.....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
Name: Heather Ruggirello () on Thursday, July 22, 1999 at 23:56:38
Message: John, Congrats on 100 pages and thanks for the great job you do. I see names that I haven't seen in years! Thanks again and I will have our class list to you in a few days.
Thank YOU Heather for, well......being out there to thank ME.No really, I do appreciate all the thanks that I receive.
I still think you've got the coolest name of anyone. Is that name right out of "Grease" or what folks.
Thanks Heather Ruggirello, and be a Coogah'
Name: John Baker () on Thursday, July 22, 1999 at 00:10:05
Message:For all of you who received an email from Miki Wan this afternoon with a couple of attachments in it. It is not virus related. It was a misunderstanding and I do apologize for it. Those documents that she sent are the same as on the Nyman Hall page. Sorry about that.
Name: John Baker () on Thursday, July 22, 1999 at 23:50:31
Message: OK OK, now we've got Jerry Miles to thank for the picture of Curtis A'lurede. Thanks Jerry
I remember Curtis was at Frosties ALL THE TIME. Curtis lived on the north side of 136th St. I know because George Gates, my friend, lived about 3 doors from him. That was in 1956. Does anyone know his whereabouts today? It would be perfect if we could find him by Saturday, and let him know about cruise night. ANYONE??
Name: Sharon Branigana () on Thursday, July 22, 1999 at 23:13:00
Message: Ricki, just one question: Did Gloria tell you that story about Dick Slawson? I thought so...
If you people looked at anything but the Feedback Page, you'd know that Dickie Slawson is fine.
Name: Sandy () on Thursday, July 22, 1999 at 22:56:46
Message: Judy Degrazia, his name is Curtis A'lurede, not sure of spelling, been a long time since I've seen him. He has a brother - Greg...thought maybe this would help you to find him.
Name: Patty Valencia () on Thursday, July 22, 1999 at 20:45:59
Message: Hi Jim. Don't mean to be mysterious. I'm trying to figure out an itinerary where I at least have a chance to get a glimpse of my home this weekend. If I can figure that out, I may need to hitch a ride since my car is in Las Vegas. Ohoh, I may need to hitch a ride with Peter and Allie. Hitchhiking or bumming a ride today is a bit different from when I was in high school, I need a couple more seats and some seat belts. Offers? I'm trying to arrange the tix now. Sounds like too much fun to miss. But, no wheels, no airplane tix, YET. Hey panadero, what happened to my Queen declaration? Thanks v3 and v6 for sparing us the whining and, most importantly, the flatulence.
Yes, THANKS for that. I know I can't take V3 and V6 ANYWHERE!!! If I do, it's "Wait in the car", "Wait in the car", "Wait in the car"......MAN!!!
Patty, I'll come and get you and the family but I'm going early to help set up. If you want a ride and help set up, just sing out. I'm taking "Kermit" as I need to haul some things to the party. Let me know.
OH, and that darned Queeny thingy.......yeah.....uh....we're ah working on that ah...yeah.
Name: Erica Rhea () on Thursday, July 22, 1999 at 20:20:49
Message: I would like to thank Loretta Cuiper for all the nice things she said about the members of the first women's soccer team at HHS in 1986. She's right, we always played with all our hearts and I believe the U.S. women play with all their hearts, all the time. This is a refreshing flip side to a lot of men's sports, where how much they earn is a bigger headline than how well they perform. Congratulations 1999 U.S. Women's Soccer Team! Let this just be a prelude to the success of women's soccer everywhere.
Name: Kathy S () on Thursday, July 22, 1999 at 20:20:43
Message: Sorry to confuse you. Bob Veach was asking about some policeman back in the 60's that used to kick kids out of A&W.. I remember some feedback a while ago (pg. 85 or so) that was discussing the motorcycle police of the early 60's.
OOOOHHHH!!!! Now I understand. I was thinking of the ONE policeman Hawthorne had in the 30's story. Denny Unfried sent me a picture of a motor cop from the 20's and it wasn't Tommy Cummings but a Tommy Parker. Must have been Tommy Cummings' mentor. This might have been the only one they had in the 20's.
