It's Christmas Music Time "The Boys"
Name: Norma Leonard () on Friday, December 24, 1999 at 03:44:33
Class: High Society
City and State: Hawthorne
Message: Just a quick MERRY CHRISTMAS to everyone. Can't wait for the Cruise Night to finally meet everybody. JB, I'll have a special gift just for you. Hope every local 'Coug will make it to Fosters, especially you Shy (yeh right) Robin! I hope the Rowdy's don't have any 'hazing' rituals planned for us 'honorary members'. HoHoHo
OK Norma, You have a Merry and a Happy too, and we'll see you on Cruise night. I'm hoping the "special gift" is NOT a "Throne". See You Then.....
Name: Larry Biller () on Friday, December 24, 1999 at 03:33:07
City and State: Portland,Oregon
Message: MERRY CHRISTMAS to everyone.
TO JOE WEBBER: I kept in touch with Ken Roberts until the late 80's or early 90's. Don't know where he is now but I think I remember someone telling me that Ken was moving to Nashville but I'm not sure.
Name: Joyce Chance () on Friday, December 24, 1999 at 00:11:31
City and State: Anaheim,California
Message: "HAPPY HOLIDAYS COUGARTOWN"
Thanks Joyce, You and Cliffy have a great holiday and thanks for dinner tonight too.
Name: Janet Burkett () on Thursday, December 23, 1999 at 21:59:28
City and State: Mission Viejo, Ca
Message: Oh my gosh!! Tomorrow is the 24th! Before I run out of time I want to wish all of you cougs and your families a very happy, blessed Christmas. Joy, Love, and Peace. JB (the other one)
JB, Back at ya' on that one and I'll see you tomorrow.
Name: Don Nicola Di Tomaso (God-Father of the Class of '75) () on Thursday, December 23, 1999 at 21:18:33
City and State: Cerritos/South Bay
Message: I wish everyone a happy and safe holiday time. I added more pictures to my webpage at http://dondt.homepage.com including a section pertaining to the relatively-new Long Beach Towne Center. Looking forward to meeting many of you at Cruise Night II.
Name: Blondie () on Thursday, December 23, 1999 at 18:40:45
Maiden: Christine Penny
City and State: Round Rock, TX
Message: John...could you do me a favor? I've been exchanging e-mail with Judy DeGarzia, but I haven't a clue what she looks like. Could you put up a past and present pic of her for me? I know she attends alot of the CT functions and I would like to be able to pick her out in a the crowd. Just to be sure she was having fun, of course. ") Thanks.
Yes, of course, here's our Judy, Queen of the Rowdys at a VFW breakfast, because as you all know, she doesn't cook. Christine, How about sending a picture of yourself, so we all know what YOU look like??
Name: Blondie () on Thursday, December 23, 1999 at 18:27:32
Maiden: Christine Penny
City and State: Round Rock, TX
Message: I just read the message from David Lopez asking about a web page for pics of the class of '88. Are there pages for the different years? Reason being...I have lost my senior yr book, class of '76. That would be really neat, but I'm sure a monumentous undertaking. Merry Christmas to ALL! ") By the way John....Did you get Santa's Reindeer Cheer? hehehe I hope you were able to down load it....It is a real gas! har har har ")
Yes Christine, I got it and thanks hehehehehe.
Name: Kathy Downer () on Thursday, December 23, 1999 at 17:42:52
City and State: Marietta, Ohio
Message: Well, if my little brother has time to send jokes via e-mail to CT, then I guess I can send a message too. Happy Holidays, and a safe new year to everyone out there. Most of my family will be together for Christmas plus our exchange student. My oldest daughter will remain in Uzbekistan teaching English for the Peace Corp. She will find some other "displaced" Americans and have a little celebration of their own. After all, the Christmas spirit is everywhere.
Name: Harry Plotkin () on Thursday, December 23, 1999 at 17:07:13
City and State: Harbor City, CA
Message: Here's wishing the greatest of holidays to all Cougars - and especially to my former students who gave me great pleasure in teaching them. Looking forward to meeting Rowdy Judy and seeing Jan Blomsterberg. This message would not be complete without one more BIG THANK YOU to John Baker. Love to all, HCH
Thanks HCH, You and yours have a joyous Holiday season too. We'll see you on Cruise night 2000 on the 8th of January.
