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Name: Paco () on Monday, October 1, 2001 at 19:17:34
Message: A1=Jim Reale A9=Norm Greenthingy C3=Joyce Savisky C4=Franz Russell
Everyone but Franz. C4 is Bill Hahn.
Actually Mom B got Joyce already, but she said D5 was Loretta. I think D5 is Whitey.

Name: Kelley () on Monday, October 1, 2001 at 19:13:24
E-Mail: k.k.currie@somethingdotsomethingdotnetsomething
Class: 67
City and State: Coos Bay,Oregon
Message: Went to my Auntie Pun's aka Lavern Hood's 80th birthday party Sept. 22nd, given by her wonderful sons, Chris, Timmy, and Robin. Saw a few Cougs there Steve Stevenson and Mike Anderson. Not to forget Terry Mazzotta. Was a beautiful day in Coos Bay. Chris was a wonderful host. Food, Drink, and a fantastic backyard. It was nice to see Robin, he filled me in on the Prom. Glad to hear what a smash it was!!!!! I loved the wine and candy stories. Happy Birthday to my friend Gil , his birthday is the same day as my niece Meghan Renee Currie, Happy Daze Meg!!! 19 years old. Go visit her at Good Stuff Manhattan Beach. Peace
Happy Birthday Auntie Lavern.......

Name: Brother Bob () on Monday, October 1, 2001 at 17:02:33
Class: 71
City and State: Greater Los Angeles, CA
Message: Brother Bill, are you going to bring your LITTLE NASH RAMBLER with the Lake Pipes to Cruise Night? Does the horn still go BEEP BEEP BEEP? Can you get it out of second gear?

Name: John Baker () on Monday, October 1, 2001 at 16:00:14
Class: 62
City and State: Lomita,CA
Message: Here's Mrs. Walker's 8th class from Hawthorne Intermediate School in 1957-58. Some went to HHS and some went to Leuzinger. How many can you name?
Thanks to Donald Scheliga (A7) for the picture.

Name: Doris () on Monday, October 1, 2001 at 15:42:09
Maiden: Donaldson
Class: '57
Message: HEY COUGS! My computer caught a "bug" aka virus and was out of commission a few days. If anyone had told me I was going to be joined at the hip with this "thing", I would never have believed it. Of course, discovering CT and becoming a CTaholic doesn't help! I really went through withdrawals!!!!! No one has commented on the PROM video. I think I finally spotted Dan Dye but is Backus anywhere on that thing!? Gotta see what all the falderah was about!! BOY, BJ ... am I ever HURT! Taking the Princess' car to Cruise night without her, huh? Hey Sloey, since you minored in Lit, what was your major? Backus said something about "staying clear till John's yelling stops" ... what did I miss!!? Who are you yelling at now, John!!!? Where IS the HOODMAN??!!! Cal Kappan, does your OLDer brother, Kelly, have a computer? Tell him Doris Donaldson said "hello". And it sure would be nice to go into FEEDBACK and see something from DZLizzy again! And Tilly Noodleman!!! Sharon Moore??? You out there girl? In case I don't get back this week to throw more stuff in the fan, have a great CRUISE NIGHT.
Ahhh Doris, we'll miss you at Fosters. Are you SURE you were here for the Prom?

Name: Dennis Kilroy () on Monday, October 1, 2001 at 13:13:05
Class: 77
City and State: OC, CA
Message: Hey John, check out this story about our school. Dennis
Very interesting. Thanks Dennis

Name: Bob Jensen () on Monday, October 1, 2001 at 12:26:43
Class: 71
City and State: WLA, CA
Message: I?m bringing my Little Red Roadster to Cruse Night. Have decided that THE WHITE LAND YACHT is too big for the parking spaces at Fosters! I look forward to seeing everyone on Saturday night.

Name: Jill McFarlane () on Monday, October 1, 2001 at 11:00:59
Class: 1977
Message: Six more days until cruise night, and I am really looking forward to it! Wish I had a hot rod to bring, but alas, I dont. But I do look forward to looking at everyone elses, as well as my fiance. I am also looking forward to meeting some of the people whose names I see quite often on this page. Have a good week fellow Coug's. One more thing, John, the little happy faces you put on your remarks, is that a good thing?
Yes, happy faces are good things. Since you can't detect voice inflections in the written word, it's meant to let you know I'm saying it with a happy heart, although sarcasm is fun..........HEY, that's who I am.

