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"Another 50's Classic" "The Chimes"

Name: Donna () on Monday, April 24, 2000 at 22:26:58
Maiden: Cook
Class: 69
City and State: BacknforthfromCAtoNC
Message: Well John.. If your counting add 2 more to the list of lovebirds...I'm not mentioning any names but he is Hmmmmmmm and she is a farm girl now but in her hey day she was a full blown Cougarette! I think she has found herself a cougar to take home to the Prairie. To Gary Lents..Was in your part of the country this week-end, had to visit a friend in Vista. I had never been there but sure thought it was pretty... Elizabeth, In answer to your earlier question "No" it doesn't hurt too much. Wayne might not agree with me but he got a bigger picture. It also depends on where you want to put it. Hey John C. when Wayne FINALLY gets here you're going to have some competition with those C.D's!

Name: Gina () on Monday, April 24, 2000 at 21:47:23
Maiden: Black
Class: 80
City and State: Los Angeles, CA
Message: Hi everyone!! Anita Young, I didn't know your Meg...but I looked her up in the book! Very pretty! Glad to hear there are fellow "animal people" out there. I never felt I fit in with humans until I attended Grooming School. I found the rest of my "pack"!! I don't want to "hook up" with Meg though...I'll end up with MORE critters! Terrie Kostiszak -- Do you have an older sister named Gina? If so you may have lived on the next block from me on 126th? If Mike Rice is a Lawyer, I'll fall down and scream!! The last time I saw Mike was at a Sunday brunch at Lido's, a little place in Long Beach. We were both three sheets to the wind at about 10am (champagne) and all I remember is sitting in his lap, laughing very hard....and....I think....Micki Reitmeyer's (my best friend STILL) boyfriend carrying me to the car. I'll have to ask Micki what really happened (Like she'd REALLY remember?). Tom Rice is living in Seattle and working for Alaska Airlines (programming). Mike has a LOVELY wife and two offspring. I worked with Tom for a few years at Hughes in Long Beach in the early eighties.

Name: Jean Triplett () on Monday, April 24, 2000 at 19:41:04
Maiden: Chesson
Class: 67
City and State: Riverside, CA
Message: REUEL CALLAHAN ............. So nice to see you on the feedback pages. So what the heck have you been up to? Haven't seen your buddies yet, but will let you know if we get some info. Hope you can come to our May 20th reunion at Heritage Park in Irvine!

Name: Terrie Kostiszak () on Monday, April 24, 2000 at 18:07:40
Maiden: kostiszak
Class: 83
City and State: Portland, OR
Message: Hi Mr. Plotkin, GREAT PICTURE!! Wow it sounds like everyone had a good time at the wine fest. Oregon is known for wine also. If you can try some wines that are made in Oregon do so, Anita Aceves lives near many wineries here in Oregon!! I suggest trying the newest wine out called Evolution No. 9 made from the famous Sokol Blosser winery here in Oregon that is known for good wine!! Hope you all had a great Easter.

Name: Elizabeth Estrada () on Monday, April 24, 2000 at 17:43:24
Class: 69
Message: Marlyn, Darlin, My Zorro is flesh and blood and his sword brings me many morning smiles....You see, I too am a lover not a fighter...Get it? As for memories...I was so very young when my mother would walk with me, hand in hand, down 133rd Street to Hawthorne Blvd. On the corner was a chicken farm where she would pick out a fresh (as in still clucking) chicken and would wait while it was killed, cleaned and plucked...Now that's a fresh chicken...Eggs were great too. Goodyear stands in its place...Remember? Love you, The Goddess
I can remember asking my dad what a capon was, as I gazed at a hand painted sign hanging on the side of that building. Thanks Liz

Name: Judy DeGrazia () on Monday, April 24, 2000 at 17:33:15
Maiden: carshowKISSINGbooth
Class: 64
City and State: Torrance, CA
WARNING~~! Looks like the ROWDYS will be working the CT booth (don't go there John) for the May 20th CAR SHOW at dear ol' H.H.S. We'll be serving our famous instant coffee (placed neatly under the arm for constant & even warming) from 9-11 am.. Look for us in the COUGARTOWN booth. Then it's off to the football field restroom to christen the sinks again. (it's been 37 years since Marsha Russell and I hit that place) Later that day we'll all buzz down to the MINI REUNION in Irvine for BBQ just to prove that the ROWDYS still have it. (hey, $5.00 for BBQ~we're there) FYI, Janny just got the pics back from Wine Country..I'm sure that a few of you would like to purchase the negatives (some ain't pretty) before I go public in Paco's Pics. (video also available) Just email me and I'll quote a price. I even have a few of ROWDY LINDA CHESSEN~B.A. (before accident) Stand tall Linda, not everyone can break their eyeball. (I'm so proud of you) Now I have to get back to the coffee recipe..we're shooting for instant crystals that can double as `pop rocks`. I know John..let me say it for you. "My kinda gals" IOLAPD. Judy DeGrazia THE ROWDYS.

