.......here's one for the Angel of the Class of 66, Karen Hare Kusumi..... Merilee Rush
"Be true to your school - and to its alumni website."
Name: Betty Rodriguez () on Friday, August 13, 1999 at 19:38:43
I plan to bake the Cake, but double recipe on Monday! Going away for the weekend. Will bake Monday morning and spend the inbetweens for catching up on Feedback - I've never been away from it for a whole weekend. I'm hoping our hosts might let me log on up there. . .
Everybody, the slogans are great!
Betty, I would suggest staying away only one day, the first time. You might go through some kind of Super withdrawals otherwise.
Name: Dewey Storie () on Friday, August 13, 1999 at 19:18:08
Message: Ok I 'll give it a shot For The Daze Of Old, Scarlet & Gold
Name: Mario Di Pasquale () on Friday, August 13, 1999 at 18:39:57
Message: Does anyone remember the good ol days?
Name: JIM SLOEY () on Friday, August 13, 1999 at 18:25:21
Maiden: ANDAPARTRIDGEIAN APEARSHAPEDQBTREE
Message: Robin-please leave the king to his afternoons sesquipedalians.
Mo Trott, that was a great memory walk.
Myrna, I just got home checked the mail, ????, don't need milk do I!
Hey Royal can you imagine if someone would have asked us if we're a sesquipedalian? I might still deck him.
Anyway you want slogans I got slogans, I thank you Lyman for the courage to send them in!
Cougartown.com- The Lord, the Angel, the King, the Royal flogger, 3 Princes and Robin Hood, what else could you want?
Cougartown.com-where everybody knows your name and we're always glad if you're lame
Cougartown.com-we're not just (another) a pretty web site.
Cougartown.com-what will they think of next?
Cougartown.com-where we treat you like f-a-m-i-l-y, Y because we like you.
Cougartown.com-we've gone a long ways back
Cougartown.com-Peter Pan was right you know.
Cougartown.com-Marty, Marty, they don't need a time machine!
Cougartown.com-Doc, Doc,you got to get me back to 1962!
Cougartown.com-old memories, old friends and lots of young folks.
Ok Lyman and I must have encouraged some more, and Joe keep them clean or..whatever, we'll never know will we.
Sloey robin was it "I would rather a have bottle in front of me, than a frontal lobotomy", or did I get it wrong again?
Name: Royal Cake Baker () on Friday, August 13, 1999 at 18:02:42
Message: King John - your queen (foratleastaday) is happy to be of service to you!!! Just for everyone's info - I mailed it at 2pm yesterday from the Coalinga post office, plain, first class, priority mail. P.S. I keep forgetting to tell you that I sent my C note prior to the memorials being started - guess it'll just be generic.
I received it about 10:30 this morning. Pretty good service for the USPS I'd say. Thank you Myrna. It WAS great!!
Not sure what you mean about the C note. Where did you send it and was it for a seat in Nyman Hall?? Myrna, email me with the particulars. Thanks
Name: Patty & Gloria () on Friday, August 13, 1999 at 17:53:54
Message: Good going Ted. We like your slogans. Here's the first of our many....
"Scarlet and Old"
Name: Robin () on Friday, August 13, 1999 at 17:04:01
Message: COUGARTOWN.COM "WHERE TIME STANDS STILL AND FRIENDS STAND FOREVER"
OOOOooooo, Now you're getting there.
Name: Gloria Herlosky () on Friday, August 13, 1999 at 17:01:48
Message: GREAT IDEA, TED! I am in....I am thinking...will write back with some suggestions. None of which could be as creative as Ted's or as Shakespeare-ish as Joes. (Or is it, Shakespeer, Shakespeare, Shakespeir?...anyway, y'all knows whats I mean!)
No Glo, we never know what you mean, but we like you anyway
Name: JIM SLOEY () on Friday, August 13, 1999 at 16:46:26
Message: Cougartown.com-Home of Leeroy Felderruster and other sesquipedalians.
