Name: Richard Of ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-May 3, 2010, 8:48 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: LongBeach
No E-mail
Message: No posts Saturday, one post Sunday, only one showing post so far for today !? How bout those Mets?
Hey Richard, My fault as I was gone today. See, if I leave, they back up on us
Name: George Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-May 3, 2010, 6:27 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Spinnaker Cove, Ca

Message: Hey, Keith Boy; I gotta go along with Bud on this one. You are a "Promoter" by reputation, it appears that you tried to put something together in Vegas. Maybe or maybe not, you thought you could get some personal comps from the Casino or maybe make a couple of bucks on the side, I don't know, nobody does or is pointing fingers. Bottom line, if you don't have enough people showing up (which it sounds like), CANCEL the event and move. Just chalk it up as a life experience and you gave it your best, just leave John Boy & his Cougartown out of the mix because it's not his thing either. Enough said. Jorge
Name: Dennis Morris ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-May 3, 2010, 5:51 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1961
City & State: costa mesa, ca.

Message: Hey George And John. Thanks for the kind words. We really enjoyed hosting this get together and I hope everyone had as much fun as I did. A lot of the credit for getting all these guys together has to go to Bruce Hoover. He did most of the initial contacting and did a great job. I'm with you John, lets not wait another 45 years for one of these. I would like to thank all those who attended and made it such a great day and lets do it again!!!
Hey Dennis, thanks again for hosting such a fun day with our great friends. I say we do it again when Dennis C gets his desert oasis finished.
Name: Bob Jensen ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-May 3, 2010, 3:39 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1971
City & State: Los Angeles 64

Message: I have been in contact with Principal Newell and the ASB advisor. They are contacting administration to find out if permits are required and also the specifications for the type of cement; rebar etc. A student, Jemima Urban, is drawing a rough diagram of what it will look like. We will be having a senior meeting on Thursday, May 13th and hope to set the date for the first work party. Now the question to the Alumni – Who locally is able to physically help in the process? We need expertise in digging, framing, setting rebar and cement finishing and sidewalk supervision. I will have some firm dates after our meeting on the 13th so please let me know what you can do. Donations will not be turned down from anyone who would like to donate also. I don’t have anything set up yet for donations but will find out the legality within the next few days and post it here. More later…..
Sounds great Bob, No expertise here but I'm sure we have a few capable in these tasks. Thanks and keep us apprised.
Name: Bud Rhoades ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-May 3, 2010, 11:01 am - HHS Time
Class: 1974
City & State: The Shore

Message: Hi John and Keith. Keith, I am confused. As a person, along with the infamous Wade Greasby, who has used this forum to promote an event, our Cougartown Golf Classic for five years, that John's status is not at some point "compromised " if an event does not reflect well of Cougartown goes beyond my grasp of rational. Wade and I initiated our event and with John's blessing we were able to use his data base for exposure and updates. Keith, you initiated this event, you used Cougartown to promote it and update it. By looking at your confirmations you have 11 to date, yet you tell John that you have at least 50-100 coming. 50-100 people at any Cougartown event/reunion would be deemed a huge success, why all of the sudden is this not your gig anymore? It's OK if it didn't work out Keith, we all still luv ya man...but give John a break and respect that he did let you use the forum for your event and take responsibilty in that and do what is right. Cheers all........
Name: George Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-May 2, 2010, 11:47 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Spinnaker Cove, Ca

Message: Hey, John Boy; I have a bunch of sightings LOL, these should count, because I didn't plan the event. Dennis & Eileen Morris opened their beautiful home to a bunch of old Dinosaurs, we saw you, John Baker, Marsha Russell, John & Melinda Nix, Kenny Blomsterberg & his wife, Richie Tews (the eyes from Van Nuys), Tom & Debbie Barnett, Howard (Paco) & Sharon Duran, Dennis & Eileen Campbell, Bruce & Donna Hoover, Dickey Acosta (LHS), Pat Burris, And many more, sorry if I left you out. A great time was had by all, some of these folks, I had not seen in 25 or 30 years, it was fun catching up on old & current events. Richie Tews, who used to be one of my old room mates 100 years ago, thought I was dead LOL, but I fooled him & showed up anyways. Again, great time. Jorge & Arlena
Hey George, Yes indeed, a great get together for a bunch of hill toppers. I want to thank Dennis and Eileen Morris for chancing this group in their own home. Great food, drink, and especially great company. I don't remember the last time I saw most of these guys as it had to be straight out of HHS. Jim Parisi, it was fun seeing you and Jim Nicola too. Also George, tell Arlene it was nice meeting her and I'll send that pic to Randy. There will be pictures on Pacos Pics probably Tuesday. Thanks to all for being there and let's not let another 45 years go by to do this again.
Name: Keith D. Jones ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Apr 30, 2010, 7:25 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Las Vegas

