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Name: Walter Holt () on Tuesday, November 28, 2000 at 06:49:11
City and State: Mission Viejo, CA
Message: Helloooo fellow Cougs… I made it through eating my way through Turkey Day with the rest of you…. Of course, I must say my robust 225 lbs. went to 232 lbs. (go figure). Funny thing the bulk used to be around my chest but somehow gravity got a hold of it and pulled it to my middle. Oh well back to the abslider. Jim Lowder…Lets see aren’t you the guy on page 169 of the 66 El Molino, surrounded by Morris Lipson (one of the funniest people I remember), Andy Loch, Phil Lombardi, Larry Low, Virginia Lutz, Jeanette McClain, Gary Clenahen & Christopher McCormac in the 66 El Molino. Also on page 143, 3rd person from the left, on the top row of the 65 El Molino. (What, me have to go to the El molinos to remember anyone…no not me…). Good to see you Jim been a long time and I agree Mission Viejo Is a nice place to Live… Diana Olsen…thank you for the heads up on Randy…Any assistance you can give me in getting in touch with him would be greatly appreciated…you can email me at the address above. You were in my sisters graduating class in 64..... Donna Mathena..class of 66...I see you made it to cougartown...A big Welcome...Yes we do remember you...I’m glad to see you fellow cougars made it safe through the Holiday & pray the rest made it safe also..Jim, Once again I will put in my 2 cents in thanking you for this site. In the past few weeks I am getting more help in finding people that were dear to me (which all of you Cougs are) than I’ve been able to accomplish in 30 years. Let me know if you ever need any help....We are the mighty Cougars..Scarlet & Gold... No one can Daunt their foe...so brave and so bold..(Jim we gotta get the fight song on here, If any of us can remember it correctly)...Bye for now, Cougars and Cougarettes.
Thanks Walter.......who's Jim?
Name: Pauline Matthew () on Monday, November 27, 2000 at 23:40:56
City and State: Oakhills, CA
Message: RE: Alumni Book. I spoke to Harris Publishing today and was told the books will be mailed out on Dec. 8th to everyone who ordered one. Any questions you can call the publisher at 800 546-6411.
Name: Meg Stephenson () on Monday, November 27, 2000 at 22:55:40
City and State: Huntington Beach, Calif.
Message: Hi! I'm looking for Shirley Stilley Class of '67. Does anybody have any info on how to reach her?
Name: Frank A. Romano () on Monday, November 27, 2000 at 21:53:48
City and State: Las Vegas, Nevada
Message: About the time it seemed right to wish everyone a happy turkey leg, it was already burp day. The King had already departed for his royal weekend. Since I'm discussing kingly matters, JB. Your birthday wish to your Father was most touching. I'm sure he appreciated your feelings and that you had gotten past the point of making the touching remarks resemble looking for a 20 spot. Anyway folks... it's med time, and so I don't take a hit from the boss, I'll just take one short moment to wish each of you the warmth of knowing that we all have Thanksgiving every day. That it's just once a year that we take a day, mark it with a red letter and call it special. The day isn't the special part, what's special is we take this marked day, and make appointments for the date to visit those still with us that matter the most. Some think of other marked days, filled with memories of those who have gone from our sides to venture before us, to wait for the opportunity too once again rejoice with them in a place that is, but is call by many names. I will say my thank you to each and all, and in particular my donor and his family. Remember to recycle life, be an organ donor.
That's right Frank, be an organ donor, just don't rush the donor part. I figure when I'm done here, I've just become "spare parts" and whoever needs anything that's still operating is welcomed to it. Happy Holidays to you and Maria, and we'll see you on Prom Night.
Name: Diana Olsen () on Monday, November 27, 2000 at 20:33:03
City and State: Ogden, Utah
Message: Walter Holt, Randy Matt is my cousin. I'll get his address or e-mail if he has one and get it to you. He is living in Washington D.C. I think. Haven't heard from him in awhile, I'm sure he will be glad to hear from you.
Name: Terrie Kostiszak () on Monday, November 27, 2000 at 19:09:26
City and State: Portland, OR
Message: Hi Ray....Thank you for the Info on the Reunion, I know Gina will go and I will try to make it as well!! I had no Idea you were part of putting it together!! COOL.... Hi to everyone else and giving thanks to John for doing a great job at putting this site together and keeping it going THANKS....I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!!
Name: Bob Rierdan () on Monday, November 27, 2000 at 18:50:28
City and State: Mountain View, Mo.
