"Here's some 50's Elvis" "The KING"
Name: Ingrid Larson () on Thursday, June 29, 2000 at 12:08:00
Message: I know we should not use Feedback to send personal messages to individuals, however, the e-mail address posted on the Alumni List for Hector Aizpuru ('75) seems to be invalid.
Anyone know how I can reach him or his older sister, Patty Aizpuro Peck ('74)? Your help would be appreciated.
And Hector, if you check Feedback and see this post, please check in and let us know your current e-mail address. Thanks.
Hi Ingrid, Absolutely no problem with trying to find someone on the Feedback page. When it's the unending banter by two or three individuals about some subject that's of interest ONLY to those individuals, then I think it should be handled via personal email.
Also, "email forwards" are taboo on the Feedback page as I have to format them and frankly it's very time consuming.
99 percent of the Feedback is interesting to a certain era that reads it. If someone is talking about the 80's and you want to hear about the 50's then I say start a 50's topic. Don't be shy on the Feedback page folks. Bring It On!!
Name: Cheryl Nicocia () on Thursday, June 29, 2000 at 10:36:03
City and State: Keno,Oregon(ontheriver)
Message: Hey JIMMIE BOICE...I saw Beverly Borland at the "DECADE" reunion. (June 98) She was still in Hawthorne on 136th Street at that time. Hope that helps.......
Name: Jim Peppers () on Thursday, June 29, 2000 at 07:48:57
City and State: Athens, Greece
Message: Hello from Athens,
Mike, Nadine, Frankie, and Paco,
Got your letters and e-mail. Just have been on the run a lot. Slow time is coming up and I promise to get some communication off to you guys. Lots to catch up on. Paco, you'll have to ask Sandy about pictures of Rikki, I don't have a single one. Thank you all for your getting in touch. Sandy, didn't you say something about Betty Bell? I haven't heard from her. Love to all,
Jim Peppers, class of '61.
Name: barbie () on Thursday, June 29, 2000 at 01:00:29
E-Mail: californiakid 8 @aol.com
Message: hi,i didn't graduate or even go to hhs,but some of my friends did;i'm trying to locate them.so,here i am!
Name: Jimmie Boice () on Thursday, June 29, 2000 at 00:46:29
City and State: Norco,Ca
Message: oops, I'm new at this E-Mail stuff, still looking for Beverly Borland and Clydeene Boenish. Thanks for your help.
Can anyone help Jimmie out here??
Name: Mo () on Wednesday, June 28, 2000 at 22:23:28
City and State: Hawthorne
Message: OK John....In the picture, they are (left to right) JANET BURNS, DENNIS LORD, JENNIE HARE, TOM LONG and CHERYL BROWN.
YES!! Now we've got a winner!! Thanks Momo
Name: Bob Rierdan () on Wednesday, June 28, 2000 at 20:34:36
City and State: Mountain View, Mo
Message: Just got back from Pink's this afternoon (Wednesday). What a good time! Lots of laughs Saturday night. Brought back a lot of fond memories from around Felton Market in the '50's. Great to see everyone who showed up at Pink's. I took a nostalgic tour of what's left of the old town. HHS looks pretty seedy. My old home-place is under an onramp to the Century freeway. First time I've seen the neighborhood since that freeway went in. Time marches on... I'm looking forward to the next get-together - It only takes 10 hours from my door to LAX and that includes a 3-1/2 hour drive to St. Louis with one plane change along the way.
Good to see everyone....
Hey Bob, Good to see you too. Great talking with you too. I guess we'll see you down the road somewhere.
Name: Jan Blomsterberg () on Wednesday, June 28, 2000 at 19:30:01
City and State: Torrance, CA
Message: JB...the class picture..L to R (I think)...Carol Mischick, Dennis Lord, Jenny Hare, Tom Long? and Carol Berry. Hey, it's been too many years to remember EVERYONE (unlike some others who knew just about everyone who ever attended HHS...plus what kind of car they drove, what size engine they had under their hood and what color the car was!) Gee, did I mention that "those" people also knew who was dating who...and probably where they worked. Ring any bells, John boy?
I remember the name they had painted on their cars too. Thanks Janny
OH, you got the three in the middle, but the other two are still up for grabs.
