Name: Jim Sloey ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jun 6, 2010, 10:22 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: solvang

Message: Last year I read all the complimentary things everyone said about wine country weekend, since we live in Santa Barbara county it seemed somewhat redundant to make a 6 hour trip each way [not to mention 45 minutes delay each way to Home land wineries in the dead of night with the dairy farm aroma surrounding us] but we did. Here is what I found to be true: 1. I still look up to Royal Lord as a friend and mentor; 2. Glenn Crist is one of the all time people in the Universe. Glenn thank you for making it such a great weekend for all of us, everyone raved about what you did and what a great host you were. A million thank yous. Get our bills out and DO NOT CHARGE ANYTHING TO YOU. 3. The 'girls' of '66 are still the best, Sharon, Lenora and Myrna it was great to see you and talk about our lives. Myrna thank you for the tour bus ride. 4. The class of '62 although not as good as our '66 has some great folks, Gordon Bell what a pleasure to meet you -you are as John has always portrayed you a terrific person. And the pork and beef were great! Janet Burkett you get younger every time we see you, I think it is your smile. 5. The Bierman girls are aces as well as their hubbies, Mike and Daryl. Great to meet all you folks again. 6. Max Roelen real pleasure to see you and your wife, LaVerne. You are always in our prayers. 7. Ed Sanchez the trip would not have been complete without meeting you and your lovely wife Nancy. We enjoyed the CSI stuff, be careful and see Max's comment too. 8. I got to see my buddy for nearly 47 years Young and someone I talk to virtually everyday and his 'HOT' wife Betsy, for nearly 47 years, You are a lucky guy Billy. 9. John Baker is still the king even though has had a 30-1 ratio of hits versus and 10. Henry Cooper is Keyser Soze. Henry where are you! Thanks to all of you for the memories. Sincerely the SLOEYS
Hey Jim, thanks for coming and bringing my favorite non-Cougar spouse, Debby. Debby is always just too much fun. Thanks to R Lord and wife Pat for being there and for having the cajones to wear Dodger Blue to Giants country. Thanks to Ed Sanchez and wife for being there too. Ed, you were the youngest Cougar (HHS77). To Sue and Sharon, you two did a great job on the BBQ fixins. Thanks for all your help and for letting us take over your digs at the Larson house. Also thanks to Milt Calkins HHS62 for being there and bringing his award winning wines down from Oroville. Great seeing you Milt after 48 years. Have you gotten taller?
Well, just a BIG Cougar thank you to all of our Wine Country participants; (HHS61) Royal Lord. (HHS62) Gordon Bell, Milt Calkins, and Janet Humphreys. (HHS64) Glenn Crist and Lee Ann Nixon (all the way from Vancouver). The class with the most guests (HHS66) Sharon Moore, Lenora Mills, Myrna Bell, Jim Sloey, and Bill Young. (HHS74) Sue Bierman and Max Roelen. (HHS 76) Sharon Bierman Branigan. (HHS 77) Ed Sanchez.
Also I want to thank Dave Homewood, owner of Homewood Winery, for letting us take over the "Redder the Better" Lounge on friday and for letting Gordon and me use the Homewood guest room.
A Very Special Thank You to Glenn Crist for taking this whole adventure on. Glenn, you did an excellent job from the Brisket and Pork to the morning pastries and coffee to acquiring Vans and coordinating all the wine tasting stops, to all the rest. I know this wasn't easy, but you always make everyone feel at home and wanting for nothing. Thanks to all for a fun filled weekend in Wine Country. OH... and Henry Cooper, where are you?
Name: Myrna Bell ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jun 6, 2010, 9:15 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Bell
Class: 1966
City & State: Nevada City, CA

Message: I'm sorry to say that the Wine Country Weekend II is over. It was a terrific weekend and for all of you who thought of going - you missed a great event. Thanks Glenn for all of the work you put in to this, and again, thanks John for bringing all us Cougs together!
Yep, just got home from Sonoma and what a fun weekend we had with lots of Cougars across the board. Thanks to all who showed up for this weekend's festivities. Now, to bed.
Name: Dick Dixon ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jun 3, 2010, 8:36 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: Indianapolis, IN

Message: A special message to Cougars' who cared and loved Janice Brown Marconi '64. We lost a wonderful woman today as Janice passed after a long battle with cancer. I was kindly notified by her daughter, Carrie Ruden, of the loss of her mom. Those of you who reached out acknowledging what a special person Janice was will surly remember the wonderful warm and meaningful smile of "my gal" in high school and friend for life. Her husband Al, and daughter's were by her side as loving family members. I for one will miss Janice but never-never forget that she put other's first above all as well as the love she had for her husband, children and grandkids. May our Lord bless her soul and care for those who love Janice forever more. Her special memorial will be held at Rice Mortuary in Torrance - June 14th at 2 PM. Janice is our loss and the Lord's gain as she now has that special place. Her memory lives on in my heart, mind, and soul.
Very tough to lose our Cougar friends, Dick. Our sincere condolences to Janice's family and friends.
Name: Kelley Kell ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jun 3, 2010, 8:19 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: CURRIE
Class: 1967
City & State: ENGLEWOOD OR
No E-mail
Sounds like Dicky all right
Name: Lorrie Brady ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jun 3, 2010, 5:48 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Locke
Class: 1975
City & State: Fort Wayne, IN.

