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Name: candy fuqua () on Thursday, September 13, 2001 at 18:30:21
Maiden: conley
Class: 67
City and State: cypress,ca
Message: Don't worry Don, I won't give Bin Laden to much info today. I'm on my way to Sports Chalet to buy my bat. He may walk in my house but he sure as hell won't be walking out. Keep quiet, Hide, NEVER!!!!
That Ichiro model makes a dandy club........

Name: Penny Prouty () on Thursday, September 13, 2001 at 18:13:53
Maiden: Prouty
Class: 1962
City and State: Torrance, CA
Message: Hi Everybody, It's really great, the way we are all able to connect here, during a time like this. I haven't seen a note yet, mentioning the Candle-Lighting that will be taking place, across the nation, tomorrow and thought it is something Cougartown might want be a part of. Tomorrow (Friday, Sept. 14th), at 4 pm (4 pm our time, 7 pm Eastern time), word is being passed around to encourage everyone to stop what they're doing, and step out the door, or stop your car, or step outside from where you work with a lighted candle. This is being done across the nation as a symbol of our unity and strength, against terrorism and in tribute and memory of those who have lost their lives or are grieving losses at this time. It is also being designated as a "Day of Prayer" and all are encouraged to wear red, white and blue tomorrow. Hope this is huge and links our hearts, and resolve to be strong, in a big way.

Thanks Penny, as I hadn't heard about it. I'll join in and encourage all on the website to do the same.

Name: Dan Johnson () on Thursday, September 13, 2001 at 17:52:01
Class: 77
City and State: Sherman Oaks
Message: Just a thought: Economics is driven so much by mass psychology. If there is panic selling and market crashing when they reopen on Monday it will mean that the terrorists have won. As scary as this is, we all need to keep our money (retirement funds, etc.) in the market so that the ripple effect of this stuff is minimized. Staying the course with the economy is a specific way that we can fight the terrorists and prevent them from winning. Join me.

Name: Betty East () on Thursday, September 13, 2001 at 17:49:54
Maiden: Wright
Class: 74
City and State: Thousand Oaks, CA
Message: Posted By: Charles Brennan, Windrose 18, So. Florida Date: 9/11/2001 9:07p.m.
An open letter to a terrorist:
Well, you hit the World Trade Center, but you missed America. You hit the Pentagon, but you missed America. You used helpless American bodies to take out other American bodies, but like a poor marksman, you STILL missed America.
Why? Because of something you guys will never understand. America isn’t about a building or two, not about financial centers, not about military centers. America isn’t about a place. America isn’t even about a bunch of bodies. America is about an IDEA. An idea that you can go someplace where you can earn as much as you can figure out how to, live for the most part, like you envisioned living, and pursue Happiness. (No guarantees that you'll reach it, but you can sure try!) Go ahead and whine your terrorist whine, and chant your terrorist litany: "If you can not see my point, then feel my pain." This concept is alien to Americans. We live in a country where we don’t have to see your point. But you’re free to have one. We donšt have to listen to your speech. But you’re free to say one. Don’t know where you got the strange idea that everyone has to agree with you. We don’t agree with each other in this country, almost as a matter of pride. We’re a collection of guys that don’t agree, called States. We united our individual states to protect ourselves from tyranny in the world. Another idea, we made up on the spot. You CAN make it up as you go, when it’s your country, if youšre free enough. Yeah, we’re fat, sloppy, easy-going goofs most of the time. That’s an unfortunate image to project to the world, but it comes of feeling free and easy about the world you live in. It’s unfortunate too, because people start to forget that when you attack Americans, they tend to fight like a cornered badger. The first we knew of the War of 1812 was when England burned Washington, D.C. to the ground. Didnšt turn out like England thought it was going to, and it’s not going to turn out like you think, either. Sorry, but you’re not the first bully on our shores, just the most recent. There’s a spirit that tends to take over people who come to this country, looking for opportunity, looking for liberty, looking fo

Name: JIM SLOEY () on Thursday, September 13, 2001 at 17:29:11
Class: 66
City and State: rb, ca
Message: Hey which cougartown are we suppose to write into? Baker are you the faker or is Backus memorex? I have been too scared to check in today been hiding afraid one of those 140 pound smelly pukes might show up at my door and yell something in Arabic or Farsi. Baker this site is just too politically correct for me! OK I said it come and get me! Ever since Billy Youngie Young got me this personalized Louisville Slugger I have wanted to take a real swing. Ok I am going back to Real its safe over there, nobody's home. Be an American!
Politically correct NO MORE!!!

