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This one, very few of you will recognize. It's from 1955. Janis Martin

Name: Betty Rodriguez () on Wednesday, October 27, 1999 at 00:35:20
Maiden: Kean
Class: 69
Message: Hey, Cusac, maybe Kelly knows where Mike Andersen is? And we're still looking for Kathy Glenn. . . Bill, why don't you share some high school stories - you have a million of 'em, I know. Go ahead, drop names! Betty (or Buttrick to you)

Name: Norma Leonard () on Tuesday, October 26, 1999 at 22:59:17
Message: Hey JB, told Lee you could get me a spot with the "Rowdy Girls". He THOUGHT I would fit right in, but that was when he thought I said the "Dowdy Girls"! (no offense girls, he just misunderstood me!). Oh well, I think I can still muster up some rowdy.
OK Judy Wudy, where are you?? It's sign up time.......

Name: TRICIA MCDOWELL () on Tuesday, October 26, 1999 at 22:42:00
Maiden: SOKOL
Class: 70

Name: Billy Cusac () on Tuesday, October 26, 1999 at 22:02:50
Class: 1965
Message: Big Kell, Haven't seen or talked to you since all us HIPPIES moved up to Oregon in the late 60's. Are you still living in Oregon? Who else is still up there? CUSAC (pieboy)

Name: Diane Fiello () on Tuesday, October 26, 1999 at 21:36:23
E-Mail: dtfiello@home
Maiden: Fiello
Class: 68
Message: Mr. Plotkin, it was so fun to get a message back from you! But you must have me mixed up with someone else. I was a cooperative student, but certainly not a good "math student". What do you think about the current math framework? It's a little more balanced than the one we've had in the recent past. Do you think we've lost our way in math, as we did for several years in language arts? I'm interested in your thoughts.

Name: Kelley Currie () on Tuesday, October 26, 1999 at 19:58:52
Class: 67
Message: Hell-o to My brother Chuck, Cuz Butch and any others of my wonderful family who read this stuff daily or weekly. I recognize some of you writing on this page, Hello to those who remember me. Oh yes did any one mention how Gray Robin Hood got once he showed up in the south bay HaHa. I've been cracking up at the little insert of Robin on this page. Then wam there he is in a recent pic.
I smile.

Will someone loan Robin a COMPUTER!!!! I think we're all missing his humor here.

Name: TRICIA () on Tuesday, October 26, 1999 at 17:02:25
Maiden: SOKOL
Class: 70

Name: Melinda Farrow () on Tuesday, October 26, 1999 at 15:37:06
Maiden: Elia
Class: 82
Message: I remember Mr. Plotkin, I had him for math at Dana in '78. How are you? Glad to see some of the teachers are joining in Cougartown.

Name: Debbie Creal () on Tuesday, October 26, 1999 at 14:47:09
Maiden: Lynch
Class: 77
Message: Great web page. I was able to get information for my husband's alumni (Leuzinger) from this web page so that we would not miss his 30th reunion. I was also able to look up some old friends and rekindle some relationships from times past. Thanks again. Debbie (Lynch) Creal

Name: NANCY () on Tuesday, October 26, 1999 at 13:24:57
Class: 66

Name: Harry Plotkin () on Tuesday, October 26, 1999 at 11:06:06
Class: 52/97
Message: Hello Diane Fiello: I remember you well. I remember pretty girls and good math students....and you fit both categories! I started teaching at Dana in 1952 and ended my career there on January 29, 1997. Therefore: 52/97. I actually attended Washington HS in Los Angeles. John Baker made me an honorary Cougar. It is so great to hear from former students.

Name: CAROLE FERRUCCIO () on Tuesday, October 26, 1999 at 10:30:15
Class: 60
Message: Hi John Back from New Orleans, they sure have a lota swamp back there. I ordered my t shirt but have a question. Is any of the cost of the shirt going to the fund to help someone get ahead? There are probably alot of kids finishing school this coming June that could use help. Maybe we could start a account for donations to help pay someones way to college or just all the costs of books and etc. If we could do this I would love to help or at the least send MONEY. I dont know how many people we have on this web site but if we could get just a little from each person WOW! Does anyone out there like this idea. John I dont know how much more you can take on but maybe you can promote one of the royal court to royal money counter keeper. Also a royal student snoop to find a senior that needs help. Sorry about long e-mail.
Yes, we are planning on using a majority of the money to fund a scholarship for the "average student". Not sure exactly the criteria yet, but we'll work on it. Someone that maybe doesn't have the grades, but does have the desire. I'm sure we can get input from teachers on who this person will be. Thanks Carole.......

