I found out that Susan Ciampa Walling's husband Bill, is a big fan of LK. He's one of my favorites too. I don't know how one guitar can make all that music with no overdubbing, and just one operator. Leo Kottke
Name: Robin () on Saturday, September 11, 1999 at 20:11:40
Message: You said the BIG game Sloey! So I head to Lincoln and watch a 45-zip blowout against a bunch of old hippies from Berkeley...Had a great time with a bunch of Bills friends though...the more they drank , the more guys they whipped that year...Sorry about the Cougar defeat but without a Chauncey there , its a bigger rebuilding program than they thought..We'll be ready by homecoming...Frank the buzzing had nothing to do with the slot machines...If JB would have laid off the secret recipe bean dip at the Valencia feast, all would have been well ..but you cant tell a King anything...And John whos getting married from the class of 62'?...You didnt hook up with that barely clad honey from the Reserve again did you? (She wasnt Queen material Cougs, but after 5 margaritas the Kings perception is hardly enhanced)...Judy knock off the long pin business! Ive got a rash already from all these trips the last few weeks...And Mudbaths are the best Patty...I say we all meet there next year motorhomes or not...I know just the place:o) Well back to Duck country...the dusters leaving..later Cougs...
Hey Robin, Once is NEVER enough with Scanty Annie "I'll show ya' my fanny" LaRue. Best darned "drink bringer" in Henderson. Yeah, she captured this 62ers heart, and she would have graduated from Wilbur Clark's Desert Inn High School in 1993 too, had there not been that silly rule that you can't come to class topless. Ah what's a little age difference when there's true love in the air. She said she liked the way I tipped. If that ain't love, I don't know what is, and I think we'll be tying the knot at the Pair-a-dice Chapel and gift shop where 2's and 12's always pay 3-1.
And you're right Robin, I just couldn't stay away from Mom V's bean dip......Be a Coug boy
Name: Dewey () on Saturday, September 11, 1999 at 18:57:33
Message: A Cougar road trip? Wine country ?? Where's animal control when you need em
OH, They'll be there.
Name: Debbie () on Saturday, September 11, 1999 at 15:26:09
Message: In response to Bonnie and Charley Cozby, we'd love a road trip. We just bought an RV and LOVE it. I can't even stand to be home anymore! I remember calling RVers the old folks that "thought" they were camping! Ha Ha guess we all get there someday. Can't stand the dirt anymore! I don't even like the name Red Mountain; too many sick stories to think about. Let me know if I can help.
Name: Bill Snyder () on Saturday, September 11, 1999 at 15:20:27
Message: So Dan Johnson made it to 40. I'll always remember Johnson and Paul Raulerson playing 1 on 1 at 4:00 a.m. in the gym on Catalina Island. The mention of Jerry Oliver (Preacher) opened up a floodgate of memories. What an athelete! I can remember him getting 15 steals in a basketball game. I saw him pick Byron Scott clean two possessions in a row in a pick up game at El Segundo High. He was amazing. I've coached basketball off and on over the past fifteen years and I've never seen anyone with his kind of quickness. I have to wonder what would have become of him if he had played for a different coach. Last I heard, the guy had actually become a preacher.
Name: Judy DeGrazia () on Saturday, September 11, 1999 at 14:03:53
Message: Sloey, Sloey, Sloey.. Soooo you were home sick on Fri. Couldn't work..heh? Now that's an oxymoron if I've ever heard one. A lawyer that works on Fridays! HA-HA !! THAT'S GOLF DAY !! As for John B. & Robin Hood---Don't forget the mal ocia (evil eye) & you know what I can do with a recent picture- a piece hair- a stuffed doll- and a long pin. "Bust" my chops..& you'll all beg for E.D. as an alternative punishment. Hope to see you all at VFW BREAKFAST SEPT 19... & you all have a nice day. Judy DeGrazia THE ROWDY GIRLS
aka: DOLLY LEVI too.
So that's what that pain in my posterior was this morning. Please put that pin down Judy, or at least pick up the Johnny Cochran doll.
