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Name: Ray Cramer () on Monday, January 3, 2000 at 15:52:18
Message: Thanks Pat Williams for the nice wishes, same to you and your family. It was nice to hear from someone I go back to 1st grade with. Was that before electricity??? Have a great 2000.

Name: JIM SLOEY () on Monday, January 3, 2000 at 15:11:35
Class: 66
City and State: redondo beach
Message: TO THE COZBYS YUP! Do the Dodgers still play baseball I thought it was a new sitcom on Fox. I mean when you trade the best pitcher in baseball for a no talent second baseman, (isn't pitching the name of the game?, well tune in Thursday nights when Homer makes another trade. Rowdys, you are priceless, Robin welcome home, John you are a classic, and Janet you are special, (John why is she still single?) Thanks to all of you! Schroeder did Young really win? Royal hope you are going to cruise night love to see you! See you all SOON! Sloey
Janet, Jim didn't mean special as in "Special" did you Jimbo.

Name: Howard Duran () on Monday, January 3, 2000 at 13:07:17
Maiden: Curtis Conway
Class: 61
City and State: Lake Forest Ca
Message: Judy do you have a digital camera? Can't wait for photo's...Have Chicken Fanny call me, I'm off until wednesday...949-830-8089

Name: Judy DeGrazia () on Monday, January 3, 2000 at 11:17:24
Maiden: BettyCrocker'smyidle!
Class: 64
City and State: Torrance, CA
Message: The Sloeys..Jim & Deb... Thanks for the great brunch... What a rush..Us ROWDYS don't usually see that much food in one place at one time. We're sorry we stayed all day, but it just never seems to end.. And John B.. I was shooting "explosive egg surprise" and that's what you got..I noticed skinny Robin Hood didn't turn it down. As far as Marsha's Onion and milk dip..all she had to do was add the pecans & let it harden as she was shooting for Heavenly Divinity in the end.. (silly men-what do they know about cooking) Now..Janny Wanny update.. He's on the road as we speak and should be here Tuesday..I don't want any calls or anyone "popping in" on us..including my fellow ROWDYS until I hang out a white flag on the patio...or Janny crawls out to the street to flag down help when I'm not looking. I may have to "hobble him" (ok John..go there) And we'll see you all at CRUISE NIGHT this Saturday. Now..I'm off like a prom dress. Judy Wudy. THE ROWDYS.

Name: Elizabeth Castanon () on Monday, January 3, 2000 at 07:58:56
Maiden: Cary
Class: 1973
City and State: Amarillo Tx
Message: Hello all cougars and Happy New Millenium, Well it looks like we made it after all. I missed checking in all last week while we were in San Diego. It was great seeing my son graduate from Marine boot camp. He is home with us now until the 11th. Then back to San Di he goes. Hope all Cougars had a safe and memorable new Year. Again I wish the timing had been better and I could be at Cruise night with you all. But JB, have a root beer float for me and remember I'm with you all in spirit. Note for Debbie McGregor, Thanks for trying to find Debbie Hill for me. Again, if anyone knows how to find her or Janice Anderson, please email me. Will check in with you all later. Happy Cougaring! Liz
Liz, We will feel your Cougar presence on Saturday and I will have that root beer float for you..........are you buying??

Name: John Baker () on Sunday, January 2, 2000 at 23:59:59
Class: 62
City and State: Lomita, CA
Message: A note to the Sloeys, Jim and Debbie;
Thank you two for the great brunch with all the trimmings, and all the laughs this afternoon. It's always fun to get together with you and the Rowdys. Debbie, I hope Judy didn't ruin your microwave when she tried to cook those eggs. Judy, next time take them OUT of the shell AND out of the carton first. Man, what a mess, and Marsha, boiling a whole onion for an hour and a half in milk, does NOT make onion dip. Janet and Mo saved the Rowdys by making the crab dip and the cheese cake, and it was excellent. I'm glad too that Robin got some solid food in him today. I know Marsha doesn't cook so try and hold out until Cruise night boy, and I'll buy you a cheeseburger and fries. No joking now, we all had a great time and a lot of laughs today. Thanks again for the fun afternoon.

