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Name: Kathy Frankforter () on Thursday, April 19, 2001 at 15:35:50
Maiden: Tom's Wife
Class: 79
City and State: Redondo Beach, CA
Message: This is directed at Anita Young-Anita, I'm a paid member over on ...I'd be happy direct your friend to Cougartown. That goes for anyone else who would like to tap into me since I do have a membership over there. Hated to do it but we are trying to nab our West High Alumni and steer them to Warriorville. It is a rip off over at Classmates. Feel free to email me at
Thanks Kathy, That's mighty "Cougar" of you to do that. There you go Anita.

Name: Lyman Moss () on Thursday, April 19, 2001 at 14:04:53
E-Mail: lyman.moss@pss.boeing .com
Class: 59
City and State: Everett, Wa.
Message: No body has mentioned Johnny Padres for pitcher so I thought I would give it a try. Also how about Charlie Neal for different positions. Remember Wally Moon? Vin Scully called a home run by Wally Moon a "Moon Shot" over the left field fence. I would like to see the pictures from the reunion. I have looked at cruise night pictures and saw some familar faces. You all look like you have weathered the storm of age pretty well. Take care all you Cougars.
Hi Lyman, Cruise night pictures are coming. Right now I'm in the middle of a few other things, but I'll get to them soon.

Name: Howard "Paco" Duran () on Thursday, April 19, 2001 at 12:42:42
Class: 61
City and State: Lake Forest Ca
Message: If anyone has pic's of the "59-60-61" reunion, send them to me!I got to wrapped up in it all and didn't get that many pictures..Off to golf, love and Cougar....

Name: George Dickey () on Thursday, April 19, 2001 at 12:20:45
Class: 64
City and State: Austin, TX
Message: Ok! HMMMM. If the Q. is "who was the second pitcher to start IN LA for the Dodgers", it must have been Koufax. My contribution to this trivia is: Who played the most positions for the Dodgers their first year in LA? Oh, an' didn't ya love that left field fence (screen)?
I'll say Gil Hodges. He played 1st and 3rd, the outfield, and caught in a pinch.

Name: Anita Young () on Thursday, April 19, 2001 at 11:55:21
E-Mail: or
Maiden: Aceves
Class: 1978
City and State: Newberg, OR
Message: This is a plea to either anyone in here who is a "paying member" of or anyone who knows her.....I just got a notification from that Gloria Benaquista, HHS class of 1972 is trying to reach me. Gloria and my sister, Mary, also class of 1972 were great friends back in high school and Gloria was more or less a friend of our whole family. Gloria, I guess, is a classmate's paying member, but since I am not, she can reach me, but they won't allow me to contact her back, which I have a REAL PROBLEM with. Pisses me off, as a matter of fact! I think it's extortion! I mean, come on, they already have her money ,they need mine, too in order for us to re-connect? Give me a break! So, if any of you members would do me a HUGE favor and direct her over here to the "real Cougartown site" and let her know how to reach me via either of my e-mail addy's above, I owe you one, if you like good wine, Newberg has several, or hazelnuts, I live in hazelnut growing area, or good microbrewed beer, you let me know, and you've got it, just get me re-united with Gloria! And John, once again, you have shown me, and hopefully others, just what a great value is for only 10 clams a year ( your check for this years dues will be in the mail shortly, but please, deposit this check a little sooner than the last one, okee-dokee...thanks!). I mean, not that Gloria is not worth that $29.50 or $29.95 or whatever it is they are charging, it's the principal of it, plus, I don't need all the other crap they offer when you become a member. I just want to contact some old friends, period. Thanks for the space to write this, John. Greatly appreciated!
OK Anita.....

