Here's a performing buddy of HHSer Chris Montez "Tommy Roe"
Name: Robin Ulman () on Monday, December 27, 1999 at 18:05:40
City and State: Gresham, Oregon
Message: Hey Linda Farrow (Elias), How are you doing? I am so glad we are back in touch. You are right, where are all of our 80's people! Especially class of 82'! Where are you? I see alot of you are on the alumni list but are not giving feed back. This is a great opportunity! And I know for a fact that alot of people know about this web page but are not even on the alumni list! Come on you guys!
Yeah, Come on 80's classes, where are you?? This place is for us all, so do NOT be shy.
Name: ART JACKSON () on Monday, December 27, 1999 at 17:31:43
City and State: YORBA LINDA,CAL
Message: MERRY BELATED X-MAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK JOHN......
Name: Judy DeGrazia () on Monday, December 27, 1999 at 15:17:53
City and State: Torrance, CA
Message: A NEW YEARS NOTE FROM THE ROWDYS. A little note of thanks to "The Deer Hunter" John Baker...the guy that came back to get all his buds from years ago.. allowed us to make new friends and brought us all together again in a COUGARTOWN melting pot for the best time we've ever had. We'll never forget the spring, summer & fall of '99 and now the winter of 2000. We owe you more than you'll ever know. (don't go there John) CRUISE NIGHT is gonna be the best..and the ROWDYS are practicing our most outstanding talents.. (ah ahh John-don't edit me out) Now--once more just for Mom B.--I'm off like a prom dress..
Judy DeGrazia THE ROWDYS.
Judy Wudy, I don't know what my life would have been like NOT knowing you and the Rowdys. I DO know it's more full with you here. Thanks for becoming a part of my life.
Marsha and I were talking this morning about life changes and life partners and what's REALLY important. I think we both agree that we've "LIVED" more this last year than in all the years previous, and Cougartown has been a large part of that living. I've met more people this last year that I wish I would've known earlier in life. Also, I knew many of you then, and wish that I could've stayed in touch....... now is not a time for "would'ves and could'ves", but is a time for LIVING. Many of you have touched my life and made it better just by being here. Many people I didn't even know a year or two ago have magically appeared and somehow become a part of my life. You know who you are. That's all for now. I know you understand, and thanks to all the Cougs for being such a close knit family. Cougartown is magical, and a very special part of my life, and I hope, your life too. I thank God for you, and this magical place every day. You are all my family and I love you very much. Now let's get on with this LIVING part.
Name: pauline matthew () on Monday, December 27, 1999 at 11:10:33
City and State: oakhills, ca.
Message: King John- Will you be selling the t-shirts at cruise night? Hope you have a safe new years. thanks again for this wonderful page and all your hard work to get it going on a daily basis.
Hi Pauline, I hadn't thought about Tshirts on Cruise Night, but I'll bring a few and if you want one, it'll be there.
Name: Chris Prewitt () on Monday, December 27, 1999 at 09:53:28
City and State: Fullerton, CA
Message: I took a walk around the neighborhood on Christmas day, to see all of the toys that the neighbor kids received. To my surprise very few children were outside with bikes or skates, balls and bats like we may have done when we were kids. I guess that times have changed and kids stay at home with computer/video games, VHS or DVD movies and talking books (some 25+ years ago I worked with the blind and they received their books on tape now everyone can get them). I guess we have entered the communications age where instead of waxing a surfboard we clean a mouse. Instead of riding our bike to the grocery store we surf to www.netgrocer.com. Instead of walking downtown to the stores we go to www.cyberlinks.com and instead of having a yard sale we just go to ebay.com. Where am I going with all this? With all of the lack of exercise that we are receiving nowadays we need Cougartown for our exercise. Cruise night will allow us this opportunity for exercise. We may even have to walk a ½ block to Fosters. I hope to see many of you at Fosters on January 8th.
