Yet another from the 50's. Lee Andrews
Name: Mike Mecey () on Thursday, November 25, 1999 at 09:05:12
City and State: Sacramento, CA
Message: Where was I Nov 22? I was in the student center at El Camino about lunch time. Lots of chatter and fun all around. Then the news... Everyone kept saying it can't be true that the President was shot. People started crying... Yes, I think that is a moment that will always be our memories.
There is 365 days in a year, but on Nov 22, we all stop for a moment to reflect on what happened and where we were at that moment...
Name: Jack Young () on Thursday, November 25, 1999 at 04:32:50
City and State: South Lake Tahoe, Ca
Message: I have only discovered this site for two days, my eyes burn at night, because I cant stop reading everything, it's a blast. It's nice to hear from so many people, it's almost like we have restored our youth, living in our past. I have noticed Mr. Plotkin is very active with this site, and have enjoyed reading what he has to say. It's kind of funny we are all getting older, but we really don't change, I suppose it is all relative. I hope all of us Cougars are enjoying a safe Thanksgiving holiday, Take Care everyone, Jack
Jack, Yes, Mr. P is a giant part of the website. I almost (i said ALMOST) wish that I'd have been a Westsider so I could have had the privilege of being tutored AND mentored by him. Now those kids parents got their moneys worth.
You're also correct about not changing. Once we get to a certain point, we are who we are. My HHS friends today, are the same people they were at HHS. It's just that the paint might be fading a little on some of us. Thanks Jack, and have a Happy Day.
Name: KAREN BEARNS () on Thursday, November 25, 1999 at 03:21:10
City and State: REDONDO BEACH. CA
Message: FIRST OF ALL,THANKS JOHN FOR ALL YOU'VE DONE AT COUGARTOWN. I ENJOY THIS WEB SITE. HAPPY THANKSGIVING COUGARS FROM OUR HOUSE TO YOURS, KAREN AND RANDY
Thanks Karen for being here and have a great Day with your family.
Name: Blondie () on Thursday, November 25, 1999 at 02:17:25
Maiden: Christine Penny
City and State: Round Rock TX
Message: Sheding a little light on at least one elusive CT memeber......Kathy Stonebraker is alive and well, just very very very busy. And I feel honored to have that little tidbit of news. With her being sooooo busy and all. Did I mention she was busy? ")
Name: Blondie () on Thursday, November 25, 1999 at 02:07:02
Maiden: Christine Penny
City and State: Round Rock TX
Message: Yes John....you win....what you win, I'm not sure, but you win. How'd you know that? I lived there for a long time and never knew it had more than two words to it's name! Neither did my husband have a clue. Did you cheat? You accused me of cheating once....which of course I did, but that's besides the point. Just how did you know that? Oh, and about that cute little Round Rock High ditty you quoted...it's not only Highschool grads that are required to know the story. Those wishing to become U.S. citizens, if they try to do so in the state of TX, are required to recite the story! I'm sure that other border states have similar stories.
Blondie, The reason I knew that was........well, because I'm so old, I was the one who named it. Loosely translated, it means, "Los Angeles, Land of the Mighty Cougars". Have a great day Christine.
Name: Patt () on Thursday, November 25, 1999 at 01:03:53
City and State: Kennewick, Washington
Message: To ALL COUGARS!!
Thanks Patt, You and Gary have a great day tomorrow too.
Name: Alan Hauge () on Thursday, November 25, 1999 at 00:38:44
City and State: Playa del rey
Message: Hey John:
Where the heck did they all go? (The Cougs) The regulars? The cast who were playing the starring roles? Are they at another school site, or has someone turned them on to a free pie eating contest? The list is too long to repeat but it's nearly everyone who made this site sing a few short months ago. As Eddy Cochran once said in the main title of his hit song, "COM'ON EVERYBODY". At least check in with something once in a while. Or tell us you went to Pinks for Thanksgiving. Well, no maybe not that, but at least let us know you're alive. For the rest, I am really thankful to be a part of the growing history here at CT. It has made me feel a part of more than just my class of 1961. Have a great Thanksgiving. And most of all, remember those first people who celebrated this day hundreds of years ago were thankful to be here. To have what we all sometimes take for granted.