Name: Ernie Nixon () on Thursday, July 22, 1999 at 20:16:13
Message: Hey John,
A gathering of Cougars. Thanks John what a labor of love. I'm coming in from Bakersfield. Tom Lighter said he will also try to make it. Talked with Dick Dixon and he's sorry he can't make it from Vermont. Contacted Paul Mackie, also, maybe. Lynn Brooks lives about 7-8 blocks from Foster's. So does Paul Mackie's parents. John, Thanks again , by the way, wasn't you and John Barnes who used to terrorize Miss Imes. Ernie Nixon "63 Dan, I'll be your date. A&W Jacket
Hey Ernie, Looking forward to it and I remember big John Barnes, but it wasn't me. See you Saturday
Name: Jim West () on Thursday, July 22, 1999 at 19:59:30
Message: Recently talked to Russ and Judy Jacobsen in Idaho. Both sounded great, love you both. I also talked to Bob Allen(1961), and his brother Don(1958/59),he lives in Mena, Ark., with his wife Karen. I wish everyone well. Feel free to call me at (310)647-8885, M-F. Hope I can make the next cruise night. Russ have you fixed your E-Mail? Long Beach Poly was a great football team. I have fond memories of that game, because I believe everyone tried and played their best. I also remember the great support we had from our Alumni, Coaches, and classmates.
Hey Jim, It's great hearing from you, and please don't do this once and go away. Thanks man
Name: el rojo () on Thursday, July 22, 1999 at 19:36:11
E-Mail: you know idyho
Message: jb, in my zeal to make it to page 100, i neglected to also give you a standing ovation for this great kick in the buns site you've given birth too. happy b-day DAD. we love ya BAKER.jakejude.have fun sat. night.
Hey El n ID, Thanks, and we definitely will have fun.
Name: Betty Rodriguez () on Thursday, July 22, 1999 at 18:56:33
Message: Today I recited this entire cheer without skipping a beat! My daughter just stared at me. . .
WE ARE THE COUGARS,
THE MIGHTY, MIGHTY COUGARS,
AND EVERYWHERE WE GO,
PEOPLE WANT TO KNOW,
WHO WE ARE,
SO WE TELL 'EM. . .
Memorized that one all by yourself did you now Betty.Saturday night I want you to do it for all of us.
Name: Judy DeGrazia () on Thursday, July 22, 1999 at 18:43:14
Message: The Rowdy Girls are ready for CN.. but one thing I'd like to know. Did anyone ever contact Curtis for this event? Remember him, he was the resident, ultimate hanger outer at Fosters person back in the 60's. He was there morning, noon & night. If you look in the back of the '64 El Molino you'll see his picture on page 205. Hey...maybe he's LEEROY F.. Loren Heath...looking forward to seeing you at 10: Sat night. Maybe we'll have another guess the smallest bikini contest. I won 35 years ago. Have you gotten any better?
Judy DeGrazia of the ROWDY GIRLS!
No, I don't know how to contact him. I thought you knew him. Can someone please send me that picture? How did those training wheels I sent you fit?
Name: Kathy Stonebraker () on Thursday, July 22, 1999 at 18:29:55
Message: The media!!! Yikes!!!
I don't know the 60's HPD as well as my hubby and he's not here right now but will be there Saturday. I do remember some talk a while back about someone getting a lot of CS tickets that he stuffed in his glove box. I think the officer they were talking about was Don Williams but don't quote me on that. John, if you can find that pic I sent of the 60's motorcycle cops maybe the one your asking about is in there. Back to work getting ready for Saturday nite!!
does anyone know what that was all about?
Name: Frank Romano () on Thursday, July 22, 1999 at 18:07:25
Message: John...To say thank you just doesn't seem like enough. You have really produced a wonderful place that keeps the memories alive. Here's to the next hundred pages. Oh! JB...if by some long shot Tommy DeFrancisco, or Dale Schlack show... get a handle on em' My heart will be with you on cruise night... no pun!
Thanks Frank and yes, I will keep an eye peeled for those two.
