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Name: Scott () on Tuesday, January 2, 2001 at 13:08:50
E-Mail: Beers
Message: ATTN: Anyone from class of '80 or anyone who knew Mary Patti or her brother Sal, both HHS alumni. I am from Hawthorne and knew Mary from El Camino College. I was shocked to see her name on the "Tributes" page. What happened? Anyone with info, please e-mail me at: Thanks.

Name: Lyman Moss () on Tuesday, January 2, 2001 at 08:06:19
Class: 59
City and State: Everett, Wa.
Message: To all you faithful Pac 10 fans, The Pac 10 is back and will Rule over the Big 10 for at least one or two more years. Thanks John and Russ for never doubting the Dawgs. Russ did you know that the Huskies coach is a former Bruin? Russ, sorry to hear of your misfortune with the accident and the Gall bladder Op. My wife had hers taken out a little over a year ago. She has had to completely change her diet by experimenting with different kinds of food.
Stephen Wolfe, Its good to see your post. You must let me know if you ever continued on with Track.
Take care all you Cougars and have a great New Year.

I think we could pick a #1 out of the PNW. I'd like to see Oklahoma go up against ANY of those teams and survive. Sorry Tom Burroughs, just my opinion, but they are dominant teams.

Name: Gina Black Peck () on Tuesday, January 2, 2001 at 00:22:36
Maiden: Black
Class: 80
City and State: Los Angeles, CA
Message: Would I do a Ramma lamma solo? Perhaps....but NEVER in public!!! It seems there are a few female party animals in the house...COOL!! I'm back among the "Christians" once again and off my loom for a very short time. I've finished and given all the Yule gifts...however I have been roped into just one more Ruanna for my neighbor, and some lady cornered me while spinning, at the car wash (while I was waiting for the super-duper detail), and talked me into just one more scarf for skiing...and just one more shawl for a special client.....Will I ever get to make ANYTHING for me? I'm just a girl that can't say no....but, perhaps I shouldn't advertise that fact. A wish for a very happy and healthy new year to all my fellow Cougs!! Cheers, my friends, until I get off the loom again.

Name: Keith D. Jones () on Monday, January 1, 2001 at 23:39:35
Class: 76
City and State: Las Vegas, Honolulu
Message: Happy New Year all! Sorry Dewey I didn't ahold of you. I got rid of my Gateway PC and just got my Dell laptop working on the Internet so I haven't been able to get on the Internet for a couple fo days being busy and all getting ready for the move back to Hawaii. Actually leaving now on Jan. 11. Last minute extras holding me up. I have an internal modem on this thing but I think I am getting a wireless modem for my laptop. Anybody out there have any suggestions on which one is best. Well evevryone once I get back in Hawaii I will keep you all abreast of what's happening. I just hope I can handle the change from this freezing desert to that barely bearable climate of those islands. I guess I'll have to suffer. Happy New Year again and John expect that check in the mail very soon. Keith
Yeah thanks Keith I'll be expectin' it.

Name: Billy Cusac () on Monday, January 1, 2001 at 18:15:26
Class: 1965
City and State: South Lake Tahoe, Ca.
Message: To Doug Medina, Please tell your Uncle Jim & Aunt Mary Jo that Billy Cusac said hello, haven't talk to them in MANY years. Where are they living now days? Thanks Billy Cusac

Name: Judy DeGrazia Blomsterberg () on Monday, January 1, 2001 at 15:28:51
Maiden: NewYear'sROWDYrecipes
Class: 64
City and State: Torrance, CA
Message: OK.. True story here.. Marsha decided to prepared a "special dinner" New Years. She wanted "real baked potatoes" and so she oiled them down..put them in their little tin foil jackets..set the oven..and popped them in for an hour and a half~~When the timer went off she went back to retrieve um to find them only "warm" before she realized the oven was set on "preheat" the whole time.. so she quickly took them out of the foil jackets..popped them in the microwave for a nukin' and presented them as "twice baked potatoes"... Another recipe award to ROWDY MARSHA... (then she had the nerve to give me a recipe for salmon patties) Now, tomorrow the mail starts again..and you must get your money in for PROM NITE..(thought I'd forget to mention it- didn't ya) Wayne Dickey.. did you ask Donna to go to the Prom..or are you stag.
Shoppin' til I'm droppin'
Tilly Noodleman

Rowdys aren't supposed to get near a stove yahno (too hi-tech).