Thanks Alan, You too have a great day tomorrow. I have no idea, but I hope they come home soon.
BTW folks, Alan has this bitchin' sound stage and it's an Alcatraz set (also a squad room set and a court room set). We're planning on having a party there real soon. It'll be like breaking into the studios, only LEGAL. I forget how big it is, but it's BIG!! After the holidays we'll get this one moving too. Thanks Alan for being a gigantic part of Ctown. WE LOVE YOU MAAAN!!!
Name: Norma jean Leonard () on Thursday, November 25, 1999 at 00:29:25
Class: School of Hard Knocks
City and State: Hawthorne
Message: Hey John, I agree with you, where has everyone been? Currently I have no life and I depend on Ctown! It's like a continuing soap opera at times. Come on guys. Happy Turkey Day to everyone....honorary Rowdy, Norma Jean.
Norma, Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours too. Maybe they're all cooking tonight.
Name: Ed Chesson () on Thursday, November 25, 1999 at 00:02:13
City and State: Norco, Ca.
Message: Hi King John!! You asked for some of the "oldies" to check in, so here I am (of course, by you mentioning me by name as an "oldie", I can't fool anyone anymore). I haven't posted a feedback since Veterans Day, but I usually tune in most everyday to get my daily dose of CT and keep up on what everyone is talking about. So don't worry, JB, us "oldies" are always around and watching! HAPPY THANKSGIVING to everyone at Cougartown.
Have a great one tomorrow Ed. Thanks for showing up too. It's nice to know you're tuning in, but it's much nicer to hear from you.
Name: Lori Padelford () on Wednesday, November 24, 1999 at 23:58:19
City and State: Garden Grove, CA
Message: Hi King John and all the Cougars out there. Just checking in after a long absence to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. Also I wanted to again remind people about the chat room and to let them know that they can add there profile to there name in the chat room. I wish more people would check in the HHS chat room but, maybe they just don't know about it. Also has anyone out there heard about a 20 year reunion for the class of 81? Does anyone know if Maria Najarro and Linda Housley are in charge of this reunion also.
Thanks Lori and Happy Tomorrow to you also.
Name: Cathy Turner () on Wednesday, November 24, 1999 at 23:42:41
City and State: Gardnerville, NV
Message: Hi Gary Nix,
I was talking to my brother tonight, and he said he saw your note on feedback, and I just had to write to you. My brothers are Ron and John Swallow, you lived down the street from us on 123rd street in Hawthorne. I can't believe we both live in Gardnerville, what a small world. Anyway, John's e-mail address is on the list. Write him I know he would like to here from you.
Name: Sharon MacDonald () on Wednesday, November 24, 1999 at 23:33:23
City and State: Burlington, Wisconsin
Message: Happy Turkey Day to King John and all the other Cougars & Cougarettes out there. Keep the memories coming!
Thank you Sharon and you do the same. Have a great day tomorrow.