Name: Charlie & Bonnie Cozby () on Sunday, January 2, 2000 at 23:57:20
Maiden: Simmons
Class: 69 & 71
City and State: Ocean Park, Washington
Message: Happy New Year to you all! Charlie and I were in Hawthorne for Christmas and we really enjoyed the sunny weather. It was sunny up here (in the rain forest), but it managed to get nice and grey as soon as we returned. Attention all Sloeys...looks like our kids know one another. Our son, Cosmo, works for Spectrum and mentioned that there are a couple of nice "kids" named Sloey that also work there. I'm not sure if it's the Manhattan or Howard Hughes club, but somehow they found out that they are all Cougar off-spring. The world is getting smaller and smaller. Our best wishes to you all in this new year. Looking forward to the wine country gathering!

Name: Royal Wm. Lord Jr. () on Sunday, January 2, 2000 at 19:30:05
Class: 1961
City and State: Cerritos, California
Message: Hello again, all you Cougars! I've been out of touch for a while and have had a hard time catching up on all the feedback! I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and a great New Year! I'll be talking to you soon. Thank God I am a Coug! Royal
Hey Royal, Thanks for checking in and we'll see you on Cruise Night.

Name: Terry () on Sunday, January 2, 2000 at 19:16:27
E-Mail: Leeper
Class: 63
City and State: Hawthorne,CA
Message: The Big Race....
I borrowed my wife's Geo Metro last night. One liter of raw power, 3 cylinders of asphalt-tearing terror on thirteen-inch rims. It's stock, alright, nothing done to it, but it pushes the barely 2000 pounds of metro around with AUTHORITY. I'm always catching mopeds and 18-wheelers by surprise... I was headed back from Baskin Robbins with my manly triple-latte cappuccino blast ("No Cinnamon, ma'am, I take it BLACK"), when I stopped at a streetlight. As the Metro throbbed its throaty idle around me, I sipped my bold beverage and wiped the white froth from my stiff upper lip. I was minding my own business, but then I heard a rev from the next lane. I turned, made eye contact, then let my eyes trace over the competition. Ford Festiva-a late model, could be trouble.   Low profile tires, curb feelers, and schoolbus-yellow paint. Yep, a hot rod, for sure. The howl of his motor snapped my reverie, and I looked back into the driver's eyes, nodded, then blipped my own throttle. As I tugged on my driving gloves and slipped on my sunglasses (gotta look cool to be fast, and I am *damn* cool), the night was split with the sound of seven screaming cylinders...! Then the light turned... I almost had him out of the hole, my three pounding cylinders thrusting me at least a millimeter back into my seat, as smoke was pouring from my front right tire... my unlimited slip differential was letting me down! I saw in the corner of my eyes, a yellow snout gaining, and I heard the roar of his four cylinders. He slung by me, right front wheel shuddering against the pavement, and he flashed me a smile as his .7 extra liters of motor stretched its legs. I kept my foot gamely in it, though, waiting for the CHECK ENGINE light to blink on in the one-gauge (no tachometer here!) instrument panel. I saw a glimpse of chrome under his bumper, and knew the ugly truth... He was running a custom exhaust-probably a 2-into-1 dual exhaust ... maybe event cutouts! Damn his hot-rod soul! The old lady passing us on the crosswalk cast a dirty look in our boy-racer direction...   Yet still I persisted, with my three pumping pistons singing a heady high-pitched song, wound fully out. Though only a few handfuls of seconds had passed, we were nearing the crosswalk at the other side of the intersection, and I heard the note of his engine change as he made his shift to second, and I saw his grin in his rearview mirror fade as he missed the shift! I rocketed by, shifting, and nursed the clutch gently in to keep from bogging, keeping my motor spinning hot and pulling me ahead, now trailing a cloud of stinking clutch smoke. Not ready to give up so easily, he left his foot in it, revving, and I heard one wheel *almost* chirp as he finally found second and dropped the clutch. We careened over the crosswalk, now going at least 15 miles per hour. A bicyclist passed us, but intent on the race as we were, neither of us batted an eye. He pulled slowly abreast of me, and neck and neck, we made the shift to third, the scream of motors deafening all pedestrians within a five foot circle. He nosed ahead as we passed 30 miles an hour, then eased in front of me, taunting, as we shifted into fourth. I was staring up the dual 6" chrome tips of his exhaust, snarling, my cappuccino forgotten, as he lifted a little to take the next corner.   I saw my opportunity, and counting on the innate agility of my trusty steed, I pulled wide into the number two lane and kept my foot buried in carpet. Slowly, I inched around him, feeling my Metro roll slowly to the left as I came abreast in the midst of this gradual sweeping turn. I felt the Geo ease onto its suspension stops, and felt the right rear wheel slowly leave the ground, no matter, though, because my drive wheels, up front, were pulling me through the corner, and around the Festiva ... The Ford driver beat his wheel in rage as my wife's car eased past him on the outside, my P165/85R13's screaming in protest, as we raced to the next light. We coasted down, neck-and neck, to the red light. I tightened my driving gloves, ready for another round, when this WIMP in the next car meekly flipped his turn signal and made a right. superiority reigns!!! I drove off sipping my masculine drink, awash in my sheer virility, looking for other unwitting targets.... Perhaps a Yugo, or maybe even a Volkswagen Van! Will see you on Saturday-will leave the Metro home!
Terry & Judi

