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Name: Chris () on Wednesday, August 29, 2001 at 23:21:16
Message: Hi, I really like your page, it's really cool. I come here often when I get a chance!! I also know Judy Wudy, she's cool too!!
Where HAS Judy Wudy been? Gone like the rest of them; LeeRoy, Ramma Lamma, Yamma Lamma, and now Judy Wudy.
Name: Bill Sloey () on Wednesday, August 29, 2001 at 21:53:57
City and State: El Camino Village
Message: J.B. Happy Belated Birthday, We love ya Man!!! You have that golden touch of getting everyone back together, thanks again.. for this site. Talking about this site, having Burris and Shultz on the same page haha thats a site. They were inspirational leaders in my youth and I will always remember those days. Many stories, AMF parties, etc. that they hold would be fun to share on CT, come on guys put them up on the screen, you have a great audience here. PEACE Bill
Hey Bill, Another guy that's come back. Man, I thought you were gone for good. Thanks for the shout. Sorry you didn't make Prom Night. You woulda fit right in.
Name: Jill McFarlane () on Wednesday, August 29, 2001 at 21:25:31
City and State: Mission Viejo, CA
Message: Hey, I lied, I havent missed a day of C-town even though I am now employed. It is too addicting, just like a soap opera. Can we have a c-town party located in Orange County? Or are there C-town events that I can maybe go to one of these days? Please let me know. I would like to have a chance to meet all of you, especially Mr. Baker.
Who's Mr Baker?
Name: Vickie Willett () on Wednesday, August 29, 2001 at 19:31:01
City and State: El Segundo, CA
Message: John, Belated Happy Birthday! Hope it was as much fun as the PROM.
Also, thanks to the ladies for making the Prom a reality. Great job! Seems like we could create a club for those wanting out of Biology. Did anyone else have to read Darwin's Theory of Evolution in order to get the transfer?
Again best wishes for the birthday boy.
It would be easier to do Biology than read that one. Thanks Vickie.....
Name: Linda Reynolds () on Wednesday, August 29, 2001 at 18:15:52
City and State: Chatsworth, CA
Message: Hi John Baker: Yesterday I saw the picture of Janet and you (at the top of feedback) dancing at the Prom. What a beautiful picture of both of you. I couldn't attend the Prom but I'm so glad all of you had a wonderful time. John, I hope you had a wonderful birthday, they come around faster it seems! Hi Loretta, I'm still around! Count me in on lunch. I miss all you "kids".
Thanks Linda, I've been wondering if you fell off the planet or something. Yes, we'll set a place for you at the lunch table too, and thanks for letting us all know you're still out there. Being older than me, you never know.
Name: Bob Kyllonen () on Wednesday, August 29, 2001 at 17:43:07
City and State: Rancho Mirage, CA
Message: Yes, Patty V., I have noticed that quite a few of my former counselees are taking credit for being the one wanting OUT of biology. I can't recall of EVER letting anyone out of that very special subject. Do you? And, of course, Vicki wanted out of everything except TA in the Counseling Office. Happy Birthday, John. I must be the only one who hasn't said it. But we did hear you yelling "Let the celebration begin" way out here in Rancho Mirage.
Now THAT'S FUNNY!!! Yes Bob, I had a VERY "Celebratory" birthday if I DO say so myself. Thanks for listening.
Name: The Jensens () on Wednesday, August 29, 2001 at 17:40:39
E-Mail: It's in the book
City and State: California
Message: Happy Birthday hasn?t life been grand so far?
Happy Birthday who gives a #$@# how old you are.
Now that many years gone by,
don?t you fret and don?t you cry,
old is better bye and bye,
so have a Happy Birthday!
Amen to that.....
Name: Betty East () on Wednesday, August 29, 2001 at 12:38:17
City and State: Thousand Oaks, CA
Message: Nancy, I'm an avid tennis player and did watch the evening match with Mike Bryan against Agassi. I had no idea Wayne graduated HHS! Wow. I've been following the boys' for a long time. Wayne owned Cabrillo Racquet Club in Camarillo. They are very talented and will do very well on the circuit. On another note...Happy Birthday John!