Name: Michelle Drapeau () on Monday, October 1, 2001 at 10:51:50
Maiden: Whittaker
Class: 78
City and State: Palmdale, CA
Message: I'd like to let you all know of Lynn McGuyre's Memorial Service. It will be on Saturday, Oct. 6th at 2:00 at the home of Lynn's in-laws in Palos Verdes. Directions: Haw. Blvd to top of hill to Crest Road, turn right, go 7/10 mile to Avenita Anillo. House is on corner of Avenita Anillo and Crest. 29927 Avenita Anillo. It's open to all of Lynn's friends.

Name: Mike Backus () on Monday, October 1, 2001 at 10:32:18
Class: '74
Message: One of my favorite things about "Little Deuce Coupe" is how the first line of the song starts off with "I'm not braggin' Babe, so don't put me down" and then the rest of the song is nothing but bragging about how "bitchin'" his car is. Pretty funny. More Beachboys car song trivia: In the song "Shut Down" a fuel injected Stingray is up against a Super Stock Dodge. In the Beachboys song you get the impression that the Stingray wins in the end. Fact is, that particular Dodge, although ugly enough to pass for an oversized Russian car from the '60s, was about a second and a half faster through the quarter mile than the Vette. I guess "Shut it off, shut it off, Buddy now you kicked my butt" doesn't have quite the same ring to it. By the way, the blimp trip was great. Sloey won't come down! Have a great week, Cougs.

Name: Ken Green () on Monday, October 1, 2001 at 00:49:42
Class: 69
City and State: Laguna Hills, CA
Message: I'm guessing lake pipes could be open exhaust for the dry lakes speed events.
I also thought valve reliefs (as in "ported and relieved")were cuts in the tops of the pistons to allow a larger lift, which seems to make no sense with a flat head.
On another note, in response to Kay's comments, I kinda like the lines from American Pie (the song) "We've done some bad, we've done some good, we've done a whole lot better than they thought we would" (hope I got that right.) Kay, have you ever heard of the fall of man, etc. If you read the whole book, (Job is a good place to start) you'll see that bad things do happen to good people. We just don't know why some things happen, and to start saying a country, or an individual deserved what they got, or will get, is a little out of line.
As far as us being bad guys, I was in Viet Nam, and the people liked us. They weren't afraid of us, and we probably treated them a lot better then their own soldiers did. I do recall that they were a little ticked if you tossed a can of ham and limas when they asked C rations, but otherwise we were on good terms.
Sure is more fun to talk about cars : ) Hope this insanity ends real soon.

Ken, It's obvious that you don't look at the Slang page. Above is a 56 Chevy shown with Lake Pipes.
In a flathead, "relieving" means cuts in the HEAD to get the air-fuel mixture and exhaust gasses heading in the right direction.

Name: JIM SLOEY () on Thursday, September 27, 2001 at 13:26:16
Class: 66
City and State: rb
Message: What are the Lake pipes roar? Deuce=2? My buddy always wore number 3 and we always called him Deuce. Forget the hot rods; Robin, Backus, and I are taking the Blimp to Chicago.
And as Cougartown's Feedback page sinks slowly into the sunset, I'll bid you all adieu until Sunday night. Tune in then to find out if Sloey, Mike, and Robin made it safely to Chi-town, strapped to the bottom of a dirigible.
Have a great weekend Cougs.....

Name: Mike Backus () on Thursday, September 27, 2001 at 12:19:57
Maiden: ithinkrobinisineugenebuti'mnotsure
Class: '74
City and State: Hawthorne North
Message: If we don't share 'the talk' how are we going to keep our legacy alive?
A "Deuce Coupe" is always a 1932 Ford two door hardtop. "Deuce" comes from the 2 in '32. In a deck of cards the 2 is a deuce. Don't ask me what a flathead mill is. (Okay it's an underhead valve Ford V8 engine). Who could be mad at John? I just stay clear until the screaming stops! :-)

The Ford flathead V8 was introduced in the 32 Ford and was last used in the 53 Ford. Les Martin HHS60 tried to blow up a Flathead engine on his front lawn one day. He placed a brick on the throttle pedal and walked away. It never did blow.

