Here's a performing buddy of HHSer Chris Montez "Tommy Roe"
Name: Kathleen () on Friday, January 7, 2000 at 13:15:53
City and State: Wilmington,CA
Message: I can't stand it anymore.... it's been eating at me since my freshman year at HHS....
I'm sorry that I assisted with turning The drill team instructors Triumph sideways in it's parking space.....
Oh I feel much better now....
OH, I'm sorry for turning Coach Halladays Sprite sideways in it's parking spot.
Name: Mark Alan (Rabenold) () on Friday, January 7, 2000 at 12:49:26
City and State: Oroville, Washington
Message: Mr. Gioia, I apologize for going to all those Mel Brooks premieres in Westwood with you and Dean Fettig! Great to see you in print again! Been a long time since the HHS newspaper days!
BTW, I kept in touch with Mother Mark after we graduated and I remember calling her from my office in March of 1987 to tell her about the upcoming birth of my second child. When I asked her how she was doing, she said "I'm dying honey." I laughed, because she always said that. Only that time she was serious. I was stunned. After a few seconds of silence... all I could say was, "Hey, I love you" and I hung up. I called back a couple of weeks later and Donald told me the sad news.
She was a great lady. She didn't teach English, really. She taught wisdom.
BTW John... you have an outstanding site!
Best regards to all!
Name: Norma Jean Leonard () on Friday, January 7, 2000 at 07:37:35
City and State: Hawthorne
Message: Help! As you know we have been looking for a 'ride' for cruise night, but no avail. So Lee has been spiffing up his Camaro inside and out, engine, stereo, you name it. Unfortunately some 18 wheeler spun him out across 6 lanes of Crenshaw Blvd last night and his 'ride' is now sitting in a body shop in Torrance. So I need your help fellow Cougs, PLEASE, please don't laugh if we happen to drive (ride) up on Schwinn 10 speeds, it's the best we could do on short notice, and if Lee stands by a temporarily abandoned cool'57 chevy and pretends it's his, just humor him. One day and counting! Bye.
No problem Norma, lots of Cougs are driving "Daddys Cars" to this function. See you tomorrow night.
Name: Sharon macDonald () on Friday, January 7, 2000 at 07:27:22
City and State: Chocolate City, USA I thought Hershey, PA was Chocolate City, USA.
Message: I think that I need to apologize to anyone else who attended HHS from 1961 to 1963 for being a shy, quiet, uninvolved part of the scenery. I did not learn until later that being ROWDY is much more fun. If I had learned that sooner, then my class mates could have benefited from my humor, inventiveness, etc. and I would have had the benefit of having known sooner what really wonderful folks they all are.
As I look back, I know that there were efforts to include me in many parts of life at HHS, but I remained aloof, cocooned in the cotton wool of shyness, fending off ovatures of friendship with the shield of silence, using "I need to study" as a mantra.
So any of you denizens of Cougartown who are still in school, make the effort to get involved. If you are out of school, work on being the person who is truly missed when you are not at a gathering of family, friends, or co-workers.
Very well said Sharon...........OK, so I'm ALSO sorry to myself that I used as my mantra, "I Need To Party".
Name: never say you're sorry, Why?? () on Friday, January 7, 2000 at 00:04:09
Message: I don't apologize for a darned thing I did at HHS!!!!
And yet you don't have the guts to say who you are.
Name: Ted Gioia () on Thursday, January 6, 2000 at 23:27:05
City and State: Napa, CA
Message: Lisa Schmidt and Susan Bierman King have raised the interesting issue of whether we can use the Cougartown feedback pages to apologize for all the immature things we did in high school. I know that Australians celebrate an annual "I'm sorry" day, to apologize for their treatment of the aboriginals. Perhaps we can have an "I'm sorry day" here a C-Town. I'll start by apologizing for the time I chased Joe Mailander around campus with a cream pie, waiting for the right moment to throw it in his face. (Of course, he also had a cream pie, which he was planning to toss at me -- so I can plead that I was merely acting in self-defense.) And I probably should apologize for the time I forged a student council bulletin. Whoops, I shouldn't forget the time I made up a phony trophy for "Teacher of the Year" and presented to Mr.T in the middle of one of his classes in Nyman Hall, much to his chagrin. And then there was the time .... Well, I better stop now, and check the small print in the statute of limitations law, before I say anything else...
