OK, this oughta prove that I like ALL kinds of music. The Chenille Sisters
Name: Royal Flogger () on Thursday, September 23, 1999 at 11:41:58
Maiden: Myrna Bell
Message: Well, where do I start? I have to admit that I had and absolutely wonderful quick, last-minute trip down to LAX which allowed me a leisure visit with our King and two of our Princes. (Hey Sloey, notice that there is only one "s" on the end of that word). I knew that John and Jim were going to be part of the visit (after all I had the pleasure of meeting Debbie, Thelma and Colby at their home) but the big surprise that nearly did me in was Robin being there!!! I have to admit that the visit was a little "tense" when Robin started drooling, but I decided that I would just consider the source, then everything was just fine! We talked, we laughed, and we harrassed (that is one word) each other. Then when John, Robin and I were leaving, Jim proceeded to warn me that we all dropped a few secrets so I better be careful what I put on feedback. Now....... I don't think I let too much out of my bag, but oh, those guys.... they can talk without thinking! (You know the story about the two getting married from the Class of 62? Think about from which class our King became an alumnus. Talking to him, I had the distinct impression that he had a major event happening quite soon in his life, one that would be "life-changing". He didn't exactly "spell it out", but then, we have been friends for many, many years, and he wanted to give me some inside scoop. (I hope this doesn't offend you King JB, I really don't want to "spill-the-beans"! But, I find it sooooo exciting!!!!!) Jim swore himself to secrecy, and Robin said he would try to keep it to himself, but you know how those guys will stick together. Somehow, in all the excitement of the moment, JB forgot to ask me to keep the info to myself.
Judy - had a little update on your boo-boo to come, and at least the guys reduced my curiosity level a bit. Hope all goes well for you! Don't let those royalty guys get to you. All us Rowdy's are supposed to stick together, and those guys haven't quite figured that out.
Christine - want to let you know that I got to a funeral reception out at a "in the country" ranch a few years ago, somehow (?) got distracted and ended up locking my keys in the car with the engine running - luckily, I had left the moon-roof popped up and we were able to get a hoe handle down and kit the auto door locks. Good thing it wasn't the car I have now! - And.... don't bad mouth those "old-fashioned hose" with the seam up the back. Those with a little more maturity than you only had those for an option for many years. Sorry we won't make it to homecoming (I knew you wouldn't call JB), but we will be at the Wine Country Cougartown Special!!! Have a good day all, and Jim - thanks so much to you and Debbie and Thelma and Colby for your hospitality and the great meal!!! It was a GREAT time!!!!!!!!!!
Myrna, The FIRST thing I want to know is why were you locked out of your car at a funeral, with a HOE in your possession?? Sorry Christine, but I may have prematurely given you the "First Annual-Weekly-Peroxide of the Month" award.
See, I was going to keep this all quiet, but not NOW!!! Nice try too Myrn on deflecting the attention to me and that 62 marriage thing, but I think maybe we should talk about your 6 month stint with "Fast Bear" the Coalinga CHPer/Gang Biker that was so enraptured with you.
Explain how you balanced yourself on the back of that HOG all the way to Texas and back. Yes maam, a solid 3000 miles, and never ONCE even so much as, hung on to this loser's belt loops. Someone PALEEEEZE call Guinness.
Myrn, thanks for coming down. I had a great evening with you, the Sloey family, and Robin too. I hope to see you before another 17 years passes, although you looked just like you did in High School.
I love you girl, and be a Coug.........
Name: Frank A. Romano () on Thursday, September 23, 1999 at 11:29:46
Message: For decades Playboy has sold millions of magazines based on a most sophisticated editorial content. That Mr. Dana was "reading" and not staring is a sign of his intellectual candor. I for one would "read" playboy whenever I pleased. And whenever I would be reading playboy, Maria would ask only one thing! That I read out loud..... Which explains the condition of my right eye today. El, always keep your vehicle fluids up to proper operating levels. One never knows when one must HONK! Seriously, its really a lot of fun to see all the different age groups sharing CT and so many memories. Wasn't Glenn Ford in "Blackboard Jungle" too! JB?
Frank, Now that "Right eye" thing is FUNNY........and the HONKING fluid.... VERY important, as you "NEVER" know when you might have an occasion to HONK. Thanks man and be a Coug......
Name: Gloria Herlosky () on Thursday, September 23, 1999 at 10:43:45
Message: Beautiful, Sheryl Foster, I refuse to believe that you have a daughter old enough to be a senior!!! (I have 3 girls, 4,6 & 8.) I am always amazed when I hear about people who home-school. I saw Pam Miller at our 20 year and she has been doing it for years! In today's world, it's not surprising so many people are opting for this, but I have gone the Catholic school route...and am satisfied, for now, as are my kids. I have fond memories of you and am glad you are doing well. (You're also living in my favorite part of the country, you brat!!!)
