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Name: Dan Johnson () on Wednesday, September 13, 2000 at 05:39:26
Class: 77
City and State: House of Blues
Message: OK, here's the "recipie" for "Pink" cheesecake. E-mail me and I will send you a flyer for free admission to Which One's Pink?'s free show at the House of Blues this Friday night at 11:00 p.m. (no early admission is permitted). By the way, I had Mr. Macha for "Honors" Social Studies -- he was quite a teacher! (I never noticed his looks)

Name: Pauline Matthew () on Wednesday, September 13, 2000 at 01:32:44
Maiden: Spencer
Class: 69
City and State: Oakhills
Message: To Donna and Wayne Dickey- Congrats to two great people. Hope your love will grow over the years. You both deserve the best. Hope to see you both at Homecoming.

Name: Alan Nelson () on Wednesday, September 13, 2000 at 00:12:12
Class: '73
City and State: Parker, Az
Message: OK, after reading all the Cheesecake hoopla, I just have to share my own secret recipe:
1. Drive to Safeway
2. Go to freezer section
3. Remove Sarah Lee Cheesecake from freezer
4. Pay Cashier
5. Drive home
6. Thaw
7. Eat in front of Sunday afternoon football game.(Like how I weaseled the sports angle in there?)
There you have it. It's not often that I disclose these old family recipes, but since we're all (well most of us, anyway) cheesecake junkies, I figured I'd make an exception.

Lindy's in New York City.....Now THAT'S Cheesecake!!

Name: Judy DeGrazia Blomsterberg () on Wednesday, September 13, 2000 at 00:00:47
Maiden: Settingdowntherules..
Class: 64
City and State: Torrance, CA
Message: Last word on the cheesecake.. Anyone that brings cheesecake to "PROM NITE 2001" will be wearing it. (I think I feel a food fight coming on)

How about Rum Cake??

Name: Gina Peck () on Tuesday, September 12, 2000 at 23:52:28
Maiden: Black
Class: 80
City and State: Los Angeles, CA
Message: NO CHEESECAKE!?!?! Judy, I just bought the football shaped pan!! The prom sounds great, but sweater boy can't dance, can I trade him in for someone else? Anyone want to trade for the evening? He's cute but, not on the dance floor. Can we hide that pint anywhere we want? I'll go dig out the boda bags...wonder bra, hah! This game of hide the brew is gonna be fun. Anita, you can stay at my house!!
Bring Mr Xmas......

Name: Gina Black Peck () on Tuesday, September 12, 2000 at 23:39:47
Maiden: Black
Class: 80
City and State: Los Angeles, CA
Message: Judy, Anita is correct, we will never compete with one another, we're BUDS! (don't go there!) And, PLEASE, don't put poor old Lents in that position between us, (don't go there) he will NEVER survive. Warrior on the field, whimp in the kitchen. To the Culinary Arts Coug...I was trained by a professional Mother! About the small print in the "Joinin' up" section, I have a big kid that looks like an adult (he was wearing the striped sweater), and I'll stay off the grass, but I'm sure glad dogs are allowed. John we continue the cheesecake thing BECAUSE IT'S FUNNY!!! Look how many silent Cougs have chimed in about cheesecake. And we actually got an intelegent, non-athletic post out of Lents for the very first time!! Congrats Gary, you are getting a life!!! Ahhh, my 15 minutes of fame! Glad we're all having fun again.

Name: Elizabeath Estrada () on Tuesday, September 12, 2000 at 23:37:21
Message: WHAT?!!!! DONNA DICKEY?!! Cheesecake for everybody!!!! Love The Goddess

Name: Alan Hauge () on Tuesday, September 12, 2000 at 23:32:43
Class: 1961
City and State: PRD, CA
Message: OK... I've been away for a while and just what the hell is all this time spent on cheesecake anyway? Did I miss the story of this century or what? After reading it twenty-two hundred times I decided to start skipping when I saw it coming up about changing the subject like going back to the cars with wild women painted on the hood by the Rowdy's , or was that Boys from the Hood who painted the Rowdy's, or, gosh I just keep thinking about cheesecake and a mushroom cloud over Redondo...maybe it was the long flight from the Survivor's island last night...can't tell what day it is, I was down there searching for buried treasure placed there by Rudy, the Navy Seal..who hid it from Richard....NOW...let's get back to having fun again and forget the CHEESECAKE! It's scared Robin off the CT site along with Sloey, and the guy who owns Pink's. (Wonder if they sell Cheese.....never mind, only kidding). Alan
Heck I haven't seen or heard from Janet going on two days now and I know Bob Rierdans thrown his computer away. The V's and B's are history and no one's seen the "Duke Of Boss" for a year. Where is Ed and Linda Chesson? I know there's a hundred more to name so someone go outside and see if you can find ANY of these people.
Alan, What was the name on the side of Coach Plums Plymouth after "Pilgrims Progress"?

