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Name: Anita Young () on Monday, July 17, 2000 at 16:25:24
E-Mail: or
Maiden: Aceves
Class: 1978
City and State: Newberg, OR
Message: Hey, I know this has nothing to do with HHS or it's people, etc. but a lot of people come in here with their hobbies or groups they belong to and share stuff. Well, not long ago, I let all of you know ( those that know me already know) of my almost obsessive love of music. Well, for those of you who like jazz and new age, may I suggest some really fun and educational music bulletin boards I frequent and have made some very wonderful friends? For people who like new age/jazz influence, Craig Chaquico is great and his BB is full of great people. We are all like a family in there. Come on by, we'd love to have Craig used to play lead guitar for the Jefferson Starship then they disbanded, he got married and his wife said no more electric guitar around our kid, so he picked up an acoustic guitar instead. I like this music much better than his Starship stuff ,anyways.
And for all kinds of jazz artists, such as the Rippingtons' Spryro Gyra, Jeff Kashiwa, etc. go to the magic island BB. Lot's of nice people there, too, and a lot of them are in the music business, like D.J's and promoters, etc. very knowledgeable and fun, too boot. Like I said, come on in and give a shout! You may just find yourself learning a lot like I do and making some very cool friends and being turned on to all kinds of new and fun music.

Name: Christine Baird () on Monday, July 17, 2000 at 13:26:16
Maiden: Penny
Class: 76
City and State: Round Rock, TX
Message: HOW HOT CAN IT POSSIBLY GET!!!! It was 110 on Friday and equally as Hot on Saturday and the weather man says there is very little let up forcasted for the future! Oh... well... it will get down to 104 later this week!
Matt Peterson you also look familiar to me as well as Rick Perius, but who knows. I've spent many hrs combing through the year books it could be that is why you look familar. ")
Hi to Sherrie to Driggers, how have you been? I never seem to be able to attend any of the reunions. If you plan one I'll try, but don't hold your breath, you might aspirate. ")

Name: EL ROJO () on Thursday, July 13, 2000 at 20:51:52
E-Mail: I-DY-HO
Maiden: YOU KNOW
Class: 60
Message: Sharon Kettering Johnson, another Calif. transplant living right next door in the fast expanding Nampa Id. My real name is Russ Jacobsen and I knew a few people from Loose... excuse me...Leuzinger high school.:) Anyway, Sharon did you happen to know a Marlene Greenup or a Sharon Springer? Marlene's brother is still a friend of mine, Tom, by the way. Another bud of mine went out with Sharon a couple of times. Small world to use a cliche! Good to see another Idahoan on line. Although I did see a Susan Hays post (class of 59) awhile back and she's living here close in the valley. Good to see your feedback. Give us a shout if you feel like it.JakeJude. MAY THE COUGAR BE WITH YOU!

Name: Kathy Frankforter () on Thursday, July 13, 2000 at 15:18:30
Maiden: Wellllll
Class: 79
City and State: Redondo Beach,CA
Message: Ok, I'll settle some of the dispute over the gals in the picture. The gal to the left is "Me" (laughing) And you ask, who the heck is Kathy Frankforter? (smile)
OK, time to wrap this one up. Karen Hare is the winner with 2 correct. This picture was sent by Sharon Moore and the picture was taken on Senior Ditch Day 1966 on the Great White Steamship. Thanks Sharon.

Name: Bonnie McCoy () on Thursday, July 13, 2000 at 13:36:18
Maiden: McCoy
Class: 78
City and State: Playa Puerto Nuevo, CA
Message: Hey, Danny Johnson! Thank you for the compliment. The years have been very kind to you as well judging from your "Whichonespink" website pic! It's funny you should mention the prom pics (oh and nice little joke by the way about the 4 proms I attended that year!) What can I say, I was quite the little social butterfly in my jr. and sr. years and every once in awhile I still am! Anyway, I was at my parent's house a few weeks ago and started digging through old pics and saw the ones of us taken before and at the Prom. Nice were such a gentleman and I can tell you still are. Take care!
Any other late 70's people out there who'd like to share some memories??? It would be nice to hear from ya! :)

Name: Karen Krstich () on Thursday, July 13, 2000 at 12:49:01
Maiden: same
Class: 1978
City and State: Davis, Ca
Message: To anyone who cares: I am still in Davis (where I went after high school). Tomorrow is my last day of working for UC Davis in medical research. I am taking some time off before starting veterinary school in September. Yes, I will be a 40 year old vet student. It is why I went to Davis in the first place, but I got a little side-tracked. Anyway, when I leave my job I will miss my high speed internet access, but little else. I am really looking forward to going back to school. Hello to any old friends who see this, I would love to hear from you.