Yes Indeed!!! Connie Jax, I know I haven't sent my 5 dollars yet but I'm gonna be there right after my shift at the coffee booth at the HHS Car Show. 5 dollars for a BBQ folks. I don't know how she does it, but whatever it is, I'm Eatin' It!!! Thanks Judy for volunteering for the coffee booth and NO, you can't soak your corns in the coffee urn, so don't EVEN ask.

Name: Anita Young () on Monday, April 24, 2000 at 17:23:45
E-Mail: or
Maiden: Aceves
Class: 1978
City and State: Newberg, OR
Message: This is to Harry Plotkin...I hope I remember this right, but weren't you my math teacher at Dana Jr. High? My memory is so spotty these days, it's terrible, so please forgive me! I remember you, though. I do believe it was at Dana though. You also had my older brother and sister in your math classes too, Mike and Mary. Yeah, I'm the one who got Terrie Kostiszak out of L.A. and got her to come up here to the Pacific Northwest. Don't know if she's ever forgiven me for that! Ha! Ha! Ha! Hope all is well with you, and yes, isn't Spring just the best?! Oh yeah, before I forget, is Mr. Mannion still alive and kicking do you know?

Name: Robin () on Monday, April 24, 2000 at 15:36:24
Maiden: whats-his-name
Class: MCMLX
City and State: RB,CA
Message: You are close Sherry but Joyces pic is most definetely that of my beloved Ramona kindergarten and 3rd grade mentor Miss Bodes.(Bodus, no) Her no nonsense yet fair and "student first" approach to teaching, were in retrospect, the reason Curtis A'Lurede and I continued our education and went on to H. Intermediate:o)...
John , I saw some film and still pics of WCW and it looked like another Cougartown hit...Does it ever stop?...(Janet where can I get a "got wine?" T-shirt ?...too KEWL!!:o)...Sloman: I'm ready for another Pinks run too, as is cousin Kelley but J.B. has some other gig going that weekend...??? I remember back in the late 1900s when we could get anything going with a two day notice...Sign of the times I guess...Last item...Come on Cougs!...Ten bones wont break your back..Be a Cougartown Member and send those dues in...and yes that is my final answer...Later Skaters...:o)

Well RH, Glad to see you came up for air. You sound like you've got a "Glow About You" today. I was starting to feel a little like Tonto without Kemosabe out here, holding off the bad guys until reinforcements arrived, and you as usual, let me take a few lead loogies in the shorts before baling me out.
Anyway, glad you paid us your token monthly courtesy visit to the Feedback page. I guess you've been plenty busythis last week or so.
Well we won't bother you anymore. Go on back to what you were doin. Whenever you and "ol' what's-her-name" aren't busy, please give us a shout. It'd be nice seeing you guys again.
HEY, You aren't hanging out with the Sloey's now are you?? Be a Coug boy.......

Name: Betty Rodriguez () on Monday, April 24, 2000 at 15:17:07
Maiden: Kean
Class: 69
City and State: Lake Elsinore, CA
Message: Karen Hare- Well, Happy Birthday, my friend! I'm sorry, I didn't know. Please have a wonderful day - Love ya!

Name: Ingrid Larson () on Monday, April 24, 2000 at 14:53:28
Class: 74
Message: Spud Gun? Did somebody mention Spud Guns?
Guess what I found on the internet. For those of you who don't know where to find your own personal spud gun - or those of you who may have never even heard of them - check out the following web page and you, too, can order one for your very own!
Once you've made it to this home page, enter Potato Gun in the search box near the bottom and - poof! you're there.
Warning, toys like this can be habit forming, and tend to make you look a little silly, but what's wrong with that?

Name: Marlyn Wilburg () on Monday, April 24, 2000 at 14:24:53
Maiden: Jenkins
Class: 67
City and State: Houston, Texas
Message: Hey Liz I'm right there with you on Zorro! Watch it every night...wouldn't miss it. But he can leave his sword elsewhere. I'm a lover...not a fighter!!!
A while back someone was looking for Herb Tannert and Valerie Rigg. Does anyone know where they are?

