Tuesday, February 16, 1999 at 22:57:29
Name: Delia Garza
Message: Hmmmmmm a math teacher who's coffee gave the entire classroom the distinct smell of liquor mixed with hot coffee..... I had one of those too at HHS... could it be the same one? Or are all math teachers like that?! Keith? Can I smell your coffee? Delia
Tuesday, February 16, 1999 at 21:45:55
Name: George Key
Message: Keith: Why do you cut yourself down, You are a great guy and I enjoy hearing from you. I also know that having a teen age daughter is tough having had two of them But I just want you to assure Jodi that there is more to math than 2+2 and that the computer will never replace the human brain.
Jody Torgerson: Karna lives in P.V. and on television right now as she is a member of the city Planning Commission. She has a super handsome son who attends Chadwick school. I will call her tomorrow and give her your message. And Keith I do remember your leg. After all I ride a Harley these days. Fourth period is over so go to lunch but no food fights or I will sic MR.NELSON on you.
Tuesday, February 16, 1999 at 21:23:36
Name: Mike Shay
Message: Hey There,
I was getting my hair cut this afternoon ( no, it doesn't take very long ) and gabbing with my barber about his kids and my kids and found out that his daughters went to Mayfair High just a couple years after my sons did. I asked him if either one of them had Ms. Valencia for art and he didn't know. But one of the other barbers spoke up and said he had Ms. valencia at Lynwood High around 1969 and that he was crazy about her. His name is Eddie Mesta. Does that ring any bells Ricki? If it does he'd like to say hello sometime.
Hey John ( you big ol teddy bear you ) didn't you feel like you were cheating on me when you went to Long Beach without me ???
Tuesday, February 16, 1999 at 20:50:22
Name: MARIE LANGELAND
Message: WOW! TALK ABOUT STROLLING DOWN MEMORY LANE! I'M IMPRESSED, I'VE JUST STARTED MY VISIT, THIS HAS MADE ME REMEMBER SOME HAPPY TIMES, AND COOL PEOPLE. THANK YOU, MARIE
Tuesday, February 16, 1999 at 14:55:51
Name: Roni Kobel
Message: Beth, I can't believe you KNEW and didn't tell ME!!! OK, WHO was it????
Tuesday, February 16, 1999 at 12:15:02
Name: Ricky Pierson
Message: Well, Well, Well.... Finally a few Cougars from the 80's chime in.. And wouldn't you know it would be those crazy kids from the class of 86'... Yes, Bob I am still alive and well. You sounded surprised at this?? What did you think? And Delia you have exactly the same school spirit you had 13 years ago... As soon as we can get a few more people touching base on this site we can start to organize some type of informal "get - together"..
Wouldn't that be nice? :)
Monday, February 15, 1999 at 23:27:48
Name: Beth Meade
Message: Hey, I've been wondering...about that GREEN PHANTOM, did the "authorities" ever find out who that was? I do know who but do you? P.S. Are you out there? Beth
Monday, February 15, 1999 at 22:37:14
Name: Jodi Alexander
Message: Hi Everyone!
I looked all through the teachers page and didn't see anything about my favorite teacher, Karna Gottdener. She taught ceramics and was just my favorite teacher. She was so easy going and always had time for her students. She was always fun full of ideas and I thought so cool because she drove a porsche. Does anyone out there remember her or know where she is. I would really like tell her how special it was to have her as a teacher and friend at a time I really needed one.
Please let me know if anyone knows where she is so I can get in touch with her!
Monday, February 15, 1999 at 19:41:38
Name: Allison Booth
Message: What a pleasant surprise to have found out about this! I will definitely check back!
Monday, February 15, 1999 at 19:35:28
Name: karen kuehl
Message: Oh thank you, God, that there are cougars in Victorville. I will be sure to get in touch with you, Billine and we will do lunch (Oh my gosh, that sounds like a REUNION!? Don't tell anyone on this website until we meet, okay? Knowing how these Cougars like reunions, they'll all show up in Victorville before we get a chance to meet. Later we can plan a school reunion in Victorville for all those on their WAY to Vegas Shhhhh). Now I am really looking forward to moving there and meeting some fellow alumni!! Thanks for letting me know. See ya soon, I hope.
