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Name: John Baker () on Friday, March 2, 2001 at 10:46:14
Class: 62
Message: Here's an interesting Hawthorne diner from the mid 50's. This picture was donated by Walt Dixon through Tom Quintana, and shows the DeLuz Grill on 140th and Hawthorne Bl. After a fire in the diner, the paint store next door took over the whole location. Century 21 presently occupies the space.
Do any of you early Cougars remember this place?

Name: Patty (V5) () on Friday, March 2, 2001 at 10:42:58
Maiden: valencia
Class: 1974
Message: GS Cookies! I have a little Brownie who was too shy to sell except over the phone. Today is her first cookie booth at Bristol Farms and she can't go cuz she has the flu. I have one unhappy Brownie on my hands this morning. So yes, you can still buy cookies directly from a scout, but they have to be older girls! The toughest hurdle so far is to get our troop of the littlest Brownies to understand that when someone gives you $20 for 3 boxes, the change isn't $30! Happy Birthday to the Mom B and THANK YOU George and Trisha. I stayed out waaaayyyy too late, but had a wonderful time.

Name: Laurie Kelleher () on Friday, March 2, 2001 at 09:55:01
Maiden: Bednarski
Class: 74
City and State: New York, NY
Message: To Concerned cougar: No, I don't see your point. I'm sorry if this site doesn't meet up with your expectations, but it means many different things to many different people. I don't think it's right for you to try and dictate what type of things cougars should write about. I am no longer living on the left coast and love hearing the various types of stories cougars talk about. There aren't any coug's living in Manhattan and reading the different feedbacks makes me feel a little more connected, whether they're about reunions or earthquake fish tank disasters. (By the way, poor fish!) Love to all, Laurie
As for the Green Phantom, I got a message from a fellow 74'er and he informed me that the Phantom was actually THREE people! Now my curiosity is up. Anyone have any more details on who the 3 people were?

Name: Judy DeGrazia Blomsterberg () on Friday, March 2, 2001 at 09:46:23
Maiden: Onmysoapbox....again
Class: 64
City and State: Torrance, CA
Message: Vietnam story for ya...just to show you the power of the internet.. back in the late 60's, as a supporter of the war in Vietnam, I purchased my POW/MIA bracelet.. (you remember those, don't ya?) After the war, I tried to find out what happened to the man who's name was on my bracelet that I wore for so long, but never could find him.. My Janny found him on a Vietnam War site..and we made the connection..(he lives in Virginia) I just mailed "his" bracelet to him... Thanks Joe Mobley..I love you for offering the ultimate gift!
Now, for Sue Bierman King, Thanks kid, for spreading the PROM NITE word.. we have to all get in there and give, give, give..'til it hurts..we can't allow people to live without the knowledge.. we have to get them all in the flock... we have to dig deep..let it hurt..and have our focus.. they can't go on in the dark.. (gee, I'm sorry, I got carried away. That was the "give to the Pagen Baby fund" speech the nuns gave in Catholic school)..anyway, thanks Sue.. we want to get the word out anyway we can.
Judy Wudy.. On a Rowdy quest & what's a Pagen baby anyway?

Name: RAMMA LAMMA () on Friday, March 2, 2001 at 09:39:38
Message: Well here's one we agree on YAMMA LAMMA! I couldn't have said it better! Hey Bob Boo or Boo Boo (I still prefer Bobby Boo)! Whatcha doin'? Aint hurd frum ya in a coon's age. (oompahpahoompahpah) Saw an ad in today's newspaper advertising for adult tapdancers. Know we won't be doin' any tapdancin' at the PROM but it might help to make me more graceful (ok, John Boy! there's your gimme -- don't miss this one!) Oh BB, can't hardly wait for PROM NITE 2001. Hope it's real crowded so we have ta dance close. And maybe I could tap dance at the PROM fer everbody!
More Graceful??!! Have your picture taken with an elephant seal wearing a tutu......