Name: Judy DeGrazia Blomsterberg () on Tuesday, September 12, 2000 at 23:13:46
Maiden: PROM NITE 2001
Class: 64
City and State: Torrance, CA
Message: Donna Cook & Wayne Dickey.. Congrats kids..!! How sneaky of you two to get married and not notify CT .. how about some specifics and a couple of pics.. Now, for those of you that want to get past the cheesecake recipes/ wiccan/ howling at the moon, etc..
NEW SUBJECT: The ROWDYS have a function in the works for next summer.. How about a "PROM NITE~2001. I'd like to hear how many think it would be a gas to dress up, dance close to that special person..and enjoy going to the prom again one more time/or perhaps for the first time. (this time with brains) We'll get Coach Hal and Cathy Chauncey and Mr. Plotkin and Cathy Brooks to chaperone. I also need to hear about a theme. I'm partial to Tommy Edwards, so my vote goes to "THE MORNING SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN" but I'm flexable..(don't go there John) If we hear enough good vibes, we'll start getting something together.. can you spare an evening for a COUGARTOWN PROM.. or would you rather stay home & bake cheesecake?? It's up to you. Oh ya, no cheesecake allowed at this prom.

OK Folks Prom Night is going to happen. It's going to be the middle of next year, so make plans to be there and just try and sneak a half pint of Southern Comfort past the Coach and see how many push ups you'll have to do (and you thought they were hard to do in High School). It will be a blast and actually how many more Proms were you planning on going to anyway. Last Chance Prom Night......Be There.

Name: Donna Dickey () on Tuesday, September 12, 2000 at 22:27:56
Maiden: Cook
Class: 69
City and State: La Palma, CALIF.
Message: If there is as much cheesecake eaten, as talkin. Alot of you Cougar better get running and work of those extra pounds. Gary, how would you like to coach them?
Well would you look at that.. It's Donna Cook Dickey.....Congrats to you and Wayne.

Name: Kathleen Griffin () on Tuesday, September 12, 2000 at 21:59:00
Maiden: Nix
Class: 74
City and State: San Pedro, CA
Message: One more thing. Folks, I just did a rundown on the Alumni List to see who has a gold star next to their name. There are 334 gold stars, some have the #2 on them denoting second year contributors. Do you know what this means? It means that there are more than 2300 of you out there who aren't part of the IN CROWD!
Do you know what 10 bucks will buy you today? Not much of anything so why not send your 10 bucks in right now and become of member of the Gold STAR Club? Sloey, add the small print, attorney speak later, okay? Oh and John, tell them how to join up!

Thank you Kathleen, It's easy folks. Just go here and fill out the form, send in your 10 bones and your secret decoder ring is in the mail. (please allow 12 to 18 weeks for delivery) and that's all there is to it. Becoming a member is simple and you'll be adding to our Newsletter fund, helping out with our parties, and just all around being a Coug, so why not join up today.
Offer valid in all 48 states and Cuba. All rights reserved. Minors must be accompanied by parents or at least a big guy that looks like a parent. No Smoking and Keep off the grass.
Thanks and back to you Kathleen.......

Name: Delia X-Garza () on Tuesday, September 12, 2000 at 21:26:03
Maiden: Yawnick
Class: 86
City and State: Huntington Beach, CA
Message: Hey John, Yes I'm still out here. I am a habitual lurker and occasional poster. Waiting for people from my time to come and want to play, "Hey remember when...." But for now I am just enjoying (and being envious of) all the posts from earlier years.
I have been contacted by many friends who have found me here and I thank you John for that. I show this board to friends who didn't attend HHS and they are always jealous of what we have. Keep up the great work and I will continue to lurk for awhile....
(Where are you 86ers!!?? I KNOW you are out there!)

Yeah, Cmon 86ers, let's get some new Cougar blood in the game here. It's easy.....