Name: John Baker () on Wednesday, November 24, 1999 at 20:37:50
Class: 1SA base32
Message: You know I'm kinda worried about V6. She just doesn't check in anymore AT ALL. The Biermans are getting rather sluggish too, and the T girls are GONE!!! Where have all these mid 70's people been the last month or four? Could it be they've actually got a REAL life and have foregone Cougartown for some other triviality? How would they like it if I GOT A LIFE?? If that were to happen, who knows what would happen to Ctown. I want some of the oldies to check in here. Bob Rierdan, Myrna, Ed Chesson, Kathy Stonebraker, "The Duke of Boss" Chuck Currie, Susan Walling, The Sloeys, Ted, joe, Patt"i", Mexilucy, The Schroeder Boys, Royal Lord Jr, Where's the Ol' Coach been, Steve Kristof, The Angles, Marsha Russell, The OTHER Rowdys OH, thanks for the nice letter today Sandy, Jim West, Delia Garza, Chris Prewitt, Cyndi Matthies, Diana Calabro, Matt Peterson, Nick Fitzgerald, Heather Ruggirello The coolest name in Ctown, Janet Falkenstein, Linda Reynolds, Loretta Cuiper, Bob and Karen Fraser, Ed Sharp, Patricia Sacayan, Billine Spencer Flynn, Bob Veach and I could go on and on. Please report into Cougartown at least twice a month. There are people here who care about all of you.
Name: Jerry Miles () on Wednesday, November 24, 1999 at 20:24:04
Message:JB, I hope you have a great Thanksgiving and get that leg! (I'll be working, yuck.)
Thanks Jerry, and you do the same (at work).
Name: Linda Dietrich () on Wednesday, November 24, 1999 at 20:19:40
City and State: Kansas City, MO
Message: I'll have to add my name along with all the others to wish everyone at CT a Happy Thanksgiving. John you can put up my picture since everyone else is getting included. I don't want to get left out. Thanks for all you do for us. It's been an interesting couple of yrs. since we got on line. Never in a million yrs. would I ever have thought of the people, places, and memories you have brought back. Thanks for the memories and all the love you put into this most wonderful cause. You're the greatest!!!!
Thanks Linda for saying that, and please stick around for at least two more years and lets see where the site takes us. You and yours have a wonderful day tomorrow too.
Name: Keith D.Jones () on Wednesday, November 24, 1999 at 20:12:42
City and State: Las Vegas, NV
Message: Whoa...that pic of me is horrible. That was when I was a freshman I think. I got a whole lot more hunkier and friendlier looking. Doesn't anyone have a 1976 El Molino to give the King. At least I have some pics of me in there that are better. Anyway, everyone have a Happy Bird-Day don't get stuck in traffic.
OK Keith, Here's one after you bulked up. Happy Thanksgiving dude............
Name: ALAN THAYER () on Wednesday, November 24, 1999 at 20:12:04
City and State: MEDFORD,OREGON
Message:HELLO CLASS OF 1970. DOES ANYBODY REMEMBER ME?
Name: Blondie () on Wednesday, November 24, 1999 at 20:11:10
Maiden: Christine Penny
City and State: Round Rock
Message: I got another trivia question for ya..... It's not exactly about Hawthorne, but about Los Angeles....that's okay, right? Who know this little known fact.... The full name of Los Angeles?
El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de Angeles de Porciuncula or something like that. What do I win?
Name: Blondie () on Wednesday, November 24, 1999 at 18:18:26
Maiden: Christine Penny
City and State: Round Rock TX
Message: Yes John, every child is taught the tale of ole' Pa Baker. In fact none are allowed to graduate without being able to recite the tale from memory.
I too must add my Happy Thanksgiving Day to all. Also I would add to your formula, for the stoppage of consuming turkey on TDay....you should stop eating when...you can no longer see your FEET! ")
Yes I've Heard the Round Rock Alma Mater,
Hail Hail to Round Rock High
Where no Indian's can ride by,
Ol' John Baker had seen to that,
Otherwise Round Rock would be FLAT!!
HAPPY THANKSGIVING COUGS!!!!
Name: Debra Lee McGregor () on Wednesday, November 24, 1999 at 17:07:31
City and State: Lancaster, CA
Message: Happy Thanksgiving to all you cougs. I've been having a blast going back through all the feedbacks. I remember a lot of the hangouts, "love" those sr. pics, and enjoy reading about memories. I'm so thankful for CT and to "King" John. Everyone drive safely, gobble up the turkeys, and catch ya later. God bless...
Thanks Deb, We're thankful for you too. Have a great one and be a Coug girl.
