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Name: Judy DeGrazia Blomsterberg () on Friday, August 4, 2000 at 21:27:28
Maiden: GotmyManTanon-andmybleachingdentalplatein.
Class: 64
City and State: Torrance, CA
Message: Hey Marilyn Ross -- kid.. that's the same Mrs. Hardacher I was talking about.. I remember that the Trott girls knew that her daughter was blind..small world...she use to work Sundale Ave in the early 60's with Avon. Alex Poltash (Ted's dad) was our mailman too.. Speaking of Avon.... Sachet~Here's my heart, Cotillion, Occur, Sweet honesty .. and how about those little great samplers of lipstick. (we didn't have to buy lipstick, we just used the samplers) Not to forget that all the gals from the early 60's wore Ambush.. Jungle Gardenia.. Crepe d'Chine.. Shalimar..Este Lauder youth dew..Chantilly.. Heaven sent, & Windsong. Last but not least Faberge's trio: Tabu, Emerade & Woodhue. (gee, we sound a little loose) & Chanel #5 (for the rich) Can anyone else recall long gone perfumes? Now, back to bleaching my teeth and darkening my skin.. At least I didn't fall on my face this year..but the evening is young.. Alan Hauge..where have you been bunky.. we miss you!! Now, IOLAPD again. Judy DeGrazia Blomsterberg..aka Sheudy
Speaking of darkening the skin, does anyone remember MAN-TAN?

Name: EL () on Friday, August 4, 2000 at 21:01:24
Maiden: YOU KNOW
Message: Sloey, is it true you are in touch with Steve AnderSEN? Steve if it was your B-Day, a Happy One from JakenJude, The other half of the great "Sen To Sen" combo that put the mighty vikings on their knees! Plus Moaningside, etc, and all! Hey give me a yell if you can. Our e-mail add is under my name. Do you by any chance remember the "real chinese fire drill" on the way back from the Culver city game? I've asked this before of another COUG, but do you remember? Steve if you are reading this mess, please give me a buzz. MAY THE COUGAR BE WITH YOU!

Name: Frank A. Romano () on Friday, August 4, 2000 at 20:56:51
Class: 1961
City and State: Las Vegas, NV
Message: It is really wonderful to sit back and be able read all the marvelous stories, memories and mind expanding editorial materials found at CT feedback....JB it is truly GREAT STUFF that you extract. Judy the Rowdy Queen is discussing the "new" Rowdy diet that has trimmed pounds off of Master Robin and Janny, who have each lost weight since taking their vows...If taking pounds off is the goal, I would say that the diet (no matter what color) is better than having been selected to replace the beast at the Knotts Berry Farm hi tech ride. might market that diet for those of us that need the help. Most of the males from the era, remember the sack dresses. The nice surprise was finding that the lady within didn't have the same shape as the dress. That happen to a friend with a lady in a Hawaiian MooMoo. The Foster run should handle the weight loss hiccup. Even though its "Fat Free" (no charge for the fat just the ice cream) correct Mr. Sloey? Honestly though I have no memory of "Bunny Shoes." My oldest daughter had me crazy 20 years ago looking for the socks with the individual toes on them... She called them "Piggy Socks." What fun I had shopping for those little beauties. Here's hoping you all have a wonderful and safe Foster's cruise night, and God Bless you all. RGC
Hey Frank, One of these days you're going to surprise us and make one of these things. Thanks for the input and I too have no recollection of the Bunny shoes, but I do remember Saddle shoes.

Name: Sharon Stein () on Friday, August 4, 2000 at 19:51:17
Maiden: Friddle
Class: 68
Message: Hot summer days....before we were old enough for the beach, there was Hawthorne Pool. Ten cents got you in from 1:00-5:00 - with the mandatory break at 3:00!. Stop at the dairy on the way home, then back to the pool that evening. Does anyone remember hot water in the showers??? Then when we got to HHS, swimming was first period. Does anyone know any body who did not graduate because they failed the swim test or was my PE teacher the only teacher who used that threat to get us in the cold water at 8:30??? Does anyone know if the pool is still used?
They're reviving the pool now. It has been a swamp for the seagulls for the last few years, but it's on the way back. I can remember first period PE and swimming in the early morning when it was foggy. It was fine while you were in the pool, but real cool when you had to get out.

