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Name: Larry Biller () on Tuesday, September 12, 2000 at 06:20:46
E-Mail: Lbiller@YAHOO.COM
Class: 67
City and State: POrtland,Oregon
Message: Gary Lent's your honesty is appreciated but just where would we draw the line as to what is appropriate for "feedback" or not? There's a fine line here. I think we have to take the cheesecake along with the sports stories and whatever else. If it's really really personal then yeah I agree..E-MAIL.. Other than that KEEP IT FUN! Not toooo serious.
Will someone post the cheesecake recipe and let's get on with it please.....Thank you

Name: Cindy Colby () on Tuesday, September 12, 2000 at 00:34:10
Maiden: Maxson
Class: 63
City and State: Laguna Hills, CA
Message: Hey..............Aren't you guys forgeting the Loose Goose (or something like that) and the Century Room? Not that I would know, I spent my 21st. birthday at the Century Room. By the way, I like cheesecake and football, not necessarily in that order.

Name: Gina Peck () on Monday, September 11, 2000 at 23:42:05
Maiden: Black
Class: 80
City and State: Los Angeles, CA
Message: Oh my Godess!! In light of the toppless bar subject, my good Jewish hubby just came up with a good one!! What are the commonalities of a confessional and a peep show? You enter a small dark room with a curtain or door, lurid stories are revealed, you pay, and then you feel better. Is he correct, John?
I can't answer as I'm neither Catholic nor Heathen.

Name: Gina Peck () on Monday, September 11, 2000 at 23:32:01
Maiden: Black
Class: 80
City and State: Los Angeles, CA
Message: Gary, I can't...I'm taking the cheesecake out of the oven!! From now on you all know what I will be bringing to the CT potlucks....Cheesecake made in the football shaped pan (yes, Anita my love, they DO make them). If you all knew me really well you would know that I LOVE to "stir the pot" (no pun intended). Old Lents was a sitting duck, and a prime opportunity to do the "stirring". It certainly livened up the site. Go back and check out the "sleepiness" of the site before the "cheesecake incident". Thanks for playing, everyone!!

Name: Anita Young () on Monday, September 11, 2000 at 23:14:54
E-Mail: or
Maiden: Aceves
Class: 1978
City and State: Newberg, OR
Message: Teachers and come some of you know so much about so many teachers and cars? Kind of scary! Should those teachers be afraid, very afraid, or what?
The only teacher's car I remember is Karna Gottdener's the ceramics teacher....she drove a cocoa brown Porsche Targa with beige interior! What a nice ride! And, when she didn't have that one, she had her hubbies silver one with the black interior. When she needed to haul stuff, she drove the early 60's V.W. crewcab, I think it was a 63, could be wrong there. I lived in that class, practically, that's why I know so much about her cars, plus, all of us, male and female, used to go and drool over those Porsche's! They were so awesome and they kept them ( his and hers) immaculately clean and polished! Oh momma!

Ahhh Porsche Schmorche!!! Here's some teachers cars that were cool. Coach Plums 38? Plymouth aptly named for a time "Pilgrims Progress". Can anyone remember what was painted on the side next? I can't, but I bet Alan Hauge can. And Coach Lou Jones' Austin Healey roadster. Now those were cars.

Name: Kell () on Monday, September 11, 2000 at 22:48:55
Maiden: cur
Class: 67
City and State: Coos Bay, OR
Message: Hey,,,,,, that's just so ronnie won't read this. Gary, I think sometime back I told you to get a life and you just didn't listen. I see Pat Burris had a B-day. Happiness to you. I never found the Cheesecake recipe. I remember the Players Gary mentioned in his first post. Robin was going to school then and we never missed a game. You don't have to be in high school to go to the football games. I loved it when Hawthorne won, my Dad would drive home honking the horn, we would yell out the windows. such simple pleasures. Candy Conley hell-o do you remember me. Kelley Currie. Looking forward to the Pacific Northwest reunion. We shall have FRESH SALMON. oh what a lovely thought. Hope someone can give Carl a ride, I'd would love to see him. I was married to his brother for about a month. lol Mike Spensko lived across the street and I never knew he drank Red Mountain, heck we could have partied.(another 133rd streeter). I remember Skippy's loved seeing the picture. First fast food I can remember. enough from ole kell. bye bye for you.
Kell, the picture has always been there. Check out the Hangouts page for more pics.

