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Name: Esther M. Ostermann ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Dec 2, 2009, 5:52 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: quintanilla
Class: 1970
City & State: Escondido, California
Message: Does anyone out there remember the name of the Studio that use to take our senior pictures for the year book? Was it Nylander Studio? Does it still exist? If anyone has a phone number please email me with it. Thanks! P.S Dave Lewis I love you!
Yes it was Nylander Studios and we love you too Dave
Name: Jim Hess ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Dec 2, 2009, 12:18 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1965
City & State: bishop ca
Message: Nice to hear and be remembered for sighting at a Brian Wilson Concert by Reinholdson, the oldest surfer on the eastside. Love to see Brian again, his music is still great. If you've never been to one, it's worth the effort.
Name: Debra Mcgregor ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Dec 2, 2009, 10:51 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Lee
Class: 1972
City & State: Lancaster, CA
No E-mail
Message: I'm back!! Finally up and running and have been in my new home for six months!! It's bittersweet to inherit my parents' home, but I feel their presence here strongly. Hope all you Cougs had and continue to have a blessed holiday and I'm looking forward to checking in on Cougartown from my OWN computer now. Even though it's an old dinosaur computer, I feel it's okay for now (being an oldie but goodie myself). Off to set up e-mail ... God bless ...
Glad you're back Deb
Name: Don Burns ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Dec 2, 2009, 8:48 am - HHS Time
Class: 1957
City & State: Downey, CA
Message: Hey Cougs, Thanks for the b-day wishes and to Josette, Maribel, & Karla for sharing b-days. John when you are going to Bob's in Downey, please let me know, I will meet you there if at all possible. Later Don
I'll do it Don, thanks
Name: Sharon Leach ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Dec 1, 2009, 2:19 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Moore
Class: 1966
City & State: long beach
Message: Sorry to all of the Cougars who got whammied from the worm that got into my Facebook. FB has cleaned it up and you should not be getting any crazy e-mails or videos from me any more. Also, a BIG HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Don Burns. (The Car Guy)
Name: Bob Jensen ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Dec 1, 2009, 2:15 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1971
City & State: Los Angeles
No E-mail
Message: FYI? John and Paco, Steve Martin AKA Dude Martin Was program director for KTTV, channel 11 in Los Angeles during the 1960s. He had a couple of talk type shows in the 50?s on 11 also. I met him at KTTV in 1978 while working on a program ?50 Years of Talking Pictures?. He had to be older than my dad!
Thanks Bob....
Name: Karen Clancy ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Dec 1, 2009, 8:30 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Krumbach
Class: 1968
City & State: Hanford, CA
Message: Hard to believe we graduated 40 years ago. I don't remember too many of my classmates or teachers, but still remember some great times and people.
Hi Karen, Thanks for checking in
Name: Bob Kyllonen ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Nov 30, 2009, 7:33 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Rancho Mirage, CA
Message: I will be at the Brian Wilson concert at "The Show" at the Agua Caliente Hotel and Spa this Friday evening and would love to witness a Cougar Sighting. If any of you former HHS people ever visit the Living Desert in Palm Desert, please let me know of your plans. I am a Docent at the Living Desert and will be most pleased to give you a special Docent guided tour. Surprise me some day and we can have an authorized Cougar Sighting. Bob Kyllonen
Hey Bob, Thanks for checking in and let us know if you sighted one or two.
Name: Howard Paco Duran ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Nov 30, 2009, 6:30 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1961
City & State: Lake Forest
Message: On Jerry's TV Guide there is a "Steve Martin Show" at 3PM, does anyone remember the show, or Steve Martin? I don't.
Not the same Steve Martin folks. Steve would have been in the 7th grade in 1958.
Name: Ron Reinholdson ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Nov 30, 2009, 7:35 am - HHS Time
Class: 1965
City & State: Claremont, CA
Message: What if TWO Cougars independently went to a Brian Wilson concert, hoping to see Brian, and accidentally ran into each other? They had planned on seeing a Cougar, but not the one they actually saw. I had this experience about 20 years ago, when I saw Jim Hess at a Beach Boys concert.
That's a Cougar Sighting.
Name: Jack Dicus ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Nov 29, 2009, 6:49 am - HHS Time
Class: 1968
City & State: Miramar Beach, Florida
Message: I agree with you, John. A "Cougar Sighting" must be a surprise on both ends. Otherwise, every time I see my sister, also a Cougar, would be a "Cougar Sighting".
There you go...
Name: Ricki Farrell ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Nov 28, 2009, 9:49 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Valencia
Class: 1961
City & State: Tucson, AZ
Message: Excuses are like belly buttons, everybody's got one. Happy belated Thanksgiving to all. Thanks John!!!
Good one Ricki. . . .
Name: Wade Greasby ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Nov 28, 2009, 4:43 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1973
City & State: Surf City, California
Message: In response to Commander Jim and his Lost Husker Brigade, The innitials DR are for his Little Brudder, "Dirty Red". See, even Sons of Okies have intellegence and know about Husker Lore!!!! Dirty Red was one mean SOB, but also one great friend as are his Brudders Jim and John. What ever happen to Thanksgiving when OU/NU played? The '71 game was the Game of the Century!!!!
