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Here's one you haven't heard in a LONG time....... Jimmy Rodgers
Name: Bob Poorman () on Tuesday, March 13, 2001 at 11:00:13
City and State: Wayzata, MN
Message: DJ & Laura - I too lived on Gale but Im sure it was after Dan had left. If I remember correctly though Azze still lived there. We were at 11640 during my HHS days. And to complete the 7 stages of Kevin Bacon, DJ we lived in an apartment building owned by the Rotella's. John Rotella was a football coach at Morningside High where I believe you said your sister went to school. Okay that was a bit of a stretch but a connection nonetheless! The Lococo's (Maria, Frank, etc) lived across the street. Maria, you still out there? Reading some early pages I saw your name but you seemed to have disappeared.
Name: Richard Steelman () on Tuesday, March 13, 2001 at 10:59:03
City and State: Alpine, UT
Message: Nostalgia has struck!
Hey Richard, Welcome back to HHS and the 60's......what was your first car?
Name: Pauline Matthew () on Tuesday, March 13, 2001 at 10:14:12
City and State: Oak Hills, CA.
Message: My first car was a 1954 white Ford. It was given to me as a Christmas present from my parents. It only had 35,000 miles on it. That was in 1966. From there I moved on to a 1966 Ford Mustang with a 3 speed. What a beautiful car.
Name: Judy DeGrazia Blomsterberg () on Tuesday, March 13, 2001 at 09:21:21
Maiden: Notdrivin' therRESCUE8anymore
City and State: Torrance, CA
Message: Regarding first cars.. made me laugh.. After borrowing mom's bright red station wagon in high school (called the Rescue 8) by all my friends from H.H.S. I bought my first car from my (then) boyfriend-"A mint green '57 Chevy".. sold it to Maureen Trott and Buzzy Fleshman when they were married..and bought a little black '66 Mustang.."loved that car" after 9 years I blew the engine..(didn't know you had to service it regularly..(does that ring a bell Marsha?) Now all I have to do is get that '57 Chevy back for PROM NITE..and I can keep my promise to Janny to steam up those windows in the parking lot in a '57 Chevy.. Now, back to the mailbox to wait for more PROM NITE ticket money..
Judy Wudy On a quest
No Judy, 9 years isn't "regularly". The clue is when you hear the pistons swapping holes, you've waited a little too long to change the oil.
Name: MILLIE ROBERTS () on Tuesday, March 13, 2001 at 01:36:29
City and State: Paso Robles, CA
Message: Hi John, OK, you win, I'll be there, April 6th, or die trying! With some changes and planning! I remember, my first car, a 1955, English Ford Console. A little offbeat for the times, but it had one redeeming thing, we could stack a lot of girls in it, go to the beach, and park in a half-space or less!! It went forever on a gallon of gas, for about .25; my lawnmower doesn't do much for a quarter!! Those were the days!! Ah, youth!! Millie
Thanks Millie, we'll see you there.
Name: Ray Hahn () on Tuesday, March 13, 2001 at 01:02:32
City and State: Encinitas CA
Message: Just read Doris Donaldsons question about the candy store across from the Washington Street school (feedback p371). That store was owned by my grand parents the Harvey's. It was the front of their house and I lived there in the early 50's. There was also a small market that also sold candy just to the east called Reaims.
Thanks Ray, I think we have the answer to every Hawthorne question right here in Feedback. Just gotta wait for the answerer to read it. I don't remember that store at all. What year was Hawthorne Intermediate built?
Name: Debbie Sims () on Monday, March 12, 2001 at 23:34:23
City and State: Santa Clarita, CA
Message: It is funny that you bring up first cars right now. We just bought our daughter (15 1/2) her first car last week. What memories! She wanted a stick shift and we thought that it would be better for her to learn how to drive what would be "her car" and get used to that while we would be with her for the first 6 months. aaauuugghhh!!! I am sure that I was a much better driver and never scared the *#@! out of my parents! I got my first car when I turned 16 and it was a HUGE '56 Buick station wagon that was "silver green". I thought that car was sooooo cool. I don't really know what size engine it had in it but it was SO FAST and really built!! I definitely would spend a fair amount of time on Hawthorne Blvd looking for interesting cars to challenge. I will never forget the great sounding "vibrasonic radio" and glass pac pipes that it had. That was soon replaced by my parents with an "Opel Kadett" (I haven't seen one of those in 25 years). That car most definitely put a damper on my racing days back then. I remember right after I got it we had our Senior Prom with the Beach Boys as our band. Mike Love gave me his tambourine during the dance and I took it to school on Monday to show everyone and after lunch someone broke my window and took it out of my new car. I didn't care about my window as much as I did about my tambourine!! I still love cars, spent 7 years racing them and we are finally down to 9 plus a Harley. We are currently doing a body off restoration on a '55 Bel Air Hardtop Sport Coupe that should be finished later this year. Cool memories!!!!!