Message: "THE CASUAL CLUB dances" - my guess is the Gunga Den. Bob
Name: Doris () on Monday, November 27, 2000 at 17:12:39
Message: Here's one for all you 50's and 60's folks out there. Does anyone remember attending any of THE CASUAL CLUB dances?? I can't actually remember if they were held at the American Legion Hall or what the place was, but they'd have them either on Friday or Saturday nights, and there was no drinking allowed. I know, I know ... "goodie two-shoes!" I think they didn't allow smoking either. Some red-headed guy from Leuzinger used to organize these dances and we would fill that large room with 18, 19, & 20 year olds. And dance until they closed it down! Had a blast!! But I can't remember the name of the hall for sure nor the name of the guy who organized it ... he was a really nice kid.
In fact, one of my best friends, Charlotte King, met her future husband there. Charlotte wore glasses as a rule and when we would go to these dances, she would take her glasses off and leave them in the car. There were benches all around the outside of the room, connected to the walls. She and I would sit there and get a good look at everybody coming in. Now Charlotte was a tall girl ... I would guess just around 5'9" so she was always looking for tall guys. One night, there we were, early and on the benches so we could check everybody out, and in walks her future husband. Charlotte turned to me and said, "Doris! There goes a tall one ... what does he look like?" I replied, "Charlotte ... he's not bad." Charlotte was off of that bench in a heartbeat, never to be heard from again ... well, sort of. They started dating, got married and are still married to this day, happily I might add! AIN'T THAT ROMANTIC???!!! DOO-WOP, DOO-WOP!
Nope, don't remember the casual club dances but I bet someone does.
Name: Ray () on Monday, November 27, 2000 at 16:06:59
City and State: Pride LA
Message: Hi John, receive a message from the Coach. Just need to ask you one question, why would I take two perfectly good pistols and put them in a lard bucket?? I believe I would have become a back shooter, after finding out who the piano player was.. ha.. I did enjoy the joke.. And THANKS for thinking of me! Take care.. Ray
I just KNEW you'd get a kick out of that one. Thanks to the Coach and Gary L too.
Name: Raymond Smith () on Monday, November 27, 2000 at 15:33:01
City and State: Portland, Oregon
Message: Hey there Terrie Kostizak. You asked about the 81 Class Reunion on behalf of your sister and here you are living 2 miles from my house here in Oregon and didn't bother to call me about it. Now I do have some info about our 20 year reunion. Yes it will be next summer. Yes it'll be an open invitation to all class that was involved with ours (such as class of 77 on to 84). There's 3 of us that has some involvements and that's Donnie Trevation (in N.C.), Marlene Olsen (Seal Beach, CA) and myself. Word is out on Locating some of the key people such as Margorie Berkel, Tammy Hoffarth, Judi Watanabe, Scott Maples and a few more if at all possible. The key people would really be the ones who still lives in CA since they would have better access. So tell ya sister not to worry. Another thing to ask is does anyone have Classmates.com and inform me how they like it? I hate to waste 30 bucks on it and then I can't find 2 if not more High School buddies such as Helen Jay (Vandal) of class of 83 (HHS) and David Tayloe of North Hollywood H.S. c/81.
Name: Stefan Fälling () on Monday, November 27, 2000 at 13:39:55
Message: Every place that mentions The Beach Boys is of very great interest for me and hopefully every other music fan in the world. Greetings up from "Cougartown" in Sweden
Greetings Stefan, You have found their Genesis.
Name: lana vargo () on Monday, November 27, 2000 at 13:06:48
City and State: strongsville ohio
Message: thank you for creating this page
You are welcome Lana
Name: Doris () on Monday, November 27, 2000 at 12:40:10
Message: BOY JOHN! Did I ever miss you these last 4 days! I'll bet I'm not alone in that sentiment either! If someone had told me I would look so forward to seeing who made the last comment or what your little responses would be or that I would be so wrapped up in a website, I would have told them they didn't know me very well! This website is GREAT, JOHN ... JUST GREAT!
One good thing about your being gone for so many days is that I get a chance to catch up on old FEEDBACK. It's funny how you will see one set of names over and over again and all of a sudden they disappear from the face of the earth ... or at least the face of COUGARTOWN FEEDBACK! Then you hear from a whole different bunch for a while, and so it goes year after year. I DO WISH more 50's people would rally 'round this website! Just as Richard Hanson '56 put it way back on page 26 of Feedback, "Would like to see pre-60's speak up on this site."
Come on 50's ... where are you??!!!!
Geez Doris, glad you missed us so much. It gives you a chance to catch up on Feedback and it gives me a chance to stand up.
I love the website, but it's nice to get away and think about other things.
Yes, where are you pre 60's people?? Let's hear from you.......
Name: Petey () on Monday, November 27, 2000 at 07:49:13
City and State: Beaver State(don't go there John)
Message: Paco, nice photo of Bubba playing pool. You kids at home, this is why you "just say NO to crack". Crack kills.
Any Cougar wanting to talk to Ricky Davidson feel free to email him at my address. He will be here all day for a visit. I will take him on a "CT three hour tour".
