.....another cruise night memory flogger for the early 60's group. If you don't remember Hunter Hancock, you didn't own an AM radio. Hunter Hancock was an LA Icon in the 50's and 60's. I remember him on KPOP and KGFJ. Thanks El Rojo for the clip Hunter Hancock
Message: Kathy's Cruise idea sounds great. I hope #200 falls sometime when I don't have to set up at a show or go to a conference in the opposite direction of SoCal. I'll be thinking of you all on Saturday night!
Name: el rojo () on Friday, July 23, 1999 at 19:43:14
E-Mail: glad in i-dy-ho
Maiden: you know
Message:I, THE "EL", GURU OF DOO WOP, FAITHFUL FOLLOWER OF THIS MAGNIFICENT COMING OF AGE, WAS MENTIONED ON THE "1000000000000" TH PAGE!!
Nothing's too good for Cougartown's "Duke of El"
Name: Larry/Loretta Cuiper () on Thursday, July 22, 1999 at 13:25:14
Message: Hello Hello John, Had to come on in to Courgartown and tell you CONGRATULATIONS!! This is GREAT, you got us all into sharing our MEMORIES. Look forward to Saturday Night! Then our next event will be Homecoming and working towards 200!! And as you say "Be a Coug", Bye til Saturday....And what car did you say you were driving?
Hi Larry/Loretta, I'm shinin' up the 51 Chevy pickup. I can haul the stuff I need in it. It's gonna be a Hoot!! See you there on Saturday and thanks.
Name: Cynthia/Gloria () on Thursday, July 22, 1999 at 12:09:48
Maiden: V3 and V6
Message: Congratulations, JB! YOU DID IT!!! We are proud of you, what an accomplishment. Jim Sloey, thanks for the kind words about wanting us to come, but both of us just returned from vacation and have used up most of our days. (By the way, we are both lactose intolerant and a Fosters Freeze moment isn't worth uncontrollable flatulence and whining! Not a pretty sight, you will have to trust us.) Ricki always carries pictures of us in her wallet, have her share...even though they are from HHS days! Ricki, have a great time. Branigans/Biermans wish we were there! Love to all, XXXOOO ps. V1 is truly mom V's fav, sorry to disappoint all of you!
Thanks for being so honest. We don't want to blow ANOTHER hole in the ozone layer. We love you guys too, and maybe we'll have the next one at a Margarita bar. I KNOW you two'll be the first one's to sign up for that one.Thanks for checking in V3+6 and there WILL be pictures.
Name: Chuck Currie () on Thursday, July 22, 1999 at 10:44:16
Message: Hey Becky! Talk about being cool .... You were the Princess of Cool. Many King has said, "It is good to be King", but, it's waaaaaaay better being the Princess ..... I know, I'm raising one! And, Johnny Rocket, congrats to you on hitting 100 and thanks for all your hard work and for creating this marvelous time machine for all of us to play with. And, Mustang Sally, you had better slow that Mustang down .... see ya Saturday.
Chuck, That's High Praise, coming from the "Duke of Boss", Thanks man. . . . .
Name: CAROLE FERRUCCIO () on Thursday, July 22, 1999 at 10:26:05
Message: CONGRATS ON 100 PAGES. I'M WORKING ON 200 PAGES NOW SO I CAN GET TO GO TO CATALINA (RIGHT?). HOW ABOUT ART LABOU AT SCRIVENERS IN THE HOLE UP IN INGLEWOOD. WE WOULD GO THERE AFTER SCHOOL AND GET TO TALK ON THE RADIO. GOOD JOB JOHN. DO YOU SLEEP? DOES ANYONE REMEMBER THE LITTLE CANS OF COUNTRY CLUB BEER. REAL LITTLE AND JUST THE RIGHT SIZE FOR FEMALES. NOT THAT I KNEW ANYONE WHO DRANK IT.
