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Time to change the music... Freddy Cannon

Name: Danny Litton () on Monday, January 22, 2001 at 10:38:14
Class: 68
City and State: Faitfax, VA
Message: To Sloey: Thanks for remembering my B-day. Couldn't think of a better guy to spend 4-weeks in the summer of '70 driving 10,000 miles in your VW - no credit cards, gas 25-cents a gallon - sleeping either a one of your relative's homes in Michigan and Nebraska or outside of your Beetle. Remember "Make It With You" by Bread and thinking that it was Jose Feliciano. We got hassled at the Canadian border twice and later found out that it was because we had California plates. Hey, I'd do it again ...

Name: Keith D. Jones () on Monday, January 22, 2001 at 04:13:51
Class: 76
City and State: Honolulu
Message: Names...I met this guy one day over here in Hawaii. I was having lunch a few years and this guy comes up to me at my table and introduced himself to me. As he stuck his hand out, he said aren't you Keith D. Jones and I said yes as I stood up to shake his hand. Just as I was about to shake his hand he said "my name is Dick Rasch." Just then I pulled my hand back and said to him "you know you can get some something to cure it." And we started to laugh along with everyone else who heard me. He worked for an advertisng agengcy who I later did some business with. To this day we are still friends. But inagine living with that name. And how about Kim Virgin (a fellow very pretty Cougar) who graduated I think around 1979. Aloha Nui Loa

Name: Don Di Tomasso () on Sunday, January 21, 2001 at 23:49:57
Maiden: N/A
Class: 75
City and State: Torrance, CA
Message: Debra Lee McGregor: Wow...a dog named Debbie!
I once was introduced to a dog named "Timothy" on Judah in Holly Glen...he scared the h*l out of me
I was walking by a fense and saw this big big nose come from under it and a monsterous bark....come to find out Timoty was small mut, with a big bark and big nose....To this day though, i think it is quite odd to name a dog Timothy...let alone a mutt with a big nose
John Baker, I apologize for adding so many links to my posts recently. Would one link a week be ok? Thank you for letting me know your concern.

Name: RAMMA LAMMA () on Sunday, January 21, 2001 at 23:16:24
Message: Bobbie, I love it that you are taking dancing lessons. "Too Fat Polka", huh? No reflection on me, of course. yourlittlechiquitawaitingwithbatedbreathfor PROMNITE2001!!!

Name: Jerry () on Sunday, January 21, 2001 at 22:24:30
E-Mail: Miles
Class: 66
City and State: Fair Oaks, CA
Message: OK, everybody. It’s time for honesty. We all know that lawyer’s, by their very nature, have a hard time with the truth. Well let’s set the facts straight.
1. I never was so inebriated that I needed a ride from Sloey.
2. I am not homosexual (not that there is anything wrong with that…Seinfeld).
3. I am beginning to doubt there even is a Jerry Miles.
But lawyers do have their uses. Whenever I do go drinking I carry my lawyer’s card with me. It has his picture on it and if he starts to look honest, I quit drinking.
Walter Holt.. I think it’s Joe Cocker and Iron Butterfly’s In-A-Gadda-De-Vida.
Thank you. I’ll go back to lurking now.

Name: Walter Holt () on Friday, January 19, 2001 at 17:18:27
Class: 66
City and State: Mission Viejo, CA
Message: Yamma Honey...Oooh wellll I’m sittin here la la.....Waitin for my Ya Ya.... auuuh auuuh .... Yes Honey I’m sittin here an trying to figure out what to grease back my hair with for ya baby, Brylcream or Alberto VO5. Glad to see your practicin' up those ole dance steps so that ... When I see my Baaby..What do I see....Pooetry... Poetry in Motion.... cause you know that .... Thoooose Oldies but Goodies Remind me of you. Speaking of Those old tunes Ctown, It’s time for a little Casey Kasum type trivia:
#1. This popular English Recording Artist of the late 60’s & 70’s, in 1965 recorded his first single record that almost ended his career. The song a remake of the Beatles “I’ll Cry Instead”, was recorded on Decca Records under the name of Vance Arnold & the Avengers. The recording didn’t set the world on fire earning this Artist only $1.97 in royalties. After numerous Hits, he is still recording today. Who is that Recording Artist?
#2. On November 2, 1968 during a concert at Madison Square Garden. This short lived English recording group was awarded Platinum Discs for one of their albums, 8 years before the RIAA officially started awarding such items. What was the name of that Musical Group & What was the Title of the Album ?

