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Friday, June 21, 2019

June 21, 2019

How's your Summer going so far?  Here on the West Coast it begins at 8:54 AM.  I can hardly wait.  Hold on -- doesn't that mean the days will be getting shorter?  There's always a catch.

Wikipedia says the San Diego International Airport moved to its current location from the above site on Pacific Highway in 1967.  It also says it was formerly known as Lindbergh Field.  It still says Lindbergh Field if you want to look up flight information.   Click HERE if you'd like to read a lot more about it.

A couple of folks let me know that the Ford in the airport photo was a '59 like the one above, not '57 as I surmised.

I was surprised to learn that the Yellow on Black California license plates existed only from 1963 to 1969, followed by Yellow on Blue.   A couple of classmates recalled going with Mom to get new plates -- at the Bank of America on University!  Click HERE if you'd like to read the complete history of license plates in California.

Members of the Class of ’69 Carol Reardon Grant and Sharon Whitley Larsen celebrated at the RITZ (Rendezvous In the Zoo) fundraising gala last Saturday evening.  Carol's on the committee.  Friends since 7th grade at Lewis Junior High, Carol and Sharon were on the Pacerettes Drill Team and are looking forward to the 50th reunion August 17th at the Bali Hai.  Says Sharon, “It's always fun to see Joan Embery '67 at the RITZ event, entertaining and educating party-goers about various animals as she did with Johnny Carson on his popular TV show”.  

I should have posted this a couple of weeks ago.  Then it would really have been 50 years old.  It's the June 4, 1969 Boss 30 list of top records from KGB.  Click HERE to check it out.

Beverley Pope Wagner ’64 passed away from incurable cancer on February 8, 2019.  She was born on August 20, 1946.   She leaves three wonderful daughters, and her loving husband Mike Wagner.  I always enjoyed getting a Happy Birthday call from Bev.  My sister had more friends then anyone I ever knew.   Bev’s daughters loved her dearly also.  They will all miss Beverley.  Bev especially enjoyed Mike.  They were married in 2006.  Every picture with Bev and Mike had them both smiling.   Bev went to Pasadena College (now Point Loma College).  She also went to Moody Bible Institute and Mesa College -- Rolfe Pope ’62