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OK, this oughta prove that I like ALL kinds of music. The Chenille Sisters

Name: Melissa Romero () on Tuesday, September 21, 1999 at 16:42:39
Maiden: Wilmot
Class: 88
Message: Attention Class of 1988! We never had a ten-year reunion, so we're getting together informally the weekend of October 15th-16th. We'll meet at the Homecoming game on the 15th, and anyone who wants to, can go out afterwards. On Saturday, October 16th, there is a picnic at El Segundo park, beginning at 11 a.m. Bring food to share, family, sports equipment, and look for the banner that says "Class of 88"! Be sure to tell everyone you keep in contact with about this informal reunion, and RSPV and/or get directions to the park on the feedback page for
Yes 88ers, you're all invited to the Game (which you would be anyway) and to the aftergame party and picnic. Please sign in under Homecoming game above, so we know how many extra seats to save at the game. Thanks Melissa.....

Name: Sheryl Magdaleno () on Tuesday, September 21, 1999 at 16:32:05
Maiden: Foster
Class: 76
Message: More information on Butch Patrick...AKA Eddie Munster, He may have lived in M.B but he also lived on 138th st. off of Shoup Ave. I was there... That was definitely in the earlier to mid 70's...
Did he have that pointy hairdo them??

Name: MoMo () on Tuesday, September 21, 1999 at 16:32:01
Maiden: PLEASEEEE...........
Hey Mo, Thanks for passing the word. If anyone else, from any year, needs to know about Cougartown, please pass it on to them also.

Name: jacques sloey () on Tuesday, September 21, 1999 at 16:31:43
E-Mail: frenchfries@mickeyd'
Message: My french was limited to dinner with Frank Romano. I copied and pasted the last sentence thinking it would be cute and then added oh oui. I have since found that the translation is as Chris Prewitt said it was. We had no drugs at HHS when I was there that I KNEW ABOUT. Beer yes. Lots of Beer. Dopes yes lots of dopes but no drugs THAT I KNEW ABOUT. Judy I believe I need some information soon! It's 2:30 now you have until 4 then I post again! See ya! Sloey
No Hexes!!!

Name: Sheryl Magdaleno () on Tuesday, September 21, 1999 at 16:22:01
Maiden: Foster
Class: 76
Message: Hey John, I used to hide in the racks of clothing at Sears too!!!
My favorite part of shopping with my grandmother, other than the street car ride.

Name: Don Di Tomasso () on Tuesday, September 21, 1999 at 16:16:34
Class: 75
Message: Just sending a message to say "hi" again. Information about me is at my homepage. ( or
Don, Honest I didn't forget. I will add it soon. Thanks.......

Name: Carol () on Tuesday, September 21, 1999 at 15:18:14
E-Mail: carol.shih
Maiden: McClintick
Class: 75
Message: Hullo, thanx John for this website, altho' my husband keeps asking why I am on the computer so much. Here are a few more memories... Pea-shooters, wax coke shaped bottles with colored sugar, soda machines that were like coolers so you could read all the bottle caps before you picked out your soda, S&H green stamps, blue chip bowling, metal ice trays with levers, and what about the guy that used to go door to door with a pony and take pictures of you in cowboy gear?
Mr. Key... I have a problem, I have a textbook I borrowed? forgot to return? kept as a memento? what's the overdue fines for 25 years? the inner jacket says the book is worth $4 Can I keep it? It's the book "Poetry with Pleasure" prepared by Mr. Kirkpatrick & Mr. Goodfellow. I don't think I want to part with it. Would restoring a seat in Mr. Goodfellow's name provide sufficent restitution??? Carol McClintick Shih

Name: Keith D. Jones () on Tuesday, September 21, 1999 at 15:16:49
Maiden: always been Jones
Class: 76
Message: Hey Sheryl Foster are you the pretty girl who lived on 137pl the next block over from me. Your brother Randy and my bro were friends for awhile. Diane Libertini you better get ahold of me. I live in Vegas now.

