Name: Jim Frederick ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Sep 9, 2015, 5:32 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: Santa Fe Ranch AZ
Message: Just stopped by to see who's still kicking , Life is good for me REAL GOOD! Happy B Day JB!!
Hey Jim, Thanks for dropping by. I was thinking about you the other day, wondering where you were these days. Come on back soon maaaann.
Name: Richard Hanson ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Sep 8, 2015, 10:35 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1956
City & State: Simi Valley, Ca
Message: Looking forward to Saturday. Mike & I will be there for sure
Thanks Richard, see you on Saturday.
Name: Janet Burkett ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Sep 8, 2015, 2:26 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Humphreys
Class: 1962
City & State: Ca
Message: John Mitchell!! Hope you have a great birthday and our paths cross one day soon! Janet
Happy Birthday John.
Name: Sherry Wingo ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Sep 8, 2015, 7:46 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Peppers
Class: 1964
City & State: Haw. Ca.
Message: Looking forward to cruise night. Thank you for putting it together, John.
See you there Sherry.
Name: Bob And Karen Fraser ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Sep 7, 2015, 11:20 am - HHS Time
City & State: Hawthorne
Message: Hi John, we are planning on being at Cruise Nite. Looking forward to seeing everyone and kicking back. Also wanted to let everyone know that David Marks and the Surf City All stars are going to be at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts center on Friday , Oct. 16th. For those who were at the first Good Neighbors Day, they will remember one kick ass concert they gave. Hope some Cougars plan to go. I know we will be there.
Sounds great Bob and Karen, a fun surf style group. See you Saturday.
Name: Dennis Kilroy ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Sep 6, 2015, 4:16 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1977
City & State: OC CA
Message: Ok John and Friends. Can hardly wait until Saturday, to see all the Good Hawthorne People. See everyone soon.
I'll be there Dennis, who else is coming to Cruise Night?
Name: Clark Millman ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Sep 6, 2015, 11:41 am - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Manhattan Beach, CA
Message: I attended the first varsity football game of the season Friday night. It was Hawthorne vs. Lynnwood and I called multiple alumnae to go with me but nobody had the guts to go see a game in the "hood" I had a gut feeling it would be o.k. so I went. Lynwood is in between Watts and South Gate. I was impressed when I arrived to find a beautiful new campus, a new stadium and a three story lighted parking structure adjacent to the stadium. The current edition of Cougar football showed little sign of life at all. No stand out athletes and no big plays. At the half it was 14-0 and I would have stayed for the rest of the game if there was any hope. I was home asleep at 11:00 and the phone rang. It was one of my track athletes who plays defensive end thanking me for coming and confirming we were beat badly. I think it is going to be another long year for Cougar football this year! I talked to our cheerleaders because they are trying to follow the game and only cheer "touchdown,"touchdown" when we are on offense!
Name: Christine Chaney ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Sep 4, 2015, 10:05 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Parks
Class: 1968
City & State: Salem or
Message: Does anyone know what happened to English teacher Mr Fergurson? He taught English the year of 1964.
I'm sure someone will know the answer, Christine.
Name: Gregory Chapman ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Sep 4, 2015, 1:25 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1978
City & State: Scappoose, Oregon
Message: Times sure have changed...thanks for the memories. Greg Chapman
Thanks Greg, they sure have.
Name: Gary Bickers ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Sep 3, 2015, 11:05 am - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: pve cal
Message: Its funny how Rich Sloan doesn't have a lot of details regarding his friend but remembers Every detail about a car he owned 60 years ago. Its a guy thing.
Me too, I can tell you every detail of my 58 Chevy in high school but can't remember my ex-mother in law's maiden name
Name: Janet Burkett ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Sep 3, 2015, 8:42 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Humphreys
Class: 1962
City & State: Ca
Message: Happy Birthday Al Jardine and fellow 62er Milt Calkins! Milt how's the wine business?? You'll have to come over to Sonoma again for the next wine country weekend! Janet
Happy Birthday Al and Milt!!
Name: Ernie Nixon ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Sep 3, 2015, 2:21 am - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: Atlantic Beach, Fl.
Message: Happy Birthday, Liz Mackie. Remember your little white T-Bird.
Happy Birthday Liz!!
Name: Armand Vaquer ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Sep 3, 2015, 1:27 am - HHS Time
Class: 1972
City & State: Tarzana, Karloffornia
Message: Happy (Belated) Birthday, John!