Name: Lila Correa () on Monday, January 1, 2001 at 15:14:43
Maiden: DiTomasso
Class: 1972
City and State: Redondo Beach, CA
Message: Happy 2K01 to all of you fellow "Cougars". I wish you all strength for all the challenges and joys that will come your way in 01'.
I don't get a chance to read "Cougartown" as often as I'd like, but when I do, it's always fun to catch up on "Wuz Up" as my teens would say. I do ready my e-mail though!
We've been busy with our family of 5 (3 teens--YIKES!)--no wonder I love to travel and get away from it all! I've been busy selling leisure travel to clients,and traveling myself. In the last 4 months, I've explored Sonora Bay, Mexico, Jamaica and the 6 countries in the So. Caribbean. I know 2001 will bring our family back east in June to see my dad's relatives, and more travel dream adventures will be lurking in my brain to visit for the remainder of the year. Just like high school, always moving and on the go, I've been traveling ever since.
My brother, Don DiTomasso, Class of 75' would like to let Cougartown know that he had his surgery at Torrance Memorial and will be there for about 2 more days. He'll have several weeks of therapy for follow-up. Not a fun way to bring in the New Year! He is doing well for what he went through. He'd love you to e-mail him at:
Take Care and Travel On! E-mail me about your travel highlights and journeys.

Thanks Lila, for the update on your life, and on Don's. Get well Don. I know you can't type now so get some rest and you'll be back here before you know it.

Name: Howard "Paco" Duran () on Monday, January 1, 2001 at 13:09:36
Maiden: Carroll
Class: 61
City and State: Lake Forest,Ca
Message: El Rojo, USC 24 - OSU 7. And a Hi to Peggy Peters
It sounds good anyway, and I'd love to have that LH guy coaching our USC.

Name: Wayne Dickey () on Monday, January 1, 2001 at 11:34:27
Class: 69
City and State: La Palma, Ca
Message: I see that everyone has put their happy wishes to all of CT. I also would like to convey my best wishes for all of those faithful readers and old alumni that take time out of their busy days to read and write into CT. As the new Year starts and the old one ends, we should take some time and reflect upon all the great times of past year. Remembering those we have lost, and looking to the future. CT has been and inspiration to many of us. With this new form of communication, all of Hawthorne alumni can be reunited. I have talked to many of old friends and met scores of new ones. We now live in the information age and should take full advantage of all of its channels. I see new names, everyday of people I have long forgotten, but the names still exist in my memory. I will be looking forward to every CT event this year and reacquainting myself with even more Cougars. PS. Judy the checks in the Mail! Or I'll never hear the end of it. Wayne
Thanks Wayne, Well said and I for one can't wait for the Cougartown class of 2001 to arrive. I know there'll be plenty of old friends from all classes and this year we're going after the Teachers and Administraters too.
Wayne, before you send the check, please go to the Prom Night sign in page and fill that out. Thanks for being a part of all this fun.

Name: Doug Medina () on Monday, January 1, 2001 at 07:30:10
Class: 80
City and State: Murrieta, Ca.
Message: This is to add to my previous message:
My Uncle Jim Benson and Aunt Mary Jo are visiting now in So. Cal. Had some good times at Manhattan Beach. My grandparents lived on W.138th St. I went to Juan Cabrillo School, then we moved to Orange County.
God Bless Cougars!
Doug Medina GGHS class of 1980

Name: Janet Burkett () on Monday, January 1, 2001 at 02:00:05
Maiden: Humphreys
Class: 62
City and State: Mission Viejo
Message:'s official....we all made it til the REAL millenium!! Happy New Year everyone. John says happy New Year too, but he's out back shootin off his shot gun right now. JB2
Janet's just kidding of course, but she IS the FIRST Feedbacker for 2001. Man did we ring in the new Millenium or WHAT!!! Happy New Year JB2 and all Ctowners.

