The End of the World is Near -- at least as far as dining out. Spoiler Alert -- I am NOT a foodie. An article in the Union-Tribune talks about new restaurants expected to open in 2019. Trust me, they're not going to be offering comfort food. Louisiana Purchase in North Park promises, among other mouth-watering delights, "alligator cheesecake with crawfish cream sauce". Include me out. Click HERE if you'd like to peruse the article.
Ernie Cowan has done it again. This past week his Outdoors column recalls a New Year's Eve in the desert many years ago that involves a bunch of teenagers (possibly from Crawford) and ghosts. Click HERE to enjoy.
Jerry Magee, a sportswriter at the Union-Tribune for 50 years, has died. Bill Center '63, who knew him for most of those years, has written a heart-felt obituary. Click HERE to read it.
The Crawford Alumni Association web site reports the passing of Coach Jim Sams on December 20, 2018. I assume details will follow.
Forrest Folck ’66 died of complications from Multiple Myeloma December 28, 2018. Forrest, at the age of five, with his mom and younger brother, moved to Southern California. He would go on to become a highly sought-after motor vehicle forensic expert with over 43 ASE Master Mechanic certifications including, ASE certified Advanced Level Specialist. As well as a phenomenal automotive instructor for the San Diego Community College District, including TIA Automotive Tire Service Instructor certification. Forrest would always jump at the chance to share his knowledge and love for automotive engineering --- whether it was helping his students on their “weekend projects”; to opening his home garage to neighbors to teach and help repair their vehicles, to teaching his grandson how to install a new car stereo system. Forrest was always cool and calm in the courtroom, patient in the classroom, and the loudest cheerer at his daughter’s dance recitals & son’s soccer games. He was always the first to lend a tool, share his knowledge, pick up litter on his daily multi-mile walks, and help his friends, family, and neighbors. Forrest’s pride in his adult children was only superseded by his pride in his grandchildren, to whom he passed along his mechanical inclinations, sense of humor, sense of exploration, and never-ending love.
Hiram Holloway ’68 passed away in his sleep on December 14, 2018. “My brother succumbed to esophageal cancer. Hiram was diagnosed with stage 1 cancer of the esophagus in June 2018” -- Ben Holloway ‘67 (Hiram did not have a photo in the Centaur)