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Name: Jeanne Carrillo () on Saturday, June 10, 2000 at 21:29:17
Maiden: Burk
Class: 69
City and State: Carlsbad, CA
Message: Not too sure you will print my feedback. I feel compelled to say something about the attitude of some of the folks in CT. A gal that I liked alot at HHS stated her opinion on feedback about the well-talked about car porn. Because her opinion differed from others, she recieved rude and hateful emails. What is going on with the so-called watch dogs who think their opinion is the only valid one. Go back to history, this country was founded because people did not have the right to speak their opinions freely. I really am disappointed because emailing nasty messages is so childish and cowardly. You have the right to your opinions but so do others. That is respectful and that is what your kids need to learn. They certainly don't need to learn anymore about disrespecting others. This country is about choice, mine and yours... not just yours
Hi Jeanne, Yes I print ALL feedback unless it gets downright vulgar and then I CENSOR IT!! The reason I censor it is because I don't want someone's little kid, grandkid, or someone that is sensitive to trash language, reading it. I know I know......I'm messing with their freedom of speech. Well that's the way it is, as this website is NOT the United States Governments, and is not governed under any freedom of speech acts. It's governed by ME, as I pay the server bill here every month.
As to your concern for your friends psyche, I believe that if it's the same person I'm thinking of, that the two people involved have already kissed and made up, so why in the world would anyone need to stir the coals a week later? I'm asking that rhetorically you understand, so please, do not feel compelled to answer. The car show issue is a dead one. Let's just all enjoy each other and the Feedback page, and in the words of that great HHS barrister and Cougartown philanthropist, Jim Sloey, "Can't we all just get along?"

Name: Dawn Moffett () on Saturday, June 10, 2000 at 15:58:29
Maiden: Koch
Class: 78
City and State: Simi Valley, CA
Message: Hey King John, don't want to complain cause this is such an awesome place and I don't know HOW you do it but..what's up with the calendar on the home page. It's a day ahead! Scared me to death! One of my sons has a birthday on the 11th and I thought I blew it. Not that he wouldn't have reminded me but it's not too cool for a Mom to miss a birthday. Thanks for all you do, if my hubby would hurry up and find gainful employment our checks would (will) be in the mail! Unemployment is the pits!
Hi Dawn, I think that if you check the clock on YOUR computer, you'll find that it's the problem, as the calendar on the Home page reads YOUR calendar.

Name: Victoria Travis () on Saturday, June 10, 2000 at 14:51:02
Maiden: Vasquez
Class: 1965
City and State: Grand Juction, CO
Message: Hi to everyone. What a great way to communicate with old friends. Although I haven't spoken to any of my old friends for years, I hope someone out there remembers me. I especially want to say hello to Lola Wilmot. I do miss you. Cathy, Dani & Don and Jim, you guys are doing a great job keeping memories alive.

Name: jason whalen () on Saturday, June 10, 2000 at 13:36:21
Class: 1995
City and State: hawthorne cal
Message: hello people

Name: Dan Johnson () on Saturday, June 10, 2000 at 12:45:08
Class: 77
Message: Regarding Revolution -- as an "acute" observer of the tribute band scene here in LA, I can say that the reports on Revolution are that they are fantastic. And House of Blues for free admission? You cannot go wrong there. Also, the Bob Dylan tribute Highway 61 will be with Revolution. (He's authentic -- I don't know if that qualifies as a recommendation).

Name: Anita Young () on Saturday, June 10, 2000 at 11:39:36
E-Mail: or
Maiden: Aceves
Class: 1978
City and State: Newberg, OR
Message: To Raymond Smith....hey cry away buddy! I know exactly how you feel. I have lived in the Portland Metro area for 15 years and all of those 15 years have gotten my hopes up high for the Blazers just to have them dashed to tiny tidbits! An amazingly agonizing feeling, I know. And yeah, I'm feeling the same about my daugher Cassie, too.
Mo Trott....I didn't find the Kirkland winery web address you wanted but perhaps the next best thing....try It's called the CA wine mall. It has from A-Z and from region to region all the wineries in CA. Heck Oregon needs to get one of these on the internet. We have 145 wineries all over this state and most I've been to rival anything CA has going! I looked in the wine mall for you for Kirkland, but didn't see it listed, but, at the end of the web site's home page, they have an info. I hope this helps you! Salute!

