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Friday, November 30, 2018

November 30, 2018

I'm not sure I get this -- which is what makes it so hilarious.

This is a postcard of the interior of a Pat Brillo's restaurant.  A discussion on Facebook centers around which Pat Brillo's it might have been.  The postcard is from the John and Jane Adams Postcard Collection at the SDSU Library.  Click HERE to read more about it -- and discover the connection between Pat Brillo's and Julio's, on 45th and University.

Ernie Cowan's most recent outdoors column hits close to home, especially if you were in Boy Scouts with my 1962 classmate.  Ernie's article on the prickly cholla cactus harkened back to an incident in which his troop was camping in the desert and one of the scouts backed into a cactus.  Writes Ernie, "The gang of Scouts gathered around as the victim dropped his trousers while the scoutmaster began the painful task of removing the hooked spines. It was a memorable event with a very high snicker factor."  I wonder if the wounded youth went on to Crawford.  Click HERE to read the article.

Here's the Pacer from November 27, 1963, five days after the assassination of President Kennedy.  Click HERE to read all four pages.  Spoiler alert -- Jan Raborn was elected Homecoming Queen, Jan Irvine was December Girl of the Month, and Carnival was selected as the theme for the ASB Ball.

Did you know the late Carol Wellington '63?  Doesn't matter.  You'll still like reading the homage her son Jeffree Benet has posted on the web.  Click HERE and enjoy.