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, April 26, 2019

April 26, 2019

Everything I have this week I snagged off of Facebook over the last couple of weeks

Ken Burton '72 shared a snapshot of his oldest Grandson, Coach Dick Draz, and Ken's oldest daughter.  I believe the photo was taken at the San Diego CIF Iron Man relays -- named in honor of Coach Draz.

Paula Hildebrand Clare '64 posted three Euclid Elementary class photos featuring her husband -- and my classmate -- Rulon Clare '62.  Click HERE to check them out in a much larger format.

I love photos of the old motels -- or in this case auto camps -- on El Cajon Blvd that date back to when it was Highway 80.  The Tea Garden Auto Camp was at 4646 El Cajon.  I'm not sure what's there now but I'll bet it's Asian -- which makes the Tea Garden name all the better.

Friday, April 19, 2019

April 19, 2019

I understand that Passover begins this evening and ends on Saturday, April 27.  Enjoy.

The Wingo Women and I will be enjoying Easter Dinner at the Amigo Spot.  Maybe we'll see you there.

At least a couple of Colts are not fast-forwarding certain television commercials.  Bob and Sue Roel Boone can enjoy their son, Yankee's Manager Aaron Boone, on a TD Ameritrade advertisement.

Bethany Hamilton, daughter of Cherilyn Lynch Hamilton '71, is featured in a Jeep Freedom Days commercial.  Bethany lost her arm in a shark attack and was featured in the movie "Soul Surfer".  

Has anyone been involved in sports media longer than Bill Center '63?  He's now part of Padres POV on Fox Sports with Annie Heilbrunn.  The article below appeared in the San Diego Union on October 29, 1960.  Bill must have been a Sophomore.

Emily Adams Byerley '60 passed away April 14, 2019.  I have no additional information.

Friday, April 12, 2019

April 12, 2019

A recent internet query by Bob Richardson '61 coughed up a 1955 San Diego Union society column that mentioned the summer plans of the Richardson Family and those of the Milnes and Crouches -- two other faculty members from San Diego State.  Click HERE to get all the details.

Mike Meyer '68 shares a treasure trove of photos from his years at Montezuma Elementary.  Click HERE to check it out.

John Blackwood '59 asked me to share the fundraising information above

Friday, April 5, 2019

April 5, 2019

Last week I noted that the Fab Five had the top five hits on KCBQ the week of March 29, 1964.  Cheryl Blount Schell '70 was pretty sure only four Beatles showed up when she went to see them at Balboa Stadium.  The Fab Five was the University of Michigan basketball team coached by a young Steve Fisher.  To add insult to injury I didn't even get the number of hits correct.  Peter Thompson '65 noted the fact that the Boys from Liverpool had the top SIX that week.

Bob Kaplan sends word of two books on medicine authored by members of the Class of '65.  The first, by Tom Patterson, now a UCSD Professor, and his wife Steffanie Strathdee describes Tom’s infection by series of antibiotic resistant organisms.  He was in a coma for months and there appeared to be no hope that he would survive.  But his wife, an infectious disease expert at UCSD, rallied support from scientists and physicians from around the world to try a novel therapy.  It worked.  The book is called, The perfect Predator: A Scientist’s Race to Save Her Husband from a Deadly Superbug.   The second book is by Bob himself, who is now a professor at Stanford.  Bob draws on a lifetime of research and experience as a university professor and as a senior executive at the NIH to make the case that America needs to radically rethink its approach to health care if it wants to stop overspending and overprescribing and improve people’s lives.  The title of the book is, More than Medicine:  The Broken Promise of American Health

On November 11, 1958 a group of 4th Graders at Oak Park Elementary sent a petition to their Congressman -- Bob Wilson -- that was later published in the Congressional Record.  Click HERE to see it in a larger format and to read the comments by Phil Evans '67.

I am not aware of any great pranks pulled on April Fool's Day this year.  The April 1, 1960 Pacer is still the best one I've ever seen.  Click HERE to take another look.

The Alumni Association reports the following Colt passages:

Rob Wied '62 on December 25, 2018

Kenneth "Duke" Province '67 on March 30, 2019