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Name: CAMILLE HAWKES () on Wednesday, September 27, 2000 at 13:21:12
Class: '59
City and State: HAWTHORNE, CA

Thanks Camille for joining in. Now that you've done it, come on back's EZ!!

Name: Mike Hinsch () on Wednesday, September 27, 2000 at 11:57:04
Maiden: Hinsch
Class: 77
City and State: North Plains, OR
Message: I was really sorry to hear about Karen Cook. Karen and I went through grade school and high school together. She was always one of the most positive people I have ever known and had a special place in my heart. Growing up we were always two of the tallest in our class. That was our common bond. I only wish I could have communicated with her again later in life. I missed my chance. For those Cougars who are even remotely contemplating getting in touch with someone, please don't wait as I did with Karen because you may lose your chance! My heart felt thoughts go out to Karen's family and friends! I know she is missed.

Name: Merrill Wasserman () on Wednesday, September 27, 2000 at 10:27:44
Class: 1985
City and State: Sacramento, CA
Message: please send me information re: the "prom-2001" to my Personal mail box:
ATTN: Merrill Wasserman
2050 state university drive EAST
PMB #189

Thanks Merrill but if I had to send mail to 3400 personal mailboxes, I'd be out ANOTHER 1000 bucks. The information on the Prom will be on the website. Please check here, and thanks for bein' a Coug.....

Name: Anita Young () on Wednesday, September 27, 2000 at 10:04:35
E-Mail: or
Maiden: Aceves
Class: 1978
City and State: Newberg, OR
Message: O.K. no more sadness....time to liven things up a bit... Did anyone else in here ever have a high school pic that their parents dispised so much they threatened not to buy them? Mine was in my jr. year. This came up at the Pacific NW reunion. Raymond sure had fun teasing me about it, you guys! I was wearing a tube top and a cool necklace that my older sister, Mary, made for me. I didn't think anything about the tube top. Hey, they were in style back then, it was a hot day and I thought it would look nice with my sister's necklace in the picture, right? WRONG! The tube top was non-existant in the picture! My mom went totally ballistic! All you can see in that pic is my smile and the necklace, it looks like I'm posing topless in it! I told my mom I wasn't, and she knew I wasn't, but to hear her go on and on, jeez....I might as well of been! John, you have a pic of this somewhere, you guys be the judge, should my mom of gotten so worked up? Any other HHS pics out there people have stories about, whether it be parents hating it, or some other interesting factoid?

Name: Art La Mere () on Wednesday, September 27, 2000 at 07:25:54
Class: 1973
City and State: Bettendorf Ia.
Message: I just checked into cougartown and it is sad to see that more of the cougar family has move on. Everyone needs to know that in the end we will all be together again the plane that heavenly father has is that we will all some day return to him. So for the familys of the classmates that have passed on just think some day you will see your loved ones again. John as for your temp and clock I love it however I will not be home by superbowl sunday I love the winters. However they do say we are going to have a bad one this year. Well god bless you all. Art
Thanks Art

Name: Paco () on Wednesday, September 27, 2000 at 03:04:28
Maiden: Sherman
Class: 61
Message: Feed'em Dr. Ross dog food do him a favor....I just love burnt bear meat. That's what I feed my dog Wendall.

Name: Don Di Tomasso () on Wednesday, September 27, 2000 at 00:41:21
Class: 75
City and State: Torrance, CA
Message: Sorry to here that Diane Libertini passed away. What a shock. I did not know her but remembered her. I wish the family great comfort.
John Baker....that is a really cool Hawthorne temperature gauge you put up in the upper right hand corner of the webpage. That might make people living in the midwest or east coast very frustrated during the winter....

They'll be home by Superbowl Sunday.

Name: Dawn Moffett () on Tuesday, September 26, 2000 at 23:36:51
Maiden: Koch
Class: 78
City and State: Simi Valley, Ca.
Message: Thanks for catching the error on Mark Walkers parent's address, it is Grider Ave. Today's update was one more step in the right direction! His blood count is almost down to normal and they removed the ventilator so he can talk again. Vicki says he is pretty much unaware of what his body has been through the last two weeks, maybe that's good! His platelets are holding their own right now but he's still not out of trouble. Keep those prayers going and anyone interested in donating blood it will still help him. It has been so sad to loose so many Cougars so close together. My heart and prayers are with the families.

