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Name: John Baker () on Monday, August 16, 1999 at 22:44:29
Class: 62
Message:"Don't Trust Anyone Over 70"

Name: Laura Porter () on Monday, August 16, 1999 at 01:11:44
Maiden: Twitchell
Class: 79
Message: Hey John....I've yet to see a play on the very old..."Old Cougars never die...they just go to". Back to lurk mode until I can come up with something more creative.....

Name: Patty/Gloria () on Monday, August 16, 1999 at 01:02:38
Maiden: Valencia 5/6
Class: 74/76
Message: Another one just hit us.
"To hail with you -"

Now that's SICK!!!Gloria, you thought of that one huh.

Name: Patty/Gloria () on Monday, August 16, 1999 at 01:00:34
Maiden: Valencia 5/6
Class: 74/76
Message: We vote for Joyce Savisky's slogan 'Let friendships begun stay true till the end"

Name: Janet Burkett () on Monday, August 16, 1999 at 00:46:13
Maiden: Humphreys
Class: 62
Message: Does anybody know the where abouts of the Rand boys, Fred and Bill, both class of 62? Some of you old band people may remember Fred as the drummer whiz in Mr. Morgan's band. I just twirled a flag, but remember Mr. M expecting all of us out-front girls to at least pick up an instrument in the band room during 5th period when it was "off season" and we couldn't strut our stuff. I tried the didn't work! The man showed no mercy. I've been intimidated by big brass horns ever since. Any way, one more try before I leave for a tour of duty in Nashville....
Got friends?

Name: Christine Baird () on Sunday, August 15, 1999 at 23:55:37
Message: One more for the night... how about something simple like...
Check it out...
With some kind of cool picture, a hot rod maybe...?

All good stuff Christine, keepem coming.

Name: Christine Baird () on Sunday, August 15, 1999 at 23:46:31
Maiden: Penny
Class: 76
Message: Making Waves......
Cruising..... It's an art

Name: Christine Baird () on Sunday, August 15, 1999 at 23:40:27
Maiden: Penny
Class: 76
Message: Stay tuned in......

Name: Keith D. Jones () on Sunday, August 15, 1999 at 23:31:46
Maiden: always been Jones
Class: 76
Message: Slogan:
1. I say more!
2.'s not's better!
3. Land's
4. Smile... your on
5. Friendship SuperHighway
6. the past becomes your future
7. place to make friends
8. this site!

Well thought I'd put my two cents in.

Great stuff Keith, Thanks man and keepem comin',

Name: Alan () on Sunday, August 15, 1999 at 23:21:15
Class: 73
Message: For the T-Shirts, I'd use the "KISS" method--
Kats 'r Us

Name: LEEROY FELDERRUSTER () on Sunday, August 15, 1999 at 22:48:18
Message: I's got me a slogn, i'd gib it to youse to use fer free ifn youse wants. wheres a hilbily cans bees hisself. LEEROY FELDERRUSTER AND BEULAH
Anyone else hearin' banjo music?? Plinkle-link-link-link

Name: LGW () on Sunday, August 15, 1999 at 22:39:36
Maiden: Geele
Class: 76
Message: Slogans 'r' us, and the theme is fun places to be: It's not Route 66, but it is your first stop on the road to Leisure World: c'
Better than Disneyland! c'
26th Street -- but without the annoying sand and water: c'

All Right Laura!!! I Love The Last One!!! Keepem Comin' Cougs!!!

