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Name: RAMMA LAMMA () on Thursday, June 14, 2001 at 22:33:54
City and State: A to Z in the USA
Message: WALTER HONEY! Don’t ya knows that PPDP ain’t no Dancin party. But I don’t care, I luv PPDP’s, yous Jensen Boys can count me in! WALTER…Don’t ya remember the music from HAIRE! “LBJ took the IRT down to 4TH ST USA, and when he got there what did he see, the youth of America on ***.

Name: Doris () on Thursday, June 14, 2001 at 22:28:53
Maiden: Donaldson
Message: WALTER ... you guessed it? Is THAT what it is? A d-a-n-c-e??? Did somebody say you DID guess it right? No ... do you think?

Name: Walter Holt () on Thursday, June 14, 2001 at 19:19:55
Class: 66
City and State: Mission Viejo,CA
Message: Whaaaat website? That was a guess...Do I win a prize for guessin it (CT tee shirt or something)? Heck I thought Bobby Boo was tryin to keep Yamma all to his self (Pleeeeze Bobby Pleeeze) since he told me he knew who she is. I like John's guess better.

Name: JudyMac () on Thursday, June 14, 2001 at 18:08:49
E-Mail: Judymac007@Yahoo
Class: 63
City and State: santamonica
Message: Earth to Walt: It's hard to hide something that is being posted on a website... But sometimes, somethings are just worth jumping right in and committing to, and PPDP is one of those times. Can we count on you, Walt? Yamma will be disappointed otherwise....And you know how she can get!!
Yeah Walter, we don't need her eatin' a city or anything like that.....GAWDZIRRAHHH!!!!

Name: Walter Holt () on Thursday, June 14, 2001 at 17:02:23
Class: 66
City and State: Mission Viejo,CA
Message: Well isn't it just like those Jensen boys to plan a PPDP = "Pre Prom Dance Party"? and try to hide it from most of us.
OHHHH! I thought it was the new "Patti Page Diet Plan".

Name: Larry/Loretta Cuiper () on Thursday, June 14, 2001 at 16:58:42
Maiden: Morelli
Class: 60/62
City and State: Hawthorne, Ca
Message: Paco and Sharon, I remembered today was your anniversary and tomorrow it will be our 38th. Hope the two of you have a special anniversary. HAPPY 39 years..God Bless You both and may there be many more ANNIVERSARY's......Always a coug..
Loretta, Happy Anniversary to you and Larry too.

Name: Joe Bell () on Thursday, June 14, 2001 at 15:10:14
Class: 1959
City and State: Artesia CA
Message: Judywudy, Your e-mails do make me feel real welcome, to come to this site, and to other cruise's, Prom, and all. Thank You for your encouragement. This really helps me these days to face life, on lifes terms. For my few meaningless days under the sun, I thank God. I do thank you all, for being Friends, with the Hawthorne Past, we share.

Name: Paco () on Thursday, June 14, 2001 at 15:00:53
Class: 61
City and State: Lake Forest
Message: 39 years ago tonight Sharon graduated and we got married!
Now if I could only find her....It's Beach Time

Well what do you know. All you 62ers out there. Happy 39th Graduation Day Anniversary. OH, and Happy Anniversary to you and Sharon too, Paco.

Name: Susan King () on Thursday, June 14, 2001 at 14:49:55
Maiden: Bierman
Class: 1974
City and State: Outoftheloop
Message: Geez John, now I don't feel so bad. I thought only us 70's Cougars don't know what PPDP is -- but I am DYING to know!!! And I think I wanna participate??!!
HEY, I'm not taking my PPDP off for ANYBODY!!!

Name: Joe Bell () on Thursday, June 14, 2001 at 14:43:02
Class: 59
City and State: Artesia CA
Message: Wow, this Prom looks like it is really coming together? The list looks like it must have over 300, already? Feels like a real boost to me seeing my name on the list too. Some other parts of my life are falling apart, this last year since my Mom Died. When I was at Hawthorne High, I had Friends, there too. I had a Great-Grandmother, 2 Grand-mothers, a Grandfather, several Aunts, Uncles, A Dad, and a Mom, too. They were all 'Dieing to get away from me. And They did. Oh, some preachers may say, they wanted to get to Gods Kingdom, too. But, they sure didn't waste any time with me, after they left here! This Prom feels like a real uplift to me, already. I know you're not all going to run away from me like my family did. I'll be there to see You, 'cause God Loves Us All. Anyone remember that song that goes: My best to you, may your dreams come true,
may old father time, never be unkind,
and through the years, save your smiles and tears,
they are ....
So that says a lot of my feelings about You. My best to you, for my few meaningless days under the sun. See You on 18, Aug. And a few 'Cruise' nights too. Lord willing.