Name: GEORGE & CAROL GROSS () on Sunday, December 31, 2000 at 23:45:19
Maiden: SCIME
Class: 65 & 68
City and State: DULUTH, GEORGIA

Name: Jill McFarlane () on Sunday, December 31, 2000 at 20:34:29
Maiden: McFarlane
Class: 1977
City and State: Mission Viejo,CA
Message: Dear Fellow Cougars, I want to wish everyone a Happy New Year. I hope everyone has nothing but good things coming to them throughout the year. Just remember, when everything seems to be too much, stop and tell someone near and dear to you, you love them. Look around and count the good stuff you have in your life. A partner who loves you, your childs smile and know that somewhere out there someone has it a whole lot worse than you do. I sort of have a saying that I repeat to myself constantly, "What does not kill you, makes you stronger" I have had to adopt that, because I have three kids (all boys) under the age of 7. One is autistic. But I count my blessings he is healthy in every way, as well as my other two. That is my message too all of you for now. I promise my next message will be lighter and possibly funny. John B., thank you so much for this page. I have never met you, but feel I do know you through this site. Have a great 2001, and let the real Millenium begin!

Name: Cheryl Nicocia () on Sunday, December 31, 2000 at 17:11:17
Maiden: I forget
Class: 62
City and State: Keno,Or (viaLongBeach)
Message: HAPPY NEW YEAR...gonna toss back some Tarantula Tequila tonight and toast all my friends and loved ones..(no I won't be driving) Here's to a happy and safe new year..God Bless
Same to you Cheryl and we'll see you on Tuesday.......

Name: Doug Medina () on Sunday, December 31, 2000 at 14:00:51
Maiden: N/A
Class: 80
City and State: Murrieta, Ca.
Message: Fellow Cougars, Just visiting from Garden Grove H.S. However I'm a COUGAR by birth! My Mother and Aunt graduated from HHS. My Mom was class of 61', her name was Peggy Peters. My Aunt Graduated in 66', her name was Mary Jo. I remember going to Cougar st. at the beach as a kid and hanging with the Hodads and other colorful people from those great days. One in particular that I remember(with a name like his, how could I forget?) BE-BOP, where are you now? Just remember hanging out at the beach with all the cool people, while my Aunt waited for my Uncle Jim Benson to come home from Nam.
Thanks Doug and you're really a Coug as you've got Cougar blood coursing through your veins. Have a great New Years.

Name: Bev Needham () on Sunday, December 31, 2000 at 10:52:41
Maiden: Christoffersen
Class: 1966
City and State: Hawthorne, CA
Message: John, Thanks for Cougartown. It is a 'BLAST'. So many memories. Hours of fun. Bev Christoffersen
Thanks for being a part of it Bev. Have a Happy New Year.

Name: Roger Richmond () on Sunday, December 31, 2000 at 10:51:16
Class: 1968
City and State: Kalispell, Montana
Message: What happened to all of you from the class of 1968? I have lost track of all except Bob Elam. Let me know how you are doing. Art (Ephraim) Meyer are you listening??? Best to all and Happy New Year from Montana!!!!!
Happy New Year Roger. Stay warm....

Name: Anita Young () on Sunday, December 31, 2000 at 01:29:06
Maiden: Aceves
Class: 1978
City and State: Newberg, ORYGUN
Message: Hey Tilly: Nope, I don't know who Lamma Ramma Ding-Dong is....isn't he an Indian porn star? LOL! Sounds it to me! By the way, you guys had some way out weird song lyrics back then. They talk about the later 60's and 70's music having weird least we can say WE WERE ON DRUGS!!!!! Was it the alcohol, or Elvis' hips a'swaying or what? Or just ragin' hormones? Whatever....pretty wild stuff going on there, or as Jerry Lee would say "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On!!!!! Peace, Love, well, to be politically correct, I won't say the last part, Anita Bonita
Nah Judy, Taint me or Gina, at least I know it ain't me ( would Gina do a Ramma Lamma solo?)

Have a good one Anita.....

Name: Susie "Klink" Russelle () on Sunday, December 31, 2000 at 01:27:36
Maiden: Klingenhagen
Class: 1971
City and State: Albq. N.M.
Message: THANK YOU John for all your hard work and hours that you put into Cougartown!!! Happy New Year to every cougar boy and girl. Let's make this a safe and insane New Year...Susie
PS we got 5 inches of snow and I still can't drive in it!!

Thanks Susie, You too have a safe and INSANE New Years and go Huskies and Beavs......