Message: Anyone who wants to chat, feel free to e-mail me.
I'm sure you'll find some friends here Lorrie.
Name: Anita Bell ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jun 3, 2010, 4:40 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Harmon
Class: 1969
City & State: Fair Oaks, Ca

Message: Hey Cal - right behind Chardonnay, (which happens to be my favorite adult beverage of choice) the number two best selling wine varietal in America is White Zinfandel. It's popular for two primary reasons: it is generally inexpensive -- almost universally sold for less than $8 per bottle -- and it has a slightly sweet taste that makes for easy drinking ("gulping"). I, personally, am not a regular drinker of White Zinfandel wines, but I won't turn down a glass if offered, especially on a hot summer's day. Can't say that it is my favorite wine, but variety is a nice thing from time to time.
Name: Paul Wieber ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jun 3, 2010, 4:00 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: Carmichael, Ca

Message: I want to thank Cougartown for helping find my ole friend Joe Quintinella 70'. Finally hooked up with him last week in Vegas where he lives now. Thanks Joe for the breakfast, it helped make thru the day.
Well Paul, don't know for sure how Ctown helped but it's always nice to find an old friend. Thanks for sharing.
Name: Kell Ke ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jun 3, 2010, 10:28 am - HHS Time
Maiden: CURRIE
Class: 1967
City & State: ENGLEWOOD OR
No E-mail
Message: A SHOUT TO MRS. KONNIE DEE SMITH AKA PETEY, PETE DOG, LE WOOF. HAPPY BIRTHDAY. My Friend of many a moon.. All hail to the Crews that partied at 26
Happy Birthday Petey girl!!
Name: Steve Fraser ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jun 3, 2010, 10:17 am - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: Laguna Woods, CA
No E-mail
Message: In the mid-sixty's at 26th St., the brew to beat was 'Spring Beer'. Found at Thriftmart, a case would set you back $3.27
Now you're talkin.
Name: Sue Walsh ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jun 3, 2010, 9:38 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Jolly
Class: 1961
City & State: Hesperia Ca

Message: Happy birthday to Stephanie Hall Brito c/o 61. One of my dearest friends. Hope you have a fun day.
Happy Birthday Stephanie!!
Name: Matt Peterson ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jun 3, 2010, 9:09 am - HHS Time
Class: 1974
City & State: EDH, CA

Message: I guess this is not a Cougar sighting. More of a Cougar reading. Yesterday there was an article in our local throwaway paper regarding a local poet. In the article they quoted Dana Gioia, NEA Chairman, regarding how good a poet she was. The name sounded familiar so I googled him. Turns out he was born in Hawthorne. I vaguely remember him being mentioned an feedback a couple years ago. I hope everyone has a fun trip in wine country.
Must be Ted's kin.
Name: Cal Kappen ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jun 3, 2010, 6:49 am - HHS Time
Class: 1959
City & State: Oceanside CA

Message: We would get some Oly in the quart bottles for 26th St. We would disquise it in a brown paper bag. Pretty smart huh.
Good thinkin' Cal, brown paper bags would fool the FBI.
Name: Cal Kappen ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jun 2, 2010, 9:17 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1959
City & State: Oceanside CA

Message: We would drink Bali Hi and 7 UP. Real connoseurs of fine wine. To this day the only wine I will drink is White Zin.
Hey Cal, How about Country Club Stout in the 7 oz cans
Name: Sharon Leach ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jun 2, 2010, 6:23 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: moore
Class: 1966
City & State: long beach, CA

Message: Red Mountain. Not sure about Red Mountain, but I do remember Strawberry Hills. Hmmm, strawberry fields forever, strawberry hills? Sorry, can't remember back that far. Do remember brew 102 though. See you all this weekend.
Name: George Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jun 2, 2010, 3:47 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Spinnaker Cove, Ca

Message: Hey, Henry Cooper Boy; FYI, if you read the fine print on the "Cribari" wine lable, it says made at Red Mountain Winery. Jorge
Name: Jill Jaynes ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jun 2, 2010, 3:05 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: McFarlane
Class: 1977
City & State: Mission Viejo, CA

Message: To everyone who is going to the wine thingy, have a great time. Wish I could be there drinkin, dancin and who knows what else with all you Cougars that are going. Remember to take pictures, so JB has blackmail material! Safe trip everyone.
Thanks Jill, I'll blackmail'em
Name: Michael Funk ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jun 2, 2010, 3:01 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: laughlin.nv.