Name: Sharon Leach () on Friday, August 4, 2000 at 19:07:33
Maiden: Moore
Class: 1966
City and State: Long Beach, CA
Message: Sorry I'm going to miss cruise night. I want to hear all about it on feedback. I am going to make the next event for sure.
On another subject. Last night while taking our evening stroll, my husband and I started talking about fashion when we were in school. He remembered girls wearing 4 and 5 petticoats. In Jr. High I wore 3 or 4 at a time and could barely get into my desk because my skirt was so full. In high school I remember white Indian moccasins, pantaloons, and getting in trouble with Mrs. Smith because my gym shorts were too short and tight. I also remember getting stopped by Mr. Nelson between the office and Senior Square. I had on my favorite dress. It was royal blue with a low scooped neckline, fitted bodice, and short pleated skirt. He told me that he thought my dress was too low-cut and the too short, and not to wear it again. I promised him I would not and went on my way. The next week, same place, same dress, guess who walks out of the office? Yep, Mr. N. He looked at me and said, "Didn't I tell you not to wear that dress again." I told him I was sorry, I forgot. He told me if I wore it again he would send me home. Two weeks later, between the library and nurses office out walks Mr. N. There I am, and guess what I'm wearing? Yep, my favorite dress. He just looked at me. I smiled, and said hello as though nothing were wrong. He shook his head and just kept walking. He was such a soft touch. I liked him. Where is he now?

Too bad about cruise night Sharon. We'll see you next time. Mr. Nelson is living in the wine country of central CA and doing just fine. He was truly one of the good guys at HHS, and a pretty fair actor too.

Name: Anita Young () on Friday, August 4, 2000 at 18:57:16
E-Mail: somewhere in Orygun
Maiden: Mike's sister
Class: 70's
City and State: didyousayoragun?
Message: Gumby and Pokey, why was the villain in Felix the cat a car part? ( Master cylinder), Beanie and Cecil and the "No Bikini Atoll" episode, when the Flintstones were prime time, Ed Sullivan, The Flintstones Meet the Jetsons, Huckleberry Hound, Snaggle Puss, all the old Warner Bros. cartoons, especially those done by Bob Clampett ( who also did Beanie and Cecil), The Beatles cartoons with George of the Jungle and Superchicken in the same half hour, the Fractured Fairy Tales on the Rocky and Bullwinkle show....that's all for now.....
Good ones Anita. And I've mentioned him before, but my favorite Beanie and Cecil character, way before your time (in the early 50's, Beany and Cecil were puppets), "Tearalong the Dotted Lion".

Name: Petey () on Friday, August 4, 2000 at 14:52:17
E-Mail: I'
Maiden: Honduras
Class: 1972
City and State: Salem,Oregon
Message: I remember flat top hair cuts with fenders, Red Goose Shoes, Little Oscar and the Wiener Mobile, grand opening of grocery stores, record players in cars, trying to sleep in curlers, Granny dresses and Granny glasses, calling the surf report, bathing caps, drive in movies in my Pj's, watching the Wizard of Oz once a year, the Twilight Zone was scary.
Also any word on Mary Valdez? She's still missing. Cruise on.

Name: Marilyn Ross () on Friday, August 4, 2000 at 13:56:35
E-Mail: marilynross@altavista
Maiden: Wisham
Class: 56
City and State: Garden grove, Ca
Message: JUDY B, you mentioned Mrs. Heartacher the Avon lady, could you possibly mean Mrs. Hardacre. She lived about Freeman Ave. Her youngest daughter Betty graduated from Hawthorne in 57. Older daughter Carol went to the L school, and was legally blind. She was a good friend of mine in grade school. I don't know about the Avon.

Name: Cindy () on Friday, August 4, 2000 at 13:52:26
City and State: El Segundo
Message: John, yes, the silent movie house in El Segundo is still going strong. :o)
Thanks Cindy.....

Name: Kathy Frankforter () on Friday, August 4, 2000 at 12:22:39
Maiden: Tom's Wife
Class: 79
City and State: Redondo Beach, CA
Message: I just popped over to visit Cougar Town which I do often. How about the Jewel T Man???
John Baker, thank you again for your inspiration. Warriorville is going like gang busters now. I've got the West High Warriors motivated...:} I've got a Delphi Forum message board up over there for time being and everyone is recalling old memories. It's wonderful!!
We are thinking of having a huge reunion for "All Classes" and donating the money to the school. Similar to what Mira Costa just did...I think it's a good concept.
Hello to all the "Cougars"...Keep the memories alive because if we don't have memories what do we have? :} Growing up in the South Bay for all of us was the "Best" no matter what school you went to.

