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Name: Charlene Meyer () on Thursday, June 22, 2000 at 15:39:30
Maiden: Chapline
Class: 1960
City and State: Hawthorne, CA
Message: I was just cruising through Cougartown feedback and saw that Robin and Marsha are married.....old news to you maybe, but new to me. Congratulations and I wish you both years and years of happiness!! Your wedding pictures are beautiful! You certainly picked a romantic place for the occasion. Best wishes always, Charlene
Hey, where've the newlyweds gone? It's about time for them to be checking in here.

Name: Terry O'Ryan () on Thursday, June 22, 2000 at 15:08:21
E-Mail: Sno
Class: 64
City and State: El Segundo, CA
Message: John & Fred The picture was in fact the football team of 1959, and yes it was made up of 7th & 8th grade. And yes there were about a dozen Hammervolds. Don graduated in 1960 with me and he is the one in the picture. He had an older brother James but he played basketball not football. Fred drop me a line. Remember the Boy Scouts Troop 906.
Terry, So who are the ones that aren't accounted for in the picture??

Name: Sherry Ward () on Thursday, June 22, 2000 at 15:01:51
Maiden: Rout
Class: 65
City and State: Not Far From The Great Smokey Mtns.
Message: Anita! NO PROBLEM!! There are some really great advantages about being 50 something. You can blame just about anything on the ever popular "senior moment". You can wear whatever you want, and no one really gives a rip. There's no way that size 5 will ever fit again anyway, so bring on the brownies (without). And, that flush that comes over you while watching Ricky Martin dance can be easily explained as a hot flash! It's great! You can even have a real conversation with a man, and he looks you right in the eyes, instead of right in the chest! My daughters are really jealous of that one. No, I wouldn't trade my age for anything! I think I was incredibly lucky to have grown up in what was probably the greatest time ever to be a kid. So, don't worry about it. No offense was taken. I'm proud to be a 65er.
VERY well said, but Sherry, YOU are a kid to me. Just wait until you're 55.

Name: Terry O'Ryan () on Thursday, June 22, 2000 at 14:51:28
E-Mail: Sno
Class: 64
City and State: El Segundo
Message: Hey Judy or Sheila or whatever your name is!! I want those windmail cookies Sat. and we like our coffee hot black and sweet. Looking forward to our first PINKS RUN. See you Sat. Time to go play golf now.

Name: JIM SLOEY () on Thursday, June 22, 2000 at 13:44:57
Class: 66/84
City and State: REDONDO BEACH, CA

Hey Howard, don't feel bad. I watched ESPN for about 20 minutes after Jims comment.

Name: Chris Fall Knight () on Thursday, June 22, 2000 at 12:51:18
Maiden: Fall
Class: 71..
City and State: ..
Message: I am still looking for any information on Dan Jones, 69. I am also interested in knowing what happened to Lillian Dana (73 ?) and Cindi Appleton (71). I saw Cindi a couple of times on Fantasy Island, Love Boat and the movie A Bunny's Tale. It would be great just to hear from anyone that may have known me back in high school! Most of the feedback chat seems to be from earlier years or later years. Thanks, Chris
Hi Chris, You shouldn't have any trouble finding a friend as the class of 71 is well represented with 110 people on the alumni list. I say pick someone out and email'm, as not all people participate in Feedback. Good luck.....

Name: Kathleen Griffin () on Thursday, June 22, 2000 at 12:48:18
E-Mail: Spirithart
Maiden: Nix
Class: 74
City and State: San Pedro, CA
Message: Anita, Now that you mention it, I remember that Van De Kamps Bakery items were stocked in local stores. If the store carried Van Kamps products, they had a little windmill mounted to their facade as a form of advertisement. Thrifty Mart had one so did Food Giant (can't remember where Food Giant was now).Next to Thriftys (132nd and Hawthorne)
Their was a Wooden Shoe on the corner of El Segundo Blvd. and Isis next to Del Aire Park.
Does anyone else remember the shooting range (gun shooting) that was on Aviation Blvd? What about North American Park on Imperial Hwy?

Remember the pistol range in Centinela Park?