Hey Joe, We'll see you there.

Name: Doris () on Thursday, June 14, 2001 at 14:28:53
Maiden: Donaldson
Message: HeheHaha John ... you're beyond help! hahahehehe! Just giving you a bad time kid! I forgot to ask about the dress for the PPP at the PPDP! Casual, jeans, t-shirts, dresses, ties, what? pp
cant tell you the dress, as I dont know what the ppp at the ppdp is

Name: Doris () on Thursday, June 14, 2001 at 12:31:34
Maiden: Donaldson
Class: '57
City and State: Twin Falls, ID
Message: BOB JENSEN ... gone a day and wow! All kinds of things happen. Mainly I would like to respond to the PPDP. OUTASIGHT!!!! (That expression may be dated, but then so am I!!!) YES INDEED, count me in on PPDP, that is if I understand correctly and I AM, in fact, invited. And where might we expect PPDP? Sounds just too ... too ... well, just "too-too"! It makes this trip to California REALLY worthwhile!!! Thank you!
I musta' been passed out the day that expression hit Hawthorne. Can anyone help me?

Name: Bill Frey () on Thursday, June 14, 2001 at 12:02:22
Class: 68
City and State: KalispellMT
Message: Sorry about that re Emmetts whereabouts, Enjoying the life of the northwest and would still appreciate any info on the two. Thanks All

Name: Joy Longmore () on Thursday, June 14, 2001 at 11:38:49
Maiden: Grandy
Class: 57
City and State: Nampa, Idaho
Message: Has any one seen or heard from Kitty Baker, does she have an E-Mail address, or even Roy McNally, I would like to get ahold of them if possible Thanks Joy Longmore

Name: Bill Jensen () on Thursday, June 14, 2001 at 03:49:18
Class: 63
City and State: Hawthorne 90250
Message: PPDP Yes! Yes! Yes! Judy Mac, I prefer anything but fast. The details are TBD until we have an idea of how many are going to join us. One Local Cougarette that has contacted us is so excited about the PPDP that she is considering skipping a portion of another event just to join-in on the fun. Just think, no difficult digestion routine....Guaranteed!
OH Yeah, well you can take your TBD and your PPDP and JRHDS with it, and then GRNKF the whole thing.

Name: Lori Padelford () on Wednesday, June 13, 2001 at 22:34:16
Class: 81
Message: Hi John thanks for another great get together at Pink's. We had a great time even though sleepy was grumpy and had to get to bed early. By the way he survived on 4 hours sleep and lived to tell with only a slight snarl on Sunday. I also wanted to take this opportunity to remind every one that the class of 81 reunion is July 7 from 6-1 a.m. at the Manhattan Marriott and there is a picnic planned for the next day @ Hesse Park in RPV. We have opened it to all classes and hope to have a great turnout. Don't delay, contact myself or any of the other reunion committee members for more info. Don't be left out as the time is approaching very quickly. Feel free to contact me at my e mail address or call me at 714-899-2828. Thanks Lori
Thanks to you and Mario for being there and for waiting so we could all be in the BIG picture. Mario's a good sport.

Name: Gordon Shotwell () on Wednesday, June 13, 2001 at 21:16:48
Class: 77
City and State: Lawndale CA
Message: Anyone from class of 1977 Email me.