Name: Wayne Dickey () on Monday, September 11, 2000 at 22:42:50
Class: 69
City and State: La Palma, Ca.
Message: Bob! My memory is as good as it gets. You asked for more establishments like the one on 10909 Hawthorne Blvd.

Name: Cheryl Nicocia () on Monday, September 11, 2000 at 22:14:07
Maiden: Nicocia
Class: 62
City and State: KENO,OR(ontheriver)
Message: HEY, ha ha , just kidding. I like EVERYTHING that comes up on feedback (except maybe the complainers and the whiners)......Be a Coug......
Hey I'm complainin'.....Where've you been?

Name: Bob Jensen () on Monday, September 11, 2000 at 21:03:21
Class: 71
City and State: LA,CA
Message: As Dick Lane would say "whoa nellie" you are both correct. John, you do get around, yes it was the BUCKET... remember any others? Wayne, you are right on the money. I didn't even ask about Fred's T-bird and yes I was around when Mrs. Youell AKA Mrs. "M" was driving that Volvo. Brother Bill thinks the wagon was a Chevy I agree with you, Volvo. How about the others.
Now see, I just remember that place because I used to drive by it every Sunday on my way to church.
SHEESH!! OK, so I also happened to drive by the Happy Hour, Queen of Hearts, and Carolina Pines.

Name: Bill Jensen () on Monday, September 11, 2000 at 21:02:30
Class: 63
City and State: Hawthorne
Message: Sports and cheesecake! Yes John is correct, it was the Bucket. I did know of one Cougar that was a dancer there and she was a school friend. I am a sport, my lips are sealed. However, the animated happy face characters either knew that dancer or they are hyper from too much cheesecake?
Teachers Cars. Spider Morgan drove a Chevy station wagon in the early sixties. He used it to carry band instruments. Later, I remember him with a T-bird. In 1969 I don't know what he was driving, since I was not there. I have no idea what Nurse Lucy drove. I can only begin to guess what Mrs. Mark drove. Knowing the way she ran her classes and her background, it must have been a tank.
O.K. Enough of this car stuff now. I am hungry. So, it is out to the sports-bar for some sports and cheesecake. Oh common. Isn't Hooters a sports bar and don't they serve cheesecake?

Name: Gary Lents () on Monday, September 11, 2000 at 20:45:32
Class: 67
Message: Hey Gina.....Go Long! Oops, another sports note!

Name: Wayne Dickey () on Monday, September 11, 2000 at 20:00:59
Class: 69
City and State: La Palma, Ca.
Message: Bob! Fred Morgan drove a Cadillac, Coupe De Ville in 1969. Also before that he drove a 1963 T-Bird (green), and before that he drove a Volvo station wagon (RED), which he shared with his wife who taught music in the elementary schools of Hawthorne. How's that for a good memory?

Name: Anita Young () on Monday, September 11, 2000 at 18:30:47
E-Mail: or
Maiden: Aceves
Class: 1978
City and State: Newberg, OR
Message: Robin and a word...ROFL!!!!!!! Too funny! And Robin, I have the couch potato version of my cheesecake recipe if you want your Rowdy wife to make one for ya! And, if she can find a football shaped pan to put it in, hey KEWL!!!!!!! That was funny, too, Gina! Do they even make those!

Name: Gary Lents () on Monday, September 11, 2000 at 18:11:26
Class: none
City and State: Vista
Message: Ok, I took my "chill pill", got my "male menopause" under control, and "got a freakin life", but I guess several others need to do that as well, as many seem to agree.... On to bigger and better things. I heard from Coach Chauncey and wanted to share some excerpts from this wise man (this is long, so those of you that don't like sports or sages can scroll on by:
He writes, "Hey Gary, always good to hear from MY KIDS...KIDs! Geez, some of em are 60 years the way, take a lap and give me 20 push ups for diminishing your value...athletics in a young man's life has to be a positive experience. You GO TO WAR, so to speak, with your teammates. Your form bonds that will stay with you the rest of your life.... it's experiences on the field that better prepare you for the life ahead! You compete, you win, or (heaven forbid) you lose, but you fight through it and in athletics you know there is always tomorrow. And as one kid told after a one point loss: COACH, YOU KNOW EVERYTHING ISN'T ALWAYS 38-22-36..." Well, if anyone wants more of the Ole Coaches words of wisdom, I can supply more, but without writing a book here, I'll say, Email me, and I'll forward more from a man that was instrumental in many of our lives....GOD BLESS COACH CHAUNCEY

Amen to that. Thanks Gary......

