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Name: RAMMA LAMMA () on Saturday, February 17, 2001 at 11:13:43
Class: iwantadreamloversoidonthavetodreamalone
Message: Couldn't resist JOHN BOY! And glad to read the comments on mah BIG sister, too -- she deserves them, don't you think? RLDD
Ramma, what are you doing home on a Saturday morning? Shouldn't you be out there grazing?

Name: Judy DeGrazia Blomsterberg () on Saturday, February 17, 2001 at 10:37:56
Maiden: chachacha......
Class: 64
Message: Hey John boy.. I don't mean to work you're last good nerver here, but how about hyperlinking a nice Cha Cha just for Sherry Peppers and Doug Wingo.. for PROM NITE.. I have a video of both of them doing the Cha Cha at the last 64 reunion.. so let's see about Dream Lover by Bobby Darin. Everyone up and dancing.. Ivan has to wait because Janny's home this weekend and he should be coming out of the shower in a minute.. There he is!! Have you ever Cha Cha'd with a naked man.
Tilly Noodleman... Cha Cha Cha

Name: RAMMA LAMMA () on Saturday, February 17, 2001 at 10:01:02
Message: Say BOBBY BOO, where are you? Nary a word since you got me in trouble with my BIG sister! Thanks a lot! She told me should could handle all a youse; to bring em on! Stillpracticinmytwostepjustforyou! yourrollypoleyrammalamma
Hey John Boy! What the hay! You didn't take a whack at the biggest (pun intended) gimmie I ever seen with that BIG sister of mine. Missed your chance there kid. Go getter! She and I ain't speakin right now.

Yeah I let one get away. Somehow it was too easy. Your sister is so big she makes Godzilla look like a garden lizard. Her priest told her she can't eat meat on Fridays, Saturdays, OR Sundays. Richard Simmons gave her the check back. Elephants give her a.........

Name: Dewey Storie () on Saturday, February 17, 2001 at 09:21:18
Class: 74
Message: What’s this?..I clicked on the Add Feedback my mistake and it's working..John are you feeling ok ?
Hey Dewey, Yep, I'm OK....I have to work this weekend and Janet's gone skiing so we are open for business.....

Name: Ron Reinholdson () on Saturday, February 17, 2001 at 02:27:32
Class: 65
City and State: Claremont, CA
Message: The folks at Leuzinger are not the only Olympians in the country, not even in California. Bassett High School in the San Gabriel Valley, La Puente I believe, also has the name Olympians.

Name: Lori Padelford () on Friday, February 16, 2001 at 21:17:55
E-Mail: Desilulu4u
Class: 81
Message: Hi all you class of 81 people. I would like to know if there are any people out there that can help organize the 81 reunion. Please e mail me or Marlene Olsen if you are interested.
Thanks, Lori

Name: Patti Smith () on Friday, February 16, 2001 at 20:53:28
Class: 68
City and State: Cypress, CA
Message: To the Ding-a-Ling Sisters, whoever you are: I am not...repeat NOT losing weight just for the PROM. I am losing weight for my health, and so that I don't have a heart attack or stroke dancing at the Prom! This loss started months before Prom was even an idea, and continues because I like what I see with every pound lost!

Name: Judy DeGrazia Blomsterberg () on Friday, February 16, 2001 at 20:05:17
Maiden: Markingthebottle
Class: 64
City and State: Torrance, CA
Message: Alright Lynda!!! Another outta towner coming to August's PROM NITE....Lynda-Oldes-Kimes Class: 1966 Colorado Springs CO. Don't forget that if you're staying at the Marriott Manhattan Beach, to tell them you're with HAWTHORNE HIGH'S PROM NITE and you'll get a discounted price.. Now, my Janny's got his eye on the overpriced wine.. so I have to go monitor him. As for Jody Halbert from Sundale Ave... when are you going to finally put some feedback in..and stop being a voyeur..I know you're not that shy..
Judy Wudy... on 2 quests.