Name: Judy DeGrazia Blomsterberg () on Tuesday, September 26, 2000 at 22:19:52
Maiden: OfflikeavelcroPromdress!
Class: 64
City and State: Torrance, CA
Message: PROM NITE-SUMMER OF 2001~UPDATE GOOD NEWS~~THE HEAD COUNT LOOKS GOOOOOOD..SO, WE'RE GONNA "ROCK & ROLL" "DOO WOP" TWIST THE NIGHT AWAY" & ahhhh SLOW DANCE..cheek to cheek the way we did when we were teens. If you don't know what I'm talking about-then go to the PROM NITE questionnaire at the top of the feedback page or click here if you haven't already submitted your names to attend PROM NITE 2001.
It's only been a few days since the questionnaire was posted..and as of tonight I have at least 600 names one's confirmed yet, but the list is growing every day. I'll be taking count until this weekend, and then we'll get real serious about where~when~how many~& how much $$$. So keep your eyes on COUGARTOWN for more info as we decide. Just so you know, good count from the 50's.. the 60's are very,very strong... the 70's are popping out all over.. the 80's are catching up..and a few 90's and only 1 from 2000. We have our teacher's list in the works too, as we'll need all the chaperones we can get. There's a lot that are planning their vacations from out of town around PROM NITE. Later in the game we'll try to post the names of the alumni that are serious about attending so the you can find old flames, crushes..your buddies & good friends and get to see them face to face once more. We'll try to pick the songs that were the cream of the crop from the strong decades. (on the QT we're trying to get John Baker to a dance class.. the boy has two left feet & he claims he's gonna dance the night away..poor Janet~ouch) THE ROWDYS still have to figure out how many parts Sloe Gin & Wild Turkey to add to the Hawaiian Punch..and how many Greek olives do we need to float on top. Marsha Russell Hood is in charge of the punch bowl, the coffee urn..and the bathroom sinks. So if you want to go to PROM NITE once more..or missed it the first time around.. you've waited long enough.. We'll also be posting a selection of themes so that all of you can have a say in how this prom will look.. I love "ONE SUMMER NIGHT" (we fell in love....) Thanks again for the support and suggestions. We'll take all of them into consideration. (I love this!)
.. Judy Wudy

Name: ROJO () on Tuesday, September 26, 2000 at 20:21:02
E-Mail: I-DY-HO
Maiden: YOU KNOW
Class: 6-OH
Message: For my pie, you might as well add the crow feathers to make it right tasty. The only heavenly occurrence in the northwest this weekend was watching a bunch of "bruins" with their ass on fire, high tailing it into the woods! I'm surprised that they didn't start a forest fire. Sorry about the loss of our classmates you guys. Gary Lents, I'm going to send you an e-mail soon about getting on earthlink. Lyman Moss, I call the sc team dogs because thats what they are. Washington (I know they're also called dogs)are a superior breed of dog. But sc they're dogs. Back alley no good beggin dogs! Washington is The Huskies! There's a great difference between dogs and Huskies. My Bruins will rebound! I predict! Remember Criswell? MAY THE COUGAR BE WITH YOU. Jake N Jude!
Well that ought to bring the "Troy Boys" out of the woodwork.

Name: Larry Wetter () on Tuesday, September 26, 2000 at 18:09:41
Class: 63
City and State: Hawthorne Hills 90250
Message: John, is the new addition of time and temperature a direct feed from the sign atop Hawthorne Savings and Loan at 132nd and Hawthorne Blvd?
Can anyone name at least two films that had sequences photographed in Hawthorne and can anyone name the directors?
To Bill Jensen: My father thinks that Ed Palmquist is retired from the Marines and living in Virginia. Did you notice his e-mail address listed in CT?

