Name: Mike Shay ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Aug 31, 2010, 2:34 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1961
City & State: Cerritos, CA

Message: Happy (belated) Birthday to you Sir and may we all enjoy several dozen more. As you read all these Happy Birthday wishes and Thank You's from a few of people who's live's you have made better, it just has to give you great joy and remind you that Cougartown is a fantastic idea that you turned into a warm and loving destination where we can all return home whenever we want. Now that's an achievement! It is one of my greatest pleasures to be your friend. M.S.
AWWWW Mike, you have and always will be my "joined at the hip" friend. Thank you and you tell Barbara Jean Happy Birthday from me, buddy.
Name: Jake N Jude ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Aug 31, 2010, 2:30 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1961
City & State: Kuna, ID

Message: Hey folks, UCLA may be down but they are BOWL Elligble! USC? HA! Stuff the sc lovers. And I know this is a bad time to ask...but JB, are Jude and I still welcome? MAY THE COUGAR BE WITH YOU! Jake N Jude
P.S. John, at least for more than a couple of hours? You won't push her down the stairs, right? Her walker is cool, but not quite like a dune buggy.
Hey Jake, You can stay here if you wear a Trojan helmet all week.
Name: Cindy Pablico ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Aug 31, 2010, 2:17 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Christon
Class: 1971
City & State: Hawthorne, Ca.

Message: I just wanted to know how John Crotty is doing, anyone heard anything yet? I'm still praying for John and his family. I hope everything is well.
See below
Name: Noreen Culley ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Aug 31, 2010, 1:50 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Crotty
Class: 1972
City & State: Westchester, CA

Message: I keep getting emails asking me to post an update here about my brother. Just want to let you all know that he was discharged from UCLA yesterday. I hope the next update will be from him. Thank you all for caring so much.
Thanks Noreen.
Name: Betty Rodriguez ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Aug 31, 2010, 1:41 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Kean
Class: 1969
City & State: Kingman, AZ

Message: Don't laugh at me, but I am mourning the loss of Nancy Hughes, the matriarch on 'As the World Turns'. I watched this soap opera with both my grandmothers and have been a faithful fan all these years. She was on the program since its debut in 1956. RIP, Nancy, and the wonderful actress, Helen Wagner.
Name: Sharon Branigan ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Aug 31, 2010, 11:38 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Bierman
Class: 1976
City & State: San Clemente, CA

Message: I'm wondering if anyone has access to Someone in Meadview, AZ has been searching for my hubs who is from Chicago. This is a very curious situation as Meadview is such a tiny place. If anyone has access and knows how to navigate - and is willing - please contact me by email. We'd love to find out who it is so we can find them in Meadview! Thanks!
I finally unsubscribed from them. They always had someone who was looking for me but I could never find out who without signing up. It's probably no one, Sharon.
Name: Alan Ibarra ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Aug 30, 2010, 7:26 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1973
City & State: denver co

Message: "Happy Birthday Santa"! THAT'S FUNNY!!
Name: Sharon Branigan ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Aug 30, 2010, 5:58 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Bierman
Class: 1976
City & State: San Clemente, CA

Message: Thank you all for the lovely birthday greetings! I am so grateful for my Cougartown family and YOU, John, for giving us this fine venue. And while I'm at it, Happy Birthday to you, too! I'm sorry I missed Cruise Night but I had a concert date with Konnie Krislock and a bottle of Sailor Jerry rum. Now I find out that the picnic will be Sept. 18 and I will be in Meadview. I'm so sorry to miss it, I LOVE THE PICNIC! But, Mr. B says we must go, and go we must. (It's that or a sanitarium.) Any chance of holding the picnic in Meadview? A mere 7 hour drive? They have a bar, a restaurant, and a motel- what more could you ask? And karaoke on Saturday nights... THAT should clinch the deal!!!
Have a great time Sharon
Name: Ricki Farrell ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Aug 30, 2010, 5:09 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Ricki Valencia
Class: 1961
City & State: AZ

Message: Happy belated birthday John! I don't know how I could have missed it, new computer is my only excuse. I can hardly wait until our reunion on November 20th.
Thank you Ricki, and speaking of the Class of 60-61 Reunion coming up, the price is $75. Please go to the Reunions page for more information on that reunion.
Name: James Gibson ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Aug 30, 2010, 12:55 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1967
City & State: Redding, CA