Name: Myrna () on Monday, September 11, 2000 at 18:04:51
Message: John - I have to know!!! Why is it you always know the names of the bars and topless joints and.......
Myrna, How do you know I'm correct??

Name: GLORIA PINEDO HERNANDEZ () on Monday, September 11, 2000 at 17:57:30
Maiden: PINEDO
Class: 1965
City and State: PICO RIVERA CA
I agree Gloria, Thanks for checking in and as Emeril says, Stick Arrrooouuunnnd!!!

Name: Gina Peck () on Monday, September 11, 2000 at 17:47:27
Maiden: Black
Class: 80
City and State: Los Angeles, CA
Message: Derek and the class of '80, I'm glad you had a good time at the reunion. I was trying to rattle your cages to get someone to comment on it. I can't wait to see the photos!
Matt!!!! You may NOT publish my recipe! It's for YOUR personal enjoyment ONLY. If we published it you just know Lents is going to HAVE SOMEONE MAKE IT FOR HIM in a freakin' football shaped pan! I can just picture him with cheesecake slathered all over his face. I don't even want him to get a whif of it! And, for the Coug who doesn't read messages that start with Hey ____, Your loss, maaaaaan! Some of those are the funniest!!

Hey Gina, Thanks......

Name: Robin () on Monday, September 11, 2000 at 17:03:59
E-Mail: HavewereachedcriticalmassinCT?.com
Maiden: Duke of Hurl
Class: MCMLX
City and State: RB,CA
Message: Hey John! (well there goes Ron)..I think its a riot that a cheezecake (buh bye Gary) in FEEDback can cause such a stir (oops, is that cooking talk..sorry?). I happen to like it personally, but seldom touch the stuff knowing it will broaden more than my horizons Gina :o)..Come on Cougs, lets not cruise into page 300 this week with such drivel...This forum was set up for everyone from Karen Frasers Fighting Irish a chipshot away from knocking off the Sloey Bros.#1 Myrnas WHAMOBAST in Coalinga, (sorry for the sports talk).And Burkos B-Day is even worthy in CT because his dad Bob was my Cub master..(neener, neener Paco:o)...So lets all chill a tad and learn how to scroll if the subject matter doesn't float your boat...Great concert John, you would have loved it...and the Hard Rock Cafe burgers and fries are a world away from the "Spot" ...Ok off the soapbox I go ...I just hope this isnt over twenty lines and more than three people are interested so I stay within the boundries set recently...Later Cougs :o)
So you say the Hard Rocks food is a little tastier than the Spot huh. The last time I went to the Spot I asked for a Doggie Bag. I gave the food to the dog and I ate the bag. I'm not saying their food is tasteless, but it parallels soaking a number 10 envelope in Evian. You yearn for the flavor from the flap stickum.
Thanks Robin for setting us straight on the Feedback too. Although this is the HHS and Hawthorne Feedback page, and we do try to stick to those subjects, sometimes we don't, and that's when it's time to "Do the Scroll". Be a Coug boy.....

Name: Bob Jensen () on Monday, September 11, 2000 at 16:45:27
Class: 71
City and State: LA,CA
Message: Speaking of cheesecake and sports: Does anyone remember the names of all those notorious establishments along the county strip that served topless and bottomless lunches? Brother Bill, wasn't one of your old gal friends a dancer at 10909 South Hawthorne Blvd? Now don't kiss and tell, her grand children may read this, but wasn't she a HHS'er? did she drive a T-bird or was it a Valiant? Can anyone remember what Nurse Lucy, Mrs. Mark and Mr. Fredrick T. Morgan drove during the 1969 school year? Come on Wayne Dickey AKA IMPALAWAYNE & Susie Kling..... AKA MUSTANGSUSIE you guys should be able to shed some light on the subject.
The Buckit!!??

Name: LEEROY FELDERRUSTER () on Monday, September 11, 2000 at 15:09:52
Class: 1955
City and State: manhaddan beechs
Message: HOWDY! Ida jest gets bak tusday from arkensaw and sed to BEULAH dets wez gots ta luks at Cougertouns. Welp suh i reeds dis storie frum Raymond Smith and its brots a teer ta my eyes. Muh brudder Festes usta tels dem stories jest fer dey comited him to da sylem bak homes. Dey neber let him outs eder. He an hez fren Rufes usta puts gaslene on der tyres two til dey cot der pant legs on fire. Dey usta play in da sewrs two buts we'd tels dem only once ting long in da sewrs dey jest smile an stinks. Raymond Smith I's hops ya gets ober your sewr problims ans donut plys wit gasolene eder.

