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Name: Diana Hunt ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jan 2, 2008, 9:56 am - HHS Time
City & State: Lomita, California
Message: John, I just wanted to wish you and your family a blessed and wonderful new year and to thank you for Cougartown.com. This past year I was able to reconnect with a long lost family member, a couple of great girlfriends who I hadn't heard from in 25-30 years and a neighborhood friend Charles Beisel from Hollyglen who I have been trying to locate for the past 15 years. This would not have happened if it wasn't for Cougartown.com and your hard work. You are truly appreciated. Big Hugs and Kisses.
Name: Cheryl Nicocia ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jan 2, 2008, 7:52 am - HHS Time
City & State: Keno,Or.
Message: Happy New Year John, and all Cougartowners. We had our family here, all together, for Xmas, so 2007 ended on a wonderful note. We reflected on the past year, counted our Blessings, and gave thanks for our Family and Friends. (you are at the top of our list) Love to all, John & Cheryl.
Name: Leslie Greasby ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jan 1, 2008, 9:18 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Whittier , CA
Message: I'm sorry, Mary Ann, you must not have received the memo that the Sloey's and the Greasby's got. We are not at liberty to discuss College Football, on this feedback. lol.lol. Although, John, I must say you would have had a busy workout pulling nets today. Congrats. Go CRIMSON and CREAM!!
Name: Mary Ann Martin ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jan 1, 2008, 6:10 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Nashville AR
Message: The Trojan Tradition Continues ... that's the way to start off the New Year!
Name: Armand Vaquer ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jan 1, 2008, 4:30 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Tarzana, CA
Message: Happy New Year and good riddance to 2007! I hope 2008 turns out better. 2007 saw 3 friends pass away and I got laid off. Lovely. I attended Little Tokyo's Oshogatsu New Year's Ceremonies today, maybe that'll bring good luck.
Name: Sonia ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jan 1, 2008, 4:21 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Irvine, Ca
Message: Hi Cougars, I have a new shirt (large) from the 2007 50th HHS Reunion. It has never been worn and I would be happy to just mail it to anyone who wants it. You can e-mail me: firstname.lastname@example.org and I will be happy to mail it to you. Thanks, Sonia
Name: Linda Dietrich ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jan 1, 2008, 3:46 pm - HHS Time
City & State: No where special
Message: Happy New Year to everyone here on CT. John, when is the next Cruise night? We are in Southern Utah for the winter and need to make a quick trip into CA to visit a couple people we haven't seen in years. It's not set in stone but was just wondering the month. One day would love to meet you in person. Take care everyone.
Name: Jim Armour ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jan 1, 2008, 5:42 am - HHS Time
City & State: Atlanta
Message: HAPPY NEW YEAR! I know I'm happy to see 2007 bite the dust. Well, I guess it is only a number but, somehow/somewhere, a person has to draw a line to re-evaluate and begin again. So, I decided I am starting Grad school this January. What the hell, maybe I will finally learn something I can use.:) All of you stay in shape, eat right, and limit the sex. Or, you could just enjoy your life. Thats what is nice about living, you always have choices. Peace out, Jim
Name: Mary Ann Martin ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jan 1, 2008, 5:02 am - HHS Time
City & State: Nashville AR
Message: Yep, 2007 sucked; glad it's over! Happy 2008 to y'all and GO TROJANS! JB, does the Rose Bowl use the nets?
Name: Patty Valencia Saville ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Dec 31, 2007, 9:16 pm - HHS Time
Message: Happy New Year! Thank you John for a decade of Cougartown. Or is it a decade plus 1?
Name: Karen ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Dec 31, 2007, 7:49 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Manhattan Beach,CA
Message: Happy New Year to all my fellow Cougars. I hope that 2008 is good to all of you. Thanks John for all your hard work, Cougartown is terrific. I enjoy it a lot. Hope you all have a peaceful New Years Eve and a very blessed year.
Name: Sherry Wingo ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Dec 31, 2007, 6:31 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Haw. Ca.
Message: Happy New Year to all my fellow Cougars. Thank You John for getting us all together. Happy New Year to the Rout Family. We're praying for you Joe.
Name: linda ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Dec 31, 2007, 4:58 pm - HHS Time
City & State: torrance, california
Message: Happy New Year to all of you. As has been said, 2007 wasn't the greatest, but next year, hopefully, will be better. I just wanted to let all of you know, who knew John Willcoxson, class of '63, that he passed away, over the weekend, of Bladder Cancer. The service for him will be held, January 3, 2008, at 1:00PM, White and Day Mortuary, on Sepulveda, just south of Rosecrans, in Manhattan Beach. John will surely be missed, by his fellow classmates, as well as his fellow TWA collegues. Kind regards, Linda Huthmaker collegues.