Jewel T man was a memory flogger. How Mr Ed Reagan. He looked like Colonel Sanders and he was the local Watkins Man. Thanks Kathy, and glad everything's going well in Warriorville. For you Cougs who don't know, Warriorville is just west of Cougartown and is the Web Home of West High.

Name: George Inman () on Friday, August 4, 2000 at 11:54:39
Class: 1066
City and State: Sherman,Texas
Message: Man I cant believe this page...Lots of old people that I knew..anyone have any idea where I can get a 1966 Hawthorne High yearbook..?? thanks and keep this site up.!
Hey George, That's got to be the number two request behind have you heard from so and so. I really don't have an answer. Sorry.......

Name: John Baker ()on Friday, August 4, 2000 at 11:30:10
Class: 62
City and State: Lomita, CA
Message:OK, so "Superman the Ride" it isn't, but this was Knotts, when it was Knotts Berry Farm, back in the mid 60's and this was about as high tech as it got. Thanks Petey, for the picture.

Name: Myrna () on Friday, August 4, 2000 at 10:03:20
Maiden: Bell
Class: '66
City and State: Coalinga, CA
Message: Ooh, all this talk about Korla Pandit! I remember going to a "concert" of his. My mother played the organ and belonged to some organ club (don't go there!!!!!) and so my sister and I "got" to go to alot of the events. They weren't all bad - we hit a few silent movies accompanied by the organ. Those were pretty cool.
I wonder if the silent movie house in El Segundo is still going strong?

Name: Cheryl Nicocia () on Friday, August 4, 2000 at 09:38:05
Maiden: Christensen
Class: 62
City and State: Keno, Or. (ontheriver)
Message: Hey, anyone out there remember Bunny shoes??? How about the sack dress??? (not a winner with the boyfriend) Both were about 1958-59......
How about the 1958 hit song "No Chemise Please" by Gerry Granahan. How's that Karen Fraser?

Name: Judy DeGrazia Blomsterberg () on Friday, August 4, 2000 at 09:26:35
Maiden: Countdown~1moreday
Class: 64
City and State: Torrance, CA
Message: Here's a couple more things that all of you might remember..but never to do again. How about going on scavenger hunts at parties..and at night too! Beating the sidewalks for the school's fund drives by selling "tidings~donuts~magazines~& collecting old newpapers & phone books for the paper drives" Kick the can ~ Tag. OLLIE OLLIE OXEN FREE FREE FREE. Calling out for the Helm's donut man-or the Good Humor truck to stop.. visits from your local Fuller brush man and Avon Lady. (anyone remember Mrs. Heartacher from Avon ...Colleen and Mo you do? How many kids tried at one time or another to walk all the way into Inglewood & home again.. just to have your picture taken with your friend in the new machine in front of J.J.Newberry's. that cost 25 cents for 4 pics. Now about my Janny..Yes, it's true that Robin and Janny have lost weight since marrying a 'none cooking' fact the other day I heard that Robin has gotten so thin that he has to run around the shower just to get wet. And SLOEY.. don't make me come get you!! I'd still rather be staked to an anthill than relive "joke Tuesday." Looking forward to seeing Barbara Quartermus '64 for her first Cruise Night.. Now..IOLAPD. Sheudy DeGrazia Blomsterberg If I can get Janny to call me Sheudy just one more time, I'll go for a long winter fur.
Great stuff Sheudy, We'll see you tomorrow night.

Name: Ron Householder () on Friday, August 4, 2000 at 01:17:00
Class: 59
City and State: Agoura Ca
Message: John this is a great web site keep up the good work. See you sat nite.
Ron H

Hey Ron, It looks like EVERYONE'S coming to this one. It'll be fun for sure. We'll see you there.

Name: Carl Harrison () on Thursday, August 3, 2000 at 23:22:20
Class: 72
City and State: Hawthorne
Message: Looking forward to Saturday. Rode my bike to 26th street in M. B. last week. Hard to believe that 30 summers have passed since '70. I think I was there almost every day. That time between sophmore and junior years was the last great summer! Most of us could still be kids and jobs didn't interfere with life. The only worry was whether or not the Chevron trucks on Rosecrans were going to clip me on my bike.
Great time Carl, thanks......

