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Name: Michael Chavez () on Saturday, November 11, 2000 at 12:57:01
Class: 76
City and State: Albuquerque N.M.
Message: Anybody who hung at Taco Bell remember the crowds that gathered in the parking lot.
Michael, Where is your senior picture?

Name: EL () on Saturday, November 11, 2000 at 11:29:58
E-Mail: I-DY-HO
Maiden: YOU KNOW
Class: UCLA
Message: Lymon Moss, it's that time of the year. DAWG'S VS DA BRUINS. I don't have much hope for the bear cubs this week. If they do win I'll actually be sad. As I would wish the DAWG'S into the Rosebowl over those godawful Duck uni's. When GOD thought of b-ugly, why did it have to be a PAC TEN team that he wished it on? Jeez, I could even root for the Duck's if I didn't have to look at that thing (that looks like bird...t colors). Although, I'm still a PAC TEN dude. We will get the other dude's buns in the GRANDDADDY of all the bowls. But Lymon, I'm still rootin for DA BRUINS! HHOOWWAARRDD (PPAACCOO) DDUURRAANN, HOW THE HELL IS sc DOING THIS YEAR?. MAY THE COUGAR BE WITH YOU! JAKENJUDE!
I'm growing quite fond of "Squirt Green". GO DUCKS!!!!

Name: EL () on Saturday, November 11, 2000 at 10:41:22
E-Mail: I-DY-HO
Maiden: YOU KNOW
Message: God bless all the Vet's past and present. Thats why we're free to do all these silly little things. That include's you R.I.P.! MAY THE COUGAR BE WITH YOU! P.S., JAN B., thanks for the e-mail on HANOI JANE! I'd heard and read the storys and knew much of it to be true. But didn't realize the full consequences to our troops until today. At the time, I read about the bitch, with a picture of her sitting in that armored nva vehicle, I refuse to watch anything that her life touch'es, including the World Series when the Bums of Atlanta make it that far. There is nothing that bitch could ever say or do to take those memories away from me. Excuse my language COUGS but it's a subject that really pisses me off. To the rest of you, I have vented. Have a nice weekend. MAY THE COUGAR BE WITH ALL OF YOU! JAKENJUDE!
Russ, Here's something that'll make your Veterans Day. The urinals in the VFW in Hawthorne come equipped with Hanoi Jane Urinal Targets. It makes my day every time I go there. Be a Coug boy.......

Name: Petey () on Saturday, November 11, 2000 at 10:39:01
Maiden: Smith
Class: 1972
City and State: Salem
Message: I remember a few of us going into a bars on Inglewood Ave. and not getting caught for being underage. There's the Fawn Club, Swinging Door and the Gang Plank to name a few. I also (barely) remember a place by El Camino college called the Zany Zoo and my Uncle Jack was the bartender. It was a zoo that night. My favorite was going to Tommy's for a burger after.
Peace, love, me

The Chief, Bitsy's Lounge, Irish Den, Greatest, and the Joker were a few more Inglewood Av. bars. I also remember the Zany Zoo and Del's Camino Room on Crenshaw.

Name: Sharon Branigan () on Saturday, November 11, 2000 at 08:38:12
Maiden: Bierman
Class: 76
City and State: Thousand Oaks, CA
Message: I've received several responses regarding replacing lost class rings and El Molinos. I've got Herff-Jones checking on the rings and should find out next week if they have the HHS dies. If not, then I'll contact Jostens. If anyone else is interested in replacing your class ring or El Molino please email me at with your name, grad class and phone number. If you are planning to attend the Prom in Aug 2001, you really should be fully accessorized with your class ring and your Senior year El Molino. Please be assured that I am doing this out of the kindness of my Cougar heart and am not making any commission. (Plus, I lost my ring in my senior year!)
And a great job you're doing too Sharon. Sharon is also "Shipper Sharon", our Cougartown Tshirt shipper. She goes above and beyond for Ctown and I want to say right now that I DO appreciate all you do. Thanks Sharon for being out there. I want to replace my 61 El Molino too.