I apologize to Mr Repashy for getting in both bowling pictures. I also apologize to Coach Walker for letting the air out of the tires on his VW.
Name: Loren Heath () on Thursday, January 6, 2000 at 18:54:06
City and State: Anaheim, CA
Message: I'm glad to hear that Jan has made it, now Judy can quit pacing the floor and worrying about burning the water on the stove.
Hey John !!! what's this crack about my SOS ???? Do you realize people come from miles and miles to enjoy that tempting meal in itself? I would have a riot if I was not to serve it on the breakfast menu.
Some people just don't realize a great thing when it hits them in the stomach.
No crack Loren. In fact all this talk about the Rowdy's cooking is making me hungry for a plate of the "gray death" right now.
Name: Keith D. Jones () on Thursday, January 6, 2000 at 18:38:25
City and State: Las Vegas
Message: Corn chips and peanut butter sandwiches. To die for. Well maybe not that good but as a teenager they were great. Here is a very simple great tasting candy. I used to make them and people were offering to buy from me. I jar Jiff peanut butter, I package butterscotch morsels. Melt together in double broiler (so as not to burn). After melted mix in 1 can of those crispy chinesse noodles you get at the store and if you want some small marshmellows. mix it good. Now spoon small portions on a non-stick cookie sheet and let cool in refrigerator for about ten minutes and then put them in a bowl and repeat. they are awesome and simple and very rich but taste great. My input for now.
Sounds pretty good Keith. When we were at the last VFW breakfast, someone had taken peanut butter and spread it between two Ritz crackers and dipped that whole thing in chocolate. Another peanut butter surprise.
Name: Debra Lee McGregor () on Thursday, January 6, 2000 at 13:50:53
City and State: Lancaster, CA
Message: I realize this is a two ingredient, a little more complicated recipe - but after dipping the spoon into the peanut butter, a quick dip in chocolate syrup right after is a great taste sensation! Hey - I hope to see you all on Sat.; however, my son's pretty sick and it's hard to get a sitter. Maybe I'll just give him Nyquil and head out for a couple of hours. kidding ... maybe. Good to see some new class of 72ers. I still spread the word to anyone I can that grad. from HHS. Maybe Sat y'all - God bless ...
Deb, See you then.
Name: Judy DeGrazia () on Thursday, January 6, 2000 at 12:52:15
City and State: Torrance, CA
Message: Regarding the recent outburst of soul bearing confessions of good ol' Cougs that don't cook, clean, bake, just useless in the kitchen etc.. but will pee in the sink, write their names in the snow, steam up windows in a '57 Chevy..etc. we spend the day weeping for joy to see that so many of you are good ROWDY material..and we're proud of you as you come out of the closet and into the world of H.H.S. ROWDINESS.. Now girls, sport your new found honor by ironing those bras in a point & we'll see you (at attention) on CRUISE NIGHT this weekend to pin the ROWDY badge on you personally. You've made us very, very happy women. (See, I told you confession is good for the soul.) Now, we're off like a prom dress. Judy D. & Marsha R.. THE ROWDYS.
Name: Sharon MacDonald () on Thursday, January 6, 2000 at 12:40:53
City and State: Burlington, WI
Message: Just ran across this list on our Company Web-Site. If you haven't seen it before - here it is and if you have, then never mind....
"TIPS REGARDING RAISING CHILDREN"
1. If you hook a dog leash over a ceiling fan, the motor is not strong enough to rotate a 42-pound boy wearing Batman underwear and a Superman cape.
2. It is strong enough however, to spread paint on all four walls of a 20-by-20-foot room.
3. You should not throw baseballs up when the ceiling fan is on.
4. A ceiling fan can hit a baseball a long way.
5. When you hear the toilet flush and the words Uh-oh, it's already too late.
6. A magnifying glass can start a fire even on an overcast day.
7. A king-sized waterbed holds enough water to fill a 2000-square-foot house 4 inches deep.
8. Play Dough and Microwave should never be used in the same sentence.
9. VCR's do not eject peanut butter and jelly sandwiches even though TV commercials show they do.
10. Marbles in gas tanks make lots of noise when driving.
11. Always look in the oven before you turn it on.
12. Plastic toys do not like ovens.
Name: Sherry Wingo () on Thursday, January 6, 2000 at 12:39:40
City and State: Haw. Ca.