Name: John Baker () on Sunday, August 15, 1999 at 22:36:11
Class: 62
Message: This entry was suggested by either Sharon Bierman Branigan (B2), or her sister Sue Bierman King (B1). It's for all our Cougartown Matriarch's, and is simply:

Name: Royal Wm. Lord Jr. () on Sunday, August 15, 1999 at 19:29:32
Class: 1961
Message: Reply to Robin Hood:
I never laughed at your name because with my name who was I to cast the first stone. I have a son, you guessed it, named Royal Wm. Lord III. Good to hear from you. I guess between you and me we will have to keep RJ on the right track. R. Lord

Name: Royal Wm. Lord Jr. () on Sunday, August 15, 1999 at 19:20:20
Class: 1961
Message: Reply to Sandy Peppers-Cooper:
Hi Sandy! Great to hear from you! How have you been? I'll pass the word on to Dennis and give him the address. Thank you for the kind words.
R. Lord

Name: Royal Wm. Lord Jr. () on Sunday, August 15, 1999 at 19:11:58
E-Mail: lord@ugsolutions.Com
Class: 1961
Message: Reply to EL ROJO: Well I caught you again! This is the second time in less than a week R.J.! I was the Left Guard on the 1959 CIF Championship Team. Jim West was the Right Guard. It seems like the only thing you remember is how to run the pass pattern for the T.D. special. We had many T.D.s on that play thanks to you and Steve A. (And our line). Be sure an tell the ID Queen I said Hello! How many years has she had to put up with you? Tell her when we get more of the '59 football team in Cougartown, we will get you straightened. Have a good day.

Name: Royal Wm. Lord Jr. () on Sunday, August 15, 1999 at 18:55:06
Class: 1961
Message: Reply to Frank Romano:
A friendly name from the past. How have you been big guy? It was great to have your name come up in Cougartown. Give me a shout when you get a chance.
R. Lord

Name: Royal Wm. Lord Jr. () on Sunday, August 15, 1999 at 18:48:25
Class: 1961
Message: Reply to Jim Sloey: A correction for your ROYAL COURT, It should be "R" Lord instead of the Lord get my jest! Check your e-mail in the next few days I will be replying to your e-mail. I was out of town this past week-end with my girl friend (wife) of 33 years.

Name: Royal Wm. Lord Jr. () on Sunday, August 15, 1999 at 18:08:22
Class: 1961
Message: Reply to Ricki Valencia-Farrell:
In answer to your questions, I taught at Washington School (6 yr.), Hawthorne Intermediate (1 yr.) Then I was appointed Principal at Washington School (3 yr.) I moved to Jefferson School (9 yr.) as the Principal. Next I became a District Administrator for 9 years. I hope that clears up any other rumors. What other rumors have you heard? DO you know where Bob Worrell Is today? I have lived in Cerritos, Calif. For the past 25 years. P. S. Don't get me started on the subject of Education either especially after working in the field for the past 28 years!
Long live the Cougars!
R. Lord

Name: Royal Wm. Lord Jr. () on Sunday, August 15, 1999 at 17:46:48
Class: 1961
Message: Reply to: Stephanie Rogers-Alhanati
I will pass on the kind words to my folks they live in Leisure World, Seal Beach Calif. Tell your sister, Kitty, I said Hi! How have you been doing?

Name: Susie Sperry () on Sunday, August 15, 1999 at 16:34:05
E-Mail: ssp2072818
Maiden: Manning
Class: 71
Message: Cathy Satter, I'm so excited I lost 6lbs this week. My new job is going great. The guys I work with are so sweet. Being a tire Company, thats all there is, Men, Men, Men.. Good for me....

Name: susie Sperry () on Sunday, August 15, 1999 at 15:48:51
E-Mail: ssp1072818
Maiden: Manning
Class: 71
Message: To my sister Maureen (Lola), I just want to say Hi and that I hope you're having a nice day. I love you

Name: Patty/Gloria () on Sunday, August 15, 1999 at 13:33:53
Message: Ooops, here's one we forgot. Got Feedback? -

Name: Randy Foster () on Sunday, August 15, 1999 at 12:37:44
E-Mail: ranfoster@aol
Class: 73
Message: Some thoughts on the T-shirt idea - A nice place to stay! - wipe your feet before entering
Whatever ends up on em, order me 3...