Name: Chris Prewitt () on Tuesday, October 26, 1999 at 09:43:17
Class: 67
Message: John,
How is the move going? Are you in the new place or still getting it ready for your occupancy? You must be totally bonkers with The Cougartown web page, homecoming, the after game party, the picnic, Nyman Hall rededication, Pinks, shirt sales, plus your real job! (And I'm sure that is only what we see.)

But I will return shortly. You people feel free to party on without me. joseph and Alan, I haven't forgotten you two either. Just need a few more days. No, not in the new place yet. About 3 or 4 weeks away. Party on Cougs. I'll be back in no time.

Name: Dusty Williams () on Tuesday, October 26, 1999 at 09:00:40
Maiden: Driscoll
Class: 76
Message: Great web page to visit. This is my first time and I enjoyed it very much. I am looking for a guy named Mike DiCurcio, graduated 1976. Anyone know what happened to him???

Name: pauline matthew () on Tuesday, October 26, 1999 at 01:27:59
Maiden: spencer
Class: 69
Message: john- i checked out the t-shirt page and was wondering if the sweatshirts are availble? it will be getting cold where it live soon so a nice cougar sweatshirt would be nice. also i want to know about becoming a "ROWDY GIRL".
pauline matthew

Hi Pauline, The only thing going right now are the T Shirts. The Rowdy girl thing, you'll have to talk to the Rowdy Pres. Judy DeGrazia.

Name: Linda Dietrich () on Monday, October 25, 1999 at 23:42:47
Maiden: Dawson
Class: 69
Message: I've been kind of quiet lately just enjoying everybodys feedback but today I was totally blown away. I checked the new arrivals and low and behold there was another person with my same name that graduated Hawthorne High in 1962. Wow!! I thought I was one of a kind. WELCOME LINDA DAWSON RANGEL. Guess you can say we have something in common.
Yes, Welcome Linda Dawson Rangel, to Cougartown......

Name: Diane Fiello () on Monday, October 25, 1999 at 23:24:59
Maiden: Fiello
Class: 68
Message: Mr. Plotkin, I didn't know you were a cougar! I was in your math class at Dana too, in 1964. Why do you list your graduating year as 52/97?

Name: Lee Leonard () on Monday, October 25, 1999 at 21:59:01
Class: 1966
Message: Hail Cougars, this is Lee Leonards better half. Been viewing the site for some time now and readyto be a part of the 'Alumni Fun Team'. Hope your trip to Wine Country includes the train ride through Napa. Hey, are the "Rowdy Girls", the "Pinks" and the "Royal Court" exclusive clubs? I know of few of you 'feedback regulars', but looking forward to meeting more of you at your next gathering. For Lee Leonard, this is Norma Jean signing off.(PS: Hi Patty V!!)
Hey Norma Jean, No exclusive clubs here. Just a bunch of fun loving Cougs who want to stay connected. If you want to be a Rowdy Girl, I know the leader personally. Just say the word, and thanks for checking in.

Name: Susie Sperry () on Monday, October 25, 1999 at 20:30:54
E-Mail: ssp1072818
Maiden: Manning
Class: 71
Message: Cathy, was that you writing about all of us blondes. If that was you, if I remeber correctly you had a whole lot of fun to.

Name: Harry Plotkin () on Monday, October 25, 1999 at 13:26:58
Class: 52/97
Message: Tricia Sokol McDowell: You got the brass ring. I taught math at Dana for many years and loved every minute of it. Thanks for checking in and for the kind words. Mrs. Toftness was a great teacher and a wonderful lady. I'm sorry to say that she passed away a few years ago.
Warm regards,

Name: Bonnie McCoy () on Monday, October 25, 1999 at 11:49:06
Class: 78
Message: Be sure to add Aloha Drugstore to the memory page. Also, 26th St. was referred to as "Two Six". As for the all time favorite make out place, how could we forget about the famous Malaga Cove in Palos Verdes (PV)???