Hi Carole, Great stuff (Art Laboe, Scrivners) Someone mentioned to me in a distant email "Ah Ha's" on Century (Morningside hangout). Thanks Carole for adding to the mix of nostalgia and nonsense that's become the hallmark of Ctown (ah... the nostalgia part)
Name: JIM SLOEY () on Thursday, July 22, 1999 at 10:16:13
Message: RIKKI RIKKI RIKKI,
WHERE IS YOUR HEART? NO PANOZ! NO ICE CREAM! PATTI WILL YOU BE THERE? IF NOT WHAT KIND OF CAT FOOD? HOW ABOUT THE OTHER V GIRLS CYNTHIA? THIS IS BIG AND GLORIA, WHO COULD FORGET THE 20 PAGES OF FIRST IN TEN, YOU SHOULD GET A LOT OF CREDIT HERE. BUT JOHNNY B YOU DA MAN! BELL NO COMMENT YOU SAID IT ALL! KAREN BRING A PICTURE OF THE Z3! DEGRAZIA I CAN GET YOU A WHEEL CHAIR LET ME KNOW. AND ARE YOU BRINGING YOUR NEW BEST FRIEND DOMINIC? ALL THIS AND ICE CREAM TOO! AND RYAN MCCLURE YOU MAY BE RIGHT BUT KEEP IT TO YOURSELF! IS ANYONE ELSE WEARING A SUIT? WHAT A COUNTRY WHAT A WEBSITE WHAT A HIGH SCHOOL. SLOEY
Sloey, This is a party! Leave the business cards with the picture of you and Larry H Parker sprinting after that McCormick Stretch Cadillac at home! ! !
Name: Harry Plotkin () on Thursday, July 22, 1999 at 10:11:38
Message: CONGRATULATIONS John and to all Cougars!! One must roll up one's pantlegs from all the nostalgia that permeates these pages. For your consideration: Why is nostalgia like English grammar? ......... One finds the PRESENT TENSE and the PAST PERFECT. Hope to see you Saturday night.
Harbor City Harry
Boy, now THAT took me back to Mrs. Marks English class.
Thanks HCH and I guess they cancelled the circus, or is it that you just couldn't pass up this Hawthorne happening, and a chance to go over a few papers with past pupils.See you there Mr "P" . . . . .but leave your red pencil at home.
Name: Mike Shay () on Thursday, July 22, 1999 at 09:34:25
Message: Good Morning Mayor Baker; I'm sure you didn't get much (if any) sleep last night because of the huge pile of feedback messages your fans sent in. I just wanted to add my $.02 worth. I am one of ones that gets on the office computer an 0700 and checks up on the Feedback that came in after I shut my own computer off the night before. It's not like I don't have a life but you have added a whole other dimension to all our lives. Due to my being on the four-four plan for my junior and senior years, I didn't spend all that much time with my fellow Cougars. Until you started "Cougartown" I didn't realize how much I had missed. This is like getting a second chance. (I've had a few of those lately) I can't thank you enough for all the time and effort you've put in here, and for almost 40 years of friendship.
CONGRATULATIONS YOUR HONOR !!
Thank you Michael, You're a true "Join at the Hip" friend. See you Saturday night.
Name: Royal Mother Flogger () on Thursday, July 22, 1999 at 08:36:36
Message: Since the Mother Floggette (be sure it isn't Muther Floggette) won't be able to make it Saturday night, she will force herself to have a cone at the Cold Stone Creamery in downtown San Luis Obispo as a salute to King Johnny and his court of COUGARS!!!!!
Cougars live forever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thank you Mother . . . . . .
Name: Sharon () on Thursday, July 22, 1999 at 07:44:43
Name: Karen () on Thursday, July 22, 1999 at 06:50:21
Message: Wow, I just got up to get ready for work and here we are at 100 pages. Well see you all on cruise night. And Jim I can drive the Z3 out of the drive way. CONGRATULATIONS COUGARS, and to you John a job well done...
Name: Dewey Storie () on Thursday, July 22, 1999 at 06:33:02
Maiden: MaD ScaNNer
Message: Congratulations John, 100 pages…and for Diane Smith, it's been almost 30 years but I still remember my last ride with Dan …you drive the Viper I am sure it will be in better hands …sorry Dan :)
Thanks Dewey. See you Saturday.
Name: Linda Dietrich () on Thursday, July 22, 1999 at 01:36:48
Message: Thanks John for picture of Fosters. It does look more modern. As for my brother Steve, he was very generous for giving me my first car, the 55 Willys. I called it the green bomb. I loved that old tank but it kept breaking down and one day my dad said that was it. He no longer wanted to fix it. It was out of my hands. That same day he went out and bought me a cute Chevy Nova SS convertible. That one my X husband made me sell. What I wouldn't give for either one of those cars today. Thanks Steve for the fond memories of my Willys. I remember the night I brought it home with raw eggs all over it. Think that was Halloween night. Also the time I ditched last period and I was at the wrong place at the wrong time and a old drunk ran into me. Boy was I in trouble for that. My brothers were so good and I was sooo bad. Thanks for the memories.