Message: Dont you mean Boon's farm from 66.
Or Strawberry Hill from 62.
Name: Henry Cooper ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jun 2, 2010, 2:16 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: Redway Ca.

Message: Class Mate Sharon Leach, Of course there will be Dancing. If the Fine Wines of Sonoma and Napa Don't loosen the inhibitions, I have a Bottle of Red Mountain Burgundy left over from a 1966 Party at Rosecrans Beach. It should do Something? See Ya there it's Gonna Be a Hoot!! Cougarlly Yours Henry
Name: Eric Larson ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jun 2, 2010, 10:15 am - HHS Time
Class: 1970
City & State: Redlands, CA

Message: Thank you for the positive response to my past post. Gee, it's better than getting an A+ from Mr. Stan Ferguson for an English paper! Praise from peers is always the best! On another note, I was contacted by some members of the classes of 1971-1973 and asked if the class of 1970 wants to join them in a multi-class reunion. I'm going to meet with some of them in about a week and see what needs to be done. Look for more info and ways to be part of this event. Presently it is going to take place next summer (2011). Tom Woodward and I don't want to be the only ones from 1970 so please update your contact information here. TTYL Thank you John for this forum to gab.
Hey Eric, Thanks for the info.
Name: Tom Nadal ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jun 2, 2010, 8:39 am - HHS Time
Class: 1977
City & State: The OC

Message: Trying to find Julio Zambrano '77 for invite to our daughter's college graduation. He and his family use to live in Long Beach, but the address I have is no good. Please email me with any info. Thanks.
Name: Sharon Leach ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jun 2, 2010, 8:15 am - HHS Time
Maiden: moore
Class: 1966
City & State: long beach, ca

Message: The Italian Festival in Hawthorne will be held June 12, 2010 at Hawthorne Memorial Park. Hope everyone is going. It would be fabulous to have some Cougar sightings. Lots of good Italian food too.
Name: Sharon Leach ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jun 2, 2010, 7:18 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Moore
Class: 1966
City & State: Long Beach, CA

Message: Leaving first thing tomorrow a.m. for the WINE COUNTRY. Looking forward to having a GERRRRRRRRRRRRATE TIME!!! Going to put on my dancing tennies. There will be dancing I hope.
Dancing, what's that? See you there Sharon.
Name: Maurine White ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jun 1, 2010, 6:15 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Endicott
Class: 1959
City & State: Huntington Beach, CA

Message: OMG! Should read the entire "page" of Cougartown before sending a message! Just got to the part about the Do Wop Concert in Cerritos on May 14. I was there with my friend Ray McMinn and my brother Newell Endicott and his friend Norma. As I sat there, I remembered other concerts I had attended with Larry Cole and a bunch of Hawthorne friends at the Redondo Beach facility at the old Aviation High School auditorium (I think that is what it was), and I thought there must be someone here I know. We were in the balcony! Wish we had recognized some of you others as we were leaving! Glad to know I travel is such a great circle!
Maurine, did you see anyone there under 60?
Name: Maurine White ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jun 1, 2010, 6:01 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Endicott
Class: 1959
City & State: Huntington Beach, CA

Message: Just read the message from Bob Fitzgerald about my classmate Nick. Please accept my deep felt sympathy at your loss. Nick was a great guy and very handsome too. We all knew at our 50th reunion that he was very ill. Please know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Name: Bobby Jensen ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jun 1, 2010, 3:40 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1971
City & State: Los Angeles 64

Message: Just a quick note to share; I had dinner with Larry Hoffer (71) from Seattle and Roland Poltash (71) from Chicago in Manhattan Beach on Saturday. It is always fun having mini reunions. If you get the chance to reunite with friends do so as the days are limited. I should have some news regarding Senior Square within the next week.
Atta boy Bob, get out there a see those old friends.
Name: Michael M Kratz ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Jun 1, 2010, 11:06 am - HHS Time
Class: 1971
City & State: Vegas

Message: I Check out the link on You Tube that Neil Larson mention about the video made on the Hawthorne Campus. Boy, did that guy mess-up on the pronunciation of Shoup Street. I grew-up on Shoup Street and I never heard anybody pronounce it like that. Did he say he's from Hawthorne, sounds like he's from back east.