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Thursday, November 24, 2016

November 24, 2016

It's Not Fry Day -- It's Turkey Day!!

Ernie Cowan '62 took this photo of Wild Turkeys in the San Diego back country.  It accompanied an article he wrote in the Union-Tribune.  Click HERE to check it out.

Tomorrow is Black Friday, which -- for folks who love to shop -- is a quite the deal.  It always conjures up images to me of the Bubonic Plague, the Stock Market Crash of 1929, or Black Flag insecticide.  That's what happens when you get old.

And another thing.  When did the Republicans become Red and the Democrats Blue?  Growing up in the '50s red was associated with Communism.  It was "Better Dead Than Red" and "You Commie Pinko".   Somebody changed the rules when I wasn't looking.  That's what happens when you get old.

As God is my witness I saw a commercial last night selling a product that cures your dog's bad breath.  It showed all of the other dogs avoiding the poor pooch.  Funny, it didn't show the part where they all sniff each other's butts.  

What do Garth Brooks and Bob Brown '67 have in common?  Ron is the proud possessor of a Garth Brooks guitar, autographed on stage during a recent concert.  Garth thanked Ron for his 40 years as an employee of the Sports Arena.  You can watch the presentation on YouTube.

Click HERE to check out the football program for November 24, 1960.  This was a Thanksgiving Day game between Crawford and Sweetwater put together at the last minute as a benefit for Jeff Greenleaf '62 who was paralyzed during a football scrimmage on September 28th.

The KCBQ Top 20 Survey for November 24, 1956 -- Holy Crap, that's SIXTY YEARS AGO!  -- ranged from Elvis Presley to Margaret Whiting.  Click HERE to take a look.

When Karen Conley Brockman '72 read, in the Fry Day email of October 20th, that Sharon Sklar Smith '75 had relocated to a spot near her on Whidbey Island, Washington she reached out to the fellow Colt.  They met for lunch, and included Sharon's sister-in-law Pattie Pepper Smith '68.  That's Karen, Pattie and Sharon in the photo above.

Air Force map-maker Joe Falcone sent in his service photo, as did some others.  Click HERE to check out the updated page.

Ron Roche '70 passed away November 16th in Spokane, Washington.  If you live in the area, a Celebration of Life will be held for Ron on December 5th, 4-8 PM at St. Joseph's Parish Hall, 138 River St., Rockford, WA 99030.  Click HERE to read an obituary and/or send Condolences.