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Name: Dale Hahlbeck JR. () on Tuesday, October 5, 1999 at 01:34:18
Class: 75
Message: Just saw Bonnie Marazzo's name from the auxiliary squad anyone knows Bonnie and Sis Sherry Marazzo's whereabouts??? Last time I saw them they were in Torrance!!?? See ya at Stick and Stein and I agree t-shirt logo looks great! Rock Steady y'all H1
Hey Dale, We'll be there. Be a Coug Jr.

Name: Tim Long () on Tuesday, October 5, 1999 at 01:26:16
Class: 74
Message: John - the shirt art is GREAT!!! My only problem is that I'm going to be on a business trip and can't go to homecoming. Say you'll be selling them on Cougartown!!(?)
Re: The comment on Mrs. Mark. I remember hearing how tough she was. I ended up getting her the next year. She was truly one of the most fabulous teachers I ever had. Tough but fair - you knew exactly what you had to do. Remember those famous lines of hers:
"It boggles my mind..."
"If you expect to go to college..."
She would be pleased to know how much she is admired and a part of us who had her...

Hey Tim, She was simply the best English and Life teacher at HHS. Nothing fancy........just the truth. Anyone who had Ginger Mark got their moneys worth. You were correct Mrs. Mark.... There are NO FREE RIDES!! I think of you often and love you to this day.

Name: Alan Hauge () on Tuesday, October 5, 1999 at 01:01:28
Class: 1961
Message: RE: The T-Shirt Design
To Frank Romano in Vegas regarding what you can't see in the rear window of the woodie. (On the CT T-Shirt Design). It's an "Endless Summer" type sticker with a surfer holding a board on the top of his head backed by a rising sun. Under the sticker it says, "Hawaii" what else. The logo should make it onto the shirt through the process. It's readable on the original art.
Next, I'd like to thank John Baker for giving me this opportunity. It was a real thrill for me to create something that long ago was the starting point for my creative expression. (I hadn't done a T-Shirt design, in..oh well never mind, too long we'll say. The job also helped get me back into painting which I hadn't done in two years. And now, thanks to this T-Shirt design, I've been painting almost every night. (Oils and arcylic landscapes).
And finally, Mitch Irion, HHS class of 1973-74 (I think) and a long time friend who I have worked with for over twenty years, contributed the computer work which pulled the final piece of art together. I still don't understand how an E-Mail I sent Mitch of one hundred top 40 hits from 1955 to 1965 got put into perspective on that highway under the woodie. He also re-designed the "Cougartown".com logo on the surf board and designed the front which says, "Hawthorne High Alumni, be true to your school" along with the other slogan I can never remember this late at night. Anyway, thanks Mitch for making this shirt design possible.
A final note, I just hope my art teacher, Clayton Williams, room 10-1, sees the shirt design. He was always concerned if I would some day get a real job. Maybe now I can.
See you all Friday night on the 15th.
Alan Hauge

Thanks again Alan. Outstanding job and I personally love the art. You've still got it, and one of these days I want you to paint "17 again" on the side of the Cougartown Durango. I know I can get that done by any artist, but I want it done by Hawthorne's BEST. Your ARE the best Alan. Thanks for everything and be a Coug boy.

Name: Stephanie () on Monday, October 4, 1999 at 23:49:51
E-Mail: SAlhanati
Maiden: Rogers
Class: `70
Message: Just wanted to say the t-shirt looks great!!!! Beautiful job. I can hardly wait to start wearing it. I fully expect to begin hearing about people who learn about CT just by seeing the t-shirt on someone. I know there are a lot of cougs. who live in Orange County now. I'll patrol the Malls and the Swap Meet wearing my shirt and round some up. By the way, is there a set time for the picnic? Or are people just going straight to the park from the Stick and Stein. (who needs sleep when you're having fun?) See ya soon. Stephanie
Hi Stephanie, The picnic will start about 11am........I think. Susan knows for sure.
Yes Alan, You did a GREAT JOB!!! I've been getting email all day long and none negative. Thanks you so much.

