Monday, March 31, 2008

Old Point Loma/Ocean Beach

Today is the 2nd anniversary of San Diego Daily Photo and in honor of this special day I decided to post some photos that remind me of Jane Emerson (my grandmother) to whom this blog is dedicated. These photos belonged to my grandma and my cousin Honie helped me dig them up. My grandparents moved to San Diego in the 1940's and lived in Azure Vista, a war-time housing project located near Sunset Cliffs in Point Loma. The above photo is of Sunset Cliffs with Azure Vista behind. The note on the back of the photo says, "Firemen rescuing a couple of boot soldiers from the incoming tides. 1945-1946? Taken by Ernie Holmes".
After they scraped some money together they bought this house on Del Monte Avenue about 4 blocks from the beach. Below is a view from the porch from 1955.Thank you to Alexandra and Expat for their excellent contributions and to all you visitors that make it fun and worthwhile to keep up this blog! We are looking forward to year 3!


Blogger Olivier said...

un très beau post pour fêter l'anniversaire de ton DP. Félicitation.

A beautiful post to celebrate the anniversary of your DP. Congratulations

Mon Mar 31, 10:23:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Tanya Breese said...

I love old photos! Thanks for sharing! Is the house still there?
Congrats on 2 years and here's to 3!

Mon Mar 31, 12:41:00 PM PDT  
Blogger isa said...

Amazing photos! Is that house still in your family? So, you must be that native Californian ;-)

Congratulations on your 2nd anniversary!

Mon Mar 31, 12:52:00 PM PDT  
Blogger  gmirage said...

Congratulations on your second year! Cheers to more photos you'll show us!

Oh my, that flower field photo below is paradise!!! Lovely lovely lovely!

Mon Mar 31, 01:21:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Unknown said...

Best wishes for your second, from Nottingham blog, who's also two. An interesting story. It's slightly similar to what Abe Lincoln writes about.

Here's to our third.

Mon Mar 31, 01:54:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Felicia said...

Thanks everyone! My grandmother sold the house in the 1990s because all the kids were (almost) gone and it was too much to take care of for one woman! The house is still there but the buyers moved it forward on the lot and built 3 units behind it in a similar style - wise investment property. Isabella, I'm a native Californian, but was born in SF not SD.

Mon Mar 31, 01:58:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a great photo of Grandma Jane's house.
Congratulations on your anniversary Felicia, and thanks for my daily dose of SD through your eyes.


Mon Mar 31, 02:54:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice blog, enjoy!

Mon Mar 31, 04:26:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Steve Cuddihy said...

The second person this month that I've read is their 2 year anniversary of their city photo blog. Great dedication and looking forward to your third year.

Slinger - Daily Photos from the Twin Cities

Mon Mar 31, 10:21:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Chris said...

Congratulations, Felicia! Wonderful photos!

Tue Apr 01, 06:01:00 AM PDT  
Blogger edwin s said...

Happy Anniversary! It's great, isn't it?

Tue Apr 01, 08:02:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations on two years of hard work to reach the anniversary and a worthy tribute to your grand mother.

I love the top shot too of the cliff in black and white.

Wed Apr 02, 03:29:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Neva said...

You could have used this one for theme day!!!! Congratulations on your 2 years! very well done.

Fri Apr 04, 05:24:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Brent McD. said...

how did i miss this post? cool to see old photos. i bet those palm trees in the 3rd photo are bigger now!

Thu Apr 10, 05:18:00 PM PDT  
Blogger elliebellie said...

I used to live in that house on Del Monte in about 1993 with four other roommates, Patrick, Kevin, Ramsey and Michelle. I had some great memories in that house & we used to throw some great parties.

Sun Oct 12, 10:58:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Linda Roberts Longenecker said...

Anyone know where ANNE EMERSON daughter of Jane, among the others lives today? I lived in The Project with her and many others..We attended Azure Vista Elementary school together......Linda Roberts Longenecker Please respond the above......Thanks!

Wed Oct 19, 04:16:00 AM PDT  

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