Name: YAMMA LAMMA () on Friday, February 16, 2001 at 16:39:07
Message: Say Walter Honey! How is it? Don't ignore me, honey -- I miss ya. Everything okay? Still gonna dance, dance, dance? My polka is down to a science, now I have to work on the other dances! You girls losin' pounds for this shindig! You can count me out on that! Ain't nothin' gonna take off these pounds I've worked so hard to git! And John Boy -- have you ever watched a hippo run? They're graceful as all git out! Have you watched a hippo swim? Again, graceful as any swan you'll ever seen. Jus don't let one fall on ya!!!! Sing to me Walter Honey, sing to me!

Name: V5 () on Friday, February 16, 2001 at 10:39:57
Maiden: Valencia
Class: 1974
Message: Yeah, right Walter Michael Mitty. Senior year - here are my memories. I barely remember cooking pancakes with the gang - but I don't remember why we were doing that. I vaguely recall speaking into microphones and asking for everyone's announcements (instead of attention) but I don't remember why. I remember trying to memorize the Baccalaureate prayer and Gloria helping me by putting it to the rhythm of a cheerleading yell (It takes a lot of patience and God to build a life, clap-clap). But I do so enjoy reading the short stories of hs life - prior to today I probably only remembered that I did attend HHS a lot of years ago. Now I'm re-living Nyman Hall movies - that's so neat. Thanks again John boy.

Name: Judy DeGrazia Blomsterberg () on Friday, February 16, 2001 at 09:16:12
Maiden: MOONINGpromnite
Class: 64
City and State: Torrance, CA
Message: Hey Betty Bell Boyer.. looks like John Baker's posted your favorite song (at the top) for PROM NITE.. "THERE'S A MOON OUT TONIGHT"..which reminds me of the time in 1962 that Johnny Nix pulled into Taco Tio on Haw Blv..with a car full of fellas and someone in his car showed us gals our first "moon out tonight" ..but I won't go there.. (or I think I just did).. Janny's going to drink his bottle of wine this weekend that set me back the price of a good I'm not going to let him pee for a couple of days so I can get my money's worth.. Tilly Noodleman now cheap-just frugal

Name: Dennis Johnson () on Friday, February 16, 2001 at 02:57:35
Class: 1968
City and State: Los Angeles CA
Message: This is in response to an earlier message regarding the health of English/Seminar instructor William Goodfellow. Is there any new information about his condition? He made such a tremendous difference in so many lives...I only hope the world has more like him in it somewhere. We need his spirit, his generosity, and his humor.

Name: Don Di Tomasso () on Thursday, February 15, 2001 at 23:01:59
Maiden: tutto sa
Class: 75
City and State: Torrance, CA
Message: I am amazed at the recent stories coming through the feedback page. The whole world can now view the words of steamy novel first drafts regarding indirect references to various intimate activities both real and imagined. I thinking of my past I thought how shocked and perhaps offended I would have been to avail myself to such references in a high school-related message board or newsletter. I think I have come a long way regarding my capacity for toleration.
I find a wide range of references within the feedback page. Some items I am less comfortable with than others and I am sure that some of the statements I have written are not of the most postive influence and meaning to many. All in all, I am glad that John Baker avails himself to filter through references and perhaps on many occasions has helped me not to continue to make an utter fool of myself before the whole world. Thank you John, for taking the time to sift through our glorious gifts of words to this precious website. Because of the gift of your efforts and time, many have come together, new relationships have formed, kindness and support have blossomed where memories have been hidden and now are made alive....can't wait till the next fosters....

Cruise Night at Fosters is Friday, April there Cougs.