Name: DALE CRAIG () on Friday, March 2, 2001 at 09:35:42
Class: 76
City and State: HAWTHORNE CA
Message: TO Keith & Jim : Thanks for the kind words you said on the feedback page I just want to say that feedback page is interesting to show that the students at HHS are like yourself are like family to me I get a lot of positive things out of it. Susan Bierman King I wish I would have known about the mini reunion at George's believe me I would have been there telling stories of my past. Everybody on the feedback page have great weekend. Try to stay dry.
Signed the biggest cougar backer DALE

Same to you, thanks Dale....

Name: Don Di Tomasso () on Thursday, March 1, 2001 at 23:50:27
Maiden: try'n to decide
Class: 75 BC
City and State: Torrance, Cowlickfornia
Message: Date: Fri, 02 Mar 2001 00:47:23 -0500
"Thanks also to Mighty Mo and Dom T. Tommy is alive and well in Manhattan Beach, Dom. " Wade Greasby,
Do you mean Tom Deuel? .... He lives in Manhattan Beach?

Name: JIM SLOEY () on Thursday, March 1, 2001 at 23:43:46
Class: 66
City and State: redondo beach, ca
Message: Blake it was the great white steamer. Gee I wonder whatever happened to it? KEITH?

Name: Kathy Frankforter () on Thursday, March 1, 2001 at 23:41:55
Maiden: Tom's Wife
Class: 79
City and State: Redondo Beach, CA
Message: Have not been in here for awhile but thought I'd pop on over.
Hope it's ok-
Wow-Classmates is losing steam since raising their price. I do know a great song that is a must to dance to at your prom night. Remember "Brick House?" By the Commodores? Great tuner...How about "Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress" by the Hollies? How about a little Rick James? From the 50's...The Classics..."Til Then" ---- The Delfonics and the Casinos, "Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye" Good tune to slow dance to.
Well, sounds like your prom night is coming right along and I think it's a cool idea. Now, if I get my alumni (West High School) to get their act together maybe we could do a "Prom Night." I think the "Cougars" know how to have fun and let their hair down...:}

Hi Kathy, Glad you came by. Hope the Warrior site is growing and hey, grab your HHS hubby and come on to the Prom. You won't be disappointed.

Name: Susan King () on Thursday, March 1, 2001 at 23:21:42
Maiden: Bierman
Class: 1974 (Mom's favorite!)
City and State: Thousand Oaks, CA
Message: Well, I think it's time for a happy update. Just last Saturday night, good ol' George Hunter '74, put together a mini-reunion at his home in West LA. What a blast! Baby sis and I attended along with V5, Nancy Petros, , Betsy Watts (76), Dan & Judy Dews, Rick Perius, Barry & Jill Smith, Terrie Farrelly, Jim Magdaleno, Randy Leonard, Art Hernandez, Rick (73) & Janis Weaver, Alan (73) & Kevin Forbess (75), Mike (73) & Marla Allen Clemens (74), Dirk (73) and Kathleen Bailey, Paul & Denise Dye Bartasavich (74) and the great NEIL MINAMI, former HHS coach and teacher. Did I forget anyone?? Gosh I hope not. I wish and certainly hope that ALL of you get the opportunity to see each other again like this! What wonderful friends Cougars are! Laughter like that is truly good medicine. Thank you George and Trisha for good food, a well stocked bar and a fabulous guest list. Didn't get home until after 2 a.m. George even took up a little collection so we could make a donation in memory of Mike McClain to his favorite charity - the Shriners. I talked up the Prom to this group and will hound them unmercifully until they have all sent in their ticket $$! And yes George, I still owe you lunch but YOU'RE buying!! We missed you V6 and Greg Goode. I'm working on a lunch date with Konnie Krislock - who wants to join us?? Oh, and a belated but very Happy Birthday to my own Mom B and Mike Backus' Mom B (Feb 27). You sneaky dog, Mike, you beat me to it!!
You keep working on them Sue. If you need help, we'll send the Rowdys.

Name: Janet Burkett () on Thursday, March 1, 2001 at 23:20:18
Maiden: Humphreys
Class: 62
City and State: Mission Viejo, Ca
Message: Alan, If you're looking for girl scouts selling cookies, then you haven't been to Mission Viejo! At least six will grab you and put a box of those thin mints in your hands every time you come out of Pavillions...right Dennis? Of course there's always about 12 moms and dads with them. Too bad, but now days I wouldn't want a kid going door to door by themselves selling anything! One more thing we never had to worry about as kids.
And, John, I'm with you.....where we goin??

