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Name: Patt () on Thursday, October 14, 1999 at 00:41:37
I am really looking forward to Friday! Susan said I can be a Heavenly cake judge! She is with me in wanting to get revenge on Chris for wanting me to judge cakes so he wouldn't have to provide me a Birthday Cake!!
Oct 14th is my birthday!
I will be a VERY young 52!!
I have a 16 year old grand-daughter!!
16 year old grandaughter??!! Let's see.....carry the 3.......-16.......and your offspring was say 25.....Yeah, I'd say you were about 11 when you had that child. What is 11, the 6th grade?? I guess you hadn't studied multiplication yet.
Yes Patt, you will be a judge in the cake bakeoff. Gee I hear LeeRoy's wife, Beulah is going to enter a cake too. I wonder if she can cook. I guess you'll be the judge of that huh Patt. We'll see you on Friday.......
Name: golden godess, a kept woman () on Thursday, October 14, 1999 at 00:01:42
Maiden: chirstine penny
Message: John...now that I have introduced my hubby...so to speak...here's a lovely piece of mail he sent me today...I'm sure you can appreciate it, as well as most all the men out there. It's about men bashing...or more to the point...It's for men who are tired of men bashing jokes....
Q- How many men does it take to open a beer?
A- None. It should be open by the time she
Q- Why is a laundromat a really bad place to pick up a woman?
A- Because if she can't afford to buy her own washing machine she'll never really be able support you.
Q- Why are woman's feet smaller than men's?
A- So they can stand closer to the kitchen sink.
Q- How do you fix a woman's watch?
A- You don't. There's a clock on the oven.
Q- Why do men pass gas more than women?
A- Because women won't shut up long enough to build up pressure.
Q- If your dog is barking at the back door and your wife is yelling at the front door, who do you let in first?
A- The dog, of course. At least he'll shut up after you let him in.
Christine, Is your husband's name LeeRoy ??
Name: golden goldess () on Wednesday, October 13, 1999 at 23:34:19
Maiden: christine penny
Message: Oh, HA HA HA....John....You're such a funny man. ") But I have to admit...there may be a wee bit of truth to what you say, my eyes have been a tad bit dry lately. Actually, with just my hair pulled back I'm okay. It's when Ron, my husband, decides to play tarzan and drags me by it, is when I get into trouble and have all kinds of memory problems!
Memory problems?? Now see, you've got to quit beating your head against a hot rock to dry your hair.
Name: Kathy (the younger one) Stonebraker () on Wednesday, October 13, 1999 at 23:19:15
Message: Christine - John is right! You MUST have put a little to much peroxide on and some of it seeped into your brain cells :) WHO IS YOUNGER (by one month)?? Lime daquiri sounds good. I think I'll have 2.
John, haven't heard from Mr. Key in a while. Whats up?? I just wanted to let him know that I heard through the grape vine that Mr. D might be around this weekend. Several people are calling and reminding him. I'll keep you posted. See ya Friday...
AND HAPPY BIRTHDAY LULU!!
Yes, Where is our beloved Jorge?? George, are you out there? If so, please let us know. Mr. D?
Name: Cheryl Nicocia () on Wednesday, October 13, 1999 at 21:55:29
Message: Well John, as you already know, my John and I will not be able to make it this weekend either. I cannot tell you how depressed this has made me. I was in town last month, and will be in town in November, but just can't seem to squeeze in another trip down this month. And Myrna, "I" would have stopped and said "hello", if I could have pulled it off. Just know, we will be there in spirit. Next time I'm in town, Loretta, Linda, Tonya, John, and I will "do lunch" and get our own pep rally going. GO COUGARS....
I was wondering where you've been hiding. I thought maybe you were going to surprise us and be here. AH that's all right. We've got 3 people from the Best 60's Class anyway. That'll have to get the job done. Thanks Cheryl and tell the duck killer that John says hey........
Name: Diane D'Alessandro () on Wednesday, October 13, 1999 at 20:55:54
Message: I am anxious to hear from any of my class mates that remember me.
