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Name: Gina Peck () on Monday, August 14, 2000 at 21:04:11
Maiden: Black
Class: 80
City and State: Los Angeles, CA
Message: So many summer babies and birthdays!! I was a birthday girl on the 6th of August and I had my first birthday party!!! I had a mermaid pinata and everything!! In my hazy memory Annette Cessor and CT was mentioned, at the authentic Mexican feed, by none other than Micki Reitmeyer Lanterman, a Cougarette. I can't tell you what the reference to Annette was, as it was a little smokey and the vodka daqueris where flowing and flowing and flowing. Another bummer about having a fellow Coug at your party is that they know where you were and when....I had a lot of trouble explaining to the non-Coug guests that I had skipped a few grades and....
Happy birthday to all the Coug birthday'ers. I had a great one and will be celebrating again next week in Catalina. Sun, sand, surf, and my best friend. Too sweet!
P.S. Nodo, got your phone message. You make me chuckle. I didn't forget you on May 9th, I had food poisoning and was headed for the hospital. Don't eat at El Pollo Loco!!!! xoxo, Auntie!

Name: Wendy Chaney () on Monday, August 14, 2000 at 20:38:01
Maiden: Zitter
Class: 87
City and State: San Diego, Ca.
Message: Hi! Hope to see you real soon.
Thanks Wendy

Name: Ray Nelson () on Monday, August 14, 2000 at 20:33:56
Class: 1973
City and State: Fayetteville, Ga (Billy Goat Acres)
Message: John Baker, I read that you're a fellow cyclist. You have a year to get in to shape for the Los Angeles Wheelmen's Grand Tour a one day 200-mile ride up the coast and back. A good training ride is up Angeles Crest Highway to Mt. Wilson. When you ready for more riding, come out here and ride the BRAG (Bike Ride Across Georgia) a 400+ mile week long ride in June.

Sorry Ray, I'll be passing on those rides. I'm STILL feeling the effects of a July 4th, 1975 ride that Tom Shelley and I took to Santa Barbara and back. I didn't touch a bike for about 22 years following that ride.......I think you call it aversion conditioning.

Name: Alan Nelson () on Monday, August 14, 2000 at 20:09:12
Class: '73
City and State: Parker, Az
Message: I remember the Watts Riots and seeing the smoke of the fires from the sun deck of our apartment building at Broadway and Ramona. We heard (incorrectly) that the riot had reached Prairie Ave. My friends and I were up on the deck with our bows and arrows, ready to defend the homestead from the riotous hoards. (Does anyone know why they changed the house numbers in the late '60s? That apartment changed from 413 W. Broadway to 4526 W. Broadway. I'm amazed that I can still remember.)
Yes, I know why they changed them. The early numbers were Hawthorne numbers and were set up so that the East/West numbers were how many blocks (East or West) from Hawthorne Bl you were, and the North/South numbers were how many blocks (North or South) you were from El Segundo Bl.
The upgraded numbering system reflected how many blocks you were from Main St. in the Westerly direction and how many blocks you were from Downtown LA (1st St) in the Southerly direction. Man, what a drawn out explanation huh. Not sure what year the numbers changed though. Hawthorne also changed their street names in the early 40's. Some of the older names were Raymond (120th); Maine (129th); Ballona Av (El Segundo Bl); New Hampshire (133rd St). Thanks Alan for clearing that up.

Name: Tom Burroughs () on Monday, August 14, 2000 at 18:58:03
Class: 1958
City and State: Prescott AZ
Message: Now were talking JB, you set up the ride & promise to wear that leopard skin speedos & I`ll buy you all the margaritas you can drink!! I can picture a special CT calender with your pic. spread all through it. Kind of an Olympic year edition!! Great fund raiser for HHS? Let`s do it!
Hey Tom, We're trying to find the lost Cougs, not run them off. Besides it would cost you a helluva lot more than a few margaritas to see this Coug in speedos.