Name: Anita Young () on Thursday, June 22, 2000 at 09:24:57
E-Mail: or
Maiden: Aceves ( this is getting tiring)
Class: 1978
City and State: New and oldberger, Orygun
Message: Keith D. may well be right, it may of been Helms, but then, why do I have a memory of the Van de Kamps place then? Who knows, like I said, too many cobwebs in my brain, probably due to too much partying in my younger days and just good ol' senility sinking in! By the way, Keith, do you mind me asking what you are mega training for?
Judywudy....yeah, I remember those cookies. My best friend is from Sweden and her mom always had those things around. I just thought it was her. I didn't know they were everywhere!
Sherry Ward...hope I didn't offend you on the comment I made in my reply to you about me being a little younger than you. After I typed it and sent it, I said "Oh-oh Anita, there you go, inserting foot in mouth again! Sorry if I hurt your feelings. Was not the intent. I will promise to be more careful next time, you too, John, when I was talking about Carlos Santana still going strong in his mid-50's. Not a crack about people in their mid-50's...just making a good point that Carlos is good at changing with the times and isn't one of these trendy flash in the pans we see so much of these days. He's a true talent and an awesome human being. Glad to see he's still around making us all feel so good with his good guitar playing and his vibe! Love ya, Carlos!

OK, so I think what your saying is, Carlos and I are turning to "DUST" right in front of your eyes??

Name: Paulette Nelms Drummond Grimes () on Thursday, June 22, 2000 at 01:53:17
Maiden: Nelms
Class: 1963
City and State: Peoria AZ
Message: Hi...I'm looking for my ole running bud, Carole Miscik...If anyone has heard from her or knows where I might find her, please let me know.

Name: Anita Young () on Wednesday, June 21, 2000 at 23:31:56
E-Mail: or
Maiden: Aceves ( so, who cares)
Class: 1978
City and State: Newberger, Orygun
Message: Gee John, thanks for saying I'm not THAT OLD!!!!!!!!! Some days I feel ancient, and other days not! I will hit the big 40 in September, but I think my daughter, Cassie, keeps me from feeling too old, (although, sometimes, the stuff she does is going to give me premature grey hairs, the little s**t! I'm sure all you other parents in here can relate! Ah parenthood....Insanity isn't hereditary, you get it from your children!
I know I got mine from my daughter.

Name: Dawn Moffett () on Wednesday, June 21, 2000 at 23:21:52
Maiden: Koch
Class: 78
City and State: Simi Valley, Ca.
Message: Hey John...When was the rabbit shaped building on 115th and Prairie? I lived on 116th and Prarie but I guess I missed it? Sounds like an interesting business. I remember the Prarie Pet Store on the west side of the street and the bar and liquor store on the east side at 115th and Prarie. Sorry I missed the rabbit, that would have been something to see...anyone have any pix? Do you remember the circus parade down Prairie in the summer? We were the first house on the north side of 116th so we always had a front row seat. What fun!
Hi Dawn, The Rabbit place was long gone before you were born. I'd say it was torn down in 1957.

Name: Judy DeGrazia Blomsterberg () on Wednesday, June 21, 2000 at 23:04:52
Class: 64
City and State: Torrance, CA
Message: HEY SHERRY ROUT WARD~~I seem to remember a bakery on Hawthorne Blvd with a windmill, but could it have been the sign for Van DeCamps baked goods?? but here's one for you.. does anyone remember the little windmill cookies that were made way back then..I think they had little almond slices in them..and just recently I saw them again...ginko baloba..I can't remember where.. and don't forget in kindergarden how some of us use to take a bite out of the corner of the graham cracker to make a "gun".. how politically incorrect we were. Anyways.. looking forward to PINK'S RUN on Sat. night. I started brewing the instant coffee yesterday as John boy likes it strong, and it'll have 3 days to cool down to luke warm, just the way he likes it. Now, I have to shop for a new outfit for PINK'S so I have to trick Janny into calling me Sheila one more time.. Judy DeGrazia Blomsterberg
No!!! I like my instant coffee tepid, so please place it under your arm pit for a couple of days.

Name: Sherry Ward () on Wednesday, June 21, 2000 at 20:00:16
Maiden: Rout
Class: 65
City and State: Where the mutant frogs live
Message: Anita! Thanks! The Wooden Shoe was what I was thinking of. I also remember the building that looked like a bunny. We lived on 118th Pl. and Prairie, and I remember going there when I was really little. I hadn't thought of that in a long time. I don't know if I ever went to the Van de Kamps bakery, but the little loaves of bread do ring a bell somewhere in the back of my brain. You know what I would love to have right now? One of those yummy brownies with the chocolate frosting off the Helms bakery truck. YUM!!!
You know why the Helmsman doesn't cruise the streets of Hawthorne anymore? Because too many women were getting bread.........Thank you Gramma Baker for that one.

