"More Early R&R" "The Coasters"
Name: Judy DeGrazia Blomsterberg () on Sunday, September 17, 2000 at 22:43:25
Maiden: PROMNITE2001...LOOKIN GOOD
City and State: Torrance, CA
Message: Re: PROM NITE 2001 Hey, we're smiling from ear to ear.. Received lots of email today with lots of "yes, we'll be there" I'll be taking head counts for a while yet..so pass the word. This could be big..could be small..too soon to tell. PROM NITE won't happen til next summer so we're just starting to take head counts. And for those of you that are asking about the music and dress .. I think it's safe to say that some of us will be dancing to music from all decades..not only the 50's & 60's.. When the time comes I'll ask for "requests" I'm planning on turning the lights down low..and having a nice big dance floor and plenty of great songs that have stood the test of time. If you can't dance, the just sway.. it works too. The dress will be whatever you feel comfortable wearing. If you want to dress for a prom, then be my guest.. some of us gals really do want to sew velcro into that merry widow. (you told me so, didn't you) So, let us give you that chance.. (don't go there Joyce) Now.. be young~~be foolish~~be happy... Who said YOU CAN'T GO BACK AGIAN.. Judy Wudy OFF LIKE A PROM DRESS.. DeGrazia-Blomsterberg
Above is a picture of Judy at her first Prom, with date (and yes folks, it's a REAL date) Dale Boll HHS62.
Name: Cheryl Nicocia () on Sunday, September 17, 2000 at 22:13:06
City and State: Keno,Or(ontheriver)
Message: Hi all, I am here in Keno with a house FULL of Cougars...(it's a small house) I have ...Myself, class of 62, hubby John, class of 58, his sister Jackie, class of 70, sister Lena, class of 65, and Mama Nicocia too. We are having a great time, even broken open "THEE" bottle of Sonoma Creek wine(you know, "THE BIG ONE" )...ummmm goood.
Wish you were here.......Cheryl & family
I thought you were going to save that big bottle for when Janet and I came to visit. Have a great time with the family and sorry I don't have a picture of Mama N.
Name: Mike Shay () on Sunday, September 17, 2000 at 21:54:31
City and State: Cerritos, CA
Message: Hello Sue O'Leary,
Do you realize that it's been almost 40 years since I got to talk with you? What in the world have you been up to? How about your brother Tim? I hope all is well. I saw Helen Teague at our 30 year reunion and also at the multi-year reunion we had a couple years ago. She looks great!! I'll look in the albums from these events and try to e-mail her address to you. I haven't heard anything about David Moore since the old days; no idea where he went. It's a real treat to hear from you. Hope to see you at the 40th.
Name: Ron Reinholdson () on Sunday, September 17, 2000 at 19:35:02
City and State: Claremont, CA
Message: I went to the Beach Boys concert in Pasadena on Friday night. Really it was Mike Love, Bruce Johnston and a bunch of other guys. The band just doesn't have the sound without Al Jardine and Carl. I was disappointed also with the sound mixing. I think the sound engineer probably drives one of those lowered Honda Civics I always hear at the traffic signals. The ones whose stereos shake your windows and rattle the change in your ash tray. After I gave him a note that said "WAY TOO MUCH BASS", things got somewhat better, but it was still hard to hear the voices above the instruments. But, I digress.
I left the concert wondering, as I have after every Beach Boys concert I've attended--and I've attended quite a few--WHO WAS RHONDA?
My guess is that she was the babeliscious brunette car hop at the A&W in about the summer of 1963, when I worked there washing mugs.
But maybe we can go to the source. Perhaps one of you Pacific Northwest Cougars can convince Brian to let the cat out of the bag. Or, maybe he can tell all of Southern California at his Hollywood Bowl concert next Sunday. I'll be there. Hoping.
Shipper Sharon and Mom B are going to see him on Friday in Santa Barbara. Ask him Sharon......
Name: Paco () on Sunday, September 17, 2000 at 17:26:05
Message: El Rojo, Just wait (quack) until Saturday (quack )when you go to God's country (quack)....And you are away from (quack) the Rosebowl (quack-quack). remember "U Clowns Lost Again" QUACK!
Name: Mo Trott () on Friday, September 15, 2000 at 21:04:33
City and State: City of Good Neighbors
Message: JB, I never saw the names under the picture (guess I need new glasses). Well, there's my two cents! Not to leave on a sad note, but one of our cougs needs some very strong prayers from cougartown. Her name is Joyce McCarroll Kirby, class of 1964 (and a HIS grad). She is not doing very well (don't want to go into details) and needs our help. So, PLEASE everyone, say a prayer for her....OK! May the mighty Coug be with you all! MoMo
Name: Wayne Dickey () on Friday, September 15, 2000 at 19:44:04
City and State: La Palma, Ca.
