Here's a performing buddy of HHSer Chris Montez "Tommy Roe"
Name: Judy DeGrazia () on Friday, December 31, 1999 at 13:43:29
City and State: Torrance, CA
Message: Hey..wait a minute here!!!! POPE PAUL wants to stay with Keith Jones!!!!! I think not!! As a former St. Joseph's school girl and Queen ROWDY I think us ROWDYS have an obligation to open up our homes to the Pope. We'll have some of Marsha's famous onion and milk dip..(been brewing for 3 days now) and we'll party down -like crazy..then on Jan 2..the Pope can hear confessions...we'll be forgiven..and everything will be OK.. Who said I didn't learn anything in Catholic school... Love each and everyone of you..Mississippi River to those who know what that means..and I'm off like a prom dress. Judy Wudy DeGrazia THE ROWDYS. P.S. Janny Wanny Chicken Fanny hits the door on January 4th.. (oh well, back to confession)
I guess if Jesus fed the multitudes with 3 raw fish and a loaf of bread, the Pope will feel right at home bunkin' in with the Rowdys.
Have a great New Year Judy Wudy. You thought 1999 was great !!! You ain't seen nothin' yet.....
Name: Susan King () on Friday, December 31, 1999 at 09:49:13
City and State: Thousand Oaks, CA
Message: Dear Cougardom and most especially, Dear John: As a world, we sit here on the cusp of the new millenium we are looking toward a marvelous new future. For those of us in Cougartown, we have the very special good fortune to be able to do that while we are also "looking back". It is a remarkable vantage point and one that I wish the rest of the world could share. It IS really that awesome John. Lives have changed due to this site and we love you. The happiest of New Years all - look forward - look back - look out 2000! See you all on the other side!!
Sue, From where I'm sitting, I can see Ken Maynard, Bob Steele, and Hoot Gibson all fading into the sunset. There goes Captain Midnight, Flash Gordon, and Space Patrol too. Ah, it was a grand time.... childhood. I'll never forget it. Now we have the Internet to keep these memories alive and it can only get better. I don't exactly know what's over "Millennium Hill" but I'm sure it's something we can use to make this ride more enjoyable. Thanks Sue for being out there. If it weren't for the Internet, you and your family would be strangers to me. That alone has been worth the price of admission. Have a great New Year and keep the memories in sight.
Name: Jerry Miles () on Friday, December 31, 1999 at 07:59:16
City and State: Fair Oaks, Cailfornia
Message: Ready or not here we go! I just wanted to take this opportunity to wish everyone in CT a very Happy New Year. I, unfortunately will be on call at work tonight “Saving the world as we know it” and as it seems to be turning out, very bored. But to you that are going to party like it’s 1999, be safe and have a great evening. I'll talk to you next millenium. OK, that's not until next year. How about in '00. Yeah, that'll work. Have fun everyone.
Jerry, Thanks for all YOU'VE meant to the website over the past 2 years. Have a great New Year and we'll see you on the other side of midnight.
Name: Keith D.Jones () on Friday, December 31, 1999 at 03:38:46
City and State: Las Vegas, NV
Message: Well, just one more day. I have several friends in town now and three of them are in my living room as I write sleeping on the couches and floor. I was planning on going to a nice dinner tommorrow at Michaels then really not much. I was suppose to go the the Smothers Brothers (wow neat) Then my one friend got tickets to Rod Stewart at the Rio given to him. Then my other friend got an extra ticket to Santana at the Hard Rock Hotel. I'm for just staying at home and watching everything on TV and looking out my telescope at the strip (what I can see). What should I do...Stewart, Santana or the infamous Smothers Brothers. I really think I'm going for the stay at home choice. Anyway I'm sure I'll have fun. Hope everyone else has a great and safe New Years and I hope I get some interesting pics I can send to John. If I don't that meant I stayed at home. Hauoli Makahiki Hou Happy New Year
Hey Keith old buddy. I'll take the Carlos seats!!!!
Name: Pat Williams () on Friday, December 31, 1999 at 02:04:35
City and State: THE OTHER H.B. CA,
Message: I wish you all at COUGARTOWN, a very HAPPY NEW YEAR and all the best the new millenium has to offer. And to John Baker, what else can be said that has not already been mentioned a thousand times through-out the pages of Feedback, You and this site are "THE BEST", and I wish you nothing but the "BEST" for the year 2000 and beyond. To Ray Cramer and family, and Susan Walling and family, a very special Happy New Years wish to you.
