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Name: Elizabeth Estrada () on Wednesday, July 18, 2001 at 12:34:12
Class: 69
City and State: Redondo Beach
Message: Hey Kelly Currie!! Heard your mom is real sick. My mom and Marge Considine are very worried. Please let us know how she is and where she is. Nobody is answering her phone. Thanks, Elizabeth

Name: RAMMA LAMMA () on Wednesday, July 18, 2001 at 10:25:39
Message: OH SHAW! To think that Fuzzy, Bertha and Harry might be our siblings just has us in a tizzy!!! And Paco, you are absolutely right about our daddy! Now that Yamma and I think of it, there is a great resemblance to all four of you. And YOU, John Boy. Your just plane gelus -jelos - you know what I mean! Cuz we ain't asked you to dance with us - or have we? Jus kin hardly wait fer a month from TODAY!!! PROM NITE 2001!!! Yooouuknowwhatilikechantillylace
Dancin with you would look a little like Pa dancin' with Ma Kettle. I think I'll have to pass as my "Stampede" insurance has lapsed.

Name: Judy DeGrazia-Blomsterberg () on Wednesday, July 18, 2001 at 09:45:38
Maiden: OneMonthFromToday--andWe'reYoungAgain
Class: 64
City and State: Torrance, CA
Message: Hey John Boy... look at your calander.. Today is July 18th and only one short month away from Aug 18th's-PROM NIGHT.. Tickets are still for sale and I don't want to hear anyone whinin' later that they didn't know all about it.. As for myself, I still have to decorate the "Dan Dye and Betty Bell kissing booth".. This week, I've got Janet Burkett working on the food menu with the Marriott.. and even though we've had some requests for the HHS cafeteria selections, somehow chili burgers...chili mac and tamales and chili just don't seem right.. and what's this with the requests for coconut cream/chocolate pie. Seems to me that most of our food back in the 60's were all topped with "chili".. (wonder why we had a hard time losing weight) Anyway, we have a wonderful menu planned for you.. but you can't enjoy it if you're not there.. I'll be out by my mailbox today..waiting patiently as always for your ticket payment. Judy D On a quest to get you there.
So like what's wrong with chili for a Prom? I was counting on it. OK Cougs, it's getting real close. Please do NOT be left out of Prom Night.

Name: Bill Jensen () on Wednesday, July 18, 2001 at 02:40:30
Maiden: Hot Planes, Hot Cars, & Hot Dogs
Class: 63
City and State: 90250
Message: I was out to Brackett Airport last Sunday for the monthly showing of old cars and planes. It was a larger than normal event due to the WWI Vickers Bomber and WWII P-51 Mustang. Also more cars showed up than usual. There were Fords, Chevys, a Pantera, and an excellent 409 Chevy, along with other cars, bikes and planes. I kept a look out for Cougars while I was there. Chris Prewitt was there, but I must have missed him in the large crowd. He emailed me later and sent me a good picture of the Vickers flying by. I wonder if there were other Cougars there. If you were there, let me know.

Name: Ricki Farrell () on Wednesday, July 18, 2001 at 02:01:30
Maiden: Valencia
Class: '61
City and State: Fullerton
Message: Hi everybody! Really looking forward to Prom night. Jim and I had a great time at the reunion. I've been teaching summer school and then Mom V had surgery, which she came through just fine, thank God. Talked to Ms. Burket the other day and she related the news that our beloved Mr. Goodfellow had passed away. I didn't get the chance to read too far back in feedback so I wasn't sure if the news had reached everyone. I'm sure that if you knew him you would want to know. He was a wonderful teacher and a good friend to many cougars.

