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Friday, November 11, 2016

November 11, 2016

I'll be thinking today about all of you who served your country, especially those sporting hangovers from last night's Marine Corps birthday celebration.  If you have photos of yourself in uniform I'd be glad to post them.  I've included below a portrait I had taken in 1946 while on liberty in Long Beach.  

The Aerial Photo Corollary to Murphy's Law is, "If you find an aerial photo of your old neighborhood, the edge of the photo will end with your house out of the picture."  Not true in the case of some aerials posted this week on Greg May's Vintage San Diego Facebook page.  The apartment I lived in from 1967 to 1970 is right down front in the photo above.  Click HERE to look at some enlargements.

The good news is that last Friday's football game was not Coach Wright's last game.  I misread an an email sent to me earlier.  The bad news is that the last game of the season was a 35-0 loss to University City.  Next year will be better.

The football program for the Crawford vs St. Augustine game on November 13, 1959 only cost a dime.  Click HERE to read it for free.

The Golden Anniversary Pacer is the issue from November 10, 1966.  Click HERE to read all six pages.  Scott Shaw!, who may or may not have legally added an exclamation point to his name, has enjoyed the last few Pacers from the 1966-1967 school year, partly because they feature some of his early work as a cartoonist.  Actually Scott! says he drew some cartoons while at Horace Mann and today is still in the business.  You can check him out on Facebook.