Page A4 / The Joan De Arc Crusader / Sunday, April 1, 2018
By J. Bueker
To mark our 50th, the Crusader editorial staff has assembled a list of some of our least objectionable stories from the past five decades, presented for our readers’ approval in chronological order. Memory lane, here we come.
“Chris Dickey’s turtle dies” - April 14, 1968
Sadness fell upon the Avenue in early April, 1968 when youthful resident Chris Dickey lost his beloved pet turtle Timothy to an unidentified malady. One of the earliest Crusader news stories, its rudimentary pathos still resonates 50 years hence.
View online: http://www.barbarastew-art.com/041468_1.htm
“Salute to Children’s Day” - June 8, 1968
The early Crusader insisted on recognizing this obscure holiday, urging parents to celebrate by giving their kids “some idolness (sic) and pop, candy, popcorn and tender loving care.”
View online: http://www.barbarastew-art.com/060868_1.htm
“Children protest Kennedy news coverage” - June 16, 1968
A slightly misguided but nevertheless amusing criticism of the overwhelming news coverage of Robert Kennedy’s tragic demise, which apparently pre-empted some favorite kids’ TV programming.
View Online: http://www.barbarastew-art.com/061668_1.htm
“Chuckie Hater Club officially disbands” by J. Bueker - July 4, 2001
A long-standing Bueker kid club with a rich tradition of animosity directed at Chuck Bueker is finally closed down by founder Sue Bueker Bielenda. Sue has since indicated that she reserves the right to reestablish the club at any time.
View Online: http://www.barbarastew-art.com/070401_1.htm
“Joan De Arc Avenue makes bid for Cardinals stadium” by J. Bueker - December 25, 2001
Crusader editor John Bueker makes an interesting proposal for the site of the new Arizona Cardinals stadium. Sadly, his visionary plan was ultimately declined.
View Online: http://www.barbarastew-art.com/122501_1.htm
“Christmas confession” by Barbie Bueker Formichella - December 24, 2003
Barbie Bueker Formichella spills her guts about a controversial Christmastime incident at Totem Department Store that occurred in the mid-1960s.
View online: http://www.barbarastew-art.com/122403_4.htm
“My fave Joan De Arc Christmas” by J. Bueker - December 24, 2003
The Crusader’s editor fondly recounts the events of Christmas 1967 on Joan De Arc, evidently the best yuletide EVER.
View online: http://www.barbarastew-art.com/122403_4.htm
“Crime and punishment on Joan De Arc Avenue” by J. Bueker - June 18, 2004
A fascinating analysis of the disciplinary culture on Joan De Arc Avenue in the 1960s. Not recommended for readers with a squeamish aversion to glamour stretchers.
View Online: http://www.barbarastew-art.com/061804_3.htm
“Top ten reasons why Arizona really doesn’t totally suck in the summer” by C.H. Bueker III – July 4. 2005
Memorable Chuck’s Corner column wherein the former Avenue resident rationalizes the advisability of enduring central Arizona during the warmer months of the year.
View Online: http://www.barbarastew-art.com/070405_2.htm
“Star Trek: The Joan De Arc Generation” by J. Bueker – November 23, 2006
A remembrance and analysis of the importance of Star Trek on Joan De Arc Avenue, on the occasion of the show’s 40th anniversary.
View Online: http://www.barbarastew-art.com/112306_3.htm
“Summer music wish list” by C.H. Bueker III - July 7, 2007
A favorite Chuck’s Corner piece in which the columnist laments the holes in his personal CD collection.
View Online: http://www.barbarastew-art.com/070707_2.htm
Film Review: Revisiting Bueker and Mason’s “Untitled” – December 25, 2008
A meticulous breakdown of Chuck Bueker’s and Tom Mason’s 1973 experimental film for their Moon Valley High communications class.
View Online: http://www.barbarastew-art.com/122508_3.htm
“The ghosts of Halloween past” by J. Bueker – October 31, 2009
A fond look back at Halloween shenanigans on the Avenue down through the years.
View Online: http://www.barbarastew-art.com/103109_3.htm
“Joan De Arc reunion” (BP news story) by J. Bueker - May 1, 2010
A more than slightly tongue-in-cheek account of the memorable Joan De Arc Avenue residents reunion held in March 2010.
View Online: http://www.barbarastew-art.com/050110_1.htm
“A Sahuaro memory sampler” by J. Bueker – December 25, 2010
An affectionate and overwhelmingly sentimental recollection of 8 years of attendance at Sahuaro Elementary on the occasion of the school’s 50th birthday.
View Online: http://www.barbarastew-art.com/122510_3.htm
JDA residents remember – August 24. 2011
The Crusader celebrates the 50th anniversary of Joan De Arc Avenue by inviting long-time residents past and present to share fond memories of their favorite street.
View Online: http://www.barbarastew-art.com/082411_2.htm
“Don’t go away Mad” by J. Bueker - August 24, 2011
An entertaining analysis of one of the seminal icons of kid’s reading material on Joan De Arc Avenue: Mad magazine.
View Online: http://www.barbarastew-art.com/082411_3.htm
“How we came to live on Joan De Arc” by Barbara Bueker Stewart - December 25, 2013
Joan De Arc matriarch Barbara Stewart Bueker recounts the events leading up to the Bueker family’s momentous arrival on the Avenue.
View online: http://www.barbarastew-art.com/122513_3.htm
“Analysis: "It's (It Was) Wallace"” by J. Bueker - December 25, 2014
A loving tribute to the greatest kid's show in the history of the universe and the man who started it all.
View online: http://www.barbarastew-art.com/122514_1.htm
“The Buekers' legendary ‘little red car’” by various Bueker family members - July 4, 2015
This fine collection of essays paid affectionate tribute to the Bueker family’s long-lost family car from the 1970s, the legendary Opel Kadett.
View online: http://www.barbarastew-art.com/070415_2.htm