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OK Judy, Here he is....... Tommy Edwards
Name: Don Di Tomasso () on Monday, January 29, 2001 at 15:49:08
City and State: Torrance, CA
Message: "Yes, I've experienced one blackout for almost exactly 2 hours." John, at least it was not one of those kinds of blackouts where you wake up in the bathroom wondering where you've been. I don't get this electrical power deal. I think I need to track down Uncle Fester to keep the lights on.
It's not bad yet. Wait until it's AC time.
Name: Doris () on Monday, January 29, 2001 at 14:44:52
City and State: Twin Falls, IDAHO
Message: For crying out loud, Mickey Mathena; Oregon isn't the only state helping out California and having prices soar. And WE'RE not crying in OUR beer! It was inevitable, wasn't it? But you know what would be a little more fair ... California should raise their electricity rates to cover what they use from other states! Now why hasn't anyone thought of that!!?? Californians make a heck of a lot more money than those of us in Idaho and Oregon; they surely can afford the rise in costs better than we can, can't they?! Golly! And I would never have thought of that if it hadn't been for you, Mickey! ohwell. Doubt our voices are being heard where they SHOULD be heard ... I'm thinking CougarTown can do very little about it either! Why is it human beings have such an overabundance of HINDSIGHT, and seemingly not enough foresight to even shake a stick at? We wait till we're thirsty to look for water; we wait till we're hungry to look for food supplies; we wait till ... well, guess you get the idea. CHEEZ! HAPPY MONDAY! What WE need are some good laughs!!! How about it somebody!????
Amen to that.....
Name: Mickey Mathena () on Monday, January 29, 2001 at 12:09:04
City and State: Woodburn Or.
Message: CT most of the times appear to be all fun and games but I'm wondering if there is room for a serious discussion? I'm wondering what your take is on the power shortage here in the west & especially those of you in Calif? Have any of you been affected by the blackouts if so, how many times and for how long each ocurrance? What do you think the fix is going to be and how long before all is well again? If there is any blame to bear where does it fall and how do you/we we're not blindsided again? What kind of impact do you see this having to the economy?
Here is Oregon we are starting to hear Anti-Califorian comments again and we're not too happy about hearing electricity rates are going to go up about 60% by fall and likely to stay there for several years. Not all of our power crunch is due to the Calif problem. In yesterdays paper there were several articles and cartoons that weren't too favorable to Calif. I think memories still exist from a number of yrs ago when Calif was in another power shortage and Oregon had to bail them out. There were black out's all over here but no signs of a power shortage when I made a trip to LA.
The only comment I have is every time someone wants to build power station in CA, be it hydro-electric or nuclear, there are plenty of "tree huggers" ready to step in and stop it. Now that we're OUT of power, we're the CAUSE of all the problems.
Yes, I've experienced one blackout for almost exactly 2 hours.
Name: EL ROJO () on Friday, January 26, 2001 at 21:10:41
Maiden: YOU KNOW
Class: MANNY PIZZARO
City and State: HOME OF THE KAVEMEN BR>Message: Ola COUG'S!Long time no nothing.By the way did you realise that the "electric dentist drill" was patented today in 1875? Just thought I'd cheer you all up. Paco...Pg 340...sc 24- OSU 7? Now I know the shroons in the 60's did their job on you!Doug Medina...pg 343...whats this s**t about me being a hell raiser? I was always just trying to share my music with everyone in the neighborhood. And besides, when we had a party we usually invited everyone around us. If they came, cool. If they didn't, then they couldn't complain.I hope that I helped corrupt you just a little. I realise this is a little late but "yea for Lymons Dawgs"! The rest of the PAC 10 also. Except sc. Bake glad to hear that you're going to be at the reunion in Apr. We're looking forward to seeing you and a bunch of the other COUGS. Speaking of nicknames, one of the guys I played football with had a very unique name. We were at practice one day and coach Plum was pissed and he yells at this guy, "NO BLOCK" you stink! I thought jeez what a put down. Come to find out his name was spelled Knoblach, which then became Knobs forever. Have a good super bowl everyone. We'll enjoy ours with our new and improved 19" b&w! MAY THE COUGAR BE WITH YOU. JAKENJUDE.
19in B&W huh. Sounds like you better invest in something besides an Idaho Russet for an antenna Russ.
Yep, Janet and I'll be at your reunion all right. Should be a hoot and we'll see you and the ID Queen here the week before, for a little get together too.
Name: Doris () on Friday, January 26, 2001 at 14:18:08
Message: Seems like not only Mondays are a little slow for most Cougs, but Fridays as well. Or maybe our smart fellow Cougs have Mondays or Fridays off work. I have worked for the last 30 years as a legal secretary, legal assistant and law office manager, and I can vouch that Mondays and Fridays are "days from Hell"! A couple more nicknames that just came back to me ... "Long-Tall" and "Long-Tall Sally". Wish I had something more interesting to share with my Coug bros and sisters. REMEMBER! PROM NITE 2001! And have a great, SAFE weekend! Love to ALL!