Grease 2 had a scene filmed at the old Hawthorne Bowl on 141st and Hawthorne Bl. I think Patricia Birch was the director. Then moving across the Bl and up to Hollys was Pulp Fiction, directed by Quentin Tarantino. What do I win?

Name: Terrie Kostiszak () on Tuesday, September 26, 2000 at 17:13:12
Maiden: Kostiszak
Class: 83
City and State: Portland Oregon
Message: This is Regarding Mark Walker, there was some Info about him in the Feedback I want to make sure the ADDRESS provided was correct I lived down the street from them growing up and I beleive the street address is GRIDER not GRINDER as indicated on the feedback, just making a correction... I will pray for Mark, I knew his sister well while growing up... Terrie

Name: Maureen () on Tuesday, September 26, 2000 at 16:05:21
Maiden: Trott
Class: 1964
City and State: Hawthorne
Message: JUST A QUICK UPDATE: For anyone who saw the obituary for Joyce McCarroll in the paper and is interested, part of the information was wrong. The correct information is: 10:00 AM: INTERMENT AT PACIFIC CREST CEMETERY at 182nd St. and Inglewood Ave. From 1:00 to 3:00 PM: LA VENTA INN at 796 Via del Monte, P.V.E.

Name: Hessie () on Tuesday, September 26, 2000 at 15:05:27
Maiden: McKnight
Class: 62
City and State: Hawthorne, California
Message: Hi all you Cougars. I need some help from you guys in locating Alice Ramirez,(Schwan). If anyone has a phone number or address please send it to my email address. I will see you all at prom night. It sounds like a blast...And as for you Marsha Russell you better write me soon. I am in contact with Marsha S. all the time...She said she doesn't hear from you guys much either. What's up with that? Well that's it for now see you guys later.
Hi Hessie, I think if you contact Linda McDowell at, she will have Alice's address.

Name: Roni Kobel () on Tuesday, September 26, 2000 at 14:42:04
Maiden: Treckman
Class: 76
City and State: Huntington Beach, CA
Message: If anyone has information about services for Karen Cook, please email me!! Thank you!

Name: Susan () on Tuesday, September 26, 2000 at 13:14:51
Maiden: Ciampa
Class: 77
City and State: Santa Rosa, CA
Message: If anyone has information on services for Karen Cook, please e-mail me. Thanks.

Name: Cindy Foster () on Tuesday, September 26, 2000 at 10:08:27
Maiden: Gindlesperger
Class: 78
City and State: El Segundo, Ca
Message: I will always remember the wonderful and crazy experiences that Diane Libertini and I shared. I believe that we never lose the people we love, even to death, because their love and friendship leaves an imprint in our memories forever.
My deepest sympathy to Diane's family and to her fiancée Eddie. I'll miss you girlfriend!

Name: Jim Peppers () on Tuesday, September 26, 2000 at 04:47:09
Class: 61
City and State: Athens, Greece
Message: Sherry,
Got your birthday wishes for Joanna. Thanks. Will try to send an e-mail ASAP. Anybody from the class of 61, or thereabouts, coming to Greece? Let me know. My e-mail is in the directory. Will be glad to share info about visiting this crazy and wonderful country.

Name: Patt () on Tuesday, September 26, 2000 at 00:34:41
Maiden: Prewitt
Class: 65
City and State: Kemmewick,Wa.
Message: How can I get a CT license plate holder??

