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Name: RAMMA LAMMA () on Monday, April 23, 2001 at 18:45:00
Maiden: DING DONG
Message: EEEuuuwieee, Mr. Bob Jensen! You've gone and done it now! I'll expect an arm-restlin match at Prom Nite whether or not we dance- you ain't a gonna git away with thet wun! You are in truble now! Course dont doubt for a minute-it WILL BE FUN!! thowereapartyourepartofmestill!
Name: Jorge Campos () on Monday, April 23, 2001 at 17:53:37
Maiden: Jorge Campos
City and State: Hawthorne, Ca.
Message: What's up to all the graduates from class of 1993.
Name: Bob Jensen () on Monday, April 23, 2001 at 17:23:23
City and State: LA, CA
Message: Japanese Village and Deer Park was started by a man named Joe Prevital. He came from Movieland Wax Museum. After several years the Deer Park was dissolved due to low attendance figures. There was much controversy about what happened to all of the deer. Other features of the Village were Akita Dogs, a Teahouse and Karate pavilion. Yes, the Park was located just off of the Santa Ana Freeway in Buena Park. Joe Prevital then went onto MovieWorld Car?s of the Stars, another Buena Park attraction. He now is in charge of The Queen Mary which is in Long Beach Harbor. I think Yamma and Lamma use to work at "THE VILLAGE". They were head of Crowd Control!
Another attraction at the Deer Park was the Pearl Divers.
Name: JIM SLOEY () on Monday, April 23, 2001 at 17:18:38
City and State: RB, CA
Message: You were kidding? Oh, uh me too. Never mind Robin we can put a hold on that domain, REALCOUGARTOWN.COM., for now. Chris Hood, I think it was the later, not the dog but the fiber. The answer to my question that nobody even guessed at was 1. His name was Ron. He pitched 4 games and was released, I think Campanis had a thing against Negrays, he never thought they had the necessities.
Name: Patti Smith () on Monday, April 23, 2001 at 16:45:41
City and State: Cypress, CA
Message: I remember the Japanese Deer Park...where the Alligator Farm was. I believe it was on the corner of Beach and La Palma, if memory serves me right. There's a Claim Jumper and a strip mall there now. If not there, then Western and La Palma. Now an Albertson's and strip mall.
Name: John Rout () on Monday, April 23, 2001 at 14:40:11
City and State: Cerritos, CA
Message: John- Japanese Deer Park was on the corner of Artesia Blvd and, I think, Western which dead-ended onto the 5 Freeway on ramp. Anyway, it was torn down about 15-20 years ago and is now an industrial complex. Progress, huh.
Name: George Dickey () on Monday, April 23, 2001 at 14:30:37
City and State: Austin, TX
Message: I think Gilliam edges Hodges (he played at least five positions), but, jeez, I never meant to stir everyone up: sorry, John.
George, No one was stirred up. Sloey and I kid each other all the time.
Name: Bob Brophy () on Monday, April 23, 2001 at 11:32:48
Class: Serra '63
City and State: Phoenix Az
Message: John: Just a short note to thank you for this web site. Through it I was able to find two old high school friends and this last week end we were able to meet and see each other for the first time in 38 years. again thank you Bob Brophy Serra '63
Hey Bob, It's a great feeling to find, and finally see your high school friends again. Glad you met up with your old buddies.
Name: Bill Jensen () on Monday, April 23, 2001 at 11:04:46
City and State: Hawthorne
Message: Holy Cow! With all the baseball talk, I can only think of Harry Caray!!!!!!
You mean the Cubs announcer and not the Japanese knife thingy, right Bill.
Name: Raymond Smith () on Monday, April 23, 2001 at 10:27:25
City and State: Portland, Oregon
Message: Ya-hoooo! I'm coming into town this May the 11th. for 8 years absence. I'm gonna stuff my mouth with the long awaited/craving food hangouts and then I'm gonna surf my buns off the rest of the day and then shoot the breeze on the Redondo Pier to enjoy the night. Just staying overnight though. Got a plane to catch heading to Fresno on Sat May the 12th to see 16 B-25 bombers fly in Honor of Jimmy Doolittle. The most since the filming of Catch-22 back in the late 60's. Just thinking the other day, who remember the place out by Knott's Berry Farm called "Japanese Garden"? I don't remember too much as I was young and only went twice. All I remember it had was feeding the dolpins and Japanese fishes which was cool. What else did that place have?????
Raymond, I think you're remembering Japanese Deer Park. I don't remember where it was exactly, as the last time I was there was in 1969, but it was out that way.