Name: Mike Backus () on Wednesday, June 13, 2001 at 20:43:18
Class: '74
Message: It's the summer of 1964. I'm hanging out on the corner of 118th and Freeman, across the street from Ben's Market and only about two doors down from my yellow stucco house at 4220 W. 118th. It's late in the evening, after 10, but because it was still warm and we'd had a good day together, the four of us were still hanging out. Since we were all eight years old now, our parents felt safe letting us stay out "after the streetlights came on". We liked this corner because there was a fair amount of traffic. Hot Rods and Lowriders making their way from Prairie Ave. to Hawthorne Blvd would often come down 118th. The Hot Rods were our favorites since that's what most of our older brothers had. The rumbling exhaust and shiny paint jobs came to represent manhood for us, and for me they still do. There was a well established rivalry between the Surfers in their Hot Rods and the Lowriders in their lowered 'Chebbies'. What defined a Surfer or Lowrider mystified me then and now. It wasn't purely ethnic as there were Latino Surfers and White Lowriders. It was more a style than a true ethnic boundary. At a certain point you just decided whether you wanted to hang with the Surfers or the Lowriders and you chose your clothing, hairstyle and car accordingly. This particular evening had wound down to the point where there was almost no traffic. We were just about to head in as it was getting close to 11. Suddenly we noticed a black sedan cruising down 118th with it's lights off. This had never happened before. The sedan ran the stop sign at Freeman and swerved to our side of the street. We didn't know what it was but we wanted none of it. We scattered like a school of small fish. A man jumped out and yelled "Stop, you kids! Police!" We stopped just long enough to listen, but still ready to run like mad if he moved towards us. Turned out that it was past curfew and it was time for us to be in our respective homes. I remember thinking at the time that the purpose of the curfew must be to keep kids safe. It seemed unnecessary. In our world, at this time, there were no real dangers; only adventures.
Very Cool......yes, I remember staying out late when I was young. We all had flashlights and they were just plain fascinating to us 7 year olds. Thanks Michael for the memory flogger......

Name: sandra () on Wednesday, June 13, 2001 at 16:12:28
Maiden: hickey
City and State: huntington beach
Message: message: for theresa armijo (kara) i went to hawthorne intermediate school with you would like to talk to you please e-mail me at

Name: JudyMac () on Wednesday, June 13, 2001 at 12:59:35
E-Mail: judymac007@Yahoo
Class: '63
City and State: santa monica
Message: Hey, Bobby and Bill Jensen...Count me in on PPDP. Should it be fast or slow? In or out? Whadda ya think?
Hey hey, this is a family show here.

Name: Judy DeGrazia-Blomsterberg () on Wednesday, June 13, 2001 at 09:42:25
Maiden: HappyCamperToday
Class: 64
City and State: Torrance, CA
Message: PROM NIGHT UPDATE: Just got my report on tickets sold..and I'm happy to announce the following have their tickets ready for them at the door on AUG 18.. Here we go---LINDA McDOWELL '62 ---KEN SLAUGHTER '66 & SHARON BARRY SLAUGHTER '68 ---- RICHARD CHATTERTON '56 just switched from solo to with a date----- MERCEDES MARTINEZ O'BOSKY '54 ----BETTY SCOTT KNUDSON '64-----LESLEY EVANS ROMERO '68 (coming from Washington)--------LIANA EVANS BENNETT '66 (coming too from Washington)----MARYANN DOWELL PATTERSON '74 (coming from Arizona)----JOE BELL '59 (go Joe!!)-------& STEVE STONEBRAKER '74 & wife KATHY LORIG STONEBRAKER '76. Now, back to counting names and badges.. tonight is decoration planning. Then we get serious about the squid on a stick..I'm a happy camper today.
Judy Wudy

Name: Mike Backus () on Wednesday, June 13, 2001 at 09:22:28
E-Mail: soundslikeitstimeforahighcolonic
Class: '74
Message: Okay folks, I propose an immediate moratorium on the discussion of 'processing' Pink's Dogs. I do so for the following three reasons; (1) Initially we were hearing about their grease laden taste, and then the leaden way that they lay in the victim's stomachs. NOW, five days later, the conversation is becoming truly frightening!
(2) You're making us look old. All old people want to talk about is their digestion and elimination. Next John B. will be starting up a separate Feedback page for constipation cures. (3) I want to hear about Dick's Cobra. What kind of engine you got in that thing, Dick?

