"Hawthorne's own" "Chris Montez"
Name: Elizabeth Castanon () on Monday, February 7, 2000 at 09:55:32
City and State: Amarillo TX
Message: Hi JB and all Cougars, Someone said recently lets get back to the memories, so here's some Cary style......remember swinging on the Tarzan rope at Centinela Park, swimming in the wading pool at Hawthorne Park, the parade when the fair came to town, walking to Crenshaw Imperial Shopping Center to do Christmas shopping (with ten dollars to spend)(( amazing what you could buy with ten dollars back then)), going to the Imperial Theatre with Debbie Hill to see Hard Days Night and screaming till I lost my voice, remember taking the bus to Inglewood to shop for clothes, cruising from Centinela to South Bay in my dads 64 Impala, drill team slumber party where some of the girls put a new girls hand in warm water while she slept and made her wet the bed.... I could go on but yes memories is what this site was made for. Keep it all together Cougs, we are just one big family after all. Liz
Name: Petey Smith () on Monday, February 7, 2000 at 07:22:00
E-Mail: beedy firstname.lastname@example.org
City and State: Salem, Oregon
Message: Thanks so much for the info on Willy! Now does any one know where Mary Valdez is keeping herself these days? Hello class of 72! Thanks again for this CT connection. What a flood of memories!
Name: Marla Crane () on Sunday, February 6, 2000 at 22:06:46
Maiden: Marla Crane
City and State: Oroville,CA
Message: Ain't life wonderful?! Hello all from class of 1975!
Name: Joe Caldwell () on Sunday, February 6, 2000 at 15:39:13
City and State: Mill Valley, Ca
Message: Nice website and memories. We had fun! Now living in Mill Valley and loving life
Hey thanks Joe......stay tuned
Name: Robin Ulman () on Sunday, February 6, 2000 at 12:55:04
City and State: Gresham, OR
Message: Hey Ray Smith, this is your neighbor fellow Oregonian. I am glad you took that bull by the horns to plan a northwest reunion. I have some old addresses from the old MIA list from my ten year reunion that I was on the committee for. I will look them up. You have my e-mail address, I guess it would help if I forward my phone number too. I will be happy to help in anyway I can. Remember everyone, this isn't just for the 80's classes, its for everyone. So if anyone knows anybody who either lives this way or anyone who is just interested in attending e-mail us, or put it in the feedback. Thanks Ray!
Name: Steve Kristof () on Saturday, February 5, 2000 at 16:13:35
City and State: Kansas City,Mo.
Message: Sorry to hear that there was a HHS connection to the Alaska Airlines crash! I've worked here at TWA's Overhaul base in Kansas City now for the last eight years! I've worked for TWA for the last thirty two, both as an Aircraft Mechanic "A&P", and at present as an Aircraft Maintenance Insector. We (TWA) have some of Alaska Airlines MD-83's in our fleet, and up tell now, they have been a good Aircraft for us! Of course we're doing our own maintenance on them also! Again I'm sorry something like this had to happen! We at TWA know all to well what people go through in times like this! If there's any questions you may have I'd be glad to try and answer them! Signed an Oldtimer, class of 61!
Name: Royal Wm. Lord Jr. () on Saturday, February 5, 2000 at 15:51:24
Maiden: Same as above
City and State: Cerritos, California
Message: Robin Hood, I didn't think you would rub it in for two reasons,
1.) You are a nice guy, Despite what other people say about you,
2.)Also, being the sports fan that you are you know that U.S.C. and U.C.L.A. in that order, are Number 1 and 2, in the NATION in number of NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS won in all sports by both men and women of all major colleges. So winning this year does give you bragging rights for this year. Competition and rivalry are good clean fun but when it gets to the point of "hating" the other team its not healthy. I am glad to see the Oregons and the Stanfords of the Pac-10 get stronger when my team is in a rebuilding year because it makes the league stronger and any time the league is stronger it is better for my team. U.S.C. has three Freshman (this year) that are considered to be world class sprinters and they just recruited a fourth one, so look out in the future.
Pat Desmore, Did you get my last e-mail that I sent you. If you did give me a call. Hey, Maureen, It was good to see you on the feedback.
