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Time for a little HHS Merry Christmas. This version was produced by our own Janet Burkett. See, I do give you credit for a couple of things. Beach Boys

Name: Dan Speirs () on Friday, December 15, 2000 at 00:11:10
Class: 1987
City and State: Mountain View, CA
Message: The Yeakel Brothers consisted of 11 children:
Fred, Frank, Jack, Carl, George, Philip, Edward, Ellen, Harry, Robert, Warren. Sadly, Harry is the only one still living (in Los Angeles still).

Thanks Dan, you sound like a relative.

Name: Patt () on Thursday, December 14, 2000 at 23:54:50
Maiden: Prewitt
Class: 65
Message: Any one want some SNOW?? I will gladly send the 4 plus inches we got this afternoon! I am too old and cranky to appreciate the FLUFFY Stuff.
Naw, it would just melt down here anyway. We're havin' a heatwaaaaave....a tropical heat wave..........

Name: Judy DeGrazia Blomsterberg () on Thursday, December 14, 2000 at 23:45:51
Maiden: No problemo..... send snail mail
Class: 64
City and State: Torrance, CA
Message: RE: PROM NITE TICKETS AUG 18... I understand via Skip Kelly & Doris Donaldson that some Cougs want to purchase PROM NITE tickets.. but are puterless. "Say it isn't so Skip & Doris!" Since it's my duty to reach out a touch someone, (don't go there John) it behooves me to mention that you can fill out the info on toilet paper or a plain brown paper bag.. and mailed to John Baker~(address at bottom of this feedback) and here is that needed info: First name: Maiden name: Last name:
Class of:
Date's name: (if applies)
Did date attend HHS?:
If date attended HHS~CLASS OF:
Purchaser's address:
Zip code:
Area code & phone:
With that info mail your payment (check or money order is fine) of $75.00 per person, or half as a deposit.. balance due June 1.
Send to:
P.O. BOX 1406
LOMITA, CA 90717
Make the check out to John Baker
and--voila!! you're in.. See, no problemo..
I'm hoping that any of you Cougs that have friends that need the venue info will pass it on, or contact me at my email address and I'll be happy to pull you thru. (don't go there John)
Now back to my quest. Judy Wudy Blomsterberg
When it's right, it's easy...

Sounds like a winner to me. Actually if any of you have friends that want to join in the Prom Night fun, you can fill out the form for them, or print it out and let them fill in the blanks. That might make it a little easier. Thanks Judy......

Name: Janet Burkett () on Thursday, December 14, 2000 at 22:59:03
Maiden: Humphreys
Class: 62
City and State: Mission Viejo, Ca
Message: So sorry to hear about Big Mac. Not only did he send philharmonic tickets, he "warmed" my coffee at Frosties. He will be missed. Now, got to get to sleep. I'm off to the mall tomorrow big time! John, you can't go (unless you want to take the Durango and load up the back with my presents!)

I think I'll do a little shopping myself tomorrow. I'll see you tomorrow night.

Name: Lori Padelford () on Thursday, December 14, 2000 at 21:57:01
Class: 81
Message: Hi everyone long time no post. Sorry to write in with bad news. In reply to the feedback about Mrs. Strahan that Margie posted, she passed away from cancer in April or May of 1999. I also had her as my spanish teacher and remained friends with her until her passing. If it is any comfort she had a very good outlook up until the end and didn't have to suffer for a long time. Her husband is still in South Orange County and dealing with things very well. Well thats all for now. I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year in case I don't get a chance to write in any time before.
Thanks Lori, You have a great holiday too.

Name: Keith Jones () on Thursday, December 14, 2000 at 21:43:22
Class: 76
City and State: Las Vegas, Honolulu
Message: I am so very very sorry to hear about Mike. He was a very close friend of my brother and dad and me. My dad was his baseball coach in little league a couple of years. He was truly one of the nicest and friendliest people you will ever meet in your life. Like most of us I haven't kept in close contact with many of my old buddies. I think about them alot. My two bestest friends and who I've known since I was 7 years old in Little League is Kurt Morlock and Greg Staffon. I am so lucky that we all still stay in touch. When I read about Mike even though I didn't stay in touch it hit me. I think about some of the times we had. I will miss him not so much for me but for the people who were close and saw and found out WHAT A GUY he is. My feelings go out to those people. Robert Sanchez I'll be here in Vegas as far as I know. Call my cell at 702-278-5897 and we'll get together.

Name: Sharon Branigan () on Thursday, December 14, 2000 at 19:59:12
Maiden: Bierman
Class: 76
City and State: Thousand Oaks, CA
Message: I am surprised and sorrowed to hear of the passing of Mike McClain. I have many fond memories of him and his exploits- putting holes in living room walls; vodka in aquariums (or was it gin?); riding in the "Green Hornet" (it was a CAR, OKAY???) with the top down (THE CARS TOP, MOM, THE CARS TOP!!!); grunion hunting; wild orgies - oops, just kidding mom. Mike was a great guy and a great man and this world is just not going to be the same without him.
Amen to that......