Thanks Pat, You and yours have a joyous New Year too.
Name: JIM SLOEY () on Friday, December 31, 1999 at 00:09:37
E-Mail: emailswontworkafter fridaynight.com
City and State: redondo beach
Message: HAPPY NEW YEAR BEFORE THE ELECTRICITY GOES OUT! What a great job you keep doing John! Amazing. And John what do those little STARS mean next to some of our names? Are we special? Keith with all your friends do you have a STAR? I don't think so! Tell us John how Keith can get a star next to his name. (I bet it involves keeping your head out of a bike rack that went zooming by you at 45 mph, huh John?) HAPPY NEW YEAR! Sloey
Yes, that's exactly what it is. The people with stars, have never done a stupid thing in their lives.
No, actually those are membership stars and Keith, all you have to do is click here and fill out the form and send in your 10 bones and you too will have a spinning star next to your name.
Name: POPE PAUL () on Thursday, December 30, 1999 at 23:33:50
Remember me? Can I stay with you? Need a room for New Years! email me! Thanks, your humble servant.
Name: Betty Rodriguez () on Thursday, December 30, 1999 at 23:09:45
City and State: Lake Elsinore, CA
Message: Alan Nelson-Hey, right on, brother! I'm so sorry for Livy - I hope she and George are okay - but it stops here! People Magazine should have enough in their vault, shouldn't they???? Anyway, Happy New Year, everyone. John, thank you. Its been a great year. Betty
Thanks Betty, I hope you can make it down for Cruise Night. Have a joyous New Year too.
Hey, speaking of Cruise Night, where's Kathy and Steve Stonebraker and Killer??? Kathy, you and Steve come on down and don't worry about music and all the other things you do for the website. Just have some fun!!!
Name: Diana Calabro () on Thursday, December 30, 1999 at 21:37:15
City and State: Hawthorne, CA
Message: Sandra Haycraft, I am sure you remember (Bingo), I remember you well, OK, where is your mom Valerie? Is she still living at the beach? Valerie we are still playing, same game, different people. OK, Tina and Lori, yes, we are going to cruise night (GO GIRLS) Hopefully, Mary and Lissa will be there, Ok Mary Fee and Vicki Valencia are you going to be there? Also Betty Fellows I remember you from about 6th grade hopefully you will be there, love to see you.
Name: Michelle Caruthers () on Thursday, December 30, 1999 at 20:53:44
City and State: Redondo Beach, Ca
Message: Hey! Is anyone from the class of "85" out there wanting a 15 yr class reunion. It is the year of 2000 and I missed the 10 yr reunion and I really want to see everyone and how they have changed or not changed. Me, I still look the same. Write to me or something. I need feed back. PLEASE!!!!
Name: Alan Nelson () on Thursday, December 30, 1999 at 18:40:51
City and State: Parker, Az
Message: John, I didn't know Olivia, but anytime something tragic happens to a fellow Cougar, I hurt. As far as People magazine goes, let these vermin get their info somewhere else. They only go digging for dirt when something like this happens. Didn't we already discuss her, and her desire to stay out of the limelight about, say 150 pages ago? I think we Cougars should do the honorable thing and tell the rags to go pound sand. Unless, of course, they want to do a story about some guy with a little website, who brought a thousand or so schoolmates back together. :)
UH.......that's 2177 people Alan, but who's counting. Thanks man......
Name: Denny Unfried () on Thursday, December 30, 1999 at 17:59:46
City and State: Del Aire
Message: Hey Norma, You didn't mention that Lee Leonard was a quarter midget driver in the 50's. I watched him drive a Kurtis car back then and he was very competitive and then he went on to half midgets etc. I had the twin to his 69 Vette right down to the 'Monza red' color until I blew mine up with only 4 thousand miles on it and bolted in a L88 with all the good stuff and it was off to the races again. And as for you JB, Cougartown has given many of us that are not as outgoing as yourself a sense of belonging. Not only are you a terrific 'html' programmer but you have an enormous amount of imagination which is needed to keep things cookin here. I hope all of the visitors appreciate how much time is needed to maintain such a dynamic web site such as this, not to mention all of the scanning, research, answering mail etc.. "Mind Boggling". Well so much for the back patting, get back to work. Kudos to Mr. John Baker for an impossible task well done. Got room for another chili dog John?
