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Name: JIM SLOEY () on Wednesday, May 23, 2001 at 21:07:40
E-Mail: ididnttellmybrothercauseididn'
Class: 66
City and State: rb, ca
Message: I didn't tell anyone cause Bruce graduated in 1965 and I figured you were wrong!
Thank you OJ Simpson.

Name: Bill Cusac () on Wednesday, May 23, 2001 at 20:20:46
Class: 1965
City and State: South Lake Tahoe, Ca
Message: Is the picture of the "Davidson's", Bruce, Lyle, Rick and Scott??
Thanks Bill, but it's a done deal. Thanks for trying.

Name: Rod Beck () on Wednesday, May 23, 2001 at 19:24:12
Class: 76
City and State: Redondo Beach
Message: Thanks to everyone remembering Randy. I'm so glad people are remembering the good times. He would be thrilled to know his friends are thinking of him. There will be a memorial service in late June around his birthday (24th). Thanks again everyone! Rod Beck

Name: Walter Holt () on Wednesday, May 23, 2001 at 18:49:24
Class: 66
City and State: Mission Viejo,CA
Message: John...The Blonde kid in the front looks like it could be Steve Fraser class of 66.
Sorry Walter, Nice try but it's over.I thought it looked more like SALLY Fraser HHS62 to me but......

Name: Bill Sloey () on Wednesday, May 23, 2001 at 19:15:06
Class: 69
City and State: E,C.V.
Message: I would have to say that the pic is of the Davison clan , great family there. Gary keep your e-mail short to my bro as he bills all e-mails. Man the stuff they get away with.. cya Bill
Hey Bill, So I email YOUR brother Jim, telling him who it is, and he makes you come up here and answer the question. That doesn't seem quite fair to the rest of the group, DOES IT JIM??!!

Name: DONNA () on Wednesday, May 23, 2001 at 18:35:20
Maiden: COOK
Class: 69
Message: John it looks like the Davidson brothers to me. Do I win a prize???
YES!!! It's the Davidson BROS!!!
Scott Davidson HHS 1969, Ricky Davidson 1968, Lyle Davidson 1967, and Bruce Davidson 1966
Your prize is an all expense paid night (by him) at Wayne "The Accordion" Dickey's house. Thanks for playing our game.

Name: Ingrid Larson () on Wednesday, May 23, 2001 at 18:15:29
Class: 74
Message: Regarding the four Brylcreemed Boys in the photo..... the one on the left with the grimace looks like Sloey to me!
Well thank GOD someone answered the question. I thought everyone had gone over to "Classmates".
Sorry Ingrid, it's not the Sloey Bros. In fact Jim emailed me earlier, BEGGING to know the answer himself. Thanks for trying.....

Name: John Baker () on Wednesday, May 23, 2001 at 13:34:14
Class: 1962
City and State: Lomita, CA
Message:Here's an interesting picture of 4 Cougs that were in the classes from 1966 to 1969. Can anyone come up with who they are?
Thanks to our own Petey Gomez for the picture.

Name: The Estrada Sisters () on Wednesday, May 23, 2001 at 13:06:26
Class: '61,'65,'66,'69,'72
City and State: Hermosa and Redondo Beaches
Message: Judy, I've talked the sisters into going to the prom. Sharon, Vicky, Linda, Elizabeth and Laurie will be there. The check will be mailed this weekend. Please stop hitting the wall. That's gotta hurt. The Goddess
Man, we might have to change the name to "The Estrada Prom".

Name: Bryan Ellerman () on Wednesday, May 23, 2001 at 12:55:55
Class: 62
City and State: Akron, Ohio
Message: Missed one John, Black '62 409 Impala. Owned and operated by Autrey Marley and tuned by yours truly. Cruised the blvd. '62 and '63 (12.7sec, 112mph cocked up at Lyons) driven to work everyday.
Nope, don't remember that one but there's a bunch I don't remember.