Love, Peace, Black Buds
Name: Janet Burkett () on Sunday, November 26, 2000 at 23:46:19
City and State: Mission Viejo, Ca
Message: Well, for those of you who may have been concerned that we would have a repeat of last year, and perhaps be without Ctown for awhile, you can relax now. John, once again, managed to shimmie up my palm tree and adorn it with hundreds of little Christmas lights, to the amazement of all onlookers. And...this year he didn't kick the ladder out from under himself and end up sliding 10 feet down those nasty palm fronds...ouch! The show wasn't quite so funny, but there was less blood! Thanks JB!!
Yeah last year I fell 20 feet, I THOUGHT to my death, and all I could hear was laughter. This year Janet called all the neighbors so they wouldn't miss the levity, but I fooled'em boy. This year I didn't hardly do any damage to the tree OR the concrete walkway. I DID manage to jam a palm frond under my thumb nail as I was cutting up the trimmings though. Next year I think I'll put the lights around the window and forget it.
Name: Dick Dixon () on Sunday, November 26, 2000 at 23:44:58
City and State: La Verne, CA
Message: John Baker Sr. was one hell-of-a-great man. You can be ever-so proud of a man who stood tall and was honest and gentle. My dad and "Big John" did love many of the same things, racing being the big love. Take care of my dad's work bench JB. See ya soon. PS: Newswire Indianapolis, IN . . . our Indy team driver, Airton Dare won the Indy Racing League (IRL) Rookie of the Year this season. Watch for us in 2001. Most of all the MAN upstairs has blessed many of us and thus may the Season of Thanks, Health and Joy be extended well into the future to all HHS'ers. Happy Holidays to all.
Thank you Dick. I know they both loved quarter midget racing as did you and I. Good luck with IRL 2001.
Name: John Baker () on Wednesday, November 22, 2000 at 16:30:14
City and State: Lomita, CA
Message:I want to say Happy Birthday to my father. I love you dad. He would've been 88 tomorrow.
I also think we should remember that today is the anniversary (Cheryl reminded me) of what was a very sad day in our history. Our 35th president, JFK was assassinated in the streets of Dallas 37 years ago today. With all the polarization of political parties right now, I know of not another time in MY life when the people were more unified than November 22, 1963. I guess what it all comes down to is, we're Americans first and foremost.
Happy Thanksgiving Cougs......
Name: Dewey () on Wednesday, November 22, 2000 at 16:27:49
Message: Hey who you calling turkey! I won't be on the river (haven't got the boat back) but I will be in the dirt in Parker, AZ and maybe at The-Bar-In-Hills. Alan can give the directions !
Have a safe one Dewey......
Name: Patti Smith () on Wednesday, November 22, 2000 at 15:52:59
City and State: Cypress, CA
Message: Just let me say HAPPY THANKSGIVING to all of Cougartown!! I love each and every one of you -- INCLUDING the McQuitty brothers (I think you guys are a riot, even if you do think I'm "old" - which I will NEVER be). May everyone have a wonderful and safe holiday. I personally am thankful for new old friends, and "old" new friends, and for having grown up in Hawthorne and being a Cougar! To Art (you know who you are)...WELCOME! You finally made it! And to Blake...it's nice to make a new friend. Thank you. And to John and Janet, Judy-Wudy and Janny-Wanny, and all the others here...Thank you from the bottom of my heart for creating Cougartown and making it the greatest site on the Web! Love you all!
Thank you Patti for being here too. I wonder how many more Cougs we'll find by next Thanksgiving.
Name: John Baker () on Wednesday, November 22, 2000 at 15:02:14
City and State: Lomita, CA
Message:I see Mr. Plotkin has been out looking for a Prom dress. What is that thing, Leopard??
Anyway, he's trying to accessorize it and doesn't know whether to go with or without a belt. I say lose the flats and the hat. Any other thoughts Cougs?
Name: Sharon () on Wednesday, November 22, 2000 at 14:40:18
City and State: Long Beach, CA
Message: HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL! Let all of us who are driving this holiday weekend return safe and sound. Thank you John for all your hard work. May you and Janet be especially blessed this Thanksgiving. And Judy-Wudy I hope you're letting Janny-Wanny do all cooking this Thanksgiving. If he's not here's a tip, those are gizzards inside the turkey, not ready-made stuffing, so remove them before you cook the turkey.
Thanks Sharon for the nice thoughts and you too have a Happy weekend. Janet and I will be giving thanks at her brother Brian's house. Judy, Even I know what those gizzards are for...........catfish bait.
Name: Carl Rilling () on Wednesday, November 22, 2000 at 13:58:08
City and State: Orygun City
Message: Happy Thanksgiving to everyone. We will be eating alot of turkey here on Thursday, as we ate Duck this past Saturday. I have been a Portland Police Officer for thirty years and know where I am having Thanksgiving pie. The Fire station in my patrol district. Better than that Marie lady ever thought of making. Always a Cougar..
