......Early Cartoon Show..... Sheriff John
Sheriff John again
Name: Linda Kristof () on Friday, August 27, 1999 at 21:42:18
Message: Since I am an empty nester and working gal now that our son went away to college two weeks ago, I don't have as much time to read all the feedback. Today, I spent the evening enjoying all the memories. Thanks! Someone mentioned Cliffie Stone and the Hometown Jamboree. When we lived in Canyon Country, '76-93, Cliffie Stone and Stuart Hamblem (remember the song "This Old House?") lived nearby. Cliffie often performed for the local events. Also saw a lot of familiar faces going into Hamblems from time to time among them The (then, current) Sons of the Pioneers.
Have a Happy Birthday John, thought about sending you Sheriff John's song, but see someone beat me to it!
Thanks Linda, Yes, I failed to mention that I already OWNED the Sheriff John's tunes, but got flooded with them from all sides. I guess everyone knows what I like. You can never have too many copies of Put another candle on my birthday cake. Does anyone remember Cliffies dad on the show?? He used anything and everything for a musical instrument, and did a great job with them all.
Name: John Baker () on Friday, August 27, 1999 at 21:21:14
Maiden: Yes once
Message:Here's a story just in about LeeRoy and Nyman Hall.
It seems a teacher at Hawthorne High School is giving a lecture in Nyman Hall on the supernatural. To get a feel for his audience, he asks, "How many people here believe in ghosts?" About 90 students raise their hands. "Well that's a good start. Out of those of you who believe in ghosts, do any of you think you've ever seen a ghost?" About 40 students raise their hands. "That's really good. I'm really glad you take this seriously. Has anyone here ever talked to a ghost?" 15 students raise their hands. "That's a great response. Has anyone here ever touched a ghost?" 3 students raise their hands. "That's fantastic. But let me ask you one question further... Have any of you ever made love to a ghost?" LeeRoy way in the back raises his hand. The teacher is astonished. He takes off his glasses, takes a step back, and says, "Son, all the years I've been giving this lecture, no one has ever claimed to have slept with a ghost. You've got to come up here and tell us about your experience." LeeRoy replies with a nod and a grin, and begins to make his way up to the podium. As he ambles slowly toward the podium the teacher says, "Well, tell us what it's like to have sex with a ghost." LeeRoy replies, "Ghost?!? a heck.....From way back there I thought you said "goats."
Thanks Jerry..... LeeRoy, is this a TRUE story??
Name: Alan Nelson () on Friday, August 27, 1999 at 21:19:38
Maiden: (I don't want anyone to know)
Message: Sheesh, I go away for a week to serve my Country, and find a malcontent amongst us. The neat thing about the internet is that you can remain anonymous if you wish. However, that doesn't give the right to bash others. John, I don't recall anywhere in Cougartown where it says that we HAVE to come in. Or am I missing something? As for cliques, I had a wide variety of friends, but nothing you could call a "clique", heck most of my friends made fun of me anyway. But guess what- I GREW UP. I must echo Susan's remarks, without repeating them. (Funny how we still think alike, Sue) That was one clique that I enjoyed being a part of. Keep it up, John. Most of us love what you're doing.
You see, you go away for a week and come home to this flood of Hawthorne memories. Anything sound familiar Alan??
Name: Judy Toten () on Friday, August 27, 1999 at 20:41:55
Message: Whew!!! Boy, not checking feedback for a few days sure does tire out my mouse...Just a quickie... first and foremost:
H A P P Y B I R T H D A Y J O H N !!!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks for the memories!! And a few to add to the "list"...dot candies...chicken sticks...winner suckers at the little league fields (remember how exciting it was to find that little clear message stuck to your sucker?!) I also went to Hawthorne Christian...what a trip to see that on a list. Also, if anyone had Mrs. McGeehee...do you know where she is??
Well Judy, Still another Mr. Pike Hawthorne Christian protege steps forward. I'm proud to say that I went to HCS too. Yes I remembr the winner suckers too. The Boll family owned the Mom and Pop on Cedar and El Segundo and one day I thought Mr Boll was going to pull his hair out as one after another they came. I think I got about 7 in a row. Thanks for the Birthday wish Judy.
Name: a third/fourth? JB () on Friday, August 27, 1999 at 20:31:17
Maiden: janny wanny....
