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Name: Gina Peck () on Wednesday, September 6, 2000 at 00:04:39
Maiden: Black
Class: 80
City and State: Los Angeles, CA
Message: John!!!! Dude!!!! Don't tell people about the sheets!!! Now Janet is going to find out....
About you thinking...we smelled the wood burning, but put out the fire, take Judy Wudy up on her offer. Judy, your are truly the ROWDY QUEEN!!! Next full moon, I'm dancin' for you babe!!! I luv ya!! By the way, did you like the photo of my kids? Mr. Xmas is handsome isn't he?

Mr. Xmas IS handsome.......uh, is Mr Xmas the one with the striped sweater or the red hat?

Name: Anita Young () on Tuesday, September 5, 2000 at 23:29:49
E-Mail: or
Maiden: Aceves
Class: 1978
City and State: Newberg, OR
Message: Hey John....the grapes they made that Cabernet must of come from Washington, that winery, Sokol Blosser, is 3 miles down the street from favorite one! Yeah, you and Janet save it for the right time...that's why I sent it, big Guy! And yeah, that cheesecake...once you make it and take a bite, you really should have people around to share it with and eat the whole thing, end up eating damn near, if not, the whole thing, it's so good, rich but good! = )
So, your mom is from Missouri too, huh? My mom and her family is, too. Lebanon, Missouri by the Ozarks. Terrie Kostiszak's mom is from Missouri,too, but I think her mom's family is from the St.Louis area. And, my last roommate and now good friend is from Missouri. I tell ya, the older I get, the more and more people from Missouri I meet or else their folks are from there. The good old "Show Me State!" Full of good people!
And, speaking of drive-in movie theaters and old in Newberg, we have one of the last drive-in theatres, I think, on the west coast. Our own Mike Hinsch, class of 1977 and host of the Pacific Northwest Reunion on the 16th, just went to that drive-in a week or so ago with his Edsel owner's club for a function. I would of gone, but couldn't find a sitter for my daughter. She's way too young to stay out that late! Maybe next summer, we should plan on having an HHS reunion and car show there! Now that would be a total blast, wouldn't it?

Sorry Anita, I meant to say Oregon. Thanks again........

Name: Gina Peck () on Tuesday, September 5, 2000 at 23:26:07
Maiden: Black
Class: 80
City and State: Los Angeles, CA
Message: Anita, my recipe comes from my jewish mother-in-law (she passed away before I met the hubs). After much arm twisting, my sis-in-law doled it over. The hubs likes to have his own with a fork. He quarters it and it lasts maybe two evenings. How the dude doesn't hurl, I'll never know. Usually you have to slice it real thin. People who have never had it always think you are being stingy with it until they can barely finish the slice. We finally got an inkling of fall in the air so my baking bug is starting to buzz. Is anyone else out there? I just polished my nails and I can't go to bed until they dry (or I'll get sheet marks in the paint). A really cool color called "I'm not really a waitress" red. Sort of the candy apple you guys painted your cars. As for 80's guys, the ones I hung out with (you know who you are) were pretty stoned most of the time (excluding Ray Smith...I wouldn't want to give him a bad rep, now would I?). We just considered the source. Besides, it gave us more time to "shop the sand". I better check the alumni list again to make sure who's on it and who's not.
Not to mention Racing Stripes on the sheets.....

Name: Judy DeGrazia Blomsterberg () on Tuesday, September 5, 2000 at 22:58:16
Maiden: weekendsubstitue4theKing
Class: 64
City and State: Torrance, CA
Message: John Boy.. I just read where Gina Peck expressed how very much she missed CT during your weekend absences.. well, never fear.. on behalf of the ROWDYS, Marsha Russell & I would be honored to volunteer for the job of CT substitute while you're away..sooo many miles away...and not even with a puter by your side.. Oh ya.. you have to leave the key to your house with us too.. for any parties, etc, that we "must" have to keep the website alive.. don't thank us..we're happy to do it..
Judy Wudy.. THE ROWDYS

Judy, Like I told Gina, I have thought of it......