Name: JIM SLOEY () on Thursday, September 27, 2001 at 11:42:29
Class: 66
City and State: rb,ca
Message: Shakespeare said it best when he said in King Richard, I believe it was the Richard II, Uneasy lies the head that would give my kingdom for a horse if the Lady doth protest too much before cruise night. Yup, you guessed it, I was a Shakespeare Literature minor. Besides Me and Keith and a small network that I get emails from daily, who else is mad at you John?
Minor all right, VERY Minor......

Name: gloria () on Thursday, September 27, 2001 at 11:24:08
E-Mail: herlosky
Maiden: valencia
Class: 76
City and State: las vegas, nv
Message: ...WhyIotta...
Yeah, the truth hurts, doesn't it.....

Name: JIM SLOEY () on Thursday, September 27, 2001 at 09:21:29
Maiden: DEUCE
Class: 66
City and State: RB,CA
Message: Just got back from dream cars and old friends drive jalopies and neither have any Deuce coupes available for the weekend of cruise night. So IF I attend it may be on the Bianchi. John, BTW Robin said he was going to join us when he returned to Sherwood Forest, after I told him Dan was riding with us. I told him he would have to pass the Redondo Month and year test first [VC 5204]. And Marvcus Patton went to Leuzinger, played with the Bills for years, nearing the end of his playing days.
Where's Robin been anyway? Hey Robin are you mad too?
Just a reminder.........Cruise Night is October 6th at Fosters on 120th and Hawthorne Bl. Hot Rods are not mandatory, but if you have one, please bring it.

Name: Lisa () on Wednesday, September 26, 2001 at 23:52:26
Maiden: Graham
Class: 67
City and State: Ramona, CA

Name: Jill McFarlane () on Wednesday, September 26, 2001 at 22:12:53
Class: 1977
City and State: Mission Viejo
Message: Ok, a little deuce coupe, does that mean a two seater? or a Beach Boy 8 track tape with that song on it. Please, help me. Does anyone have a "little deuce coupe" I could borrow? I really want to go to Cruise Night.
Jill, never mind.......

Name: Wayne Dickey () on Wednesday, September 26, 2001 at 21:41:22
Class: 69
City and State: La Palma, Ca
Message: Hey John, Just got my computer fixed and catching up on feedback. You are soooooo right about the food thing, You never know what the cook will do to your food when you send it back. And I really don't want to find out. I won't be able to attend this cruise night, because I will be in Las Vegas with my show car. This is the big Lowrider Magazine Super Show and I will be competing for the world championship. If anyone of you old lowriders out there would like to attain, it is on Oct 7, at the Cashman Center in Vegas.
Hi Wayne, The lowrider we don't need, but we WILL miss your accordion. Good Luck in LV

Name: Cal Kappen () on Wednesday, September 26, 2001 at 19:49:50
Class: 59
City and State: El Cajon CA
Message: I just got off the phone with Jake and Jude Jacobsen. His PC shot craps on him and he hasn't gotten it back from the repair shop yet. He said to tell everyone that he is OK and still alive. He will contact everyone when he gets it back. He said he had some stories to tell. Take Care.
Thanks Cal, I just knew they hadn't deserted us.

Name: Michelle Drapeau () on Tuesday, September 25, 2001 at 23:34:03
Maiden: Whittaker
Class: 78
City and State: Palmdale, CA
Message:'s with a heavy heart I'm here writing this. Early this morning, Lynn McGuyre passed away. She had so many friends and I can think of no better way to let all of you know than to post it here on Cougartown. She was currently living in Acton with her husband and her 2 1/2 year old son. Lynn and I spent half of our lives together as friends. I have so many fun memories and I am fortunate to be so close to her son. There will be a memorial service sometime next week. I will post this information as soon as I know more.
Thanks for letting us know Michelle, and sorry for your loss.