Name: Cheryl Nicocia () on Monday, October 4, 1999 at 23:04:18
Maiden: Christensen
Class: 62
Message: Hey Maria Lococo Ricci, my John says "HELLO" to your Mike.

Name: Janet Burkett () on Monday, October 4, 1999 at 22:57:24
Maiden: Humphreys
Class: 62
Message: WOW! I love the art for the shirts!! I need at least six John. GREAT job Alan.
And....I can't stop laughing at Joyce's/Kelly's games for the picnic. Oh, if only some of it weren't so true!!
JB (the other one)

Name: Janice Waters () on Monday, October 4, 1999 at 22:15:57
Maiden: Fulton
Class: 64
Message: Has anyone heard from the following classmates or know how to contact them: Karen Jue, Barbara Sam, Sherry Barton, Pat Little, Diane Griffen, all class of 64. I would really like to get in touch with any or all of them. Thanks for the help.

Name: Roger Rohrdanz () on Monday, October 4, 1999 at 22:13:09
Message: Great page! I'd like to do something like this for my Inglewood high class of '61. Some Hawthorne guys remember the 'house on 142nd'. See Ya...

Name: Cheryl Nicocia () on Monday, October 4, 1999 at 22:11:16
Maiden: Christensen
Class: 62
Message: Hey, great job on the T-shirt art, thanks to everyone involved. Can't wait to see the finished product. Oh yea, the bread, John, I bet if you had some of that cilantro dressing to dip it in...
I think it would take like motor oil to make that stuff taste good.

Name: Susan () on Monday, October 4, 1999 at 20:44:18
Class: 77
Message: John and Joyce.. I see your daughter has your same sense of humor! I'll add those games to the list :) Susan

Name: Randy Johnson () on Monday, October 4, 1999 at 20:42:00
Maiden: Johnson
Class: 86
Message: Hey you fellow classmates, hope everyone is doing well.

Name: Sharon Nelson () on Monday, October 4, 1999 at 17:34:46
Maiden: Webb
Class: 1975
Message: Hi John, I love reading the "feedback" section of this terrific website. It's great to read some of the entries from my good ol' classmates of '75. It sure beats watching boring tv! A fun memory for my fellow '75 pals: Daryl Keaneman, Perry Zaokopny and Mary Palladini (Marsella). Remember the fun time we had TPing Mrs. Mark's front yard for her birthday. She could have strangled all of us the next day. Wow do I miss her. She was so real and honest and really gave me great values to live by and pass onto my two girls. I still remember writing down her "Thoughts for the day" in her American Lit. class.
Thanks Sharon, She was the BEST.

Name: Frank A. Romano () on Monday, October 4, 1999 at 17:17:09
Class: 1961
Message: Sir Alan! Wonderful JOB. Just Wonderful! Looking forward to having the shirt at the gym... That will get a few heads a rotating! I've identified most everything in the artwork, but what's in the lower right hand corner of the woody's rear window. Can't make that out? Joyce the games sound like fun... I really liked the shouting in the "good ear." When my oldest was in Kindergarten, I got in trouble at the open house. There was a kids game called "Feel and Find OUT! Well you know I figured that would make a great adult game. I think I still have the scar on my shin bone from that outing. JB... The bread was given in should enjoy it with breakfast. Break it up, dip it in egg, and fry like french toast. Don't put any sweet stuff on it... Serve with any color SOS.
SOS could only improve it. Thanks Frank.....

Name: Karen () on Monday, October 4, 1999 at 16:34:36
Maiden: Hare
Class: 66
Message: Alan I applaud you on the artwork for the t-shirts, it looks great, and has been well worth the wait..:o) Jim S. I am glad to see you survived your B'Day...:o) and last Kenny B. its been along time since I have seen you, glad you came on board....A.K.
How about me??

Name: jason () on Monday, October 4, 1999 at 15:46:49
Class: 92
Message: hey cougars just wanted to know whats been going on with the mighty class of 92.....? i was dead for a while but ive recently come back from the dead to see all my old peeps. drop me a line....
Thanks Jason for the shout. That didn't hurt did it.