Name: Myron Janes () on Friday, April 20, 2001 at 16:43:49
Message: looking for Dalton Williams whose father owned an antique/used furniture store on corner of Hawthorne and R.B. Blvd close to Clancy's All-Americna burgers. Used to cruise Hawthorne Blvd all the time. I guess now it is a felony!
Name: Loretta Cuiper () on Friday, April 20, 2001 at 14:56:48
City and State: Hawthorne, Ca
Message: Just a short note..Drove past HHS this morning and it looks like they are painting the fence White. It looks so much better than the black bars. It was sad, but it reminded me of jail bars. The White sure brightens things up. Always a Coug...Have a good weekend...
Name: Barbara Duran () on Friday, April 20, 2001 at 13:54:05
City and State: El Segundo, CA
Message: Dean Morris...ah yes, I rememeber him well. I remember beating him one time in a game of handball, and he punched me in the arm!
Name: BLAKE WITHELL () on Friday, April 20, 2001 at 13:28:06
City and State: Toronto, Can.
Message: CATCHING UP: CORVAIRS, I GOT MY DRIVER,S LICENCE, AT THE OFFICE ON ROSECRANS, DRIVING MY SISTERS 60 RED CORVAIR THAT HAD OBVIOUSLY MADE A TRIP TO TIJUANA FOR AN INTERIOR. I GOT TO BORROW IT FOR DATES, IF I WASHED IT FOR HER. ACCORDIANS, I ACQUIRED MY AUNT'S WURLITZER IT IS STILL IN THE BASEMENT. (WHERE THEY BELONG). TORNADOS, I RECALL THE ONE IN 66/67, LARRY COVENTRY HAD BORROWED HIS MOM'S NEW PLYMOUTH SATELLITE, (JUST TO GO TO SCHOOL), SOMEHOW IT ENDED UP AT THE "A" FOR LUNCH WHERE IT WAS STRUCK BY FLYING DEBRIS. MOM FOUND OUT THAT THE TORNADO HAD NOT HIT NEAR THE SCHOOL AND PLAYED THE TRUST CARD.(OUCH).LARRY SOON AFTER BOUGHT HIS BROTHER'S 57 CHEV. HELLO MIKE BLOXAM: IT'S A LONG TIME SINCE 138TH PL. I KNOW OUR PARENTS STILL TALK (MOSTLY ABOUT US). SPORTS (YAWN). THE LEAFS SWEPT FOUR FROM OTTAWA IN THE SEMIS, THE JAYS TOOK TWO OF THREE FROM THE YANKEES AND THE RAPTORS, (THATS BASKETBALL, WHO CARES). GREAT CRUISE PHOTOS. MY NEIGHBOR IS HIDING HIS NEW 69 SHELBY GT350 HERE, HIS WIFE SAID HE HAD TO SELL HIS 65 HIPO FASTBACK FIRST. I HOPE ITS SOON. I NEED MY LAWNMOWER OUT. BLAKE
Name: Dan Johnson () on Friday, April 20, 2001 at 12:28:53
City and State: Chavez Ravine
Message: Only a Giant fan could call a 10-1 loss a "sweep" -- just like all those San Francisco Giant world championships. Wait, you mean they haven't won a world series since coming to the West Coast? Oh, nevermind.
I think the last one was in the middle of the last century, as I can remember my grandpa telling me something about it when I was in the 4th grade.
I think they were in another town at that time.
Name: Dean Morris () on Friday, April 20, 2001 at 12:11:42
City and State: City by the Bay
Message: Memo to JSloey: I am doing alright up here, Retired from softball after taking UC/City league titles two years in a row in 98. Knees and my Bobby Knight coaching style wore thin on a bunch of 30 and 40 year old hacks. Sounds like the Sloey family are HHS royalty in Cougar Hall of Fame! By the way, regarding your Little League suggestion to Tambo, he was right. I knew enough to layoff of Scott's curve and waited for the fastball (no splitter in LL). Result was hit over .300 lifetime against him, you can look it up!
Speaking of Tamburrino: Anyone ever wonder if he was role model for Robin Williams character in Good Morning Vietnam??? I heard that's what he did over there.
Memo to Bloxam: Get your fastball down, they're hitting beebees by me in CF and my knees don't work as well as they used to! Nice to hear from you. Send a private line with any e-mails and gossip you have.
Memo to JB re Dodgers: I still love the old Dodgers, but current team only has 2 players with the right stuff: Kevin Brown and Eric Karros. How can you love a lineup with players like Grissom, Grudzalenek (MVP Bosnia-Hercegovinia League, 1995), Sheffield (Whiner), Goodwin, Green (pretty boy), Loduca (Potential), Bochachcica (illegal & obscene wrestling hold), Reboulet (sounds like wine rather than SS), not to mention the class acts Carlos Perez and Chan Ho Park???? JB you were right I forgot the 88 team with Kirk Gibson and Orel H. But my all-time Dodger team has players like Wills, Gilliam, Roseboro, Wes Parker, Koufax, Drysdale, Podres, Osteen, Fernando, the Bulldog and the Vulture, T. Davis, the 3 Dog, Cey, Lopes, Garvey. They do not make them like that anymore and until the Dodgers get over their identity crisis with Fox ownership, Malone, Dick Tracy, etc, it's going to be a long wait.