Message: John, not sure how it reflects on you in any manner. In any event we will still have the get together no matter what. I wanted to charge a fee to help pay for the food and setup and have been telling people. So far no one has paid the fee. So we may just have a big get together at restaurant and people can buy food if they want. The place wants a deposit and for 50 people that deposit comes to about $1500 with the menu I chose. It could be more if I chose another menu. So I there you have it. I think we will have at least 50 to 100 people there and hopefully more but until I see some more confirmations I will be careful. This is NOT my thing. I am doing just the website and letting people know about it. I spent about the last 6 weeks with pneumonia and just don't have the time that is why I asked for help. So as you can see there is NO reflection whatsoever on you and it looks like it is actually on me. But no matter what we are going to have the get together at Diablos at the Monte Carlo on Friday June 11 at 5pm till whenever. Just how big is still up in the air. I do thank you for at least letting me talk about it here.
It has been advertised here, your website has been given out from here, and people have been contacted from here. That is how it reflects on Cougartown.
Name: Tom Shelley ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Apr 30, 2010, 12:23 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Torrance, CA

Message: Happy Birthday Mr. Plotkin! I count it as my loss that I didn't have you as a teacher, I consider it my good fortune to call you my friend over these last few years. Have a wonderful day and I hope the year treats you especially well. Tom
Me too Harry......
Name: Jack Dicus ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Apr 30, 2010, 11:38 am - HHS Time
Class: 1968
City & State: Miramar Beach, Florida

Message: Happy Birthday, Harry Plotkin. You may not even remember what a great influence you had on my life. Thanks!
Name: Keith D. Jones ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Apr 30, 2010, 10:33 am - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Las Vegas

Message: update for the Vegas Multi-Class Reunion. There are none. Response for the first couple weeks was great then that was it. We are planning an informal get together at Diablo's Restaurant which is located at the Monte Carlo Resort and Csaino on Friday night starting at 5pm till whenever. We had had several people confirm and booked at other hotels. Since we didn't reach our minimum at the Monte Carlo they are not giving us really anything worth while. you can book online and save more than the discount they are offering us. So, we are still expecting at least 50 to 100 people hopefully but the only planned event will be the get together at Diablos. Most everyone is coming in for the whole weekend so you can still get together and take a Vegas weekend together. Any info can be found at
It seems if you're going to have 50 people then you should have something more than dinner, Keith, 50 is plenty for a reunion that people have made plans for. I hate this because it reflects on me, and Cougartown has nothing to do with this reunion. Maybe you still should plan something.
Name: Janet Humphreys-Burkett ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Apr 30, 2010, 8:17 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Humphreys
Class: 1962
City & State: CA
No E-mail
Message: So sorry to have heard of Glenn Crist's Mom's passing. Spoke to him last night and we were able talk and reflect on what a dear person she was, and so FUNNY! Many people have been entertained by her great humor and charm. She will be greatly missed but remembered fondly. Glenn is still looking forward to our wine country weekend, as am I, and hope to see many of you soon for another great WWW! Janet
Hi Janet, I agree . . . Mrs. Crist was another Hawthorne person who will be fondly remembered. When I'd call Glenn and she would answer, it would be a 45 minute conversation with her about Hawthorne in the good old days. She was a fun and funny person.
Name: Bob Jensen ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Apr 30, 2010, 7:52 am - HHS Time
Class: 1971
City & State: Los Angeles 64

Message: The vote is in for Senior Square. The class of 2010 voted to put it as close to where it was originally. It will be just east of Nyman Hall. They are now looking at weekend dates for a work-party to break ground. Once received, I will post the work party dates and then we can start an alumni volunteer list for those who wish to help.
Great Bob, My choice too. Thanks for the update.
Name: Susan King ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Apr 30, 2010, 7:30 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Bierman
Class: 1974
City & State: Thousand Oaks, CA

Message: Happy Birthday Harry Plotkin! The B girls send love and kisses and wishes for many, happy, more!!
Name: Lisa Dulin ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Apr 29, 2010, 4:26 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Graham
Class: 1967
City & State: La Quinta, CA