Name: Debra Lee McGregor () on Friday, January 19, 2001 at 17:14:13
Maiden: Lee
Class: 72
City and State: Lancaster, CA
Message: Ah, nicknames. When I was in elementary school during show and tell a student brought in their new unnamed puppy. He was asking for suggestions on names and someone yelled out, "Name her Debbie Lee". Debbie stuck and the dog was named Debbie. To my dismay, I became Debbie Dog for the next two to three years. In High School Robert Ruegger used to call me Hobo Kelly because of my upturned nose. At a coffee shop where I used to work a few years ago, the cooks named me La Loca. My daughter is Molly McGregor, and for a few years she had to hear Molly McButter all the time! You all have a great weekend. Keep the fun and games coming. And ah, the memories too.

Name: Laura Porter () on Friday, January 19, 2001 at 16:41:55
Maiden: Twitchell
Class: 79
City and State: Hemet, CA
Message: On the nickname thread...with a last name like Twitchell it was just automatic to be called Twitch. Still get called that now by many of my dear friends. Sometimes got called "B**chell by some of my not so dear ones. What is funny is that no one ever asked me how to spell Twitchell but I get asked all the time how to spell Porter. Still I think I'll keep it after the divorce goes through....I've had it longer than Twitchell now. I think my brother who followed me at HHS picked up Twitch too after I left.

Name: RAMMA LAMMA () on Friday, January 19, 2001 at 16:10:38
Message: YOWWWIIiieeee! Whaddayathinkothat,YammaLamma! I GOT my dancin' pard - ole Walter hasn't even responded to you! Go ahead, Yamma L. BE JEALOUS! EEEeewwwie! Dancininthedark ....Mmmmm

Name: Don Di tomasso () on Friday, January 19, 2001 at 15:49:00
Maiden: N/A
Class: 75
City and State: Torrance, CA
Message: OK Anita Young, you know it costs $35 a year to use Bonita's name? I like Eat-A Pita...sounds like a place that used to be near Artesia and Hawthorne..pita sandwich place with a large inflated lizard...
New Link:
Photo tour of LA

Don, Why do you keep steering people away from Cougartown? It's OK if you want to link to something once in a while, but please, not on every Feedback. Thanks....

Name: Bob Jensen () on Friday, January 19, 2001 at 14:37:52
Maiden: Don'tknowwhichdon'tknowwhatLindyhoptoyoudrop
Class: 71
City and State: Roseland
Message: My little Chiquita Ramma; Oh I can?t wait until Prom night to dance with you. I have been very busy learning all the latest steps. I am currently enrolled at Arthur Murray?s on Camden Drive in BH. Now don?t worry about me rejecting you because of your stature, I just love a FULL FIGURE GAL. I just love ?A Huggen and A Chalken?. And Judy, please make sure the DJ plays the ?Too Fat Polka?, that?s my favorite.

Name: JIM SLOEY () on Friday, January 19, 2001 at 13:49:49
Class: 66/84
City and State: REDONDO BEACH, CA
Message: Happy birthday today to my children's mother, Judi Storie, and tomorrow to Danny Litton and Sunday to the first brother I ever had Jon Sloey. D. R. will get to you in May! John you keep forgetting an adjective when you talk about Coach Chauncey, it's the GOOD ol' Coach! Get well soon Coach our prayers are with you and Cathy! Class of 66 stay tuned we be happening! Best to all and Jerry Miles thanks for the picture, as we said it was the times not us! And I confess I made up the story, you weren't drunk at the time. Sloey

Name: Anita Young () on Friday, January 19, 2001 at 13:47:57
Maiden: Aceves
Class: 1978
City and State: Newberg, ORaGun
Message: Susan Bierman, nicknames, jeez! With a name like Anita, well, you get Anita Bonita, I need a....take your pick, I got it all, I need a joint, a drink, a b.j. etc. It never ended. And, a last name like Aceves, which most people can't even pronounce, anyhow....assface, ace-vess, ass-a-vees,a-see-vees,etc. I think the coolest nickname I ever had was when my now 32 year old niece was only like 3 or 4 years old and couldn't say the name Anita but said my name "Eat-a". This was around the time the Allman Brothers album "Eat A Peach" came out, so people started calling me Anita Peach! Pretty cool, I thought. Better than all that other crap! Another one that evolved was instead of Anita Bonita, now it's just "Fishwoman". Now, with my married intials, it's AMY, not too bad. I miss my maiden name because it was unusual and rare, but don't miss the lame ass nicknames I got from it! Good riddance, I say!