Anywhere away from this spot right here.

Name: Keith D. Jones () on Thursday, March 1, 2001 at 23:04:18
Class: 76
City and State: Honolulu, HI
Message: Jimbo, don't know what they did I wasn;t there but whatever it was it had to hurt someone. And I am with you on Dale Craig being Leroy. Do you think maybe he's a Mole. I think I saw Dale on Temptation Island. Not sure though haven't seen him in a few years. Big Dale how have you been?

Name: Blake () on Thursday, March 1, 2001 at 22:20:41
Class: 67
City and State: Tor.Ca
Message: JB. Wasn't the Great White Steamship, the one that took Us Cougars all the way to Catalina just before graduation on Senior's trips? I remember after arriving on the island, we made the great escape. We pooled our money together and rented a minimoke,(remember those little front engine jeep like autos)? We soon discovered that the only road we could find out of town. lead to the dump. We also found that there was a wooden block under the gas pedal, to control the speed,. Rather than remove the block we found it was easier to just bend the gas pedal up until it bent enough to give us the full throttle. Racers never die. It wasn't monster truck racing but we did have the fastest moke, Life as I remember Blake
Yep, That was the very same Great White Steamship, and I do remember renting those little cars with the fringe on top.

Name: Judy DeGrazia Blomsterberg () on Thursday, March 1, 2001 at 22:08:08
Maiden: rubberneckingalumnilist
Class: 64
City and State: Torrance, CA
Message: RICK OLIVER.. DALE LARSON.. two more people from the 50's checking in... get in there boys and read up on PROM NITE on Aug. 18th 2001. And how about all those 70's & 80's kids. New names everyday that have no idea what's goin' on here.. """PROM NITE""' Everyone's invited!! Go to the banner at the top of the page and get your tickets and get with it!! Now, for Walter Holt.. I don't think you're going anywhere Bunky, especially leaving CT. Don't make me come get you Walt.. I never, and I mean "never" listen to negative feedback..there's way too much positive going on to be bothered.. and that's what you're little arrow down button is for. (and don't you dare touch that arrow down button while I'm talking!!) Now, there's work to do.. cut the c**p and start looking for that Prom Dress and Tux..and brush up on your Rock and Roll.. (geesh, this is harder than I thought.) Judy Wudy.. acting like a Jewish Nun..
A Jewish WHAT??!!

Name: Wade Greasby () on Thursday, March 1, 2001 at 21:53:55
Class: 73
City and State: Hunt bch
Message: Message to the Sloey brothers, thanks for the e-mail. My dad would've been proud. It was a great night with my two boys rootin' OU on. This CT is the best thing that any Coug can ask for. Catching up with all is great. Happy B-Day to Jan C. Thanks also to Mighty Mo and Dom T. Tommy is alive and well in Manhattan Beach, Dom. Mighty Mo, K and L are alive and well in Colo Sps. Have you seen JD? To all the Scarlet and Gold this Dr Pepper is for you. We need a gig at 26st. Where's Willis? Going snow boarding see you soon out

Name: Cindy Colby () on Thursday, March 1, 2001 at 20:26:59
Maiden: Maxson
Class: 63
City and State: Laguna Hills, CA
Message: OK kids, this is an open forum, if you don't enjoy some of the posts, don't read them. I personally look forward to reading feedback every night, most of it is really funny (Mike Backus, Walter Holt) I read everything, I don't always like everything that I read but that is tough, that is my problem not yours. Walter, don't go away, you know what they say if they can't take a joke.
I have a bike story, I think I was either in fifth or sixth grade, my friend and I rode to the beach, Manhattan I think, on our way back home we got lost, we went to a house and called our parents, I was really scared, I figured that I was lost forever, turns out that we were on Isis just on the other side of Anza from where we lived on 122nd. I really laugh now when I think of how scared I was.
John, great job, I for one won't go away, I know where I came from and I am proud of it.
Always a Coug, Cindy

I got lost on the Great White Steamship one time when I was about 6. I walked in the port head door and walked out on the starboard was I turned around. I thought we were backing up. Someone had to find my parents, but I thought I was lost for good.