Name: Keith D. Jones () on Wednesday, June 21, 2000 at 18:37:22
Class: 76
City and State: Las Vegas, NV
Message: Was it Van De kamps or Helms where we got the loaf of bread. I went on that field trip and thought it was Helms. Hey everyone decided to shave my head yesterday and start mega-training.

Name: Anita Young () on Wednesday, June 21, 2000 at 16:53:41
E-Mail: or
Maiden: Aceves ( I know, I know)
Class: 1978
City and State: Newberg, OR ( or what, I don't know)
Message: Some more memories from the cobwebs of my mind...
As for my nylons story...hey ladies in here, did you ever try and fix a run in your nylons by painting a little fingernail polish on the run? Well, I had gotten this idea from my sister, Mary, and when going to Dana jr. high, snuck a pair ( yep, mom said I was too young, a lot of us were rebellious, weren't we?) and wore them to school one day. But at lunch time, I noticed I had gotten a run in one of my legs. So, not having any nail polish on me, I did what I thought was the next best thing, I got some white out and put some on! Ha! What an idiot! That looked so lame, but I didn't want to part with my nylons until the end of the day, so I went around school the rest of the day with a long, bright white racing stripe down my leg! The things we women won't do to try to look good! Makes me want to retch sometimes!
Also, anyone else in here remember the good old days in Karna Gottdener's ceramics class? God, I practically lived over in that building! And the cool music we got to listen to in there! Karna was one of us, she was so cool! Those days over there in that class were some of the best days of my life!

Name: Anita Young () on Wednesday, June 21, 2000 at 16:42:39
E-Mail: or
Maiden: Aceves ( uh-huh)
Class: 1978
City and State: Newberg, Orygun
Message: Sherry, I may be wrong, I'm a little younger than you and the older I get, my memory gets worse, but I don't think it was a bakery or was it? Wasn't that the old Wooden Shoe ( now known as Tiny Naylors) restaurant? Or, were you thinking of the Van de Kamps bakery and factory in L.A.? The last time I was down (summer of 1998) my brother-in-law lives not far from the old Van de Kamps bakery/factory. It's now closed down, but the building is still there. I think when I was like in 2nd or 3rd grade at Juan Cabrillo school, they took my class on a field trip there to see how bread was made, and then we got our own baby loaf of bread to take home. You know what I remember a lot as a kid on 125th street was the bakery trucks that came street to street like the ice cream man did and would toot his horn and we'd all run out, mom would get bread, and we'd all get donuts and sweet stuff! Ah, those were the good ol' days, huh folks?! Brings a smile to this ol' face! = )
Anita, you're NOT that old.I remember the building on Prairie and 115th that was shaped like a rabbit, and that's what they sold. Well, rabbits, chickens, and eggs.

Name: Jay Fernandez () on Wednesday, June 21, 2000 at 16:01:26
Class: 77
City and State: Rochester, MN
Message: Was reading the stuff about the Hammervold kids. Just an FYI - Don is now a computer type working in Richland Washington. He is still a surfer at heart although he is miles away from the ocean.

Name: Sherry Ward () on Wednesday, June 21, 2000 at 12:53:18
Maiden: Rout
Class: 65
City and State: Land of the Purple haze
Message: Hey, Bro! I guess it's another one of those times I tried to blame it on you! I was so good, I even convinced myself. Believe me, if you were there, you'd have remembered! I forgot about the cookie bins. Does anyone remember a bakery that looked like a windmill? Or was that just in my mind?

Name: Melinda Farrow () on Wednesday, June 21, 2000 at 12:22:33
Maiden: Elia
Class: 82
City and State: Redondo Beach, Ca
Message: Hey Melani~ how are you doing?? thanx for checking in, I can't believe no one else from our class is feeding back, that sucks! At least get Marion on line here. Take care and write back.. Linda

Name: JIM SLOEY () on Wednesday, June 21, 2000 at 11:44:58
E-Mail: atimeforjoyatimefortearsatimewe'lltreasure
Class: 66/84
City and State: REDODNDO BEACH, CA
Message: Won't make it John, graduation party for the Colby meister Saturday night! Have a good Pinks! Were you a shocked as I over the Kobe Bryant trade?

Name: Cal McDougal () on Wednesday, June 21, 2000 at 06:48:33
Class: 62
City and State: Enterprise, Al
Message: Ray, Sounds like a billy goat to grass ratio problem and make sure you have enough tin cans per acre. Oh yeah, it isn't mirrors that make helicopters fly, (that's a financial consultant's success story) it's all the rivets wanting to go somewhere in formation. So what kind of frozen wing deathtraps do you fly? I've got my SEL Comm but haven't flown in about six years. Airplanes are boring after helicopters. But airplanes are a lot cheaper to buy or rent! Ray Hahn was a pilot back in HHS. Wonder what he is doing now?
I think Ray's flying a corporate jet.

