Name: Bill Ennis () on Tuesday, March 28, 2000 at 13:50:28
City and State: Sacramento, CA
Message: Gary Lents, The booming metropolis of GALT is located on the southern end of Sac. County. About 1/2 way between Stockton and Sacramento on Hwy 99. If you do play there, stop by, I'll buy ya a beer.
Name: Myrna Bizzell () on Tuesday, March 28, 2000 at 12:25:18
City and State: Coalinga, CA
Message: I finally sat down and caught up on the feedback. Need to make a point of checking in more often, my eyes are starting to cross! All the talk about desert riding brings back many fond memories. We started on our first bike (a Suzuki 175, I think) and after being bucked off the back of it a few times we bought me a 125. On Feb. 11, 1968 (my first wedding anniversary) we road to the top of Trabuca (sp) mountain in Orange County with some friends. Took along the top of our wedding cake to share. Spent the next umpteen years on bikes near Victorville (Bell Mtn) Being raised on Cedar ave., we were close to St. Joe's. Some of my best friends went there - Jane DeLisle and her siblings, Kathy Bowker, Ernie Rael (he went to Serra) and his sister Rosina... I'm sure there were more. Where are all these people, does anyone know? Hye Cuz Norv (I just can't call you Norm) I don't think I remember you went to Hawthorne Christian.
And... as for Tomahawk Automotive, my brother Tom did hatchet work for sure, in fact, working in my garden the other day someone asked me why I was doing something the way I was and I answered "I do hatchet work!" They just looked at me kind of strange - guess you have to know and understand the Bell's - we are kind of strange, dontcha think JB? Hope our weather is this perfect for WCW - we're looking forward to it!
Name: Wayne Dickey () on Tuesday, March 28, 2000 at 10:13:05
City and State: Salisbury,NC
Message: Hey Donna! I don't mind if you take the car to Pink's, but you have to wear the short black number with the strap heels????????? Remember do the hair lowrider style! Keith, you have to go along to keep them out of trouble, and bring a camera, I want pictures.......Have fun!
Name: Gary Lents () on Tuesday, March 28, 2000 at 09:33:21
City and State: Vista, CA
Message: Hey Monkey, I will try to make the wine country thang! My problem is that I never gave up the jock stuff. I coach 4 teams, and they are a no. 1 priority...so scheduling any other life is usually last minute. Maybe I will schedule some tourneys in San Jose. Also, we've been asked to play in Galt...where is that? I had planned on trying a Pink's run this Friday, but it depends on high school playoffs. I think Connie Jax, Jean Chesson, and Pauline Spenser are going (sorry about the maiden names girls). I had talked with Joyce Matthew (she with no computer) about going, but now I don't even know if I can. Anyway, wine country...Sue Kiester Ferguson lives in San Jose, so try getting her to come. She doesn't post, but does respond to Emails. What a nice person she is! I saw the Beach Boys show on TV the other nite too...cool show, but I kept finding myself scanning the audience for Cougs. They need to revive the Lloyd Thaxton show. Now there are some memories, right Connie! Tom MacIssac...post some stuff! And get Jim St Hilare on too! I KNOW SOME GOOD MEMORIES WOULD COME FROM YOU GUYS...but keep it (fairly) clean.
Will the wine trip include Red Mountain, Strawberry Hill, or "Mad Dog 20/20"???
Hey Gary, I don't know about those wines, but Janet and I were passing through Ridgecrest and found a delightful little vintage called "Night Train Express". I don't know if you drink it or clean your mag wheels with it. Anyway, we'll be giving that one away on WCW. Just a hint of the fun things going on that weekend. If you want to go, you'd better make reservations NOW!!
Name: Jim Peppers () on Tuesday, March 28, 2000 at 06:59:56
City and State: Athens, Greece
Message: Hello everybody. Is anybody from the class of 61 reading these pages. Is Sharon Rae West out there? If Jeanne Houck Adams ever checks in, perhaps that would be a way for me to get in touch with Sharon and her brother Gary, who is my Godfather. I really would like to know what has become of them. Thank you John for showing the picture of the bowling club! The feedback page makes for interesting and nostalgic reading for me. I've been living in Greece for so long that I'd even forgotten what the U.S.A. was like way back when....