Name: Debbie () on Wednesday, August 29, 2001 at 11:06:38
Message: HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOHN! Hope you recovered from the prom to celebrate your birthday in style!
Aren't summer birthdays fun?
I always hated having a Summer Bday when I was in school. All the other kids got to have their birthdays in the classroom.
Name: Loretta Cuiper () on Wednesday, August 29, 2001 at 10:20:40
City and State: Hawthorne, Ca
Message: HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY and may we all be around for many many more years....and Cheryl, when you make it down here, I wish to be there and share the Birthday Lunch. Bye the way where is our Linda?
Again, John We hope your Birthday was special...and you are a special friend....have a great week.....
Love you lots...Always a Coug
Thanks Loretta, and we will invite you to lunch.......bring money.
Name: Wade Greasby () on Tuesday, August 28, 2001 at 22:31:52
City and State: Huntington Beach
Message: Great to see everyone at the 70-73 picnic. Jan C, Sham, Ferg and all from class of '73. I hope all is well. I really did miss a great Saturday Night party. I'm looking forward to the next reunion and also staying in touch with all other Cougs. Sharon Willis, A Big Congratulations, hope all is well. What a change from our days in Boulder and Avalon. I was fortunate enough to grow up in a time when Hawthorne was the ideal place and the people were, and continue to be, the most supportive and committed to a long lasting friendship. I have known people from every grad class from the 60's through the early 90's and the spirit continues to live on. Once a COUGAR always a COUGAR. There is always someone close by who is from HHS. See you soon, Wade
Hey Wade, Very well put; I feel the same, as lots of Cougars AND Olympians were my friends growing up, and we continue our friendship to this day. Hawthorne was just a friendly place to grow up "in".
Name: Pauline Matthew () on Tuesday, August 28, 2001 at 20:32:33
City and State: Oakhills, CA.
Message: HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU JOHN. AND AGAIN "THANK YOU" FOR THIS WONDER SITE.
Thanks Pauline, and thanks for being a part of it.
Name: Terry Leeper () on Tuesday, August 28, 2001 at 20:14:49
City and State: Newport, WA.
Message: Hello to all, just got back on line. Have a lot of feedback to catch up on. Sounds like Prom Night was a blast. Knew it would be. We will be back down south in a month or so for the winter, so we can enjoy the cruises and Pinks runs again. John, our dues check will be in the mail tomorrow. I hope all will contribute to our Cougartown. Thanks for all your hard work. Terry and Judi
Thanks Terry, Sorry we missed you two at the Prom. See you in a month.
Name: Terri Perkins () on Tuesday, August 28, 2001 at 19:33:30
City and State: El Segundo, CA
Message: As I was possibly the youngest person at the Prom, I would actually like to thank everyone who helped out and I encourage anyone who did not go this time to go definitely go next time. Having come from a family of Cougars (the whole Dominguez and Perkins clan (Aunts/Uncles/Cousins) but 4 so far graduated from HHS) I knew so many people. It was nice to party with my parent's friends and the parent's of my friends. My whole table stayed till the lights went on. Mike (91 grad) and I had the greatest time, better than my own prom. You all know how to party. I'm sorry I missed Mr. Plotkin. :( Thanks again to everyone involved and who attended for making Prom 2001 the best it could be...especially my whole table.
Thank you Terri, I'm glad you liked it, and coming from such a young HHSer, I have thought you might've wanted a Mosh Pit at the next one. JUST KIDDING!!! The only difference between the 90's Cougs and the 50's-60's Cougs was we needed about 3 days rest afterwards. Thanks again Terri......
Name: Patty Valencia () on Tuesday, August 28, 2001 at 19:27:27
Message: Hiya Birthday Boy. Are you adding feedback today in your BIRTHDAY SUIT? Egads. Put another candle on your birthday cake...HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOHN BOY!
