Name: Sharon Leach ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Mar 30, 2010, 12:34 pm - HHS Time
City & State: long beach
Message: Regarding blood donations for John Crotty. Anyone, please correct me if I am wrong, but I believe you do not have to be the same blood type to donate blood in John's name. If you are not his type, he of course, would not be given your blood. However, your donation will be credited to him and he will get credit for your donation and he will get a pint of his blood type. I suggest for anyone who is able to donate, that they take the time to go to the nearest blood bank and donate blood. I am unfortunately unable to give blood because of medications I am taking.
Name: Penny Prouty ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Mar 30, 2010, 12:13 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Torrance, CA
Message: John Crotty........you are in my prayers. And all of your family are in my prayers, too. May God please bless you, heal, comfort you and bring you peace of mind, soon. You are a special guy and you have all of us in your corner and sending up prayers. Prayer works! I see it everyday! Hang in there, ok? Penny
Name: Camille Hawkes ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Mar 30, 2010, 10:51 am - HHS Time
City & State: Manhattan Beach, CA
Message: Get well John Crotty. I can meet you over at LabCor again if you need any Type A ---plenty to spare. I will be there for a routine visit this week. I was there last yr. & heard the name Crotty, so it wasn't an actual Cougar sighting, but a connection. Recognized it from Cougartown. Then I saw a tall man walking to his car & figured it had to be John. Wish I could have made the Cruise Nite, but next time.
Name: Jim Frederick ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Mar 30, 2010, 6:51 am - HHS Time
City & State: West Hills / Hanalie Hi.
Message: Your a good man John C ! So glad your on the mend ! And to everyone here at Cougartown... Your all beautifull ! Once again thanks to John and this web site ! You know ... Some schools don't have any type of page that comes close ours ... Aloha and Mahalo ...
Name: Betty Rodriguez ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Mar 29, 2010, 7:33 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Kingman, AZ
Message: Well, John Crotty, I believe you will be on the mend now. Donna, Elizabeth and I sent you some serious good vibes over the weekend. (With new blood in your veins and your ears burning from all the girly gossip going, I just know you're feeling better). I learned this weekend that I met Elizabeth Estrada in the 4th grade at Ramona Park. She remembered vivid details - me I can't remember any of it. We all had as much fun as we did 45 years ago - except we couldn't stay awake past 10 pm! We remembered old crushes (Bobby Parrish's name came up a few times). We drank a toast to Wolfie - some darn good Jack Daniels. It was a great visit. Love you girls!!! Betty
Name: Les Vlieger ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Mar 29, 2010, 4:58 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Redondo Beach, CA
Message: John Crotty, Hey buddy ... you powered through and made it to the all class reunion at Seaside Lagoon last year. You'll power through this time. See you at the next one! We're all pushing for you.
Name: Anita Bell ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Mar 29, 2010, 4:30 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Fair Oaks, Ca
Message: Waldenström macroglobulinemia...well if that isn't a tongue-twister. Seriously though, my thoughts are with you and your entire family John. May the faith in your soul carry you through the challenges you are facing...and may all of our caring and concern strengthen and encourage you until you're well again. God Bless ~
Name: Jill Jaynes ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Mar 29, 2010, 2:22 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Mission Viejo, CA
Message: So many things to address here on Cougartown. First of all, I hope John C's speedy recovery. I had the pleasure of golfing with him many years ago at one of our tournaments. John was very easy going a lot of fun. If John does need blood, I'm AB+, and it would be an honor to donate to John. On a lighter note, I do hope that anyone living in Orange County or other counties will be able to join us for a mini-reunion on April 10th. This is open to all classes. If your wondering how life is behind the Orange Curtain, come and join us. We will start around 3:00 pm, at Lampost Pizza/Microbrewery in Irvine. The address is 14450 Culver Drive, Irvine, CA. The intersections are Culver/Alton. Reservations are not needed. If you would like more information, please email me.
Name: Al Rocca ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Mar 29, 2010, 1:38 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Mesa, AZ
Message: John you have my prayers. Get well soon
Name: Carolyn Wallace ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Mar 29, 2010, 12:53 pm - HHS Time
City & State: crestline, Ca
Message: I would like to know what's up with the 1962 graduates and who is doing what.
Name: Sue Walsh ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Mar 29, 2010, 10:40 am - HHS Time
City & State: Hesperia Ca
Message: All of our prayers and good wishes to the entire Crotty family. May you all receive God's blessings.
Name: Noreen Culley ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Mar 29, 2010, 7:57 am - HHS Time
City & State: Westchester, CA
Message: Thank you everyone for sending up prayers for John. John received his first treatment yesterday and it went well. YES!! Thank God. We need God to save him. When the bleeding stopped yesterday, one of his friends called him a miracle hog. :) Our brother, Paul, is checking on the blood donation questions (thank you for that too) and we will get back to you on that. Love and hugs to all of you. Noreen
Name: Patti Barry ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Mar 28, 2010, 7:21 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Hawthorne, CA
Message: Just wondering if any of you Cougars desire to clean up your garage a little bit and get rid of your ping pong table. I'm looking to keep nieces and nephews occupied on Easter, and would love to snag a free or really cheap one! If you are in the Hawthorne area and have a table you want gone, shoot me an email! Thanks!!!!