Name: Kelley () on Friday, January 19, 2001 at 13:23:45
Maiden: Currie
Class: 67
City and State: Coos Bay,Oregon by the ocean and bay and slough
Message: Nicknames. I have a few but Big Kell still hangs heavy on my head. My cousin Timmy made up this cute little ditty. Old lady Kelley has a pimple on her belly and she showed it to the girl next door. I have no idea what it means. But those Hood boys are another story. others Kelley Belly, smelly kelley. I like to call myself Surfbabe. Nick names. Chuck do you have a nick name? Petey too bad you don't. Or the Duck. Peace. we used to call Lisa Graham Seahag. Sorry Lisa, I don't remember you buying a car from Eddie either. I lived in El Porto?

Name: Don Di Tomasso () on Friday, January 19, 2001 at 13:08:39
Maiden: N/A
Class: 75
City and State: Torrance, CA
Message: Ok...Ok...I was called "fertilizer" once from the joke "What do you have when you have italians on your lawn?" Oh...and someone did mention that I was the meanest person they ever met...I know it was not from my medications...
Fortunately, most people just call me "Don" and often wonder why I am not "Donald" but my legal name is Don.

Name: Mike Backus () on Friday, January 19, 2001 at 13:03:33
Class: '74
City and State: Eugene, Oregon
Message: Stoney! Good to hear from you old buddy! Lots of doughnuts down the hatch since high school (cop joke). So glad you decided to send that 'donation' to my daughter's college fund. I'd hate to have to tell all of these folks that you were one of the three buddies out running around naked in public. If only I'd taken pictures. I could retire! Ha ha. Stay in touch man! -Mike
P.S. I'm also writing out the story of the drinking party at "R"s house where we got busted by your dad. Don't worry, I'll keep you anonymous in that one too!

Name: Sharon Stowe () on Friday, January 19, 2001 at 11:32:35
Maiden: Ritch
Class: 72
City and State: El Segundo, CA
Message: Did someone say Nicknames? With a last name like can imagine the nickname... 'Sharon Ritch, the rich ____.'
Hummmm, I was never rich. Fortunately, it really only happened once, in German class. It may be one reason I did not go back to the name Ritch when I got divorced...

Name: RAMMA LAMMA () on Friday, January 19, 2001 at 10:54:04
Message: YAMMA you think you've got it bad! I haven't heard a word from BOB JENSEN. Think maybe he's had second thoughts about doin' the polka with someone of my stature. Little does he know I'm so light on my feet, I float!! Oh well. Guess you and I will just have to share your 'Walter Honey'. I promise I won't make you jealous! rammalammadingdong!
Yeah she floats all a boulder floats.

Name: Don Di Tomasso () on Friday, January 19, 2001 at 08:48:44
Maiden: N/A
Class: 75
City and State: Torrance, CA
Message: Anyone with the name "Buttafuco"(Italiano: butta = kelp, fuco = throws) should change the name. It might be good to skip the Class of 69 too. Perhaps that can be changed to the Class of 68+1
New Link: Select for images and charts of the Hawthorne Airport.

Name: Dawn Spencer () on Friday, January 19, 2001 at 05:24:11
Maiden: Dawn Andersen
Class: 73
City and State: Hawthorne, CA
Message: terrific site!! I was raised in Hawthorne and forgot about some of the old places. Pulp Fiction was filmed at the old "Holly's" coffee shop at the end of my street, Hawthorne Blvd & 137th Place. Not much of the old town left.