My dad had a 56 Buick Century. We had it out between Rosamond and Edwards Air Force Base and he wanted to see how fast it would go. Well the speedometer was a long straight orange line that went from left to right, and the speedometer went to 120MPH. He stood on it and the pointer went by 70, 80, 90, 100, 110, 120 and then the pointer went out of sight, then the colors changed from orange to red to yellow then nothing at all. I don't know how fast we were going but my dad was telling a friend this story and the guy, with tongue in cheek, said to my dad, "John, that pointer actually goes right on across the dashboard and trips a lever in the glove compartment that's attached to your radio and it plays 'Nearer My God To Thee'".
Good Luck with the 55 Debbie.......nice choice.
Name: Millie Roberts () on Monday, March 12, 2001 at 23:02:47
City and State: Paso Robles, CA
Message: John- When is the next cruise night planned? I heard that it's in April, with several dates attached? I need to calendar it ASAP; plus, I hope that its not during the week, or, a Friday night? I hope that you can give me the 'skinny' ASAP, for even more reasons?! Thank you so much, Millie
Millie, Sorry, Cruise Night is Friday, April 6th.
Name: Frank Romano () on Monday, March 12, 2001 at 22:45:29
City and State: Las Vegas, NV
Message: Hi guys....between all the little hiccups in life, we have just been very busy. We aren't done yet. I figure we get out from under it all by Lincoln death day. Today while motoring home with our youngest she asked if I still had my class ring. My fast short answer was "I don't know" Then she pops up with her schools choices... I paid less for my first three cars put together... Here's the question.. JB.. Is there a HHS class ring picture at CT? Does anyone remember what they cost back in the early 60's These two questions have now become a quest. I hope all you CT folks are well. Oh yeah.. HCH.. how did you do?
Hey Frank, Dan Dye and I were talking about that very same thing a few months ago. There were 4 sizes of rings for the class of 62....Small, Medium, Large, and Varsity. The one above is a Varsity and remember it was 22 dollars.
Name: Alan Nelson () on Monday, March 12, 2001 at 22:24:17
City and State: Parker, Az
Message: First car-1964 Dodge Dart, slant 6, Pep Boys $10.00 tires. Another regular here on CT will have fond memories of it, too. Although my Mom had a 1970 1/2 Camaro 396 that saw Hawthorne Blvd. and Hermosa Ave. quite a bit. She never understood why she had to get new tires every 6 months or so.
Name: Dan Johnson () on Monday, March 12, 2001 at 20:30:24
City and State: Guadalajara Won't Do Now
Message: Laura: Yeah, I'm having trouble with the addresses. A couple of years later we moved to 4672 w 118th St # A (between Ramona and Truro) and that was south of our house on Gale. I lived in the red house with bamboo shoots in the backyard. Omar Azze lived in the apartment building next door which, in turn, was next door to the series of vacant lots that ran east west starting at Inglewood Avenue and moving I think through to Ramona. Across the street were the Andersons (Danny Anderson was my age, but he had siblings and a dad with a yellow hot rod). The Replogle family lived in that red house before we moved in (Matt and Mark are the names I remember). I cannot recall anyone else who lived around there but I know there were many others -- "time slips away and leaves you with nothing mister but boring stories of, Glory Days, they'll pass you by"
Gary -- I'm working very hard on putting together a W1P/Steely Damned bill here in Orange or LA County. I am running into some resistance because people don't think the Damned can draw beyond their San Diego base. What hogwash -- John Baker would show up.
Name: Gary Lents () on Monday, March 12, 2001 at 18:49:44
City and State: veesta
Message: Dan Johnson, I've seen Steely Dammed several times...they are awesome....glad to see them get their due.
Name: Tom Burroughs () on Monday, March 12, 2001 at 18:02:17
City and State: Prescott AZ
Message: Have been away a while from CT & noticed a change in the Cruise Night. Am I mistaken? Back on page 317 you told me the date was April 14th? I now understand it`s April 6th. A Friday night. Bummer! TB from AZ
Hey Tom, I was gettin' worried boy. Where've you been? Yeah Cruise Night will be on April 6th for all the people coming into town for the 59-60-61 reunion on Saturday. Why don't you come to the reunion that weekend as I'm sure lots of non 59 60 and 61ers are going to be there (Janet and I are going). Come on down on Friday and be here for Cruise Night too.
