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Name: Maurine White () on Friday, May 18, 2001 at 14:55:44
Maiden: Endicott
Class: 59
City and State: Huntington Beach, CA
Message: Boy is this nostalgia day for me. First a note from Dennis Lord. Great to see your name here at CT. I am still hoping to get my brother to the Prom Night and was disappointed to see you will not be able to make it. Can we ever forget your trip to Yosemite with Newell and Larry Cole? I don't think so. Then read the "Rave" article on the Beach Boys. Of course, that was the Hawthorne those of us who grew up in the 50's and 60's knew. I'll never forget when I first heard the Beach Boys on the radio. I was at Humboldt State about 700+ miles away from home in my dorm room when they announced they were going to play something from a new group. I didn't realize how homesick I was until I heard these guys on the radio. Of course, it was neat to be able to say to my friends that I knew most of the Beach Boys and went to high school with them. I'm sure many of us share that sentiment. This site continues to be an absolutely fantastic place to reminisce, retell old tales (some funny new ones, too), AND catch up with old friends.
Thanks Maurine....

Name: YAMMA LAMMA () on Friday, May 18, 2001 at 14:29:11
Message: Just gittin down to brass tax, Ramma -- dear -- DON'T always be movin in on my men! Ain't your sweet BobbyBoo enough for you for garsh sakes???!! First ya try to cut in on my oom pah pah with WalterHoney -- now you're tryin' this. Best be careful, Ramma -- dear -- cuz yur makin me a little mad! We might end up mud reslin instead a singin a duet on PROM NITE 2001! AND WHAT ARE YOU ALL WAITIN' FOR ANYWAY!!!??? Haveta agree with thet ther sister on this one -- gonna have a GOOD TIME THAT NIGHT! Be there or be square and miss the best time ever! OH! Reminds me -- DZ LIZY -- how cum you git all the cute UPS guys?! Dang! I guaranty my USP guys sure don't conger up thet adjective!!! GO GIRL! Life is short!

Name: Dennis Lord () on Friday, May 18, 2001 at 12:34:33
Class: 1963
City and State: El Segundo, Ca.
Message: John: I enjoy reading from this site although I have only written in once before. For those that missed it. The South Bay Daily Breeze Newspaper has an entertainment section each Friday called RAVE. In today's edition there is a very extensive article called "Hood Vibrations, The Beach Boys Remember Hawthorne. Suggested reading for anyone that reads CT. It covers many details often discussed by fellow alums. I also wanted to say that the idea of a prom night is great, and sounds like a lot of fun. I regret that my wife and I will not be able to attend because of a vacation that has been planned quite some time prior to hearing of prom nite.
Keep up the good work.
Dennis Lord

Thanks Dennis for the info. I've already added the link to the "What's New" page, so if you'd like to refer anyone to the Beach Boys article, please let them know it's there.
Sorry too, that we'll miss you on Prom Night. Maybe we can talk brother Royal and wife Pat into coming. Thanks again Dennis

Name: Debbie () on Friday, May 18, 2001 at 12:09:47
Class: 77
City and State: Del Aire, CA
Message: For those of you who no longer live in the area, the "Rave" section of the Daily Breeze has a write up about the Beach Boys. Click here to read all about it.
Thanks Debbie, VERY interesting article.

Name: RAMMA LAMMA () on Friday, May 18, 2001 at 11:17:55
E-Mail: gonnatellauntmary'boutunclejohn
Class: hesayshehasthebluesbuthehasalottafun
Message: Whadaya think today is? It's exactly -- EXACTLY -- 3 months till PROM NITE 2001!! Come on y'all and git those tickets -- tickets -- tickets. Do we actually get tickets? Or are we scanned as we walk thru the door at PROM NITE? Walter Honey! It's been a coon's age since you sang my song. Sing it to me again --- and then sing it to me close when PROM NITE comes!!! EEEeeuuwwie! GET HOT! get those tickets now! ohbabyye-e-e-ehbaby,woo-o-oh,baby -- havin' me sum fun THAT nite!
We just used up the first block of rooms for Prom night, but Judy called and got another block. If you hurry, you can still get them for 115.00 a night. You will not be sent the actual ticket, but are confirmed if there's an asterisk by your name on the Prom Night list of attendees. I will make that list readable for all with browsers that aren't JAVA friendly. You'll pick up your name tags on Prom Night, and that will be your ticket. Hope to see you all there. Please don't wait too long as the list only shows people who've sent in their deposit or have paid in full.
It's crunch time Prom Nighters.....don't be left out.