Name: Cheryl Nicocia () on Saturday, November 11, 2000 at 08:16:31
Maiden: Christensen
Class: 62
City and State: Keno,Oregon(ontheriver)
Message: Hey Anita, we've known the Olsons for years & years, although we haven't heard from them for a couple...Last I heard was Jimmy is still around So Bay, Steve is living in Berkeley, and Mom Gloria was still in the same house in Hawthorne...of course all that may have changed. Steve had a van all equipped for him to drive and he was quite independent. Jimmy and Grappa John used to work out at Vic Tannys together some years back. I saw Jim about 5 years ago, and he is still great looking, as I'm sure Steve is too. Both guys were good friends of John's brother Nick(74), and sisters Annie(74) and Enza(72). I'll see what kind of update I can get for you, OK? JB, Great pictures of "Bubba"......does that mean your scanner is fixed?????
Nope.....I can't find anyone that can fix this thing.
I didn't know John had a brother.

Name: Kelley () on Friday, November 10, 2000 at 23:21:08
Maiden: Currie
Class: 67
City and State: Coos Bay,Oregon by the ocean and bay and slough
Message: Chris, I can't remember the name of the bar on the corner of 133rd and Inglewood Ave. When you were surfing Inglewood ave, but at one point it was the Beehive. We can ask your Mom she will most likely remember. Kell
Now that's a woman after my own heart. She can find her way home by the names of the bars in Hawthorne.

Name: Juan Bustios () on Friday, November 10, 2000 at 22:10:31
E-Mail: mjbustios@aol
Class: 1980
City and State: Torrance,Ca
Message: Rip I had the pleasure of meating an old friend of yours by the name of Tony Jones I know he would want to get a hold of you so next time I see him I'll let him know your e-mail I've got a picture of you when you were streaking at my 8th grade grad to funny for some odd reason I thouht there was 3 of you what's up with the ski masks.

Name: Janet Burkett () on Friday, November 10, 2000 at 21:06:40
Maiden: Humphreys
Class: 62
City and State: Mission Viejo, Ca
Message: THAT LOTTA IS SUCH A SLUT!! That's the last time she gets to play charades and use titles out of Playboy! And I don't care what she says, her underwear is from the army navy store, NOT Victoria's Secret! JB2

I know what you're sayin' too, and that low life Bubba makin' nice with Pearly Mae all night and then sneakin' off with Lotta. And he doesn't even know what underwear is..............that Lotta is quite a looker though, doncha think?

Name: Anita Bonita () on Friday, November 10, 2000 at 19:57:48
E-Mail: fishinabowl
Maiden: Chowderhead
Class: whatclass?
City and State: Salmonheadflats
Message: I heard mention of the Olsen boys.....Jimmy and Steve. Steve and my brother, Mike, were close for a time and well, so were he and I. I used to date him for a time. Their mom was mine and my brother's landlord in Hawthorne before we moved to El Segundo. Anyone in here know where the Olsen's, mainly Steve is at, or if he is even still alive? That terrible diving accident he had in his early 20's left him parapalegic and I wonder if he's alright. I know he was having some problems there right before we moved. Kind of lost contact with them after that. Please e-mail me at: or if any of you know anything. I'd really appreciate it. And yes, Chris, isn't that full moon awesome?! Jeez, just like you could just reach out and touch it!

Name: John Baker () on Friday, November 10, 2000 at 19:14:14
Class: 1962
City and State: Lomita
Message:I don't know how many of you knew a business in Hawthorne called Leddy and Hall Brake and Wheel. It has been around since the early 60's. I worked for them right out of high school. Cecil Hall passed away earlier this week from a heart attack. He was 78. His funeral is at 10am in the morning at Douglas-Dunaway Mortuary on Broadway in Hawthorne.
Cec', you were one great Ford mechanic and one helluva fun guy that lived life on your own terms. You will be missed.