Name: Wayne Dickey () on Tuesday, July 17, 2001 at 20:17:07
Class: 69
City and State: La Palma, Ca
Message: I have to say, Matt Peterson did a wonderful job in organizing the Toast to Yost last Saturday. Coach Yost was deeply touched when so many past wrestlers paid tribute to him. It's truly amazing how alot of things Coach Yost said back then, have a way of staying with us for all these years. There is so much truth in the statement, "That we are a product of our mentors". I myself have done things and thought in the back of my mind, "what would Coach Yost have said". Whether it be a class reunion or a tribute to a mentor or coach, if you were involved, make it a must to attend. You definitly won't regret the experience.
Amen to that. Thanks Wayne

Name: Paco () on Tuesday, July 17, 2001 at 16:55:18
Maiden: Butt
Class: 61
Message: Sorry Yamma and Lamma, I'm not your long lost brother, although I believe our fathers were related. His name was Joe Mamma Butt, you probably remember my sister Bertha, Bertha Butt, one of the Butt sisters...
Sorry Kathy, he made me do it.
Paco, Didn't Joe have two sons named Harry and Fuzzy?

Name: YAMMA LAMMA () on Tuesday, July 17, 2001 at 15:55:51
E-Mail: BeBopALulahe'smybaby
Class: BeBopALulaIdon'tmeanmaybe
Message: Thought it wuz about time I let it be known ... us Ding Dongs are still around and kin hardly wait the month we've got left to wait! EWwwieee!! PROM NITE 2001 -- HERE WE COME! Noticed that reference made to PACO -- could PACO DURAN be our long lost brutha??!! IS IT POSSIBLE? Talk to us Paco! Say it is so! That pitchur you put up John Boy. This is whut makes us think he mite be our long lost brutha!!! WOW! Sure hope so cuz he's cute as a dogs hind leg!@!! EEEeewwie!!
Yeah, and your cute as a dogs hind end, only with more hair.

Name: Sharon () on Tuesday, July 17, 2001 at 14:46:09
Maiden: Moore
Class: '66
City and State: Long Beach, CA
Message: Can anyone answer this question? There were two bakery trucks that used to come by and sell goods. One was Helms. I can't for the life of me remember the other. Does anyone remember the name of the other?
Was it Pauls??

Name: Matt Peterson () on Tuesday, July 17, 2001 at 14:16:02
Class: 74
City and State: El Dorado Hills, CA
Message: Don and Sue thanks for the nice posts. I want to thank all those who attended the reunion. Like Don said there were some moving toasts. We also gave Dallas a photo album with pictures and letters of appreciation. I think Dallas was really touched. Hopefully soon we will have the pictures back and can post them on Cougartown. It was great to see old friends and meet new ones. We could not have done it without Cougartown spreading the word.
That's what we're here spread the word. Thanks Matt, and glad all went well.

Name: Howard "Paco" Duran () on Tuesday, July 17, 2001 at 13:30:26
Class: 61
City and State: Lake Forest Ca
Message: Tom Burroughs, e-mail me! I can't get thru to you.

Name: Carole ( Johnson ) Webb () on Tuesday, July 17, 2001 at 11:54:25
Message: Dan Johnson, I got your e mail, but my reply was sent back to me. Is your email address listed correctly here? It was great to hear from you, and you too, Lora & Lori. Thanks, Carole

Name: Sharon Branigan () on Tuesday, July 17, 2001 at 11:28:56
City and State: Landofhonesttradesmen
Message: Ahhh John you know those good ole boys would never pull a fast one- he quoted me $400, including the water heater, and charged me $347. (Other plumbers I called quoted up to $825.)
God Bless those car guys!

OH, so he only makes as much as Lawyers and Doctors......his cars can't be THAT cool.........forget the Cruise Night invite.

Name: Peter Tremblay () on Tuesday, July 17, 2001 at 08:09:56
Class: 1980
City and State: New York, NY
Message: This one is for Ms. Brooks, if you are reading "Feedback"--just a quick hello, and to say I have good memories of your sophomore English class. Strange, but I can still remember studying Julius Caesar, believe it or not (..."as constant as the Northern star....") Our class never had the chance to really know Mr. Goodfellow, but learning from Ms. Burket, Mr. Kirkpatrick, Ms. Liles and you was good enough for me. (BTW, do you remember the night several of us decided to "visit" you at home down in Orange County?)
Great HHS Memories......Thanks Peter

Name: Julian "Jesse" Lozano Jr () on Tuesday, July 17, 2001 at 01:07:35
Class: 1991
City and State: Mesa, Arizona
Message: Graduated 1991, was Drama Club President and participated in various sports. Went by "Jesse".
Glad you found Cougartown, Jesse. Welcome....