Super Bowl Sunday is near and I don't care who wins......... Have a great one Cougs.
Name: Paco () on Friday, January 26, 2001 at 14:02:11
Message: That same liquor store gave Danny Trepanier his nick name, "Hooker". There was another liquor store on Imperial that helped us all out back in the days, Bob Rierdan remembers...One night we were in the parking lot waiting for someone to buy us "one" beer, Bob was there already, we were all socializing when I noticed Bob had a cigarette behind his ear, a very cool thing to do, so I asked him if I could have it and he said it was his last one, but because I was so cool he would give it to me...I lit it and it exploded!
At last, a "Cigarette Bum" gets his.....
I remember bumming cigs off of Jim Wilson HHS61. I think psychologically you weren't a smoker until you actually bought your own.
Name: Walter Holt () on Friday, January 26, 2001 at 11:42:43
City and State: Mission Viejo, CA
Message: Chris ...Thanks for the heads up on Avenue Liquors. Boy I was way off base on calling it Rays, as soon as I read Arts name it all came flooding back. Art would sell us cigarettes and stuff, but boy he would watch like a hawk to make sure no one would get anything on a five finger discount. Man our 66 Class Reunion & Prom Night Back to back. I'm gonna need tons of Ben Gay for That weekend, However I'm not forgetting Cruise Night on the 6th of April and look forward to meeting a lot of you fellow Cougars at that event. (I just have to figure out how to convert my Cherokee to look like a Woody.) Thanks to JB's Ct Web site song lists I now have been able find & record to CD's most of the songs of the 60's listed. (Approx. 1155 songs on 45 CD's) Thank you JB for taking the time (and I know that was job it was) to put those lists together. Oh well on to finishing the 70's. Have a safe weekend fellow Cougars, I'm off like a tight cumberbun after the prom.
Name: Don Di Tomasso () on Friday, January 26, 2001 at 09:54:32
Maiden: s' possible
City and State: Torrance, CA
Message: "Hey, Don Di what's up with the BUSH thing."
Pat Bush, after consulting with my attorney, I concluded my response should be a quote from ROSANNE-ROSANNA-DANNA......"Never Mind"...:)
Name: Joy Cortese () on Thursday, January 25, 2001 at 23:22:28
City and State: Gardena, Ca
Message: JUST THOUGHT I'D SEE WHO'S OUT THERE AND LOCAL. BEEN LIVING IN GARDENA FOR 14 YEARS, AND SEE SOME OLD HIGH SCHOOL BUDS. DROP ME A LINE AND SAY (HEY) JOY
Name: Cindy Colby () on Thursday, January 25, 2001 at 22:44:31
City and State: Laguna Hills, CA
Message: Thanks to Bob Milazzo, you really know how to make a girl feel better about herself. Answer your phone once in a while. Say hi to Lisa for me. Hope we can get together next time you guys are down.
Name: Robin () on Thursday, January 25, 2001 at 22:11:35
City and State: RB,CA
Message: Sue:..I too am shocked to hear the abhorrent admissions of sister Sharon and Sherry Peppers Wingo...My first job (at .50 cents and hour I might add) was with the Avenue Liquors establishment at 133rd and Inglewood ave. Art and Harry, then the proprietors, hired me on at age 13 to keep the low lifes of malt liquor and marlboros out of the store....We kept that place on the straight and narrow for years...Unfortunately I didnt see a career there and moved on to a gas station..Little did I know of what the corrupt 70s would bring. Mom B., in retrospect, I now apologize for not staying to keep the tight ship we once knew in the 50s...Sharbo, I can only hope you have changed your ways, as your family endures this pain....Respectfully, Cougar Robin
Hey Robin, I got mine there too. HEY WAIT A MINUTE!!!! Was that you working the back door?
Name: Sherman () on Thursday, January 25, 2001 at 21:03:13
City and State: Denial, CA
Message: Okay Sue, play innocent if you must, but I can remember some pretty wild and crazy incidents involving you and your wild friends (Marilyn Murray, Maryann Dowell) and many a bottle of Sloe Gin! Remember when you all dressed ME up (a FRESHMAN!!) and sent ME into the liquor store? Some sort of initiation rite I suppose...Yeah, act like you had nothing to do with it, huh? Well let me say, I learned from the best!!!
