Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Feb 19, 2010, 12:47 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Lomita

Message: A couple of things. First, to all the class of 60, 61, and 90. I'm sending your address information to your respective reunion committees tomorrow. If you still haven't updated your address info, please do it now. Second, El Molinos; It seems Rushdi Bolous at the HHS Student Store has been telling people that Rich Sloan and I have or took all the yearbooks. This is untrue. HHS still has yearbooks from ABOUT 1970 to the present. Rich and I have none for sale. Just wanted to clear that up.
Name: Bob Jensen ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Feb 19, 2010, 12:38 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1971
City & State: Los Angeles, Ca

Message: I have received several emails from people who do not live within the immediate area asking what they can do to help HHS and the Senior Square Project: In the words of Mrs. Mark, I challenge you to write an essay on “What Senior Square meant to me”. If you want, you can forward these great words of wisdom to my email and I will print and present to the current class president. Thanks to all who have contacted me so far and thanks to all that will be joining me.
Name: Michael M Kratz ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Feb 19, 2010, 12:26 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1971
City & State: Vegas

Message: Boy! This some heavy reading here on feedback. The problem with leaving a short comment are like emails, people totally read it differently. Unless you leave a three page comment to explain yourself or write a book, people will always look for the negativity in your comment and blow your comment out of context. Anyways, the rain is on it's way. Darn! I just wash my CAMARO... Please Cougars, life is short! "Can’t We All Just Get Along"
Name: Cindy Wernicke ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Feb 19, 2010, 12:02 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Maxson
Class: 1963
City & State: Stagecoach, NV

Message: Clark, you are good. Thank you for saying what I feel. I don't feel sorry for Tom, I think he does that himself. I didn't have such a wonderful time at HHS but I have many friends from that time. I have to mention one teacher who had a profound effect on me back then, I was having trouble with dumbbell math so they put me in Mr. Lyles (sp?) algebra class, I thought that was really stupid but then there I was in his class and really enjoying it and understanding it.
Name: Jerry Miles ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Feb 19, 2010, 11:49 am - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: Fair Oaks, CA

Message: I would like to thank everyone who has made reference to my long hair. How refreshing it is to hear and realize you are not talking about my ears or nose. Of course there is not much chance of the hair on my head becoming the subject of the same topic anytime soon. I realized long ago that while God made millions and millions of heads, the ones he didn’t like he covered up with hair. But all in all I guess Miss Selz did serve her purpose as the Intimidator. Mr. Elmore just was not frightening at all.
He was too short.
Name: Dean Morris ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Feb 19, 2010, 11:45 am - HHS Time
Class: 1972
City & State: Vallejo, Ca

Message: Clark Millman spoke for most of us in his posting from yesterday. It is a waste of our time when malcontents, whiner-losers, "I coulda-been a contender-types" monopolize this forum for days on end with their egocentric, narcisstic drivel. Really borrrrring stories, Tom. Get yourself to a therapist, life coach, mentor or minister and figure out why you are so unhappy, apparently mired in a mid-life crisis and relishing the role of the CT provacateur who blames people from the past for your sad state of affairs. In short, why you have become such a JERK! I dont remember you like that. Like Tiger Woods, you will learn in your therapy how to look in the mirror, take an objective look at yourself, accept responsibility for life's ups and downs. If you have the courage to face this challenge seriously, maybe you will emerge with fresh perspective, maturity and wisdom which you sorely lack today. Tom, go do your personal work and come back in six months with a more positive attitude toward old HHS alums and friends. You will find a more welcome reception then.
Name: Jack Dicus ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Feb 19, 2010, 9:38 am - HHS Time
Class: 1968
City & State: Miramar Beach, Florida

Message: Tom! I apologize for the "I feel sorry for you" remark. Somebody must have had some influence on you at HHS. You don't get that literate genetically. May I say "Welcome to the Cougartown forum".
Name: Steve Fraser ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Feb 19, 2010, 8:14 am - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: Laguna Woods
No E-mail
Message: Thomas, no need forgive to the house of HHS, but if to want continue to expound "life as Tommy sees it", buck-up for dues. There are many facets to Cougartown, you might learn something.....
Hey, There You Go!!! Thanks Steve.
Name: Steve Fraser ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Feb 19, 2010, 7:26 am - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: Laguna Woods
No E-mail
Message: While Jerry and Jim were dodging haircuts, I was kicked out of rehearsal for wearing my new huaraches. I retreated to the 'ol 55 (Dodge), changed and returned to field and passed inspection. I recall that after Sloey was shorn he adorned the next issue of GQ. Jerry's still looking for a barber......
Name: Thomas Leeman ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Feb 18, 2010, 11:37 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1973
City & State: San Diego, CA

