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Name: Susan King () on Thursday, November 30, 2000 at 10:44:32
Maiden: Bierman
Class: 1974
City and State: Thousand Oaks, CA
Message: Omigosh! I just thought of one thing better than buying a membership for oneself -- I am going to buy a membership this year for the wonderful person who introduced ME to Cougartown. Thank you so very much and Merry Christmas Jeff Pieters, Class of 73 - when you shared this with me you opened up something very special in my life. I am forever grateful. John, the check is in the mail (along with my renewal for 2001)!!!
Thanks Sue for your generosity and for becoming Cougartown's Membership Drive Chairwoman. Please fill out Jeff's info on the registration page so I can add the 10 dollars in his name.

Name: Doris () on Thursday, November 30, 2000 at 10:03:33
Maiden: Donaldson
Class: 1957
Message: Hey Ricky!!! "ies" is plural, not "y's" ... I thought you said you went to Hawthorne High! ha! In actuality, it is "correct" to say (or write) "McQuittys" without an apostrophe, unless you say "The McQuittys' tools should stay in the tool shed." Then on the other hand, when you say, "The McQuittys have a great sense of humor" one would write it like so. This is no thanks to my English teachers at HHS, but rather thanks to Mrs. Corliss!!!
How about you Judy-Wudy. Do you know anything about THE CASUALS CLUB???

Name: Susan King () on Thursday, November 30, 2000 at 09:43:07
Maiden: Bierman
Class: 1974
City and State: Thousand Oaks, CA
Message: At the risk of sounding like a commercial and a broken record, I feel compelled to make this spiel once again.....As the joy and the goodwill of the upcoming holiday seasons comes upon you, and you begin to feel generous and consider where and to whom you might donate, please consider Cougartown when choosing a donee. BECOME A MEMBER. I suspect that there are many who visit this site and probably think that the $ folks sent for membership is somehow lining John Baker's pockets with gold, but THAT IS FALSE. The cost of this website has always been borne by John himself; the idea and inspiration was his own and it has been his mission to locate all Cougars so that we might all experience the magic of "going home again." The membership dollars are to be used as resource for printed newsletters and other means to inform and notify non-computer Cougars to reconnect. THINK ABOUT IT. So if you have enjoyed this site at any time, if you have found another Cougar who meant something to you, then BECOME A MEMBER. It's easy, it ensures future Cougars will be able to join us and it honors the man who made this all possible. Email me if you have any questions or concerns and I'll try to help. I'm betting that the Class of 74 comes through in a big way - and that's a challenge!!
This is true. Outside of the Lear jet and a couple of trips to Rio, I've hardly spent any of those ten dollar checks.
Thanks Sue for the commercial. I still have the 10 dollar checks. At least the ones that made it through the bank as I did wait too long to cash some of them. Thanks Coug members for your generosity, and if you're not a member, please consider it. It's 10 bones a year and it's for a great cause. You can click here to read all about it, then click on the registration button at the bottom of that page.

Name: Marsha Hood () on Thursday, November 30, 2000 at 08:47:32
Maiden: Russell
Class: 64
City and State: Redondo Beach
Message: Janet.........I'm in!!!! I would love to go back to Goddess Camp and there is one in May. As you know, we had all planned on a return trip to Maui in May but the way I see it, John and Robin have chores to do and just won't be able to get away. Let's see if we can get Tilly Noodleman to leave Howie for 10 days and join us.
Darn, and we really wanted to go to Goddess camp too. Isn't that where you sit on the ground, fold your legs in the pretzel position and try not to scream in pain?
Oh Well...... all that's left for Robin, Janny, and me is that lousy old baseball fantasy camp.......after the chores, of course.

Name: Brett Loranger () on Thursday, November 30, 2000 at 00:08:20
Class: 81
City and State: HAWTHORNE
Message: Hello to all my fellow Cougars. Just to let you know, the best never leave. Yes in just a few short months the class of 81 will join the elite of 20 year reunions (unbelievable). Any class of 81 alumnus drop me a line....Peace,Love & Happiness
Hey Brett, Glad you found us, and I know there's plenty of 81ers here.