Name: Frank A. Romano () on Saturday, September 11, 1999 at 13:21:56
Message: Sharon.... Thank you for both you kindly electric bill donation, and for the spirit in which you have given... Honestly, I do hope you had a great time here. About my chauffeur... I guess since you haven't met Maria, you figure that she is a reasonably responsible person.... Contraire! She is a wacked case in a car.... The kids don't call her Swerve for anything. This is really important to get right . . . The V & B Girls, Prince Robin, THE KING all at the Reserve . . . Look oxymoron up and there's a picture for you . . . DOLLAR Slots and playing the slot with our lower limbs (IS THAT FOR LUCK!) One must recognize the difference between handles, and toe-pulls. About the loss Robin. I knew the guys that built the Reserve and you'll be happy to know they're really very nice, and that they appreciate your play very much. Just before I went to Tucson, the King was goading the Prince about a sweater issue, bravery etc. A few days later, upon my return home, it's a little disconcerting to learn about the "Red Room" and this Spoon Business. Threats of "That's the last time I'll sleep with him" ( why start now ) and questions about a beeping noise. The "sleeping" arrangement, IS WHAT IT IS. About the beeping noise. FYI, the beeping noises could be the counting machines counting Prince Robins coins by hundreds. Both Mom "B" & "V," Gloria and Mike where I'm sure very surprised by all this, but not "coin dust toe's" Patty.
If you know the guy that put that Reserve together, ask him where he put the GOOD Dollar Slot Machineor is that too, an oxymoron. Re: the Red Room.......never again with Robin. When he snores, it sounds a little like John Force on a burnout. Next time I'm curling up with Pongo.
Name: Patty Valencia () on Saturday, September 11, 1999 at 11:12:19
Message: Glenn - great idea. Count me in. That sounds like a lot of fun. Robin's been talking up the mud bath experience. I wonder if you are still particular about whether it's a regulation mud bath after a few wine tasting hours? Of course schedule would have to permit, but that sounds like a trip I'd like to make.
Name: Bonnie & Charlie Cozby () on Saturday, September 11, 1999 at 09:07:29
Class: 69 & 71
Message: A Cougar road trip sounds great! Wine country is just the place to go...do you think they'll have any vintage Spinada or Red Mountain? The names alone bring an immediate taste response somewhere to the back of the pallet - too many brain cells wasted with those beverages. We would be coming from Washington so you'd be pulling from even farther than Oregon. Regarding road trips in general - does anyone camp or RV (I can't believe I used that term, are we really that old?). We do a fair amount of traveling with our trailer and the idea of a large group meeting somewhere neat sounds like fun. I'd be happy to help organize if you all would give some ideas of dates and locations.
Yeah, those two names remind me of two OTHER names......Huey and Ralph. I was thinking of Yago Sangria. Do they still make that stuff? This "Road Trip" is starting to sound serious. Maybe we could look at this for next summer.
Name: Marlyn DeRoss () on Saturday, September 11, 1999 at 07:05:40
Message: I'm not seeing a lot of input from the class of '67. Come on you guys...I know you are out there!
Marlyn, Why isn't your name on the email list, so the 67 people can find you? Please add yourself to the email list
Name: Dan Johnson () on Saturday, September 11, 1999 at 01:30:42
Message: As I recall, the class of '77 was filled with Pink Floydheads (and who can forget when I introduced Jerry Oliver ("Preacher") to Floyd while he was riding in the back of my '65 Chevy Biscayne at 135th and Inglewood Avenue? I know he never will. I'm sure some of you still listen to Pink Floyd and I've created a Pink Floyd tribute band called "Which One's Pink?" that plays all around Southern California (www.whichonespink.com). I know that EJ came to see us one night at Scruffy O'Shea's in the Marina. Hope that some of you get a chance -- you wont believe how good they are. By the way, no need to limit this to class of '77 (I'm sure that many of you in the class of 71 were groovin to Meddle while we were at Eucalyptus)
Name: Janet () on Saturday, September 11, 1999 at 01:08:49
Message: Hey Glenn,
Glad to hear you're still out there. I vote YES to a mini get together in Napa/Sonoma. As you know it's one of MY favorite places! I'm still looking for that retirement job in a wine tasting room! If this comes to fruition, count me in to help with any organization we may need to do. Any other interest out there?
Hey Cougs, Road Trip, Road Trip, Road Trip. Yeah JB, I think you've got the job. I'll be there for sure. What month is good for Wine Tasting and whose the Designated Driver??
Name: JIM SLOEY () on Saturday, September 11, 1999 at 01:03:58
Message: Well Robin don't complain about the ride when you jump out at terminal 2 and then walk to terminal 3. Thanks John for paying our way in, robin you never thanked him and thank you Robin for the Dogs at half time. Well folks our beloved Cougars went down 22-15 to the RUHS SEAHAWKS. Since the kids go there it is bitter sweet, but the Cougars may be in trouble this year. This is one year the Talent will not lift them above the sideline ineptitude. And for you that missed the game John Baker is a real celeb on the Cougar side everybody knew who he was, parents kept coming up asking for autographs. You are the KING!. Robin just called his plane got delayed and he wants me to come sit with him until 2. What are friends for? See ya at homecoming.
