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Name: Greg Jones () on Thursday, February 22, 2001 at 02:20:35
City and State: Hawthorne, CA.
Message: Okay all you Cougars. I need your help if you ever played baseball for Aviation Little League. I'm on the board this year and we're looking for any memorabilia or memories you oldtimers may have. We would like to know if any all-star teams won any district championships and if so where the banners might be. Last year we celebrated the 40th anniversary. The major and minor fields were named in honor of the Laidlaws and Trotters. Any one care to help?
Sounds like a fun project Cougs. Can any of you Westsiders help Greg?
Name: Patti Smith () on Thursday, February 22, 2001 at 01:30:53
City and State: Cypress, CA
Message: Blake...and your profession is what now? Did you say police officer???
Name: Mike Backus () on Thursday, February 22, 2001 at 01:02:28
City and State: Eugene, OR
Message: Blake, great car story! It just goes to show; no amount of caution and careful planning can beat dumb luck! More stories please.
Name: Judy DeGrazia Blomsterberg () on Wednesday, February 21, 2001 at 23:35:29
Maiden: Goin'afterthe 70's&80'skidsnow.
City and State: Torrance, CA
Message: Well John boy.. It's time that we start focusing on our 70's & 80's alumni for August 18th's PROM NITE.. Since I don't hardly remember the 70's myself, (long story) I'll pull a great song out of a hat and let you hyperlink it for me... How about "YMCA" by the Village People.---or "The Last Dance" by Donna Summer... (your pic Sid) OK you whipper snappers.. get out there and show us how to do it!!!! We 60's people may have to get a lighted dance floor and the mirrored ball for this one.
Last note: I've opened up more rooms at the Marriott Manhattan Bch, so that all of you staying can get the cheapest rate per night.. about $115.00 a day. Now it's up to you.
Judy Wudy...sitting by the mail box.
The 70's was......well kind of a slow decade for music wasn't it? I mean there was Barry White, The Hues Corporation, and Gordon Lightfoot. Then there was Marvin Hamlisch, Roberta Flack, Debbie Boone, and Starland Vocal Band. Tough Picks on Music there boy. I'd let Dan Johnson pick, but we all know who he'd choose. Hey how about CW McCall and "Convoy"......NAW, I know, Olivia Newton John or Morris Albert and "Feelings"...........
Let's let a 70's person pick one. Anyone from the 70's, shout out a 70's song.
Name: Blake Withell () on Wednesday, February 21, 2001 at 23:18:23
City and State: Toronto Ca.
Message: I remember The year was 1968 Reggie Powell and I were cruising with my friend in his 63 Tempest southbound on Lincoln Hwy at Manchester Blvd in Westchester, when this old 58? mint green well worn Pontiac sits along side at the light. The light turns green and we're off we were well aware of what the T Pot was capable of (14.50s) even though the clutch was in the front and the tranny in the rear. It was going to be a go anyway. Well we later learned that the old Poncho had the J-2 option, (3 deuces), and a hydro. Poor choice for us that night. We were losing ground and(to add insult to injury) the Sheriff's Officers were coming in the opposite direction, and chose us being the slower of the two. The driver/owner slowed to the shoulder till we realized that there was no place for them to cross the median. We slowed and they began to back up, all the while with the lights flashing. So the break was on (the owner drove that poor Tempest faster than it had ever gone at Lions, there were sparks coming from the dual exhaust. We took the very first left turn and hid on a sidestreet, and hunkered down in the car, to let the moment pass, when the street was suddenly blocked off at either end, by the police. We were toast, we thought. Much to our relief the fire department showed up. we had inadvertantly parked in front of a house that was on fire and had arrived before the fire department. After things had quieted down we daintily drove down the street, being quided over the firehoses by, yes, the police. And I complain about what my kid does, go figure.
Always a Coug /Blake
Good one Blake......
Name: Ricki Farrell () on Wednesday, February 21, 2001 at 23:07:13
City and State: Fullerton, CA
Message: Sharon B.: What happened? I'm assuming that you didn't get my email yesterday because I'm having a lot of trouble sending today. We were all ready for you and Mikey. Let's reschedule! Missed you.