Name: TRICIA MCDOWELL () on Monday, October 25, 1999 at 10:37:47
Maiden: SOKOL
Class: 70

Name: TERRY HOFFARTH () on Monday, October 25, 1999 at 01:53:08

Name: Christine Baird () on Sunday, October 24, 1999 at 23:56:36
Maiden: Penny
Class: 76
Message: Sorry John, I wasn't aware of a joke Tuesday, I hadn't discovered the site yet. Sorry if I offended anyone. I'll not send any more jokes.
Christine darlin', You add lots to this site. You don't need jokes to make your point, and no, you didn't offend anyone.

Name: Glenn Crist () on Sunday, October 24, 1999 at 22:03:23
Class: 1964
Message: I don't know if anyone else picked up on it, but one of HHS's illustrious alum's, Ron Mix ('56) just added his name to the Alumni List. With all the mentions in the Feedback, it'd be nice to hear his perspective on his career.
By the way, Ron, Mr. Harry Plotkin in on board and he is in contact with Pete Manion. Pete told me a few stories concerning you and one or two of your buddies back in grade school.

No offense, career and all Ron, but I'd rather hear about a typical 50's Hahlbeck party. I hear they're STILL talking about a few of them.

Name: Laura Porter () on Sunday, October 24, 1999 at 19:52:17
Maiden: Twitchell
Class: 79
Message: Just wanted to share that this morning after church I was telling a friend about Homecoming. An older woman standing nearby overheard us and shared that she used to be an aide and office helper at HHS in the early and mid 60's. Her name is Shirley Poole and she probably knows afew of you truants....She told me about working in the office the day Kennedy was assasinated and Bob Caldwell coming in the office in shock. I hope she visits the site....Hi Shirley if you're out there.
Hi Laura, Very interesting, and a very small Cougar world indeed. For those who don't know where Laura lives, this would've happened in the Sacramento area.

Name: Mom Lester () on Sunday, October 24, 1999 at 15:42:54
Maiden: Too long ago to remember
Class: 52 from IHS
Message: The Homecoming Reunion was great, saw a lot of people that my kids went to school with. Just finished looking at the pictures and can't wait to see more. They are all great. Even got my picture in there, sorta. It is the one on page 9 half hidden from view with Myrtle Reeves Fox. She is much better looking than I am anyway. Hope you will have more soon. They are sooo good.

Name: Mike Mecey () on Sunday, October 24, 1999 at 14:14:55
Message: John.. I'm sure that those of us in the north part of the State are a little jealous of all this gettin' together stuff...I'm not sure how to do it, but I would be glad to host a Northern California Alumni Party for those of us who ventured farther than Bakersfield. If you have some ideas, I'm open to them... Maybe a holiday party?.. Of course any So Cal Alumni would be encouraged to attend... Ideas anyone???
Is anyone going to attend the California 500 in Fontana Oct 29-31??? If so maybe we could hook up before, during, or after the race. It should be a great one. Contact me through my e-mail or mobil 916-217-9611...

Hey Mike, We're planning the wine country trip next spring in Sonoma, if you can make that one. Otherwise we're open to suggestions. Anyone??

Name: Blondes () on Sunday, October 24, 1999 at 12:28:30
E-Mail: dohavemorefun
Message: Remember the blondes of the class of 70. They all hung around together. Nadine Murphy, Tricia Sokol, Abby Donohoe and Suzie Manning (class of 71'). They did have more fun. I know I was a brown haired friend.

