Another late 50's classic. The Skyliners
Name: John Baker () on Thursday, November 11, 1999 at 19:21:43
Message: I heard from the Coach today and Joe Contestabile is out of surgery and is doing well. He'll be in the hospital through Sunday.
Now we need a report on Sheree Klingenhagen. Heather or Sheree, when you can, please let us know how you're doing.
To all the Veterans out there in Cougartown.......Thanks for everything.
Name: Linda Dietrich () on Thursday, November 11, 1999 at 19:19:15
Message: Welcome Lee and Kathy Smith. We missed you at the class reunion. Kathy, weren't we counselers at Hawthorne Youth Camp together? Believe it or not that was the first time I saw that much snow in one place. Now I live in the cooler part of the country and see snow every winter. But for some reason it hasn't got cold yet here in the Midwest. It's been extremely warm for this time of year. I sure can't complain about that. Well you two, please show yourselves. We always like to hear from the class of 69.
Name: Ed Chesson () on Thursday, November 11, 1999 at 18:42:04
Message: I just wanted to take this opportunity to say that I am extremely impressed with all you Cougs who have taken the time to give your thanks and appreciation to all the Veterans on this special holiday. Whether it's our own relatives or our friends who have served, whether it was during war or peacetime, whether it was here at home or half way around the globe, these people have earned the respect and admiration of all of us. From the Veterans side, I think I speak for all Veterans when I say I greatly appreciate the recognition. I was proud to serve my country and it remains one of the most vivid memories of my life. I may have not thought so at the time, but I wouldn't trade the experience for anything. I salute all my fellow Cougs and Veterans everywhere; you are special people!
Name: Dale Hahlbeck Jr. () on Thursday, November 11, 1999 at 18:19:33
Message: First, I hope Sheree K's surgery went well and I will hold my dance card open Sheree when you are all healed and ready to rock and roll (Long Live Tull!) Second, Happy Birthday Heather, my favorite Scorpio gal though she will always be younger than me...which she reminds me on a regular basis. Finally, you all are invited to Cal State San Bernardino this weekend for the Soccer/Volleyball Championships for the Special Olympics. I have been involved with this fine program for over 4 years and you will see fine competition and true sportsmanship from these special athletes.....admission is FREE...just as are the hugs and cheers..... hope you all are doing well and keep on keepin on.
Rock Steady ya'll
Name: Frank A. Romano () on Thursday, November 11, 1999 at 17:56:40
Message: From the time of the first warrior, to a time when our species learns to accept that we and those lower on the food chain must live and let live together on this small ball floating in space we will need to have warriors. Men and Women prepared to do the unthinkable. Although we each deplore these possibilities, we continue to proclaim a right, to right another's wrong, or protect those who may have been wronged, while we listen to the words of those directing our destinies toward an end. Today we all look to our flag and thank all of the souls for protecting us, it and for which it stands. However, for the most part we don't think about the flag and all the cherished documents that when drafted, were to guide a form of government by and for the people. For the most part we on a daily basis don't think about those who have in the past, who are as we speak on duty waiting for the call, or even pray that our own would ever be called to serve for the need of us here at the shores of freedom. But for those that did serve, that gave their lives for us here, we today celebrate Veterans Day AKA Armistice day. I for one hope that we expand our thoughts, weight our values and consider the powers of our people daily and act accordingly. Thanks for letting me bend your eyes... RCG.
Name: Judy DeGrazia () on Thursday, November 11, 1999 at 16:45:33
Message: To all the brave men and women that fought so unselfishly for our freedom. Happy Veteran's Day.. and that's why I love your heart.
Judy DeGrazia THE ROWDYS
Name: Bonnie McCoy () on Thursday, November 11, 1999 at 16:34:30
Message: Thank you and God bless you, Veterans!!! You're all the best!!!
This from George Gates Leuzinger HS 62,
It is the soldier, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech.
It is the soldier, not the campus organizer, who has given us the freedom to demonstrate.
It is the soldier who salutes the flag, who serves beneath the flag, and whose coffin is draped by the flag, who allows the protester to burn the flag.