Name: Karen () on Thursday, July 13, 2000 at 12:35:28
Maiden: Hare
Class: 66
City and State: Anaheim, Ca
Message: Hi John I am going to take a guess that the girls in the picture are, Cheryl Cordy, Denise Dickerson, Virgina Lutz, Sally Sidenthal and Lyn Biggers. All from class of 66....:o)
That's two of them.

Name: Kelley () on Thursday, July 13, 2000 at 11:43:43
Maiden: Currie
Class: 67
Message: becky slaughter has no hat in the picture. could the one in the middle be mary kean?
Sorry, it's not Becky, and no, it's not Mary either.

Name: Ruth Watson () on Thursday, July 13, 2000 at 11:03:56
Maiden: Kara
Class: 64
City and State: Morgan Hill, CA
Message: John, Vicky Estrada, lady without a hat, is the only one I recognize and it's only because she was in my class of '64 and a good friend of mine. Thanks for a great website. I really enjoy checking in on a daily basis. I particularly remembered having an English class with Carl Wilson that was a blast. Keep up the good work and I will be sending in dues after my vacation from the East Coast.
Thanks Ruth, though it's NOT Vicky Estrada.

Name: John Rout () on Wednesday, July 12, 2000 at 23:07:43
City and State: Cerritos, CA
Message: Hey, Sis, those green slips from Melody Music were mine! Speaking of Melody Music, I cleaned the place out when they were closing up. The old guy (must have been there the entire time it was open) let me go through boxes of old 45's and gave me a discount on them. It was great!

Name: Dan Johnson () on Wednesday, July 12, 2000 at 19:49:52
Class: 77
City and State: LA
Message: Bonnie, you always were a fox -- that current picture shows that the years have been very, very kind to you! The other day my Mom was over to see the baby and she brought some old photos of me including some '77 Prom pictures (remember, that was one of the 4 or 5 you went to that year, Lawndale, Leuzinger, Hawthorne, etc.?) Anyway, I got a kick out of the pix which I hadn't seen in some 20+ years. If I ever get my scanner up and running, I'll try to run digital copies for you (I'm sure Baker wants copies so he can display them next to Guestbook messages). Anyway, take care until next time. DJ

Name: John Baker () on Wednesday, July 12, 2000 at 18:53:34
Class: 62
City and State: Lomita, CA
Message: Here's a picture that'll take a few of you mid 60's people back. Who were they and where was the picture taken? If you're in the picture, you can't answer.
Good Luck

Name: Gary Miller () on Wednesday, July 12, 2000 at 17:58:15
Class: 64
City and State: Concord, Cal
Message: On the Haw Int. picture, I think the 3rd from the left in the top row is Larry Anderson, and I think it is J.B. Schroeder between Willie and Jerry and maybe Dale Hemlock in the top row between Jim and Bill.

Name: Sherry () on Wednesday, July 12, 2000 at 17:40:33
E-Mail: Ward
Maiden: Rout
Class: 65
City and State: The place that gives a whole new meaning to "afterglow"
Message: I have a question for anyone who remembers Melody Music. Recently I was cleaning out an old file box, and I found some of those little green slips we used to get when we bought a record at Melody Music. I think you got a free record when you had collected so many of them, but I'm not sure. Does anyone remember? I wonder if I have enough for a new CD?
Collect 10 and get a free record. Gosh, I hadn't thought of those in decades. Thanks Sherry

