Name: Dean Morris ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Aug 29, 2013, 12:38 am - HHS Time
Class: 1972
City & State: Vallejo, Ca

Message: Clarkman- I give SC credit for its history in NCAA football, but all I am saying is that it has been awhile since you dominated the sports and the Pac 12 now is really shifted to a two team rivalry between OU and SU and, unfortunately, SC and UCLA are not back in the mix. I would rather see it with them back in their glory days, but you need to send Lane Kiffin packing before this will happen. Just look at what Brian Kelly and Jim Harbaugh/David Shaw did to turn these other teams around and it will become clear what the Trojans need to do. BTW, Google Sears Cup Champions for overall NCAA Division I athletic excellence over the last twenty years and you may be surprised by the total domination that SU has put up (19 - 20 years #1 in the nation). So, no, we aren't just about football, but have total balance athletically second to none. And, I will make you a wager today that come November we will be Pac12 Champs contending again for a BCS Bowl and SC will still be floundering along with Lane Kiffin. Fear the Tree buddy!
What's a Tree buddy?
Name: Clark Millman ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Aug 28, 2013, 9:49 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Manhattan Beach, CA

Message: Another Cougar sighting! I love getting two in one day. I was at Dominos on Sepulveda across from the Manhattan mall and I met Gabriel Gill, (HHS'11). Gabriel lived near Broadway and Inglewood Ave. He said his first two years the campus was fairly tough but when principal Mark Newell showed up that changed in a hurry! Well back to stalking!
Hey Clark, I have an idea. How about saving them up and doing them all at one time during the week? Just a thought and thanks again for another sighting.
Name: Patty Saville ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Aug 28, 2013, 7:31 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Valencia
Class: 1974
City & State: Laguna Beach, Ca

Message: Happy Birthday King John!! Thank you for creating our virtual hometown where all of our childhood memories live on and we remain connected to our friends. CT is a wonderful legacy buddy boy!
Thanks Patty and thanks to you too for hanging around and being a great friend for the last decade and a half. It nevers ceases to be fun.
Name: Clark Millman ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Aug 28, 2013, 6:58 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Manhattan Beach, CA

Message: Cougar sighting! Had to score one more to finish the summer! Met Tina Qscos('84 today at home Depot. I coached the track team in '82 so she remembered some of my athletes. The Cougar Stalker strikes again! Hey Dean.. Stanford has had four or five good years, zero national championships and no appearances in the championship game. Wait till November/December to toot your horn if your team proves its worth on the field.
Nice one Clark, thanks man.
Name: Dean Morris ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Aug 28, 2013, 6:26 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1972
City & State: Vallejo, CA

Message: Happy Birthday Big John. We are all indebted to you for your creation of CT. You were social media before it was fashionable, which is my way of saying you were country before country was COOL. Have a cold one or two on me tonight!
Hi Dean, too bad I didn't know what social media was back in the 90s Thanks for the BD wishes, buddy.
Name: Gloria Achrem ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Aug 28, 2013, 5:03 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Valencia
Class: 1976
City & State: Las Vegas, NV

Message: Hello! Happy Birthday, John! Can't believe it's been since the 90's since we met, and that I became a part of C'Town. You have done a great job with this site and brought a lot of people together's how my sweet man found me! Have a great birthday!!!
Thank you Glo, it has been fun all these years huh. Thanks for sticking it out for the last 14 or 15 years here in Ctown and say hi to Big John for me.
Name: Ernie Nixon ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Aug 28, 2013, 4:38 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: Jacksonville, Fla.