Jim, Ask Joe M, but I think LeeRoy is a Sesquatchbipedalian
Name: LYMAN MOSS () on Friday, August 13, 1999 at 15:02:25
Message: WELL HERE IS MY BEST SLOGAN,
HAWTHORNE HIGH IS THE PLACE
WHERE WE ALL RAN OUR BEST RACE
AND IN OUR TIME OF GRACE
WE WILL REMEMBER EACH AND EVERY FACE
SO COME TO OUR PLACE COUGARTOWN.COM AND
GET IN TOUCH WITH THE HUMAN RACE.
Better, but it's a good thing Boeing is paying you for something other than writing T-shirt slogans.
Name: LYMAN MOSS () on Friday, August 13, 1999 at 14:29:20
Message: SOME MORE SLOGANS,
BACK TO THE GOOD OLD DAYS
AT COUGARTOWN.COM U.S.A.
COUGARS ARE PEOPLE TOO
Name: Robin () on Friday, August 13, 1999 at 14:24:28
Maiden: Man in tights
Message: Sloey: You read your briefs to fast buddy...Steve always told me he was in better shape than any pair of QBs ,not a pear shaped QB...
Royal Lord! The only bud who never laughed at MY name..good to see you! Glad you cleared up the nickname thing with "Baby Blanco"(He gets confused nowdays)...
Sandy..come on..are you sure those are not some old 60s pics?..Looking good Rowdy Girls!:o)...
John was it business that kept you away yesterday? or...did you rendezvous with the lady in blue and scarf an entire Mrs. Plaster copy.? You can tell us ..We all need our batteries charged at times;o)...
Oh and MO...thanks for the memories but vacuum tubes are still around..You just dont test them in the drug store anymore...later Cougs
Lady in Blue?.....Mrs. Plaster Copy?..... Why I have no idea WHAT you're talking about. Sloey, you're Cougartown's "Johnny Cochran". Help me out here.
BTW Robin, I WILL expect a few "T-shirt handles" before the end of 7th period.
Thanks man, and be a Coug'......
Name: LYMAN MOSS () on Friday, August 13, 1999 at 14:15:43
Message: HOW ABOUT THIS FOR A T-SHIRT:
I WENT TO THE ZOO
AND I SAW A COUGAR POO
COUGARTOWN.COM IS FOR YOU.
UH.....yeah....uh Lyman. I wouldn't be hanging out by the Email box, waiting for the Ol' "Thumbs Up" on that one. Thanks just the same......
Name: John Baker () on Friday, August 13, 1999 at 13:25:42
Message:The postman (notice NOT postperson) has arrived and guess what I received from central CA and the "Royal Cake Baker" (Yes, Myrna, you are no longer the "Royal MFer" ). I've been graced with exactly one quadrant of "Heavenly Cake". Man, did it take me RIGHT back to the cafeteria at HHS. I only had a small piece, as I need milk to go with it. You've just moved waaaay up on the Kings list, even pressing for the Queens spot (who is queen this week anyway?). Myrna darlin', You've made me EXTREMELY HAPPY!! Thank you for thinking of me.
Name: Ted () on Friday, August 13, 1999 at 12:38:12
Message: John, the t-shirt idea is great. But every great t-shirt requires a great slogan. All of us need to suggest some appropriate slogans for the Cougartown t shirt. (Except for Joe Mailander -- not enough room on the shirt for sesquipedalian slogans).
Here are some starters:
"I paid my dues at COUGARTOWN.COM"
"If the Beach Boys surfed the web instead of the waves, they would have written songs about COUGARTOWN.COM"
"Cougartown.com - where it's always 1962."
"Surf's up round the clock at COUGARTOWN.COM."
"Turn in your diploma, and go back to high school at COUGARTOWN"
"If there were a CIF championship for web sites, COUGARTOWN.COM would always be the winner"
"Let's go web surfing now, everybody's learnin' how, come to COUGARTOWN.COM with me"
Let's here some other candidates.
Ted, That's a GREAT idea. Let's get everyone into this. Ricki, Are you listening??
Thanks Ted, for getting us started. Yes, and we EVEN need "Mailanderisms". Give us your best Joseph. Robin and Sloman, your 15 minutes of fame awaits. V5&V6, are you ready for the challenge?? "T and B" girls. Anyone else???