Thanks Armand
Name: Jerry Miles ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Sep 2, 2015, 1:26 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: Fair Oaks, CA
Message: Rich Sloan, I saw Cappy (now just Cap) on the Cougartown page of Facebook just yesterday. He was also a good friend of my brother’s and I recall several intense games of Monopoly played in his house. I even had to call my Mom last evening and tell her as she knew him well too. He is in Reno now and can be reached at Cap Poore
Thanks Jerry, Good to know Cap is out there.
Name: Richard Sloan ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Sep 1, 2015, 8:44 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: Laguna Hills, Ca
Message: Anyone know the whereabouts or what happened to Craig Arthur (CAPPY) Poore, class of 1962 or Pat Defuge, class of 1962. They were my old friends from 117th St. Haven't seen or heard from Cappy since the 1962 - 20 year reunion at The Hop. Haven't seen or heard a thing from or about Pat since he bought my '49 Chevy, 2 door, Deluxe Coupe, painted '58 Impala Phanthom Blue Metallic with super loud pipes which got me many tickets.
Rich, Cap Poore is on the Alumni List.
Name: John Pritchard ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Sep 1, 2015, 5:08 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: Clayton, CA
Message: I'm sorry to hear how Lee Glaze passed. He was a good person. By some coincidence his picture in the yearbook is above that of Leda Griffin, another fine person and teacher, who suffered a similar fate.
Name: Ken Green ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Sep 1, 2015, 11:58 am - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: La Habra Heights, CA
Message: Regarding class-mates we have lost, I was told that Lee Glaze (1969) was murdered by a patient. The story was that Lee went to medical school in his late 20's and ended up working as a psychologist for a government agency working with paroled criminals. One of them told him too much, and decided he had to kill Lee. Really sad, Lee was a really good guy and is missed.
Sad news Ken but thanks for the info on Lee. He has been added.
Name: Gary Bickers ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Aug 31, 2015, 11:58 am - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: pve cal
Message: John, maybe you know or someone out there knows; is Kevin Elmore still with us? My wife has dinner with an old friend and she dated Kevin back in the late 60s. She asked and I don't know the answer. Thanks.
Hi Gary, No, Kevin passed on, I think in the late 90s. You may not have known but you, or anyone, can always check our Tributes page for deceased Cougars. They are listed by class. It may not be completely up to date as I add to that page only when someone emails me or leaves a feedback as to a Cougar's demise. Thanks for asking.
Name: Cheri Longnecker ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Aug 30, 2015, 12:27 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Longanecker
Class: 1965
City & State: Yuma,AZ
Message: Belated Happy Birthday John. Thank you for all you do for us Cougars! Much appreciated.
Hi Cheri, Thanks for the BD wishes and thank you for being here.
Name: Wade Greasby ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Aug 30, 2015, 10:52 am - HHS Time
Class: 1973
City & State: Surf City, CA
Message: Yes, Happy Birthday Coach Chauncey! Our talks, I do remember to this day, and I have used your guidence to help me with my sons. Happy belated B-Day to you too John, thanks for C-Town and keeping US ALL in tune.
Thanks Wade and Happy Birthday Coach Chauncey.
Name: Sloan, Rich & Mary ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Aug 29, 2015, 3:49 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: Laguna Hills, Ca
Message: Wishing Coach Chauncey a happy 93rd birthday tomorrow, August 30th. Thanks Coach for all the guidance and memories you provided us. Love & Hugs
Happy Birthday Coach!!
Name: Sloan, Rich & Mary ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Aug 29, 2015, 3:47 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: Laguna Hills, Ca
Message: John - Thanks for letting us share your birthday yesterday. We can never thank you enough for all your hard work with Cougartown. You really spoil us. Love ya'
Thank you Rich and Mary for including me. A fun day with great friends.
Name: Dan Petty ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Aug 29, 2015, 11:22 am - HHS Time
Class: 1965
City & State: costa mesa, ca
Message: I was at the OC fairgrounds this morning where I came upon a 64 Bonnieville "blue moon" owned by none other than Wayne Dickey. He said you have a Frosters Cruise planned, any truth to that?
Yes, 2 weeks from today. See graphic above.