Name: Judy DeGrazia Blomsterberg () on Wednesday, November 29, 2000 at 21:36:43
Maiden: somanyanswers-solittletime
Class: 64
City and State: Torrance, CA
Message: John, Dan Nelson was a thespian???? Geeze, if Mr. Nelson was in the closet before, it's out in the open now. (via the Cougartown Gazzette) And as for the McQuitty boys, if you plan to streak the prom at your age, I can guarantee there'll be about 100 gals there yelling, "put that thing away." Never-the-less, I'd love to know what this "twist" is. Someone once told me you were Chippendale dancers.. true or not true? (back to put that thing away) Leave that streaking biz to the younger, firmer boys! P~L~E~A~S~E~! As John mentioned, a lot of the alumni on the PROM NITE list have dates or married.. but quite a few are coming stag too.. So don't wait too long to purchase your tickets. There's more coming than is on that list. You won't be counted in until the check is received. (They that hesitate, are lost) Besides, who wouldn't want to miss "THE McQUITTY TWIST" Oh ya.. I'm Tilly Noodleman On a quest.
Tilly Noodleman??!! What's that?

Name: Donna () on Wednesday, November 29, 2000 at 21:16:32
Maiden: VanDouris
Class: 69
City and State: Torrance
Message: Here you go Walter ('66)--
We are the mighty Cougars, scarlet & gold,
No foe can daunt our men, so brave & bold,
We'll sing until our voices reach to the sky,
We will be faithful to Hawthorne High.

Name: Janet Burkett () on Wednesday, November 29, 2000 at 21:15:32
Maiden: Humphreys
Class: 62
City and State: Mission Viejo, Ca
Message: fink!! You told me you LIKED painting my toes! And....let's talk about all those carpet tacks I pulled out of your old living room rug, and the hundreds of flowers I planted in those overrun planters in your backyard! Oh, yeah and the lumber I helped you lug home from Home Depot. Or, the gourmet meals you get, or........
Marsha, John and Robin keep this whining up, I say we head for Goddess camp on Maui without em!

I do love painting your toes. It's those darned toenails I hate. Oh please take me and Robin to goddess camp PLEEEEEZE!!! Yeah right..... I'm sure they've got Big Screens showing all the games.

Name: Rick McQuitty () on Wednesday, November 29, 2000 at 19:21:25
Maiden: it's McQuitty's not McQuitties
Class: 74
Message: I hate to burst everyones bubble, but I said "with a twist". At no time did I mention "streaking". That is sooooooo 70's. This will be "one for the millenium". I am still checking with my brother, who is checking with the Navy, to see if he can make it. What's the deadline anyways? I don't know if my plan can be implemented without my brother along, so stay tuned and don't touch that dial. I have to go now and see if I can locate a genitalia homing laser guided smart cherry bomb launcher protector, just in case. One can't be too careful, can one?
Hey Rick, I sincerely hope you and the Navy can make it. You guys add lots to the site and I know whatever the "twist" is, will be fun for all.
There's no deadline so to speak. When the tickets are gone, they're gone. Please don't wait too long Cougs.

Name: Bob Jensen () on Wednesday, November 29, 2000 at 17:32:02
Class: 71
City and State: LA
Message: As of today I see that there are 90 names on the list for the prom. I was wondering what the count of "The other half" is. Wayne Dickey, you better be there so I have someone to "Car talk" with.
Of the 90 who're listed, most have dates, that you didn't count. There are probably another hundred that should be on the list, but haven't sent their money yet. Don't be left behind because you're watching the list. People are signing up every day.

Name: Doris () on Wednesday, November 29, 2000 at 17:22:50
Maiden: Donaldson
Class: 1957
Message: Thank you BOB RIERDAN and JOHN BAKER for the Gunga Den site. I still don't know if that's the place!!! BOB!! Did you ever actually attend one of THE CASUAL's dances? Crimeny! Who went besides Charlotte, her husband and me? And the red-readed kid from Leuzinger? Was it mostly a Leuzinger crowd or what? YES! I'm asking COUGARTOWN!!! My memory pages need dusting on this point ... HELP???? JOHN! Did you ever go to any of THE CASUAL's dances?
Nope, it was before my time, but I bet Coach Hal would know all about it. If it had to do with kids, he knew. Coach, can you help on this one?