Thank God, I'm a Cougar, R. Lord
Da-Daaaaa-Da-Da-Da Daaaaaa-Da-Da-Da-Daaaaaaa-Da-Da-Da-Daaaaa. (Repeat)
Name: Kathy Frankforter () on Saturday, February 5, 2000 at 14:14:09
Message: This is addressed to Eddie Braun...By chance does the name Gary Pike sound familiar? I think his name was Gary. He had a brother also. One of them was a stunt man and possibly could still be or retired. He was my neighbor when I lived aboard a boat in Port Royal Marina, Redondo Beach. Just thought I would ask :}
Name: Eddie Braun () on Saturday, February 5, 2000 at 07:12:34
E-Mail: me at dot calm.com
City and State: manhattan beach, ca
Message: Barbara Gordon, yes i do know paul and shawn lane, they are both very talented stuntmen. paul is a fellow member of the stuntmens association, i have served quite a few years with him on the board of directors as his alternate. i think paul is grooming shawn for a heck of a career in the film business although i, for the life of me, dont know why anybody would want a loved one in our line of work......Eddie
Name: Shannon Keys () on Saturday, February 5, 2000 at 06:03:40
City and State: Colorado Springs
Message: Geeze John, I'd say the'81'ers are on a bit of a 'feedback' roll. Cheerleaders doing some kidnappings? Can I be blamed for my bitterness? I must have missed that sign-up sheet. Eddie, you still sneaking into the Forum (make that the new LA sports building)?
Cougartown plug: John, the t-shirts are sweet. Big thanks. Would love a Cougartown Cap. Too hard?
I think it's great that the 80's classes have finally figured out that Cougartown is for them too. Keep it coming.
As far as caps go........ not too hard at all. In fact there'll be a Ctown cups, hats, sweatshirts, keychains, antenna balls, etc, coming up in the near future. We've got to raise some capital for events, newsletters, scholarships, etc. Stay tuned......
Name: Shanda Campos () on Saturday, February 5, 2000 at 05:43:13
City and State: Southbay
Message: I happened to be reading past posts & saw one from Lisa Schmidt that touched me. I was 2 years ahead of you Lisa & very much in my own world by the time you entered HHS. I have to say that I don't remember you. But your post made an impression on me. I have to say, I've also wondered if back then I was callous & insensitive in my pursuit to party and "be noticed". I applaud your humble apology. And I also want to invite anyone to email me with regard to how I may have treated or disregarded you.
Name: Shanda Campos () on Saturday, February 5, 2000 at 04:53:29
City and State: Southbay
Message: Haven't been on here since November! WHAT HAPPENED??? I really hope the tone on Feedback gets a little more civil. Tom Burroughs - Are you really planning on the Pink's trip from Prescott? If so, please email me. ("uh oh", he says, "what does THAT mean?") :)
Name: Raymond Smith () on Saturday, February 5, 2000 at 03:55:35
City and State: Portland, OR
Message: Hey, hey there Shannon. I do agree with you on that football thing. As I recall, our freshman (1977) year we won more games than the next 4 yrs. In total combine yrs we were 5-30-2. Look on page 107 in the 1979 yearbook and that'll show you how I felt and that's pretty sad and I'm not proud of it. But, as you and I worked hard running together in track 3 yrs of it, it paid off. We may have weakness in 1 area but made up in another and as a "Cougers" we don't give up without a fight! We had an outstanding year in track starting in 1979 taking all kinds of toys home away from the other 8 schools who competed with us and why? We were a Team! You may of not seen me but I did come to a couple of the Cross Country meets and cheered you on because even though I wasn't a long distance runner, we are still a team overall. I wished the cheerleaders could of been in every sport events but can you imagine the burden that would of been? Just remember they may of not been there in person but in spirit they were. They had a hard job with many responsibilities that I couldn't handle. But, let's cherish the good times together because they were more plentful than the bad. Just to let you know, there's a fellow Cougarette that lives in Rifle, CO. She had to drop out in our freshman year but she's in the 1978 yearbook (Tanya Cusack, page 154). Hope to see ya in 2001.
Name: Raymond Smith () on Friday, February 4, 2000 at 21:49:26
City and State: Portland, OR
Message: To Mike Hinsch of Northplain, OR. I sent 4 e-mails to you and they all came back undelivered. I'd like to get in touch with you.