Name: Dan Petty ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Aug 29, 2015, 11:15 am - HHS Time
Class: 1965
City & State: orange, ca
Message: Happy Birthday John Baker and many more
Thanks Danny
Name: Judy Blomsterberg ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Aug 29, 2015, 10:21 am - HHS Time
Maiden: DeGrazia
Class: 1964
Message: Backup story: We were forced to take the BD bottle of wine into the shee shee ala poo poo steak house in Reno. We paid a $35. uncorking fee to "test it for you." Who knows, it could have been poisoned. The good news is, it was untainted, but the bad news is that it wasn't as good as it should have been for the King of CT so we saved you the heartache of finding that out the hard way. The way I figure it, you owe me a note of gratitude for taking a chance of losing my life, and the 35 bucks for the uncorking fee. How's that.
OK I believe that one.
Name: John Guerra ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Aug 29, 2015, 6:09 am - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: Anaheim, Calif
Message: Hi J. B, wishing you a vey happy birthday John, enjoy
Haey John, Thanks man.
Name: Judy Blomsterberg ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Aug 28, 2015, 11:04 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: DeGrazia
Class: 1964
Message: We just got home. Many thanks again to Glenn Crist for his hospitality and boundless energy in making this trip another big success... What a wonderful friend. Also, Leo Ainsworth gave us your BD bottle of wine...Howeeeeverrrr.. right there, driving through Chowchilla, (home of the woman's state prison) an escapee named Large Marge held us up in a Subway..and demanded we hand over all our wine...we did and she took yours as well. I usually have more fight in me but she tied Jan's hands with her support hose and swore she'd strangle him with her brassiere if we didn't fork it all over.. Then she hijacked a Subaru and high tailed it to Downieville. I have a back-up story if that didn't work..
You mean Large Marge from PeeWee's Big Adventure? She must've been pretty much in her birthday suit after tying Janny up and threatening him with her bra. Think I'm going to need that backup story. Glad you two had a great vacation and welcome back.
Name: Carl Rilling ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Aug 28, 2015, 10:52 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1959
City & State: Oregon City, Oregon
Message: Happy birthday John, Do like Sheriff John sang on his TV show "Take another candle off your birthday cake". Trust me it really works. I was actually 11 when I graduated in 1959.
Great idea Carl, thanks for the advice
Name: Susan King ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Aug 28, 2015, 9:54 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Bierman
Class: 1974
City & State: Thousand Oaks, CA
Message: Happy Birthday Baker Man!! Love you like crazy and wish you a great year. IOU birthday dinner - we'll plan that soon. XOXO
Thanks Sue
Name: Bob And Karen Fraser ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Aug 28, 2015, 7:18 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: Hawthorne, Ca
Message: Well happy birthday to the king of Cougartown and someone I'm happy to have as my friend. Love you, maaaaann!!
Hey Bob and Karen, I LOVE YOU GUYS TOO MAAAANN!! Thanks for the Happy Birthday Feedback.
Name: Sherry Wingo ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Aug 28, 2015, 7:00 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Peppers
Class: 1964
City & State: Haw. Ca.
Message: Happy Birthday, John. You're the best. A very nice person. I'm glad you're my friend.
And I'm glad we're friends too Sherry and thanks for the birthday wishes.
Name: Ricki Farrell ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Aug 28, 2015, 3:48 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Valencia
Class: 1961
City & State: Oro Valley, AZ
Message: Happy birthday John!
Thanks Ricki, Just got back from a lunch that Rich Sloan got together for the Ol' Coach's 93rd birthday. Good friends Kelly and Judy Kappen, Richie and Emma Perez, and of course, Rich and Mary Sloan and Coach and Cathy Chauncey. Had a great time with you all and thanks so much Rich and Mary for the good lunch and GREAT company.
Name: Larry Bach ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Aug 28, 2015, 3:26 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1972
City & State: Torrance, CA
Message: Happy Birthday John! Thanks for all you do.
Hi Larry, Thanks very much for being here.
Name: Jody Weller ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Aug 28, 2015, 3:07 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Halberg
Class: 1959
City & State: Inver Grove Heights MN
Message: Hope you can handle one more "HAPPY BIRTHDAY" greeting. You are only 29 correct???? Luv Ya!
@8 but who's counting. Thanks Jod'
Name: Janet Burkett ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Aug 28, 2015, 12:12 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Humphreys
Class: 1962
City & State: Ca
Message: Happy Birthday John! You missed your birthday wine, birthday cake and a beautiful birthday serenade...oh wait, maybe that's why you didn't show up. Judy and Janny, did you make a side trip BACK to Sonoma??