Please remember our Veterans today.
Name: Norma Leonard () on Thursday, November 11, 1999 at 12:40:25
Message: I am touched by all you Cougs giving tribute to our Veterans on this all too forgotten holiday. I too come from a long line of war veterans who played an intregal part of all our lives as we know it today. Thank you Daddy, Grandpa and G-Grandpa, we all miss you very much.
Name: Ginger Patterson () on Thursday, November 11, 1999 at 12:25:12
Message: I just want to say hi to those that have contacted me. I have not had time yet to answer all of you but I will have more free time in the coming week. It is great to have this spot on the net to touch base with old friends.......thanks John Baker for the opportunity. I ordered a T-shirt and am looking forward to its arrival. I hope more people find this site. Later......JamnGing
Name: Lyman Moss () on Thursday, November 11, 1999 at 07:13:02
Message: A heart felt thanks to all you G. I. Joes and G. I. Janes for a job well done through the years. This is your special day so have a nice day, you all deserve it.
Name: Marshall Noyes () on Thursday, November 11, 1999 at 06:46:46
Message: Welcome too Cougartown Nancy Lamb. I remember you and your sister Becky very well. What happened to Becky? I was friends with Bob Turner who lived across the street from your house. Do you have any info on his location? Glad to see your input. We need all the 69'ers we can get.
Name: susan king () on Thursday, November 11, 1999 at 01:35:06
Message: Veteran's Day greetings.....as the daughter of a very proud Air Force serviceman, I want to take a moment to say my peace about this day of honor. This past summer I had the opportunity to volunteer at the Vietnam Veteran's Travelling Memorial Wall and that same weekend watched Saving Private Ryan for the first time. I was struck by two things: The service a man (or woman) gives to this nation is not simply a job. He gives to each of us a piece of his heart and his soul when doing so. It becomes a huge part of his persona and is by no means a small thing. I was deeply struck by the end of the movie when Tom Hanks asks of Private Ryan just one thing in repayment of his great sacrifice -- "Earn it." I hope that each of you will always live your lives remembering to honor those who make our existence here possible. Attend a ceremony, salute a parade color guard, shake the hand of a vet and simply say "Thank You", teach your children to respect and honor this country and our flag. And always, always remember to Earn It.
This from Sue King HHS74.
WHAT IS A VET?
Some veterans bear visible signs of their service: a missing limb, a
jagged scar, a certain look in the eye. Others may carry the evidence
inside them: a pin holding a bone together, a piece of shrapnel in the leg
- or perhaps another sort of inner steel: the soul's ally forged in the
refinery of adversity. Except in parades, however, the men and women who
have kept America safe wear no badge or emblem. You can't tell a vet just
What is a vet?
He is the cop on the beat who spent six months in Saudi Arabia sweating two gallons a day making sure the armored personnel carriers didn't run out of fuel. He is the barroom loudmouth, dumber than five wooden planks, whose overgrown frat-boy behavior is outweighed a hundred times in the cosmic scales by four hours of exquisite bravery near the 38th parallel.
She - or he - is the nurse who fought against futility and went to sleep sobbing every night for two solid years in Da Nang.
He is the POW who went away one person and came back another - or didn't come back AT ALL.
He is the Quantico drill instructor who has never seen combat - but has saved countless lives by turning slouchy, no-account rednecks and gang members into Marines, and teaching them to watch each other's backs.
He is the parade - riding Legionnaire who pins on his ribbons and medals with a prosthetic hand.
He is the career quartermaster who watches the ribbons and medals pass him by.
He is the three anonymous heroes in The Tomb Of The Unknowns, whose presence at the Arlington National Cemetery must forever preserve the memory of all the anonymous heroes whose valor dies unrecognized with them on the battlefield or in the ocean's sunless deep.
He is the old guy bagging groceries at the supermarket - palsied now and aggravatingly slow - who helped liberate a Nazi death camp and who wishes all day long that his wife were still alive to hold him when the nightmares come.