Name: Don Di Tomasso () on Monday, July 16, 2001 at 23:55:44
Class: 75
City and State: Lawndale CA
Message: I would like to commend Matt Peterson for the excellent job he did in organizing the Toast To Yost. It was wonderful to see the enthusiasm of all the wrestlers and score keepers there to honour such a great coach whose influence continues in my life to this day. I will have fond memories of the event and was touched by much of the sharing. Again, I thank you John Baker for this site for making all the connections possible. I have met so many kind people and have rekindled relationships hidden deeply in the past and some with surprising results. Glad to see that the server is up again, John...
Hi Don, Great to know that Matt's "Toast to Yost" Wrestlers and Scorekeepers Reunion was a success. It's just nice that Cougs are getting together to honor special people in their lives. Thanks for the report.

Name: Sharon Branigan () on Monday, July 16, 2001 at 21:15:49
Maiden: Bierman
Class: 76
City and State: Thousand Oaks, CA
Message: More proof that it really is a small Cougar world. Saturday my hot water heater died. My plumber, a local guy who grew up here in Thousand Oaks, turns out to be a "car guy" (translation: collects and restores old cars for fun) and in fact did a bit of cruising in Hawthorne in the mid 60's. He remembers cruising A & W, the Wich Stand, and Hawthorne Blvd. Alas, he's not a computer guy, but I did take him on a guided tour of Cougartown. Maybe I'll invite him to the next cruise night so he can show off his wheels and see how it's done in Cougartown.
Sharon, bring him along. Oh sure the Doctors, Lawyers, and Dot-com-ers have some nice cars. You know, Boxsters, Benz's, Beamers, etc, but the Plumbers are the only ones who can afford the truly BITCHIN' 60's Muscle cars. I can't wait to meet this guy.
OH, you know while you were showing him the website, his 75 dollar an hour meter was running, don't you?

Name: Judy DeGrazia-Blomsterberg () on Monday, July 16, 2001 at 20:38:17
Maiden: PromNightIsLessThan 5WeeksAway
Class: 64
City and State: Torrance, CA
Message: PROM NIGHT UPDATE: Yeah!!!! Looks like we just got another teacher/chaperone for Prom Night--MS. WENDY BROOKS, HHS Teacher from 1967-1999 -- & now for some more 50's decade people- NADINE FRYAR LANKSBURY-'59 from Newbury Park, CA -- & PHYLLIS WELCH CHARLTON '59 coming from Scottsdale, Arizona.. Please remember that your tickets will not be mailed. All you have to do is check in at the reception desk on PROM NIGHT.. And now, back to work. It's a good thing that the pool is out by the mailbox.. I'm getting my Prom Night tan and doing my job too.. I have 2 new dresses in my closet to choose from.. and both "hang nicely".. (translation: they don't make my butt look too big) Ahh..Life is good. (I heard that John!) Judy D
See, you left me a wide open shot and I didn't even take it.......too easy Thanks Judy, You're doing a great job on the Prom Night project.

Name: Carol () on Friday, July 13, 2001 at 21:03:45
Maiden: DeHart
Class: 1967
City and State: Hawthorne, California
Message: Hurray for Class of '67, RAH!!!

