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Name: Mike Backus () on Friday, October 5, 2001 at 14:23:37
Maiden: iwannafostersburger!
Class: '74
City and State: Eugene, OR
Message: Memories Of Foster's Freeze: I remember one particular evening when I was about four years old. My parents drove me from Inglewood, where we were living at the time, over to Foster's Freeze to pick up burgers and milk shakes to take to the drive-in movie. I'm still not sure which drive-in it was, but "The Parent Trap" with Haley Mills was playing. I remember being too short to be able to sit down in the back seat and still see the movie, so I stood and hung my elbows over the back of the front bench seat in my mom's '56 Chevy wagon. I can remember that the burger had a lot more flavor than the burgers we made at home (no doubt due to ten times the fat!) and tasted really strong of hot onion. Being there at the drive-in with my parents, munching a Foster's burger, watching what would become my favorite childhood movie, was one of those perfect moments that capture the early '60s for me. If I could make the 1,000 mile drive, I'd be at Foster's tomorrow night. Have fun for all of us who'd like to be there with you!
I'll wrap one up and UPS it to you Mike. Sorry you can't make this one but we understand completely.

Name: Mike Shay () on Friday, October 5, 2001 at 10:34:52
Class: 61
City and State: Cerritos, CA
Message: Hi to John and the band of Cougars;
Sorry I haven't written lately but I haven't had anything special to talk about..Also sorry we didn't make it to "Prom Night" but we were on vacation. Sure enjoy seeing the pictures when they come up. (Shouldn't there be a lot more of them??) Question: What do Alan Hauge, Jim and Karen Essner, Bob and Karen Fraser, George and Margie Miller, Larry and Cathy Drager, Denny Unfried, Tom Burroughs, Rich Sloan, Dennis Campbell, Royal Lord, Jerry Rigney, etc. etc. have in common?????????????? They all make "Cruise Nights" more special just by showing up and hanging out for a while!! Hope to see you all this Saturday.. M.S.
P.S. Remember, nostalgia ain't what it used to be!!!

Hey Mikey, Prom Night pics are at Jan and Judy's. As soon as they get them to me, I'll put them up for all to see.
See you tomorrow night and I'll call Jim right now.

Name: Art La Mere () on Thursday, October 4, 2001 at 21:38:27
Class: 73
City and State: Bettendorf Ia.
Message: Liz that sounds like a real good thing for him, For the removal of the ding ding you could strap it to a rocket have fun at cruise night.

Name: Lee Leonard () on Thursday, October 4, 2001 at 21:14:43
Class: 66
City and State: Haw
Message: To Marsha Hood: I am so sorry to hear via CT about the loss of your father. I am sure he was a very special man. My sympathies to you and your family.

Name: Anita Young () on Thursday, October 4, 2001 at 20:10:10
E-Mail: or
Maiden: Aceves
Class: 1978
City and State: Hillsboro, OR
Message: Well hello there, fellow Cougs: I've been away a long while now. It seems most of the time I come in here, my computer freezes up. I know it's not this site's fault, my 'puter is just FUBAR, but hey, it was FREE and it still works, albeit poorly, but as I said, what do you want for FREE? Better than using the library's one, that is for SURE!!!!
Nice to see Gina (Black) Peck in here again! I agree with Raymond, where the heck have you been, woman? I haven't heard from you in what my mom used to call a "coon's age!" And Raymond, shame on you! I move closer to you and I don't get ANY more stinking e-mails, let alone any phone calls? For shame!
Anyhow, moved out of Newberg ( finally, don't ask, just glad to be OUT) and am now in Hillsboro, so any of you Cougs out and about in Oregon anytime, e-mail me and find out where I be now and you come on up and see my sometime, alright? I miss you guys, man!

Name: Raymond Smith () on Thursday, October 4, 2001 at 18:34:21
Class: 1981
City and State: Portland,Oregon
Message: Hi Linda, missing you terribly!!!! Man the airline tickets has gone down ya know and I cannot come down to hoo!! Gina Peck(Black). Where the heck ya been. You fell off the planet there for awhile and I was talking to Anita awhile back and she didn't know what happen to you(that was then but not sure now....) Hope everyone else is doing dandy.....

