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.....argueably, one of the top 10 all time opening 49 seconds in R&B/Rock and Roll history. Ray Charles

Name: Patty Valencia () on Wednesday, July 28, 1999 at 17:13:03
Maiden: mustbe used to being exludedfromcliques
Class: 1974
Message: cliques. Now there is a dilemma from the past. Is anyone in Sloey's clique other than Sloey, and by law and obligation his wife Debby? :) For those of you who don't know Jim personally. This is how he treats the people he is most comfortable with. I, who looked up to him so respectfully when I was 8 or 9 years old, was treated this way back then. I should have gone to a park coach's victims shelter I guess (my name is Patty and you can be sarcastic with me). Yes, I too spent some humiliating and excluded moments trying to find the damn pictures. Then, I stopped my self, chanted "My name is Patty and I dont' need to be treated like this" 150 times, and waited for King John to REALLY post the pictures. GOT ME AGAIN Sloey. Hey Bill S. It was nice to meet you and your kids - nice little ones! Loretta it was good to meet you! Mo - I want a copy of that you-know-what joke. That's all for now. Great pictures of my kids KJ. Thanks. AND last but not least, Keith Jones I loved your last feedback, still laughed to myself to the curiosity of strangers on your 'ghost teacher'. Trust me there will be more feedback later.

Name: Judy DeGrazia () on Wednesday, July 28, 1999 at 17:00:05
Maiden: "
Class: 64
Message: This is targeted at the SLOEYMEISTER.. So Jim, you've got unidentified e-mail.. informing you that the remaining pics are in there, huh. Well all I can say is you must be e-mailing yourself these days. Haven't you driven all of us crazy enough. Once a clown..always a clown. A couple of us ROWDYS are meeting for dinner tomorrow night, but not saying where.. we're afraid you'll get wind of it a crash our little meeting. The ROWDYS may have to throw off another dose of E.D. You remember that, don't you?? BE GOOD SLOEY. Judy D THE ROWDY GIRLS

Name: Betty Rodriguez () on Wednesday, July 28, 1999 at 16:48:17
Maiden: Kean
Class: 69
Message: Hi Robert - aren't you the name-dropper!

Name: jim sloey () on Wednesday, July 28, 1999 at 14:18:19
E-Mail: okwherearetherestofthemthisisn'
Message: I just got an email from unidentified source who says that the rest of the pictures are up but you need a code to be able to get into them. Ok what's the code huh? This isn't funny now! It was ok earlier but now it is just rude! Where are they come on John, I'm not looking through 5 zillion pages of feedback either. Where are they? This isn't funny or is it fair! Oh and by the way What's new needs a new qotw. and the keyword search doesn't give me picturs you can look at just the word. Fun is fun! PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!! I'll be good!
Sign me Distraught

Are you SURE this is Jim Sloey??

Name: Robert Ruggeri () on Wednesday, July 28, 1999 at 13:26:43
Class: 69
Message: This message won't IMMEDIATELY show up on the Feedback Page) Why is that!
A few contributions to the madness in "69
Now after 30 years please keep the record correct for the "69 Beach Boys Prom"
I was forced to take student council as elective to graduate. It was my idea in class completely Due to the fact the Beach Boys would practice At Ron Swallows on 123rd St in Del Air Across from Anza Next to Larry Fuerstinger and Barry Volk I was around the corner across from Trotter, Rex Simpson and Nick Kerber. We were always over there And it was MY IDEA Ken was the President that?s why he got credit For making the second call. But it was my idea. In addition to the beach boys prom night I also put on a dance in the cafeteria (first one) ever at HHS with strobe lights and punch (who can remember that one?) Also I'm famous for purchasing 40 seats at the Forum for a up front and personal Led Zeppelin show. Most of the cougars that attended purchased the tickets from me in Seniors Square 1968 Changed some people forever.... who remembers that one? Suess-where are they now? If anyone besides my posse at the time Willcoxson, Angelini, Tabert, Gilbert Aries Shirley Low, Barry Volk...Steve Alley The McDonalds how about Nick Kerber? I also attended the Disneyland trip that Rick Yama died.