Name: Steve Stonebraker () on Friday, January 19, 2001 at 01:38:07
Class: 74
City and State: Anaheim, CA
Message: Hey Mike Backus!!! Got your e-mail!! Regarding that story you were referring to about 3 friends... the checks in the mail :)
Steve, WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN!!!??? We miss you, Killer, and "What's Her Name" here in Cougartown.
While I'm here, will Ed Chesson, Chuck Currie, and Alan Hauge please let us know that they're still out there. Thanks Cougs.....

Name: Derek Barraza () on Friday, January 19, 2001 at 01:33:26
Class: 1980
City and State: Long Beach, CA
Message: Just a note to our class of 1980 classmates. The Reunion memory books have gone to print. Classmates in attendance at the 20 year reunion should receive their copy of the memory book in the next 4-6 weeks. Thank you for your patience.

Name: Joey Buttafuco () on Thursday, January 18, 2001 at 22:17:06
E-Mail: don'
Class: '69
City and State: Hawtdog, CA 90250
Message: You want to talk about nicknames? My childhood was hell! "Joey Doughey", "Big Fat Joey", "Joey With The Face", "You Suck Joey". My name just made it too easy for the other kids. People still make fun of my name, even as an adult. I think I'm going to legally change my name- to Harry!
Yeah, that would be great......Hairy Butt-afuco.

Name: Bill Jensen () on Thursday, January 18, 2001 at 21:44:37
Class: 63
City and State: Hawthorne 90250
Message: Last night at Wahoos was great. It gave me a chance to meet the Venus Lady with her perky personality. Judy, it was a pleasure to meet you. I know that with your planning and surprises, Prom Night 2001 is going to be fantastic, and will be talked about for years. John, Fearless Fosdick is vaguely familiar. Is he the character that looks like Swiss Cheese due to all the bullet holes in his body? I know he was in the Comics. Was there a Fearless Fosdick TV cartoon?
Yes, he's full of bullet holes and was Al Capps answer to Dick Tracy. I looked that up on the Internet.
Yes, Prom Night is going to be a gas and a half. I just talked to my friend Bob Reagan in Redding CA who doesn't have Internet access, and he will be here for the big event. I really want all the Ctowners to be there. I will be attending the 59-60-61 reunion in April and will pass the word there. Lots of those Cougs don't have Internet access either, and therefore don't even know about Prom Night. Please don't get left out Ctowners. This is going to be a grand event. I want our group to be the main attraction. Don't wait too long as tickets are being sold every day.

Name: Betty Covert () on Thursday, January 18, 2001 at 18:10:00
Maiden: Braham
Class: 1971
City and State: Merced, CA
Message: Do you have any information about the 30 year reunion for the class of 1971?
Please refer to the Reunions page for more info on the class of 71 reunion.

Name: Yamma Lamma () on Thursday, January 18, 2001 at 16:30:37
Maiden: Ding Dong
Class: longtimeagobefoyoudarlin
Message: Oh ma darlin' - oh ma darlin' - oh ma darlin' WALTER HOLT!!! I been practicing ma dancin' and I'm better than ever! At dancin' that is. You all right Walter Darlin?

Name: Don Di Tomasso () on Thursday, January 18, 2001 at 15:56:25
Maiden: N/A
Class: 75
City and State: Torrance, CA
Message: SO MANY MEN, SO LITTLE TIME...? Ok Judy Wudy...remember you are married now...
However, you have a list of available Cougs... so can I borrow the book titled "SO FEW WOMEN, SO LITTLE TIME" ? I'm doing research (cough...cough)

Name: Susan Schmidt () on Thursday, January 18, 2001 at 15:14:28
Maiden: Busbee
Class: 67
City and State: Hickory Creek Texas
Message: Was looking at the future reunions and didn't see one for class of "67" Are they going to have a 35 year reunion?
Hi Susan and welcome. Start looking on the Reunions page about a year from now.