Message: This has been a great week reading about everyone's memories. Ever stop and think that when some of these events were going on in our lives that we may have crossed paths? We could have "shot you" at the sand dunes, or ate a hot dog next to you at Wrigley Field, or rode on the same stagecoach at Knott's...all things are possible. A few more memories from the chicken fanny: grade school field trips to places like: the dairy farms in Torrance, La Brea Tar Pits and the tide pools near PV; or when we were in the 8th grade at Dana and did the camping out adventure for a week, and had to be at camp with those "other kids" from the other junior high (what was that school's name?); getting up a game of baseball or football and playing the games in the streets (some cars were victims); Chef Milani; Hawaiian Eye (Connie Stevens...whew... and still lookin' good!); 1/2 day fishing boats from the Redondo pier; flying over to Catalina on a sea plane and the flying fish in Avalon (I remember seeing "Geronimo" at, if I remember correctly, the "casino" in Avalon?); and my all time favorite - roller skating at Spec Saunders roller rink in Redondo Beach...with that huge front stairway to climb to the second floor. I hope that if I live as long as my dad (he will be 92 in October) I will be able to remember my memories as he remembers his youth in Denmark...talk about a steel trap, Judy, he still remembers the street name where he lived as a boy and the name of the young girl who lived across the street from him that he fancied so many years ago! GO COUGS!
Great Stuff Jan Wan, Spec Saunders??..........There's a name that was long gone from my grey matter. How about the Ocean Aquarium in Hermosa was it?? They had the sea lion show and didn't they have some sort of a Whale there too?? I remember my Uncle would take my cousin and I to the beach and we would end up there.
I don't remember how this flood of memories even started, but I agree, it's been a fun run of memory floggers. Thanks Jan
Name: JIM SLOEY () on Friday, August 27, 1999 at 19:53:17
Message: Hey Frank send me a private email, i won't tell, but did you starch that freudian slip like the rowdy girls? Sloey did you say hi to Harry for me?
Name: Cynthia () on Friday, August 27, 1999 at 19:44:15
Message: I must add this now that I have read some of the feedback, Not only do I remember White Front, but Mom V took us there to meet Jayne Mansfield and Mickey Hargatay, her husband!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I didn't know that Mickey and Jayne shopped there too........
Name: Denny U () on Friday, August 27, 1999 at 19:35:09
Message: Hey John, Dorothy Gardener was at the KTLA 47th anniversary picnic a couple of years back that was held in a park in Glendale. She didn't mention anything about your winning anything.---As for the Clock Drive-in, if I remember right there was one on Centinela just to the west of LaCienega.
She must have forgotten to send me my free Unger Woodburning Set. Was there anyone that graduated in 1960 or before, that DIDN'T have a wood burning set?? It was the pet rock of the 50's.
Name: Cynthia () on Friday, August 27, 1999 at 19:26:26
Message: I figured it was time for me to contribute after my long leave of absence. Thank you, John, for the kick in the patoot! I am enjoying my new house in Las Vegas. However, I just started back to school as a Special Education Coordinator in a brand new high school by Lone Mountain. I am 30 miles from home and it is quite a treck.
Becky Slaughter, I remember when I was in second grade and you invited me to your birthday party. You introduced me to your parents as your little Spanish friend and made me say something in Spanish. I was so shy and embarrassed--(my family was the sole Hispanic family at Eucalyptus so I realized why you did it). I was a cheerleader with you in 8th grade for the Bulls---Ironically, my new high school mascot is the Bulldog! Do you still keep in touch with Holly Hollingsworth? Hi, Ricki. Long time no see. We ought to throw a surprise party for Gloria. Oh I forgot. Just kidding , Gloria, we know you hate surprises. Of course, Ricki, it's almost time for you to be surprised as well. Come to Vegas and see my new house. We Vegans haven't heard from you in forever.
Thanks Cynthia for climbing back into the ring. Oh Becky, do you recognize little Cynthia Hmmmm???Does anyone remember the Flea Circus on Centinela and I think, Sepulveda??
Name: Harry Plotkin () on Friday, August 27, 1999 at 18:24:02
Message: Jim Sloey: Hi back at you. First we had reference to a BORDELLO and then Frank Romano's Freudian slip. Are the skeletons beginning to emerge from Hawthorne's closet? I just love FEEDBACK. I, too, shall wish our fearless leader a great day in celebrating the anniversary of his birth. HCH
Thanks Mr. P, and when the dust settles and I get a caught up, I want to start a birthday page. Maybe put all the birthdays up for the month. No girls, you won't have to put the year........We'll already know that by what class you're in.