Thanks for that. You know I don't think of it as work, as much as I think of it as my life. I love this place and all you nuts from my past. It's what I do now.
Hey Denny, I was in getting my last haircut of the millennium this morning and was telling Jim Essner SerraHS58 and Rick Zapf HHS66 about Cruise Night. Jim asked me who would be there that he knew and I said well Richard Hansen and Mike Shay, and I said do you remember Denny Unfried? He was a Corvette guy from the 50's and 60's. He said "Do I remember Denny Unfried??!! He was the one I took with me, and had the give a haircut, when I got my first barber license." So Denny, tell me, did he butcher you badly?
And for all you Lee Leonard fans out there, I was a pretty good quarter midget driver back in the 50's too. Lee, if I could still fit in that car, we'd have a 3 lap trophy dash for the fans on Cruise Night.
Name: MomB () on Thursday, December 30, 1999 at 17:48:13
City and State: Thousand Oaks, CA
Message: Sometimes people come into your life and you know right away that they were meant to be there. That pretty much describes how our family feels about John Baker from our first meeting. We probably all feel a little younger and look forward to each day with a little more anticipation and joy in our hearts as we log onto Cougartown wondering what the latest story will be, who is new, who has a particularly poignant memory to share, who had a mini reunion, who found a long lost friend or love, who has a great idea for another big reunion, who remembers a funny occurance that did not seem so funny at the time but has lost its sting over time. The possibilities are endless. I particularly liked Frank's description of Cougartown...A snug harbor. Works for me!
Wishing all Cougartown a Happy, Happy New Year! See you all the 8th
Thank you Beverly, You know that's exactly what I was saying about you and your tribe out there in Thousand Oaks. If we all don't get together soon, I think I'm gonna BUST!! I love you Mom B. Be a Coug and have a great New Year. We'll see you and all the B's on the 8th of January.
Name: Janet Burkett () on Thursday, December 30, 1999 at 17:22:41
City and State: Mission Viejo, Ca
Message: Well, we're nearing the end, of the century & of the millenium. But, there's so much ahead to look forward to and reach for. Isn't it great to know that we have that solid foundation from where we came, supporting us. And, that we have an ever expanding network of friends to cheer us on and even catch us if we fall. Here's to the future, our hopes and our dreams, for we never should be too old to have those. HAPPY NEW YEAR...MAY THE COUG PROTECT US FROM ANY Y2K BUG! JB(the other one)
Everyday it seems, someone pops in from our past. This place is one giant ongoing reunion. Lets keep'em coming. Thanks JB, and I will see you tomorrow night.
Name: Loren Heath () on Thursday, December 30, 1999 at 17:01:58
City and State: Anaheim, CA
Message: To all of you Coug's out there, I would like to wish you all a Very, Very Happy New Year. Cougartown has become a living part of each of us. "Where friendships begin, stay true till the end," Thanks to John, friendships will never end. I am sure this will keep this going as long as someone can still breathe. I'm sure The Rowdy's will make sure of that. To our friends who have passed to the great cruise night in the sky, "You will never be forgotten and we still miss you!"
Well said Loren, Thank you and have a Merry New Millennium. See you on Cruise Night.
Name: John Baker () on Thursday, December 30, 1999 at 15:45:00
City and State: Lomita, CA
Message:Here's an email I received earlier from a guy at People Magazine. He wants the scoop on Ronny Arias' sister. If you're a 65er or knew her, maybe you can help him write his story. Ask him if there's anything in it for you?