Or if you cant' make it, just go to cougartown.com and look at the pictures. No, we need you all there. Or at least the ones that live within a 600 mile circumference. It's a great time and you see all your old buds from school or you meet all the people you've read on Feedback. And it's FREE!! Bring your cruiser, your best girl (what is your BEST girl anyway?) and be there on January 8th.
Name: Steve Deuel () on Monday, December 27, 1999 at 02:24:00
City and State: Torrance, Ca
Message: I'm in! Talk to me.
I can try to answer all "Deuel" related questions to the best of my ability. And yes, my sister did talk in her sleep and reveal who the Green Phantom" was.
(But I'm not talk'n!)
Name: Patty Valencia () on Monday, December 27, 1999 at 00:22:46
Message: Well we just had the best and most hectic Christmas ever. 11 of us (5 adults, 6 children) went to Disneyland on Christmas day. Santa left personally addressed tickets on our Christmas tree. It was a blast. Earlier in the week Shaaron Netherton, Jerry LeBlanc and I were going over some priceless mementos from Ramona School and Eucalyptus-the sixth grade camp collection of stories from the campers. Alan Nelson - your story was in there, too. As were a lot of other CTowners. Evidently that was the year of the great snow fall. Shaaron also had the Eucalyptus school anthology of stories and poems from about 1964-65. Brother, memory lane or what? Anyhow, happy new millennium to everyone - and like they used to say on Hillstreet Blues - "be careful out there!"
Name: Lori Padelford () on Sunday, December 26, 1999 at 22:47:45
E-Mail: MISS SOUTH BAY 411
City and State: Garden Grove
Message: Hi John and all you cougs! I hope everyone had a great holiday and have a safe New Year. I just had to tell you what a small place Hawthorne is. Late this afterneen Mario and I took the dogs on a walk. Around the corner there is this guy mowing his lawn. He is having an addition done to his house and we stopped to talk to him and see if it was the same floor plan as us and he was nice enough to show us what he was doing and give us tips on the city stuff. We told him we just moved here this year from the South Bay and how much we liked it. He said that both he and his wife had grown up in Hawthorne, both HHS C/O 67 and moved out here years ago. I said I too had grown up in Hawthorne and we compared notes on what streets we lived on etc. His wife who's name I think was Linda grew up on Ramona and 137th right near me and he grew up in Hollyglen. I was so excited to tell him about Cougartown and tell him about the FostersFreeze run on the 8th, I must have gabbed for 10 minutes straight on the same breath of air. After all the gabbing I can't remember his name or her maiden name. I did tell them where I live and told them to come by anytime and I will get them to cougartown to cruise the pages. The girls at work tease me and call me miss south bay or miss yellowpages because I always know someone who's in the office or tell them of stories like this where I run into someone who is from Hawthorne. I don't think they understand how small and tightknit Hawthorne was and maybe still is. Sorry I took up so much space but I was so tickled about this. P.S. If anyone thinks they know who I am talking about, post it on feed back and I'll get back to you. Hopefully I'll see them again soon.
Lori, I keep telling you it's a small Cougar world out there. Thanks very much for the story. I always enjoy those "Cougar get together" stories.
My daughter lives and works in the Palm Springs area. One day she was checking out the Cougartown website and a coworker walked up behind her and asked what she was doing. She told her she was looking at her dad's website and then went on to tell her what it was about. Well come to find out, this coworker was a Cougar too. Amazing.....so see, it IS a small Cougar world.
Name: Kelley () on Sunday, December 26, 1999 at 21:46:46
City and State: Coos Bay Oregon
Message: HI, Well John if you ever visit Coos Bay, PLEASE come into Cone 9, we are the nicest, friendliest, most knowledgeable sales associates out there in retail land. It's a kitchen store and so much more. We have an expresso bar way better than any Starbucks!! We have a cup-a-joe waiting for you. Love to all, please be careful out there this week, especially Friday night. Peace.