Hi Robert, It doesn't show up immediately because I, manually, upload it to the server.

Name: LEEROY FELDERRUSTER () on Wednesday, July 28, 1999 at 13:24:53
Class: 55
Message: HOWDY! i's savin seats fer enyone dat axe me to cept Chris Prewitt woos i's savin a seets fer redy. Chris youse gots a wif and kids? hows meny youse needs? So ifn you wans a savin seet emails me. I bees dere. LEEROY FELDERRUSTER AND BEULAH

Name: Mom L () on Wednesday, July 28, 1999 at 11:17:21
Message: No problem with who I root for at homecoming, I have been there and done that for the Cougars for the last 25 years or so. Guess I will continue to do so. Enjoyed the pictures, they were great and can't wait for the next Cruise night.
All Right Mom "L"!!! LeeRoy's over at HHS right now saving our places in the stands. LeeRoy, save one more for Mom Lester, will you??

Name: Chris Prewitt () on Wednesday, July 28, 1999 at 10:34:24
Class: 1967
Message: John,
At one time I thought that we should introduce Joe Mailander to Leeroy Felderruster, maybe they will rub off on each other. I am just trying to picture the result. I can't figure out if they would cancel each other out thus both of them being like most of us or shift out of phase and go in opposite directions (heaven forbid!). After thinking about it maybe we should keep them apart and keep them just as they are now. I do think that Joe spent too much time with Adrian Reynolds (67). Adrian had a prolific vocabulary and used it to talk the way Joe wrote in his last email. I would like to know if anyone has stories that they can tell as to how someone from HHS has influenced his/her life today.

Chris, I can't understand Joe OR LeeRoy, so nothing would change.
I know Mrs. Theresa "Ginger" Mark taught me that there're NO FREE RIDES in life.

Name: Fred Widlund () on Wednesday, July 28, 1999 at 01:45:43
Class: 65
Message: It's great to see a web site for the cougars. Went to 20th, missed the 30th, hope to get to next one. Living in Aurora, CO since 1971. general building contractor, retired from Navy reserve after 31 years, 4 active.
Wife Carol four kids Stacey 26, Jeff 22, Mike 16, and Kirk 12.
We are attending Carol's reunion in Kankakee, Il on the 30th of July her 35th.
While the mountains of Colorado are nice, nothing beats the OCEAN. Looking forward to hearing from old (who said OLD) friends.

Hey Fred, Welcome home.....

Name: Karen () on Tuesday, July 27, 1999 at 19:12:21
E-Mail: sorryIforgotyou
Maiden: Hare
Class: 66
Message: In my haste to write in about how great cruise night was I forgot to mention how good it was to see Billine Spencer and the King of Cool, Chuck Currie, (Robin did you teach Chuck his coolness) along with all my other friends.

Name: jim sloey () on Tuesday, July 27, 1999 at 18:40:17
Class: none
Message: ROBIN
As I said in my email to you, you absolutely write the best and the funniest feedacks of anyone on this site. I am so sorry that you were looking for the pictures, but as the King of Cool I for one know you were never misled, never happened. Lincoln said it best, you can fool some of the people some of the time, but never can you fool Robin Hood. And as for my spelling, it is my fat fingers that don't fit the keyboard, it isn't my spelling. Except for Ricki I missed that one I apologize, for mispelling your first name, your last name was the fingers fault. Looking forward to the homecoming game Robin, I am trying to get Mykannen and Burris to come too! Should be really fun! And cousin Chuck is way kool too! Sloey

Name: MARTHA HOSS-PATE () on Tuesday, July 27, 1999 at 17:26:10
Maiden: HOSS
Class: 1964
Message: Hey, how wonderful it is to have interaction with the other part of the world. When one comes to Kansas you set your clocks back 40 years...that's the way it is in "Podunk City, USA". Would love to hear from any 62-64 graduates. :>}
Now Martha, Was that your dad that showed up in HIS grandfather's Ford on Saturday Night?? Now that's true Cougar spirit through and through. Thanks Dad for being there in lieu of Martha.