Kirkland wineries website is only weeks old. It probably isn't listed with any search engines as of yet. I'm sure Glenn or Mike will know the URL and let us know.

Name: Raymond Smith () on Saturday, June 10, 2000 at 10:55:36
Class: 1981
City and State: Portland, OR
Message: Hello Anita, can I cry on your shoulder? I do too hate it when the Lakers beat the Blazers. If it was another team it wouldn't be so bad but why it seems always the Lakers. When my daughter grows up to watch stuff like this I may have to ban her watching the playoff because it causes too much stress and trauma! Hey everyone, remember June 14th because it's a histroical day. It's a very special day. It's (Mel)Linda (Elia, c/82) Birthday (but for those who know really what day it is it's Flag Day). Linda will be 25 and she's looking great! O.K. she can't be 25 because of her graduating class but her beauty may be contesting her daughter's beauty. If you put the two together you would think they're sisters. HAPPY BIRTHDAY LINDA. THE VIDEO, CARD, AND GIFT IS IN THE MAIL! Now for the first alumni of 2000. Is it possible he graduated Mid-term? Alot of people do that since they gain all of the requirements to graduate early.
Happy Birthday Melinda!!!

Name: alexis () on Saturday, June 10, 2000 at 06:25:38
Message: Thanks for all the good memories of our generation. I went to Mira Costa, but Hawthorne was part of our lives.
Thanks, again,

Glad you approve of our little corner of the web Alexis. Come on back anytime.

Name: Ricki Farrell () on Saturday, June 10, 2000 at 01:17:59
Maiden: Valencia
Class: '61
City and State: Fullerton, CA
Message: Thanks John for sending me the message that Tim wrote. Made my day! It really is gratifying to see that some of my kids continue and improve so much. I truly am proud of him. Hey, and you guys drop on by... it would be so cooooool to have the Kings of Cougartown grace my home away from home.
We'll be there Ricki. I'd like to see what other Rembrandts you're hiding.

Name: Dawn Moffett () on Saturday, June 10, 2000 at 00:55:50
Maiden: Koch
Class: 78
City and State: Simi Valley, Ca
Message: Hi Cougartown! I know this is really short notice but I just found out myself. Anyone who is a Beatles Fan can check out you can print out free tickets to The House of Blues for Monday, June 12th to see Revolution, a Beatles Tribute Band. They are good and it's worth staying up late. We'll be there having FUN!

Name: Maureen "Mo" () on Friday, June 9, 2000 at 23:40:40
Maiden: Trott
Class: 64
City and State: Hawthorne, CA
Message: HI MIKE DOYLE....What a nice surprise to see you in our feedback. We all so appreciated all that you did for us on our trip to Sonoma. You really went out of your way for us, and I would just like to say THANK YOU! You added so much knowledge to the tours, again THANK YOU! Now, may I ask a favor? When we were at Kirkland you asked them what their web address was, and I can't remember (a senior moment). Would you be so kind as to e-mail me at the above address (or here in cougartown since others may like to have the same information) and give me their web address. Also the name of the wine we all liked so much (you said it was now on sale).
Thanks Mike!
Mo The Little Old Wine Stomper! AKA: Hotlips

Name: Susan () on Friday, June 9, 2000 at 20:01:37
Class: 77
City and State: Santa Rosa, CA
Message: OK John.... first Chris Prewitt leaves my name off of the '99 Homecoming Weekend kudos people (even though I WAS the 'Queen of Party Planning' for that event). Then YOU book a cruise night for the 5th when you KNOW I'll be in town on the 10th! What's up with that? Geesh... move away and they forget all about you. I still love you though and I'll being thinking about you while I'm nursing that Mai Tai. Mahalo! BTW... you owe me an El Tarasco run when I get there.

Sorry Susan, You'll just have to settle for an El Tarasco taco. I say move YOUR plans up a week.

Name: Mike Doyle () on Friday, June 9, 2000 at 19:35:55
Message: John
Just wanted to say HI. Things at Sonoma Creek are going good. Also Kirkland Winery has the label on the sweet red wine everyone liked so well and it's out to sell.

Hey Big Mike, Great to hear from you and yes, I know lots of the Wine Counntry Weekend gang wanted that wine, and most of them check in here regularly so I'm sure you'll be hearing from them. I'm ready to come back for crush too, so just let us know when, and we are there. Thanks for checking in.....