Sure, the Giants don't have the titles, but give me a team with their blue collar hustle and desire any day. Aurilia, J. Kent (better than Rogers Hornsby), Bonds(500-500), Snow, Nasty Nen & Rios are a lot more fun to watch than the no-namers in LA. All we need are starting pitchers!
Good to hear from you all and keep the sports smack down Sloey!
Name: Mike Bloxam () on Friday, April 20, 2001 at 01:47:38
City and State: Phoenix, Az
Message: Hey Dean, good to hear from you. I found Marty Sasaki on classmates.com, but they will hold you hostage for 30 bucks to send and receive email to other alumns. Kind of a rotten deal and like Anita said, its more like extortion. Anyways there are a few people here that have memberships on classmates that might be able to get the particulars on contacting Marty for you. Some of the other folks like Cohen and Karlock can be found on the alumni list. Great to see a posting from you.
Name: JIM SLOEY () on Thursday, April 19, 2001 at 23:59:27
City and State: rb, ca
Message: Dean Morris how you doing kid! I remember when I helped Tambo coach Mike Scott's little league team and you were the one we all feared the most. Tambo said what do we do with him, I said hit him, (TOTALLY TONGUE IN CHEEK) Tambo said no way he'll beat the Beep out of me. Dean just for you Julia Roberts' email is email@example.com. And the last time I saw Crazy Dave Sayad he was sleep walking through the Glenn, that use to be such great fun to see him walking around in his . John according to my source, major league baseball and Kevin Malone, Hodges didn't catch that year but he did in other years. And my trivia question for Friday how many Negrays did the Dodgers have in 1958?
Look on page 2 of that list. You'll see Hodges caught in 58. And why are we talking baseball? This is the Cougartown Feedback page, not Sports Center. Sloey, Sports Thursday has melted away for another year.
Name: JIM SLOEY () on Thursday, April 19, 2001 at 19:58:41
E-Mail: RobinforKingof Cougartowndeposethedespot.com
City and State: RB, CA
Message: Thanks King Robin! Baker its not Gil Hodges. He never caught in 1958, but he did play 3rd 1st and the outfield, 9 games all in leftfield. Junior Gilliam, the rookie of the year in 1955 played all three outfield positions and 3rd and 2nd so he be the man and King Robin was correct. Baker, me and Robin decided (besides the new manner of grammatical construction by using yourself in a sentence with another person, so that it is no longer Robin and I its me and Robin or if Robin were saying it it would be me and Jim, test Monday) that even though Robin is now King you can still do all the work. So keep asking those baseball trivia questions and this is great Sports Thursday. Robin I sent you an email so that we'll both have all the answers. As a long time dodger fan, Thank you Mr. Esterbrook where ever you are!
Robin count me and Al Jardine in for the poker game Saturday, we won't tell the Breeze guy.
Gil Hodges caught one game in 58. And why are you stepping all over someone elses trivia question. I don't believe anyone called on you for the answer.
Try and make a buck today Sloey. Go outside and listen for a siren.
Name: Dean Morris () on Thursday, April 19, 2001 at 19:37:13
City and State: San Francisco, CA
Message: Hello to my fellow '72sters! It's been awhile. I'm alive and well (a little dinged up; a little bigger; thining hair, but better looking; and more humble from all the wear & tear of the years). I have been living in San Francisco for 9 years now after stints in Oregon, SoCal (UCLA grad school) and upstate New York. Been in the Bay Area so long now, that I cannot go home again and appreciate Hawthorne/LA. I actually hate the Dodgers now and love whenever the Giants sweep-em, like yesterday (It's hard to back such a soulless team (LA Foxers) whose greatest years were from 1959-81).
Would love to hear from old school buddies from our "fields of glory" and HHS classrooms (particularly "Seminar" & Math). Anyone knowing the whereabouts, e-addresses or tidbits about the following perosns, please let me know: John Fowler, Jim Patrick, Wes Miyamoto, Suzi Beal, Karen Creede, Marti Sasaki, Julia Roberts (or Erin Brockovich), Larry King, Mike Scott, Sullivan DeFrank, David Sayad, Jim Karlock or Perry Cohen. Actually, I would love to hear from anyone of my old frieds who wants to fire off a note or share a "virtual beer together". In the meantime, cheers to all the old Cougars, forever young in our memories!