Name: Matt Peterson () on Wednesday, July 12, 2000 at 15:14:35
Class: 74
City and State: El Dorado Hills, CA
Message: Anita, I was just kidding about being freaked out by my picture. Bonnie, I did know Rick Perius. We had several classes together. I never thought that I would be recognized by people in the class of 78. So, I guess showing my Sr. picture isn't so bad. Myrna, great writings. I remember my parents saying that they thought that some Japanese air planes were shot down in LA during the war. Sounds like you have a great memoir that should be passed down through the generations. Matt

Name: Myrna () on Sunday, July 9, 2000 at 21:55:58
Maiden: Bell
Class: 66
City and State: Coalinga, CA
Message: John - I was going to put some of this in feedback, but then wasn't quite sure how to go about it, because it is very long. I just returned from Pennsylvania (our Aunt is 85 and in a rest home and her home is being sold) and brought back a bunch of stuff. Some of it is her "writings" on different subjects. This one that I'm going to pick a bit out of for you is under the subject:

"Because much of this information is supposed to be confidential and I seemed to need some outlet and also I want to remember these details, her goes."

Sunday: Dec. 14, 1941 "At 11am Mr. Springer called for me.....we passed one group on Inglewood Avenue and Century. Then to USO - LA office on Imperial & Inglewood Ave. Started making up boxes of supplies - cigarettes & matches, post cards & stationery & envelopes, stamps (for sale), candy , gum, magazines, Sunday newspapers, kleenex. .........2nd stop was Northrop...we sent in an assortment of things to the platoon stationed on the roof. Northrop is blacked out. Then...El Segundo Blvd. near Anza..lookout of 3 fellows.....then we saw 3 soldiers at the RR crossing just beyond Redondo we went over to just short of Duley Rd. by about a block to a deserted farm house on one side..Army had taken over....who were digging in and putting in guns.....we got out on El Segundo and hit Sepulveda and picked up two soldiers and took them to the corner of Imperial & Sepulveda, then we headed towards to beach-we couldn't find anything near the Standard refinery. Went over dunes to coast just below El Segundo up towards Del Rey...........back to Imperial - we hit a sentry at the northwest corner of Mines Field..then another at Northeast corner...Then we went up to the Turf Club and left what we had left of our supplies."

Aunt Agnes wrote up to a point on Tuesday, Dec. 16. it is 4-1/4 notebook pages handwritten. You can probably see why I find it so interesting. This is where we were raised, and they were digging in, getting ready for the Japanese to attack. This is something I remember hearing about in history, but, this is history in my Aunt's handwriting.
I think this would be of interest to a lot of the "feedbackers", but I've decided to put it in your hands to do with it as you please. The whole context is great! but, there is no way feedback could handle that!
Yes, Very Interesting!! This was written one week after Pearl Harbor. Can you imagine the fear, not knowing what was happening to her little community, as soldiers were massing here and there, readying to fight an all out war to protect our country, people, and our freedom? Thanks Myrna, I know there're lots of Cougs who can relate to your Aunts writings.

Name: Fred Simmons () on Wednesday, July 12, 2000 at 12:52:46
Class: 59
City and State: Diamond Bar, Calif
Message: Hey, has anyone heard anything on two of my old classmates, class of 59, Sharon Hobbs and Camille Hill? Thanks for any help.

Name: Bonnie McCoy () on Wednesday, July 12, 2000 at 12:32:44
Maiden: McCoy
Class: 78
City and State: Newport Beach, CA
Message: To Matt Peterson: In regards to your question about anyone else out here who's a 70's person - I'm a 70's gal (Although late 70's!) and you look vaguely familiar to me even though you gradutated the year before I got to HHS. I knew a few early 70's graduates like Arnold Keene, Kevin Winter, Kitty Matheson, Rick Perius, Tammy Perius, Mike Lewis, et al. Maybe I saw you at the parties with some of those crowds.

