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some 70's Silver Bullet music...... Bob Seger
Name: Risa L. Yamamoto () on Monday, April 9, 2001 at 23:19:16
Message: What a great web site! Kudos to the webmaster! Surfed in from an LHS site (me alumna 1967). I've lived south of the Mason-Dixon line for 25 years, so it is wonderful for me to visit your web site and relive my youth in Hawthorne, California!! ;.) Risa L. Yamamoto
Hey Risa, Thanks, and you are welcome here anytime. Uhh, sorry about that Leuzinger deal.
Name: Susan King () on Monday, April 9, 2001 at 22:59:28
City and State: Thousand Oaks, CA
Message: Well, I was one of five 70's people who showed up at Cruise Night and though we missed you Dan, it was a wonderful visit! It's always a pleasure to spend time with JB, JB2 and the Rowdys and I got to see and put faces to some of the CT "posters" the rest of you only get to read about!! Show up kids! This gang is just too much fun! It's like they're all just big brothers and sisters - all from the same family. Thanks John - you are loved. Steve and Kathy it was a kick and we gotta do it again soon. Mike Backus, you missed a fine night - be there next time! Thanks Mom B for being my date. See you all at the next event.
It's hard NOT to have a good time with the B girls in attendance. Thanks Sue for being there..... And Mom B......Janet says you have the picture.
Name: Royal Wm. Lord Jr. () on Monday, April 9, 2001 at 22:01:17
Maiden: Same as above!
City and State: Cerritos, California
Message: Hi John, Hey, I was at the Cruise Night and the '59, '60 & '61 Reunion also. What a great Cruise Night, probably the best yet. The drop-in at the Hotel on Friday night was great also! And the reunion was the greatest, I saw many old faces (literally) that I hadn't seen for a long time. The check is in the mail for the T-Shirts. Pat & I had a fantastic week-end. You know John, a lot of people don't realize that this reunion included the football players from probably the best team ever at HHS. It's the only team ever to play in the L.A. Colosseum for the CIF Championship. (1959-60) At the Drop-in at the Hotel in Cerritos we sat in a big circle in the reception room and Coach Chauncey delighted us with many stories of the football team. My wife was amazed that he remembered all the names of the players, and the details of the games. What a great time! Thank God I'm a Coug! Royal
The highlight of Friday night was when Al Jardine walked up to Coach Chauncey. The Coach was busy regaling us with all kinds of stories....football and otherwise. The Old Coach looked at Al, all 5'6" 160lbs of him and said, "Well if it isn't Al Jardine......I can't BELIEVE I made you my Fullback". The place went wild.
It's a unique Hawthorne family we have. I feel very humbled to be a part of Hawthorne High and its history. It was a special place and time, with very special people. Thanks Royal, for being there too.
Name: Patti Smith () on Monday, April 9, 2001 at 20:44:11
City and State: Cypress, CA
Message: A HUGE thanks to Walter Holt and his Lady, Sarah, for coming to my rescue and giving me a ride to Cruise Night...and down Memory Lane afterwards. It's great to be able to put faces to so many of the names I see here on Feedback. I promise to get my car situation straightened out, but first things first...gotta get a job to get the money to straighten it out. By the way, JB, something is missing from the page...what happened to the "Add Feedback" button?
Well I don't know. Maybe I erased it. Thanks Patti, I'll fix it now.
Name: Jimmie Boice () on Monday, April 9, 2001 at 20:14:51
City and State: Norco,ca
Message: Hi John, it is so nice to put a face with a name, it was a pleasure to meet you on friday, we had a great time at Fosters and at the reunion, it was wonderful seeing my friends, and remembering running down the street in our PJ's one night at a slumber party (not sure why) or just not telling, thanks again, the pictures are great.. well some of them. hi to all
Hey Jimmie, Great to meet you face to face too. It was a fun, fun weekend from start to finish. Be there on Prom Night and we'll do this all again.