Name: Keith D. Jones () on Monday, March 12, 2001 at 17:55:23
City and State: Honolulu, HI
Message: I have a hopefully good popular question. What was your first car? Mine was a 1959 MGA I bought in 1975 from Don Brokaw. It was such a neat and slick car. 4 cylinders with twin SU carbs. It even had the handle you could stick in the front bumber and wind it up if it didn't start. The horn was a big red button on the dash. No gas gas guage just a wooden stick. The side windows you lifted off and put them behind the front seat. It had wire knock off hubs. No syncro trans. I remeber the chrome grille on the front I had to replace from JC Whitney and cost me almost $300. I bought the whole car for $400. It was black and sat real low. In fact we could drive it and our fingers could touch the street as I drove. What a car. Blew up the motor, sold it to my friend Freddy VanWick (VanWick motors) and he put a blue printed Ford 289 in it and it flew. I loved that car.
Hey Keith, That wasn't a handle, it was a crank. Great question though. Mine was a 31 Chevy, but that one was turned over to Pop for a 51 Chevy that we (me and my friends) mainly PUSHED around town. It either wouldn't start or was just plain "OUT OF GAS". Who's Next.......
Name: Laura Porter () on Monday, March 12, 2001 at 17:31:00
City and State: Hemet, CA
Message: Dan Johnson....I lived on Gale too and sounds like we were neighbors....I'm trying to figure out where you lived....until high school I lived at 11619 Gale and then moved 3 houses down the street to 115??...which house was yours?
Name: Gene Levene () on Monday, March 12, 2001 at 17:20:05
City and State: Canton,SD
Message: Hey any of you old Cougars have any pictures of Skippys & the Lighthouse drive in at Hawthorne & Rosecrans? Let me know & also the whereabouts of Grubby, (Mike Gilday) he had the Tiki carving business long befor they put in the parking structure in across from El Taraska.....thanks Gene Levene 111 1/2 w 5th Canton, SD 57013
Hey Gene, Welcome aboard.... Go to the Hangouts page for pictures of both the Lighthouse and Skippys (Biggies)........
Name: Gene Levene () on Monday, March 12, 2001 at 17:04:51
City and State: Canton, SD
Message: If there is a guest page or someone taking a picture you can bet I will get in it. Great efforts on the cougartown web page by-the-way.
Name: Debra Lee McGregor () on Monday, March 12, 2001 at 16:38:10
City and State: Lancaster, CA
Message: Monday, Monday... can't trust that day. Hey, John, what time is Foster's gonna start? I haven't written lately, but been doin' a lot of reading. I'm taking the afternoon off on April 6 to hit the beach first, and I wanna plan for the evening. Everyone have a great week and thanks again John for this great site ...
Hi Debra, Fosters will start about 5pm and go until 10pm. See you there.....
Name: Jack Risner () on Monday, March 12, 2001 at 16:36:55
City and State: Hailey, Id
Message: Flashed on an old favorite thrill seeker activity from the past! At Del Aire Park there was a wall around a courtyard next to the main building. In the courtyard was where the flagpole was located. After the coaches had left we would untie the rope and pull it over to the wall. Standing on the wall we would tie a knot in the rope to help hold on, then run along the top of the wall and jump trying to get a foot into the loop at the bottom of the rope. If all went right you would swoop out and then down and around the flagpole and back up to the wall...IF!!! The variety of failures were myriad (and generally painful!) but you'd better not cry. The result of success was being able to stand back atop the wall, proud as a peacock. Of course if the Sheriff's Patrol happened by it was another kind of scramble with its own rewards and disasters. I hope everyone is well and reasonably sane. PEACE
Name: Robin () on Monday, March 12, 2001 at 16:35:00
Maiden: Valli of Vienna
City and State: RB,CA
Message: Baker, the only time the dogs howled was their sensing of an 8+ earthquake during your feeble attempt of impersonating Tom Jones.( So glad you taped it Kathy) We too thank Our Ms. Brooks and HCH for a fun sunday of dips, chips, pizza and tunes....Paco: I recognize both of those former Coug faces, but cant put a name to them for the life of me.....If Im not mistaking one of them is a world renown sculptor and the other a so-so washed up fullback from way back when...Maybe it would help if I could figure out who is from the c/o 56' ...Later Cougs..:o)
Name: Judy DeGrazia Blomsterberg () on Monday, March 12, 2001 at 16:11:07
City and State: Torrance, CA
Message: Miss Kathy Brooks & Rowdy Mr. Harry Plotkin.. thanks to you for inviting us in for pizza and karaoki.. You're on dangerous territory when you put a microphone in the hands of Marsha Russell-Hood and myself. We're just getting warmed up for our speeches for PROM NITE.. and speaking of that here's some more tickets sold just this week.. Jerry Rigney '59-Sharon Cantor Rigney '61... Billine Spencer Flynn '66... Janice Hall Rigney '58 & Chuck Rigney '58... Only 5 more months to go..and we're there. Now, back to figuring out how I can get a copy of Woman from Liberia..by Jimmy Rodgers. I think it would separate the men from the boys on the Prom Nite dance floor. Start taking your vitamins boys. Judy Wudy.. making veggie soup today in penance for Pizza and Cake yesterday
Name: Bob Poorman () on Monday, March 12, 2001 at 13:06:49
City and State: Wayzata, MN
Message: Nancy - Did you ever find my old girl friend (sorry Anita) Barbara? I did, okay actually she found me (this time thanks Anita). Send me an email and I'll hook you up with her if you haven't found her. To all the Sundale folks - Did you see my soon to have a big birthday mother Jody H. has quit peeking from the outside and actually joined in the fun? That now makes 3 generations of my family enriching their lives as a result of CT. My daughter was looking over my shoulder while trying to kick me off of the computer to get at Napster when HCH's face appeared on the screen. She said, "I know that guy" and proceeded to drop him a line. Thank's Harry for responding to her. She's all grown up (21) now having returned to being a human after those teen years and has figured out her elders actually did know a thing or two.
