This one, very few of you will recognize. It's from 1955. Janis Martin
Name: Nancy Lamb Berry () on Saturday, November 6, 1999 at 09:57:03
Maiden: Nancy Lamb
Message: What a great idea! I'm living in San Diego County now. It would be fun to hear from some of you. Maybe some are my neighbor????????
Name: Ron Householder () on Saturday, November 6, 1999 at 02:17:03
Message: It's great to see the people who came to the reunion.
Name: Ted Gioia () on Friday, November 5, 1999 at 22:46:48
Message: Okay, Okay, Joe, I'll put up the last twenty for the class of 75 chair at Nyman Hall. The check is in the mail. I guess the private jet will have to keep its old upholstery for another year. (Hey, and I remember when Joseph Mailander celebrated the Class of '75 by what he did on the ROOF of Nyman Hall late one night. But you can't keep on doing that kind of stuff once you reach middle age. So a chair must suffice. Good thing the Hawthorne police weren't on campus THAT particular evening.)
Yes Joe, the S of L has run out on that one.......please explain, won't you.........Thanks Ted
Name: EL/IDA () on Friday, November 5, 1999 at 22:40:56
Maiden: YOU KNOW
Message: Maybe I'm the only one that does go back and read the "other pages" on this neat site, but I did just read, the "Dave Barry" thing from Laura Kinder on the whats "new page" from back in APR of this year about the "Beach Boys" and it was a total blast. It kind of reminds you of how we really felt and how neat it was to grow up in that "era", although many of us have refused to accept that "grownup" syndrone. But what a great perception of how, maybe not, that we haven't accepted the fact that we're getting old. Although, it's almost 9:30 here and We're getting quite tired, but that shouldn't be a factor in this equation. Right? John, theres so much more to be found on this site other than feedback, but darn We're tired. Talk to you later. By the way Royal, we hope you're on the mend and "feelin fine". Sloey, Hello! Robin, great E-MAIL this evening, what a kick in the electrical buns. Jim West where are you? The rest of you COUGS out there, MAY THE COUGAR BE WITH YOU! EL/IDA! P.S. Barbara Gordon, good idea about "whatever happened to?". By the way is your husband "the" BILL GORDON that held the 100 yd dash record at HHS for quite a few years? Curious Jake.com
Name: Frank A. Romano () on Friday, November 5, 1999 at 20:52:42
Message: Thank you very much Judy for allowing me the honor of being inducted into the ROWDY'S. I am very very pleased to receive this coveted honor. I will always display my ROWDY, MY ROWDY, Oh yeah! My ROWDY attitude proudly. JB... about the printing. Best be careful what you wish for, I understand there is a FONT selection committee forming. Pomegranate jelly is pretty good stuff too. The key to success with Pomegranates is selecting the ripe fruit... Watch out for the juice. It's like some house guests...it never gets out. The lady cougars are talking about using the men's room. Well I for one have accidently found myself in a ladies room. Pretty snazzy dig's. Telephones, chairs... I figured it was a new gig for us guys. My first clue was when I was looking for the urinals only to find stalls. I won't say here what I said out loud there. On a very serious note... where the heck is Prince Robin? You Okay Bud?
Name: anon () on Friday, November 5, 1999 at 20:28:18
Maiden: not a deadbeat
Message: Thank you Joe M for that inspired fustianlike declamation. Some of us have already generously endowed chairs in their entirety, but being innately and to all extremes modest personages, have no need of public adulation. And, therefore, you will not see our names on any list. But keep on flogging the other deadbeats and make 'em pay.
Name: Jack Hammer () on Friday, November 5, 1999 at 18:28:43
Message: Hi Jerry I don't remember too many story's about the "farmers field" (Mr. Leuzinger's) except I do remember walking home after work in the dark and having to go right through it. After all the story's I heard as a kid in Del Air about the Man with the hook (the night guy) and the farmer with the shotgun loaded with rocksalt (the day guy) I probably ran alot more than I walked. Then later after I met Mr Leuzinger a kindly old man who was paralyzed from the waist down it wasn't quite as scary.