Name: BILLINE FLYNN () on Wednesday, June 28, 2000 at 17:53:44
City and State: OAK HILLS, CA
Message: OH MY GOSH! I HAD FORGOTTEN ALL ABOUT DRESS CODES. I REMEMBER BEING PULLED OUTSIDE BY MR. REYNOLDS DURING SUMMER SCHOOL BECAUSE MY DRESS WAS TOO TIGHT AND TOO SHORT. GEEZ IT WAS ONLY ABOUT 2" ABOVE MY KNEES. HE WANTED TO KNOW IF MY MOTHER KNEW WHAT I LOOKED LIKE WHEN I LEFT THE HOUSE AND I SAID, YES, AS A MATTER OF FACT SHE MADE THE DRESS FOR ME. I STILL REMEMBER THAT DRESS, IT WAS A SIMPLE LONG SLEEVED SHEATH DRESS, DARK PURPLE, A LITTLE FORM FITTING AND ONE OF MY FAVORITES. THAT WAS DURING THE DAYS I COULD ACTUALLY WEAR SOMETHING TIGHT AND STRAIGHT. NOW DAYS LOOSE AND COMFORTABLE IS MORE MY STYLE!!!! ALSO REMEMBER WHEN THE GUYS WORE THEIR CORDS AND PENDLETON SHIRTS WHICH HAD TO BE TUCKED INTO THE PANTS. MY HOW THINGS HAVE CHANGED. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK JOHN, I TOO AM ONE THAT REALLY ENJOYS THIS SITE AND ALTHOUGH I DON'T GET A CHANCE TO LEAVE FEEDBACK OFTEN, I DO CHECK IT ALL THE TIME. THIS SITE HAS REALLY MADE ME WANT TO RE-EVALUATE MY LIFE AND RETURN TO SOME OF THE SIMPLER THINGS IN LIFE. IT HAS BROUGHT BACK SO MANY MEMORIES. HOPE TO SEE YOU SOON AT ONE OF THE GET TOGETHERS.
Thanks Billine, I remember the Pendletons and cords too. How about the white socks and loafers for the guys. It wasn't cool unless at least 3 inches of your socks were showing ala Dennis Lord HHS63 above. Great remembrances. BTW, anyone recognize the rest of this group?
Name: Darryl Hockenberry () on Wednesday, June 28, 2000 at 13:35:40
City and State: Scotts Mills,OR
Message: Just got back from a trip down to so. calif. for a reunion with some old friends,the Rigneys, Hoffarths, and Bergrens in Palmdale. It was all made possible because of cougartown. Thanks John for all the work you do on making it work. I had one disappointment on june 21th i went to H.H.S.grad. My good friends daughter was graduating that night. What has happened to our school, the football field had weeds on it, stands looked like they still had the paint on them from 64, and the school just didn't look right...Am I the only one who has seen this???? Had a great time with all my friends, just wish it could have lasted longer.. thanks again John.
Name: Anita Young () on Wednesday, June 28, 2000 at 09:37:15
E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
City and State: Newberg, OR
Message: Mr.John Baker....what can I say? Another HUGE hug for you and hey, you are really too humble as to what you do for people in here, you really are!
Last night, I had a reunion with two old friends, Valerie Rosauer, whom I haven't seen since 9th grade, and Marilyn Horne, whom I haven't seen since I graduated! Valerie moved up here to Oregon after our Freshman year got done. I had looked for her for years, and to no avail. Then, through Bonnie McCoy ( thanks a million, Bonnie) she guided me to her, although Val was in the alumni list all along...I was just too blind to see it ( going blind and senile before 40...YIKES!)
So John....what can I say? You are, always will be and forever will stay THE MAN to me! You are the BEST!!!!!!! Thank you, thank you,thank you! HUGE HUG FOR YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks Anita, I'm glad Cougartown had a part in finding your friend. I know there're plenty of others who've shared that same experience but it's so nice when it happens to you huh. Thanks for sharing your story.
Name: Barbara Barclay () on Wednesday, June 28, 2000 at 09:33:11
City and State: Nashville, Tennessee
Message: Would like to hear from any and all of the class of 1962, what you're doing, where you've been?