Name: PATRICIA VALENCIA () on Thursday, September 13, 2001 at 17:18:45
Class: 1974
City and State: USA
Message: TERRORISTS, COWARDS, RELIGIOUS FANATICS, KILLERS, MURDERERS, BIN LADEN, MIDDLE EAST, SADDAM, WEIRDOS. There, have I included enough code words? I do have a bat. A Louisville. Watch out.
See now, you just have to go jabbin' the hive with a stick, doncha'.......

Name: Mike Backus () on Thursday, September 13, 2001 at 16:39:01
Maiden: yankeedoodledandy
Class: '74
Message: I've had a good day today. I attached a flag pole and full size American flag to the top of the windshield of my old Mustang convertible. I didn't know what to expect as I ventured out into the People's Republic of Eugene with Old Glory flying above my head. The response from people has been great! People honking, giving thumbs ups, waves, smiles. The Army Reserve is on my normal drive to work. All of the young men and women were out in the workout yard as I drove by. Several very tough looking drill instructors saluted or waved as I drove by. I've been smiling ever since. It seems to me that the shock is wearing off and is being replaced by a righteous anger. I'm reminded of a quote from a Japanese Admiral immediately after the devastatingly effective bombing of Pearl Harbor; "I fear that all we have accomplished today is to awaken a sleeping giant". He had no idea how right he was. Today, someone, somewhere, is about to find that the United States of America is the LAST country on this planet that you want pissed off at you!

Name: Linda Farrow () on Thursday, September 13, 2001 at 16:04:17
Maiden: Elia
Class: 82
City and State: Redondo Beach, Ca
Message: One more thing...does anyone know where to go to get a flag? I have been everywhere, everyone is sold out of them, which is actually great because it shows how our nation feels. But I want one to hang and can't find one anywhere. So if anyone knows please let me know, or if you have an extra one, I'm willing to buy it!!
Call 310-542-4111; Aureli Flags in Torrance. I just called and they have plenty if you get it today.

Name: Linda Farrow () on Thursday, September 13, 2001 at 15:43:21
Maiden: Elia
Class: 82
City and State: Redondo Beach, Ca
Message: I just wanted to say to everyone who has lost a family member or friend from this tragedy, I am deeply sorry for what has happened Sept. 11th. My prayers go out to all of you and your families. This was totally wrong, and I agree with most of the nation that when they do find the people behind this disaster, and the people/countries that have harbored them there, they should feel what we have felt the last couple of days. I have no problem voicing my opinion and will boldly stand and announce it at anytime for my country! It's making me sick to hear that some people say "that if we go to war with these countries for what they have done, think of all the innocent people who will die from it". Look at all 'our' innocent people who have been slaughtered! The way they planned and carried out this attack was pure evil. And I believe they deserve what is due to them, individually or completely..

Name: Gina Black Peck () on Thursday, September 13, 2001 at 15:32:21
Maiden: Black
Class: 80
City and State: Los Angeles, CA
Message: You wise old he-Cougars stay put! We need you right where you are. You give us Cougar-cubs guidance, courage, and wisdom because you have lived through much and have "history". The young ones need that comfort and guidance so that we can teach the new ones. Don, thanks for your words of protection, you have a point. But, I understand where the He-Cougs are coming from as well. You are correct, John, this is AMERICA and we have the FREEDOM to voice our feelings and the BALLS to back them up! Our nation has been swallowed up by apathy and political correctness, now it's time to take off the lace and put on the leathers! It's about time, too!! The only reason we have not been invaded before is because we as a nation are armed and ready, not just the military, but the citizens as well. And as a nation have been known to kick ass. The American people are mad as hell and are giving old George W. the opportunity to show us what he is made of. We have had enough and are ready to open that can of Whoop-ass and pour it all over those bastards. By the way...where do you get one of the antenna flags?
"Our nation has been swallowed up by apathy and political correctness", I'll believe that all right.

