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"Dedicated to Prom Night 2001"The Danleers

Name: Mike Riley () on Wednesday, October 11, 2000 at 10:14:04
Class: 65
City and State: Moutain Home, AR.
Message: Thanks to every one who put the 65 reunion together. I really enjoyed seeing two of my best friends there. Maybe Paula S, Lew W and Bill M will turn up one day. Nice too see you Becky and Fred. It was great to see you again, even if I'm the only one who got fat.
So you gained some weight (not many haven't). You went and enjoyed the company of your classmates, and that's what matters. Thanks Mike...

Name: Anita Kovacs () on Tuesday, October 10, 2000 at 23:04:11
Maiden: Kovacs
Class: 1983
City and State: Hawthorne, CA
Message: My class was probably the last class before the school went down hill. My brother (John) class of 1976 & my sister (Alice) class of 1975, had the best yrs. I had some of their teachers, which made it fun. Mr Mike Sloan sticks in my head forever. I love that guy!! Thanks for the website, it's great!!

Name: Bob Jensen () on Tuesday, October 10, 2000 at 20:40:47
Class: 71
City and State: LA,CA
Message: Denny, are you the Corvette Denny that use to have the parties at your parents house (next to Beckwith’s)? I remember 120th St was lousy with Corvettes during those parties. I was only a kid but I remember the cars and when Brother Bill mentioned it the other day it all came back. So, are you Corvette Denny? Do you still have one? John you do know your automobile agencies, I am impressed. I believe that Afton was on the corner of Market and Florence, but I could be wrong. John, do you recall the name of the Ford agency on Florence @ La Brea (they also sold Edsels) I think it was Oscar Maple Ford but am not sure. Please help. And for all you guys and gals out there who are not into cars, can anyone name the hot men’s store and the hot ladies store on Market Street in Inglewood during the late 50’s through the 1960’s? There are probably more that one so let’s have your favorite one.
Hi Bob, Nope, you are correct, it was Market and Florence. The Ford dealer sounds right too, but I'm not sure. Does anyone else remember? How about the Chevy dealers name in Inglewood?

Name: Maureen Trott () on Tuesday, October 10, 2000 at 19:59:53
Maiden: sameasalways
Class: 1964
City and State: The Thorne
Message: Hi Everyone! Sorry I missed the game and S & S, but my girlfriend and old schoolmate (from HIS and HHS) didn't get here as early as she had hoped from Modesto. So, we just went and got something to eat. I know how much fun we all had last year and it sounds like everyone had just as much fun this year. We did make it to the picnic and boy did we enjoy ourselves. I got together about 5 or so of our classmates from HIS/HHS. Some of them had not seen each other since high school. I would like to thank all of them for coming. We had a ball!!! So thanks, Barbara Quartermus, Carol Tillson, Dorothy Record, Gloria Velez and a special thanks to Judy Woodard for completing the picture and being able to make it after all (thank god for slow mail)! Plus from 1964 there was Judy, Marsha and my sis. BTW John, great pic of all the HIS people (both sides)! Sooooo Judy we're all looking forward to "ONE SUMMER NIGHT" next year. Go Cougs! MoMo

Name: Cheryl Nicocia () on Tuesday, October 10, 2000 at 18:18:49
Maiden: Christensen
Class: 62
City and State: Keno,Or (ontheriver)
Message: Well, I'm back home in Oregon again. I just want to say what a GREAT time I had at the game, and partying at Stick n Stein,(thank you Linda Jones for coming along) and at the park on Sat. too. Daughter Lisa,(Mira Costa C/O 88) came along and had a ball too. She even cheered for the Cougars and ran into people she knows, and didn't realize they went to HHS. I loved seeing all the old and new friends. So nice to talk to Tom Shelley, Norm Greenfield, Dan & Ann Dye, Linda Jones Reynolds, Judy & Jan, Loretta & Larry, Don, Bob, and to finally meet Marsha & Robin. And of course, it is always a blast to spend time with you, John & Janet. I think Lisa wants to be an honorary Cougar..(maybe the mascot?) Great times...can't wait for the Prom (of course, "FATSO" is going to try to lose some weight) ha ha
Thanks Cheryl, I didn't mean to call you just accidentally slipped out. So we'll see you at the Prom in that size 6 formal then?