Name: Dan Johnson () on Monday, April 9, 2001 at 20:01:23
City and State: Downtown Lost Angeles
Message: Those Fosters Cruise Night Pix were really terrific and funny. They did, however, reveal a very poor 70s turnout. I plead guilty as an enabler.
Thanks Dan, I say if you don't wanna go, don't go. It's that simple. The 70's people that wanted to be there, were there and that's all that matters. I'm sure this turnout had lots to do with the 59-60-61 reunion over the weekend at the Sheraton Cerritos. Maybe next time, but if not, that's OK too. We had a great turnout. Even the 80's people showed up.
Name: Bob Milazzo () on Monday, April 9, 2001 at 18:21:22
City and State: Bakersfield,Ca
Message: A Big Thanks to all for a special night! Really had a great time seeing all the gang.
A special Thank You to Rich and Mary; you two are the best. Nick you had your chance to get the CD, your loss!
God Bless you all
Bob and Lisa Milazzo
Hey Bob, Thanks for being there at Cruise Night and the reunion. Non-reunion people haven't a clue how magical they are.
Name: Ted Jacobsen () on Monday, April 9, 2001 at 17:35:07
City and State: lennox, ca.
Message: Hawthorne was that little town between lennox & lawndale wasn't it ?
Hawthorne is a BIG town between Lennox and Lawndale.
Name: Marcia Coleman () on Monday, April 9, 2001 at 17:19:41
City and State: West Covina, CA
Message: Thanks for the welcome Walter Holt! I remember your name but didn't find your picture in the 1966 yearbook! Looking forward to this reunion - did you make the one in 1976? I have lived out of CA. for some time and am really looking forward to seeing old friends! Oh don't we long for those days of Foster Freeze, Roscos, Taco Tio, and the great cruising between A&W and Wich Stand!
Bye for now - Marcia
Name: Debbie Wendt (Garber) () on Monday, April 9, 2001 at 17:11:33
Message: I went to Leuzinger High, but did go to Hawthorne Intermediate for 7th and 8th grade. A lot of my friends wound up going to HHS, so I check out this website often looking for familiar names.
Thanks Debbie, It's always nice to have a HIS Hawk show up in Cougartown. Stick around as all your friends will eventually be here. OH, and sorry about that Leuzinger thing.
Name: Karen () on Monday, April 9, 2001 at 16:03:29
Maiden: (me again) Graham
Message: I've had a few inquiries about getting a copy of the Memory Book for those '59, '60 and '61 alumni who could not attend the reunion. You can order your booklet through Worthington Reunions by filling out your order form and sending it in with the money. Or if you don't have the order form, you can call Worthington at (CA only) 800/600-1577 or (out of state) 714/641-7544. The Memory Booklet is going to be worth every single penny of the $20 you need to send with your order.
Name: Karen () on Monday, April 9, 2001 at 15:52:54
Message: Beverly: I am soooo glad we found out that you are not amongst our departed classmates!!! You looked great and very much alive. And you're on for the next reunion. In fact, the group was talking about having our 45th....maybe in Tahoe! That would be fun and close to our Northwestern alumni to boot. Keep in touch and it was really great seeing you. I know what you mean about the time going by so quickly too....much too fast!
Name: walter holt () on Monday, April 9, 2001 at 15:41:42
City and State: Mission Viejo,CA
Message: Top of the day fellow Cougs...Just a note to say what fun it was at Fosters meeting and chatting with everyone. I am totally amazed at the Recollections of Mr. Harry Plotkin, you have a mind like a steel trap. Of course as expected Bobby Boo & Billy Boy Jensen were stood up by Yamma & Ramma, much to their dismay (Ya right more like a big load off their shoulders. They were ducking at the sight of every red head in the crowd). I tried to consol them as much as possible. Don’t worry guys, there’s always PROM NIGHT. After Foster’s Patty Smith, Sarah & I took a cruise down memory lane going through Manhattan, Hermosa, Redondo Beach & up to the old spot in Palos Verdes. Yep, wouldn’t you know it the old tree is still there & they put in paved parking spaces. Oh well times they are a changin. Doris got your message, Hello Back to you; hope to see you at the PROM. Cougars Forever !