Name: Alan () on Friday, August 13, 1999 at 12:08:04
Message: Chocolate cake for breakfast? No way!! Nothing beat a fresh, hot, cinammon bun, smothered in butter and an ice cold milk following one of Coach Jones' 6:00 AM swim workouts.
Alan, I can see you've never had THIS cake.
Name: MoMo () on Friday, August 13, 1999 at 10:19:56
Message: I had this sent to me and thought some of the older folks would enjoy this. I'm sure that no one else reading this can relate to any of these items. I know that I can't!!! :)
You're not old UNLESS you can remember:
Being sent to the drugstore to test vacuum tubes for the TV.
When Kool-Aid was the only other drink for kids, other than milk and sodas.
When there were two types of sneakers for boys.
When boys couldn't wear anything but leather shoes to school.
When it took five minutes for the TV to warm up.
When all your friends got their hair cut at the kitchen table.
When nearly everyone's mom was at home when the kids got there.
When nobody owned a pure-bred dog.
When a dime was a decent allowance, and a quarter a huge bonus.
When you'd reach into a muddy gutter for a penny.
When girls neither dated nor kissed until late high school (except the "Rowdy Girls"), if then.
When your mom wore nylons that came in two pieces.
When all your teachers wore either nackties or had their hair done, everyday.
When you got your windshield cleaned, oil checked, and gas pumped, without asking, for free, every time. And you got trading stamps to boot!
When laundry detergent had free glasses, dishes or towels hidden inside the box.
When any parent could discipline any kid, or feed him, or use him to carry groceries, and nobody, not even the kid, thought a thing of it.
When it was considered a great privilege to be taken out to dinner at a real restaurant with your parents.
When they threatened to keep kids back a grade if they failed...and did!
When being sent to the principals's office was nothing compared to the fate that awaited a misbehaving student at home.
When women were called, "Mrs. John Smith." instead of their own name.
Name: Chris Prewitt () on Friday, August 13, 1999 at 09:18:10
Message: Mandy Martes,
I did a little research and found Jill Barnett's address. I sent her an email and this is her reply.
We went to South Torrance High. Chris graduated in 1966 and I graduated in 1967. We both lived in the Hollywood Riviera area of Torrance/Redondo Beach. (I lived on Calle Mayor) Yes, we cruised Hawthorne Blvd and the A & W, and on rare occasions, The Wich Stand. I spent most of my summers at second Street in Hermosa Beach. Chris was a surfer and at South you could play football AND surf so we had a sucko football team, but no one cared. We had so much fun.
Chris was a member of the INJECTORS, out of PV and he had numerous 57 Chevies, two of which he raced at Lions Drag Strip. I remember once I was with two of my girlfiends and we were cruising Hawthorne Blvd and Jayne, who was driving her 56 Chevy, thought she saw her boyfriend with another girl. She whipped through the median lane (Remember that? Where everyone would park and BS?) anyway, she raced after him. My other friend was riding shotgun and I was in the back seat. Jayne was speed shifting so fast that the bottom section of back seat slid forward and I fell into the trunk. Anne (the shotgun rider ) was half over the front seat, grabbing my hand and saying, "I always knew I would die in Jayne's car!"
Anyway, it was good to see your site. Wish South High had one. I'll have to check and see. I tried to find the post, but went back until; July 28 and gave up. My husband was a wonderful man. I miss him terribly. He was part of my life for 30 years.
He would have gotten a kick out of the postings on your site. Thank you and you are welcome to post this.
My sincerest thanks,
Jill Barnett. Also, but don't post this, my private email address is "XXX@yyy.zzz". You are welcome to email me there. This email through the website is so slow and I don't visit here regularly.
Hey Chris, What A Job !!! I was really stretched on this one. Somehow, I too, had to know more. Thank you Chris and Mandy. The "tribute" WAS the 60's, as I recall it.