Name: Doris () on Saturday, December 30, 2000 at 15:45:34
Maiden: Donaldson
Class: '57
City and State: Twin Falls, Idaho
Message: HEY COUGS! Missed CT several days this week and it appears I have a lot of catching up to do! Did catch a glance at today's postings and am so sorry to hear about your arm, Don DeTomasso!!! What a bummer ... good luck with the operation!!!! I find holidays are good for mishaps and poor health i.e. colds, flu, and the like! Probably the stress and pressure. I for one will be glad when the holidays are over, but in the meantime, wanted to wish everyone a heartfelt Happy New Year in the hope it will be filled with 99% good experiences and perfect health!!!!
Thanks Doris, same to you and yours....

Name: Judy DeGrazia Blomsterberg () on Saturday, December 30, 2000 at 15:28:54
Maiden: statebystate-I'mcomin'in
Class: 64
City and State: Torrance, CA
Message: Well John, you ask who was Phil Christiana.. Hey Petey Smith.. Just how adorable was Phil anyway--tell um kiddo! He was also the kid I babysat and held him & my brother, Tom, on my lap at the Plaza theatre...and when he was 8, he asked for my hand in marriage...but by that time I'd given my heart to someone with a class ring..(sorry Phil) but he's up in Coos Bay and it's time to give him a call and get him committed to PROM NITE.. Hey, if I have to hold him on my lap again..then I will. I'm on a quest here..
Now I have to go back to boiling the flu out of this house..and boiling Janny too.. I can't afford to be sick while I'm recruiting.
Tilly Noodleman.. (with a wet lap)

Name: Wayne Zitter () on Saturday, December 30, 2000 at 14:06:40
Class: 1993
City and State: Hawthorne, California
Message: I was wondering if you are going to add stuff for the 1990-1999 classes? I graduated in class of 1993 and would like to offer my assistance.
What kinda stuff?

Name: Petey () on Saturday, December 30, 2000 at 13:11:30
Maiden: Honduras
Class: 1972
City and State: Oregon
Message: Who is Phil Christiana you ask?? We all call him Phil WOW!! Judy don't forget his brother Big R. We also have Hoody up here so that makes it tougher to leave Oregon. We have the best of both worlds here in the Great Northwest. All we now is Tom.

Name: Judy DeGrazia Blomsterberg () on Saturday, December 30, 2000 at 11:15:49
Maiden: workingOregontoday
Class: 64
City and State: Torrance, CA
Message: Well, it's Saturday & time to work on Oregon ..I'm going to get on the horn with Phil Christiana today..(I'm doing this for the gals from the 70's) and get him down here for PROM NITE.. (now, how's that for incentive girls) For those of you that ask about my brother, Tom, ..well,..he's still quiet and still won't dance.. but you never know, times change. Now, look out Oregon.. I'm coming in.. that goes for you too Kelly Currie..Petey Smith .. Chris Hood.. Jack Hammer..Anita Young... I'm on a quest! Judy in disguise.
Who's Phil Christiana?

Name: Tom Burroughs () on Saturday, December 30, 2000 at 09:58:12
Class: 1958
City and State: Prescott AZ
Message: Happy New Year to all who have made this site so much for this old Coug. A special thanks to JB & Judy for all their effort to keep it going with the fun events! Congrats. to the Ducks, they were really (quackin) last night. Handicapped by the worlds most ugly uniforms they came through like champs! Of course my Sooners softened them up early on with some 60 point beating? Those LSU Tigers down in Ray Shelley`s neck of the woods looked pretty impressive, also! Have a great holiday & stay safe, we need you all! See you at cruise night 2001. GO SOONERS!
Hey Tom, Thanks for checking in and pull for the Huskys and the Beavers. We'll see you in April at Fosters.

Name: Don Di Tomasso () on Saturday, December 30, 2000 at 03:40:46
Maiden: N/A
Class: 75
City and State: Torrance, CA
Message: John Baker and fellow Cougs,
Just thought I'd let you all know that I am injured with a broken elbow. I tried to break a fall while sliding down that grass shortcut area from the Manhattan Village parking lot to the Fry's parking lot time of invincibility has ceased....I slipped like an ice cube on a ice berg...Oh, it was a scene...surrounded by happy Fry shoppers and being asked what day and year it was...and the bumpy ride to the hospital was from here to eternity...ouw ouw ouw...I have surgery within two days...wish me luck...

Don, Sorry to hear it. Good Luck......