Name: Hoody-1 () on Monday, August 14, 2000 at 18:32:30
E-Mail: whatadragitisgettingold
City and State: CB,OR.
Message: Hey Cougs, I just got an e-mail from my new best sister-in-law Marsha and she gave me some very distressing news. It's Robin...yes, and very sad...THEIR COMPUTERS BROKE AND HE'S HAVING MEGA WITHDRAWAL. But, just think of the opportunity at hand folks, He's down, no response, no input, no output, What! you say, poke a guy when he's down? Hey ladies, remember those tent maker jokes!!! But really, in all seriousness, I am very concerned...IF THE REMOTE GOES OUT HE WILL NEVER RECOVER. Let's have a moment of silence please and hope our brother Robin is stocking extra batteries.
Note: The preceeding is intended for amusement only. I do not wish to offend anyone...well at least not today. If you are easily offended..Remember... fingers in ears and LA,LA,LA,LA.
Hey Hoody1, He was over here the other night and we couldn't pry him away from the screen. Marsha said to just leave him for a couple of hours and he'd return to normal.........he never did.

Name: Anita Young () on Monday, August 14, 2000 at 16:51:35
E-Mail: or
Maiden: Aceves
Class: 1978
City and State: Newberg, OR
Message: Attention all Cougs....looking for e-mail addresses for 3 Pacific NW Cougs (Southern WA)....John Boulder (a fireman, I'm told), Mike Bower (a paramedic) and Tom Leplay. I was told by Raymond Smith, these guys are all supposed to be in Vancouver. We want to contact them for the Pacific NW get together. Thanks you guys! Be a Coug!

Name: Tom Burroughs () on Monday, August 14, 2000 at 14:52:18
Class: 1958
City and State: Prescott AZ
Message: So it sounds like J.B.1&2 did the old , bike around PV. routine!! Sounds like fun to me! It`s amazing after all these years we're drawn back to PV. I don`t remember throwing any motors over the cliffs` but have some other memories from there that I can`t mention on CT! John I promise this biking will be much easier with the right equipment. I`m telling you, hard souled shoes, & lycra shorts & a bike that fits you right, will make all the difference in the world. I mean think about it? What`s the worst that could happen? So your out riding & Mike Shay drives by & sees you in your lycra shorts! Your old enough now, that you have got to stop caving in to peer pressure. This is all about comfort man!! Do you see any TourdeFrance riders in tennis shoes & cut offs? I rest my case! Wow!, another 1958 name on feedback! Nobby Muranaka. I`m telling you these 58 people are still out there! Nobby & I go way, way back. Great to see his name up there. Terry Leeper & Judy Strom are on vacation until Sept. They were seen riding there Goldwing 3 wheeler in Missoula Montana along with the Hells Angels at there annual convention?? I only hope they were wearing their CT T-shirts. No one, will mess with them with those shirts on!! Richard Hanson, I`m keeping my eyes open for a Nomad for you. What year was it that you wanted? Let`s do a CT bike ride! See you kids later! TB from AZ
Hey Tom, I just can't get comfortable in lycra spandex as I'm too used to my Leopard skin thong speedos. Now there's a butt ugly (pardon the pun) image that won't go away for awhile.
Yes, how about a Cougartown Strand Ride. I think with a few Margarita stops, it could work. I'll keep you posted....

Name: Marilyn Ross () on Monday, August 14, 2000 at 14:47:26
Maiden: Wisham
Class: 56
City and State: Garden Grove, Ca
Message: Boy John that story of your trip to Watts reminded me of my husbands experience during the riots. We lived on 134st a couple of blocks from Crenshaw, that was the border of the curfew area. My husband decided to drive over and check it out "in our 1965 Mustang". He got to the corner of 134th pl and Crenshaw and decided that was far enough, looked around and saw nothing turned around to head home and a cop came after him. They laid a shot gun across the window sill and asked him a lot of questions. I guess they were bored. By the time he got home I think he realized that was a bad idea. He was working in LA at the time and had to take the San Diego Fwy to work as the Harbor was closed. He finally got tired of the heavy traffic and decided to try Harbor again. He had the whole freeway to himself with only a few national guard jeeps keeping guard. Everytime a car backfired I was ready to hit the dirt.
Ahhh yes, the good old days huh Marilyn.