Thanks Kel, I will do just that. Everyone be real careful on New Years, as there will be a LARGE contingent of your city's finest on patrol, seeing as it's the new millennium and all. If you're partying, please have a DD.
Name: robert howe () on Sunday, December 26, 1999 at 20:18:10
City and State: sacramento, ca
Message: just learned about your web page today 12/26/99. thought I'd register just for fun and indulge you.
Hi Bob, I hope you find lots of school chums, and seeing as you're located in Sacramento, maybe you might want to check out our Wine Country Weekend in April. It'll be a great excuse to meet old school friends and new school friends alike. Thanks for checking in.
Name: Larry/Loretta Cuiper () on Sunday, December 26, 1999 at 15:17:36
City and State: Hawthorne, Ca
Message: Dear John, and all Cougars, We're a day late, but we wish all had a MERRY CHRISTMAS......
Thanks Larry and Loretta......Have a great New Year.
Name: Ron Dickson () on Sunday, December 26, 1999 at 12:17:46
City and State: Norco,Ca.
Message: John, My wife Jo Ann (Sexton) surprised me with a Cougartown T-Shirt for Xmas. It was a great gift. I hope everyone had a great Xmas and has a safe and happy New Year. John, just another thanks for the great site, I check it at least twice a day.
Hey Ron, Glad you liked the Tshirt and also that you're getting something from the website. You and Jo Ann have a Happy New Year and stay tuned for more fun Cougars, in the next millenium
Name: JUSTPLAINLOVETHISPLACE () on Sunday, December 26, 1999 at 12:03:09
City and State: NORTH OF MY REAL HOME
Message: I believe all who frequent this place would agree that if we were given only one present for the rest of our collective live's it would surely be Cougartown. It is the one present that truly keeps on giving...and giving...and giving...and giving...OH LOOK, THERE GOES THE ENERGIZED BAKER BUNNY (YOU SELFLESS FOOL YOU)...AND GIVING...AND GIVING...AND...
Name: Elizabeth Castanon () on Sunday, December 26, 1999 at 11:34:31
City and State: Amarillo Tx
Message: Hello everyone in Cougartown, just a quick note to wish all a safe and wonderful new millenium. As I write this, my husband and I are preparing to drive out to San Diego to see my youngest boy graduate from the Marine Boot camp. If time allows we will go through Hawthorne on our way to I-40 and I will be thinking of all of you as we go. Wish the timing had been better and I could be out there for Cruise Night but not this time. May you all have a wonderful holiday and God bless. PS If anyone knows how to contact Debbie (Hill) Warren or Janice (Prongue) Anderson. Please email and let me know (Class of 73) Bye for now CT and thank you John for the best gift ever, a chance to relive some of the best years of my life. Liz
Have a safe trip Liz and God bless.
Name: Susan Daniels () on Sunday, December 26, 1999 at 10:52:43
Maiden: Susan M. Hays
City and State: Meridian, ID
Message: Good job on the web page.
Name: jorge cubria () on Saturday, December 25, 1999 at 17:46:14
City and State: mexico city
Message: It is great to get in touch wuth you. I've been a Beach Boys fan since the very beginning. I named my son Brian, I visited Hawthorne just to get me a look of what do the place looked like. I visited your school, and took a picture of me in front of the old wilson's house, now gone. Love you. Jorge Cubria
Hi Jorge. Yes, the Wilson house is gone, but their true Hawthorne spirit lives on. Thanks for the Feedback
Name: John Brant () on Saturday, December 25, 1999 at 15:00:24
City and State: Portland, Oregon
Message: Happy Holidays to all. I discovered Cougartown a few days ago and have been enjoying a trip down memory lane ever since. Kudos to you John for setting up this wonderful site.
Thanks John, Stay tuned for more in 2000.
Name: Betty Freeman () on Saturday, December 25, 1999 at 11:58:31
City and State: Henderson, NV
Message: John, I want to wish you & everyone in Cougartown the Happiest of Holidays. I also want to thank you for this great site which allowed me to re-kindle some wonderful friendships that had been lost by time. May the new millenium be great for you all!
