Back to the standards. Sarah Vaughan
Name: Sheryl Magdaleno () on Friday, October 1, 1999 at 23:29:21
Message: Hello Sheree Klingenhagen, you beautiful woman.. How are you? I could never forget my first car accident..I was driving down 137th pl., when Julie ??? the young gal who lived across from you, I think.. pulled her lovely blue Pinto into my cool V.W. squareback and sent me smashing into your very cool Mustang... I was very sad that I had to hit your car, it was the nicest car on the block. How is that for memory? I hope all is well with you! Are you still living in the Los Angeles Area? Are you married with children? Send me an e-mail sometime, it would be great to catch up.
Don Di Tommasso, Thank you for your e-mail. We are enjoying Whidbey Island very much, it is beautiful as you know. We are not affiliated with the Navy Base here.. We live on the south end of the island. We have some other friends that moved here before us, that is how we found this place.. Next time your visiting let us know.. T.T.F.N Sheryl
Name: John Baker () on Friday, October 1, 1999 at 22:51:09
Message:This one's still up for grabs. Does anyone have a clue?
Name: Judy DeGrazia () on Friday, October 1, 1999 at 18:16:59
Message: Well, here comes the weekend..and I want to say just one thing. This week I've been referred to as: SALLY FROM THE ALLEY - HHS MAFIA - A SICK LIZARD - DeGRAZIA - JUDY WUDY CHICKEN BOODIE & of course my true title of ROWDY GIRL. Doesn't anyone remember when I was just simply called JUDY!! Hey fellas--cut me some slack here... I just want to have fun. (I've left you wide open John boy) Rowdy Karen Frazier...good to see you at the Rowdy Girl meeting place today.. same place I run into Rowdy Kathy Duran Reese.. 190th & Inglewood Ave.. ( Lucky's Market parking lot ) HOT SPOT YOU KNOW.
Judy DeGrazia THE ROWDYS
Judy, you forgot my favorite, "Chesty". Have a wonderful weekend and remember, "T minus 12 and counting"
Name: STEVE HALL () on Friday, October 1, 1999 at 18:09:55
Message: GO COUGARS, FIGHT ON (USC)
Name: Jan Blomsterberg () on Friday, October 1, 1999 at 18:02:22
Message: Hey, Loren...you were quite right regarding the socks for flavoring for our chow...you could always tell what cook had duty that day...their "personal touch" was always so classy and added to the elegance of the dining atmosphere! "Yeah, go ahead, plop some more of that great faire on my tin platter...love them seconds". And as I said before, the HAM and MOTHER......S were to be reckoned with as well...which was worse I have no idea...who said there was a moral problem in the military? And I wonder why! Do you think you could serve up a dish or two of that on the 17th? Hmmm, boy, love those limas. I'll be sure to remain here in Arkansas on that day...maybe go look for some armadillo road kill...could make for a tasty meal...maybe send you some samples...just push it off as "mystery surprise"! Later Cougs...Jan...PS Loren...thanks for what you are contributing to...makes one feel appreciated.
Name: Susie () on Friday, October 1, 1999 at 16:10:54
Message: Nadine Murfree, Abby is waiting for you to email her.
Name: Loren Heath () on Friday, October 1, 1999 at 13:30:18
Message: John - Do I feel like a johnny-come-lately!!! I see my great idea for breakfast is a little late. I just talked to Judy D. (Head of the HHS Mafia aka Rowdy Girls) and she told me about the picture that was on page 149 from the breakfast and the comments for the HHS weekend. I have to admit that is one great group photo Mom Heath always loves a party.
Your mom and my mom were always considered the Cedar Av. party animals.....uh huh-uh huh
Name: Sharon MacDonald () on Friday, October 1, 1999 at 13:09:39
Message: Hey all you Latin scholars out there - just 3 more of you @ $10.00 each will finish out the Nyman Hall seat restoration in Ray Garza's name! Patty, Ted, Don and I certainly aren't the only ones who got more than traditional Latin instruction in Mr. Garza's classes. I remember having a fun reading stories in Latin that weren't in the text book, including a great werewolf story. Now how often do you hear the words "Latin" and "fun" used in the same sentence. I also recall that in my Senior year, he invited the students from the Latin III/IV class to his house for a little get together.
