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Name: George Key () on Thursday, August 16, 2001 at 20:04:20
Class: 80
City and State: PVE
Message: Sorry I cannot attend the big party but am needed at home. I know there is no hope for those wild 60's people but expect my 70's kids to behave in a proper manner and to be cartain you do, I am delegating my authority to Konnie Krislock to keep you in line.--MY GOD--how desperate can I get?
Have a blast--will be thinking of you and reading all your comments when you sober up enough to get on the FEEDBACK line.
Love you guys--JORGE

You take care of things at home and us wild 60's kids will take care of your share of the bar bill.
We'll miss you George; thanks for letting us know you're out there, and please don't stay gone so long.

Name: Maurine White () on Thursday, August 16, 2001 at 18:34:22
Maiden: Endicott
Class: 59
City and State: Huntington Beach
Message: The BIG NIGHT is getting close! Can't wait to see everyone at the Prom. What a surprise to see Tim Helble's post. I remember what a little cutey you were! Thought I would bring you and everyone else in CT that knows Jaye Lyn up to date on her doings. She will not be at the Prom as she will be in the Denver area attending the wedding reception of her son Matt who recently married in Jamaica. Jaye Lyn Martin now lives in Kernville, CA, and teaches art at the local community college, the senior center and teaches privately. She has recently completed a mural on the side of the high school there depicting historic events of the area. She has also been commissioned by a local historic landmark inn to restore 100 sculptures of western figures (similar to Remington and Russell) that have been decorating the inside of the bar for 200 years. Each sculpture is heavily insured by Lloyds of London. Yes, I believe your parent's $45 painting has appreciated considerably. Jaye Lyn is an extraordinary artist--another in the long list of great Cougars! I will pass Tim's message on as Jaye Lyn doesn't have e mail. What a neat memory--you obviously recovered very well, Tim!

Name: Ed Sharp () on Thursday, August 16, 2001 at 18:15:25
Class: 68
City and State: ElSegundo Ca
Message: This is not good news. Another cougar has passed away. Gary Angelini passed away yesterday. Services are tomorrow Aug 17th at Whites Funeral Home on Flower Street in Bellflower at 3:00 p.m. I do not have the address, but take Bellflower Blvd. North off the 91 and turn right on flower. Whites Funeral Home is just after you make a right.
Ken Angelini asked me to post this for him. Anyone that would like to attend will be welcomed. God Bless Gary and the Angelini family.

Sad news indeed. Thanks Ed

Name: Barbara Duran () on Thursday, August 16, 2001 at 16:33:54
Class: 72
City and State: El Segundo
Message: Sharon Willis, I just remembered that I'm mad at you for not crying when you saw me! That Shirley Cook gets all the attention.

Name: Bob Jensen () on Thursday, August 16, 2001 at 14:23:09
Class: 71
City and State: Los Angeles
Message: Just ordered corsages for the girls from Mrs. Dombrowski of Dombrowski?s florist in Inglewood. She is 91 years old and Her husband is 95. They still live on 98th street. 70 years in the same place, now that is what I call stable!
That's what I call longevity!!! Thanks Bob....

Name: Mike Hinsch () on Thursday, August 16, 2001 at 13:39:32
Class: 1977
City and State: North Plains, OR
Message: Well, the bags are packed and we're ready to go! Nancy and I are excited to meet everyone at Prom Night. We fly out tonight and will be staying at the Hotel. Any '77 class mates come and look us up! We want to check out Magic Mountain on Friday since we are both coaster fans! Can't wait to meet you John! Thanks to all who made this event possible. I just wish we could bring or '57 Bird down to cruise PCH. See you all on Saturday!
Hey Mike, Sounds great. We'll see you on Saturday, and Oregon IS such a waste of a 57 Tbird.