Hey Green Hornet, do I detect a little Dave Barry in your writing?? Thanks Terry, great story and we'll see you Saturday night.

Name: Debra Lee McGregor () on Sunday, January 2, 2000 at 16:46:53
Maiden: Lee
Class: 72
City and State: Lancaster, CA
Message: Well, I've stopped at my office to check into CT. No Y2K problems, checked my lottery ticket, and I guess my two week vacation is up tomorrow day! Hope everyone had a safe and happy New Year. I quit my night job on New Years Eve, and have only officially one job. After working two jobs for the last four years, this is a great way to begin the new millennium. (Winning the lottery would have been better.) May many blessings be upon all the Cougs and their families and loved ones. Dear (whoops) King John - I once again thank you for this wonderful site. I look forward to Cruise Night! God bless ...
Thanks Debra, we'll see you then.

Name: Johnson, Daniel A. () on Sunday, January 2, 2000 at 09:58:56
Class: 77
Message: John: Re: Rams -- you are reaching -- maybe we should rope in the Chargers and count their Superbowl humiliation to the 49ers?
Now there's a team we should have never let get away.......The Chargers will win the Super Bowl 3 times before the Clippers go all the way.

Name: EL ROJO () on Sunday, January 2, 2000 at 09:48:14
E-Mail: I-DY-HO
Maiden: YOU KNOW
Class: 60
City and State: KUNA, ID
Message: John you "mother grabber", Jerry Garcia didn't know he was dead for 3 days either! But we love ya! MAY THE COUGAR BE WITH YOU. EL!

Name: Janet Burkett () on Saturday, January 1, 2000 at 22:49:38
Maiden: Humphreys
Class: 62
City and State: Mission Viejo, Ca
Message: A couple more weeks to take the lights out of the palm tree?? seem pretty healed to me, and I told you, I'd get a new ladder! Thank You for another great holiday JB!! JB(The other one)
A new ladder to fall off of.....GREAT!!! That's what I like about you Janet darlin', you're always thinking of me.

Name: Susie Russelle () on Saturday, January 1, 2000 at 20:18:11
Maiden: Klingenhagen
Class: 71
City and State: Albuquerque, NM
Message: Greetings, This message goes out to all of my friends from the class of "71" and especially to my "younger" sister Sheree. Thanks Sis for all of the e-mail you sent. Especially the pages you highlighted for me me was a plus, "they say the eyes are the first to go!! Ho, Ho, Ho, Hee, Hee, Hee, Ha, Ha, Ha... I loved the Beatle's picture too. I am alive and well here in New Mexico!! I am still playing guitar and looking forward to hearing from all of my beloved and crazy friends. I hope everyone is doing well in Cougartown and everyone had a insane, but safe stroll into the year 2000. Remember sin, sex, beer, fun, we are the class of "71"...

Name: Keith D.Jones () on Saturday, January 1, 2000 at 14:59:16
Class: 76
City and State: Las Vegas, NV
Message: Well survived the New Years Celebration. Chose the Smothers Brothers cause my partner didn't want to go where all the people were. Good choice cause there weren't that many people at the Smothers Brothers. But still had a great dinner and fun. Weird though, the New Year didn't seem to change the results on the crap table. But, again had a ton of fun. Hope everyone had a great and safe New Year and look forward to Cougartown for the next millennium. Aloha and Hauoli Makahiki Hou to all.