Name: Richard Hanson () on Monday, October 4, 1999 at 15:39:41
Class: 56
Message: Great looking graphics on the "T" shirt. For us older Cougars that are really not "T" shirt people, is there a chance it will be available on a golf shirt, sweat shirt or jacket.
Yes, Richard, This is the initial Tshirt run. It'll be available on other things too from coffee mugs to windbreakers.

Name: Betty Rodriguez () on Monday, October 4, 1999 at 15:30:36
Maiden: Kean
Class: 69

Name: Bill Cusac () on Monday, October 4, 1999 at 15:14:43
Class: 1965
Message: John, Are the T-shirts going to be on sale over the web-site after the picnic? I can't make the game or picnic because I'll be in the hospital at UC Davis during that same time.. Thanks, Pieboy.....
Bill, Yes the Tshirts will be on the site as soon as I can get a final price.

Name: Susie () on Monday, October 4, 1999 at 15:11:32
Maiden: Manning
Class: 71
Message: Happy Birthday Patricia

Name: Harry Plotkin () on Monday, October 4, 1999 at 14:41:56
Class: 52/97
Message: John: The Tshirt art looks great. Kudos to Alan. Eleven more days to funsville. Thank you for this forum through which I have heard from many former students -some on feedback, but most through direct email. The thought occured to me (I have one every once in a great while) that some of the many names I recognize on the alumni list might think I don't remember them. Several emails I have received start out..."You probably don't remember me ... The truth is that I remember more than 90% of my former students and many who went to Dana and were not in one of my classes. Please don't let that possibility prevent you from letting me hear from and about you. You had better hurry though because next month it might be only 80%. Thanks again John. Love to all, HCH
Harry, Yes I think the artwork looks REAL California all right. Thanks and we'll see you at the game.

Name: Maureen "Mo" () on Monday, October 4, 1999 at 13:14:43
Maiden: Trott
Class: 1964
Message: ROY MEARS....What a surprise to see you in feedback. I was just looking at the 1962 yearbook the other day and saw your picture....and thought "I wonder what happened to you and what you were up to". Now that I have rambled on, do you remember me from school and the beach? I was the little short s____ that went with George "Buzzy" Fleshman in high school and then married him...and divorced him (after he became a bigamist) about 29 years ago. Would like to hear from you if possible. With this website, it is so much fun rekindling friendships from school. Are you going to make it for the BIG weekend?

Name: pauline matthew () on Monday, October 4, 1999 at 12:55:18
Maiden: spencer
Class: 69
Message: john- the logo turned out neat. thank you to alan for a job well done. it was worth the wait. please make sure that mark does shirts in xxl. i know i want 2 shirts. see you at homecoming.

Pauline, Yes there will be XXL's too.

Name: LEEREOY FELDERRUSTER () on Monday, October 4, 1999 at 12:43:50
Class: 55
Message: HOWDY! Mrs. Baker maam, cood ya pas Da bred pleez. LEEROY FELDERRUSTER

Name: Howard Duran () on Monday, October 4, 1999 at 12:24:48
Class: 61
Message: Love the T-Shirt art! I hope you make plenty X Large ...Royal, I got your e-mail, I've been pretty busy. "Skinny Kenny ala Renny", where you been dude?

Name: JIM SLOEY () on Monday, October 4, 1999 at 12:07:24
E-Mail: they
Class: 66
Message: John-the art work is REALLY GREAT! All cougars should today at 6 p. m. stand and applaud Alan Hauge for the great job he did! Alan super!! Royal, Bill, and Lori thanks for the b-day wishes, Maury Wills Johnny Cochran and me! Royal, I trust the surgery went well? Take care! Mo thanks for the B-Day Card. Mr. Tena obviously you never had either John Baker, Robin or myself in any of your classes! And for Roy Mears and all the other Cougars that missed any reunions the next one is October 15, 1999, HALCAP FIELD be there or be square! WHO SAID THAT? And any of you Cougars from 80 forward know for whom HALCAP FIELD was named? We bring tradition!