Name: Kathy Frankforter () on Thursday, April 19, 2001 at 09:33:09
Maiden: Tom's Wife
Class: 79
City and State: Redondo Beach, CA
Message: Just popped in to read "Cougar" feedback. Got to tell you, Judy's feedback cracks me up. I am so envious of all of you- I sit here and chuckle while reading all the feedback but especially Judy's. (You folks have a great sense of humor) Love looking at the pictures that are posted as well- John, you're funny too, "Funny Looking" Ha! Ha! I did enjoy your Cruise Night photos...You have done a superb job here but then again, you already knew that. Maybe I'm just getting melancholy as I get older? Do you think? I love going back to the "Good Old Days" because they were for all of us. No matter what high school you went to, here in the South Bay. Well, time to close this feedback and go fix breakfast for Tom. Today is his 40th Birthday! Gosh, I have waited for this day for 17 years. He's finally catching up with me. (Laughing) He tells me he can't wait until I turn 55 because then, we can go live in a Senior Citizen Community. Oh geez louise- Tom is 8 years my junior however, he has more gray in his hair then I do. Ha! Ha!
Hi Kathy, Glad you're still out there. Tell Tom happy birthday and maybe one of these days you two will show at Cruise Night. Hope the West High site is going well too.

Name: Mike () on Wednesday, April 18, 2001 at 22:43:07
E-Mail: Bloxam
Class: 1972
City and State: Phoenix, Az
Message: Hi all you HHS alumns!! My compliments for the WEB Site. Nicely done. Great to read all the feedback, alot of terrific memories in these pages and names of people I've lost contact.
A sincere hello to the class of 72, to the Cougars I played baseball with from 69-72, and to the Coaches: Coach Minami and Coach Semon.
Wow 29 years! Doesn't seem that long. If anyone has seen or knows where either Dwayne Phelps or his brother Bruce Phelps ended up, I would really like to know. The last time I saw Dwayne was 1985 in Lake Havasu. So far all the directory look ups have been useless. Thanks.

Name: Art La Mere () on Wednesday, April 18, 2001 at 22:37:43
Class: 73
City and State: Bettendorf Ia.
Message: Looks like you all had a wonderful time at cruise night. hope everyone had a safe easter? well here in the Quad Cities On the old mud river we are not having a cruise night we are having a flood night. for the past week there has been a lot of sand bags and dams going up. the river here is to crest at about 22 to 23 feet flood stage is 15 feet. they feel that it is going to get a lot higher than the flood of 1993. anyway John thanks for all the work you do on this site.

Thanks Art, Try and stay dry boy........

Name: Judy DeGrazia Blomsterberg () on Wednesday, April 18, 2001 at 22:11:57
Maiden: curlupandDanDye
Class: 64
City and State: Torrance, CA
Message: Another ticket sold for PROM HUGH CONLON '70. Thanks Hugh... Did I mention that I got to hug Dan Dye Sunday night.. Judy Wudy..
You got to hug me and you didn't make a big deal out of it.
Dan Dye and wife Ann will be there for Prom Night too. Folks, Prom Night is starting to take shape.

Name: EL/IDA () on Wednesday, April 18, 2001 at 21:04:20
E-Mail: I-DY-HO
Maiden: YOU KNOW
Class: 60/61
City and State: KUNA, ID
Message: OLA, TO ALL YOU COUGARS OUT THERE. I just want to say real quick tonight that that was the best vacation we've ever had. Cruise night, the reunion, the going away party. We're rather speechless with all of your friendship, hospitality, and generosity. There's too many of you Cougs to name right now, but thank you all from the bottoms of our hearts. And one thing to remember when in the woods, watch out for those dirty birds. "CHARLENA" to all of you! MAY THE COUGAR BE WITH YOU! JAKE N JUDE.
Hey Russ, Glad to have you man. We had a Super Wigged-Out Freaky Blast last week too. Thanks for being here.

Name: Susan King () on Wednesday, April 18, 2001 at 20:14:04
Maiden: Bierman
Class: 1974
City and State: Thousand Oaks, CA
Message: Dear Cindy - Don't you dare go away!! I was so impressed by a female's knowledge of the game, I am encouraging you to step up on behalf of the women of CT to chime in whenever you like! Wow! The boys don't have a corner on the market of car, sports or other trivia - and John surely didn't mean any offense. It's not his way. And I'm chuckling because I'm betting YOU intimidated a few of the guys out there with your guess - you go girl! I'd have sent this privately but don't have an email address for you. Let's see happy faces back in CT please. All are welcome here. Oh, except for what's his name from Beverly Hills.....
Yeah Cindy, you chime in any time. I didn't mean anything by that comment. Sorry if I hurt your feelings. If you know who pitched the second game ever pitched in the Coliseum I'd love to know.