DEGRAZIA I thought you were meeting us there?
I told Judy we were playing Lennox High. It's embarrassing when she starts pulling out chicken parts and bat wings during a game.
Hey, we lost by a LOUSY TD OK!!! Those Redondo Sissy Marys should feel lucky that we let up when we did. I say the Cougs are just warming up against these "Hand Maidens" and will be TOTALLY READY for Inglewood on the 15th of October. Too bad about that layover Robin. I hear DDT really clogs up a carburetor. See you on the 15th dude.
Name: Susan () on Saturday, September 11, 1999 at 00:55:47
Message: A Cougartown Heavenly Chocolate Cake Bakeoff sounds perfect to me. Any volunteers to man the chocolate cake table?
Hi Sus', Yes, we'll get a couple of impartial judges, give away a prize, and Eat'em all!!!
Name: Guess who () on Saturday, September 11, 1999 at 00:47:26
Message: Which two sweethearts from the class of '62 are getting married 37 years later, this October?
I don't know but please tell us.....
Name: Jim Lambert () on Saturday, September 11, 1999 at 00:23:41
Message: Great job, John. Keep up the good work
Hey Jim, Glad to see you on the Feedback Page. This place is a ghost town tonight. I know you're local so I hope you're planning on being at Homecoming this year. Should be a fun night. Be a Coug Jim......
Name: Glenn Crist () on Friday, September 10, 1999 at 22:34:31
Message: John Baker, a couple of updates, if you please...
First, tickets to the Homecoming game, do you know if they need to be purchased in advance and, if so, what the price might be?
Second, can you give everyone out in CT land an update on how membership in CT is going. Are you getting a lot of addresses for those not connected on the net? How about growth of the alumni lists? It seems that there were lots of Coug's adding their names.
By the way, there is a contingent of HHS alumni up here in the Napa and Sonoma valleys. Patty V. if you and your family want to make the trip, I'm sure we could find a tour guide among the bunch to show you around. Maybe we could split the difference between the Oregon bunch and the Southlanders and have a mini-reunion up here. We've got some great food, wine and recreation in the vicinity. If there is any interest, we can discuss it at the "Victory" party.
Add my $20 pledge to restore the Class of 1964's seat in Nyman Hall and I'll put a check in the mail.
Anyone out there remember the incredible 1964 production of Bye Bye Birdie. More than a lot of love and labor went into that one. It was "too" big a production for Nyman Hall (they rented Leuzinger's) and it still sold out for the entire run. It was one of the best musicals I ever saw. Janyce Nyman (who, I believe danced in the movie version) help choreograph it. I think they even rented to original costumes and hired a professional orchestra (might be wrong on those points, however). Come on Class of '64, that ought to be enough reason to restore several seats.
Hi Glen, No the seats will be purchased at game time. I don't know what the price is but it's probably gone up from the 50 cent price of the early 60's.
On the Newsletter side, we have 184 members signed up now and as of tonight, we have 1733 on the email list. New memberships are coming in every day, as we added 42 Cougs to the alumni list last week alone. I think what was going to be a mass post card mailing to all classes, will turn into a mailing by classes. Some classes I have, but most I don't have. Most members are people with Internet access. What we need are addresses for people without Internet access. The Newsletter initial mailing is going to be a challenge. Right now we need more members. It WILL happen. It's just going to be a little tougher than initially expected. Nothing good comes easy. We'll get this off the ground after the first of the year.
Thanks for the interest Glenn. If any of you have a question you want answered, do not hesitate to email me. This is OUR website, so do not be shy.
I may as well tell you all now that I'll be moving in about a month and a half (staying in Lomita). This will take my energy away from Cougartown, but will only be temporary. Cougartown has really transcended the class thing, and has turned into one big giant family with more cousins showing up everyday. Thank you all for the support.
Name: John Baker () on Friday, September 10, 1999 at 22:28:16
Message:Hey Cougs, I just got off the phone with Alan Hauge HHS61, and our T-shirt art is illustrated. He's going to have the computer part completed by next week and then it will be off to Mark Escalante's HHS69 for printing.
Alan explained the art over the phone and it sounds "Super Southern Cal" to me. Just had to tell someone, and who better than you all.
Thanks Alan for all your hard work and, I for one, am looking forward to the final product.
Name: Betty Rodriguez () on Friday, September 10, 1999 at 21:27:02
Message: Okay, I'm next, Sloey. If Snoop Doggy Dogg married Winnie the Pooh, he'd be Snoop Doggy Dogg Pooh! Ha! Betty
Name: Gayle Alton () on Friday, September 10, 1999 at 20:11:34
Message: I am looking for anyone that was in GAA, please E-mail me....