Name: Mike Backus () on Thursday, February 15, 2001 at 21:12:41
Class: '74
City and State: Eugene, OR
Message: I've been chided for telling stories about my friends drinking in high school instead of my own. Okay, here are all of my own drinking stories from high school; -----. Oh yeah, I didn't drink in high school! Heh. Didn't smoke either. Pretty boring. But I do have ONE story of my own........ My senior year in high school I had what most 17 year olds would call a stroke of incredible luck. My parents moved away! They retired and moved to Podunk, Northern California. I stated a strong preference for staying in Hawthorne for my senior year and, to my amazement, they agreed! See what you get for being a goody good? So they set me up with my own 'bachelor pad', actually a guest house behind one of our neighbor's houses. I had about 350 square feet of teenage independence. I didn't abuse this opportunity nearly as much as most of you would have! On one particular evening I did have an acquaintance of the opposite sex over at my 'babe lair'. We had the lights out and were well into our Comparative Anatomy homework. I can't remember our exact degree of undress, but we were far from presentable. Suddenly someone started pounding on the door of my little house! This of course startled the hell out of both of us. Then to my horror I hear my female companion's MOTHER yell, "Come out of there! I know you're in there!" Holy Shit!! Right about now I'm asking myself, "Did you lock the door?" Mom is alternating between trying to pound my door jamb out of the wall studs and standing stone silent listening for the sounds of rustling fabric and zippers. We were both lying there, immobilized with fear. I remember surveying my condition and imaging myself having to negotiate with an enraged mother. It was NOT a pretty picture! Mom finally calmed down enough to think of trying the doorknob. My heart stopped. Clack! The door was locked! Haaaaaa haaaaaaaa! Thank God for my paranoia! Unfortunately the locked door set her off into not only pounding the door with her fists, but actually shouldering the door. She was trying to break my door in! Suddenly, she stopped, walked back out of my path, got in her car and left. Furious scrambling followed. Just TRY separating two people's clothes from a pile on the floor and putting them on as quickly as possible in the dark. We were almost fully dressed when the car came back. More pounding, more yelling. I realized that we were still trapped. If we came out now our guilt would be obvious. My truck was parked outside in plain view, proof that we had NOT gone to the movies as represented. Damn, damn, damn, what to do?!?
Next time: The Way Out

Man, if I had a sister, I'd say that was MY Mother!!!

Name: Donna () on Thursday, February 15, 2001 at 19:53:53
Maiden: Cook
Class: 69
City and State: LaPalma, CA 90623
Message: To the GODDESS: Elizabeth have a wonderful 50th Birthday. Call me when you get back from Colorado and we will repeat what we did on our 15th birthday???? Luv ya lots....The Princess
Happy Birthday Liz

Name: Blame Ms. Burkett () on Thursday, February 15, 2001 at 19:00:44
E-Mail: Miss Speller
Message: Craig = Greg?

Name: Sherry Wingo () on Thursday, February 15, 2001 at 16:35:31
Maiden: Peppers
Class: 1964
City and State: Haw. Ca.
Message: Sharon Moore, so glad your husband came through the surgery so well. I'm sure you're relieved. Many were praying for him.

Name: Doris () on Thursday, February 15, 2001 at 14:12:26
Maiden: Donaldson
Class: '57
Message: I most assuredly am NOT making fun of Keith Jone's "virginity" story! I think it's special and I really appreciated it! Geez John! Pick on me. :-)

Name: Keith D. Jones () on Thursday, February 15, 2001 at 13:54:48
Class: 76
City and State: Honolulu
Message: Not sure if I said this about Miss Sparling but when we had her she was beautiful. She used to read to us as she sat in a chair and we sat in front of her. Hopefully this doesn't sound to "sexy" (but at the time is sure was more than I ever saw before) but me and my friends would be in the very front and we would accidently drop pencils under her chair so we had to go get them. During the short journey to under the chair we had to make sure we didn't hit our heads on the chiar and would have to look up towards the sky. I just remember never seeing the sky but a great pair of legs. I remeber too I think my accomplices were Greg Blackwell, Kevin Peterson, Mike Skinner. Wow I haven't said those names in 30 years! ANyway she was very attractive then. SHe most have lost some of that sex appeal. By the way, in 1986 did they still practice the "freeze bell" during recess.

