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Notes and Quotes- April 21, 2019

The Year That Was 1939 By Tom Morrow To me, something of significance happened 80 years ago this month – I made my debut. The world was coming ...

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Notes and Quotes- April 14, 2019

An Iconic Time for Roadside Education By Tom Morrow If the name “Burma Shave” has little or no meaning to you, then read on for a quick “roadside” ...

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Notes and Quotes- April 7, 2019

The Basics of Citizenship 101 By Tom Morrow Within the next 20 years, our nation will be in serious trouble. The World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam ...

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Notes and Quotes- March 31, 2019

The Queen Of The ‘Algonquin Round Table’ By Tom Morrow One of America’s greatest writers and poets known for her wit, sardonic, and satirical wisecracks was Dorothy Rothschild ...

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Notes and Quotes- March 24, 2019

‘Salute when you speak to me, son!’ By Tom Morrow One of Oceanside more colorful and fascinating characters was the late Benjamin A. Records. Well, for sure, he ...

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Notes and Quotes- March 17, 2019

A character most unforgettable By Tom Morrow In my “Most Unforgettable Character” list, the late Fred Swearengen of Carlsbad had all of the qualifications to hold that title. ...

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Notes and Quotes- March 10, 2019

Who Says There’s No Humor in War Time By Tom Morrow The late Murray Davison of Carlsbad, who passed away in 2005, recalled for me his days back ...

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Notes and Quotes- March 3, 2019

A Town No One Wants For An Address By Tom Morrow Of all the places I’ve traveled to over the past half-century, there’s one which I never want ...

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Notes and Quote-February 24, 2019

My Breakfast with a Film Legend By Tom Morrow I would imagine everyone at one time another has visions or dreams of having a conversational meal with someone ...

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Notes and Quotes: February 15, 2019

They didn’t quite get the True POW picture By Tom Morrow During World War II, not everything was grim. In fact, there were occasions when naiveté turned to ...

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Notes and Quotes: February 10, 2019

By Tom Morrow During the thirties, forties and fifties radio was the chief source of entertainment for families. During the daytime, housewives listened to “Stella Dallas,” “Lorenzo Jones,” ...

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Historically Speaking: The Automobile Man and his Dream

Historically Speaking

By Tom Morrow Preston Tucker, born Sept. 21, 1903, is most remembered for his 1948 Tucker sedan, initially nicknamed the “Tucker Torpedo.” The car was futuristic, introducing many ...

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Notes and Quotes: January 27, 2019

The Great Life of the Forties and Fifties By Tom Morrow Growing up in the forties and fifties was an idyllic time. The nation had just survived a ...

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Notes and Quotes: January 20, 2019

By Tom Morrow In the late 1890s, the venerable Hotel del Coronado was the social toast of San Diego. The posh hotel was Southern California’s first elegant seaside ...

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Notes and Quotes: January 13, 2019

The Night Jack Met ‘The Great One’ By Tom Morrow Back in 1985 when I was vice president in charge of communications and historical archives for the Hotel ...

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