For people who attended Crawford High School or would have attended if they hadn't
moved -- or just have fond memories of San Diego in the '40s, '50s and '60s.

Check out the Crawford High web site.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

November 23, 2017

It's Turkey Day!!

Crawford beat Tri-City Christian last Friday 38-20 and will meet Vincent Memorial at Southwestern College at 7 PM Friday to decide the 2017 CIF San Diego Division V Championship.

Click HERE to read the November 22, 1967 Golden Anniversary Pacer.

James Knight Cooper '63 wondered if I had an email address for his classmate Mike Miller.  He'd promised to send this photo of Mike at Camp Palomar if he ever found it.  He didn't specifically tell me I COULDN'T share it with you all.

Gary Mitrovich posted this photo of an Auto Camp on his East San Diego Facebook page, noting that Auto Camps were the precursors to motels and were usually found on major highways.  This one was on University Avenue just east of 54th.  Gary says some of the Eucalyptus trees remain.  I've included a screen shot from Google Street view.  An aerial shot would reveal Crawford High just over the horizon.

Donna (it says Dohna in the yearbook) Gregston '68 passed away a year ago, although I can't find an on-line obituary.  Her friends are holding a Memorial Service for her this Saturday, 3 PM, at Moonlight State Beach in Encinitas.

Friday, November 17, 2017

November 17, 2018

Crawford beat Army-Navy 34-16 in the Division V Quarter Finals and will meet Vista's Tri-City Christian in the Semi-Finals tonight at Crawford at 7 PM

Yesterday's Los Angeles Times had a nice story in the Sports Section about what happened to the Pen Pal Larry Nance Jr (above, left) wrote to when he was age 8.  Click HERE and be prepared to do battle with pop-up ads.

Click HERE to read the "Outdoors" column from Thursday's UT written by my '62 classmate Ernie Cowan.

Photos I hadn't seen before, from John F. Kennedy's trip to San Diego on June 6, 1963, appeared on Facebook this week.  Click HERE to take a look.  Click HERE to revisit photos on my web site.

Can you guess how many Beatles songs appeared on KGB's Top 30 Survey for November 15, 1964?  Click HERE to find out.

Frances Eddy Lynch ’68 passed away November 3rd, reports brother Lee ’72.  A Memorial will be held on Saturday, November 25th at St Andrew’s Lutheran Church. 8350 Lake Murray Blvd. 10:00 am. 

Friday, November 10, 2017

November 10, 2017

Crawford lost to Kearny last week 40-7, but apparently still qualified for the Division V Playoffs.   The first playoff game brings Army-Navy to Crawford tonight at 7 PM.

Click HERE to read all 8 pages of the November 9, 1967 Golden Anniversary Pacer.

I'm still a sucker for streetcar pictures.  Greg May just posted this shot on his Vintage San Diego Facebook Page.  It's looking south across the Georgia Street streetcar bridge north of the Zoo in the late 1940s.  That's Morley Field Drive down below.  Didn't we used to call it Upas?  Also from Greg's page is the photo below of North Park, looking East on University from 30th Street.  Smack dab in the center is the J C Penneys where I got my first job (not counting the one-day stint as a dishwasher at Aunt Emma's).  I got to print cards that said stuff like "Ladies' Pumps: $4.95".

Word comes from Sharon Bentley Ball '60 that her husband Don Ball '59 passed away October 30th, surrounded by his family, hospice care and chaplain; and had a private family service.  He will rest in peace at Riverside National Cemetery, wearing his Crawford Letterman's jacket over a Reunion shirt that has the names of his 1959 classmates on the back.  Click HERE to read more and share a memory.

Jim Martin '60 learned over the weekend that his ex-wife and classmate Jo Ann Jensen died on October 2nd in El Cajon.  "I don't have any further details of her passing," says Jim.

Friday, November 3, 2017

November 3, 2017

Crawford's first Homecoming Game under the lights at the new stadium resulted in a 28-0 loss to San Diego High.  They play Kearny tonight at 6:30 under the lights at Crawford.

The 1961 Homecoming Game also pitted Crawford against San Diego, this time at Hoover.   Click HERE to check out the entire program -- and some other stuff.

Nooooooo!!  I thought I heard sleigh bells on TV Halloween night, and am sure I saw ToysRUs commercials LAST night.  Didn't they used to wait until after Thanksgiving before airing Christmas commercials.

What to do, what to do?  I just replaced a burned-out bulb in the lamp over my easy chair and was all set to purchase a new one to have in reserve.  I looked on the back of the carton and learned that the projected life of this bulb is 20 years.  At my age I'm not even buying green bananas.

The city recently established a homeless camp on property at 20th and B.  When I realized that was adjacent to B Street Hill I got to thinking about the old question:  "Which is steeper -- Laurel Street or B Street Hill."  The answer is "neither" -- according to an old article in the San Diego Reader.

Robert Dobkins '60 reports the passing of his twin brother Richard on October 28th from pneumonia.