Name: Dawn Moffett () on Monday, September 25, 2000 at 23:26:09
Maiden: Koch
Class: 78
City and State: Simi Valley, CA
Message: We need to rally some Cougar help for one of our own. Mark Walker (graduated early 70's) is really sick and he and his family need our thoughts and prayers. Mark had a kidney/pancreas transplant in April. The organs are doing fine but he has developed a severe infection. I am including an email from his sister who graduated in '79 (I think) to explain another very important need Mark has. Today Vicki sent a little encouraging news. Mark's white cell count has gone down to 14,000 from 97,000 (normal is 10,000). He has a great need for blood and platelets and that's where we can help. Here's the info needed when donating blood or platelets. When donating for Mark we are supposed to ask for "The Teddy Bear Card". I'm not sure how these Teddy Bear Cards work but the family is asking that they be sent to Mark's parents so they can be turned in to the hospital.
Their address is:
Dick and Ruth Walker
13735 S. Grinder Ave
Hawthorne, Ca. 90250
"As you may or may not know, my brother Mark is very sick. He is in need of blood and platelets. Please find it in your hearts to make a donation at your local Red Cross for the family. Here's some information you'll need to make the donation on behalf of him:
Red Cross (800)448-3543
His Doctor is Dr. Robert Naraghi
He is in St. Vincent's Medical Center (Los Angeles)
His full name is RICHARD MARK WALKER
Thanks, Vicki Brenton"
I think we've all had enough sad news on CT for awhile, lets work to have a happy ending for this Cougar. Thanks for all your help and I'll try to update Mark's progress when I hear from the family.

Name: Chon Doudna () on Monday, September 25, 2000 at 22:38:41
Class: 1984
City and State: HHS
Message: 26th Street was my hangout.

Name: Chris Catalano () on Monday, September 25, 2000 at 21:41:52
Class: 77
City and State: SAn Jose, CA
Message: I've been informed that Karen Cook (Class of '77) has passed away after a long battle with cancer. I will always remember her as that tall beautiful girl I had a crush on in 6th grade.

Name: JIM SLOEY () on Monday, September 25, 2000 at 19:09:18
Class: 66/84
City and State: REDONDO BEACH, CA
Message: Sad day in Cougartown! We are always saddened by the loss of friends and family but their memories shall always live on in our hearts, but then again nobody ever said it was the end. Trust me on this one!!!! Our prayers are with all the families and especially you Billy Wadman!
God Bless us everyone! Sloey

We've lost some people in the last month, but I know all this grieving is not what would be wanted. I'm sure they would all want us to focus on the living, so let's do that. If you have a good friend that you haven't seen......go see them or call them. Let's all enjoy each other in this life. Thanks Jim......

Name: Dan Johnson () on Monday, September 25, 2000 at 18:10:48
Class: 77
City and State: Los Angeles, CA
Message: Diane Libertini was a sunny, happy person who was a joy to be around. I am shocked and saddened to learn of her death. To all of Diane's family and many friends, my sincerest sympathies.

Name: Bonnie McCoy () on Monday, September 25, 2000 at 17:17:16
Maiden: McCoy
Class: 78
City and State: Newport Beach, CA
Message: To answer Jodi's question, yes it's near Alondra Park. The exact location of the funeral service for Diane Libertini is at St. Catherine's Catholic church, 3846 Redondo Beach Blvd., Torrance. It's near the corner of Prairie Ave. and Redondo Beach Blvd., and the phone number is 310-323-8900.

Name: Denean McKinney () on Monday, September 25, 2000 at 15:32:05
Maiden: McFarlane
Class: 1980
City and State: Redondo Beach, CA
Message: I logged on today after quite a while to talk about what a wonderful time we had at our Class of 1980 reunion. Now, the news of Diane's passing has saddened me. Even though she was 2 years older than me, she didn't let the age difference hinder the friendship that developed during high school and for a few years after I graduated. Good-bye Diane, you will be missed.

Name: Jodi Weishaar () on Monday, September 25, 2000 at 15:16:53
Maiden: Wilbanks
Class: 76
City and State: Hawthorne
Message: Bonnie.....we were told it was the St. Catherine's across from Alondra Park, is that correct?

Name: Linda Farrow () on Monday, September 25, 2000 at 13:58:34
Maiden: Elia
Class: 82
City and State: Redondo Beach, CA
Message: I would like to send my condolences to both the families that have lost love ones. My thoughts and prayers are with you your family and friends.