Ahhhh, that's sage advice from a very wise man. Thanks LeeRoy

Name: Raymond Smith () on Monday, September 11, 2000 at 14:14:29
Class: 1981
City and State: Portland, OR
Message: Gosh, we're getting sooo close to that page 300 I feel almost as excited as celebrating the Year 2000. I wish I could be there for the big party!! All these memories of others is a true enjoyment to read that I thought I throw some in from the 80's that we did in the 70's. Back in those days my best friend (and still is) Mike Weiss and I would get together and ride bikes alot(we were in the 5th grade then). Back then Evil Knievel was doing alot of stunts and we did some of our own. We would put lighter fluid on our tires and light them up and then go on riding down the street acting "Cool". We could of easily been torch but I guess us boys will always look for trouble to get out of boredoom or being creative. We also made ramps for jumping and that was always a blast. We even made a Molitov Cocktail bomb out of gasoline (without the internet help of course) and wow did we make a mess. Lucky for us we were in the sewage canal (Located off my street of 116th near Kornblum Ave.) Now we have venture deep inside the sewage going on an adventure not knowing the unknown. But, I never had the guts go to far but Mike says he and a few others went way deep into the sewage and when he looked out he was next to the Forum. That story still amazes me because he would of had a pretty good battery to last that long. He and another friend had a make believe play fight with knives and next thing you know there must of been every Hawthorne Police officer in town coming to his house and stop the fight little knowing it was all for show. Mike must of had the last laugh. Hey Mike, remember we used to trespass on the Mall during construction after their work hours and ride all of the equipment, and almost going over the edge on the second floor. You also said someone you knew one night took a forklift and not knowing how to drive smashed right into a pallet of cement. I would of love to been there seeing that one. Still makes me laugh thinking about it.
Hey Ray, Seeing as the Mall was built with funds from a US Government loan, that makes vandalizing the site a federal offense. You not reporting the incident makes you an accessory before, during, and after the fact. You can ask Sloey if you don't believe me. The FBI is on their way to OR right now to pick you up. You're a fugitive son. Better get back in those Oregon trees and lay low for about 20 years or so.

Name: Matt Peterson () on Monday, September 11, 2000 at 13:34:45
Class: 74
City and State: El Dorado Hills, CA
Message: I regularly read Cougartown and rarely contribute. I take a couple days off and what happens. Somebody writes in that Cougartown is dominated by a few and its being used for personal e-mails. Haven't we heard it before. I read the sports stories and I love cheesecake. How about a section for Recipes like there is for Memories. The cheesecake recipes can be posted along with Judy's Rowdy Girls recipes. Then everyone will be happy. Yes, Cougartown is often used too much for personal e-mail on many subjects. Then someone complains and it goes away. But the personal e-mails always come back after awhile. With this many people contributing its always going to happen. Sometimes I think we need a controversy on feedback once in a while to wake everyone up. But Feedback is great with all the memories and connections that occur. Keep up the great work John. Matt
Thanks Matt, I agree, at least about the controversy part.
Feedback does get out of shape once in a while. I don't want to discourage anyone from leaving feedback, no matter what they're talking about, and I wish I had time to make a separate page for Sports Feedback, Recipe Feedback, Where are my friends Feedback, etc., but for now we'll get along with this, as it's served pretty well so far. So if you've got something to say, "Say It", and if it gets too far off track, there'll always be people to jump in and tell you so.
Thanks Cougs for being out there, and this page must be working as it's by far the most popular in Cougartown.