Name: LARRY BILLER () on Wednesday, November 24, 1999 at 16:35:46
City and State: PORTLAND,OREGON
Message: TO MAYOR BAKER AND EVERYONE AT COUGARTOWN: HAVE A SAFE AND BLESSED THANKSGIVING! We do have much to be thankful for.
Mayor Baker??!! You mean I've been demoted from King?
Hey Larry, You and yours have a great Tday too, and always remember to stop eating when you can see clear through the carcass. Be a Coug boy.
Name: Alan Nelson () on Wednesday, November 24, 1999 at 13:52:30
City and State: Parker, Az
Message: To all Cougars. Have a wonderful Turkey Day, and If you're traveling, DRIVE SAFELY and DEFENSIVELY. We want you all back in Cougartown after the Holiday. Let's give the first Blessing to all the Cougars who have passed before us. And then give thanks to our beloved Webmaster, JB, for providing this passport to our youth.
Alan, Thank YOU for being here. Have a great Gobbler day and be safe all.
Name: Don Di Tomasso () on Wednesday, November 24, 1999 at 13:13:15
City and State: Cerritos, CA
Message: John Baker, thanks for posting my senior picture. I was going to use "John Boy Walton (Richard Thomas)" for my website high school picture but I know that my nose is too big (My nose would have kept growing if I used the wrong picture)
Happy Thanksgiving. Remember always...cook the turkey first...
Thanks Don, for that handy hint and you have a great Turkey day yourself.
Name: Betty Rodriguez () on Wednesday, November 24, 1999 at 12:08:18
City and State: Lake Elsinore, CA
Message: I'd like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving and a very special wish to you, John. We're all very thankful to you for your hard work and dedication to Cougartown. You have brought so many of us together again after many years - its just wonderful.
Drive/fly safely, everyone!
Thanks Betty, You and yours have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Name: Ed Carpenter () on Wednesday, November 24, 1999 at 11:08:25
City and State: Grass Valley.Ca
Message: A very happy Thanksgiving to all of Cougartown, but a very special Thanksgiving greeting to Larry & Loretta Cuiper and Bob & Karen Fraser. Thanks alot for all your thoughtfulness, have the best holidays ever, and to King John have a great Turkey day keep up the good work, also thanks for the card MOMO it really meant alot
Hey Monk, You and yours have a terrific holiday season. I'm thankful that you're on the mend too. Thanks for being out there. Be a Coug boy........
Name: Mike Shay () on Wednesday, November 24, 1999 at 10:48:12
City and State: Cerritos, CA
Message: Hello And Happy Holiday;
Just wanted to say Happy Thanksgiving to all fellow Cougars and give an extra Thanks to John for giving us this "Magical Electronic Time Machine" that has made us an extended family...You've added a real good thing to our lives...
Happy Birthday to your Dad. He was something very special...I miss him too.
By the way....My Palladium party date was the lovely Donna Hare..We all miss her.
Thanks to my best friend in life, Mr. Michael Shay. You too have a terrific Turkey feed, and thanks for being out there. You and your family are my family too. I know you realize that. I LOVE YOU MAAAN!!
Name: Ingrid Larson () on Wednesday, November 24, 1999 at 10:37:34
City and State: Long Beach, CA
Message: I'm so glad to hear new names signing in here. This website is growing by leaps and bounds. Thank you John Baker for creating this forum for us all - most of us probably didn't even realize how much we enjoyed our youth, until we found this place.
Tomorrow we're serving up a feast for 30 people at our house. We haven't tried to entertain that many at once before, so there may be some glitches along the way. But with that many friends and family together we'll probably be having too much fun to notice.
I'll check in again on Monday. Hope everyone has a safe and satifying holiday.
Thank you Ingrid, I love this place, not just for the people I went to HHS with, but for all the stories from all the grads. Thanks for being a big part of Cougartown and don't worry about the food glitches, as the big part of Thanksgiving is the being together with friends and family. You'll do fine.
