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Name: Gary () on Saturday, April 8, 2000 at 09:12:16
Class: 67
City and State: hastalaVEESTAbaby
Message: To Karen C....Bart is a year older than me (50 is fun, eh Georgia!), and we both played on the FAMOUS 66 f'ball team that dined on Jackrabbit... we also shared a love for one Coug that left us a while back; miss ya Susie! Yesterday was a good one...spoke with Bart on the phone (he lives 10-15 mins from me), Schroeder on Email (his mom is around the corner), and Young on IM. Schroeder is coming down in the summer (to Vista), and Young is coming to Escondido next week. I got Halford's phone number too, and he lives in Young's old house in Bonsall. I'm sure that you got it already, as I had about 8 folks send those requested to me in about the same time it took Jim Reale to set the record in the 100 yard dash. Here's the Ambassador thang for now...Bart is having a golf tourney, and many Cougs are participating: Hector (he really plays) Carrillo, Paul Clark, Woody McCain, Bob Parisi, Dennis Higgins, Ronnie Baumgartner, Prince Sloey, and more (Steve Tambo will come I'm sure). Contact me if you want Bart's phone (didn't ask him if I could post it, and he doesn't do the puter stuff)...Anyway, we request the Rowdies (no cooking allowed), and Angel Hare (not the pasta), and all others to COME ON DOWN! It's to be played at San Luis Rey (beautiful Bonsall, home of Bill Halford) PS-You bet your sweet, ummmmm bippy, I am.
Hey Gary, This is NOT a politically correct website, so you can say, "You Bet Your Sweet Ass I Am" without fear of offending anyone here. Be a Coug boy.......

Name: Billy Cusac () on Saturday, April 8, 2000 at 08:49:59
Class: 1965
City and State: South Lake Tahoe, Ca.
Message: Hi Girls, hope the party is rockin, wish I could be there to crash your party, maybe next time. Hi to Vicki, and YES Liz all is forgiven. Georgia..hope this is your best birthday party ever...HAPPY BIRTHDAY. Love you guys, Billy

Name: Jim Peppers () on Saturday, April 8, 2000 at 08:24:50
Class: 61
City and State: Athens, Greece
Message: Hello Cougars from Athens. Thanks Sherry, I'll check the E-mail to see if I received anything on Monday. Sunday is a big day in Greece because we're having national elections. The company might be closed on Monday, so I'll have to wait until Tuesday. Sherry as to the languages, fluent English, Greek, and Spanish, so-so with Italian and Russian, knowledge of Portuguese, Polish, Bulgarian with a dictionary. Degree in Latin and Ancient Greek. Conversational knowledge of Arabic and Farsi (mostly I know how to say some really nasty things). Tell Mike Mecey hello for me! Bye for now. Jim

Name: Elizabeth () on Saturday, April 8, 2000 at 04:47:54
E-Mail: dzlizzy219@aol
Maiden: Estrada
Class: 69
City and State: Redondo Beach
Message: Once again, I must apologize, to Gail Sturges this time, for calling her Cheryl all night! What was I thinking? And Karen (Kebbie) Considine, I know you don't get out much but Either Or Bookstore is closed. When they moved from Pier Ave to Aviation they forgot the three rules in the retail business....location, location, location. Sorry, they closed last year. And Bart Graves went to Ramona and graduated from HHS with sister Linda, '66. Could there be two cutie pies named Bart Graves? How yummy would that be?

Name: Goddess and Pole Princess () on Friday, April 7, 2000 at 23:43:12
Class: 69
Message: We're partying here at Donna's for Georgia's birthday...Debbie, Lynn,(Cook) Betty Kean, Donna Gohr (Van Douris) Cheryl Sturges, Vicky Loyd, singing to the 'Oldies' and rockin the house...I'm so in the mood for an old fashioned 133rd Street ROCK OUT PARTY!!! So right here, right now we are planning a party to rock CT to it's knees. Go ahead and go there John! Okay, Betty Here:
Donna & Georgia just did a duet - and we all remembered dancing with the door knobs while American Bandstand was on - gotta go - the Beach Boys are on! Party, party - I can hear music!!!! Okay, now "He's A Rebel!" Everybody join in! Donna, Vicki, Elizabeth dancing now! Billy Cusac - Vicki says Hi! We are hoping some coug boys crash this bash! The Goddess here.....To: Billy Cusac...I know you remember me and I just want to say I am sorry about the incident way back when but I hear your life is really great and your wife is a sweetheart, so I hope I am forgiven and best of everything to you!