Name: chuck sperber () on Thursday, December 14, 2000 at 17:35:51
Class: 61
City and State: venice ca.
Message: Due you remember the airport hangout on the corner of sepulveda & centinela also called the 19 because of the price of their hamburgers. we use to drive up to the wich stand from there all the time. We all had rods then. I had a 50 MERC ON A RAKE WITH CHROMED RIMS. LET ME KNOW IF YOU REMEMBER THAT HANG OUT. Thanks Chuck
Hey Chuck, No I don't remember that one. I remember Dinah's was down in there somewhere.

Name: Betty East () on Thursday, December 14, 2000 at 15:46:51
Maiden: Wright
Class: 74
City and State: Thousand Oaks, CA
Message: I am so sorry to hear about Mike. We were neighbors growing up in Hawthorne and had just reconnected after his surgery. He apparently had family in the Conejo Valley and said next time he was down, he'd give me a ride on his new bike. I'll just have to wait until we meet again. He was a great guy! My condolences to his family. Mike, you will be missed.

Name: Terry the Duck Allen () on Thursday, December 14, 2000 at 15:21:32
Maiden: Smith
Class: 1974
City and State: Salem,Oregon
Message: Quack to all my friends out there! I'm looking for any link to Bobbi Chasen. Help please anybody! Stay warm. Love, the Duck

Name: Sherry Wingo () on Thursday, December 14, 2000 at 14:40:14
Maiden: Peppers
Class: 1964
City and State: Haw. Ca.
Message: Watch out before you make any calls from the 2000 Alumni Directory. I've noticed the address printed and the phone number don't always match up. The address may be in another state and the phone no. given will be for 310 area code, or the address and phone no. will be from when they lived with their parents!
They did the best they could. In some cases these people's addresses were taken from truant lists.

Name: Don Di Tomasso () on Thursday, December 14, 2000 at 14:21:53
Maiden: N/A
Class: 75
City and State: Torrance, CA
Message: Sorry to hear that Mike Mc Clain ' 74 passed young.... I remember him well. I wish his family and friends comfort.
"Expressing hugs...we need both"

Name: Betty Rodriguez () on Thursday, December 14, 2000 at 14:01:12
Maiden: Kean
Class: 69
City and State: Lake Elsinore, Ca
Message: Okay, lets finish off that 60's picture - Beverly Manning, Merri Richards, Gail Sturges, and Cathy Hoffman! Please ship my prize UPS. Nancy Layral - good to see you on Feedback. We were Brownies together. I saw Terri Jo Roybal at the 30 yr reunion. Your family has been mentioned here many times - keep reading all Feedback. Happy Holidays, everyone! Betty
Thanks Betty, Yes you are correct, and your Mission Pak gift certificate would have been on its merry way, but you missed sending the correct answer in time. Sorry...... Have a Happy Holiday anyway.

Name: Betty East () on Thursday, December 14, 2000 at 13:25:36
Maiden: Wright
Class: 74
City and State: Thousand Oaks, CA
Message: Howard/Keith, I too recently got a Dell Inspiron for about $2,000. I love it. Keith, sounds like you got an 850 processor. Mine's a 700 and fast enough for me. Mayor Larry Lemp, how the heck are you? You know, we're practically family. Next time I'm in Sutherlin visiting Carrie and Jennifer, we'll have to have lunch.

Name: John Baker () on Thursday, December 14, 2000 at 13:04:14
Class: 62
City and State: Lomita, CA
Message: I just received some sad news this morning. The class of 74 has lost one of their most prized people. Mike (Big Mac) McClain passed away Wednesday December 13th. No details were included. The following is the email I received;
John, This is a friend of (Big Mac) Michael E. McClain from Bakersfield. He passed away today 12/13/00 and if you could pass this information on to his friend's and fellow Cougars we would greatly appreciate it.
Friends of Big Mac
PS as soon as we hear of the funeral arrangements we will send them to you so you can notify his friends, or E-mail or

Big Mac, Thanks for all you did in life to make other people's lives better. Janet and I, along with Harry Plotkin and Kathy Brooks, thoroughly enjoyed the Junior Philharmonic at the Shrine Auditorium last July that you so generously provided. Thanks also for the ten year membership to Cougartown. I just know if you and I had been at HHS at the same time we would've been "joined at the hip" friends.
Most of all, thanks Big Mac for being my friend, albeit for such a short time. I will miss you.