Name: ted () on Friday, November 5, 1999 at 17:24:36
Message: Joe, there were Stanford groupies in the class of 75? How com' you never done told me dat before when it could have done me some good? By the way, I would LOVE to contribute to the Class of 75 chair, but I dropped a bundle at Chez Panisse last weekend. And, besides, the private jet needs new upholstery. And, you know, it would be a shame to end the year before my 401K is fully funded . . uh, I'll get back to you after checking with my financial adviser ("Oh, Honey . . .")
Ted, If you don't want to become known as the "Deadbeat Of 75", you better hurry as T1 just plopped down 20 bones and that only leaves 20 to go.
Name: joseph mailander () on Friday, November 5, 1999 at 12:13:56
Message: Attention Class of '75--I know you're not hurting. I see you at Patina all the time. I see you at Chez Panisse whenever I'm up there. Some of you are even working at respectable positions for companies with the market caps well beyond the total GDPs of five continents. But despite all this overbloated and undeserved midlife achievement, how much has the Class of '75 contributed to a seat in Nyman Hall? A scant $60! And the bulk of it I had to borrow from my girlfriend. Come on, '75, where are you? It's going to be uncomfortable enough in there for some poor kid, watching those violent Driver's Ed movies--if he has to sit in some ROTTEN UNCOVERED CHAIR thanks to the class of '75, the experience will just be all the more harrowing. He might even decide to skip State Requirements and turn into a Youth At Risk, and inflict pain on society, all because you couldn't cough up $10 for a chair. You people of '75 have deep pockets for the honoring of teachers, and I can definitely respect that. (Well, with one exception--but I understand that Krislock will immensely benefit from a freshly covered seat of her own as she looks for a place to sit down when she takes the time to return to Hawthorne next year to change my grade in Journalism from C- to C.) But is anyone interested in honoring our CLASS OF '75--the class that beat top ranked Loyola in CIF football playoffs, the class that produced Cal Tech and Stanford grads (and Cal Tech and Stanford groupies), the class that will celebrate its Silver Anniversary in the year 2000? Only $40 to go. Clear up this unfinished business.
I agree. We're getting down to the end of the restoration of Nyman Hall. We need your support on the seats still available, above. Please Class of 75 people and others, if you want to contribute 10 dollars to a seat, email me and I will explain how you go about it. It's very simple. Thanks to all of Cougartown for your help in the restoration of our sacred hall.
Name: deano () on Friday, November 5, 1999 at 11:34:28
Message: just was krusin through feedback and saw the rules to join the rowdys, thats all you got to do? and i thought it would be tough. oh ya j.b. about halloween if you weren't eggin it wasn't halloween.
I agree......eggin' or TPin'.
Name: Louise St.George () on Friday, November 5, 1999 at 11:18:53
Message: Just thought I would say "hi" to all of the class of "77"! Dan Johnson- congrats on the little one and welcome to parenthood in your 40's! I have a two year old -god bless her soul, I wish I could of been younger but time just keeps ticking. Anyway it keeps us young!! Any names picked out?? If you need any help let me know cause I still have lots of books on names. My daughter is Alexis aka Lexi. Take care everyone and thanks John for all these great memories.........
Name: Charlie Fox () on Friday, November 5, 1999 at 09:29:44
Message: Thanks, Becky Smeltzer, for reminding me of circle parks and the Rexall store (Best cherry Cokes I ever had!). Robin Wadman and I used to have bicycle races around the Broadway Circle but seldom actually went into the park itself; way too much bird crap!
