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Yet another from the 50's. Lee Andrews

Name: Steve Fraser () on Tuesday, November 23, 1999 at 23:26:02
E-Mail: wedohaveacuznamedrobin
Message: Cousin Kelly..Paddleboard Cove is really named Bluff Cove, just south of the church we used to call the "Haunted Church". LLoyd Thaxton... The day I was on I think you were there too. I went with Kathy Glenn, Linda Wadman, etal and of course Morris Lipson was there. He did the lip-sync that day and the featured performer was a folk singer named Gail Garnett. I ditched water polo practice to go to the show. As the coaches were coming back into their office, the towel-boy, who was watching the show said, "heycoach, look there's some of our students on this TV show".. Needless to say , I didn't play much of the game the next day!! Oh well, it was worth it. Georgia Cook... Linda Wadman is married and living in Redondo Beach.

Name: Keith D.Jones () on Tuesday, November 23, 1999 at 22:39:39
Class: 76
City and State: Las Vegas, NV
Message: Need to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. I miss the four bar-b-ques around the pool at Thanksgiving in Hawaii. Theres nothing like standing in the pool, placing your plate on a raft and eating the greatest dinner while looking at the bluest and clearest ocean in the world; getting a tan all in 80+ degree weather. Cindy Laird you are lucky. Someday I'll be back. In fact I'll be there in February for the Pro Bowl that I haven't missed in 10 years. See you then.
Hey Keith, Happy Thanksgiving man.

Name: LEEROY FELDERRUSTER () on Tuesday, November 23, 1999 at 21:54:00
Class: 1955
City and State: fayetville, arkansaw
Message: HOWDY! Welp wes mobed bak here to Arknasaw to be close to Beulahs mom she be ailin. Jest wanna sey HAPPY TURKEY to ya all and hopes ya all habe a good Thanksgiving. I am thanfel fer all my couger frends. Mr. Baker youse a good man fer doin this here thing.

Thanks LeeRoy, You and Beulah have a nice Turkey too and please try and stay away from the corn cider. That stuff'll make ya' slow.

Name: Bill Gordon () on Tuesday, November 23, 1999 at 21:30:26
Class: 57
City and State: wofford heights Ca.
Message: I would also like to add my wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving to all, and please be safe on our hyways and freeways. To Gary Nix be careful out at Glamis. My grandson will be there. For years we went there every Thanksgiving and had a wonderful time so you enjoy..:)

Name: Harry Plotkin () on Tuesday, November 23, 1999 at 21:23:51
Class: 52/97
City and State: Harbor City, CA
Message: John Baker: Don't look now but you gave us a glimpse into your sterling interior with your,"Happy Birthday Dad"
On Sept. 9th my father would have been 100 years old. I always new California's admission day was 9/9 - my Dad's birthday, but until he died I didn't know his numbers were 9-9-99. Here's my happy birthday to Mr. Baker and a wish for the greatest thanksgiving to all Cougartowners. Love to all, Rowdy HCH

Thanks Mr P, Dad would have been 87 today, and a very young 87 at that. A better Father I couldn't have hand picked. Have a great Thanksgiving day Harry. I'm very thankful for you.

Name: Sheree Klingenhagen () on Tuesday, November 23, 1999 at 21:00:15
Maiden: it's not slingblade
Class: 1975
City and State: Torrance, CA
Message: Don DiTomasso, thanks for looking into the translation of my last name. For some reason I always thought it had something to do with a bellringer as I do believe there is a bell on our coat of arms. Or do I have bats in my bellfry? Sorry but the demerol is all gone but the vicodins are helping very nicely thank you very much! Thanks again to all and a very Happy Thanksgiving is wished for everyone! I will not be cooking this year but Marie Callenders will!!
Sheree, When you get done with Marie, please send her over to Judy D's house. Though none of them would ever say a word to Judy, I'm sure the rest of the Rowdys would appreciate it.