Name: JIM SLOEY () on Wednesday, April 18, 2001 at 18:14:18
City and State: dodger stadium
Message: Where was Gino Effler when you needed him? Cindy thanks for the information, you are correct about Erskine. Carl was later released that year. Nice try Litton! I feel like I was in Allegheny Mountains again. Ok the value of the memorabilia was the low end, $2.00. Nice party John, was I invited?
Yeah I was going to invite you but Harry Plotkin asked me not to, and Robin was afraid you were going to outdress him.

Name: John Baker () on Wednesday, April 18, 2001 at 17:37:14
Class: 62
City and State: Lomita
Message:Here's a picture from a Coug going away party for our own El Rojo and the ID Queen last Friday night. This picture is taken at my home in Lomita. Friends of El Rojo were invited. Robin and Marsha, Royal Lord and his wife Pat, Dan Dye and wife Ann, Judy and Janny, Harry Plotkin and Kathy Brooks, who was the ID Queen's 5th grade teacher. Russ, we had a fun week with you two. Let us know if you made it home OK.

Name: Marcia Coleman () on Wednesday, April 18, 2001 at 17:34:55
E-Mail: westco@vcmco.comw
Maiden: Wyatt
Class: 66
City and State: West Covina, CA
Message: Wondering if anyone can help me locate some lost Hawthorne friends - I would like to know if anyone knows Patrick or Robert Sciarra - I went to 1st grade at Cabrillo with Patrick and he lived on 135th St and Anza (that was about 1953). We went through grade school together then when our family moved from 132St in 1960 to 116th and Ramona I lost touch. I don't think he attended HHS - I believe he went to a Catholic High School near El Segundo area. Their mother's name was Rose and Sam was their father. If anyone has any info would appreciate it if you would e-mail me. Or if you have any advice on how to search for someone I would appreciate it. Won't be long until the reunion in August and can't wait!! Hail Cougars & HHS & Scaret & Gold!
Marcia, If you're sure of the spelling, go to and type in the name. I'm sure you'll run into at least a relative. Good Luck

Name: Cindy () on Wednesday, April 18, 2001 at 17:17:10
Message: "Never mind. Let's move on" I guess that's why some of us only "reads" the feedback and won't participate.
I'm sorry I pissed you off. I was looking for a specific answer. This wasn't something I had the answer for, and was looking for the first correct answer. My fault.
If anyone knows the CORRECT answer, as I do not, please let me know via email. Thanks....

Name: YAMMA LAMMA () on Wednesday, April 18, 2001 at 17:08:47
E-Mail: comeonbabyletthegoodtimesroll
Class: comeonbabyletmethrillyoursoul
Message: JOHN BOY, yes '38 plum as in '38 chevy didnt make the trip- conked out on us - - it PLUM DIDN'T RUN LONG ENOUGH TO GET THER! (cuda been our combined weight?)

Name: Cindy Foster () on Wednesday, April 18, 2001 at 16:55:28
City and State: El Segundo
Message: John, was it Don Newcombe?
Never mind. Let's move on.

Name: Cindy Foster () on Wednesday, April 18, 2001 at 14:53:02
City and State: El Segundo
Message: JIM SLOEY, could this be your answer? April 18, 1958 -- Before 78,672 onlookers, the Dodgers launched Major League Baseball in Los Angeles with Carl Erskine downing the Giants and Al Worthington, 6-5.
Cindy, It sounds like you KNOW this is the correct answer, so we'll take your word. It however wasn't the answer I was looking for. Can you tell me who pitched the second and third game of the opening series in the Coliseum? Thanks......

Name: YAMMA LAMMA () on Wednesday, April 18, 2001 at 13:22:09
Class: ripitup
Message: It wuz so nice to see pictures of you Walter Honey, Bobby Boo and Dimples -- finally! Ramma's old 38 plum gave out on us on the way to Fosters -- hopefully next cruise nite. but definuttly! PROM NITE 2001. gonnashakeitup-rockitandhaveaballthatnite!
38 plum??!!

Name: Danny Litton () on Wednesday, April 18, 2001 at 13:12:02
Maiden: iwanthalf
Class: 68
City and State: Fairfax, VA
Message: Seems like I am always covering for Sloey. The pitcher was Don Drysdale. The Dodgers lost 8-0. It was played in Seal Stadium. The winning Giants' pitcher was Ruben Gomez.
Thanks Danny, but the question was, what Dodger pitched the first game AT THE COLISEUM in 1958.