FINALLY, a new 62er. I just answered an email from our own Ray Hahn and now you're here on the Feedback page. Great hearing from you. It won't be long before we all get back together for our 40th.
Thanks Barbara for being out there.
Name: Kelley () on Wednesday, June 28, 2000 at 00:52:14
City and State: Coos Bay, Oregon
Message: Dress Code, when I was in school we couldn't wear pants ever. Short skirts were just happening. If a teacher thought your dress or skirt was too short you had to kneel down, if your skirt didn't touch the ground it was to short, you had to go home and change. Happened to me a few times. I remember when my brother was in school, boys couldn't wear levi's. they actually had to dress up, I must admit there is nothing wrong with looking neat and clean when you are going to school. Dress code good thing. I see young kids come in the store looking for work and I wonder if they have even looked in a mirror. Dress code good thing.
Name: Marilyn Ross () on Tuesday, June 27, 2000 at 23:38:47
City and State: Garden Grove, Ca
Message: CHRIS FALL I graduated in 56 and I would have loved to wear slacks to school. We complained a lot about that for all the good it did. We couldn't even wear long pants in P.E. in the winter. They finally relented and said girls could wear sweats but they had to be RED only. Sweat pants weren't in my mothers budget so I just froze my fanny off in 1st period P.E. The boys wore what ever they wanted. Life just isn't fair.
Name: Mike Shay () on Tuesday, June 27, 2000 at 21:58:53
City and State: Cerritos, CA
Message: Hello Everyone and Hi to Terry O'Ryan. I hadn't even thought about you for about oh 35 or 36 years and here you are. I hope things are fine with you and your family.
I think maybe you worked with us at the time when Sonny had hired this gooneybird (can't remember his name) but according to him he had done just about everything from brain surgery to qualifying for the land speed record (in his austin sedan) If bullshit was music this guy would be a brass band.. Old Charlie Ramey couldn't even look at him and keep a straight face. Do you remember Charlie?? anyway it's nice to talk to you Terry. Hey John, Do you remember Sonny's brother in law Rick Prenavost and his black 1956 Buick Century two door with the stick shift?? beautiful car.
Can't wait till the next Frosties trip
Nope, don't remember Rick, but the other guy I do remember, and I think his name was Hicks or something like that. I do remember Sonny's 58 Chevy and the odd trim on it. It was a powder blue and white Bel Air body with the Impala top scoop and a few other Impala trim parts. Instead of having Bel Air insignias, they said "Impala Special". The only one I ever saw in my life.
Name: Kell () on Tuesday, June 27, 2000 at 20:54:01
City and State: Coos Bay, OR
Message: For Susie, Karen Considine is in Hawthorne. Elizabeth Estrada would be a good person to get ahold of about Karen. John, Karen is a 133rd streeter. How could you forget, the little girl in the picture sitting in the front with her sister Diane.
How could I forget!!
Name: Chris Fall Knight () on Tuesday, June 27, 2000 at 20:44:54
City and State: Michigan
Message: Fellow 71 grads, do you remember how hard we fought for a free dress code? If it was raining the girls could wear slacks, but if it stopped raining you had to go home and change back into those short mini skirts that were so revealing and hard to sit like a lady in. Where is the logic in that. They thought that if we were able to wear slacks to school then the whole school would go to pot and the next thing there would be graffiti all over the place and vandalism etc. The last time I was in Calif. and saw the school, it had bars all around it and graffiti all over the place. I wonder if girls wearing slacks to school could have had such a dramatic effect. What do you think? Still looking for Dan Jones, Lillian Dana and Cindy Appleton. Thanks, Chris
Hi Chris, I believe the bars aren't so much to keep the good elements on campus but to keep the bad elements off campus and school was virtually graffiti free on Car Show day. In fact they're in the process of painting the school. The Kye Courtney Memorial Gym has been restored along with the girls locker room.
