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Name: Bob Jensen () on Wednesday, January 3, 2001 at 17:33:52
Maiden: itisntso
Class: 71
City and State: Los Angeles 64
Message: Now we can get back on the subject of local bars. On the southwest corner of 138th street and Inglewood Avenue stands a single building that once was a bar. This building has been boarded up since the mid 1960?s. I once saw the fins of Brother Bill?s coupe in the parking lot. Maybe he can shed some light on the subject.
Not entirely true. It was "The Joker" in the mid to late 70's as I knew the owners John and Ellie.

Name: Kell () on Wednesday, January 3, 2001 at 17:24:50
Maiden: cur
Class: 67
City and State: Coos Bay, OR
Message: Haven't really had much time to read CT but Petey said it was good so i gave her a read. It was nice to hear someone saying nice things about my ex- BeBop. Robert Duane Hegg. He is living, I believe, in Minnesota with the Amish. Now anyone that really knew Beep know this is quite a change. A very good change.
I'm certainly glad the holidays are over. Cone 9 had a terrific year, hope you all remember to drop in if you plan to visit the Pacific Northwest. I got a printer (or money for a printer) anyone have a suggestion as to what one to buy. Now I need a scanner to get some pics to Paco. I truly hope everyone has a grand 2001. Peace Kell

Epson or HP for either one, IF you've got a USB port. The HP5300C scanner is about 199.00 and works great. Stay away from the 90 dollar and under junk scanners and printers.

Name: Dan Johnson () on Wednesday, January 3, 2001 at 16:50:52
Class: 77
City and State: Cambridge UK
Message: Mr. Baker, in regards to your question about the derivation of the name "Pink Floyd" -- the story is as follows. Pink Floyd was founded by a gifted musical visionary named Syd Barrett. Like a lot of English teenagers in the mid-60s (like Mick Jagger, Eric Burden, John Lennon, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, etc.), Syd was a devotee of American blues. The name comes from combining the names of Georgia bluesmen Pink Anderson and Floyd Council. Syd claims that the name came to him in a vision during a dream. Syd led Pink Floyd to the release of its 1967 masterpiece "The Piper at the Gates of Dawn" which was recorded at Abbey Road Studios right down the hall from where the Beatles were recording Sgt. Pepper. Anyway, as the making of Piper went along, Syd started to lose his mind to a combination of LSD and methadqualone to the point where he was kicked out of the band in early 1968. Of course, Syd remained the focal point of Roger Waters' writing -- Syd inspired such songs as Brain Damage ("the lunatic is in my head"), Shine On You Crazy Diamond, and Nobody's Home from the Wall. If you've ever seen the movie The Wall, Bob Geldolf is in many places playing Syd and the members of Floyd tell of falling to pieces after seeing how realistic some of the portrayals were (e.g., the shaving scene where "Pink" cuts off his eyebrows and cuts open his face). Syd was a true genius and Piper is a classic of the period (although it was generally ignored in the US). David Bowie has said that once Syd left, there was no longer any Pink Floyd to his way of thinking. Anyway, Which One's Pink? will be playing a free show on 2/16/01 at the House of Blues on Sunset (free admission if you e-mail me) and we will be in Las Vegas on 3/24 at Pink E's. So, are you glad you asked that question?
Uh yeah, Uhhhhh......that's what I thought. Thanks Dan

Name: Dave Chauncey () on Wednesday, January 3, 2001 at 16:42:23
Class: 66
City and State: Santa Clarita, CA
Message: Absolute fun to read through the "mail." Was great to see David Moala play the other night. Hope he wasn't too embarrassed by the hotdogging of some of his teammates. For some of you "older" Cougs...Talked with Bill Cooper's (class of '54 I think) son the other night. Looks just like the old man. He's playing ball at Cal Poly SLO.
I'm currently at Redondo HS. I think there's 8 or 9 former Cougars on staff here now, not counting most of the security team. We're taking over the place. No wonder it's a pretty good school.
Mom and dad are now fulltime residents of Palm Springs. They're in good health and doing well....still "whuppin" people on the tennis court. Always get a call or an email from dad after a bowl game. He's either defensed the offense or figured a way to beat a defense. He could still out coach most of 'em.
Looking forward to the Prom Nite. Should be fun to see everyone.
Hope you all have a great 2001.
PS. - Haven't been to CT recently, so I don't know if anyone mentioned that Mike Wadman ('66) lost his youngest son (17) in late November. He was a terrific kid. I had him in class when I taught at HHS.