Yeah that's why Judy, bring the wine and cake. You can skip the Happy Birthday vocal, I've heard you sing before.
Name: Esther Ostermann ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Aug 28, 2015, 11:03 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Quintanilla
Class: 1970
Message: Happy birthday to you Happy birthday to you Happy birthday John Baker Happy Birthday to you! And many more! May the dear Lord bless you now and forever!
Thank you Esther for that lovely rendition of the Happy Birthday song and the wishes too.
Name: Robin Hood ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Aug 28, 2015, 10:55 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Ronin
Class: 1960
City & State: Eugene, O
Message: Happy Birthday Johnny B. Goode! Lets keep this thing rolling down the road, water pump or not. Paco lost his last year so I guess it is par for the course. Most of all thanks for this diary called C-Town that we couldn't do without. Have a good one...
Hey Robin, welt thanks for the wishes and I'll do mt darndest to keep Ctown going forever!!
Name: Tom Shelley ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Aug 28, 2015, 10:13 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Beaumont, CA
Message: Happy Birthday Pal! Hope you have a really fine day. See you soon.
Hey thanks Tomas.
Name: Howard Paco Duran ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Aug 28, 2015, 9:48 am - HHS Time
Class: 1961
City & State: Temecula
Message: Happy Birthday Dude, Fight On!!
Thanks buddy and Happy Belated Birthday to you too.
Name: Grandpa Jimmy Sloey ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Aug 28, 2015, 9:39 am - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: Solvang Ca
Message: happy birthday JOHNNY B., may GOD bless you with many more love ya maaaaaan
Hey Jimmy, Thanks for the wishes and I LOVE YOU TOO MAAAANN!!
Name: Dennis Carden ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Aug 28, 2015, 8:13 am - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: Newnan, Ga.
Message: Happy Birthday John and Thanks for Cougartown.
Thanks Dennis and you are welcome.
Name: Leo Ainsworth ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Aug 28, 2015, 7:50 am - HHS Time
Class: 1964
City & State: Saint Helena, Calif
Message: Happy Birthday John - Hope your birthday wine did not end up in a pawn shop in reno. Thanks for all your work on Cougartown!
Thanks Leo, Yes I wonder what happened to that jug of wine Judy was supposed to give me? She may be drinking it right now
Name: Lisa Dulin ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Aug 28, 2015, 5:47 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Graham
Class: 1967
City & State: Coquille, OR
Message: Happy Birthday to John Baker!
Hi Lisa, Thank you and not feeling any older yet
Name: Jerry Miles ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Aug 28, 2015, 2:36 am - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: Fair Oaks,CA
Message: A very BIG Happy Birthday and many happy returns to Cougartown's own John Baker. Enjoy your special day.
Thanks buddy.
Name: Ernie Nixon ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Aug 28, 2015, 2:14 am - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: Atlantic Beach, Fl.
Message: Happy Birthday, Mr. Baker. Have a good one.
Thanks Ernie
Name: Carl Rilling ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Aug 27, 2015, 10:47 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1959
City & State: Oregon City, oregon
Message: Thanks Gary for the info on Ercoles. In early 62 worked at Wynn Bros on Sepulveda Bl. Mike Alsop, famouse 406 owner managed the store and we often ate there. In the evening one could start at Ercoles than go few blocks away to Cisco's to listen and dance to Big Jay McNeely. Times were good.
Name: Jody Weller ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Aug 27, 2015, 7:42 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Halberg
Class: 1959
City & State: Inver Grove Heights MN
Message: Hey John! Not a Cougar Sighting but it is a small world. My Grandkids and Great Grandkids took me to dinner Tuesday. The waitress asked if it was a special occasion. I told her no it was just a family gathering since I just moved here from California. She asked where? I told her from San Jose but I was born & raised in Hawthorne. She said she knew exactly where that was. She just got back from there last week. She visits there 2 or 3 times a year. I asked if her friends went to Hawthorne schools she said NO. I was going to tell her about Cougartown but she was very busy. I will next time. Sounds like Glenn did his usual excellent job of showing everyone a great time(except you). Hope all has been fixed. Keep up the good work keeping us all together. Miss Ya All!
That is a small world story for sure, Jody. Thanks for sharing. We sure do miss you at the VFW, and Cruise Night is coming up. Jump on a plane and I'll pick you up at LAX