It was nice to finally meet you in person Walter. Thanks for bringing your Oldies collection, and Patti Smith too. We've just GOT to get her car situation straightened out. See you at the Prom in August.
Name: Mary Wells () on Monday, April 9, 2001 at 15:12:07
City and State: Brea, CA
Message: I would like to thank all the people that were involved with setting up the 1959-61 reunion. A special Thank you for a wonderful evening
Name: Keith D. Jones () on Monday, April 9, 2001 at 14:48:58
City and State: Honolulu, HI
Message: It really looks like everyone had fun this weekend. I wish I could have gone. Hopefully I will be there soon. I was thinking wouldn't it be kind of neat to have a reunion but bring our kids. This way they can see just how much fun we had back in high school and see and hear stories about their parents. I think it would be great for the kids. i have found out that the kids today do things that they think we are not aware of. I am constantly telling my daughters they can't possibly do anything that I haven't done. They tell me crazy things they do and that is nothing compared to what I did. Anyway, just thinking outloud. Can't wait to see the pics of the past weekend. KDJ
Name: Fred Hunter () on Monday, April 9, 2001 at 13:58:06
Message: I really enjoyed the reunion last Saturday.
Name: Beverly Tobey () on Monday, April 9, 2001 at 13:40:45
City and State: Simi Valley, CA
Message: A HUGE thank-you to all on the reunion committee for the 59/60/61 bash at the Sheraton on Saturday night. You obviously worked very hard to make it the success it was. It was my first but certainly won't be my last. My husband, Dan (North Hollywood Class of '55) really enjoyed himself as well. Time flew by so fast that I didn't have enough time to spend with each of you to really catch up, but maybe next time - and - I hope to see even more of you at the next one. Love ya! Beverly (P.S. Karen, now that I am "alive," I would be honored to lend a hand on the next one!)
Name: Howard "Paco" Duran () on Monday, April 9, 2001 at 10:41:09
City and State: Lake Forest Ca
Message: To all those on the reunion committee, you really out did yourselves, that was great! I can't wait until the 50th!! Thanks again.
Be checking "Pacos Pics" for pictures of this weekend too, as he was there with camera in hand. Thanks Howard.....
Name: Alan Nelson () on Monday, April 9, 2001 at 10:31:41
City and State: Parker, Az
Message: A sixties legend has passed on. Ed "Big Daddy" Roth died at his home in Colorado at age 69. Roth pioneered the custom car craze and was one of the first to use fiberglass in his car creations. He was most famous for his cartoons, including the legendary "Rat Fink", who appeared in Hot Rod Magazine for decades. RIP Big Daddy!
Ed "Big Daddy" Roth did the sign work on my best friend, and fellow 61er, Mike Shay's boat about 15 years ago. What a talent, and Ed Roth was one of the REAL TRUE free spirits. He designed Tshirts and Hot Rods with the same energy. I don't know if he'll get the go ahead to do a Flame Job on the Pearly Gates, but I'm sure they'll be lettered by the time I arrive. "Big Daddy"....you will be missed by all Hot Rodders.