Name: Tricia () on Friday, October 1, 1999 at 13:07:35
Message: Robin it's been more like 39 years. I remember you and Dennis Wilson coming over to see my sister. I also remember going to the midget races with you. Oh soooo long ago. You were very nice to put up with a little sister like me.
Name: Linda Farrow () on Friday, October 1, 1999 at 12:51:17
Message: We really need to get more feedback from the 80's classes. Come on everyone join in!
Name: Mom L () on Friday, October 1, 1999 at 12:17:28
Maiden: Let's use Lester
Class: You Name it.
Message: John: Thanks a lot for the info. This is for a different type of Reunion. A bunch of old Little Leaguers trying to get together. That should be a riot.
Name: Loren Heath () on Friday, October 1, 1999 at 11:18:26
Message: Hey John,(great picture)I know there is not much color to the SOS, but it is milk gravy. At least my SOS has flavor. Jan Blomsterberg should remember back in the Corp. the cooks used dirty socks for flavoring. Remember, it's not the looks but that good home cooking taste. Of course I cook with TLC and I'm not cooking for over a thousand troops either.
I just had a great thought, It's about time??? What a great weekend, the football game Fiday night, the picnic on Saturday and breakfast at the VFW on Sunday. If we don't get sick of each other by then we never will. Just think, nobody has to cook. (except me) ugh!!! For any one interested, let's plan to meet at 10:00AM again for breakfast. For those who do not know the address, Hawthorne V.F.W. @ 4563 W. 131st Street (Top of the Hill) The highest point between P.V. and Baldwin Hills. Hope to see you all there. This is not intended to be an advertisement, just thought it would be a great way to finish off a great weekend without spending a lot of money.
Thanks Loren, Yes, I think we can muster a few Cougs for breakfast on Sunday morning the 17th at the VFW, Then it's off to HHS for the 2pm Nyman Hall reception. If you want to see your Nyman Hall seat, please plan on being there, and if you're going to be at the Nyman Hall dedication, please email your RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know how many will be attending. Thank you all.......
Name: Frank A. Romano () on Friday, October 1, 1999 at 11:00:59
Message: JB...the SOS was gray because you didn't put any hot sauce on it. Everyone knows that everything that doesn't move, or get saluted gets painted grey. My very special thanks to Mom "B". You have given me a new oxymoron...."Menopausal Lady." Smile ??? Dentist story. You enjoyed the dentist experience. And getting your head through the door was easy compared to the good doctors nose! But I have had those "happy" doctors appointments too. But as the good doctors try and make me warm and trusting, I remind them that it was my heart not my brains that they transplanted.... Yo! Robin... if you think the cuffed pants, and socks look funny, walk a high school campus today! The girls have tattoo's and the boys are wearing make up. Talk about being confused....and that isn't my OLD GUY syndrome! At least I don't think it is!
Name: Carol Contrite () on Friday, October 1, 1999 at 01:25:48
Now, let me get this straight....
You want me to drink a giant pitcher of Margaritas, buy King John a beer, and shoot my lawyer full of arrows while spouting poetry? Does this mean you're volunteering to be my defense attorney? I think I'll stick to my original idea for penance and let King John know I mailed a check today to restore a Nyman Hall seat. I am so very sorry to hear that Mr. Goodfellow is ill, as I am sure he would readily have volunteered to be a witness for my defense. How is Elizabeth Goodfellow? Does anyone know what year Mr.Goodfellow began instruction at HHS, and when he retired? I enjoyed those Friday afternoons we played charades in his classroom, especially since Mary Burt and I always won....
Does anyone else remember driving up those curving Hollywood hills for breakfast at the Goodfellows? I believe the class of 74 chose to arrive at 3AM in order to outdo the class of 73 that chose to go a day earlier than they were invited? Just one last question.... George who did you say you were wrestling with those sleepless nights? :)
Carol, Here's a picture of Bill Goodfellow taken from the 1952-53 book (HHS opened in 1951), so he goes back BEFORE the first grad class in 1954.