Name: Raymond Smith () on Wednesday, February 21, 2001 at 18:35:44
City and State: Portland, Oregon
Message: Hey there Dale Craig. Thanks for the infromation. What's your brother doing living up here in the Great Northwest's? He is like a 4 hour drive from here. Add one more cougar up here in the North's. I couldn't find his name in the HHS Alumni Directory and it said about you at your last know address living not far from your old address(it says that you're living on 119th street). Say hi to him will ya!
Name: DALE CRAIG () on Wednesday, February 21, 2001 at 14:24:10
City and State: HAWTHORNE CA
Message: RAY MY BROTHER LIVES IN MARYSVILLE WASHINGTON WORKING FOR ATT DAD WORKS AT GROUNDNET AND DOES NOT RIDE HIS BIKE TO WORK MOM DAD & I ARE DOING FINE TAKING CARE OF NINE CATS LET YOUR SISTER KNOW THAT I SAID HI THANKS AGAIN AND GOD BLESS DALE CRAIG SPIRIT OF 76
Name: Roni Kobel () on Wednesday, February 21, 2001 at 14:08:22
City and State: Huntington Beach, CA
Message: Hi, everybody! I haven't checked in for quite awhile, but I wanted to find out if the class of '76 was having a 25-year reunion.... doesn't look like it. Are any of you '76-ers going to Prom Night 2001????
Hey Roni, Glad you're back. Haven't heard anything about a class of 76 - 25 year reunion, but I'm sure there are going to be a few 76ers at Prom Night 2001. Sharon Bierman and Shawna Hatcher have already signed in and I'm sure there'll be more as time gets close. We need more 70's and 80's people there and once a few sign up, the rest will follow suit. I hope you and the rest of the Treckman clan are planning on attending. It's going to be a fun night for all in attendance.
Name: Raymond Smith () on Wednesday, February 21, 2001 at 11:07:01
City and State: Portland, Oregon
Message: Dale Craig! Wow, that a name I haven't heard let alone seen for years! I used to be good friend with your brother until time of changed and we were neighbors for what.....12 years? You used to be a hard guy on us lil kids but as we got older you turn out to be ok dude. How's you brother Jeff doing? And does your Dad still ride his bike? Take care dude
Name: Janice Henderson () on Wednesday, February 21, 2001 at 03:46:18
City and State: Torrance, Ca.
Message: In response to Bob Jensen's questions about the black and red house. I grew up on 135th and an elderly couple named Marge and Jack lived in that house. I don't remember their last name but Marge had been a Ziegfeld Follies dancer in her younger days. I don't think the house is still there.
Name: Maria () on Wednesday, February 21, 2001 at 03:21:10
City and State: Torrance, CA
Message: John, thank you for this wonderful web site. Just reading some of the entries brought back so many wonderful memories. In looking further into the web site I saw that Mr. Atkins, my English teacher has "passed on." I am so sorry to hear that. He was so nice. Does anybody know when Mr. Atkins passed away and of what cause. I can't believe how badly I felt.
Hi Maria, Glad you like the website. I don't know when Mr. Atkins passed, but I'm sure someone can help out on this one. Does anyone know?
Name: Don Di Tomasso () on Wednesday, February 21, 2001 at 01:08:23
Maiden: no way
City and State: Torrance, CA
Message: Mike Backus,
Mow your grass not smoke it....:) (Hard to accomplish in Oregon rain)....I feel badly you had to manually type pig-latin when there are numerous Pig-Latin translators on the web....but Oh...you had a great time writing.....
Now boys, you'll both be standing in the corner for the rest of the period if you can't be nice.....
Name: ike-May ackus-Bay () on Tuesday, February 20, 2001 at 22:30:02
E-Mail: forget it!