Name: Susan King () on Friday, July 13, 2001 at 17:37:25
Maiden: Bierman
Class: 1974
City and State: Thousand Oaks, CA
Message: Hey Matt Peterson! Just wanted to wish you the best on your special event tomorrow with Coach Yost! I know you've put your all into this and I'll bet it will be wonderful! Folks, the HHS Class of '74 was a mighty good year....and Matt is a pretty good example of that! If you haven't found a particular reunion to participate in, or if you feel just a bit disconnected and not sure of how to GET connected, might I suggest the Prom? One of the best things that ever happened to the B girls was hooking up with Ctown and the wild and wacky crew captained by our own John Baker! Join the party, put some faces to these names and make some friends you'll keep forever and think that you have known for years! It's the strangest feeling! It's the NICEST feeling!! Bring a date or don't bring a date. All you really need to bring is an outstretched hand, a smile and stories to share.......
Thanks Sue, I agree all the way. We all know each other from right here, so I say let's meet face to face. You'll be surprised how easy it is to say hello to someone you've never seen, but know well. So whether you're going to the Prom, the Toast to Yost, or one of the many other reunions happening this time of year, please jump in with the energy you had as a Senior. You won't regret it.....Back to you Sue.

Name: Janice Henderson () on Friday, July 13, 2001 at 17:21:28
Maiden: Jamison
Class: 68
City and State: Fountain Valley, Ca.
Message: To Paul Clark: Loved the golf picture! I found you and Woody with no problem but I'm still trying to figure out some of the others. Please say hi to Adele for me.

Name: Sharon () on Friday, July 13, 2001 at 14:52:04
Maiden: Moore
Class: 1966
City and State: Long Beach, CA
Message: Walter, I am very sorry to hear of your loss. Give me a call when you are feeling better and have some time.
To the Class of 1966 our reunion is getting close. Tickets are now $78 each since we have reached our last deadline. If you do not wish to go to the dinner and just want to attend the dance, the tickets are cheaper. Call Lauren at Golden State Reunions for prices (760)433-4558. Looking forward to seeing everyone there. Remember don't wait till the last minute or you may not get in.

Name: Bob Melendrez () on Friday, July 13, 2001 at 12:34:06
Class: 1971
City and State: 90260
Message: WOW, looking at those pics from the '81 reunion leads me to the conclusion that I attended HHS a decade too early.. Have a great weekend, Cougs!
Yeah, and I was a generation early. I always thought Hawthorne High had the prettiest girls of any school in the area.

Name: Millie () on Friday, July 13, 2001 at 10:53:51
Maiden: Roberts
Class: 58
City and State: Paso Robles, CA
Message: Hi-fellow Cougs, I was perusing the guest list for Prom Night, and discovered that not as many 'cougs' from the '54-'59 are attending? Hopefully, more will be there; I know we can all party as good as the rest, we are just more seasoned at it! Speaking for myself, anyway! I sure hope more of you show up?
Yeah come on 50's Cougs, where are you? Prom Night in a mere month away.

Name: Rich Haffke () on Thursday, July 12, 2001 at 23:27:28
Class: 75
City and State: Sparks, NV.
Message: Hot August Nights is fast approaching and with over 4300 cars registered I am curious if any cougs will be here this year. If any of ya are in town, come on over to Sparks and say hi. I will be in the Reed High Band Boosters booth...with my CTOWN TEE on.
Hey Rich, I didn't think you could get within 25 miles of Reno during HAN week.

Name: Judy DeGrazia-Blomsterberg () on Thursday, July 12, 2001 at 20:35:55
Maiden: WeDon'tNeedNoStinkingTickts!
Class: 64
City and State: Torrance, CA
Message: PROM NIGHT UPDATE: Please note that for Aug 18th's Prom Night, we will NOT be mailing out tickets. We've made it so simple for ya..just show up at the reception desk and check in.. we'll take it from there. (just like at Disneyland) And now..get ready for some more alumni attending the PROM: PATRICIA HUFFMAN CATALLO '60 - DELORES JOHNSON BECKERT '64 - DENNIS KOCALIS '62 - BARBARA BALEME-CHATTERTON GRIFFETH '59 - RICK COOPER '63 - & GEORGE DICKEY '64 is coming from Austin, TX. Hey John Boy- "If we build it, they will come" Now, back to my lawn chair next to the mailbox. (hey, what's wrong with this pic.. John's home with a beer and I'm sleeping by the mailbox!) Judy D
Where's the beer part?
To all who've signed up for Prom Night, you are going to have a BITCHIN' time!!!