Name: Larry Wetter () on Tuesday, September 5, 2000 at 22:31:13
Class: 63
City and State: Hawthorne Heights
Message: To answer Bill Jensen's question regarding the T-bird, it has to be Joan Munn and her white 59 Thunderbird. I do not remember her father taking it away from her. Is it possible that she is still having fun,fun,fun with it? I see the Jensen clan is hogging the web these days. Hi Kathy, Bobby and Bill.
Larry, It wasn't Joan Munn.....

Name: JIM SLOEY () on Tuesday, September 5, 2000 at 21:26:46
Class: 66/84
City and State: RANDOLPH, IOWA
Message: CONNIE BROWER, My brothers and I moved to California mostly because our folks brought us here to Hawthorne. We lived in Randolph. Small world huh? So who do we know in common I bet the list is long! Or as long as it can be in small town america. But the best people in the whole world live where you live right now. And I say that because the people in Hawthorne are just like them. GREAT PEOPLE as Robin, Steve and I discussed last week it's a small midwestern town or was. Connie I hope to hear from you!!

Name: Bill Jensen () on Tuesday, September 5, 2000 at 21:03:45
Class: 63
City and State: hawthorne, Ca
Message: Brother Bob, I see that John is correct about the old farmhouse. Yes that was the Leuzinger Farm. I remember Mr. Leuzinger kept his 1951 light blue gray Chevy convertible in the barn. Now with that answered, does anyone know what special equipment was installed on that Chevy convertible? Here's one. What was the name of the restaurant on Inglewood Ave and 135th Street?
Hello Connie Brower. I not sure if it is because the seasons are changing or because the Holidays will arrive soon, but over the week end I had a vision of when I lived on 121 Street. Seeing your name on the feedback page brought it back again. Guess what I saw. I saw this big picture window with a wonderful Christmas mural painted on it. Yes, I remember those Christmas pictures your mother Irma painted. Wow, that was some time before Junior High when I lived on 121Street. Do you keep up the tradition?
Mike Riley asks who was Spider? Well only one person comes to mind. That is Mr. Fredrick T. Morgan, better known as Spider Morgan.
Also, a big hello to my little Sister. Hello Kathy! Kathy, I will say something. Something! Kathy, did you see that good picture of Bob? I think he looks better now that he parts his hair the same way that I do. What do you think?

Name: Mary Marshall () on Tuesday, September 5, 2000 at 19:17:23
Message: A friend who I went to h.s. with back in st. joseph, mo is married to a graduate of your h.s. and he said to look at what you all had done on your web site. you have done a great job.
Thanks Mary for the nice comments. If you're from St Jo, then you should know where Maryville, MO is located. My mother's family are from Maryville and Ravenwood MO. Small world......

Name: Bob Jensen () on Tuesday, September 5, 2000 at 17:35:15
Class: 71
City and State: Cheviot Hills, CA
Message: Hello Connie Brower, a name from the past. You may not remember me (I am 10 years younger and I remember you) but you should remember my brother Bill Jensen "63". We lived next to Linda Ann Meleziva. You, if I remember correctly, lived between the Collette's and the Waterson's. My brother Bill and I were just thinking of the people who lived on that street and your family was one of the names that came up. We both remember your mother painting pictures in the living room during the Christmas season. Is that correct? When I finish here I am going to call mother and tell her we saw your posting on the Cougartown site. Mother often speaks of your mother, Erma, and the others that all moved on that street at the same time. How is your brother Eddy, and the rest of your family. Hope to see you on Cougartown in the near future. Bobby Jensen
To John: I saw your note posted to the bottom of my sisters message. Please do not encourage the Jensen kids, we could become WEB HOGS. Yes, John, that was the Leuzinger Farm but I think I will wait awhile before I tell you what was in the barn. Someone else is bound to remember.

Hey thanks Bob, and you and the rest of the Jensens use the site all you want. That's what it's here for.

Name: Anita Young () on Tuesday, September 5, 2000 at 16:54:01
E-Mail: or
Maiden: Aceves
Class: 1978
City and State: Newberg, OR
Message:! The guys in the 80's were brutal alright! Our guys, in the mid to late 70's were so cool about us being in the water....who do you think gave me and Margaret their boards to try and surf on? And they were all too happy to lend us their websuits to body surf with. Too bad the 80's guys couldn't appreciate you guys more. Bummer!
And, yeah, I love to make cheesecakes, too. I gave our own king John here my recipe for a killer regular double baked one and even told him how to make it a "Death By Chocolate" one. The recipe I use is from my ex's mom, who got it from her grandmother. Supposedly, it's an old German recipe going back to Germany itself a very long time ago and it has won awards. The funny thing is though, it is so simple to make and has no hard to get or bizarre ingredients in it. Bake on, woman, bake on!