Name: alfred rocca () on Thursday, August 16, 2001 at 12:57:50
Class: 70
City and State: Mesa, Az
Message: Thanks ED for the update. What a shock. I will email you. This is probably not the forum for this conversation. Thanks, Al

Name: Tim Helble () on Thursday, August 16, 2001 at 12:57:38
Class: 73
City and State: Columbia, MD
Message: There was a message a while back from Maurine White about memories of playing in local vacant lots. She mentioned some of the fun things she did with Jaye Lyn Stonbraker, and that name triggered some memories with me. For my brother Dan and I, Jaye Lyn was our favorite babysitter when we were wee tykes. We remember all the crazy games she used to play to keep us amused and out of trouble. I also remember how Jaye Lyn was quite a talented artist, and how my folks commissioned her to do a painting for our living room. According to my folks, it was Jaye Lyn's first commissioned work - and they agreed ahead of time on a price of $45. The painting was of a scenic European town on a lake, and the story is that Jaye Lyn was reluctant to part with it when it was finished because it turned out so well. But a deal was a deal, and my folks still have it in my dad's study behind me as I write. My mother filled me in on an important tie-in with Maurine also. Right after I turned one (Feb. 56), I picked up some kind of virus and couldn't "keep anything down" for several days They were about to put me in the hospital. The doctor finally figured out an approach for gradually getting food into me and back to health, but the doctor said I couldn't spend any time in the church nursery until summer. Well, my mom wanted to go to church to participate in various activities and Jaye Lyn couldn't take care of me because she was also active in the church, so my folks hired Maurine to take care of me. So part of the Sunday morning routine for 3 or 4 months was to drive over from Holly Glen to pick up Maurine and bring her back to take care of me while everyone else went up to church in Inglewood. Just found all this out after my mom saw Maurine's message. It's a little late, but thanks Maurine! - and thanks John for maintaining this great Web page for helping Cougs to stay connected. Seems like Cougs really do look out for each other. By the way, the 70-73 reunion was tons of fun. Thanks to Kim and Terri and everyone else who did all the hard prep work. Even though the class of 73 turnout was a bit low, I had a great time reconnecting with old friends. Hope everyone has a great time at the multiclass prom this weekend - I have to fly back to do my tiny bit to keep the gov't running.
Great Story Tim, It's amazing what the Internet turns up. If it wasn't for the Net, these lives would play out and none of the participants would ever know how the other turned out. I'm sure Jaye Lyn, along with Maurine, will get a charge out of this one for sure. Thanks again Tim for sharing your story, and I'm sure that 45 dollar painting is now priceless.

Name: RAMMA LAMMA () on Thursday, August 16, 2001 at 12:30:07
E-Mail: whoput the ram
Class: intherammalammadingdong?
Message: EEEEewwwwie! Two days till PROM NITE 2001! Eeeewwwie! Couldn't miss the chance to say SEE Y'ALL THERE! Me and Yamma kin jist hardly wait!!! EEeeewwie!

Name: Chris Prewitt () on Thursday, August 16, 2001 at 10:33:50
Class: 1967
City and State: Fullerton, CA
Message: Hey John,
I think that I found out what Gary Nelson is doing instead of the Prom. On the same day as the Prom out east near motown there is the Woodward Dream Cruise It is a one-day event for hotrods, muscle cars and vehicles that create a feeling of nostalgia. I think that Gary has entered his old ’01 Vette into the nostalgia class. That old thing has some great memories crusin’ down Itchy Acres Road in Granite Bay. Motown expects about 30,000 cars to turn out. I think that the event must be sponsored by some oil companies. It would take more than one just to keep the cars in fuel… I’m look’n forward to the Prom!

I don't think Gary's going to Detroit, but I'll bet he's hangin' at some car function this weekend.

Name: Tina Ferguson () on Thursday, August 16, 2001 at 10:24:24
Maiden: Koerner
Class: 1968
City and State: Simi Valley, CA
Message: Sorry Valencias and Estradas, but I think the Fergusons have you beat! There are FIVE of us attending the prom! Bob Ferguson, Scott Ferguson, Tina Koerner Ferguson, Chris Ferguson, and Debby Bax Ferguson! I'm assuming "Fergusons by marriage" count of course! I am really looking forward to the week end. Thank you so much for all who have worked so hard to make this happen! WHAT A JOB YOU'VE HAD ON YOUR HANDS!! Thank you JB, for listing all those who have been working so hard! We appreciate you all!!! See you Saturday!
Man, a Cougar can't throw a Champagne Flute without hitting a Ferguson, Estrada, Valencia, or a Jensen at this event. So far the Fergusons are leading the pack.