Name: Kathleen Griffin () on Tuesday, September 12, 2000 at 21:09:51
Maiden: Nix
Class: 74
City and State: San Pedro, CA
Message: Oh John! Yooo Whoooo! Just wanted to say a big THANK YOU for putting this website together. I spent most of last week sending email back and forth to my best girlfriend in high school, Patty Louder. Thanks to you, I found her if I can only get her in here to post!
Come on Patty. It's almost painless. After you get your feet wet, the rest is easy.

Name: Kathleen Griffin () on Tuesday, September 12, 2000 at 21:06:37
Maiden: Nix
Class: 74
City and State: San Pedro, CA
Message: Bob Jenson, you may or may not remember me. I was an "underclassman" (do not go there Judy) when you were a Senior but I have a memory and a question.
I remember a band Christmas Party at Peggy Anderson's house. You arrived, in a very old, dark colored car that gave me goose bumps. To my wonderful surprise, you took me (and a wayward group of "band bods") for a ride in your fabulous Jenson-Mobil.
I will never forget that night because it was the first time that a "Senior" treated me like a real person (instead of the invisible flautist) and it was the first time I ever road in a car with running boards. Thank you for making my year and my question is, what was that car?

She's hoping it was a 36 Chevy.

Name: EL ROJO () on Tuesday, September 12, 2000 at 20:22:57
E-Mail: I-DY-HO
Maiden: YOU KNOW
Class: 60
City and State: WHEREEVER
Message: PACO, my man (uh forget that last statement). I heard that your Mrs. Hall was the last teacher that the current grad class of sc ever attended. I tend to think like Mr. Hood, these guys are possibly 30 plus yrs old and their I.Q's equal their numbers! Bear meat? Paco, I don't even want to say what their nickname brings to mind. How's that JB. You sc sucking dogs! UCLA, UCLA, UCLA, FIGHT, FIGHT, FIGHT! We will prevail! Gday Mate!MAY THE COUGAR(AND BRUINS)BE WITH YOU!

Name: Delia Garza () on Tuesday, September 12, 2000 at 20:07:37
Maiden: Yawnick
Class: 86
City and State: Huntington Beach, CA
Message: This goes out to Howard "Paco" Duran - I had your aunt, Mrs. Hall, for French 1 and really enjoyed her class. Please pass my hello and best wishes on to her. Merci, Delia
Hey Delia, Glad you're still out there.

Name: Ron () on Tuesday, September 12, 2000 at 17:54:19
E-Mail: Dickson
Class: 67
City and State: Norco, Ca
Message:I think I remember" bean burgers", when I would stay on campus for lunch, which wasn`t very often.

Name: Anita Young () on Tuesday, September 12, 2000 at 17:36:53
E-Mail: or
Maiden: Aceves
Class: 1978
City and State: Someoldbugers, ORwhat
Message: John, you did it again! Nice of you to print pics of the "hot teaches" I spoke of. I just wish the pic of Karna showed her face. I had a really good picture of her, once, until my senior boyfriend, Rick Ackles, stole it from me after we broke up, the knucklehead! See what she made guys do?
Judy, nah, me and Gina won't compete with each other on the cheesecakes, although, if we ever do go to the same Coug function, we will make our own versions and let you all eat "cheesecake", but unlike Marie Antoinette, you can all keep your heads! LOL!
Chris Hood, you, a trouble maker? Nah,.....really?
Back to the car issue....I like old cars, too, John. In fact, Mike Hinsch, the host of our Pac NW reunion has a bunch of old cars and is going to be nice enough to let us sillies sit in his rides for pics and stuff. What a guy! So, for those of you who are coming to the reunion and are into old rides, Mike has a bunch of them and should make it fun and interesting for us! Yay Mike!

Name: p tremblay () on Tuesday, September 12, 2000 at 17:06:30
Class: 80
City and State: New York, NY
Message: Speaking of cool teachers and cool cars....In 1973-74, my 6th grade teacher at York was Sandra Schaller--a six-foot blonde who cared a great deal about her students. Among many other special treats, every few weeks Mrs. Schaller selected two or three students for a trip to the main library, next to City Hall, to help select books for recreational reading time (what a concept!). Anyway, the highlights of the trip were that (i) you took the trip in her fire engine red, classic Jaguar coupe, and (ii) you were treated to ice cream at Foster's on the way back to York. For some reason that stands out as one of the better things about life at York (besides the brilliant concept of fold-down tables and benches in the "Cafetorium").