Name: Elizabeth Estrada () on Friday, May 18, 2001 at 10:41:59
Maiden: twentyninesjustfine
Class: 69
Message: John, I haven't forgotten the UPS Stud yet. As it turns out he must return for a pick-up. It seems the package he delivered contained two VW Bug carburetors that were ordered out of a New York wholesale auto parts store. I have no idea why they have my name and address on them. I drive a Saturn. But, imagine my delight in knowing he must return for a "pick-up". Heheheh. My, my, my. My luck just keeps getting better.
The Goddess

Name: Keith D. Jones () on Friday, May 18, 2001 at 00:59:55
Class: 76
City and State: Honolulu, HI
Message: I have to say something about Greece that brings back a memory. I had a girlfriend once named Cindy Krull. She was a model who got a job in Greece. She ended moving to Mykonos. She invited me to move there with her. She even bought me my ticket. But the day I was to leave was Easter weekend which I spent every year since 1979 in Palm Springs. SO I decided not to go and told her any weekend but that one. Needless to say she didn't like that and when I didn;t show up in Mykonos she preceded to send me some pretty nasty postcards. In fact about one a day for least a month. The only thing I remember about them is the pretty pictures of Mykonos and the upteen times it said F*** Y** on the back and nothing else. Aren't women sensitive? I also remember the postman saying one day "you must really have pissed this girl off and you better hope she never moves back here." I remember the year being 1983 cause that was the last good holiday weekend in Palm Springs cause of the major riot that weekend down around the Westward Ho. Oh well. Aloha Nui Loa
Nice one Keith.......My advice is stay AWAY from Greece.

Name: Chris Prewitt () on Thursday, May 17, 2001 at 23:47:44
Class: 1967
City and State: Fullerton, CA
Message: Hey John, The last time I was in for jury duty I got picked for the jury. The defense did such a poor job (or what we thought was a poor job) we had already polled the jury and found the person guilty before the bailiff even brought in the paperwork. After the case was over I wrote a letter to the judge stating the way I felt. It turned out that the person was up for a third strike and had a personal reason to have the state pay the medical payments for the rest of his life. Anyway you never know what type of case you may end up hearing. Good luck!
Hey Chris, I am DONE with jury duty for this year. The new law is one case or one day......I did my ONE day.

Name: Mike Backus () on Thursday, May 17, 2001 at 23:42:44
Class: '74
Message: A note to Judy DeGrazia-Blomsterberg: If you want to sell off the remaining Prom tickets, quick, you need to do some research. Find out who the holdouts would like to go to the Prom with. Contact Prom Date of Preference and get them to agree to go to this summer's prom with the holdout. Simple. It worked on me. The check's in the mail, John. And Sue, I recommend steel toed work boots. Not stylish, but your feet will thank you. Oh, and Sloey, hang in there, man. You're bound to meet the right mirror eventually. If it worked for Narcissus, it can work for Sloey!
Now THAT'S FUNNY!!! Thanks Mike and I can't wait to meet my old friend for the first time.