Name: Mom Lester () on Tuesday, July 27, 1999 at 17:25:37
Message: Just wanted to say how much I enjoyed your Cruise Night even though I went to Inglewood High. It was really great and enjoyed representing my Cougar kids that couldn't be there. Wish Inglewood would come up with something like this. Congrats to all.
Thanks Mom "L" for coming by on Saturday Night. I hope you know that the Homecoming game is

THE MIGHTY COUGARS vs the sentinels

so make your plans to be there on October 15th and we'll even make a place for you on OUR side of Halcap Field.

Name: Harry Plotkin () on Tuesday, July 27, 1999 at 17:06:16
Maiden: Old Codger
Class: 52/97
Message: Congratulations John and to all who attended. It was so nice to put faces to feedback names. I see you know it was Chuck Currie who donated his half of the 50/50. Kathy Brooks told me that she knew because his two children were in her kindergarten class and she was standing near him when his number was drawn. Old Codger comes from some boys in one of my math classes - they were witty and good artists. I finally gave them a small bulletin board of their own for Codger memorabilia. They drew things like my car, the codgermobile and Old Codger, RIP. Gee, I hope they learned some math! Somehow I missed Otto Plum - we painted a summer or two for Wiseburn. I'm sure I missed others. Thanks to those who brought the great wheels! It was a nice touch. Thanks again, John, for all your time and effort. It was fabulous seeing so many former students. Karen, I'm glad you think I haven't changed (have you visited your optomerist lately?) Love to all, Harry Plotkin HCH
Hey HCH, You don't have any idea how much you mean to these, "Your Kids". It's so refreshing to have the Faculty as part of the group. That would NEVER happen in school, but now it's so welcomed. Thanks Harry for being with us, here on the Website, and at the functions. Now I know why all your students thought you were the greatest; YOU love your kids.
See you at the next Cougartown fun night. . . . . Homecoming.........and speaking of Faculty Funmeisters, Where is Jorge??

Name: Robin () on Tuesday, July 27, 1999 at 14:32:31
E-Mail: Lawyersthinktheresodam*
Maiden: "Chambers..Stan Chambers"
Class: 60
Message: Code schmode! Im sending the laser surgery bill on my eyes to HARTJE@GATEWAY.NET..(and "questionable" is too good for this clown Ricki) John from all the e-mail, phone calls and 3 days of feedback Ive received (thanks for rubbing it in gang:o) it sounds like Cruise Night went off without a hitch...or in your case without a flush...:o) Ive heard nothing but praise, and with the exception of a few cracked ribs from exuberant Dennis "mammal" Campbell hugs, no injurys either...Great job Cougs!! I had planned to check in sooner but missing this "extravangaza" (he cant spell either Ricki) kinda put me in a funk or sorts..Nothing serious though and my therapist says this new Prozac2 will have me on my feet in 6 to 8 weeks, so plenty of time for Homecoming...Thanks Sandy for the pictures w/o a code...Also a big thanks to Judy D. For inducting me into the Rowdy Guys without Marsha Russell's vote and without even knowing my gender...Im forever gratefull:o) JB , you too have been voted in along with that ambulance chaser... As charter members, Im hoping we get a pin or maybe a license plate frame?...Well now that the pics are decoded, Im gonna go look...later Cougs
God Robin, sometimes you just MAKE MY DAY!!! Thanks Man