Hey Mr. Kyllonen - Have you noticed that everyone is taking credit for wanting OUT of Biology? The V-Girl who went to your table was my little sister Gloria. But it is quite possible that Vickie was the one you remember. Afterall, Gloria's visit was probably just after her mistaken identity encounter with Ms. Dicus. Poor Mr. Andrade it seems we all wanted out. I'll never forget accidently poking myself with a needle while I was injecting hormones into baby boy chickens for my experiment. Well, that's a whole other story. :0)
Actually not this morning although I WAS yelling, "Let the Celebration Begin" last night.
Name: Elizabeth Castanon () on Tuesday, August 28, 2001 at 19:07:47
City and State: Amarillo Tx
Message: Hello cougars, it has been a while since I have written any feedback, I have been in touch via email with some cougs, but as far as Cougartown, I had pretty much dropped out of the picture last year...we have had a hard time since Dec. of 2000, my youngest son Paul in the Marines in 29 Palms had emergency brain surgery on Dec 2..my husband and I were with him in San Diego for 2 weeks until he recovered...then in Feb. my father-in-law passed away after a fight with kidney cancer...so as you can see, there has been enough to keep me busy...but sometime in the near future we will be in CA to retrieve my son from the Corp. I hope at that time there will be something going on from Cougartown that I can participate in. Sure would love to see you all ...bye for now LIZ. ( the EASTSIDE troublemaker ) ha,ha
Hi Liz, Sorry for your troubles, but nice to see you're back in Ctown.
Name: Mike Backus () on Tuesday, August 28, 2001 at 18:59:55
Message: Nah John, what will get me in trouble is asking Liz if her "Good Vibrations" has batteries or a pull starter!
Name: Jill McFarlane () on Tuesday, August 28, 2001 at 18:23:06
City and State: Mission Viejo, CA
Message: Speaking of Birthday's John, you happen to share your birthday with another guy who is special to me, and that is my youngest son Trevor who turns 5 today! Yes, he is only 5.
Funny thing, I have 3 small boys and they keep me young and age me at the same time. I figure by the time my oldest reaches puberty, I will be going through menopause. What fun that will be. I will try to email you a picture of the other birthday boy so you can post it.
Happy birthday too two special guys, Trevor Heider and John Baker.
Happy Birthday Trevor....
Name: Elizabeth Estrada () on Tuesday, August 28, 2001 at 17:46:21
Message: I got your "Good Vibrations" right here.
Now see, that's what gets these guys in trouble......funny though.
Name: Bill Shultz () on Tuesday, August 28, 2001 at 16:29:51
City and State: Kirkland,Wa.
Message: Mr.Baker: To ALL who worked SO very hard on the Prom Night, it was truly a SUPER JOB just a great big thanks. For those who could not make it do not miss the next one. Again,a real big thank you to all who did such a great job. Bill
August 18 was one special night for about 400 Cougs and their dates/spouses. I know we'll do something like this again. Thanks Bill, for making the trek......
Name: Robert ( Bobby )Fitzgerald () on Tuesday, August 28, 2001 at 15:29:09
City and State: Santa Ana, ca.
Message: WOW, I almost missed wishing John a happy B-DAY, congrats big guy, and you're right, you are as young as you feel. Missed the prom sorry, we just got back from a great Med. cruise, oh darn!! Did you get the tape? Always a cougar. Fitz.
Bob, YES I got the tapes. Thanks a bunch for them. Dan Dye and I were looking at them the other night, still trying to win that game. Thanks too for the Birthday wishes Bob. Maybe we'll see you at the next Cruise Night.
Name: Susan King () on Tuesday, August 28, 2001 at 14:45:32
City and State: Thousand Oaks, CA
Message: Well well, Mr. B! The Birthday Fairy is back, huh? For all the folks out there who are peering at this site and wondering about the guy who started this crazy, wonderful whirlwind of surprises, memories and reunions, just see the pic at the top of the page. Isn't that a great face?!! Happy Birthday dear John. You are loved, you are appreciated, and you are wished the BEST of days and for all your days ahead as well. God bless Mrs. B and Grandma B for raising a boy as fine as you.
