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.

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Friday, February 23, 2018

February 23, 2018

Members of the Class of ’61 are pictured at DZ Akins on February 13th.  Left to right are:  Nelson MooreRhoda Reinas, Barbara Willoughby, Tana Piper, Judy Vultaggio, Sandie Robbins KnoxChristine Hayes and Al Palladino

FROM THE CHS WEBSITE:  The 1959 Little League Rolando Dodgers, courtesy of Brian Langlois '68.  "I’m at the far left in the second row, squinting severely with the best cap crimp," says Brian.  "Note the sewn-on R's on some of the ball caps and the bill crimp jobs. Check out the funky gloves, tied to the waist with the belt, and the coach on the right with his smokes rolled up in his sleeve."

Sandra Heck Hernandez '61, my dear friend and next door neighbor from the Oak Park days, passed away February 16th in San Diego -- Susan Marshall Gordon ’64

Doreen Manser Lindberg  '61 died January 26th of complications from a stroke.  She lived in Schertz, Texas.

Richard Christensen ’62 passed away February 15th.   He was a great friend and brother.  I will miss him -- Keith Christensen ’69

Suzanne Wamble Bowman ’67 died February 17th.   We were friends since junior high and had our kids at the same time.  I will really miss her --  Janice Pagliuso Haag ’67

Friday, February 16, 2018

February 16, 2018

Some of you will enjoy this Bizarro cartoon.  Those of you not on social media may not get it.

(From Diane Bell’s UT column of February 12th)  San Diego County Clerk Ernie Dronenburg Jr. will be wearing a pink bow tie to work Wednesday — and praying that it doesn’t rain.  Valentine’s Day is traditionally “our busiest day bar none,” he says, with as many as eight wedding ceremonies being conducted simultaneously throughout the day inside the county building and outdoors in Waterfront Park.  Reservations are encouraged, but walk-ins are accepted. “Just be sure you come early,” Dronenburg cautions. The weather forecast calls for 40 percent chance of rain Wednesday afternoon. If it rains, the outdoor weddings will be re-located to rooms on a lower floor of the County Administration Building.  As many as 10 to 15 county employees volunteer to help perform ceremonies, which cost $88, plus a $70 license fee.  Last year, 108 couples exchanged vows at the county building and its four satellite offices. Even more can be accommodated, Dronenburg says. “We won’t turn anybody away.”  (PS: It didn’t rain -- and I couldn't find a photo of Ernie with a pink bow tie)

Jim Bell organized a mini-reunion of folks from Crawford, Hoover and Kearny who played baseball in 1964.  That's Jim and Mike Shannon above.

I think I've shared it before, but this photo of Cinerama showed up on Facebook this week, and I'm sharing it again.  I think I saw Rosemary's Baby here.

The Golden Anniversary Pacer was published February 15, 1968.  Click HERE to browse all six page.

It is with great sadness that I inform you that our classmate and one of my closest friends Diana Wilson Longacre ‘60 has passed.  She left us on February 2nd in Clear Lake Calif -- Susan Stauffer Davenport

Our dear friend of many years Dorothy Woodward '66 passed away this past Thanksgiving evening (November 23, 2017}). She resided in Cedar Falls, Iowa. She is shown on the left in the picture below with her sister Liz Woodward '69.  We had a wonderful visit here in San Diego with them last October -- Don Christofferson '68 and Linda Skeen Christofferson '70

Friday, February 9, 2018

February 9, 2014

Remember when you told folks you lived in East San Diego?  Turns out there actually WAS a City of East San Diego, long before you went to Crawford, and Gary Mitrovich has written a small book about it.  Email him at if you'd like to purchase a copy. 

Larry Greenwood '64 checks in from San Antonio, Texas.  His email is

This image of a Campus Chuck Wagon cigarette lighter showed up on Facebook this week.  Red Meat and Cigarettes.  What could go wrong?

Here's a sports story from the February 10, 1968 San Diego Union I thought I'd share.

Hartwell Ragsdale ’70 passed away January 25th.  He was a phenomenal drummer and member of the groups Power and Rising Sun.  He was the heart and soul of Hollis Gentry and Nathan East.  His father was founder of Ragsdale Mortuary, one of the largest funeral parlors in San Diego.  I am so sorry for this loss as he officiated over the funerals of my grandmother, mother and sister.  This is a great loss as Hartwell was one of the most gregarious members of the Crawford alumni community.  When you were with him you always believed that you were the most important person in the world -- Bruce Hanley  Click HERE to read the obituary from yesterday's UT.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

February 2, 2014

Happy Groundhog Day.  I think it's supposed to hit 80 in San Diego this weekend.

The MLB Channel aired a great documentary on the late Tony Gwynn this week, with lots of input from Bill Center '63, longtime Padres writer for the Union-Tribune.

Click HERE to read the Golden Anniversary Pacer from February 1, 1968.

Ed St John passed away January 22nd.  A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, February 3rd, 2 PM at the Pennant in South Mission Beach.