Name: Bonnie Cozby () on Sunday, August 15, 1999 at 12:34:56
Maiden: Simmons
Class: 71
Message: Is it too late for another t-shirt idea? How about a subtle "HHS Alumni" on the front and a big "be true to your school...",, on the back?
I'm still trying to convince my husband, Charlie Cozby ('69), to go to the reunion. If we go to that, I'm sure we'll stay for homecoming too. I haven't seen too many messages from '71 graduates. Are there any out there?

Name: Paulette Grimes (Nelms) () on Sunday, August 15, 1999 at 01:54:58
Maiden: Paulette Nelms
Class: 63
Message: This is a great idea!

Name: Joyce Chance () on Saturday, August 14, 1999 at 23:44:49
Maiden: Savisky
Class: '62
Message: Tee Shirt Slogan "Let friendships begun, stay true 'til the end"

Name: Sharon () on Saturday, August 14, 1999 at 22:13:13
Maiden: Badger
Class: 63
Message: A couple of years ago at work, we had a contest for a Division Quality Slogan. The winner was short and to the point ... "Quality is our Signature (followed by a hand with a pen just finishing writing the Division Name). For our annual awards banquet, the committee had pads of post-it notes with the slogan printed for give-aways. The only problem - the printer spelled the Division name wrong. For this reason I really enjoy slogans.
Here's my contribution - "For the Times of Our Lives -"

Name: David Barboza () on Saturday, August 14, 1999 at 20:07:54
Class: 74
Message: Ok. Just like Dewey, I'll take a crack at it.
The past is relived in the present at
The Cougar Spirit lives on at
Laughs, Smiles and Memories at

Name: Cesar Giron () on Saturday, August 14, 1999 at 18:34:04
Class: 1984
Message: HHS, Beachboys, 80's music...ahhh memories!
Hi Cesar, YEP, Ctown is pretty much that simple. Thanks man

Name: Dale Hahlbeck Jr () on Saturday, August 14, 1999 at 16:41:41
Maiden: H1
Class: 75
Message: T shirt slogans eh.......My entries are..
Cougartown is the original Bakers Square
No Need to frown there's Cougartown
Life aint so easy in this Cougartown
Don't Fret...HHS on the Internet
and finally
If you think its butter but its not.. its Cougartown. com
Just Do It John In God We Trust your judgement. I suggest a Ted Gioia CD with a $5 purchase or more what ya say Ted??
List of 2000 Cruisers for Mexico to be listed Labor Day stay tuned!
You wanna go e-mail me or IB for details......Talk to ya all later H1 i.e. Dale Jr. Class of '75 Rock Steady!

Hey Dale, Thanks man, I likem, and they're all getting better and better. Keepem Comin Cougs

Name: joseph mailander () on Saturday, August 14, 1999 at 13:43:16
Class: 75
Message: This morning, I had a little spare time away from both the indignity of work and the insufferability of domestic life, so I broached the slogan question. It occured to me that as a marketer it is more or less my job perform tasks such as this. So I gave it my best professional go. First I assembled a focus group of seven former Cougars, ages 18-50, who were disqualified from participating if they had a working knowledge of either Maslow's Hierachy of Needs, the BCG Product Matrix, or had a family member who worked at Leuzinger High. So we had to get rid of Gioia, but all the others I contacted were fine. We then asked these carefully-screened participants what they remembered about their HHS experience. Key words that emerged from this focus group were: "Taco Bell" "not El Segundo" "I kinda don't remember" "oh yeah, Off Ramp Liquor never carded you". I found this all very instructive as I assembled the value proposition of Cougartown.Com.
Then I went to key salespeople at Cougartown.Com and asked them how they distinguished themselves in the marketplace. It was not so unusual from common business practice: those who publicize the site write cajoling, wheedling emails and typically advise others in these emails that they are drinking a beer, thereby sending a positive subliminial message to the prospect. While prospecting succeeds in direct correlation to email sent and beer consumed, retention is a more difficult matter. Web "stickiness" at is typically accomplished by the long progressions of photos of half-or-completely dazed individuals, usually seen at a least opportune moment, and after having consumed yet more beer. So, while the visual representation of former Cougars is often compromised and sub-optimal, the key subliminal undercurrent (drinking beer) is artfully conveyed, and, indeed, enjoys a large measure of retention already, far greater than many other dotcoms.
Then I talked to management about the future as they see it. (Marketing never runs the company like it thinks it does--it just gets to hang out with people who run the company). John Baker confessed that shortly after prints tee-shirts, he intends to expedite the selection of a board of directors and attempt an IPO. Some venture capital people from Sand Hill Road immediately responded favorably. Intel chipped their usual five percent. Everyone in SV it turns out is in love with the business model. At about 10,000,000 shares I would guess it should open between 14-16.
Ultimately I did what every respectable marketer does with all such carefully gleaned market information: I placed it in a cardboard box and shipped it to FileKeepers. It all came down to me and a yellow legal pad. I began to sweat at the temples. A topical reference, yes--a neologism--proud and yet meek at the same time--yes: EL SEGUNDO TO NADA
Respectfully submitted.