John: I am a staff correspondent at People Magazine, and I'm trying to find some people who know Olivia Harrison, George Harrison's wife, for a story we're doing about the unfortunate incident that occurred at their home in England. I am told that Olivia graduated in '65, '66, or '67, and may have gone by the name Olivia Trinidad-Arias or Olivia Arias back then. Do you know anyone who knows her? Lyndon Stambler (Tel: 310-268-7249). Thanks
Name: Dawn Moffett () on Thursday, December 30, 1999 at 15:23:34
City and State: Simi Valley, CA
Message: Just wanted to wish all of you at Cougartown a very Happy New Year! Thanks John for all of your hard work with this site, it's so great to get in touch with friends! Please take it easy this New Year and be safe! One last thing, if any of you are Beatles fans, we have some friends that are in a Beatles revival band and they will be playing at "The House of Blues" in Hollywood on Thursday, Jan. 6th 2000. They are really good and if you want a fun night come on by. Happy New Year!
Name: Penny Prouty () on Thursday, December 30, 1999 at 15:11:21
City and State: Torrance, CA
Message: A grand toast to you, John! Happy, Healthy and Safe New Year to you and your family! And Happy New Year to everybody out there!....(have fun/stay safe!)
Thanks again Penny, and the same to you and yours.
Name: Chris Prewitt () on Thursday, December 30, 1999 at 14:48:53
City and State: Fullerton, CA
Message: I just wanted to add my wishes to everyone for a VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR! John just to see how much everyone likes Cougartown the state of California has put scarlet and gold on the license plates this year 2000-2001. Just look at the little stickers in the corner. (Boy am I taking this Cougartown thing to the max). Thank you John and all of the contributers to Cougartown for making this past year such a success.
Thanks for all your personal help too Chris. I hope you and KathIE have a wonderful New Year, and I look forward to a great year 2000.
Name: Penny Prouty () on Thursday, December 30, 1999 at 14:41:23
City and State: Hawthorne,CA
Message: Happy New Year, John! And Happy New Year, Everybody! After being away from access to email for many months, it's so good to be able to be back in Cougartown again! John, I wonder if you had any concept of what you were creating when this all began! It's such a beautiful creation, it does so much good and reaches so many. I hope you are blessed abundantly in the new year and that you never change. Thanks, John.....and here's a special toast to you! Everybody out there....stay safe, and have fun this special New Years'! ps: John, I attempted to place my vote, a couple of times, for this website...maybe it's my computer (at work) but "time ran out".. as I was waiting for the site to come up...hope that doesn't happen to all of us....this must be the best site around....hope you receive the recognition you richly deserve.
So, come on Penny, don't hold back girl. Tell me how you REALLY feel. Thanks Penny and you have a wonderful New Year too. Hope to see you on Cruise Night at Fosters.
Name: pauline matthew () on Thursday, December 30, 1999 at 11:49:21
City and State: oakhills, ca.
Message: Just want to say "Happy New Years" to everyone at CT. This has been a good year, thanks to all the hard work of King John and all the Cougars out there. Hope everyone has a very safe New Years. I'm spending my New Years in the beautiful High Sierra's with my sister Billine Flynn (class of 66) and her husband and children. Happy New Years to all.
Thanks Pauline, Have a great New Year yourself and although there's NO SNOW, have fun in the mountains.
Name: Bob & Karen Fraser () on Thursday, December 30, 1999 at 11:01:53
City and State: Hawthorne,Ca
Message: We just wanted to wish everyone a Very Happy New Year and to say how much we have enjoyed this Phenomenom called "Cougartown". We love you all and are looking forward to more great times in the coming year. So take care, be safe and may the mighty Cougar continue to watch over us all...
Thanks Bob and Karen for being out there. Have a great New Year and we'll see you two on Cruise Night.
Name: Laura Porter () on Thursday, December 30, 1999 at 10:41:13
City and State: Hemet, CA
Message: Just want to wish all of the residents of cougartown a Happy, Healthy and Blessed New Year. I made it through Christmas as a newly single gal and the turn of the century looks bright! Just add my thanks to the list John for all your efforts. I know I speak for many when I say that when we count our blessings, we think of you !
Thank you Laura ........
Name: A Cougar () on Thursday, December 30, 1999 at 08:05:22
Message: I personally would like to wish best wishes for a speedy recovery to the husband of Olivia (Arias) H....... . Who was reportedly injured in a home invasion robbery.