Name: Sharon Leach ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Mar 28, 2010, 5:39 pm - HHS Time
City & State: long beach
Message: Noreen, Georgette, and the whole Crotty family, we are praying for John and are thankful that the first part of the treatment has been successful. We will continue to pray and ask the Lord to bless John with many blessings and renewed health. God bless you, John.
Name: Roger Richmond ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Mar 28, 2010, 4:40 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Bend, Oregon
Message: Noreen: Our prayers will continue for John and all his family and it looks like some of them have already been answered. If blood is needed I am Type O+ and will be in LA Friday through Monday. God Bless.
Name: Esther Ostermann ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Mar 28, 2010, 3:59 pm - HHS Time
City & State: escondido, ca.
Message: Noreen, I am praying for your brother John. God will keep him safe and healthy. Keep the faith. God Bless him and your family.
Name: Larry Biller ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Mar 28, 2010, 2:22 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Portland,Oregon
Message: Noreen, My prayers are with John and your family. May God guide the doctor's hands and give you all comfort during this time.
Name: George Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Mar 28, 2010, 2:03 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Palm Desert, Ca
Message: Noreen; Does John need blood donations or anything like that? My blood is old, but the Red Cross likes it, they call me all the time to come & donate, I have type "O-".
Name: Karen Lemaistre ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Mar 28, 2010, 1:46 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Hollyglen, CA
Message: Noreen...I will keep John in my prayers for a speedy recovery.
Name: Georgette Bromley ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Mar 28, 2010, 1:43 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Aliso Viejo, CA
Message: We have gotten our first prayer answered, the catheter put in John's neck was successful-no bleeding which is key to the rest of his treatment. Thanks so much to all who are praying for him, John is very grateful.
Name: Don D. ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Mar 28, 2010, 1:35 pm - HHS Time
City & State: South Bay
Message: Noreen, thanks for letting us know. I talked to him at Cruise night also and was not aware of the extent of this illness.
Name: Michael M Kratz ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Mar 28, 2010, 10:51 am - HHS Time
City & State: Vegas
Message: At the last reunion, I had the chance to talk to John Crotty(69), seems like we talk for hours. Noreen, I'm praying for John.
Name: Noreen Culley ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Mar 28, 2010, 7:25 am - HHS Time
City & State: Westchester, CA
Message: Dear Cougars,OMG – how do I write this? I’m asking you for a billion prayers to God right now. My brother, John Crotty ’69 is fighting for his life. He has Waldenstrom Macroglobulinemia (WM) that causes him to bleed and he needs a treatment administered thru his jugular vein. Please pray that they can control the bleeding so that he can get this life saving treatment this morning. Please God, please.
Name: Don D, ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Mar 27, 2010, 2:51 pm - HHS Time
City & State: South Bay
Message: Someone hijacked my F A C E B O O K account and used instant message (IM) to ask people to send money. It was a 'need money in the UK at the airport scam'. I had the FB account suspended. Just thought I'd let you all know. (Thanks for relaying this message John)
Name: Alyce Henn ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Mar 27, 2010, 8:39 am - HHS Time
City & State: Crestline,Calif
Message: Oh no! Wolfie!! i knew something was terribly wrong when Ed woke me up this morning with tears in his eyes saying "Bad news, Wolfie's gone" He was one of my best friends...he made you feel beautiful...wish i was there on the 24th....i will love him and miss him forever....xo
Name: Edward Crowell ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Mar 26, 2010, 8:38 pm - HHS Time
City & State: west jordan, Utah
Message: I saw Wolfie twice after graduation, both times he was proud to remind me that he knocked me on my ass at "B" football practice.
Name: Jim Frederick ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Mar 26, 2010, 6:52 am - HHS Time
City & State: West Hills / Hanalie Hi.
Message: Wolfie.. Seems like when i sit back and think of HHS and our class Wolfie would come into my memories more times than not. Why i don't know. We were teamates in football and one funny story i remember was the team were playing against had this HUGE offensive lineman that just kept hammering me. So back at the bench i mentioned to Wolfie how this guy was walking over me. Wolfie said "Just hit him in the groin as hard as you can, and make sure the ref isn't looking " BOY did that work! He wasn't wearing a cup either OUCH! But like others have said, It was his SMILE .... and kindness to all his classmates. I guess Wolfie is my only true "cougar sighting" About 3 years ago my wife and i were walking on the Redondo Beach pier. And because of that international smile I reconized him! We had a great time that afternoon and of course my wife thought he had a great smile so my memories will be even brighter and stronger now that Wolfie is in peace. And to those whom morn his loss "Death is not extingushing the light, It is only putting out the lamp Because the dawn has come" Your in peace my brother and that your smile will stay with us forever and beyond, Jim
Name: Jim Armour ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Mar 25, 2010, 9:07 pm - HHS Time
City & State: GA
Message: Damn....See, never miss a reunion....Wolfie and I grew up together...lived next door to each other with Roland...Our parents still talk...will miss you buddy...54 years of friendship :(
Name: Keith D. Jones ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Mar 25, 2010, 8:45 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Las Vegas
Message: Just a reminder about the multi-class reunion in Las Vegas from June 10 to 13 at the Monte Carlo Resort and Casino. We have had many people email us and tell us they coming and staying at another casino. That is fine. Save money. The important thing is to come and meet up with old friends and make new ones. The website is www.cougarreunion.com
Everyone is invited