Name: Lyman Moss () on Thursday, September 23, 1999 at 07:59:03
Message: EL ROJO, I THINK THE MAN THAT PLAYED IN THE MOVIE BLACKBOARD JUNGLE WITH VIC MORROW WAS SIDNEY POITIER (I'M NOT SURE IF I HAVE SPELLED THE LAST CORRECTLY). BY THE WAY MY WIFE SHERI AND I PASSED BY THE TURN OFF FOR MERIDIAN AND KUNA ON OUR WAY TO UTAH A FEW WEEKS AGO. I WAS BORN IN MERIDIAN AND MY BROTHER LES WAS BORN I NAMPA.
TAKE CARE. GO COUGS.
Name: Brian Bourguignon () on Thursday, September 23, 1999 at 04:56:15
Message: Michelle thanks for the up date. And yes I would like Keith's number or e-mail, Why are the not listed here in cougartown? Also if someone has Bryon Hood's or his brother Randy e-mail or phone number I would really like to get in touch with bryon thanks. Hay Maria, its good to see your doing well.
Name: christine baird () on Thursday, September 23, 1999 at 01:57:21
Message: john ....maybe Mrs. Walker was a sweetheart when you had her, but by the time I had her...her last year I might add, she told my mom that the only reason she was teaching was for her retirement. It's a long story, but let's suffice to say, it wasn't only I who didn't get along with her.
Name: Michelle () on Thursday, September 23, 1999 at 01:18:49
Message: Hi Louise St George! Dan says 'hello' and yes we both DO live in the same vicinity!! Funny how we haven't run into each other! Everytime I hear the song...goes something like... "I can't stop that feelin, deep inside of me...uga chucka, uga chucka", remember that song? well, it reminds me of Kim Clark. We used to listen to that 45 record over and over in her room! WHELLL!...Brian Bourganioun! guess we'll just have to write back and forth here, seein' that you haven't responded to my e-mail! Geez! I wrote you right back, too! Hi Diane Libertini! Even though I only got to visit with you for a short time at our 20th reunion, it was great seein' you!!! I've sent John some reunion pictures (if you have some, send them to him) BUT....I need to finish it up.....SORRY John, I kinda dropped the ball on that one, I know!!! Soon! I promise, I'll get the rest of the info to you!! It's not YOU, it's ME!!!! And, Hi Risa Manriquez! Write more about what you've been up to, and I'll relay it back to my Dad. I know he'd love to hear how you and Marla are doing!
Michelle, no problem.....
Name: Chris Prewitt () on Thursday, September 23, 1999 at 00:51:17
Message: Hi all, I was just looking at the unofficial WEB site for Loara High School in Anaheim (my wife's alma mater). In the history of the school http://homepages.infoseek.com/~huntgroup/seaxe/histlhs.htm I found the following information:
SCHOOL COLORS AND MASCOT
Scarlet red, gold and white (after Hawthorne High School) were chosen as the school colors, and the Saxon became the mascot (the prototype was drawn by a Hollywood artist, Leon Harris, in 1944 for Thomason's YMCA groups, the Saxons.
I just thought that it was interesting that we, HHS, are mentioned in the history of Loara.
Name: Sheryl Magdaleno () on Thursday, September 23, 1999 at 00:17:50
Message: Hi Gloria, How are you? I just finished looking at the pictures from Las Vegas, They were great! I am enjoying this event alot. I have been home schooling my children for six years and this year my daughter is attending her final year of high school publicly. She is having lots of fun.. I can't believe who I saw in the Vegas pictures, a girlfriend of mine from El Segundo. Sandy Wheeler, is that really you Sandy? I am in shock... Please let me know if it is.. We moved to Whidbey Island up in Washington. I would love to catch up. How is your family? Wallpapered lately!!! Chat with you soon. Bye Gloria Send me another message when you can.