Name: Ricky Pierson () on Thursday, December 23, 1999 at 16:30:10
City and State: El Segundo
Message: John, On behalf of all the Cougars from the class of 1986 we would like to extend the warmest of holiday greetings to ALL of our fellow Cougars where ever they may be this Christmas time. May the good Lord bless all Cougars and give us the strength to beat Leuzinger in next year's football game. Sincerely,
Ricky Pierson C/O 86'
HHS Varsity Football Team
1985 Ocean League Champions
Ricky, I will make a prediction that the Mighty Cougs will devour the lowly Olympians in next years game. I know HHS had a very good JV team this year and LHS had to lose a few seniors.
Name: Lupi Perkins () on Thursday, December 23, 1999 at 15:23:36
City and State: Hawthorne,Ca.
Message: A very Merry Christmas and safe New Years to all Cougars. John, since learning about this site I have been in contact with old friends. Thanks to your hard work and dedication Cougartown is #1 with all HHS grads, including my daughters who are on it alot of the time. Now take it easy during the holidays. You deserve it. Looking forward to our next get together at Fosters. Again have a great holiday to you and your family. Lupi
Thanks Lupi, We'll see you at Fosters in January.
Name: Kristi Pealo () on Thursday, December 23, 1999 at 11:08:11
City and State: NAS Lemoore, CA
Message: Merry Christmas and Happpy New year to all. Please be safe and don't drink and drive!! John I hope you have a good one. The Family and I will be on our way to Hawthorne this evening. Lets hope there is no Traffic. Hope I get to see Ronda Johnson Eason C/O 89 Tomorrow. Take Care everyone
Kristi, Be safe and have a great Holiday
Name: JOE WEBBER () on Thursday, December 23, 1999 at 09:27:01
City and State: Nashville TN
Message: TO JOHN B. I forgot to add in my last e-mail Merry Christmas to you and yours John and to all you Cougars in Cougartown!!!
Hey Joe, The same to you and your family. Cougartown has grown from about 600 last Christmas to over 2000 this Christmas. Next year at this time, people who don't even know about this website YET, will have found a long lost classmate. Thank you all for your participation. It has been a "Wigged Out Freeaky Blast" finding you, and meeting you all. Have you noticed that we all have become family?? Happy Holidays to all.
Name: Louise St.George () on Thursday, December 23, 1999 at 09:22:54
City and State: lancaster, ca
Message: Just wanted to take the time to wish everyone a really great Holiday and a very safe New Year! John B. I really never realized I loved my high school years until you came along. (thank you) I check in daily to see who has sent something and I'm very hooked. Its brought back some great memories and makes me really thankful for all that I had. Again, have a great holiday season.
p.s. where is the class of "77" hiding?????
Well Geez Louise, Thanks for that. I feel the same way about my "joined at the hip" friends. You and your family have a joyous holiday season and maybe we'll see you and a mess of the 77ers on Cruise Night on the 8th of January.
Be a Coug girl.......
Name: David () on Thursday, December 23, 1999 at 08:10:15
City and State: Dallas, TX 75211
Message: Is there a web page that one can go to, to see the 1988 year book??
Hi David, Not yet, but we're working on it.
Name: Jerry () on Thursday, December 23, 1999 at 03:22:33
Message: Answer for Jim Dick (pg.5)
Yes I remember Hudson's Egg Ranch. It was located about the main ball diamond at Eucalyptus Park. It closed in the early 50's. I lived there for awhile. On the North side of the ranch was McElose Lumber and hardware. HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL
Does anyone remember the building shaped like a Rabbit on about 115th and Prairie? I think they sold chickens and rabbits.
Name: Patt () on Thursday, December 23, 1999 at 01:08:03
City and State: Kennewick,Wa
Message: It is very FOGGY here I remember Christmas shopping in the fog While living in Hawthorne. Is'nt it weird that the fog makes me homesick? I met a lady who went to Leuzinger from 1959 to 1961. This is the 2nd patient I have met who goes, rather went to Leuzinger in the last 6 months. I live in Washington State. Karma or what?? I have run into a lot of Leuzinger alumni in my office! It is fun to recall OLD Times. Wich Stand The A. etc
Name: Ed Chesson () on Wednesday, December 22, 1999 at 23:51:26
City and State: Norco, Ca.