A real born and bred Cougar folks. From HHS batboy in the early 50's to grad in 66 to Teacher at HHS from 1981 to 99. I don't think there's another Coug that's put in more hours on campus and worn more caps than Dave has......not even the Ol' Coach himself.
Thanks Dave, for checking in and for signing up for Prom Night. Now if we could just get sister Jan to commit we'd have the whole HHS Chauncey family in attendance.

Name: Bob Jensen () on Wednesday, January 3, 2001 at 15:24:03
Class: 71
City and State: Los Angeles, CA
Message: Oh Brother Bill; I thought all the talk about automobile dealers was over. I just wanted you to know that I had dinner last week with Tina Caruso and that her father, A.J. Caruso is well and living in BH. He is no longer in the auto business. I wonder if Ellen Palo is related to the Yeakel family. Now John, do you remember King Benson Motors on Hawthorne Blvd? He started in business in 1929 and retired in 1969.
Hey Bob, No I don't remember that one.

Name: Walter Holt () on Wednesday, January 3, 2001 at 15:06:32
Class: 66
City and State: Mission Viejo,Ca
Message: Ahhh Doris...Me absent from CT for very long...No not I..Just recuperating from my dear Ramma Lamma jilting me for that ump pa pa ing Bob J..Oh well at least I have my Yamma Lamma to go boogeying down Broadway with. And of course I have been recuperating from that good old Rock Around the Block at the Block of Orange I attended New Years Eve. What a Blast it was watching all those young swing dancers boogying like we used to do. Ok so I'm gonna have to get at least a weeks sleep and take lots of vitamins before I try to boogy like that at PROM NIGHT. John B... if Florida State beats Oklahoma tonight shouldn't Washington have claim to a share of the National Title since they whooped Miami (bunch of cry babies, look at their schedule)...Also John as an ex Boy Scout you should be used to camping out in tents...sequined or otherwise..Remember the good ole Scout Oath...On my honor I will do my best to help the Girl Scouts Get undressed... I wish I may I wish I might be with a girl scout every night (Clean Version)..forever Cougars
Now that one I musta' missed while trying to make second class. Thanks Walter and I just wish Coach Neuheisels boys were playing Oklahoma tonight, then there would be no doubt.

Name: Scott Beers () on Wednesday, January 3, 2001 at 14:43:16
Message: To Keith Jones from a fellow Pack/Troop 917 member:
Georgia Cook showed me this site and I think it's great to see what became of all the people I knew from Hollyglen. You remember Mr. Williams chasing Ralph Keskeys around. Ralph was drunk on the Jack Daniels that me, John Terheggen and his brother Dave stashed in the bushes behind wood shop the night before. John pulled a false fire alarm and we took off running down Aviation. Dave tossed the bottle in case we got caught we didn't want to have two charges against us. Ralph found the booze, drank it and got in a little trouble it seems. Keith, is your dad Casey still around? He was one of my favorite Little League coaches. My dad Tom passed away in 1992. Anyway, this site sure is fun. I never did really connect with Lawndale High, haven't been to any reunions or anything. But John Terheggen's family moved away to Sacramento after 8th grade, and he would have wanted to have stayed and gone to LHS like his brother. Well take care, and "hi" to all I went to grade school and jr. high with.

Name: Judah Kornblum () on Wednesday, January 3, 2001 at 14:30:58
Maiden: wallflower
Class: 64
City and State: Bodger Park, CA
Message: Judy, I just saw your Words of Wisdom and I thought I would write in. I am a faithful follower of Ctown but have never had the nerve to write in until now. You probably don?t remember me but I sure remember you. I had such a crush on you but mother said ?no Schickses? and I always did what mother wanted. So I became a wallflower. But with the upcoming PROM I think I may have another chance. What do you think? Can you help me? What should I wear? Is my scarlet and gold Cougar yarmulke okay? The only dance I know is the Hora. What should I do? Please don?t tell my mother. She is living in Palm Beach and is busy with dimpled Chad, my sister's son.
Now THIS one sounds like a Jensen........