Hey Jim, Glad to do it. I hope you have some luck finding your friends, as I know hundreds of people have reunited through Cougartown and it's only a matter of time until your friends come along too. Thanks for being out there Jim.....
Name: Petey (Konnie)Smith () on Tuesday, March 28, 2000 at 06:26:07
City and State: Salem,Oregon
Message: Ingrid Larson thanks for the feedback on our elementary school. You are a few years younger than my cousins but we all had the same teachers. Is that school still there? Peace~ Love~Cougars
Name: Collins, Don () on Tuesday, March 28, 2000 at 05:15:25
City and State: "The Valley"
I enjoyed your Bodkin story. Craig is one of the few members of the class of 76 who has failed to bookmark cougartown. He's working and living in the Valley. I'll try to get a message to him. His brother Jeff, I'll leave it to you to track down.
Name: John Crotty () on Monday, March 27, 2000 at 22:58:06
One more thing...after meeting at Pink's and putting all the faces together with names...and eating...and talking, ....do "we" go somewhere else from there? Oh, and my other sister Georgette ('66) wants to go too...now if we get my brother, Paul ('70), to go, you'll have all four Crotty's!!! (oh, wow). I'm looking forward to it also. Thanks, and let me know about the after "dogs" event, if any.
Hey John, "The Crotty Four"....sounds like a martial arts class.
Actually we go there, eat dogs and talk Hawthorne for a couple of hours and go home. I wish I could say we all caravan to 26th St, dig up some buried beer and party til dawn, but well..........sorry. HEY, unless you guys........NAH!!! See you and yours Friday night.
Name: Kelley () on Monday, March 27, 2000 at 21:54:16
City and State: booze bay by the sea
Message: Marilyn glad you remembered the Oceangate bus service to beach, Oh yea snowcones, my family spent many a summers day at 13th in Hermosa. My Dad and My Uncle Robin Hood, (Robins Dad), Uncle Windy (Frasers Dad) plus more Dad's would hit the Poop Deck hard, it's always been a rockin place. Great website, pictures of 26th St. Manhattan, for those of you who haven't seen the Ocean lately. surfcheck.com or hardcloud.com.
Gary Lents is my Idol!!!!Love ya Gary
Name: Gina Peck () on Monday, March 27, 2000 at 21:45:19
City and State: Los Angeles, CA
Message: Thanks, John! I sincerely try my best! When you go on that cruise, I want you all to needle the Captain for me. I've already had it out with him a couple of times...I want a NEW ship. The Rhapsody of the Seas will be coming soon. I had lunch aboard last month, she is a beautiful ship...no like the cargo putter we have now! (Viking Seranade) Enjoy you guys!
By the way, ask the band to play "BIG BAMBO" for you and make them sing the words!!!! LOL
Name: Patti Barry () on Monday, March 27, 2000 at 21:36:02
Maiden: Treckman (T4)
City and State: Long Beach, CA
Message: Hey Bill Snyder. YouR pencil stabbing story at St. Joseph reminds me of the time a kid named Dale Holmes made a pencil dart with a straight pin taped onto it, and sent it flying into my back. He's also the one that smashed one of those marshmallow pies (remember those?) down my shirt. I didn't feel too bad when good old big sis Peggy tossed Dale into a dumpster at school (can't remember why). She got a detention for it (I think from Sr. Ann Denise) - but I'm sure it was worth it! :)
Name: bill snyder () on Monday, March 27, 2000 at 20:51:39
City and State: chandler, az.
Message: about the david lopez/saint joseph's story... i was just thinking, although he's at least forty years old now, david lopez is probably still a really tough guy. and i am listed in the phone book. with that in mind, i want to clarify that my story was meant in no way to insult david lopez or make light of the fact he was stabbed in the back with a number two pencil. i'd like to take this opportunity to state that i always respected and admired david lopez.
