La Jolla Girard Street House – Meda Clubhouse

. The stories of the La Jolla Girard Street house are infamous, the true life “Animal House,” that put together true life outrageous parties. David Olson, formal owner of the the Red Mountain Inn, probably said it best, "I recall the first time I was invited to Macpherson’s Girard Street house, … [Read more...]

Mac Meda Poem by Jack MacPherson and Charlie Farley

Now, ole Mac Meda was a powerful man, Who could smash down a house with the palm of his hand; He formed a company of destroying fools, Big Sledgehammers were his favorite tools. They started out breaking just a house here and there, Smash out the windows and let in some air; Knock out the … [Read more...]

La Jolla Outrageous Parties, Drinking Beer and Wild Women

Occasionally, when reading surfing publications, there is a reference to the ‘Mac Meda Destruction Company’ of La Jolla, California.  The writer often makes a reference to outrageous parties, drinking beer, wild women, tearing things up, surfing, and generally having a really bitchen time. The … [Read more...]

La Jolla Mailman – Jack MacPherson Postal Worker

Born and raised in La Jolla and with a great personality, it seemed logical he would become a mailman.  Everyone on Jack's La Jolla mail route knew him. He used to love Christmas - his tips weren't a few bucks or coins, but  6-packs and/or cases of beer.  Many would asked him in for a beer or … [Read more...]

Mac’s RIP Memorial Banner – A first in Southern California

Jack's wake was a first in San Diego or probably in the whole US.  Never has there been a RIP banner such as the one that flew by Windansea in Jack's memory. The crowd stood cheering and toasted as the plane flew over the 300-plus mourners that filled the parking lot - a day that will always be … [Read more...]

Jack and his Burgie Beer – 44 mag

Here is the photo of Jack in Borrego at sunrise (yes my friends that is sunrise, not sunset), explaining to Brian Munoz why he drank Burgie beer. Jack explained, "So he didn't have to worry about anyone taking or asking for any of his beer" As far as the the reason for the 44 mag suicide look, … [Read more...]