Name: Frank Romano () on Thursday, May 17, 2001 at 22:45:31
Maiden: Yeah sure "this I swear"
Class: 1961
City and State: Funcity, Nevada
Message: Judy....Judy....Judy.... No Gary Grant never said that name... But, I would say its very safe to say that he at least on one evening, said "this I swear is true" BABY... Yeah! right... Ask Sloey. He always tells things the way they are... its the first question on the Bar exam.... No Judy, not the one to practice law... the BAR exam... you know. Like where many of us meet our soul mates...
Its my first chance to peek in for many many weeks. I was happy to see a bunch hangin near the water cooler... Jim Peppers, still out in front at the sporting events... It figures Greece. Jim What kind of business? Jan.. I had a company approach me about doing e-mail list construction... I thought you had started a cottage business! We're working way to hard, but I can only say one thing for this kind of effort... it really sucks! I can't wait till I can sit back and get the books published... make a few sheckles and enjoy some time with Maria aka soul mate... She's the lady that one of our class mates thought was my daughter... When prom night arrives I'll splain that again. daughter... Its great what the plastic guys do now days... she's really a lot older than she looks.. Anyway.. I just wanted to say Hi to all you wondeful folks, stir the bucket, kick a tire or two and then say g'night.

A lot older than she looks huh Frank??!! I know one Maria that NEVER checks this website. Good to hear from you Frank, and we'll see you AND the "old" lady on 8-18-01. Maybe I should print this one out and bring it to Prom Night......

Name: Dan Johnson () on Thursday, May 17, 2001 at 21:55:36
Class: 77
City and State: Miracle Mile
Message: When I got called for jury duty, I couldn't get out of it and I got assigned to LA Superior on Commonwealth Ave (aka "The Plaintiff's Bank of Commonwealth")

Name: Alan Nelson () on Thursday, May 17, 2001 at 21:38:26
Maiden: nolo contendere
Class: '73
City and State: Parker, Az
Message: Gee, Jim. Attorneys suing Attorneys. I guess that proves the snakes are cannibalistic.

Name: Elizabeth Estrada () on Thursday, May 17, 2001 at 21:36:08
Class: 69
Message: I had a dream last night about the Sloey Brothers. We were at the airport. Bill and I sat across from each other just looking at one another, much like high school. John was boarding a plane for Hawaii and Jim was in the mens room talking to himself......Hmmmmm? Calling Doctor Sherry Ellison, What does this mean?
You're not supposed to be dreaming about those old guys. What happened to that 29 year old Coug?

Name: Wayne Dickey () on Thursday, May 17, 2001 at 21:22:59
Class: 69
City and State: La Palma, Ca
Message: I too, Sloey, have recently met another person who attended Hawthorne High. But unlike you, Sloey, this person doesn't have my last name. Since I have moved back to California, my needs for many cars have declined. So I placed one of my trucks in the truck trader. Last week this young man came over to look at it and in the course of conversation, he told me that he too had attended Hawthorne High, his name was Eric from the class of 1995. Well to make a long story short, he bought the truck, and we parted our ways having met yet another alumni. It seems amazing how small the world really is. Sloey, I really think you need to get out a little more! And stay away from mirrors. Try to find real people. Maybe come to a Cougartown function! I'm sure there are people that would love to see you. The best help for what you are suffering from, is a good dose of Hawthorne High alumni (in person).
That's amazing Wayne. Great story and I know there're many more "Small Cougar World" stories out there.
Yeah Sloey, tell Debby to warn you when she's sprayin' that hair spray around you, and sign up for Prom Night will ya'.

Name: EL () on Thursday, May 17, 2001 at 21:06:18
E-Mail: I-DY-HO
Maiden: YOU KNOW
Message: J.B.! You have never answered my question. Have you looked at your "Poo" trophys? Maybe my note fell on top of your cabinet! Give me an answer please. It might give me conviction to come back down there and kick your humble buns, just to show you that I'm not a wino derelict off the streets that led to all that "IRON" on your mantel. Come and play the game Big boy! Would love to take my ole "Willie Hoppe" and give you the lesson that you need. Better yet, come on up here! Free room and board for you and your love! All we need do is make the date. That is a direct invite. But if you're a little hesitant I understand. " I'm Good"! Hey, I'll give you the 5 and 6! Gotta love it John. JAKE N JUDE. MAY THE COUGAR BE WITH YOU!
Don't let your mouth write a check your butt can't cash now Jake. I whipped you at "IB" in 64 and not unlike good wine, I've only improved with age. I don't know when we can make it to Kunaville, but maybe we could plan a Ctown midwest sumpthinorother. Right now we've gotta put Prom Night together, but if you get the chance to practice, I say you better practice.