Name: the one with the golden hair () on Wednesday, October 13, 1999 at 20:32:50
Message: John, I've been right here readin' away. ") Thanks for the birthday wish. I guess I need to offer some kind of HALF BAKED excuse as to why I can't remember my own age. Sorry to say but the last time I had by hair peroxided, I think the solution was a little too strong and it may have had some effect on what remaining brain cells I have left. The fact that it's been so blasted hot here in Texas all summer long, and it's still in the 90's with 90% humidity, also might have something to do with it. You see, I've had to pull my hair back, just so I can breath, and it could be that I've pulled my hair back a little too tight of late. Or.... it could be do to the fact that I've lied for so many years that now I can't remember. I think these things could have contributed to my complete scatter brainess as to just how old I really am. So..... if you care to do the math......DON'T EVEN THINK ABOUT IT! ") At any rate, I can say this though, and with great certainty....I AM DEFINITELY YOUNGER THAN KATHY! ") gotchya Oh, and Kathy....make it a Lime daquiri ...k? TO ALL OF YOU WHO ARE GOING.....HAVE A BLAST, AND REMEMBER.....YOU'RE CELEBRATING MY BIRTHDAY! HEHE
I know why you're feeling so tired and it's not the Texas heat and humidity. You've pulled that blonde stuff so tight that your eyes won't close. You need SLEEP!!Thanks Christine........
Name: Linda Kristof () on Wednesday, October 13, 1999 at 20:26:53
Message: I have been thinking of Judy D. all day today. Any word how she is doing after her surgery?
Sorry we can't be with you this week-end. I began a new job and can't get the time off darn it. Steve and I promise to attend, someday. Sounds like the events just keep getting bigger and better.
Hi Linda, This weekend's going to be a keeper.
Judy D is in recovery, the last I heard. I'm sure Marsha Russell will fill us
up .........scuze me, "in" on the progress. Thanks Linda.
Can someone keep us up to date on Bill Cusac too please.
Name: Susan () on Wednesday, October 13, 1999 at 19:39:35
Message: For those who are requesting the address for Recreation Park in El Segundo, it is 401 Sheldon Street. The picnic area is located on the North side of the park, and the closest entrance area is off of Pine Street. I will have signs posted to direct you to our area, however, it should be easy enough to find if you look for the "Scarlet & Gold." Please remember to bring blankets, lawn chairs, and your picnic lunch. We have tables reserved, and a very large grass area too. See you there! Susan
We'll be on the North side of the park all right, but there's parking on the South and West side, so you may want to drop your belongings off, and then go park, if the parking is used up on the North side.
Name: Kathleen Griffin () on Wednesday, October 13, 1999 at 18:48:37
Message: This may seem a ridiculous question but here goes anyway. Where exactly is Recreation Park in El Segundo? I would like to be able to provide comprehensive instructions to the rest of my party for how to get there.
Kathleen, Please look on the top of this page under Homecoming Party. There's a map up there showing the Stick and Stein, the Hacienda, and Recreation park. If you need more info, please email me and I'll try and help. Thanks........
Name: Loren Heath () on Wednesday, October 13, 1999 at 17:36:01
Message: Hey King John, Somewhere I missed it, what time does the merryment start on Saturday at the park. Rippen and rar'en to go and don't want to miss any of it. Mom Heath plans to be there also, you just can't keep that lady down.
I don't always get a chance to see all of "feedback" for some reason they expect me to work. Anyway, I told Judy D. yesterday while she was thinking twice about the "BIG" event, that at least she could have e-mailed about "Pinks" because I missed all of the banter prior. Oh well, maybe next time when she won't take up sooo much room in the car.
Yeah, it was so crowded in the Durango the other night that we made Judy hangem' out of the window so Sloey could breathe. Judy, just think, next time you can sit back and just enjoy the ride.
Loren, The merriment starts between 10:30 and 11am. I'll see you there.
Name: JIM SLOEY () on Wednesday, October 13, 1999 at 15:49:11
Message: Hey if Ken Slaughter is out there, no relation to Becky, (I don't think, he always said they were kissing cousins)they really named a hot dog stand after us, PINKS. Anyway I think we should go chili dogging after the game. Then go to Stuck on a stein. What a day for Cougars and surgery, Judy Degrazia too, keep her in your prayers folks as well as Royal Lord still recovering from his recent surgery. Myrna thanks for the birthday wish. Sorry I didn't mention that before. Be a cougar!