Name: Donna Wright () on Monday, March 27, 2000 at 19:32:31
City and State: LaPalma, CA
Message: Just wanted to congratulate you on being an official "ROWDY'girl Elizabeth..So if you're a ROWDY, how do you give such great massages????? Thank you so much, it was wonderful being the "Princess" for the day. All you "68"ers, go to Elizabeth for a massage and I promise you turning 50 won't bother you at all!! Wayne Dickey...I forgot to tell you. I promised the girls I would take them to Pinks Friday night in the Purple Lowrider....You won't mind I hope. Afterall, you are in North Carolina and the keys are in California.......
Name: bill snyder () on Monday, March 27, 2000 at 19:29:39
City and State: chandler, az
Message: Here's a saint joe's story from fifth grade. Francis Rodriguez threw a football across the parking lot playground and hit david lopez in the back of the head. unlike the nun story, david lopez was not knocked out. david lopez was also the toughest kid in our grade. Rodriguez ran for his life. Lopez cornered Rodriguez behind the church. THEN, OUT OF NOWHERE, POPS DAVID GILMAN, the smallest kid in our grade. He wasn't really a friend of lopez or rodriguez. gilman proceeds to PLUNGE A SHARPENED PENCIL INTO DAVID LOPEZ'S BACK. lopez turned and chased gilman across the parking lot with the pencil sticking firmly in the back of lopez's blood stained white shirt . pretty cool thing to see when you're in fifth grade.
Uh yeah......uh, thanks uh....bill
Name: Kathy () on Monday, March 27, 2000 at 19:21:45
City and State: Tehachapi, CA
Message: Hey John!!! It's been awhile!! Sorry, but life's been nuts lately. I still haven't seen the pictures from the reunion weekend. Just thought I'd check in tonite and say hi to everyone. I was in Hawthorne yesterday. Christopher, a.k.a. "Killer" just got hired at "The Happiest Place on Earth," so he's going to room with a cousin down there temporarily. Steve and I might make it to Pinks Friday night but if not, say hi to Sharon for me. Our mom's were good friends. I know, I know.... I won't take so long to check in again. I've missed you crazy people. I have heard from a couple friends lately thanks to this great page.
Hi Kathy, Geez girl, was it something I said?? Haven't heard from you since Homecoming. I thought you and Steve were through with Ctown for good. Glad you're back and please try and make it on Friday. Sharon B, are you and the rest of the 1000 Oaks B's going to be there?
Name: John Crotty () on Monday, March 27, 2000 at 18:09:57
City and State: ANAHEIM HILLS,CA
Message: John, about the Pink's run this Friday. Does everyone meet at Foster's and caravan to Pink's? Is there a meeting place? My little sister Noreen ('72) wants to go too, but we need to know where to go. Can you give us the low-down please? Thanks.
Hey John, No, we don't meet at any certain place except Pinks. We'll probably be there about 7:30. Pinks is located on the West side of La Brea just 2 doors North of Melrose Bl. (easy to find). See you on Friday.
Name: John Rout () on Monday, March 27, 2000 at 14:22:46
City and State: Cerritos, CA
Message: John, thanks for a great Oscar party Anne and I had a great time! Even though I won the Rosary, Judy D don't post the picture!! I physically scarred Sheila Nolan all those years ago, I don't need to be emotionally scarring her now. Or should we??
Hey John, Thanks for being there as you and Ann fit right in. We'll see you on Friday at Pinks.
Name: Ingrid Larson () on Monday, March 27, 2000 at 12:08:16
City and State: Long Beach, CA
Message: Ok, since so many other people are doin' it, I figured I'd throw out a couple of names and ask if anyone knows whatever happened to... Jeff Bodkin
I remember going along with those two brothers one Saturday to the old Busch Gardens in Van Nuys. This was after we'd graduated, but before any of us was old enough to drink. We figured we'd try to see if we could get away with convincing the staff that we were old enough to deserve the free samples they used to give away.
Much to the constrenation of Jeff (the older one), his brother Craig was the only one of us that was able to get away with it. We got discouraged and left after a few minutes.
Anyway, who knows what ever happened to those two trouble makers?