Name: Doris () on Wednesday, January 3, 2001 at 14:28:36
Maiden: Donaldson
Class: '57
Message: JOHN ... Golly! You're right ... I was awol for quite a while. However, I was gone for several days and then worked a little more than usual. I don't have a laptop so I can't keep up when I'm away and/or at work, so ... Will try to be more "present"!!! And it's funny how I will ask 6 questions and you answer none of them, but put me back on the defensive. That's a man thing, isn't it?! Love you anyway, John-John. And if you think I'm "them", you go right ahead and think it! At least they are colorful and full of energy! More than I can say for myself over the last couple of weeks! BOY! Am I ever glad these holidays are over. ONWARD COUGARS! to PROM NITE 2001!
OOPS!! Sorry about not answering your questions Doris, so here goes. Simpson, Don't know, No, and No.

Name: Anita Young () on Wednesday, January 3, 2001 at 14:21:40
Maiden: Aceves
Class: 1978
City and State: Newberger & A Ham Sandwich
Message: Just had to put a word in for my big brother "Mikie!" Today is his #45! You made it, big bro.....45 and still alive! And lucky Mike got to go back to his college studies today to keep learnin' on how to be a radiologist! Way to go!
On a sad note....just heard today that a wonderful old T.V. icon, Ray Walston aka "Uncle Martin" on "My Favorite Martian" died on Monday of natural causes. I loved that show! Bye, Uncle Martin! See ya in that big ol' spaceship in the sky!

Name: Doris () on Wednesday, January 3, 2001 at 13:01:59
Maiden: Donaldson
Class: '57
Message: JOHN! Who is "OJ"? Not as in "Simpson" ... surely! And NO ... NO pup tent or any other kind of tent dresses in this house!!! I'd rather show the curves, thank you. And how come you're picking on me ... me, your biggest fan! Oh well, sniff, sniff. Guess we'll just have to wait and see if you can't give me a hand in finding out who the Ding Alings really are! Do you suppose they are related to "Ineeda Date"????
P.S. And don't you find it strange that all of a sudden the DD girls, AND Bob Jensen and Walter Holt are all absentees on FEEDBACK!!??? Very strange, I think. Have they all four met and run off????

I'm not "Picking on up until this morning you have been absent for many moons too. Doris, (or can I call you Ramma) are you a Ding Dong??

Name: Elizabeth Estrada () on Wednesday, January 3, 2001 at 11:21:46
E-Mail: or
Class: 69
City and State: Redondo Beach, Ca
Message: The holidays are over and all I can say is, "Thank God!!!" The tree is at the curb the boxes are packed and waiting their return to the garage and the leftover cookies, candies and stuffing are down the garbage disposal. I finally came up for air yesterday on a sunset walk on the beach. It was warm and because of the Santa Ana winds the smog was over the horizon making a colorful sky. I took off my shoes and walked on the cool, hard, wet sand and let the ocean soothe my tired feet. Now it's time to focus on 2001 and, yes, 'Prom Night'. So, FYI sister Linda has expressed interest in attending and since my Pole Princess is going with Lowrider Wayne I guess I'll have go with, of all sister? Oh well, she can still cut a rug and we both know all the words to "My Guy"..........Catch ya later....
There you go guys. Two beautiful Estrada sisters, and they have NO DATES!! This should be a dream situation for all you Stag Cougar guys out there. Actually it doesn't matter how you get there, as long as you go. We'll see you there Liz.....dated up or dateless.

Name: Doris () on Wednesday, January 3, 2001 at 09:43:01
Maiden: Donaldson
Class: 1957
City and State: Twin Falls, ID
Message: WHOA! JUDY-WUDY!!!! Nobody hiding in my neighborhood!!! Just caught up with Feedback and thought perhaps I should defend myself! hehe! Clever as she/he/they may be, no hippos, elephants, rhinos (what did you call them, John?) or the like here nor any tent dresses of many colors! Now I'M on a quest, to find out who the Ding Dongs really are!!! Or is it just "Dongs" or just "Dings"? Brother! I'm not going to get started on punctuation, proper spelling and grammar again! Speaking of that, how about the McNitty brothers? We haven't heard from them in a long while! COULD IT BE??!!!
Hey Doris, OJ's on a quest too. Are you sure there're no sequined Pup Tents hanging in your closet? Surely ye doth protest too much...

Name: Paula Fullam () on Wednesday, January 3, 2001 at 01:37:49
Maiden: Garlock
Class: '68
City and State: Hawthorne, CA
Message: I laughed and cried and I miss it so much! Thank you everyone for your wonderful memories!