Name: Melanie Minear () on Wednesday, June 21, 2000 at 02:07:53
Maiden: Minear
Class: 82
City and State: Hawthorne, Ca.
Message: Okay, So I'm cruising through the pages here & I noticed no one graduated from HHS in the 80's???? 'cept maybe Ray Smith & Linda Elia???? Very strange! I don't know if it's cause I've just had a birthday or what, but i find myself coming here more & more, thanks for the memories & stories! As for the 133rd street gang- fear not, I moved here a year ago & it is still a groovy little street! Thanks for the vibe you left behind!
Hey Melanie, Take care of 133rd for us and if you see a blown Olds powered Stude with an 8 jugger go by, don't fret, as it's just a ghost from Frosties past.
Thanks for checking in......

Name: Wayne Dickey () on Tuesday, June 20, 2000 at 23:19:25
Class: 69
City and State: La Palma, Ca.
Message: Well, hopefully I have let the smoke settle a little since my last message. To all concerned, I didn't mean to cause such a stir. Anyway, that is in the past and this is the present. John B. I wanted to check with you to see if Pink's was OK for lowrider cars. Although I don't drive my lowrider car much, I will probably leave it at home Saturday and just drive one of my other restored cars instead. Foster would be more appropriate since I would have cruised Hawthorne in it during the Late 60's. I would love to see all of you cougars who read feedback, be there at Pink's on Saturday.
Wayne, Sure you can bring your low rider if you want. We'll see you there.

Name: Sharon MacDonald () on Tuesday, June 20, 2000 at 21:51:24
Maiden: Badger
Class: 63
City and State: Burlington, Wisconsin
Message: Just got back from a week in Iowa - had a great time but it's good to be home. As we drove across rural Illinois to get back to Wisconsin, I noticed a lake that looked unusual - it had telephone poles and a fence sticking out of it - then I realized that it was actually a corn field under a LOT of water. I think that this year, to paraphrase an old song "the wet get wetter...". Ray, I will try to get some of that rain to follow my plane to Georgia at the end of June when we go to visit my son and his family in Loganville. Nice to see the Lakers won. Also, today when driving I popped in a Beach Boys tape and a line from a song about tar on their feet and sand in their hair set off the memory train (weird how that works). Thanks for your efforts, John.
"Tar on their feet" just screams El Porto to me. Thanks for the shout Sharon.

Name: MoMo () on Tuesday, June 20, 2000 at 21:16:58
Maiden: Trott
Class: 64
City and State: Hawthorne
Message: John, just a note to say Hi! Glad you and Janet were able to get away for a couple of days. It's nice to do that once in awhile. IS EVERYONE (OK, most) GOING TO TRY AND MAKE PINK'S SATURDAY? Our last weekend run, I think we had about 52 cougs show up....let's see if we can beat that number. We'll see you two on Saturday....same meeting place about 6 or 6:30? Glad you're back!

Yeah Cougs, don't forget this Saturday at Pinks. I know you'll all be there including Sloey and his bride Debbie, Terrie and Colleen, and a few others that usually slide on this one. How about the B's and the V's showing?? Sharon, you're retired now so no excuses. Bring Mom, Sue, Mike, Mikey, and Darryl "What the H is a Griffon" Joynt. Ingrid, I'm bringing your ElMo's too, so please be there. And where's Joe "The Thesaurus" Mailander been the last few months? Alan Hauge, you've missed a few. I know the regulars will be there, but we need a few surprises too. Mr P and Ms. Brooks, please try to make it too. Bob Rierdan HHS61 will be there. We'll see you all Saturday night.

Name: Kathleen Griffin () on Tuesday, June 20, 2000 at 20:54:03
Maiden: Nix
Class: 74
City and State: San Pedro, CA
Message: Ray Nelson, I remember you from Orchestra. I'm sure you could still play your flute if you wanted. Seem to remember you and Linda Lustid playing flute, you were the reason I switched to Flute, you made it look so easy! Well you and the fact that the Marching Band at HHS didn't have any Violins in it....
If you really want it to Rain Ray, you have to do the old Cherokee Rain Dance.....wash your car and detail it then leave it out in the elements. Guaranteed to rain some.