Name: Susan () on Saturday, January 1, 2000 at 14:15:33
Maiden: Ciampa
Class: 77
City and State: Santa Rosa, CA
Message: Happy New Year! There are several of us that still check in to the Delphi chat site and thought you may want to join us. Since it has been hit and miss for all us in finding anyone there when we check in, we have set up the following times in case anyone is interested. You can talk to former Cougs from 1959 on, at on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 8:00pm PST. Hope to see you there! Susan

Name: Dan Johnson () on Saturday, January 1, 2000 at 12:20:17
Class: 1977
City and State: HHS
Message: The Dodgers won the National League pennant in 55, 66, 77 and 88. They were supposed to win in 99 but somebody forgot to look at the calendar. That means they'll have to fix it this year and win in 00! Is it just me, or are other people sick of the Dodgers pathetic performance since Kirk Gibson electrified us in 88? In fact, its been a very sorry decade for all LA sports teams -- not a single championship, not one. If it doesn't get better in the 00s, I'm moving -- mark my words. UCLA did win the national championship in basketball in '95 -- that's great, but a decade it does not make. I'm still a die hard Rams fan, but its tough to think about Georgia enjoying this after the mysterious death of her husband and snatching my team away from me. I don't want to get off on a rant here, but . . .
Dan, I consider the Rams the closest thing to an LA winner in the 90's, as they did win their division. Is that REACHING or what??

Name: EL/IDA () on Saturday, January 1, 2000 at 11:41:21
E-Mail: I-DY-HO
Maiden: YOU KNOW
Class: 60/61
City and State: KUNA, ID
Message: Hey COUGS: Our( well maybe mine mostly) New Years "solutions"! Always keep your "Fung Shwei"( right spelling?)...Always be the lead dog on the sled...never hit a cat in the head with a hammer, as it will blink...and for my brother Dave and his good bud Dave Rolen, "Potrisby does bounce" ( very old joke ,actually, I've never understood to this day, circa class of 58, they were weird anyway! But I always thought it was cool). One more thing, you people have got to quit saying "dear John". Maybe King John, or John you "mother grabber" is ok. But "Dear John", it was and is the loneliest thing in the world to a G.I. that they could ever hear. I personally never heard those words, but had a lot of "buds that did"! What do you say COUGS? A little help for the folks in uniform as they may be watching. Now maybe I'm nitpickin, but just a reminder to possibly think about the other person before you speak. But I heard this really good joke........! HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU AND YOURS! EL/IDA! MAY THE COUGAR BE WITH YOU!
Russ, Been hearin' dear John all my life and it's never bothered me. Once, a girl broke up with me and I didn't realize it for 6 months. Be a Coug boy.....

Name: Frank A. Romano () on Saturday, January 1, 2000 at 10:59:32
Class: 1961
City and State: Las Vegas, NV
Message: This flip side is Okay! I figure I should be use to writing Puka 1 Puka 1, 2 Puka Puka Puka by Puka 2 Puka 1, 2 Puka Puka Puka. Funny thing JB... A bunch of the younger cougs may not understand "flip side." I know I had to explain it to our 14 year old daughter. In any case, its time to get down to serious business today.... Out of my way, I going to the couch to think about a pitch to keep the Christmas Tree up all year. 1. Saves time, 2. Great conversation starter, 3. Save space in the storage area, 4. All the grand kids will love it. I'll tell you one thing for sure...our generation cut the choice cuts out of the 1900's.
Frank, Great stuff man. I know I'm gonna try and stay outta that Palm tree for another week or so.

Name: Chris Prewitt () on Saturday, January 1, 2000 at 08:39:19
Class: 1967
City and State: Fullerton, CA
Message: Well, the world didn't come to an end and neither did Cougartown. I still won't feel good about Y2K fixes to the software until late March. We made it through a major step but I am waiting to see how many people get bills with 17101 years of interest 19100(one Y2K bug) -1999 or 101 years 2100(another Y2K bug) -1999. Then leap year in February may be another problem. Please don't panic if you should see a bill for millions of dollars. Just call the number on your bill and they will work with you. Just tell them you are willing to start paying in the year 2037 (there is another major computer bug in 2036). May this be a fantastic year for all of our Cougar family. See you all at cruise night.

Name: Kathleen Griffin () on Saturday, January 1, 2000 at 03:51:09
Maiden: Nix
Class: 74
City and State: Wilmington, CA
Message: We just got home from celebrating New Years Eve with Brian Wilson. Thank you John and Rich for obtaining the tickets. Michael and I had the time of our lives and Brian put on a fantastic show! He played many of our favorite songs and introduced us to some newer tunes that are destined to become part of the sound track of our lives..... John, I don't know who was responsible but there was a huge HHS Cougars banner tied to the railing that separated the sections in the auditorium. Thanks again for making this happen. Happy New Year to you all and thank you for being part of my life.....
Kathleen, Glad you had a great time. The banner wasn't mine though.