Monday, February 15, 1999 at 17:07:26
Name: Ingrid "Larceny" Larson
Message: Great to hear there's talk of a get-together in Vegas. I've been planning a similar event, and it would be Way-Cool if everyone would just jump on the band wagon and go there the same weekend. I noticed that no one has ventured a date yet, so how about the weekend of March 12-14. Yes, I mean less than one month from now. But hey, if there's one thing a good Cougar can do, it's party at the drop of a hat; even if it means crossing a state line to do so.
There's a few former Cougars that are already planning to go along with me that weekend; Karen Snyder ('74), her younger sister Marlene, possibly even Michelle Vickers ('75) out from Hamilton.
Let's get this ball rolling, whadda say!
So anyone else that wants to join up with us, we're staying at the Rio Suites. Look us up that weekend - we dare ya.
Monday, February 15, 1999 at 16:52:50
Name: Keith D. Jones
Maiden: always been jones
Message: Mr. Key, Coach Minami didn't take me cause I had a broken leg. My math teacher was the guy who's coffee gave our entire classroom the distinct smell of liquor mixed with hot coffee. I'm sure you know who he was. But I don't blame anyone for my not so perfect grades at HHS but myself. But, I'm sure if you knew what I have accomplished and done since HHS you would be proud. And I did it all without graduating in the upper 10% of my class. Even though my past has been awesome I wish I could have my days at HHS back, because I would have done things a little different. I had fun then and I have fun now. No regrets. This web site brings back some great memories. It's my past memories and my future that keeps my present in perspective.
Monday, February 15, 1999 at 16:43:20
Name: Susan King
AKA: Ice-Man (??)
Message: ALLRIGHT!! I'M HERE!! Actually, was waiting for the assessment from the other attendees before relating my own experience.....YES, they were a motley crew. But it was WONDERFUL to spend the evening with them. We arrived and began finding each other -- had seen John in the restaurant and thought to myself, that must be him but he acted rather nonchalant so I figured I'd just wait it out. Turns out, he is EXACTLY as I imagined him. Big ol' teddy bear of a guy and with a very nice face. And he is right. Somehow, I just KNEW him. You ALL need to get (or make) the opportunity to meet him. After all, don't you too want to be on the "hit list"? (hahahahahahaha) Jorge Llave is the funniest, goofiest, happiest guy I've met in a long time. Either that or we really drove him over the edge in the 72-80 era. But I like to think that we just built a little extra character in him. Alan, Tom Mosher told us the story about meeting you in Parker - how funny! I think you scared the bejeebers out of him showing up in your patrol car at his home unannounced! YOU should have been there with us. Would love to have visited with you too....Patty and Glo are the two funniest girls in the universe. It was a pleasure to meet Jerry and Danny Fix is just a kick. I think the next meeting will be scheduled in a less busy, more flexible setting. We sat at an oblong table which limited our ability to mingle but we tried. I didn't get to spend near the time I wanted to with each of the guests. And the time flew by.....Funny stories, lots to laugh at and about, warm fuzzies, new friendships, sharing memories. We had each brought memorabilia, - I had brought my bound edition of Cougars from 72-73 year and it was amazingly coincidental that EACH person at the table (except John) was highlighted somewhere in the papers published that year. And almost all in the first few issues.....EVEN the Green Phantom! Can we do this again - please??!! You are ALL too funny. Sorry I took so long to check in.....
Monday, February 15, 1999 at 13:57:23
Name: Alan Nelson
AKA: Cougartown Constable
Message: I'll be more than happy to provide whatever security services are required. I protect and serve all those who grace these pages. (Even against each other) Let me know about the Vegas meeting, I'll do my best to attend, I don't think there's any laws against carrying concealed rubber hoses. The "Ice-man" must have heard about my involvement, and is now cowering in fear.