You all have a great time, be careful, and if you have too much fun, just spend the night.

Name: EL AND IDA ROJO () on Friday, April 7, 2000 at 22:31:59
E-Mail: I-DY-HO
Maiden: YOU KNOW
Class: 60/61
City and State: BLISS IS GOOD!
Message: OK Gary lents, do you remember all the Turtles pledge? Here goes! " as a member in good standing you can subscribe new Turtles as follows:
1..We assume all prospective turtles own a Jackass. On this assumption is the reason for the password.

Name: EL ROJO () on Friday, April 7, 2000 at 22:12:54
E-Mail: I-DY-HO
Maiden: YOU KNOW
Class: 60
City and State: SMALL TOWN USA.COM
Message: Gary Lents! Are you a turtle? Do you remember the questions? What can a man do standing up, that a woman can do sitting down, that a dog can do on three legs? YBYSAIA! EL! MAY THE COUGAR BE WITH YOU!
Hey El, Glad to see you're still out there man. I was starting to worry a little. Where the hell is Frank R. Come on Frank, give us a shout will ya.....

Name: Donna Peckham () on Friday, April 7, 2000 at 21:46:35
Maiden: Neville
Class: 1975
Message: Hi, I'm looking for Linda Kemp, she went to our school for 2 years.

Name: barbara gordon () on Friday, April 7, 2000 at 21:30:12
Maiden: Billswife
Class: 57
City and State: wofford heights ca.
Message: to Mike Aceves, you were asking about Teresa Herrera, I don't know where she is but her parents still live on 129th street. maybe you could call them. Her fathers name is Dan if you look it up in the phone book
Barbara, Thanks again for the great early Cougars you brought to Pinks last Friday. BTW, where was Bill?

Name: Karen () on Friday, April 7, 2000 at 21:15:26
Maiden: Hare
Class: 66
City and State: Anaheim,Ca
Message: Hey Holly it's about time you wrote something in feed back. I am looking at May to come visit you let me know if that's a good time, unless you are planning to come here first. Gary Lents, Bart Graves is in Fallbrook, I will send his number to your e-mail. Bill Young, Janis Brown glad to see you found CT. Janis do you know where Carol Buxton is.... King Darlin when are we going to have lunch down on Western and Lomita again, I am having a senior moment here I can't remember the name of the restaurant, help me out . Thanks, Angel K
Arturos, and any old time Karen. Actually it would be better after WCW as next week's a bear. Thanks Karen......

Name: Karen () on Friday, April 7, 2000 at 18:26:19
Maiden: Coors Considine
Class: 70
City and State: MB, CA
Message: Hey, I've been off for a while and now I'm trying to catch up on all the great feedback. Gary Lents (and The Goddess) Either/Or is now on Aviation just up the street from that terrible carwash on the corner of PCH. Haven't been in there, it just isn't the same as the old building! And Gary, how do you know Bart Graves? He's just a "bit" younger than you. We went to St. Joseph's together. What a hunk! Also YBYSAIA back at ya!To The Goddess also known as Idabuh (what do you want, we became friends when I was 2 and Liz was 3!)Anyway, Spin & Marty is still on Disney channel once in a while, late at night. The stars name was Tim Considine and my dad's name is Jim Considine. We used to get phone calls from Tim's fans, guess they couldn't tell the difference between a "T" and a "J" in the phone book! And hey Georgia Cook, everyone else was doing it so Happy Birthday!

Name: Robin () on Friday, April 7, 2000 at 18:21:23
E-Mail: PopesRoom?
Maiden: Grecko's
Class: MCMLX
City and State: Eugene OR
Message: Sloey it was Stubs left arm and right leg (ask Youngie) missing from a chainsaw juggling accident during his misspent youth as a street performer in Auckland...John: Guido is tame material for the Rowdys tonight. He has been known as a true gentleman ever since he went swimming in those leather speedos...I am a little concerned though about the door handles and lazy susan that the Popes Room adorns.. I wouldnt wait up there in Lomita..might be a late night :o)...Some one mentioned Grecko's sandals...still have a pair that will probably outlast a triple sealed twinkie...Youngie good to see you on board! Petey loved the calendar:o)...Royal for shame you didnt stop and see cousin Kelley! out there? Romano? are as tardy as I am here...where you be?...Morris Lipsom...a true name from the past...Have a great weekend and later Cougs :o)
Man, I just dropped Janet off at Gumba de Pepos and there're some Sicilians hangin around out back with what looks like rolls of half dollars in their pockets. Before I hung out with that crew, they'd have to do a couple of laps in a trout pond.......shameless. For sure they could change the name of that place to "The House Of Tacky". We miss you down here Robin. Be a Coug boy.......