Name: Janice Waters () on Monday, September 11, 2000 at 10:27:30
Maiden: Fulton
Class: 64
City and State: Hawthorne, CA
Message: I just wanted to let everyone know, especially the class of 1965 that Harriet Ann Patterson (Zaccaglin) passed away on August 30th. Ann (as she was known at the Hawthorne School District) was a teacher here for 28 years and will be missed.
Always sad to lose an alumnus/faculty member. I know she'll be missed. Thanks Janice

Name: Judy DeGrazia Blomsterberg () on Monday, September 11, 2000 at 10:27:02
Class: 64
City and State: Torrance, CA
Message: John Boy... The ROWDYS just got back from the DOO WOP CONCERT at Universal...& it was "great!!!" However, back in the 50's & 60's I never really listened to the words because us gals always thought that if it was a good slow dance..and we got to hold our sweeties close..that it was a great song.. but 40 years later I think I know why some of us have gone astray.. here's what we heard.. "MAYBE, IF I PRAY EVERYNIGHT..HE'LL COME BACK TO ME.. AND MAAA-AYBE, IF I CRY.. EVERYDAY..HE'LL COME BACK TO STAY...OOOHH OOOH OOOHHH OOH MAYBE...MAYBE, MAYBE MAYBEEEEEE Well, I think that's why some of us branched out and formed the ROWDYS.. Maaayyybeeeeeeee..... Next event... HOMECOMING... Mayyyybbbeeee.... And I'm off like a prom dress..... Judy Wudy Blomsterberg
"Maybe"....."The Chantels".....1958!!! Yes Judy and they never sounded as good as you just sang it either.
I was away from the computer for most of the weekend, and now am caught up with feedback. WHEW!!! Glad you early 60's Cougs had a great time.

Name: Ron Reinholdson () on Monday, September 11, 2000 at 03:20:51
Class: 65
City and State: Claremont,CA
Message: I agree with Gary. And I, like somebody several months back, spend a heck of a lot more time scrolling than reading. My opinion is that if you have a 50 line message to 2 or 3 people, just e-mail them. When I see a feedback that starts,"Hey _____", I just skip it. If that article has anything interesting in it, I never even see it. I really think Feedback should consist of items of interest to many people.

Name: Candy Fuqua () on Monday, September 11, 2000 at 00:15:59
Maiden: Conley
Class: 67
City and State: Cypress, Ca
Message: this is my first time on feedback, thank you John for all the memories, and the chance to connect with many old friends and neighbors. To Gary Lents I say thank you for saying what myself and others were afraid to say for fear of offending anyone. Save the recipes for private email and lets talk about what this site is all about, the people, places and things we knew and loved in the Hawthorne we all remember.
Thanks Candy

Name: Derek Barraza () on Sunday, September 10, 2000 at 22:13:37
Class: 1980
City and State: Long Beach, CA
Message: Hey Gina! We sure missed you at the 20 year. We had so much fun, we are talking about some mini-reunions before our 25th! It was sure great seeing so many friends after all these years. I've got the pictures at the photo lab and will begin posting to our web: sometime next week. One of the most memorable moments of the evening was Mr. Hoy's address to our class. He had us all rolling in the aisles!
Please check back in the middle of the month.
Yours in cougartown, Derek

Thanks Derek. Glad you guys had a great time.

Name: Myrna () on Sunday, September 10, 2000 at 15:48:04
Maiden: Bell
Class: 66
City and State: Coalinga, CA
Message: As life seems so busy, I tend to let a few days go by without checking out feedback. I catch up and remember how much fun (looking as an adult, how safe and wholesome) being raised in Hawthorne was. I too send my sympathy to Sandee's family, and I hope that they realize that the whole of Cougartown feels the loss of one of our own. Susie - you guys may have the biggest and best balloon meet, but the week before Thanksgiving, every year, the oldest, continuous balloon meet in the United States (WHAMOBASS)is held here in Coalinga (nowheresville to a most people). We normally have 40 - 60 balloons. And, if you ever have a chance, jump into a basket and go for a ride. Even though I'm not fond of heights, the ride below that balloon is wonderful!
As for the Metropolitan Nash. Five years ago when my late husband passed away, that was one of the many "things" I had to clean out. That was a neat car, but didn't fit the circumstances at the time. We had a lot of fun running around town - nearly caused a few wrecks with people gawking at us instead of watching where they were going.

Name: Pauline Matthew () on Sunday, September 10, 2000 at 11:49:39
Maiden: Spencer
Class: 69
City and State: Oakhills
Message: To Gary Lents: I agree with you. CT has become a personal message board for some people. I think this web page is wonderful. It has brought lost classmates together, and we are able to share memories from the past but this cite should not be used for personal e-mail between classmates. Thanks John for all your hard work on this web page. And congrats to the Rowdy Queen and her husband on their 4 months of married bliss.

Thanks Pauline.....

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