Yes, only to Class of 80 and later......for whom was Halcap field named? Thanks Jim........

Name: Alan Nelson () on Monday, October 4, 1999 at 11:56:59
Class: '73
Message: John, Please tell me that these shirts will be made available to those of us who won't be able to make the Game or Picnic. I'd even be willing to pay a couple of bucks extra if the proceeds would go to a worthy cause (Like CT)! Maybe we need a Cougartown Bookstore to purchase HHS memorabilia. (The $$$ flashing in yer head yet, John!)
Alan, The proceeds are going to Cougartown, BUT I was thinking along the lines of a scholarship fund for a middle of the road HHS student. You know, the AVERAGE student that needs that extra help. We'll talk about that one a little later. Eventually there will be more items to add to our little Cougartown store, to help fund this scholarship project.

Name: Joyce Chance () on Monday, October 4, 1999 at 11:20:36
Maiden: Savisky
Class: '62
Message: I received the following list of childhood games from my daughter for the picnic:
1. Sag! You're it!
2. Pin the Toupee on the Bald Guy
3. 20 Questions Shouted into your Good Ear
4. Kick the Bucket
5. Red Rover,Red Rover,the nurse says Bend Over
6. Doc,Doc,Goose
7. Simon Says Something Incoherent
8. Hide and Go Pee
9. Spin the Bottle of Mylanta
10. Musical Recliners
Thanks,Kell :o)

Thanks Kel

Name: John Baker () on Monday, October 4, 1999 at 09:10:57
Class: 62
Message:OK folks, here's our Tshirt art. This is the rear and the slogans will be on the front. Alan did a bitchin' job on the illustration and Mitch has done an impressive job on the computer end. Now it's off to Mark Escalante's for the printing. Thanks guys for the great job. I'll put pricing up when I get a price from Mark. We won't get any Tshirts shipped before the game, but will sell them at the game and at the Stick and Stein and Picnic on Saturday.

Name: Kristi Pealo () on Monday, October 4, 1999 at 09:40:50
Maiden: Perkins
Class: 89
Message: Good Morning John, I have a question to ask about homecoming. I have two friends that are coming down for everything, they don't have computers should i fill out the reservation page for them? thanks Kristi
Yes please. You can put one of their names and put 2 people. Thanks Kristi......

Name: John Baker () on Monday, October 4, 1999 at 09:10:57
Class: 62
Message: I just have to brag on my mom's bread making ability. She got this bread machine and simply has to make up her own recipes. She said it took her and the neighbor lady an hour to get this one out of the machine. Mom I've gotta say that this loaf looks like the monster from a low budget sci-fi movie. Thanks for bringing it to me too. Just so you know, they sell bread already sliced and packaged up at the super market. Thanks Ma for trying......

Name: Debbie () on Monday, October 4, 1999 at 02:04:30
Maiden: Johnston
Class: 72
Message: I was so excited to hear from a friend I hadn't seen in about 28 years, he picked my e-mail address from this site. I had to be in L.A. for a couple of days and we got together, along with his brother and my two sisters, Theresa and Rhonda and had the best time just talking of the "good old" days! Went to Manhattan Beach Pier, haven't seen it for 25 years, got to talking so much, lost track of time. My sister was going to end up with a $300.00 ticket for parking in a handicap parking space, forgot to put my sticker up, and the guys ended up with tickets too (and were almost locked in the parking lot!) We were however able to talk our way out of the $300.00 one. What a wonderful thing you have done John putting this together. I never thought I would hear or see these friends, who meant so much to me, again. I know I've told you thanks a million times, but again thanks. I don't see much feedback from class of 72, where is everyone?
Debbie, Sorry about the tickets, but I know when you get reconnected with your old friends, time just does not exist. Thanks for the story too. I just love it when people are reunited because of Cougartown.

