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Name: Glenn Crist ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-May 25, 2008, 7:35 am - HHS Time
City & State: Sonoma, CA
Message: In 1964 my sister, Sheran, and two of her friends went to the T. A. M. I. show at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. The acronym stood for Teen Age Music International show. It was a Who's Who of performers of the era, including The Beach Boys, Chuck Berry, James Brown and the Flames, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, The Supremes, Leslie Gore, Jan and Dean. From England were Gerry and the Pacemakers, and the relatively new group in one of their first concert appearances in the U. S., the Rolling Stones. The show was videotaped and later released as a film and VHS tape. The concert ran very late and when my parents went to pick up my sister and her friends, they weren't out in front of the auditorium. The guard on the door said that many in the audience had already gone home and to just go inside since the show was almost over. One of my siblings rented the VHS years later, only to view my very bored mother and father in the audience in the footage of the concert. I have yet to find a copy to watch, but would surely love to see it. The Beach Boys apparently aren't in the film because of contractual issues.
Name: Larry Biller ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-May 24, 2008, 12:09 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Portland,Oregon
Message: Saw Steve martin at the Teenage Fair in 1970. This was his folk music banjo playing days. Oh yeah he was funny too. Imagine that.
Name: Jerry Miles ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-May 24, 2008, 10:00 am - HHS Time
City & State: Fair Oaks, CA
Message: Michael M Kratz, I started attending the teen fair when it unofficially started at POP in 1962 I think. By 1964, KFWB had taken sponsorship and moved it to the Palladium. I don't know about any riot per se but if you were talking about having a great time then it certainly was a riot. Car shows, Battle of the Bands, and great looking women were to be found there during the fair week. There were many groups that played there too, Dick Dale, the Righteous Brothers, Fabian, and many more. One thing I still remember was how swift the lines were because there were no small children or OLD PEOPLE in their THIRTIES or more. For the Hawthorne connection, in 1964 KFWB cut a Demo that was played at the fair of a three way conversation between The Beatles, Dick Dale, and our own Brain Wilson. Brian discussed how much he liked the Beatles and Dick and Brian chatted about the Beatles haircuts.
Name: Sharon Leach ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-May 23, 2008, 5:38 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Long Beach, CA
Message: To Michael Kratz, yes my friends and I spent a great day at the Teen Fare at the Palladium in 1966. However, when Cathy Moore had eaten too much before going on the caged ferris wheel that rotates, the sight of vomit spewing from the cage was more that I could stand to watch. Unfortunately, Lyn Biggers was in the cage with her and the recipient of a shower. Thank the goodness I was afraid of heights and like the looks of that ride. Sorry John, if it is too close to dinner you can delete this post. To Donna Voss, are you related to Vickie and Connie Voss. If so tell them to start posting. There are old acquaintances who would like to see them here.
Name: Sharon Leach ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-May 23, 2008, 5:27 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Long Beach, CA
Message: YEAH! John has the sign-up sheet for the Cougartown picnic and chili/salsa cook-off. The gauntlet has been laid, now let's see who reaps the rewards. Remember, for each category the prize is a $25.00 gift certificate to Chili's Restaurants. Bring on your game. Speaking of Game, we are having lots of them. Bring your three legs along for a race, or wrap yourself in fashionable burlap for a good old-fashioned sack race. You could cool yourself off on a warm September afternoon by losing the balloon toss and getting wet. Sounds like a winner to me. BE THERE OR BE SQUARE.
Name: Scott Petter ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-May 23, 2008, 5:09 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Hemet, CA
Message: To Sheree Klingenhagen........Write me to say HI if you wish. Send to email@example.com. Haven't talked to you since your freshman year in High School, I think. My dad and your dad were in Southwest Anglers.....remember me?
Name: Al Rocca ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-May 23, 2008, 11:40 am - HHS Time
City & State: Mesa, AZ
Message: Thanks for the Helm's cream puff recipe. My mouth was watering just reading it. I'm going home and making some. Thanks again and have a great holiday weekend. By the way, it's actually cold here in Arizona today!! Usually 105 degrees in May.
Name: Donna Jensen ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-May 23, 2008, 11:02 am - HHS Time
City & State: Scottsdale, AZ
Message: Would love to hear from my classmates, specifically James Edward Harvey. Look forward to reminiscing.
Name: Michael M Kratz ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-May 23, 2008, 8:22 am - HHS Time
City & State: Sunrise Manor Nevada
Message: I see a lot of early 60'ers with their reflection of the past here. Did any of you make it too the 1965 Teenage Fair, held at the Palladium? And was it a riot or is that just what I heard.
Name: Cindy Wernicke ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-May 23, 2008, 1:22 am - HHS Time
City & State: Stagecoach, NV
Message: Boy, I hope Mike has a motorhome or the like, it is raining down here in the valley and I heard someone say that it had snowed in Tahoe. Welcome back Russ, glad you are on the mend, your additions to this site have been missed.Cindy
Name: Mike Shay ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-May 22, 2008, 8:16 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Cerritos, CA
Message: Hello All: Hope you all have a great holiday weekend. We are joining the Hansons and the Adairs on a camping trip to Tahoe, be back Tuesday. Everytime I think about Dodger Stadium I think of our good friend J.B and the time he and his dad were at the game and John had his hands full of important things when the high pop foul came right to him. Tell us again please!! Welcome back Russ; M.S.