Name: Sherry Wingo () on Friday, August 27, 1999 at 18:05:53
Message: Geez you guys are good. How do you remember all that stuff!? At the UA theatre or the 5th Ave. (can't remember which) we had to walk right next to the Inglewood Park Cemetery to catch the bus home on Haw. Blvd. It was pretty scary especially after seeing Dracula or The Mummy. Happy Birthday John.
Thank you Sherry
Name: Robin () on Friday, August 27, 1999 at 17:57:26
Message: Dorothy Gardener and Dick Slawson?.. no it was Dick Dale...I hate this JB..he had a mustache ..I can see the guy...Did we get Cliffie Stones Home Town Jamboree"..? I know we missed that one a lot JB, sweeping out the church basement for Sunday go to meetins, but Duran probably caught it...I give up...Dick Lane?...nah...rats!...Let frienships BEGUN is fine , although I knew Joyce had a lock on this thing from the start:o)Was "Cram It Clown" a close 3rd?...Later Cougs...
Now THAT'S the one I was pulling for, because it was the "Early 60's" when our old friend BOZO got those 3 little words thrown at him by an 8 year old on local LA TV.
Robin, Was it Dick Gardener and Dorothy???
Name: Chris Prewitt () on Friday, August 27, 1999 at 17:18:56
Message: What ever you put in your shopping cart you?ll save and save at Thriftymart ?cause every day?s a special day, yes every day?s a special day at Thriftymart, Thriftymart. I don?t remember ever buying clothes at Robert Hall, their commercials stick in my mind though. School bells ring and children sing it?s back to Robert Hall again. Mother knows for better clothes it?s back to Robert Hall again. We?re doing our Christmas shopping at Robert Hall this year. We?re saving on clothes for Christmas at Robert Hall this year. How about the masked robber saying, "where do you suppose he buys his clothes?" The policeman turns on the light and says "He buys them all at Robert Hall". Felix Chevrolet downtown Washington at Figueroa that?s Felix Chevrolet. John, here is one for you what were the jingles for princess telephones?
I don't know the answer to that one Chris. You'll have to ask a girl.I do remember the General Manager's name at Giant Felix Chevrolet though, Hi Friends, Nick Shamus.
Name: JIM SLOEY () on Friday, August 27, 1999 at 16:40:58
Maiden: rereading the shakespearehistoricalplays
Message: For the loss of a nail a shoe was lost,
For the loss of a shoe a horse was lost,
For the loss of a horse a rider was lost,
For the loss of a rider a battle was lost,
For the loss of a battle a war was lost,
For the loss of the war a kingdom was lost,
Who said don't sweat the little things? Anyway Frank Romano you changed the complexion of a neighborhood and a whole town by leaving out the S in horses. OR DID WE ALL MISS SOMETHING ON RAMONA AND 138th? Believe me I would be the last person pointing out a typing faux pas but in this case I just got to get the story right. Is there more? Or did you lose your S at the tables? Say Hi to Harry for me.
Name: Richard Hanson () on Friday, August 27, 1999 at 15:03:12
Message: All these memory feedbacks really got my old brain rolling the last few days. For all the movie buffs, how about the the Lennox theater, the Ritz, Academy, 5th Avenue, U.A. and Fox theaters in Inglewood and the Sunset Stages Bus Line that I rode to get to them. Of course everyone remembers the Plaza. When I was old enough to drive, we had the Century & Roadium drive-ins and to keep the car running, we had Eddings Bros & Wynn Bros autoparts and the Colorado Junk Yard. This week has been great !!!!
We also had the Long Beach Drive In, the Centinela Drive In, and The Torrance Drive In. I will ask once again. Do any of you older Cougs remember where the Clock Drive In was located? Thanks Richard......
Name: Howard Duran () on Friday, August 27, 1999 at 14:34:13
Message: My 1st woodburning set was won by sending in a "Knock-Knock" on "Handy Hints" in the earlies.......
Handy Hints, with Dorothy Gardener and..............???
Name: Lyman Moss () on Friday, August 27, 1999 at 14:29:39
E-Mail: SMTP:Lyman.Moss@PSS.Boeing.com Boeing.
Message: I remember when our family moved from Tacoma, Washington to Hawthorne in Holy Glen in November of 1956. We lived three or four houses from Tim Lutz, his mother always called him Timmy. He was going to Dana Middle School at that time. We all started in mid term. My sister Sharron was a Jr. and my younger brother Les was a freshman and I was a sophomore. I guess you say that we were all walk on's. We were all like fish out of water. we were used the older four story brick buildings instead of a sprawling campus. One thing that we thought was really weird, was the train tracks running through part of the school grounds.
