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Friday, July 26, 2019

July 26, 2019

Did you hear about the breast feeding kerfuffle aboard a KLM airliner a couple of weeks ago?  The woman apparently didn't want to cover up while feeding her infant.   Reminded me of the fellow sitting next to a lady who asked if he was offended by her breast feeding her little boy, explaining how it equalized the pressure in his ears and kept him from crying.  "You go right ahead," said the man, adding "and all these years I've been chewing gum."

If you attended the Campus Lab School at San Diego State -- and graduated from Crawford in 1969 -- you’re invited to an informal lunch in Old Town on the day of the Crawford reunion at Bali Hai.  Contact Karen Dilworth or George Sorensen if you’re interested in attending.

You can run but you can't hide.  Frank Klepach (left) finally located his '64 classmate Jerry Pierce after five years of searching and got together with him for breakfast in Rancho San Diego.

I'm not much of a bird watcher, but I sure enjoy Ernie Cowan's writing.  Click HERE to read his latest column about a shore bird known as a Willet.

Ed Schoenberg '70 sent me a couple of programs from his acting days at Crawford.  I spent the better part of Wednesday scanning The Witches program only to discover that it was already on my website -- with extra goodies!!  Click HERE to check it out.

Here's a post card of the Campus Chuck Wagon, sent to me by Dave and Linda Roberts Ponsford.  Click HERE to see it enlarged.  The eatery was around from 1958, when it took over the Algier's Restaurant site at 6205 El Cajon to around 1978 when it was replaced by Carlos' Fine Foods.

Faculty Member Warren Marlay passed away peacefully at his home with his family by his side on July 13, 2019.  Born in Chicago, he was a teacher for 30 years at Mission Bay and Crawford. He was a co-founder of Sunset Pool Company.  During WWII Warren served in the Navy and was based at Pearl Harbor Submarine Base in Hawaii.  Warren is survived by his wife of 68 years, Adeline; two sons, Warren and Gregory, and daughter Rebecca.   Click HERE if you'd like to sign the on-line Memory Book.

Ginny Sanderson Dahlen '60 contacted me Thursday with the sad news that her classmate, friend and fellow Song Leader Dottie Johnson Vargas had passed away of cancer.  Services are Tuesday.  If you need to know more, email Ginny at

Also on Thursday I spotted a Facebook posting by Ed Pease, who let folks know that Larry Greenwood '64 died on June 29th.