......back to the 50's with some early rock..... Chuck Berry
Name: Joyce Chance () on Tuesday, August 24, 1999 at 20:33:04
Message: XXXXXXXXX: Silly rabbit, cliques are for kids!
That from the "Ex Queen B"
Name: Kathy Stonebraker () on Tuesday, August 24, 1999 at 20:31:53
Message: JB-I'm with you on the wax lips! I loved those things. I'm not even close to OTH yet (unlike some royals :) so is it bad if I remember ALL those things. Who remembers Wallabies? Wouldn't dare go to school without them even if you were as uncool as I was. I've been trying for a few years to get my youngest (the DJ) to try a pair but he keeps looking at me funny whenever I suggest it. And yes, if you need any of Christine's word's cyphered...just e-mail me. I've been cyphering her head for way to long!! Love ya LulaBell :) I suggest we all just ignore XXXX and get on with the memories both old and new. It's probably making her/him thrilled to be talked about so much. Myrna/Royal Baker/Mother Flogger/Queen.... enjoy the titles. Anyone who can bake and mail chocolate cakes is deserving of much more!!! I am in awe! See ya'll at homecoming.
You mid 70's people....How about Earth Shoes.
Name: Denny U () on Tuesday, August 24, 1999 at 20:16:36
Message: To Becky: I'm an oldie but goodie and of sound mind. Not only do I remember the Osborne phone prefix but before that in Del Aire we didn't have dials on the phones. We had to go through the Hawthorne operator, unless she was on a break. Our phone# was (Hawthorne 77HJ)
The phone number of Bakers Cash Feed Store in Hawthorne, in 1934 was 233
Name: Royal Bull Slinger () on Tuesday, August 24, 1999 at 19:57:24
Message: Becky, I got 25 points also! But, I think that's good. Actually one of them is really easy, because I have a '48 Studebaker pickup parked in my garage and my brother has a '52 (I think) Commander stored a mile away. Another memory - remember when we had May Day events at school. All the different grades would work together on some kind of dance. In 4th, 5th, and 6th, the girls would work with Mrs. Yates at York School and do the hula. That was pretty cool! Another thing to remember. I don't know what year it was but it sure was strange to have our address go from 455 Cedar to 12023 So. Cedar.
I think it was 1962
Name: Myrna Bell Bizzell () on Tuesday, August 24, 1999 at 19:52:59
Message: Pauline - in response to your question: Leda was married and teaching at Hawthorne Intermediate. I'm not sure how many years ago this happened, but her husband heard voices telling him to kill her, and he stabbed her to death. (I'm sorry, but this is all I recall about her death, I don't live in the area and I heard about it at a later date)
Name: Susan () on Tuesday, August 24, 1999 at 19:51:09
Message: Hey Becky... I'm not even close to dirt, but I remember 23 of those items! Thanks for reminding me of how sweet childhood is (until someone throws darts at your picture!) And John, here's another vote for keeping CT just the way it is.
Name: Royal Mother Flogger () on Tuesday, August 24, 1999 at 19:49:51
Message: MOTHER ROYAL FLOGGER IS SPEAKING!!!!! I think it is time to let "anonymous" go. Go somewhere else that is. As the Royal Flogger, I declare that only the unhappy should be flogged and then they should leave us alone to our happy times. ROYAL MOTHER FLOGGER DECLARES THAT ALL COMMENTS TO, FROM, AND ABOUT "ANONYMOUS" SHALL CEASE AND DESIST!. We have much more important things to discuss in feedback!
The word "anonymous" will be stricken from all Feedbacks, from here on.
Name: Susan King () on Tuesday, August 24, 1999 at 19:45:36
Message: OMIGOSH!! I was reading Becky's and Betty's "remember" lists and scored pretty well myself!! I can STILL recall my Hawthorne phone number from elementary school days - Osborne-9-6448 - wonder who's using it now....and rubber band jumprope as we played it incessantly for years at every recess when we were not twirling on the bars - and making Kachina dolls in Mrs. Yates' 3rd grade class (I still have mine). Oh, and do you all remember that special song Sheriff John would sing on his show..."Put another candle on my birthday cake, my birthday cake, a wish I'll maaaake..." John, YOU take it from here. You should be humming that ALL week and INTO SATURDAY. Best wishes old man.....