Name: Harry Plotkin () on Tuesday, June 27, 2000 at 19:27:40
City and State: Harbor City, CA
Message: Howard Duran: Regarding your e-mail-does Paco have any connection to Pacoderm? Much love to all you Cougars. HCH
Name: Terry O'Ryan () on Tuesday, June 27, 2000 at 18:44:24
City and State: El Segundo, CA
Message: John Baker, Did you have Metal Shop (Mr. Bennett) in 1962 I think 6th period. If you did, were you the guy that made all the little pistons to fit all the knobs on the dash of his car. If that was you not only did we work at Sonny's Shell, we took Metal Shop together. Now John if it was you, ask me HOW I remembered that.
No, that wasn't me, but I'm asking anyway. Terry, how did you remember that?
Name: Susie Russelle () on Tuesday, June 27, 2000 at 17:12:24
City and State: Albq.N.M.
Message: Hello Cougar boysngirls!!! I need your help. Does anyone know the whereabouts of Karen Considine, class of 70'? Tried to e-mail her but it was returned. Let's put on our thinkin' caps, your help would be appreciated....
Susie, I think Konnie Smith knows her.
Name: christian adi () on Tuesday, June 27, 2000 at 12:26:27
Maiden: christian adi
City and State: HAWTHORNE, CA
Message: I HAD THE MOST WONDERFUL TIMES AT HAWTHORNE HIGH AND I WILL NEVER FORGET THEM. HAWTHORNE HIGH IS THE BEST HIGH SCHOOL THERE EVER WAS.
Thanks Christian, We think so too.
Name: Sharon () on Tuesday, June 27, 2000 at 08:50:05
City and State: Burlington, Wisconsin (not far from Matt Kenseth's home town)
Message: Combining wine country and NASCAR could be serious fun. If I could, I'd be there. I haven't had a chance to watch last Sunday's race from Sears Point yet (I have it on tape). Thought Jeremy Mayfield's comments after last week's race were great (in other words Dale, turn about is fair play). I'm a Rusty Wallace fan myself, but have a feeling Matt Kenseth is going to be a driver to be reckoned with in the future. I wasn't too impressed with Dale Jr.'s driving last year, but this year is another story. I'll bet every race fan has their own opinion on which driver is the best/ their favorite. That could be some spirited feedback.
Gas prices in Southeastern Wisconsin are on the way down, just when they are going up in other areas. Average for regular is down to 1.87 from a high of 2.04 last week. Guess this week we won't need to take out a bank loan to fuel up the GMC!
I'm pulling for Dale Jarrett as our own Sonoma Creek Winery's Mike Doyle is part of the pit crew. I also like the Earnhardt's too, so I guess I'm pulling for the "Dales".
Name: Melanie Minear () on Tuesday, June 27, 2000 at 04:09:17
City and State: hawthorne, ca
Message: Hey Ray Smith, I remember the Tanoris, haven't seen them since HHS. Gail Catalan is still in town, she has a couple kids & is doing good last time I heard. Her mom & dad still live over on 121st. Take it easy
Name: CHERYL & TONYA () on Monday, June 26, 2000 at 23:49:01
City and State: HERE IN KENO(ontheriver)
Message: Hi to everyone out there in Cougarland. Tonya is up here visiting for awhile and we were just reading all the feedback and looking at all the WCW and Hawaii pictures....fun times. We have been sitting out on the deck tonight, drinking some very good wine, and watching the river go by....wish you were here. Hello to Bob R. It has been a long time since we have seen him too. Would have liked to have been at pinks last night, maybe someday while we are in town. Oh yeah, again I ask...Has anyone heard how Linda Chesson is doing??? Hope all is well. G'night, C & T
Yes Linda, please let us know how you are. We missed you and Ed on Saturday night.
Name: Mike Mecey () on Monday, June 26, 2000 at 23:22:26
City and State: Roseville, CA
Message: Hey John... I finally made it to the wine country this weekend... Like always, just a little late... Hangin' with about 150 thousand 'necks watching Jeff Gordon win his third in a row at Sears Point... maybe next year we could tie a wine country trip with the NASCAR race at the Point... Double your pleasure...
Sounds like a fun weekend to me. Whattayasay Cougs, any Nascar 'Necks out there besides Jim Calkins??Thanks for the shout Mike.......