Name: Gina Peck () on Monday, March 27, 2000 at 12:00:35
City and State: Los Angeles, CA
Message: Hi everyone!! I put in my veggie garden this weekend...I think I'll visit the hospital this afternoon. The old bod just ain't what it used to be!! Keith Jones, congratulations on your win!! Perhaps you would be kind enough to send poor David Clayton the $5 that guy owes him, he needs the money!! SUSAN WALLING, I spoke with my Mom last night, she sends you her love. She told me of the time she had to measure you for your 8th grade uniform...she said "My god, this kid is so tall! I'm gonna need a chair for this one!" For those of you who don't know her, my Mom is all of 5'1" (she'd kill me if I left that inch out) and a rolly polly person. SHARON MAC DONALD, my sister-in-law's boyfriend and family are all big BUCKY fans. Because we live so close to the Rose Parade route, my Sister-in-law is in Tournament of Roses (a "white suiter" no less), and the "Kelly's" are native Wisconsin-ites", I always seem to get about 10 houseguests at the holidays. Most of which I don't even know. Year before last they brought their dogs, too!! I think we had 13 dogs in the house that week. Well, my old Italian Grandmother always said, "Where there's room for 100, there's room for 101. G, put some more water in the soup!" Anyway, one year Mr. Kelly was cleaning up after a game and found a "Bucky" button. He didn't look at it just pinned it on with the intention of giving it to his, then, 10 year old son. No one seemed to like the button, but he was bound and determined to support his team, even if they were in a slump. He showed this botton to all who he encountered, one man said he wouldn't be proud to wear it at all! Mr. Kelly, proud as can be, went home to show his wife the treasure he found and to give it to his son. MRS. Kelly (the church's choir leader) told him he wasn't going to give such a thing to Tim, and asked if he had looked closely at it. Just read it she said. The button said "F_ck'em Bucky!!" So, after there week stay with us as they were driving away I called out F_ck'em Bucky!
Hey Great stories Gina, Thanks and I do believe you ARE Rowdy girl material.....
Name: Bonnie McCoy () on Monday, March 27, 2000 at 11:25:59
City and State: Newport Beach, CA
Message: Keith Jones, I also went to Don Smith in Holly Glen. However, I don't remember the bell. I do remember the boys climbing on the roof and throwing rocks though. I was so sad to see the tear-down of that school and most of Holly Glen park to be replaced with new homes.
Name: Tina Ferguson () on Monday, March 27, 2000 at 10:48:52
City and State: Simi Valley, CA
Message: Hi Everyone! I keep hearing about cougs who are "planning" on joining the class of 1968 for their 50th birthday party/cruise to Ensenada. For the record, I can't hold a cabin for you until I get a deposit. The deadline is next Monday, April 3rd. I may be able to hold a few extra cabins for those late with a deposit, but I don't know if RCCL will let me. If they do, I don't know how many they'll let me keep. So get your deposits to me asap! If you need more info, e-mail me with your questions!
Name: Elizabeth Aleccia () on Monday, March 27, 2000 at 10:14:40
City and State: Redondo Beach
Message: Hello everybody! To Karen Considine, Donna Cook, if you're still up for a cruise to Pink's Friday, we have the coolest ride........Jay Aleccia (my ex and dear friend) from LHS '67, polished his prize winning '57 Nomad just for us and is more than willing to chauffeur. Sorry Donna, No Smoking. Let me know! I'm soooo looking forward to putting faces to all these Coug's. I love you guys. See you there for some old Cougar fun!
Name: Pat Smith () on Monday, March 27, 2000 at 10:12:16
City and State: Cypress, CA
Message: John, there will be no sneaking you in the back door at the 2nd Decade Reunion. You're coming in the front door like everyone else! How does everyone feel about John being the Guest of Honor for bringing us all together in Cougartown? By the way, has anyone heard the whereabouts of the Heckman brothers?