Name: Harry Plotkin () on Monday, April 24, 2000 at 14:02:27
Maiden: Old Codger
Class: 52/97
City and State: Harbor City, CA
Message: Spring Greetings to ALL, Today is such a gorgeous day I wanted to remind everyone to take time to enjoy the flowers and be sure to tell your loved ones how you feel about them (only positive comments). John, are you and Janet concealing information? Momo sent me an e-mail about senior citizens and I think I fit all categories. A big hello to Terrie Kostiszak in the great Northwest. I remember you very well! Yesterday with dinner I had some cabernet sauvignon by Talus.....good stuff. So sorry I missed the Wine Country Safari. Love to all, HCH
Hey Mr P, No, we're not concealing anything....... that I know of anyway. Janet, are YOU concealing something from ME??
Sorry you missed the WCW too, as we all had a great time. We'll see you at the next function Harry and I will take the time to smell the flowers today, and to my friends and family members, "I love you all very much."

Name: Elizabeth Estrada () on Monday, April 24, 2000 at 12:35:32
Class: 69
City and State: Redondo Beach
Message: Happy Birthday to Karen 'Angel' Hare. Have a good one Baby Cakes. It's all in the attitude!

Name: Christine () on Monday, April 24, 2000 at 11:24:23
Maiden: Penny
Class: 76
City and State: Round Rock,TX
Message: Hi to looks as if my family and I will be in ole' sunny California around the 1st week in June. Hope to hook up with a few of you, maybe a Fosters cruise or something....what do ya think John?
Hey Christine, It might be a little early for a Cruise Night but I'm sure we can plan a Pinks type run. Someone mentioned a Shack burger run. It might be time to do try a new place. Let us know which Saturday, and we'll plan something. Any excuse for a get together you know. Thanks.....

Name: Joyce Chance () on Monday, April 24, 2000 at 09:59:39
Maiden: Savisky
Class: '62
City and State: Anaheim, Ca.
Message: Yes Sherry you are correct. However Miss Bodes was not the principal when I attended Ramona. She was my third grade teacher(1952-53 school year) Our classroom was a little bungalow type house down the street. She was the best, my favorite teacher. I ran into her in a doctors office when I was about 17 and she was just as sweet as ever. If anyone knows of her whereabouts, please let me know.
C-Ya' Joyce

How about it Mr P. Do you know Mrs Bodes and her whereabouts?

Name: Casey () on Monday, April 24, 2000 at 07:44:15
E-Mail: McLure
Class: 90
City and State: Hawthorne, Ca

Have a great day Karen. Happy Birthday

Name: Elizabeth Estrada () on Monday, April 24, 2000 at 01:31:01
Class: 69
Message: Dear John, My faux pax. I did not mean to imply there were wedding bells ringing for you, merely the fireworks of love....Zorro climbs my balcony with sword in hand but marriage may extinguish my flame...I've been a woman of independence for 24 years....I wouldn't want to ruin a good thing... But love is smoldering for many who read these messages, I was just curious to know just how many more heated moments there are out there because of you....And by the way..I hope What's his name and what's her face will be happy forever... Love to you all.
The Goddess

Amen to that "what's their name" thing too!!! Thanks Liz

Name: Juli Heath () on Monday, April 24, 2000 at 01:21:09
Maiden: Juli Pillar
Class: 1972
City and State: Melbourne, FL
Message: Check in call #1.

Name: Chris Pillar () on Monday, April 24, 2000 at 01:17:34
Class: 1980
City and State: Long Beach, CA
Message: First time checking out the site.

Name: MoMo () on Monday, April 24, 2000 at 01:13:08
Maiden: Trott
Class: 64
City and State: Hawthorne
Message: TO: pixiiepunker (Jamie)
RE: Punk Rock Prom....LA Regional Food Bank
Jamie, If you have any posters/fliers available, might I suggest putting some up at Hawthorne City Hall, Police Department, County Fire Department (on El Segundo), the Memorial Center (on El Segundo and Prairie) and possibly the VFW (on 131st). I'm sure all of these locations would be glad to put up the information.

Name: John Maher () on Sunday, April 23, 2000 at 21:41:03
Class: 1980
City and State: Redondo Beach,CA
Message: I would like any information the class of 1980's 20 year reunion. Thank You, John Maher
Hi John, This just in on the 80 Reunion,
Date: Saturday August 26, 2000 6:00 PM
Location: Barnaby's Hotel, Manhattan Beach, CA
Cost: $75 per ticket, includes dinner, dancing, and memory book.
Additional activities are in the works.
I'll get this info on the reunions page just as soon as I can.