Name: Keith D. Jones () on Thursday, February 15, 2001 at 13:45:11
Class: 76
City and State: Honolulu, HI
Message: Not sure if I'm getting made fun of of that virgin story but if you heard my "real" virgin story you'd be on the floor hyper-ventilating from the hysteria. Luckily I have learned the artful skill that I was exposed to at such a young age and have tried my best to help others. Keith

Name: Doris () on Thursday, February 15, 2001 at 12:14:54
Maiden: Donaldson
Class: '57
Message: GOOD MORNING CT! Hey Keith Jones ... you're not critical of ALL VD BD girls, are you? Since my bd is on VD, I have to tell you ... we're not ALL bad! Just bad where it's good ... uh' uh, John ... mus'nt go there! Incidentally, Keith, I, for one, really LOVED your "Loss of Virginity" story ... it was adorable!!! John, is there any way I can print that off and send it to all my "girl" friends?
Keith, Is she making fun of your virgin story?

Name: Sharon () on Thursday, February 15, 2001 at 11:57:38
Maiden: Moore
Class: 66
City and State: Long Beach
Message: To everyone: To those of you who donated blood for my husband James Greene, I would like to give a very special thank you. To everyone else who has been praying for him, I extend another special thanks. He had surgery yesterday (7.50 hours). They removed a very large tumor and believe it is benign, but won't know for sure until the labs get back. The doctors said it was the largest tumor they have seen in their 22 years of practice. They thought it was the size of a grapefruit. It turned out to be larger. They have no idea how he has been able to function. He is doing very well post-op. I spoke and stayed with him after surgery and he was doing pretty good. He had many, many people praying for him and we know that this is what helped him get through the surgery. We continue to ask for your good thoughts, as he will need a long period of rehab. Again, thanks to all. This is a very special group of people. John, thank you for everything and thank you for making it possible for all of us to get together through this medium. Thanks.
Sharon (Hope I haven't been too mushy!)

Sharon Thanks for the update on Jim and thanks to all the Cougs who gave up their normal schedule to help out. Now it's on to rehab. I know this will all work out for the best.

Name: Dan Johnson () on Thursday, February 15, 2001 at 11:28:46
Class: 77
City and State: LA
Message: Bob, just razzin you a little! I assumed that you had mentioned us given that you show up to our gigs unannounced! (And vice versa, I might add). Anybody in this space ever try to hit off of Mike Scott? (I had enough trouble with Tracy Turner, James Solis and Craig Staffen). I remember one time in a "Big League" (little league for 15 year olds)game at HHS field, Craig was pitching and motioned to me that he was gonna throw a knuckle ball. I was all psyched because it was my only chance to see the ball let alone hit it. Instead he threw his normal fast ball -- scared me to DEATH. Then he throws another pitch and I make a weak swing at it and pop it up behind first base where it drops for a double -- the one and only hit I ever got off the guy. Our coach (Kevin Tervort, also a Coug) was stunned (so was I)
I felt the same way in Little League trying to hit off Tommy Long.

Name: Melinda Farrow () on Thursday, February 15, 2001 at 10:13:11
Maiden: Elia
Class: 82
City and State: Redondo Beach, Ca
Message: Message to Keith Jones: man your last message was a trip! so your a wild child...anyways, I went to Cabrillo also and had Ms. Sparling, I guess by the time you were done with her and left for Dana she totally changed. I had her for math and she was mean! She would call her students names, that now a days would end up as a court case. I remember my mom going to the office one afternoon and just chewing that lady out, I thought my mom was going to jump over the counter and grab her. So that's what I remember vividly about Ms. Sparling.

Name: Don Di Tomasso () on Thursday, February 15, 2001 at 08:30:09
Maiden: étrange oiseau
Class: 75
City and State: Torrance, CA
Message: Doris Donaldson:
My arm is better - less swelling and more range of motion. Thank you for asking. John Baker:
That is a wonderful picture of Janet and yourself there. Did you you use Adobe Photoshop? Everyone else:
Hope you all had a wonderful Valentine's day...I did.....but I am not vous disant ce qui s'est produit....

Hi Don, No, I used Paint Shop Pro. I do have Photo Shop, but am more familiar with the former. Thanks.....