Name: Gary Mykkanen () on Wednesday, May 23, 2001 at 12:39:11
Class: 63
City and State: brea
Message: I'm trying to get a hold of Bruce George class of 62.Can any of you old Cougars help me?
Gary, Jim Sloey knows the whereabouts of his brother in law. Email

Name: Keith D. Jones () on Wednesday, May 23, 2001 at 02:58:01
Class: 76
City and State: Honolulu, HI
Message: I too am sorry that randy died. I knew him cause his brother rod was a good friend of mine. I remember Randy well though. I remember he won best looking in his senior class hall of fame. Years later I saw him walking around Hawthorne, as Alan said half the man he once was. Not sure what happened but I was sorry to see him in that way. I'm sorry to hear what happened and I hope Rod is okay.

Name: Alan Forbess () on Wednesday, May 23, 2001 at 00:39:58
Class: '73
City and State: Ojai, CA
Message: It's really sad about Randy Beck. We grew up together, played ball, skiied, drank, smoked, blew our ears out with loud rock'n'roll and did all the crazed things of the era. Unfortunately, somewhere along the way Randy sort of lost his hold on reality. The last time I saw him he was just a shadow of the guy I grew up with. Those of you who really knew him know what I'm saying. But I prefer to remember the younger Randy - the one who could scoop up anything in the dirt at first base, could ski flawlessly down double black diamond runs at Mammoth and Tahoe, who would blurt out any crazed thing that came into his head just to get a reaction, and then give you that wacky laugh of his that let you know he was dealing his own twisted sense of reality as best he could. I know he wasn't at his best over these last few years. His grip on the world was slipping away. I just hope he went over the edge laughing. I'll miss you buddy.

Name: Judy DeGrazia-Blomsterberg () on Wednesday, May 23, 2001 at 00:21:45
Maiden: morePROMNIGHTnames..
Class: 64
City and State: Torrance, CA
Message: More names added to the PROM NIGHT list: ANGIE GRANUCCI BOLES '63 (Hi Angie..I remember you!) & DIANE PETIT DUKE '64. Not much to say tonight.. except "I hit a wall".. hey, it happens!! But I'm sure I'll wake up tomorrow feeling myself again..(don't go there John)
Judy Wudy

Hey Judy, I guess Tom Boles HHS62 doesn't COUNT. Well thanks Tom; I remember you too, and we'll see you on Prom Night.

Name: Dale Hahlbeck Jr. () on Tuesday, May 22, 2001 at 21:05:48
Class: '75
City and State: Fullerton, CA
Message: Sorry to hear about my dear friend and First Base nemesis Randy Beck........He was always the 1st string infielder ahead of me, but I was happy to watch and learn how to scoop a low throw or snag a line drive......I knew if I could play first base like Randy I would make Varsity .. and I did just that..........Randy, get ready cause when I get to try out for Heavens team......I'm coming to take your position .....sorry you were called up to the team so soon.......I love ya RB
Your favorite understudy Dale

Name: Lanny Harris () on Tuesday, May 22, 2001 at 21:03:50
Class: '62
City and State: Salt Lake City, Ut
Message: OK, lets get back to cruising the Blvd. Does anyone remember the yellow '40 Ford coup I used to drive. I put an Olds in it and was the fastest thing on wheels, so I thought. Someone, I can't remember what his name was, offered me a ride in his ice blue 409. I had never been in anything so fast before! If I remember right, he simply took it down and had it super ballanced and then put back together. Who is that 409 guy? BTW, Robin Petty bought my '40. I then had a '55 Crown Victoria that was lowered 2" fore & aft with salt and pepper diamond dust roof. My first car was a '51 blue chevy that I promptly painted the name on the back fenders "Sex Banger" (before I met Alan Hauge). I know it was crude but at the time I thought it was cool. I was only fifteen. Alan painted it free just for the practice in silver with candy burgundy scallops. Does anyone remember any of this? Lanny
Sorry Lanny, not me. The 409's that I recall were owned by Vic Zaccaglin, Jimmy Joseph, Bob Fraser, Bob Reagan, Mike Hendricks, Larry Sturkio, and my Dad. One of those was Blue (Bob Reagan).

Name: Raymond Smith () on Tuesday, May 22, 2001 at 18:56:20
Class: 1981
City and State: HOT! Portland, Oregon
Message: As God was looking down upon the west coast of USA he knows the problems regarding power and water California, Oregon and Washington is having. Washington isn't too bad....they got there PUGET SOUND. But CA and OR will have to trade off somewhere and since there's less people in Oregon than California God decided to give the heat to Oregon while southern Califnoria remains cold. Not too many people have air conditioner in Oregon but every household has one in California. God smiles and said "There, my work is complete". Oregon can enjoy it's nice weather so long as no idiot starts lighting matches in our Forests. And we will have enough water for this area so long as we don't give it away. And, our power will not be given away because California doesn't need it in their mild temps weather. God is a good God.......

