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10/26/18 08:07 AM #6704    


Bill Nigh

Steve, I thought your Mom's name was Erlene, but I also suffer from CRS and there was a good chance I was wrong.  And Darlene is close.  BTW, If that's a recent picture of you, you look great.  And, next on the agenda, are we having a 75th birthday party?  That's almost getting close.  I just celebrated my 73rd at Top Golf with my kids and six month old granddaughter, our first.  Although she was only 5-1/2 months old then.  :-)  She lives in Phoenix and this was the first time we had seen her except on FaceTime.  She's probably not the most beautiful baby in the history of the world, but she's in the top five.  And that's all because I don't want to get the grandkids debate going.  Later.        

10/26/18 10:25 AM #6705    


Terry Greenlee


I don't think Steve looks that great ha!  ha !   

You should realize the only reason that Steve looks half-way ok is because he is standing next to Michelle.  

Just kidding - he does look a lot the same, but being married to such a genuinely nice lady has certainly improved his life and made him look Ok .  

10/26/18 11:57 AM #6706    


Steve Cropsey


Guess I added to the confusion by th sentence I wrote; my mom's name was Erlene. It was the CV Star article that refered to her as Darlene.

It was a picture taken 2 summers ago so realitively recent..But Terry should not talk about having a spouse that makes you look good------ Kathy is a 10. Terry ahhhhh not so much😷



10/26/18 12:01 PM #6707    


Steve Cropsey


One more thing we live only about 4 hours from Pheonix the next time you get out here give me a heads up so we can get together for a visit.

11/01/18 07:01 AM #6708    


John Kennedy

Autumn on the farm:

11/02/18 07:57 AM #6709    


Alan Hayashi

John, was there supposed to be a picture?  

11/02/18 10:10 AM #6710    


Robert Foster (Foster)

Hey John...
Great photo of 100_3178.jpg

11/02/18 04:20 PM #6711    


Armando Cortado

hey! all i'm back.  but i did have a senior moment

while waiting to pick-up my grandson from school.  i was sitting in the courtyard across from his first grade room.  i noticed four preteens on the stairway.  they went to the flag pole in the center of the courtyard. a boy and girl stepped up and lowered the school flag folded it neatly and stepped back. the other two began to lower the stars and stripes the girl caught the flag with out streach arms. they folded the flag and he began at stripes end of the flag. in a flash  i was in the rectory of our lady of guadalupe church with my old boyscout troop learning how we treat our flag.  he started at the stripes end of the flag and began to fold the flag into the shape of cocked hat as he got to the stars he took the end tucked into last fold.  as he turned, i said "hey! a marine couldn't have done better" he gave me a puzzled look and ran up the stairs.  i don't how many times i've past a city hall,post office, and police department where i've seen one person take down both flags let them hit the ground while they unhook them ball them up. my grandson took my hand and asked if i was ok i turned my head and brushed my eyes oh i was just thinking what kind of snack we should get?  how a bout pan duce?  his eyes lite up and he went on to what he would  get.



11/04/18 05:24 PM #6712    


Steve Cropsey


I remember your 1956 Jagua It would be worth at lease $220 K now then it was just transportation


11/05/18 10:47 AM #6713    


Carolynn Hinshaw (La Pierre) 1963 my Dad bought a 1955 XK140 M Jaguar in RED for $800....and I got to drive it. We came across it through one of the singers at the Circle Arts Theatre. That's me as the "ghost" driver....trying to find some better photos of it. Unfortunately, I had no business driving that  I somehow failed to put oil in it and it ended up in my mothers garage for months with something about "a rod went through the block"....Dad was NOT pleased...but then he never told me about oil.... As I was in college, not majoring in petroleum products, I had to have transportation I found a Corvair and sold the Jag  to a guy in Pt Loma for I think half. My worst move on both parts trust me. I am and will always be looking for that beauty. I came across a pristine black one a few years back at the Concours d'elegance at the La Jolla Cove. I was wondering if it might have been mine once....there was no one to ask...and I wanted to run away with it but alas, no! crying Lessons learned.

11/15/18 06:29 AM #6714    


Steve Cropsey

Hi All

Where is everybody it has been over a week with no postings.

Our friend Shirley Price (Hilltop 1963) called last night she mentioned that Donna Callaway (sp?) also a Hilltop Grad. passed away last Thursday from a heart attack. I only met her at the 55th Reunion. Maybe Dan, Laura or Carolyn could do an "In Memory" posting for her. 

On a more pleasent note Michelle and I are going th have Thanksgiving with our son's in-laws family they have a beautiful "ranchette" in Apple Valley CA. It is among other things a wedding venu. But for Thankisgiving our hosts Janice and Bob (Robbie's mother and father-in-law) are expecting 38. Talk about an extended family. These gatherings are always very nice. We take our 5th wheel and will stay a few days and enjoy dinner and left overs.


