Name: Betty Rodriguez ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Apr 13, 2012, 9:26 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Kingman, AZ
Message: I don't post much like I did in years past, but I read feedback every day. I enjoy the posts from the early 60's Cougs. I grew up in a neighborhood with lots of older kids, so I do recognize many names and enjoy hearing about them.
Name: Susan Adams ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Apr 12, 2012, 10:06 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Anderson
Message: You were commenting on how you dont get much response from younger grades..I'm from the class of 69, not that much younger, When I first entered this site, I really enjoyed all the sections and loved the old memories. I started writing things on feedback but didnt really get much response from anyone. It seems like most of the people on here are from classes of 1959 to 1964. Everyone seems to talk within their "click" which makes sense, as you are classmates and friends. It's kind of like you talk among yourselves, and perhaps others like me felt a bit ignored. It seems like also, you still live locally so you can better connect and get together socially. I did connect with a couple of old pals thanks to this site and a few of us are having an unofficial reunion, so if you are from class of 69 and want to connect with us, feel free to email me and, yes, I do use facebook too-Susan Adams (Nelson) Thanks for listening and all the hard work that you have put into this site-it IS appreciated!
Name: Richard Sloan ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Apr 12, 2012, 10:34 am - HHS Time
City & State: Laguna Hills, Ca
Message: Charlene Ann (Haskell) Gibson, Class of '62, born 9/2/44, passed 4/12/12 at 5:30 a.m. Charlene fought a brave battle with lung cancer for the past 3 years. She kept a positive attitude throughout her many treatments. Charlene grew up in Hawthorne at 5128 W. 122nd St., attended Juan De Anza, R.H.Dana and Hawthorne High. She loved her family, friends, sports and slot machines. She played in the Hawthorne Girls Summer League for her dads Dr. Fraziers championship softball team with her older sister Susan (Haskell) Jones, HHS Class of '58. Charlene was my girlfriend in the late 50's and a very close friend to the end. Charlene was very grateful for all her many Hawthorne friends over the years and sends you a loving "good-bye". We will all miss her cheerful smile and positive attitude.
Name: Jan Blomsterberg ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Apr 11, 2012, 7:25 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Torrance, CA
Message: Cougartown...just a friendly reminder that the Hawthorne VFW breakfast is this Sunday (4-15) from 9am to 11:30am. Donation is $7.00 for a bunch of food. Hope to see some new faces from CT. Thanks, John, for the forum to plug the Post! Cookie
Name: Larry Anderson - Mattox ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Apr 11, 2012, 10:00 am - HHS Time
City & State: Oakhurst,Ca
Message: I had gall bladder surgery few years ago. Best thing I ever did, was back bowling two days later. She will be back loaded for bear in no time. Also I got that bear claw sorry I ate it John
Name: Richard Haider ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Apr 11, 2012, 9:13 am - HHS Time
City & State: San Bernardino, Ca.
Message: Just wanted to thank you for mentioning my Birthday, I was on the road (truck driver) and didn't get to see it this year. I was also wondering if some of you ever went to Woodstock. I was a kid back then so obviously I couldn't go but I always wondered how it was and would like to hear from some people who were there...A personal point of view if that's okay. The shows they have on history and PBS are alright but they always seem like there are a few things missing. Just interested. Any memories, Anyone?
Name: Richard W. McDowell ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Apr 11, 2012, 12:28 am - HHS Time
City & State: Torrance, California
Message: Hi, I wrestled, Ran cross-country, failed English, got drafted, went to Vietnam, wrote a book 'WAR and the Dark Stranger': have 5- grandchildren...