Name: Anita Young () on Tuesday, May 22, 2001 at 17:09:32
E-Mail: or
Maiden: Aceves
Class: 1978
City and State: Newberg, OR
Message: No kidding, Pete-Dog! A real scorcher here in Newberg, too! I have been playing with Cass in the kiddie pool most of the day, the last I saw the news said it was 90 degrees here, just unheard of for this area of Oregon this time of year! Oh mama! Wonder what the summer is going to be like! I feel as if my hands are going to melt on this keyboard, so it's time for this ol' Coug to scoot on out back to the kiddie pool ( my poor neighbors, God help them.....) LOL!
Here's to all you Cougs from sunny Newberg, OR!

OOPS!! It's dropped to 71 now.........BRRRRRrr....

Name: Adrianne Bingham () on Tuesday, May 22, 2001 at 16:25:10
Maiden: jones
Class: 1991
City and State: la ,cali
Message: like the page, would maybe like to see some more of the other classes too. maybe.... hopefully...
Then it would be called the early 90's Hawthorne Homepage.
Thanks Adrianne, and if you've got something to add, I say add it.

Name: Pete Gomez () on Tuesday, May 22, 2001 at 15:57:08
Class: 1972
City and State: Land of Plenty
Message: John it's 90 degrees here today which is fine but we go from 60 degrees to 90 degrees in one day. It just slows things down a bit. We get a pretty good heat wave in this Valley by August. For sure for sure. Peace,love,twist offs
Geez Petey, I can sympathize. We've topped out at a sweltering 72 today.

Name: Jack Young () on Tuesday, May 22, 2001 at 15:11:16
Class: 73
City and State: South Lake Tahoe, CA
Message: To all the many people that knew Randy Beck class 0f "74". I'm sad to say that he passed away Sunday night from a apparent heart attack. I have known Randy since before we could walk; our mother's walked us together in strollers. My heart goes out to his Mother Anne and his brother Rod. Randy will be missed by me and his friends greatly. Take care, Jack
Thanks Jack for the update, and sorry for your loss.

Name: Petey () on Tuesday, May 22, 2001 at 14:38:28
Maiden: Gomez
Class: 1972
City and State: Salem, Oregon
Message: Man I finally had to go get ice cream just so I would not be too tempted to turn on the air. It's a hot one here in the Great Northwest. We just got back from the Oregon coast and it was beautiful. I had a wonderful visit with Don Blackburn, Steve Stevenson, and Ando, the Doe for Lust. Great food, great friends and fine wine. Big Kell I WILL see you later. Well I'm off like a "twist off". Cheers.
HOT??!! It's 70 degrees here in beautiful downtown Lomita......sheesh, the next thing you Oregonians will want us CA's to do is start sending you WATER.....

Name: Raymond Smith () on Tuesday, May 22, 2001 at 11:51:02
Class: 1981
City and State: Portland, Oregon(the state that stole you heat/sun)
Message: I just wanted to say a classmate and former friend pass away May 14th due to Ovarian cancer. Her name is Emelyn San Mateo, C/84. I reconnected with her last year after seeing her name in the Alumni list. We had a good chat and I am thankful to this website for finding her before she passed away. We'll miss you Emelyn!
Always sad to lose our Cougars. I know she'll be missed. Thanks Ray for the update.

Name: Dick Dixon () on Tuesday, May 22, 2001 at 11:20:17
Class: 1963
City and State: La Verne, Ca-Indianapolis, In
Message: FYI John, the Indy 500 is at 9 AM Pacific, 11 AM Central Sunday on ABC. Stay tuned...and thanks for the plug...take care of my dad's work bench...he built the winning Indy engines for '57 & '58 on that bench. Glad you have it...
OK thanks Dick. We'll be watching.