Name: Judy DeGrazia Blomsterberg () on Tuesday, January 2, 2001 at 21:32:27
Maiden: I'vegotpropertyonthatblock
Class: 64
City and State: Torrance, CA
Message: Dale Hahlbeck, Re: Your request for a list of "Stag Magnolia Blossoms" at the Cotillion I mean PROM.. Well Bunky, I don't know if it's politically correct to say who's dance card may be only half full at this point..but you'll know the stag gals right away..they're the ones shooting down wild turkey with a hair in it... (we've come a long way baby) And now to Ineeda Date: I don't mind that you say I've been around the block once or twice.. because fact, I own property on that block. Now here's my words of wisdon as to what you can expect if you show up at PROM NITE alone... perhaps~~~Find the girl of your dreams..or an old flame for the dance that you've always wanted to dance.. Perhaps you'll meet a little chickadee and make a new cheek to cheek all night to the tunes from the good ol' days or...if all else fails "having sex alone, saves on cologne".. (can't help it John, I was stumped for a closing line) Anyway.. go to your PROM NITE list..and keep in mind that we're getting a lot of new sales from out of state.. Tickets are still on sale and will be for a while..but when they're gone, they're gone.. Now, back to that tin of cookies that Janny's ex-wife just sent me.. something called "potato chip macadamia nut" there goes the diet.. I think this is a conspiracy..
Tilly Noodleman.. on a quest.

Yep, the way to an ex-husbands heart is through his present wife's stomach. Thanks Judy for those pearls of wisdom.
Sorry you and Janny couldn't make dinner tonight. Had a great time at the Olive Garden with Grappa John and Keno Cheryl, along with another class of 62er Tonya Hobson Braham and hubbie Steve. John and Cheryl, have a safe trip home to Oregon tomorrow and I'll see you in a month or so. Thanks too for the Grappa, Grappa John.

Name: Bill Jensen () on Tuesday, January 2, 2001 at 19:58:38
Class: 63
City and State: Hawthorne 90250
Message: Ellen, thanks for more Yeakel history. I knew it was one of the Yeakel nephews who died in El Segundo due to an auto accident. However, I didn't remember which nephew or his name. What I do recall is that Steve was either racing or exceeding the speed limit in his 409 Chevy and the police were chasing him north on Main Street. In the 60's, Main Street turned into Pershing Drive at Imperial and made a sharp 90-degree turn to the left and then back to the right. The police estimated that he crossed Imperial at 100MPH plus. Unfortunately, he didn't have a chance..............I have heard a lot about El Segundo Police and would never race in that town. Oh sure! Well, I never received a ticket from an El Segundo peace officer and was only stopped once. Well I guess that's not totally true since I was parked. "But Officer, we were only watching the rabbit races." Oh, that's another story......Cougars, drive as fast as it is safe and only park in secure places.

Name: Sharon MacDonald () on Tuesday, January 2, 2001 at 19:24:54
Maiden: Badger
Class: 63
City and State: Burlington, Wisconsin
Message: Just returned from a week in Kentucky and finished catching up on all the Feedback. Thanks, John, for mentioning the Badgers win in their Bowl Game. Now back to e:bay to try and find just the right baby-blue tux for my hubby to wear to Prom Night (he thinks I'm kidding). Happy 2001 to all!
Hey Sharon, Nice to have you back, and good luck on that tux. I was always partial to maroon.

Name: Dan Johnson () on Tuesday, January 2, 2001 at 18:44:03
Class: 77
City and State: HHS
Message: Steve Lewis was a really funny guy in High School. I can picture him as a modern day "Sam Malone" at Coaches. I'm gonna have to stumble in there one of these days!
Dan, Where did Pink Floyd get its name?

Name: Ellen Palo () on Tuesday, January 2, 2001 at 18:33:48
Message: To william jensen;
Steve Yeakel son of Ed Yeakel brother to Bob Yeakel (Wilshire Oldsmobile and Rocket to Stardom) was in an auto accident and killed during the early 60's. It may have been El Segundo. Steve had an older sister Gara Yeakel.
Steve and Gara's father Ed was one of 10 brothers and one sister in the Yeakel Family.
Some of the family lived and built homes in Manhattan Beach around 1950.

Name: Bill Jensen () on Tuesday, January 2, 2001 at 15:12:35
Maiden: Politically Correct
Class: 63
City and State: Green House 90250
Message: Now that the Holidays are over and there is a Presidential Inauguration this month, I would like to put in a request for some Patriotic Music. Since Bush is from Texas, I think something Patriotic from Texas is appropriate. So how about a Buddy Holly Tune here in CT. It's time to Rock n Roll! What do you say John.