Name: Anita Young () on Wednesday, July 12, 2000 at 11:10:13
E-Mail: or
Maiden: Aceves
Class: 1978
City and State: Newberg,OR
Message: Matt Peterson....hey, not freaked out in a bad way. Sorry if that is how you took it. Just that I never bought any of my El Molino's because I thought I was too cool and they were too "rah-rah"! What an idiot I was back then. So, when I hear a name or see a face I remember from way back when, it just gets to me, is all, and not in a bad way. AND, who's memory is what it used to be? Certainly not mine! Rick Porter didn't have a brother, so Rick and Phil weren't related. But at least I was right, you did know my brother and his friends. By the way, has anyone told you that you kind of look like the late Kurt Cobain of Nirvana? Well, at least your high school pic does.
And Gary Lents and Kelly Currie....My brother used to go to Melody Music all the time. Sometimes he would take me with him. He is quite the music afficianado, too. He used to buy all the coolest 45's of the day. He also used to have a cool collection of 78's, but when my parents divorced, my mom got rid of them all, much to poor Michael's dismay, I might add! He also used to go to Wallach's Music City, too, I do believe! Mike is going to school full-time now to study to be a radiologist so he doesn't come in here that much anymore. I need to tell him someone posted about this subject. I'm sure his memories of those places are much more interesting than mine!

Name: Dawn Moffett () on Wednesday, July 12, 2000 at 10:41:53
Maiden: Koch
Class: 78
City and State: Simi Valley, Ca.
Message: Kelley..Don't worry they know all about 45's. My 16 year old was cleaning the garage one day and found my old 45's and some that belonged to my Mom which are really ancient! Older than all of us! It was one of those "old" moments when he asked what they were. The kids did think it was neat that you could buy just the song you liked (now they can buy a CD single) without all the songs you didn't like. Sadly I didn't take very good care of my 45's and they are unplayable. He hasn't found the binder of my Mom's old 78's yet...something else to explain. Oh well!

Name: Matt Peterson () on Wednesday, July 12, 2000 at 10:32:55
Class: 74
City and State: El Dorado Hills, CA
Message: Anita Young. It could be me that you are thinking of. I think I knew John, Mike and Rick. The memory not what it use to be. I know I was in a play The Wizard of Oz with Phil Porter. I also did try wrestling. Gee, John maybe you should not show my senior picture, so nobody else will get freaked out. Matt

Name: Sean Ramey () on Wednesday, July 12, 2000 at 08:42:53
Maiden: Fitzpatrick
Class: 72
City and State: Corona, CA
Message: I read some feedback the mentioned the 78's and 45's we use to listen to, well I just replaced my 8 Track player with a CD player. How's that for hanging on to memories? The sad part is the only 8 trac tape I had around was Christmas music! For a while we got into having foreign exchange students staying with us. Most of them were about 16 years old, some were a bit older, but you should have seen the look on their face's when we pulled out that Christmas tape (I think it was Elvis's Christmas). They asked "how ever did we cart them around?". Well, I think maybe that's another feedback question. How did we carry them around?
I think I just tossed mine in the glove compartment, on the seat, under the seat, on the dashboard; where ever they'd fit.

Name: Bryan Ellerman () on Wednesday, July 12, 2000 at 07:33:42
Class: 62
City and State: Akron,Ohio
Message: John, Thanks for the comeback and of course adding that very old HHS picture of me (nice touch).
I believe you did miss a shift that night. I believe I made a mistake on the name though (Hartman). After further thought, I believe it was Norm Green????. Can't rememeber the whole last name. Looked in the missing Cougar and current Alumni List and found nothing. He was a little short guy who lived just off Hawthorne Blvd. around 133rd street.
I was wondering if you do "then and now" pictures. If you do, you can pick up a current picture of me at "@avtron.comm", click on Products, Aircraft Test Equipment, Aircraft Sales Territory and scan down.
Again, this webpage is a great idea. The response you're getting is great.
Bryan Ellerman

Bryan, The Coug you're referring to is Norman Greenfield HHS62. A great guy with a perpetual smile on his face. I talked to him at our 30th reunion and he's doing great.

Name: Larry Biller () on Wednesday, July 12, 2000 at 06:05:27
Class: 1967
City and State: Portland,Oregon
Message: Kelly Currie & Gary Lents: Thanks for your memories of Melody Music.I spent alot of time there.