Monday, February 15, 1999 at 01:15:38
Name: BILLINE FLYNN
Message: YES KAREN, THERE ARE OTHER PEOPLE THAT LIVE IN THE VICTORVILLE AREA. I LIVE IN WHAT IS CALLED THE OAK HILLS AREA, RIGHT AT THE TOP OF THE PASS. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO E-MAIL ME WHEN YOU GET SETTLED AND WE'LL HAVE TO GET TOGETHER. IF THERE ARE ANY OTHERS OUT THERE LET US KNOW. ROBIN (KANE) BULLIER IS HERE AS ARE BOTH MY SISTERS, PAULINE AND BOBBIE JOYCE.
Sunday, February 14, 1999 at 21:39:24
Name: George Key
Message: Hey Keith: It was inspiring to hear you turned out to be such a wonderful math educator and motivational leader for our youth. No wonder Mr. Minami would not take you to Hawaii. J.L,
By the way - who was your math teacher? I shall make a report to him.
Note: Keith, You've been out of HHS for almost a quarter of a century and you're STILL in trouble with the Principal. :o)
Sunday, February 14, 1999 at 17:04:56
Name: Keith D. Jones
Message: Jodi, If you really loved me you'd be here with me. Oh well I guess I'll just have to wait for whenever we do get together. About my daughter... I have one in high school now. Although I don't live with her and her mom (but I do see her all the time and in fact stay at their house when I visit) I got to be my dad lately. Jaime (her name) recently got a "F" on a math test (just like her good old dad) When her mom called me to tell me about the grade she had me talk to her. Since I could relate to her less than average grade I decided to give her some 21st century wisdom. After asking why she did so bad and was satisfied with the answer I promptly told her not to worry because there are calculators and computers she can use to do her math. She really liked the way I scolded her. Well, when she went back to school and her friends asked her what happened to her she told them my advice. She also told her teacher what I said. Well a week went by and the next test grades came in. Jaime passed with a "B" but two of her friends got "F's". When asked why they got the grade they did the two girls told them that Jaimes dad is right and that they can just use a calculator or computer to do all their work when they get older. Boy, that is when the (*^(% hit the fan. The teacher and principal called Jaime's mom. In which she quickly blamed me and then I got a call requesting my presence at the school in the principal office (flashback). Well I went to this apparent meeting with my daughters teacher and principal. Immediately they all changed their tone when they saw me but sitting in the small desk and looking up at these two figures brought back so many memories of my great times at HHS. I love being my dad and I know Jaime loves me being her dad.
Saturday, February 13, 1999 at 21:39:48
Name: Jorge Llaves
Message: Hi John: Have not been on line as I have been too busy studying my Spanish so I can talk to my neighbor whichever V girl that is? All these numbers confuse me, But Alan you are correct about not looking like they did 25 years ago and thank God. You see they look much better to me now but of course old age is hell and my eyes are failing. WHATEVER-- J.L.
Note: Jorge, I was a little worried that "Da Dreaded Brains" had maybe run you through the meat grinder for albondigas.
I know you'll make the roadtrip to Vegas Jorge. I think it would be a real fun get together. BTW, anyone heard from "The Ice Man" lately?
Saturday, February 13, 1999 at 20:50:13
Name: karen kuehl
Message: Do any of you people live in Victorville? We're on the move again and the next stop is Victorville. I know it's on the way to Vegas!!! That's a plus!! We should be there sometime in the first part of March. Let me know if anyone out there from Cougartown lives there or nearby. I know absolutely no one there.
Saturday, February 13, 1999 at 18:08:21
Name: Frank Romano
Message: Nice John... Very Nice! "Snake Eyes" Sorry to say that's better than I've been called before. Don't worry about hitting a big jackpot. Buy lightning insurance...you'll be hit three times inside the casino before the jackpot nails you. If a group wants a multi class reunion here at Las Vegas, let me know.
Note: Frank, I will post a page to see when everyone wants to have it. It will definitely be a multi-class reunion with Faculty, I hope. Coach Chauncey, are you and Cathy up for a road trip? How about George Key, Wally Nyman, and Hal Wetzler. Dueling Principals? Stay tuned.
Saturday, February 13, 1999 at 15:08:14
Name: Steven Poirier
Message: Just wanted to know if there is any info out there on any Reunion plans. 20 years is approaching soon.