Name: Judy DeGrazia Blomsterberg () on Thursday, January 18, 2001 at 10:20:10
Class: 64
City and State: Torrance, CA
Message: Well, after sitting with John Baker - Janny Blomsterberg (my personal favorite) and Bob & Bill Jensen last night til almost 10:00 in Wahoo's all I can say is, "SO MANY MEN, SO LITTLE TIME" Let me tell you that the Jensen boys have memories like steel traps.. anyone that can remember the lyrics to "Here comes Susie Snowflake" & "The Mission Pack song" not to mention "Thunder Bolt the Wonder Colt" rates a A in my book.. Thanks fellas, it was great! The Jensens gave me a load of memorabilia for PROM NITE. So if you don't care to dance, there's still lots to do... but I guarantee ya, you'll dance. Who can listen to "SINCE I DON'T HAVE YOU" or "THIS I SWEAR" and not dance! To Mo Trott..Yes, Sundale & 118th ST. was a great place to grow up kid. You mentioned Ralph & Phil (WOW) Christiana, Andrew & Tom DeGrazia, John Nix, Don Dye, -- but how about Judy & Jody Halberg - Danny Pearce - Gene Guttierez, Linda and Nancy Staehr - around the corner we had Dan Grimsley (my first love)- Bob Rierdan - Hessy McKnight - The whole Beebe clan - Bill & Carol Trenkle..Hey Bill, I never hear from ya anymore from Oklahoma, aren't you thru with that house yet? If you see your name in that list, you'd better get your tickets for PROM NITE and be done with it.. (bet you thought I wouldn't mention it again-didn't ya) Now this "Venus nipples" ice cream maker is off to work..(that's for you Bob) Judy Wudy -- on a PROM NITE QUEST
Hey Bill, The detective I was trying to think of last night was "Fearless Fosdick".

Name: Bob Poorman () on Thursday, January 18, 2001 at 10:01:59
Class: '77
City and State: Wayzata, MN
Message: Risa - Great to hear from you, I've sent you an email. Have a look and respond when you have a minute or two. Mo - I've passed your message on to mom. We'll get her to CT. Yes, she's still at C21 (or whatever it's called now) there on Hawthorne Blvd. Give her a ring and harrass her (sorry mom). Some of my earliest memories are of living on Sundale so it's good to hear from you.
Take care all.

Name: Petey () on Thursday, January 18, 2001 at 05:22:35
Maiden: Honduras
Class: 1972
City and State: Oregon
Message: Lisa you bought Eddie's big dark blue boat when Kell lived in El Porto. Porter might have helped put a few more dents on it here and there. What ever you do don't tell Eddie you can't remember the car. I think he still carries a picture of it. Hey Chuck can you shed some light on this??

Name: John Baker () on Thursday, January 18, 2001 at 00:41:14
Class: 62
City and State: Lomita,CA
Message: Had a good time tonight as Janny and Judy, the Jensen Bros, and I went to Wahoos in Manhattan Beach and talked for a few hours about the old days in Hawthorne. Nice to meet you Bob, and thanks for the old Cougar newpapers. Very generous of you. I'll be adding them to the pages of Ctown from time to time. Also plenty of memorabilia from 1959 to 1963 that'll be going on display on Prom Night. I don't know how these items survived the decades, but they did.
Again thanks to all of you for the fun time tonight, and the food was good too.

Name: Don Di Tomasso () on Thursday, January 18, 2001 at 00:07:56
Maiden: N/A
Class: 75
City and State: Torrance,CA
Message: NICKNAMES? Well, I was called De Tomato by
several classmates, Lasagna. My father had
some good names too Conapo..have no idea what that
Note that I put up some flakey high school pics of myself from my yearbooks at my website...I still don't comb my hair.
HHS pics
Also, here's a pic of the 74 yearbook staff

Name: Robin () on Wednesday, January 17, 2001 at 23:17:05
E-Mail: Sloeyisstayinalive".com
Maiden: BeeGeeHood
Class: 60
City and State: RB, CA
Message: Sloey..So thats the Jerry you've been telling me about for years now?..He looks like a straight shooter to me but then again I didnt know him. About that 76' pic of you....Was that doo really for the reunion or a Bicentennial special at Precision Cuts and Nails?...and speaking of nicknames...who needed one?..geeeeze...From "hows Maid Marion" to "wassup quiver boy", I've heard them all...Had a break in the early 60s with "Orange" (peroxide didn't work for this surfer)..I think Butch will have to do in this lifetime...Oh Don D. The last race at Ascot was "Turkey Night" (Nov 22nd)1990...Still have the start/finish line cone...and last item...get well soon Coach!!. Oh and Judy...I couldn't hit those high notes till I got married, and don't go there......later Cougs...:o)

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