Name: Judy DeGrazia () on Friday, April 7, 2000 at 15:48:20
Maiden: theseaoflove-in the Pope'sroom
Class: 64
City and State: Torrance, CA
Message: Susie Ciampa.. Thanks for donating your memorablia from St. Joe's.. Thanks to Nancy Sexton, I still have my hands on 2 glow in the dark rosaries. John Rout won 1 of them & still wears it proudly as a headband. (pics of this will be in Paco's pics next week) and I'd be proud to accept and make a shrine in my home with all the religious arifacts donated.. Of course when I'm bad I'll turn the statues to the wall so they don't see..(isn't that how it's done Nancy Sexton) Please hold off donating your Blessed Mother Statues til after May.. I hate putting together those "little crown of flowers" everyday. I'll be taking the BM statues as of June 1. Janny Wanny Chicken Fanny and I will roll into the WINE COUNTRY WEEKEND TRIP on Friday night.. Mo Trott will be with us and I'll be looking for the "special sink" upon arrival. Oh ya, my feet will be hot and dirty too..& you know what that means.. lock the men's room doors..or Judy gets a foot bath. See you at WINE COUNTRY.. for a truly ROWDY weekend. I feel sorry for anyone that ain't a COUG!! Now..I'm off like a prom dress. Judy D THE ROWDYS
Hey Judy, I don't mind sharing a urinal for your foot bath, but please don't do any grape stompin' that weekend.

Name: Betty Rodriguez () on Friday, April 7, 2000 at 15:18:27
Maiden: Kean
Class: 69
City and State: Lake Elsinore, CA
Message: Gary- Hey, I'd love to see Billy Halford again. I need to apologize to him for spilling beer and chocolate chip cookies all over him at Jimmy Flemmings back in the early 70's. Bless his heart. What a good sport. So many new names from the late 60's!!!! Just makes me want to party! My kids aren't too pleased. . . .

Name: JIM SLOEY () on Friday, April 7, 2000 at 13:58:06
Class: 66/84
City and State: wahoo, nebraska
Message: What a site! What you can learn by just tuning into the feedback page. Wayne congratulations I knew you could do it. Liz Liz Liz! Ok the answer to Bill Young's question is Stub's Pub! Rumor has it the owner was a former Australian surfer who met one of Benchley's creatures before Richard Dreyfuss and lost his right arm and his left leg. He made quite an impression the first time you saw him...if he was sober. Litton are you still somewhere? El Rojo red is beautiful! And finally my friend Bill Young and I were talking and we were remembering old class mates but then again any class mates of ours are old, with some exceptions, (now if you want to complain about this comment you are in the exception category) and we were wondering whatever happened to our dear old friend and unparalleled character MORRIS LIPSON. We are only interested in where he is now if you know please share. Schroeder are we going home to Cavalier for the summer? Did you know Wanda Shippey's sister lives near Cavalier? What a country what web site! Baker you the man!

Hey JimBO!!! Call me if your phone number has changed, will ya' a Coug boy

Name: Gary () on Friday, April 7, 2000 at 13:24:31
E-Mail: glents
Class: low
City and State: Vista
Message: Just heard from Jim Schroeder....he said Bill Halford, Bart Graves, and Ronnie Baumgartner live in San Diego....anybody know how to contact em?
Just had a flash....remember the bumper sticker, "Are you a turtle? YBYSAIA" ...This needs to be resurrected and change the turtle to a Coug!
Connie Jax ( is figuring on 5/20 for the Ruby's party....15 replies already...Connie is the "Ambassadorette"...Still waiting for a backbend!

Name: Bill Young () on Friday, April 7, 2000 at 13:21:25
E-Mail: Bill Young Youngie@aol
Class: 1966
City and State: Ashland OR
Message: How about Stubs Pub beneath the Biltmore in Hermosa and the Grand in Torrance.

