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Name: Myrna () on Friday, January 21, 2000 at 15:05:44
Maiden: Bell
Class: 66
City and State: Coalinga, CA
Message: Ok John - I'm checking in. Am working on an event for our high school (Every 15 Minutes) and hopefully haven't bit off more than I can chew! Wanted to let you know that I'm NOT ignoring CT, can't and won't do that. (see, I follow orders, some of us were told we MUST check in at least once a week) BTW John, is "it" in the mail????? I'm feeling like I'm going to need some therapy in the next four months.
Yes, Thank you for following orders and no, but IT'S wrapped. I'll take it to the PO on Monday. Thanks Myrna and don't burn yourself out. It's not worth it.

Name: Dorothy () on Friday, January 21, 2000 at 14:48:16
E-Mail: auntee "M"
Maiden: ?
Class: 1939
City and State: The land of oz
Message: COUGARTOWN.COM There's no place like home, there's no place like home, (now click your heels together 3 times) there's no place like home!....see you've always known how to get home.... Be a coug, Ursela
I don't think we're in.........we'll you know.

Name: pauline matthew () on Friday, January 21, 2000 at 12:32:34
Maiden: spencer
Class: 69
City and State: oakhills, ca
Message: I watched the piece on 20/20 last on Brian Wilson. I thought it was done very well. I'm very happy that he is putting his life back together and has a loving family for support. To Tricia Sokol- Have you been able to get Roxie to check out CT yet? There are alot of her friends looking for her. HI to all from the class of 1969.

Name: Betty Rodriguez () on Friday, January 21, 2000 at 08:54:16
Maiden: Betty Kean
Class: 69
City and State: Lake Elsinore, CA
Message: John Crotty-Debbie Clark has a sister named Joanne? How come I don't remember that? And Tricia, yes, please find Roxie for us. John-where's Donna Cook? Why hasn't she signed on here yet????? Later!

Name: Elizabeth Castanon () on Friday, January 21, 2000 at 07:21:24
Maiden: Cary
Class: 1973
City and State: Amarillo Tx
Message: Hi JB and all. I emailed feedback a few days ago and I dont believe that you received it so I am playing catch up. First of all JB thanks for the picture of the little store but I still dont remember the name. Can anyone tell me? Next, I sure hope you enjoyed those chili dogs for me. I have the heartburn now Ha. Christine Penny, I sent you a message to please email me. I would like to visit with you since we both live in this big old state. Wendy Frye Zeller. My first married name was Bridgwater and you baby sat for my four boys when we lived in Hollyglen and you lived across the street from us on Yukon? Gosh I cant remember the name of the street! Any way Please email me so we can get caught up. John this site just gets better and better, and as someone wrote earlier, there is no place on earth like Hawthorne Ca and all of us had the pleasure and joy of living there and being a part of its history. Thank you again for this site and keeping our youth alive for all of us. Liz
Hi Liz, I think it was Don's Market in our day.

Name: Larry Biller () on Friday, January 21, 2000 at 06:01:07
Class: 1967
City and State: Portland,Oregon
Message: Wanted to clarify the Feedback I sent a few days ago regarding moving back to So.Calif. if I had the chance. I was having one of those "Gee I sure miss So. Cal and family" days. Those are to be expected. Actually we're adjusting quite well. I start thinking about all that smog and traffic, but Portland has it's share of traffic jams, pounding subwoofers and sparce parking spaces. But just a few minutes drive outside Portland and you're in some really pretty areas.......THEN IT STRUCK ME. "DID IT EVER OCCUR TO YOU THAT IF YOU HAD NOT MOVED HERE THAT YOU MAY HAVE NEVER GOT TO HEAR DOC WATSON IN PERSON?!" Seriously when I start reminicsing about So. Cal. I can get pretty negative about our situation up here. But on the positive side we have been able to buy a house, have met some wonderful people, found a great church and have learned some valuable life lessons.
Hey Larry, Portland's great.......if you're a duck,and as for Doc, he makes the rounds. Thanks man . . . . . . .

