Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jan 5, 2009, 8:06 am - HHS Time
City & State: Lomita, CA
Message: Wich Stand Trivia Question: Not only did the Wich Stand on Slauson and Overhill have great burgers and malts, it also had a Bar. What was the name of the Bar?
Name: Mark Desherlia ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jan 5, 2009, 2:40 am - HHS Time
City & State: val verde,ca.
Message: Hope everyone had a great new years day!! take care
Name: Patty Saville ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jan 4, 2009, 10:32 pm - HHS Time
Message: Hey there! I just revisited the early pages - pre and just post our Cozymel adventure - my cheeks hurt from smiling. John this has been going on for 10 years - what fun. I guess I had better show up for that next reunion...Happy New Year.-Da Brains
Name: Jim Raines ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jan 4, 2009, 8:08 pm - HHS Time
City & State: SLC UT
Message: John, I guess the reason I think the red Chevy is a 409 is because all serious 409's were jacked-up in front. I know it's impossible to tell for sure but if one can only just believe all things are possible. It really does look like one to me. Even though I ran Olds, the 409 was leader of the pack in the day.
Name: Bill Cook ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jan 4, 2009, 5:35 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Crescent City, Ca.
Message: Bill Cook, I went to HHS 61 to 65. I am looking for Richard Wolverton. After Graduation he went to Brown Univ. I went to Viet Nam. We lived across the street from each other and it's time to catch-up. I'm just a surfer who's about to get social security.
Name: Richard Hanson ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jan 4, 2009, 5:00 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Simi Valley, CA
Message: Hey John, it's been awhile since I posted anything, although I do still read the Feedback regularly. I have two questions: I have not seen anything from Denny Unfried ( 55 ) lately, is he still around and have you set a date for the next Cruise Night (need to plan my vacation around it) ????
Name: Jim Raines ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jan 4, 2009, 2:56 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Salt Lake City Ut
Message: John, I've been waiting for someone to mention something regarding the Wich Stand photo. No doubt you have noticed what looks like a red 409 in the parking lot on the left side of the photo. So, who had a red one that you know? On the right side, in the middle of the parking lot, there appears to be a '56 Ford (Crown?) Victoria. These were really cool cars to fix up. I had two '55's and a '56, at different times of course. Would really like to see more old photos of the day. Best regards, Jim
Name: Clark Millman ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jan 3, 2009, 6:56 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Torrance, CA
Message: John & Enza, The corner of Century and Hawthorne that once was the Bobs big boy is now a drug store, CVS I think. Drove past it a few nights ago and recalled going there after Gary Shambaughs and my brother Rays mutual 21st birthday party at the Shack on Aviation. Weren't you at that party Enza?
Name: Jim Pasternak ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jan 2, 2009, 11:44 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Maui
Message: John, As Jenny and I shopped tile at the island's only Home Depot we engaged a cool couple doing the same. We attempted to assist them with their tile dilemma for their West Maui condo, a distant 28 miles from our place. I offered the guy my tile tools and my free, expert advice as he politely declined to accept either, claiming he was "too far away" to borrow my prize scraper, etc. As we strolled the store chatting and seeking one he could purchase he said he coincidentally is from Laguna. I in turn pointed out that we were neighbors as I worked in Newport. Now unimpressed by my tile prowess, tool offer and former workplace he asked where I went to school. Of course my pat answer was, "Didn't everyone go to Hawthorne?" I knew I struck a cord at the sight of his 1000 yard stare and when he accused me of joking. "No way," I believe was the quote. "What year?" he continued. Turned out he was there until '65. Yes, this nice guy who's been on island twice as long as we, is from the HOOD! Names were tossed like the Litton's, Ashburn's, Mazotta, the McKinley's, Schroeder and Baker. Jim Rosen's name came up along with our beloved Tim Thomas, Halford and the Stelsie's among others. It was funny to return to the tile lane and proudly announce to the "chicks" that we were r-e-l-a-t-e-d. I guess Bob made himself quite a name in sports. He's pretty big so I was sure to watch my manners the whole time. I can get pretty mouthy, you know. Ever hear of my new buddy Bob Jenks? Please put me down for my first sighting over here. After an hour of talking we left without our tile, ending up at the Feed Store for dog food and Costco for a frozen yogurt. Another day in Maui where it can take you all day to get nothing accomplished. Thanks, Jim
Name: Enza Nicocia ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jan 2, 2009, 10:28 pm - HHS Time
City & State: San Pedro Hill, CA
Message: This might be a dumb question, but, was the 'Wich' stand short for 'Sandwich'? I remember my siblings, John, Cathy, Maria, and perhaps my sister Lena c/o '64 going there, and as a young girl, I thought they were saying 'Witch' stand :)) The seventies hangouts I remember was Bob's Big Boy on Century Blvd. I don't think it's there anymore, though.