Name: Georgia () on Friday, September 10, 1999 at 14:51:22
Message: Come on all you people from the Class of "68. I'm sure there are some of you who can contribute to the restoration of a seat in Nyman Hall. After all, the Class of '68 donated the marquee for HHS. Certainly, we can donate a seat in Nyman Hall. So.... who will be the first to step up?
Yeah, I'm not saying you ALL can afford 10 dollars, but it seems like a few can. Let's ALL try to add a few bucks.
Name: JIM SLOEY () on Friday, September 10, 1999 at 12:17:47
Message: JUDY JUDY JUDY (IMAGINE GOMER SAYING IT NOT CARY) You missed flunk in the email address. Oh well try to get you a job and well... I am home sick today too Judy thanks! NOT! If Olivia Newton-John married Wayne Newton, then divorced him to marry Elton John, she'd be Olivia Newton-John Newton John. BTW i heard that Bo Derek and Don Ho were getting married. Robin it is a 7:00 o'clock game tonight so we will have to grab McDonald's on the way from the airport. At Redondo. Game will be over in time for your 12 flight too. See you at 6. John be ready by 5 so we can zip up the 405. See you guys tonight!
OK ! ! !...."GO MASTADONS"
Name: MoMo () on Friday, September 10, 1999 at 11:46:53
Message: JOHN.......HAVE A SUGGESTION FOR THE PICNIC. HOW ABOUT A "HEAVENLY CHOCOLATE CAKE" BAKE OFF (PLUS WE WOULD THEN HAVE DESSERT).:0) I'VE MADE TWO SO FAR (FOR PRACTICE), NOT BAD IF I DO SAY SO...,AND I DO! :O}
SHERRY, I'M GOING TO SEND "KING" JOHN A CHECK FOR 1964 SEAT!!....ALTHOUGH, JOHN I HAVE TO CONCUR WITH JUDY....ARE WE GOING SHOPPING OR ON A LOOOONG TRIP? :O}
Mo, The cake bakeoff sounds good to me, but Susan is running the show. Susan, Whattayathink??
Now don't be clownin' around like that. Some people will think you're totally serious.
Name: Judy DeGrazia () on Friday, September 10, 1999 at 11:07:51
Maiden: E.D. is on the way...guess what it is this time.
Message: Sloey..Sloey..Sloey.. Gracious, HAH!!!I think not. Your dose of E.D. is on it's way...& you know what that means. HEARTFELT - DUMBBELL - PATTY all misspelled.. back to school with you Mister. I think you do this on purpose just to bust my chops. Your punishment is that you must eat 3 plates of S.O.S. ( sh** on a shingle ) at the VFW BREAKFAST on Sept 19th. My eyes will be on you.
Judy DeGrazia THE ROWDYS
Gee, E.D. huh...... Sounds serious Jim. Explosive Dysentary maybe........WAIT.........NOT Erectile Dysfunction. You better apologize quickly. These Italian curses have a way of sticking and there's no way of rubbin'em off, no matter how hard you try..... If Sondra Locke married Elliott Ness, then divorced him to marry Herman Munster, she'd become Sondra Locke Ness Munster. Bye.....
Name: Patt () on Friday, September 10, 1999 at 00:58:43
Message: I will not dignify my brothers anthem about my husband with an answer. I am looking forward to a really fun time in October!!
Name: George Key () on Friday, September 10, 1999 at 00:00:04
Message: Had a great time yesterday. All HHS retired teachers belong to the Freedom Club. We try to meet on the first day of each school year. (thus the name) . Julianne Dicus arranged lunch at Cozymels and over 50 attended. Perhaps these names may bring back a memory. WETZLER, MOLITOR, BOSLER, HOY, JONES, LIKENS, PLUM, REAGAN, SAAL, SEMON, TENA, TTSZKIEWICZ, CALDWELL, DUFFY, DUNN, HALLENBECK, PILJ, AND MANY OTHERS. WE TOLD ALL OUR HORROR STORIES OF SCHOOL AND HAD A BALL.
