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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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Notes and Quotes- January 5, 2019

By Tom Morrow There are times in one’s life when unexpected pleasures come flooding in. I’ve had several of those occasions, one of them occurring back in 1979, ...

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Notes and Quotes- December 26, 2018

By Tom Morrow In case you haven’t noticed, the Queen’s English, or at least our American version of that language, is being quickly eroded with some rather boring ...

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Notes and Quotes- December 16, 2018

The Song that Saved His Life By Tom Morrow One of the most popular songwriters of the “Greatest Generation” was Hugh Martin, who lived out the last two ...

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Historically Speaking: The Nearly Forgotten Founding Father

Historically Speaking

By Tom Morrow Not all of our so-called “Founding Fathers” sat in Independence Hall or rode with Washington in battle. British-born Thomas Paine armed himself with a pen ...

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Historically Speaking: Hero or Spy

Historically Speaking

By Tom Morrow Charles Augustus Lindbergh, born Feb. 4, 1902, became the most famous man around the world when in 1927, he flew solo across the Atlantic from ...

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