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.

Friday, May 25, 2018

May 25, 2018

Well, THAT year went fast!!  It's time, once again, to remember those who gave everything for us.  Click HERE to visit the Colts Who Died In Vietnam page.

I've held on to this for a year -- I just can't remember who sent it to me originally.

Last Sunday's San Diego Union-Tribune Entertainment Section was all about the upcoming Lipinsky Family Jewish Festival.  That's Jeffrey and Sheila Smith Lipinsky above.  Yale Strom and his wife Elizabeth Schwartz (below) will perform on June 5th.  Sheila is a 1964 Colt, while Yale graduated in 1975. 

I came across a cute historical snippet by Angela Landsberg.  It's about a 1977 bus ride from her home on Park Boulevard to Palisade Gardens in North Park.  Click HERE and enjoy!!

Angela Landsberg's 1977 trip to Palisade Garden took place 41 years ago.  The May 23, 1968 Pacer pays tribute to Mrs. Lois Perry, who retired after a teaching career that lasted 41 years.  1977 doesn't seem that long ago.  For Mrs. Perry it meant she taught at Wilson Junior High the year it opened -- in 1925!!  Click HERE to read more

Friday, May 18, 2018

May 18, 2018

Remember when all you had to do was turn a knob to change stations on your car radio?  Nancy has "Music of the '40s" on her Kia Sirius radio and I allowed as how I missed the '50s tunes she used to play.  I think I could land a 747 before I could figure out how to work Sirius.   We realized we'd have to head back to my house, get on the computer and access Google to find out how to change stations.  Oh, are you waiting to hear what happened?  We got back to my place but forgot why we were there.  I'm gonna look for a YouTube instructional video today.

Any chance you were a teammate of Richard Lidbom on the 1958 Piggly Wiggly Little League team?  I have the team photo on the web site, but no names -- not even Richard's.  Click HERE to investigate.

I'm not sure what Fillies Follies was, but the late Ann Roskos Rofflesen shared the program from the March 20, 1963 event.  Rollie Fanton, Linda Johnson, and Kathy Houser were the opening act.  I think they also performed at the 50 Year Reunion.  Click HERE to take a look.

Are you a 1962 Rolando Park graduate?  You might be in Mike Newell's class photos -- Kindergarten through Grade 6.  Click HERE to check them out.

Friday, May 11, 2018

May 11, 2018

To misquote Mark Twain, "there are lies, damn lies, and commercials."  I spotted one for lasik surgery for (I think) $399* per eye.  I was certain the asterisk would reveal the REAL cost, but when I looked at the bottom of the TV screen the fine print was blurry.  Gosh, it might lead a person to think they needed eye surgery.  (This was just an observation.  My eyes are just fine -- with glasses)

Click HERE to read all four pages of the May 9, 1968 Golden Anniversary Pacer.  Maybe YOU know who was trying to sell a '57 Chevy Bel-Air for $325.

Well, THIS one slipped through the cracks!!  If I had posted The Mighty 690 Top Forty on April 21, 2018 it would have been 60 years old.   Guess it's still worth a gander.  Click HERE to check it out.

Courtesy of Paula Kincaid

Friday, May 4, 2018

May 4, 2018

If you're of a mind to, I think you can watch Star Wars movies all day today on TBS.

This Bliss cartoon ran on Wednesday.  It sort symbolized the issues we seniors are dealing with.

I'm thinking of rewriting Citizen Kane.  This version will feature a man in his 70s trying to survive in the modern world of technology.   The last scene will feature him uttering the classic "Rosebud" which, in fact, will be the password he couldn't remember in order to access all of his important information that he'd transferred to the "cloud".

Were you in Mrs. Hallock's 3rd Grade Class at Marshall Elementary in 1959?  Click HERE to take another look at the photo submitted by Norm Black '68.

Click HERE to see both pages of The Big KCBQ Survey issued the week of May 3, 1964.