Name: Randy Palmer () on Sunday, April 23, 2000 at 18:53:06
E-Mail: Botelho432@AOL.COM
Class: 1978
City and State: Palmdale, CA
Message: Hi Everyone, I just want to say Hi to you all and ask if anyone has heard from Dawn Rigdon lately. If so please tell her I said Hi.
Thanks, Randy Palmer

Name: Anita Young () on Sunday, April 23, 2000 at 16:33:50
E-Mail: or
Maiden: Aceves
Class: 1978
City and State: Newberg, OR
Message: Terrie naughty girl! If Monsignor Redahan at St. Joseph's would of known, you too would of had to do confessions forever, girl! Ha! Ha! Ha! Oh, us Catholic Cougs are a scream, aren't we? Hey, I did my time there, and yes, I always had to stay the whole service, and do Sunday school, as well, so Terrie, I think with me doing all that, I made up for you and your Rice friend doing that! Yep, there sure is a lot of those Rice's! Just like us Aceves'....too many of them! Ha! Ha! Just kidding, Rice's!

Name: Elizabeth Estrada () on Sunday, April 23, 2000 at 16:23:32
Maiden: The Goddess
Class: 69
City and State: Redondo Beach
Message: Congratulations to Rowdy Queen Judy and Janny Wanny Chicken Fanny on your engagement. Best of luck to you both. Love is definitely in the air. That's how many lovers together because of CT? There's that wedding next month for what's-his-name and Marsha, and King John and Queen Janet. I know there are others out there yet to be heard from....Let's get a head count (no pun intended) Come on you lovers...Shout it from the rooftops. We don't need a blow by blow. Oooops, sorry. But do let us know you're out there. To the one looking for a home for the two dogs...I'm interested...please call me at 310 543-4771 Love, The Goddess
Hey Liz, Now that's going to confuse some people as I don't know of a wedding between Janet and me, unless you've talked to her and she hasn't told me yet. and as for what's-his-name and Marsha, that's pure speculation too. I do know that Ed Sharp and Patricia Gard are close to the knot, and how about Wayne and Donna. I know that Jim Lambert and Beverly Glaubitz have gotten married, but as for anyone else, please let us know and we'll post it up here. Hey Liz, How about you and Zorro Hmmmm??

Name: Reuel D. Callahan () on Sunday, April 23, 2000 at 14:05:07
Class: 65
City and State: hawthorne, ca
Message: Hi everybody, if Terry, Bob, or Wayne are out there. I'd sure would like to hear from you.

Name: Sherry Wingo () on Sunday, April 23, 2000 at 12:44:43
Maiden: Peppers
Class: 1964
City and State: Haw. Ca.
Message: Joyce, is it a picture of Miss Bodus principal of Ramona School?
Well Joyce, is she correct?

Name: Keith D.Jones () on Sunday, April 23, 2000 at 11:56:15
Class: 76
City and State: Las Vegas, NV
Message: Raymond Nelson I remember you were one of my bro's friends. You know he's a CHP in Temucula now. Been one for about 20 years. The other Rice is Steve by the way. Our families were good friends. Not sure what any of them do though. Remember though Lori Rice being one heck of a looker. She was very pretty. I know the family had a very large development in Arizona at one time. The Ely family were to friends of ours. I played baseball with Rod. Very sorry to hear about his passing. His parents were very nice. It seems that everyone who lived in Holly Glen were friends. As are all us Cougs. A tip when in Vegas...always bet the hard ways. Happy Easter
Keith,'s stay AWAY from the Hard Ways boy. They'll eat you alive boy. Thanks for checking in.

Name: Joyce Chance () on Saturday, April 22, 2000 at 13:17:25
Maiden: Savisky
Class: 62
City and State: Anaheim, CA
Message:Here's a very much loved faculty member from the Hawthorne School District that I bet a few of you remember. Who is she?

Name: Tom Frankforter's Wife () on Saturday, April 22, 2000 at 18:23:11
Class: 79
City and State: Redondo Beach, CA
Message: Hello-Have not visited Cougartown in quite some time but wanted to drop by and say "Hi!"...I have Cougartown linked on my website because I think it's a cool website. Not sure anyone remembers Tom at HHS. He was not part of the "In Crowd" from what he tells me. Should the name ring a bell, Tom is doing very well. He's a Tug Boat Operator out of Redondo Beach. Brings the big tankers in off El Segundo for Chevron. Tom's cousins attended HHS, Teresa Zak. Hope everyone has a wonderful Easter. By the way, I attended West High School (Torrance) Class of 1971
Hey Tom Frankforter's wife, thanks for checking in. I'm sure someone remembers Tom, and Tom, please don't bring in any more tankers until Chevron drops their gas prices. Thanks for the shout and I'm real sorry about that West High thing.......