Name: Don Scheliga () on Thursday, October 4, 2001 at 16:21:08
Class: 62
City and State: Hawthorne
Message: John, speaking of pictures, what ever happened to the ones from last years Homecoming at the Stick and Stein? I was planning on driving the Mustang to cruise night but developed a bendix problem with the starter. Well, you know what FORD stands for! See Ya
You mean this picture? Hey Don, you and Vickie can come in anything, you don't have to bring the Mustang.

Name: Paco () on Thursday, October 4, 2001 at 16:20:28
Message: To Pat Burris; Sorry about your dad also..I can still hear him at the games.

Name: Howard A Duran () on Thursday, October 4, 2001 at 16:06:00
Class: 61
City and State: Lake Forest
Message: Condolences to the Russell family, we loved your father..He was a good man!!
Paco and Sharon

Marsha, please let me know what's what. I didn't know anything until just this minute. I'm very sorry for your loss.

Name: JIM SLOEY () on Thursday, October 4, 2001 at 15:23:35
Class: 66
City and State: REDONDO BEACH, CA
Message: Yahno Janny, some folks have a phobia about writing into this site and some of us probably should have. Several people asked if I knew the answers to the questions, for some weird reason [OK I TELL EVERYONE I OWN COUGARTOWN] they think I have something to do with Cougartown, [I am not now nor have I ever been...] I didn't know the answer, and asked for them. Gee I hope I didn't offend anyone [as you know I didn't attend the prom but my friend Dan Dye did] but everyone said it was wonderful and in no small part due to the efforts of you and Judy. So if the question was offensive I apologize, it was NOT intended to be offensive. I guess in the future I'll just email John but I thought it might be something everyone was wondering about and John could tell everybody at once.
So I guess the only question left standing is, "Where Are The Pictures?"

Name: Jan Blomsterberg () on Thursday, October 4, 2001 at 14:31:50
Class: 63
Message: Ya know, Sloey, I'm a bit curious too...why didn't your friends just email John Baker with those questions about the pics? Wouldn't it have been easier to go straight to the horses mouth? Just wondering...
Yeah, I was wondering about that myself. Thanks Janny

Name: Elizabeth Estrada () on Thursday, October 4, 2001 at 13:47:11
Class: 69
Message: Karen Considine, from the class of '70, sent me an email yesterday with an interesting solution to an appropriate punishment for Bin Ladin. Instead of executing him, which would just make him a martyr or imprisoning him, which would only inspire his comrades to take hostages for his release, how about getting the SEALS or SAS or some other Special Forces group to take him to an undisclosed hospital and have surgeons perform a complete sex change operation. Then return 'her' to Afghanistan to live as a woman under the Taliban. Interesting idea.
That would be one camel ugly woman. The veil would absolutely be mandatory.

Name: Jeanne C () on Thursday, October 4, 2001 at 13:06:14
Maiden: Burk
Class: 69
City and State: Carlsbad, Ca
Message: Hey Liz E. please say Hi to Sherry Kriens for me. I communicated via email to her a few months ago. She is great and I tell you, what a beautiful gal.... then and now. I enjoyed many fun times with her. Give her my best and have one for me.

Name: JIM SLOEY () on Thursday, October 4, 2001 at 12:26:48
E-Mail: thatbackussureisagoodlookin
Class: 66
City and State: REDONDO BEACH, CA
Message: Emails, I get lots and lots of emails. John a couple of my friends who rarely post on feedback, emailed me with a couple of questions regarding the Prom [yeah I know I didn't go but my friend Dan Dye did.] And they want you to know they are not complaining just curious. First, when will the memory books be available, and second, with all the pictures taken from those cameras on the tables why haven't the prom pictures been posted on cougartown? Huh?
Thanks John. See you at O dark 30.

The Memory Book proof was at the printer, but since I've never seen the proof, I had it called back to Jostens for approval. Janny did some candid pages for the memory book, which I'm sure are just fine, but I'd like to take a look at the book in total before paying the piper.
As to the Prom Night pictures getting put up on Cougartown, I'm still waiting for Judy and Janny to hand them over. I heard they were passed around freely at the Committee dinner on the 15th of September and here it is almost 3 weeks later. What's the hold up Judy? Lots of people paid for these pics and would like to see them.