Name: LEEROY FELDERRUSTER () on Thursday, July 22, 1999 at 01:16:39
Message: HOWDY! Beulah's farite nice is gitting hitch saterday so wes gonna be in lil rock fer da weddin. Buts i promises ya all thes me ands beulah gonna be ther fer that footbal game in oktober come h or high water! dat be the truf. So eats me one dem cone wit choklite i bes tinkin of ya all. tank ya and God Bless ya! LEEROY FELDERRUSTER AND BEULAH
Yeah LeeRoy was called as one of the 10 posterboy finalists for the "terminally dull".
Thanks LeeRoy, we're real proud.
Name: Sherry Wingo () on Thursday, July 22, 1999 at 01:15:37
Message: I've just got to be a part of page 100. Whew we made it John! See you Sat. to celebrate. Go Cougs.
Thanks Sherry, I'll be there. It will be a great time, I know it will.
Name: christine baird () on Thursday, July 22, 1999 at 00:27:44
Message: boo-hoo....i wanna gooo tooo, but alas....1500 miles is a bit much to travel in one day on the cow rustlin', sheep shearin', mud slingin' old ranch truck. i'll just have to settle for a big bowl of Blue Bell ice cream, grown right here in texas. Their slogan is....Blue Bell ice cream, the best ice cream in the country.....with cows in the pasture singing perfect pitch harmony. i must say it is a mighty fine ice cream at that. i'll eat it listening to my husband play Stairway to Heaven on his guitar and my oldest son on the bass guitar, while i flip through my yearbooks. ") of course that isn't the same as being there but it will have to do. i will miss all of you all the same on july 24th, but,.... i am sure to see you at the cruise 2000! ") bon voyage!
Thanks Christine, your Cougar spirit will be here, along with everyone else's. Thanks girl
Name: Cheryl Nicocia () on Thursday, July 22, 1999 at 00:05:56
Message: CONGRATULATIONS JOHN BOY, now you can sit back and put your feet up. Get some rest my friend, cause now we will be on a mission to reach page 200!!! Ha Ha, just kidding. I know how much time you have been spending on this web page, and you deserve a break. So RELAX and have a great time Sat. night, have a choc dip cone for me. (double dip) You are good people........Love You More...
Thank you Cheryl, and yes I will rest after Saturday night, but until it's over.......... I'm Partyin'
Name: Ricki Farrell () on Thursday, July 22, 1999 at 00:04:00
Message: I take a short trip out of town and we cougars reach page 100! Yea!!!! By the way, I'm not allowed to take the "Panoz" out of the driveway. You guys are too crazy. So, we'll be in our Dodge Caravan.
A real story. I don't know if Dick Slawson ('61) even knows about this. I was told that after our grad night at the Palladium that he was killed in a bad car accident. I didn't know the truth until he came to our 10 year reunion. Have you ever seen a ghost?
Holding my breath 'til Saturday night. I wish you could be with us Prince Robin.
Oh.....bringing the flower pot huh. That's OK cause Sloey, Robin, and I don't need the Panoz until Homecoming. Lotsa young chicks there to impress, yahno. Just Kidding!!!!yeah right... Dick Slawson!!! Black 58 Ford Pickup. I never forget a car.....or was it yellow... See you there on Saturday night.
Name: Kathy Stonebraker () on Wednesday, July 21, 1999 at 23:59:39
Message: I had an idea (I know, they are few and far between but I do have them), if anyone has the time, wouldn't it be great to have all 100 pages of feedback printed out for the cruise. I could set them out on one of the tables for everyone to look through. Afterwards I could put them in a scrap book to have for the next cruise! Anyone volunteering??
Name: Kathy Stonebraker () on Wednesday, July 21, 1999 at 23:04:33
Message: John- I vote for a cruise to Catalina for the 200. We could hijack er..borrow, a couple Catalina Express Boats and Dance the night away at the Casino!!
OK, it's a done deal. You ID/WA/WI people have plenty of time to make arrangements to be here.