Name: Mozarelli () on Friday, June 9, 2000 at 16:50:17
E-Mail: onlyifyoucanfindit
Maiden: whatsinaname
Class: what?
Message: Well cougs, I did my detective work and there will be NO VFW BREAKFAST THIS MONTH. So I guess everyone will just have to cook their own (or have someone else do it for them...DAD'S). Detective DeTrottski

Name: Richard Hanson () on Friday, June 9, 2000 at 16:39:44
Class: 56
City and State: Simi Valley, CA
Message: Hi John, Am also proud of Pat & Tim since they are my nephew-in-laws. Ask Mike to send you the one that Pat did on the history of the Dodgers Hats. On the "Checks in the Mail" thing, is there any way of paying multiple years and put a 1 in the little star for 2001, a 2 for 2002 etc. It would make it a lot easier for us seniors. See you at cruise night.
Hey Richard, Yes, I've seen the Dodger hats...... Very cool.
The only problem with paying for multiple years is I have to keep track of who paid for how many years. If sending a check for 10 dollars once a year is to tough for you seniors then just call me and I'll drive by and pick it up.

Name: Sherry Wingo () on Friday, June 9, 2000 at 15:23:47
Maiden: Peppers
Class: 1964
City and State: Haw. Ca.
Message: Diana Price Olsen we'll miss you at Pinks, but I'll have a hot dog for ya! Looking forward to seeing you at cruise night. It'll be great.

Name: Loretta Cuiper () on Friday, June 9, 2000 at 11:07:13
Maiden: Morelli
Class: 62
City and State: Hawthorne, Ca
Message: Hello Alumni, just a quick note to inform all that this year HHS's Booster Club, got the Fireworks Stand. All monies made will be going back to the school. When you go out and buy those fireworks and live close by, PLEASE come and buy from the Booster's. You know your money goes for a great cause. Fireworks stand will be at the corner or Inglewood ave and El Segundo Blvd, parking lot, inside the gate. Thank you all, Love ya and always a Coug. PS: More information on Homecoming later on. Thanks again........
Thanks Loretta, I'm running a little low on Seal Bombs, M80's, Cherry Bombs, and Sky Rockets. I'll be by.

Name: JIMSLOEY () on Friday, June 9, 2000 at 09:39:58
Maiden: NO
Class: 66/84
City and State: RB, CA
Message: HEY KID WELCOME. John your nephew did an excellent job on the Nicholson drawing, impressive. And I checked out PG WEAVERS. It is on a par with PINKS. It is located next to the Comedy and Magic club in Hermosa all yellow building. French Fries are really good. Maybe a week night pilgrimage?
Happy Birthday Mother E! I know 2 of your daughters and all I can say is you must be a remarkable woman! Congrats to all the newly weds on the first month, and there was some who said it wouldn't last? Bring forth those naysayers! The 4 of you are truly special people! Sloey

Yeah, I've got to say I'm mighty proud of both Tim and Pat. Just goes to show what a little parenting (one Cougar parent and one Seahawk parent) will do. Little League and Fishing didn't hurt them either.
You checked out PG Weavers and it's nice to know the color of the building, but did you actually order a couple of chili dogs to see if they were up to Pinks heart attack standards? How's the parking? We need an in depth shake down of the place to see if it's up to Cougartown standards. Kinda' like that guy on the channel 2 news does. We're counting on you Jimbo, make us proud.

Name: Diana Olsen () on Friday, June 9, 2000 at 03:53:56
Maiden: Price
Class: 64
City and State: Ogden, Utah
Message: I'm definitely going to try and make the cruise nite. But was disappointed to see the Pinks run coming so soon, can't make that one. Oh! Bye the way John that check is really in the mail. I couldn't go on reading night after night feeling guilty for not having sent it. I have enjoyed this page so very much, it has filled a large void for me. Seeing so many Highschoolers Who have not had the experience that we had is a very sad thing. They seem to think that those "Happy Days" times were only a TV series. But we were lucky enough to have experienced them. Keep up the grand work. Has anyone found Dianne Wiley? How about my Sophmore crush Donny Ray? Thank God I'm a Cougar.
Hi Diana, Now we don't want you to feel guilty about reading the Feedback.Thanks and yes, there really was a "Happy Days". We know cuz we were there huh. See you on Cruise night.