Name: JIM SLOEY () on Friday, August 13, 1999 at 08:28:12
E-Mail: WEBSTERSDICTIONARYAND ROGETSSOMETHINGORUTTER.COM
Message: Perusing, I am still looking for perusing. What pictures? Nothing has worked right since the last Mailander message. Robin and I never dated Polly when we were in high school so we are trying to catch up Joe. And I bet Leroy has sores on his head from all the scratching he did when he read your message. Royal Lord what a great guy. And as for G. Steven Andersen, the pear shaped quarterback as he referred to himself, he is alive and well. He is a city councilman (NOT PERSON) in Hawthorne, and this fall he is running for Mayor (it is now an elected office) practices law in Manhattan Beach, Ca. El Rojo I have his email at the office I shall send it to you and Royal. Best to all!
Little El Rojo
Name: David Barboza () on Friday, August 13, 1999 at 04:02:20
Message: Inspired by Judy: And yes Judy you are right. Thanks for keeping the best years of my life alive.
"Be true to your school - and to its alumni website."
David "Longfellow" Barboza does it again. Thanks David......
Name: Sandy Cooper () on Friday, August 13, 1999 at 02:58:11
Message: Wanted to share pics of two priceless reunions of friends. Yesterday, Barbara Norris Westrope, Pam Duncan Earnhardt, Marsha Russell, Marsha Soares West and myself had the most wonderful time together in Del Mar. Barb, Marsha R. and I were only recently reunited, and none of us had seen Pam or Marsha S-W in over twenty years. We laughed, danced, sang and shared all day long. Today Barbara and I had lunch and laughs with my best friend since 7th grade Les Johnson. I lost touch with him eighteen years ago. I found him through Cougartown. My appreciation for all you have done and all you are doing is heartfelt John Baker. And Royal Lord, what a precious memory you and your family are to me. Please say a sweet hello to Dennis for me. Does anyone have a number and/or address for Hessie McKnight or Valerie Davis Thomas?
Hi Sandy, These are my favorite stories. The reuniting of old friends is one of lifes most joyous occasions. As I am writing this, the time is 6:45am and this happy story is just what I need to start the day. OH, and sooner, rather than later, Hessie and Valerie will be back where they belong; estranged no longer from their circle. Thanks Sandy for sharing your story.
Name: Beth Meade () on Friday, August 13, 1999 at 02:01:57
Message: Joseph Mailander, I always enjoy reading what you post on feedback (not often enough) but the last one about Cyndi Laird's social calendar had me laughing aloud! I wasn't in the category of socializing with seniors then either. I do remember that cute Cyndi Laird was lucky enough to even talk to that cute Wade Greasby. Now, Cyndi, I remember why you knew how to spell his name when I emailed you once about how I came up with my son Wade's name! Anyway, Joe, you still crack me up. And Ted, congrats on that new baby.
Name: Royal Wm. Lord Jr. () on Friday, August 13, 1999 at 01:48:36
Message: Reply to Diana Calabro: It's great to hear from you! How have you been? You mentioned you saw me on Hawthorne Cable T.V. and you thought I might still live in Hawthorne? No, I have lived in Cerritos Calif. for the past 25 years. Up until June 1998 I worked for the Hawthorne School District, (for 28 years) as a Teacher, Principal, and as a District Office Administrator. Therefore the reason for being on cable T.V.
Name: Royal Wm. Lord Jr. () on Friday, August 13, 1999 at 01:31:22
Message: Reply to Kathy Duran-Reese: It sure has been a long time. How have you been? Tell your older brother, Howard, to give me a shout. I don't know if I can attend the game. I'll e-mail you at another time.
Name: Royal Wm. Lord Jr. () on Friday, August 13, 1999 at 01:11:30
Message: Reply to el rojo: Last I heard Steve Anderson was living in Hawthorne and was still on the city council. He was the mayor of Hawthorne for a couple of terms. For your information Gordon Martin ('59) tagged me with the nickname of "Jesus". Steve Anderson was responsible for continuing the tradition and he started calling my brother, Dennis,('63) "Little Jesus"
Name: Christine Baird () on Friday, August 13, 1999 at 00:44:44
Message: Too bad I'm soooo slow when it comes to computers! I clicked on the second batch of pics and went through all those again and about 3 into the newest batch before I figured out how I could have gone straight to the newest pics....dah! ") I'm still masquerading as a blond!