Message: Hi John and Cougars everywhere. Just wanted to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year. John, I'm glad you liked the story of "The Gift"; I, too, thought it was hilarious!! Since finding Cougartown this past year I have been reunited with many classmates and have made many new friends. The experience has been really great and I can't thank JB enough for all his time and energy in creating this wonderful website. I'm looking forward to the year 2000 and I know that Cougartown will get even bigger and better; starting with Cruise Night2 at Fosters. I hope to see many of you there. Once again, Happy Holidays to all and I hope Santa is good to you!!
Hey Ed, I'm looking forward to it. Thank YOU for your contributions and your participation in the Cougartown events. Have a great holiday season.
Name: LEEROY FELDERRUSTER () on Wednesday, December 22, 1999 at 23:10:45
Message: dat green gremlin our mind!
Yes, and a nice ride it was too.......
Name: Dewey () on Wednesday, December 22, 1999 at 21:41:13
Class: none at all
City and State: Canoga Park
Message: No Matt, you know you're old when napping in a recliner and people keep putting a mirror under your nose to make sure your still alive!
Name: Pauline Matthew () on Wednesday, December 22, 1999 at 21:01:00
City and State: Oakhills, Ca.
Message: Just want to wish everyone at CT a very Merry Christmas and a very safe New Year.
Thanks Pauline, and you have the same..........
Name: Raymond Smith () on Wednesday, December 22, 1999 at 19:41:48
City and State: Portland,OR
Message: I thought I'd just throw this in for a laugh. On Halloween Day in 1978 I truly wanted to win the Costume contest so with the help of my sister I dressed up as the infamous "Rocky Horror Dr. Frankenfurther" himself. I was covered with a long cape all day. Even my German teacher Mr. Graham thought I was "Daring", but I kept covered until showtime. As I exposed myself I knew I was having loads of laughs but I was very angry that I almost lost to a clown! I took alot of guts and when my wife heard about it she thought I was nuts (what do you expect from a guy born in Hollywood)? Now a little incident occured before the show. 2 girls asked me to go across the street to the Park with them and gave me no reason as to why. I'm glad I didn't because I either would of had a good time of a very very bad nightmare moment. Gail, Kristen, toooooo bad. If I did that today I probably would of been expelled from school. but I had alot of fun.
Name: Matt Peterson () on Wednesday, December 22, 1999 at 18:03:41
City and State: El Dorado Hills, CA
Message: You know you are old when the following are on your Christmas list:
large type alphabet soup, bifocal windshields, Tickle Me Grandpa doll, Deaf Jam: closed-captioned rap, and "I've fallen... and I can't get down! A new CD by James Brown for the unyoung. Thank God CT keeps us young. Everyone, have a happy and safe holiday.
Thanks Matt, Great stuff.......
Name: John Achrem () on Wednesday, December 22, 1999 at 18:02:56
City and State: Las Vegas, NV
Message: Hi everyone!!! I see some familiar names here! I am alive and well in Las Vegas. I would love to hear from any of you. Speaking about Jim Bistolas, Do any of you remember the Halloween party of 76 at his house? I was the drunk passed out on the floor of the bathroom with my pants around his ankles!! Boy what fun!!! HAhahaa
Take care all!
Name: Susan Walling () on Wednesday, December 22, 1999 at 17:01:23
City and State: Santa Rosa, CA
Message: Happy Holidays to all the Mighty Cougars, your families, and especially to you, John. May your holiday be filled with wonderful friendships and everlasting joy. Graham told Santa what a good boy you've been this year and he promised to bring you something very special!
Love and miss you... see you in Sonoma.
Hi Sus', Thanks for checking in, and I'm glad you're safe and in your new home. Santa has already brought me these fun Cougs to play with. What more could I want?? Be a Coug girl......
Name: JOE WEBBER () on Wednesday, December 22, 1999 at 15:50:00
City and State: Nashville TN
Message: TO LARRY BILLER: Larry I should have KNOWN that Ken Roberts would be involved with a song title like that!! What's HE up to anyway? Ken was also involved with MY first recording experience too. We (Dovie Modean), were rehearsing one night at Jim Lenn's house and in waltzed Ken...uh..let me rephrase that....in BOUNCED Ken and said "hey Joe, you wanna be on a record?" I said "sure"! A couple of days later we went over to Kenny Roger's Quantaum studios in Torrance (sans Dovie Modean), and I did piano on a couple of songs that he wrote. The record didn't do much but the producer of the session wound up using me on half the album which he recorded later on. So I got more sessions at Quantaum and over at Gold Star in Santa Monica. I owe Ken thanks for that. On one session of that project, I had to "ghost" for a piano player that did the basic song okay, but he did a terrible solo. So, they just punched me in on top of it then out and the guy never even knew!! That WAS about the last time I saw or spoke to Ken and that was the early seventies. Are you still in touch with him? Catch you later.