Name: George () on Wednesday, April 18, 2001 at 11:59:08
E-Mail: Dickey
Class: 64
City and State: Austin, TX
Message: Regarding the opening day pitcher for the Dodgers in '58: had to be Drysdale or Koufax--probably the latter, since he was at the time, I believe, the best pitcher in the majors (send me a commission if I helped).
Actually opening day for the Dodgers in 1958 was on the road, and was in San Francisco. Those two pitchers were already used up. I used to have a 1958 Dodger schedule, but I think opening day would have been 4-15-1958, as that was a Tuesday (3 games with the Giants), then home to the Coliseum on the 18th to play opening day, in LA, against the Giants AGAIN. So the question restated is, who was the first pitcher EVER to start a game in the Coliseum for the Dodgers?

Name: JIM SLOEY () on Wednesday, April 18, 2001 at 09:12:24
City and State: redondo beach, ca
Message: HELLLLLLLLLPPPP! I have a dear friend who has a piece of Dodger memorabilia that could be worth between $2-$3 million, if he can determine its authenticity. What he needs to know is who was the opening day pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers, April 18, 1958, the first year the Dodgers were in LA and they played as you may remember at the Coliseum. My friend is willing to share the memorabilia, (meaning he'll let you look at it) but he's a Cougar so let's help him. He's also a regular on feedback but is a little reluctant to identify himself with the anticipated value of his new found treasure. No, it is not me. And isn't this exciting, Sports Wednesday is back! Can Joke Tuesday be far behind?
Jim, To be quite honest, if you owned Roy Campanella's spinal column and it was SIGNED, it wouldn't be worth 3 million dollars.

Name: Judy DeGrazia Blomsterberg () on Tuesday, April 17, 2001 at 23:56:59
Maiden: Marguerite & Dave .....come on down!
Class: 64
City and State: Torrance, CA
Message: Almost forgot.. last note before I hit the sack.. So I'm sitting in the beauty salon having my pedicure..(Jungle Red) and who walks in but Marguerite Melchert, also there to have her tootsies polished.. and without a PROM NIGHT ticket.. so you know I worked her last good nerve while she was trying to relax..sorry Marguerite..I can't help it. And Dave Nettleton, what a nice story, that after 37 years you've hooked up with your old girlfriend from high school...and she's now your "new" girlfriend.. Now, ask her to the Prom and do it right this time!! (boy, I have to do everything) Thanks John Boy.. are you shpilking yet?
Judy Wudy

Uhhh no, I don't think I'm shpilking.......uhhh, don't you need a cow or a goat or sumpthin' to do that?

Name: Janet Burkett () on Tuesday, April 17, 2001 at 23:56:14
Maiden: Humphreys
Class: 62
City and State: Mission Viejo, Ca
Message: Rojo and Judi...Hope you had a safe trip back home. Was so nice to see you both after allll these years! Harry P and Kathy, Dan Dye, Royal Lord, and of course Robin and Marsh, Friday night was a kick, but next time we gotta watch those ole folks dancin in the bathroom!!

Name: Alan Hauge () on Tuesday, April 17, 2001 at 23:25:32
Class: 1961
City and State: Play del Rey, CA
Message: WOW!!! What fun at cruise night followed by the reunion. John Baker and Richard Sloan, both of you are to be congratulated for bringing some of our long lost cougs out of the woodwork. Athens, Boise and Kansas City just to name a few. Both events, back to back, were very special. Thanks guys, it is deeply appreciated. And while I'm at it, thanks to everyone who wondered what happened to me for the last 6-8 months. Physical problems topped with heavy business pressures darkened my view for a while, but I am back. And for several of those who asked what I have been doing with my life for the last 40 years, the flamed '33 Ford at cruise night is the fun part along with the PT Cruiser at the reunion. And someone asked if I could get them a new PT Cruiser through my dealer's license....and the answer is yes. Sorry I forgot your name and didn't get your card at the reunion. MY number is 310.822.5893.
What a blast...thanks again guys.

Pictured is Alan's Flamed PT Cruiser that he brought to the Reunion. Very cool Alan, Thanks......