Thanks Sharon, I mean Moe. Mine was OS6-1814......Hey, if you didn't have an OS6 number, you were a rookie in Hawthorne.
Name: patty v () on Tuesday, August 24, 1999 at 19:43:08
Message: I have a new slogan..."it's hard to be anonymous in cougartown.com". I hate all the acronyms I don't understand. LMAO? LYN? aaaahhhhh. The only way to understand this stuff is to take the time to read back a lot of pages. You know when you go away from CT for awhile, and you don't call Gloria to figure out what's new, it does sound like the feedback pages are written by people who know each other well. What's funny is that the majority of us have either not met at all or have just met at cruise night or some other mini. I say let's have some more virtual reunion pictures and figure out who was really there, if anyone and who was just superimposed. Then slowly we'll desensitize (big word leftover from my marriage) ourselves from feeling left out of any one reunion. Have my fingers crossed on the Homecoming shindig, but I'm not positive I'll make it. What the heck, just airbrush me in.
Patty, YOU are THERE!!!
Name: Susan () on Tuesday, August 24, 1999 at 19:43:06
Message: I see that there are not many contributions toward the seat dedication for our wonderful band director, Alex DeLaO. Since all of you band alumni still have not mailed in your ten bucks, I feel compelled to share a little "band trip" story here. We were an awesome group of Cougs who were taking the band world by storm and bringing home the trophies from all of our competitions. Mr. D decided to enter us in a huge two-day competition in beautiful Northern California. After months of fundraising, it was showtime! I won't bore you with all of details of the weekend, just the major show that a certain band section put on. It seems that AFTER curfew, this section decided to sneak out the window (the doors were taped shut!) of the hotel and go for a little midnight swim.... buck naked. One by one they ducked into the darkened pool area and dove into the swimming pool. Bear in mind that the lights were on underwater in the pool, even though the surrounding area was pitch black. Little did they know that all of the chaperones were sitting in the underground "adult lounge"... looking through a huge aquarium window, right into the pool! Imagine their surprise when they finally surfaced and realized that all of the band moms and Alex DeLaO were standing poolside to greet them! And to top it all off... not one of them thought to bring a towel!!!!! Oh, by the way guys... in case you didn't think the auxillary squad knew... we watched you all being paraded back to your rooms, pants in hand! Does anyone care to send in their ten bucks now?!
Well boys???? Thanks Susan.....Great stuff here today.
Name: Judy DeGrazia () on Tuesday, August 24, 1999 at 19:34:27
Message: Becky Slaughter..your mind is like a steel trap.. Try some of these out girl. Mo, Co & Francie Trott remember every one of these...don't you girls!
1. Weekly-starching your petty coat - hung upside down on the clothesline for the fuller effect..(sometimes stiff as a board) and sewing bells on it.
2. Black eyeliner that that you put on with a brush and peeled off in one piece. (Rubber I think)
3. Shaving your eyebrows to get an arche.
4. Putting lemon juice mixed with peroxide on your hair at the beach for the ultimate blondest streaks. (Francie Trott won that contest)
5. BOYS-Horseshoe taps. GIRLS-Bells on the shoestrings.
6. Seamed nylons (2 pieces) & dying them coffee brown to get a dark color.
7. Red wax lips & dot candy on a strip of paper.
8. Girls polished our shoes every night with a little square felt pad. White polish came off on everything like chalk.
9. Miss Frances - Ding Dong School.
10. Sheriff John - Laugh & be happy.
11. Thunder bolt the wonder colt ( TV puppets)
12. Avon sachet: Here's my heart - Occur - Cotillion. Stocking up on the freebe Avon lipstick samples..and Mrs. Heartacher Hawthorne's Avon lady.
13. Tight skirts were still considered too short even worn below the knee.
14. Girls shoes: Teardrops - Bunny Ears - Tabbies. ( laugh Francie, laugh )
15. Every house had a clothes line & incinerator.
16. Gas furnaces were on the floor.
17. Sky writing every weekend in the summertime.
18. Hair cuts: DA's Duck's ass - Italian top. Spoolies, & finger waves made with a metal clip.
19. If you were going steady, & you had your boyfriends ring, you were obligated weekly to do the following: clean it with toothpaste - put either yarn or dental floss around it for sizing - paint the dental floss with nail polish ( pearl white or hot pink ) - and do it all again the following week...or until he asked for it back.