Name: Annette cobb () on Friday, January 21, 2000 at 00:45:20
Maiden: cessor
Class: 1980
City and State: Hawthorne, ca
Message: Kiddie Land
Yes, we like to think so. Thanks Annette

Name: Royal Wm. Lord Jr. () on Thursday, January 20, 2000 at 23:19:44
Maiden: Same as above
Class: 1961
City and State: Cerritos California
Message: IT'S GREAT TO BE BACK TO THE FEEDBACK! JB, Just the other day I talked to Jim West on the telephone and he is alive and well, but he has been very busy. We will be getting together for a second lunch shortly and I'll tell him you asked about him. Karen Hare, it was great talking to you at the Cruise Night 2, Was sorry to hear about Donna. Send me an e-mail when you get a chance. Next time we need to reminisce more. Jim Sloey, Thanks for the note, I'm coming along slowly still have to use the crutches to get around. E-mail your work and home phone to me when you get a chance. Mike Mecey, Still waiting to hear from you! Marsha Russell, Did you tell Franz and your Dad Hi for me? Tell them I would love to hear from them. Give them my e-mail. It was great seeing you at the Cruise Night 2. Sherry Peppers, Janet Burkett, Loren Heath, It was fun Talking to All of you at Cruise Night 2, Where have all the years gone. Bill Sloey, No one would ever expect I would coach a Nebraska Linebacker on my 7th and 8th grade basketball team and win a city championship (Un- defeated) at Eucalyptus Park. Boy, even in those days you could set a mean screen. Now Bill! I'm going to give you a tough job, I want you to try to keep that older brother (Jim) out of trouble. I know that is next to impossible. Wow! When you haven't been on the feedback for a while the messages sure build up, see you all later. Thank God, I'm a coug.! R. Lord
Thanks Royal and we missed you at Pinks last night too. I know it's rough in the middle of the week. Next time it weekend Pinks. See you and Pat then. Be a Coug boy........

Name: Tricia Sokol McDowell () on Thursday, January 20, 2000 at 23:11:46
Maiden: Sokol
Class: 70
City and State: The Pits
Message: To John Crotty. I remember you going with Debbie. Isn't it funny the things we remember. Abby and I were trying to find JoAnn but nobody knows where she is. Roxie my loving sister is still married to Bill Sanches for 30 years now. I will find Roxies e-mail address and give it to you. Your brother Paul just e-mailed me he said I was on the missing persons list but now I'm back. Tricia

Name: Kelley () on Thursday, January 20, 2000 at 22:43:07
Class: 67
City and State: coos bay OR
Message: Thank-you John, Didn't realize I had to rotate my tires every 6000 miles. What you don't learn here at CT. Just think if people at our age don't get reminders somewhere.(where better than ole memory lane itself), about check-ups and 60's related diseases, we may not last to have memories. Thanks Lisa. Did El RoJo stop smoking? or was that memory lane just to much memory for the guy. No disrespect.. I would really like to know. And I was real impressed with the HHS Class of 55. Didn't know the school was still in construction while kids were going to class, or am I confused again.
Kelley, No, you're not confused. Here's a picture of the boys gym under construction.

Name: Carolyn Bainton () on Thursday, January 20, 2000 at 21:35:01
Maiden: Petersen
Class: 67
City and State: Torrance CA
Message: First of all thank you John for such a great place to recall our memories and also inform other "Cougars" of our present memories in the making! I have a couple of questions...since I'm new to this site, what the heck does "Pinks" mean. I hate to sound like I'm illiterate but even after reading all the feedbacks I can't quite put it together. I understand the cruise nights at "Fosters", I can smell those burritos boats, chili fries and coke freezes now, but for the life of me what is Pinks...someone please help this "old broad" comprehend!
PINKS is a hot dog stand on Melrose and La Brea. It's been there since 1939 and has the best chili dogs this side of Nathans on the boardwalk. When I was going to HHS, and we were out cruisin', someone would say lets go to "Hot Dog Louies" (our name for Pinks). I know that Jerry Carron, a friend of mine from Inglewood High, ate 17 dogs one night not knowing that the record is held by the infamous Orson Welles at 18. Anyway now you know. The next time we plan a Pinks run (probably about 2 weeks), please try and make it. You won't be sorry.

Name: Terry Leeper () on Thursday, January 20, 2000 at 20:55:22
Class: 63
City and State: Haw.
Message: We check feedback almost every day----FUNNY STUFF! John, Dear Abbey you ain't!! I have never been to Pinks. Sorry we had to miss the fun. A weekend run gets my vote. Looking forword to the next get-together, whatever that might be. Terry
OK Terry, we'll see you on the next, and first, weekend run to Pinks. I think we'll have a much better turnout. Thanks Terry and be a Coug boy............

