In Memory

Floyd Crawford - Class Of 1969

Floyd Crawford

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03/29/09 10:58 AM #1    

Patricia Brainerd (Ten Elshof) (1969)

When I was in seventh grade at Grover Cleveland Floyd had a crush on me. He wanted to take me to the coming Flower Show. He was always dirty and scruffy looking but a nice guy. I told him if he took a bath, wore clean clothes and got a haircut that I would go with him. On the day of the flower show he knocks on my door to pick me up. WOW! What a difference!! He had on a suit, clean as a whistle, and a new haircut and brought me a bouquet of flowers. Wow!! He did all that for me. We had a great time. After his new self image came alive, girls started eyeballing him and in no time he was popular and I did not see him anymore. He would go to the swimming hole in Hayward with a group of friends. He was having a great time...then I heard they took off to an unsupervised area and he had drowned. I am glad to hear the real story as it was a hearsay story some had told me.  I am happy that he was able to make a lot of new friends and enjoy life to the fullest. I do miss him. Pat

12/24/09 06:11 PM #2    

Fred Smith (1974)

floyd served in viet nam on a huey gunship true he did drown but in the bay not a swimming hole in hayward

11/05/10 12:19 PM #3    

Laura Crawford (1972)

My brother drowned 2/22/1973 in the San Leandro Marina. He was out with a couple of friends in a borrowed pontoon that capsized. In trying to drag the pontoon to shore, he was pulled under by a current. 2 weeks later he resurfaced on the west side of the San Mateo Bridge and was found by a fisherman. His 2 friends survived. He had been home from Viet Nam for less than a year when this happened.

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