Name: Anita Young () on Monday, August 14, 2000 at 14:42:35
E-Mail: or
Maiden: Aceves
Class: 1978
City and State: Newberg, OR
Message: Alright, I just e-mailed the big guy here the info....NW picnic get together at Mike Hinsch's (HHS77) place in North Plains, OR, just north of Hillsboro. Nice place. You NW Cougs will love it! John will post a banner with all info. for you guys soon. Feel free to e-mail me at either of my e-mail addresses for any and all other info.
Michelle! Nice to talk to you,too, hon! HAPPY BIG 40! I get there September 1, so I'm not too far behind ya! Not dreading it, either. Why? You are only as old as you feel, and I don't feel old at all! It's all in how ya look at it! Tell Lori Salazar I said HI! I e-mailed her, but I don't know if she ever got it! I should try again, huh? And Bonnie, hell, you look great! No one would ever know you were 40! A bunch of us (I hope) next month are getting together at Valerie Rosauers in Beaverton and having a pig roast party! You ought to come up and celebrate early, woman!
Have a great day, Michelle! You deserve it! = )

For all you PNW party people, the info is at the top of the Feedback page and it's short notice too, so make plans NOW!!

Name: Bonnie McCoy () on Monday, August 14, 2000 at 13:53:48
Maiden: McCoy
Class: 78
City and State: Newport Beach, CA
Message: Happy Birthday, Michelle Whittaker!!! Hope you have a great one! : ) Since I'm one of the youngest in our class, I'm still 39 and will be for another 3 months. However, I've already started telling people I'm 40 - so when that birthday comes I'll be used to it by then hopefully! Tell Lynn, Lori and Donna I said hi and you all have fun in PS!!!

Name: JIM SLOEY () on Monday, August 14, 2000 at 13:02:35
Class: 66/84
City and State: REDONDO BEACH, CA
Message: Lizzy-some of us got together and took up a collection then went down to HErmosa panhandled for 2 more hours and we got your $1 that you lost! Taking the "coins" to the bank today for a CLEAN NEW dollar bill! I don't know how that explanation could be any clearer but if you would like I'll try the long version of the explanation? And Madame Chairwoman, Blue Backs are out and footers are in. The reference is CIF Directive XII Chapter 6 Sections 2.12-2.22, under the heading of MASCOT/COLORS. Did I hear Zumwalt signed in? Talk about a guy who could throw hard, he was it!

I'm sure Liz's Mom will be glad to get that dollar back.....

Name: Michelle () on Monday, August 14, 2000 at 12:53:12
Maiden: Whittaker
Class: 78
City and State: Palmdale, CA
Message: I check in all the time but haven't added to the feedback in quite some time!!! I recently got an e-mail from Anita, had a nice chat thanks to Cougartown! Today's my birthday (yeah, I gotta plug one for myself) and I started thinking about all my buds from HHS who are also the big 40, or pretty close, sob, sob! I'm envious of all the get-togethers and lunch dates I've read about between old buds! I'm thinkin' "Wow! I wanna hang out with some ol' buds too!"......well, I've been in touch with Lynn McGuyre alot lately and we're planning a girls weekend in Palm Springs with Donna Ricks, Lori Salazar and possibly Jeri Rich! It's so great to see how many old cougars keep in touch some 20 or more years later! by next month you'll all be reading about our get-together too! Hopefully we'll all make the next cruise night together too! I love reading all the feedback, seeing what's going on with everyone! Hey John, can you stand one more big THANK YOU again for this fun website!!!!!? You're my favorite Cougar! But don't tell anyone else!
Ahh Gee Michelle, thanks and I hope you all have a great weekend in PS. Let us all know how it comes out.

Name: Anita Young () on Monday, August 14, 2000 at 12:34:21
E-Mail: or
Maiden: Aceves
Class: 1978
City and State: Newberg, OR
Message: John, I'll say you were lucky to get out of Watts unscathed! An uncle of mine wasn't so lucky! He was beaten to within an inch of his life! Took numerous surgeries, and 2 years of rehab to get him back together again! What the hell were you guys thinking? JEEZ!!!!
And no, I have not forgotten, NW COUGS....waiting patiently for Raymond Smith to get in touch with me to let me know if we have to have a permit or what not for the park in question. He didn't have an answer for me at Saturday's meeting. If we can't have it at the park, Mike Hinsch, class of 1977 has graciously told us we can have it at his house. That's where the meeting was. John, since you and your buddies are into old guys would love Mike! His car collection is mighty impressive. More on the NW reunion this afternoon.. FOR SURE!!!!!!!!!

Thanks Anita....