Name: wonder blonde () on Friday, November 5, 1999 at 09:18:16
Maiden: Christine Penny
Message: Well, well, well....I guess being a Rowdy is definitely 'out' for me. I drink gourmet coffee, I even go so far as to grind my own beans. And nothing, I mean nothing could get me to give it up. There are other things that would disqualify me also....I do entrees. What can I say, I like to eat, and going out is too expensive...so I learned to cook. I have mastered the finer art of the micro though, I have surpassed the cherished 'nuked' potatoe, I cook my meatloaf in it, ketchup and all. Although I have used the mens restroom, I always use the toidy, never the urinal....ewwww, and as far as using it as a foot bath? EXCUUUUSE ME, I DON'T THINK SO! yuk! And if I were to use the sink, knowing my luck, I would be the one to pull it out of the wall! But...I do use my 'foot' to flush, that should count for something. I have done other 'ewwww' things though...such as catching puke, that erupted from my son, with one hand while driving with the other, to save the interior of the car, and on more than one occasion I might add. I have also reached into an overflowing toilet to unclog it, when it wasn't empty. To save the bathroom floor/carpet, of course. And I have used my 'foot' as a plunger when the plunger wasn't handy. I have also fished half chewed bugs from my sons mouth. Now how's that for eewwww? I could also toot my own horn and say that I saved our house and neighborhood from my 3 year old son. I relieved him of the 'banger' (hammer), that he was using to fix our gas meter. So....when all is said and done, I guess I don't really qualify as a Rowdy....just a wonder woman! ") hehe
Name: Bill Gordon () on Friday, November 5, 1999 at 00:50:24
Message: This is Barbara Gordon, Bill Gordons wife. Bill and I were sitting here tonight looking through the 57 year book and caught ourselves saying what ever happened to?. I had a thought that maybe that would make a good page. We think your HHS web page is great now that we found it.
Name: JORGE () on Thursday, November 4, 1999 at 21:36:54
Message: Happy to see at least one Coug stood up for the lowly pomegranate. Obviously you are too young and too spoiled with store bought products to have ever had homemade pomegranate WINE. It was the rage in the 1930's and did the trick. Try some on the trip to Napa. JORGE
Myrna, Call Gordon and have him start the fermentation process. John Nicocia, you too can bring a jug or two. Thanks George.......
Name: Don Di Tomasso () on Thursday, November 4, 1999 at 20:56:18
Message: "Will pee in any sink if the stalls are all full (isn't that the way it went Marsha Russell) and/or use any men's urinal to take a footbath. (I'll claim that one)"
Judy De Graz..., I'll pass on this one. Perhaps I can be an Imaginary Associate Member of the Rowdy Rowdys.
John B. Thanks for the compliment some time ago about the Cougar dictionary entries. That was fun.
Quote from the Pope: "Them Rowdys are 'babes'"
Hey Don, How about "Cougarowdy"
Name: Judy DeGrazia () on Thursday, November 4, 1999 at 20:13:03
Maiden: phphphphphhp. getrealSadie
Message: In response to Marsha Russell...so you're trying to remember who it was that planted their ass & peed in that gas station sink... well.... phphphpphph of course you remember..just turn around and check out the faucet marks that you still sport on your buns kiddo..
One final note to John B. The ROWDYS would like to thank you and your Royal Court..Sloey and Shy Robin for the best summer we've had in a long time.. (& we've had some good ones) Thanks fellas. No reason to stop now.. winter is just a frame of mind.. the sink just feels a little colder in winter--right Sadie?
Judy DeGrazia THE ROWDYS.
Thanks Judy.........I think
Name: Bonnie McCoy () on Thursday, November 4, 1999 at 18:14:27
Message: Does anyone know where Ingrid Matheis or Maria Provenzano is? I'd love to hear from them.
Name: Becky Smeltzer () on Thursday, November 4, 1999 at 18:11:39
Riding bicycles around the circle parks.
Winchell's Donuts on Hawthorne & 122nd.
Rexall Drug Store (sneaking peaks at Playboys) on Hawthorne & Broadway.
Hawthorne Youth Canteen
Hawthorne Memorial Park
smashing pennies on the rail road tracks
Name: Royal Pomegranate Squeezer () on Thursday, November 4, 1999 at 15:43:23
Message: I am here to inform the misinformed of the joys and benefits of the pomegranate. Besides being a major playtoy at Halloween (used in the same manner as the egg..)it is a major ingredient of Grenadine (with which I am sure there is at least one or two Cougs are acquainted. [Mom and Dad would make us pick all the pomegranates before Halloween, just to save on the mess "other" kids would make.] That being the case, neither have anything to do with the reason I use them. If you have never had Pomegranate jelly, you do not know what you are missing. The best jelly in the world. I also have a couple of great salad recipes that use the seeds - they are not more trouble than they are worth. Hey Queen Judy - am I rousting myself out of the Rowdy's because of my Martha Stewart actions in the kitchen??? I do want you to know that I HAVE peed in a sink (more than once), have used men's restrooms on many occasions rather than wait in line for the women's, I don't drink coffee, so instant is very easy for me, my home is the best B&B between LA and San Francisco, and would love to buy and cook a 7 course meal for all the Rowdys! As for Pink's, Sloey has guaranteed a trip there my next trip to Cougarville (that right, Jim?) I hope I have convinced you to let me stay, or...... am I "grandfathered" in since I'm there already?