Name: Patty () on Wednesday, August 15, 2001 at 23:10:27
Maiden: Valencia
Class: 1974
City and State: PVE, Ca
Message: Whewhoo here comes the Prom. MaryAnn, Sue, the sisters, this is beginning to sound good. Wow, I never pictured myself going to the prom with girl dates- we don't even have to work a punch bowl. Right on. I'm intimidated by pre prom dress stuff - the primping and shopping and harness talk, but I'm no quitter. I'm looking forward to seeing you all there.
All the V's and B's in one place. I'm gonna need a Picture of this......Paco??

Name: Dick Dixon () on Wednesday, August 15, 2001 at 22:31:30
Class: 63
City and State: La Verne, CA & Indianapolis, IN
Message: Hey, Mike Backus the line is long for the Cobra but I like the Ducks of UofO. See what I can do. Sure will miss that working for that pink slip of Gary Nelson's Vette...took a beating in the market and could use the bucks. Cobra's just aren't econo rods and my gas card is maxed-out. Come on down Gar, its only an hour and a half from Sacramento in the GM flyer.
Looks like to me Gary is .......well "Buck Buck Buck bucKOCKIT".

Name: John Baker () on Wednesday, August 15, 2001 at 22:12:14
Class: 1962
City and State: Lomita, CA
Message: Tonight is the last night to sign up for Prom Tickets on the website. The signup form will come down tonight and then it's pot luck at the door. If you're planning on coming please don't wait, as we still have a few tickets left. I will still post the ticket count so you'll know if tickets are available on Saturday. It's been lots of fun preparing for this event and now it's time to PARTY. My thanks go out first and foremost to Judy Degrazia Blomsterberg and hubbie Jan. These two have been working into the night for weeks trying to make this all come together on Saturday night. You people have no idea how thorough these two are.....Judy and Janny, Thank You so much for all you've done. You've gone above and beyond on this one.
More thanks go to Mo Trott who's been handling just about everything from paper work to badges; just anything that Judy throws her way. Thanks for being there Mo.
Thanks to Janet Burkett for setting up the food for Saturday night. It's an epicurian delight and I know you'll all enjoy it.
To Joyce Savisky Chance for the table decorations, and to the Jensens, Bob and Bill, and to Larry Wetter for all the memorabilia. Also, thanks to Robin and Marsha for being our resident Gophers, and for being our Greeters too. Robin remember, "Do NOT frisk the women unless they personally ask you to.
Thanks to our own Howard PACO Duran for taking our candid pics for the evening.
The behind the scenes people are Sharon Bierman Branigan and sister Sue, Mom B, Kathy Stonebraker, Barbara Quartermus, and a very special Thank You to Sharon Moore Leach and her company, JSG Products, for donating door prizes for Saturday night. I know there are probably a couple I've missed and I want to thank you too.
A special thanks go out to all the Cougars in attendance. We all have the common thread of HHS and our Cougar we've all come together in Cougartown. Thank you all for being a part of it, and now it's on to Prom Night. We'll see you all Saturday Night.

Name: Sharon () on Wednesday, August 15, 2001 at 22:10:59
Maiden: Moore
Class: 1966
City and State: Long Beach, CA
Message: Only two days till the class of 1966 reunion at the Manhattan Beach Marriott. I'm so excited. If you haven't signed up you can register at the door. I'm getting lots of calls from last minute 66 Cougars. This will be my last post before the reunion and prom, so I hope to see you all there.