City and State: ugene-Eay, regon-Oay
Message: ave-Hay a ood-gay ednesday-Way, ougar-Cays! :-)
Name: Kathleen Griffin () on Tuesday, February 20, 2001 at 19:51:37
City and State: San Pedro, CA
Message: I know this is kinda "dorky" but, I still play Flute with the Palos Verdes Wind Ensemble. We are looking for folks who are still playing their instruments (doesn't matter how well) or who would like to pick them up again (Like I did). We meet on Wednesday Evenings at Los Angeles Harbor College in San Pedro. Please email me if you are interesting in joining us. We range in ages from 16 to 80 and play everything from Classical to Swing. Our conductor is Richard Babcock who is the head of Chadwick School's Music Department. I know there are a lot of you "ol band bods" out there. Come play with us! I believe I am the lone Cougar in the group and I'm surrounded by Warriors, Spartans, Mustangs, and Bunnyrabbits??
Sounds like fun Cougs. All you horn people get down there and back up Kathleen.
Name: DR TAZ () on Tuesday, February 20, 2001 at 19:15:05
City and State: HAWTHORNE CA
Message: TO ROASTY PERKINS: MAY THE BOWLING GODS BE WITH YOU TONIGHT
SIGNED DR.TAZMO TUGBOAT
Hey Dr. Tugboat, Please do not abuse the Feedback God. I know you're new and don't understand that I'm on this side of the curtain doing all this by hand (sorta like the Wizard ). This can be emailed. Thanks...
Name: Don () on Tuesday, February 20, 2001 at 14:44:58
E-Mail: Di Tomasso
Maiden: seule personne
City and State: Torrance, CA
Message: Joe Mailander - Wundervolle Geschichte! Ich weise Sie erfolgreichen Geschaftstatigkeiten zu
Doris Donaldson - Sono deluso. Scrivo bene egualmente. Le rotture scorrono dai miei occhi.
Mike Backus - O sustento na escrita mas mantem sua roupa em.
Everyone else - Mens sana in corpore sano
Name: Doris () on Tuesday, February 20, 2001 at 12:23:45
City and State: Twin Falls, Idaho !!
Message: Sharon ... So glad to hear "Mr. Spaulding" is doing well, and please tell him that nickname put ME in stitches!!! ha! Looking forward to meeting you both at PROM NITE 2001! Another great story by Mike Backus incidentally! Thank you Mike!
Name: LEEROY FELDERRUSTER () on Tuesday, February 20, 2001 at 12:16:16
City and State: manhaddan beechs
Message: YUP! LEEROY'S BAK Imd manhaddan beechs.
Name: Dale Craig () on Tuesday, February 20, 2001 at 11:55:09
City and State: Hawthorne Ca
Message: TO JOHN BAKER THIS IS MESSAGE TO TELL THAT YOU HAVE A GREAT WEB SITE I WILL BE AT CRUISE NIGHT ON APRIL 6 I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO MEETING YOU AND MANY ALUMNI THERE HOPE TO SEE V-5 AND V-6 AND MANY OTHERS FROM THE CLASS OF THE SPIRIT OF 76 THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES
SIGNED DR TAZ (AKA) DALE CRAIG
PS I STOPPED SMOKING SIX YEARS AGO AND I FEEL GEART
Craig, We'll be there. Thanks....
Name: DALE CRAIG () on Tuesday, February 20, 2001 at 09:06:22
City and State: HAWTHORNE,CA
Message: SHERRIE I'M DOING GREAT STILL LIVING IN HAWTHORNE WORKING WITH GROUND NET EXPRESS IN TORRANCE IN DISPATCH WITH MY DAD HE'S BEEN WORKING FOR 3 1/2 YEARS HERE AND I'VE BEEN HERE ALMOST 15 YEARS WORKING VERY HARD. SUSAN IS LIVING IN ALABAMA WITH FOUR KIDS AND IS ON DISABILITY GIVE A CALL TO ME AT THE OFFICE 888-213-7700 BETWEEN 6:00AM & 4:00PM HAVE GREAT DAY ALL YOU COUGAR & COUGARETTES WITH WARM GREETINGS DR TAZ AKA DALE CRAIG
Name: Carl Tank () on Tuesday, February 20, 2001 at 08:12:02
City and State: Los Angeles, CA
Message: The Multi-Class Reunion Committee-(1970 to 1973) is the ready to send out our first mailing! Though we have made many contacts via this site (Thanks John)- yes, there are still many Cougars who still use "snail-mail". Please take a moment to visit our site, by clicking the link in "Reunions", here in Cougar Town. If you have an address for one of our "missing persons", PLEASE forward it to me, or if you are from one of the other years, forward it to the contact for that year. For those who may have book marked it, I have moved the site to a new host-and have made quite a few changes and additions to it! Please visit us again, and fill out our survey form. Thanks! Carl Tank 1971 http://www.geocities.com/bainestank/multi.html
Sorry Carl that I haven't made the changes yet on the Reunions page. I will do it now.