Name: Dick Dixon () on Tuesday, May 22, 2001 at 10:53:39
Class: 1963
City and State: LaVerne,CA- Indianapolis
Message: Thanks Bob Brophy and JB for the headsup to fellow Cougs on our Indy 500 effort this season. We've got a real chance to pull off our third win of the season with Sam Hornish and the Pennzoil sponsored #4. Brightest yellow car in the field. Starting 5th row inside, with a qualified speed of over 223 mph, and leading the IRL points is way cool for our 21 year old star. My race day job with Pancho Carter, former pole sitter at Indy, is to call the line to the driver on where the competition is in relation to our car at any moment. We are called spotters. Fellow cougs we need your cheers for this Sunday. Watch on ABC at 11 AM Pacific. A million spectators, 33 cars, the second fastest field in history and $2 million to win on this 2-1/2 mile historic track. Coach Plum can you imagine going 2 football fields a second and being 27 inches off the ground. Thats Indy car racing...HHS style. I guarantee you if we win...there will be a mention on ABC of HHS when they ask the team "where you going now", when I say the HHS Summer Prom. Thanks to all who have wished us well in our Indy car effort and see ya on the next cruise night with HHS'er Gary Nelson. Miss ya all.
Hey Dick, Good luck and it's not HHS summer prom, it's "COUGARTOWNS PROM NIGHT 2001 !!"

Name: Keith D. Jones () on Tuesday, May 22, 2001 at 02:28:31
Class: 76
City and State: Honolulu, HI
Message: Boy I don't how much press the new movie Pearl Harbor is getting over there but here everything is Pearl Harbor the movie. My ex called me today to tell me she was walking behind Ben Affleck on Kalakaua. What's the big deal. The guys who are really getting the press and recognition they derserve are the veterans that were survivors of Dec. 7, 1941. It is really neat seeing them and listening to them. The premier here is the most costly premiere ever produced for a film. Kind of neat. Saw the aircraft carrier today as I was driving by. That thing is huge. Hope everybody sees it. My dad was in WWII but was stationed in the Aleutian Islands. Is it hot there? Aloha Nui Loa
Is it hot the Aleutians or here? Here, it's NOT hot.
Hey Keith, tell your ex to tell Ben, John says hey, and Aloha Huey Dewey Louie Newy to you too.

Name: Bob Brophy () on Monday, May 21, 2001 at 23:55:54
Class: 63 Serra
City and State: Phoenix, AZ
Message: Hey John: We have not heard from Dick Dixon this year about his Indy cars and how they are doing. Dick are you still involved with team extreme and if so wish you guys the best. Qualifiying low does not mean you will finish low. Good luck on the 27th. Bob Brophy
Hey Bob, Just got an email from Dick today......he writes:
Howdy John from Indianapolis. Site continues to look good. I signed the Prom check and my crew should have it in the mail either today, Monday or Tuesday...Looking forward to the blast from the past...Keep an eye out for #4 Sam Hornish. I will be one of his spotters this year and we look to have, hopefully 3 wins in a row for the season. Currently leading the IRL points and we are excited to bring home a win and get the bottle of milk in victory lane.....
So to all Cougs, we're pulling for Sam this year. Good Luck Dick and may you be drinking milk at the end of the 500. Thanks Bob.....

Name: Chris Prewitt () on Monday, May 21, 2001 at 15:12:40
Class: 67
City and State: Fullerton, CA
Message: From the Brian Wilson WEB site: Brian Wilson will be appearing on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Tuesday, May 22.

Name: Chris Prewitt () on Monday, May 21, 2001 at 12:27:52
Class: 1967
City and State: Fullerton,CA
Message: I'm sure a lot of people remember the Sperry and Hutchinson Company. You don't? How about their product S&H Green Stamps? Here is a link to a little history of the company: . So for the youngsters around so that you don't feel left out there is an updated version . Have fun
Thanks Chris......