Name: Sheryl Magdaleno () on Wednesday, September 22, 1999 at 23:39:14
Message: Hey Susan, Rudy will return to El Segundo to make his annual appearance for tax season. He will be there at the end of Jan.. I will come down for a visit sometime after that.. We should plan an event!!! Talk to you soon. Sheryl
Name: Terri Perkins () on Wednesday, September 22, 1999 at 23:35:03
Message: Dan Johnson: Hi I read your feedback about being Jan's brother. I was great friends with your niece Shannon. I think I have even met you a couple of times. I used to spend a lot of time at their place. How is Shan? I really miss her. We lost contact after high school, we did not spend to much time together anymore. But I really love that girl. Could you tell her I said HI and if she has email to drop me a line. I'd love to hear how she is doing. KP-Do you remember when you dyed your hair so black you looked like Snow White and you thought that eventually it would fade to your normal color? What is your normal color...it's been so long. HAHA. Just kidding you're the best darn stylist I know and your dame cheap too! 80's-90's
New Kids on the Block
The Fact's of Life
The Gary Shandling (sp) show: This is the theme to Gary's show, The opening theme to Gary's show. Gary called me up and asked if I would write his theme song. I'm almost half way finished, how do you like it so far. This is theme to Gary Shandling's show.
Punky Brewster- seen her lately? Talk about blossoming.
Cartoons:The Wonder Twins, Scooby Doo, The Shirt Tales, Smurfs, Snorks and Penelope Pit Stop. Any one remember actually waking up at 6am on a Saturday to watch all the cartoons from beginning to end?
Candy: Fun Dips, Cinnamon Toothpicks, Rock Candy, Wacky Waffers and Bottle Caps. Do you remember going to the snack stand after soccer or softball games and asking for candy and suicides?
Well I think I have started some good memories...let's hear some more.
Hi Terri, Thanks for involving the later Cougs. See folks, it doesn't hurt. Voyeurism is NOT Cougar-like. Get in the game. Thanks Terri.......
Name: Gloria Herlosky () on Wednesday, September 22, 1999 at 22:58:58
Message: I have been a voyeur on the feedback page, but not a participant; however, am totally enjoying all the people who have come aboard. Namely, Maria Lococo (are you really home schooling your kids? - good for you!), Sheryl Foster- How are you?!!! Eddie Armandarez! I adored you in H.S., Patty and I were trying to remember how we met you, as we knew you AND your grandmother! I hope you are doing well. I wish I had something exciting to say, but I just wanted to check in and say "Hello" to everyone. XXXG
Name: Dan Johnson () on Wednesday, September 22, 1999 at 21:46:09
Message: Yeah, I remember my stepfather (Bob Cheek -- many of you must have played Pop Warner and/or Aviation Little League for him) took me into The Satyr's Den on Hawthorne Blvd. to get a haircut when I was in 8th grade. We walked in and there was Mr. Dana reading a PLAYBOY!!! He turned about 100 shades of red but I thought it was the best haircut I ever got!!
Mr. Dana, My favorite teech.......
Name: christine baird () on Wednesday, September 22, 1999 at 21:43:30
Message: at H. Intermediate....I remember the science teaher who use to give out bucks for good grades and stuff, and at the end of the year we had a party with all kinds of cooked goods that were auctioned off (I think, they were auctioned) at any rate we had a big party. Who was that teacher? Another teacher I remember, and not favorably either, was Mrs. Walker. She was an old bitty that didn't even like kids, and those are my mom's words! I also remember a teacher, Kathy S. can appreciate this one, that wore those old fashioned hose with the seam down the back, and I think she also taught science, because I remember Kathy camplaining something about a 'brain'. Kathy....fill in the details...ehy? ") another teacher I remember was at York Elementry, she was a 6th grade teacher, Kathy, you know which one this is, the one that lived down by the beach and we went to her house at the end of the year for a beach party. What a blast! At HHS i remember an young male english teacher I had for a creative writing class. We would have a regular writing assignment and then an alternate one, like ...describe the inside of a ping pong ball and why it's so exciting. We also had a project, which Laura Stewart and I did together. We made a board game which we called "Stay Away From the Cops" (we may have use the word 'pigs', hey it was the times, what can I say). We used cake decorations, as the game pieces, of course we removed the pics. We had little race cars and little men and, a of course a jail. We even made a box for it. Anybody else remember these teachers or their names?
Christine, I beg to differ.....Mrs. Walker was a total sweetheart of a teacher at HIS.
Name: Adeline Ellington () on Wednesday, September 22, 1999 at 21:34:53
Message: I am not early 60's but I think this is great. I still live in Hawthorne and my daughter, Shawnee, is currently going to Hawthorne High. It seems to be quite a bit different now - no lockers and really bad bathrooms - but she likes it. I hope she has fond memories 30 years later as I do.
