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Name: Cheri Longanecker ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jan 24, 2008, 1:32 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Longanecker
Class: 1965
City & State: Yuma, AZ
Message: When I moved to Yuma, I tossed several matchbook covers from restaurants, etc. that don't exist anymore. If I had been thinking, I should have snapped a photo and FW'd to John! Wasn't Pieces of Eight located in Marina Del Rey? If memory serves me right, it was a favorite after the prom, Christmas dance, etc. place to eat.
Thanks Cheri....

Name: John Crotty ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jan 24, 2008, 12:23 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: Hermosa Beach
Message: The Pieces of Eight was in Marina Del Rey at the very south end of their Ports o'call. Went there often, the best Teriyaki Steak I ever had.......It then became something like the Red Dragon......(I think).
Thanks John, picture courtesy of Jerry Miles.

Name: Cindy Rael ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jan 24, 2008, 11:52 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Jorgenson
Class: 1974
City & State: Moreno Valley, CA
Message: As Danny Rael's sister-in-law I would like to Thank all of you for your prayers and support during this tragic time in our lives. The response has been tremendous to our family. Thanks again and please keep us in your prayers. Cindy Rael and family

Name: Kitty ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jan 24, 2008, 11:47 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Mathieson
Class: 1975
City & State: San Jose CA
Message: New email address updated. Looking forward to hearing from you all. Check out for a look at some of my art and landscape slides. Thank you for the reminders to change my use it! Take care. In One Peace, Kitty Mathieson
Thank you Kitty, hope you are inundated with email....

Name: Dan Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jan 24, 2008, 11:25 am - HHS Time
Class: 1977
City & State: Sherman Oaks, CA
Message: In the early 70s, I used to bowl in a league at "Carolina Lanes" (at the time I think they called it Glen Allison Lanes). It was a strange place even then -- the bar was topless (it had not yet been turned into "Nudes, Nudes, Nudes") and even though we were a Saturday morning league, there would be salty old characters lurking around. Among the Cougars I can recall in that league off the top of my head were Omar Azze, Robert Bates, Greg Franklin, Rick Hale and Bob Knepper. Somewhere I have a standings sheet from that league showing my sterling 130 average! Several years later, Glen Allison bowled a perfect 900 series (3 straight 300 games) but had it disqualified because they found the lanes had been grooved (I think he did it at a bowling alley in Downey or thereabouts).

Name: Ray Castillo ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jan 24, 2008, 10:28 am - HHS Time
Class: 1973
City & State: Palmdale, Ca.
Message: Some things NEVER change...The phone number on that book of matches for The Pantry remains the same.

Name: Jim Schroeder ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jan 24, 2008, 10:10 am - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: Central Point, Oregon
Message: Cool match books. What is the address for the Pieces of Eight? I went to some place after a backwards dance one year, and (as with many things) it slips my mind, but could of been the P of 8. Was it in the Hollywood Hills? Are these out of your personal collection John?
Yes, but I'll be darned if I can find them right now. Cheryl Christensen sent them to me about 10 years ago and the picture was done then. I'll have to search the ol' Ctown archives for them.

Name: Ray Smith ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jan 24, 2008, 8:41 am - HHS Time
Class: 1981
City & State: Portland, OR
No E-mail
Message: Dale Hahlbeck..thank you so much for jarring my memory on my 6th grade Hawthorne Youth camnp picture of "Mitch Junkin". He was my camp counselor and I thought he was a pretty cool guy. He was loads of fun and was really a cool guy to look up to. I think we had 6 boys in his camp and I thought it was cool that he let us have cabin "Snowball fights".... Thanks for the info.

Name: Lisa Kerr ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jan 23, 2008, 8:31 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Marazzi
Class: 1975
City & State: ElSegundo CA
Message: Thank you Danny......for your friendship.....kindness...........your smile "Aaaayhh!!!" and most of all our long talks. Although much time has passed the memories are forever!!!!!!!!!!! May our Lord Jesus Christ comfort your family.