Oh what memories.
Name: terrie Kostisazak () on Friday, August 27, 1999 at 14:26:42
Message: Hey Lori of the 80's (alright!) I remember the cherokee pants and shoes! Do you remember Ditto pants?
1) Sand Dunes park, running down that huge sand hill!
2) Sand Sharks at Manhattan Beach Pier!
3) Bon Fires at El Porto
4) Asking Lifegaurds for the time just so you can talk to the cute ones.
5) Zeppys Pizza, Joes Candy, Mickys bikinis store
6) Cops breaking up huge Hawthorne Keg Parties with garage bands! And Helicopters surrounding the parties with huge headlights (too funny). will remember more later!
Terrie, How does a cop break up a Keg Party with a Garage Band?
Name: Laura Porter () on Friday, August 27, 1999 at 14:16:30
Message: One of my favorite memories was of conference days at Eucalyptus Elementary. Tom Hoffarth (Sr) and Jerry Rigney would work with the PTA in setting up a movie theater in the cafeteria. Since this was pre-video and multi-plex we didn't have the opportunity to watch our favorites over and over until we could quote dialog. They would dress in their "Tom and Jerry" t-shirts and for a quarter you could see a movie and then buy popcorn, punch and penny candy. We'd sit down on cafeteria (before they became "multi-purpose rooms") benches with a fistful of licorice and a bag of popcorn to watch "Gulliver's Travels" and a few cartoons. I don't think this would work in today's multimedia world but back then it was a social event. I just hope they know how much they meant to us....
Name: Terry Trefz () on Friday, August 27, 1999 at 14:16:04
Message: The D.M.V. on Plaza Circle
The Signal station on 120th and Inglewood Av. Hey Terry, glad you're aboard guy. Now please DO NOT be a stranger here.
Name: Harry Plotkin () on Friday, August 27, 1999 at 13:39:43
Message: Diana Romero Sanchez: Mr. Nolan Brunton taught 7th grade Language Arts and was an excellent teacher. He retired in the mid 70s and moved to Washington State. His health was not good and he died after 2 or 3 years.
Love to all,
Name: Ingrid Larson () on Friday, August 27, 1999 at 13:34:34
Message: Ok, for all you "non-English majors" out there, and for those of you who never saw the Alma Mater written down, the phrase should be:
"Let friendships begun stay true to the end."
In other words, it's the Command form of the sentence (remember the sentence forms; declarative, interrogative, command, etc.), and could be rewritten as "Any friendships that have begun shall remain true to the end." Got it? Good.
Just thought of another commercial jingle: Zodys, Zodys, Zodys. Value, Value, Value (then a brief musical interlude without words).
And another one that I heard just about every hour on the hour during my formative years as my Mom listened to KPOL: "Sav-On, Sav-On. Join the Sav-On hit parade. It's fun to serve yourself and save At Sav-On Drugstores, Sav-On Drugstores (kettle drum here: BOOM BOOM) Sav-ON! Now for the Sav-On radio bargain of the day. Only at Sav-On Drugstores Only 99 cents for 29 ounce size of Mr. Clean." or whatever the special of the day was.
How does that stuff manage to stay stuck in certain brain cells, when I can't even remember phone numbers if they're not written down?
I swear I can remember listening to the Bob Crane radio show, when I was so young I had to be still in a highchair. He had a bunch of catch-phrases like: "Chicken Fat & Booze". And yes, he was the same Bob Crane that went on to become Col. Hogan of Hogan's Heros (and then met an early demise in a chilling incident in an Arizona hotel room.)
That's all for now, right? Oh, I almost forgot...
Many Happy Returns of the Day of Your Birth, John!
OH....a yeah...declarative, interrogative......a yeah a thanks ........COMMAND!!??.....ah Ingrid. I still think in the early Handbooks, it said, "til the end".........I will however, succumb to your version and change it on the index page. Thank you Ingrid, for straightening that out.
I think I must've been out that day in English class.