Message: Alright Clark, so I didn't realize all those guys were dead. Mea Culpa! The only guy I noticed as passing on here was Kye Courtney. It wasn't my intention to speak ill of the dead. And just for the record I did admire Kye. I have a personal story about Kye, but I wouldn't share it here anyway. Perhaps my bigger sin was displaying such blatant irreverence in the house of HHS worship. Maybe someone could point me to the alter in order to pray for forgiveness. Don't know what to tell you about Cruise night. That's not a custom I'm familiar with. Do you like arm wrestle or something? Besides, I think I've fed enough meat to the beast. Anyway, give Senor Bravo my regards. I doubt he would remember me. Community service is an admirable thing. I mentioned that previously. Maybe you missed that. As for me, I coach baseball, but I don't do it for the PR. And again, I think you misinterpreted my comments with respect to valedictorian. It wasn't about who was smartest or who had the highest GPA at HHS. IMO it's what you do with it. Also, I seem to remember Ted from Cougar Staff. Think we took turns as editors on the feature page. Krislock as I said was a tremendous teacher and mentor to many of us. And if I may, I would like to give credit to some other HHS'ers before we "move on". 1) Mike Sloan - Eternally grateful for inspiring a lifetime of musical creativity on the guitar. 2) Jeff Nathanson for setting me up with tickets to see Hendrix at the forum in '68, 3) Kim Stembler for her sweet smile, wonderful heart and allowing me to admire her from afar. 4) Scott Laidlaw and Dan Caldwell-(d) for their inspiration on the track- the hurdles and 440 in particular. 5) Mike Scott for being a great rival and friend in our youth and for those tickets to the Padres games when in the Astros were in town later on. 6) Cindy Oye for being a great dance partner and introducing me to the theatrical stage after graduation. 7) Lisa Carey for pairing up with me as her escort to homecoming. 8) The class of '68 for making Wiffie's experience here in the states a memory for a lifetime. 9) Geno Effler for always being a good friend and 10) And of course JB, class of 73, for being a lifelong friend and confidant. That's a wrap.
Name: Lee Ann Nixon ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Feb 18, 2010, 10:28 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: NIXON
Class: 1964
City & State: Vancouver, WA

Message: I guess misery loves company - so glad to know that I wasn't the only one who fell into the clutches of Miss Selz - she was a "Miss", wasn't she? In retrospect, we all survived. I can tell you one thing, it certainly wasn't the worst thing that ever happened to me. Lots of good things to be happy for.
Name: Jim Sloey ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Feb 18, 2010, 7:46 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: solvang

Message: After our first rehearsal for graduation in 1966 Joyce Selz came up to me [since baseball was over I didn't get a hair cut with much frequency either] and told me I had to get a hair cut or else [that's why we called her or else Selz]. I put my head down and said Miss Selz, I have no money to get a hair cut, it is tough when you are an orphan. I never looked at her and she said ok never mind, she turned and said "Jerry Miles, Jerry Miles, come here a minute!" As the guy from Chicago said "the rest of the story." Sorry Jerry. As an aside, my dad told me I could either get it cut or he would cut it and having seen some old pictures of his handiwork I was sitting in Mr. Taylor's barber shop the next day 20 minutes after the rehearsal.
uh huh....
Name: Bob Jensen ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Feb 18, 2010, 7:24 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1971
City & State: Los Angeles

Message: Greetings to all. Yesterday, Mark Newell, principal of HHS, contacted me regarding an upcoming meeting scheduled to discuss the new Senior Square Project. He invited me to attend and extended the invitation to all of you. It will be held on campus, Wednesday February 24, 12 noon and should last about 45 minutes. From my understanding there was a grant written to provide funds to reestablish the Square and he has asked for our support. What we have to offer them, the current student body, is history and a perspective of what Senior Square meant to us. We can share with them our pride and spirit and the importance of tradition and why Senior Square is still a fond high school memory. Hopefully, our input will help them envision a new Senior Square with whatever trademark look and feel they decide on that will create new memories for future HHS students. Let me know if you plan to attend. We should let the school know so they can plan.
OK folks, email Bob Jensen if you can make it and thank Bob for the heads up.
Name: Neil Andersen ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Feb 18, 2010, 4:49 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Dallas, OR

Message: And Dan threw the next one further, underhand.
Name: Sharon Leach ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Feb 18, 2010, 3:50 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: moore
Class: 1966
City & State: long beach, ca

Message: Jerry, that is a great story. Thank you for repeating it, as I did not see the first posting. Also, John, if you do not mind, I would like to do a PSA announcement. If any Cougars are suffering from joint pain, muscle spasms, cognitive thinking problems, sudden tooth loss; etc., please have your vitamin D levels checked. I have been suffering from these afflictions for the past two years. They finally did a full-body bone scan and found that I have fractures all over my body. I had very high calcium levels, which I thought was good. Not so, it can also be a sign of low vitamin D levels. If you have low vitamin D the calcium in your body cannot be processed. The rheumatologist checked my vitamin D and found it to be 11. It should be in the 30's. Over 100 is toxic. Anything under 18.5 is considered severely deficient. It can and will kill you if you do not discover the problem. It can cause heart attacks, heart disease, peripheral artery disease, fractures, strokes, tooth loss, memory loss, and death. My doctor told me this has become an epidemic, because of the fear of skin cancer. People are dying because of severe vitamin D deficiencies. I'm going to be fine, because it was finally diagnosed in time. I thought I was getting addle minded and had arthritis. So, please if anyone in Cougartown has these symptoms or knows of a friend or family member that has these symptoms, get a vitamin D checkup. It is a cheap and easy blood test. After two years of trudging back and forth to doctors this simple test has saved my life. I am now on 5,000 units of D a day and 15 minutes a day without sun block in the sun. My guess is that I will get rid of this pasty-white, ashen look within the next month or so. lol Seriously get it checked. Unfortunately when they do blood panels they may not be checking D levels. Ask if they are. Find you last lab test and see if they check D levels. John, thank you for the space on CT for this PSA.
Name: Bill Sloey ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Feb 18, 2010, 3:24 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: RB