Name: Judy DeGrazia () on Friday, April 7, 2000 at 12:09:12
Maiden: theseaoflove
Class: 64
City and State: Torrance, CA
Message: This is for BESTY WRIGHT.. Just to prove I haven't lost it.. the dog named ARROW belonged to a fella named Mitch.. he and my brother, Tom, hung around together. Tom's dog was BITSY.(after the bar on Inglewood Ave~~long story) Later Tom got another dog & named her Pieces..(Bits and Pieces) and named his business after them. B&P Portable Welding & still has it! My minds still like a steel trap~and they say there 2 things that go first when you get old.. the first is your memory~~and I can't remember the second! Now.. Here's a HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ANNIE ROUT (John Rout's better half) See all the ROWDYS GIRLS at the SEA OF LOVE affair tonight..

To all you people that think you're Rowdys....... Now THIS is a ROWDY affair!!!! Judy, Please stay away from the big greasy hairy buffed out Italian fellow with the bent nose, named Guido. He hangs out in the Pope Room and wears the leather speedos with the lycra spandex crotch. He'll only hurt you.

Name: Elizabeth () on Friday, April 7, 2000 at 12:04:57
E-Mail: dzlizzy219@aol
Maiden: Estrada
Class: 69
Message: Here's a flashback...Flannel pajamas and muk a luks..Saturday morning in front of the old black and white television, waiting..for "Sky King" and his niece, Penny.....WOW! And whatever happened to Spin and Marty? Did they grow up to be cowboys? And if so ....where can I find them?

Name: Sharon () on Friday, April 7, 2000 at 11:46:08
Maiden: Willis
Class: 72
City and State: Maui
Message: Leslie Greasby is your brother Wade? Where is he? Klink, are you Susies sis? I think every class had a rowdy queen..does anyone remember when the cops were called to my house on Judah in HGlen? (Well, they were a lot), but on this one occasion the local paper, what was that called?, stated Drill Team Captain, Sharon Willis, throws drunken brawl..hey it never was a brawl, we didn't fight. That wasn't fair! Those days have earned me a seat in AA/NA, (thank god!), and I am not kidding. 11 years now...surfs up Sharon....

Name: Sherry Wingo () on Friday, April 7, 2000 at 11:42:56
Maiden: Peppers
Class: 1964
City and State: Haw. Ca.
Message: Jim, I found your email posted on page 225.

Name: Jeanne Carrillo () on Friday, April 7, 2000 at 10:25:47
Maiden: Burk
Class: 69
City and State: Carlsbad, Ca
Message: OK Liz and Donna, now I'm really sorry I missed Pinks !!! Thank God some things never change!. Hi to Georgia, Hector sends his best to you for your birthday. My sister's birthday is today also. Hope you had a great one.

Name: Donna Gohr () on Friday, April 7, 2000 at 10:24:12
Maiden: VanDouris
Class: 69
City and State: Torrance, CA
Message: Georgia - HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Did you ever think you'd live to see a day like this? Dang, you're old, but you will always wear it well! You were the big sister I never had and I miss you. I'd love to see you again real soon. As The Beach Boys put it so well, "let's get back together and do it again!" Much love always!

Name: jack blevins () on Friday, April 7, 2000 at 09:34:10
Maiden: jack blevins
Class: 1970
City and State: san diego, calif
Message: i got your address through a friend during idle conversation. my whole family graduated from hhs, jerry(1958) jeanne (1963) me(1970) and jill blevins (1974) we are scattered from nevada to san diego, but we all have email and i'll be forwarding this web/addr. to them. it's going to be great to surf through the nostalgia of the hawthorne i grew up in. thanks so much for creating this .
Hey Jack, Glad you found us and I'll be looking forward to adding your whole family to our Alumni List. Welcome home.

Name: Susan () on Friday, April 7, 2000 at 09:30:34
Maiden: Ciampa
Class: 77
City and State: Santa Rosa, CA
Message: Is anyone counting down the days 'till Wine Country Weekend? Can't wait to see everyone! Judy (IOLAPD) DeGrazia, will you be heading up for this weekend too? If so, I have some door prizes for you, compliments of St. Joe's gift shop :). Susan (patiently waiting for an El Tarasco fix)
Don't you worry Sus', We haven't forgotten you. We'll see you Thursday night.

Name: Debbie Noguera () on Friday, April 7, 2000 at 08:46:29
Maiden: Cook
Class: 72
City and State: LaPalma CA
Message: Georgia, To My Big Sister, you know how much I love you. Have a Very Happy 50th. Remember..It's better to be one year older than one month late!!