Saturday, February 13, 1999 at 13:32:13
Name: Joyce Chance
Message: "HIPS" McGURK?? EXCUUUUUSE ME,SLIM!!Poor choice of words,right girls? What did you say your cross streets were? My "FRIENDS" want to know :o)
Note: Slim........that's the nicest thing YOU'VE called me in years. :o)
Saturday, February 13, 1999 at 10:54:29
Name: Joyce Chance
Message: ??? VEGAS REUNION, ???
Note: Well if it ain't "Hips McGurk" my ex-wife. She wants to follow me around to see if I hit a big Jackpot so she can take me to court for "back alimony". Well it ain't gonna happen see. Alan, Let's see if that "rubber hose routine" really works.
Just kidding Joyce. This is REALLY the mother of my kid, but she's OK. We've maintained a great relationship over the years. In fact she COULD be an asset, because her and her husband Cliff have a Harley, and ride with.....well you know the type. "Chains and Things". Might be nice to hav'em on my side in case things get rough with the V's and B's. OK Joyce, you can go.......but bring your friends. :o)
Saturday, February 13, 1999 at 05:26:41
Name: Gary Ozenne
Message: Imperial Farms, Snark Field, Tropicana Bowl, Lloyd Dennees, Skippys
Note: Hi Gary, I think we can tell which corner of Hawthorne you grew up in. :o) Welcome Aboard
Friday, February 12, 1999 at 20:24:34
Name: DON DALLONS
Message: HEY ALL OF CLASS OF 1979. WE ARE PUTTING TOGETHER A KILLER WEEKEND FOR OUR CLASS REUNION. WE ARE HAVING IT AT THE HOUSE OF BLUES IN L.A. WE ARE LOOKING AT MID JULY. THE WEEKEND OF THE 17TH OR THE 24TH. I'LL LET YOU KNOW MORE WHEN WE NAIL DOWN A DATE. ANY FURTHER QUESTIONS FEEL FREE TO CALL ME AT...(562)-497-1925
SEE YA! DON DALLONS
Friday, February 12, 1999 at 20:06:13
Name: Cynthia AKA "B.A.S."
Message: It is true, John. None of the V-girls are shy, and we do have quite the operation in Las Vegas. Ray was not here or I would have known (if you know what I mean). But we V-girls do no give lines----if The V's say you are "quite the man" then you better be, Bucko! Las Vegas it is for the second mini reunion. You don't need back up just one of the compadres---Castillo , I believe.
I am looking forward to the "junta". Nos vemos.
Back Alley Sally de Valencia
Note: OK Sal, We'll be there. Let me know when and where so I can spread the word to all the Alumni. Alan, I still want you to bring the rubber hose, just in case. :o)
Friday, February 12, 1999 at 19:01:16
Name: Kim Smith
Message: Hey, my brother Bryan May and sister Laura Callella graduated in the class of 75. Does anybody out there remember them? What's this about a '75 cruise?
Note: Kim, Cougartown hasn't heard from the Cruisers. I think it was Jodi Torgerson and Dale Hahlbeck Jr. who were planning it.
Friday, February 12, 1999 at 16:10:57
Name: Frank Romano
Message: Okay, so you want to play in the big kids sand box... If you're all serious about doing a party deal here at Las Vegas, I will be more than happy to help put it together. Please no nick names... some of those already posted concern those of us with last names ending in vowels. Pick some dates, and estimates of how many, and I'll get some details back to the V-Girls that seem to be heading up this charge.
Note: Frank "Snake Eyes" Romano, Oops......sorry about that nickname thingy. Yes, sounds great. If I can help on this end, let me know.
Friday, February 12, 1999 at 15:58:53
Name: Jodi Weishaar
Message: Keith.....I love you to death! But, the thought of my daughter sitting in class at HHS (which is where she'll be in another year and a half) and someone as crazy as you enlightening todays youth on "your youth" really scares me! haha! Although, my daughter has had the wonderful opportunity to experience you in person....so maybe it wouldn't affect her too bad. Only kidding.....Goin' out tonite with Denise Dye and Paul Bartasavich for a few drinks....should be fun!
Note: Jodi, If possible, get pictures and send them to me. I'll put them up. Don't go nuts, but get a picture or two of everyone. Thanks