Name: Dan Johnson () on Thursday, November 4, 1999 at 14:27:06
Message: Just dropped in to say "hello" again! My wife April is expecting in April 2000 and we find out the answer to the boy/girl question tomorrow! Stay in touch ya'all. DJ
It must seem weird to be expecting a baby in the next millenium. Congrats Dan, to you and your wife.
Name: Chris Prewitt () on Thursday, November 4, 1999 at 13:36:37
Message: I think that the "GO DODGERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" Merrill Wasserman Class of 1985 sent in has a different meaning to him then to some of the people from the 60's and 70's. I think that by the exclamation marks he meant that he was in favor of the "Dodgers". Though I can't prove it I bet there might have been one or two "Dodgers" from HHS and they may still be in Canada.
Name: Don Collins () on Thursday, November 4, 1999 at 13:20:28
Message: Chris........The fourth quarter is always a busy time for me. On top of that add expecting a baby in Jan. 2000 and time seems to slip away. By the way the ultrasound determined gender. IT'S A BOY!
Congratulations Don, on the Cougar kitten.
Name: Marsha Russell () on Thursday, November 4, 1999 at 09:37:00
Message: Yes Judy I do remember the story about the sink at the old Texaco station on the corner of El Segundo Blvd. and Inglewood Ave. being used as a toilet. If I remember to story correctly, on Friday nights a car full of 15 and 16 years old Coug girls would fly into the station, car doors would fly open and about six girls would run to the restroom (all having "to go") and try to be the first to the one single toilet. Well, if you were not the first, you had to get creative because it could be a long wait for six girls. Can you imagine being small enough to jump up on the sink without pulling it out of the wall? Anyway, I don't know who it was that used the sink??? I will have to check with my ole buds Marsha and Cody Soares, Barbara Norris, Sandy Peppers and Virginia Maillard and see if they remember. I know it could not have been me, I would never doing anythin that crass. Hi to you too Sloey..miss you and Debbie and hope to see you soon. Johnny boy I miss you.
Now see if it was six guys, we'd get 3 around the urinal and 3 around the toilet and "play swords".I miss you too Marsha. Be a Rowdy Girl, girl.
Name: Frank A. Romano () on Thursday, November 4, 1999 at 09:17:09
Message: My my my Judy.... that is some criteria to become a ROWDY. Just to clear up some possible loop holes. The sinks that are used as toilets? Is there a requirement as to which restroom they would have to be located in? Not that any male cougars would take offense to such an emergency action in their restroom. Urinals for foot baths! Okay, so let us not be bellyaching about wet bathroom floors ever again. Oh yeah, warm foot baths could be a clever marketing tool, while also eliminating the one foot balancing problem. One bowl Entree's. Simple! Question? Is that one bowl to prepare, serve, and feed from or all three? If that's served at a dinner function, is it permitted to give each guest their own spoon? The bed and breakfast... You are assured that with the one bowl meals, that the bed will fill faster than the table. Instant coffee. Hell if you'll wash your feet in a urinal, drinking instant coffee is a snap. But just where do you get the warm water from? 10 Pinks Chili Cheese dogs. My cardiologist will take crawl in's on the second Tuesday of each month. That's how I meet him. The Seven Course Meal.... Be careful. Don't pull the dividers out of that one bowl until that blender is really ready to whir.... Sounds to me like your surgery was a success. Glad to see you back on line...
Frank, I say they have to PRINT their name in the snow. Now THAT'S a Rowdy Girl!!!
Name: merrill wasserman () on Thursday, November 4, 1999 at 02:11:57
Message: GO DODGERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Yeah, ahhhhh......OK, now that's a start.
Name: Lupi Perkins () on Thursday, November 4, 1999 at 01:52:10
Message: Glad to see so many from the class of 69 on feedback lately. The reunion and homecoming, stick and stein really brought everyone together. Now I'm counting towards the 200th page and hopefully another Fosters night. Bob Yarbrough, welcome to the alumni list, now you need to join us on feedback. So what have you been up to the last 30 years? Happy Birthday to former cougars my brother, Humberto and my sister Nora. Also my niece Stephanie who's in the Navy and celebrating her 21st birthday. Hope you all had a great day. Keep up the good work John. Hi Mr. Plotkin, the family really enjoyed seeing you at stick and stein.