Name: John Crotty () on Wednesday, December 22, 1999 at 14:43:05
City and State: Anaheim Hills, CA
Message: HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL MY FELLOW COUGARS. REALLY BEEN BUSY LATELY. GETTING READY TO RETIRE AND THE MADNEES OF THE SEASON. JOE WEBBER! GOOD TO HEAR FROM YOU. I REMEMBER YOUR MOM TAKING US TO THE BEACH ALL THE TIME, YOU HAD A COUSIN OR A FAMILY FRIEND THAT WAS ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS IN HER BIKINI. I REMEMBER SETTING UP YOUR AQUARIUM. YOU PUT IT IN THE DEN, NOT IN YOUR BEDROOM, WHICH WAS A CONVERTED GARAGE, RIGHT? MAYBE I SHOULD SEND YOU A TAPE? JOHN WILSON LEFT YOU A MESSAGE HERE IN COUGARTOWN, HE WANTS YOU TO CALL HIM. HE WAS CLASS OF 67. I'VE BEEN TRYING TO GET "CONNECTED" AND HAD A NEW PHONE LINE INSTALLED AT MY HOME, BUT MY DAMN COMPUTER WONT OR CAN'T READ THE MODEM SO I DON'T HAVE AN E-MAIL ADDRESS. I GUESS I'LL WAIT TILL AFTER THE HOLIDAYS TO CALL AN EXPERT. WHEN'S THE NEXT BIG ALUMNI EVENT?
Hey John, It's at Fosters on Hawthorne Bl. about 2 doors north of 120th. It's on January 8th.
Name: Linda Reynolds () on Wednesday, December 22, 1999 at 12:51:35
City and State: Chatsworth, CA
Message: Dear Cougar Friends,
Merry Christmas! It was fun celebrating an early Christmas at El Torito on the pier with John B., Janet B. and Cheryl N., Tonya H. and our husbands! Ho Ho Ho!
Linda Jones Reynolds
Thanks for being there "Twigs". I know it was a long drive in the 405 traffic. Now you only owe me 5 more trips this way, and I'll come to Chatsworth.
Name: John Baker () on Tuesday, December 22, 1999 at 13:05:29
City and State: Lomita, CA
Message: Had a great time at the El Torito on the Redondo Beach Pier last night. Thanks to all who attended. Rick Reynolds *HHS61(*Hoover High 61), JB(the pretty one)HHS62, JB(the ugly one)HHS62, Cheryl Christensen Nicocia HHS62, Linda Jones Reynolds HHS62, Steve and Tonya Hobson Braham HHS62, and John Nicocia HHS58. Thanks for being there guys.
Name: Christine () on Wednesday, December 22, 1999 at 11:50:40
City and State: Round Rock TX
Message: Still looking for Chuck Meyers class of 79? I think. Does anyone know what happened to him?
Thanks for any info.
Y'ALL have some HAP HAP HAPPY HOLIDAYS! YA HEAR
Thanks Tex, You do the same...........
Name: Jay Fernandez () on Wednesday, December 22, 1999 at 10:42:17
City and State: Rochester, MN
Message: Haven't had much chance to visit lately, but I wanted to catch up and wish all Cougs everywhere a great Holiday Season from the upper Mid west!
(Hi today of 4, boy do I miss winters in So.Ca!)
Hi Jay, High today of 74. I love those cool Socal Winters. A group of us went to the Redondo Pier last night for dinner and it was shirt sleeve weather at 10pm.
Name: Dennis Campbell () on Wednesday, December 22, 1999 at 09:55:17
City and State: Mission Viejo Ca.
Message: John now that?s funniest Christmas gift exchange story I?ve ever heard. I'm still on the floor holding my sides and I can?t get up! Wow! Give that story and A+ Keep us up dated how it goes this Christnas.