Name: Art La Mere () on Thursday, March 1, 2001 at 20:24:04
Class: 73
City and State: Bettendorf Ia.
Message: First is this the WWF or WCW, No I think it is FEEDBACK. Not heard much of prom night, cruise night just stuff (clean word) about concerned or not if and bob who big deal move on have fun with this and enjoy the renewed freindships from HHS and the fun we all had or some of us. Well now that I have said my two cents. Back to feedback and whos mad at whom. enjoy life and CT. some day it may all be got. There was a QUOTE from a man in LA couple of years ago that went like this. CAN'T WE ALL JUST GET ALONG????????? John god bless and keep up the reffing

I'm about to shut it down and go away for awhile. Janet, let's go somewhere....

Name: Alan Nelson () on Thursday, March 1, 2001 at 20:04:34
Class: '73
City and State: Parker, Az
Message: I was just sitting here, reading Feedback and munching on a few "Thin Mints" and it hit me! What in the heck happened to Girl Scout Cookies???? Remember when a cute little, pig-tailed girl would come to the door, carting a big bag full of boxes of cookies, and you bought them then and there? Or you could buy them out in front of the Boy's Market from a folding table? (For about 50 cents for a big box) Now a parent you work with brings in an order form, fills it out, then a few weeks later brings you the cookies and you pay for them. THREE BUCKS for about 40 cookies in a box so small a hamster would get claustrophobic! I got Girl Scout Cookies every year for the last 10, and have YET to even SEE a Girl Scout. OK. There. I've got it off my chest and feel better. But I still miss the old way.
Well at least we're picking on the Girl Scouts of America now. I'll tell you I don't know where you came up with a count of 40 cookies in a box. I paid about 4 bucks and got about 12 cookies. Not demeaning scouting folks, just stating facts. If the Girl Scouts get the lions share, then that's all that matters.
I can remember selling donuts door to door in the Boy Scouts and charging a dollar a box when you could buy a dozen glazed donuts at Winchells for 60 cents (geez, I'm sounding like my parents). We had no problem selling them.

Name: Petey () on Thursday, March 1, 2001 at 19:39:43
E-Mail: bigkellwhydon'tyoucomeupandseemesometime?.com
Maiden: Hoody
Class: 1972
City and State: Beaver
Message: John I forgot about the alligator farm. I loved that place. The huge tortoises and the flamingos were as cool as the alligators. I must have been about six or seven when we went there. Thanks again John for CT and helping recall these past experiences. The ol' grey mare. See you in the future.

Name: maria () on Thursday, March 1, 2001 at 19:12:03
Maiden: Juaneza
Class: 80
City and State: Torrance, CA
Message: Hey Cougs, don't you think that it's silly to let what one person say ruin what fun you are having? Especially from someone like Concerned Cougar. He/She said so himself or herself that for 2 years now he/she has been reading this feedback site, yet he/she has never ever written anything. That sounds to me like a lot of people from HHS, lonely, wanting to be a part of the group, yet unable to join in for fear of saying or doing something that will make them look stupid. Actually, I feel sorry for Concerned Cougar, he has been out there for years just reading and not participating, and when he/she did, his or her biggest fear came true, not only that he got dumped on. For you, Concerned Coug, why don't you tell us some of your memories. Maybe you could start with something small. It doesn't even have to be funny, just try not to be mean. Remember, the kinds of things that you like to read are some of things that others like to read also. And for you Walt, I have enjoyed your wonderful stories, though I am new to this site, I can tell from the response to your departure that many will be left saddened should you really leave us. We can't wait till the Prom to hear from you. From one Cougar to another.... COME BACK!!!