Name: Ricki Farrell () on Friday, August 13, 1999 at 00:38:05
Message: Wow, Royal Lord! I've heard so many rumors about you, not bad. The last one was that you were the Principal at Washington Elementary. Are you? I heard something similar about Bob Worrell. So where are you, if I may be so bold. It amuses me that so many students from the class of '61 went into the field of education. It gives me a little hope. There is so much negativity about the schools of today. I'm not convinced that it's only the schools that are at fault. Anyway, don't get me started. It's great to see your name in Cougartown. I used to coach at Eucalyptus Park too. I drove by there a few weeks ago. The place has changed. The fences were depressing, but it was nice to see that Eucalyptus is a California Distinguished school.
Name: Mike & Chris Angle () on Friday, August 13, 1999 at 00:22:05
Message: Dear Mother F
Noticed that you've gone and made the CT breakfast of champions. Chris and I thought just one visit a year just wasn't enough. Thought we might just take a quick (about 12 to 14 hours) jaunt down for a little breakfast bite of cake.... or two.. Well on 2nd thought, there is the recipe right there.. If you and Jim can break away for breakfast one morning this weekend, come on up and I'll get it ready!!!
Larry Biller.. Need to change strings on my box...These old phosphors are really grody, man. Been way too long since I layed down the ax... Need an outlet again...See you and your family soon, maybe run them outta the house too, if we play too long!
Connie Jax... My band and I played at LLoyds of Bandon on labor day week back in '75 or '76 or was it '77. Didn't run into you but did see Beebop and a few others. Wouldn't have recognized them if they hadn't recognized me. few others
Name: Stephanie Alhanati () on Friday, August 13, 1999 at 00:19:32
Message: Wow! Royal Lord. I haven't heard that name in a long time. Glad to hear it again. I was one of the "little kids" who came to your house once a week for piano lessons from your Mom. She gave me a great start and I will always remember her patience and kind words that kept me trying. I never got very far with the piano, (probably because I didn't practice enough) but I can still play a lot of the things that she taught me, especially the warm-up exercises. My sister, Kitty Beal, was the one who told my parents to send me to your Mom. I'm happy to see you joined CT. love to all, Stephanie
Name: EL ROJO () on Thursday, August 12, 1999 at 20:57:50
Class: THE GREATEST
Message: Larry and Loretta Cuiper/Joe and Diane Calabro, "congratulations" on the longevity of your nuptials. It just goes to show, that good hard work does pay off! Whether in school, (although we're all still in school one way or the other) or after. Hear, Hear to the Newlyweds! You know you are a newlywed each day whether you know it or not. Congrats you COUGS.
MAY THE COUGAR BE WITH YOU! EL AND ID QUEEN.
And maybe a P.S. to Diane, no, we don't live anywhere near JIM. We live in IDAHO, hes in Castiac Ca. Have a nice day!
Hey Joseph M, Can El say "Congratulations on the Longevity of your Nuptials" on a "G" rated Website?
Name: el rojo () on Thursday, August 12, 1999 at 20:33:09
Class: the greatest
Message: ROYAL LORRRRD!!!! BABY JEESSUUSS !!!! Hey you old dog, its good to see you finally found your way home again. I thought that I, and JAMES WEST, not the TV guy, would die, being the only 59 CIF'ERS out here in COUGARLAND! but when the going gets rough, PRAY TO THE LORD! Hey Royal, good to hear you're still alive and kicking. Do you know of the whereabouts of Steve Andersen? And is he still with us? Give us a shout and tell us about your favorite moment in our "championship season". Our actual (JUDI KIESTER, AKA IDAHO QUEEN AND MYSELF) e-mail address is on the "alumni list". Good to hear from you Royal! Mr Plotkin... My writing skills? What are those? If there's anything there, it would be attributed to Mrs Ginger Mark! But, I feel that i'm being set up. But as JB and I discussed a little earlier, she was one of the "greatest". And by the way, THE QUEEN does remember "room number 9". But no she doesn't remember the lesson. She was in love with JAMES West at the time. Silly girl.
MAY THE COUGAR BE WITH YOU. EL AND ID QUEEN.