Name: Sherry Ward ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-May 22, 2008, 2:33 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Maryville, Tn.
Message: Back to the cream puffs....I used to use 2 tsps. of unflavored gelatin in my whipped cream when I had my restaurant. It didn't affect the flavor any, but kept the whipped cream from going flat. Maybe that's what they are talking about. MMMMM....cream puffs! My favorite on the Helms truck was the iced brownies. I can still taste them. Yummmmm.
Name: Sharon Leach ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-May 22, 2008, 1:20 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Long Beach, CA
Message: It's great to see the other half of Jude posting again. Glad that you are feeling better, Russ.
Name: Gary Bickers ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-May 22, 2008, 9:27 am - HHS Time
City & State: pve
Message: Jake, saw your post and glad to hear you are feeling better. Please sent me an email address; as I told your wife the attempts to respond to your EMAIL address attached to your FEED BACK entries have not gone through. I have a question that will only be interesting to the two of us. thanks
Name: Bill Sloey ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-May 22, 2008, 8:48 am - HHS Time
City & State: R.B.
Message: Glad to see King Cat is on the prowl again, little steps Russ you will get there. Some people think Jon and I are twins. If you scroll down you will see that we didn't even look in the same direction. With this game coming up on Sunday, with all the Cougs being there and what the K.C. went through, There has to be someone in this mix that can recommend family insurance as I am coming up for renewal and want to make sure I am covered. I am totally confused on PPO/POS/HMO/OMG, J.B.sorry you are going to miss the Dodger Dogs The Best to ya. Bill
Name: Russ Jacobsen ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-May 22, 2008, 7:04 am - HHS Time
City & State: KUNA, ID
Message: First of all I would like to thank all you Cougs for the the well wishes and prayers and calls. It's humbling, in the sense that you have that many people that care. I'm on the mend and although not back to work yet, I was going to retire in September, I'm actually looking forward to going back to work and checking out C-Town each day. It's great to be walking and talking to all of you. You get a little different perspective on life after an episode like this. Thank you again and MAY THE COUGAR BE WITH YOU. He was with me. Jake N Jude.
Name: Debbie ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-May 21, 2008, 10:39 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Del Aire, CA
Message: Helm's cream puffs were messy but soooo good! My mom would sometimes take a nap before working a late shift, but we were allowed to take just enough change to get our treats. Chances are we were soon back under the sprinkler or Slip 'n Slide if it was summer anyway.
Name: Jon Sloey ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-May 21, 2008, 10:24 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Hawthorne
Message: John I want to thank you for allowing us to post the Dodger game on Sunday May 25th on Cougartown. The response was fabuluos!!!! I have Cougars inquiring from all over the states, reliving their memories at Dodger Stadium. That is what we are going to do on Sunday. Create some more memories watching a game eating hotdogs, drinking some cold libations and enjoying the company of fellow Cougars. We do have a few limited number of tickets left. You can give me a call 310 903 0807, while they last. Price is still $6. Again John Thank You !! My dues are in the mail.
Name: Bonnie Snow ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-May 21, 2008, 9:35 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Newport Beach, CA
Message: My Mom made the world's best cream puffs!!! Plus she added food coloring to the cream so it would be pink - which made them even better! : )
Name: Kathy Mandel-Reese ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-May 21, 2008, 8:51 am - HHS Time
City & State: Tustin, CA 92782
Message: Hello To All Ladies of HHS Class of 1962: We folks in Orange County (Calif) are planning a Class of 62 Ladies Reunion for this summer (August) and hope you all can attend. Yes, that's right, it's for "LADIES ONLY." We came up with this idea because it seems that at all the other reunions there just wasn't enough time to visit with each other. So, we figure that this event will give us a beautiful setting, healthful & delicious food and plenty to time to visit and hear what High School was really like for each one of us. So, watch this site for the details of the event once they have been determined (probably the 3rd weekend in August), should be in a week or so. Also, I will be emailing every lady on the HHS Alumni list with an invitation. If you read this email please let me know if you think you might be able to attend. We're trying to guess the number so we can secure an appropriate place to gather. Hope to hear from you. Warmest Regards, Kathy (Tift) Mandel-Reese
Name: Rick Salisbury ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-May 21, 2008, 8:22 am - HHS Time
City & State: Seattle/North Bend, Wa.
Message: I miss the milano cookies from the back of the Helms truck. But we have a bakery company up here that has a slogan on the back of there truck, "you'll love our buns"! True story, but we couldn't have gotten away with that in the sixties.
Name: Sharon MacDonald ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-May 21, 2008, 8:08 am - HHS Time
City & State: Bruceville, TX
Message: Art is right, the Wisconsin State Fair Cream Puffs are the best. When I lived in that area, during Fair time there were drive-up windows at the fairgrounds where you could pick-up boxes of pre-ordered cream puffs early in the morning before the fair opened for the day. Gotta love the Wisconsin State Fair - cream puffs, cheese, beer, and food on a stick!
Name: Jack Dicus ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-May 21, 2008, 1:50 am - HHS Time
City & State: Miramar Beach, Florida
Message: I gotta know now...baking powder in whipped cream? I have used salt, yes. Sugar, yes. Vanilla, yes. But baking powder? But if it is like the Helm's filling, I will try it!