Name: Frank A. Romano () on Tuesday, November 23, 1999 at 20:59:27
Class: 1961
City and State: Las Vegas....
Message: Yo Royal...I hope you're doing real well, and that you will up-date your e-mail address. My last transmittal bounced back and its taken me a week to send this message...In the meantime Happy Thanksgiving....To all at Cougartown, and a special Happy Turkey Leg to JB, the Royal court, the V's, B's ROWDY'S...Judy...How does one mold the Rowdy wizard delight into a turkey form? If you're traveling, keep the greasy side down. RCG.
Thanks Frank and let me clue you into that Rowdy Wizard Form. Judy told me the secret. What you do is take all the ingredients and put them in a big bowl, then mix it thoroughly until it gets to the consistency of say, peanut butter. Then scrape that out into a round plastic tupperware container. Then let it set in the refrigerator until Thanksgiving day. When it's time to set the table, carefully unmold the mixture, throw it in the trash can, and eat the Tupperware!!! Have a great one Frank and enjoy.......

Name: Glenn Crist () on Tuesday, November 23, 1999 at 20:29:49
Class: 1964
City and State: Sonoma, CA
Message: Kathy Jefferson Johnson
I'm guessing that you are one of the Jefferson's who lived on 124th Street. You have a brother, Jerry, who was about my age. Brother Brian, still lives in my mother's house in Hawthorne. Tell your parents hello.

Name: Howard "USC" Duran () on Tuesday, November 23, 1999 at 20:08:51
E-Mail: doo4usc
Class: 61
City and State: Lake Forest Ca
Message: You're right Russ...Then there is alway's BASEBALL SEASON!!!!

Name: John Baker () on Tuesday, November 23, 1999 at 19:08:40
Class: 7AA
City and State: Lomita, Ca
Message: Attention Class of 89. It's come to my attention that your email addresses may not be up to date on the alumni list. Can you please update your email addresses by going to the Change Email page. Actually it might be beneficial if you all checked your email addresses on the Alumni List and made the appropriate corrections. If people aren't getting in touch with you, it could be that your email address is not listed correctly. Thanks for your time.

Happy Birthday Dad

Name: Loretta Cuiper () on Tuesday, November 23, 1999 at 18:29:23
Maiden: Morelli
Class: 62
City and State: Hawthorne, Ca
Message: John, Linda, and Cheryl, I had a wonderful time today and we got an extra thrill seeing EMILIO ESTEVEZ. Lunch and the Company was great. Again, Thank you and HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL.........
Loretta, Thanks for going and thanks to Cheryl Christensen Nicocia HHS62 and Linda Jones Reynolds HHS62 for being there too. I always have a wonderful time with the greatest class ever produced at HHS


Heck, I woulda' had a good time even if Emilio HADN'T shown up.

Name: Karen () on Tuesday, November 23, 1999 at 12:21:43
Maiden: Hare
Class: 66
City and State: Anaheim, California
Message: Hello and Happy Thanksgiving to everyone. John I want to thank you once again for this website, it has helped me to reconnect with my closest friends that were a very important part of my life. Just after H.C. I wrote to Mike Hollingsworth thinking that Holly was his sister, but not knowing for sure. He forwarded my e-mail to her, and we have been in touch ever since. This past Sunday she was in Sun City so, Becky Slaughter, Mary and Betty Kean and of course me went to visit her. We had a wonderful time eating and sipping on champagne talking about old times and catching up on our lives. Holly looked wonderful, but then I think we all do. Thanks again....Angel K

Name: Kristi Pealo () on Tuesday, November 23, 1999 at 10:45:57
Maiden: Perkins
Class: 89
City and State: NAS Lemoore,Ca
Message: I just want to wish everybody a Happy Thanksgiving. Take time this Thanksgiving and remember all that you are thankful for. I'm thankful for this web site, It has been wonderful reuniting with lost friends. Thanks John. I am also thankful for my Family. Thanks Mom and Dad for everything you have done for us. Thankful for my beautiful children, who keep me on my heels everyday. Thankful for my Sisters and the relationships we have. Happy Thanksgiving to all. I will be on my way to Hawthorne sometime today. Be safe all!!
The same to you Kristi. Have a safe trip and a wonderful Holiday.