Name: Chuck Currie () on Tuesday, July 27, 1999 at 13:56:26
Class: 1964
Message: Cruise night at Fosters was real bitchin, groovy, neat, cool, wicked, hot, solid, happenin', far out, so fine, rad, the bomb, swingin', tuff, hep, too hep for words, in, way cool, bad, boss, righteous, dope, phat, and what Joe said. Joe's heartthrob and I really had a great time (and Joe, she's made my blood rush for 21 years). It was so cool hanging out at the one place in Hawthorne that has changed the least over the past 40+ years. It was like seeing my misspent youth flash before my eyes. Seeing people, who the last time I saw them was probably in Fosters parking lot 33 years ago, like Danny Petty. Karen Hare, you're as cute as you were in high school and thank you for the dance. Sherry, I am still 16 and thanks for noticing. It was great seeing so many class mates and old friends Ed Fite, Gary Miller, Maureen Manning, Marsha Russell, Judy DeGrazia, Mo Trott, Joyce McCarroll and Loren Heath, what a trip. Sloey, it was nice seeing you too. Becky Lou, the great thing about being someone's high school sweetheart and first love is that no matter what happens and how many years go by, you will always be mine. And, Robin Hood, the great thing about being your little cousin, is no matter where I go all the girls want to hug and kiss me. Of course, they expect me to pass them on to you, but a hug and a kiss is a hug and a kiss. So here you go ... XOXOXOXOXOXOXO. And, JB, about the raffle, I can't take full credit for the donation. Several early departees, including some of the rowdy girls, gave me their tickets with instructions to donate the winnings back to CT. So, I ended up with two handfulls of tickets and I can't say who's ticket was actually the lucky winner. John, because of you we were all winners Saturday night, and Cougartown just happened to be the beneficiary. I wish I had known about Curtis' call. I have his number stored in my cell phone and we could have given him a call back. Thanks to everyone who worked so hard to make Cruise Night such a success. It was just too much fun. King John you're just the greatest! Your loyal subject, the Duke of Boss.
Hey Chuck, I think you left out Robins favorite expression in High School, "Really Neato". Yes, I talked to a "Rowdy" this morning and she had mentioned that same fact about the Rowdys donating their tickets. I won't say her name here, but her initials are JD and she's VERY clumsy. But I knew, being the class guy you are, you would come clean right here in front of everyone. Chuck, THAT'S what makes you the "DUKE OF BOSS". Thanks to you for being so honest and thanks to the Rowdys for.....well, for leaving early.
Just Kidding girls. I love you all and we'll see you all on Homecoming Night. Sandy, bring Jim's Megaphone and we'll let Sharon Branigan lead us in a cheer. Thanks ROWDYS for the donation, and NO Judy, I won't split it with you.

Name: Loretta Cuiper () on Tuesday, July 27, 1999 at 13:39:01
Maiden: Morelli
Class: 62
Message: Good Morning John, I have a quick question to ask about the Newsletter, maybe others are wondering the same thing. Question is; to where do we submit addresses of fellow classmates who would like to receive the Newsletter, but who do not own a computer and would like to know what is happening in Cougartown? Is there a page where we can submit for them or is there an address they can send their's too? THANKS JOHN
Hi Loretta, If you want to send addresses for people who don't have Internet access, please go to the student info page and add them there. At the bottom, where it says Become a Member, yes or no, click on the No. Also if you're submitting it for someone else, please put your name and email in the Comments box.
These people will get a blurb in the mail (as soon as we get enough addresses). It will tell them we're here and they can sign up then. All you're doing is giving me an address of someone you think would be interested. "No Salesman Will Call". That's all there is to it.

Name: LEEROY FELDERRUSTER () on Tuesday, July 27, 1999 at 12:50:51
Class: 55
Message: HOWDY!
Wells my Beulah and mes back ands we hads a good darn time. Best weddin i seen in whils. so nows wat dis codes all bout? i donut git it. i wanna see sum pishures of youse folks and i's can nut find dem. can dat feller splain it so an old goat lik mes can finds dem? wat code? and bys da ways i called dat skool and they sez dat there be games sartin bout Septmbur 10. so ols LEEROY gonna go sit in the stands startin soon to saves a seat fer all my frends. ima goin to mak name tags an puts on da seats fer ya so emails me an is saves ya won. cept chris prewitt is ready gots won saves fer him, hes won my kontist but i's couldnut be there buys him his comb so is saves won fer him no mattrs. an beulah wans to know fer shore is ther relay a guy nam robin hood in are skool or is dat a funnin ya all doin? dud fryer tucker go ther to? ifn it s a reel nam i savs him won to no mattrs, ifn its a funnin i's saves him won enyways no mattrs. so wat codes is it eny weys? tank ya all LEEROY FELDERRUSTER AND BEULAH

270799 Gee, I don't know where it could be LeeRoy. 270799 You'll just have to look around the site. 270799 ....yeah that leeroy's got two speeds all right, "barely on" and "off "

Name: John Baker () on Tuesday, July 27, 1999 at 10:45:51
Class: 62
Message:It was Chuck Currie who won the 50/50 Raffle. Thanks Chuck for donating your half of the raffle to Cougartown. You're not only MR. Cool, but an All Class Guy. This money will go into the Newsletter fund and hopefully will help us find MORE of these long lost Cougs.