Name: Keith D. Jones () on Tuesday, February 20, 2001 at 01:52:03
City and State: Honolulu, HI
Message: Eddie Matthews was also the first person on the first issue of Sports Illustrated. I was lucky enough to meet Dale Earnhardt in Vegas during the last Vegas 500. He was at the Nascar Cafe. Didn't think of it much then but now that he is gone his death gets me thinking more and more how vunerable we are and no one in indestructable.
Name: Alan Nelson () on Monday, February 19, 2001 at 23:33:06
City and State: Parker, Az
Message: The Mr. Goodwrench Chevy and it's assigned #3 are the property of Richard Childress, who owned Dale's car and team, and is licensed through him for the remainder of the 2001 season. It remains to be seen what will become of the Black #3. The racing world lost a legend last Sunday. The man who bridged the gap between the "Good Ole Boys" moonshine-running racers, and the athletes that are in the sport now. I've seen the Intimidator run many times at Phoenix and twice at Vegas. I have stood in awe of his talent, drive and determination to win. There are some who may feel that NASCAR and HHS don't have much in common, but growing up in Southern California was all about racing cars. Whether the hot 1/4 mile of Lions or OC Raceway, the twisting turns of Riverside, the wide banks of Ontario Motor Speedway, the dirt oval at Ascot, or impromptu drags on Hawthorne Blvd. and Hermosa Ave, we all have a little racer in us, and respect those who are masters of the sport. God Bless Dale Earnhardt and the Earnhardt Family. May the Checkered flag wave for you always.
Name: Susie O'Gorman () on Monday, February 19, 2001 at 23:00:02
City and State: Hawthorne, Calif.
Message: Hi Linda Reynolds: I don't remember what class we were in together, but was thrilled to see a message from you. I too stopped at Rite Note everyday on my way home from school. If you remember me please e-mail me @ firstname.lastname@example.org. I now live in Azalea, Oregon & will be at the 40yr. reunion on April 7th. I'll be flying in for this, my first ever reunion. As for the Setterberg's I don't know where they moved to. Susie
Name: Mike Backus () on Monday, February 19, 2001 at 22:37:25
City and State: Eugene, OR
Message: As is often the case, the most interesting characters in our lives do not always put themselves in a highly visible position. They are the people quietly pulling down their 'A's in honors classes, performing miracles with wood and metal in the shop classes, or just being quietly quirky in the background. The class of '74 had it's odd cartoonist, taking his lunch by the shop buildings with his close friends every day to stay out of the social spotlight, or the occasional lock picker, so adept at manipulating the Master combination locks used on our lockers that once he was finally apprehended for switching lockers locks and contents, the Master Lock Company sent a technician out to ask, "How are you doing this?" But of all the strange, the mysterious and the fascinating individuals in the Class of '74, the character that stands out in my memory is one who was known to us throughout our senior year only as "The Green Phantom". This was not someone who could be satisfied with watching his friends get sick on cheap wine or playing slap and tickle with female classmates. This person not only managed to break into various locked buildings on the HHS campus in the dead of night without damaging door, lock or window, they managed to make tiny green footprints appear, looking as if they walked up 20 ft walls and across the ceiling. I could demand that this specter come forward and tell us the full story. I could point you towards the e-mail list for the Class of '74 to look for the Coug with the audacity to use the address "green-phantom". Instead I will just appeal to the generosity, and I suspect, the well hidden sense of showmanship, that brought us these stunts some 27 years ago. Step forward Green Phantom, and share all!
Name: Art La Mere () on Monday, February 19, 2001 at 21:46:08
City and State: Bettendorf Ia
Message: John in reading the past comment about would dale jr. take the number three. I would not be surprised if the #3 is retired and no one use it. It seems to me that there was one other driver killed in the number 3 car Neil Bonnett. I could be wrong but if jr. takes the # 3 It is possible that it well go to DEI and used on the bud car. Who knows.