Name: Paco () on Tuesday, September 12, 2000 at 16:37:03
Message: Marsha, Duh!! You forgot the Velveeta!! Typical Rowdy cook!

Name: Chris Hood () on Tuesday, September 12, 2000 at 16:30:53
E-Mail: noharmnofoulintended
Message: Cougs... Upon second glance...The Cougar Cheesehead coment was intended to be in total..I repeat... in "TOTAL" jest and in reference to the chessee debate. I love and respect each and every one of the bright and beautiful cougs.

Name: Howard "Paco" Duran () on Tuesday, September 12, 2000 at 16:00:45
Maiden: Hackett
Class: 61
City and State: Lake Forest
Message: I just spoke to my aunt Phyllis Duran Hall, she taught French, Spanish, and English as a second language at HHS and LHS. She retired in 1989 and said to say hi to all! She now lives in San Juan Capistrano.
All right Mrs. Hall. I know you've got to have some friends here in Ctown. Thanks Paco

Name: Chris Hood () on Tuesday, September 12, 2000 at 15:11:02
City and State: Coos Bay
Message: I fail to see a problem here…If you consider that in perspective the 60’s were a real cake walk and a base on balls is also considered a walk, together with the fact that a stranger peaking in at CT this week might view cougars as real cheese heads, one could surmise that the term cheesecake merely refers to a 60’s baseball game at Hawthorne High. Cake Fans? Sports Fans? We be happy? And Marsha if you're eating that recipe at home, you know who better increase his 4 mile runs in the sand to 4 miles one way or you’ll be serving it with a side order of cardiac defibrillation.

Name: Judy DeGrazia Blomsterberg () on Tuesday, September 12, 2000 at 15:07:48
Maiden: made-more-candles-than-cheesecakes.
Class: 64
City and State: Torrance, CA
Message: Oh..My..God!!! Marsha Russell Hood must be baking again.. It's 1:00 & there's a black, mushroom cloud hanging over South Redondo.. and yes, it's true that now and again us ROWDYS do bake something, but John B and Janet B can both testify that they have our latest strawberry and peach pie.. in a mason jar..with a wick in it.. and it burns beautifully...doesn't it John boy? Ya know, that Marsha always leaves out the most important part of any ROWDY recipe.. you end all of them with "place in blender..and puree" VOILA!! CHEESCAKE SMOOTHIES.. (& that's why I married a man that cooks) ... I'm looking forward to the upcoming GINA PECK & ANITA YOUNG cheesecake bakeoff.. Our own ROWDY GARY LENTS can stand in as judge...
Judy Wudy... THE ROWDYS

I was there the night you placed that cheesecake in the blender, flipped the switch; the cheese bogged down the blender blade and turned out every sector 4 light in Redondo.

Name: Bob Jensen () on Tuesday, September 12, 2000 at 14:56:43
Class: 71
City and State: LA,CA
Message: John, was it not Dick Dixon on 12-31-98. The Cheesecake Factory???
I didn't think you meant the first time cheesecake was EVER mentioned in Cougartown. I have no clue, nor do I give a flying gnat squirt. Why are we continuing on this cheesecake thing? Is there a point?

Name: Chris Prewitt () on Tuesday, September 12, 2000 at 14:02:40
Class: 1967
City and State: Fullerton, CA
Message: Marsha you forgot the Limburger cheese. Talking about Limburger did you ever play pin the tail on the donkey without the tails? You just use your finger to point where you would put the tail. Strategically placed Limburger cheese made for some great fun...

Name: Bob Jensen () on Tuesday, September 12, 2000 at 13:16:15
Class: 71
City and State: LA,CA
Message: To Steve Eide and anyone else who cares, Nurse Lucey drove a 1961 Plymouth Valiant V200. She tossed the car in 1969 to a HHSer. Cindy Colby: The Century room? What class. Some of the other spots were King Henrys and The Wild Goose. Does anyone know on what feedback page Cheesecake was first mentioned and who mentioned it?
Page 294; Gina Peck on Tuesday, September 5, 2000 at 13:54:47