I thank you, Mrs. B thanks you, AND Grandma B thanks you. just like todays woman not to give any credit to Mr. B and Grandpa B ......
Name: Mike Backus () on Tuesday, August 28, 2001 at 14:37:23
Message: Like I said, I was listening to "Good Vibrations".......
Funny Mike, REAL Funny.....
Name: Sherry Wingo () on Tuesday, August 28, 2001 at 14:33:13
City and State: Hawthorne, Ca.
Message: Put another candle on your birthday cake, your birthday cake, your birthday cake- put another candle on your birthday cake, you're another year old today! Compliments of Sheriff John. When you and Janet are drinking your milk, remember - red light-green light!! Happy Birthday John.
Thanks Sherry, I'll try to remember that, if we're drinking Milk.
Thanks for the Olive Garden thingy too.
Name: Maureen "Mo" Trott () on Tuesday, August 28, 2001 at 14:27:58
City and State: Hawthorne, CA
Message: Hey Frank Romano - I feel like I have known you for ever, but we both know it's Fran you know. You keep fighting those medication problems, ya hear! We want to see you and Maria as soon as possible at one of the up coming events, so I can meet this wonderful man who has spoken so kindly of my sister to me...OK! My thoughts and prayers are with you both! Always a coug!
Name: Mike Castro () on Tuesday, August 28, 2001 at 14:06:06
City and State: LAX
Message: Nancy; I did not see the actual match, however the highlights of Bob's match against Patrick Rafter are great. I read on the net that the three shots Bob made from his knees to win the point is one of the 10 best points in US Open history.
Isn't tennis like badminton with a ball?
Name: Mike Backus () on Tuesday, August 28, 2001 at 13:41:40
City and State: Eugene, OR.
Message: Listening to the Beachboys CD "Pet Sounds" for the billionth time this weekend, the song "Sloop John B" came on. I don't know how many times I've listened to that song and the line "I wanna go home" and thought wouldn't it be great to be able to go back 'home' again whenever you want to. This time it dawned on me that John B. HAS taken us all home, back to the times of good friends and good memories. Happy Birthday, JB1!
Ironic that "Sloop John B" is my least favorite BB tune too.
Thanks Mike for the BD wishes.
Name: Robin () on Tuesday, August 28, 2001 at 13:32:31
City and State: RedondosCondos
Message: Happy B-day John!...I didn't realize that Sharbo was only two days older than you :o)...Come on down and Ill treat you to Tofu and Margaritas for lunch...Hey it beats that balanced diet of a cookie in each hand...and get well soon Frank..we miss you!!...
Thanks Robin, I'd come for lunch, but I know you'd try and get me to go to "The Spot" and I've tried their "Beet Margarita" and "Tofu Steak" sandwich. Thanks just the same, but I'll wait for Janet, the Tri Tip, AND the "Celebration".
Name: Nancy Theveny () on Tuesday, August 28, 2001 at 13:21:30
City and State: Hermosa Beach
Message: If anyone has been watching the U.S. Open Tennis Tournament this week, you may have seen Wayne Bryan's (Class of '65) twin sons. Bob Bryan played against Patrick Rafter and Mike Bryan played against Andre Agassi. Although neither one advanced to the next round, I thought they both did well (considering they were playing against two of the best tennis players in the world). There was also a live interview with Wayne. Did anyone else catch it?
Name: Lyn Lobdell () on Tuesday, August 28, 2001 at 12:09:11
Message: What a great idea and website. Wish our school alumni had something like this.
Name: Bob Kyllonen () on Tuesday, August 28, 2001 at 11:51:42
City and State: Rancho Mirage, CA
Message: Frank Romano, a member of the class of 1961, lives in Las Vegas and visits Cougartown.com on a regular basis. Frank had a heart transplant and seems to have been responding quite well. He made a reservation to Prom Night and was looking forward to meeting old friends, but an organ rejection problem occured which has forced him to have additional medication in an attempt to get the rejection under control. Last night Frank wrote, "Thank you for taking the time to say hello. I truly appreciate this. Once I am able to get back up I'll drop you a note... just now I am having some nasty moments with these medications... But, I can't help but know that compared to a great many others ... my life's a piece of cake ..."