Name: Sharon () on Thursday, September 13, 2001 at 15:10:03
E-Mail: hawthornehigh66
Maiden: Moore
Class: 66
City and State: Long Beach, CA`
Message: Oh please, Don. Americans are not paranoid, cowards. I for one am not afraid to speak my mind. My father and Uncles are Veterans of World War II, and my son's a Veteran of Desert Storm. My father, Charles Joseph Moore, is a holder of the ORDER of the PURPLE HEART for MILITARY MERIT and many other military medals and horns. My uncle John Moore was in the Bataan Death March and was a Japanese prisoner of war for several years. Till the day he died he bared the scars from that imprisonment. They did this so that I and others like me could speak our minds without fear of reprisal, and I will NOT soil their memories by my silence! I am a partiot and proud of it.

Name: Tim Helble () on Thursday, September 13, 2001 at 14:27:51
Class: 73
City and State: Columbia, MD
Message: Alan Nelson is right on with his warning about the Nostradamus hoax. Check out the Urban Legends Web site at and just type the word "Nostradamus" in the search box at the top.
This kind of thing brings all the wackos out of the woodwork. Thanks Tim.....

Name: Betty East () on Thursday, September 13, 2001 at 11:06:59
Maiden: Wright
Class: 74
City and State: Thousand Oaks, CA
Message: All of us have been touched in some form or another by the NY/DC tragedies. My son who's an MP in the Army stationed in Germany was supposed to begin a 6-week exercise in Poland today. The Polish government wouldn't allow them entry into the country. Amgen lost a Director, and friend, on Flight 77 which crashed into the Pentagon. Another Amgen employee lost a cousin on Flight 11. Vickie, I'm sorry about your sister, and I'm sorry to all those that lost friends and relatives. Proudly fly your American flag. Show your support by driving with your lights on. Pray for this country and its people.

Name: Betty Rodriguez () on Thursday, September 13, 2001 at 10:50:58
Maiden: Kean
Class: 69
City and State: Lake Elsinore, Ca
Message: This tragedy reaches far. I fretted severely until I learned that a fellow Cougar, Don Matteson, Class of '70, who lived in NYC for years, let me know that his wife was safe. She worked in the financial district and walked home across the Brooklyn Bridge. How many friends and associates they knew in those buildings, I do not know.
I heard former President Bush speak this morning. God, it was good to hear his voice. I hope his son puts him on the Payroll!
My flag is flying, my heart is broken, my blood is boiling. Betty Rodriguez

Name: Elizabeth Castanon () on Thursday, September 13, 2001 at 09:41:18
Maiden: Cary
Class: 1973
City and State: Amarillo TX
Message: Hello Cougs, My flag flies high here in Amarillo, as my eyes havent gone away from the tv to keep updated on the latest developements of this for all of us, my heart goes out to the families of those lost. One girl at my job informed us that her uncle was supposed to be the pilot on one of the planes, but he called out that morning...of course he is in shock at the loss of his crew . This tragedy has touched all of us in some son who I was hoping to pick up from 29 Palms next month has been put on standby..he is medically unsound and was being discharged,,,but now he is to remain as stateside our lives can change in a blink of an prayers and thoughts are with you all and as our country grieves, I pray for peace and strength and the wisdom of God to support us through the days and months ahead..GOD BLESS AMERICA...your Texas cougar, LIZ

Name: Steve () on Thursday, September 13, 2001 at 09:35:58
E-Mail: Eide
Class: 66
City and State: Alexandria, VA
Message: My thoughts and prayers go out to ALL who call this country home. I live and work near the Pentagon and had at times during the first several hours of this nightmare thought that we were alone, that the rest of the country was somehow spared. I have since come to realize that the whole country is in pain and that a strong resolve to seek an end to this maddness is pervasive. An attack against innocent people whether at the WTC, Pentagon or the "immigrants" who look like the animals who carried out this massacre should never be tolerated. Let us hope that justice is carried out with swift completeness.