Name: Terry O'Ryan () on Monday, June 26, 2000 at 20:21:45
E-Mail: Sno Pony1@aol.com
City and State: El Segundo
Message: John: Yes I remember Mike, got to thinking a little more about Sonny's Shell. Remember the old station truck, I think it was a Chevy (but I know for sure it was an ugly "GREEEN" I used to drive it to Eddings Bros. to get parts etc. Hi Mike
AN UGLY GREEN!!!??? That color was called Seacrest Green and I've got a 51 Chevy Pickup right now that I wanted to be that color, but mine's a little greener. That was a great truck with sideboards that said Tanger and Weitzel Shell Service 301 E. El Segundo Bl (how I remember the address, I'll never know). Thanks Terry
Name: Debra Lee McGregor () on Monday, June 26, 2000 at 17:31:56
City and State: Lancaster, CA
Message: Hey ... it's been awhile. I've actually been having to work instead of checking in on CT at work! Tried to make Pink's just couldn't do it. My OLDER brother Alan Class of 66, and I are planning on Cruise Night and even planning on staying at a friends house overnight to avoid the long drive home. Still connecting with old friends, and John my check's in the mail - way overdue. Thanks again for all the great reading and reuniting. I'll check in again soon. God bless ...
Hi Debra, You wouldn't have been the long distance winner anyway. Bakersfield, San Mateo, and Missouri would have beaten you out. We'll see you at cruise night.
Name: Terry O'Ryan () on Monday, June 26, 2000 at 16:38:52
E-Mail: Sno Pony1@aol.com
City and State: El Segundo CA
Message: Judy yes after all these years it was good to confess, but don't lay all the blame on me and John. If I remember correctly your brother Andrew did a little confessing, you didn't hear but I think he said he use to share with YOU. Not sure what he shared but if it was money you know now where it came from!!
Hey Terry, I talked with Mike Shay HHS61 this morning and asked him if he remembered you from Sonnys and he said yes. He said he remembered one thing that you said.....You came to work one night and said it was your parents 16th wedding anniversary that day and you were a little concerned about something. Mike said what's that, and you said you were 16 and a half. Now that's funny. Thanks to you and Colleen for being at Pinks the other night. It was lots of fun. Thanks for the pictures too.
Name: Linda Farrow () on Monday, June 26, 2000 at 12:56:39
City and State: Redondo Beach, CA
Message: Raymond ~ regarding your message about the Tanori sisters, I have not seen them in years. I did hear that Gina did finally marry Victor and they had 2 kids. Susie.. I have nothing on her at all. Hey remember that party I had on Ocean Gate and 129th Street?? You and Mike were there, I think that's his name. If I can remember right, didn't you hook up with one of the Tanori girls at my party?? I remember it was a wild one. Anyways back to reality.. hope all is well, write back..Linda
Name: Ray Nelson () on Sunday, June 25, 2000 at 20:50:33
City and State: Fayetteville, GA
Message: Hey Cal, I owned a Cessna 120 and a 150. Through my flight instruction exploits, I have got time in several little putt-putts. The best one was a Helio Courier (much fun). I don't fly anymore. Its too expensive.
One other thing, I tried increasing the tin can ratio. Had only a small limited success. Everbody uses tin cans at BG Acres.
Name: Judy DeGrazia Blomsterberg () on Sunday, June 25, 2000 at 18:17:15
City and State: Torrance, CA
Message: Sooo, confession is good for the soul~isn't it John Rout & Terry O'Ryan.. seems that while us good Catholic girls were so focused on keeping our virginity..and going to choir practice, the Catholic boys were busy pinching from the collection basket. I'm shocked..and not much shocks me these days. Thanks for the laughs fellas.. now, that's 10 rosaries and 50 acts of contrition.. or to hell in a handbasket you go.. Pink's chili was especially good last night and I've been enjoying it all day today...(don't go there John) and Sherry Wingo, John B's ordered a special waterproof chair just for you. No more excuses about your water bottle leaking. (we forgive you) Now.. Janny and I have to take a nice long walk and I've got to figure out how I can make him call me Sheila just one more time..I've got my eye on a great lookin' ring.
Judy DeGrazia Blomsterberg THE ROWDYS
Name: Johannsdottir Adda () on Sunday, June 25, 2000 at 14:00:02
Message: To the class of ´67 If anyone knows anything about the exchange student from New Zealand, Beth Wagstaff then pleeeeeees let me know.