Name: JIM SLOEY () on Wednesday, July 21, 1999 at 22:59:56
Message: WELL IT IS REALLY UPON US! ROBIN WHERE IS YOUR ASSENT? ACTUALLY ROBIN I KNOW YOU AND EL ROJO AND MRS EL ROJO WOULD LIKE TO BE HERE AND WE ALL WOULD LOVE TO HAVE YOU BE HERE. BUT YOU KNOW ROBIN WE JUST WON'T HAVE ANYTHING TO MEASURE COOLNESS AGAINST SO THE STANDARD WILL LAG. PAT BURRIS IS COMING? TELL THE TROJAN LOVER THIS IS COUGAR COUNTRY. ACTUALLY THERE IS NO BIGGER SUPPORTER OF HHS ATHLETICS THAN PAT BURRIS. THOUGHT I WAS GOING TO SAY THAT OLD JOKE ABOUT HOW HE IS THE BIGGEST ATHLETIC SUPPORTER I KNOW HUH WELL I AM NOT HE TRULY ATTENDS AS MANY GAMES AS ANYONE I HAVE EVER RUN INTO. PAT IF YOU READ THIS 2000 HUSKERS WILL TROUNCE THEM TROJANS! PATTI I ONLY HAVE ONE THING TO SAY TO YOU MEOW! YOU STILL HAVEN'T SAID IF YOU WERE GOING TO BE THERE!? JUDY DEGRAZIA I TRULY HOPE YOU ARE BETTER NO CURSE HERE, ONLY WISH THE BEST FOR ALL MY FELLOW COUGARS ESPECIALLY THE ONES I LIKE. AND JOHNNY B GOOD MY BRUDDER AND I GO TOGETHER YOU CAN'T BUY ENOUGH CONES TO BRIBE MY BRUDDER! RIGHT BILLY? KAREN HARE KUSUMI ARE YOU BRINGING THE Z3, WE'LL GET SOMEONE TO WAX IT LIKE A WELL OK RYAN MCCLURE! FOSSILS RULE! SLOEY
Pat Burris was cool, but MIKE Burris had "THE CAR" that I thought was the GREATEST, and I'm a Chevy lover. Mike had the coolest "3 on the tree", Red 1960 360HP Ford. Mike, if you are out there, I have a confession to make. You had brought the car into the Flying A station on 118 Pl and Inglewood Av. where I worked the day shift. The owner, Earl Cottom, knew better than to leave the keys to this Bitchin' Ford with me, so he told me he would do "whatever" to the car on the night shift. Now I'm sitting there in the office in the middle of the day, in this "nothing to do" gas station, looking out at this beautiful Ford (the doors were NOT locked). That was a BIG mistake!! That was the FIRST car that I ever "Hot Wired"..... and it WORKED!! I took a jumper cable and attached one end to the battery and the other end to the coil. I "screwdrivered" that Ford solenoid, that sat so proudly on the fender well, and it fired right up. I sat there for about 5 minutes just listening to it idle, shaking inside, knowing this was WRONG. Then this voice said, "take it around the block." I gave the "OTHER voice" about 13 nanoseconds to chime in, and nothing was heard so I TOOK IT AROUND THE BLOCK!! YES MIKE, I took that big bad Ford for a ride around the block, and it wasn't a EZ ride either, if you know what I mean. So now after 36 years you know the rest of the story, and I do now apologize for that. If you show on Cruise Night, I'll buy you a cone, then we're even. Oh Sloey, sorry about stomping on your feedback here. I'll buy you one too.
Name: Kathy Stonebraker () on Wednesday, July 21, 1999 at 22:59:27
Message: Bring the table-whoever you are. I'll use it! Sharon-I just got off the phone with my brother Dick. He says hi!! He recently reconnected with Bud (John) Dorman because of this page and he didn't even go to HHS! This truly is an amazing site. I gave my mom your moms address and she said she would write. At 81 yrs. young, she was amazed that you could find someone after so long. Does anyone remember Kresges (next to Clark Drugs)? I was at a Woolworths yesterday having an old fashion milk shake-where they bring you the metal cup that it was made in too-and it reminded me of Kresges little luncheonette and how they used to have balloons at every table with different discounts in them. You had to pop the balloon to see if you got your meal free or just 25 cents off. Tell me I'm not hallucinating and that this really did happen! If you really want disco I have the "Theme from S.W.A.T." !!
Name: Diane Smith () on Wednesday, July 21, 1999 at 22:53:36
Message: Dan, I will be there with you on cruise night, have I ever let you down? But, you ride shotgun, I will drive the Viper!
There you go Dan, the Viper is spoken for.
Name: Patty Valencia () on Wednesday, July 21, 1999 at 22:16:35
Message: 100. Wow. Yippee. There you go. That was a huge accomplishment - congrats Panadero man.
Hey thanks Patty girl, We couldn't have done it without a few hundred entries from the "V" girls either, and thanks to everyone who have turned this site into the true spirit of Cougardom.
I remember sitting here about 3 years ago, and it was Bob Rierdan HHS61 and I talking about the old days...for weeks, huh Bob. Now 3 years later and 2000 Cougs later. Well, "just be careful what you wish for".and I mean that in the nicest way. I love you all, and have made so many wonderful new friends (many that I've never seen yet) from all across the decades. Again, this site is outstanding because of YOU. You are the one's who add the spice and the zest to the site. You all provide the entertainment.