Thanks Joe for your "In Depth" look into Cougartown, it's potential, AND the slogan. Just one question. 10,000,000 shares @ 14-16.........Do you think I could possibly stay on for OHHHH, say 8 bucks an hour??

Name: Patty and Gloria () on Saturday, August 14, 1999 at 13:04:37
Maiden: Valencia V5 & V6
Message: Here are a few more. You guys won't particularly care for them, but we are cracking ourselves up!

"We've got class -"
"I went to HHS for 4 years and all I got was this lousy T shirt -"
"For auld acquaintances we've forgot -"
"You can run, but you cannot hide -"
"Cram it Clown -"

SEE!!!!! Now we're brainstorming!!

Name: Christine Baird () on Saturday, August 14, 1999 at 11:07:00
Maiden: Penny
Class: 76
Message: Slogan.....
Cougartown....Be there or be square!
Simple but to the point. ")
Slogan 2...., Home is where the Heart is
Slogan 3....
Take me to your leader....

Name: Alan Nelson () on Saturday, August 14, 1999 at 09:51:28
Class: 73
Message: With all this talk about a "special" chocolate cake, you'd think that Alice B. Toklas went to HHS.

Name: Jerry Miles () on Saturday, August 14, 1999 at 09:44:51
Class: 66
Message:Just havin' some fun. A little stolen from the web, a little stolen from Cruise night photos (Copyrights be damned) and you have Cougartown's resident angel. I don't even know if Karen remembers me but I've known her for many years (Yeah, I'm a westsider). Well, the years have been nothing but kind to her. I hope you enjoy, Jerry

Name: Ted Gioia () on Saturday, August 14, 1999 at 01:44:24
Class: 75
Message: Way to go, V girls! Scarlet and old. Good stuff from Robin, Jim and others too . . . Here's another: "Old Cougars never die, they just log into"

Name: EL ROJO () on Saturday, August 14, 1999 at 01:22:36
E-Mail: I-DY-HO
Message: Ricki V. I've noticed that you have talked about your "dog" several times in this "FORUM", AKA "Johns World", but not to be misconstrued as "WAYNES" whatever. But, I have a dog, not a champion hound of the sorts. But was bred in a hunting accident, as you please, that the owners wanted to have a "hunt" and knowing that the BITCH (pardon my language) was in "heat", an Australian Shepherd and this big black Lab made fools of their owners, in, that after the hunt they were ( he thought, the owner, she was not that far along and didn't anticipate these consequences) these hunters would consumate their hunt with a beer and they turned around and behold, there was Jake! Yes, there was Jake! I say Jake? Well, as Jake is my nickname this is why I named my dog JAKE. My wife asked "why Jake"? My buddy's asked "why Jake"? And i say, that if my wife ever calls out my name "Jake", and say, i'm out in the garage working on my fishing stuff or fooling with the car or whatever and my faithful dog is by my side, that "the dog goes" and I don't have to!. Moral of the story, name your dog after you and you may have a couple of minutes of peace. Sit Jake! No don't sit. Just a minute honey, (dumb dog) i'm coming sweetie! Jeez, just wanted a couple of minutes! But i'm a COUG!