He is an ordinary and yet an extraordinary human being - a person who offered some of his life's most vital years in the service of his country, and who sacrificed his ambitions so others would not have to sacrifice theirs.
He is a soldier and a savior and a sword against the darkness, and he is nothing more than the finest, greatest testimony on behalf of the finest, greatest nation ever known.
So remember, each time you see someone who has served our country, just lean over and say "Thank You." That's all most people need, and in most cases it will mean more than any medals they could have been awarded or were awarded.
Two little words that mean a lot, "THANK YOU".
Name: Nancy Lamb Berry () on Wednesday, November 10, 1999 at 23:56:37
Message: Oh my God! How much dust did you have to clean off that picture...at least 30+ years. I'm so embarrassed! And, no (to "inawe") I don't still look like that, but thanks for the kind thoughts!
Name: EL/IDA () on Wednesday, November 10, 1999 at 22:08:23
Maiden: YOU KNOW
Message: Alan Nelson you are right again! And now for the next question, "did you rip "my" book off? No, you're too young. But "why did the Elephants put springs on their feet"? MAY THE COUGAR BE WITH YOU! EL/IDA.( ALSO, s.c. will lose! The Cougar says!.com
I'll go along with Robin. They BOTH can mail this one in.
Name: EL/IDA () on Wednesday, November 10, 1999 at 21:01:10
Maiden: YOU KNOW
Message: And it is true, what a great classic "doo wop" that you've put before us JB, "This I swear". I have one thing to say, "God bless our Veterans"! Our humble little butts wouldn't be here without them! Thanks Dad, Grampa and the rest. And for those that did and didn't make it back, for whatever reason, you were there for us! We're still "FREE"! MAY THE COUGAR BE WITH YOU! EL/IDA.
MYTMO, YOU'RE A CLASS ACT. THANKS EL/IDA! MAY THE COUGAR BE WITH YOU TOO.
Name: Denny U () on Wednesday, November 10, 1999 at 20:34:56
Message: Blondie: Joe Contestable lives in Irving, TX
Name: blondie () on Wednesday, November 10, 1999 at 18:13:26
Maiden: Christine Penny
Message: Hey John, just what Texas hospital is Joe Contestabile in? I live in Round Rock, which is real close to Austin, and some major hospitals. I don't suppose he is in a Austin Hospital, like Seaton or Brackenridge? Let me know...K?
Christine, I don't know which hospital Joe's in. I think he lives in the Dallas area.
Name: MYTMO () on Wednesday, November 10, 1999 at 18:08:32
Message: In keeping with Veterans Day, Please click here. To all the Veterans, Thank you for everything.
Name: Robin () on Wednesday, November 10, 1999 at 16:18:42
Message: Frank: A month of wheat grass drinks, tofu lettuce, skimmed Evian (only in CA) and fuji apples, and even my socks were sagging a bit...My only salvation were Johns Pinks runs...and MO I didnt forget your homemade pie..In fact I was reminded of it for 3 days...very good though :o)...Paco the best thing the Trojans and the Bruins can do with their seasons is forget them. Alan the Huskies are not in the Rosebowl yet...And how dare some sneaky paparazzi invade my privacy! Cant a guy sleep till noon anymore without a flash in his face...geeesh! And I agree Frank..Mr Nyman is one spiffy dresser for the occasion..looking good...Go Ducks!! later Cougs
Hey Robin, I'm not sure but if you want to make the next "Pinks Run" you better hurry. We all need a road trip.
Name: JIM SLOEY () on Wednesday, November 10, 1999 at 15:54:48
Message: Ok we have a vacancy for the position of reunion chairman, grammatically it's accurate, for the class of 1976. And Moyers I just bait lines for a fishing boat out of Redondo.
John need a Pink's expedition soon!
I agree on the Pinks Run. Let's get it set up.
Name: John Baker () on Wednesday, November 10, 1999 at 16:37:53
Message: I just got word from Coach Chauncey that Hawthorne's own Joe Contestabile HHS54 is in a Texas hospital, and is having heart surgery today. Our prayers are with you Joe. May the mighty Cougar be with you.