Name: Betty Rodriguez () on Monday, August 14, 2000 at 10:19:01
Maiden: Kean
Class: 69
City and State: Lake Elsinore, CA
Message: John & Janet- Boy, what a flashback! The Palos Verdes Bluffs! My dad used to take us down there (on foot) to search for hatchcovers. We'd carry them up the trail, take 'em home and sand and varnish them for furniture. One time, while walking down the trail (which, if I remember, was only wide enough for one person), I slipped! The drop was straight down. My dad caught me by the hand and held on tight while his friend reached over and tugged me up by my trousers. Poor dad, I'm sure thats when he started drinking martinis!

Yep, straight down all right. Mike Shay and I disposed of an engine and transmission out of his 52 Ford over those bluffs once back in the days before the word "Ecology".
Oh... and my dad had yanked me out of a few of lifes perils over the years and, like your dad, enjoyed his martinis too.

Name: Dawn Moffett () on Monday, August 14, 2000 at 09:30:17
Maiden: Koch
Class: 78
City and State: Simi Valley,Ca.
Message: Hey Dawn Rigdon! Glad to see you found CT. I'm sure you remember me since we started out at York School and always ended up in the same classes being Dawn K. and Dawn R. Why do they do that? My daughter Sarah has had another Sarah in her class for both kindergarten and 1st grade. My Sarah is known as tall Sarah and the other is small Sarah (by their friends, not teachers). I'm hoping she gets to be the only Sarah in her 2nd grade class. She probably won't answer to just Sarah. I spent the day down in the San Diego area yesterday with the May family of water polo fame at HHS. I've clued them in on CT so watch for Greg to check in soon. He is down from Utah working in the South Bay for awhile. They are all well and we had a great time. Happy Monday everyone.
Thanks Dawn, and everyone else, for plugging our little Cougar community. I get email from new arrivals all the time saying that another Cougar had told them about Ctown. Word of mouth works well Cougs. Thanks again....

Name: Janet Burkett () on Sunday, August 13, 2000 at 22:52:08
Maiden: Humphreys
Class: 62
City and State: Mission Viejo, Ca
Message: Dear Cougs, If any of you who are into bicycling are ever advised to take the Palos Verdes Bluffs trail.....RUN FOR YOUR LIVES!!! Unless, of course, you are into extreme sports. I don't think we're quite there yet are we John??? Hey Marsha and Robin, it was really nice to get to do dinner with you two this weekend. Robin, stick around for awhile! Got to go find the BenGay. JB2
No darlin', I think my EXTREME SPORTS days are numbered. This ride would've been real fun in a CJ5 running a rat motor, but a bicycle!!?? Let's just say I think we'll stick to the trails marked "Bike Lane".

Name: Sharon () on Sunday, August 13, 2000 at 22:17:10
E-Mail: Leach
Maiden: Moore
Class: 66
City and State: Long Beach
Message: Wolfman, regarding school colors and mascot, please add Table of Authorities, blue back, and send two copies to Madam Chairwoman. Geez, talk about legalese.
I'm hip...... I had to brainstorm all weekend with David Gray, Jacoby, Meyers, and Larry H. Parker, and we still haven't figured out what he's talking about.

Name: Lori Padelford () on Friday, August 11, 2000 at 23:59:57
E-Mail: Desilulu4u
Class: 81
Message: Hi Pat Bush! Remember me? I live pretty close to you in West Garden Grove and have 4 cats and 2 dogs. I would like to try the pet food. I will try to call you but if I forget call me 714-899-2828. Thanks Lori

Name: Elizabeth Estrada () on Friday, August 11, 2000 at 20:14:35
Class: 69
City and State: CoolnbeautifulRedondo
Message: Hey Kell, I do remember the Hunter's house. What was up with that? I loved the little corner store. Hoody, you little stud, what happened to the people in the big white house? Wasn't that the Pritcherd house? The dog they had used to run up to the fence and bark his little head off whenever I walked by. Scared the daylights out of me.... Kell, do you remember the very cool Holloween Carnival at Ramona? The cake walk? The PTA worked hard on that one. Buenos Noches

Name: Dawn Moffett () on Friday, August 11, 2000 at 20:07:56
Maiden: Koch
Class: 78
City and State: Simi Valley, Ca.
Message: Don't worry Anita, it was the 77 yearbook. Now I'll have to find my 78 book, you've got my curiousity. My senior pix was awful too so don't feel bad. I have had a photgrapher friend of ours take all my kids out to a park or somewhere nice for their pix. Something about the natural lighting looks so much better! I looked like I had plastic hair or something in mine! If you were hanging around the art building I'm sure we ran into each other. Now I need to look up your old boyfriend. Mr. Williams was one of my favorite teachers. I took art instead of math on my counselors advice. Art was a fun class but now that I'm studying to get my teaching credential I wish we would have been required to take more math. I guess the art will come in handy for drawing pix on the board. John, you're only as old as you feel! Both my sister-in-laws went to school around the same time as the Beach Boys so You're not old! I was caught in the Watts riots driving to Downey on Imperial Hwy. with my Dad. I was only 4 but I remember how scared I was and that they broke out every window in our green Rambler station wagon. That is definitely not a good memory. I do wish my parents would have taken some pix but I've never seen any. Have a great weekend.