Name: Dianna Libertini () on Tuesday, September 21, 1999 at 14:43:19
Class: 78
Message: This is so Cool. I hope some of my old classmates respond to this. Thanks to Louise St. George, I found out about this.
Bill Wadman, Where are you? I have moved to Torrance and have a new # now. Please call me, I'm worried about you. I miss and still love you. I hear you found a new love. Hope your happy. Anyway call me and let me know where you are. I'm going to Vegas in November and would love to see you. Anybody who sees this E-mail please get a hold of me. Would love to here from you.

Name: Becky () on Tuesday, September 21, 1999 at 13:21:47
Maiden: Slaughter
Class: 66
Message: JB: now that you've published the Choc Cake recipe, I have an update for you. Anybody remember Mrs. Cooper (Phoebe) who worked in the cafeteria with Mrs. Plaster. The cake, famous for all time, was Phoebe's WACKY CAKE!!! I was with her this weekend and asked"I don't remember mayo in your recipe "She answered NO WAY. Phoebe is the Mom of HHS '55's Bill Cooper, still teaching at Mira Costa in Manhattan Bch. Talked alot about having the teachers and coaches act in Varsity Follies - anybody else remember those? The faculty would all dress up, sing, dance, get crazy? Hope some of 'em come to Homecoming in those old Can-Can costumes!!!
Becky, I know that the Wacky Cake (Mrs Plaster/Cooper) and the Heavenly Cake (Mrs. Groseclose) were different. I didn't know that wasn't clear. If you can send her recipe and I know there are lots of Wacky Cake recipes, but HER recipe, I'll put it on the site too. Thanks Becky and tell Phoebe Cooper that we early Cougs still love her.

Name: Alan Nelson () on Tuesday, September 21, 1999 at 13:18:32
Class: '73
Message: Just for the record, Butch Patrick lived on Valley Drive in Manhattan Beach. During the "Van Craze" of the '70s, when everyone named their vans, he named his "Vanpire". Black Dodge Van with the name in Dripping Blood Red on the side. Was anyone a member of the old "South Bay Van's" Club, cruising Hermosa Avenue?

Name: Pam Betraun () on Tuesday, September 21, 1999 at 11:36:42
Maiden: Heath
Class: 78
Message: Sorry I missed everyone at the VFW breakfast, unfortunately my husband and I had to make pancakes at our church to help raise money for the youth. We are always at the VFW every month. It's a cheap way to feed 4 growing kids, and how many sisters get to see they brothers slaving over a stove. It is good entertainment! I go to Calvary Presbyterian Church, Fred Morgan now lives in Santa Maria, if you call the church office (310) 676-1144 and ask Josie I am sure she will give you his number. See everyone next month. So is it settled we will all sing the Alma Mater at the game?
Hi Pam, Your mom was my date at the VFW last weekend. I hadn't talked to her since 1962. She looks great. I told my mom about it, and I think she'll be there next time....we'll see. Thanks for the info on Fred Morgan too. I know lots of people would like to send along their thanks to the good DR for his contribution to their lives.

Name: Frank A. Romano () on Tuesday, September 21, 1999 at 10:11:40
Class: 1961
Message: Terrific JB...Now we have a foreign language section.... English isn't tough enough. The last time I tried anything in French I ordered dinner. We were served two ashtrays, in a white wine sauce....
VERY Funny Frank

Name: LOUISE ST.GEORGE () on Tuesday, September 21, 1999 at 09:55:22
Maiden: same
Class: 77
Message: Translation for the french Sloey wrote which really makes no sense to me... (Is this a school who has lots of drugs? Oh yes)- Again makes no sense but since I'm french canadian I've also checked with my mom who confirmed what it stated!
See ya

Louise, Please look lower down the same page as there's more to that French thing. Chris Prewitt had sent me the following on the translation.....

I remember the memories of beautiful women at the school.I have not seen them in a long time. I wonder how they are. Ah, I am sorry. I thought that it was a French school. Hawthorne High. Isn?t this a school where there are many drugs?