Name: Blake Withell () on Thursday, February 15, 2001 at 01:23:52
Class: 67
City and State: Toronto.Ca
Message: J B. I noticed that Patti Smith wrote she lost 50 lbs. My wife would like to lose 180.(that would be me). just kidding, I hope.
Congrats Patti,
Hope you're feeling better.
"Keep on dancin"

Name: Judy DeGrazia Blomsterberg () on Wednesday, February 14, 2001 at 21:11:16
Maiden: nothin'isforever...
Class: 64
City and State: Torrance, CA
Message: Well, looks like we have some locals checking in for PROM NITE today.. Virginia (Ginny) Lutz Shoren '66 -- & Dwight Fritz '64. Looks like the 60's people came in strong from the very beginning..but there's still time and be true to your school... Hey, couldn't hurt to buy your PROM NITE TICKET for Valentine's day..(how's that for a great gift!) Now, a Happy Valentine's day to all.. I know I'm in love because I bought my Janny a bottle of wine that cost more than one of my bras. I also heard that Marsha got 2 doz multi colored roses for her special day... This middle age love is just the best-even though nothing is forever, except herpes.. (I don't make them up..I just report them)
Judy Wudy..Still selling tickets.

I KNOW Judy gets her bras at the 99 cent store so that should be a very romantic bottle of wine. I wouldn't drink it, but it should work great for getting out those pesky lime deposits from the coffee maker.
Thanks Virginia and Dwight for signing up for Prom Night 2001. Don't miss this one folks. There's going to be some fun surprises.....

Name: Doris () on Wednesday, February 14, 2001 at 19:48:36
Maiden: Donaldson
Class: '57
City and State: Twin Falls, Idaho
Message: Thanks Fred, John and Walter for BD wishes! And HAPPY VALENTINES DAY to all COUGS! Brother, Patti Smith ... 103.8 temperature for an adult is bad news! Hope you are MUCH better and stay that way! Don DiTomasso! How is your arm!!? And Mike Backus ... more of your wonderful stories, please!! COUGAR POWER to all!

Name: Keith D. Jones () on Wednesday, February 14, 2001 at 18:49:20
Class: 76
City and State: Honolulu, HI
Message: Well I need to say Happy Valentine Day to all the GIRLS ONLY. Anyway this particualr day in my 40+ plus years on this earth hasn't really been a big deal to me. I have had two girlfriends with Feb. 14 as their birthday, which gave me some creative freedom to make the day very special. But after those experiences I found out it's alot less stressful and all around a better idea to be single around this day. But in the 30+ V-days I have actually been able to celebrate the one that sticks in my mind forever happened back in 2nd grade. That was the year I lost my virginity. It all began back when at Trinity Luthern where I went from Kindergarten to 2nd grade. After leading the school in paddelings and doing some things that everyone thought wasn't appropriate for a kid (or adult) to do, I was asked to leave...forever. After a brief celebration that ended abruptly when my dad got home and beat the S*&t out of me, I finally got to go to school with my friends and neighbors at Cabrillo. Well it just so happened my first day in school was V-Day. What to do? Well back then kids really celebrated. I knew no one's name in my class since I didn't know who was in my class. So, my mom took me out to buy little cards and heart candy to give to everyone in the class with "Happy Valentine Day to whoever" on every card. It went over so well in the class, the teacher (Miss "Beautiful" Sparling)gave me a kiss. That soft, generous, well placed on the cheek, one-time kiss changed my life forever. She was not only beautiful, older and my teacher, she liked me. So it was from then on I dedicated myself to women (of the female gender) and lost my virginity. Well at least a small part of it. Happy V-Day

Name: Anita Young () on Wednesday, February 14, 2001 at 18:17:13
E-Mail: or
Maiden: Aceves
Class: 1978
City and State: Newberg, OR
Message: To All My Fellow Cougs....A VERY HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY TO YOU ALL!!!!! I've been back in touch with many wonderful old friends and made some great new one's because of this place, so, hey.....LOVE THIS SITE, AND LOVE YOU COUGS!!!!!
You too Anita.....Happy VD to all Ctowners!!! uhhhh, that's Valentines Day

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