Name: Marilyn Ross () on Thursday, August 3, 2000 at 21:45:55
Maiden: Wisham
Class: 56
City and State: Garden Grove, Ca
Message: SHARON MCDONALD, no the Johnny crossing guard did not wear Jodphers he was dressed as a bell boy like the photo of Johnny by your last posting. And John Korla Pandit played the organ.
Yes, he, or she,(when I was little, I could never figure out which) DID play the Organ.

Name: Linda Dietrich () on Thursday, August 3, 2000 at 21:41:30
Maiden: Dawson
Class: 69
City and State: Kansas City, MO
Message: Do you all remember Knotts Berry Farm when it was just a farm. I loved to feed the seals and the petting zoo was cool too. Also panning for gold, the stage coach ride, train ride, burro ride. Gosh, you all remember it then? My husband remembers seeing "The Sons of the Pioneers" sing. The other place we went a lot was Marine Land. My family moved to Hawthorne from Chicago when I was a baby. They left all their relitives back there. So in the summer time we always had a lot of out of town company. We would take them to the hot spots. Sometimes I wish I had a time machine and I could go back to the time our town was safe and everything was simple and clean. We could walk the streets at night and not worry about the bad guys. Oh well, we have our memories and for those of us like myself that have a hard time remembering we have CT. God Bless you John and all who add their memories to this wonderful site. Hi to all my friends out there.
Hey Linda, I remember Knotts when it didn't cost anything to get into the park. Now THAT'S old.

Name: Jimmie Boice () on Thursday, August 3, 2000 at 21:08:02
Maiden: Rowe
Class: 61
City and State: Norco,ca
Message: John, sorry for typing so big on my last message I am new at typing and E-mailing, do you remember me? I saw a picture of you from way back then and you look familiar to me, this is a fun place to be I get a kick out of all the, I hope, friendly banter. Remember Chaneys department store? My grandmother worked there for years, Anna Cook, she made me go out with the owners son once, I was told to be a LADY. Not a fun date. haha. Jimmie
Hi Jimmie, Although I don't remember you from school I'm sure our paths have crossed. My grandmother went to work for Mr. Harold Chaney in 1931 and retired from Chaneys 20 years later. Her name was Sally Baker.......OH, I never had to go out with his son though.

Name: Wayne Dickey () on Thursday, August 3, 2000 at 19:18:14
Class: 69
City and State: La Palma, Ca.
Message: Keith Jones, did you bring your blow up doll this trip? I had my Marilyn doll all ready to trade. So try to make it to Fosters, and we will exchange. If not just come to Fosters to have some fun. Late 60's fashion. Now thats quite a subject. Pendletons with the top button, buttoned, white t-shirts, Khaki pants and wing tip shoes. The dress of most Hawthorne cruisers (lowriders) in the late 60's. Although surfers also wore Pendletons, but with jeans and tennis shoes.
and white socks....

Name: JIM SLOEY () on Thursday, August 3, 2000 at 18:57:06
Class: 66/84
City and State: leigh, ne
Message: I forgot to mention two things, Senior moment. First a Happy Birthday to the Quarterback of the 59 Cougar team Steve Andersen. Second geezzz I forgot....... Sloey
Happy Birthday Steve.

Name: JIM SLOEY () on Thursday, August 3, 2000 at 18:50:17
E-Mail: whatsashudyanywayandwhoputherincharge ofwhatacougarlikesorenjoysjannyyouhave todobetterandcontrolherorillcallherboss
Class: 66/84
City and State: leigh, ne
Message: SHUDY, SHUDY SHUDY! Imagine Cary Grant saying it! When its funny I'll be there, when its athletic I'll know about it, when its a reunion count on me, but last week's feedback? I'm not that in love with this week's, except Robins. Please Shudy be off like a prom dress! Hey Jan how are you? Are you being fed? Witness protection program call you back yet, keep me informed, Shudy doesn't! Drop by we shall feed you!