PS I did not go to the 1969 reunion John. It was my liddle brudders, Jon and Bill. Got it? Litton, Bill Russell will be in town Saturday!
Got it, and thanks Prince James...
Name: Kathy Stonebraker () on Wednesday, October 13, 1999 at 15:39:45
Message: Since I just read that feedback will be shut down Friday I want to let everyone know that there is a VERY IMPORTANT birthday coming up. That's right, Blondie, aka Christine (Penny) Baird will be celebrating #?? this Friday. So, everyone, please send her a greeting at either firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Christine - I know you would like to be at the party Friday night but don't worry, I'll be having a daquiri or 2 in your honor :) :) HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!
Happy Birthday Christine darlin'. I know you don't have a clue how old you are now that you're over 20but whatever it is, we love you just the same. Have a great day Christine. Hey, Where have you been this last week???
Name: Frank A. Romano () on Wednesday, October 13, 1999 at 15:05:26
Message: The pages fill with the magic of the ages at CT. JB has folks liking foods of bazaar colors. And loyalty beyond the call... Robin is leading cheers! Best of all, on the way to surgery, Judy is selling more gray breakfast food! That just goes to show how things get to the market place. Sloey is going to reunions just because there being held....and Mom "B" is asking 'What if' questions. Careful Mom "B". Those 'That's Why' answers can be tough. Betty, I sent a note to Bill, and we will send prayers too!!
Thanks Frank that places it all in perspective........all except, Judy, We're PULLING
Name: Bill Wadman () on Wednesday, October 13, 1999 at 15:02:37
Message: In Basketball, Wilt Chamberlian was the BIG GUY, everyone else is just tall. Thanks for the memories Wilt.
Name: Vickie Arestegui () on Wednesday, October 13, 1999 at 12:33:33
Message: Hello Fellow Cougars! I have some news you might find interesting! I just noticed on my way to the store that Brian Wilson -yes our Brian- will be performing at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center. Just in case you moved away from the South Bay area, that use to be old Aviation High School. The concert is scheduled for New Year's Eve 99 - to buy tickets call Sandblast Productions at (310)406-8838. Hope someone finds this of interest!! My best to all.
Name: Ron Mangini () on Wednesday, October 13, 1999 at 11:46:05
Message: Working in Memphis,TN for FedEx (Flight Management)...Great site John, for Jeff Gibson the guy who "blew up" the chemistry class was Gilbert Voss...anybody have an idea of the whereabouts of Vicki Barnum class of '65, we lived in the same apartment building on Manor Drive..just wondered..tragic about Carl Wilson, he and I used to walk home together from school, he loved my mothers spaghetti & meatballs on Thursday's (traditional to have pasta on Sunday & Thursday's). Remember during P.E. (weight training) with the steel bar with coffee can's filled with concrete. I remember very vividly cruisin' the Blvd, the A&W and the "big haired" redhead in the '61 or '62 Grand Prix with the "V/O" sign in the rear window...kind of like American Graffiti huh...Thanks again John, Ron Mangini 3123 Curtis St. Memphis,TN 38118
Thanks Ron for checking out the site. Sounds like you're gonna fit right in here. I never forget the "Big Haired Redheads" either. Be a Coug.......
Name: Matt Peterson () on Wednesday, October 13, 1999 at 10:57:59
Message: Love the T-shirts and the scholarship idea. Sorry I won't make it down this weekend for any of the activities. If some of the money for the T-shirts are going to a scholarship, does that mean that the T-shirts are tax deductible? John, why don't you take it easy this weekend and close down feedback.
Great Idea!!! Thanks Matt, I think I'll do that on Friday.
Name: Betty Rodriguez () on Wednesday, October 13, 1999 at 10:52:23
Message: To All Cougs-
I'd like to ask you all to please take a minute today to send your prayers, good thoughts, etc. to Bill Cusac ('65). He is having open-heart surgery at UC Davis. Lets all send him some Cougartown energy!
Thanks Betty, He'll be in mine.......