Name: Sharon MacDonald () on Tuesday, September 21, 1999 at 06:54:11
Maiden: Badger
Class: 63
Message: With fond memories of time spent in Ray Garza's Latin classes, I will add my $10.00 to restoring a seat in his honor. He was a great teacher with a way of making even Latin seem exciting and fun. I still have my Latin/English dictionary displayed on my mantlepiece - well actually, it's one of a few books in the right color and size to fit on the mantle between the fox hunting boot book ends - (but I did keep it all this time - never know when you might need to look up a Latin word!).
Thanks Sharon, I will add you to Ray Garza's seat.

Name: Sheryl Foster Magdaleno () on Tuesday, September 21, 1999 at 01:51:27
Maiden: Foster
Class: 76
Message: Hey Keith Jones
Don't forget winner suckers and eating all that candy you bought at Off Ramp Liqour out in the back of the D.M.V.. The Western Surplus had the best selection of Levi cords...How about hiding in the racks of clothing at the Boston Store!!!

I remember hiding in the racks of clothes, but it was in Sears Inglewood. Thanks Sheryl....

Name: DON DALLONS () on Tuesday, September 21, 1999 at 01:46:34
Class: 79
Message: I don't know if anyone has mention the TV shows Hobo Kelley. I use to get mad watching her put these big sun glasses on looking out into TV land pretending to see different kids and then mentioning the different kids names as she see's them. But never mentioning my name. How about the Rifle Man, Gomer Pyle, and the Munsters with Butch Patrick who played Eddie Munster. I think he lived on 136Th. Street & Inglewood Ave. Hi Terry Kostszak, is Gina your sister ? If so tell her I said hi. We were good friends. Hi Lori Pedelford. If anyone needs a good escrow agent call Lori. For the free plug Lori you have to invite me over for one of your killer BBQ's again.
Yes everyone in Cougartown says, "For all your Escrow Needs, please contact Lori Padelford." Lori, Now you have to invite us ALL!!.....Thanks Don

Name: Christine Baird () on Tuesday, September 21, 1999 at 00:58:25
Maiden: Penny
Class: 76
Message: hey, ALAN...I was just in Hawthorne Chat...I had a great conversation with ....MYSELF!... i even cracked myself up....i told me a joke. It's okay, I'm usually the only one who gets them anyway. ") John....thought I'd tell you...I like being a blond, it's such a pretty color. It's all nice and shiney and golden. ") Can I keep the award, or do I have to eventually pass it? I'd like to keep it....It'll just keep getting passed back to me anyway. ")
No Christine, I think you can "hands own" keep the darned thing. Be a Coug girl.......

Name: Alan Nelson () on Tuesday, September 21, 1999 at 00:20:56
Class: '73
Message: Peroxide Awards??? Do the "B" girls get an honorable mention?
Actually, Sharon's dog "Indy" is WAY up there on the Peroxide Awards list, huh Sharon.

Name: John Baker () on Monday, September 20, 1999 at 22:57:59
Class: 62
Message:Hey there all you cake bakers. The Heavenly Cake recipe is listed under the Homecoming Game info, above. It's got the correct ingredients too so bake away. The contest will be judged by people that know what it tasted like and the winner will be picked as the closest to the original taste or just the best tasting cake......... good luck to you all.

Name: Christine Baird () on Monday, September 20, 1999 at 20:30:13
Maiden: Penny
Class: 76
Message: Oh, but JOHN....IT IS TYPICAL....of me,that is! ") and THANKS, for the award, that is. I've often been told a have a blond mind! ") I can't quite make the connection between 'peroxide and surfers' though, should I be able to? Oh well. What language is that anyway? It seems like so much greek to me. ")
It's French and although all I have to go on is my crossword puzzle French, I think he's talking about his memories of school girls. Do we have any bonafide French students that can maybe interpret for us??

Name: JIM SLOEY () on Monday, September 20, 1999 at 19:17:28
Maiden: itook4yearsofgermanherrgrahmerthoughtitwas12
Class: none
Message: Est-ce une école où il y a beaucoup de drogues, non? oh, oui.
SLOEY (JOHN, IT WAS JUDY! The hexes are on again!)