Name: Chris Hood () on Friday, November 10, 2000 at 18:56:08
City and State: OREGONIAN
Message: What’s all this talk about getting old or the big 5-0. Heck I never give it a 2nd thought that it’s only 2 years, 1 month, 4 days, 7 hours, 25 minutes, and oh about 30 seconds until I turn 50… And Don, not to take the human quality away from Mr. Dana but, John’s story a page back about his 20 minutes on the Vic Tanny Fanny Machine was more pornographic than playboy ever was. Just looked out my office window to the most beautiful full moon a risin, enjoy the evening Cougs and Go Ducks!!!
I'm sorry folks. I didn't mean to R rate the Feedback Page.

Name: Bill Jensen () on Friday, November 10, 2000 at 18:00:56
Class: 63
City and State: 90250
Message: My brother Bob and I have been posting on C/T for several months now. We are amazed at the number of e-mails that we have received from past friends. We have yet to meet with them. So next Friday Nov. 17, we are planning a small get-together at Wahoo's Fish Tacos on Manhattan Avenue in Manhattan Beach. We extend the invitation to anyone else who would like to join us. We will meet at 6:30 PM.

Name: I take the 5th () on Friday, November 10, 2000 at 17:34:01
E-Mail: The 5th again
Maiden: Latebloomer
City and State: The Thorne
Message: JB, ever think of adding a "match maker" section to CT? Those that are single can post their history and let nature take it's course! God knows CT has brought people together in the past. Just a thought. Wish I was a Coug'. Happy Veteran's Day to those still with us and those in a better place.
Like what history? Everyone pretty much knows everyone else here. If you want to ask a girl (or guy) out, just ask. Why, do you have someone in mind, and that's why you don't want to use your name hhmmmmmm?

Name: Dan Johnson () on Friday, November 10, 2000 at 16:19:58
Class: 77
City and State: Lost Angeles
Message: One of the things I remember about Mr. Dana is the time when I was in 8th grade and my stepdad took me to get my haircut at Satyr's Den on Hawthorne Blvd on the west side of the street away from Hawthorne Intermediate. We went in and sat down and I first noticed that there were some Playboys on the tables in the waiting area. I was dying to grab a copy but was deterred by the presence of my stepdad. Well, after about a minute I looked over at a gentleman who was sitting across the way reading a Playboy that was placed between me and his face! Next thing I know, the barber is calling for "Bill" as the next customer and it was Mr. Dana. After that, he was my hero -- a teacher who had the humanity to read a "porno" mag.

Name: Jimmie Boice () on Friday, November 10, 2000 at 16:00:46
Maiden: Rowe
Class: 61
City and State: Norco, ca
Message: Hi John, Whats up, I skip one night, and I come back to cheese cake up to my eyes again???? Let's have fun everybody.(that's my 2 cents worth of butting in)Love Jimmie
Hey Jimmie, Everything's fine.......

Name: Don Di Tomasso () on Friday, November 10, 2000 at 14:30:23
Maiden: N/A
Class: 75
City and State: Torrance, CA
Message: Boy John (Leroy's Younger Brother Bubba pic) I didn't know you had such a smooth belly....of course don't tell anyone that you used Photoshop not nair....
Actually, that belly was silkscreened on the Tshirt.

Name: Bill Jensen () on Friday, November 10, 2000 at 12:59:55
Class: 63
City and State: 90250
Message: Ken, what do you mean by the big FIVE-O? If you are talking about age, the only age one can know is NOW! Five-O (50) is just a number like any other number, 30,40,60 or in my mother?s case 80. Numbers are useful for such things as keeping score. However, I would rather play the game and have some fun than just keep score. Like Wayne, I too lost my wife. I was in my late thirties and was left with two pre-teen daughters. Hello! Wake up call. Sure things changed. I quit flying and became Mother and Father to my children. I am just now getting on with my life. I am starting to date again (dating sure has changed). I have gotten back into flying after several years? absence and now enjoy flying all over in my own plane. Now I am a skyway cruiser and love to fly anywhere my heart desires.
Ken, you are the driver of your life and 'NOW' is the only time you have, so drive, drive, drive and enjoy life.

AMEN to that.