Name: Janet Burkett () on Saturday, August 14, 1999 at 00:56:59
Maiden: Humphreys
Class: 62
Message: Oh brother, If I hear any more about that chocolate cake, I'm going to have to go bake one! Maybe in a couple of Saturdays! I'll start thinking of a T-shirt slogan too. Like: "Old Cougars never die, they just go to". Oh well, I'll try again later. JB (the other one)
Hey Janet, I like it......I don't love it.....just like it.Keep trying though.

Name: JIM SLOEY () on Saturday, August 14, 1999 at 00:26:44
Class: NONE
Message: Karen Hare
Merilee Rush at the top of th page already said it all, I didn't want to seem redundant by saying Angel again, so that anyone reading this page would have already known that we have our own resident ANGEL, so at the risk of being redundant King John, would you please amend my prior response and add Angel after Lord, before King. As a favor to the old Dorsey slayer? Thanks John. Sloey

Yes Dorsey slayerWhatever you want.

Name: Karen () on Friday, August 13, 1999 at 23:27:46
E-Mail: whatnoangel
Maiden: Hare
Class: 66
Message: Jim Sloey seems you forgot someone in your royal court. Robin I am still waiting to see your pictures, and Lyman Ross what Boeing facility do you work at, I work there also in Long Beach... Marsha Soares, saw your picture you look great, as all the Rowdys do. John like Betty I will be away for 2 days, don't add to many pages. Bye, Bye
Hey, I'm outta here tomorrow too. I guess I'll hang the ol' gone fishin' sign out until Sunday. Really, if you leave Feedback after tomorrow about 10:30am, I'll post it on Sunday. Have a good time Karen and be an Angel,won't you.....

Name: EL ROJO () on Friday, August 13, 1999 at 23:19:22
E-Mail: I-DY-HO
Message: Royal, you should really get your act together and announce your presence, as the coming of the, well, Right Guard, of the officially "BITCHIN" 1959 CIF FOOTBALL HEROES.COM. Jeez, there hasn't been this much commotion since JB graduated to "Corporal" of this "site". Its an old joke folks, something about being "A Corporal", but it's a really cool story. ROYAL, say hello to all the COUGS out there. By the way, the ID QUEEN, says "hello" and she's glad that "you've" signed on! Always remember, The cougar is with you! EL AND ID QUEEN!
Corporal!!! That was so long ago, Gordon Martin was a midget......or is it a dwarf. Little person ???......

Name: Frank Romano () on Friday, August 13, 1999 at 23:09:30
Class: 1961
Message: It's amazing Robin how a 20,000 word document praying for a whatever is called a brief. What is even more important is the cost per page.... Boy do we have a few of those. JB, you have to be very proud to have the word getting out. Jim West, Royal Lord, you're the proof that sooner or later, everyone will check in to say hello. It's wonderful to know you're well. JB! How about the story going something like " HOME" Okay... About the cake... Old hot thumbs burnie will be baking up one of those this weekend... I really wish I could remember that cake at school. But as many of us know... its the memory that goes first. That's good, then we don't know what we are missing....
Frank, Yes, we've got the heavy artillery checking into the site now. Royal and Jim W; but there's another Old, "New Kid On The Block" that checked in this morning. I think he's probably just looking around now, but will hopefully make an appearance soon on our happy forum. If you want to know who, go to the Alumni List.

Name: EL ROJO () on Friday, August 13, 1999 at 22:00:41
E-Mail: I-DY-HO
Message: To my friends in this world, a poem, in El Rojo's world.

What can I say.......nice.......nice......uh, nice.
Thanks Russ, I LOVE YOU MAAAAN!!! "Be a Coug"

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