YES!!! Happy Bday all you Cougs. Instead of planning the cruise night around the 200th page, I think we'll set a weekend in February and just do it. I had a great time at the last one, as I know you all did. Thanks Lupi.......
Name: Norma Leonard () on Thursday, November 4, 1999 at 01:15:24
Class: He was '66, I was much, much later
Message: Hail Queen Judy & King John,
Your requirements for becoming a Rowdy aren't so bad, I've seen worse trying to get accepted to a frat house....however, just so you don't mistakenly deny membership to a worthy applicant, would the following deviations from your list be acceptable?
1. Instead of peeing in a sink, I once peed in a ticket booth (unattended of course) at a race track.
2. I never cook entrees, just finger foods (but I did nuke a box of Stouffer's which had the word entree' on it, does that disqualify me?)
3. My house is always open for bed and breakfast oops, I mean 'as' a bed & breakfast. I make a killer French toast souffle.
4. I just love instant coffee! I like to sip it just before all those granules are dissolved. Yum.
5. Does two 5-inch chili cheese dogs from Der Weiner count? Get me the Pepto.
6. 7 course meal, no problem. In keeping with rule #2, I'll be serving 4 courses of finger foods and 3 courses of desserts.
So what do you think? Let me know, I await your Royal decision. Can't wait to meet all of you.
When is the next get-together??????? I want to schedule my 7 course 'night of delight' when Shy Robin strolls back to town. Bye 'yal.
Hey Norma, I'll put in a good word for you as I think you are GREAT Rowdy material. In fact, you just may have given the Rowdys some new "Lows" to shoot for. Not too sure when, but I think we'll have another cruise night about February, Then it's the Wine Tasting Weekend in wine country USA. More on that one as it develops. Thanks Norma......
Name: JIM SLOEY () on Wednesday, November 3, 1999 at 22:44:57
E-Mail: degraziaisafrowdyand therereallyisnoother.com
Message: If any of you are looking to be involved in anything Degrazia is associated with, well... let me tell you she is really one cool, sweet, nice, kind person. Her Cougartown personna belies her real personality which is all the traits I have just mentioned, and I am not afraid of her curses, she does not have any. To borrow a Marsha Russell statement,(hi Marsha) We love you, Judy! so if you have any inkling of being a Rowdy just to really get to know Degrazia is worth it. Now class of 1976, your reunion chairman Sherrie Moyers is asking for help. So please email her today with your offers to help or your obnoxioius requests for the reunion cause she is in charge! firstname.lastname@example.org And Sherrie we do not want to hear how this was a lousy reunion, the King may be there so make it a good one!!! And if you just want to email Sherrie for no reason do it! All in favor of Sherrie as Chair.. the Ayes have it, congratulations Sherrie! We expect a monthly report on the 4th of each month! See ya be a coug! Hey Chauncey how is our 35th coming? It is the same time, Dave a report from you too tomorrow. And 56, let's see Dick Hanson you are officially in charge, report from you also, and we shall take nominations from the class of 86 too, 15th year reunion. Get your report in now! Thank God I'm a country boy and a coug! Sloey
Jim, I think YOU just volunteered for HHS ALL Class Reunion Committee President. Yes, do not wait for someone ELSE to get your class together. Get your class in gear and get it started early. Actually half the fun of a reunion is planning it, so do not delay. Sherrie, even though your reunion is over a year away, you are correct in reaching out to classmates now. The class of 66 didn't have a 30 year reunion, but they've got a good nucleus right here on the alumni list, so Dave, or Jim, do not wait for someone else to pick up the ball. Reunions are much too valuable to miss.
Name: sherrie moyers () on Wednesday, November 3, 1999 at 21:39:01
Message: Graduates from the class of 76, has anyone done any serious thinking about a 25 year reunion? It would be a good time to start planning.
Name: Mary Ann Martin () on Wednesday, November 3, 1999 at 16:17:34
Message: Sorry I haven't responded until now. Great work ... keep it up!