Name: V5 and V6 () on Thursday, May 17, 2001 at 19:49:51
Maiden: Valencia
Class: 74/76
Message: Here we is. Gossiping in the background. P.S. Sloey, that story was a nice reflection of you. P.E.E.S. we ate your girl scout cookies. They were good.

Name: JIM SLOEY () on Thursday, May 17, 2001 at 18:29:46
E-Mail: jurydutymaybecomingyour
Class: 66
City and State: rb, ca
Message: Well Alan LA County has a new jury system that makes it almost impossible to get out, in fact as one Judge said you either serve or you serve time. As an aside to John, I have been requested to serve jury duty June 11 in Torrance. I studied that form for hours and have resigned myself to the fact I am going, (a year ago I represented another attorney who was being sued by another attorney and there were 3 attorneys in the box) so now I am one of those who weren't smart enough THE get out of jury duty.

Name: Alan Nelson () on Thursday, May 17, 2001 at 17:50:21
Class: '73
City and State: Parker, Az
Message: For our Lancer friend looking for weapons of mass mexican food destruction, a water balloon slingshot should do the trick. Find one here. Just make sure that you don't point it at something unless you really mean it. Burrito slingshots don't kill people. People with burrito slingshots kill people.

Name: Alan Nelson () on Thursday, May 17, 2001 at 17:41:27
Class: '73
City and State: Parker, Az
Message: Hey John, you didn't tell us how court went. Are you gonna be on the Robert Blake jury? I've always said I'd hate to put my life in the hands of 12 people who weren't smart enough the get out of jury duty.
I'm OUT of jury duty.

Name: Bill Jensen () on Thursday, May 17, 2001 at 16:55:46
Maiden: The Flying Cougar
Class: 63
City and State: 90250
Message: For all you guys and gals out there who are into cars and planes, this Sunday (May. 20) is the third Sunday of the month. That means it's time for the monthly showing of old cars and planes at Bracket Field in La Vern. This is a small monthly showing of old cars and aircraft that takes place from about 10AM to 3PM. Anyone is welcome to attend or display their vehicle at no cost. The airport is located just west of the LA fairground and Pomona raceway. If you are driving out there, take a left before entering the fairground and you will end up at the airport. There is a picnic area next to parking lot and aircraft ramp just East of the restaurant. This is where the event will take place. I plan to fly out there Sunday in my 1948 Stinson, weather permitting. So, if you are in the vicinity and have nothing better to do, drop by and say hello.
There you go Cougs; sounds like a fun afternoon. Thanks Bill

Name: Terrie Kostiszak () on Thursday, May 17, 2001 at 14:54:23
Maiden: Kostiszak
Class: 83
City and State: Las Vegas, Nevada
Message: Hi, Can Anyone ANSWER the QUESTION below. I have been busy with moving to Vegas from Portland, Oregon. I love Vegas so far, I have a QUESTION for everyone, I noticed that THE BEACH BOYS will be performing on JUNE 1 or 2 in LAUGHLIN, NV. Is anyone going to go to the show, I might go, its only an hour away for me to drive. Plus the High Performance Boat races are going on that weekend in Laughlin on the River. is there a HHS event to see The Beach Boys there that weekend? I've been to busy to read this website to find out, so Thanks for answering you anyone can, Terrie

Name: S.T. () on Thursday, May 17, 2001 at 12:20:53
Class: 69
City and State: Wpg, MB
Message: I went to Leuzinger High only for a couple of years, but those were the best days of my life. I was actually searching for a 3 man slingshot, and this site came up. So maybe my old chums can help me out, does anyone know of somewhere that I could acquire a 3 man sling shot from? Cause me and my buddie wanna huck old McDonald burritos at shit, (like houses, cars, little kids riding those annoying scooters.