Name: Joyce Chance () on Thursday, October 4, 2001 at 10:44:20
Maiden: Savisky
Class: '62
City and State: Anaheim,Ca.
Message: Hawthorne Intermediate 1958 ROOM 18
A- Mrs. Walker-Pat Arnold-Diane Barboza-Dorothy Cook-Dorrine Footit-Joyce Fox-George Gates-Norman Greenfield-Alice Grondorf
B- Billy Han- Linda Jonas--Paula Leake-Chris LeDonne-Mike Lisanti-Billy Lyons-Ann Lyons-Jean Makowski-Leanne McKenny
C- Ray Nealey-Eugene Obillo-Keith Pulcifer-Bobby Reagan-Jim Reale-David Register-Joyce Savisky-Don Scheliga-Larry Smith
D- Darnell Steinbeck-Sammy Taylor-Norma Turnbow-Patricia Walsh-John Warren-Margot Webb-Kenny Wright

You must be looking at another picture. Dorothy Cook is not in this picture. Mrs. Walker is in the D row, not the A row. I think you tried to cheat and now you'll have to go to Mrs Hendrickson's office and wait there until your parents can be called.

Name: Kelley () on Wednesday, October 3, 2001 at 21:41:45
Class: 67
City and State: Coos Bay,Oregon
Message: missing another cruise night. They sure sound fun. It seems to me the last cruise night was a little cold. May the God of Sun shine on you. We will be at a Motorcycle run. Hitting the coastal lighthouses, then a big gig at the Mill Casino. I'm dusting off my leather for this one. The "48 pan never looked so good. Be thinking of you.
Thanks Kel and have fun yourself.

Name: W C Dukenfield () on Wednesday, October 3, 2001 at 21:16:32
Maiden: Godfrey Daniel
Class: Yes
City and State: Cucamunga
Message: Fathead, portly, looking for relief and half-fast??
Yep, another slow night in Cougartown.

Name: CHERYL () on Wednesday, October 3, 2001 at 19:18:11
Class: 62
Message: Awww, "VINTAGE", I like that!! 35 Minutes from the Ventura to Fosters? Gee, I like the sound of that too. Wish I could be there too.....
I miss you and the Grappa man too Cheryl. Maybe you'll be here for the next one.....

Name: Bill Jensen () on Wednesday, October 3, 2001 at 18:31:23
Maiden: Champ
Class: 63
City and State: 90250 Hills
Message: G10 Bingo!

Name: Jill McFarlane () on Wednesday, October 3, 2001 at 18:25:38
E-Mail: canhardlywaitforcruisenite
Class: 1977
City and State: Mission Viejo
Message: Three more days till Cruise night! I am counting the days. Is anyone from the class of 1977 going to be there? I notice people from 1976 like Gloria V. I remember Gloria, she had a great laugh. We were on Cougar staff at the same time, but I was just a lowly junior. Anyhow, hope someone from my class will be there, but still looking forward to meeting the "vintage" alumni.
See you all on Saturday.

Yeah and most of us are as "Ported and Relieved" as a Ford Flathead and almost as quick. We'll see you all on Saturday night, Cougs!!!

Name: Doris () on Wednesday, October 3, 2001 at 14:46:54
Maiden: Donaldson
Class: '57
Message: Gee Sloey ... G-9?
YES!!! Sloey is G-9....thanks for playing our game.

Name: BARBARA WALKER () on Wednesday, October 3, 2001 at 13:51:11
Maiden: CURTIN
Class: 69
City and State: BOULDER, CO.
Message: Yes John B. I will be at the Cruise Night, all the way from Colorado as long as United Airlines does not screw around with my flight time again. I have had three time changes in the last 2 weeks. Also need to get into the So Bay from Thousand Oaks from my nephews wedding Sat. afternoon. My Big Brother Steve said it was okay to leave the reception early as long as it was to see Big John B. Haven't had to fight the LA freeways for 13 years, so how is the 405 on Saturday afternoon. Any guess on how long it will take me to get from Ventura Freeway to Foster's. Is there an alternative route I can take to get to the So Bay area. I look forward to seeing you all.
Hi Barbara, You're looking at about 35 minutes from the Ventura Fwy to Hawthorne via the 405. I think it's because LAX is very low on customers right now. Good Luck and we'll see you on Saturday night.