Name: Karen () on Monday, April 9, 2001 at 08:58:55
City and State: Templeton
Message: Ok JB, I'm writin'!! For those of you who are in the alumni classes of '59, '60 and '61 and were unable to attend the Reunion last Saturday night, you missed a fabulous reunion. We started with Cruise Night as Foster's, and I'll bet there were at least 150 Cougars who attended, not counting spouses and friends. What fun!! Some party-goers attended the big bash at the Sheraton, that night as well, where Richie Sloan had a hospitality suite open for the out-of-towners who stayed at the hotel. I understand that was a well attended affair also. Saturday night, though, was the best. The highlight of the whole evening was seeing Al Jardine, not as a Beach Boy, but as a friend and fellow alumni, and I'm happy to say, for the most part, was treated as such. What a treat to see him again. Then on Sunday morning, a brunch was attended at the hotel by many of the alumni and the fun started all over again!! There are no words to describe the pleasure it was to see all our friends again, to share old memories and get caught up on the happenings of our friend's lives. For all of you out there in Cougartown who have never been to a class reunion, I urge you to attend: You won't be sorry. I'd like to say a special thanks to Mr. Nyman and his wife who attended. What a special man he was and is to all of us! Also thank yous go to the other faculty members from HHS and Dana who attended. The reunion committee who worked so hard to get this very special occasion together deserve our many thanks too. What an event!! It was great. And for those of you who I saw at the parties, please keep in touch with me and come see me sometime. My door is always open to my Cougar friends. Remember, our 45th year is coming soon, let's do it again!!!
Luvya all, Karen
Yes, I feel the same way and it wasn't even my class that was in attendance.
A great time was had by all who attended, as Rich Sloan and Co. put on still another SUPER reunion. And it WAS great to see Al Jardine again, and talk to him, Russ Jacobsen (EL ROJO), Bobby Hunter, Coach Chauncey, Bob Barrow, Fred Ragatz, Tim Lutz, and many others about THE GAME, and HHS times.
There too, were plenty of Cougs that I hadn't thought of in years. I was passing out Cougartown Prom Night flyers; looked at this one guy and said, "You're Mel Bentley aren't you". He was shocked too, as I don't know why his name jumped into my head. We didn't even hang out together in High School. That kind of thing was happening all night.
There will be pictures of these two events as soon as I get them sorted out. Thanks again to all who made this a magical weekend for lots of our brother and sister Cougs.
I'm telling you all now, DON'T MISS YOUR REUNIONS!! They are very special evenings in your life.
Thanks Karen, it was great seeing and talking to you this weekend.....Can't wait for my own 40th next year. George Rea, are you listening??
Name: RAMMA LAMMA () on Monday, April 9, 2001 at 07:58:57
Maiden: DING DONG
Message: Hope all Cougs who were luky enuf to git ther, had fun at Frosters Cruise Night cuz me and sis didn't make it. Got halfway there and the 38 chevy conked out on us. Man we were madder then little wet hens. More like big wet hens! Nexttime we'll leave the cool wheels at home and just cum in our limo! at least we tried!
More like wet Mothras......
Name: JudyMac () on Friday, April 6, 2001 at 16:35:34
City and State: santa monica
Message: Oh my gosh!! I just realized that the little characters John inserts with the happy faces....those are Foster Freezies!! Jeezz, hope I'm a little quicker on the uptake if I wind up on 'Millionaire'...I, too, shall be arriving TOPLESS at Fosters...those Jensen boys can really talk a girl into a thing or two...see you soon.
SEEyou there Judy......
Name: Mike Backus () on Friday, April 6, 2001 at 14:48:38
Maiden: Party Poop
City and State: Eugene, OR
Message: I'm sitting here on a rainy Oregon afternoon damning myself for being all adult and responsible and NOT running off to Cruise Night at Foster's with all of my old buddies. My business and my 13 yr old can look after themselves, right? Steve and Kathy Stonebraker and the 'B Girls', I will catch you another time. Everyone BE GOOD TO JOHN B and thank him for doing so much to make us The High School That Everyone Wishes They Had Gone To. I can't blame all of the "non-HHS alums" for their whining. They missed out and they know it! PARTY ON, COUGS!
Thanks Mike, You think you're being funny but you don't know how many emails I get a month saying they wished they had gone to HHS. We will have a great time tonight and I will have a cone for you too.
Name: Doris () on Friday, April 6, 2001 at 14:36:15
City and State: Twin Falls, ID
Message: Wanted to wish everyone HAPPY CRUISE NIGHT! Wish I could be with you!