Sorry, don't have a clue, but good luck......

Name: Chris Prewitt () on Thursday, May 17, 2001 at 10:40:39
Class: 1967
City and State: Fullerton, CA
Message: It looks like there is going to be a Carl Wilson "Walk Against Cancer" again this year. If it is held in October as in the past I would like to participate. What I would like to do is represent Cougartown not as a spokesperson but as a fund-raiser. I would like to have as many Cougars put aside 10 to 25 cents (or more) a week until September. Then make out a check in that amount to "The Carl Wilson Foundation" in the comment section of the check put Cougartown. With about 16 weeks at 25 cents that would be $4.00 and if only 10% of the registered people sent in that money we would have about $1,200. I personally will pledge $1 a week for 16 weeks. It would be nice to collect all of the checks and present them to the Foundation. Maybe John would allow the checks sent to his P.O. Box. If not please send them directly to The Carl Wilson Foundation P.O. Box 1708 Beverly Hills, CA 90213-1708. I am not asking for the checks yet just a pledge. I will compile a list of the pledges and once a week post how much is pledged. Send your pledges to Pledges as of May 17, 2001 are $16.
Sounds OK to me, but please DO NOT send checks YET!! Let's work out the details first. Thanks Chris....

Name: Martin Keyser () on Thursday, May 17, 2001 at 10:17:38
Class: 1966
City and State: Stanton, Ca. 90680
Message: Karen Hastings, class of '66: Does anybody know where Karen is or what happened to her? If you do, let me know at Thanks.

Name: Jim Peppers () on Thursday, May 17, 2001 at 07:19:37
Class: 61
City and State: Athens, Greece
Message: Hello from Athens, Are any cougars planning to come to Greece for vacations or the Olympics? Let me know, I may be able to give you some pointers and/or we may be able to do some business. Let me know. Have a great Prom night!
Thanks Jim......

Name: Joe Bell () on Thursday, May 17, 2001 at 00:31:22
Class: 1959
City and State: Artesia CA
Message: It is wonderful to see, and hear from Old Friends. God Bless You John, for setting this page up.
Hi Joe, Good to hear from you once again. Hope to see you on Prom Night.

Name: Judy DeGrazia-Blomsterberg () on Thursday, May 17, 2001 at 00:23:08
Maiden: "themenu"
Class: 64
City and State: Torrance, CA
Message: So John boy.. what are we saying here.. that squid is out of season? .. Loretta, you're not the only one that fell in love to "This I swear" about 40 years ago.. everyone did!!! I'm a little partial to the songs that stirred up feelings when we were young.. (don't get me going on that one) I will give a door prize to any alumni that can sit all the way through PROM NIGHT (from 6: - 12:) and not get up to dance at least once.. I have some great songs lined up.. everyone of them is an emotion mover.. hand picked just for you.. (you don't count Chris Prewitt) Now back to watching where Janny's hands are. JWCB

Name: Larry and Loretta () on Wednesday, May 16, 2001 at 23:50:46
Class: 60/62
City and State: Hawthorne, Ca
Love ya

Happy Birthday Frasers

Name: Loretta Cuiper () on Wednesday, May 16, 2001 at 23:36:53
Maiden: Morelli
Class: 62
City and State: Hawthorne
Message: Wow Judy, talk about going down memory lane!! As it happens 42 years ago, when Larry was 16 and I was 15, Larry made Our Song "This I Swear". I still feel like crying (with happeness) when I hear those words to our song. You made our evening, Thank you Judy. Always a Coug!!

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