Name: Ricki Farrell () on Friday, June 9, 2000 at 00:44:40
Maiden: Valencia
Class: '61
City and State: Fullerton, CA
Message: Yea for Tim Shay. He was always one of my best. Please tell Tim that I am very proud of him. His shading is primo and so is his composition. You're right John, Patrick Thomas is equally talented. It's nice to see that the tradition continues. A proud uncle indeed! Tell those guys to come by. We just had a great art show. We may get a Disney interview out of it. I hope so. Have Mike drive you by sometime. I'll be around until August. You guys would be welcome anytime.
Harvey Mandlin disappeared. I hope that he comes back on line. Roberta Burket used one of his famous quotes the other day. Brought a smile to my face: "I'm too old to be a child prodigy." HM era '61. Miss the daily chatter. I'll be back, God willing.

Mike and I will be by to see you Ricki......HONEST!! Thanks for all you do. I hope you, Tim, Pat, and Mr. Williams inspire the graduates of the year 2000 HHS and I hope they realize they can do ANYTHING they want to do in life. Thanks Ricki, we love you lots.......

Name: John Baker () on Tuesday, June 6, 2000 at 23:25:34
Class: 62
City and State: Lomita, CA
Message: I just have to brag a little here and to give credit to Ricki Valencia (HHS61) who is the worlds GREATEST art teacher. This is a pencil drawing that was done by my nephew, and Mike Shay's (HHS61) number 2 son, Tim Shay, who was a student of Ms. Valencias. I know Ricki will give credit to her mentor and a great art teacher at HHS, Mr. Clayton Williams, and who knows who Mr. Williams would give credit to. Need I say more??? Thank you Mr. Clayton Williams, Ms. Ricki Valencia Farrell, and Mr. Tim Shay for delivering this piece of art that makes me smile in the year 2000. I love you all. Also let me tell you that Tim Shay has a brother, Patrick Thomas Shay, that's as much an artist, and they were BOTH taught by Hawthornes own Ricki Valencia.

Name: Petey () on Thursday, June 8, 2000 at 23:04:50
E-Mail: onefleweastandoneflewwest
Class: 72
City and State: Salem
Message: John the other two other people in the photo are Linda Connors and Chuck Currie. Does anyone know where Dennis Carden is these days?
Where's Pat!!!

Name: Petey () on Thursday, June 8, 2000 at 22:05:16
E-Mail: don'tsnaplittlepeteydon'
Class: 72
City and State: Salem
Message: Thank you John for feeding one of my many Obsessive Compulsive Disorders. You have made it possible to be able to sort of "hang out" with our friends all over again. The surf is definitely up and my check is in the mail!

OK, I remember Dennis Carden, but I also remember his older brother Pat Carden........and a pretty good pool player Pat was too. Anyone know Pat's whereabouts??

Name: Georgia Fiorante () on Thursday, June 8, 2000 at 22:03:23
Maiden: Cook
Class: 1968
City and State: Buena Park, CA
Message: Happy Birthday to Mom E. You are 80 years young and still going. Judging by the children you have raised is a tribute to the person you are. Congratulations and have a very Happy Birthday!

Name: Ray Nelson () on Thursday, June 8, 2000 at 21:57:06
Class: 1973
City and State: Fayetteville, Ga (Billy Goat Acres)
Message: Bubba's Plight
Must have rain. The well has done gone dry. Bubba taking dust baths. It's not a pretty sight. The grits, oh the grits are dry. The only grass that is green is over the septic lines from the outhouse. Must load-up the old ford pickum –up truck and attach the double-wide. Will move that double-wide with the confederate flag flying. Oh what a sight.

Name: Donna Wright () on Thursday, June 8, 2000 at 20:21:50
E-Mail: DonnaDGW4
Maiden: Cook
Class: 69
City and State: LaPalma, CA
Message: Happy Happy Birthday Juneita Estrada. 80 years young it's so hard to believe! All those years of being over at your house I never knew what your first name was, I just knew you as, "Mrs. Estrada". Raising those 6 kids must have kept you young because you look terrific and are still the sweetest mom I have ever met. Have a great week-end and I will see you soon.....Luv you...Donna

Name: Janet Burkett () on Thursday, June 8, 2000 at 20:10:43
Maiden: Humphreys
Class: 62
City and State: Mission Viejo, Ca
Message: I have to echo John's thoughts. Thanks Mac for the tickets to the Jr. Philharmonic last night. We hear so much c--p now days about the youth and their guns, drugs, gangs, etc. It is sooo refreshing to know there are still some really great, talented and dedicated kids out there who still stand and cheer at the American flag and the "Stars and Strips Forever" march. I'd much rather spend an evening cheering them on, than on over-paid super athletes. And, yes, I do like professional sports of all kinds, but once in awhile ya gotta keep the priorities straight!
Thanks Harry and Cathy for joining us, what fun. And to you Harry for also giving us such a history lesson on the Shrine. L.A. really is great if you just take the time to experience it!
Congratulations from me too, to all those 2000 HHS grads. God Bless and carry on into the future with strong tradition behind you!