Name: Judy eGrazia () on Friday, August 27, 1999 at 12:51:46
Maiden: ROWDY GIRL
Message: I remember HORSES all over the place back in the 50's & 60's.. but who remembers the dairy farm just north of Imperial? I think it was on Eucalyptus, or close to there. My folks use to go there for fresh milk and eggs. The kids could always go in the back and watch the cows being milked. Later, the milking machines were used..but we still watched. There were bulls kept in a stall in the center of the place. Back then we didn't know what the heck the bulls had to do with anything..I do now. JANNY WANNY.. (Jan Blomsterberg) good to have you in the ROWDY'S square. LEEROY FELDERRUSTER & BEULAH, you're ROWDYS ...where are you? SLOEY & JOHN BAKER and SHY ROBIN HOOD ..good to see you under me..(don't go there John B) Judy DeGrazia THE ROWDYS
Name: Keith D. Jones () on Friday, August 27, 1999 at 12:25:30
Maiden: always been Jones
Message: John, In regards to the winning slogan. Is it Let the friendships begun (or should it say begin). I remember Mr. Brunton. He had really bushy eyebrows and he read us stories all the time. It was a great time to catch some zzz's. I remember my 15 year old year in Middle League I only hit 8 home runs in 20 games and didn't think I'd make it even though I was the best catcher people liked it that I hit home runs. But I made the team luckily and then played against the best players in the state and hit 10 home runs in just 8 games. I think the was the last year we had Middle League. I think it went to Babe Ruth. That was a great baseball field. It definitely was a popular hang-out. They raised the left field fence because of Tony LaCoco hit so many home runs into the swimming pool endangering the kids. To bad they tore down that field and Holy Glen Park.
I know Keith, that never sounded proper to me either, but then I wasn't what you'd call an "English Major". If Dr Frederick Morgan says it's, "Let Friendships Begun", then that's good enough for me. Also, Keith, Is it "Holy" Glen or "Holly" Glen? I know you're probably trying to be cute huh.
Name: Ingrid Larson () on Friday, August 27, 1999 at 12:22:03
Message: As long as we're tossing around our old memories; here's another one for the folks who grew up on the west side of town:
There was a big department store called Leonards in El Segundo on the northeast corner of Sepulveda and Mariposa. It had everything from a tire department to a beauty shop. They sold clothes, toys, sporting goods, food, you name it. I remember riding my bike there with a total of about $5.00 and buying Christmas presents for everyone on my list. Of course, I was about 11 and everyone amounted to Mom, Dad, Eric and Neil, but still - imagine doing that in this day and age. I don't know what's more remarkable, the fact that I was able to ride over there and back unescorted, or the fact that my few dollars stretch so far. What do you think?
I remember Leonards. I bought my first golf clubs there. a 7iron, and 9iron, and a putter for 9 bucks total. Great store. Kinda like a Zodys. Does anyone remember White Front??
Name: Myrna () on Friday, August 27, 1999 at 12:11:18
Message: Oh, what great memories! Here are a few of my own - remember pulling wagons around the neighborhood to collect papers to take to school for the paper drives; and piling them up by classroom to see which class would win? How about learning the Fox trot, etc. when dancing class came around at Hawthorne Intermediate, or even better, what about those "sex" movies we watched. Girls one day, boys another. Our phone number was OS5-2702 and my cousin's was OS5-1508. I don't have a whole lot of the older tv memories - I remember when I was about 4 my mother loaded up our television and took it to (I think) a children's hospital. She was tired of my brothers, Tom and Gordon, coming home from school and my dad coming home from work and sitting in front of it. We didn't get another until Tom bought a RCA color tv for Mom and Dad (do you think?) for Christmas when I was a freshman. I remember calling in to KRLA and winning a Chubby Checker 33 album. Still have it in storage. Hey John, what about that time that Gordon got Tom's Cushman scooter and you guys were taking turns and Bob Reagan got thrown from it and he did a body block into someone's car? Didn't the car get the worst end of that deal? By the way, we'll light a candle for you tomorrow (birthday that is!) Have a good one!
Thanks Myrna, Yes, we all thought the Bell clan was a little strange, as they didn't have a TV set in 1961. We never said anything to you Myrna, just EVERYONE ELSE in the neighborhood talked about it.I thought the TV that Tom had purchased was a Heathkit. Now there's a word from the 50's and 60's.
Bob Reagan hit the side of a parked pickup truck with Tom's Cushman (AKA: "The Murderscooter"). He did about 58 dollars damage to the side of it with his leg (today, it would have been 2500.00 damage). I begged Gordon to let me ride it and he wouldn't. Finally he said OK and I immediately hit a picket fence in the alley, breaking a picket with my left thumb, and almost losing said thumb to infection, because I was afraid to tell my mom what had transpired. Yes, that scooter was possessed. Stephen King could do a non-fiction book about the "Murderscooter". Thanks for the Bday wishes Myrn'. I love you girl.