Name: John Baker () on Wednesday, October 11, 2000 at 11:58:14
Class: 1962
City and State: Lomita, CA
Message:Here's another photo sent in by Alan Nelson. This is a picture of Andy Devine as "Andy", from Andy's Gang (early 50's TV). What was the cats name and what was the ONLY word the cat said? Thanks Alan

Name: John Baker () on Wednesday, October 11, 2000 at 11:58:14
Class: 1962
City and State: Lomita, CA
Message:Here's a photo sent in by a mid 70's Coug. Can anyone identify these three Cougar ladies from our past?

Name: Denean McFarlane-McKinney () on Tuesday, October 10, 2000 at 15:58:11
Maiden: McFarlane
Class: 1980
City and State: Redondo Beach, CA
Message: This note is also on, just want to share it with everyone.
Now that our reunion is officially over, I just wanted to say what a fun time I had. I couldn't believe how strong the bonds that were built so long ago. The evening flew by. I had so much fun catching up with as most I could, and felt I didn't have time to say hello to everyone. I am going to mention some people I did get to spend some time with and it was very special to me. To Derek Barraza, you have always been the Chief to me, and I am very proud to have the opportunity to work on the reunion with someone so trustworthy and caring as you. To my friends that I got to catch up with, at the reunion and the after party in my room/Derek's room (you party Animals) Todd Perious you haven't changed a bit, Rick Asire you have changed :), Lisa Stone, Shelly Lugo and Carolyn Bladow you contributed so much assistance for the reunion when it was really needed, Juan Bustios you crack me up, Tina Keller it was like the years never passed, Mary Baxter I am so happy to see you after so many years, Greg Horne thanks for my dance at the 8th grade graduation, Carmen Martin I will never forget our lunches and the BLT's, Gena Ola and Sonia Barretto I wished we could have danced some more, Jon Young I missed catching up, Errol Koopmans I just recently read what you wrote in my Freshman yearbook... it never came true, and hello to my long standing friends Ann Kellison and Annette Cessor. EVERYONE, I LOVE ALL OF YOU. See you all at the next reunion.

Name: Jerry Rigney () on Tuesday, October 10, 2000 at 13:02:59
Message: John that is a pretty good hint. Just one more example why you're the King, knowing what was and is in your realm. Thank you your Majesty
Jerry, That was an early Cougartown "Question of the Week" back when I had time to change the question every week. Great question too.

Name: Elizabeth Estrada () on Tuesday, October 10, 2000 at 12:56:35
Class: occasionally
Message: OK, John and Janet.....Is there something you aren't telling us? I was checking out pic's from the weekend and came to the list of signatures and low and behold!!!!! Janet Baker? Is this another trick as in the Wayne and Donna Dickey foolery or is there something you want to share with the rest of the classes? Hmmmmmm?
As the signature in question is not in my handwriting, I will let Janet answer the query.

Name: Bob Veach () on Tuesday, October 10, 2000 at 12:19:40
Class: 1972
City and State: Long Beach, CA
Message: Lori and Juan- If John Baker can suck it up and crown ME king at the homecoming party, you two should definitely be able to get along. Heck, if this keeps going, we should have peace in the Middle East this year.
John, my first official duty as king is to name you Jackrabbit of the Year for your humility Friday night and your constant devotion to Cougar Town.

Thanks Bob but I will give that honor away to the nearest street person with a shopping cart full of cans. Thanks for being there on Friday night and for NOT wearing a Jackrabbit Tshirt.

Name: Jerry Rigney () on Tuesday, October 10, 2000 at 11:46:09
Class: 59
Message: Chaffee Ford was originally located on the north west corner of Hawthorne Blvd. and What was the name of the Chevrolet dealer before it became Kenneth?
Jerry, Here's a hint.