Name: Larry And Loretta Cuiper ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Apr 9, 2012, 11:41 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Hawthorne, Ca
Message: Sharon, you will be up very soon and feeling so much better. Do as the Nurses and Doctor tell you and you will be home very soon. ALWAYS A COUG
Name: Bob And Karen Fraser ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Apr 9, 2012, 7:47 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Hawthorne, Ca
Message: John, we love Cougartown just the way it is. Neither one of us has ever even looked upon Facebook. (although we did watch the movie, The Social Network so we know what it is.) This website has provided us with so much happiness just keeping in touch with all things and people HHS and beyond. Actually, if truth be known, ol' Mark Zucker what's his face probably stole the idea from you and that would mean he owes you some royalties or something :) We hear the guy is pretty rich. On another note -- big Happy Birthday to Jody Weller and get well Sharon. Once that gall bladder is out you will feel soooo much better.
Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Apr 9, 2012, 3:53 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Lomita
Message: Paco just emailed me with the news that his wife, Sharon Schleper Duran HHS62 went into the hospital this morning. Gall bladder surgery. It will only get better from here Sharon so hang in there.
Name: Linda Dill ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Apr 9, 2012, 1:06 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Redondo Beach, CA
Message: About a month ago I emailed Jerry Miles to see if he could direct me in how to set up a web site for the "66/67 reunion coming up this summer. Jerry very promptly got back to me suggesting that it would be quite an undertaking even for someone as tech savey as he is and he suggested that I set up a Facebook page with information about the reunion to try and contact those who don't use Cougartown. Well, I finally got it done. WOW! John your site is 100 times more user-friendly. I don't know if I like the fact that I can read postings on people's "walls". I feel like a "peeping Tom". Anyway, I referred my classmates to CT Reunions page for all the info. I know there is quite some time before the reunion, but we really need to know if we will have enough attendees to meet our minimum commitment. So, if you are thinking about coming, just drop us a line to let us know. You can always send money later. After this Facebook experience, I am so appreciative that you have provided us with this great site, John. You're the BEST!
Name: John Pritchard ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Apr 9, 2012, 10:02 am - HHS Time
City & State: Clayton, CA
Message: Not exactly a Cougar-sighting, but I have some good news about Emitt Rhodes, who has had a long career in the music industry, and who lived/lives perhaps on 132nd Street. I saw the multi-talented Harry Shearer at the "Dan Hicks 70th Birthday Bash" in San Francisco on Good Friday, sent him an e-mail about that event and inquired for news of his friend Emitt, whose music appears often in "Le Show" on KCRW. Harry replied that he saw Emitt after an event at Royce Hall, UCLA, a while ago, and that he seemed fine. Emitt wrote "Live" and many other good songs.
Name: Dan Shulstad ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Apr 8, 2012, 8:27 pm - HHS Time
City & State: behind the Orange curtain, CA
Message: Hi All, just wanted to report a Cougar sighting, attended a pre Easter hoo ha in Torrance this weekend on Saturday, and ended up talking to Stan Duckworth from HHS class of 1963. We shot the breeze for about a 1/2 hour about the old times, what's gone, what's still around. It was pretty fun. Health & happiness to you all, Dan
Name: Patty Saville ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Apr 8, 2012, 1:30 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Laguna Beach, Ca
Message: Happy Easter Cougars! I am always saddened to hear of death, but I like to know so I can share a memory, even if I'm alone. Thanks John and to all of you who interact (passively or actively) with Cougartown.
Name: Jim Pasternak ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Apr 8, 2012, 10:11 am - HHS Time
City & State: S. Kihei, Maui
Message: Sorry, Neil. Dang, did you get hammered? Must be too much depressing rain on Kauai to get Fredrick so worked up! Chill Dude! Anyway I do see your point but as other's have said it IS part of the cycle and we need to at least acknowledge it. If obits were hidden in an obscure section separate from Feedback it is likely that no one would read the posthumously written words of praise paid to them, shorting the deceased of their well-deserved recognition and accolades. That reason alone should justify "Putting death notes in the Front Row." Sure, it's not pleasant. But I personally feel that knowing about one who has past allows ME the bitter-sweet opportunity to reflect on & savor why I enjoyed their presence in my life. (I am still hurting over the loss of Gary Beaird, Wolfie, etc) Re the young kids' lack of Feedback participation, I think that is due less to our death notices and more to the Birth of F-Book, which I personally DON'T DO, by the way. Your 2 cents do have merit and I'm sorry the "Thugs" beat up on you! Hey, Steve Fraser used to pick on me, too! That's until his ticker stuttered...NOW he's nice to me! I don't read Feedback often because I KNOW "Dennis Campbell," who knows EVERYTHING! Maybe more than Google! I just ask him! (You should hear the stuff he says about John. And George & Paco! Bruuuu-tullll!) Take care Neil. Love ya, Man!