Name: Margie Schroeder () on Thursday, December 14, 2000 at 12:27:09
Maiden: Jakovljevic
Class: 1985
City and State: Redondo Beach, CA
Message: Hello- I have 2 questions:
1) Has anyone heard from Mrs. Vinci Strahan since last Christmas (1999)? She taught Spanish for many years at HHS. I exchanged cards w/her each year, but last year the card was returned to me as undeliverable w/no forwarding address. If anyone has any information on her, I would appreciate it.
2) Does anyone keep in touch w/Fionnula Murray? She graduated from HHS in 1985 and I would love to get in touch with her.
Thanks for taking the time to read through my message.
Happy Holidays!
Margie Class of '85

Name: Robert J. Sanchez () on Thursday, December 14, 2000 at 10:38:24
Class: 1977
City and State: Austin, Texas
Message: Hello Cougars: Message for Keith Jones: I will be at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino during the 29 Dec - 2 Jan period. Lets get together and do lunch. I believe I have forwarded my cellular under separate cover. In terms of Austin, It a great place to be in light of the new President.
Take care y'all, Robert

Name: Linda Dietrich () on Thursday, December 14, 2000 at 10:09:16
Maiden: Dawson
Class: 69
City and State: Kansas City, MO
Message: I'm sorry folks, yesterday I wrote that it was cold in CA. I was wrong. I thought the thing said 51 but it really said 59 and then it turned 60. That is a great temp. Today it is about 24 here with about 6 inches of snow. At least it stopped snowing. Hi to all my pals from 69. I saw Nancy L. and Joe M. on feedback and I will try to write you later but I have to go to work now. You all keep warm and thank you John B. Sorry I don't write in here more. I will try harder. My brother Steve Kristof is still alive and well and I have never known brother Ray Dawson to write in here but he is alive and well too.

Name: Judy DeGrazia Blomsterberg () on Thursday, December 14, 2000 at 09:20:45
Class: 64
City and State: Torrance, CA
Message: LETA BRADBERRY--from the class of '54... Hope you're reading that this coming AUG 18th we're having a big HHS dance called PROM NITE--and we have a lot of the 50's people checking in.. hope you'll be among um. (see the yellow banner at the top of the Feedback page) & go to the PROM NITE list and see who's who. I want to get as many of the first decade alumni aware of this dance as possible. That's where and when it all started. Don't forget that it's open to everyone that attended HHS at anytime from the first day to the present.
Judy Wudy.. still on a quest!!

Name: Bill Booth () on Thursday, December 14, 2000 at 07:40:36
Class: 1971
City and State: Lake Forest, CA
Message: This is my first visit to Cougartown, WOW what a treasure. I haven't heard the Alma Mater in 20 years, the words came right back to me. Over the years I have been extremely fortunate to still be in contact with many of my life long friends from HHS. In fact I stay in contact with them on a regular basis. Gary Shambaugh, Greg Willis, Dave Sayad, Steve Ohren, Dennis Johnson, Rick Mercurio, Mike Nilsson. The older we get the old stories just keep getting bigger and better. Best to all, hope to return to often.
Regards, Bill Booth
HHS Class '71

Hey Bill, Half those people you mentioned should have told you about Ctown. They've already been here.

Name: LARRY LYNN LEMP () on Thursday, December 14, 2000 at 01:31:26
Class: 1971
City and State: SUTHERLIN,OR

Name: Patt () on Thursday, December 14, 2000 at 00:39:29
Maiden: Prewitt
Class: 65
City and State: Kennewick, Washington
Message: To all of the California Cougars! It started SNOWING today! I HATE COLD!!! My "Baby" brother sent me a " snow ball fight" via computer! What a rat! All my patients know how much I hate the cold!! They tease me and I give them "ice cold hands" during check-ups! SEE who WINS!!!
Cold Hands Warm Heart!!!

Name: Keith Jones () on Thursday, December 14, 2000 at 00:18:53
Class: 76
City and State: Las Vegas, Honolulu
Message: Howard, ordered my Dell Inspiron on Friday and just got it today. That's pretty fast considering the time of year. Not exactly sure if $2,498 is cheap but it is great laptop. Got all the upgrades. I saw at CompUSA today laptop for around $1,200. I guess it depends on what you use it for. John when I get settled in back in Hawaii I will send you my dues past and present. Sorry I haven't done it ever before but I just forget things. Sorry. And I'm now not leaving till January 3 or 9. It's not cold here in Vegas unless you think in the 50's is cold. Can't wait to get back to the 80's in Hawaii. If you don't have anything to do on New Years they said here they will be putting on a fireworks show that will be far better than last years. All up and down the strip they will be firing off fireworks from 14 different locations on the strip. Should be nice. KDJ
Hey Keith, thanks for the membership. I'll be looking for it.
Right now here in Lomita CA it's 47 degrees. brrr

Name: leta bradberry () on Wednesday, December 13, 2000 at 22:47:05
Maiden: bradberry
Class: 1954
City and State: riverside, ca
Message: Greetings from the a member of the first graduating class of HHS. Where are the rest of my classmates?
Hi Leta, Thanks for stopping by, and yes, where are the rest of your classmates?