Name: Jill Jaynes ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jan 23, 2008, 3:30 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: McFarlane
Class: 1977
City & State: Mission Viejo, CA
Message: Okay golfers, our 5th annual tournament has been secured. We will be holding it on May 10th, shotgun start at 8 at Westridge in La Habra. JB should be posting a "Reservation" notice shortly. We have not set the price yet, but that will be done shortly. If you have any questions, please email me directly. FORE!!!!!
Thanks Jill, We need at least 40 golfers Cougs so let's fill this requirement, otherwise someone has to come up with the rest of the money.

Name: Jim Raines ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jan 23, 2008, 11:36 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Salt Lake City Utah
Message: Ron Kritz, I remember your brother Jack and his really cool "56 Buick Century. Gene Guterrez and I used to stop and talk to him about his car all the time. It was Burgundy(?) with white tuck and roll inside. He (and you) lived at the North end of Sundale next to Imperial Hwy, West side. I bought a '56 buick like his except I didn't have the cash to do what he did. I also bought a '57 Olds like Alan Hauge but someone borrowed it and never brought it back. Great memories.

Name: Paula ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jan 23, 2008, 9:13 am - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Rescue, CA
Message: Hi Everyone, Just fyi, BMI is supporting original Beach Boy, Al Jardine on his first solo project. Al's new Cd is well worth waiting for and has many added special guests just to name a few, Brian Wilson, David Marks, Neil Young, Steve Miller, America and others and should be out in the Spring. You can read the entire article on BMI's world music page: and of course hear more at Paula Bondi - Springer
Thanks very much Paula, I'll be looking for it.

Name: Ron Kritz ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jan 22, 2008, 10:51 pm - HHS Time
City & State: carson ca,
Message: Does anybody remember me? 1954-55 I only went my freshman year and part of sophmore. Brother Jack and sister Marian
Welcome Ron, I'm sure someone does....

Name: Dale HAHLBECK JR ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jan 22, 2008, 8:03 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1975
City & State: Yorba Linda CA
Message: I think Ms. Kitty meant I was silly and "round", another chubby crack eh KM??H1 OUT!

Name: Kitty ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jan 22, 2008, 6:11 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Mathieson
Class: 1975
City & State: Los Gatos, California
Message: Hi there! Looking for other HHS classmates. I'm tired of missing the "Reunions"! Forget that! Let's just get together! I've got a myspace, yes I did just type that! has my art work and landscapes. Email me please at I would love to hear from you all. I recently hooked-up with Chris Oliver...Christine Oliver and she is still singing only now as a professional jazz singer, opening for Al Jarreau. Her CD is fabulous...then Beth Santos...little Beth? She just married the dude from OC - the chopper guy...and then Dale Hahlbeck is still silly and around. I've found a few people and they're all quite well-preserved if I say so myself! We could get at least a few people together just for a beach hang-out and bar-b-que. I want to get together before I croak for cripe's sake! Wah wah wah...remember me? Voted "Biggest Mouth" (and WHO came up with that one anyway??!) as well as ASB Prez...lookin' for more of us. EMail me. I'm waiting! Hugs, Kitty Mathieson
Hi Kitty, I tried emailing you about 2 weeks ago regarding finishing your User Name and Password thing and your yahoo email bounced back. If you received your User Name and Password please go to The Login Page and complete your sign in. Maybe people are emailing you and not getting through. Thanks....

Name: Clark Millman ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jan 22, 2008, 3:05 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Torrance, CA
Message: The entire class of 76 mourns the passing of our classmate Danny Rael. It is great to see so many tributes on Cougartown! When any Cougar passes it diminishes the HHS community but for the 76ers it is a more personal loss. Our mortality becomes much more real when our classmates start passing away! For those of you from earlier or later classes who did not know Danny, you probably figured out from all the tributes that he was the football "stud" of our class. Every class seems to have one, 71 had Laidlaw, 73 had Howse, Skulick and Greasby, 74 had McCallister, but Danny was our guy. He was the guy you came to the game to watch. Danny loved his white football shoes that were a little flashy but he could back his cockiness up with his performance on the field. USC had student body left or right, HHS had 10 fly or 11 fly which was essentially Rael left or right. If Danny turned the corner before the defenders realized what was happening, it was all over, HHS 6 points. I was honored to compete with Dan for 4 years at HHS for 8 different sport seasons. I think many who saw Dan play will agree that he was probably the best football player at HHS who did not go on to play college ball. Rest well my friend Dan!