Frank can be reached at: email@example.com
Thanks Bob, Frank's a perfect example of the guy that's living every day to its fullest. Frank has the heart of a mid 20's computer programmer beating inside him and has handled this body trauma without so much as a whimper. He often has rejection problems and handles the situation as routinely as you would go for a check up. "A piece of cake?".... I don't think so. Get Well Frank, as we miss your banter on the Feedback Page.
Name: linda farrow () on Tuesday, August 28, 2001 at 11:10:53
City and State: Redondo Beach, Ca
Message: Thanks John for the help at posting our reunion information, as soon as I get more I will contact you. Sounds like you all had a wonderful time at the multi class prom! Hope ours turns out as well as yours..Linda
We had a BLAST!!
Name: Sharon () on Tuesday, August 28, 2001 at 11:05:37
City and State: Long Beach, CA
Message: HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOHN :)
Name: Jill McFarlane () on Tuesday, August 28, 2001 at 10:36:04
City and State: Mission Viejo, CA
Message: John, I assume today is your birthday. Well dear John, have the happiest of birthdays and may you have a great day. So how many candles are we putting on your cake? 40,50, or 18? With your website we are all 17 again. Thanks.
Thanks Jill, I think I'm 57 or 58; somewhere in there, but that's just how long I've been on the planet. That's not a good indicator of age at all. I think of Harry Plotkin and the Ol Coach when I think of age-LESSNESS.
It doesn't matter what's going on, Harry wants to be there doing it, and Coach Chauncey is trying to rehab his spine so he can get back on the court and separate some guy half his age (number) from his lunch money (sorry coach, didn't mean to blow your cover). So when you get to certain plateau, and someone says, "well Jill, you're 50 now, it's time to start slowing down" don't listen to that hogwash. It's only a number.
Name: Dan Johnson () on Tuesday, August 28, 2001 at 10:24:42
City and State: Soon Shure Man Oaks
Message: Anybody see the article in the "Westside Weekly" section of the LA Times about G. Pat Macha's book on plane crash sites? I'll bet he'd love the fact that I am an aviation disaster lawyer (and former Aviation LL player -- with correct birth certificate).
Name: CHERYL NICOCIA () on Tuesday, August 28, 2001 at 10:08:52
Message: HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOHN BOY ! Have a great birthday, wish I was there to take you to lunch at "our Place"......Thanks for being a good friend for the last 44 years ..I Love You Maaaannnnn!
Thanks Cheryl....We'll go to birthday lunch, ON YOU, the next time you're down here. I won't forget.......
Name: Linda Farrow () on Tuesday, August 28, 2001 at 09:52:24
City and State: Redondo Beach, Ca
Message: Okay class of '82 we are in the works of trying to set up a 20 year class reunion. We have a few alumni that have volunteered to help get this started. Gordon Vasquez is in the works of setting up a HHS Class of 82 reunion home page to get all the information on our 20 year. As soon as it's up and ready we will do a mass emailing to our class. But anyone that is in touch with a '82 classmate, please let them know that we are getting something together and to notify me, Gordon Vasquez,or Marion Jaikowski. Thanks and hope to see you all soon! Linda
Linda, Send me details and email addresses, when you know something, so we can get it on the Reunions page.
Name: Janet () on Tuesday, August 28, 2001 at 09:42:17
City and State: Mission Viejo, Ca
Message: HAPPY BIRTHDAY JB1!!!
SEE YA TONIGHT FOR A CELEBRATION!!
(do not eat any birthday cake until I get there!)
OH BOY.....a CELEBRATION!!! and Man, does Janet KNOW HOW to CELEBRATE. I just hope I can remember..... See you tonight Sweety.