20. Last but not least..every girl remembers this: Rolling your skirt up around your waist to make it shorter right after leaving the house.
Older than dirt is something to shoot for if you can remember all of these. Hope I made you smile. Judy DeGrazia THE ROWDYS
Great Stuff Judy. Man.....now that's a list. (incinerator) I can still smell the soot.
Name: joe heiser () on Tuesday, August 24, 1999 at 19:24:49
Maiden: anonymous (just kiddin')
Class: does it really matter
Message: TO JOHN - First off, I applaud you for creating Cougartown.com. You have given all Cougars a great gift and you have every reason to be proud of this wonderful website. You are responsible for finding so many lost friends and so many lost memories. I love memories. When I was in my junior year, the mother of a girl I was "going with" told me "Have as much fun as possible in high school because those are the years you will never forget."...and she was right. Great friends, great times, great memories (sniff, sniff). I became aware of Cougartown.com around page 50 and will view it about once a week. I tend to scroll past the 60's to more familiar (and younger) ground. No one forces me to log on; I do it out of choice. I've enjoyed most of the stories and find your comments very funny, HOWEVER, with all the growth, with so many new Cougars writing in, at some point there's bound to be personalities clashing. Is this relationship getting too old? Correct me if I'm wrong, but THIS IS SUPPOSED TO BE A FUN SITE!!! Write what you will but leave the offensives, the spitefulness, the arrogance elsewhere! This is Cougartown, not Jerry Springer! John, I have to say I was a little disappointed in your response to "Anonymous". Granted, you are the King/Owner of Cougartown.com and you have good reason to take any criticism personal but "Please Go Away" and We'll get along great without you"... This is Cougar spirit? (I promise I won't bring up the First Amendment or Columbine) It's obvious to me that "Anonymous" has been logging on to Cougartown because they WANT to be a part of this "camaraderie" or maybe they DO just want to see their name posted. SO WHAT!! Instead of saying "Please Go Away", how 'bout, "Which inside jokes didn't you get?" I've enjoyed Cougartown but please don't be more negative than the negative or I too will have to bid farewell. (The volcano has erupted, now it will be quiet) Oh... one last thing,...I need your help John, you see, my extremely beautiful and EXTREMELY INTELLIGENT BLOND wife finds certain "blond"
TO ANONYMOUS - (if you're still around)
LIGHTEN UP, GET A GRIP, CHILL OUT!!! I didn't hang with most the people writing in. I didn't party with them either. In fact, I wasn't allowed into some parties because of the people I DID hang with, but that's another story. Take the site for what it is. I call it "Sentimental Entertainment". John's done a good thing, so relax. If you want to share "hate" stories or, better yet, "good" memories or you want to find out about the inside jokes (I don't know them either but I live with it) get me at firstname.lastname@example.org
To Dewie -
Why can't The Beach Boys buy their own seat, or two, or three, or four, or all of Nyman Hall for that matter. Have they forgotten their roots?
You know, It just about gets back to normal and someone throws fuel on the embers. No more about anonymous. Good or Bad, let's drop it. Joe, I don't even have a clue who you are. You won't say when you graduated and you aren't on the Alumni List. Why would you care one way or the other who buys a seat for the Beach Boys? If I want to Buy a FREEKIN SEAT FOR FRANK "FREEKIN" SINATRA, I'LL FREEKIN DO IT!!! NOW YOU GO AWAY!!!
Name: Jim Fox () on Tuesday, August 24, 1999 at 18:55:41
I got 25 out of 25 too. Older than dirt and proud of it! However, "wordly" sounds better than old. A question for you and John, referencing the little wax coke bottles, did you snip the top off with your teeth and drink the juice, or pop the whole thing, chew it up, then spit out the mutilated wax? As I recall, the latter was my favorite method. Great memories...thanks Becky.
Hey Jim, I used the "Snip" method myself. That way I could enjoy the 1/32 ounce of sugar water at my leisure.......you know, save some for later. What I really liked to chew up was the wax lips. I can still remember the taste.