Hi Anita, Haven't made the cheesecake yet. Waiting until I lose a few pounds. I do want to thank you for the bottle of Washington state Cabernet. Haven't opened it yet, but I will when the time and food is right. That was very generous...thank you.

Name: Elizabeth Estrada () on Tuesday, September 5, 2000 at 16:50:45
Maiden: Goddess
Class: 69
City and State: Redondo Beach, CA
Message: Yes, Sloey, Butch was the very popular nickname of the 50's and 60's. And, no, not in your wildest fantasies could I be considered Butch. I've been called bitch on occasion but I prefer to think of myself as "assertively opinionated".
Love The Goddess

Name: Bill Jensen () on Tuesday, September 5, 2000 at 16:28:38
Class: 63
City and State: Hawthorne, Ca
Message: Drive-In-Movies and Old Cars! Does life get any better? Yes Brother Bob, I think we should dust off the old convertibles and cruise out to Saturday's Classic Car Event. Say, do you think we can sneak as many of our friends into the Drive-In as we did during our school days? Your white convertible does have a large trunk. How many do you think we can get in? Well maybe I shouldn't ask. Remember back in the school days when we were small and the cars were so big? Now the cars are so small and we aren't! Well, the times have changed or is it that the Times have changed things? Life is still great. Does anyone know the name of the girl at Hawthorne that had the T-Bird during the sixties? Did her Daddy ever take the car away? Does she still have that T-Bird? If so, maybe she can drive it out to Saturday's event.

Name: Linda Farrow () on Tuesday, September 5, 2000 at 16:19:19
Maiden: Elia
Class: 82
City and State: Redondo Beach, CA
Message: I was just informed by Brian Wilson's web page at that I won tickets to his upcoming concert at the Hollywood Bowl on September 24th. I also get to go back stage to meet him, I hope! Anyways, thought I would share that with the rest of the Cougars. I already have a couple of questions for him, and I'm sure my daughter will too.
It's nice that a Cougar won the tickets too Linda. Have a great time.

Name: Marilyn Ross () on Tuesday, September 5, 2000 at 14:24:02
Maiden: Wisham
Class: 56
City and State: Garden Grove, Ca
Message: For all you surfers that have been trying to find out about NARABINE, AUSTRALIA I may have solved this one. I have a friend in Australia - Marilyn Byrns - Leuzinger grad. "56, also York and Hawthorne Intermediate, so I e-mailed her. Her husband is an Aussie and never heard of it nor any of his friends. She looked it up in the phone book and found a NARRABEEN in New South Wales. I did some net surfing and found an Australian site listing their most popular surfing sites. - North Naarabeen is ranked 9th most popular, South Naarabeen is 144th. I presume this is the place everyone has been looking for just the wrong spelling?
Way to go Marilyn........Thank you

Name: Linda Stevens () on Tuesday, September 5, 2000 at 14:14:05
Maiden: Anderson
City and State: Littleton, CO
Message: Can somebody out there help me????!!!! I keep logging onto this website hoping I'll read something of (or by) William Frederick Thomas - class of '61 to '63ish. Nada. I'm beginning to wonder if I've got the right High School. Could someone check your old year books and let me know. I'd sure think you're nice. I'm not HHS alumni - I went to Van Nuys High School. That was a cool school. Anyway, I'll be looking forward to some feedback.
Hi Linda, I looked from 59 to 63 and didn't see a Bill Thomas in any of them. Sorry

Name: Connie Brower Zellmer () on Tuesday, September 5, 2000 at 13:54:55
Maiden: Brower
Class: 1963
City and State: Tabor, Iowa
Message: I am loving every second of not only the Reunion pictures, but the entire web page. I knew many of the 62 grads and am thrilled to see their mine, older, wiser, but having just as much fun!
Connie, Thanks and glad you approve.

