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Name: Michael M Kratz ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Nov 22, 2007, 2:06 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1971
City & State: Vegas
Message: How about "California Jam," held at Ontario Motor Speedway in 1974. With Acts like Black Sabbath, Eagles, Deep Purple and many more.

Name: Connie Gaston ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Nov 22, 2007, 11:25 am - HHS Time
Class: 1979
City & State: Lomita, CA
Message: Love the concert topic. Got to see many shows (Aerosmith, Styx, the Cars, Foreigner, Rod Stewart) while at HHS thanks to tix connections to the Fabulous Forum. Still love concerts...I've seen close to 90 acts total. First show was Peter Frampton (sigh!) in Dec 1976. Most recent show, Chris Cornell, who was just amazing. Best 3 live shows ever: The Who, U2 & Heart. Happy 1000 pages, John!
Thanks Connie....

Name: Anita ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Nov 22, 2007, 9:49 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Harmon
Class: 1969
City & State: Fair Oaks, Ca
No E-mail
Message: Today is Thanksgiving. A day for expressing gratitude. So often it takes tragedy to wake us up, to make us reevaluate our lives and appreciate what we have. I guess the reason for this is that when tragedy strikes, everything becomes instantaneously prioritized. We realize what matters most and what we care about and anything that is not essential is ignored. Yet when things are going well it can be easy to overlook the blessings in our lives. We can take for granted our health or the relationships we are fortunate enough to have and rather get caught up worrying about our mounting bills or dripping faucet or being stuck in traffic. Yet each and every day we are blessed with so many things that happen, starting with the fact that we wake up in the morning to another day ahead. And each day, every single one of us has something to be grateful for. Sometimes these things are big, such as getting a wonderful job offer, sometimes they are small, such as the fact that the baby slept through the night. But the more we focus on what we have to be grateful for in our lives, the easier it is to deal with the challenges and tests that we may face as well. So I would like to say "Thank You" to John Baker for creating this incredible "vessel" that has touched so many of our lives and to encourage all of you to share what you have to be grateful for in your life, not just today, but every day. Big or small, it doesn't matter, they are all important to share and important reminders that our lives are filled with blessings and miracles, constantly! God Bless ~
Well said, Anita. Thank you...

Name: Margie Lopez ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Nov 22, 2007, 9:31 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Galindo
Class: 1978
City & State: Hawthorne,Ca
Message: Congrats John on 1001 pages. Cougartown is the place. I think my brother Alex first told me about this site, or was it Tony Domenick? First concert: The Beach Boys @ the Great Western Forum 1974. I was in 8th grade. I was hooked for life. Grand Funk, Led Zeppelin and Elton John also @ the Forum all during the 70's. Proud to say I have seen Santana 4 times, once a decade starting in 1970. The last concert: the K-Earth 35th Ann. Concert @ the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in September: Chicago, Doobie Bros., War, the Stylistics, and the Four Tops all played...The Doobie Bros really brought the house down ...America and Chicago @ the Greek (also this year) most memorable: my first: The Beach Boys, what else. well John thanx again for all this, who would o' thought? You really are da man...Happy Thanksgiving to all.God Bless
Well thank you Margie....

Name: EL & IDA ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Nov 22, 2007, 7:24 am - HHS Time
Class: 1961
City & State: KUNA, ID
Message: I know we're not suppossed to talk about FBT's here. But have the Scarlet and Gold come close this year? Oh, one other thing, hows the big red doing again?:-)) Hear they are looking at BSU'S coach for maybe a replacement Bill. We love ya all. Have a Happy T-Giving to all you Cougs. MAY THE COUGAR BE WITH YOU!!! JAKE N JUDE!!!
FBT's---what's that? As for Ball State, I know nothing. Hawthorne was 0 for the season.

Name: Maria Fitzgerald ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Nov 22, 2007, 2:00 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Juaneza
Class: 1980
City & State: Torrance, CA
Message: Sorry I missed the 1000th page, but 1001 isn't so bad. I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving. John, you have truly blessed us with this website. Thank you so much.
Thank you Maria and Happy Thanksgiving....

Name: Jan Peterson ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Nov 21, 2007, 8:25 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Freeman
Class: 1967
City & State: Carmichael, CA
Message: I do not want to forget to wish my CT family, and our "Daddy John" a very Happy Thanksgiving! I have not logged in for awhile, so I have been busy reading and trying to catch up. 1001 pages, WOW. My first post was on page 42. Be safe, eat lots and love and hug more! Jan
Hey Jan, Thanks very much and you have a wonderful Thanksgiving....