Name: Art La Mere () on Thursday, September 13, 2001 at 07:27:36
Class: 73
City and State: Bettendorf Ia.
Message: Walter you are right that we could have and should have won the past conflicts as they called them. One thing is for sure I don't think that the AMERICAN PEOPLE will let or stand for not winning this one. We need to start at one end and work across the country that is keeping the a--holes. They either hand them over or start rebuilding there own country. We need to not stop till every last one is gone not in jail, gone dead. God Bless the ones that have returned to heavenly Father and Bless their families for the loss of their loved ones. The FLAG IS STILL RED WHITE AND BLUE and flying on my house and on my car. My son has one flying on the back of is tow truck. God bless all

Name: Alan Nelson () on Wednesday, September 12, 2001 at 23:31:08
Class: '73
City and State: Parker, Az
Message: It didn't take long for the BS to start. I've already received hoax e-mails about the WTC/DC attack being predicted by Nostradamus. From the FW/FW/FW in front of the messages, it's obvious they're being forwarded around. Please folks, don't fall into this trap and send this junk "to everyone on your list". Now is not the time to perpetuate rumors and feed someone's sick ego. Fly the Stars and Stripes, say a prayer for the victims and their families, wish God Speed to the rescuers, kiss your kids, call your folks, and count your blessings. We will get through this. We are still the mightiest Country on the planet. Our faith on our maker will see us through. God Bless America!
AMEN!!! Please do not send this trash to your friends. It means nothing.
I finally found my flag today and am flying it until we salt and pepper the perps.

Name: Lori Padelford () on Wednesday, September 12, 2001 at 23:17:33
E-Mail: Desilulu4u
Class: 81
Message: I thought I had a grip on my emotions about this horrible tragedy until I read the post from Vicky. I have to assume that "Bobbie" is the nickname of Barbara. I met Barbara in kindergarten at Ramona School and knew her all through our school days. I remember her always having a smile on her face, laughing and always so happy. I regret that I lost touch with her years ago and in fact e mailed Vicky about a year ago when I saw her name in here and had every intention of getting in touch with Barbara. I deeply regret not finding the time to do so. You, your family and Wayne will be in my prayers and thoughts. If there is anything I can do please don't hesitate to call me 714-899-2828.
Barbara was truly a warm and wonderful person that will be missed.

Name: Jill McFarlane () on Wednesday, September 12, 2001 at 23:03:05
City and State: Feelin Patriotic
Message: Ohh, say can you see......

Name: Jill McFarlane () on Wednesday, September 12, 2001 at 23:01:55
Class: 1977
City and State: Mission Viejo, USA
Message: John, where will cruise night be? I would love to go.
Fosters on Hawthorne Bl and 120th

Name: Bob Brophy () on Wednesday, September 12, 2001 at 23:00:27
Class: 63 Serra
City and State: Phoenix Az.
Message: My flag will fly until the responsible parties and countries who harbor them have been erased from the face of this planet. We can never allow any terrorism to take place anywhere in the world ever again and must do everything in our power to stop it, no hold barred. Bob Brophy

Name: Janet Burkett () on Wednesday, September 12, 2001 at 22:44:14
Maiden: Humphreys
Class: 62
City and State: Mission Viejo, Ca
Message: I have spent the better part of these last two days answering feedback from hundreds of employees at work. They are distraught, tearful, and overwhelmed when talking to our customers who are in NY or WDC and who are telling them about loved ones they have just lost. Many of them are young people who have never really had to understand what "war" meant. Vietnam was some place they heard of in a movie once. And, they only know Pearl Harbor because of a recent production. Well, their innocence is sadly gone and they don't really know what to do next. But, one thing I notice in all their messages to me, the word "diversity" has now been replaced with "unity" and they refer to themselves as "Americans", without the hyphen. It's about time! But what a way tragic way to learn.