Name: Judy DeGrazia Blomsterberg () on Tuesday, April 17, 2001 at 21:37:43
Maiden: onarollnow......
Class: 64
City and State: Torrance, CA
Message: Well, John Baker just sent over some more PROM NIGHT tickets purchases.. BARBARA SKELTON SMITH '64 ~ (TEACHER) BILL FETHERSTON '65-79 ~ DAN DYE '62 ~ DARRYL HOCKENBERRY '64 ~ & JOHN TRUJILLO '64. Did I mention that I got to hug Dan Dye.. And John Baker..I still can't believe that over 12 people fit in your little computer room dancing to "Ol' time rock & roll" & "Charlena"... felt a little like the Drop In on a Saturday night... everyone dancing bun to and sweaty.. floor vibrating... excuse me while I go get the cold water... thanks, I needed that! And I still can't figure out why no one wants to buy a cutting from my brother, Andrew's, money tree...go figure! Hope Jake & Jude had a safe white knuckle flight home.
Betty, Betty, Betty Bell.. Make up your mind kid.. is your favorite song, "There's a moon out tonight" or "I only have eyes for you".. It really doesn't matter because you, I, and Sandy Tully have a date before the PROM to meet on the front curb of the Marriott for a shot out of that flask I heard you'll have strapped to your thigh..(just to warm us up a little) & after that we'll dance to anything they play.. (WOW-first I get to hug Dan Dye and now Betty Bell is leaving me messages in feedback.. a lower classman's dream..
Judy Wudy..

Name: Harry Plotkin () on Tuesday, April 17, 2001 at 21:00:24
Class: 52/97
City and State: Harbor City, CA
Message: John: a really super CRUISE NIGHT. Thanks for your organization and for COUGARTOWN.
Walter: so nice seeing you after all these years. Kathy enjoyed talking to your lady friend.
Scott Beers: I heard you were there. You missed seeing two of your former teachers. We left at eight-senior citizens you know.
Richard Sloan and the prom committee: Thanks so much for including Kathy Brooks and me in your nostalgic celebration. We had a great time. I wonder if Russ Jacobson and others have come down to earth yet?
Love to all, HCH

I don't know about the EL and the ID Queen. I haven't heard a word since they left town on Saturday. Thanks to Judy and Janny for taking them to LAX. EL, are you and Judi out there?
Thanks to all who came to Jakejude's "Going back to Idaho" party on Friday night too. It was a fun evening.

Name: Betty Boyer () on Tuesday, April 17, 2001 at 20:56:10
Maiden: Bell
Class: 61
City and State: Denair, CA
Message: John, Just a big "Thank You" for this site. I spent a wonderful night in a hotel room with Jimmy Peppers last week. O.K. Judy, don't go there. His wife and my husband were also there. All of us sat up late into the night talking and we still didn't have enough time. It felt so unreal to be sitting there talking to Jimmy from forty years ago. Wow, it was incredible. Also, I said my favorite song was "Is the Moon Out Tonight", well I was wrong. I meant "I Only Have Eyes For You" you know the lyrics, "Are the Stars Out Tonight". O.K., O.K., it's been a few years. It is great to hear from all of you and I will see you at Prom Night.
Hi Betty, Yes the "Doo-Wop-Shoo-Bop" song was done by the Flamingos in 1959?? I'm losing it too.
Glad to hear you and Jimmy connected after the reunion (Don't go there EITHER Judy). We'll see you at the Prom in August.

Name: Donna () on Tuesday, April 17, 2001 at 20:48:45
Maiden: Cook
Class: 69
City and State: LaPalma
Message: Just want to wish Donna Gohr (VanDouris) A Happy Happy 50th!!! Hope you had a great day....Now that it's over it wasn't so bad, right???

Name: Dewey Storie () on Tuesday, April 17, 2001 at 20:34:58
Class: 1974
Message: Dale Hahlbeck Jr...the people at the Rio on the river are looking for you!!

Name: Patti Smith () on Tuesday, April 17, 2001 at 20:02:29
Class: 68
City and State: Cypress, CA
Message: JB, thanks for the clarification on vibrators. I did a double take on that one. In the interest of keeping this site clean, I won't mention what I thought at first.

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