Yeah Janny said he'd had his fill of canned peas and corn. He's starting to look a little like an Auschwitz participant. When he stands sideways and sticks his tongue out, he looks like a zipper. People want to use him for a lawn dart. The boy looks like a broom stick in pants. He's so slim he could..........well you get the picture. Sneak on over here Janny and I'll BBQ you something made outta meat.

Name: Tom Quintana () on Thursday, August 3, 2000 at 18:42:13
Message: Hello JB, It's been awhile since we communicated.
Need your help with (what else) some memorabilia. If you would, please ask your members and other drops-ins on the site for old photos of Hawthorne schools. I'm trying to assemble old photos of Hawthorne School District school sites from the 1930s through the 60s. I'll copy any photos that may surface and return them to their owners. Bless you for all that you've done to preserve Hawthorne's history.

Hey Tom, Yes, I'm sure there are a few pictures of schools floating around among Cougartowners. If any of you Ctowners can help Tom in his quest for Hawthorne Schools, please email me or Tom, as he sure has helped with this website. Thanks Tom and if you come to our Cruise Night on Saturday night at Fosters in Hawthorne, I'll return your books.

Name: Kathleen Griffin () on Thursday, August 3, 2000 at 18:21:25
Maiden: Nix
Class: 74
City and State: San Pedro, CA
Message: Jim, no Michael hasn't read feedback but he sure knows that others refer to him as Jerry Garcia and David Crosby so he wouldn't be offended at all. I think it was someone here at Cougartown who dubbed him Jerry. Anyway, he's busy getting the 36 ready to cruise to Foster's on Saturday.
If any of you ol' band bods (From Alex DeLaO's reign) are planning to be at Cruise night, I'll have the Band Scrapbook with me. (Yes, I found it recently). Alex, hope you can make it as well!
Myrna, thank you, thank you, thank you!
People, Cougartown is really just one big family. It doesn't seem to matter what class your birth year put you in. Here everyone has one common denominator, we had the privilege of attending the best High School in the country and we have the BEST Web Site to prove it. Thanks John~!

Thanks Kathleen, I agree totally. See you all on Saturday at Fosters.

Name: Debra Lee McGregor () on Thursday, August 3, 2000 at 17:24:50
Maiden: Lee
Class: 72
City and State: Blastin' Hot Desert, CA
Message: Hey ... in the class pic - Is that Diane Dorsheimer on the far left? The little (we all were then) blond girl with glasses? Lookin' forward to Sat. night - Will there be name tags?! Hope it's a good turn out. See ya then ... God bless
Hi Debra, Yes, I'll bring the name tags. See you there.

Name: Tom Burroughs () on Thursday, August 3, 2000 at 16:05:32
Class: 1958
City and State: Prescott AZ
Message: Wow I spend a week under the Nomad, rewiring the thing so it will make it to cruise night & I get back to Feedback & there`s all this talk about how dead Feedback is??? Reality check. The Nehru jackets, tight pants, pointed shoes. Yea I remember that! Maybe I am not older than dirt. But does anyone remember sitting on the floor at Carolina Pines lounge & watching Rosalie Gayle. How about the Peppermint West . How about the Claud McLyn trio at the lounge at the Tropicana bowling alley. Johnny Rivers at the Whiskey, The Standells at Harveys Goldstreet. The Bill Pair four at Cow Town on south Vermont? You know I think Korla Pandit wore the first Nehru jacket? How about the Blue Fox CW bar on Redondo Beach Blvd.? Of course I was never in any of these places! They might just be in my imagination?? Well I got my set of keys & I`m cruisin to the hamburger stand now!! Later Cougs!!
Hey Tom, That was quite a run down memory lane there boy. Thanks and we'll see you on Saturday night. Be a Coug and take care of my Nomad. Korla there was a Rockin' Piano Player.

Name: John Baker ()on Thursday, August 3, 2000 at 15:42:20
Class: 62
City and State: Lomita, CA
Message:OK, can any of you class of 72ers recognize any HHS alumni in this picture from Petey. This picture is from Lockhaven. Good Luck.......

Name: Alan Nelson () on Thursday, August 3, 2000 at 14:38:00
Class: '73
City and State: Parker, Az
Message: OK, You want some feedback? How about some fashion feedback, since we're on the topic. How many of us just couldn't live without Nehru Jackets in the mid-late 60's. These, of course, could only be worn with tight peg-leg pants and pointy shoes. Does anyone think that THIS retro style will come back in?

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