Name: Jack Hammer () on Thursday, July 22, 1999 at 18:04:37
Message: Well guys I sure hope you all have a ball at the cruise. I wish I could pack up my lovely and talented wife ( she married me for my money and good looks, then took my money and bought some glasses things haven't been quite the same since) and drive down there but Oakland Oregon( pop. 650 )is a bit far from good old Hawthorne. We'll probably load the dog's in the back of the pick up and go hang out at the feed store or maybe go on down to the bridge and see if the electric light still works. You just never can tell what's going to happen on a Saturday night in town. I really do hope everyone has a great time and don't forget that someone loves you use a "designated driver" when called for "Go Cougs"
Hey Jack, Don't get too excited now if that lights not on; could be burnt out.We will have a slushy for you, the wife, and the dogs though and if things get too out of hand, I'll leave the truck parked at the curb and use Judy DeGrazia for a crutch. Thanks Jack
Name: David Barboza () on Thursday, July 22, 1999 at 17:46:42
Message: Hey John: We just got home from the Sierra's and checked in as soon as we unpacked. WELL DONE and CONGRATS. on 100 my friend. I read what you wrote back to Patty and agree with you that it took all of us to reach 100. You however, may be the keeper of the keys but, without your inspiration and commitment these pages surely would never have existed. From my heart I say THANK YOU and proud too say my friend.
David, I do appreciate that. Thank you.......
Name: Pam Betraun () on Thursday, July 22, 1999 at 16:51:43
Message: John, Loren called and said he will get out of his class at 9PM It is in Los Alamitos and he will shoot right up, so hang in there until he arrives. Thank you!!!
OK, I know I'll be there until they run us off.
Name: MoMo () on Thursday, July 22, 1999 at 16:20:16
Message: Kathy Stonebraker,
Have you got a table for Saturday yet? If not, let me know and maybe, just maybe, we can borrow one from the City. Someone would need to pick it up Friday. Let me know...my number at work is 310-970-7221.
John, (or any other Cougar) next time your in the area, stop by the City Yard (12501 Truro) and say Hi (They do allow me visitors...if I'm good).
Yes, Susan Walling is bringing the 6 foot table.
Name: Pam Betraun () on Thursday, July 22, 1999 at 16:19:15
Maiden: In Tears
Message: Thank you John for showing my house. I haven't seen that place in a long time. I always wanted to move out of there, and now sometimes I miss my old house. I just want you to know your a great!!!! guy. Thank you for everything that you have done.
Well I never told you before, but thank you for being my neighbor. See you Saturday.
Name: Robin () on Thursday, July 22, 1999 at 15:52:34
Message: John if only for posterity, I want on this century page. Congrats to you and all the Cougars who made it possible. Sloey you're right, there are no excuses for missing this event and I will kick myself for doing so. Patty..I da Army when it come to da mud wrestlin...The princess wont even go a round for big $$$...her loss :o(...The thing that bothers me the most about this gig is...How in the heck did Dick Slauson get picked to ride with that bevy of beauties!!! Hes been dead for close to 40 yrs!!(re:V1) Geeeze Louise use HIM to hold up the hood on Nelsons 33, not poor Judy who will be wrapped stiffer than a carp on a hot day...(We'll wrestle when your healthy girl:o) And Ricki....please pull the rose bushes in and close the sun roof before you drive that sled...JB I like your plans for Homecoming halftime, but I think the sophomore princess is a better idea. I dont want to mess with some 6'5" 260lb stud who calls the victory queen his honey..Again John...WE cant thank you enough for all the time and effort put forth to make this format the absolute best. Have a double dip for me, and Cougars....You rock that town!!Show Ryan that fossils can still party :o)Later Cougs
Hey Thanks Robin. Be good boy......
Name: Kathy (Wilking) Dorio () on Thursday, July 22, 1999 at 15:15:28
Message: John, Congratulations! Have a good time Saturday. I will be with you in spirit (HHS, of course). Take lots of pictures to post so those of us that couldn't make it can see what we missed! Again, have a great time.
Thank you Kathy......