Name: EL/ID () on Wednesday, September 22, 1999 at 20:56:29
Maiden: YOU KNOW
Message: Frank, I loved the H.K. bit on the driving schools. It seems that you have to check more and more fluid levels on your cars each yr, but one thing you can't forget to check is your "honking fluid". Can't go without that. Ernie Nixon, a group that I liked in 64 was a group called the "ASTRONAUTS". They made one record that was really bitchin. It was called "baja". A really drivin surf tune. Carl Rilling and J.B., I believe there was another Cooper out there by the name of (oh GOD) JOHN. Was probably one of the hardest hitting running backs you've ever seen in your life. I think he graduated in 57. Went on to SC (thats all i'll give to the BRUINS nemesis) and last we heard he was beating out a guy for halfback named Randy Meadows or possibly Mickey Flynn. Both co- players of the year in CIF large schools. Ah CT is a great world. One last thing. Who was the black co star of Vic Morrow in Blackboard Jungle? EL/ID. MAY THE COUGAR BE WITH YOU!
SP!!!! And Russ, You are a veritable Tome of Early CIFdom. I know now to always check with you on Doo Wop and mid-century football, the way I check with joseph on my spelin'. Thanks EL and ID
Name: Dale Hahlbeck Jr () on Wednesday, September 22, 1999 at 20:40:08
Message: First, see ya all at Homecoming....planning to Bring Heather R and Sheree K if all goes well..
Second...any Cougs need an experienced salesperson I'm your man...seeking better position will travel Hey Keith got a room for me???
Send interest/info to my e-mail name above thanx in advance...Heck I know I can market that Ted Gioia CD
Finally, If ya still on the fence about Cruise 2000 we need to know by the end of Oct yes or no e-mail me or IBJodi@aol.com to inquire about details or check info on Reunions Page
See ya at Homecoming resumes available upon request Thanx John for the space : ) H1
P.S. Maybe I could be the Cougartown Webmaster???
Hey Dale, That job's open. It pays about zero dollars an hour, but on the downside, the benefits are lousy
Name: christine baird () on Wednesday, September 22, 1999 at 20:07:05
Message: Maria...good to here from you. How are you? As to who we hung out together with....your guess is as good as mine. I was born, bred and raised in Hawthorne, and knew and hung out with alot of different people, not necessarily all in the same 'click' group. I spent alot of time on the party scene, i won't name any names there, and just to contrast that I spent time with the church kids too, ie: kathy parker, steve mcguyre, pam miller, betty upegui, I also spent time with the smart kids.. ie: jasna begovich, kathy lorig, linda stepp, janet farr, rhoda hall, paula lutz. i also was in the auxillary of the band for a year or so. some orhter people i knew, some for a long time include...the ballew twins, the collin twins, glen vikers, mark manning, ric colangelo, laura stewart, audrey saavedra, shelly newell, tom and susie smeltzer, dion grittith, amy jensen, mike rice, there are more but this is a start. let me know if this helps any, and fill me in if you make the connection. ")
Name: Susan () on Wednesday, September 22, 1999 at 20:06:20
Message: Hi Sheryl... El Segundo sure misses all of you! Guess I'll have to trek up to Washington for my haircut now :( Rudy... who'll do our taxes?!?!?!?! Susan & Bill
Name: Dan Johnson () on Wednesday, September 22, 1999 at 19:43:21
Message: Risa -- that'll teach me to be a smartass! But you did go to Intermediate, right? I cant even remember who I had for homeroom in 7th grade and 8th grade I had Mr. Dana.
Mr. Dana, My favorite teech.......
Name: Dianna Libertini () on Wednesday, September 22, 1999 at 17:30:15
Message: WADMAN, FINALLY! JUST GOT BACK FROM LUNCH AND THERE YOU WERE. AMAZING. WHY DO YOU ASK WHAT KIND OF LANGUAGE CAN YOU USE. DO YOU PLAN ON CURSING ME OUT OR TURNING ME ON? I'LL TAKE EITHER ONE RIGHT NOW FROM YOU. JUST GLAD TO HERE SOMETHING FROM YOU. WHO IS JANICE MAZUROSKI? HOW IS MY DEAR FRIEND TAMMY DOING. I'LL BE IN VEGAS NOV. 19, 20, & 21. THINK YOU CAN MAKE SOME TIME FOR ME? ARE YOU STILL @ THE HORSESHOE? AND NO, DONT USE ANY FOUL LANGUAGE BECAUSE SOMETIMES MY BOSS GETS INTO THIS BEFORE I DO. WE WOULDNT WANT TO GIVE HIM THE WRONG IMPRESSION NOW WOULD WE. MY KIDS OFTEN ASK FOR YOU. ESPECIALLY JOEY. HE WANTS TO KNOW WHERE THE DOOR KNOB IS. WELL. E-mail ME BACK WITH ALL THE DETAILS AND PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHY YOU STOPPED KEEPING IN TOUCH. THAT HURT! LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU......