Name: Gina Peck () on Tuesday, September 5, 2000 at 13:54:47
Maiden: Black
Class: 80
City and State: Los Angeles, CA
Message: Just a little reminder...the holidays are just around the corner!! It's time to get my spinning wheel whorling and my shuttles flying if I want to be ready for the man in red. My goal is not to buy even one gift. This will be a handmade xmas. Hey, Micki, let's set the baking date!! How many cheesecakes this year? MMMM, they are sooo good and it takes two hands to pick them up!! Make the cookie list...14 types last time, let's break our record. Let's block out time on our daytimer's to put up the trees and deck the halls!! It's almost magik time! To Anita, yes, when I was a beach babe (OOOH, so many years ago), the guys made it clear that we girls were NOT welcome in the surf. If a girl did get into the water on a board, she wasn't treated too well. They got downright mean!! How times change. They were probably afraid we "chicks" would show them up. I'm always glad to see a girl surfing, though. It means she "broke through". Yes, I'm still a feminist, and will always be.
John, boy did we miss you. When this site is closed I feel like my little window to the Coug world is gone and lost forever. I'll get that check in the mail right now!! I want to be legal, you know. Since you and Janet are leaving us for weekends so often...did you ever think of leaving someone else in charge of the feedback?

Yes I thought of it......

Name: Loretta Cuiper () on Tuesday, September 5, 2000 at 13:54:21
Maiden: Morelli
Class: 62
City and State: Hawthorne, Ca
Message: Hi all, Im working on the Homecoming after game party at Stick N Steins. I will be getting with John regarding a few details. I also will be getting with Lupe and Judy and we will see what we can do about reserving a block of rooms at a Hotel. Not sure what Hotel yet?? Will keep you all informed. Bye for now....Always a Coug

Name: Bob Milazzo () on Tuesday, September 5, 2000 at 12:27:35
Class: 60
City and State: Bakersfield,Ca
Message: Birth Announcement
Thanks to the Cougar Web Site I just found out that I have a Baby Daughter (well she is not a Baby any more) she is 32 years old. She looks just like me (POOR KID). The way she found me was by looking at the site!! A BIG THANKS TO YOU JOHN!! If it had not been for all your hard work, this pleasure would have not been known to me and my family.

Congrats Bob, glad you've made contact with your daughter, although I will pass on the 32 year old "It's a Girl" cigar.

Name: Kathryn Jensen-Robinson () on Tuesday, September 5, 2000 at 12:11:18
Maiden: Kathryn Jensen
Class: 1980
City and State: San Diego, CA
Message: Well thanks to you kind brother, Bill Jensen (63) and I (80) are now official members. We no longer have to feel like free loaders. (hahaha) You always did know how to get me out of trouble. Thanks Bobby for the use of your house at the beach. Your kindness made is a wonderful weekend which only enhanced my twenty year reunion. It was great seeing my classmates. Ok Bill, Bobby has posted, I have posted, it's your turn to say something........
Thanks John for such a wonderful site, I have visited many and none compare to the work and dedication that you forth.

Thanks Kathryn and now that you've do it once, come on back anytime.

Name: Mike Riley () on Tuesday, September 5, 2000 at 12:09:02
E-Mail: mcriley
Class: 65
City and State: Mountain Home AR.
Message: Hi to all back home. I'm looking for Lew Ware [65] if anyone knows of his where abouts please let me know. Does anyone know who Spider was?? Mike Riley

Name: JIM SLOEY () on Tuesday, September 5, 2000 at 11:39:51
Class: 66/84
City and State: RB, CA
Message: LIZ Butch. No I don't mean Liz is a Butch, that is not what I meant to say, the name is Butch not Bud, and Liz is not a Butch, are you Liz!? Is that clear? Sloey

Name: Pauline Matthew () on Tuesday, September 5, 2000 at 11:04:48
Maiden: Spencer
Class: 69
City and State: Oakhills, CA.
Message: John- Is there any plan's in the works for the homecoming game and party Oct. 6th? And any deal on hotel rooms for the out of town people?

Name: Mo () on Friday, September 1, 2000 at 21:02:38
E-Mail: MoMo90250@AOL.COM
Maiden: Trott
Class: 64
City and State: Hawthorne
Message:RE: Class of 61's freshman picture. Row#1: second person; Marty Rose, next to him, FANK ROMANO. Row#2: fifth person; JIM PEPPERS and last person in second row is ROZ McGREW
OOPS....sorry, just remembered (at least I think I did) one more. Is the 7th person in the 1st row, KENDALL RUSKIT?