Message: Bob J. Yes I still play. What a great dance band that would make. All HHS alumni. Steve Ridings, Frank Lucio, Paul Anderson, Artie Verdusco, Dennis Herbes, Richard Sheilds, Dennis Wright, Thom Orth and many more. Maybe we could get Dennis Noday to come play for the night. John B, Donna and I will let you know when the happy day is when we know!
Name: Loretta Cuiper () on Friday, September 15, 2000 at 17:06:25
City and State: Hawthorne, Ca
Message: With all this wonderful talk about PROM night,Im wondering did I miss the date of the event? I keep going back through the pages and Im not able to find a date. Judy, when do you think this Neat Prom Night will be???( Larry and I are wanting to go to Prom night, it sounds like it will be so much fun, so please don't let it be April 7th, Our Darla is getting married on that day). Always a Coug
Loretta, No date yet, but probably July or August.
Name: NOTLEEROY () on Friday, September 15, 2000 at 14:18:00
Message: The Oregon State Police have released an all points bulletin for a white male approximately 6’ 4” in white pants and a brightly colored Hawaiian shirt. The suspect is reportedly driving a 38' semi truck said to be loaded with high quality sound equipment. The suspect is wanted for making pet sounds to a waitress in a local strip club. The waitress said that although she got good vibrations from the gentleman he repeatedly ask, can you help me Rhonda, even after being told her name was Barbara Ann. The suspect said he was concerned about being late for the party for 300? (300 What???) He was quoted as saying, I get around, but I think he should have made a left instead of a right when leaving Malibu, he then said softly, god only knows. As he was leaving the pub he flashed his buttock to the patrons who reported the suspect had two tattoos. On his left cheek was a cat and the words “BE A COUG” on the right cheek were the words “BE TRUE TO YOUR SCHOOL.” (strange) He then scurried from the pub singing wouldn’t it be nice, to be back in time for the prom, I’m hoping to take a little surfer girl and I think it’s going to, yes ____, ___, ___. As he sped away he was heard shouting…This stuff’ll kick ass on the stones system…???… If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of the suspect, please contact Captain John B. Sloop at 409, Kokomo Drive.
Now God only knows that guy never grew up to be a man. Wouldn't it be nice to be cruising the California coast in a 38 Semi, or better yet, a little deuce coupe, and feeling the warmth of the sun........yep, that would be fun, fun, fun, and lots better than being in my room.
Name: JIM SLOEY () on Friday, September 15, 2000 at 13:23:17
E-Mail: PROMNIGHTMAYWELLFITINTOREUNIONOF THE60'S=90'S.COM
City and State: REDONDO BEACH, CA
Message: Congratulations to Wayne and Donna. Homecoming already? Where did the time go, next thing I know we will be planning our 35th reunion. Oh yeah we are. Anybody interested in being on the committee please email myself or HER ROYAL MAJESTY MADAM CHAIR WOMAN Sharon Moore Leach, meetings will be commencing shortly. John has anybody told you what a great site this is? And how much better it could be if we all paid our dues of only $10 per YEAR or 20 cents a week or less than 3 cents per day! Come on folks this is cheap send your money into our cheap friend so we can keep this cheap site going! Love ya John! And one more question is Raymond Smith also known as Leeroy Felderuster?
Sloey the Elder
Actually it's only 19.23 cents a week, but why nitpick. Hey, this site will go on despite the non-members, but it would be nice for everyone to join up. I mean it's not like on PBS where they say, "and for only a 500 dollar pledge, we'll send you a coffee mug and a lucite paper weight with a clamshell in it." This is a "bring me and my lovely date another Margarita" 10 dollar bill, once a year. We all know who you non-members are too.
I don't know, but someone is masquerading as LeeRoy out there..... Is it you Raymond?
Name: Delia Garza () on Friday, September 15, 2000 at 13:06:04
City and State: Huntington Beach, CA
Message: Ok.... I have been reading about all the cutie patootie teachers and I HAVE to contribute.... This subject crosses ALL classes... I just saw mention of John Bree... He was my math teacher and VERY good looking. He was nice enough to wear shorts almost every day too.. :) Mr. Steve Carnes, who coached football and then later taught at Leuzinger, was one of my favorites. He was adorable and a real funny guy. He is one of the few blondes I had a crush on... There were others I thought were cute but the last one I will mention was Russel Ayers who taught drama at HHS for just 1 year. (maybe being around a bunch of drooling high school girls was too much for a 23 yr old guy) Russ was a great guy and a GREAT drama teacher. He was able to get the best out of all of us. Actually I think any GREAT teacher (good looking or not) can get the best out of their students. Teachers always make a difference in a class. Kinda weird to think that I am now at the age (or older) than the teachers I had so big crushes on back when I was sweet 16! I wonder how it felt to be a teacher being ooogled by us.....