Name: Robin () on Wednesday, November 29, 2000 at 15:04:41
Maiden: IsaidyourheadwasflatnottheearthChris
Class: 60
City and State: Redondo Beach, CA
Message: "Wally Coxian Nancy Boy"???..Excuse me Sidney Bakerman, but my engine was still warm from the trip when we called to see if you and JB2 wanted to join the Noodlemans and Hoods for dinner and a movie..."Oh I really can't as Janet wants me to shimmy the palm tree to hang lights and I think her new car needs its oil changed"...Dont even go there you ship jumping ,Dawg loving (for today anyway),whipped "chore boy"...:o)...As for you Hoody..It took close to a week to get out of the Duck loss funk, plus there are only so many hrs in a day...By the time I finish my morning run and shower, I only have 10 min to get to the daily AARP/Democrat meeting and coffee at Starbucks in the village...back home I have dishes and clothes to wash, leaves to rake and then go pick up my wife for lunch...back to the house, set the VCR for Oprah, walk the dog and get dinner started...It all seems like a blur and my beautiful wife is need I say more?...Would you rather hammer out a CT note to no show friends like Baker or ..well you get the picture..:o)...Gotta run...I forgot to pick up some ground turkey and a new loofa....Later Cougs..:o)
I figured to stir a hormone or two but THIS!!! Take a Premarin buddy. I ask you to go to the big game and it's no, but if SHE says "take a lap"; your off like Jane Fonda with a platoon of Green Berets on her tail.
OK so I hung a few lights and did a few dishes......and OK so I changed the oil in her car AND a few light bulbs......and painted a bathroom and put up some crown molding, made a bed, dusted, washed and ironed, set the table.......a few dozen times............
OK, we're both a couple of WUSSES that don't deserve a seat in the local bar, watching the big game on any Monday Night....... Oops, there's the phone............gotta go; Janet's on the line and she wants to know if I found that special toenail polish color she likes so much.
OK, so Wednesday nights I do toenails too.............I'll call you after Oprah.

Name: Terrie Kostiszak () on Wednesday, November 29, 2000 at 13:51:20
Maiden: Kostiszak
Class: 81
City and State: Portland, Oregon
Message: The only thing that better be shooting at the Mcquitty brothers while they streak the Prom is a Camera Shoot, I want to see their hot YOUNG Buns on film, especially since I cant make the event to see them... I hope you all have a wonderful time at the Prom and that the Prom goes well!! I wont be in town those days, I was lucky to get to the Homecoming Party and glad I went! Thanks for putting these events together its a great idea for us all to see each other as well as talk on this site too!!
Sorry you won't be with us, but if there's any streaking going on, the trusty CT cameras will stop the action and report the news right here in Feedback.
Thanks Terrie

Name: Loretta Cuiper () on Wednesday, November 29, 2000 at 11:42:29
Maiden: Morelli
Class: 62
City and State: Hawthorne, Ca
Message: Ok Judy, my rowdy buddy, Im surprised as John was, that you did not know Mr. Nelson was an actor,(did you think I would let this go by without putting my two cents in) also even as we all were students at HHS he still acted in TV and Movies.....most of the time he played the BAD guy....Mr. Nelson was really a very nice person. There is a nice little paragraph in the Alumni Books that are being sent out in the next few weeks.....Always a Coug.......

Name: Doris () on Wednesday, November 29, 2000 at 10:15:05
Maiden: Donaldson
Class: 1957
Message: No, John; I now recollect seeing Mr. Nelson in a couple movies. Well why not!! He was one heck of a hunk! Drool!
And to the McQuittties (plural) ... Heck! You guys don't need any "support"! And I would be sorely disappointed if both of you don't show up at PROM NITE 2001! So better get the $$$ in soon!
Any 50's peeps out there yet? HEEEllloooo! I would still like to get some feedback on THE CASUALS CLUB. Doesn't ANYBODY else remember it?

Doris, Bob Rierdan mentioned the Gunga Den. It was on Grevillea just north of El Segundo Bl. Does that sound like the venue?