Name: Alan Hauge () on Thursday, January 20, 2000 at 20:33:34
Class: 1961
City and State: Playa del rey, CA
Message: To JB and the ROWDY bunch at Pink's last night: This is the first time I missed a trip to Pink's with the wild bunch. The past trips have been nothing but pure fun. Not to mention the megaton heartburn from the Pink's Dogs that lasts for days. What a treat. Anyway, I was away on business in Nevada, (nothing to do with a prom dress Judy), and promised to attend my grandson's basketball game in El Segundo that same night. His team won and I had no heartburn. What a price to pay for missing the ROWDY bunch from Pink's. See ya next time around.

Hey Alan, I thought you were mad at me because I haven't finished that project yet. I'll get back on it soon, I PROMISE!!! The house has taken lots of my time this past week. Getting real close and have to keep the push on.

Name: Lisa () on Thursday, January 20, 2000 at 20:15:36
Maiden: Graham
Class: 67
City and State: Ramona, CA
Message: John, thank you for your input on my hep C pitch. I had thought long and hard if I should put it on this site. I came to the decision to do it because I know of one person from Hawthorne that died as a direct result of the hep C virus. We all have different passions in life and one of mine is informing people to the seriousness of this virus. Peace, happiness and light, Lisa

Name: Keith D.Jones () on Thursday, January 20, 2000 at 20:13:37
Class: 76
City and State: Las Vegas, NV
Message: Ok I think it is Tracy Turner. The best control pitcher in Hawthorne history. The only bad part about that is the batter knew that every pitch was going to be a strike. I remember you being able to hit the glove no matter where I put it. That is the only left handed pitcher I knew that could possibly get me out. And Mike Bishop that year didn't hit 15 home runs did he. I hit 9 or 10 in the ten cames we played to the championship where we ruled. I remember there was a guy who was supposed to be the fastest high school runner anywhere and the reporters came up to me and Greg Staffon and said how are we going to keep him from stealing. And, if you remember the ball I threw to second base got there before he started his slide. I also remember the little kids that were there would come up to me before each game to ask me what field I was going to hit a home run too. Remember Terry Mack getting mad at me for going out with his girlfriend Lindsay Castle and benched me for a game. Remember putting shaving cream in Ross Wineberger palm when he was sleeping and tickled his nose with a string and he smeared the shaving cream on his face. I did so many things to get us in trouble I don't remember the time at Sambo's. What did I do. That was so much fun back then. Oh by the way everyone we brought the championship trophy home to Hawthorne.
he does it again Folks.........and the crowd goes wild !!!

Name: Peggy Webster () on Thursday, January 20, 2000 at 20:05:31
Maiden: Treckman
Class: 77
City and State: Huntington Bch, CA
Message: Hi Paula!!!! It's great to "hear" from you! I haven't checked out Cougartown in ages, I'm sorry to say, but was pleasantly surprised to see you're tuned in!! I'm also glad to read that you're doing well now! We need to have a vball team reunion! My sister Patti said that she saw Liz Frietag (Freitag SP?) the other day at their kids' volleyball tournament.
Hey Risa!!! Hi to you too! I've heard from Beth that you're around and doing well (just as your sister, Marla, is doing well). Keep on posting to CT! It's fun to keep up with you guys!!!

Name: John Crotty () on Thursday, January 20, 2000 at 18:47:56
E-Mail: JTC69Blue
Class: 69
City and State: Anaheim Hills, CA
Message: To Tricia Sokol.....Where's Roxie? I remember hanging out with you and JoAnne Clark at Del Air Park, the day after JoAnne's sister, Debbie, broke up with me at the DANA Dance. Their name was Von Slomski then. Roxie cried for me...I was devastated. you and JoAnne helped too. I think my little brother had a little crush on you, but I could be wrong. Where's Roxie?

Name: Paula Lutz () on Thursday, January 20, 2000 at 14:47:59
E-Mail: ADeadbug
Maiden: Lutz
Class: 76
City and State: Buena Park
Message: Hey folks, didn't mean to cause an uproar. Although, it is very interesting reading and getting different people's responses. It was not quite as cool to be Lebonese in the 70's as it appears to be today. I felt like I had to live a double life. It was exhausting to keep up such a front. So - just thought I would get all the gossipy caca out of the way right up front! Thanks for the support cougars!

