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, June 15, 2018

June 15, 2018



Veronica and Archie 2018, as seen today by Harry Bliss


Ancestry.com is pitching their DNA test as the perfect Fathers' Day gift.  I'm wondering how it's gonna go over when somebody finds out that Pops isn't exactly their biological father.



Just kill me now.  I get to go to Starbucks twice a week, and on Thursdays I look forward to my "plain bagel, lightly-toasted, with butter."  Last week they were out of plain bagels.  I know my hearing is going, but I don't think the barista was very clear.  I somehow ended up with a Sprouted Grain Vegan Bagel -- and I don't think it was toasted.  Reminded me of the great line from the Odd Couple.  "You want a green sandwich or a brown sandwich? says Walter Matthau."  "What's in the green sandwich? asks Jack Lemmon."  "I don't know.  It's either old meat or new cheese."



It didn't get any better at Subway, when I brilliantly calculated that a Tuna Wrap would solve the problem of tuna squishing out of the bread and rolling down my shirt.  It almost didn't happen.  I couldn't answer the first question.  "What kind of tortilla do you want? asked the sandwich maker.  "A PLAIN tortilla!, I shouted.  "Sorry, you have to choose between Habanero, Spinach or Tomato Basil."   Aggghhhhhh!!!  I went with Habanero.




I turned down another Facebook friend request this week.  This time it was from someone I know and like.  Nothing good ever comes to me from accepting these requests.  Either I'm inundated with wiggling puppies or fresh-from-the-oven Pineapple Upside Down cake or -- worse yet -- political diatribes.  Email me if you want and explain why in the world you'd want to be my Facebook friend.  PS -- I rarely, if ever, post from my personal FB account -- just the Colt Corral.



Just when I've had it with Facebook, something wonderful happens.  Someone was fondly recalling Consuelo's Mexican Restaurants which eventually led to the best web site ever -- Classic San Diego Mexican Restaurants.



Bob McGehee, a '65 Point Loma grad, is looking for a photo of Don's Hamburgers.  This is the best I could provide.  The McGehees lived in the Crawford area long enough for brother Richard to graduate in 1960 then moved to Point Loma.



The June issue of the quarterly, 12-page Crawford Alumni newsletter is in the mail.  I've made the 1968 Pacer Staff the Playmate Centerfold.  Those of you who subscribe should be on the lookout.  Those of you who've been thinking about subscribing, or didn't even know there WAS such a thing, can click HERE for more information.



Holly Acosta Gray '71 decided to test out her new scanner.  She's forwarded a photo of her 1959 Kindergarten class from John Muir Elementary.  Click HERE to look at an enlarged version on the web site.



Friday, June 8, 2018

June 8, 2018



Both Colts on Tuesday's ballot cruised to victory.  Ernie Dronenburg '61 (above) will serve a third term as County Assessor.  Bill Gore '65 will retain his job as County Sheriff.




Pam Woodberry '62 was enjoying the sites on Beale Street in Memphis, Tennessee when she looked down to see this.  Turned out to be a different John Fry, the late founder of Ardent Studios in Memphis.  Click HERE to read more.



This photo popped up on Facebook this week.  Recognize it?  It's the old Mission Valley Bowlero bowling alley.  You might recognize it as the Scottish Rite Event Center.



Mike Roberts '62 has shared his collection of Euclid Elementary class photos, plus the 1955 Safety Patrol boys photos.  It's also the first time I've created a new web page with SeaMonkey software.  Click HERE to see how it came out.



It's been a while since I shared the decal collection of Sally Brett '63.  Click HERE to check it out.

Friday, June 1, 2018

June 1, 2018


I don't think he went to Crawford, but 19-year old Norman Xiong learned to play golf at Colina del Sol.  He has just turned professional and hopes this week to qualify for the U. S. Open.  Click HERE to read the entire article in this past Tuesday's Union-Tribune.



Here's the KCBQ Hit Parade Survey for June 3, 1958 -- sixty years ago.  Click HERE to check it out.  Many of my all time favorite songs are on this list.



Here's something else from sixty years ago -- the 1958 Guaranty Chevrolet Pony League team photo, shared a few years ago by Tom Christensen '63.  Click HERE to see an enlarged version with some names.



Steve Basko '70 passed away May 16th.   A memorial is to be held at the Mission Beach Women's Club, 840 Santa Clara Place, San Diego, CA 92109 at 1:00 PM, Sunday, June 3rd.