11/15/18 02:55 PM #6715    


Carolynn Hinshaw (La Pierre)

Thank you Steve ..I submitted Donna's passing to our site administrator. It was good to see her at the reunion as it had been a long time. This comes close to home...and is always so very sad to lose one of our own........

Wishes for a blessed and happy Thanksgiving to all.heart


11/15/18 05:26 PM #6716    


Steve Cropsey

Thank you for being the person that binds us together. And handling the details even when they are not  pleasent.

Hi to Dexter 

11/19/18 01:36 PM #6717    


John Kennedy

Received from a classmate via email today:


For those of you who are placing Christmas lights/decorations in your yards for the upcoming holiday season, can you please avoid anything that has red or blue flashing lights together?


Every time I come around the corner, I think it's the police and I have a panic attack!

I have to brake hard, toss my beer, fasten my seat belt, throw my phone on the floor, turn my radio down, and push the gun under the seat.


It's just too much drama, even for Christmas!!

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding!

11/20/18 07:08 AM #6718    


Terry Greenlee


Welcome back !



11/20/18 11:56 AM #6719    


John Kennedy


Even though I haven't been anywhere it has been a long strange trip.

I decided that it would be more beneficial to mankind overall if I became interested as opposed to interesting which I really wasn't to any great degree. So I held back on the posts and found that there wasn't much, some but not much to be interested in as no one posts much.

Thanks Steve, Armando and Carolyn for the latest posts, they are much appreciated.

Oh well-----------what's a Mother to do----------sure you have a headache but why take it out on me------------it's two two two mints in one. Bucky Beaver had me brushing with the new Ipana half my life.

I saw the USA in my Chevrolet, bought a Ford and lived happily-ever-after.

Is there life after the Chargers left town?

There was last night if anyone watched Rams vs Chiefs.

Hope y'all have a Happy Thanksgiving.

In my home all be happy except the turkey.

11/20/18 02:11 PM #6720    


John Kennedy

By the way:

Romaine lettuce unsafe to eat, CDC warns, citing E.coli outbreak

in case you were going to serve it on Thanksgiving.

11/20/18 04:44 PM #6721    


Terry Greenlee


Want to read something interesting?

I just finished SAPIENS  ( 2015) by Y. N. Harari.   My son-in-law gave it to me for my Bday.

Kind of a philosophical version of the ideas in  "Gun Germs & Steel " from a few years ago.   

If you liked Jared Diamond's efforts in GG&S  you might like this.   

Makes you think about group beliefs , and the importance of myths in getting large groups to behave in the same way. 

This might be a good gift for some readers who like topics in history, archealogy, evolution, etc.

Also reading the 3 book trilogy on Churchill - The Last Lion.   Gives good sense of the attitudes following WWI and leading up to WWII.   These books are by W. Manchester who wrote "The Arms of Krupp".  


11/20/18 05:47 PM #6722    

Thomas Clarke, Jr.



Perthaps it's the Relativistic Dopler effect ?


Happy Bird day



11/20/18 05:56 PM #6723    

Thomas Clarke, Jr.


I look forward to putting the first one in my Q. 

Two weeks ago a friend who is a Churchill Buff

was reading from the second volume it brings history 


I'm reading Da Vinci by Isacson. It's a great read also.


Happy Holidays

to all Spartans and Lancers



11/20/18 08:24 PM #6724    


Terry Greenlee


I didn't care for that offering from W. Issacson as much as I liked his Einstein book or the Steve Jobs book.   To much discussion of paintings with a few good descriptions of what Leonardo was like as a person in his time.  Would have liked to have seen more about the man.   

Regarding Churchill - I am about to go to Vol 3 - Defender of the Realm.   Anyone can pick these older volumes up for $2.00 in hardbound at a library used book store.   Most have only been read once then donated.

In fact I got Vol 2 for free at the last reunion as it was being used to hold down the balloons on the party tables.   Laura Dennison brought in a bunch of books that were being thrown out of the PB library I think.




11/20/18 09:28 PM #6725    

Thomas Clarke, Jr.




You have a healthy appetite for good books.

I’m a slow reader.

 The Story of Civilization by Will and Ariel Durant

Is something I’d enjoy reading also .










11/22/18 03:01 PM #6726    


James Wheat

Happy Thanksgiving to all out Chula Vista and Hilltop friends, hope you had a great day.

    Jim and Alan


It tasted better than it looks.



11/22/18 03:13 PM #6727    


John Kennedy

Alan and Jim,

Looking good guys.

Happy Thanksgiving to you.

Who took the picture?

Where were you at?

11/22/18 03:32 PM #6728    


James Wheat


We are in Sacramento at a mom & pop restaurant called Annie’s. 

Good food and breakfast for $3.00.  We have also been checking out some historical places.

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