Name: Bonnie McCoy () on Monday, September 25, 2000 at 13:34:18
Maiden: McCoy
Class: 78
City and State: Newport Beach, CA
Message: FYI - I just found out that Diane Libertini's service will be held at St. Catherine's in Torrance, NOT in Redondo Beach as previously mentioned in feedback. It's a little confusing since there is a St. Katherine's in Redondo Beach and apparently people are calling that one thinking it's at that location.
I will change it on the other Feedback. Thanks Bonnie

Name: Lyman Moss () on Monday, September 25, 2000 at 13:31:34
Class: 59
City and State: Everett, Wa. 98205
Message: I would like to express my condolences to the McCarroll family. I did not know Joyce but I believe I graduated with her brother Richard (Dick) Class of '59'. May the Lord be with you in your time of need.

Name: Bonnie McCoy () on Monday, September 25, 2000 at 13:00:10
Maiden: McCoy
Class: 78
City and State: Newport Beach, CA
Message: I'm so sorry to hear about the recent loss of two Cougars. My thoughts and prayers go out to their loved ones they left behind. I graduated with Diane Libertini and spoke with her at our 20-year reunion. Does anyone know how she died? It's so hard to believe she's gone at such a young age and when we recently saw her feedback on Cougartown.

Name: LOUISE ST.GEORGE () on Monday, September 25, 2000 at 12:30:42
Class: 77
City and State: Lancaster, CA
Message: Where do I start? I read cougartown daily and thank God that I do. Without you guys I would of not known of one of my best friend passing away last Thursday (Diane Libertini "78") Her service is Tuesday evening @ St. Cathrines in Torrance @ 7:00 p.m. Bill Wadman posted the information and without his posting I would of never known about my dear Diane and would of missed her service. I am still in so much shock and I'm probably rambling but I just want to thank you John for having this site. I get to say goodbye to her now and pay my respects all because of this wonderful place. To all who did not know Diane, she was really a great bubbly, happy go lucky person who loved everyone. I can truly say the best time of my life was growing up in Hawthorne and hanging around with Diane at the YMCA! Boy we were just a crazy bunch. To Bill Wadman, she truly loved you....Please keep this wonderful person in all your thoughts and prayers. She also had two sisters who attended Hawthorne, Margaret "75" and Michelle "81" if I'm not mistaken. She also had two wonderful children and a great mom who loved her dearly. GOODBYE DIANE....

Name: Elizabeth Estrada () on Monday, September 25, 2000 at 12:29:19
Message: I think Kelly should win best butt photo award. You've got it goin' on girl!.....and I want to win a little wager with my brother-in-law and nephews who are Mira Costa Mustangs. Does anybody have any idea how well the Cougars are doing this year and the chance I have of rubbing some Mustang nose in the Cougar mud? Homecoming game is Mustangs vs Cougars and I've got twenty bucks on this one. Not to mention my Cougar Pride! And for those in mourning........God bless our fallen Cougars and their families. May we all find solace in knowing we'll all be together again. And to the fireman....yes, you should come out of retirement and come to the game ....I promise I won't point you out. It will be our little secret.
P.S. Kelly, if he lived next door to us in Hawthorne, believe me, we'd still be there!!
Go Cougars!!

We'll call on our resident Cougartown Sports Editor, Jim Sloey, to answer how the Cougs are doing on the old gridiron this year. Take it away Jim......

Name: Jodi Weishaar () on Monday, September 25, 2000 at 12:24:42
Maiden: Wilbanks
Class: 76
City and State: Hawthorne ca
Message: Looking forward to Homecoming again this year....last year was a lot of fun. Keith Jones....are you going to join us this year? Believe it or not, my daughter wants to know. I guess you left a lasting impression on her when you made your chest dance at the bbq the day after our 20 year reunion!! My daughter is now a freshman at HHS and actually has teachers that I had!! Both my husband and I will be at the game...Mike is working the yard markers for the football team with Paul Bartasavich while Denise Bartasavich (Dye) and I work the Booster Club Snack Stand! Brings back memories......On a sad note, we will be attending the service for Dianne Libertini on Tuesday night. Both Mike and I were good friends with Dianne. Her daughter and ours also had the opportunity to play on a soccer team together a couple of years ago. She's a great person and will be missed. Our prayers go out to her family and friends.

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