Name: Gary Lents () on Thursday, January 25, 2001 at 21:01:30
City and State: HastalaVista
Message: Petey, You keep bringin up "Ganutsky"...how is Eddie? Ask him if he remembers going to see Big Foot play in Huntington, and rasslin' right in the club???? Ahhhh, the days of Lucy in the (something like that)
Name: Susan King () on Thursday, January 25, 2001 at 20:07:22
City and State: Thousand Oaks, CA
Message: Dear Mom: I just want you to know that I did everything in my power to keep my little sister clean and out of trouble! The smoking/drinking incidents must have occurred after V5, Big Fish, Big Bro, Dale Hahlbeck, and I had graduated and left town for school. We'd never have tolerated that kind of activity when WE were there.......Shame on you baby sis. I am as shocked as our mother is......!!!!!!!!
Name: Judy DeGrazia Blomsterberg () on Thursday, January 25, 2001 at 20:01:58
Maiden: coup DeGrazia
City and State: Torrance, CA
Message: Well, it was only a matter of time before I was called COUP DeGRAZIA again.. Ugh... Now for the suggestion from Don DiTomasso..regarding all these activities (70-71-72-73 / 66 reunions & PROM NITE) within a week of each other. I don't foresee a problem Don, because the committee members of all of them have been in touch, and believe it or not, we felt it was a "good idea" to schedule them separately. Not everyone can go to class reunions that don't involve them, but all are invited to PROM NITE! Remember that PROM NITE is not a reunion, but a great alumni dance.. and the other 2 "are class reunions." We committee members thought that mashing them all together would only be confusing and messy at best..and the good part is that people coming from out of town can squeeeeeeze a whole lot in a week if they want to stay or have another great night to rekindle whatever needs rekindling.. PROM NITE will be getting some 60's & 70's people that wouldn't have come for just one function..same with the reunions--que sera sera. All we know for sure is that AUGUST-of 2001 will be a record breaker for HHS parties. Doris.. Ok kid, you're from the 50's..Janny and I have mass emailed everyone on the alumni list, but some need a nudge. Email me..and we'll talk. I don't wanna hear any whiiiieennin' when the tickets are all sold. Oh my God.. there's Buddy Holly (True love ways) on my Janny's Real Jukebox.. gotta get Ivan the body pillow and dance.. maybe next will be a Tommy Edwards song.. let's go Ivan!! Coup DeGrazia on a quest
Name: Paul Crotty () on Thursday, January 25, 2001 at 19:55:34
Message: I just received this sad e-mail from Chic Perkins (1971): For those who may have remembered him from the HHS Class of '70,
I have some sad news to report that personally hit me pretty hard. My dear friend Dan Levandowski died in a two-car, double fatality accident with an elderly lady on Monday, Jan. 22, on an icy road while driving to work in Northern Washington.
Name: Pat Bush () on Thursday, January 25, 2001 at 19:20:52
City and State: Buena Park
Message: Hey all, Computer was down for awhile so I had a few pages to read to catch up then I got to page 350. Hey, Don Di what's up with the BUSH thing. Later Ya All
Name: Walter Holt () on Thursday, January 25, 2001 at 17:40:09
City and State: Mission Viejo, CA
Message: Sharon B & Sherry W...I believe the liquor store you both have mentioned was called Rays Liquor. I know cause Thats where we used to go to get our, for medicinal purposes only, Colt45 & our Sloe Gin for our Cherry Cokes. A big Welcome to 2 new class of 66ers...Bill Hawthorne & Darrel Jones. Darrel If your read this get in touch with me I've been trying to find you for 30 some odd years. Fun Story about Darrel, picture a little Morris Minor convertible with 2 over 9 1/2' surfboards sticking up from behind the front seats. Also I remember Darrel Having a really Bitchin 1966 Black SS396 That Hauled A_ _. Also Tell Jan I said Hi.
Name: Susie"Klink"Russelle () on Thursday, January 25, 2001 at 17:06:21
City and State: Albq.NM
Message: John, a couple of gold stars your way... thanks for the info on Coach Chauncey, we've exchanged emails and its' because of you and Cougartown!!! I also received an email from a very close friend at HHS, Gayle Stromberg class of `72... Thanks JB!
Thanks Susie, Glad you're connecting....
Name: Matt Peterson () on Thursday, January 25, 2001 at 15:02:35
City and State: El Dorado Hills, CA
Message: Hope everyone is well. Since we are plugging reunions, I wanted to update everyone on the HHS Wrestlers/Scorekeepers Reunion/tribute to Coach Yost. The response has been great. So far 50 people are interested and 1 or 2 new people contact me a week. It will be in July. I just need to confirm the cost and menu then I will post all the info. If you are interested please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks Matt, It sounds like a fun time for all the HHS wrestlers and scorekeepers out there. Let me know and I'll add the particulars to the Reunions Page.
Name: Sherry Wingo () on Thursday, January 25, 2001 at 15:01:51
City and State: Haw. Ca.