Name: Lanny Harris () on Thursday, July 12, 2001 at 19:43:34
Class: '62
City and State: Salt Lake City, Ut
Message: John, To answer your question, Yes, Danny Kieffer still has his T-bucket roadster in show quality. He still lives in the area.

Thanks Lanny

Name: Paul Clark () on Thursday, July 12, 2001 at 19:16:43
Class: 67
Message: John
Thought you would like to see the picture of the recent Golf outing. Most are cougars, 14 were class of 66, 7- from class of 67, 1 from 68, 1 from 71 and 2 who unfortunately did not attend dear old HHS. 14 attended Ramona and Hawthorne Intermediate together.
Paul Clark 67

Hey Paul, Great lookin' batch of Cougs. I see Sloeys kid didn't have anything to do that day.
Thanks for the picture....

Name: Doris () on Thursday, July 12, 2001 at 17:36:52
Maiden: Donaldson
Message: I'm curious ... was the '81 HHS Reunion all-female? There were only pictures of ladies in their reunion pictures.
Yes Doris, In fact 1981 was the first all female year at HHS. Great looking student body but the football team went downhill from then on.

Name: Anita Young () on Thursday, July 12, 2001 at 15:05:13
E-Mail: or
Maiden: Aceves
Class: 1978
City and State: Newberg, OR
Message: This info. just in to me this morning from Petey Smith...she's got a lot going on in her life right now, so I am passing this e-mail from Randy Hood's son, Kyle, about Randy's latest in his heart surgery trials. Petey and I thought some of you HHS'er's would want to know what is up with Randy, since we said we'd keep you updated, so read on: my dad went into surgery for his heart thursday the 5th. he had a > double by-pass, a leaky valve fixed and a hole in his heart also fixed. all > was going well. the american red cross called me up around 530pm thursday > night. dad wasnt doin they told me that dad wasnt doin well and that we > needed to get up there to Davis medical center asap! it wasnt good. me and > trish packed up and went up there in an hour. we got there at 2 am. dad was > having fluid on/in/around his heart/lungs and his body wasnt able to get rid > of them. they had to re-open his chest up and operate there in the ICU. they > didnt have time to get him to the OR. all went well though. he had 3 > drainage tubes in his chest that helped with the fluid. he progressed well > after that.. slow at 1st then rapidly. by sat they took the breathing tube > out. sun they took out a couple of the tubes in the chest, the IV (in his > neck), and the pace maker pperatus lines to his heart. monday all the tubes > were out. also he was standing and walkin around. me and trish were walking > him around the halls and took him outside in a wheel chair. we left tuesday. > he's being released today (wed). so all is goin goodd now. AND....... he's > quiting > smoking!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! > hes been smokless for 20 days now!! WAHOO!!!!!!!! your next mom! and trish! > and kevin and phlip!! =P > > anyway. wanted u to all know! Get well, Randy, we are all pulling for ya, bud!

Name: Joe Bell () on Thursday, July 12, 2001 at 14:44:53
Class: 59
City and State: Artesia CA
Message: "I've got my Prom Ticket, and sending in today for Memory Book." My Prayers are with Sarah's and Walters Families, and others in recent Feedback pages, too. Gods Comfort be with You All. I'm sorry for Your Losses.
I'll see many of you the 18th, and be able to wander through the Memory book for many years to come, just like I look through my ol yearbook, too. The past few days have actually gone well for me. My days often start with reading CTown. I'll see You

Name: Keith D. Jones () on Thursday, July 12, 2001 at 13:01:56
Class: 76
City and State: Honolulu, HI
Message: Thomas Edison's summer house in Ft. Myers Florida is a must see if you are there. It even has the first heated pool at a house if I remember right. Also, has the second largest banyon tree in the country. The garage is untouched since the early 20's it looks neat all the stuff in there. Cougs try to come to Hawaii Memorial Day weekend next year. Got a great show I'm putting on and it's free entry to all Cougs. Plus the deals I will have from the hotels, rent-a-car and airlines will make it the least expensive trip to Hawaii too. Go to for more info.
Thanks Keith....

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