5.0 Mustang; T5 tranny, with Ford 9 inch and independent rear suspension. Sounds very throaty too.

Name: Dick Dixon () on Wednesday, June 13, 2001 at 08:16:21
Class: 63
City and State: La Verne, CA
Message: Its Wednesday at 6 AM and I just finished my PINKS Saturday night hot dog(s) digestion routine...the greatest part of the night was seeing JB, Robin Hood, Mr. Ernie Nixon, the Lord's, and of course Judywudy, famed jock Dan Dye and others who made for tons of smiles and LOL...Looking forward to a repeat performance. And for the master of the PM, Mr. JS, looking forward to seeing you in the next inning.
Dick, I wanna drive your Cobra.......

Name: Debbie Washburn () on Wednesday, June 13, 2001 at 02:59:32
Maiden: Johnston
Class: 72
City and State: Incline Village, NV
Message: Hi Myrna and Alan, I had you both beat with 118 degrees my first year in Redding, CA. When it hit 100 the air conditioner at work stopped so we were working with sweat rolling down our back and there was no relief in site. Lasted between 115 and 118 for three weeks. No oxygen to breath. We took our dog, ice chest (of course filled with beer) some french bread and cheese and went to Whiskeytown Lake and put our chairs in the water. We didn't leave until dark. NOW THAT'S HOT.

Name: Loretta Cuiper () on Tuesday, June 12, 2001 at 22:07:29
Maiden: Morelli
Class: 62
City and State: Hawthorne, Ca
Message: Want to thank everyone for their concern and prayers for Larry. Larry is doing well, and he came home today. They do things so fast nowadays, but that is great, because he was ready to get home and I sure was tired of sleeping with those pillows. Like I said he is doing great, also have to mention that the Nurses and Doctor's at Torrance Memorial were wonderful, I thank them for being so kind. We will be at that PROM come August 18th!! Again, all Cougarfolk, Thank you!! Always a Coug...PS: Sloey, tryed Eing you back at that E address, is it not working?
Hi Loretta, Just got off the phone with Larry. He sounds GREAT!!! It's all down hill from here girl. OH and snuggle your pillows a little longer as Larry needs the rest.

Name: Keith D. Jones () on Tuesday, June 12, 2001 at 21:51:41
Class: 76
City and State: Honolulu, HI
Message: This is a sad note to anybody out there who was interested in bodybuilding or has lifted weights at one time or another. This is more personal than to do with CT. Over the weekend Mike Mentzer one of the most recognized names in bodybuilding and fitness was found dead of an appareant heart attack on Sunday. His brother Ray found him in their home in Palos Verdes. Mike who was favored at the Mr. Olympia in 76' was beaten out by Arnold and after that lost everything. Ray was found dead today. Ray was also a former champion. My connection is that Ray was my personal friend and trainer in 1985-86 when I became a World Champion. He was great and this is more of eulogy than anything. I have to put it somewhere. He made me strong in mind and strength for competition. It was his yelling at me to do one more rep or more weight that made me one of the strongest men in the world in 1986. He was an idol to many and I'm sure anyone on CT who has been in a gym or trained has heard of the Mentzer brothers. Mike invented the Heavy Duty training principle that is still in use today. I'm sorry for taking up room here for this but I thought that maybe some of you fellow CT'ers knew of Mike or Ray and would like to know what happened to them. Thank you John for letting me do this. He didn't go to HHS but I did, and Ray's death affects me cause he really is a main reason why I have done what I have done in the past. Keith
No problem Keith. Sorry for your loss.

Name: Susan King () on Tuesday, June 12, 2001 at 20:26:04
Maiden: Bierman
Class: 1974
City and State: Thousand Oaks, CA
Message: You're all welcome for the cake and thank YOU John, for Cougartown. We had a ball at Pink's - it was great to see Bob Veach and wife Anna, Chris Prewitt and Pat and Walter and I can't recall the name of the great gal who is married to a Coug but jumped right in to serve cake! And of course, the usual suspects. For those of you who have not attended - or MAY have attended but don't make yourselves known - DO SO! It is such a kick to finally put faces to names or see the CT characters in the flesh. It's all just one big happy family and the stories go on forever!! We missed you Janet!! Dan Johnson is great fun - looks far too executive to be a wild child of rock. But he is! Haven't seen Joyce for a long time either! And while I won't make a run to Pink's without the gang being there to create the ambience, I'll never miss the CT gathering there. Heck, the kid handling security (?) in the parking lot was from Leuzinger for goodness sakes! Talk about a small world - and Betty Wright East, don't you ever leave early again! We must have missed you and Noreen Crotty by just minutes! And nobody is kidding about the hot dogs there - it takes DAYS to get them through your system! OK, what's next?
Next is Prom Night, then Cruise Night in September. Hope all can make both. Thanks Sue. Nice to see you and Darryl too.