Name: Jerry () on Thursday, December 30, 1999 at 03:34:05
City and State: Palmdale
Message: John....You have heard it before and you will hear it again, over and over, and you can expect nothing less. As far as I know I have looked at or read every page of this site and it is obvious how much you and your creation of COUGARTOWN mean to so many people. I agree with what everyone has said, so I won't try to repeat it. You have a winning site (the site contest prove's it) so I'll just say THANK YOU and CONGRATULATION'S. May you and yours have a HAPPY SAFE and PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR
Thanks for being a part of all this Jerry, and I'll say it again. None of this means ANYTHING without the Cougs. Have a great New Year yourself and I'll see you on Cruise Night.
Name: Norma Jean Leonard () on Thursday, December 30, 1999 at 01:48:45
Class: Always First Class
City and State: HAHAthorne
Message: I'm hoping some of you will be bringing your hot rods (cars that is) to the cruise. We are trying to round up something but so far we've only located a blown AMC Gremlin, and it has to be back home by 9:00 pm, so that's out. Oh well, we'll keep looking. Thanks Shy Robin for validating the "Mindblower", you actually knew more about it than I did! Well, I better get back to repairing my poodle skirt for the big night (I suppose that increasing the waist band doesn't really constitute a 'repair'!)
Norma, Don't forget the bobby sox, saddle shoes and the silk scarf. We'll see you on the 8th of January.
Name: Royal Flogger () on Wednesday, December 29, 1999 at 22:15:25
Message: KING JOHN!!!! Mo is the only rowdy girl allowed in the kitchen?????????????/ Who is the one that sent you the heavenly cake to start the bake-off???
OK what I meant was.............AHEM.........Mo is the only Southern California Rowdy Gir........no, that's not going to work. OK Judy and Marsha are the big two that CAN'T go NEAR the kitchen. WHEW!!!! How's that??
Name: Alan Hauge () on Wednesday, December 29, 1999 at 21:38:38
City and State: Playa del Rey, CA
Message: A happy change of the century and all the other good stuff to all COUGS everywhere. With that out of the way I'll address the comments from our Vegas rep, Mr. Frank Romano....You are so right about how this site has woven us all back together. Next, I wanted to test my computer for Y2K....Should be fine....k,nzxc;jbdv ;OUVH ad:UIBev adcbAOLIYC CLICEDGC LIHQg C>lOKAW Cl;kiadbcdIqughefliubc kjasbcuidv ALichbAOIYFC ASlchiqec ADLCIHBed ADHIGJM VIETN CHG
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Name: Frank A. Romano () on Wednesday, December 29, 1999 at 20:08:07
City and State: Las Vegas, NV Midnight about 12 minutes before LA
Message: Over the decades the four winds have spread our proud and industrious numbers too oh so many corners of the globe. Cougartowns become a snug harbor that enabled so many old friends to become acquainted once again, with a unique format, without barriers to form new friendships. The wonderful gifts & memories from the Ole' Coach, and oh so many others, the eloquent writings of Prince Robin, Sloey, the V's, Mom B and her crew, H.C.H and of course the ROWDY bunch, mixed with the talents of Alan Hauge built upon the cornerstone of a "place in time" created by one John Baker... Thank you again and again. About the turning of the century. Well, it will or it won't work. If it does, there isn't anything new to worry about. If it doesn't then for sure you've got nothin' to be concerned about at all. Drink your Tequila, eat your spare tire and remember always the feeling of a full muscle car pulling down the line, with the funny lights following way back in the distance. (Never ever happened!) To each and all Happy Happy New Year. FYI, there was a headline here at Las Vegas the other day... ROWDY CROWDS EXPECTED. Judy... Are you planning a trip here? Peace! RCG
Hey Frank, You forgot LeeRoy. Have a great New Year and stay away from those prop bets.
Name: Cheryl Nicocia () on Wednesday, December 29, 1999 at 20:01:18
City and State: Keno, Oregon
Message: Hey, did someone say "Jack Pelican"??? John and I still hear from him at Christmas every year, and John sees him when we visit up Arroyo Grande way. He moved to Nipomo, Ca. In fact while we still lived in Redondo, we drove the van up to him, to work on, a couple of times. Jack and his son Andy still work on cars and boat engines. Small world. We will tell him about Cougartown next time we see him. Yes, he still has that smelly cigar in his teeth at all times.....
How about that 61 Ford??