Name: Anita Young () on Tuesday, September 12, 2000 at 12:24:41
E-Mail: or
Maiden: Aceves
Class: 1978
City and State: Oldnewberg, OR
Message: Well John, you may not think much of Karna's Porsche's, but I was not in the minority in my era at HHS who thought her and her hubbies cars were hot!
Now, on to hot looking teachers....I remember you guys talking about your teacher in the 60's who taught Russian (or was it that she WAS Russian), Not only was Karna admired for her car, I know many a guy who took her ceramics class fell hard for her! She was a cutie, too, blond hair, blue eyes and didn't look a whole lot older than we were, and she was such a cool and sweet lady,too. Cheryl Carr, ( who later turned out to be the coach's wife) was another one who guys would come to watch as us girls in dance class did our thing ( O.K. they were there to see ALL of us, I guess, in our danskins!) But Cheryl is another very pretty lady, too.
As for us girls in the 70's at HHS, it was good ol' Mr. Pat Macha! What a cutie, and a great sense of humor! I had him for Africa studies or as he liked to call it "Welcome to A-freek-a class!" Good ol' Pat Macha! Wonder if he's still a cutie pie today. Hey, we gals had to have a cutie or two to make us more interested in certain subjects, too! Equal opportunity lookers, I always say!

Name: Dave Chapman () on Tuesday, September 12, 2000 at 12:16:01
Maiden: Chappy
Class: 91
City and State: Hawthorne CA
Message: Don't worry cougs help is here. I'm currently pursuing a degree in Culinary Arts (cooking). If anyone needs a cheese cake recipe, E-mail me. I've trainned under a Master Pastry Chef. Now lets get back to the sports talk. Anyone have some good football or wrestling stories? Does anyone know who holds the Bench Press record at HHS?
There are a few outstanding candidates, but from my era I'd look at Lauro Ybarra or Dan Dye. Dan Dye (62) still holds the shotput record.

Name: Sharon Leach () on Tuesday, September 12, 2000 at 12:09:27
E-Mail: slleng@aol
Maiden: Moore
Class: 66
City and State: Long Beach, CA
Message: HEY -- If I can't have a cheeseburger or pop corn from the HHS snack bar, or buy a See's Candy sucker from the Booster Club, then I'll take Sara Lee.
Nobody doesn't like her you know.

Name: Marsha Hood () on Tuesday, September 12, 2000 at 11:53:57
Maiden: Russell
Class: 64
Message: HEEYYYYYYYY who wanted the cheesecake recipe posted??? Well, I will share my cheesecake recipe and move this thing along. 2 lbs. cheddar cheese 3 lbs. jack cheese mix with a dozen eggs and add some flour and pour in a saltine cracker crust. Bake at 450 for 10 minutes and add fresh parmesan cheese before serving. If it doesn't turn out, Judy let me in on a secret, just put a wick in it and make it a candle.
Sounds delectable, and very non-fat too. The flip side is you'll need a high colonic or a stomach pump in about a week, but thank you "Marsha Stewart" Hood for the Rowdy's Cheesecake Recipe.

Name: Steve Eide () on Tuesday, September 12, 2000 at 11:11:31
Class: 66
City and State: San Francisco
Message: I'll weigh in on "teacher's cars". I didn't see anyone guess what nurse Lucey drove. I believe Nurse Lucey's car was a Lark Cheese cakes rule. Of course a game at the new PacBell park is a great way to spend a beautiful SF day.
Hey Steve, Yep. I think you're right on Nurse Lucey's ride. We auto shop guys wanted to add a 413 wedge with Jardine headers and 3 inch scavenger pipes, but she wouldn't go for it.

Name: Gary Lents () on Tuesday, September 12, 2000 at 10:46:46
City and State: vista
Message: to borrow a line, "I refuse to become involved in this juevenile vitriol"....

Name: Elizabeth Estrada () on Tuesday, September 12, 2000 at 10:10:39
Message: I got your cheesecake right here.....

Name: Bob Jensen () on Tuesday, September 12, 2000 at 10:09:07
Class: 71
City and State: LA,CA
Message: Brother Bill, you are correct. Mrs. Marks drove a tank. I remember everyday at 3:09 she would drive out of the parking lot at lightning speed. She hussled that car, a 1958 Buick Limited, onto El Segundo Blvd and then she was OUT OF SIGHT. What is the word of the day? It is not cheesecake...

Name: Billy Cusac () on Tuesday, September 12, 2000 at 08:45:48
Class: 65
City and State: South Lake Tahoe, Ca
Message: Haven't been on CT lately because the old ticker has been giving me trouble again, but Gary I still love you man....remember LOVE & PEACE GARY like the old days. Bill C.
Hey Pieboy, Good to hear from you.

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