GOD BLESS THE EARNHARDT FAMILY
We'll see how this all pans out as time goes on.
Name: joseph mailander () on Monday, February 19, 2001 at 21:26:27
City and State: los angeles, ca
Message: So, you want stories? I have hundreds, because, unfortunately, I am nearly autistic in memory, regardless of how many brain cells I drown in Bombay Sapphire in any particular evening. Here's but one:
One of my best friends from high school (let's just call him "Michael D" '75) became president of that fabled service organization, the Knights. "Michael" was always destined to be a superlative businessman. Even in high school, no bake sales with Sees suckers for "Michael". We all loved movies at the time. Instead of a bake sale, and under "Michael's" direction, three of us, Michael and the Feen and I, took a bus to Hollywood soon after "Michael's" ascendancy to the presidency of the Knights (we couldn't even drive yet), and we bargained with a guy at a movie paraphenalia store named (I kid you not) "Tiny", who said he could get us a print of American Graffiti, a movie that was just barely out of current release, for a day. But we had to sign a contract, even with the Devil and his surrogate Tiny, that we wouldn't run the print more than once in a 24 hour period. Well, somehow, I think by accident, and with nobody at all at fault, we ran it three times, and somehow we publicized the hell out of all three screenings, in different places--even the Daily Breeze picked it up. If you looked at the Class of '68 sign, it said only one time at a time, then it would change the time the next day, then the next day...anyway, somehow the movie was screened three times, and we made $5,000--those are $5,000 1973 dollars--enough that we had more money than even student council. At the end of the year, we were able to "sell" our Knights sweaters back to the club for $50 apiece, even though we had bought them for $15 apiece. Oh, and we had a nice three day retreat in Arrowhead--a planning meeting where we did not much more than "plan" how to spend all the money. Tiny must have died 20 years ago, though later he did sell me a one-sheet to Last Tango in Paris at a very favorable price. It was in "Michael's" blood, as he has, since college, worked exclusively at the major studios, one of which you might know by its mouse, and is now at a new studio. I sure hope the statute has run on all this, and that Tiny's progeny don't read the site.
Well "Pass the Buttah" if that wasn't HHS entreprenuership at it's best.......or was it jail time waiting to happen. It's funny what you'll do when your in high school. You can always fall back on "HEY, I didn't know".
And to Michael....did you change your last name to Eisner? Thanks joseph
Name: Debra Pettit () on Monday, February 19, 2001 at 21:16:59
City and State: Camarillo, CA 93012
Message: Thanks to Glenn Crist for telling me about this web site. It's a lot of fun to check out the names!
Welcome aboard Debra......
Name: Sharon MacDonald () on Monday, February 19, 2001 at 21:02:28
City and State: Burlington, Wisconsin
Message: I have heard that there may be some contractual things that may keep Dale Jr. from taking over #3. Waltrip and Dale Jr. drive for DEI, but the #3 car belongs to Childress Racing. In this area, many feel that due to the impact that Dale Earnhardt had on NASCAR, they should retire his number. While I am a Rusty Wallace fan, Dale Sr. always knew how to get things stirred up and made for some exciting racing. It will be interesting to see what happens to the famous #3. Also for you older baseball fans, Eddie Matthews passed away yesterday. He will be remembered for his hitting prowess and for the fact that he is the only player to play for the Braves in all 3 cities (Boston, Milwaukee, and Atlanta).
Name: Sharon () on Monday, February 19, 2001 at 20:31:52
City and State: Long Beach, CA
Message: Thank you Doris for concern about Jim. He is doing very well. The tumor was benign and he's on the mend. We expect him home sometime this week. Thanks to everyone in Cougartown for your blood donations and prayers. We will be at prom night together dancing up a storm, that is if Ramma and Yamma leave any room on the dance floor. One thing, I now call Jim Mr. Spaulding now as his head is stitched on the side in the manner of a baseball. He's got a great sense of humor. Thanks again. Sharon
Great News Sharon. We'll see you there.