Name: Tom Burroughs () on Tuesday, January 2, 2001 at 14:55:16
Class: 1958
City and State: Prescott AZ
Message: Well, well, well! This reminds me of the old song , Back home again in Indiana, with your tail tucked between your legs. My heart goes out to the folks from Indiana whose teams took what`s commonly called an old fashioned West coast, Butt Kick`in!!! Although you folks have suffered embarrassment in the past, you had Bobbie Knight a long time! Way to go Ducks, Huskies, & Beavs. Now Go SOONERS & I will be a happy Coug! TB from AZ
Go other O's

Name: Chris Hood () on Tuesday, January 2, 2001 at 14:41:00
Maiden: Notrewho
City and State: OREGON STATE
Message: Did anyone notice 1993 HHS Alumni Tevita (David) Moala, middle linebacker for the Oregon State Beavers. He came up with some big plays and was named several times (as being from Hawthorne) in yeaterdays rout of those green over clover much for tradition. Today, the Forestry/Engineering Office I work in is plastered in front page headlines. This place is a true Black and Orange (our business logo colors) “Beaver Believer” stronghold with 6 Oregon State graduates including our Corporate Founder who was in Tempe last night whooping it up. It was truly a kick watching the Pacific Northwest do the Pac 10 proud...colors and all.
Hey Chris I DID hear Moalas name mentioned a few times but they just said he was from Hawthorne. I didn't know if he was a Coug or Olympian. Thanks for clarifying.

Name: Ineeda Date () on Tuesday, January 2, 2001 at 14:25:53
Maiden: Biscuit
Class: 6969696969696969696969
City and State: East of Prairie, CA
Message: My Dearest Judy DeGrazia-Blomsterberg (what a mouth full). After turning 39 again last year, I began to notice that I was somewhat less popular than I used to be, and hot dates with 22 year olds were becoming less frequent. In a panic, I re-read some of your posts and found that you are a fountain of wisdom. Mother always said that if you're ever in need of advice, always seek out someone much older and wiser who has been around the block more than once, if you know what I mean. Anyway, back to my problem. Last year I decided to trade in my Dodge Omni and my K-Mart Martha Stewart overnight carry-on for a new BMW Z3 and a Louis Vuitton valise. Well! I still don't get the affection that I had anticipated. My question to you is if I should happen to step-up and purchase a Prom Night ticket what can I expect? Yours Truly, Ineeda

Name: Cindy Thompson () on Tuesday, January 2, 2001 at 14:06:52
Maiden: Field
Class: 1980
City and State: Hawthorne, CA
Message: Just wanted to drop a note letting all you fellow cougars know about a fellow 1977 graduate, Steve Lewis has opened a new Bar and Grill. It's called "Coaches Bar and Grill and located at 13708 Inglewood Ave, Hawthorne". If any of you knew of the old "Coaches" you won't recognize it, he went in and gutted the place and has made a really nice, really clean, "family" type of place you can come in and have a beer and a meal. Come on all you loyal Cougars, come in and try it out, you'll love it!!! Hope to see you soon!

Name: Dale Hahlbeck (Not Craig) Jr. () on Tuesday, January 2, 2001 at 13:26:35
Maiden: HealthNewsInformant
Class: 1975
City and State: Yorba Linda, CA
Message: Happy 2001 ya'll....Judy, please send me the list of all Stag females coming to the prom....need to know what size room to rent, and fill up my dance card (not in that order of course)
Hey all 75ers, check out Lord Wm Jr. on page 338 on Feedback is that Dale Craig Sr or what???
Finally, according to Mens Health Magazine, every 30lbs overweight a man is he loses one inch of his "lamma damma ding dong" so I am dieting as we not want the ladies pointing and laughing at me..(damn shade!)
Hope you all have a great 2001....Rock Steady in the Millenium Cougs H1 is out...
PS Hey Don D get well soon, and it could have been worse, you could have broke a hip..
(Ask Sheree Klingenhagen!!!!)

MAN, I didn't realize it but I must be a couple a hundred pounds overweight. Thanks Dale.....

Name: Nancy () on Tuesday, January 2, 2001 at 13:10:49
Maiden: Ashburn
Class: 66
City and State: Hawthorne, ca
Thanks Nancy, for the information. I'm sure Frankie will receive lots of cards from her HHSers.

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