Name: Leslie Greasby ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Dec 31, 2007, 1:48 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Whittier , CA
Message: Well , I am glad to see someone has the same sentiment for 2007. It definitely "sucked." Being a teacher with L.A.U.S.D., has made this year very trying. I hope the payroll department has a handle on the problems. To all you fellow "COUGARS", God bless you in the New Year. May it be prosperous, healthy, safe and full of Good Vibrations! Peace to all.
Name: Sonia ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Dec 31, 2007, 11:42 am - HHS Time
City & State: Irvine, Ca
Message: Hi Cougars and families and friends, May 2008 bring less stress, strife, pain and more laughs, love, and good health.
Name: Karen Kuehl ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Dec 31, 2007, 10:51 am - HHS Time
City & State: CA
Message: I wish you all the best in the year to come, HAPPY NEW YEAR, Cougars and all the visitors from the surrounding schools!! I had a very good year, a year of enlightenment, prosperity, new found friends and good health. I wish 2008 will bring all that to every one of you also. God bless us all!!
Name: Jerry Miles ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Dec 31, 2007, 6:58 am - HHS Time
City & State: Fair Oaks, CA
Message: I would like to wish all my fellow alumni prosperity and good fortune in the upcoming year. And as I see the old year sneaking out the back door, I would like to say, ?Good Riddance, 2007. You sucked!? Happy New Year all.
Name: Arno Portegies ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Dec 31, 2007, 1:06 am - HHS Time
City & State: The Netherlands
Message: Happy New Year! I wish everyone a happy and healthy 2008! I can't wait to see many of you on August 9th during the class of '78 reunion!
Name: Lisa ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Dec 30, 2007, 6:59 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Ramona, CA
Message: Happy New Year...........Be safe................ Love, Lisa
Name: Timothy Coto ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Dec 29, 2007, 9:29 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Bellingham, WA
Message: This is great. I was able to contact a friend that I've known since 6th grade. We lost contact after graduation, and with this site we were able to contact each other. Tim C
Name: Diana ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Dec 28, 2007, 8:03 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Hyrum, Ut
Message: Would like to take this oppurtunity to wish all the Cougars out there a Happy New Year!
Name: Paula Bondi - Springer ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Dec 28, 2007, 3:50 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Rescue, CA
Message: Hi...I just wanted to add for those that might not have realized, --- the beautiful blonde woman seen in most of the "Brian and Diana Ross camera shots" is Brian's wife Melinda. I thought she looked just stunning too!! (Melinda mentioned to me what an amazing time they had in Washington, one that they will never forget, --and of course that Brian is very proud. --as he should be...)Happy New Year everyone! Paula Bondi-Springer
Name: Jim Gibson~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Dec 28, 2007, 12:24 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Redding, CA
Message: For those of you who may be unaware, Brian Wilson suffers from a form of schizophrenia, for which he takes daily medication. The medication regimen is designed to ward off auditory hallucinations. His wife, Melinda, says that Brian has "good days and bad days" - it depends on acheiving the proper balance of his prescribed meds. If they're off, even a bit, he can appear to be "out-of-it." It appeared to me that Brian was particularly moved by the performances in his honor. At one point, if you looked closely, you could see that tears welled up in his eyes. Loved Garfunkel's phrase, "gentlest revolutionary." Also, Brian stated that he thought Lyle Lovett's interpretation of "God Only Knows" was the best he had ever heard. I think few of us have had to face the kinds of obstacles that Brian has had to overcome throughout his lifetime. Granted, some were of his own making. The fact that at 65, he continues to create critically acclaimed music is nothing short of a miracle. Given his circumstances throughout his career, who would have thought that he would be the last Wilson brother still with us? Our boy joins a select and elite group of performers to be honored by the Kennedy Center - no small accomplishment - and not too bad for a former quarterback from Hawthorne High! - Gibby -
Name: Cliff Hitchcock ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Dec 28, 2007, 9:08 am - HHS Time
City & State: Northridge, Ca
Message: Billy Hinsche, Formally of The Beach Boys (and Dino Desi and Billy) has a new DVD he created entitled "Dennis Wilson Forever" and can be sampled and purchased thru his Myspace page
. Happy New Year folks!
Name: Keith D. Jones ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Dec 27, 2007, 6:53 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Las Vegas
Message: I too watched the show with a friend of mine here. Was kind of sad watching Brian. But he is a legend. I was hoping they were going to say Hawthorne but they said a suburb in Los Angeles. Oh well at least we know.
Name: Judy Blomsterberg ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Dec 27, 2007, 6:29 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Torrance, CA
Message: For those of you that knew Pat & Maureen (Manning) Desmore, you may want to view and or sign his guest book
as a final farewell. ---------- The Guest Book for Gary Patrick 'Poppy' Desmore will remain online until January 1, 2008, after which it will no longer be available for reading and adding entries.