Name: Kell () on Friday, April 6, 2001 at 14:16:27
Message: Why does Paco put his weight at the end of Paco's Pic's?????? If I may say so 208lbs seems a tad over the limit for Cabo bound folk. Get it down Paco. Hope you are not a smoker. maybe a toker. Love you Kelley
Name: LEEROY FELDERRUSTER () on Friday, April 6, 2001 at 13:42:36
City and State: shiloam springs. ak
Message: HOWDY! Welp weds bez in shiloam springs fer da spings fessabul. Bens gesin dat kontist donut nose wer i stans ifn i wens gib my prizs ta Jonn beker. Tels dat Chris feler i nose wens he funnin ol LEEROY i aints dat ignerant. Jest a mite tech. LEEROY FELDERRUSTER
No, Hitler was a might touched. You're loonier than a wood watch.
Name: walter holt () on Friday, April 6, 2001 at 13:34:20
City and State: Mission Viejo,CA
Message: Plagiarism???? Gee, an here I thought I was just using a little poetic license.
I think Joe Biden called it Poetic License too.
Name: Bobby & Billy Jensen () on Friday, April 6, 2001 at 13:25:28
City and State: Los Angeles, California
Message: Ramma darling I wait with anticipation! We also will be easy to spot. We will be coming TOPLESS!
I hope that means a COOL lookin' convertible.
Name: Glenn Crist () on Friday, April 6, 2001 at 11:33:01
City and State: Sonoma, CA
Message: Judy Wudy, Is a one night stand like Cruise Night at Fosters? Can you explain this for me? Sorry, once again I can't make it, so you guys'll just have to come up to the wine country for a poached pear and blue cheese sandwich and a glass of chardonnay. But not at Fosters or the "A" cause they took those out years ago :( Enjoy tonight!
Hey Glenn, Wish you could be here...
Name: Dennis Kilroy () on Friday, April 6, 2001 at 11:17:36
City and State: OC
Message: Hey John, All the talk of the changes in Hawthorne over the years. Here is a good article in the Breeze: http://www.dailybreeze.com/content/bln/nmsbrace6.html Everyone have a great time at Fosters tonight !
Name: walter holt () on Friday, April 6, 2001 at 09:15:10
City and State: Mission Viejo,CA
Message: Sloey....Uh...I think we're having a reunion this year. It says so right on the reunion page here at Ctown. Course Jerry's the only one invited since he's got an invitation. Guess mine got lost with the higher cost of mail. Oh well, looks like I'll have to crash the party or hang outside the door with a picket sign, protesting not getting my invitation. Man feels like the sixties all over! Roar like a COUGAR sting like a bee. See ya tonight Cougs.
Roar like a COUGAR sting like a bee??!! Walter that's
plauger...... plegeriz...... plagiuriz.......You got that from someone else.
Name: Martha () on Friday, April 6, 2001 at 08:29:50
City and State: Bellevue, NE
Message: Sounds like it will be fun. I haven't lived in southern California since 1978. I have missed alot. Have a great time on me.
Name: Don Di Tomasso () on Friday, April 6, 2001 at 07:39:50
City and State: Torrance, CA
Message: John: "...I just got one a them Jury Duty thingys for Torrance." - Wana trade? Mine's for Long Beach...a place known for "long" jury room waits and no hanging out at the "beach"
Well..."I'll be there" tonight at Foster's...looks like lots of 60's, 70's and 80's folks will be there....Hawthorne Fire Dept. might be there - too many people without a permit - Hawthorne Blvd. might become a block party.....
These guys are gonna love having me on a jury, cause I'm the kinda' guy that can spot a Guilty Person a mile away. Thanks Don; we'll see you tonight.
Name: Sharon Branigan () on Friday, April 6, 2001 at 01:05:12
City and State: mirth
Message: Gotta love the striped sleeves on those football jerseys. Mighty colorful. Looks like a southern chain gang.
I think that's what made that team so tough....