Maybe we should start a white elephant gift exchange on CT. The last time I was in Bangkok I saw a white elephant working in the streets for peanuts. I?m sure I could convince the handler to let us use the elephant for the holiday season.
Marry Christmas to you JB and All our classmates out there in Cougartown!!
Thanks Dennis, Maybe we could get a CT White Elephant gift exchange going for next year. That would be a kick.
Ed, please keep us updated on the travels of the imfamous moleskin pants.
Name: Laura and Dave () on Friday, December 24, 1999 at 12:11:45
City and State: Los Altos, CA
Message: Time to eat fruitcake and get Y2K complacent! Just keep drinking that eggnog with lots of rum and you'll have a terrific Christmas and a Great New Year (we are sure the rowdies and all the folks who graduated in the 60s and 70s are way ahead on this part!). Merry Christmas!
Thanks Laura, and may all your computers with a Y2K glitch reset their dates to your Senior Year and take you with them.
You and Dave have a great Holiday. Janet and I will see you two on the field at the next Mo Tripod Trot.
Name: Frank A. Romano () on Friday, December 24, 1999 at 11:09:45
City and State: Las Vegas, NV... Come keep Nevada Green
Message: It is my most sincere wish that each and all of Cougartown, partake of the most wonderful Christmas that every was since the first. May you share the gifts, foods and company of those most dear, and remember those during your moment of silence that cannot be with you for whatever reason. As much as Thanksgiving recall for a moment the wonders of our age, and at the time, the values we may have put aside for the sake of conveniences. My second is my special thanks to Jake. (my heart Donor and his family) But for Jake and his family, I wouldn't be here sharing this holiday. My deepest thank you. If you're not an organ donor, please think about the gift of life that you can give. And please please, tell your family what your wishes are. My last wish is that everyone will stay home reading feedback and out of my way, as I am going Christmas shopping now. I swore this year I wasn't waiting till the very last minute, and since this is dated and time stamped, I have absolute proof, in the event I need it, that I didn't goof off this morning, but hit the bricks early....my parting wish....save me a GOOD parking place at the mall. It opens at 10 o'clock Right?
Ahhh Frank, Without Jakes thumper you'd still have more heart than most. I know there's a spot at the mall with your name on it. Merry Christmas to you and Maria. I feel blessed that you're here in Cougartown Frank, I mean that.
Name: Dewey () on Friday, December 24, 1999 at 10:58:28
Class: Ho Ho Ho
City and State: Canoga Park,CA
Message: Just wanted to say Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all at CT, John you have presumably put the best gift under everyone's tree, the gift of childhood revisited.
Hi Dewey, Merry Christmas to you and yes, as I'm just a giant kid at heart, and I'm glad my Cougar friends can come out and play from time to time. Thanks for being a part of this whole rejuvenating process.
Name: Betty Rodriguez () on Friday, December 24, 1999 at 10:11:37
City and State: Lake Elsinore, CA
Message: To All Cougars-A Very Merry Christmas to you all. Betty Rodriguez
Same to you and yours Betty. Can you email me the address of the name tag guy?? Thanks.......
Name: Steve Kristof () on Friday, December 24, 1999 at 09:57:33
City and State: Kansas City, Mo.
Message: Merry Christmas, and a Happy new Y2K! From all of us here in Kansas City! GO CHIEF'S !!!!!!!!
Hey Steve, Try and keep'em warm for the Holidays. Love you guys MAAAAN!!! GO RAMS!!!!
Name: Susan King () on Friday, December 24, 1999 at 06:25:07
City and State: Thousand Oaks, CA
Message: Omigosh, the word Hawthorne just rolled right off my fingers to the keyboard when I was entering my city and state.....funny, it seemed so natural! What a joy this year has been. I recall thanking John last year for a wonderful Christmas present (CT and all it's trimmings) but I had NO IDEA just how things would evolve. It is the gift that keeps on giving.....and it's the one that is the perfect size (and color!) to pass on to others. Merry, Merry Christmas to my Cougar friends of old and new. Be safe and happy and I hope you all find everything you're wishing for -- I know I have. Love ya John Boy!
Oh Sue, you know just how to say it. Must be that Konnie K. rubbing off on you. I love you B's MAAAN!!! and stuey and indy too. Have a great Holiday and I hope to see you and "Los Al" Darryl on Cruise Night.