Name: Millie Roberts () on Wednesday, August 15, 2001 at 20:36:52
Maiden: Same
Class: '58
City and State: Paso Robles
Message: Hi John, Just a quick question, when is the next Cruise Night scheduled? I must calendar it soon!! Doesn't mean that my dance card is filled yet for Prom Night, just a 'nutsy' schedule for life itself!! See you all, this Saturday Night!!
Hey Millie, We were going to do one in September but, like you, Janet and I have got just about every weekend covered that month. It won't be too long after Prom Night though and I'll give you at least a month warning. See you Saturday.....

Name: Susan King () on Wednesday, August 15, 2001 at 20:18:45
Maiden: Bierman
Class: 1974
City and State: Thousand Oaks, CA
Message: Well, the Valencias and the Estradas are all tied up at 4 Prom attendees for each family! And just how will we break that tie?? We're bringing 3 B's, working on 3 H's (Hahlbecks)and looking for a darn good time! I will be the luckiest girl at the Prom as I will be reuniting with MaryAnn Dowell from Prescott, AZ and Mike Backus from Eugene, OR after a separation of 27 years! Can't wait to see them both. As always, visiting with the V's is pure joy, not to mention an evening with John and the gang ---- it doesn't get better than this folks! There will be many from my 70's years and Konnie and Zoe Krislock not to mention the other teachers I can't wait to see. I am looking forward to meeting many of those faceless names I read here in CT. Some of you had siblings my age, others I had crushes on and with all, there is that Cougar kinship. Please don't let the night go by without saying hi. Gosh, will we have enough time for all the fun and frolic? Don't forget to bring some memorabilia to share - I'm bringing mine!!!
Sue we also have the Jensens; Mom J, Bill, Bob, and baby Kathryn HHS80. This is going to be like Family night. Speaking of memorabilia, Bob Jensen and Larry Wetter have put together a memorabilia area for Prom Night. I can't wait to see it.

Name: Mike Backus () on Wednesday, August 15, 2001 at 19:44:53
Maiden: onmywaytola
Class: '74
City and State: Eugene, OR
Message: Hey Cougs- I'm packing my bags and getting ready to fly down from Oregon for the Prom. I'm looking forward to seeing old friends again and meeting new ones. I've been working on my Magoo voice for Doris (she still thinks I'm JIM Backus). The Stonebrakers and I are going to have a pre Prom BBQ Friday night at their place in Anaheim. It's going to be a demanding weekend, but I'm ready! Hey Dick Dixon, where does the line form for Cobra rides down PCH? See you Sat night, Cougs!
See you Saturday Mike. I'm getting real excited now.

Name: Ed Sharp () on Wednesday, August 15, 2001 at 15:31:00
Class: 68
City and State: el Segundo Ca
Message: Thanks for the email Al. Mark and I talked last week. It was good to hear from him, as it is all my old friends. I just got off the phone with Jim Wilcoxson. He said he and Ken Angelini just talked with you. As you know Ken came from Rockville MD to visit his family, one hour before Ken and Jim made it to Ken's brother Gary's house yesterday, Gary had a heart attack and may not make it. Don't know if you knew Gary or not. Jim and Ken are at the hospital with him as I write this.

Name: Alfred Rocca () on Wednesday, August 15, 2001 at 13:36:30
Class: 70
City and State: Mesa, Az
Message: Hi Ed, I spoke with Mark Tabbert the other day. I'm sure he won't mind me giving you his email address.
It's listed on the Alumni List.

Name: Ed Sharp () on Wednesday, August 15, 2001 at 13:02:36
Class: 68
City and State: El Segundo Ca.
Message: John Intelligece is when you do not have all the facts. If you look at the list of individuals that NSA is actively tracking, they are missing one of the most notorious of all "Tabo" Mark Tabbert. I wasn't going to show but with that many of my old buddies in one place after all these years I don't think I could miss it. So when you hear the thunder of Harley's outside it will be Pat and I. Hope to see ya. Ed Sharp
I'll guarantee you a seat if you sign up today, but after that, it's anyones guess. Thanks Ed