Name: Paul S. Crotty () on Tuesday, June 12, 2001 at 20:01:54
Class: 1970
City and State: Hawthorne, CA
Message: I was just reading thru some recent feedbacks and thought I might correct a few things. The reunion on August 11th is for the classes of 1970-1973 (not 1969-1972). We put everyone on the missing list if we didn't have a CONFIRMED address for them, that way if we had a bad address and someone else had the correct one they could let us know. Hope this helps. Ciao for now.
Thanks Paul

Name: Laree Blauert () on Tuesday, June 12, 2001 at 19:22:41
Maiden: Meeks
Class: 1957
City and State: Manteca, CA
Message: Hello fellow HHS Peoples:
It has been so many years that I will not be able to identify many of you at the Prom Nite 2001. I am thrilled to be able to see some of my "old" classmates. I have not retired yet as some of you have, I have three more years according to Social Security. Hey is the "Senior Square" still there on the campus? I have wondered for many years. It was such a privilege to be able to sit there and not be bothered by all the underclasspersons, have to be politically correct. You always had a place to sit and not worry if there was going to be a place at the planter boxes to sit during lunch, or between classes. Of course that was before the new cafeteria was built. Remember, 1957 when the swimming pool was just built and we got to have it to ourselves one whole day. What a good time then. I am really jazzed about August 18. Come on 1957 and show some support for this! As far as I can tell, there are not even ten that graduated from HHS in 1957 on the list of persons attending. I have only had my home computer about three months but use one at work. If I can, so can some of you others at 62
Will see all of you in August, OK?
Laree Meeks/Blauert

Yeah, come on 57 people. Lets get signed up for Prom Night.

Name: Tina Tountas () on Tuesday, June 12, 2001 at 18:01:10
Maiden: Tountas
Class: 88
City and State: Hawthorne, Ca.
Message: Tina The Great Strikes Again!

Name: Bob Jensen () on Tuesday, June 12, 2001 at 18:00:31
Class: 71
City and State: Los Angeles, Ca
Message: To all that missed the PINK?S adventure, you missed a great time. It was wonderful to see everyone that was there! Bill and I had a great idea to have a PPDP for all those who are coming in from out-of-state. Send us an email letting us know if you want to join in. Can?t wait for August!

Name: Sharon Reeser () on Tuesday, June 12, 2001 at 17:30:30
Maiden: Reeser
Class: 88
City and State: Hawthorne, Ca.
Message: Kirsten, if you're reading this, remember...Kirb and Shaps Jurger Boint! I still giggle every time. FIND ME! xoxox S~

Name: Dan Johnson () on Tuesday, June 12, 2001 at 17:22:22
Class: 77
City and State: Dark Side of the Moon
Message: John, between W1P & CT, whose got time for anything else?

Name: RAMMA LAMMA () on Tuesday, June 12, 2001 at 16:18:13
E-Mail: whoputtheyamintherammalammadingdong
Class: thatswho
Message: WALTER HONEY! Whachutalkin? BobbyBoo knows who the sisters are? I don't think so! You musta misunderstood. Never you mind them Jensen boys, WH, you just pay tenshun to Yamma ... she's gunna dance yur feet rite offin ya! Two months and wun week till PROM NITE 2001~ wuuuuieee! Now you Jensen boys. Bout time I herd from ya, ya no? You guys intersted in dancin or NOT?! Get serious ... times acumin close! PROM NITE 2001! Yiiippeeee!

Name: Dan Johnson () on Tuesday, June 12, 2001 at 13:52:55
Class: 77
City and State: Comfortably Numb
Message: FYI -- I'm wearing an authentic, genuine Pink Floyd Division Bell tour jacket in that photo that today (6/12) graces the feedback page of CT.
Dan, Try to work something else into your life, eh.

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