Name: Ron Dickson () on Thursday, January 20, 2000 at 14:43:58
Class: 67
City and State: Norco,CA
Message: Well Jimmy Norman - You finally checked in. John's been waiting for a while. Hi to all the old Thom McAn's parking lot cruisers. Look out South High (this is a message for John Norman, he'll know what its about).

Name: Loren Heath () on Thursday, January 20, 2000 at 13:41:24
Maiden: SOSKid
Class: 64
City and State: Anaheim, CA
Message: Hey everybody! Sorry I missed Pink's last night. We have some "HIGH MUKI MUKS" from Boulder in, and I was in a meeting until late last night. It is going to be a long day today too. Right now they are in a meeting with another department, but they'll be back.
I wish they will be back, right to Boulder,
I looked forward so to the Heartburn.

Hey Loren, Sorry you missed out. We had a great time last night. Robin and Jan had their weekly dose of so they'll be with us for at least another week or two.
Jan was starting to look a little pale too. Must be the aphids. Thanks Loren.......

Name: LEEROY FELDERRUSTER () on Thursday, January 20, 2000 at 13:11:02
Class: 1955
City and State: fayetsvilla, arkansaw
Message: HOWDY!

Two people I NEVER understood........LeeRoy and Einstein. Thanks LeeRoy for that sage comment.

Name: Tricia Sokol McDowell () on Thursday, January 20, 2000 at 11:24:22
Maiden: Sokol
Class: 70
City and State: 29 Palms, Ca.
Message: John I just saw on T.V. Tonight Thursday the 20th at 10:00 P.M. on 20/20/ Downtown ABC there will be a interview with Brian Wilson.
Thanks Tricia, I'll tune in for that one.

Name: MoMo () on Thursday, January 20, 2000 at 10:17:14
Maiden: Trott
Class: 1964
City and State: Hawthorne,CA
Message: Well it's been a while since I've posted anything in feedback, but that's because I haven't had anything really to say. But, for those who are interested, tonight (Thursday) on 20/20 The "Untold Story" of Brian Wilson. Also, what happened to all the people who were going to show up for Pink's last night? When JB plans one of these runs for a weekend, you better show up, or NO WHINING... GOT IT! So, now that we have that clear, we had a great time last night with the SAME wonderful group that always shows up. We laughed until we couldn't laugh any more....and then we laughed some more. Unless you show up for one of these runs, you'll never know what you are missing! Cya, be a coug! MYTMO
There's an UNTOLD STORY of Brian Wilson??? This 12 minutes of his life I've got to see. Yes, we always have a yukkin' good time on the Pinks runs. Next time we'll do it on the weekend. Thanks Mo for being there, and thanks for the Tshirt too.

Name: Lisa () on Thursday, January 20, 2000 at 08:46:27
E-Mail: ledsea123@aolcom
Maiden: Graham
Class: 67
City and State: Ramona, CA
Message: I am a volunteer for the American Liver Foundation and I am asking everyone who has ever: Snorted drugs, used someone else's toothbrush, razor, nail clippers, had numerous sexual partners or used IV drugs (even once) that you get tested for Hepatitis C. It is now killing more people than the HIV virus. It is the #l cause for having liver transplants in US. Hep C has become an epidemic and I just hope everyone will take care of themselves and be tested. Not that anyone from Hawthorne would use drugs or had a wild and crazy sex life but just in case be tested. I know people who haven't used any drugs for l8+ years and are testing positive. Being tested may just save your life. Thanks for letting me pitch this in our website. With love, Lisa
Now there's a walk down memory lane huh folks, and I don't mean to make light of your cause Lisa, but I'm sure everyone should have their prostate checked too, and everyone should see the dentist twice a year, and no one should kick stray dogs, but this is NOT ABOUT THAT. This is Feedback about South Bay people and memories of days gone by. "Be Sure You Rotate Your Tires Every 6000 Miles" is on another website.
BTW, Robin, Marsha told me she used your scrub the tile grout in the bathroom.