Name: Lisa () on Monday, March 27, 2000 at 07:42:59
City and State: Ramona, CA
Message: David Clayton - e-mail me your address and I will send you the $5.00; life is rough for you in Reno. I am off to Hawaii on the 3lst - see you all on the 8th. Have a great Pink's run. Lisa
Name: Jean Triplett () on Monday, March 27, 2000 at 06:12:52
City and State: Riverside, CA
Message: Hi all you Cougs out there! Guess Connie Jax and I are going to have to launch a campaign to get those '67 people to come out and SPEAK! Still just a handful of us on the feedback pages. And, yes, Gary Lents is one of the all time great ones, perfect for our Ambassador! Hey Pam Gilfillan, your email address doesn't work. We've all been trying to get ahold of you. FIX THAT!! Okay 1967 Cougs ..... Fill up those pages!
Name: Keith D.Jones () on Sunday, March 26, 2000 at 23:21:23
City and State: Las Vegas, NV
Message: I know where Oceangate is but I could never find the ocean that it was the gate too, in fact never found the gate. My office in Vegas is on Valley View but for the life of me I can't see a valley..only the Rio. Who names these streets? Just a couple of things that were on my mind.
Name: Lori Ahrens () on Sunday, March 26, 2000 at 21:14:55
City and State: Carson City NV
Message: Tom Burroughs: yes it is a small world! You also made me flash back at mention of the Barstow to Vegas run... I remember that and the Mint 400, and the after race parties. I can still picture the "adults" gathered around the campfire and the sound of Cold Duck bottles being popped open. God, what memories...remember A.C. Backen? Mitch Mays? (tragic, what happened to him) And yes you are right, the Curnutts did move the shop out to 29 Palms around 76-77. They are still out there. I saw Charles Sr and Barbara (Mrs. Curnutt) a year-and-a-half ago and Charlie too when I was reunited with some of our old Shamrock buddies. Charles Sr is still dreaming up new and improved versions of the Curnutt Shock system...he'll never slow down. Charlie Jr is living in Gardena and working for Honda in the Special Projects division... Thanks for the memories!
Name: Norm Vorhis () on Sunday, March 26, 2000 at 20:36:25
City and State: Monrovia Ca
Message: To the man in blue: I can't think of a worse trade, that coupe was ahead of its time. I was thinking about getting the alumni from Hawthorne Christian together with the alums from St Josephs for a game of touch football, but judging from all the F/B I think we are outnumbered. Tom Burroughs: Not Denny Reading, when I knew him he was driving a green '57 chev PU. Was there a Norris in that class about 5' 8" to 10" stocky with curley brown hair? I remember him saying he was part Sicilian. How about the front page of the local paper, prior to one of the big games, with one of the HHS teams in a large picture raising their fingers in the victory salute. I can picture the guy with only one finger up, but I can't remember his name. Does anyone remember the silver WW2 cargo plane that sat for years at the southwest corner of the Hawthorne airport. The museum on the northwest corner is looking for a picture of it to add to their display. How about Sir guy shirts, peggers, white bucks, penny loafers, and my white buck loafers. How about "FROSTERS RACING TEAM" and "Tomahawk Automotive (we do hatchet work)". And finally I worked in Northrup's R & D for a year or so in '66 to '67 or so. Norm V
YES!!! Tomahawk Automotive, with our fearless president Tom Bell. It didn't matter what it looked like as long as it was running.
That was Dr. Mudds plane on the southwest corner of the airport. I heard he had a pilot there at all times, but I can't remember that plane ever missing from its spot.
Name: Ed Carpenter () on Sunday, March 26, 2000 at 17:16:11
City and State: Auburn,ca LOP
Message: Hey Norman Steiner, I'm happy to see my old neighbor check in, it was nice to see you at the last reunion hope to see you at the next. Gary Lents why don't you come up for the wine country weekend it'd be alot of fun to see you and chat. King John this site just continues to awe me ,you're the best J B. Hope to see lots of 63ers at the WCW
Hey thanks Monk, We'll see you in Sonoma.
Name: david clayton () on Sunday, March 26, 2000 at 15:10:32
City and State: Reno, NV
Message: Does anybody know the whereabouts of Scott Withycombe (class of 1983)? I lent him $5.00 during our senior year and he never paid me back. I need the money now. If somebody knows where Scott is, please leave a message in "feedback". I would appreciate the help.