Name: Elizabeth Castanon () on Wednesday, November 24, 1999 at 10:26:12
City and State: Amarillo Tx
Message: Hi Karen, Allan, and all the class of '73. Yes, I remember who you were Jack Young, but you probably don't remember me because we never were in any classes together. Just a note to say Happy Thanksgiving to all Cougars on the web. Keep the memories flowing because sometimes that little tie to a simpler time is enough to give us hope for the future. Am planning to send contribution to Nyman Hall in Memory of Cheryl and Tracy. God Bless All. Liz
Thanks for offering Liz, but the Cheryl and Tracy seat is already filled up. Have a great Thanksgiving.
Name: Pat Williams () on Wednesday, November 24, 1999 at 02:21:54
City and State: Surf City, CA.
Message: A very Happy Thanksgiving to Mr. John Baker and all at CougarTown. Also a very special Thanksgiving wish to my uncles; Ron Rienholdson('65), Mike Rienholdson('67),cousins; Tom Wilson('67 and of Monty and the Crystals fame), Sandy Johnson-Wagner('69), and Steve Johnson('71). And to some very special friends; Ron and Jo Ann Dickson, John Norman, Jim Norman, Don Winters, Kevin Winters and all their families, here's wishing you all the best through the holiday seasons.
Thanks Pat, The same to you and your family. Have a great Turkey Day.
Name: JACK YOUNG () on Wednesday, November 24, 1999 at 02:06:35
City and State: SOUTH LAKE TAHOE ,CA
Message: HEY, BILLY CUSAC TOLD ME ABOUT THIS SITE,CAN'T BELIEVE IT, IT'S GREAT. I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM ANYONE WHO REMEMBERS ME. THE MEMORIES HAVE BEEN OVERWHELMING, TAKE CARE EVERYONE
Hey Jack, Thanks for checking in and enjoy the site.
Name: Christine Baird aka blondie () on Wednesday, November 24, 1999 at 01:59:55
City and State: Round Rock TX
Message: John....I just love looking at all the pictures! Everyone is just having soooo much fun, and apparently some more that others! For instance that picture of you with that 'nana 'tween your legs and a cougette on each side....A complete puzzle to me. For those of us who weren't able to be there and maybe even for the ones who were there...a little explaination could go a long long way. ")
Blondie, That was the "Ice Breaker" game at the picnic; the "Banana Pass". You had to pass the banana between your knees from one person to the next. On my left is Sharon "Swifty" Bierman Branigan HHS76, who had passed it to me. Now I'm getting ready to pass it to the lovely Marsha Russell HHS64. We had about 10 people on each team and if you dropped the banana, you had to start over. Great Fun!! Have a great Thanksgiving Christine. I just noticed that you're in Round Rock, Texas. My Great Grandfather (he wasn't a Cougar), in about 1866, killed some indians who had stolen his horses. That was between Round Rock and Austin. Did you hear about it?
Name: Ricki Farrell () on Wednesday, November 24, 1999 at 00:34:30
City and State: Fullerton, CA
Message: Hey guys, have a terrific turkey day. Especially to my family, all of whom are spread out everywhere...Happy Thanksgiving and may God be with you. They may not be in my town, but I know they're on Cougartown.
I spoke to Clayton Williams and he sends his best. He's anxious to hear from you, but he hasn't quite figured out the internet. He's better though, he's almost got his email address correct, I think.
Karen, I hope you received my reply for Rick.
Sue, Bless you for the info, and I may call your mechanic at another time. Serendipitously I found tires at an obsolete VW place. They had 3 and are ordering the 4th.
Mark, You've been terrific.
Leave it to Cougars when you need help.
Bless all of you.
You, Jim, and Sammy have a great Thanksgiving and Mom V, if you're out there, do not, I REPEAT, DO NOT TRUST ROBIN HOOD!!!!