Message: A very happy birthday to one of the few people I know who is older than I...
Happy Birthday Santa.
Name: Neil Andersen ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Aug 30, 2010, 12:59 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Dallas, OR

Message: Let me be the first to wish you a happy birthday, for 2011. I'm ahead of most things, I think. A few say I reached my peak as a Mirror paperboy in '57. Could be!
Thanks Neil
Name: Larry And Loretta Cuiper ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Aug 29, 2010, 10:31 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: Hawthorne, Ca

Message: Happy Belated Birthday....John. Sure hope you have had a great Birthday. See you soon. We love ya
Thanks Loretta and yes I had a fun weekend.
Name: Susan King ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Aug 29, 2010, 8:44 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Bierman
Class: 1974
City & State: Thousand Oaks, CA

Message: Just got back from dinner with Dennis and Laurie (Keahey) Johnson ('71 & '73). Laughed, ate and drank too much. Sooooo good for the soul! I love those two. On Sept 16th, by my calculations, they will have been married for 33, how time flies. Anyway John, I think Laurie mentioned that her Gramma Lottie (sp?) Keahey was a teacher at Hawthorne Christian. A former mentor of yours? It's a small world....
Hi Sue, I think there was a Lottie(sp) Wilkinson there (my 1st grade teacher). Maybe her maiden name?
Name: Max Roelen ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Aug 29, 2010, 7:51 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1974
City & State: Citrus Heights, CA

Message: This one is for George Johnson. I used to work at CalPERS in the Customer Service Center, in fact that is where I learned about Anyway, I got a call from a guy one day, when I asked him his name for security reasons, he answered "Nimrod". I went silent with laughter as you could imagine! Have a great Cougar day Y'ALL!
Name: Dennis Kilroy ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Aug 29, 2010, 5:08 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1977
City & State: OC CA

Message: Hey John I sure had a great time last weekend seeing everyone. Sorry to all the UCLA folks, but I told some people I would bring the USC Football Schedule Posters. Its all good right? Our favorite football team was there. The Current HHS players, those kids were very cool. They hit all us up to purchase their Booster cards! It was cool to see Coach Plum meet the players. That was priceless. I can hardly wait for the next gathering.
Hi Dennis, Thanks for bringing the USC schedules too. Hey the UCLA people have one game on that schedule, right? Hope to see you at the Ctown Picnic too
Name: Cindy Pablico ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Aug 29, 2010, 2:55 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Christon
Class: 1971
City & State: Hawthorne,Ca.

Message: Hi, John Baker Just to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR JOHN, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU AND MANY,MANY, MORE BIRTHDAYS TO COME I hope you had a great one. Sorry just a day late. Take care see you in September, at the picnic that is.
Hey Cindy, Thanks very much and yes, I will be at the Ctown Picnic on the 18th. Hope to see lots of Cougars there.
Name: Doris Donaldson ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Aug 29, 2010, 11:53 am - HHS Time
Maiden: donaldson
Class: 1957
City & State: Twin Falls, ID
No E-mail
Message: Happy, Happy Birthday Baby ... er ... uh ... belated birthday wishes John! Hope it was a "moving day", if ya get my drift!
Thanks Doris and yes it was
Name: Patty Saville ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Aug 29, 2010, 10:32 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Valencia
Class: 1974
City & State: LAGUNA Beach, Ca

Message: I want to be the first to wish you a Happy, Happy Yesterday Birthday King John! And, like Sue said ;)
Thank you Patty for the Happy Yesterday Birthday and I'd like to wish you a Happy 78 Days Early Birthday.
Name: George Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Aug 29, 2010, 7:53 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Spinnaker Cove, Ca

Message: Hey, Tom & John Boy; Just another gramerical error in the life of Jorge LOL, probably drives Jim Peppers nuts, the way I write is how I talk, I can't help it. Hey, you nimrods LOL, you knew I was referring to the cars & rods in the parking lot, not cars in the coffee. Give an old guy a break LOL. Both you guys have a great Sunday Jorge
Hey George, I liked it the original way, man
Name: Susan King ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Aug 28, 2010, 8:04 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Bierman
Class: 1974
City & State: Thousand Oaks, CA