Mo, Very good but the names are with that picture.

Name: Frank A. Romano () on Friday, September 1, 2000 at 17:50:13
Class: 1961
City and State: Las Vegas, NV
Message: Flat-tops arrived in my life sometime in my sophomore or Jr. year. As a freshman, had I had a flat top I would have been doing a bad impression of Mr. Fats Domino.... There's a very old story JB about the filming of the great chariot race in Ben Hur. Twenty camera's had been staged to capture this magnificent spectacle. One lonely fellow and his camera had been placed at the hightest elevation and farthest location on the set to capture the race. The fellow was having problems with his communication system (in those days, two tin cans and string) and this was complicated further by problems with the film can. The director yelled action, and the race was on. Just as the race ended, and Mr. C.B. DeMille yelled cut, a faint voice was heard from the hinderlands... "Ready when you are C.B." That's who C.B. was. Enjoy the holiday. And please.... everyone keep the greasy side down when driving. RCG, Frank
Oh THAT C.B........ Thanks for clearing that one up and a very funny story too. You have a great one too Frank, and stay away from the "Hard Ways".

Name: Bob Jensen () on Friday, September 1, 2000 at 17:48:43
Class: 71
City and State: Cheviot Hills, CA
Message: For anyone who is interested in DRIVE-IN-MOVIES. I just found out about an event on Sept. 09, 2000. A classic car club has rented the Azusa Drive In for an old car get-to-gether. You don't have to drive an old car to get in. Gates open at 6:00 for tailgate dinners and viewing of the cars. Movie starts at sundown. The theater is just north of the 210 exit Hwy 39 (Azusa Ave) to Foothill and go east. I believe that this Drive In has been sold to a neighboring college and will soon be out of business. I think it is the last in Los Angeles County. Remember: This "magic moment" may soon be as much a memory as 15 cent burgers at McDonalds! Brother Bill, wanta get the convertibles out and go?

Name: Sheila Szabo () on Friday, September 1, 2000 at 16:39:59
Maiden: Varga
Class: 90
City and State: Hawthorne, CA
Message: Attention class of 1990! As you know the reunion will be on Oct. 28. Well, there will also be a happy hour celebrated at Sangria on Hermosa Beach Pier on Friday Oct. 27, from 6 to 8 pm. There will be drink specials of $2.50 for draft beers or Sangrias, just ask for this price! I'll see you there!
Thanks Sheila and for all you people who are going to pass this info on to a class of 1990 person, it's on the Reunions Page.....

Name: Bob Jensen () on Friday, September 1, 2000 at 16:14:14
Class: 71
City and State: Cheviot Hills, LA, Calif
Message: Greetings to all, Several pages back Lori Padelford made mention to the fact that lots of people get enjoyment out of this webpage but were not members. My brother, sister and myself were some of those people, but not any more. Please look for those golden stars next to Bill Jensen "63" Kathryn Jensen-Robinson "80" and Robert Jensen "71". John, the check is in the mail...Honest. Liz, you mentioned the little store on Ramona @ 134th. I remember it, and because I remember it I am now feeling old. Does anyone remember Anna Marie's Gift and Hobby on 137th and Inglewood Ave. Wriggley's Market on Aviation @ 119th. Does anyone remember the name of the dime store across from Wriggley's? Does anyone remember the old farmhouse on the north side of El Segundo Blvd. between Isis and Aviation and does anyone remember who lived in it and what type of automobile sat in the barn?
Intermediate Vs Dana VS Trinity. The three of us went to 3 different Jr. high schools and all ended up at HHS. After comparing notes we all agree we each had great experiences at our respective junior high schools. Did any great sports figures come from Trinity? I would like to say "HI" to the following people; Roland Poltash, I hope Chicago is great for you. Hello Bryan Larsen, see you in the South. Hello Larry Hoffer way up north. Hello Anita McCullom, where are you? And to my little sister Kathy, how was your 20th reunion last weekend. Did you enjoy your stay at the beach house?

Hey thanks Bob for the family support. I'll be hanging stars next week.
Great questions too. I think the Farmhouse was the Leuzinger farm, but I don't know what was in the barn. I think Anna Marias is still there. At least the building is.

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