Name: EL ROJO ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Nov 21, 2007, 4:34 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: Kuna, ID
Message: Bake we missed the 000 page for the first time in CTown History. At least play a Charlena for Harry and Kathy and Jake N Jude. We would be beholden! :)) Thanks, MAY THE COUGAR BE WITH YOU! Jake N jude.
Sure, here you go....

Name: Cliff Hitchcock ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Nov 21, 2007, 4:17 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1973
City & State: Northridge, Ca.
Message: Congrats JB on 1000 pages of Cougartown fun. Happy Thanksgiving everybody....
Thanks Cliif, and have a great day tomorrow.

Name: Larry Bach ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Nov 21, 2007, 3:11 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1972
City & State: Torrance, CA
Message: Since the Rolling Stones are all getting along in age, I think they changed their name to "The Strolling Bones". Happy Thanksgiving to all, and thanks John, for all of your efforts keeping CT up and running.
Thanks Larry, and with their money, and if they wanted to start over.....Maybe the "Rolling Clones".

Name: James Armour ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Nov 21, 2007, 3:08 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1970
City & State: Atlanta
Message: A job well done John Baker. You are right up there with war and peace now. Come to think of it, its been a bit like that here :) Thanks to you and all the family at Cougartown, I'm never far from home. It has saved my butt a time or two. What you have done here John is very much appreciated and is on my list of things to be thankful for. Happy Thanksgiving!
Ahh Thanks James, and Happy Thanksgiving toyou and yours. Yes, Tolstoi would be envious. From Page 1 through 1000 there have been 28,892 entries. I'm in the process of adding other facts about the first 1000 pages so stay tuned.

Name: El Rojo & Ida ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Nov 21, 2007, 2:46 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: Kuna, ID
Message: See what I get for changing users at a time like this. Missed the 1000 page!!! Dang!! Congrats John on giving myself and Jude and the rest of the Cougs a wonderful experience over the last 8 or so years. It's been a blast big guy. Also all of you down there, thanks for your hospitality when the old folks showed up on your porch. Hope to see you for the Five-OH for all. Take care, MAY THE COUGAR BE WITH YOU. Jake N Jude.
Hey Jake, Yep you missed this one all right but you've been at the top of most others. Hope you and Judi have a wonderful Thanksgiving and come on down to CA anytime you like.

Name: Doug Gant ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Nov 21, 2007, 1:54 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Lincoln,CA
Message: I've been enjoying your site for years. A great place for memories. I'm working on my personal history and refer to your site as a place to find the real flavor of the 60's. Keep up the good work.
Hey Doug, Always nice when a 62er shows up. Thanks very much and glad you're getting a history lesson here. Check in anytime.

Name: Loretta and Larry Cuiper ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Nov 21, 2007, 12:56 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Morelli
Class: 1960
City & State: Hawthorne, Ca
Message: John, We wish you a Happy Thanksgiving and Congratulation on 1001 (today) Pages. This is the most wonderful sight as everyone else is saying. Thank you for coming up with this wonderful idea!! Love ya Dearly....HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL OTHER COUGARS AND FAMILY - ALWAYS A COUG.......
Thanks Loretta, and you and Larry have a drumstick for me.

Name: Arno Portegies ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Nov 21, 2007, 12:47 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1978
City & State: The Netherlands
Message: Thanksgiving is the only holiday that I really miss since moving to Holland. Its a great day to be thankful for everything, and god knows how much we have to be thankful for. Especially for our loved ones, thats why its the holiday I miss the most. So while I'm living a normal day of the usual here in beautiful Holland, I'll be thinking of all of you enjoying that special 'family' day. Happy Thanksgiving all! Enjoy and be thankful.
Thanks Arno....

Name: Laura Anderson ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Nov 21, 2007, 11:04 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Twitchell
Class: 1979
City & State: Hemet, CA
Message: Regarding Keith's post.. mine was page 8, July 13, 1998. I've been divorced, graduated college, started a new career and remarried since then...WOW!! Can't remember what led me to this site to begin with, maybe a search in planning the 20th reunion but what's important is that this has become a Hawthorne Home for many of us spread across the world. When we count our blessings Cougartown is on the list. God Bless John!
Thanks very much for sticking around, Laura.....