Name: Walter Holt () on Wednesday, September 12, 2001 at 22:12:45
Class: 66
City and State: Orange, CA
Message: Max? That precisely is my point for my last post. As many know I spent a good part of my youth from the age of 17-20 on a foreign soil doing what my country expected of me. Maybe it wasn?t the right place to be according to some and as time has gone on I would have to agree, but for us then it was. We did have a sense of duty and we were doing it for what we thought at the time to help preserve our way of life. We didn?t come home to ticker tape parades & fanfare and that in itself does bother us somewhat. The kinship we Viet Nam vets do feel with the Desert Storm vets is that we too during the early years had that war almost won and were not allowed to finish the job and that in itself is what bothers us vets the most. I can only reiterate that we should not commit ourselves to any type of war if we do not intend to finish the job. And Sloey yes maybe us old war horses should go. I may be a little slower & a little more banged up but I?ve done this job before and would do it again to stop any more harm from coming to any of my fellow countrymen & countrywomen and maybe help save some of our young men to be able to get to our age.
Anyone coming to Cruise Night?

Name: Steve Kristof () on Wednesday, September 12, 2001 at 21:38:10
Class: 61
City and State: Kansas City, Mo.
Message: As I'm setting here in Kansas City, the sky is quiet! We live about seven miles from the airport, and under "normal" conditions, we would hear an occasional jet fly over! I've worked for TWA for the past 33 years, and now American Airlines. TWA has it's overhaul base here, and my family and myself have lived here since 92. Tonight, we have about 90 aircraft parked on our ramp, from all parts of the U.S., all differant Airlines, with no word as to when any of them will be allowed to fly again! But we're the lucky ones! We live here in Kansas City, not New York! I've lived long enough to see Viet Nam, Flight 800, and now this! Let's hope and pray for better days! At least for the sake of our children, and grandchildren! But, I'm afraid the simple days of sun, and sand, are gone forever!

Name: Sharon () on Wednesday, September 12, 2001 at 21:36:17
Maiden: Moore
Class: 66
City and State: Long Beach
Message: Jim, preposition? Looked more like a double negative to me.

Name: Jill McFarlane () on Wednesday, September 12, 2001 at 21:03:29
City and State: Mission Viejo,CA
Message: I will be wearing my Red, White and Blue tomorrow without a doubt. By reading this feedback, it appears that someone knows someone who was directly affected by this attack. I am no different. My cousin, Aviv was at work at the WTC, his office was the third building that collapsed. He was already gone by that time (Thank God). But this is not the first time he has been in harms way, in 1991 he was in Isreal when Sadam was bombing the hell out of Isreal, it took Avi about a year to recover from that experience. My Cousin is a survivor.
I have been pretty stoic throughout this whole thing and have managed to keep it together for my kids sake. But on my way home from work, I had heard on the radio about a man who called his wife in New Jersey on his cell phone, and told her that the men had taken a vote and that they were going to somehow thwart the terrorists. He had already known about the WTC and figured that another landmark was in jeopardy. He knew he was going to die, and told his wife "Have a good life, and take care of our baby" This was the plane that went down in Pennsylvania. I dont mean to depress anyone further, but this one story has stuck with me. Those men are heroes, and in the last few minutes of their precious lives, they died for their country.
We are fortunate to have this webpage, I dont feel so alone during this time. Thank you fellow Cougs.

Name: Jill McFarlane () on Wednesday, September 12, 2001 at 20:42:01
Class: 1977
City and State: Mission Viejo, Ca
Message: Vicki, I am sure I speak for all Cougars who want to convey their heart felt condolences to you, your sisters fiance Wayne, and the kitties she left behind. Words can not take away the pain you and your family must be feeling right now, let alone the anger you must feel towards the cowards responsible. Please take what little comfort you can in knowing that they will not get away with it, and justice will be served to those who took her life. I know it will not bring her back, but she has not died in vain. Please also know that not only this little community of Cougartown supports you, but the entire Country as well. As President Bush said earlier today "Good will Prevail"

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