Name: Georgia Fiorante () on Tuesday, November 23, 1999 at 10:33:48
Maiden: Cook
Class: 68
City and State: Orange County
Message: To JB-You worked for Virtue Bros? Were they the same people who made plastic chairs and gadgets? That was my first job right after I graduated from High School. I got the job through Linda Wadman ('67?) who also worked there. I would sure like to know if anyone knows where she is.
And to Kellie Curry-Lloyd Thaxton! I forgot all about that. Went there myself with a group of people-I can only remember Kathie Glenn and Mary Pool but don't remember who else. I remember Morris Lipson was on just about every week. What a great time that was! Thanks for the memory.
To John Norman-I was so glad to see you sign on. Please e-mail me. I would love to hear from you.

Yeah, I did my stint for Virtue Bros. I worked in the wood shop making table tops. DUS-TEEE!!

Name: Don Di Tomasso () on Tuesday, November 23, 1999 at 08:55:32
Class: 75
City and State: Cerritos, CA
Message: Happy Turkey-week to all Cougs!! "Eat a turkey but don't be one..." (

Name: Mike Wilking () on Tuesday, November 23, 1999 at 04:26:57
Class: '65
City and State: Germany
Message: KELLEY: Paddleboard beach = Paddleboard cove and was located North of Haggerties and south of Walteria (Torrance).

Name: Joan Soldwisch () on Tuesday, November 23, 1999 at 03:37:20
Maiden: Klimas
Class: 60
City and State: Chicago IL
Message: Wondering where Swimming pal Kathy Kelly is........ Also Judy Loring, Billy Jean Renn, Catalina Herrera, Pat Laws and the Singleton Twins. While I'm at it, How about Sally Rand, Bobby Hunter, Ronnie....I know about Dean. Found Larry Cuiper on my own

Name: gary nix () on Tuesday, November 23, 1999 at 01:24:58
Class: 70
City and State: gardnerville, nevada
Message: Happy Thanksgiving to all, we are heading to glamis this weekend, everyone have a safe one!!!!
Hey Gary, Keep the sand out of your shorts and have a great Thanksgiving weekend.

Name: pauline matthew () on Monday, November 22, 1999 at 23:22:00
Maiden: spencer
Class: 69
City and State: oakhills, ca.
Message: Welcome to cougartown my dear old friend Kathy Jefferson. It has been a long time. I remember all the good times we had at Dana and Hawthorne High. Sorry you missed the 30th reunion in Oct. Hope you and your family have a very Happy Thanksgiving. E-mail me when you have a chance. I will be out of town until Monday Nov. 29th. Visiting my oldest son in Spokane, WA.
Pauline Matthew

Name: Alan Hauge () on Monday, November 22, 1999 at 22:55:56
Class: '61
City and State: Playa del Rey, California
Message: Okay Cougs: For all of you old enough to remember...what were you doing between 10 and 11AM, California time 36 years ago when we all heard President Kennedy had been gunned down in Dallas? It is one memory that was drilled into my mind. Forever. For me I was doing a watercolor rendering of a building and was in the process of using a wall heater to dry the newly painted sky. The phone rang and I heard the news followed by quickly turning on the TV. Engrossed as we all were back then I forgot the heater and nearly burned the house down. The significance of this event is it was one of the first major news events followed LIVE in America. Our society changed over night. I am sure many of you remember the drum roll of the motorcade as it slowly made it's way through our nation's capitol.
Where were you?

I know where I was. I was working for Virtue Bros. on Century, just east of LAX. I took off work about noon, as I think half the place did.

Name: Kelley () on Monday, November 22, 1999 at 22:07:23
Maiden: Currie
Class: 1967
City and State: Coos Bay Oregon
Message: Hell-o to my old neighbor Dave Krikac..Remember me Dave, I watched you and your brother and sister grow-up on 133rd St. How and where is your brother Paul.... And Peggy, thanks for the Hell-o, of course I remember you. How could anyone forget those wonderful day of drillteam with Mrs. Smith.
I have a few questions from a few days back.
1. Where is paddleboad beach?
2. Why are surfers Geeks?
3. Who chose Disneyland for Grad. Night.
4. Why did the dances at the Palladium stop?
5. Where did that cool picture of the Palladium come from?
And finally does anyone remember The Lloyd Thaxton show? Did you dance on the show? This could be old because I haven't been tuned into feedback for very long. I think Loren Satter was on the show , Fraz ,Morris Lipson, Tim Hood, Lee whatshisname, who almost won the lipsync, until I knocked their socks off when I did Mariann Faithful's This Little Bird.
Wheat grass pie is my favorite, with whipped tofu. Always have a attitude of graditude. Not just one day a year.