Thanks John Baker and all those who created and supported this page. It's been a walk down memory lane.
Dean, I guess the 88 Dodger team didn't count huh, and although you only need one hand to count the Dodger Championships, you don't need any fingers at all to count San Franciscos. Once a Dodger fan, always a Dodger fan. It's like the Mafia....you can't get out alive.
A few of those people you named are on the alumni list. More have relatives on the list. Thanks Dean....
Name: YAMMA LAMMA () on Thursday, April 19, 2001 at 19:18:03
Maiden: DING DONG
Message: OH BABY! WALTER HONEY! so good to hear from ya! Thought you were long gone since cruise nite. Ya ain't still mad at me are ya? Cuz it looks ta me and Ramma Lamma like BobbyBoo and Dimples have dropped us like hot potaters! Nary a werd frm nobody. PROM NITE here we cum and got time on our hands ... or feet ... for dancin'!! Less than 4 months and a countin. Eeeeuuuie! Ohbabyyeee-hbaby woo-o-oh baby, havinmesomefunTHATnight!!!
Name: corey levitan () on Thursday, April 19, 2001 at 19:01:14
Message: hi. looking for a contact number for fred morgan, or for someone to contact him in santa maria and give him my number. in conjunction with the beach boys' upcoming album, "hawthorne california," we're doing a special "rave" issue dedicated to the band's connection to hawthorne, including a map of sites of interests and remembrances. any of you guys are welcome to call me and contribute, too. but i only have until the second week in may to work on this.
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Name: Walter Holt () on Thursday, April 19, 2001 at 17:38:14
City and State: Mission Viejo,CA
Message: Back to the Welcome Wagon again... I see the Class of 66 is coming out of the woodwork. A big cougartown welcome to Suzanne "Parker" Mugford and Craig Shackell. Hope to see the both of you at Our reunion & the up coming PROM NIGHT. Ok Judy go get em girl.
Name: Marcia Coleman () on Thursday, April 19, 2001 at 17:23:53
City and State: West Covina, CA
Message: Thanks John for your help - I had 5 hits on the name I was searching for and now can start checking them out. And I have also located another long lost friend - Wendy Anderson Lacken all due to your website. You are doing a great job and I'm sure you are well aware we all appreciate you!
Name: Robin () on Thursday, April 19, 2001 at 17:19:13
City and State: Redondo Beach , Iowa
Message: Russ and Jude; Glad to see you home, safe and sound. What a week for the memory books, eh?...I know it will stay in my mind till at least June, but whos counting... BTW, did you hear Judy got a hug from Dan Dye?.:o)....How about Jr. Gilliam John?..He was moved all over the place...Was Steve Bilko on the 58' team and was he really Steve Anderson incognito, keeping his amatuer status?..Don Demeter ..remember him? ......Hey Sloey;...When Venus and Serena Williams brother goes to trial, will it be held on a grass or clay court?...Later Cougs and Charlena!
Another pretty good utility player off the 58 team was Don Zimmer.....and yes, Steve Bilko of PCL Angels fame was on that team.
Yeah, but did Judy hug back?
Name: Dan Dye () on Thursday, April 19, 2001 at 16:56:19
City and State: Torrance, Cal.
Message: Russ & Judy, Thursday & Friday nights were a blast, Thanks for the laughs, John and Janet, great party, Robin & Marsha, Royal & Pat, Harry & Kathy, and Judy & Janny, you guys are really fun. I laughed more Thursday and Friday night than I have in the last 10 years. Did I say I got to hug Judy DeGrazia Blomsterberg? Well I did. You guys really know how to have fun, Thanks. Ann (my wife) said we are a lot more fun than her Inglewood High School friends. I really enjoyed not being the oldest one in the house for a change, however If you could have heard us, you would have thought we were all kids. Thanks again John Baker. Cougars forever Dan
Hey Dan, Thanks for hugging Judy. She said she'd give me a dollar if I would ask you to hug her and she did. Thanks to you and Ann for showing up both nights too. Cheryl and John, I don't know where you two are, but thanks for the Thursday night dinner too. It's always fun with old Cougar friends around.
Name: Kathy Frankforter () on Thursday, April 19, 2001 at 15:35:50
Maiden: Tom's Wife
City and State: Redondo Beach, CA
Message: This is directed at Anita Young-Anita, I'm a paid member over on Classmates.com ...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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com .com
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
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
City and State: Newberg, OR
Message: This is a plea to either anyone in here who is a "paying member" of classmates.com or anyone who knows her.....I just got a notification from classmates.com 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 classmates.com 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 Cougartown.com 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!