Name: Betty Rodriguez () on Tuesday, October 10, 2000 at 11:05:12
Maiden: Kean
Class: 69
City and State: Lake Elsinore, CA
Message: Haven't written in for some time! I was remembering another large Hawthorne Family (why do I always bring up this subject?) - the O'Briens. I remember Grace O'Brien - Class of '70. She had a bunch of really cute brothers - does anyone remember them?

Name: Bill Jensen () on Tuesday, October 10, 2000 at 10:56:05
Class: 63
City and State: Hawthorne
Message: In response to Bob J's questions, The Afton Studebaker agency also sold Mercedes Benz. Bob Hansen Motors on the corner of Rosecrans and Ramona was an agency for Jeep/International. Next, question. Chaffee Ford was located on Hawthorne and 138th. What was their prior location in Hawthorne? WJ
Again, I will defer to the group. I remember seeing, for the first time, the new 1955 Crown Victorias there. The picture above was about the 1952 model year. How about the $1795.00 price tag for a new Ford?

Name: Derek Barraza () on Tuesday, October 10, 2000 at 03:40:13
Class: 1980
City and State: Long Beach, CA
Message: Finally got the most of the reunion photos posted. Hope you enjoy them. I have some more to scan. I should have them up in a couple of more weeks. Go to:

Way to go class of 80. Great pictures Derek. Thanks......

Name: Jimmie Boice () on Monday, October 9, 2000 at 20:43:15
Maiden: Rowe
Class: 61
City and State: Norco,ca
Message: John, I just want to thank you for this site, and for the help from some one on this page for helping me find Clydeene Boenish. She called me from Boise Idaho last night and we laughed for a long time and we both agreed we felt like school girls again, at least for awhile. Thank you so much for all the help it payed off for me, she also gave me some information to help me find Beverly Borland. One happy Cougar, Jimmie
Thanks for letting me know Jimmie. Now tell Clydeene where we are and maybe we'll find another batch of long lost Cougs. It just gets better and better.
BTW, can someone with a scanner and a 60 El Molino go to page 66 and scan J. Rowe for me please.
Thank you

Name: Bob Jensen () on Monday, October 9, 2000 at 19:59:00
Class: 71
City and State: LA,CA
Message: Denny, you are absolute correct. You win a free self guided tour of down town El Segundo. I know brother Bill was chomping at the bit to answer that last question and so for him or any one else, where was the Afton Studebaker agency located? For extra credit can you name the other manufacturer that was represented by Afton? And for extra extra credit what automobile agency (store name and manufacturer) was located on Rosecrans at Ramona? How I can sit back, relax and enjoy CT feedback.
Afton Studebaker was in Inglewood on La Brea, and I would guess the "Other Manufacturer" would've been, at one time, Packard and later after Avanti split from Studebaker, "Avanti"?
The Jeep dealer on Rosecrans will be named by someone else.

Name: Terrie Kostiszak () on Monday, October 9, 2000 at 17:59:18
Maiden: Kostiszak
Class: 83
City and State: Portland Oregon
Message: Hi everyone, The Reunion at Stick and Stein was fantastic! I was glad I went! It was great to see old friends from all the classes and it was wonderful to see the teachers from HHS and Dana as well! Thanks to all who put it together It was a blast! I hope to make it to the next party as well!
Thanks for being there Terrie. It's not fun unless you all show up.

Name: Michele Enos () on Monday, October 9, 2000 at 17:59:12
Maiden: Libertini
Class: 1981
City and State: Torrance, CA
Message: To all of you that attended my sister, Dianna Libertini's, funeral September 26, 2000. So many old faces from HHS were there. Gindlesbergers, Blitz, Wadman, Dobbs, Polumbo, Azze, Weishaur, St. George, Joaquin (sorry forgot your last name), and more. Don't feel bad if I didn't include your name it was one hell of a night for me. Dianna's death was a sudden and painful one for all of us. I see that she used to keep in touch with many of you at this website and wanted to take a minute to thank you all for coming to the service.
P.S. Continue having a great time at the "Patio" and "Pinks" where-ever those places may be. Have a cocktail for Diane!
Take care all,
Her baby sis, Michele

Name: Denny () on Monday, October 9, 2000 at 17:57:12
Class: 55
City and State: Del Aire
Message: The store in question was Leonards. Where's my prize???
These Dana guys are pretty quick boy.......Tell him what he wins Bob.