Message: Happy Birthday, Big John.
Hi Ernie, Thanks much man, we miss on Cruise Nights.
Name: Tom Burroughs ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Aug 28, 2013, 4:19 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1958
City & State: Prescott AZ

Message: Happy BD from Prescott AZ & the 58'ers. Go cruise around in that COOL Chevy truck!!
Hey Tom, Think I'll go to the beach and see if I can pick up a few chicks Thanks dude.
Name: Pat Bagby ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Aug 28, 2013, 2:53 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Kavanaugh
Class: 1964
City & State: NY, NY

Message: Have been really busy and haven't been here in awhile, but something called me here today. Guess it is to wish a Happy Birthday to our glorious leader and Cougartown caretaker, John B.! Hope it has been a great one.
Hi Pat, thanks for the wishes and for dropping by. Yes, it has been a fun fun day so far.
Name: Cheri Longanecker ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Aug 28, 2013, 2:43 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Longanecker
Class: 1965
City & State: Yuma, AZ
No E-mail
Message: John, We all appreciate the time and work you put into our site. Have a wonderful day. Eat lots of chocolate!
Hi Cheri, I will do just that
Name: Judy Blomsterberg ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Aug 28, 2013, 2:07 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: DeGrazia
Class: 1964
No E-mail
Message: Well Robin, thanks for spilling the beans about the BD party. However, things have gotten a lot worse than when I use to serve breakfast for dinner.. the menu was going to be nothing but side dishes and finger food. I stole that from Cher in Mermaids as cooking a whole real meal is just too much commitment. John, if you come over at 4 you'll be hanging curtains with me. If you come over at 5 you'll be skurring the marshmallow and pineapple kebobs. If you come over at 6 there's miniature meatballs on a toothpick. If you come over at 7 we'll be in bed. Take your pick. I think it might be time to hit Arturo's for Mex food and enjoy those huge bowls of home made chips. I learned (from you) how to balance those bowls on my head when they were empty and I'll make sure I don't eat the paper that the burrito has around it next time. How silly we all were 14 years ago. I'll call you to make an Arturo's date. (unless you want my hor's ovaries)
Well there's a real let down, and I thought it was all set up at party central. Arturos it is then.
Name: Robin Hood ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Aug 28, 2013, 10:37 am - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: Eugene OR.

Message: Happy B-Day John!!! I heard a rumor that your newest neighbors the Noodlemans were putting on a spread for you tonight like no other. It might be breakfast for dinner but who can do it better than Howie and Tilly? Have a great day buddy and BTW congrats on 1400+ pages here.
Thanks Robin, So that's why she hasn't wished me a happy birthday yet. Really didn't know they were going to all that trouble but will stop by Jan and Judy's place about dinner time. I hope she didn't forget the cake and ice cream and those little "Happy Birthday" hats I love so much. She is probably out buying me a nice present as we speak. I CAN'T WAIT!!! Oh Boy Oh Boy!!
Name: Sharon Leach ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Aug 28, 2013, 10:10 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Moore
Class: 1966
City & State: Long Beach, CA

Message: Happy birthday to our King of Cougartown, John Baker. Have a stellar day.
Hi Sharon, I am having one as we speak. Thanks much.
Name: Maureen Trott ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Aug 28, 2013, 9:59 am - HHS Time
Class: 1964
City & State: Hawthorne, CA

Message: A very Happy Birthday John! Thank you for this site and all the friends you have helped reconnect! You're the best!
So are you Maureen, thanks a bunch.
Name: Heather Ruggirello ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Aug 28, 2013, 9:53 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Reoch
Class: 1975
City & State: Mukilteo, WA

Message: Happy Birthday John!
Thanks Heather.
Name: Karen Le Maistre ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Aug 28, 2013, 9:49 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Masters
Class: 1972
City & State: Hollyglen, CA

Message: Best Wishes for the Happiest of Birthdays, John! Hope your day is all that you are wishing for and more!
Hi Karen, Thank you very much for the birthday wishes. Getting older is not that bad.
Name: John Rout ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Aug 28, 2013, 9:38 am - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: Cerritos, CA

Message: Happy birthday John B. Hope you have a great day.
Hi John, thanks man...
Name: Marsha Russell ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Aug 28, 2013, 9:03 am - HHS Time
Class: 1964
City & State: Redondo Beach

Message: WISHING YOU A HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND MANY MANY MORE!!! Are you and Lilly having a party today? XXOO
Thank you Marsh', yes Lilly is taking me to lunch at "Tail of the Pup".
Name: Janet Burkett ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Aug 28, 2013, 8:44 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Humphreys
Class: 1962
City & State: Ca
No E-mail
Message: HAPPY BIRTHDAY John B. Have a great day! Richard, It must have been something in the green water tank with the twin thing!
Thank you Janet
Name: Don Burns ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Aug 28, 2013, 8:41 am - HHS Time
Class: 1957
City & State: Downey Ca