Message: Thanks for your kind remembrance Clark, sure glad I was there after Tom graduated……To look back at memories and to be hostile or even upset over a special teacher or coach is really a waste of time, that is why you need to grasp the moment because it doesn’t come down the road everyday like the Helms Bakery Truck. I was honored and blessed to do that and I still thank the ’75 football team for giving it their all, if it weren’t for that @$$%#&! Head Coach putting the trophies out before the season was over, we would have been in the CIF Finals. Oops…. need to move on
Thanks Bill
Name: Sherry Ward ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Feb 18, 2010, 3:00 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Rout
Class: 1965
City & State: Somewhere in Snowy Tennessee

Message: John, Thank you that we are moving on. I almost quit checking feedback. I seriously doubt that any of us can think of a four year stretch, at any point in our lives, that didn't have positive and negative experiences. We call it living. I, for one, like to have fun! Sooo.... How many out there remember Carl Wilson giving singing lessons while walking from class to class? I can still sing a little ditty he taught me! Any one else ever get "Private" lessons?
Name: Enza Nicocia ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Feb 18, 2010, 2:58 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Nicocia
Class: 1972
City & State: San Pedro Hill, CA

Message: For those of us that attended HIS in 1968, there was a 8th grade teacher, Mrs. McDaniel who's manner ways not to mince words. She told it 'straight' about entering high school, and how the teachers there were not going to 'hold your hand.' You had to apply yourself w/what was presented to you and excell if you were going to enter college's, etc. SHE WAS RIGHT! The teachers at HHS were sometimes not so interested in you passing their class if you didn't do the 'work' or were a 'slacker', however, for the most part there were some exceptionally caring/compassionate ones that did. I was fortunate to have them teach me..I was very competitive & eager to learn, & wanted that A+. Some, not all, were just machines..class after class of the same subjects, made them a bit 'burnt out'? Fortunately, in 69-72, we had some very young, hip teachers (just outta college w/their teaching degrees(who, btw, were EASY on the eyes :) that made it WAY fun to attend their classes. I will never forget that day at the end of 8th grade, looking forward to graduation on the softball fields at HIS, when Mrs McDaniel was SO angry with her class, that she lectured us on the coming years ahead, as not being as easy as middle school. AND, regarding having to be sent home for something that you wore or did...THAT did not happen w/me. If I did something wrong, I had to face the music w/my father, who put the fear of God into us at an early age. My parents ran a tight ship w/8 children, and if we got out of line..the consequences for our actions were far harder that any counselor or teacher could bestow upon us! :) 'Head down, ass up', was the philosophy for school, work, or anything you wanted to excell whining allowed :)
Name: Barbara Duran ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Feb 18, 2010, 2:32 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1972
City & State: El Segundo

Message: I'd like to tell everyone what my 'mild mannered' brother did to me when I was just a little girl. He, Ty Goodman, and I think it was Bobby Bausman, he gave me the chocolate flavored ex-lax! Being a candy junkie, I ate it all. You can imagine the results. Our Mom made me sit on a newspaper in the middle of the kitchen floor, like a puppy being house trained. Howard and his friends stood just outside of view from my Mom and laughed. Hey...a fews days ago, didn't I just thank my brother for being so sweet? It's not an HHS funny memory, just a funny memory for me.
AHHH YES, the old Ex-Lax chocolate candy ploy. It was pulled on me in the 8th grade by a couple of neer-do-well so called friends of mine. Lucky for me I could read the imprint Thanks Barbara for yet another great story.
Name: Cheri Longanecker ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Feb 18, 2010, 2:09 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Longanecker
Class: 1965
City & State: Yuma, AZ
No E-mail
Message: Changing the subject again I guess, was/is Brian Wilson part of "We Are The World" remake? I thought I saw him standing on the right side in the second or third row of singers.
Hi Cheri, Yes, both Brian Wilson and Al Jardine were in the choir.
Name: Howard Paco Duran ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Feb 18, 2010, 12:52 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1961
City & State: Lake Forest

Message: Boy, I'm glad I was such wonderful mild mannered student. And my little sister, smokin' in the girls room.. And being preggers..I just remember doing homework with Terry Benjamin and getting "A's"...Oh and Mr.Gaier, having the class close their eyes as he read "Footfalls" and rubbed my neck!!