Name: karen () on Monday, October 9, 2000 at 17:52:42
E-Mail: kuehl
Maiden: graham
Class: 59
City and State: templeton, ca
Message: I was just talking with a lady in my office who is looking for some people from HHS. She attended, but didn't graduate from HHS, in the mid-60's. Her name is Kathy (Corey) and she's looking for Steve, Paula, Lisa and Mikey Garlock and Chuck Balek (sp). If anyone knows how we can get in touch with any of these people, please let me know and I will let Kathy know.
Another challenge Cougs. Anyone know their whereabouts??

Name: Debra Lee McGregor () on Monday, October 9, 2000 at 17:26:05
Maiden: Lee
Class: 72
City and State: Lancaster, CA
Message: John, thanks again for getting us all together. I didn't make it to the game, but Stick n Stein was a lot of fun. Had to miss the picnic to get back here for work at 6:00. I especially enjoyed seeing Mrs. Courtney and Mr. T - two of my all time favorite teachers. There were about 5 of us 72ers there - where's everyone! You better be ready for next year's reunion. It would be great to see a lot of you! Thanks again King John. Have a great week Cougs ...
Hey Debra, Glad you made it to the S&S party. Thanks again to all who showed up and now it's on to Prom Night 2001.

Name: Bob Jensen () on Monday, October 9, 2000 at 17:11:14
Class: 71
City and State: LA,CA
Message: I am so sorry I missed Friday's activities. My loss. Brother Bill said he had a great time and that a few people asked about me. That made my day. Please have another activity soon and I'll be there. Now that you guys have refreshed yourself with the El Segundo area can any one remember El Segundo BC (that is before Costco)? The store was on Sepulveda Boulevard and Mariposa (across from the famed Hacienda Hotel). I can remember going there almost every Sunday with my parents. Brother Bill, I know you know so no hints... I remember one day a parrot from the pet department landed on my father's shoulder and starting eating the buttons off his shirt. They had to get the manager to get the bird off him. There is a strip mall there now that boasts a Sizzler. The first person to answer correctly will receive a free tour of down town El Segundo.
I know the answer as it was everyone's favorite store DWF (during White Front) I bought my very first golf clubs there (The ones that are at the bottom of the lake at......well).

Name: Meryl Rowland Kari () on Monday, October 9, 2000 at 15:58:40
Maiden: Meryl Rowland
Class: 65
City and State: El Segundo, CA
Message: Thanks to Jim, Dani and Kathy for a very successful reunion. All your hard work is greatly appreciated.
Ahhh yes, the Palm Springs '65 reunion people are checking in now. Glad you had a good one.

Name: Lyman Moss () on Monday, October 9, 2000 at 12:06:45
Class: 59
City and State: Everett, Wa.
Message: Robin, My Dawgs finally beat an Oregon team. The Beavers look real good but the Dawgs hung on to win by a very thin margin. Oh by the way the Beavers have got much better looking uniforms the the Ducks. Take care cougars.
If the Duck players would open the jersey bag, take the jersey out and throw it away and wear the BAG they'd look 3 times better.

Name: Karen Considine () on Monday, October 9, 2000 at 11:54:57
Maiden: gladtobeConsidineagain
Class: 70
City and State: The Thorne
Message: Hey John, I have to thank you for all your hard work putting together the events of Friday night. It was a real blast! Even though my class was not represented very well (class of 70, where are you?) it was fun to see all those bad boys from the class of '67. It was like a time warp going to a Friday night football game with Liz, the memories came flooding back. Kelley, I love ya! It was great to see you again, you look terrific! John it was nice to meet you and I want to thank you again for Cougartown and the special events you plan. Cougartown has had a big impact on my life, being in touch with friends I had lost track of is such a blessing! THANK YOU! You're doing a terrific job!
Thanks Karen for all the nice thoughts. It's a great excuse for us all to get together again. There will be pics too so stay tuned and thanks for being a part of Homecoming.