Name: blonde princess, now resides in oopseville () on Monday, October 4, 1999 at 01:44:54
Maiden: christine penny
Class: 76
Message: there you have it, what can I say....I bet you think I do those kinds of things on know...mixing sharon and sue, but golly gee, really I don't. These things just come ever so naturally. It's this dang blonde hair, I tell ya. "} was a joke, and here I thought 'you' were 'THE SMART ONE'! I have to explain everything! geesh. Yes, I guess technically, I did appear to be there in one of those cute little outfits, emphasis on little, and the red lipstick that tasted like candy apples......but I must ask you to remember two important words..... and to remember them clearly.... 'me' and 'then'. Then ask yourself... was 'I' really there? "} And just so ya know, that 'high maintenance' remark, it didn't go unnoticed! High maintenance, indeed!!!

Name: Glenn Crist () on Monday, October 4, 1999 at 00:03:13
E-Mail: gfcrist
Class: 1964
Message: I'm glad Frank Romano mentioned how fast the feedback pages seem to be filling up. At this rate there'll be another cruise night in December. However, if everyone really slows it down (kinda like, until March or April, you could all bring the Crusin' Machines on a "wine country road trip" for a re-enactment of American Graffiti in "bodacious" Petaluma, where many of the original scenes for that epic movie were filmed.
My favorite shower stall remembrance was when after "mud-drills" (lotsa rain, lotsa mud, lotsa football players under instruction to get out there and slide around on their belllies), the varsity football team came in after practice and decided to plug the shower drains and continue their sliding practice. Only problem, if I remember correctly, was that a number of them came up with what resembled "athlete's foot" fungus on their chests and abdomens. Nothing that a little Tinactin or Desenex wouldn't cure.
Hope to see you all up here in "God's country" in the spring or summer. Watch for details, after the Inglewood crowd goes home with their head-dresses between their legs.

Hey Glenn, I think we'll plan another Cruise night for February. Everyone had a great time at the last one.
The wine country road trip will be the next big one event though. If you want to participate in this one, stay tuned as Janet Humphreys Burkett and Glenn Crist will head this one up. It will be a great excuse to see our friends from Northern and Central CA and Oregon too.

Name: Arnold Tena () on Sunday, October 3, 1999 at 23:44:32
Message: I taught at HHS from 1963 until my retirement two years ago. I have just spent at least two hours going through your site and I must say I enjoyed every minute of it. Some of the names I read brought back some very fond memories of my years at HHS. By some distance, Joe Wihnyk (64) was the best student I had the joy of teaching. I would appreciate hearing from anyone as to what Joe ended up doing. I remember so well, also, Frank Rubin signing off his papers with just the initials FDR. Keep up the good work.
Thanks Arnold and please add yourself to the Alumni list as faculty, so your students can find you.

Name: Richard Lopez () on Sunday, October 3, 1999 at 23:30:22
Class: 1989
Message: Wow! What a great site! I enjoyed CT so much, I immediately let my friends from the class of 89 know about it! I'm really excited about our upcoming reunion. I hope the twins, Amy and Ana are there, as well as the 'gutter' people. TTFN and keep up the great work!
Hey thanks Richard, See you and the rest of the 89ers on Homecoming night.

Name: Lori Padelford () on Sunday, October 3, 1999 at 23:00:02
E-Mail: desilulu4u
Class: 81
Message: Hey all you cougars! I thought a had better check in before King John thinks I've gotten lost in Home Depot (oh, if only my home depot card would allow me to do that!). Happy Birthday to Jim Sloey I hope you had a wonderful day. Is Debbie going to homecoming? And last but not least here is my weekly request for more of the class of 81 to check in. I don't mean by just adding your name to the alumni list but by writing into feedback. The 80's couldn't have been that boring could they? Oh, also I almost forgot thank you Don Dallons for the Escrow plug. Don e me or call me when you get a chance.
Home Depot, my favorite place to shop.
Yes, where are the 80's, 90's, and 50's people?? We know you are voyeuring out there. Step up and add your 2 cents. IT'S FREE!!! Come on Cougs, let us know you're out there.

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