Name: Dean Morris ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Nov 21, 2007, 10:59 am - HHS Time
Class: 1972
City & State: Valley of Joe, CA
Message: Hey John and Fellow Cougars: What an amazing milestone 1000 pages of sharing stories, entertaining, bonding with old and new friends! I doubt there is another high school or college in the country that has achieved this level of involvement for so many so long after our HHS years. JB has lit a fire from the 1950s through the 1970s and early 80s. Let's hope the more recent classes can identify with CT and accept the torch once it passes to them. Happy Thanksgiving to all!Dean
Thanks Dean, I do really hope the later classes catch on here. It's their website too.

Name: Jon Sloey ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Nov 21, 2007, 10:15 am - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: Hawthorne
Message: Best concert, The Rolling Stones at the Forum. I still remember going to that concert like it was yesterday. But I can not tell you to this day how I got home. Seriously John, thank you for Cougartown!!!! Cougartown has been a window to help rekindle old friendships. Happy Thanksgiving to Cougars all over the world.
Thanks Jon, and thanks for your contributions over the years.

Name: Jim Schroeder ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Nov 21, 2007, 9:41 am - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: Central Point, Oregon
Message: Cougartown has given us all a place to validate and share our existence, our thoughts and memories. 1000 pages of HHS artifacts etched indelibly on a piece of Pope John's soul. It's been cool getting to know people by reading their words. It's a warm and comfortable place to visit. Thanks Big Guy. *** (Saw John Mayall last Friday -- he's 73 and still rockin' the blues.)
Thanks Jim, and thanks for your wit too. I always look forward to your stuff, MAAAANN!!

Name: Karen Kuehl ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Nov 21, 2007, 8:49 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Graham
Class: 1959
City & State: Vista, CA
Message: I Cougaled my name and found out that my first post on here was in July 1998. Oooops, I think I said 1997. Anyway, Cal Kappen had told me about this site back then. I had just missed the BIG "First 10 Years Reunion" and was very disappointed that I hadn't heard about it. Now, with Cougartown, there is no excuse for missing any of the reunions! JB, it was such a trip to find out that you knew my cousin, Charlene. One of these days I hope to bring her to a Cruise Night so you two can re-unite. I'm glad you and I have had all these wonderful Cougartown years to be friends. This site has been such a life-altering experience in so many ways for so many of us. It's been great!! I just wonder where I would be right now if it hadn't been for you and Cougartown.
Thanks very much, Karen and do bring Charlene to a Cruise sometime. It's only been 52 years since I've seen her. Thanks too for your dedicated years here and for becoming a great friend whom I would've never known.

Name: Armand Vaquer ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Nov 21, 2007, 8:48 am - HHS Time
Class: 1972
City & State: Tarzana, CA
Message: 1,000 pages?! I really wasn't paying attention, but come to think of it, it is a remarkable milestone! Kudos to you, John. BTW, 55 photos of Thorny to follow. (Just kidding! Don't want to give you a coronary.)
I was hoping for 60, but... Thanks Armand

Name: Sonia ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Nov 21, 2007, 8:47 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Gregory
Class: 1957
City & State: Irvine, Ca
Message: Hi John, just want to wish all a Happy Cougar Thanksgiving Day. Have a really fun, safe, "can't believe I eat so much", day. Sonia
Thank you Sonia, and you do the same.

Name: doris ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Nov 21, 2007, 8:28 am - HHS Time
Maiden: donaldson
Class: 1957
City & State: Twin Falls ID
No E-mail
Message: Oh phooey! I missed yet ANOTHER important page ... WOW! CONGRATULATIONS JOHN BAKER and bless you and million times over for having such a great idea as COUGARTOWN! As have many MANY others, I have made so MANY new friends through Cougartown and have re-discovered old friendships! YOU DA MAAAAN FOR SURE!!!! xoxoxo Oh yeah! And THANK YOU!!!
Thank YOU Doris for sticking it out with us.....

Name: Keith Jones ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Nov 21, 2007, 8:22 am - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Las Vegas
Message: Here is something neat. Go back and find your first post here on Cougartown. Try and remember the most significant thing that has happened to you since. Even put who did you hook up with that you haven't seen since HHS because of Cougartown. This place has done wonders and has changed peoples lives. It is amazing what Big John has done. Congrats and I'll see you before we hit the 2,000th page.
Hey Keith, Thanks very much and I hope so