Name: Lori Ahrens () on Saturday, February 5, 2000 at 01:28:06
City and State: Carson City, NV
Message: Many thanks for the feedback from Lori (Padelford), Bonnie, and others for the info on our class mates. Hey, michelle, told ya this was a "time warp" huh? Why haven't you called me back? I WILL see you later this month! And Eddie, you made my day! Lori Padelford, Hi there! Yes I remember you, how the heck are ya? What are you doing these days? Raymond Smith, you now have my whereabouts, keep me posted on the Pacific NW "reunion", and if I can help in some way let me know. I'm about half way between there and "home" (Hawthorne) so might as well hit both of 'em. Fellow C/o 1981'ers, can you believe it will be 20 years since we parted ways? Where'd the time go? I hope to see ALL of you, we need to rekindle the spirit of our youth, do we not? I mean, why else are we frequenting sites like this anyway? I forgot about all the good memories, but they are coming back in living color. Thanks to John for making this "Cougar Town" roar! One thing, Shannon Keys, I know, we should have spread our "pep" raising activities around alot more evenly, but is "friggin Bitter" worth it? After all, historically speaking, Cheerleaders and football go together like peanut butter and jelly, we were only kids. But, if I had it to do over again, we'd have kidnapped you too! Take care Shannon, glad to see you've still got that spirit and spark I knew since the third grade!
Now, That's what I'm talkin' about----That's Cougar Friendship.
Name: Martha Yost () on Friday, February 4, 2000 at 21:33:46
City and State: Hawthorne, CA
Message: To Myrna: You should better ask the other few who have written their comments about Ms. Polly's statement to let up also. All I was trying to do was get these people to show some respect to the families of those who lost their lives on flight 261. I guess my intentions were misread. All us here at CT should pray for the families and the people who died. Now let's stop this cat and mouse game and as you said everyone here at CT are on the "A" list.
OK, I'm sure no one here has intentionally shown any disrespect for the victims. Let's just forget the whole darn thing and get back to the FUN STUFF!! Thanks Martha.....
Name: Polly Martens () on Friday, February 4, 2000 at 20:56:54
City and State: Hawthorne
Message: It takes a big person to admit when they are wrong about something. I have something on my chest that must be said to all who took offense to the "fish food," comment made by myself a few days ago. I deeply apologize for the poor choice of words I made in my commentary. What I had meant to say, that one never know's what life brings. To all of those who had friends and loved one's on flight 261, my heartfelt sympathies to you. Be comforted by the thought that the 88 are now in a better place, comforted by the creators love. I honestly did not learn about the tragedy until after I made the comment. I don't really watch much T.V., nor really read the paper all that much. I learned about it at work, from a co-worker. It was never my intent to hurt or offend. I personally know what it is to lose someone to senseless tragedy. About three years ago, a very dear friend was taken from us, Joseph Peter Becker 74' Lawndale High. He was my husbands best friend, and "brother," in more ways than one can say. He was the reason my husband and I are together today, he was our best man at our wedding 22 years ago. He was always there for his family and friends. He was stabbed 22 times, by a drunken former co worker, for no reason. 21 of the wounds were fatal. Again I apologize for the poor choice of words.
Polly, I knew what you meant and didn't even equate it to flight 261. What I heard was, "we all better get on with living because we never know when it's all over." Nothing derogatory there at all. I'm sure most knew exactly what you were saying. I for one don't need an apology. Thanks for being a Coug Polly.
Name: barbara gordon () on Friday, February 4, 2000 at 20:37:25
City and State: wofford heights ca.
Message: to Eddie Braum, do you happen to know Paul or Seaun Lane?
Name: Linda Asif () on Friday, February 4, 2000 at 20:29:25
City and State: Chino Hills, Ca.
Message: Hello to the Alumni of '67. This is a wonderful website. I have been married for 30 years. I have 2 children, a son 18 yrs. and a daughter 22. I have been fortunate to have lived and traveled around the globe. Hope to hear from some old classmates soon.