Message: Jan, glad you're here. Judy you don't have to cook now Jans' a great one! See you Sat.
See you Saturday Sherry. Hope your "wheel" is better.
Name: Ingrid Larson () on Thursday, January 6, 2000 at 12:35:24
City and State: Long Beach
Message: Finally back at Cougartown after a two week break from work. It's taken me all week to catch up on the Feedback postings in my absence.
I was thrilled to see that Steve Deuel has checked in. I hope you come back to visit regularly, this place can be a hoot if you give it a chance. I'm glad all the doom-sayers were wrong about the Y2K junk. It would be a shame if something had happened to take Cougartown away from us all.
I'm trying to figure out what the problem could be with putting a bouillon cube in a blender - - - perhaps you failed to remove the foil wrapper first! Silly rabbit!
One of my personal favorite snacks from childhood used to be simply Peanut Butter On A Spoon. That qualifies for the no-cooking rule. Best wishes to all my fellow Cougars!
Peanut butter on a spoon is STILL one of my favorites. That's why I won't buy peanut butter. I love that stuff too much. Thanks for checking in Ingrid. See you Saturday Night.
Name: Bill Gordon () on Thursday, January 6, 2000 at 11:12:10
City and State: Wofford Heights, ca.
Message: Well the paper plates are no problem, we already use them, they are easier to wash. As for the toast I usually just put it over the burner on the stove, but the rest i'm going to have to work on. Thanks for the tips.
Bill, I think you're definitely Rowdy material.
Name: Betty Rodriguez () on Thursday, January 6, 2000 at 08:30:33
City and State: Lake Elsinore, CA
She's going to recite "Where Have All The Flowers Gone" and her teacher is going to accompany her on guitar. My little hippie. . . . Pieboy! Can't wait to see you! Oh, Hi Gary Henderson!!!
Name: Jack Young () on Thursday, January 6, 2000 at 00:13:32
City and State: South Lake Tahoe, CA
Message: Hello King John, and all the rest of the Cougars ,well it seems that we all made it through the New Year safely. Collin Ewald it is as Barbara Duran said nice to see you here, you will enjoy keeping an eye on feedback. Well living in Tahoe you might have thought I would have had a wild New Years but in fact quite the opposite I walked down the street and had just two, and I didn't even make it to New Year's, gosh I must be getting old. I have been reaquainted with so many of my old pals since I have found Cougartown (John Thank You). Does anyone know how to find Barry Crane from the class of "73", I have E-Mailed him with the E-Mail address he has with the Alumni list but no response (maybe he is avoiding me, ha ha). John Walling from the class of "72" found me through Cougartown, he came to Tahoe for X-mas, it was good to see him again, he is doing great. Well thats about it for now, oh wait a minute, one more thing Hello Mary Rutter, and Jim Sloey other good looking women besides my cousin say hello to me, everyone please be safe. Take Care Everyone, Jack
Name: Ricki Farrell () on Wednesday, January 5, 2000 at 22:07:17
City and State: Fullerton,CA
Message: Hi everybody! Thanks John for responding to my email. Of course we're planning to be at Foster's. It's just that we've both been ill and we'll have to see how it goes.
This is a short note because today is Mom "V's" 83rd birthday and I'm trying to find her. She's visiting her sister in Washington.
Not Aunt Elva!!??
Name: BILL CUSAC () on Wednesday, January 5, 2000 at 21:50:47
City and State: SOUTH LAKE TAHOE,CA.