Name: Dave Krikac ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jan 2, 2009, 11:54 am - HHS Time
City & State: Franklin, TN
Message: WOW, My FIRST Cougar Sighting and it was a Doozey - Sharon. I was just minding my own business and this Blonde Bombshell drops right into the Middle of "Our Thrift Store" and made my Day. Happy New Year Cougs.
Name: Larry/Loretta Cuiper ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jan 1, 2009, 11:14 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Hawthorne, Ca
Message: HAPPY NEW YEAR. Hope all brought in 2009 safely. John thank you again for our COUGARTOWN. Have a good year and you know we will be seeing you at Cruise Nite. ALWAYS A COUG!
Name: Max Roelen ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jan 1, 2009, 9:20 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Citrus Heights, CA
Message: I don't know about the rest of the year, but today ended on a good note with a Rose Bowl win by USC. De Jevu. Sad to hear about the SS Catalina. It was only a matter of time though. My first wifes aunt, Ruth, received the SS Catalina as a Valentines Day gift from her husband Hymie Singer in 1977. At a family gathering back in 1981, I told Hymie and Ruth that if they didn't want the boat, I would gladly take it and turn it into a floating restaurant/bar. They refused the offer. I think it was a tax write off for them. Anyway, a very Happy New Year to all (HHS) Cougars. Be safe!
Name: Kell C. ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jan 1, 2009, 6:54 pm - HHS Time
City & State: rain but sane, Or
Message: Good New Year to ALL. I have barfed all too many times on the SS Catalina. My family vacationed on the island more times than I want to remember..sea sickness is no fun..But it was a great experience to look back on..Not the barfing the journey. Ya all enjoy your hopin john ..Our Pres elect is more than likly enjoying his...No Nukes Kell
Name: Anita Bell ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jan 1, 2009, 5:50 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Fair Oaks, Ca
Message: Well JB, I KNOW you are VERY happy with the USC outcome. Have you had your long noodles yet? In many Asian countries, long noodles are eaten on New Year's Day in order to bring a long life. One catch however: You can't break the noodle before it is all in your mouth. I remember growing up that every New Year's Day my mom would fix Black-Eyed Peas. She was from the south and told my brother and I that it would bring us good luck and prosperity especially when served with collard greens...it was all I could do to eat a spoonful of black-eyes much less collard greens back then, but I feel differently about them today. Guess my taste buds matured. Anyway, congrats to USC and Happy 2009 to ALL!
Name: Armand Vaquer ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jan 1, 2009, 4:12 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Tarzana, Karloffornia
Message: Shucks! First it's the C & SP Railroad, and now the S.S. Catalina is history. At least I got to sail on her to Catalina in 1974. Happy New Year, everyone!