Name: Don Di Tomasso () on Friday, February 4, 2000 at 20:11:16
City and State: South Bay
Message: "Above All Clouds" - a composition dedicated to the friends and families of those who are lost from Flight 261 is available at http://artists.mp3s.com/artists/26/myst_applied.html (Real Audio required) Don http://dondt.homepage.com
Name: Petey Smith () on Friday, February 4, 2000 at 19:59:27
City and State: Salem,Oregon
Message: Sharon Willis where are you? Don't let that old meatball sigh get you down it never stopped Cleeton. how are you? Write me! Pete-Dog
Name: Judy DeGrazia () on Friday, February 4, 2000 at 19:27:32
City and State: Torrance, CA
Message: John... Where or where did you get that pic of me in a bathing suit!!! Geesh..I forgot the days that I didn't have a load on my chest.. I think the day after this pic was taken I grew to a DD. I have a feeling that boat was one that was in the Mo & Co Trott's backyard on Sundale Ave & 118th Street.. Don't make me come after you Mo Trott..I have a few of you too!!!! Now, let me go to mom's and weed through a few.. I'll be back.
Judy DeGrazia THE ROWDYS.
Name: Debra McGregor () on Friday, February 4, 2000 at 18:19:26
City and State: Lancaster, CA
Message: Love that bathing suit, Foxy Lady! Is that Rowdy Judy?! Rodney King, check in anytime. EVERYONE - have a good weekend.
AHHHH YES!!! That just goes to show you Judy.....You can't hide behind a FOXY bathing suit like that. Way to go Deb, and you have a great weekend yourself.
Name: ROYAL FLOGGER () on Friday, February 4, 2000 at 17:47:36
Message: As the King dubbed me the "Royal Flogger", I think it might be time to fling the cord and flog the floggee(s). GHF, Pauline, and Martha - please let it all drop..... everyone has feelings and it is our actions to those feelings that cause controversy. We need to get through this and back to where Cougartown is meant to be! We are all on the same list - the list of Hawthorne High School "A"lumni. So, if you notice, we are all on the "A" list!
UH OH!!! Somebody's in trouble. You guys are gonna get it now. You've awakened the Royal Mother Flogger. Yes, I agree, that'll be enough, and now back to the memories. Thank you Myrna.......
Name: Charlie Fox () on Friday, February 4, 2000 at 17:09:47
City and State: Rancho P.V., CA
Message: Thanks to Mo and all concerned Cougars regarding my dad's condition. At last report, the doctors were hopeful that Del has "turned the corner" on all of this and is definitely, if not slowly, on the road to recovery. It'll be a while yet before we see him back in Hawthorne, but he is going to make it.
Charlie, Thanks for the report on one of Hawthorne's finest. We'll keep Del in our prayers.
Anyone have a clue as to who this "Foxy Lady" is? Looks a little like one of the girls down on 6th St huh.
Name: Don Di Tomasso () on Friday, February 4, 2000 at 16:02:54
City and State: South Bay
Message: G. Howie Fartz said:
"... I not only had very dear friends on this flight, returning to Seattle, but my brother! "
I'm sorry to hear that you lost your brother on Flight 261. I wish you great comfort. I've dedicated a composition to friends and family of passengers who were on the flight. I will let you know as soon as the music is available on the web.
...take care.... Don http://dondt.homepage.com
Name: RODNEY KING () on Friday, February 4, 2000 at 15:06:27
Class: POLICE ACADEMY 92
City and State: LA CA
Message: Like I just told my good friend John Redneck Rocker, can't we all just get along?
Name: Carol Shih () on Friday, February 4, 2000 at 14:07:50
City and State: Silly Valley, CA
Message: Kudos to Debra McGregor. As a nurse I've seen my share of sad and unfair, and concur sometimes laughter is the best or only medicine. And, I can verify some of the most outrageous jokes are the ones the patients tell.
Don thanks for the comment about being mainstream, but after careful consideration I'm sure my problem was I was a wimp. I didn't join any clubs until my senior year. Yes, not being mean, and tolerance are certainly my main requirements for people on my A list.
Polly, if you won't feed me to the sharks...
My husband & I when first married had some differences in opinion which I tried to resolve with humor. But this only made things worse. Finally, he told me, that when Bob Hope went to China he was surprised what a wonderful reception all his jokes were getting, since some weren't on his "A" list. WELL, this was because the translator was telling the audience, OK, now it is time to laugh. So, come on you guys... enough acrimony....
(see I can use big words just like Ted & Joe)
by the way, Happy Chinese New Year.