Thanks Betty, Glad you've found some long lost friends. There WILL be more, I can assure you.
Name: TRICIA MCDOWELL () on Saturday, December 25, 1999 at 03:46:47
City and State: 29 PALMS, CA.
Message: IT'S 1:30 IN THE MORNING JUST CAME BACK FROM MIDNIGHT MASS. JUST WANTED TO TELL EVERYONE MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR. ROBIN WHERE ARE YOU? I'VE BEEN WAITING FOR YOUR REPLY.
Name: Cousin Steve () on Saturday, December 25, 1999 at 01:51:20
Message: To the "Shy Prince of Eugene"..Where you been hiding? Now that the world knows you weren't adopted by migrant coalminers, it's time to resurface.....CT is always better with your wit and input....Cuz
Yeah Robin, Let's have some sage Christmas advice from the maestro.
Name: Patt () on Saturday, December 25, 1999 at 00:52:34
City and State: Kennewick, Wa.
Message: I wish all in Cougartown a Blessed Christmas!
Same to you Patt.
Name: Sharon Branigan () on Saturday, December 25, 1999 at 00:32:00
City and State: Thousand Oaks, CA
Message: Wishing all Cougars everywhere a wonderful Christmas morning with plenty of blessings all around. Thanks John for keeping this amazing time machine operating. You are a blessing to all of us. The guys are already asleep here (10:30 pm Christmas eve) so now is my chance to go shake the presents and try to figure out what I got... Just a quick stop for my strawberry daquiri and I'm on my way... who knows, maybe I'll still be awake when Santa slides down the chimney. Nah, not after one of MY daquiris! Happy Holidays to all our friends, old and new. God Bless us everyone!
Thanks Sharon, and Thank You for all YOU do for the website. In case you C-towners didn't know it, Sharon is the one who ships the Cougartown Tshirts. Sharon, I hope you realize how much help you provide. You, Mike, Mikey, and Indy have a Real Cool Yule and I'll see you all on Cruise Night.
Name: Alan Hauge () on Saturday, December 25, 1999 at 00:07:02
City and State: Playa del Rey, CA
Message: To all COUGS! We have all had a wonderful time this year hooking up with old friends and classmates from HHS. Thanks to the KING of the Internet, the wild and Roudy Guy, none other than the John Baker, the HOST with the MOST, (don't go there Judy), otherwise known as the King of Pinks, and the MAN of our town, Cougartown! From all of us out here in cyberspace HAVE A GREAT CHRISTMAS JOHN BAKER, WE APPRECIATE YOU AND ALL YOU HAVE DONE TO REUNITE US ONCE AGAIN. Clicking on CT is the first thing I do in the morning and the last thing every night. It has become part of my life. Thanks again John. Alan
Alan, Quite a buildup, that. Thanks to you and to all the Cougartowners that do show up everyday. Have a joyous holiday season Alan.
Name: Kelley () on Friday, December 24, 1999 at 22:03:09
City and State: Coos Bay Oregon
Message: Thanks John for Cougartown, I've really enjoyed all the fun everyone seems to have here. I work in retail and this time of year is really NOT fun. Been working all night shifts (1 to 9) Its great to come home kick back and read what is happening at Cougartown. To all Cougars: Have a wonderful Holiday. I sure hope you treated your retail help with lots of respect, because you shoppers can really be a pain this time of year. If the Rapture doesn't hit, read ya in 2000. Thanks again John, Everyone have fun Jan.8th.
Thanks Kelley, I just treat them, the way they treat me. Some of you retail clerks can be a real pain this time of year.
Name: Nick Fitzgerald () on Friday, December 24, 1999 at 21:22:14
City and State: Medford Oregon
Message: Merry Christmas J.B. and all Cougartown Grads. From our family to your Family. Have a great New Year..
Nick, You do the same......