Name: Sharon Leach () on Tuesday, July 11, 2000 at 23:12:03
Maiden: Moore
Class: 1966
City and State: Long Beach, CA
Message: I found this page on the 4th of July weekend spent two hours on line that first day, and have been reading the feedback every night. This is such a great site. Have connected with Karen Naismith and Denise Dickerson. I have told Lyn Biggers Neal (66), Cathy Moore Geary (66), and Candy Conley Fuqua (67). Candy in turn has told Carol Whiting Olsen (67). We are spreading the word. I do admit the old memory is failing and had to get out my El Molino's to connect faces with names. What a great service you are doing. I'm becoming addicted. Some of the best times of my life were at HHS. Thanks for the memories.
Thanks Sharon, Glad you're connecting with your friends. That's what it's all about.

Name: gary () on Tuesday, July 11, 2000 at 22:40:29
Class: none
City and State: vista
Message: Hey Kell, I loved Melody Music too (cause it was close)...but I remember my folks taking me to White Front (burned down) in what is now Watts and buying 45s for 5 & 10 cents...hell, I still got bunches of em. and to Matt Peterson...the Nationals I mentioned are "north american" nationals, so we include the neighbors up north...EH!

Name: Frank A. Romano () on Tuesday, July 11, 2000 at 20:48:52
Class: 1961
City and State: Las Vegas, NV
Message: JB, Joyce and I shared a wonderful evening back in 1961. Our next date was last year (some distance between drinks of water) when we had the opportunity to visit for a few hours when she was here at Las Vegas. Rest assured JB, that you and CT dominated the conversation. Joyce just hush and let him think whatever! Judy, Marsha how'd the unveiling of the seaweed wrap workout? Amazing stuff that seaweed. I mean how many wrinkled fish have you seen? RCG Frank

Name: Kelley () on Tuesday, July 11, 2000 at 19:44:14
E-Mail: peteypleasechimeinyouaresofullofwisdomsortoflikegoingtohhsinthe60s
Maiden: smarta--
Class: 67
City and State: Coos bay Or.
Message: Dawn, I wonder what you kids would do if you talked about 78's or 45's I had the best collection of 45's. I loved going to melody music and seeing what was new. I was in 6th, 7th and 8 grades when the best 45's were out. Did anyone ever go to Wallachs Music City and go into those little booths to listen to new albums! Now that was fun, especially if you indulged a little first. Yes those were the daze. I sound words out to spell them. I must talk really funny!!!!!!
I remember the little record players they had at Melody Music.

Name: Pat Bagby () on Tuesday, July 11, 2000 at 19:40:50
Maiden: Kavanaugh
Class: 64
City and State: Long Island City, NY.
Message: I just wanted to add my two cents to identifying the guys in the Hawthorne Intermediate picture. Second in the bottom row is John Calabro (brother-in-law to one of your semi-regulars, I think) and I believe the last one in the bottom row is Jerry Hamlow. Now where are the rest of the Class of '64 to help in this (besides the ones who have already written, of course)? The whole latest page is filled with the Class of '62--------where have the '64s gone? It's OUR classmates who are pictured. Let's get to work. :) Beyond that, I just wanted to thank you again for this great site. I have already been reunited (via email) with a number of former Cougars that I haven't seen since I went to HHS. What fun this has been. This has come at an especially good time for me, as my husband has been going through cancer treatment for the past 8 months (all is looking good, thank God). But this has been a fun way to enjoy and distract myself. Keep up the great work.

Thanks Pat for being out there and I'm glad you're getting lots out of the website. Yeah, come on class of 64, where are you??

Name: Sharon Kettering Johnson () on Tuesday, July 11, 2000 at 19:32:27
City and State: Nampa, Idaho
Message: To: Jimmy Peppers
I was delighted that you remembered me, yes we were in Mrs. Johnson's class, along with Royal Lord, Larry Smith, Jeanne Houck, to name a few. I had forgotten all about the "wouldya not" thing, but yes, I used to say that quite a bit. It was great hearing from you. Sharon
John the checks in the mail. Oh and PLEASE find a Pylon!

Thanks Sharon

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