Message: Sharon, class of 1976, that same liquor store was selling cigarettes back in 1963 to minors. We would go in with our books, no backpacks then, so the proprieter knew we were under age. I've stopped smoking too way back in 1971 when we bought our house. Didn't want the furnishings, curtains, etc. to smell like smoke. My husband quit smoking in the Marines. He said you could either go the the restroom or stand outside picking up cigarette butts.
Name: Doris () on Thursday, January 25, 2001 at 14:10:25
Message: Just a quickie! GOSH! There were some funny posts today ... I've been laughing my ars off (not so that anyone would notice!!)!! In fact, once I get back from town, I have to read them again! They are just laugh-out-loud-funny! (Can you tell? I LIKE to laugh!) AND IT'S SO NEAT! EVERYONE seems to be getting fired up over PROM NITE 2001! John or Judy ... got any ideas how I could possibly heat up the 50's? Names, addresses, emails, anything. I'd be happy to give it a try! Let me know if I can help.
OK Judy, you've got a helper here. Doris, Email Judy and ask. I try not to get in her way.
Name: Bob Jensen () on Thursday, January 25, 2001 at 12:39:00
City and State: Los Angeles
Message: Just a reminder to all that the multi class reunion on August 11, 2001 (one week after the PROM) is for the class of 70,71,72 and 73. There seems to be some confusion. So all the other Cougars after 73 should get ready for PROM NIGHT. I'm going to both. This way I will get to see old friends and meet new friends.
My mistake Bob, It's been rectified. Also, the 70-73 reunion is one week BEFORE Prom Night.
Name: Sherman Berman () on Thursday, January 25, 2001 at 12:38:49
City and State: La La Land
Message: Okay, you want recollections, I got 'em... (Close your eyes, mom!) How about the liquor store on Imperial just west of Crenshaw that would sell alcohol to minors? We'd send in "the oldest looking" girl to buy a bottle of Spanada. Better than Boone's Farm any day! And the liquor store on Inglewood Ave and about 132nd (?) that sold cigarettes to minors. At the time I didn't realize it but neither of those proprietors were doing me any favors... Kicked the cigarette habit in 1991 and still clean, going on 10 years now. And now, of course, I drink only for "medicinal" purposes... Dang, my back's aching again...
Yes, I usually have a blended Margarita for my neuritis and neuralgia problems too. It beats Anacin any day.
Name: Bob Milazzo () on Thursday, January 25, 2001 at 12:25:13
City and State: Bakersfield,Ca
Message: Regarding Cindy Colby(Maxson) and her TRIPLE "A"
Yes we went out about that time! But I take the FIFTH!!!!
I do not have first hand information on this subject!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Name: Sharon Leach () on Thursday, January 25, 2001 at 09:51:49
City and State: Hawthorne, CA
Message: Wow, what can I say the 70-73 reunion on August 11 at the Manhattan Beach Marriott (MBM); the class of 1966 reunion on August 17 at Manhattan Beach Marriott; the coup degrazia, PROM NITE, on August 18 at Manhattan Beach Marriott, culminating with the Sunday get together. Boy, this is going to be a happening week. It's my guess that everybody should get their tickets and reservations in early or there won‘t be a spot or room available. The MBM is going to be swarming with wild and crazy Cougars. I have a feeling that people will be reconnecting with people they may not have seen in over 30 or 40 years. What an opportunity, and we owe it all to JB The Great. Burrrrrrrrr! Just noticed the temp in Hawthorne 43 degrees.
Thanks Sharon, It kinda feels like someone dropped an icicle down my pants here in Lomita too. "Coup DeGrazia Prom Night"----I love it.
I sincerely hope we can fill Prom Night, the 66 Reunion, and the 70-71-72-73 Reunion with Cougars past, and make this a Super Week for all in attendance. There're going to be many surprises and fun for all. Make your plans Cougs.
Name: Petey D. () on Thursday, January 25, 2001 at 09:27:07
City and State: Salem, Oregon
Message: Chuck IS Mr. Maintain. And Chuck I still have my beaded flower bracelet that Rosie made me. Inagaddadavida.com is the short version. So I couldn't be Yamma Ramma or Ding Dong. Go ask Eddie. See you in the future.
Name: Don Di Tomasso () on Thursday, January 25, 2001 at 07:26:12
City and State: Torrance, CA
Message: Class of 1970, 1971, 1972 and 1973 reunion: JudyWudy, I suspect one reason you might have a problem getting more 70 folk to the PROM is that a 70's reunion is a week prior. It's a shame that the scheduling ended up the way it did. Since both events are so close in time, that would be interesting if they were combined in some way...one section for one and one for the other but a common dance floor...probably too late to work on that...
Yes, too late, but thanks for bringing it up.