I put in a strong pitch to get them to join us on this website and share in the fun. Time will tell if they do their assignment. Buenos Nachos-- JORGE
Name: sloey () on Thursday, September 9, 1999 at 21:39:10
Message: that was a pretty good picture of Robin and pretty accurate but it was a golf bag not a quiver. Robin after playing 14 holes with you dressed like that you didn't even have to think about apologizing for leaving me out there on the course. No problem! Sloey
Name: JIM SLOEY () on Thursday, September 9, 1999 at 21:31:49
Maiden: valencia(isn't everybody)
Message: Hey wasn't it Merlot the magician? Patti you weren't with us? I was sure that was you! If that wasn't you Then hey Robin who was the BEAUTIFUL WOMAN we were golfing with? I was at Fifth and Los Angeles today three guys stopped me said to tell Robin hello and thanks. Ok Degrazia send me the grade on this one and the corrections. Is anybody else taking this dumbell for English, oops I meant dumbell English? Judy please accept my hearfelt apologies. It was an error and I tried to back space, delete nothing worked but I know you with be gracious and overlook the slip of the pen. Thanks!
The other Prince of NAPA Sonoma and Mendocino.
Name: Patty Valencia () on Thursday, September 9, 1999 at 16:45:01
Message: Hey how come I wasn't invited to Napa? Have never been - would like to go. Oh well we can't all be as popular as Mr. Hood. Funny how you didn't mention that trip this weekend Robin. :0| It doesn't matter anyway after those strawberry margaritas, how can any of us be sure we weren't there too? And next time give me the negative of Gloria's faux pas, I'm a "trustworthy" big sister. I just took my kids to their first days of school. Taking Allie to kindergarten and Peter to 4th grade brought back all kinds of Eucalyptus memories. Classrooms still smell the same. What ever happened to my favorite "The Weekly Reader"? SRA reading levels are still in play, but the Weekly Reader was my favorite. I loved the smell of the newsprint/paper.
Name: Gloria V () on Thursday, September 9, 1999 at 15:44:57
Message: Robin, THANK YOU for that negative! Who would have believed how wild the night became? I am still pulling coins from my shoes...but that's another story!
Gloria has these shoes that fit into the "Bucket" of a slot machine, so that you don't have to clean out the coins, a handful at a time. I was going to use my shoes, but Gloria said they weren't big enough.
Name: Robin () on Thursday, September 9, 1999 at 14:30:33
Message: John: Dixon and I WERE at the car show... but hiding..I just didnt want to have another picture taken in that 40 yr old suit. Plus, another arm around Joyce could mean an attack from the 7th fleet so I laid low... also had to get to John Wayne airport as Sloey and I had a 3:30 T-time at the Calistoga Country Club. BTW I FedExed the Merlot to 2nd and Alameda,(5th and LA was last week). Jim Im sorry I faked the potty break, took the cart, and never returned to the 14th t-box, but I had a mudbath scheduled, and those drunk hackers in front of us wouldn't let us play through. It all worked out though, making Vegas in time and Im sure Saturdays traffic out of there wasnt too bad...And JB...I have a pic of Glorias one foot attempt on the one armed bandit but it isnt pretty, so I gave her the negative...Its simply not worth sacrificing the Valencia fortune over a 2:00am faux pas any of us could have made...One more item...Can we start another fund to get Sloeys 66 diploma restored? Its not good for business to see his 84HHS diploma next to a 72 law school one...Shouldnt take but $50 and a good printer :o)Later Cougs
Thanks Robin, I know a guy in East LA. Chui's House of Green Cards and Previously Owned Pinatas. I think I can get us a deal on that diploma. Be a Coug Man.........
Name: Diana () on Thursday, September 9, 1999 at 12:20:39
Message: Hi John, guess you fooled Loretta about the picture of the little girl but good guess Loretta on page 85 Carolyn Dunlap is sitting near me, at least you had the right page. Hi Carolyn. Point of information (Diana) not (Diane)oops
Thanks Diana, I fixed it
Name: Freda Johnson () on Thursday, September 9, 1999 at 10:29:02
Message: Hi to everyone- Hope to hear from you and to see what everyone has been doing these past years.
Welcome aboard Freda....enjoy
Name: Dewey () on Thursday, September 9, 1999 at 06:16:11
Message: Patty, your are more than welcome and enjoy the book. btw we have to stop meeting like that..People are going to talk!
Name: Larry Biller () on Thursday, September 9, 1999 at 06:03:44
Maiden: don't think so
Message: KATHY STONEBRAKER: No I'm not that Larry. I was a friend of Bill McReynolds who played guitar in a band called Beethoven's 5th with your brothers. I listened to them rehearse a few times in Bill's garage. I thought they were great! JOHN BAKER: RY KOODER! YES OF COURSE! And let's not forget Doc Watson.
Yes, Doc Watson. "Don't let your deal go down" and "Deep River Blues". Thanks Larry
One of the best concerts I've EVER seen was Doc Watson and his son Merle, at El Camino about 1983. I think it was 8 bucks to get in.