Hi Kelley, Wheat grass pie, I have the feeling you can get at a place called "The Spot" in Redondo. The only other question I can answer is, I took the picture of the Palladium about 2 weeks ago. Have a Great Holiday.

Name: karen kuehl () on Monday, November 22, 1999 at 21:32:23
Maiden: graham
Class: 59
City and State: victorville, ca
Message: Hi all! This is the first time in awhile to get back to CT. We've had company and went over to see how the new storage facility is coming along in Templeton (near Paso Robles). And thanks to you, these past few weeks, I've been in touch with alot of my Cougar friends that I haven't seen or heard from in years. It's been fun spreading the news of CT and hearing their feedback after they've seen our site! The Palladium feedback has been really fun to read. I too smuggled a bottle in but was caught later that evening. I'll bet if kids tried that now, they'd get thrown out or arrested. I surprisingly didn't get either. Anyway, I hope everyone has a wonderful T-Day and I know we will all give thanks for this great website, for our renewed friendships and for growing up in Hawthorne. Thanks again JB, you are truly the King and I'm thankful for our friendship too. Luvya guy.
Thanks Karen, You two have a great holiday.

Name: EL ROJO () on Monday, November 22, 1999 at 20:42:06
E-Mail: I-DY-HO
Maiden: YOU KNOW
Class: 60
City and State: KUNA, ID
Message: Howard "doo4". The MIGHTY BRUINS showed pity on those lowly dogs from usc. If they had won again there may have NEVER been another game. The BRUINS will rule next year. But then again there's a game called Basketball! How many national c-ships do the "sc dogs" have in that sport? SLOEY, I didn't want to intimate that all lawyers were thin skinned, just because of one who was a bonehead. And thats the truth Ollie !EL!MAY THE COUGAR BE WITH YOU!

Name: Michael Amira () on Monday, November 22, 1999 at 18:37:26
E-Mail: Mike20 356@AOL
Class: 1968
City and State: San Pedro, CA
Message: Hello fellow "Cougars" glad to find this web site. Thank you for all your hard work and efforts that it takes to keep this together.
Hi Michael and welcome to Cougartown. Please sign into the Alumni List so your friends can find you, but please use your correct email address. Thanks

Name: Kathy Johnson () on Monday, November 22, 1999 at 16:47:29
Maiden: Jefferson
Class: 69
City and State: Lancaster, CA
Message: Ok, so I walk into my kid's school office today and the secretary is demanding me to add my name to the alumni list on this web site she's discovered and is having so much fun with. She knew I was a fellow cougar and she's going crazy showing me all this "cool" stuff in Cougartown. We pay her for this?! She's right though, (as usual) this is really neat. You can e-mail me through her if anyone out there remembers me! Happy Thanksgiving!
Ahhh Yes!!! Those school dollars at work.Thanks Kathy, and thanks AGAIN Debra.

Name: Alan Lee () on Monday, November 22, 1999 at 16:39:26
Class: 66
City and State: Palmdale, CA
Message: My sister has gone crazy(er) with this web site and demanded that I get a msg. to feedback so I too can have my lovely sr. pic added! Hello to all 1966 cougars out there - and anyone else in any grad class that might remember me! You can e-mail me to my sister (who just LOVES getting e-mail, first thing after her morning coffee). Have a great Thanksgiving all.
Hi Alan and welcome to the good ship Cougartown. I'm sure you'll get email from your old compadres, and yes your sister has become quite a Cougartown disciple. Thanks, and have a great Turkey day yourself.

Name: Bonnie McCoy () on Monday, November 22, 1999 at 13:56:25
Class: 78
City and State: Newport Beach, CA
Message: A blessed Thanksgiving to all of you Cougars! To my brother, Merrill, I will miss you on that day - but the family will be with you in spirit.