Name: Ingrid Larson () on Friday, November 10, 2000 at 10:43:21
Class: 74
Message: Happy Marine Corps Birthday! On my way in to work this morning, I heard that today is the 225th anniversary of the creation of the USMC! Not that I was ever a Marine, but I've had a few friends that were - and I know they all seem to want to go out and celebrate on this day. So if you are one of them: 1) Thank you for supporting and defending our country, and 2) Be careful celebrating, we'd like to have you around to celebrate again next year.
Happy Birthday Leather Necks......

Name: Dennis Campbell () on Friday, November 10, 2000 at 09:59:36
Class: 61
City and State: Mission Viejo Ca.
Message: JB change the Hawthorne Time and Temperature clock I was late to a meeting this morning.
JB thanks for bringing Old Leroy's brother, Bubba by last Saturday night! Hell he can sure shoot a mean game of pool. Hey one thing I thought you told him was we have inside plumbing right Well dam you should see…Ha forget about it. “O” that old lady Lotta that Paco sent by, what was the deal with her and Leroy's brother anyway? All they wanted to do was slow dance together all night…. Well as Bubba said when he drove off with Lotta “See ya round like a donut”

Yep, I just don't know how the Felderrusters will live down the shame of Bubba and Lotta leaving together after the party. I think Bubba was stayin' at the Motel 6 over by Disneyland. No one's seen'em since.

Name: Richard (Now Rick) Weaver () on Friday, November 10, 2000 at 04:45:52
Class: 1974
City and State: Manhattan Beach, CA
Message: Hi Cougs, Although I've been a "member" of CT for a while, I've not really followed the Feedback Page with any consistancy. However, I'm not 100% sure, but I seem to recall that One of the Olsen Brothers (Steve or Jim)did some streaking at a Graduation somewhere around the middle 70's. If it wasn't one of them, it was somebody pretty hairy...

Name: Keith D. Jones () on Friday, November 10, 2000 at 01:59:51
Class: 76
City and State: Las Vegas, Honolulu
Message: Ask Mark Escalante about the Pantera. He had the best looking one I have ever seen (canary yellow) in the best shape ever.

Name: Wayne Dickey () on Thursday, November 9, 2000 at 22:59:32
E-Mail: Impalawayne@
Class: 69
City and State: La Palma, Ca
Message: Ken Green, being that we graduated the same year, I have had some interesting experiences leading up to 50. At 40 I lost my wife and was left with 2 teenage daughters. That left me no time to myself. As time went by and the girls grew up I found I had a lot more time for the things I have always loved (lowriders). 3 years ago I built a 62 Impala. Took it to one car show, and not realizing how much I would miss the car. I sold it right there. So it ws back to the drawing board again. This time I was going to try to out do myself. Well I did and have been haveing fun ever since. So what I'm saying is take the time to do what you enjoy and go for it. 50 should not be the end, it should be the beginning. Be a Coug!

Name: Susan King () on Thursday, November 9, 2000 at 22:50:21
Maiden: Bierman
Class: 1974
City and State: Thousand Oaks, CA
Message: Perhaps I am a little behind things but is Walline Hohenthaner the daughter of Maureen Hohenthaner, our beloved student store lady? I loved that woman dearly and have such fond memories of a great gal who put up with an awful lot of baloney and headaches from the students and extra-curricular programs whose accounts she had to manage.....Can anyone update me on her?

Name: John Baker () on Thursday, November 9, 2000 at 22:40:14
Class: 1962
City and State: Lomita
Message:Anyone that sent email to before 5pm today. The pacbell mail server was down all day. Please resend your email (Loretta and Larry, I got yours). Also anyone who signed up for Prom tickets today; the formmail is tied to the address, so you'll have to sign up again. That's only the people who tried to get tickets today.
I apologize for the inconvenience.