Name: JIM SLOEY () on Friday, August 11, 2000 at 19:01:35
Class: 66/84
City and State: RB, CA

Name: Sherry Wingo () on Friday, August 11, 2000 at 18:57:22
Maiden: Peppers
Class: 1964
City and State: Haw. Ca.
Message: John Baker you made me laugh. Your story about following the cop car to Watts was unbelievable. Like your mother would have said - You don't have the brains God gave a wooden duck!
That was me all right. Hope you're feeling better Sherry. We missed you last Saturday at Cruise Night.

Name: Pat Bush () on Friday, August 11, 2000 at 18:42:00
Class: 80
City and State: Buena Park
Message: HI To all you Cougar & Cougaretts in Orange County area. I recently got into the pet food business. It's an all natural dog & cat food and we also provide Free home delivery. So if anyone would like to try it, give me a call at CANINE CAVIAR 714-630-7988

Thanks Pat, I like dog food along about the end of the month. I'll give you a call. Come on all you dog lovin' Cougs, Get it a shot.

Name: JIM SLOEY () on Friday, August 11, 2000 at 18:28:51
Class: 66/84
City and State: REDONDO BEACH, CA
Message: Well a question I think I can answer Kathleen. When a new school is created in California there is a formula to determine school mascot and school colors. The new school, through its School board and usually Athletic director submits its application to the local CIF C/O MASCC. They then determine from a map any existing conflicts within a ten mile radius. The conflict has to be three for three, i.e., 2 colors and mascot. If 2 or less then they are conditionally approved, but all schools in that radius who have at least one conflict are then notified. They have 30 days to file an appeal with the State office of CIF C/o MASCCCCA who then notifies the new school of an appeal, if no appeal the Mascot and colors are approved. If the new school wants to go forward they then file an application to grant the Mascot and Colors notwithstanding the conflict. The appealing school then has 30 days to respond to the application and the new school has 15 days from the date the appealing school files its appeal to respond to that application. 30 days thereafter a hearing is held by the State MASCCCA to determine whether such a conflict is so "confusing and unfair as to render any distinction between the schools virtually meaningless." If the hearing the MASCCCA determines it has then the application process will begin a new and the new school must choose three new items, colors and mascot. The new school can of course avoid the appeal and simply choose prior to the appeal to select different colors or mascot not necessarily all three, you may choose on that may not be conflicted and avoid the appeal process. Ok Kathleen got it?

GEEZ, and I thought it was a complicated procedure. I don't think even the great Lawyer duo of Johnny Cochrane and Algonquin J. Calhoun would tackle the old "School Colors and Mascot" trial. And to think we were going to be the called HHS "Tag Teamers" until we found out the school colors would be Black and Blue. Thanks Jimbo......

Name: Kell () on Friday, August 11, 2000 at 18:12:41
Maiden: currie
Class: 67
City and State: Coos Bay, OR
Message: Elizabeth, I too remember the store, we just called it the corner store or little store. I loved it penny candy, teenagers hanging out. We could take pop bottles back and get candy. Hey!!! Now days you could take a whole bag of bottles and not get close to a candy bar. good memory Liz. Do you remember the Hunters who lived on the corner (our side) of Ramona and 133rd? I'll say no more, but if you remember. Scary. John you mentioned the Watts riots. My neighbor at the time (on 133rd no less) was Sally Coppinger, her dad owned an appliance store down there, more than likely the only white man there. He didn't get burned out. But certainly got out of there fast. That was a terrible time.
Yeah I know it didn't take Mike and I long to survey the problems of the poor blacks in Watts that night. I however, was going to National Technical School on the corner of Figueroa and Santa Barbara (Martin Luther King Bl. now) and had to traverse Hoover Blvd every morning. That was an experience I'll never forget.

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