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April 2009 in San Diego

One of our busiest classmates is Orpha Higley.  She will be missing the May breakfast because she is a member of the Pacific Beach Woman's Club, and on "our" Saturday they will be holding a


The proceeds go towards two $1000.00 scholarships for Mission Bay High School  students.  The fair is their big money making event for the year and it will be held on Saturday, May 2nd, 2009 from 10:00 AM-4:00 PM.  They are located at 1721 Hornblend in Pacific Beach. Click on "Spring Fling" above for a printable flyer with additional information.

There is plenty of time after the breakfast at Coco's to go to the Spring Fling!!



Every Saturday at 9 a.m., the good folks at Walter Andersen Nursery at 3642 Enterprise St. in San Diego (map) host a free gardening class, with coffee as a bonus. Next week (April 25) will cover the proper care of Cymbidium orchids. For more information, call (619) 224-8271 or go to

Of course, we all know that Walter is one of our loyal classmates...but about that 9 a.m. Saturday mornings...hmmm.  I'm sure he gets a temp. on the first Saturday, so that he can join us at breakfast.


Guess who was recently seen at the MGM Grand, Las Vegas!!


Nancy Albright Albright & Phill Hansen

Nancy Albright Albright & husband, Duke, have been having a great time over here on "The Continent" (sounds classier than "The Mainland").  They spent 10 days with  their daughter and family at their home in Huntington Beach and then in Palm Springs.  They are now in Las Vegas (hopefully striking it rich) until May 5, when they fly back to Kona.

Thanks for the picture, Phill



We have had some sad news also this month.  Two of our classmates have recently lost their husbands, and our thoughts and prayer go out to them both.

Judy Sandlin Cherne sent an e-mail in which she said: "Just wanted to let you know that my husband, Milt Cherne, passed away 3-29-09.  He was at home in Hospice since 11-11-08.  God is good and he was ready. Lovingly, Judy Sandlin Cherne."                                                                                       

We got an e-mail message from a friend of Linda Wood Odening that Linda husband, Walt, had passed away on April 11,2009.  The obituary was in yesterday's paper and it can be read here  :  Walt Odening

It looks like March came in like a lion, and it went out like a lion too.  Hopefully we will have some nice spring weather this month, as well as some April showers.    This is National Humor Month,  Poetry Month, Records & Information Management Month, and Stress Awareness Month -the last two would seem to go well together.  The third week is  Organize Your Files Week (no excuse not to get things in order this month!), but week four, National Karaoke Week, sounds more fun. There is something to celebrate on each day of April.  April Fools Day is the first one.  Easter is on April 12 this year,  and Passover begins on Thursday night, April 9.  I missed the one on April 6, which is Sorry Charlie Day.  It is for all of us who have been spurned, and yet somehow survived it.  April 7 is No Housework Day which I celebrate most of the year. I think I really like April 22, National Jelly Bean Day.  Love the "Belly Flops" when I can find them at the 99 Only Store (they are rejected "Jelly Belly" gourmet jelly beans. Not perfect shapes, but tastes just as good). I think that April 26, Richter Scale Day is pretty interesting, especially for those in our area.  It actually celebrates the birth of American seismologist, Charles F. Richter in 1900.  He invented the Richter Scale in 1935.  For an interesting  site showing recent earthquakes in California & Nevada go here:                                                        Lastly, but not leastly, April 30 is National Honesty Day                                                                             


 The birthstone for April is the diamond.  Here is a picture of the Hope Diamond.

The Hope Diamond has the reputation for bringing bad luck to those that own it. But maybe this month, with Passover, Easter and spring weather coming, it will bring us hope instead of bad luck.  It now lives in the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C., where I saw it last year. 
The flower for April is the Sweet Pea, which is wonderful because it has an awesome fragrance! It looks pretty too. The daisy is also considered a flower for April. It doesn't smell as good, but it is very pretty and also comes in a zillion different colors and sizes and petal shapes.

SWEET PEA                                                                                                      DAISIES
                                                                                                 Leucanthemum x superbum Becky  



APRIL 4, 2009 

everyone welcomeCOCOeveryone welcome 

Next breakfast -May 2, 2009

9 A.M.

  5955 Balboa Ave. (at Mt. Alifan/Mt. Abernathy)

Here are those that attended this month.  We were glad to have LuAnn Easterly Giegler back.  She missed last month ( and they never miss) due to a stay in the hospital.  Welcome back LuAnn-looking good.

Class of 1956: Ken Stone; LuAnn Easterly Giegler & hubby, Don (class of 1954 Ill); Raymond A. Hacecky; David Castle

Class of 1957: Bruce Livermore

Class of 1958: Marie Gilmour Davila & hubby, Bob (class of 1955, Texas); Judi Michael Shacklett & hubby, John (Grossmont Hi); Wayne & Pam Priest Lollis;  Orpha Higley; Bill Swank & wife, Jeri Lynne Swank (class of 1966)

 Class of 1959:  Barbara Grayson Bell; Ann Greenfield; Richard Leonhardt; Bill Crigler; Christiana Hughes Wagner; Bill Curtis; Rosemary Pleger Jackson


rosemary                                          chrissy

Wayne Lollis; John Shacklett; Bill Curtis; Rosemary Pleger Jackson                                              David Castle; Bill Crigler; Bruce Livermore; Chrissy Hughes

luann-bill-ray                                                      don

LuAnn Easterly Giegler; Bill Swank; Ray Hacecky                                                             Ann Greenfield; Richard Leonhardt; Ken Stone; Don Giegler

     orpha                                                 me

Bobbie Bell, Judi Michaels Shacklett; Pam Priest Lollis; Orpha Higley                                        Jeri Lynne Swank; Bob Davila; Marie Gilmour Davila




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