JUDY!!! Remember....NO HEXES!!!!

Name: Judy DeGrazia () on Monday, September 20, 1999 at 19:16:27
Maiden: weaselisnotmymiddlename
Class: 64
Message: SLOEY, SLOEY, SLOEY... Your not getting off the hook with that half baked apology. To the TROTH OF TRUTH with you. First I push your head underwater for a half hour. If you sink and drowned, you're innocent -- if you live, you're guilty and subject to prosecution. I love win/win situations. Now I'm a happy camper.
Judy DeGrazia (not a weasel) THE ROWDYS

Name: Christine Baird () on Monday, September 20, 1999 at 18:46:32
Maiden: Penny
Class: 76
Message: now JOHN.... did you really understand what Mason Colline said?
Christina, Oh Si'..........

Name: christine baird () on Monday, September 20, 1999 at 18:42:37
Maiden: penny
Class: 76
Message: Hey Cindy Matthies! Glad to hear someone remembers me...") I don't remember moving at the speed of lightening...but now that you mention it...I guess I DO! ") So your a runner? I myself am a very fast walker. ") If I could just do it in the airconditioning...then I wouldn't have to 'perspire' or should I say ...'expire'! I live in Texas and we are still sporting near 100 degree weather. Are you still in California? If you remember any of the stupid crazy messes I used to get myself what I write to Kathy......
KATHY STONEBRAKER.... In answer to your 'Crazy Song''s got to be...'ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST!' It happens to be the song that caused me to lock my keys in my camareo........ WITH THE ENGINE RUNNING!. It was when I was in the military and parked near an active construction site. They were running all kinds of heavy, NOISEY, equipment and I threw the 'mareo' in park to finish listening to 'Another One Bites The Dust!' Quite a snappy little tune, don't ya' think? When it was over I just got out and locked the door. I went a little ways up the flight line when I realized I did not have my BIG A__ key chain in my pocket. I went back to my car to check, that in fact I did lock them in, when I my horror!...the ENGINE WAS STILL RUNNING!. Even then I could barely hear it for all the heavy equipment running at full throttle! Is that typical, or what?!

No, I don't think that's typical Christine, and no, I'm sure NO ONE can top that one. Therefore, it looks like you get the "First Annual Cougartown Peroxide of the Month" Award. No Christine, the award has NOTHING to do with Surfers.

Name: Mason Colline () on Monday, September 20, 1999 at 18:35:22
Message: Je désire les mémoires de belles femmes à l'école. J'ai pour ne pas les voir dans un long temps. Je me demande comment ils sont. Ah, je suis désolé. J'ai pensé que c'était une école française. Hawthorne High. Est-ce une école où il y a beaucoup de drogues, non?
OK then.....

Name: jim sloey () on Monday, September 20, 1999 at 17:44:52
Maiden: happy birthday marsha
Class: not often
Message: i agree with robin turn that picture around so we can see the birthday girl's face. JUDY JUDY JUDY where is your "cents" of humor? We only tease the people we like! There are exceptions though but you are not one of them now that a truce seems so imminent or as my land use buddies would say eminent. Robin give my regards to the Dorsey group! I too will be rooting for the Ducks Robin! Burko is in for another long year! Good thing they are not playing Thursday Robin on ESPN I may have changed my rooting tactics!

Remember Judy, NO Hexes!!!!

Name: Bob Veach () on Monday, September 20, 1999 at 17:18:33
Class: 1972
Message: Gosh John, I didn't know you were a USC fan. Good thing that kid, Kareem Kelly, caught that winning touch down pass. And a true freshman, too. Nowwww, what high school did he go to, hmmmmm? Maybe you can help me, huh?
Yeah, I know. That's the reason I was pulling for San Diego St. Gee, if SC could just figure a way to get Curtis C back. See you at HC Bob, and leave those durned ears at home, willya'.