Can you still say Chinese?? I thought it was "Happy People From Largest Asian Country New Year". Thanks Carol......
Name: BILL WARD () on Friday, February 4, 2000 at 12:24:52
City and State: ANAHEIM, CAL
Message: JUST DICOVERED THE WEBSITE, IT IS A LOT OF FUN. THANK YOU TERRY LEEPER FOR BRINGING THIS TO MY ATTENTION. HELLO TO CHERYL BROOKS,
JUST RETIRED AND ENJOYING LIFE.
Hey Bill, Glad you're here in Cougartown. Cheryl Brooks??!! You mean Nancy, or as Linda Jones Reynolds and I call her "Sel".
Now that's the FIRST girl I ever gave one of those Skull and Crossbones rings to. Yessir 6th grade it was. It lasted about a week and she gave it back. In those days the girls wore the ring on a chain around their neck and she said it was giving her stoop shoulders. Otherwise we'd still be going steady today. She's living in Woodland Hills with hubby Bob and lives for her grandkids. We love you Nancy.......uhhhh Cheryl. Thanks Bill and stay tuned.......
Name: Tom Burroughs () on Friday, February 4, 2000 at 11:41:47
City and State: Prescott AZ
Message: The rest of the story? shoes, jocky shorts & a tshirt! The rules were you could not call anyone to come & pick you up! It`s a long story but we made it! The Toucans hung out at Wrays next to El Camino. Pats barber shop, where I went once a week to get a razor cut flat top hair cut. I think 99% of the guys at HHS went to Pats barber shop? Senior ditch day 1958. We were taken by bus to the Magic Kingdom. 45 min. after we got there they rounded us up & kicked us out!! It seemed some of our more prominent students had over turned a couple of canoes in frontier land! Hey John I think Terry might have shot himself in the foot this time! I just happened to see at the bottom of the program his name in a little dance number? The paint job on the cushman turned out pretty good considering the size of the brush I used. I did see Myron Floren in concert at Ing. High. A part of my life that I have somewhat blocked out! Lois Marotta`s name is also on that program with Terry & I. I remember the Wilson bros. coming over to the Marotta`s & singing & banging on there old upright piano. After they would leave Lois`s dad would say, I don't think those boys will ever amount to anything! Who would have dreamed what the next 2 or 3 years would bring. To Mike Shay, keep the faith!! Powell scooters & Mustangs were cool, but Salsbury`s were kind of ugly. Vibrasonic speakers very cool! Real Appleton`s from Howards light house. That store is still there! Those big rings with the indian head or skull & cross bones & then you get it chromed & give it to some girl & you are going steady. Chuck`s muffler & his red & beige & later all red 56 Nomad & his early blue Hudson pickup. They were both featured in Hot Rod mag. Well I guess I better park this thing. Wow I just saw my reflection in the rear view mirror, looks like some old guy! Oh well thats only on the outside! Lets see, Pinks on Sat. night? Maybe I`ll fire up the old 56 & head west. Let`s see from Prescott, west on the 10 & turn right on Labrea. John, hope your able to attach this to my previous feedback? Must have been a gl
Hey Tom, I'll just leave this jewel to glisten right here. Thanks a million dude and yes, I too try to keep from looking in the mirror at that "Not So Teenage" teenager. Hey, it's that feeling inside that counts now. That's why we're ALL here in Cougartown. Thanks for being out there and thanks for the great memories. Be a Coug Tom..........
Name: Debra McGregor () on Friday, February 4, 2000 at 10:29:43
City and State: Lancaster, CA
Message: Good morning y'all - I'm racking my brain ... what was the name of the Mexican (politically correct) Hispanic restaurant that had delicious food. It was between Boy's Market, Clarks, and Kresges. Was it La Fiesta? I really hope that all of us here at CT realize how great it is to keep in touch, share thoughts, forgive hurt feelings, and continue this great site and legacy of the family we share as Cougars. Have a great weekend and God bless ...
Debra, Yes, it was La Fiesta (now El Torito). There's nothing offensive about saying "Mexican Restaurant"....is there? I mean come on......If you say Hispanic restaurant, that means they serve Chilean and Nicaraguan food too. No, in Cougartown it'll always be a Mexican Restaurant.