RUSS!!??..... You called him Russ? I can remember calling Coach Walker "Don" and I still feel a pain once in a while from all those pushups.
Name: Dawn Hansen () on Friday, September 15, 2000 at 12:24:39
City and State: Hawthorne, CA
Message: Hey...I have to agree with Noel Smith as one of the Hawthorne High "Hunks"...I had a major crush and was "lucky" to be a TA for him one year. He was also a great Basketball and Volleyball Coach. I have another Hunk to add...Does anyone remember John Bree? He was the Boy's Wrestling Coach and P.E. teacher and I believe joined the Hawthorne High Staff in the early 80's...Not only a "hottie", but a nice guy too!
Name: John Baker () on Friday, September 15, 2000 at 12:21:14
City and State: Lomita
Message:To Kathy and Steve Stonebraker, First of all, are you two still out there and second, would you be willing to do the music for the Homecoming party at the Stick and Stein this year? Loretta is trying to tie down all the loose ends. Please let me know, and thanks.......
Name: Bob Jensen () on Friday, September 15, 2000 at 12:00:41
City and State: LA,CA
Message: Maybe we can resurrect that FAMOUS 1963 HHS dance band for Prom Night 2001. Brother Bill can you recall their name? Are any of them on CT? Can any of them still play? Wayne Dickey, do you still play the horn? Kathy N. and Pat L. do you still play?
Name: Keith D. Jones () on Friday, September 15, 2000 at 11:40:48
City and State: Las Vegas, NV
Message: Well haven't been here lately so busy. Been doing a web site for a doctor in Palm Springs who specilizes in anti-aging. Very interesting stuff. Want to see more just go to www.drchein.com. Being in Palm Springs was almost like when I used to go there all the time back in the early 80's. That was the funnest place around. Changed alot since then cause of the riots in 83 or 84. I remember that! Stayed at the Spa Hotel which has changed, it has gambling. Not even close to Vegas though. But at least I won there. By the way, I will be in Hawaii from Oct. 8 to Oct 22. Any of the Cougars that live on Oahu or Maui lets all get together for a mini-reunion. Maybe at Ryans Parkplace or somewhere everyone can get to. Cindy Laird I want to see you.
Name: Judy DeGrazia Blomsterberg () on Friday, September 15, 2000 at 10:07:45
City and State: Torrance, CA
Message: UPDATE: re: Prom nite 2001.. Well Janet, go for the long, slinky formal red number kid.. you can still park cars if you pull the back part up through your legs and tuck in in the front of your belt.. (Mahatma Gandi style) An Janny's told me that he intends to get me a flower that I'm not allergic to. BIRD OF PARADISE. (hope he picks out the bees first) So looks like I'll be winning the "who has the biggest corsage" contest. LUCKY ME! Now, I have to work on evening out my tan for that strapless dress. Only one short year to go. Judy Wudy
Name: Bob Jensen () on Friday, September 15, 2000 at 09:52:16
City and State: LA,CA
Message: John, I haven't thought of Dombrowski's in years. Are they still there? I remember many a friday afternoon going there. Thanks for another memory.
Name: Judy DeGrazia Blomsterberg () on Friday, September 15, 2000 at 09:29:05
City and State: Torrance, CA
Message: JB2 (Janet Burkett) Kid, this is really hard.. if we don't accept the prom nite invitations from John and Jan..and hold out for the upperclassmen & the captain of the football team to ask~and they don't~~then we'll be going to the prom together.. (& you always like to lead) OYE VAY.. Ok Janny, I'll accept. Hey, this wasn't easy in high school and it's still not easy. Now the hard part is making sure we don't "break up" before the dance.. (see, it's still a hassle) besides, it takes all day to get that dental floss off the ring before you give it back anyway. Lori Padelford~Janny and I were just talking about a disc jockey vs: a band.. DISC JOCKEY WON!.. This way we can touch on all the old songs from all the years..50's - 60's - 70's - 80's - 90's & hear them just the way they sounded back then, but I "won't breakdance" that's where I draw the line. Now, I have to find a shoe store that will still dye my pointed white satin heels lavender.. and where can you find opera length gloves.. and god knows my petty slips need to go back on the line with another coat of starch. I still have to make sure that I'm not taller than Janny with my heels on.. Oye..this ain't gonna be easy.. Judy Wudy Chicken Bootie
Judy, as Janet would say, "You're Not Jewish" and can I have the first Slam Dance?
Name: Wayne Dickey () on Friday, September 15, 2000 at 09:12:53
City and State: La Palma.Ca.
