can assume our rightful spot at the Waffle Spot counter without standing about in the lobby with the unwashed masses and their hyperactive progeny for half an hour.

Crawford outlasted Classical Academy last Friday 15-13, so the team is 2-0.   They'll meet Southwest San Diego tonight at 7.  

Speaking of Crawford football, Karen Clarke Snyder spotted a fellow with a Colt T-Shirt at her gym in Santee.  She  told him she was an alum from the Class of '74.  He turned out to be head Football Coach Michael Wright.  "He seems to be a super-nice dude," noted Karen.

I always enjoy the notes that occasionally accompany newsletter renewal checks and feel badly that I'm too lazy to respond.  This one is from Mel Brav '60.  

Tiki Oasis San Diego has come and gone.   I probably wouldn't have known about it if the Crowne Plaza Tiki crowd hadn't overflowed into the Amigo Spot.  Turns out there's a history of Tiki Bars in San Diego (and Tijuana) on the web.  Click HERE to check it out.  The postcard above shows the Aloha Cafe in Tijuana in 1931.


I understand the Class of '61 will celebrate the 55th Anniversary of its Graduation over the weekend of September 23rd.  For those folks who misplaced their yearbooks, they can check out enlarged pages of the Senior Standouts.

After 72 years in San Diego Tom Cassie, and wife Barbara, have moved to Colorado Springs.  It's probably not a coincidence that their daughter and her family live there.  Tom's new email address is

C. Russell Henzie, Horace Mann Principal in the '50s and '60s, passed away July 23, 2016.  He was born December 8, 1917.  I think we all would have enjoyed a more detailed obituary, but that's all I got.