Name: Sherry Ward ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Apr 8, 2012, 3:09 am - HHS Time
City & State: Somewhere in Tennessee
Message: Tom, the funniest part is that to this day, he is still convinced that what I did to his hair caused him to go bald! I will never live it down!
Name: Patti Barry ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Apr 7, 2012, 10:48 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Hawthorne, CA
Message: Just want to wish all old Cougars a happy Easter. I also want to say how much I appreciate this site, good and bad news alike. I have learned so much about old friends on here, so thanks, John, for all you do here. I am an active Facebook person, but I also check this site daily, and I'm sure there are tons of lurkers here (like me).
Name: Ricki Farrell ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Apr 7, 2012, 9:44 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Oro Valley, AZ
Message: Happy Easter to all of Cougartown. God bless us and keep us healthy. Stories told on Feedback certainly help us to appreciate our classmates and the wonderful times we had growing up. Thank you John for helping us tell our tales.
Name: Howard Paco Duran ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Apr 7, 2012, 9:22 pm - HHS Time
City & State: LF
Message: Just got back from Talia's tournament, there will be no championship game on Sunday. Just wanted to wish all a Happy Easter! Time for a frozen Peep.
Name: Tom Shelley ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Apr 7, 2012, 5:38 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Beaumont, CA
Message: Great story, Sherry! I'm sure John got a kick out of it too!!?? Hey, I just had an idea. Maybe all of us guys could relive the old days and dye our hair blon...oh, wait a minute...never mind. One summer I decided to cut my hair as short as I could; almost shaved. What I forgot was sun blocker. Man, about the third day, my head looked like a ripe Washington apple. And I had to sleep sitting up; couldn't put my head on the pillow. Wow, fun(?) times. Happy Easter all.
Name: Sherry Ward ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Apr 7, 2012, 2:33 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Somewhere in Tennessee
Message: I remember one summer I tried to help my brother John Rout "lighten" his hair. It was already a little sun bleached, but he wanted it "surfer blond". We bought a bottle of peroxide, and I put it on his hair. We had no idea how long to leave it on, so we made sure it was on long enough to get good and blond. Well, it was more like a bright yellow, and stiff as a brillo pad. Mom came home from work and was something less than pleased with us. She got a light blond toner and put it on him, but his hair was so fried that it absorbed every ounce of color that was possible. When she washed it off, his hair was black! Off to the barber shop he went for a buzz cut. I thought it was hysterical, of course. Wouldn't any little sister? Mom, on the other hand, was not amused. John was just grateful that football season was about to begin and he would have had to cut it anyway.
Name: Karen Bearns ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Apr 7, 2012, 11:50 am - HHS Time
City & State: REDONDO BEACH
Message: We wanted to wish all Cougs and their families a Happy Easter. Enjoy the holiday. Don't eat too many Peeps. Love, Karen and Comet Boy Bearns
Name: Larry And Loretta Cuiper ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Apr 7, 2012, 11:11 am - HHS Time
City & State: Hawthorne, Ca
Message: What was said from Jim, Dan and all other Cougartown family. They all are right this is part of life, and I like what Jim said that "We all are like Flowers". May you all have a HAPPY EASTER. Dan, want to wish you again a Happy Birthday, sorry, Larry brought the cake out before we had a chance to tell him to put the Candle on the cake!! Does this make you a few days older than me! HEE HEE. See ya next month. All take care, ALWAYS A COUG