Name: Larry Biller ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Nov 28, 2009, 4:29 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1967
City & State: Portland,Oregon
Message: But what if Brian walks up to Jim after the show and says, "Well hi there Jim I didn't expect to see you here".
Jim would say, "Well I expected to see you here."
Name: Susan King ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Nov 28, 2009, 8:12 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Bierman
Class: 1974
City & State: Thousand Oaks, CA
Message: Hey Jim - it WOULD count as a Cougar Sighting if BRIAN sees YOU, since THAT would have been unplanned. (John, stop being such a stinky stickler!!) Jim, are there any tickets left for that event?? I'd love to go - that's within a few miles of me. Hope everyone's Thanksgiving was as good as mine - and thanks for voting for Boo - that's my dog nephew. : ))
Well actually it wouldn't be a Cougar Sighting since one person (Jim) is planning on seeing the other person (Brian).
Name: Jim Frederick ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Nov 27, 2009, 8:18 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: West Hills / Hanalie Hi.
Message: Brian Wilson will be playing out our way at the Canyon Club in Aqura. On Thursday 12/3 . Hope to see someone from HHS ... After seeing the photos of the 69 reunion i wouldn't know what anyone would like anyway ... So John ? ..Will seeing Brian Wilson count as a "Cougar Sighting" ?...
Uhhh.... no
Name: Dean Morris ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Nov 27, 2009, 11:23 am - HHS Time
Class: 1972
City & State: Vallejo, CA
Message: Thanks Robin Hood for fed-exing me the tasty Thanksgiving Crow I so richly deserved yesterday. I would have preferred Duck, because it is a real good eatin bird, but Crow it was this year. Still picking the black feathers from my teeth. All you need is one more victory in the Civil War and Roses are yours for this year. Otherwise, I will have to send you some nice Beaver for New Years Day Dinner. Can you even eat Beaver? On second thought, dont answer that one... Hope everyone had a good holiday. Look for me singing auld lang syne to Charile Weis tomorrow evening as we make our way onward and upward to the Emerald Bowl. I guess it beats a 2-9 season for a change. For that, we are very thankful!
The Emerald Bowl!! USC would kill for the Emerald Bowl
Name: Dick Dixon ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Nov 26, 2009, 4:53 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: Indianapolis, IN
Message: We've got a great deal to be thankful for ... may we extend a special thanks to our John Baker, my friend since 1958 and quarter midget days. A special hello to Janice Brown Marconi, '64, who is recovering from a serious surgery. My love to her always. Hey baby, its cold outside - 29 with possible snow showers tonight. Cheers 'n gears to all Cougs everywhere.
Hey Dicky, Hope you had a very fast 2.5 mile Thanksgiving, maaannnn....
Name: Betty Rodriguez ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Nov 26, 2009, 2:19 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Kean
Class: 1969
City & State: Kingman, AZ
Message: John-Dude, I haven't written while. We just finished a really boss turkey dinner. Just waiting for a bitchin' pumpkin pie. I was stoked to speak to my sister yesterday in the OC. Wow, she's like, really close to Laguna Beach - such a cool place to just chill out after really neat dinner! I was remembering how the night before Thanksgiving was when we'd all gather over at Eucalyptus Park to, ya know, drink, or whatever. But then some cop would drive by, and we'd have to split! What a bummer. . . .Anyway, Happy Thanksgiving to all you dudes - Peace, man. Betty Kean-a-reano
Like wow Betty, that is so twisted about the Pig, girl. Hope you had a freaked out psychedelic Thanksgiving with your peeps
Name: Sharon Bierman Branigan ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Nov 26, 2009, 2:08 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Bierman
Class: 1976
City & State: San Clemente, CA
Message: Happy Thanksgiving everyone! John, we owe you such gratitude for the wonderful community that you have created for us- COUGARTOWN! You've brought us all together in a way that I think very few people will ever have the good fortune to know. Here's a prime example: After working with Juli P on the Somis Academy Charter School PFO for the last two years, I happened to mention growing up in Hawthorne.
Juli: I grew up in Hawthorne! Me: HUH??? Okay, maybe I'm not very good at expressing myself but you get the idea. Juli Utter is her maiden name; she went to Ramona, Intermediate, and Leuzinger. Graduated 1973. Her grandpa owned Utter's Pool Hall on Hawthorne Bl just north of El Segundo Bl. A photo of his pool hall is in one of the Street Scene's on this website! Well now isn't it a small Cougar world??? Juli wonders if anyone knows the whereabouts of Cheryl Peterson class of 72? I wonder if Cheryl is related to Matt? If anyone knows how to reach Cheryl please let me know or have Cheryl contact me. So not quite a Cougar sighting but an absolutely amazing coincidence! Jim, thanks for supporting BOO, and John, thanks for putting the BOO vote up, but I see the top dogs got over 7000 votes and I just don't know that many people! Ah well, she's still the cutest pooch in the pack! Anita, many congrats to the happy parents and the very VERY happy grandma!!