Name: Gary Swafford () on Saturday, January 1, 2000 at 01:50:59
Class: 80
City and State: Athens, Tn
Message: It is 2:30 AM here, Jan.1st 2000, Everything they said came true, the power went off, fires erupted, gas lines s'ploded. I'm using my generator and satellite phone to send this. I had to shoot the neighbors for trying to eat my dog, we will eat her soon enough. The local nuclear plant is glowing, the National Guard are in the streets shooting looters. I'm headed out to try and steal some bread and milk. I have my AR 15 and three 30 round clips, I hope to shoot my way in and make a clean getaway. We have captured 4 stray dogs so meat is plentiful. I only have enough fuel for about 10 days. I was poorly prepared. But we will survive!! I do have plenty of beer though. And we wish all of you out west a Happy New Century!!
Hey Gary, That sounds like a pretty much NORMAL day in Tennessee. Good Luck man.

Name: betsy () on Friday, December 31, 1999 at 21:31:22
Maiden: watts
Class: 76
City and State: morristown, new jersey
Message: happy happy! greetings from the northeast, my son made me promise to stay outa new york tonite, oh well, I did see the big ball last week getting ready to sparkle! The Eagles won't have too much fun tonite without us party girls...Best wishes to all my California raised the sunset for me.

Name: Kristi Pealo () on Friday, December 31, 1999 at 20:32:51
Maiden: Perkins
Class: 89
City and State: NAS Lemoore, CA
Message: HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! I hope everyone has a blast tonight! Sandra Haycraft WOW! that is a name I haven't heard of in years. How are you doing girl? Remember me Perky!? I can't wait to see everybody at Cruise night. Be Safe all!!!~~~Kristi

Name: Kelley () on Friday, December 31, 1999 at 20:21:30
Maiden: Currie
Class: 67
City and State: Coos Bay Oregon
Message: We are ready for anything to happen tonight. The motor home is full of gas, propane, food, water,(fun stuff). guns . The door will lock at 11:59 So if you're coming, don't be late. HAHA reading about Lee Leonard driving midget go-carts. If I remember correctly Steve Fraser used to drive them. I can remember going to see him. He was really a little guy. You go Steve. And on Rob Latta. He married Linda Bircumshaw. She lived on Ramona close to Ramona School. I have the best picture of Rob and myself. We were featured in The Cougar Senior Spotlight. Wish I had a way to get it to you. Peace and Happiness in 2000.

Name: Mark Politi () on Friday, December 31, 1999 at 20:20:06
City and State: Alexandria, VA
Message: Hi and Happy New Year. I did a Web Ferret search for Captain Jet, which was a kid's show loooong ago. I enjoyed it when I was a kid growing up in NYC, but it seems to have disappeared. I was wondering if anyone knows anything about the show such as who was it's host and if there are any specific sites on the net that have information about it. Thank you for the time it took to put your page together and for reading my message. Mark.
Hi Mark, I've looked for it too and have had absolutely NO luck. We do have some people that seem to find these sites so check back in a day or two. I think Captain Jet was maybe Doodles Weaver?? Anyway, a big MOOZ to you.

Name: Larry/Loretta Cuiper () on Friday, December 31, 1999 at 19:26:21
Maiden: Morelli
Class: 60/62
City and State: Hawthorne
Message: Dear John, Janet and Cougartowns People, May we wish you all a safe, health New Year. See you all on the 8th. God Bless, Love to all......

Name: John Baker () on Friday, December 31, 1999 at 14:58:39
Class: 62
City and State: Lomita, CA
Message: I've been making my New Years calls and just got off the phone with my good buddy Gordon Bell (Myrna's brother) in Downieville. He said he was at a Costco in Chico, CA while visiting his dad, and was standing in line talking to a guy in front of him. He casually asked the guy how long he'd lived in the area and come to find out the guy was from Inglewood and had gone to HHS, graduating in 1963. His name was John, but Gordon didn't remember his last name. This John asked Gordon if he knew about Cougartown and Gordon pulled up his shirt to expose his Cougartown Tshirt.
I'm telling you folks, you never know where you're going to run into a Coug. Thanks Gordon for the story, and John ???? from the class of 63, thanks for spreading the word about Ctown too. Happy New Year Cougs........

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