Name: Mom B () on Friday, October 1, 1999 at 00:22:00
Maiden: forgot it
Message: John, I think I better publicly deny that I am the menopausal lady who was mistaken for 35 by the obviously very young dental technician. I have visions of my three children busily calling and emailing each other as I type trying to decide where to place their obviously delusional mother. I did, however have the Ophthalmologist tell me a couple of years ago that I age well.
Robin, I was very happy to see the final score of the USC/Oregon game. When I got home and turned on the TV to see the final score and the game was not over at 11:30 because it was in double overtime, I just knew it was going to be a good ending! Go Ducks!
Name: Jan Blomsterberg () on Thursday, September 30, 1999 at 21:41:39
E-Mail: she'llkill meifIleaveithere.com
Message: Hey, DeGrazia...I know I'm playing with fire here but please bare with me just this once...cute story about your dad wanting the "save our ship" breakfast but you know those NAVY guys...they never could get anything straight...had to tell them more than once just what a bulkhead was and to "duck" when passing through one! Couldn't let that one pass me by...Jan Blomsterberg, Sgt, USMC...Semper Fi!
Name: Judy DeGrazia () on Thursday, September 30, 1999 at 19:23:28
Message: OK fellas... cut Loren Heath some slack on the S.O.S. After all, that's what kept our heros on their feet through the wars & in the service..( right Janny Wanny Chicken Fanny ) On the other hand the VFW serves huge portions of pancakes-eggs (any style) sausage/bacon.. and potatoes.. bread...biscuits.. juice & coffee. As for you brave souls that picked S.O.S. (me too) we'll try anything once. That's why we're always in hot water. (don't go there John)
p.s. My pop forgot what S.O.S. stood for in the mess hall and ordered "SAVE OUR SHIP"
Judy DeGrazia THE ROWDYS..
Name: ? () on Thursday, September 30, 1999 at 18:53:44
Message: HERE'S A FEEL GOOD STORY!...I had a funny experience yesterday (Wednesday). I had to go to the dentist for a check-up...I absolutely haaate dentists :o( but, that could change, and you'll see why. The technician comes in to take the x-rays, looks at me (and for safety reasons) asks, "Are you pregnant?" I said NOOOOO, to which the technician says "well, your young" to which I laughed and said "How old do you think I am?" The response was "about 35". While I was laughing, they turned and looked at my chart... and smiled. I said, "If I was, one, it would be an Immaculate Conception and two, I would sue my doctor!" Needless to say, I had a hard time trying to get my head through the office door to leave....but it was a GOOD pick me up :o) !!!! So I guess dentists aren't all bad! WHO IS THIS?
Mom B, is that you??.
Name: Jan Blomsterberg () on Thursday, September 30, 1999 at 17:44:49
Message: To the class of 1963...I'm sure there are six alumni out there who will ante-up a ten spot to help restore a seat at Nyman Hall...aren't there? Ten bucks...the price of a movie ticket with popcorn and a soda...and no reflecting back to the days of the Plaza theater when it cost a quarter to get in! Come on fellow Cougs...six of you need to cough up one movie ticket...let's close this one out! JB...saw the picture of the infamous SOS and I remembered why I never re-upped in the Marine Corps! Meals like that are hard to forget...I think I would rather eat those fabulous C-rats of HAM and MOTHER....you know what I mean. Janny Wanny
Yeah I looked at that stuff and thought my cones had gone south on me for a minute. It looked like something my cat hacked up in the driveway. No wonder Marines are so tough. If you can eat that stuff, you can do ANYTHING. Thanks Jan.....