Message: Happy B-Day Mr. Baker. Later Don
Thanks Don
Name: Mike Shay ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Aug 28, 2013, 8:26 am - HHS Time
Class: 1961
City & State: Cerritos, Ca

Message: Happy birthday buddy. Hanging around with you for the the last 1/2 century has been a absolute blast, thanks for the memories. Memories like playing pool the nights both my boys were born, watching you fly off of the Redondo Beach break wall (we were crab fishing) powered by a tsunami sized wave that launched you about 200 yards, Christmas shopping at Sears Inglewood at 11:00 PM on Christmas eve, Untold numbers of street races and lots of other excitment. I wouldn't trade them for anything. I love you man: Mikey
Hi Mike, Yes we've racked up some miles together, alright. I will never live the breakwater dive down, will I Thanks for being my good friend all these years. I LOVE YOU TOO MAAAANN!!
Name: Sue Walsh ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Aug 28, 2013, 8:10 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Jolly
Class: 1961
City & State: Hesperia, Ca

Message: Happy Happy Birthday John. Where do the years fly to? Hope you have a wonderful day, and an exciting year. God Bless
Thanks Sue, I feel very blessed to have you and the rest here, as my good friends.
Name: Dennis Carden ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Aug 28, 2013, 6:29 am - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: Newnan, Ga.

Message: Happy Birthday John and thanks for all you do with Cougartown.
Hi Dennis, Thanks very much.
Name: Jim Sloey ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Aug 28, 2013, 5:49 am - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: Randolph Iowa

Message: HAPPY BIRTHDAY BIG JOHN. May God bless you with many more
Thanks Jimbo.
Name: Noreen Culley ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Aug 28, 2013, 4:52 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Crotty
Class: 1972
City & State: Westchester

Message: Happy Birthday JB. CHEERS!
Hi Noreen, Thanks for the wishes.
Name: Jerry Miles ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Aug 27, 2013, 5:57 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: Fair Oaks, CA
No E-mail
Message: Tis the birthday season. A very happy birthday to my sister Debbie today and best wishes to John Baker for his special day tomorrow.
Thank you Jerry and Happy Birthday Debbie
Name: Bob And Karen Fraser ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Aug 27, 2013, 4:46 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: Hawthorne, Ca
No E-mail
Message: Is it my imagination or are you having a birthday Mr. Baker? We did not see it on the birthday list but we do believe Happy Birthday is in order. So, to you , good friend, Happy , Happy day and many many more. WE love you lots!
Thank you Bob and Karen. Early is good
Name: Richard Of ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Aug 27, 2013, 1:38 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: LongBeach
No E-mail
Message: If I remember correctly, we in the class of '69 had eight sets of twins. The Cougar paper even ran an article about it. JB1, you have my bound set of Cougar News, so please correct me if I am wrong.
Name: Janet Burkett ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Aug 27, 2013, 11:18 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Humphreys
Class: 1962
City & State: Ca
No E-mail
Message: Happy Birthday to the Schwab twins! Two classy ladies. I think our class may hold the record on number of twins in one grad year. Don't remember the exact number, but it sure seemed like A LOT!
I think we had about 5 or 6 sets of twins in our class. Happy Birthday Darline and Geraldine ! !
Name: Carole Ferruccio ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Aug 27, 2013, 10:43 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Anderson
Class: 1960
City & State: Lake Isabella, CA

Message: I'm sorry to report that Barbara Klock class of 1960 passed away this morning in the state of Alabama where she has lived for quite awhile. She had a fun and generous spirit, RIP
Sad news Carole, thanks for the information on Barbara and very sorry for the loss of yet another Cougar.
Name: Chuck Currie ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Aug 26, 2013, 8:22 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1964
City & State: Long Beach, CA

Message: Hey John Baker that art work would be much appreciated. And, Linda H, thank you too.