Name: Dale Hahlbeck Jr. () on Monday, October 9, 2000 at 11:34:13
Maiden: 25yearswent astdidn't it!
Class: '75
City and State: Yorba Linda CA Bush Country
Message: I heard this phrase all night at the 25 year reunion "I'm glad I came!!!!!" Great time had by all, I think......Ron Botelho and Tim Mahoney must have cracked the "Dick Clark" secret of not aging..and ALL the ladies of '75 looking FINE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Good food, good friends, made some new friends good time for all I reckon.
NOW I suggest the Classes of 74, 75, and 76 plan a 30 year reunion "hoe down" to ensure a great turnout and memories to share if we all take our ginkoba.
No need for a fancy dinner, just chips, dips, booze and reminiscing sounds good to me!
Gary Dickey and Ron Coleman, my main men, thanks for the laughs and how to talk LOUD and proud after two beers I love you guys!
Pics will be on the CT soon, if ya missed this one keep 2005 open until you hear from the NEW 75 reunion committee....Rock Steady ya'll H1
ps, I had the same problem Bill Sloey did for Homecoming next time we will get babysitters together! : )

Name: Kelley () on Monday, October 9, 2000 at 11:01:54
Message: well shoot, if we knew we could have taken a limo to the Hacienda we would have. Yes John if you ever need a public relations team just give us a call, we always try to tell if like it is. Sorry we missed you at the picnic, but the silverfish had the door blocked. Judy told us we were just a little too fashionably late. Just in time to help to clean up a little. Marsha I need the bag back got a birthday present to give. MY calendar is marked the 21th of Nov. to get the bowls back, so you have plenty of time to use them before FedX picks them up.
Peace Kell

Name: Denny () on Monday, October 9, 2000 at 09:19:59
Class: 55
City and State: Del Aire
Message: Hey John, Re: The 'Hi-Dana' picture. Could you please label the picture front & back as those of us from Dana can't see any difference!!! Thanks
Yeah the HIS people always said you Dana guys didn't know your head from your rear end.....
Denny, You missed a good party on Friday night and a good picnic too.

Name: Dawn Moffett () on Monday, October 9, 2000 at 09:16:50
Maiden: Koch
Class: 78
City and State: Simi Valley, Ca
Message: Just wanted to let everyone know that our fellow Cougar, Mark Walker, is doing better. He is finally out of ICU and the critical care unit and things are looking better. He still has a way to go because he is very weak but his tests look much better. It's time for some good news!
Thanks for the update Dawn

Name: Sharon MacDonald () on Monday, October 9, 2000 at 07:50:52
Maiden: Badger
Class: 63
City and State: Burlington, Wisconsin
Message: Many times the "adult population" tends to believe that the "youth of today" have little or no respect for the past. I have always thought that this is not entirely true. When the past is presented to the "youth of today" in a manner that makes it seem interesting and akin to their own circumstances, they begin to understand that they are part of a bigger picture. I have watched sixth graders sit for 45 minutes listening to tales of what it was like to be a sixth grader in the 1950's and then ask meaningful questions about what they have heard.
As far as polishing the trophies and restoring the photos that are part of HHS history goes, that can be done by anyone. What would be really the answer is to show the current students at HHS by example that the school's history is important to them - TODAY - not just when it's time for their 10th class reunion.
If Cougartown were to take on the project of "restoring history", it should be a joint effort by the students past (alumni) and students present/faculty past and faculty present. Then it would mean more to the school and past, present, and future students. If I lived closer, I would volunteer to lead such an effort. If Cougartown decides to begin such a project, I can only offer assistance from a distance.
OK - cut to the chase here - JB2 brings up a good point. Is there anything we can do?
And, by the way, there were some "baby boomers" in the class of 1963, too. The school district where I started grade school, sensing that there was a deluge of kids coming along, allowed some of us to skip kindergarten and go right to first grade. I had my 5th birthday in March (1951) and started first grade in September. As I was born in 1946, I am a "boomer" and graduated in 1963.

Name: Linda Reyes () on Sunday, October 8, 2000 at 23:36:36
Maiden: Kotler
Class: 1972
City and State: Mesa, Arizona
Message: I would love to find old classmates from 1968-1970

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