Name: Frank A. Romano () on Tuesday, June 20, 2000 at 20:39:18
Maiden: Old EZ
Class: 1961
City and State: Las Vegas, NV
Message: It's really amazing of late. Every time I have stopped to visit, ole JB is off again, and I just paid my fee's. I know its serious when he starts in without telling where he's going, and the oh yeah, "I'll be home early." Yeah sure! Two nose growing stories for sure. I do give JB credit for being a better person than me. (Points to protect against photo therapy) It took me 4 shrinks and a heart transplant to be able to sit at a luncheon with my first ex-wife.....And I don't think that would be enough for me to sit with her attorney. JUDYWUDY is going to the Pinks run in a new wardrobe. Well Judy, not even I would think of discussing your new wardrobe financing plan here at CT. But if I were a betting man, I would bet you're lookin' good. Thanks for the new e-mail address. That will help. Yo Dennis Campbell, thanks for checking's always a pleasant surprise hearing from you. Robin, you're really being so very quiet. Jim Sloey, as I read your brief I felt very comfortable knowing that I was old enough to remember all that you have shared. And very happy that I could still remember it all. And honestly, when I read about "transplanted" families I thought you had information on ways to resolve hiccups with In-Laws. But no such luck. Russ, I hope you locate a fair dermatologist soon...the eyebrow hair needs something? To all the Coug's near and far, god bless. RCG Frank
OK Frank, You can say it......YOU MISSED ME HUH!!! Never been to a "brain kneader" in my life although I'm not saying I couldn't have used one a few times. Instead I spent my money on the Sloeys of the world. Yep, "Insane and Free" that's my motto. Thanks Frank for being out there. It's always a pleasure.

Name: Ray Nelson () on Tuesday, June 20, 2000 at 19:37:02
Class: 1973
City and State: Fayetteville, GA
Message: Hey Kathleen Griffin,
I played the flute in the same orchestra. Mr Upton was really gifted. Do you remember the the battle of the bands in Paramount, CA? I still have my flute but can't remember how to play the darn thing.

Name: Rout the Trout () on Tuesday, June 20, 2000 at 18:45:37
E-Mail: Yes, please
Class: very little
City and State: Dairy Valley
Message: Hey, Sis - I do not remember honey at Imperial Farms!! I don't think I was even there. Mom must have been mad at you for that. I always pulled a Homer Simpson at the bins full of cookies. UMMMMM Cookies.

Name: Sherry Ward () on Tuesday, June 20, 2000 at 18:11:45
Maiden: Rout
Class: 65
City and State: The Secret City
Message: Wow! Imperial Farms grocery store! That brought back a well suppressed memory. One time when my brother, John, and I were just kids, our Mom took us with her to the store. Remember how they used to stack the groceries up in a pyramid at the end of the isles for display purposes? Well, this particular day it was those little round, glass jars of honey. John and I got to horsing around, and knocked the entire pyramid over. Honey and glass everywhere! Needless to say it is nothing less than an act of God that either one of us are here today to enjoy this great site. Our mother was just a tad upset! Remember that Bro?

Name: Ray Nelson () on Tuesday, June 20, 2000 at 15:48:08
Class: 1973
City and State: Fayetteville Ga (Billy Goat Acres)
Message: Hey Cal, I used to tell all my fix-wing students that a helicopter flies only through the use of mirrors. As for the grass not growing, I can appreciate that. I have a little over an acre to cut. I never did think I would be a grass farmer. Riding on my little tractor, it takes almost two hours to cut. The damn goat is no help.

Name: John Rout () on Tuesday, June 20, 2000 at 14:13:43
Class: 63
City and State: Cerritos, CA
Message: Fred Rinaldi is right. The picture is actually the 1958 team, which is made up of 1963 and 1964 graduates. The "toe head" is a Hammervold, just not Don.
There were like 13 Hammervolds and they all looked alike! It is easy to get them mixed up. But the one in the picture is James Hammervold and he graduated from Serra in '63.

Thanks John

Name: Anita Young () on Tuesday, June 20, 2000 at 12:40:43
E-Mail: or
Maiden: Aceves
Class: 1978
City and State: Newberg, Orygun
Message: Hey and Janet can go off and take a little vacation time all you want! You go, guy! These people need to cut you some slack! Sure, I missed the new feedback not being there, but hey, at least this site is even here in the first place....hear that people! Let John boy here have some much needed R&R! He works too damned hard not to! And the better rested he is, the better he'll be able to keep up this awesome site!
Thanks Anita for watching my back. I'm back now and I'm ready for lots more of this, so bring it on Cougs. I MISSED YOU GUYS MAAANNN!!!

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