Name: Karen ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jan 22, 2008, 10:11 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Masters
Class: 1972
City & State: Hollyglen, CA
Message: My very deepest sympathy to Mike and the rest of the Rael Family. What a tragic loss. Danny was such a great guy. His compassionate nature and his wonderful sense of humor will truly be missed. How unfortunate... that the last time I spoke to Danny... was when he called to tell me about Robert's passing. He was so very distraught at the loss of his brother. I think about the Rael brothers often. They will always hold a special place in my memories and in my heart. Danny and Robert...may you both rest in peace.

Name: Kirk Greasby ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jan 22, 2008, 9:31 am - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Colorado Springs CO.
Message: God Bless Danny. I met danny when I was about 8 years old. played Pop Warner against him most of the time. It wasn't until high school that we were on the same team. X slot 10 fly. and the ball had better be out in front of him because danny would be half way around the end on the pitch. He was always flying down the field his ponytail flapping in the wind. I saw Danny at the 30 year reunion Pre-party, we sat and talked about old times, playing football, choking on smog at the Hollyglen football field/Baseball diamond, playing on Halcap field and parties, Danny will always be a treasured friend to me. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Rael family. I am truly sorry for your loss. I will miss him. Kirk

Name: Jay McGrath ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jan 22, 2008, 8:01 am - HHS Time
Class: 1979
City & State: El Segundo, Ca
Message: My prayers go out to Rael family. May he rest in peace. I would run into him quite often. He was definitely a man's man. God Bless.

Name: Dale Hahlbeck JR. ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jan 21, 2008, 8:42 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1975
City & State: Yorba Linda CA
Message: Sorry thats not a Bierman in the Camp pic that is Charlotte Lindsay ('75) and the other 75 ers in the pic are Mitch Junkins, Shannon Lester, Marla Crane and Big Ron Coleman. I forget the student on the top though, but he was in my Mrs. Mark English class I think...well those are my guesses just thought I'd run that up a flagpole for you other Mrs. Mark students...H1 OUT! PS I DID NOT PLANT ONE ON MRS MARK in the Senior Kissing Booth at the carnival....that was ACTING!!
Thanks Dale....

Name: Bonnie Snow ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jan 21, 2008, 8:04 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: McCoy
Class: 1978
City & State: Irvine, CA
Message: To the Rael Family, my thoughts and prayers are with you. Please accept my deepest sympathy and may you find comfort in your beautiful memories of Danny. In the short time I knew him, he was a very sweet and classy guy with a great sense of humor. I'm sure he'll be sorely missed by many. Take care and God bless you....

Name: Dale HAHLBECK JR ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jan 21, 2008, 5:58 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1975
City & State: Yorba Linda CA
Message: I am always sorry to hear when young Cougars end up on our ever growing Tribute section. Danny Rael was a BIG reason how the 1974-75 Cougar football team made it to the Semi Finals and pulled the upset of #1 Loyola that year. Just like Ken Mcallister before him he was fast enuf to make the "86 Dive" actually be a successful running play. As a lineman, all ya had to do was give Danny a crease, and he would run to daylight and usually a touchdown. I saw Danny at his 10 year reunion and luckily had a chance to walk down memory lane a bit, as well as relive some Glory Days. I told him I couldn't believe he never got tackled by someone pulling his long hair. He had longer hair then Linda Cooke and most of his other fine girlfriends!! I am sorry I can't make the services, but I look forward to seeing Danny someday in that heavenly football field up yonder, and would love to strap on the gear to block on one more "84 Able" for a Rael TD. Danny for now just follow Big Mac up the middle, and I'll be there later to join the team. Miss ya Danny H1 OUT!

Name: jenny ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jan 21, 2008, 3:16 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: jorgenson
Class: 1977
City & State: apple valley ca
Message: Just to let everyone know the memorial for Danny Rael is being held at Calvary Chapel of Moreno Valley, 11960 Pettit Street. Moreno Valley CA. 92555 at 10:00am Sat Jan 26th 2008
Thanks Jenny....