Name: Elizabeth Castanon () on Tuesday, September 25, 2001 at 22:23:54
Maiden: Cary
Class: 1973
City and State: Amarillo Tx
Message: Hello fellow Cougs, Just a quick note to once again thank John for this site..I know I have voiced my appreciation before..but now I have even more reason..I found CT a little over a year ago, and at that time I was asking for help in finding my long lost best friends Debbie Hill Warren and Janice Anderson Prongue..well thanks to CT and a marvelous chain of events, I have found Debbie and after 17 years of seperation, we talked the other night and Lord talk about memories...I am so full of joy over this reunion and now I look forward to finding Janice...two years ago I had no contact at all with home or any of my old friends, now I have an email list full of old friends found again and the wonderful new friends I have made...bye the way, "Don, I didnt know you shimmy" any way..all I know is without John and his idea to start this site, in trouble times like we are in now, it helps to be able to escape, even just for a moment to a time of joy remembered..thanks again LIZ
Thanks Liz, I'm glad you too have found distant HHS friendships anew. BTW, is Janice Anderson Prongue any relation to Mary Ellen Prongue HHS62? I think her email address is listed.

Name: Linda Kristof () on Tuesday, September 25, 2001 at 20:54:56
Maiden: Christian
Class: 64
City and State: Kansas City, MO
Message: Hello all! While we were watching the Kansas City Chief's get slaughtered by NY on Sunday, I noticed that one of the Chief's players was from Lawndale, CA. Anyone know him. Here is his bio.
When we watched the Chiefs game on Sunday, I noticed this one player that was from Lawndale. Here is his bio. Interesting!
Marvcus Patton Linebacker Height: 6-2 Weight: 239 Years in NFL: 12 College: UCLA Birthdate: May 1, 1967 Hometown: Los Angeles, CA GP/GS: 176/134 Playoffs: 11/6 Personal: Prepped at Leuzinger High School in Lawndale, California ... His father, Ray, was a Los Angeles police officer who was killed in the line of duty during a drug arrest in ?76. Patton was only nine years old at the time of his father?s death ... Marvcus received his unique first name from his late father. ?My father liked Marcus, but he wanted me to be a little different, so he put the ?v? in there. I guess it worked, I?m the only Marvcus I know.? ... His mother, Barbara, played for the L.A. Dandelions of the National Football Women?s League from ?72-76. It was a full-contact football league with practice four nights a week. Players were paid $25 a game. Patton?s mother once split another woman?s helmet while making a tackle. She currently works for the federal government?s General Services Administration ... Hopes to someday pursue a career as a lawyer following his playing career ... Was selected in ?97 as having the NFL?s third best physique by Muscle and Fitness Magazine ... Full name - Marvcus Raymond Patton (pronounced MARV-cus) ... Single ... Resides in Clifton, Virginia.

Name: Terri Perkins () on Tuesday, September 25, 2001 at 19:26:59
Maiden: Perkins
Class: 1992
City and State: El Segundo, Ca
Message: Sara Brantley's Services:
Saturday 9/29 @ 9:30 am
American Marter's in Manhattan Beach

Name: Alan Nelson () on Tuesday, September 25, 2001 at 18:33:26
Class: '73
City and State: Parker, Az
Message: Even though I didn't get to "Prom Night". I'd like to catch a glimpse of the video. But because I'm too much of a cheap-skate to fork over 30 bucks for one, I was wondering when it's going to hit the shelves at the local Blockbuster?

Name: Jeanne Carrillo () on Tuesday, September 25, 2001 at 16:45:53
Maiden: Burk
Class: 69
City and State: Carlsbad, California
Message: I am a bit late on this response but I have been busy. I will make this succinct. Kay, your question was "where do I stand?". My answer, Not next to you... lightening has been known to miss.

Name: Jill McFarlane () on Tuesday, September 25, 2001 at 15:36:30
Class: 1977
City and State: Mission Viejo, CA
Message: About Cruise night. Do I have to have an old car to show off? Or can I go ahead and come in with a newer foriegn car. See, my Woody is in the shop, my GTO is a planter in my front yard.
Now, for some fond South Bay memories: Does anyone remember drag racing on Pershing Drive? And, who stole the Bob from Bob's Big Boy in Westchester? Does anyone remember that sometimes during halloween that a pumpkin was put over the head of this one statue in Westchester. It was a bank building, with a man and a horse, just off of La Tijera (Going West from the 405).
I also remember that I was going out with this guy, and he had taken me to this hill in Playa Del Rey (under the flight path) I thought we were going there to you know, make out. But, he truly just wanted to watch the airplanes take off, and recited to me what kind of plane, how many horsepower, who made it. I came home with a vast knowledge of aircraft that night, and no hickeys to hide from my parents. Ahhh, youth.