Name: Pam Betraun () on Thursday, July 22, 1999 at 15:08:11
Message: So what is the dress code for saturday night? Since this is a 60's hangout do we dress like that era. Gosh I was just a baby in the early sixties, I will have to look up outfits of the past. If this were a 70's hangout that would be no problem since those styles some how came back.
Well Pilgrim......Do you have any chaps, spurs, a Winchester and a 6 gun?? Come on Pam. The big thing you wore in the 60's was diapers, but that might bring an early curtain to cruise night. I'm wearing blue jeans (they had those then) and a T shirt. Seeing as I don't have any 78 El Molino pics, here's where the Heath family grew up (Cedar Av). I took this yesterday.
Name: Mandy Martes T5 () on Thursday, July 22, 1999 at 13:52:13
Message: Here's a thought for page 200: (not that Catalina doesn't sound good-it does) How about a pep rally in the middle of HHS campus? Scarlet and Gold attire required. See you Saturday!
There's another idea.........hmmmm
Name: Ingrid Larson () on Thursday, July 22, 1999 at 13:45:32
Message: In order to give the Cruise Night the kind of attention it really deserves, I have sent an e-mail message to Stan Chambers of "KTLA TV5 News at 10" to let him know that this historic event is about to take place. John, I hope you don't mind, it's just that I thought it might be the kind of warm hearted human-interest story that those news guys love to cover once in a while. So, everybody, in addition to the Hawthorne PD, we may even have a visit from the local media!
As long as they do not announce the event beforehand, it's fine with me.
Name: Bob Veach () on Thursday, July 22, 1999 at 13:42:23
Message: Congratulations, John, on the 100th page. A big "jackrabbit" salute to you and your apparent labor of love. My lovely wife and I will be there Saturday with our "ears" on. Hope nobody from the c/o '60's gun club brings their .22. I know how much you guys hold a grudge.
Awhile ago you mentioned that we haven't heard much from 1950's alumni. Has anybody thought they may not be computer literate. My parents graduated in 1954 (Morningside) and they don't know a byte from a bite, and could care less. We need to find a way to get the word out to them through some other medium, before we lose them. I for one would like to continue to learn about the South Bay area during the 30's and 40's.
Does anybody know that Hawthorne only had 1 police officer in the 30's, and he rode a motorcycle. Also, does anybody remember the police officer who cruised the A&W in the 60's kicking out non-customers (kids hanging around). I understand he wasn't very nice about it.
UH Bob....First let me say that I've got your "Jackrabbit Ears" RIGHT HERE!!!
Now, The HPD had more than one Police Officer in the 30's. If my Dad, God rest his soul, was here right now, he could name them ALL. The cycle cop that you're talking about was probably Tommy Cummings, but Bill Deal was the chief then, so there's two. I think I've got a picture of the 30's force here somewhere. I know I can get it from someone. Kathy and Steve, are you listening?? Thanks Bill and wear those ears, but remember there'll be lots of BIG COUGS there that played in that game and who knows what'll happen after a few slushy's
Name: Alan Nelson () on Thursday, July 22, 1999 at 13:37:42
Message: Congratulations to Supreme King of Cougartown, John Baker, on this monumental achievement. 100 pages of friends, old and new, doing what the internet was designed for. I regret that I will not be able to partake of Foster's, but I will be there in spirit, and will down a DQ Blizzard in your honor. Now we have somewhat of a dilemma facing us. From my experts, I have found out that there is a P2C (Page 2 Hundred) bug that will cause Cougartown to crash, taking all members with it. We need to act NOW to ensure that this horrendous outcome can be averted!!! According to the techies and programmers, the only way this can be done is to plan an even BIGGER event for the time that P2C roles around. (How about a contest to predict the exact date that P2C will arrive?) John, thank you for a wonderful experience. Long live the King!!!
Hmmmm.....wouldn't want the site to crash taking all the members with it......especially me!!. Maybe we WILL have a contest to see when Page 200 will fall. I will get with the Wizard of the Castle talk it over with Habib at 7-11 and see if we can't squash this nasty bug before it rears it's ugly head. Thanks for warning us Alan.