Sharon, Utters Pool Hall was a hangout for many early Cougars. I remember there was always a card game (Pan I think) going on upstairs. Utters was one of Hawthorne's first pool rooms. I think it had 5 pool tables and a snooker table. Mike Shay has a few stories from Utters. Mike, are you out there? Thanks Sharon for the Feedback. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving too, and tell Juli I remember her grandpa and his Pool Hall.
Name: Jean Caldwell ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Nov 26, 2009, 10:01 am - HHS Time
Class: 1968
City & State: Albuturkey NM
No E-mail
Message: Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! Hope today is the best yet!
Same to you Jean...
Name: Anita Bell ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Nov 26, 2009, 9:02 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Harmon
Class: 1969
City & State: Fair Oaks, Ca
Message: Happy Thanksgiving - I have always had reasons to be thankful on Thanksgiving, but this year I have one more. A little one mind you as he is only 6 pounds 11 ounces. My very first grandchild arrived on Tuesday the 24th at 1:46AM. The little bugger has been in NICU trying to overcome a pneumothorax for the past 2 days but my son in-law just called to tell me that the three of them are coming home this morning. I have discovered that if you ever need a lift or an attitude adjustment, just try to appreciate and reflect on the good things and count your blessings. It can be done anytime and any place. Blessings to all~
Well Gramma, Congratulations on your first grandbaby and have a fun first Thanksgiving together.
Name: Jack Dicus ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Nov 26, 2009, 7:22 am - HHS Time
Class: 1968
City & State: Miramar Beach, Florida
Message: Happy Turkey Day, Cougars! How about this old saying: "Don't cut off your nose to spite your face". One of my customers reminded me of this one just yesterday!
Happy Thanksgiving Jack...
Name: Jim Frederick ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Nov 25, 2009, 10:35 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: Santo Borracho AZ,
Message: I truly would like to extend a VERY GRATEFUL "T" day to all hear at Cougartown ! Just a great bunch of folks ! I TRULY HOPE THAT YOU ALL INCLUDE A SERVICEMAN IN YOUR PRAYERS AND OR THOUGHTS TOMORROW! Lets not forget them! Imagine what it must be like for them ... Now ... John? Your Dad should of just unplugged the oven .....And here's a few of my wifes grandmothers" grannyisms" .... "its as dark as a stack of black cats".... "It's as cold as a bad girls heart" .... "like shooting fish in a barrel ".... Good luck Boo the dog ! ...
Thanks Jim, Have a great day and tough to unplug a gas oven
Name: Larry Bach ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Nov 25, 2009, 9:55 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1972
City & State: Torrance, CA
Message: Happy Thanksgiving all. There are many things to be thankful for despite all the current challenges. Like a warm sunny day in the the South Bay when most of the U.S.A. is COLD. That's Boss.
Happy Thanksgiving Lar'....
Name: Glenn Crist ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Nov 25, 2009, 8:45 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1964
City & State: Sonoma, CA
Message: Hello All, I received this E-mail from "Jake Tebbi" and while I can not help, perhaps someone out there in Cougartown might.
Glenn, Hi, I am looking for any of the Jefferson?s. I think you were friends with Jerry Lee. (they lived on 5350 124th St. W. Hawthorne). I know Kathy passed away a few years ago but I am still trying to find Nancy or their mom ?Helen?. My sister ?Nassrin? was in the class of ?65 and lived with the Jefferson?s. We are now looking to see if we can find any of them. Can you help in any way? Thanks.
Penny Prouty or Barbara Orr are you there? Debra McGregor, who worked with Kathy Jefferson in Lancaster, is without a computer at this time I think; does anyone know how to get ahold of Debra? I know it's a small, small Cougartown world out there, having been blown away numerous times after reconnecting with a long lost friend through this wonderful website. Does anyone remember Nassrin?
Here we go Cougars. Someone has to know Jerry Lee or Nancy.
Name: Alan Nelson ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Nov 25, 2009, 7:42 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1973
City & State: Parker, AZ
Message: The old sayings are peachy keen. How about some of the old "Urban Legends" we heard as kids. I remember the escaped crazed killer (aren't they all?) with the hook as a hand. The guy and girl heard about it on the radio while watching the Submarine Races in PV. They decided that they'd better leave, and when the guy went around to open the passenger door for the girl when they got home, he found a bloody hook hanging from the handle. Yeah. THAT happened.
Hey Alan, you're about 26 days late for that story Have a great day tomorrow.
Name: Bob And Karen Fraser ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Nov 25, 2009, 7:01 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: Hawthorne, Ca
No E-mail
Message: Happy Thanksgiving to our Cougartown family of friends. It is time to sit back and really take the time to give thanks and gratitude for all the abundance we have. We are so fortunate. Blessings to all.
Hey Bob and Karen, you two too have a great day.