No, actually you have to own a "Little Deuce Coupe" to get into Cruise Night.

Name: Jan Brown () on Tuesday, September 25, 2001 at 01:30:51
E-Mail: Lazyginger.l@Netzero.Net
Maiden: Dorris
Class: 1963
City and State: Jonesboro, Arkansas
Message: Dear John, Due to the past week and the coming weeks that might be ahead of us, I think my classmates would like this information and I would deeply appreciate you putting it in the feedback section. Please have them to click to this website and it will explain it all and I do believe they too would like to know about it.The website is: Also thank you John for the "Geroge's Story" I was very touched by it and can't believe that anyone that reads it couldn't be also. If there is, then I say...they sure should seach their hearts... Thanks again John. P.S. Did you get my letter with my dues for the year and did you or do you know about the teacher's I asked about. God Bless The United States Of America and Protect Her....from all Harm....Jan
Thanks John, and by the way I deeply appreciated the "George's Story" I agree all should read it, and if it bothers anyone meaning makes them mad, so be it..I just feel sorry for them, they need to search their own hearts. Thanks again John. Oh yea, did you get my letter and check for my dues for this year, if so do you know where the teachers are I asked about? Thanks again John..Sincerely, Jan Dorris Brown..oh yea, any of you out there who would like to email me I would love to hear from you..

Hi Jan, All the info I have on teachers is listed. Sorry I couldn't help. Thanks for the membership renewal too.

Name: PATT () on Tuesday, September 25, 2001 at 01:12:22
Class: 65
City and State: Kennewick, Wa
Message: John, I just viewed my PROM video!
I wanted to let you how much we appreciate all of the hard work you have done on COUGARTOWN!
I would like to ask the newer classes of HHS if they still have SPIRIT WEEK? and if so what does in entail? Remember SPIRIT WEEK in the "OLDEN DAYS"?

Thank you Patt. I didn't know the Video was out yet. I'll have to get my copy.

Name: Betty Rodriguez () on Monday, September 24, 2001 at 22:17:29
Maiden: Kean
Class: 69
City and State: Lake Elsinore, CA
Message: Mary- I remember Dad saying, "If I wanted my eggs with lace, I'd have had my wife cook them!"
Early Sunday morning breakfasts at Hollys, then off to Bluff Cove. I loved those days.

Name: Sharon () on Monday, September 24, 2001 at 19:11:11
Maiden: Moore
Class: 1966
City and State: Long Beach, CA
Message: Hollys brings back so many memories. After the VFW dances on Saturday nights my parents would take us to Hollys on the way home and I always got a hot fudge Sunday. Theirs were the best. My parents also ran the snack bar at the VFW for several years and we would get our pies from Hollys every Saturday afternoon before the VFW dances. Marie Callendars and Pollys cannot hold a candle to Hollys pies. I wish I could find a Hot Fudge Sunday for 45 cents today. It would cost you $5.00 and the nuts, whipped cream, and cherry would be extra.

Name: Dennis () on Monday, September 24, 2001 at 19:05:19
Message: Hey, I am looking for David Bruch, class of 1968. His listing can be found on We used to e-mail each other back and forth and were really good friends. Then suddenly he seemed to completely vanish and I couldn't reach him anywhere no matter how I tried. Then I found this page :) and I'd like to contact him again. Unfortunately, both of his e-mail addresses are dead. If you have any info about him, where he might be, or when you've seen of him last, or just anything else, please give me a note. Thanks!
Dennis, Did you go to HHS? If so, what is your last name? Just a thought, but I'm always shy about giving free info to people who won't give me their name. Please let us know who YOU are and if someone knows where David is, maybe they can send him YOUR email address and name. I know you understand.

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