Name: David Barboza () on Tuesday, August 24, 1999 at 18:49:34
Message: To ANONYMOUS:
There have been a few postings in regard to your feedback and I am in doubt that you will ever read this one. However, I will continue. It is extremely unfortunate that you feel the way you do. It is my humble opinion that you have not as yet grown up. The majority of the people posting here are alumni. We have long since outgrown the childishness of (CLIQUES). Many of us who would not have ever spoken in school because of such things are now friends with a common thread. Your immaturity is quite evident by posting such ludicrous dribble. If your life is so shallow, uneventful and meaningless that you take some sort of lude pleasure in trying too cause hate and discontent among friends. Then may I suggest to you strongly, you should immediately seek some kind of professional help. Your kind of input here in neither wanted or appreciated. My fellow Cougars I apologize for wasting your reading time and quality feedback space to respond to this person....Enough said now lets move on!!
Well said David. Too many real GOOD friends here to even consider anonymous.
Name: Kathy Stonebraker () on Tuesday, August 24, 1999 at 18:35:07
Message: I've got some catchin' up to do so excuse me if this has been addressed before, but, I just found out "Beach Boys Family and Friends" will be at the Antelope Valley Fair in Lancaster (CA) this Friday night. That's the band that Al Jardine is playing with these days. Anyone going?? E-mail me and let me know. Now on to some serious catching up with CT....let's see, what page did I leave off on???
Al's trying to break his kids into the business. He was at the Ventura County Fair a few weeks ago. It should be a fun little set.
Name: Robin () on Tuesday, August 24, 1999 at 18:23:53
Message: Judy: Ive been teleporting for years now..try it you'll like it;o)..
Chris: Please dont impose anyone on top of me, I am still able to do that myself..
Frank: The last time I fit into those jeans was a Grateful Dead concert in the early 80s and had to lay on a bed to get them on then...
Prince Jim: At last count I have fielded 0 personal e-mail questions from the anomalies..oops..anonymous regarding the answer to any inside jokes...My guess is our little clique of 1600 or so, all understand what we perceive as humor or could give a rip, and thats what this place is all about...
Johnboy listen up...I understand your grand poohbaship and all, but how many tri-tipped/chocolate cake freebie BBQs are you going to rub in this Princes face!?..Especially when in 4 days and counting you will be able to get them at "Honored Citizen" prices...Im LMAO!!!!!(You're one of us now!) LOLOLOLOL... (I love good clique contacts:o).....Later Cougs:o)
Yeah, I guess I might as well face it. I am OTH as of Saturday, and I do NOT want to get a one of those canes with the horn and blinkers on 'em. That was funny when I was giving them out though. AHhhh......the good old days.
I'm GHOTR in the KHY for all you people in MY clique. so MOJHM the LYN!!!!
Thanks Robin and Be a Coug!!!
Name: Betty Rodriguez () on Tuesday, August 24, 1999 at 18:00:44
Message: Okay, Becky, I have a few too:
Black & white oxfords
Blue jeans rolled up to mid-calf
French roll hairdo
This is mostly for the girls - I bet the guys have a ton of 'em too!
Name: Becky(yoowho.com) () on Tuesday, August 24, 1999 at 16:53:01
Message: Now, for all you "oldies but goodies", this could be slightly painful, but fun...See if you remember:
1. Blackjack chewing gum
2. Wax Coke-shaped bottles with colored sugar water
3. Candy cigarettes
4. Soda pop machines that dispensed bottles
5. Coffee shops with table-side jukeboxes
6. Home milk delivery in glass bottles with cardboard stoppers (my kid calls these "Pogs" - and Mr. Daquila delivered the Milk!)
7. Party lines
8. Newsreels before the movie (and cartoons!)
9. P.F. Flyers
10. Butch wax (Royal Lord, this is for you!!!)
11. Telephone numbers with the word OSborne in it.
12. Pea Shooters
13. Howdy Doody (and Buffalo Bob & ClaraBell)
14. 45 RPMs (ok, 8 tracks too!)(Jim Gibson's lowered Chevy with a "re-verb")
15. S&H Green Stamps (and the store where the 99cent store is now?)
17. Metal Ice Trays with levers
18. Mimeograph paper (and that awful purple stain)
19. Blue flashbulbs (not photo cubes, actual bulb)
20.Beanie and Cecil
21. Roller skate keys
22. Cork Popguns
23. Drive-Ins (Karen Hare: dont even go there!)
25. Wash Tub Wringers
Now, the game says if you score 16-25 you are officially older than dirt! and a Coug!