Name: Chris Prewitt () on Thursday, June 8, 2000 at 17:06:11
Class: 1967
City and State: Fullerton, California
Message: Hey John, I am getting hungry. When is the next Pinks run? Kathie told me she is ready for another trip to Las Vegas. Are we going to have anything for homecoming? I know that Stick and Stein was a little small but I don't know if we can get a group like that again. Kathy and Steve Stonebraker did such a great job setting everything up last year, do we have anyone in the south bay who can take on such a project? I know I am that quiet guy in the back row but I'm getting ready to PARTY! Does anyone else feel like me?
Hey Chris, Being that you ARE sitting in the back row, you must not be paying attention. Loretta Morelli, Class of 62, is taking on the homecoming weekend job this year. Homecoming, BTW, is October 6th this year. I haven't heard from the Stonebrakers for months. They think if they check in, I'll put them to work and Susan Walling moved up north to get out of it.Loretta will do a fine job.
We're having a Cruise night about the first weekend in August. That's as close as I can get until I talk to Leo, the owner of Fosters.
I think we're going to have a Pinks type run in about 2 weeks so stay tuned for that one.

Name: Kell () on Thursday, June 8, 2000 at 14:32:37
Maiden: cur
Class: 67
City and State: Coos Bay, OR
Message: Yes a Happy Birthday to Juneita, She is a beautiful woman, I had a chance to see her when I was down in May. Man she looks good!!! She was my neighbor for many many years and no matter what was going on Juneita always had something nice to say. She raised 6 wonderful children. 2000 grads you are our future. Do us proud!!!!!!!

Name: Tom Burroughs () on Thursday, June 8, 2000 at 13:12:09
Class: 1958
City and State: Prescott AZ
Message: John I watched the game & you were definitely better off listening to the Phiharmonic. I had trouble staying awake! If the Lakers don`t sweep I will think the fix is in! The only team that had a chance is back home in Portland. I mean Rick Schmits or Sam Perkins or even Crouzier against Shack? If they can suit up Bird they might have a prayer. No contest, Lakers in 4!!
I'd say Reggie only scoring 7 points is about ready to explode, but I think, like you, they already beat the tough team, the Blazers.

Name: Gloria A. Ramos () on Thursday, June 8, 2000 at 11:37:24
Maiden: Ramos
Class: 1990
City and State: Hawthorne, Ca
Message: How can we find cougars who left HHS before graduating? I'm in search of a classmate, but I only remember his first name and the class we were in together. Help!
Hi Gloria, My suggestion would be to get a last name. Go through an El Molino, or if you don't have one, borrow one from a friend. Then you'll have a complete name. Put that name on the Feedback page and I'll bet someone will know his whereabouts. Good Luck

Name: Elizabeth Aleccia () on Thursday, June 8, 2000 at 10:43:15
Maiden: Estrada
Class: 69
City and State: Redondo Beach
Message: I would like to wish my mother, Juneita Estrada, a happy 80th birthday. She raised 6 children and is still smiling. She still cooks and serves breakfast to the kids at Yukon everyday! You're the best, Mom. Your daughters and grandchildren love you very much. You've always been a loving, sweet woman and you still are. Have a great weekend celebrating! To the class of 2000 at HHS: Congratulations on your upcoming graduation. Have some fun celebrating but PLEASE be safe. We love you and it's up to you to carry the torch into the future for us all to see. Be Cougs! Love to all!
The Goddessoftoomuchfun

Yes, Happy Birthday Mom "E". Have a great birthday. My mom just turned 80 in April and says she still feels like she did when she was in High School......anyway she still remembers the school cheer.
To all the graduates of HHS, I'd like to echo Liz's sentiments about having a safe and sane graduation. "You are now in lifes mainstream......try to keep from becoming salmon." Good Luck to you all.

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