Name: Risa Kubly () on Wednesday, September 22, 1999 at 17:07:49
Message: Hi Lora how are you..What ever happened to those Guys. How are your parents (good people)? Hi to you too Maria and Dan, I never went to Eucalyptus. I went to Ramona and Larch before that in Lennox..Take care
Name: Alan Nelson () on Wednesday, September 22, 1999 at 16:31:21
Message: Hey, John. Now that we've seen you and Jim together, I guess royal blue is the official Cougartown shirt color, huh.
Yeah, it kinda' looked like a Leuzinger reunion last night huh. Actually Jim, I, Dom Deluise, AND Paul Prudhomme all prefer that color.
Name: Judy DeGrazia () on Wednesday, September 22, 1999 at 16:19:02
Maiden: peeingmypanties..in CT
Message: John B...Sloey... Very funny ROWDY BOYS...but how many times can you use that 1 picture you have of ROBIN HOOD. *** YOU'RE WORKING IT TO DEATH *** Isn't that the one from the 70's with bellbottoms. Robin.. what do you have to say about all this.. you never seem to age or change at all. And SLOEY, the ROWDYS were on the corner at 9:00 waiting for you.. but you were too busy super-imposing pics in CT.. p.s. Sloey.. that batch of ice cream is ready now. It's bubbling and sputtering just right. I'll send it over.. Judy DeGrazia THE ROWDY GIRLS
Hey Judy, Sure you laugh at that picture like Mr. Rupert Murdoch laughed at the initial idea behind the Star, but that's a real bonafide semi-untouched up photo (I had to straighten Myrna's hair a little) so don't go spreadin' any rumors see. You know what Sloey does to rumor spreaders huh.
Name: Delia Garza () on Wednesday, September 22, 1999 at 15:37:07
Message: Ok...It's been awhile since I have posted here...so I figure it's about time. Plus I am now unemployed and have the time to post....(where is that HHS Employment Networking page?)
Kristi's post got me thinking about the 80's.... I have many great memories from my years in school... (from Anza through Dana to Hawthorne)
Many wonderful friends were made there and a lot of teachers who made a difference in my life. I will always remember my first love and my first major heartbreak..... funny how it still ouches.
But on this post I would like to mention of few things which Kristi made me remember....
Parachute pants... Were they meant to be so tight or were they just MINE?!?! I didn't particularly care for them, but there was a good looking sales guy at Merry Go Round named Bert (oy!! the things I remember) and I bought TWO pairs of those silly pants because Bert said they looked good... (rolling eyes)
Kristi mentioned breakdancing which I also remember... but does anyone else remember something called Freaking ? I think that is what it was called. It was some dance where legs were straddled and VERY PROVOCATIVE movements were going on... I remember going to my first HHS dance as a freshman and seeing this. It scared me to death!! I thought, "I'm NOT doing THAT!!!"
I remember being in Ms. Takumi's chemistry class and one of my best friends, Brian Evanski was the T.A. We were doing an experiment with something in which, if you rubbed in on yourself nothing happened until you went into the sun light.. (was it silver nitrate?? silver something...) well Brian had had the class before and he gave me a piece and said, "feel this.. it feels so strange" So I took it and rubbed it and looked at him like he was crazy...I rubbed it every which way trying to find the "strange feeling" he told me about but nothing.. After class I went outside, my hands turned BLACK... He could not stop laughing. I of course found no humor in his trick until the following year when *I* was a T.A. for Ms. Takumi and I told my friend Joe to "feel this, it feels so strange".
I remember that we had the best mascot my freshman year '82-'83. I had never seen someone with as much spirit and energy as Pegi Sue Stiritz. Question regarding the pix sent in by George Hunter.... Is Greg Goode actually IN that picture?? He was my teacher for awhile at HHS and I don't recognize him in any of the faces....
So... any people from the '80's planning on attending the game or after-game shin dig? I am trying my hardest to make it but may be out of town. Does Stick N Stein have enough room for all of us??
Looking forward to seeing more posts from people from the 80's...
Delia darlin', It's about time girl. YES, We have the whole upstairs at the Stick and Stein and there's plenty of room to spill over downstairs too. Do not worry about room. The class of 88 will be there en masse as this will be their reunion that was missed last year. Please try to make this one. If you can't make the Friday night fun fest, please come on Saturday to the picnic and bring your family. This promises to be a fun filled weekend all around.