Name: John Rout () on Saturday, April 22, 2000 at 17:47:08
Class: 1963
City and State: Cerritos, CA
Message: Hey Bob Brophy, send me an e-mail! I tried to send one to you but it bombed because your id was too long. Talking about selling in front of St. Joseph Church, remember selling glazed donuts for 60 cents a dozen? Long time ago! Hope to hear from you!

Name: Jamie () on Saturday, April 22, 2000 at 14:44:18
Message: Hello! I am a student at Hawthorne high school and I need some help. Our school is registered for the Blink 182 Punk Rock Prom contest that 106.7 KROQ is putting on. One challenge that we have to do is collect 1,067 Pounds of Non-perishable goods and donate it to the LA Regional Food Bank. If anyone could possibly donate ANYTHING it would help us all out tremendously! ANY LITTLE BIT COUNTS! Starting Monday the 24th you can make drop off's to the office @ Hawthorne High. If we can win this, our school will win a donation of $10,000! Please help Hawthorne High!!
OK locals. Can we help out some fellow Cougs here?? No one wants to miss the Punk Rock Prom so let's drop off a few cans of beans and help the cause.

Name: Elizabeth () on Saturday, April 22, 2000 at 13:17:25
Maiden: Estrada
Class: 69
City and State: Redondo Beach
Message: The Ely Family is still in the South Bay, however mom and dad Ely are in Lake Elsinore....Ely Heating and Air Conditioning is still on Prairie Ave...Wayne and Brett are in Torrance but the very sad news is, they lost brother Rod to leukemia last year...If you want to reach them send me an email and I will forward your messages. God Bless and Happy Easter......The Goddess

Name: Raymond Nelson () on Saturday, April 22, 2000 at 08:26:48
Class: 1973
City and State: Fayetteville, Georgia
Message: John, many thanks for this site which is so rich with memories. I shamefully admit that I discovered it earlier on and ever so often I would check to see what's new. When Jack Young inquired about my whereabouts, I decided to stop my "eavesdropping" and become an active participant. I lived close to the corner of 134th Place and Shoup. I guess that would classify me as sort-of an easterner (that is east of the 405). Living close by was my pal Richard DesRoriers. Maybe some of you who lived in that area can remember the bus ride to Anza and the bus driver, Margie. How about your kindergarten teacher (mine was Mrs. Wilson). I remember the walk to Cabrillo, Peter Bennett, and Dana and my first day at HHS. To Liz, I surely remember you and your ex. The last time I saw the both of you was at your house in Lawndale. But, Amarillo? To Keith Jones, I was there when Hawthorne PD caught your brother, Les, riding his Honda 100 in front of your house. I can go on and on. As for me, I married a local girl who moved to Newbury Park in 1964. Her name was Patti Stone and she attended Lutheran School and Hawthorne Elementary. If she had stayed, she would have graduated HHS in 72. We have two boys, 8 and 10 (yes, late parents). I've been in the airline industry for almost 22 years. Fayetteville, Georgia is now home. I guess this post is getting a bit long, so I'll end it in a "Big Hello" to all you Cougars.

Hey Ray, Thanks for the shout. Now that you've done it once, please let's hear from you again, and to all you lurking Cougs out there, let's hear from you too.

Name: Richard Dines () on Saturday, April 22, 2000 at 04:17:39
E-Mail: strgngnrl
Class: 78
City and State: Palmdale CA.
Message: You bet Anita, I remember Brett Keys. And Kelly, Thats definitely the same Tony, His dad did alot for the band, never met a nicer family! Thanks for the response!!

Name: Richard Dines () on Saturday, April 22, 2000 at 04:03:41
E-Mail: strgngnrl
Class: 78
City and State: Palmdale Ca.
Message: Wow!! Too cool!! Good to hear about the zaccaglins. Daniel Johnson and Lori Padelford. Pretty amazing, the flood of great memories keep pouring in. Kmet Little bit of heaven cool was that station! Eclipse had an afternoon on Santa Monica pier Live on the Dr. Demento show we played a few originals and there was a major lightning storm off the coast. Goose pimples i tell ya! Our claim to fame! Now i drive a truck..:> Anyway, will be looking forward to more responses. Thanks
Hey Richard, Lots of musicians are driving trucks. Hold your head up man.

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