Message: CAN HARDLY WAIT TO SEE EVERYONE AT CRUISE NIGHT...DENO, DANNY AND ROSS YOU BETTER SHOW UP..IT'S BEEN A LONG TIME......I'M DRIVING 10 HOURS TO GET THERE....SEE YOU SATURDAY NIGHT.....BILL
Name: EL ROJO () on Wednesday, January 5, 2000 at 20:49:41
Maiden: YOU KNOW
City and State: KUNA, ID
Message: Dear... listen folks you've got to stop, I'm in tears with this cooking thing. But, Bill Gordon, I, like you, have been cooking for what it seems like a 1000 yrs, meat anyway. One day, a millenium or so ago, actually 1966 or so we purchased two fine steaks from Stellino's market. Two "fine" Porterhouse steaks. Darn spendy at the time to a young family. At this time we had no BBQ so we were going to broil them. Well to make a long story short, "she" burned them, to my liking anyway. Our little kitchen and dining room had a back door that had access to a german shepard. I took one bite and stuck my fork in this once gorgeous steak, opened the door, and stuck the tidbit outside, while still sitting at the table . Gone in 2 seconds! Biggest fight of our marriage to that point. Oh man was she p....f.d..it.you..ed! You guessed it. Basically, the message from the ID QUEEN was, "OK you Mother Grabber, you cook the S.O.B's for the rest of your life"!.... How would you like your steak folks? The banter is great. El/IDA. MAY THE COUGAR BE WITH YOU!
Name: Lisa () on Wednesday, January 5, 2000 at 20:22:04
City and State: RAMONA, CA
Message: Kell, I had no idea you knew how to make onion dip. Didn't we learn that recipe in Homemaking? P.S. Were they rowdy in Hawthorne before l967? I again missed something.
Name: Kelley () on Wednesday, January 5, 2000 at 18:58:46
City and State: Coos Bay OR
Message: For Betty Kean: What song did you daughter pick for her report?? After all the feedback my inquiring mind just has to know.
Name: Barbara Duran () on Wednesday, January 5, 2000 at 16:47:22
City and State: El Segundo CA
Message: Collin Ewald! Welcome to Cougartown, it's a blast. See you at Lorettas.
Name: Judy DeGrazia () on Wednesday, January 5, 2000 at 16:14:32
Maiden: J a n m a n 's here
City and State: Torrance, CA
Message: OK ALL.. The Janman's finally here..and I've run down the ROWDY rules for him about the eating thingy..& as a last tokan meal, last night I fed him Fuji apples, cheese and water and told him not to get use to it.. now-let me quote once more a perfect ROWDY balanced meal example: FOSTERS HAMBURGER; first ya got your
Bun; - a starchy carbohydrate.
The; meat - protein.
Tomato, lettuce & onion; - veggies.
Ketsup; - another veggie.
Cheese; - more protein.
Banana split; - dairy and a fruit.
Fries; - a fat and a carbo.
Cherry coke; - another fruit.
Oh ya, it doesn't hurt to put a hair in it--
(always remember that communion is a carbohydrate and counts as food too.) Build from there people..
Judy Wudy Queen of the ROWDYS. (Kelly--you're in, kiddo--a true ROWDY spirit) I'm proud of you.
But she owns a food processor........
Name: Robin Ulman () on Wednesday, January 5, 2000 at 16:00:33
City and State: Gresham, OR
Message: Hey Linda Elias Farrow! Speaking of memories, I had a great time at our 10 year reunion. We had a great turn out, and was proud to be on the committee as well as you were. It was alot of work, and took alot of time. But so very well worth it. Any news on the next reunion, its almost that time to be getting ready for it! I still have my name list with everyones addresses and phone numbers. Let me know if you need it. If I lived closer this time around, I would love to help out! By reading this feedback, I see there are alot of cougars who live in Oregon. Let me know! Your good friend Robin
Name: Bill Gordon () on Wednesday, January 5, 2000 at 14:14:12
City and State: Wofford Heights, Ca.
Message: I have cooked all my Married life and would love to become a Rowdy just so I don't have to cook anymore. After 42 years I deserve it, what do i have to do?
Thanks Bill, First of all you can't own a pan. The only dish you can own is a paper plate, but you are really supposed to just open, and eat, from the can. On special occasions you may buy Chinette (fancy plate plates). You may own a knife, fork, and spoon, but you can use only one at each meal and they have to be plastic. Hand food is better, and no appliances other than a mechanical can opener. If you want toast for example, put a piece of bread on the back fence and let the sun dry it out good. This is just to get you started on your road to becoming a Rowdy. Judy and Marsha can fill you in on the rest, and thanks for your interest.