Name: Ken Green () on Thursday, November 9, 2000 at 20:34:38
Class: 69
City and State: San Clemente, CA
Message: Kinda wondered how others are dealing (or have dealt) with the big five oh. After pondering how I'd spent my time and other resources for about the past 20 years, I realized that what I really like was a fast, decent handling, car. I always liked cars, and I can remember some guys at Hawthorne Intermediate who kept asking me if I was a surfer or a hodad (spelling?) I always answered that I was a hot rodder, inspite of my age. A series of socially irresponsible cars followed for a number of years, but was brought to an end by marriage, some 17 years ago.
But earlier this year I realized I'm married, not dead, so last May I bought a 72 Pantera basket case. The body, along with too many parts, are sitting in my garage now while I build the engine. I can't spend all my time on it, and it'll probably be a 2 year or more project, but it also will reach new heights of social irresponsibility :) If the engine holds together, which it should, it'll be somewhere near 500+ HP at 6500 RPM. Coupled to a 5 speed in a 3000 lb car, should be interesting. I want to try the open road events in Nevada when I'm done, starting in the lower (100 MPH average speed) class, and working my way up.
Anyhow, I guess I'm re-discovering my roots, and dealing with mortality (i.e., turning 50) at the same time. Just wondered if anybody else is doing something similar.

Hey Ken, As soon as my divorce was final, I went out and bought a brand new 1970 Z28, and I was only 26. Talk about irresponsible. Now I subscribe to the "You Only Live Once" theory. I've got "Kermit" (51 Chevy pickup stocker), "Duner" (mid 70's Meyers Manx bodied street buggy, and "Big Red" (1970 Chevelle SS454 with an M22 on the floor. These last two have been garaged for about 15 years but I'll get to them eventually...........OK so I'm STILL irresponsible.
Thanks for the Pantera story. Very nice ride but do not like changing the plugs in that particular model. Be a Coug boy.

Name: Rick McQuitty () on Thursday, November 9, 2000 at 20:12:41
Class: 74
Message: Thanks for the apology John. I guess you got my e-mail. (I apologized to him this a.m.) Just a quick "THANK YOU" to all those who showed us their support. I really appreciated it. I'm sure my brother will too. I would like to correct one thing though...I "was" a teenage streaker...I am "not" a middleaged streaker. Thanks for the opportunity to post.

Name: Walter Holt () on Thursday, November 9, 2000 at 19:03:05
Class: 66
City and State: Mission Viejo, CA
Message: Hello To all Cougars and Cougarettes especially to my old friends from classes of 64 through 68. I haven't been in touch with any of you since I left in 65. I remember some of the best times of my life were in Hawthorne at HHS & RHD jr High.I grew up on 137th St between Shoup & Oceangate. Right across the street from Mike Sokol. Whose name, I see hasn't made it to the site as yet? Also noticed some of my other friends haven't made it either such as Donetta (Donut) Johnson cls 65, Neva Franz CLS 66, Clover Meadows cls 66. I remember ditching lunch and running over to the little store 4 blks. down Shoup to grab some of the best burritos around or going down Inglewood Ave around 130th for some of the biggest & best subs sandwiches ever. Also the night crazy Wankle head butted someone from another football team and split his helmit during the game. Course we won't talk about why they had to paint the windows on the girls locker room by the quad or the time someone ran someone elses underpants up the flag pole. Just a few of the memories I have. I could go on forever. By the way did anyone else make it to Woodstock in 69 besides me??

Name: Bob Jensen () on Thursday, November 9, 2000 at 17:59:41
Class: 71
City and State: LA,CA
Message: We (Brother Bill and I) have received several emails from people on CT asking us if we lived on 121th street in the early 1950?s. The answer is yes; we lived at 5446 W. 121th Street from 1950 to 1958. Some of the people who have asked this question will be in attendance at the Prom. We thought we would put the word out to see if we could locate any others that lived on that street during that period of time and coax them into coming to the Prom. So, here are some of the people we remember: Joyce Williams, Linda and Allan Klatt, Ken Angelini, Steve and Nick Collette, Gary, Colleen and Gina Dunn, (Helen and I don?t remember her sister?s name-The Dittman Sisters), Linda Ann Meleziva, The Cox girl (John and Judy don?t go there). If anyone reads this and lived on ?The Street? or sees their name or knows the whereabouts of one of these great people please contact us.

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