Name: JIM SLOEY () on Wednesday, October 3, 2001 at 12:32:49
City and State: RB,CA
Message: b-3 is Mary Ellen Rogers and C-9 is Whityey Whitney. I guess Theodore wasn't there the day pictures were taken.

Name: e.estrada () on Wednesday, October 3, 2001 at 11:51:39
Message: John, You are correct. Barbara Curtin Walker lives in Colorado but will be in LA for a wedding this weekend and plans on leaving the reception early to join us at Fosters. I think that's supposed to be a secret though. See you Saturday, big guy. DZ
Well she never heard it from me. Thanks Liz.....

Name: Chris Prewitt () on Wednesday, October 3, 2001 at 08:27:06
Class: 67
City and State: Fullerton, CA
Message: John, Myrna was not mad at you but what you did... You left a message from Sloey as the first thing on feedback that we look at from Thursday 'till Monday! As for cruise night the Bs and Vs showing up; I'm just about ready to invade the Vs part of the country again. With the price of hotel rooms and plane flights it is almost cheaper to hang out in Las Vegas than at home...
Sorry about that, Chris. I'll try to make sure that no "Sloey Feedback" gets hung up at the top for the weekend.

Name: Gina Black () on Tuesday, October 2, 2001 at 23:58:20
Maiden: Black
Class: 80
City and State: Los Angeles, CA
Message: Okay...HELP!!! what is the closest cross street to the 131st Street VFW Hall in Hawthorne? (no, this is not a trivia question, I really need to know.) I can come to cruise night, but my Daddy won't let me have the 65 Mustang...he has let 3 people drive it since he bought it "NEW" in '65. We, as a family, would take Sunday drives through PV. There used to be peanut vendors with brightly colored pinwheels and piping hot, freshly roasted peanuts....we were not allowed to eat in my Dad's car, but he always gave into our begging and bought us three girls peanuts. We ate them to our hearts content and Dad spent the rest of the afternoon cleaning out the Mustang.....while we took naps. Thanks, Dad (and Mom for encouraging him to give into our wishes).
Hi Gina, The VFW is between Hawthorne Bl. and Ramona. I remember the peanut vendors too.

Name: Linda Reynolds () on Tuesday, October 2, 2001 at 23:56:45
Maiden: Jones
Class: 62
City and State: Chatsworth, CA
Message: Hey, I remember some of those cute kids! D4 is Ray Nealey, D8 is Norma Turnbow, A7 is Darnell Steinback and B6 is Paula Leake. Where did the time go?!
Ahhh Yes, you are correct. Still another HISer chimes in with answers to the picture question. Thanks Linda......

Name: Myrna () on Tuesday, October 2, 2001 at 23:48:05
Maiden: Bell
Class: 66
City and State: Coalinga, CA
Message: Hey John - glad to see you're up and running, last time I was able to get on, you were still down. And, reading page 437 just now, I see that I'm not the only one that lost the use of their computer in the last few weeks. It will take a while to catch up, but I know it will be worth the effort. I don't know why anyone is mad at you, but I want you to know that I'm not!!!
Well thanks for that and who said anyone's mad at me? I don't know of a soul that could possibly be mad at me.........well, maybe a soul..... Nice to hear from you Myrn, now where's Gordon?

Name: Bill Jensen () on Tuesday, October 2, 2001 at 22:08:18
Class: 63
City and State: 90250

Message: A3=Eugene Obillo
YES!! Eugene Obillo is correct!! A band member BTW. Janet, you should have come up with that one.

Name: elizabethestrada () on Tuesday, October 2, 2001 at 21:55:23
Class: 69
City and State: thebullpeninredondo
Message: WARNING! The B's, the V's and I are coming to Cruise Night and Sherry Kriens and Barbara Walker, both from the class of '69, are joining us. After Prom Night we made plans to get together on the 6th for a 'girls night out' but we don't want to miss all of you at Foster's. We'll be wearing our dancin' shoes and heading over to The Bull Pen for cocktails later in the evening. This is just a warning. I return you to your regular broadcast. Dizzy Lizzy the Goddess of Girls Night Out. P.S. Should we warn the Redondo Police?
The B's and V's I can see, but I thought Barbara Curtin Walker lived in Colorado.