Name: DEBBIE ELLIOTT () on Wednesday, October 13, 1999 at 08:55:48
Message: GUESS IT IS TIME I FINALLY GET ON THE BAND WAGON. BEEN READING THE FEEDBACK SINCE FOSTER FREEZE BUT NEVER GOT ON IT. REALLY WANT TO THANK YOU JOHN FOR ALL THE HARD WORK YOU PUT INTO THIS. REALLY ENJOY READING IT EVEN THOUGH I WAS SLOW TO WRITE IN. WENT TO OUR HIGH SCHOOL REUNION LAST SAT. AND HAD A GOOD TIME. THANK YOU TO THE COMMITTEE FOR ALL THE HARD WORK THEY ALWAYS PUT INTO IT. AND IT ALWAYS HAS TURNED OUT NICE. EVERYONE HAS A GOOD TIME. GOOD TO SEE OLD FRIENDS AND OF COURSE NOT EVERYONE YOU ALWAYS WANT TO SEE IS THERE. JIM SLOEY, GOT TO TALK A LITTLE BIT WITH BOTH JOHN AND BILL. MR. PLOTKIN, SORRY KRIS AND I MISSED YOU ON SAT. GUESS WE MISSED YOU BY ABOUT 30 MINUTES, I GOT HOME LATE FROM WORK. I WILL SEE YOU SOMETIME THIS WEEK-END. KRIS WISHES SHE COULD OF ATTENDED ALL THIS. WELL SORRY THAT IT TOOK ME SO LONG TO ADD BUT JIM S. YOU KNOW HOW QUIET I CAN BE.. DEBBIE
Thanks Debbie, That didn't hurt did it. What I'm wondering is why did Jim Sloey go to the 69ers reunion. Is he lonely or does he just like hanging out with the "Kids". Now that you've done it Debbie, please jump in here anytime you feel like it. See you this weekend.
Name: Kristi Pealo () on Wednesday, October 13, 1999 at 02:48:58
Message: Hey all you COUGARS!!! Only three days to go!! I am so excited about this weekend. Because of this web site I have talked to people via email that I haven't heard from in years. Kristen Bamerick I hope you are voted Queen. Pam Betraun: getting out the letterman jacket is a good idea, I will have to dust mine off too. Mr. Plotkin I can't wait to see you too. You were my favorite in 8 grade. My mom and sisters loved you too. I do wish I payed more attention in your class now!!! John this weekend will be a blast, can't wait to meet you(the KING). See you Thursday Mom, Terri, and Stacy. later Cougs!!
Hi Kristi, I'll be there along with HCH and many more. I look forward to meeting lots of HHSers that I've never seen. We'll have nametags at the game too, so please everyone, write large for us old Cougs.
Name: David Whitworth () on Wednesday, October 13, 1999 at 02:42:59
Message: Thanks John for this memorable flash to the past. Although I didn't graduate from Hawthorne in the sixties, this site brought back many great memories.
Thanks David, I'm glad you enjoyed yourself. Please add your name to the alumni list if you ATTENDED HHS at all. It will be lots easier for your friends to find you.
Name: Susan () on Wednesday, October 13, 1999 at 00:04:07
Message: BRING YOUR FAVORITE CD'S AND TAPES! Neil Evans, husband of '89 Coug Linda Stonebraker, will be doing the honors of DJ for both Friday night and Saturday. Thanks, Kathy (Lorig) Stonebraker, our Party-In-A-Van Cougar, for getting our new DJ arranged. We'll miss "Killer" as he did such a great job at Fosters for Cruise Night, but we'll love Neil!
HEY, We Love You Neil !!
Name: Sheree Klingenhagen () on Tuesday, October 12, 1999 at 23:53:41
Maiden: I'm an original Klingenhagen
Message: I'd just like to say I totally agree with Mom Bierman and thank the God's that the "if's" worked our way and John Baker put this wonderful site together for all of us to voice our own special remembrances, good, bad or otherwise, this is a great forum.
I don't think I was ever so proud as when I saw that my brother paid for a seat for Nyman Hall, sometimes it's the little things that touch you the most. Thanks Tom for making me feel so lucky to have you for a big brother.
Looking forward to seeing everyone at the game and Stick & Stein and then at the picnic on Saturday. Dale Jr will be driving on Friday night so I'll be keeping him out of trouble or he will be keeping me out of trouble, or we'll get in trouble together!
Oh, and Cheryl Foster I can't e-mail you for some reason it won't go thru, so if you would send me your address via my e-mail I have a picture of your crunched VW Squareback if you would like it!