Name: JIM SLOEY () on Thursday, March 1, 2001 at 19:09:35
Maiden: hoodsdaman
Class: 66
City and State: REDONDO BEACH, CA
Message: Happy birthday Betty! Mary its tough when our "little" brothers and sisters reach 50 isn't it. Well I think the mystery is solved John. Was there a prize or not? I know the identity of Leroy Fellerwhatever. Its got to be Dale Craig. Has to be, the writing style is unmistakable. Dale very good. And as to your accusation Baker that I am Another Really concerned Cougar, please don't make accusations you can't prove. OK I am, but it was certainly not intended as anything harmful, if anyone was offended I apologize, it was a light hearted attempt to inject some humor. Walter, Walter, Walter, enough said. So Keith how did you get "the large one" out of the hole in the floor? Tell us Keith I bet it involves a bicycle, an earthquake, 4 aquariums and a bike rack. Madam Chairwoman I always read your posts, in fact I read everyone's except Leeroy's, tell Mr. Spaulding to keep up the good work! And as a show of solidarity for my buddy Walter a fellow classmate from 1966, this shall be my last post until I write next time. Morris write some time!
Sometimes I can't believe I put this stuff up here.

Name: Harry Plotkin () on Thursday, March 1, 2001 at 19:01:32
Maiden: Old Codger
Class: 52/97
City and State: Harbor City, CA
Message: Greetings to all Cougars and especially to West-enders. I continue to receive e-mails from former students - what a rewarding experience. Walter Holt: as my former student I am NOT giving you permission to boycott feedback. You would be depriving us of much enjoyment. Many of you Wiseburners had or knew Marie Gardener. I'm sorry to report that she passed away on Monday, February 26, 2001. On September 7th of this year she would have been 100 years old. She was still corresponding with former students from Montana - a great teacher and a great lady! Her services will be held on Monday, March 5th at Inglewood Cemetery, Manchester Chapel at 1:00 PM. Some time ago Marie fell and broke her pelvis. As is frequently the case she rapidly went down hill. I'm told she was not in any pain. Kathy and I plan on attending. Much love to all, HCH
Thanks Harry, I know she'll be missed be her students and peers.

Name: Doris () on Thursday, March 1, 2001 at 18:49:30
Maiden: Donaldson
Class: '57
me 2

Name: DALE C () on Thursday, March 1, 2001 at 18:45:07
Class: 76
City and State: FOSTER FREEZE CA


Name: Anita Young () on Thursday, March 1, 2001 at 18:32:39
E-Mail: or
Maiden: Aceves
Class: 1978
City and State: Newberg, OR
Message: Some more 70's music for the prom's true, most of the people I knew from the 70's absolutely HATED DISCO, so, more music from the 70's, not Disco or Bubble Gum, some danceable, but I'm sure of the bands I mention that don't sound danceable, I'll bet they may have one or two tunes that are....Steely Dan, Genesis, Supertramp, Cat Stevens, Led Zeppelin, Rush, Yes, ZZ Top, Robin Trower, Jeff Beck, Kiss, The Who, The Stones, Elton John, Budgie, ELO, Tom Petty, Foreigner, Journey, Jefferson Starship, Grand Funk Railroad, Atlanta Rhythm Section,Allman Brothers, Alice Cooper, Lynyrd Skynrd, Utopia w/ Todd Rundgren, David Bowie, Jackson Browne, Pink Floyd...I'm sure there are a few bands I have missed here, so other 70's people who hated Disco and Bubble gum, help me out! Also, some 70's memories for ya....remember the weekend kegger parties? The one's that happened almost every weekend? The one's where word of mouth spread them and there was always one of the cool garage bands of the time playing in the garage or back yard....the beer, the smoke, the music so loud you had to go in the house and sometimes, even into the head to have a decent conversation with someone (that is, if there wasn't someone in there already, puking their guts out on either too much beer or thinking they could mix beer, Jack Daniels and Champagne!). The hip huggers, bell bottoms, Levi's 501's, leather jackets, jean jackets with embroidered sh*t on them, tube tops, halter tops, the "Farrah" do's,....or in Karna's ceramics class, those tunes from aforementioned bands blasting out of the stereo in her class to inspire us crazy artsy, doped-up kids to wilder and stranger ceramic visions....ah, those were the wild, good ol' days in the 70's I remember most! I'll bet there are a bunch of you 70's people out there going .....Yeah, I can relate! The movie " Almost Famous" and the TV show "That 70's Show" are good examples of what it was "REALLY" like to be a teen in the 70's!
it just sounds wonderful...

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