Name: Eva Gonzalez-Garcia () on Saturday, October 23, 1999 at 20:23:10
Maiden: Gonzalez
Class: 1989
Message: I would like all of you that knew me from our class to e-mail me and I would like Bob Wyler to hear from you..... Best wishes to all of you..... Eva

Name: Don Di Tomasso () on Saturday, October 23, 1999 at 20:11:34
Class: 75
Message: John, both you and Howard Duran have wonderful pictures from last weekend. I was not able to make it to the game and S & S - I appreciate seeing those pictures. The picnic was enjoyable. It was nice to meet a variety of Cougs there. I am looking forward to future gatherings. Take care, John and have a restful weekend.
"Happy Coug"
Don Di Tomasso '75 ( or

Thanks Don, We'll see you at the next event.

Name: Dean () on Saturday, October 23, 1999 at 19:47:13
Class: 65
Message: just toured whats new with all the hmcom. pics looks like everybody had a great time sorry i had to miss it, wondering if petty made it. hey PIEBOY how you doin just keep hangin onto your teddybear when you cough it will stop hurtn when the pain goes away, speaking from experience! glad to here your home and on the mend. deano

Name: Rich Haffke () on Saturday, October 23, 1999 at 18:41:25
E-Mail: zymbrew@aol.slow
Class: 75
Message: John, did anyone have a guestbook at the victory party? I would love to see a roster of names.
Hi Rich, Yes there was a guestbook, but I'll be darned if I know who ended up with it. Kathy, Do you still have it?? We'll sort it out soon. I haven't talked to Susan all week. She may have it too.

Name: Frank A. Romano () on Saturday, October 23, 1999 at 14:01:11
Class: 1961
Message: The "Homecoming" couldn't have been a bigger success, and I'm very sorry to have missed the fun of the games, and good people. What was the reaction of the present day cougars to all the alumni? There must have been some sort of reaction? About the pictures that have been up already.... Yeah everyone looks great. Even you old guys with the funny colored shirt tails thinkin' you still had some speed, agility and coordination remaining. You each deserve an "A" for giving it a GO, and another "A" for your aches and pains that should have been noticed by the end of the day.... JB, I know you're busy, but how soon do expect to have the shirts for sale at CT? Congratulations to all that organized Homecoming, and to all those that could be there in person... Let us here it for the WINE tour!
Hi Frank, I'm working on the Tshirt page now and it should be ready to go by tomorrow. The first batch of pictures are on the site right now, and can be accessed from the What's New Page.

Name: Ron Trullinger () on Saturday, October 23, 1999 at 02:26:26
Class: 70
Message: Cool site

Name: golden blonde () on Saturday, October 23, 1999 at 02:23:14
Maiden: christine penny
Class: 76
Message: A Blonde was driving down the freeway when her car phone rang. Answering, she heard her boyfriends voice urgently warning her, "Sharon, I just heard on the news that there's a car going the wrong way on highway 280. Please be careful!" Sharon quickly replied, "You're not just kidding Joe, but it's not just one, it's hundreds of them!"
Christine, Sorry to pour peroxide on your Feedback, but this is not the joke page. Remember Joke Tuesday about a hundred pages's over now.Thanks......

Name: Janet Burkett () on Saturday, October 23, 1999 at 00:32:35
Maiden: Humphreys
Class: 62
Message: Charlene was soooo good to see you last Friday at the party. Meeting up with you in the hotel lobby right after the earthquake was a strange thing. Did you really leave to go back up north right after that?? Wouldn't you know, we throw one little party and the ground in the whole area shakes! Hope that doesn't keep you away for so long again. We will be up in your area for the wine country trip next spring. You've gotta plan to be there! Maybe we can round up some more of Mr. Morgan's "up front" gals. Any of you listening?? Carol, Ann, Zutti, Sherry...let's all go raise some...again!
Twirl on!

Name: Debbie Cholley () on Saturday, October 23, 1999 at 00:05:08
Maiden: Shock
Class: 79 sort of
Message: Mr. Wing is still around??? Does anyone know how to reach him? I would love to send him a note. Many thanks cougars.

Name: Sharon MacDonald () on Friday, October 22, 1999 at 23:15:51
Maiden: Badger
Class: 63
Message: Hey Chris - not vinyl records - well maybe sometimes - Records Managers and Administrators are responsible for the indexing and storage of records, documents, data, and knowledge saved to various types of media (paper, CD, optical disk, diskette, film, microfilm, etc.)
One of todays challenges is the proliferation, control, and destruction of e:mail - just ask Bill Gates about that! To see some interesting technology in the storage of data visit
And that security guard wasn't the party type.