Name: Kristi Pealo () on Wednesday, November 10, 1999 at 13:51:11
Message: I wanted to say Happy 224th Birthday to the Marine Corps. Semper Fi!! I just wanted to say Happy Birthday to you too Jan Blomsterberg! My Husband is in the Marine Corps. Soon to be promoted to SSGT in Jan. The Marine Corps Ball for us was on Sat the 6th. We had a great time. Thank you Terri and Derek for coming with us. Hope you had a great time. Thanks Mom and Stacy for babysitting too! Happy Veterns Day to all who have served and are still serving our country.
Name: Howard Duran () on Wednesday, November 10, 1999 at 13:25:40
Message:Here's an interesting picture that one of my reporters sent me..It looks like "Judy Judy chicken Booty's" couch....Yes Russ, this year's "BIG GAME" with the "ucla Rainbows" will be the savior to both our seasons........Go TROJANS.......Howard
Name: still livin' as a blonde () on Wednesday, November 10, 1999 at 11:01:30
Maiden: Christine Penny
Message: I don't know John.....the crossing guard could have been a life long career for this crossing guard! But you are probably right, the crossing guard of 1964- to at least 1969, but I think the crossing guard was at this spot before 1964 and long after 1969. So, let's try this again? Who knows this tid bit of info?
Name: Frank A. Romano () on Wednesday, November 10, 1999 at 10:48:01
Message: JB... The Skyliners tune is a great sound...thanks for that memory... MYTMO... How long have been under the misguided notion that Prince Robin is "SHY".... I know he smiles and calls everyone cousin, dances like prince Charming, and his socks never sag...but watch out for SHY old forest boys. Those long bows are dangerous even if the quiver is empty... The photo of Mr. Nyman.... His wardrobe for the photo harmonized rather well with the colors of his hall... really very nice.
Hey Frank, Those long bows are dangerous even if the quiver is empty!!?? Now THAT'S funny!!! Be a Coug boy...........
Name: masquerading as a blonde () on Wednesday, November 10, 1999 at 08:14:35
Maiden: Christing Penny
Message: I got one for ya.......
For all of you that went to York Elementary......
What was the name of the crossing guard at Prairie and 118th?
And the winner gets.......
To cook dinner for a week at Judys House!
Lets see who can be the first to get this one right?
Christing, We're assuming you mean the crossing guard at the time YOU went to York, circa 1970, since I know it wasn't the same kindergarten crossing guard I had in 1950.
Name: Melanie Alexander-Landry () on Wednesday, November 10, 1999 at 03:59:26
Message: What a trip!! To see all these names once again, a trip back in time. I thought I'd never go there again. Carol Hocker, Where are you? Susie Smith?
Name: LUPI PERKINS () on Wednesday, November 10, 1999 at 02:20:22
Message: WELCOME TO FEEDBACK, NANCY LAMB. I'M NOT SURE IF YOU REMEMBER ME BUT I USE TO LIVE AROUND THE CORNER FROM YOU. HOW'S YOUR SISTER BECKY? TELL HER TO JOIN TOO. I KNOW THAT YOU WILL ENJOY READING ABOUT ALOT OF OUR CLASSMATES. SORRY YOU MISSED THE REUNION, IT WAS SO MUCH FUN. DROP ME A LINE IF YOU GET A CHANCE.
Name: Sheree Klingenhagen () on Wednesday, November 10, 1999 at 00:14:13
Maiden: that's me
Message: I want to wish a very happy birthday to 2 very important people in my life. I tried earlier and got disconnected in transit so please John don't let me enter this twice or people in Cougartown will think that the pain meds have gotton to me! I would like to wish my brother Tom a very happy birthday! Thank you for being so extremely funny growing up, I wish we could laugh like that again. Your a wonderful brother and I thank you for all that you have done for mom and dad. You were there when I could not. Sometimes you just don't realize what fun you had till you don't have it anymore. Thank you Tom, your a very special person and I'm not saying that just cause I'm your sister. And I want to wish a very happy birthday to Heather Ruggirello aka Heather Reoch, you are a the best friend and have been there to help me thru all my good times and bad. In fact I wouldn't be able to send this message if not for her. Thanks for the Bobby Sherman concert my fondest memory from junior high, gosh I loved that man! So, here I go, happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you happy birthday to Heather and Tom, Happy Birthday to you, and many, many more!!!! Love you, Sheree
Name: Bill Gordon () on Tuesday, November 9, 1999 at 23:48:19
Message: yaya and papa thats Bill and Barbara Gordon thats what our greatgrandson calls us we have 3. To El/ida email I-dy-ho What is your real name? we have just started to read and respond to the feed back so don't know all the nick names. Sure do enjoy it tho. thanks Bill and Barbara Gordon from the DOUBLE B RANCH!!!!!!