Name: Gary Nelson () on Wednesday, August 15, 2001 at 09:32:52
Class: 60
City and State: Granite Bay
Message: Hey Dickie Dixon: I just ordered a 2002 ZO6 with 430 HP, out in about 6-8 months (?). You better have one of your Nascar buddies build you a blower or something for that Cobra......... Say hi to everyone, call me after the Prom, we need to talk about that other stuff.
Gary, Can I have your old 2001 Corvette? Wish you gonna be here for this weekends festivities, and don't tell me it's too far to come either. We've got them showing up from Oregon, Washington, Arizona, Texas, Idaho, Minnesota, Florida, and Missouri, just to name a few. The drive from Sacramento in the Z06 is what, an hour and a half?? We can get you and Dickie out in the parking lot and just see which one is faster. OH YEAH.....we'll let Robin line up with you two in his 4 door Accord. Take care Gar'.........

Name: Jill McFarlane () on Tuesday, August 14, 2001 at 21:23:38
Class: 1977
Message: The good news is that after being unemployed for almost two months, I have finally landed myself a job! I want to thank all of you for providing me with a source to go back to a time when the only thing I stressed about was who was going to be my boyfriend for the week.
The bad news is, I wont have as much time to check out this website as often as I did (at least 3 times a day). I will check in weekly though. It has been great communicating with you all, and I still want to let the class of 77 know that I am still their CT representitive, that is if John will give me the honor.
Keep well, fellow CT'rs!

Hey Jill, You are it, and good luck with your new job.

Name: Dick Dixon () on Tuesday, August 14, 2001 at 21:20:52
Class: 63
City and State: La Verne, Ca, Indianapolis, In
Message: Look forward to comin' to the party...Thanks to all who have put HHS'ers together, the people we think of but sometimes can't see eye-to-eye. What a blast this weekend will be. Wish Les Johnson was not flying Federal Express but we'll catch up on the road. Glad to see the likes of my long time friend Lee Leonard coming...been a long time since Feb. '57 in quarter midgets. And of course the Mackie's, Brook's, Nixon's and even Betty Bell, WOW what a babe as I hung around brother Roy and remember her dad and great mom ever-so-well. We've come a long ways...some luckier than others. Special thanks to Linda and Nancy S. for saving a very close friend with cancer. Thanks again John for putting the team together...Bringing the Cobra keys for your spin down PCH. Joyce, Gary Nelson says hi and wishes he was attending but that Corvette would pag too many CHP eyes on the 5 from Sacramento and he & I would get into real trouble on 120th Street at the airport. See you Friday afternoon.
Thanks Dick, We'll see you Saturday.....

Name: Debra Lee McGregor () on Tuesday, August 14, 2001 at 17:21:17
Maiden: Lee
Class: 72
City and State: Lancaster, CA
Message: The fun I had at the reunion was exactly what I had anticipated. I went to all three functions, and I encourage everyone of you to not miss the reunions. It was wonderful to see everyone. The multi-class was an excellent idea. I wouldn't have missed this weekend for anything. I thanked the committees personally, but I wanted once again to send a great big thank you out for all your hard work. And thanks again to you King John, for this great site. See ya all again in 5 years or earlier at a Cougartown function! God bless ...
Thanks Debra, There's nothing like a reunion.....

Name: Ginger Moore () on Tuesday, August 14, 2001 at 17:16:49
Message: hello, was at Hawthorne J.H married Larry Aimon. we all had so much fun in the 50`s good place to grow up. miss california, the beach..write me. later ginger

Name: RAMMA LAMMA and YAMMA LAMMA () on Tuesday, August 14, 2001 at 16:57:57
E-Mail: youcandanceyoucanjivehavinthetimeofyurlife
Class: seethatgirlwatchthatscenedigginTHEDANCINQUEEN
Message: EEEewwwwiiiie! PROM NITE 2001 HERE WE CUM! Look for the rather portly twins, one with a black dress and the other multi-colored tent dress, one with white hair and one with bright red hair! AND BOTH ON THE WILD SIDE! And have we got a song fer you! And whos this gal with tatoos on her ankles? Ours are a little further up and to the left!!! And they're COUGARS! Wanna see? See y'all there! dancinthenightaway!!! CAINT WAIT!!

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