Name: Judy DeGrazia () on Monday, November 22, 1999 at 11:52:37
Maiden: theinvitationsareout
Class: 64
City and State: Torrance, CA
Message: Wow!! Marsha Russell and I..and all the other ROWDYS just can't figure this out.. We've extended Thanksgiving dinner invites to several cougs..including the Royal Court-and no one will bite.. How can you all turn down soy burger and pureed cranberries-molded into a bird.. instant mashed potatoes with I can't believe it's not butter (spray).. canned peas and carrots...Annie boone's farm peach wine..(with a hair in it) topped off with a nice warm cup of instant coffee and wheat grass pie for dessert. All served on my best paper chinettes.. The only one that accepted was LEROY FEDDEROOSTER...Some people don't know a good thing when they see it..
To all my good friends-Happy Thanksgiving.. BE YOUNG--BE FOOLISH--BE HAPPY.. & BE THANKFUL
Judy DeGrazia THE ROWDYS.

That's what I get for making those darned Thanksgiving plans so early, and it sounds just scrumptious too, but it wouldn't be polite to back out now. Tell LeeRoy we all said Howdy and please make sure you have an operable stomach pump, or in the Rowdys case, "a Plumbers Friend" at the know, JUST IN CASE!!!
I LOVE YOU ROWDYS MAAAAAN!!! Have a great Thanksgiving.

Name: karen kuehl () on Monday, November 22, 1999 at 10:50:10
Maiden: graham
Class: 59
City and State: victorville, ca
Message: to Richard Hanson: Bill Cone and his wife, Molly (59), are living in Norco where Molly is teaching. I don't think they are on the net, yet. I have been in touch with my friend, Jeannie who is married to Richard Cone, and she told me about Bill. Hope this helps you find your friend! 8)
Karen, Where have you been girl?? I'm glad you checked in and please let me know what's happening. Happy T-day to you and Gary too.

Name: pauline matthew () on Monday, November 22, 1999 at 10:39:46
Maiden: spencer
Class: 69
City and State: oakhills, ca.
Message: I want to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. A special Happy Thanksgiving to my sister Billine Flynn and her family. Sorry I will not be spending this special day with you, but just remember that you are always in my thoughts and in my heart. Love ya lots. JB hope you have a good one and enjoy your turkey leg.
Hi to the class of 1969.

Pauline, Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, and thanks for being a part of our Cougartown family.

Name: Don Di Tomasso () on Monday, November 22, 1999 at 08:45:04
Class: 75
City and State: Cerritos, CA
Message: Sheree Klingenhagen,
Glad you are doing better and resting from the hip don't happen to have extra demerol...I have this pain..:)
Sheree, I tried to translate your last name. For "Klingen" I came up with "Blade". I tried haugen (instead of hagen) which means "strike towards". I am assuming your last name means "Using a blade to strike." Do you have information on the meaning of your last name?
New coug term:
heyimlosingmoneycoug - Coug spending too much time and money gambling in Las vegas.
John Baker, there was a good article in the LA Times on Pinks (celebrating their 60 years in business). I think it might have been in the Living section (last Wed. or Thu.)? Were you aware of the article? Maybe someone can provide a precise date/page reference.
Reminder: Check out my website at You can view pictures of my family through various time periods, there are some of my drawings and music I have composed (real audio required)....

Hey Don, Yes, I was aware of the article. Actually there've been a few articles this past week in different publications on their 60th anniversary. I'll be staying away until the lines get a little shorter.
I hope Klingenhagen doesn't mean "Slingblade". You remember that movie don't you?

Name: Janet () on Monday, November 22, 1999 at 00:34:55
Maiden: Humphreys
Class: 62
City and State: Mission Viejo, Ca
Message: Giblets?? yeck, I hate giblets John. You'll have to settle for a leg and only ONE piece of apple, pecan, and pumpkin pie! Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!! How thankful I am to have grown up at such a wonderful time, in such a wonderful place, with such wonderful people! JB (The other one)
I feel exactly the same way. I couldn't have hand picked a better place to grow up. I'm also thankful for what the website has become, and for all my rekindled friendships, as well as my new Cougartown friends. Thank you all for being here and may the Mighty Cougar watch over you and your families this holiday season......even if you don't have giblets.

Name: Alan Nelson () on Sunday, November 21, 1999 at 23:41:41
Class: '73
City and State: Parker, Az

Message: Thanks, Jorge! I always knew you were a class act.

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