Name: Anita Young () on Friday, April 7, 2000 at 08:24:43
E-Mail: or
Maiden: Aceves
Class: 1978
City and State: Newberg, OR
Message: I don't mean to sound like a nag or a whiner, but some of you out there on the alumni list ( and you know who you are) should not even be there. What I mean by that is, you have your e-mail addresses out there for old classmates to e-mail you and say something, then half of you don't even bother to answer back. I've had a few people e-mail me that I either didn't remember or did not wish to keep corresponding with, but hey, when you put your name out there, and when someone takes the time out of their busy day, would it kill you to just say something back? Common courtesy, people. Think about it. I answered those people back. And it didn't kill me to do it, either. As my mom used to say:"Either piss or get off the pot!"
But, for the most part, the rest of you have been great! I've been talking to people I haven't talked to in like 20 or so years! Nice to know some people still have manners and care about old classmates.

Name: Gary Lents () on Friday, April 7, 2000 at 00:58:35
E-Mail: g whiZ
Class: 67
Message: Hey, I was told to say nutin till Friday....Happy Birthday Georgia...and I'll try to rustle up Dean somehow!.....50 ain't bad darlin, it's how you handle it that matters
Hey, 50 beats the alternative.

Name: Betty Rodriguez () on Thursday, April 6, 2000 at 23:47:51
Maiden: Kean
Class: 69
City and State: Lake Elsinore, CA
Message: Georgia- Happy Birthday! You know, its been many years since I've partyed like Donna and Elizabeth - I'm not sure I can do it. But this Orange County mini-reunion sounds like fun - lets all plan on going and show them how its really done! Hey, you're only 50 once, right????? Have a good one, Georgia.

Name: Steve Fraser () on Thursday, April 6, 2000 at 23:25:55
Class: 1966
Message: With all due respect to the "Reigning Rowdy Court", (Judy ,Marsha, etal...) I must say that I don't think I ever met a Cougarette who wasn't rowdy in one way or another!! But it looks like Dizzy Lizzy and Donna are next in line for a seat in the "Rowdy Hall of Fame" .....Go Girls....

Name: Steve Sturges () on Thursday, April 6, 2000 at 23:13:34
Maiden: Cook
Class: 68

Name: Dan Johnson () on Thursday, April 6, 2000 at 23:11:04
Class: 77
City and State: Elian Gonzalez
Message: Let's not forget the La Paz -- shooters in the courtyard (free if you won the trivia contest), the broken down jalopy on the roof, and the ID checking was "spotty" at best. Gawd they ruined that place when they put in Sunsets -- what a shame. Somebody needs to teach those real estate people what "highest and best use" really means!

Name: The Goddess () on Thursday, April 6, 2000 at 22:57:36
Maiden: Estrada
Class: 69
Message: Georgia Cook you beautiful woman.. Happy Birthday! I wish I had known I would have thrown you a party. Let's get your sister, the Pole Princess and go out and whoop up some trouble....(I guess I never learn) Come on'll forget all about that 50 thing before I'm done with you...Donna still doesn't remember how old she is. COME OUT AND PLAY WITH US!
HOLLY HOLLINGSWORTH, you Babe! How cool that you're here. Come on down we'll take you with us to the place where the real women play. (No, not the Goose) Although we did have a good time, Don't tell sister Sharon. She thinks I just went in to use the phone, blindfolded.

Name: Sheree Klingenhagen () on Thursday, April 6, 2000 at 22:50:07
Class: 1975
City and State: Torrance, CA
Message: Being I was a "surf chick" and married to a guy that went to Aviation High School, I spent quite a bit of time in Manhattan & Hermosa Beach. I don't think I ever lost a race going down the Avenue in my 67 Fastback. We were always looking for a party and found a few I think. And speaking of the Avenue I haven't heard mention of Grecko's Sandals and Headshop. I do believe it is still there but my needs are now more towards the sandals end, haha! I am as always "just kidding"!! Don't spill the bong water!! kidding again! Anyway, I always liked the little custard thing at the Kettle that came with every meal and has nutmeg on the top. Bought quite a few bikinis at Mickies and used to watch my boyfriend "shoot the pier" which I always thought was unbelievable that he didn't hit a piling. People used to jump into the ocean from the end of the pier also, the unlucky few got arrested 'cause they didn't do it first! And now a request to King John, please oh please do not use my senior picture again, my junior picture at least has my eyes open! Looking forward to the next Fosters get together, I'll tell Dale Hahlbeck it starts 2 hours earlier! And to Pat Vedenoff, you can't be serious, that was a joke right?
OK, all this talk about 26th St, the Ocean, Maui, etc, has prompted theCougartown Surf Slang page. It's up now, and to get there please go to the Slang Page.

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