hand-dug this small pool in 1952, where he'd originally planned to put a
poultry coop. The house, built in 1950, was at 5707 Hardy
Avenue. The view is west, from the shed roof. The lot next
to us was still empty, but a year or so later the Beitners built
there. Brenda Beitner was Class of '60. Note how the fence jogs by
the pool. This was so that the Milnes -- Spencer '60, Terry '61,
and their dad -- could walk to San Diego State without going around the
block. Our back fence otherwise boxed them in. Mr. Jones lived in
the next house west. He was a cranky old man my dad scolded for
telling my sister Margaret to get lost when she was trying to sell Girl
Scout cookies. West of him was the Carlson's house (Carl '61 and maybe
his younger brothers for a time, before they moved to Santa Rosa). Their
dad Thor was principal at the Campus Lab School at the time. At least
two more Crawford kids lived down the street: Steve Campbell '60
and Steve Quimby '59. The two-story house in the distance was the
Also 1952: Valerie Ziegenfuss '67 and San Diego State College faculty wives Madge Richardson and Jean Ziegenfuss.
Margaret Richardson '59 posing for a dive. Note that the fence
has been raised in height about a foot since the 1952 pool photos.
She turned 12 that summer.
From the 1956 San Diego City Directory
Margaret and Mike Kilpatrick, both '59. Margaret and Mike were in
THE first class at Crawford, and were very active in school
affairs. They were just good friends -- Bob Snyder was Margaret's