Bill and Barbara, El/Ida is our own El Rojo, or the "Old Redhead" Russ Jacobsen HHS60 and his wife, Judi Kiester Jacobsen HHS61, better known as the "Idaho Queen" to Russ. You went to HHS with Russ' brother, Dave Jacobsen, HHS58. I hope this clears the air a little, and thanks for checking in.
Name: Heather Ruggirello () on Tuesday, November 9, 1999 at 23:24:35
Message: Sheree Klingenhagen will be having another surgery tomorrow morning (hip and knee). It is quite a long surgery (approx. 6 hours). Class of 75 or anyone else that would like to send her well wishes, she is at Glendale Adventist hospital and will be hooked up to Cougartown in the hospital (even surgery can't keep her away from Cougartown!) in a day or two.
Sheree, We'll all be saying our prayers and with the Mighty Cougar looking out for you, you'll do just fine. Thanks Heather for letting us all know. It's always easier going into surgery with a batch of your good friends.
Name: Alan Nelson () on Tuesday, November 9, 1999 at 22:10:39
Message: The hopes of Roses for the Wildcats of UofA were also dashed this past weekend. I went all they way to Tucson to see them lose, no, make that get spanked by the Huskies, who will be in Pasadena on New Years Day, unless they bench the whole team. One of the running backs for UofA is a COUGAR, I'll have to find out who. And to answer El Rojo's question..Tarzan didn't say anything, he didn't recognize them. (Were you the one who confiscated my joke book, freshman year??)
Name: Cindy Matthies () on Tuesday, November 9, 1999 at 21:50:56
Message: Aren't dingleberries those things that Lowriders hung around their windows (inside)? That's what I've always known them as!
YES!!! Close enough. Congratulations you win, now on to other Feedback stuff.......
Name: EL/IDA () on Tuesday, November 9, 1999 at 20:14:20
Maiden: YOU KNOW
Message: Alan Nelson, you are right sir! But what did Tarzan say when he saw the elephants coming and they were wearing sunglass'es? To the Gordons, thanks for the response, it's nice to hear from some of the legends of HHS. Bill if my brother was on this thing(computer, he's shy) he would like to say hello. He was big brother Dave, class of 58. AKA big Jake( I was little Jake) until I went to my Jr year (and got a little bigger) and he graduated. I guess neither of us was that big, it was a coaches thing, with nicknames and such. but good to hear from you folks. Royal, thanks for the mail. You too Sloey, will write you both and bring you up to date. Royal, as far as Ida's foot it's a little better. Had a cast (air) for a week or so and bla, bla, bla. I only say that because, every time I would tell her to put it on, she would go yah, yah , yah! Well bla, bla, bla! Its a good thing we've been married as long as we have. Baker, Robin and the rest of the Rowdy bunch were jealous and wish we could get in on some of this fun! Howard! DOO 4 USC. Well I guess "our Rose Bowl", between, s.c. and UCLA, will be decided soon. As both of our teams (and JB's) are sucking the "south end of a north bound Mule". But, MAY THE COUGAR BE WITH YOU! EL/IDA.COM
Hey Russ, Good to hear from you. Yes the Southern end of the Pacific 10 is slowly sinking into the Pacific. It's the same with the Dodgers. This is the first decade since the team came West, that they didn't go to, and win, the "Big Show".