Name: Jill McFarlane () on Wednesday, December 13, 2000 at 22:23:31
Maiden: McFarlane
Class: 1977
City and State: Mission Viejo, CA
Message: Three things I have noticed on this feedback page:
1. There are a bunch of ex-cougars that reside in Mission Viejo, classes between 60-64.
2. Nobody from the class of 77 has anything to say (how could we, we are still "free as a bird now".
3. John Baker is a Cougar demi-god and is worshiped by all.
All of your followers are grateful to you, this page is a great outlet for us all. Happy Holidays to all you Cougs out there.

Thanks Jill but I'm just another Coug like you, trying to find another old friend.
I think the last Demi god was Bruce Willis.

Name: Howard "Paco" Duran () on Wednesday, December 13, 2000 at 21:08:44
Message: I'm looking for a good cheap Laptop, can anyone help? 5 or 6 gig drive..Thanks

Name: Nancy Tate () on Wednesday, December 13, 2000 at 20:14:46
Maiden: Layral
Class: 1969
City and State: Milwaukie, Oregon
Message: I think this is just awesome! I'd love to hear from other fellow alum's, provided they're still alive. lol Yeah, 1969 was a LOONNNNGGGG time ago but I'm still as kookie as I ever was.

Name: Joe Mangini) () on Wednesday, December 13, 2000 at 19:19:39
Class: 1969
Message: I am very happy to know that this website is available for anyone to contact friends from all over the world. I hope to be reunited with many from my high school years (1965 - 1969). Thanks Joe Mangini
Welcome Joe......

Name: Steve Fraser () on Wednesday, December 13, 2000 at 18:03:43
Class: 66
City and State: RPV, CA
Message: In the middle of your 60's Cougar Girls Photo is Cousin Kelly Currie.
Sorry Steve

Name: Glenn Crist () on Wednesday, December 13, 2000 at 17:37:45
Class: '64
City and State: Sonoma, CA
Message: I'm slowly working my way thru people on ClassMates (I'm up to 1969). There are several very intresting names there (or else '69 had some real crackups). Anyone in that class remember going to school with Cindy Crawford, Fido Dido or Jack London? Now I've seen where Jack's buried, and I'll admit he was one heck of a writer, but from beyond the grave, now that's pretty remarkable.
With apologies to the real and the living,

Name: Terrie Kostiszak () on Wednesday, December 13, 2000 at 14:06:50
Maiden: Kostiszak
Class: 83
City and State: Portland, OR
Message: Wow I cant believe it is so cold in So. Cal. I still cant get out of the house due to the Chicken Pox but I am waiting for the snow storm to come this way. My sisters and I never had the Chicken Pox as kids, we all got them as adults. I am just happy to know I may never get them again now! WOO HOO!! I have discovered the pleasure of Oatmeal Baths, boy Oatmeal is good for your skin! I hope everyone is trying to enjoy the snow, its neat reading all your stories about it! I hope to get out and snow ski after I heal, Mt Hood is finally getting enough snow YEAH!! Keep Warm and Cozy all of you and if I had a snowball I would throw one at you all!! But it looks as if some of your snowballs would be bigger than mine, not much snow here in Portland yet, will keep u updated....Terrie

Name: Doris () on Wednesday, December 13, 2000 at 13:57:54
Maiden: Donaldson
Class: '57
City and State: Twin Falls, Idaho
Message: Just went to see PACO'S PICS and couldn't get the pics ... any ideas anybody? Everything else seems to be up and running at lightning speed!
AND I (also a "cold wimp") AGREE with all the wimps who have moved into snow country from sunny So. Cal!!! It HURTS to be cold! I've been in snow country now for 30 years and I STILL cannot adjust to liking COLD. ARGH!! And four years ago I moved to Twin Falls from Sun Valley, Idaho where it was MUCH colder than here in beautiful downtown, "sunny" Twin Falls ... well, on the average, 10 degrees warmer. But we do have much less snow to blow, shovel, kick and swear at ... in fact, hardly ever have to shovel. BUT THAT DADGUMMED COLD!!!! Brrrrr!

Name: Dan () on Wednesday, December 13, 2000 at 13:17:20
E-Mail: Johnson
Class: 1977
City and State: Cabo San Lucas, BCS
Message: Hello all, just got my HHS Alumni Directory (my niece's name is Bamrick not Bambrick). Good stuff in there! Anyway, I'm headed to Cabo San Lucas for a week on Saturday and taking my 9 month old baby with. I cannot wait to be munching fish tacos at the "Office" with a bucket of Coronas. No Which One's Pink? until Jan 2001. I will keep you'all advised.

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