No, I am not the king; merely the keeper of the keys.
Thanks Cougs..........now what shall we do at 200 ! !
Name: Gary Nelson () on Wednesday, July 21, 1999 at 22:06:52
Message: Well Mr. Baker, we did it again, thanks to Joyce S. I got my ol buddy Don Dyes number. Have not talked to him in over thirty years. It's funny how the guys that got me in trouble all became cops! He said he would log in and try and make Saturday. THANKS AGAIN JOYCE.
That's what we wanna' hear, more people connecting. I guess if your last name is Dye (David, Dan, and Don), you have to become a police officer. Thanks Gar', and see you there.
Name: Sharon MacDonald () on Wednesday, July 21, 1999 at 22:05:01
Message: As the big 100 approaches, everyone seems to be getting even more spirited. I hope that this is just the first of many "Cruise Nights". Sooner or later something this much fun will fall on a date that my husband and I can get to Hawthorne for. We who attended Hawthorne High School are very lucky. Not only does the Cougar Spirt survive but the school does too. The school my husband graduated from is now the site of apartments. It did not matter that some pretty famous people (including Orson Wells) also attended the school. I attended 3 other high schools before coming to Hawthorne in my junior year. At Hawthorne High, I never felt like an outsider. Having been quite shy in those days, I didn't make a great impression on the school, but it made an impression on me. Thanks, John, for providing this forum for all of us to recall those halcyon days when we were younger learning about life.
Thank you Sharon, and yes there will be more of these. .....if the rowdy girls don't screw it up for everybo.......
Name: Sandy () on Wednesday, July 21, 1999 at 21:41:56
Message: Some of the people that are meeting at my house to line up to cruise are: Paula Chapin Rogers, Billie McNabb, Marsha Russell, Judy Degrazia, Dorothy Johnston Slawson, Dick Slawson, Linda Huffmaker, Marguerite Melchert von Kolen, Sherry Peppers Wingo, and Barbara Norris Westrope. Dorothy has put in calls to: Pat Burris, Lynn Brooks, Vicki and David Fairchild, and Barbara Hamilton Baird and James Bush. We are ready to have fun fun fun!!! Gary Nelson look for the '57 red fairlane convertible.
Sandy, please try to get them all in there, even if you have to "Drive In Movie" a few in the trunk.And what IS your REAL email address? I've tried to email you a few times and now I see it's something new.
Name: YOUSCREAMISCREAMWEALLSCREAMFORICECREAM () on Wednesday, July 21, 1999 at
Message: This one is true. Nancy Wong married Mark Shu and hyphenated her name. She ended up being Nancy Wong-Shu.
See ya Saturday!!!! Kathy, I'll be there early to help you set up. I can bring a table, but its 6 feet long
Now, If Nancy Wong married Orville Wright, She'd be Nancy Wong Wright, right or wrong?
And who are you with the 6 foot long table?
Name: Keith D. Jones () on Wednesday, July 21, 1999 at 21:16:58
Maiden: always been Jones
Message: Well I have to get in on the first millenium. The next millenium is right around the corner. 100 pages! WOW. It seems like yesterday when we ... sorry John almost started to babble. Anyway sorry I can't be their this weekend. Spent last weekend in Montecito to watch my oldest daughter at The Soccer Academy. Looks like she may be off to Europe in late August for some tour or something. She's following (and surpassing) her dad. This whole next week I'll be busy here in Vegas with the Gold's Gym convention at the Rio. Wish I could be there. Haven't seen my dad Jimbo for awhile or uncle Bill. Hopefully we'll all do this again real soon. Have fun and John be sure to post up allot of pics of the party.
Hey Keith, Sorry you've got to work man. Again, I know you'll be here in Coug spirit. Thanks man and we'll play a rockin' disco tune for you. How about something from "Saturday Night Fever".
Name: Cindy Matthies () on Wednesday, July 21, 1999 at 21:12:18
Message: Hey John! What's the prize for being the feedback msg that makes the page flip to 100?? Oops, I mean KING John (begging your forgiveness ....)
Cindy darlin', I thought about that earlier but I just can't come up with anything....how about if I mail you a free Monster cone. BECAUSE YOU JUST MADE IT FLIP. HONEST!!!! WE ARE AT 100 PAGES!!!
Message: Kathy's Cruise idea sounds great. I hope #200 falls sometime when I don't have to set up at a show or go to a conference in the opposite direction of SoCal. I'll be thinking of you all on Saturday night!