Message: Happy Birthday 91st birthday to Doris Currie. Love, Lisa
Happy Birthday Mrs. CURRIE!!
Name: Gary Bickers ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Apr 29, 2010, 6:31 am - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: pve cal

Message: Message for anyone traveling on offical Cougar business in central California, Jim said he was at the Hitching Post. There is also the original Hitching Post in Casmalia about 10 minutes outside of Santa Maria. For a truely great and unique time give it a try. If you're wearing more than Levis you're way over dressed.
Thanks Gary
Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Apr 28, 2010, 4:18 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Lomita
No E-mail
Message: To all who knew her, just got word that class of 77, Miaaka Lester passed away. I have no other details. Miaaka, you'll be missed here on the Feedback page and at our Cruise Nights. Our sincere condolences to Miaaka's family.
Name: Esther Ostermann ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Apr 28, 2010, 4:32 am - HHS Time
Maiden: quintanilla
Class: 1970
City & State: escondido,ca.92027

Message: Janice my prayers are with you.... God Bless you always
Name: Marla Crane ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Apr 28, 2010, 12:24 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Crane
Class: 1975
City & State: Corvallis OR

Message: I can't believe nobody has reported this yet: the current SI has a feature article on the Bryan twins... worth reading.
Name: Jim Sloey ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Apr 27, 2010, 5:36 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: solvang

Message: Actually Danny boy had something better than a map something called a GPS-he was in Paso Robles, Pismo Beach and Solvang on business and decided to surprise us. Put up the sighting!
Hmmm. . . . . are you new?
Name: Jim Sloey ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Apr 26, 2010, 10:36 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: solvang

Message: So the door bells rings at 6:30 tonight and in walks Danny Litton or as Coach Harrick called him Danny Litton Danny Litton. What a surprise, we went to the Sideways restaurant-hitching post-reminiscing about everything. Debby is still trying to catch up. Nothing like old friendships.
Danny must've gotten lost as I thought he lived in GA. Anyway glad he found you Jim. Now be a good Cougar and loan him a map.
Name: Sharon Leach ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Apr 26, 2010, 7:28 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: moore
Class: 1966
City & State: long beach, ca

Message: I remember Janice very well. She is a very nice person. My prayers are with her.
Name: Dick Dixon ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Apr 26, 2010, 6:03 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: Indianapolis, IN

Message: Many of you in the '63 / '64 will remember Janice Brown (Marconi) who was the Coug's wrestling team scorekeeper. I for one remember Janice as one of the kindest and most generous people on campus and in my entire life. Janice is gravely ill. Your prayers and caring thoughts would be appreciated. Please forward a great person your caring words for recovery and thoughts. Her forwarding email is or I thank you as I'm sure her family will. Time is of importance. May Janice know the many who remember, care and wish her well in their prayers and thoughts. Never to say goodbye, Dick
Get Well Janice!!
Name: Jack Young ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Apr 26, 2010, 11:33 am - HHS Time
Class: 1973
City & State: South Lake Tahoe

Message: It looks like spring is finally here in Tahoe. Tom Leeman and his family vacationed here in Lake Tahoe a few weeks ago. John, even though Tom and I planned to meet for dinner, does that count for a Cougar sighting? Well, I met with Tom and his family and caught up for the last 30 years or so. Tom has a very nice family. I had a nice visit with him reminiscing from kindergarten to the present. I think we both enjoyed the memories, it was great! Take care, Jack
Thanks Jack and no, not a sighting as it was planned.
Name: Tom Shelley ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Apr 26, 2010, 11:25 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Torrance, CA

Message: Hey Loretta, why didn't we know it was your birthday yesterday at Harry's birthday breakfast. We could have slipped in a ...and Loretta... in the Happy Birthday song. I hope you have a great day and year. You are truly one of the "good guys" and you deserve all the best. Happy Birthday, my friend. Tom
Name: Bob Jensen ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Apr 26, 2010, 11:22 am - HHS Time
Class: 1971
City & State: Los Angeles 64

Message: Senior Square! The electronic ballot has been created and is in circulation at HHS. Voting will close this Wed. and the results will be published publicly (if all goes well with the new online voting system HHS just purchased). On Wednesday at 4pm you should be able to go onto the website and view results by clicking on the 'Senior Square Survey' link which is up there now. Please do not try and vote because the voter list is limited to current seniors. The next step after the ballots are in is to plan a work-party on a Saturday at the school.
Thanks Bob