I got 25!!!..... Thanks Becky
Name: Frank Romano () on Tuesday, August 24, 1999 at 13:10:26
Message: Yo! King JB... I thought someone posted a "Labor Day" function here at Las Vegas. I wasn't starting something, rather just offering to help if it was needed... That's all. Also, JB, I don't know what you mean about Prince Robin aka Sag a more! But it seems he is in great shape. Tall, Lean, Tan... Don't ya just hate that! Robin... Continue with whatever, as it looks like its working.
Yeah, he only WISHES he looks that good. Thanks Frank
Name: Don Di Tomasso () on Tuesday, August 24, 1999 at 12:08:09
Message: Just thought I would say hi to you all. It is great to see this message board. It brought back lots of memories reading the posts.
Thanks Don, and use it whenever you want.
Name: John Baker () on Tuesday, August 24, 1999 at 11:29:32
Message:Hey folks, if you haven't voted for the Tshirt slogans yet, please do so, as the last day to vote will be Thursday the 26th. Go to the Slogans Page to vote. Thank you...
Name: Cheryl () on Tuesday, August 24, 1999 at 11:13:54
Message: I don't think so......4 to go.....
Name: Ed Chesson () on Tuesday, August 24, 1999 at 10:29:29
Message: John Baker: Please don't change a thing about Cougartown. For those who think it's "boring" to read through other peoples memories or current happenings, please go somewhere else . . . it's obvious you don't have a life! I, too, find it a little hard sometimes to relate to what Cougs from the 80's or 90's are talking about, but I still go through it because every once in a while something comes out that makes me smile and I remember something from the 60's! That is what I love about COUGARTOWN!!
I agree Ed. It's EVERYONE'S Memories here. Thanks.......
Name: ANONYMOUS () on Tuesday, August 24, 1999 at 02:53:04
E-Mail: cheese factory
Message: Of course I want to remain a non e mouse. After all I always was scared to death of all you wild kids.
Hi Jorge, Where have you been??? Nothing since Cruise Night. I was about to send out a scouting party. George, It's a rule. You have to check in at least once a week or bring a note from your Mommy. Otherwise, it's Campus Cleanup for a month.
Name: Larry/Loretta Cuiper () on Tuesday, August 24, 1999 at 02:37:57
Message: Hi all, Have to tell a story on us, that we did many years age when we were 24 and 25. This was 1968. We were friends with this family that their teenage daughter was like a sister to us. She was a student at HHS and at times, a few of her friends would go with us to Balboa Beach or the Mountains. Well, at one time she talked us into going to a Backwards Dance, it was held at the Memorial Center, Larry and I passed ourselves off as students and got away with it, we had so much fun. No problem with the dancing to their music because we were listening to the same music, we might of been a few years older, but that night we were 16 again. The group Joann Sexton, her date Tony, Peggy and Tim (later were married, now divorced) and us went to the Cocoanut Grove in Los Angeles, we had a wonderful dinner, cost us little less then $100, the entertainment that night was Lou Rawls, Ike and Tina Turner were to be there that night, but something had happened, so it was a nice long show with Lou Rawls. We have never forgotten that night, the idea to pass us off as students and to be with Teenagers for that night was a blast, and it only proves as long as you have something in common, then there really is no age difference. The Music and dancing was our bond with these kids at that time. We're still friends with Joann, she is married and has children, couple of our kids are close in age , and we also have grandchildren the same age. Though there is nine years difference between us, we still have much in common. Toni we have seen off and on through the years, but little Peggy and Tim we lost contact with them after their divorce. Way back in 1968 we were out there dancing away with you, and now we are dancing away with our fingers in Cougartown, sounds silly, but this is what is so nice about Cougartown, It is keeping close through different memories, and in Cougartown there really is no age difference, our common bond is COUGARTOWN! Larry and I love this site and it keeps all of us close,young and looking forward to the next meeting and as Cher says "AND THE BEAT GOES ON"
Loretta, You too have figured it out. Yes, we're all just one big Cougartown Class. Thanks for the story too.