Thanks again John you are the KING!
Thank you Sheree. That's very nice and I'll see you on Friday.
Name: Linda Dietrich () on Tuesday, October 12, 1999 at 23:23:50
Message: Hi Folks, I just got home from Calif. It's been 5 long yrs. and boy has the place changed. With visiting relitives and the reunion I only got to spend a half hr. at the beach but you couldn't have asked for better weather. I want to thank the folks that encouraged me to go to the reunion, John B., Bill Sloey, Pauline, Betty, and others. It was a blast to see all these people that we haven't seen in 30 yrs. Everyone looked so good. There was a good turn out but alot of our friends were not there. There was alot of folks that never heard of Cougartown and even more that don't have or use a computer. Well Betty made a pretty good pitch for CT and I also told a few to GET ON LINE!! I felt bad that I didn't get to talk to everyone there. I encourage all to go to your reunions!!! August Thorton if you are out there I am very disappointed in you!!
You are welcome Linda. I'm so glad you decided to attend, as you can have NO regrets now.
Name: karen () on Tuesday, October 12, 1999 at 20:50:46
Message: I'm sorry to say my husband and I won't be able to make Homecoming or any of the other events this weekend. We couldn't get anyone to work for us. Darn, and I'll bet Leeroy has a seat saved for us for the game, too. I do want to get a T-shirt tho. I'll wear it instead of the drab ones our company gave us. Alan's art is much better! You did a great job Alan and I can hardly wait to get one or two. Will there be some in children's sizes too? Tricia Waayers Phenicie: Are you related to Al Phenicie who went to Leuzinger and graduated in '57? You all have a great time at the Homecoming, the party and the picnic too! And I was so looking forward to trying that grey stuff at the VFW on Sunday morning!!! SOS?
Karen, I'll save you a couple of shirts. There'll be more events so do not fret. I know you tried. Tell Gary I said hey, and be a Coug girl........
Name: Robin () on Tuesday, October 12, 1999 at 19:45:27
Message: Great night JB!! Great food, great laughs and of course great people. Nice to meet MO and good to see Alan after all these years..Should have stayed for pie Jim and Debby, I dont do my cheerleader improv often:o)....Also never thought my 15 mins of fame would be associated with a toilet seat but hey, Ill take it..Tanks again for the dawgs JB...great memorys (or is it mamories??) :o).. Later Cougs...
Hey Robin, Glad someone loaned you a computer. You must've been going through Ctown withdrawals by now. Yes you missed Robin's cheerleader routine last night. It would've made Larry Smith and Jim Peppers jealous. All is not lost however as maybe we can get him out on the field on Friday night to lead us in a little "Lean to the Left/Right" action. Whattayasay Robin.............Sherry or Sandy, bring Jim's Megaphone.
Name: Judy DeGrazia () on Tuesday, October 12, 1999 at 19:31:55
Message: Rowdys and anyone that's not... As long as we're on a roll here - one last input and I'm out of here for two weeks... lets not forget that the VFW BREAKFAST WILL BE SUNDAY OCT 17th. Usual time to meet-10:00 I'd call this a marathon weekend...can you take it?? As for me... I'll be in La La Land. but I'll be back...whether you want me to or not.
Judy DeGrazia THE ROWDYS.
Name: Your Friendly Cougartown.com Homecoming Coordinator () on Tuesday, October 12, 1999 at 18:43:01
E-Mail: no time to read e-mail this week :)
Maiden: It's Italian and you can't pronounce it anyway
Message: For those Cougars who still have not sent in their RSVP Homecoming Form because you can't find it... scroll back to the top of this page and have a little patience :)
Here's the answer to the question of the day! Of course some of your friends will be there. In fact, WE'RE ALL YOUR FRIEND, so count on almost 300 of your closest Cougar buddies being there! More and more of your friends are sending their Homecoming Forms each day and they are all hoping that YOU will be there too! Come on out and join the fun!
T-shirts are looking good! Cougars... are you baking those cakes? The recipe is up there by the homecoming info. Only 3 more days to go Cougs... be there, or be square (wasn't that a saying before I was born?)!
Cougs, If you're baking a cake for the picnic, please let Susan know, so she'll know how many to cakes to plan on. Susan's email is Funds4kids@yahoo.com