Name: Robin () on Thursday, September 30, 1999 at 17:28:46
Message: John Im so glad you found a pic of me without those same bellbottoms and t-shirt...and that Im not staring at some waitress or the Royal Floggers butt...I think that was taken at Lorettas 10th b-day party ..:o)...Frank...we havent changed a bit..let the kids talk...Russ I was at screaming till 11:45 last sat night like every other Duck fan and you bet Im proud!...Always good to beat a team whos jersey #s are higher than their S.A.T. scores even if it takes triple overtime:o). Sorry Trojans but we earned than one... I-5 here we come! Later Cougs..
Robin, I thought it was cool of Frank to roll up his 501's and let us have a peek at his argyles. Now THAT'S entertainment. Be a Coug boy, and we'll see you when you get here.
Name: Loren Heath () on Thursday, September 30, 1999 at 15:17:29
Message: Hey all, the company just got me on the internet by accident??? So I'm trying this out and I hope it works.
John, Judy, Marcia and MoMo thanks for coming to the Hawthorne VFW for breakfast on Sept. 19th. It was great to see you all and I hope more come on October 17th. It a nice casual setting to talk about old times. I guess Judy thought my SOS was a little heavy???? She needs to acquire a taste for it I guess.
This is for Royal Lord. Where is your cousin Terri? I have been hoping to catch her here on feedback. If you could give me her address or how to get a hold of her I would appreciate it.
If this works like I hope, you'll be hearing a lot from me on this page.
Hi Lorny, Yes, it works just fine. You are now OFFICIALLY in the club. Ironic too, since I just put the pic of your Gray SOS up. Loren, at least try a little food coloring in that stuff. It resembles something that has already been eaten.
Name: guesswhom () on Thursday, September 30, 1999 at 15:13:38
Message: so king, i still ask...where are the rest of the pics? we'll all be waiting to see the one of you with the sos. everyone is talking about it.
Name: Ted () on Thursday, September 30, 1999 at 15:12:21
Message: Thank you, Patty!!!
Name: Patty Valencia () on Thursday, September 30, 1999 at 13:43:11
Message: Hi CT peeps! I love the new 'mouth' picture John. Gee, I just can't IMAGINE who it might be...And yes, Ted. Where is Joe's money for Ray Garza's seat? RG was a great influence and memory. Put me in for $50. I got full credit for Spanish IV while TA'ing for Latin I. Met a bunch of freshmen who didn't quite know what to make of Mr. Garza. It was fun. I loved the story I had to read about the march in Mexico regaling the cruxificion (I can't spell it). TYG. Come on Joe, what's 20 bucks to finish it off?
Yeah Joe, 20 lousy bones. It's way less than the "New Millenium Mailander to Earth Thesaurus".
Thanks Patty V.......now who's next?
Name: Stephen A. Kallis, Jr. () on Thursday, September 30, 1999 at 12:52:17
Message: Re "Northrop's First Flying Wing": Northrop's first ==>pure<== Flying Wing was the N1M "Jeep," which flew in 1940. This was followed by the N9M in 1942, followed by the N9M-B.The first XB-35 flew in 1946.
Name: Matt Peterson () on Thursday, September 30, 1999 at 12:50:09
Message: Interesting penance for Carol. I wonder which one she will choose. Where's David Barboza? I haven't seen him on Feedback in a long time and he hasn't returned any of my email. Hope nothing happened to him.
Yes David, Where Are You??? Also the V's and B's are missing along with T's. Roni, How are your feet? We need an update. I've said all the "Tootsie Prayers" I know. Please check in.
Name: Mom L () on Thursday, September 30, 1999 at 12:22:07
Message: A while back someone was asking the where abouts of one of the Greasby's and now I would also like to be able to get in touch with one of them. It doesn't matter which one, just one. Need to find out where Mom moved. If anyone can help me I sure would appreciate it. Just e-mail me the where bouts. Thanks
Hi Mom L, Stacy Greasby Lopez HHS77 just checked in about a week ago. Her email address is on the alumni page. Please try her. I remember Bruv (sp) who was a fireman in Hawthorne for many moons too.