Name: Ziggy () on Thursday, January 20, 2000 at 04:03:10
Class: 78
City and State: Hawthorne
Message: How are you doing Mr. Keith Jones, You said you wanted some middle league stories, I remember my first year in middle league; all the fifteen-year-olds had a bet concerning who would hit the first home run. You had your mind set on doing it, but some punk thirteen-year kid beat you to the punch. I hit a low and away outside fastball off Troy Dixon right after your game. It went over the right field fence (the high one). You asked who hit it and said "OH, HE GOT LUCKY!!". I pitched against your team two days later and struck you out twice and you popped up once. (You never could hit left-handed pitching anyway). You kept saying "WHO IS THAT GUY?" You were on the same team with the Rodriguez Brothers that year (Yankees). I was on the Tigers with Kurt Morlock and Mark Farmsworth. That was the first time I met you. The Stars came in first, Tigers second and Yankees third. We made the all-star team. I pitched the championship game (which the older lads didn't like) and you were catching at that time. Morlock was in right field yelling ever time Bishop came up, "HIT HIM WITH THE BALL!" (Bishop was the one who hit fifteen home runs in the series) He made 3 outs (he also had trouble with lefties). The only batter I had trouble getting out was Greg Staffon. He was also the hardest to hit. Do you ever see any of those guys? Scott Burlingame, Mike Castro, Dan Clary, Dennis Conners, Troy Dixon, Mike Gioia, Larry Hendrick, Ron Kelly, Mike Love, Doug Long Steve Miranda, Kurt Morlock, Greg Staffon, Tracy Turner, Dennis Weesner and Ross Winneberger. We played in Santa Maria and slept in the boy's gym; we played poker all-night and watched the antics that you played on everyone. You got us kicked out of Sambo's Restaurant; tell all your sports fans about that! Good to see everything going well for you. See Ya Ziggy

Name: Paula () on Thursday, January 20, 2000 at 02:14:48
Class: 76
City and State: Buena Park, Ca.
Message: Hey Laura Geele/Wang, I have read through some of your posts. My, you have been busy sorting through memories. Do you remember the "dare club?" It had exclusive membership requirements. I thought that Sams bar had the best burgers in town. My dad used to bring home these huge hamburger buns from that place. Pitchers of ice cold beer and burgers. A little slice of heaven. Corrupting your brother? Was that before or after the mowhawk? How about that hair of his. He would grow his hair long, get a mowhawk before mowhawks were cool, and then buz it all off like the gangsters of today. He was just ahead of his time - wasn't he? Adults use to think I was the boy and he was the girl. I wonder if he finds that as funny as I do?

Name: Patt () on Thursday, January 20, 2000 at 01:25:34
Class: 65
City and State: Kennewick, Wa
Message: LEEROY FELDERRUSTER is a GOOD COUGAR!! he is the only one to figure out that sending( forwarding) N=My message about address book would send it back!! GOD BLESS LEEROY!!
Yeah, that LeeRoy's a smart one all right. Hey Patt, your baby bro and his lovely wife KathIE was there at Pinks tonight too. I think Chris had about 4 hot dogs. I think he's become addicted to those things.

Name: Janice Mastropaolo () on Thursday, January 20, 2000 at 00:04:41
Maiden: Dorman
Class: 1974
City and State: Dana Point, CA
Message: John, I LOVE your humor!!!
Thank you Janice......

Name: Bob Faulkner () on Wednesday, January 19, 2000 at 22:46:08
AKA: Helpes
Class: 63
City and State: garden grove,ca
Message: I am looking for the WILSONS, Marty, Brian, Rockey, or Tia, late 60s early 70s, can anyone help?

Name: pauline matthew () on Wednesday, January 19, 2000 at 22:18:02
Maiden: spencer
Class: 69
City and State: oakhills, ca.
Message: John- Have you posted the pictures from cruise night yet and I missed them? And I want to say HI to all my "Rowdy Girls". Thanks again for a job well done John.

Pauline, No, and I know you're all being very patient too. I will try to get them up in a few days.

Name: CHERYL () on Wednesday, January 19, 2000 at 21:38:09
Class: 62
City and State: Keno, Oregon (by the river)
Message: PAULA,
"Should you find yourself the victim of other people's bitterness, ignorance, smallness, or insecurities; Remember, things could be worse. You could be them!!!!"

Cheryl, Are you coming out of the closet too??

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