Name: Robin () on Saturday, December 30, 2000 at 00:13:48
E-Mail: "
Maiden: BushwonthebattlebuttheDuckswinthewar
Class: 60
City and State: RB,CA
Message: 35-30.....How about those numbers Russ!!!...Finally the(a)Pac-10 team comes through in a bowl game, but was there any doubt?...I wanted to predict this last night El Rojo. But your post yesterday hinted that you might have taken all the pain meds before your surgery and wouldn't read it anyway..:o)...Hope all goes well bud and UCLA will come back (its the only way they can go)...Happy New Year Cougs and go Beavers and Dawgs!..:o)PS..JB , glad to see your Duck loyalty has returned...
Excellent game. I'm not sure about taking that safety and punting, giving Texas a chance to win, but it all worked out for the O's and that's all that matters. Now GO Beavs, and Dawgs........Tough loss for UCLA by Wisconsin 21-20

Name: Judy DeGrazia Blomsterberg () on Friday, December 29, 2000 at 22:50:39
Maiden: guesswho
Message: OK..who are you RAMMA LAMMA sisters anyway? You've got all the boys worked up big time. I'll bet it's just SLOEY pulling another prank.. or perhaps a couple of gals from the 50's--like DORIS DONALDSON & NORA COLUCCI SHULTZ.. or could it be gals from later on, like ANITA YOUNG & GINA PECK. Hey, maybe it's BETTY BELL. (you go girl) I'll have to go back to the PROM NITE list and check it all over again. Get your dance cards filled up now gals..or the RAMMA LAMMA sister will have a monopoly on the dance.. Did I mention that COACH & CATHY CHAUNCEY just went up on the list? Now, back to hanging those little stars from the balloons. I'm starting the decorations for PROM NITE early.. (or would you rather have toilet paper carnations) Up to you.
Tilly Noodleman THE ROWDYS

How about Liz Castanon or Christine Penny. How about Gloria Valencia or maybe Linda Farrow. HEY where have you all been?

Name: Christopher James Prewitt Jr. () on Friday, December 29, 2000 at 21:36:08
Class: 1967
City and State: Fullerton, California
Message: Judy DeGrazia Blomsterberg, Do you mean, at the prom, we are only going to have one square foot on the dance floor? It is hard to do the hokeypokey (don't go there John) in such a small place. Kathie and I have been working on this dance for about a month now and I think that we have the "put you right foot in" part almost down. I did find instructions for the dance at: If we get this dance perfected we may try the "Mexican Hat Dance" next! We will be singing the words also. They can be found at: You may join in also...
Thanks Chris, I also want to learn the belly dance. I think I'd be good at that one seeing as I have so much belly.

Name: YAMMA LAMMA () on Friday, December 29, 2000 at 20:26:59
Class: prehistoric
Message: BOB JENSEN - Ramma's really looking forward to the polka, but she ain't available for New Years. Coconut Lounge, B.H., huh? I'll keep that in mind. SHARON MOORE - So glad you're not wearin' Ramma's dress; she wouldn't take kindly to that ... and here she told me it was a one-of-a-kind! Sure! WALTER HOLT - Ramma is pretty fickle anyway (don't tell Bob Jensen!), so you lucked out when you got me; anyway, I spoke for you first! Doesn't that count for nuthin'? Thanks for not makin' me do any of that um-pa-pa stuff -- I'M READY TO ROCK 'N ROLL! eeeooow! doo-be doo-be doooo JUDY-WUDY - Don't worry about us DING DONG sisters (THE "D" GIRLS; there may only be two of us but together we take up more space than you B, V and X,Y,Z Girls!); we've got our tickets, somebody bought 'em for us! And HEY! Don't you be movin' in on Ramma Lamma's Bob Jensen! Ramma Lamma wouldn't take kindly to that and believe me! You want to stay on her good side (if you can FIND it!)

Finding Ramma Lamma's SIDE would be like finding the side of the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Thanks Yamma, and you too have a Happy New Year.

Name: Dewey Storie () on Friday, December 29, 2000 at 19:29:07
Class: maybe in 2001
Message: Well John another year well done...Happy New Year to everybody that makes CT what it is..and to Keith Jones look me up this weekend at the Vegas Club down town
Thanks Dewey, Have a great New Years yourself.

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