Name: Alan Nelson () on Friday, December 24, 1999 at 20:25:29
City and State: Parker, Az
Message: Merry Christmas to all across this vast Cougar Country. Please be safe over the Holidays, and be back in Cougartown come WhyToKay. John, an extra piece of Christmas Pie for you, thank you again for the wonderful thing you have done for us. God Bless us, Everyone!
Thank you "Tiny Tim Alan"..........
Name: Sharon Nelson () on Friday, December 24, 1999 at 19:45:27
City and State: Sunnyvale,CA
Message: Just wanted to say Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all the CT crowd out there. John, "you and this website rock"! Thanks for all of the hours of fun on this site. Hope Santa brings you fun toys this year. Hey Laura Wang, loved your class photo. You look the same you lucky gal. The Oil of Olay is great stuff huh? Sue Bierman: it was nice to see your photo too. Gosh the memories of what fun we had in pep squad came rushing back to me. Remember dressing up like elves and pulling the sleigh. Loved singing "Jingle bell rock". Say "HI" to Marilyn Murray for me when you see her. Miss ya all lots. Matt Peterson: hope you and your family have a great holiday. BYE
Name: blondie () on Friday, December 24, 1999 at 18:41:28
Maiden: Christine Penny
City and State: Round Rock TX
Message: John...I would if I could...send a picture that is. I'll make it easy for ya though, I look about the same. A few more wirkles and about 20 lbs more. Oh, and of course my hair is lighter. hehehe. My husband is in the process of hooking us up with a scanner. Actually I'm looking at it right now, but he hasn't been able to get to run properly yet. He's laid up in bed right now with some heavy duty drugs...he hurt his back real good. Spent the morning in the ER and then put him to bed and he's been there passed out until a few moments ago, it's almost 7pm. He's rallying for the kids though, so I guess we will have Christmas tonight after all. Merry Christmas to all!
OK Christine, We'll wait until your hubby gets it hooked up. In the meantime have a great holiday season.
Name: Howard Duran () on Friday, December 24, 1999 at 17:51:10
City and State: Lake Forest, Ca
Message: Merry Christmas to all! And please have a safe Holiday Season! Thanks JB for all the work and time you've put into CT, it's really great to meet new and renew old friendships...I have to go out and wax my rails on the sleigh, it's going to be a long night..HO-HO-HO
Hey Howard, You too have a safe and happy holiday season.
Name: JAKE N JUDE () on Friday, December 24, 1999 at 17:44:34
Maiden: YOU KNOW
City and State: KUNA, ID
Message: I was trying to think of something very poignant to say for this holiday, but the only thing that comes to mind is " Merry Christmas to All of You" and your families here in Cougartown, from El and Ida. Have a safe and happy holiday.
JakenJude, You two have a great holiday season.........
Name: Cheryl Nicocia () on Friday, December 24, 1999 at 14:44:59
City and State: Keno, Oregon
Message: MERRY CHRISTMAS John, and everyone in Cougartown. We are here in the Southland (Redondo Beach) for Christmas, to be with our Girls and Grandson Ryan, but will return to Keno before the New Year. We wish everyone a safe and happy Christmas, and the best New Century ever. May God Bless you with good health and good fortune in the coming year. Love to all of you, Cheryl and family
Cheryl, You and your family have a Happy Holidays too. I'm so glad you moved to Oregon, as it seems that I see you more now. Looking forward to the next El Torito salad. I love you guys MAAAAN!!!
Name: pat desmore () on Friday, December 24, 1999 at 14:22:35
City and State: woodland hills, ca
Message: John -- I just wanted to wish you a merry, merry xmas and happy 2000. This is quite a web site YOU have created. Also, merry xmas to all Cougars especially the great class of 1961.
Hey Pat, Thanks, and you and yours have a great holiday too.
Name: Bob Rierdan () on Friday, December 24, 1999 at 14:19:08
City and State: Mountain View, Mo.
Message: Best wishes to all the Cougars from the Ozarks.