Monday, October 25, 2010

The good-old-days of San Diego and Inner Strengths

All Inner Strengths in All Contexts

The vast majority of people utilize some of their inner strengths sometimes, but not always

This is certainly true for me. It's probably true for many people who are reading this.

People might be kind, courageous, confident, patient, harmonious, happy, or relaxed in some contexts, but not in others.

People might be able to concentrate well and stay focused in some contexts, but not in others

People might be able to stay centered and flowing in some situations, but not in others.

It would be wonderful to be able to access all of your inner strengths in all contexts.

In other words, if you can be calm and relaxed, confident and courageous, centered, focused, and flowing in some contexts

and around some people, it would be wonderful to access those mental and behavioral states around all people, all the time.

An important facet of every human being is our brain. Our brain is always with us wherever we are. It's impossible to forget

to take our brain along when we go out, no matter how absent- minded we are. Therefore we can learn how to access the

strengths that we have recorded in our mental archives and apply them whenever we need them.

Love Yehuda
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The good-old-days, in " America 's  Finest  City "......Enjoy,


Laurel  Street Bridge-1920s.


NorthIsland & Point Loma - 1920s.


San Diego ,  U.S. GrantHotel-1920s.


Mission Beach-1926. Looking southeast from over the ocean.
That's the Big Dipper roller coaster, and The Plunge was there,
although people used to be able to splash and cannonball instead of
only swim laps, and there was algae along the edges of the pool.


Lane Field, Broadway &  Pacific Highway - 1937. Lane Field was in use from 
1936 to 1957. It had green wooden bleachers.
 In 1958, the Padres moved 
to WestgatePark (now the site of Fashion Valley Mall).
 In 1967, they moved to 
Jack Murphy Stadium (now Qualcomm) and an amazing
 winning season in 1998 helped them get Petco  Park built.


CONVAIR - Consolidated Vultee Aircraft Co. Lindbergh Field Plant - 1930s. 
Convair - was relocated from  Buffalo ,  NY to  San Diego in 1935. At the time, 
seaplanes were thought to be the future of the aircraft
 industry. During 
WWII, Consolidated produced B-24 Bombers and the rate of one per 
hour. They also produced PBY (Catalina) Seaplanes. In 1953, the company became a part of General Dynamics. They produced the Atlas Intercontinental Ballistic Missile which was a key part of the early space program of the  USA . Convair was finally sold off in 1992 and later dismantled.


Broadway,  San Diego - 1940s
The  U.S.  Grant  Hotel is still there and recently underwent an
extensive remodeling. Across the street Horton Plaza was just
a nice fountain with grass all around, where the prostitutes hung out.
The streetcars were replaced by the bus system in 1949.


5th & Broadway,  San Diego ,
VJ Day - 1945.


(The above ad is from a 1952 Popular Mechanicsmagazine.)
"Let's all go to work at Convair... You'll make more money there!"
(1950s radio jingle.)


San Diego, CA-1947 No freeways! No freeways, just  Pacific Highway and 
Hwy 80 going East.
 The  San Diego river emptied into  Mission  Bay , but now the channel goes to Ocean  Beach .  Also notice the water-filled gap between    North  Island and  Coronado where the ferries and "Nickel Snatchers"  operated!


San Diego-1950. There is nothing north of  Mission  Valley but Linda Vista,  Mission  Beach ,  Pacific Beach and  La Jolla . Linda Vista was a Federal government Housing Project, built in 1941 to house aircraft workers who were building war planes to support our European allies (before we entered WWII).


Oscar's Drive-In -  University Avenue - 1940s.
Oscar's was a true drive-in with car hops on roller skates.


Oscar's Drive-In Menu - 1963. Later became Jack In The Box.


Oscar's Menu - 1963. Check the prices!


Chula Vista,  National City ,  Imperial Beach , San Ysidro, and  Tijuana 1950.
There was NOTHING on either side of ChulaVista; today it is the second
biggest city in SD county, and  Tijuana now has over a million inhabitants !


San Diego  City Limits heading south from  Del Mar -  U.S. Highway101 - 1961.
Look at the lines of cool-looking cars backed all the way up Torrey Pines.
See, they had traffic jams then, too, but gas was 19 cents a gallon. Before Interstate 5 was built, it typically took about 6 hours to travel to  Los Angeles on weekends. Also, there were stretches of roads like "Slaughter Alley" between  Oceanside and  San Juan Capistrano 

Have a beautiful  San Diego sunshiny day!  
















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