Name: Dan Johnson () on Monday, March 12, 2001 at 12:58:11
City and State: Who is the Gaucho, Amigo
Message: Joe, you win the prize (but do you really want free tickets to Which One's Pink??)
Name: Anne Rout () on Monday, March 12, 2001 at 11:38:13
Message: This is Anne Rout, wife of John Rout -- I would like to add that Sunday was just great!! -- Kathy and Harry, your gracious hospitality made a Sunday afternoon a wonderful nightcap to a great weekend --I think that Pizza delivery kid is still talking about the old folks singing off key to a TV set -- Especially the one guy who just MUST sing in the Vienna Boys' Choir or is missing a body part or two -- Thanks to all for such a great afternoon and your valued friendship -- Yes, John (Rout), I really can do this all by myself --
Yes, to our resident "Castrato" Robin, see if you can have that thing fixed, willya'. Dogs were howling and wine glasses were shattering within a half mile radius of Kathy's place.
Name: Nancy Sargent () on Monday, March 12, 2001 at 11:25:17
City and State: Big Bear Lake, CA
Message: Does anyone remember a place ( was it Manhattan Beach) , called "El Tarasco"? It was on Rosecrans, or thereabouts, on the way to El Porto? I used to love hitchin a ride down there and eating their Giant Burritos....I wonder if it's still there...Another place that I spent more than one weeks allowance in was that weird, but cool, "salvation-army" type thrift store on Prairie...I don't remember the actual name, but my friend Barbara and I used to get some unusual (for the time) & radical dresses and outfits to wear to school! Funny thing is, if we still had these outfits now, they would really be worth some bucks!! I guess you could say we were "before our time"! I was born in that little hospital right down the block from Pizza Show. Is it still there? How about "Sally's Beauty Supply"?
Hi Nancy, Yes, El Tarasco is still there along with a few other locations and they DO have the best Mexican food going.
That little hospital (Hawthorne Memorial Hospital) is where MY daughter Kelly was born too, a couple of years after you.
Name: RAMMA LAMMA () on Monday, March 12, 2001 at 10:33:19
Maiden: DING DONG
Message: Hey Bobby Boo Boo and Dimples! How is it? Me and YammaLamma just got back from a business trip and almost couldn't catch up with feedback; so many pages. Anyway, looks like YL lost out on Walter Honey; he took a powder. So reckon if that offer still stands for YammaLamma to hook up with Dimples at PROM NITE 2001, she'll take you up on it. She asked me to relay that message; she has so many people workin for her she has a lot of catchup to do havin been gone for a week. To answer some of yur questions, B-BooBoo -- No, ain't nobody about to scare ME or YAMMA offa here; yes we BOTH went to HHS; it's been so long ago, neither of us can remember whin we gradyated (or IF - don't share that with thet ther Norman guy); Cain't remember exact # but it was on Ramona for a while; also 132nd Street; no, we have never met, at Ivy's or otherwise. About the corsage -- I LOVE geraniums, especially the smell. Eeewie! PROM NITE 2001! Hope everbody who wants to come gets there tickets soon. Would hate to have anybody miss out. This is gonna be the party to end ALL parties!
Name: Joe Webber () on Monday, March 12, 2001 at 10:16:03
City and State: Nashville TN
Message: Jim Photoglo is a singer songwriter who use to have his own GROUP called Photoglo, and now lives here in Nashville and has had quite a few country songs cut. He also played bass some for Dan Fogleberg. I met him on a couple of occasions in some of the songwriter's rounds we have here.
Name: Maureen Trott () on Monday, March 12, 2001 at 09:06:09
City and State: Hawthorne
Message: John....Sorry to say, but the Hank's on Hawthorne and Rosecrans (Southeast corner) is no relation to the Hank's that was on Imperial and Sundale. There is a Hank's off Hawthorne Blvd on 242nd Street that is the same owner (or was when it moved there) as the one on Imperial. It's called Hank's Italian Cuisine. When I worked for Crocker Bank, they banked with us.