Name: Chris Hood () on Wednesday, November 29, 2000 at 10:07:39
E-Mail: WhenIgetoldandlosinmyhair
Maiden: Hoody
City and State: Beaver State
Message: Well the inside scoop on DeGrazia has created a little uplift in Cougartown and peaked my interest. Will DeGrazia apparel cap the new dome in Seattle? Can she take the razzing as well as she dishes it out? Inquiring minds want to know! Are the Mcquittys’ planning to streak the prom or do they really think they can add a new twist to the twist? Is it possible that Leroy’s endglsh is going down hill? Did J.B. really drop the Pacific northwest powerhouses and reunite with those smog sucking beach boys in tights (quitter). Is Mr. Sloey going to boycott CT until Bush’s bottom is securely planted in the oval office? (could be a while) Did Mr. Hood drive off the edge of the earth on his way back to Southern Cal. (He does think it’s flat). And the question everyone wants to know, “will you still need me, will you still feed me, when I’m 64”.
Hey Chris, Your pointed remarks about Judy were titillating to say the least.
As for the McQuittys streaking the Prom. Judy has hired sharpshooters armed with the new hi tech G.H.L.G.S.C.B.L. (genitalia homing laser guided smart cherry bomb launchers). It should be fun to watch.
LeeRoy's whiskey breath is the only thing worse than his English, and JB has NOT given up on his favorite Pacific Northwest Powerhouse team, the Huskies.
I predict that Mr. Sloey, being the fence sitter that he is, will not say a word in CT until there is a new President seated, for which he can say, "I knew _________ would be our next Pres."
Robin is another story entirely. I think married life has turned him into one of those lawn waterin' driveway sweepin', car washin', floor scrubbin', yes dearin', honey do husbands, and Marsha won't let him near the computer. It's really sad that a bachelor of his caliber, and My Hero, has turned into this "Wally Coxian Nancy Boy". It's OK to "tie the knot", but not around your juevos.
Thanks Chris for the breath of fresh air. We all needed it, believe me......

Name: Rich Senecal () on Wednesday, November 29, 2000 at 09:17:29
Class: 1970
City and State: Lexington, SC
Message: In 1968 or 69 I had a chemistry teacher at HHS by the name of Sheila Sharnowski (sp?). I also worked for her one year as a lab assistant. I think she only taught until 1971 or 1972 before her husband, who was in the Air Force was transferred somewhere else. I would like to know if anyone else remembers her and if anyone knows where she is now.

Name: Walter Holt () on Wednesday, November 29, 2000 at 09:05:19
Class: 66
City and State: Mission Viejo,Ca
Message: Leeroy Boy...Azs Haytez ta telz uze, but yaz noz dem der dubble bawrel slung shawts, thet yuz cun uze fer yer earz mawfs tuze, thet thawt dere selzman seld uze . Dems wuz relly doz Brawzere thangz. Butz Aw noz ya doan kere cuz yaz wuz ebble ta getz yer tanksgibbon deaner fer uz un Buelah wiz um.

Name: Judy DeGrazia Blomsterberg () on Wednesday, November 29, 2000 at 08:55:56
Maiden: Twistin'atthePROM????
Class: 64
City and State: Torrance, CA
Message: Hey, did I miss something here.. Rick McQuitty is coming to PROM NITE...with a "twist"..??!! Oy Vey, what do those younger boys have in store for us old folk.. And Wayne Dickey-am I to believe that you "are not" going to go to the PROM??? After all this work that the committee is pouring into this event~~don't make me come get you boys! Ok Rick and Wayne.. I'm waiting patiently for your ticket money.. "big winds come from empty caves" (Shakespeare) Your ticket is not reserved 'til payment is made. And now, in case you alumni didn't know it, Dan Nelson was in 2 movies on T.V. this week.. one with John Wayne and the other with Jerry Lewis. Bet you didn't know that he was an actor before coming to HHS. (my Janny told me that) Judy Wudy ... THE ROWDYS
Judy, I think you're the only early HHSer NOT to know that Dan was a thespian (don't go there Judy).

Name: Homer J. Rajotte () on Wednesday, November 29, 2000 at 08:54:54
City and State: Northbridge, MA
Message: Found your site by accident while searching for song lyrics. A very nice, nostalgic site you have put together. The 60's is one of my favorite periods in history.

Name: Rick McQuitty () on Wednesday, November 29, 2000 at 00:40:52
Maiden: I'm not old yet Neither are we !!!
Class: 74
Message: To Mr. Dickey,
Thanks for your support. We must be of the same AURA. And YES??We plan to be at the PROM??But with a little twist. More to follow.

Hey Rick, if you're planning on being at the Prom you better hurry.