Hey Carl, for your sake, I'm glad that game didn't turn out differently. I knew I hated those uniforms for a reason. What a bunch of wussy losers anyway. Now we REALLY know what that big ZERO means on their helmets. Oh Well, my REAL favorite team, the DAWGS, will be stompin' a mudhole in Purdue and making "Boilermaker Puddin'" on New Years day. I always did like the Huskies best.
HEY, speaking of football, how about those USC TROJANS having their way with the UCLA Easter Eggs? EL ROJO, are you out there?
Have a great Thanksgiving, Carl......
Name: Loretta Cuiper () on Wednesday, November 22, 2000 at 13:35:41
City and State: Hawthorne, Ca
Message: "HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL COUGARTOWNS FOLKS" We will be staying in town with family and the Fraser family, but to those who have to travel, please watch yourselves on the road. Bless you and and try not to over eat...Have a nice day.......
Thanks Loretta; you and yours have a great Thanksgiving too.
Name: Alan Nelson () on Wednesday, November 22, 2000 at 13:12:13
City and State: Parker, Az
Message: Happy Thanksgiving to all of Cougartown. Please be careful out there if you're going to be traveling. Keep the kids (and yourselves) buckled in, and watch out for those who may have been taking the Holiday Cheer concept to heart. Let's all be thankful for who and what we are, and also for what John has brought about for all of us. I hope to see you all back safe and sound on Monday. God Bless!
Hey Alan, You have a great weekend too and keep the Turkeys out of the River.
Name: Betty East () on Wednesday, November 22, 2000 at 11:12:09
City and State: Thousand Oaks, CA
Message: Sherry Wingo: My grandmother was Violet (Vi) Davis. She and my mom, Trudy Wright, were members of Del Air Baptist Church for many years. Are you the same Sherry Wingo they used to speak so highly of? My gramma passed away nearly 4 years ago; my mother 13 years ago. Just wondering. Thanks.
Name: Doris () on Wednesday, November 22, 2000 at 11:00:45
City and State: Twin Falls, Idaho
Message: Just wanted to put in my 2 cents for a Thanksgiving wish to everyone in Cougartownland. Happy, happy, happy! And PLEASE! Be careful. Just learned of the demise of one of my mutual 1957 grads and was devastated. Remember! There is no time like PROM NITE 2001 to make those reconnections if you're EVER going to make them! Don't put it off -- there may not be another chance. Hope this doesn't sound too negative; I don't mean it that way. It's just that each and every one of us has a precious gift not to waste and that is our life. Seize the day! Love to all you Cougs and your families and especially John and Judy-Wudy!!!! THANK YOU!
I know, I know! I'm a sentimental slob!
Hi Doris, Thanks for the Thanksgiving sentiments. I just learned that Susan Loch Boll, a 64 Cougar and wife of 62 Cougar Dale Boll, lost her life after a long illness. Our prayers are with the Loch and Boll family.
Name: Walter Holt () on Wednesday, November 22, 2000 at 09:40:59
City and State: Mission Viejo,Ca
Message: ...........A THANKSGIVING DAY PRAYER
LORD, We humbly ask thy blessing on the turkey and the dressing, on the yams and cranberry jelly, and on the pickles from the deli. Bless the apple pie and tea, bless each and every calorie. Let us enjoy Thanksgiving dinner, tomorrow we can all get thinner. For all Thy help along the way, we're thankful this Thanksgiving Day. We're thankful, too, for all our dear ones, for all the far away and near ones. Although we may be far apart, we're together in my heart. Keep us in Thy loving care, this is my Thanksgiving prayer
P.S. Anyone who wishes may help with the dishes.
(Father Flanagan's Boy's Town, Author unknown)
Fellow Cougars & cougarettes..may you & your have a safe & happy Thanksgiving day.
Same to you and yours Walter. Thanks for being a part of Cougartown.
Name: Cheryl Nicocia () on Wednesday, November 22, 2000 at 09:34:56
City and State: Keno,Oregon(ontheriver)
Message: HAPPY THANKSGIVING to everyone out there in C-town,and all your loved ones. Grappa John and I won't be with our three beautiful Daughters and handsome Grandson this Thanksgiving, as we are staying up here this year. It will be the first time without them, so I'm guessing we will spend much time on the phone. I will be cooking Turkey for all our familyless neighbors, so will have a houseful as usual. Going to start cooking today...So again, Happy T-day to all, stay safe, be happy, remember your blessings, and be THANKFUL.
Cheryl, You and John have a happy Thanksgiving. Thank you both for being my friend for about the last xxxx years. You are true "joined at the hip" friends....I am thankful for you both.