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CASTANEDA, KAY CROOKSTON 1940 to 2011 Kay Castaneda of El Cajon passed away peacefully at her home July 15, 2011. Kay was born March 13, 1940 in Utah. Her parents were Robert and Wilma Crookston, both deceased. Kay is survived by her son Ron, daughter Denise, son Milan Castaneda, two grandsons, one granddaughter, twin great-grandsons, and two sisters Jane Crookston Rush and Sue Crookston Shoen. Wilma later divorced and married Louis O’dell Peterson and in 1949, moved the family to El Cajon where the family built, owned and operated the Aero Drive Inn Theater on Third St. Kay attended Bostonia Elementary and graduated from El Cajon High School.

Published in San Diego Union-Tribune on July 7, 2011

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Sounds – 52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History

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Aside music, which I will get into, the sounds I remember the most are water running near where we were camping, and Great Grandma singing while she cleaned, cooked, or knit. In Great Grandma’s car, we listened to Simon and Garfunkle or Charley Pride.  Great Grandma had real records (LP’s and 78′s.) I remember the album cover opened and we’d sing Primary song’s from church together. (The lyrics were printed.)

Music has always been a very big part of my life. Great Grandma taught me Jesus Loves Me before I could talk. Her favorite song, that she sang all the time was In The Garden..

I am a product of a 60′s teenager.  My mother was 17 when I was born. And divorcing.  My mother is a Hippie.  My young life, with my mother, was filled with 60′s and 70′s Rock ‘n Roll. Country Music was forbidden. I didn’t know who Elvis was until he died and I heard his name on the news.

When I was a teenager, in high school, I started going to Youth Dances and had my big introduction to a larger array of music genres.  It was the 1980′s.. where music was perfect!

It was still uncool in the 80′s to like Country Music if you were under the age of 50.  But I loved it.  Almost all of it.  Modern Country Music.

Alabama, Reba McEntire, Randy Travis, Tanya Tucker, Kathy Mattea, Keith Whitley, Dwight Yoakam, The Judds, Steve Wariner..  I was a dancer.. I liked it all..

At the same time, I was a serious study nerd and I loved New Wave Music. I wore penny loafers!  I wore dress shirts with pink ties.

As we move into the 80′s and 90′s, we have Martika, Wilson Phillips, Richard Marx, Madonna, Men at Work, Duran Duran, Eurythmics, Thompson Twins, Depeche Mode, Oingo Boingo, Culture Club, Madness, and more..

I’m lucky, today, to still hear a lot of this music. It cycles back through the generation of my children. Its on their Ipods and mp3 players.  Their likes are diverse and for that, I couldn’t have asked for more with music and dance.

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