Name: Jake N Jude ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jan 1, 2009, 12:44 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Kuna, ID
Message: John...just a pleasant Thank You, for each and every fun remembrance of our lives. To all you Cougs who have contributed to this place with your stories and wit. Poems and Prose and especially to John Baker. You are the Diamond amongst the jewels of the world. TTHHAANNKKSS MMAANN! We love ya! I hope I'm not out of line, but I think most of us believe it. MAY THE COUGAR BE WITH YOU! Jake N Jude. P.S. HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Name: Doris Donaldson ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jan 1, 2009, 9:13 am - HHS Time
City & State: Twin Falls, ID
Message: HEY! An interesting article in the BOISE STATESMAN this morning written by Brian Stelter at the New York Times News Service. He writes that Bill Lawrence, creator of SCRUBS, stated as follows: "I desperately want to do something else," said Lawrence, who is writing a sitcom pilot for ABC titled "COUGAR TOWN"!!!! JOHN! Do we know anything about this? Or is it just a coincidence of some kind?
Name: Karen Sullivan ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Dec 31, 2008, 10:02 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Manhattan Beach, CA
Message: Happy Belated birthday to one of the treasures of the class of '71, Debbie Colbern. Also listed on the birthday list is Janice Williams, does anyone know where she is these days? Hope that every one had a very Merry Christmas and a great 2009. Be safe.
Name: Doris Donaldson ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Dec 31, 2008, 9:08 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Beautiful downtown Twin Falls
Message: All of a sudden, the world seems bright and beautiful! HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE! Dear John (so to speak), all Cougartowners and everyone else as well! And Adrianne, my prayers are with you for this coming New Year; that all the fear and apprehension will disappear for you and that the treatments will be 100% successful. Keep you chin up kid!
Name: Susan King ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Dec 31, 2008, 8:35 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Thousand Oaks, CA
Message: Happy New Year to all Cougars near and far. To Adrienne, we send you Cougar love and healing thoughts, to Alan big XOXO for the pleasure of your holiday poem, we raise a glass (or two) to the Rowdy girls for the inspiration of how they live their lives, special XO to Mike Backus for the sweet memories of our youth, to Joe and Lily - a spectacular and healthy 2009 (how about a wedding?), to Konnie a grateful heart for all that she gave me, to all who post here and make me smile each day, AND to those who don't but I know you're out there and your lurk is sufficient, to the multitudes of friends I have made thru this site and those I have known since kindergarten (wish I could name you all - is this sounding like an academy award speech?), to Mom and Pop who loved Steve, Sharon and me so much that they raised us in a great city called Hawthorne, to Steve and Sharon for never having sibling issues, and special love to John B for being the glue that binds us all together here - much love and lets do it all again in 2009. I'll be there.
Name: Don Burns ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Dec 31, 2008, 6:34 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Downey CA
Message: Hey Cougs, HAPPY NEW YEAR, and hope good wishes for all, and a prosperous year to come. Later Don
Name: Karen LeMaistre ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Dec 31, 2008, 6:16 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Hollyglen
Message: A very Happy and Healthy New Year to all of you at Cougartown. Adrianne...my thoughts and prayers will be with you through your very courageous battle.
Name: Richard (Rick) Weaver ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Dec 31, 2008, 2:57 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Bedford, NH
Message: Happy New Year Cougs!!!!!!!!!! Today, in the North East(at my house anyway), we got 6" of snow and it's windy. With wind chill, below zero. Gosh, I kinda miss SoCal...
Name: Adrianne DeAlejandro ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Dec 31, 2008, 4:54 am - HHS Time
City & State: Cerritos, CA
Message: Alex and I need prayer from our Cougar family. I will be starting chemo shortly. It's the kind of cancer with no symptoms, and by the time they come, it's too late. They were looking for the cause of one unrelated problem, when they found this, so at this time it's treatable. I need prayers to change my thoughts around to positive. It's going to be a long, scary journey. Thank you.
Name: Keith D. Jones ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Dec 30, 2008, 8:59 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Las Vegas
Message: I can't believe it but the Pro Bowl is moving to Miami in 2010. Very bad move and probably won't last long there. Happy New Year everyone!