Name: Ed Chesson () on Wednesday, January 5, 2000 at 13:47:07
City and State: Norco, Ca.
Message: Marsha, I'm sorry to hear about the bouillon cubes messing up your blender. You probably need to find a garage sale or something and find a newer one that might be able to handle such a heavy job. :) You are right about the "dipping thing", it would make it taste much better; maybe even a little canned tomatoe sauce would spice it up some!! :) I'll see you at Cruise Night and we can exchange more recipes.
Ed, Bring Robin something from the firehouse. I know it won't be much, but compared to Marsha's cuisine, it'll look like Wolfgang Puck.
Name: Robin () on Wednesday, January 5, 2000 at 13:29:46
City and State: RB,CA
Message: Frank: You are correct. One bowl meals have been cherished for thousands of years...Its the one bowl a week thats wearing me down. I double wrap it every night before it hits the icebox (working on a fridge soon) but by about wednesday you can count on some new colors on the lettuce...I was treated to 4 croutons this past week and they seem to be absorbing some of the canned tuna odor...Dont get me wrong...I love my salads and cherish each and every Sunday evening when the new one is made..better rest now..hoping Cruise Night The Sequel will be here soon...Kelly send a food processor soon...Nothing to put in it here but I love to take things apart...Later Cougs..:o)
Robin, Cruise night will be here in a couple of days. I know you're starting to look like an Ethiopian with a stick at a termite mound. Hang on man, and don't walk toward the light.
Name: Linda Farrow () on Wednesday, January 5, 2000 at 13:10:59
City and State: Redondo Beach, CA
Message: Message to Robin Fry Ulman
You remember that night with the red light and the cop, I remember getting pulled over and the officer shining his light at a box of pizza in the back seat asking what that was?? da..I asked him if he would like a slice. Being the smarty that I was back then. Man did I love that Firebird I had. It had a rebuilt 350 engine and kicked butt! All the guys on the strand wanted to race me, that was cool. Yes I am also glad that we have remained great friends through the years, I'll always see you as a sister, we have been through allot together. Love ya Linda
Name: Marsha Russell () on Wednesday, January 5, 2000 at 12:15:03
City and State: Redondo Beach
Message: OK John Boy..you have gone a little too far this time...making fun of my spaghetti dinner. You know I don't have any pans, so what was I suppose to do with the spaghetti??? Ed, thanks for reminding me about bouillon cubes, that would be good to dip the spaghetti in rather than just the warm water. Bouillon is good but I always have problems getting those little cubes stuck in the blades of my blender (what a mess). Anyway, Debbie Sloey and the female JB are great cooks...so if they continue to cook a meal for us from time to time..then Fuji apples will keep us going until the next meal.
Kelly.....is a food processor an expensive blender? And thanks for the tip...I forgot the bacon bits, I used real bacon strips and it was really difficult getting them on a chip.
Or maybe you could just suck on the bouillon cube and call it chicken soup. No muss, no fuss, no cleanup.
Name: Robin Ulman () on Wednesday, January 5, 2000 at 11:40:13
City and State: Gresham, OR
Message: Hey Linda Elias Farrow! Yes, I remember all the great times we had. Cruisin was a blast. I remember using up a whole tank of gas in one night cruising down at the strand. And to think we would do this every weekend! Yes, Andrea and the dancing. That was so funny! Do you remember when we took your car one night and you ran the red light right in front of a cop because your oil light just came on? What luck! Do you remember racing down Hawthorne Blvd. You in your car, and me in mine? We had so many crazy times. I do miss it. Yes, I will take up the offer about sending Shannon down to see you. I am just not sure when. Tell Kasey Happy Birthday for me. I remembered last night. Our girls are getting so grown up. Even Krystle being 10 seems so grown up! Yesterday was also my seven year anniversary for being here at The University of Portland. Speaking of feeling old, I guess for just turning 36 a few days ago, I dont feel so bad. No gray hair yet, dont plan on getting any either! You are a good friend, and I will always treasure the memories we have from during our years at HHS and after. Your close friend, Robin
OLD!!?? You two haven't had a 20 year reunion yet........You're still puppies.