Name: Bob Jensen () on Tuesday, October 2, 2001 at 16:59:06
Class: 71
City and State: Los Angeles, California
Message: Anyone who is coming to Cruise Night and has a 1968 and 1969 HHS yearbook would you please bring them along with you. I don?t have either and would enjoy looking through them to find the full names of some people I am looking for. I plan on bringing some of my class photos from Ramona School and Hawthorne Intermediate to Cruise Night. If you have yours handy bring them along. We can have fun guessing who was who.
Sounds great Bob. I know Don Scheliga HHS62 is bringing early pics of his Ramona classes too. Should be fun......

Name: Paco () on Tuesday, October 2, 2001 at 16:35:17
Message: I shave mine...
Yeah, around the edges.

Name: Gloria H. () on Tuesday, October 2, 2001 at 16:20:08
Maiden: Valencia V6
Class: 76
City and State: LVNV
Message: B-4 Eddie Haskell? C-6 Vinnie Barbarino? Do I win anything????
Yeah, you win a night at the Reserve playing a dollar slot with your bring the dollar.

Name: youmakemehappy () on Tuesday, October 2, 2001 at 16:03:50
Maiden: whenskiesaregrey!
Message: SUNSHINE! Yeah! But it sure would be fun in the meantime! pd

Name: Bill Jensen AKA Sunshine () on Tuesday, October 2, 2001 at 15:41:08
Class: 63
City and State: 90250 HiIls
Message: Doris, I get it now. LOL, lot of lather with eucalyptus oil! That ain’t going to put more hair on the dome. You aren’t fooling with me again? Are you? All of a sudden my mailbox is starting to fill up with all kinds of ads for hair growth products. Gee, I wonder if Paco is getting the same treatment?

Name: Bill Jensen () on Tuesday, October 2, 2001 at 13:06:03
Maiden: Curly AKA Golden Locks
Class: 63
City and State: 90250 Hills
Message: Say John, I think you've got it. I was wondering why my friends from years past come up to me now and say things such as "Hi Curly, how is it going" and laugh or "What's up Golden Locks". Yes, it must have been all those years in the high speed model A Ford ragtop that did it.

Name: THE PRINCESS () on Tuesday, October 2, 2001 at 11:23:31
Message: BILL JENSEN ... just who do you think you are fooling ... "wind through WHAT hair!!?" I could write LOL through the rest of the page, but I shant. Just could NOT resist. I know, I know ... you owe me one!
Bill, I wasn't going to say anything, but maybe driving that roadster with the top down all these years might've had something to do with it.

Name: Jeanette () on Tuesday, October 2, 2001 at 09:09:23
Maiden: Langer
Class: 67
City and State: Hawthorne
Message: Hi John, OK I'm from Leuzinger but just have to say this is the COOLest high school website I've ever seen. I LOVE IT!! It takes me right back to my Hawthorne when my sister worked at A&W on 136 street. You have done an artful job in bringing all these people together again. Cougartown really is like a big happy family and I just had to tell you. I would love to come to cruise night and meet you face to face if Olympians are allowed. May be I'll bring my brothers 59 Chevy. Again, this is such a magic place. Thanks for all you do for us Haytowners. You're the best.

Well geez Jeanette, Thanks for the pat on the back. You have NO IDEA how much that one was needed. Yes, I guess Olympians are welcome at Cruise night too, but please bring the 59.
See you all on Saturday at Fosters on 120th and Hawthorne Bl.

Name: Bill Jensen () on Tuesday, October 2, 2001 at 00:46:50
Class: 63
City and State: 90250
Message: Brother Bob, Saturday is Cruise Night not Race Night. Since the weather is so good, cruising in a ragtop with the wind blowing thru my hair is more of what I had in mind. We can even have a Chinese Fire Drill or two at the sound of the Ahooga.

Name: Jim Sloey () on Monday, October 1, 2001 at 23:39:45
Message: D1...Mrs. Walker?

Name: Cheryl Nicocia () on Monday, October 1, 2001 at 22:29:09
Maiden: Christensen
Class: 62
City and State: Keno,Oregon(ontheriver)
Message: I am amazed, but I KNOW some of those people in Mrs Walkers class. A8 Dorrine Footit, B2 Bob Reagan, B9 George Gates, D2 David Register, and D9 Diane Barboza ...what do I win??????
Man, we're moving right along on this one. Thanks win nothing.....

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