Name: Ted Gioia () on Monday, September 20, 1999 at 16:09:07
Class: 75
Message: It's time to celebrate the best part of HHS . . . the TEACHERS! (Okay, maybe not the best, but probably the most valuable) Sue Bierman King has started the ball rolling for a KONNIE KRISLOCK seat in Nyman Hall -- which I will support. (Way to go, Sue!) But I would like to see the late RAY GARZA honored with a seat as well. Any one interested in joining me on this?
OK Ted, I'll put you down for a Konnie Krislock and a Ray Garza seat. Thanks Ted and come on Cougs, it's 10 bones.

Name: CAROLE () on Monday, September 20, 1999 at 15:14:46
Class: 60
Message: Hi John re Vic Morrow wasn't he in Blackboard Jungle playing a hood type. nearest thing to Fonzi I can think of. carole
Carole, THAT'S IT!!! That's the one I was thinking of. I didn't think the 70's group was gonna come back on that one. That movie's so old, you can only rent it on 8mm celluloid. Thanks Carole

Name: Robin () on Monday, September 20, 1999 at 14:54:50
Maiden: whydoweneedtoseeyourfaceSloey?
Class: LX
Message: Sorry gang , but I got my "favorite places" mixed up and have been sending feedback to the Dorsey class of 64 for the last week.They finally sent me "Thanks but we think you have us confused with someone who gives a rip" message so Im on the right track now.( Its he** getting old JB:o) Speaking of which happy B-Day Marsha Russell, you surf bunny you:o)...I dont know where to feedback and between more to stuff in Joyces 501s (no no no:o) kissing Judys boo boos (no no no:o) Royal and El Rojos knees (Ok Ill take the first two:o)...its sounds like a MASH unit here...uh Jimbo...about that pic...the last time you smiled like that was when Timmy talked Tambo into unhandcuffing you from the bug at Dodger Stadium..and who said that was taken at the cruise? I dont see Debby? J/K!.... Hey sounded like the VFW breakfast was a winner SOS and all..(You and I next time Mom B if they promise to serve Spam as an alternative...two cans of that and you will be preserved long enough to worry about Y3K.:o)...Hey Romano:..Unless young or old Bessie is a Selma Hayek clone, the King has nothing to worry about:o) Ive got to get a letter of apology out to the Dorsey Alums ..This wont happen again and I apologize to all my fellow Olympians...I mean COUGARS!!!! (I need some smog)...BTW I hope Burko, Enockson, Paco Duran and all the other USC fans hold nothing against this Duck when we crush the Trojans this coming Sat...(Trojans burst under pressure easily:o) Later Cougs....
Man, the men of Troy ALMOST popped against SDS last weekend. I'll have my Traveler 47 boxers on for luck though. Glad you made it back up in time to keep the dogs off your trail. I was just about to send my favorite private dick to look for you.

Name: Myrna () on Monday, September 20, 1999 at 14:39:42
Maiden: Bell
Class: 66
Message: Kurt - If you are trying to find Fred Morgan, contact Calvary Presbyterian Church in Hawthorne. If he's not there, I'm sure they'll know where he is. Ok, driving down to Hawthorne area this afternoon. First trip down in more than two years..... am I going to be shocked? Will I get lost? Two years ago I was there for one day - didn't much recognize the freeway system then...... See ya when I get back!
Email me. I can help.

Name: GUESS WHO () on Monday, September 20, 1999 at 14:26:57


Happy Birthday Marsha......

Name: Judy DeGrazia () on Monday, September 20, 1999 at 14:26:48
Maiden: i'llgetyouSloey!
Class: 64
Message: Sloey, Sloey, Sloey... Well, I see you've "shot me down in Cougartown"---again. I know one thing all you lawyers all love to hear.. """I'm sueing for slander"""! Judy DeGrazia THE ROWDYS.
Judy, It's only slanderous if it's untrue. No hexes now remember!!!

Name: Tom Klingenhagen () on Monday, September 20, 1999 at 13:21:47
Class: 64
Message: The Tim Thomas seat in Nyman Hall was not my idea. I wish I could take the credit for it. I suspect that the very thoughtful idea came from the first contributor, James Sloey. Everybody, especially those on the football or track teams in the early 60's, is indebted to Tim and all of those who shared a similar fate.

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