Message: Hey JB - if Patty didn't have the Hunchback and I didn't have Darryl we'd still be fighting over you. As it is, I still tell her you like me better. ; )) Happy Birthday to a man who has literally changed people's lives. I wish you ever so many, happy, more. XOXOXO I'm saving your present for an in person event. Let's see, it's scarlet and gold.....
Hey Sue, you class of 74 babes are way too young and beautiful for an old man like me. And as for the present, it sounds like a Cougar Rooter hat Thank you Sue for the birthday wishes and for being one of my best friends. You always make me smile.
Name: Jean Caldwell ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Aug 28, 2010, 2:24 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1968
City & State: Albq NM
No E-mail
Message: John...Its a hap hap happy birthday from me to you!!!(Sheriff John). Did Engineer Bill have a birthday saying?Enjoy your day John. While you're at it...enjoy your life!
Oh I'm doing that Jean, and that for the birthday wishes.
Name: Tom Shelley ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Aug 28, 2010, 10:55 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Torrance, CA

Message: Hey John Have a great b'day. Others have mentioned it and I concur; how the H*** did we get this old? With some of the really dumb stuff we did when we were youngsters, we should be..., well, you know...DEAD! And still, some people don't believe in angels!!?? Thanks for all your hard work in keeping up the site. It truly is a terrific place to re-live the "good old days". And George J. I put cream and sugar in my coffee. I've never heard of anyone putting "old car and rods" in coffee. Whoever said the gear heads were not a bunch of tough guys.(HA!, just yankin' your chain!!) Tom
Now HOW did I miss that coffee thing in George's feedback. I AM getting old. From yet another "joined at the hipper" in my life, yeah we should be dead but we keep waking up so let's keep it going. Thanks Tom for all the fun and adventures over the years. We did try just about everything .... except doing that mountain man thing in the Rockies. Maybe there's still time. Thanks for the BD wishes.
Name: Jim Fox ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Aug 28, 2010, 9:22 am - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: Hawthorne, CA

Message: Hey John... Put another candle on your birthday cake, and many happy returns Buddy!
Hey Jimbo, Thanks for the wishes. We still need to get together with Dennis, yahno.
Name: George Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Aug 28, 2010, 9:10 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Spinnaker Cove, Ca

Message: Hey, John Boy; Hot Rodders, I just got back from Huntington Beach, at Adams st. & Magnolia, just south of Beach Blvd. where there is a vintage Hot Rod rally every Saturday. There is everything from 1962 vintage 409 Chevy's to 1927 Ford hot rod T's, I know there are some old gear heads on this site who might be interested if they don't already know about the place. The thing is, you have to get there early, Rods start showing up at about 5:00 AM and most are gone by 8:00 AM. There are probably 100 + hot rods every Saturday that show up, there is a huge parking lot next to a donut shop that actually has good coffee that is filled with old cars & rods. Jorge
Thanks George for the info. I think I'll go to the El Segundo car show tomorrow . . . working today.
Name: Sue Walsh ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Aug 28, 2010, 8:59 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Jolly
Class: 1961
City & State: Hesperia Ca

Message: Happy happy birthday John-----I hope you celebrate the entire week-end. HAVE FUN!!!
Thank you Sue, No celebrating this weekend. Going to help a friend do some moving today. That'll be fun
Name: Alan Nelson ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Aug 28, 2010, 8:51 am - HHS Time
Class: 1973
City & State: Parker, AZ

Message: Happy Birthday, John. Thank you for providing this venue for us Cougars to re-live our youth, connect with old friends and make new ones. This is undoubtedly THE best high school alumni site on the web.
Thanks Alan and I TOTALLY agree. I couldn't ask for better friends, some I've never met face-to-face.
Name: George Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Aug 28, 2010, 8:50 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Spinnaker Cove, Ca

Message: Hey, John Boy; Who'd have thought we'd live this long, Happy B-day and many more. I can't believe we've made it to the long side of 60 something years and still going strong, well sorta LOL. Seems just like yesterday we were all being chased out of the parking island on Hawthorne Blvd. across from Fosters by Hawthorne P.D.. Sorry I missed your cruise night, sounds like everyone had a good time that attended. The wife said we were going to a play in Laguna that night, so you know how that goes.
Hey George, thanks for the BD wishes. Yeah it is still vividly etched in the grey matter getting run out of just about anywhere, where we didn't belong by the HPD Great times man.
Name: Howard "Paco" Duran ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Aug 28, 2010, 7:09 am - HHS Time
Class: 1961
City & State: Lake Forest

Message: Happy Birthday, old person. Fight On!!
It all starts Tuesday. Thanks buddy.