Message: JohnB, sorry to have misled anyone about Donna and I, but I never said we got married. But thanks to everyone for all the congradulations. Jack R. I also heard a story involving Brian W. He had Mr Morgan for Music Theory. He wrote a sonata that gained him another "F". Just a short year later Jan and Dean sang the same song, and it was a million seller. (SURF CITY). Go figure!
Now I know Dr. Fred failed him in music, but I've heard about 20 different reasons why. This is turning into "The Legend of Brian W". I don't think Surf City was Brian's song however, and Brian would've been given the said "F" in his senior year of 59/60 and Surf City wasn't a hit until 63.
In Dr Morgan's defense, and Brian would probably back me up on this one, at that time in his young music life, he deserved the "F". Thanks Wayne and when are you getting married??
Name: Sean Ramey () on Friday, September 15, 2000 at 08:32:35
City and State: Corona, CA
Message: Lori Padelford, there are 5 of us kids in the family. Steven is 9 years younger than I am. My brother Mark should have been in the class of 71 and I know he knew Bob well. I think our parents talked a few times over those two boys. I'm surprised Steve knows Bob because my younger brother and sister went to high school in Huntington Beach. Small world..............
Name: Diana Olsen () on Friday, September 15, 2000 at 02:59:31
Maiden: Diana Price
City and State: Ogden, Utah
Message: Prom night sounds great. If I can help from a distance the stamps are on me. You don't have to lick them anymore! Do you think that you can get a date set before this Nov.??? I'm booking reservaations for the last week of July or first week of August next year at Redfish Lake, can you believe you have to book nine months in advance! I'll book the lake around the PROM if at all possible. Coco does this bring back the class reunion spirit or what? Cougar through and through. P.S. Loved the Sherrif John Song had forgotten all about that one.
Hi Diana, Yes, Prom Night details will be worked out in the next few weeks. We need to know how many people are planning on coming so we know what size venue we need. The Ol Coach said to pencil he and Cathy in for chaperones too, so everyone please find new hiding places for their flasks, as he knows all the old ones. I will place a questionnaire on the site and we'll go from there. This one's going to be BIG!!
Name: Janet Burkett () on Friday, September 15, 2000 at 00:08:28
City and State: Mission Viejo, Ca
Message: OOOOOH you are too sweet JB. OK, I'll go, but I won't wear that long, formal, red slinky number if you even THINK about wearin that flamingo pink, wide lapel tux with the black lace trimmed shirt and matching black studs!! Wait,.....Judy, how can I park cars in THAT dress?? JB2
Hey, if you're going in ANYTHING red, I'll wear whatever you want. I will go by Dombrowskis and pick you out a nice wrist corsage before I pick you up. Tell your parents I'll have you home by 10 oclock this next day so they won't worry.
I know you're in charge of valet parking but that shouldn't take more than a couple of hours and the the rest of the night is ours. Can you sneak in a half pint of Blackberry Brandy in your panty hose? I love you sweety.......
Name: Gina Peck () on Thursday, September 14, 2000 at 23:53:50
City and State: Los Angeles, CA
Message: Oh Loretta, what a surprise!! Yes, my parents are Helen and Chuck Black!! I just called my Mom and she says to say hello. Nora is silently reading feedback, so you can invite her to homecomming yourself, and maybe encourage her to say something. I looked at the wedding picture and I only have the family one, but mom is going to send me one with you in it and I'll scan it. Many thanks to your mother, who helped my mother through the cancer. It's all your fault, John!!
SCW huh.....We are ALL RELATED!!!!
Name: Lori Padelford () on Thursday, September 14, 2000 at 23:43:20
City and State: Garden Grove
Message: This prom idea sounds like so much fun! I didn't get to go to my prom because a certain someone from a previous page backed out at the last minute. So glad he did. Now I can go with the one I really have it bad for.....Mario. Judy I have friend that is a DJ he could probably help out. If you need any help I would love to get involved.
Sean Fitzpatrick, my brother Bob class of 71 was friends with Steven Fitzpatrick. Is he related to you? By the way where have all the late 70's and early 80's people gone?
Name: Judy DeGrazia Blomsterberg () on Thursday, September 14, 2000 at 23:23:50
City and State: Torrance, CA
Message: Ahhhh John Boy... I'm va klempt again. I just read the part where you asked your one and only, Janet Burkett, to accompany you to PROM NITE 2001.. Ya know, that's sooo romantic.. Ya know, this isn't a Sadie Hawkin's dance, so I just told my Janny that he too has to "ask me".. so he did.. with tears in his eyes..he said he wanted me to be his date.. I answered, "Can I think about it and get back to ya?".... hey, ya never know, the captain of the football team might call..
Now, I'm off like a prom dress again.. Judy Wudy..
Yeah, I know what you mean.....I wanted her to say YES before one of those cool older guys that graduated last year asks her.