Name: Ted Gioia () on Thursday, September 30, 1999 at 12:17:34
Message: Come'on Cougars, let's see some more contributions for the Nyman Hall seat honoring Ray Garza. Mr. Garza was with HHS from its very first year, until long after I graduated -- so I can't believe that there are only three of us interested in this project. (Thanks, by the way, to Don Di Tomasso and Sharon Badger MacDonald, for your contributions!)
I could never list all the things I owe Ray Garza! But let me name a few. He showed me how to say "The farmers love the poets" in Latin. (Someday I will meet a Roman gladiator on the street, and be able to use this great conversation-opener.) He let Joe Mailander read the New Yorker during class time. He taught both of us the difference between an incubus and a succubus -- at a time when society was much less open-minded about such tawdry nocturnal affairs than it is now. (Whew! I am starting to sound like Joe Mailander these days.) He made me memorize a passage from Ovid in Latin, that I used to dazzle a Latin scholar at Oxford University ten years later (long story there, better saved for another time). He showed a whole generation of HHS students the coolest movie ever about the Odyssey -- even better than the classic "Johnny Lingo" movie that was a crowd-pleaser at Nyman Hall films. Above all, he handed out hall passes and library passes like they were candy! I could go on and on.
Step up to the plate, Cougs. Let's see some more "pecuniam" (Latin for green stuff, folks) dedicated to Ray Garza.
Ettu Ted, I Clavdivs and all that other Latin (not hispanic) Jazz.
YES!!! Please you Ray Garza nuts out there. Mr. Garza had to be one of the most popular teachers on campus for decades. He was brilliant, and now it's your turn to grace him with a seat in Nyman Hall. Let's see some dinero (other latin language) for Ray Garza.
Also, Alex DeLAo. Band Members.......pleeeeeze, what IS the problem? Do NOT think you're going to hand me a 10 dollar bill at the Homecoming game for his seat. It will be entirely too late. It's getting close now. Please send your seat contributions TODAY and I will hand carry them to HHS.
Thanks and pro bono to you all.
Name: Frank A. Romano () on Thursday, September 30, 1999 at 12:12:06
Message: JB... I'm very proud to be in the company of the highly acclaimed Robin Hood, and the talented and infamous Brian Wilson. About this "OLD GUY" deal. Take one step forward and you're there too! Thanks for the highlight. About the next question. I've turned the monitor upside down and still can't get it... Best guess is Patty V.??? El. I believe your decision to stop at the 2 yard line based on your explanation was really correct. I remember the old coach saying that he didn't mind us throwing tennis shoes over the lockers, as long as there wasn't anyone in them.
Hey Frank, Patty V is way off, but thanks for the guess. Speaking of the Boys Locker room. Does anyone remember how slippery that floor was in there. OSHA woulda' had a field day. How about snapping towel fights. Also, how many HHS towels did you end up with AT HOME by the end of the school year??
Name: Judy DeGrazia () on Thursday, September 30, 1999 at 11:40:57
Message: Hey John B.. Regarding the pics you put in yesterday of the 3 Freshman mystery boys. They are from left to right...JOHN BAKER - JIM SLOEY & ROBIN HOOD. The infamous Royal trio. Now...what do I get for guessing correctly? (don't go there boys) Judy DeGrazia THE ROWDY GIRLS
Judy, UHHHH.......you not only received a 33% (your average grade in high school BTW) but that last picture ship has already sailed. Loretta and EL had the correct answers to that one. (Brian W, Frank R, and R Hood). Maybe you can answer the NEW question. Hmmmm??
Name: John Baker () on Thursday, September 30, 1999 at 11:27:17
Message:Here's another picture from our group of Cougars. Does anyone want to make a guess on this one?
Name: Kerry Kerber Waln () on Thursday, September 30, 1999 at 11:02:47
Message: What a wonderful site. Bless you for all your hard work. As we all know, time has gone by so quickly since High School and to be able to go back to those days is wonderful! Keep up the good work.
Name: Maria Ricci () on Thursday, September 30, 1999 at 10:31:21
Message: Christine Penny, I read that there is a chat room named "Hawthorne Chat room" no one was there. Did I have the correct name? Oh yes, Chris, everybody remembers you!!