Name: daily breeze () on Friday, October 22, 1999 at 20:15:27
Message: in an afternoon game at Peninsula High school,use to be Rolling Hills High School, for you out of the area, about 5 years ago they merged Rolling Hills, PV high, and Miraleste into one school, fair huh, anyway the head coach at Peninsula is Gary Kimbrell, HHS alumni, that should explain the score, don't let your children look,
Peninsula 56, Hawthorne 0

Name: mytmo () on Friday, October 22, 1999 at 16:49:04
Maiden: trottoktrott
Class: 64
Message: Well, as you have already read, last night at PINK'S was the best. That probably had to do with the company. There was King John, Prince Robin & Marsha (known to the in crowd as Peter Pan & Tinker Bell), BeGrazia (she lost the "D"), Barbara Norris Westrope (you talk about a fun person), V5 (Patty Valencia) and her children, Allie and Peter (great kids Patty) and myself (midget). We all went in THE KING'S Durango, rockin n rollin to the music of the 50's & 60's. Even the kids were enjoying the music. Sherry & Doug Wingo showed up at PINK'S (what a nice surprise). Sloey, we missed you and Debbie. Patty, let's do the mystrey trip (any other good detectives out there?)! MoMo
I had a great time, but I think I set my cold back a day or two. It was worth it bein' with all you zanys.

Name: Ron Mangini () on Friday, October 22, 1999 at 16:00:36
Class: 1964
Message: Message for Mari Rutter: Are you the Mari Rutter that lived on 139th St. and have a brother named Mark, who became a Lawyer? If you are, we lived next door to you. Listen, for all you who go over to the Stick & Stein, I used to work with George Stevens, he is one fine gentleman, mention my name to him and that he & I worked together at TWA, he will either tell you some great stories or throw you out...just kidding!! Talk about role model's, 'ol Coach Chauncey left many impressions upon our young soles, many that I carried through out the military and life itself. Many a day in the Army I pondered all the moral and just imprints he implanted on this man's grey matter......thanks coach, you're swell........Ron Mangini

Name: Chris Prewitt () on Friday, October 22, 1999 at 10:04:09
Class: 67
Message: Sharon MacDonald, I was not sure if you worked for Motown, Decca or just a retailer like Melody Music. As for getting shut down by hotel security, why didn?t the group invite the security to the party! Now the Hot Wheels car, Mattel should have the person who bought the car arrested for possession of stolen property. They can have the car recovered then sell it themselves. John, Did you check to see if Judy can stand up without falling over backwards? (I wonder if she can pass the sobriety test? Lean your head back, arms fully extended then bring them together and touch your nose.) Everyone, I have only had three responses to the request for your thoughts on the scholarship, two were suggestions about what they would like to see and one was for being on the committee to help organize the information to be presented to Cougartown.
No, The last I saw Robin was working on her weight transfer problem and I think there was a stagger problem too. She was pulling to the left something awful. I think he had her pretty well roughed in by the time we left Pinks though.

Name: Fr. Giovanne Eratto () on Friday, October 22, 1999 at 09:44:25
Message: No, Fr. Guido isa mya cuzin. Hesa lookn for me-ah. I tooka hisa .. how do youa saya?.. degrees from hisa..come se dite?.. dieci minuta universitÓ
Yeah, I think that means University of Phoenix

Name: Fr. Giovanne Eratto () on Friday, October 22, 1999 at 09:32:28
Message: I doah my besta to givea mya engleesh words for whata I saya. I wisha I wasa at Pinks to bless the hotdogs
I'd know that accent anywhere. You're Fr. Guido Sarducci aren't you.

Name: Fr. Giovanne Eratto () on Friday, October 22, 1999 at 08:30:46
E-Mail: pernondando@veritÓ.it
Maiden: Nonsonounadonna
Class: AD30
Message: Spiacente, Non ero "Pinks" per benedire gli "hot dogs"
Yeah, and they pop when you bitem too!!!!

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