Name: Judy DeGrazia-Blomsterberg () on Sunday, May 20, 2001 at 23:50:22
Maiden: tonight-ifellinlove..
Class: 64
City and State: Torrance, CA
Message: Another PROM NIGHT ticket for SHAWNA HATCHER-EVANS '76... BTW..At this point I would appreciate full payments for the PROM NIGHT ticket sales as June 1 is due date for balances on all deposits previously made.. Oh ya, for Loretta Cuiper, we just got back from our DOO WOP concert at Universal City and from seeing "The Tokens" singing "Tonight I fell in love" (your song) At one point, one of the groups sang, "One fine day".. But listen up girls.. the lyrics say that us 60's gals just sat around and waited until the boy of our dreams realized that we were the right one for them.. or until they're done "doin" all of the south bay... I think "not!!" We've come a long way baby!! Now I have to go wake Janny up & get him off the couch. Seems he's fallen asleep watching some blood and gutts movie again.. Ahh..wedded bliss! (one fine daaaayyy, you're gonna want me for your girl)
Judy Wudy

Name: Judy DeGrazia-Blomsterberg () on Saturday, May 19, 2001 at 13:19:57
Maiden: sellin' thesnotottatickets
Class: 64
City and State: Torrance, CA
Message: Hey John boy.. I want everyone to know that we now have another section of rooms at the Marriott available at the discounted price of $115.00. They usually go for $135. per night, so when you make your PROM NIGHT reservations, make sure you tell reservations that you're with the Aug 18th PROM NIGHT party to get your discount. And now, some more names added to the list of Prom Night attendees: MARC PASEWALK '66 coming all the way from Aurora, Colorado --- KATHY ARCE VAN WESEP '65 from Grand Rapids, Michigan --- and MAURINE ENDICOTT '59 (I love the 50's people) Huntington Bch, CA ... And with that, I'm off to John Rout's Doo Wop party at Universal City Walk. Hard Rock Cafe-here we come.
Judy Wudy

Name: dzlizzy () on Friday, May 18, 2001 at 17:56:09
Message: Hey, Yamma Lamma........It's that Latin fire....Like moths to a flame. ; )

Name: Chris Hood () on Friday, May 18, 2001 at 15:42:13
Class: 71
City and State: Coos Bay, Oregon
Message: I think I can top Sloey with the TRUTH! In the early 70's my buddy Jeff Bottoms and I traveled from Oregon to Southern Cal to catch a Dylan concert when he was touring with the Band. After a week in the pit I was getting a little claustrophobic and decided it would be adventurous to hitch hike home rather that wait several days for our ride. Adventure being the keyword here. Before reaching Santa Barbara I was propositioned twice by guys offering beachfront accommodations for the night. Beings it was early morning and quite frankly not my style, I continued on and found myself outside San Francisco as the sun was setting. I was set on getting a ride through the city so it was taking a while, when this guy stopped, said he was going through and to get in quick. As he pulled away, he informed me that he had just robbed a liquor store and proceeded to give me a 90 mph thrill ride into the center of the Berkley District. Now Berkley is not through the city but I think he may have been under some stress. My next ride came from three longed haired white "brothers" that said they were on their way to Oregon which sounded great considering there were at least 20 other hick hikers in the same location. However, I got a little uncomfortable when they headed South over the bay and immediately turned off the freeway. When two of the guys pulled knives, I had a feeling that Oregon was not truly on their agenda. They proceeded to search me, take all of my 20 bucks (big score) and told me that it was nothing personal, just their way of making a living. After telling me not to look back because there would be a gun pointed at the back of my head, they dumped me in the middle of Oakland. This is not where a skinny white boy wants to be alone at midnight, however, a very nice lady that could have been a twin sister to Angela Davis gave me directions to the freeway. After a ten-block sprint I was picked up by the proverbial VW hippie van with about six people in the back. I started telling my story to this one guy who ask where I had come from. One thing led to another and it turns out he was also originally from Hawthorne, we were in the same class and had attended Hawthorne Intermediate together. The guy said his journey to San Francisco was complete, he had friends there and he gave me his last couple of bucks. Talk about restoring your faith in humanity. Oh yea, they dropped me off in the exact location in Berkley where I had previously been but this time I got a ride from a trucker and helped him unload his goods for meals until we reached Oregon. In the excitement of the moment I forgot the guy's name and never got the chance to say thanks again. So if by some equally strange chance you are out there again, thank you my friend! Those few minutes with your smiling face and your generosity "could not" have come at a better time.
Yeah, I'd say that tops the Sloey "MIRROR" story all right. Thanks Chris and have a great river rafting weekend. Anyone else have a great story to tell?.....OK then, Ctown is closed for the weekend. Have a great weekend Cougs.

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