Name: LEEROY FELDERRUSTER () on Wednesday, November 29, 2000 at 00:34:43
Class: 1955
City and State: shiloam springs, arksawas
Message: HOWDY! Welps wez hads a grets feests. iz dem Mcquittys my sisters Bertas kids, i tinks dey iz. dez as bout at dums as dem nefews of moines iz. Iz dont meens nose harms to dem ifn dey iz or dey iZnt dey shore sonds liks kinfoks. ans wat dat guys takin bout goins to a brazere musum, i tinks he bes a lille welp wats wez sez heres siissy. Mes ans BEULAH goes ta da malls dere in manhadden bech iz neber eben loks at dem tings less alones go ta sec a place. Welp as dey sez da tims dey iz a changin' LEEROY FELDERRUSTER AND BEULAH
Yeah, ah LeeRoy.......I don't zackly no wat you sed butt I guess the closest Beulah has been to a real bra is when you brought home that Jayne Mansfield poster and hung it up on the outhouse wall. Thanks boy and if you ever do get a chance to visit the museum, don't be fondling the exhibits and a docent isn't female deer odor.

Name: Wayne Dickey () on Tuesday, November 28, 2000 at 21:06:49
Class: 69
City and State: La Palma, Ca
Message: John! I figured it was about time I checked in with Cougartown. I've been very busy with the new shop. But never too busy to read feedback. I wanted to thank the McQuitty brothers for taking some of the heat off me. Those boys really know how to stir things up, (he he). What I was wondering was do they realize that they will be ancient to someone, someday too! he he! I seem to remember when I was 20, people that were forty seemed ancient too. Could that mean the McQuitty boys are ancient to some people already, he he! I do look forward to meeting them at the Prom. Did I say Prom? I must have lost my head. I meant someday. he he! Be a Coug!!!!!!!
Hey Wayne, Glad you're still here. I know you're going to the Prom, at least I hope you are. You better get your deposit in soon as these tickets are being vacuumed up. Don't go by the list, as those are the people who've already paid. There are many more who've signed in.
As for the McQuittys, they're very young for their age. Way to go McQuittys!!! I hope you stay that way.

Name: Bob Jensen () on Tuesday, November 28, 2000 at 19:34:01
Class: 71
City and State: LA,CA
Message: Oh John, I use to go there with my grandfather. That’s the place he purchased undergarments for my grandmother. The next time I go there I will remember to check out the DeGrazia Exhibit.

Name: Kitty Mathieson () on Tuesday, November 28, 2000 at 13:43:22
Class: 75
City and State: Los Gatos, CA
Message:I was the ASB President in 1975. Dale Hahlbeck suggested I come here when I was perturbed!! (to say the least!!) that I had missed our 25 year reunion (I AM SO BUMMED!!)...I would love to email or chat with anyone from our class...check out my website at's ME now! Still smiling with a sense of about you? Has life been good?
Hi Kitty, Glad you found the site. Stay tuned....

Name: Bob Jensen () on Tuesday, November 28, 2000 at 13:43:22
Class: 71
City and State: Greater Los Angeles area
Message: Oh Judy?. Looks like Mr. Plotkin could use a foundation uplift. Perhaps you could loan him one of your 40-year-old bras that you so proudly mentioned you have. By the way, have you ever been to the Bra Museum (inside that famous store on Hollywood Boulevard)?
Bob, You don't mean Fredericks do you? Do you shop there too? Maybe you could go with Harry and I sometime. Actually Judy donated her pre-reduction foundation stock to the museum, and they named that part of the museum "The DeGrazia Double D Mammorial Wing".

Name: Judy DeGrazia Blomsterberg () on Tuesday, November 28, 2000 at 08:54:51
Maiden: ROWDYMr.Plotkin
Class: 64
City and State: Torrance, CA
Message: Just a note to say that I loved the picture of Rowdy Mr. Plotkin.. He and Kathy Brooks are both in the ROWDYS and as always, expected to act so. But there's good news and bad news with that picture. The good news is: Mr. Plotkin's finally found his ensemble for the prom.. The bad news is: There's a lot of Lady's choices. We love you Mr. Plotkin and Kathy Brooks. We look forward to having you chaperone us once more for PROM NITE! BTW-How come we haven't heard much from Coach & Cathy Chauncey lately?
Judy Wudy--on a quest.

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