Name: Betty Rodriguez () on Tuesday, July 27, 1999 at 10:35:03
Maiden: Kean
Class: 69
Message: Jim & John-
Okay, I've had my picture fix. Blood pressure is down, cursing has subsided, and I'm feeling much better. Thank you both. Is everyone else alright???

I don't know Betty, I think we might have lost a few on that go round.

Name: jim sloey () on Tuesday, July 27, 1999 at 09:23:29
Message: Greetings from far far away, To all the cougars who spent time looking at all the other pages trying to find the pictures and everyone else who was irritated with not finding them, I apologize. It was a little humorous attempt to get John some time to be able to get the pictures up so he did not have to answer everybody's email about where the pictures were, mia culpa, so while you were all enjoying I hope the rest of the site the idea was John could have a chance to finish the first run of pictures. JOHN HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH IT! So to all the cougars who were angered or upset the code above as promised is up 270799, 27th day of July 1999, the day John originally said they would be up! So I hope there isn't anyone who was so offended that you will not accept my apology and BE A COUG! And as I told Karen Hare Kusumi if I had not been the one doing it I would still be trying to figure it out!
sorry sloey

Mia Culpa!?! Wasn't she a Porn Star?

Name: Bob BIG BOPPER Hennessey () on Tuesday, July 27, 1999 at 08:35:13
Message: Great page your Vietnam tribute page is especially touching. Bob BIG BOPPER Hennessey
Thank you BBBH

Name: Dewey Storie () on Tuesday, July 27, 1999 at 04:18:55
Class: 74
Message: I for one had a really good time Saturday night at Fosters, it amazes me how nobody changes! Seeing people I haven't seen in years, Like Steve, Dave, Danny (Mr.A&W), Scott & Tina, Judy T and meeting you John. I feel sorry for the people that couldn't make and I am sure there will be more next time. It was like an all class reunion.

Name: Mo () on Tuesday, July 27, 1999 at 08:16:24
Maiden: Sameasit'salwaysbeen
Message: John, First of all, GREAT CRUISE NIGHT. A fun time was had by all. But now about the pictures...I found where they are suppose to be, but when I go there, the pictures don't show up. PLEASE, help me.

Sorry Folks, It got a little late on me and I got a little behind myself. NOW they're there.

Name: Kathy Stonebraker () on Tuesday, July 27, 1999 at 03:05:33
Maiden: "courtjester"
Class: 76
Message: John, Thank you for allowing my family to be a part of such a fun event. To all those that came running to help unload the van, Roni, Patti, Susan, etc., etc., thanks. I would like to give a round of applause to all those that participated in the 50/50, especially the winner who graciously donated the prize money back to cougartown. Now there's a Coug for you. I can't wait till the next Foster's Cruise. Just say when and I'll be there! HAVE VAN WILL PARTY :) Sorry I didn't get a chance to meet more people. Hope to see everyone (and then some) at homecoming. LONG LIVE THE KING!!
Geez, I am such a BOOB. Who donated the other half of the 50/50 Raffle to Cougartown?? Does anyone know? I've been thanking everyone and honestly, I have been so busy here that I've not even opened the envelope. Kathy, do you know who won it? Someone please email me so I can thank them. I swear I am so sorry for not mentioning it. Whoever you are, Cougartown Thanks You. You will get that money back in Spades.
Kathy, Killer, etal. I LOVE YOU GUYS MAAAN!! One hell of a job on Saturday night. YES!!! You ARE "Cougartown's Roadies". I'm thinking maybe a picnic at Polliwog Park. I'll bring the generator and the cole slaw.

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