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Name: Elizabeth Estrada () on Friday, January 11, 2002 at 19:37:32
E-Mail: dzlizzy219!
Class: 69
City and State: Redondo Beach
Message: Uh-Oh. Somebody up there in Oregon go check on Kell. I think she's having a flashback! DZ
WAR!!!....Good God Y'all.... What-Is-it-GOOD-FOR......

Name: Max Roelen () on Friday, January 11, 2002 at 19:02:15
Class: 1974
City and State: Citrus Heights, CA
Message: Happy New year C-Towners. The last 5 months have been very at CalPERS with the open enrollment for health benefits, so having Christmas and New Years off was a blessing. However, NEW YEARS DAY WAS NOT NEW YEARS DAY, for 2 reasons; 1st, the Rose Bowl was not played and 2nd; when it was played, Jan 3, the Pac 10 didn't play against the Big 10. WHAT WAS THAT ALL ABOUT. Miami vs. Nebraska! The corn huskers didn't even show up to play. I know, I know, some ruling by BCS which sounded like BS to me. Well, that's my complaint for the year. Go Cougs!

Name: Tim Helble () on Friday, January 11, 2002 at 18:39:44
Class: 73
City and State: Columbia, MD
Message: I have to agree with Laurie Kelleher. I could see the Pentagon burning from my building. What really burns me up is the political correctness that's been going on since then. A week or so after 9-11 they instituted a new security policy for the multi-level parking structure under our buildings (brilliant design!) -- closely screen every 5th vehicle entering the lot. One day the guard tells me I'm the 5th vehicle and they made me pop open my engine hood and trunk so they could look inside. So if some middle eastern-looking guy would have been #4 and he was driving a minivan loaded with C4, he could have zipped right in! I suppose if I were a member of a minority group I'd see things differently, but it's still frustrating.

Name: Jeff Craig () on Friday, January 11, 2002 at 17:43:06
Class: 79
City and State: Marysville, WA.
Message: Shouts out to my brother and my family. Ray Smith, read your E-mail, good info there. Great contacts on the alum page, good job on setting up the site.

Name: Sharon MacDonald () on Friday, January 11, 2002 at 17:27:23
Maiden: Badger
Class: 1963
City and State: Burlington, Wisconsin
Message: A big thank you to Glenn Crist and Linda Dietrich for contacting the Lynne Johnson who was listed on Classmates. Indeed, this is the same Lynne Johnson, HHS Class of 1963. She has limited e:mail access but I am sure that in the future we will be able to catch up on the last 33 years! Yet again, Cougartown and its devotees have come through.
Thanks to Glenn and Linda for the contact. Another Cougar connected....

Name: Cindy Colby () on Friday, January 11, 2002 at 17:21:15
Maiden: Maxson
Class: 63
City and State: Laguna Hills, CA
Message: Here here Laurie Kelleher, it will never be enough to make up for those who were lost. I can't imagine all of that stuff you talked about, but I feel the pain.

Name: Hawthorne Vet () on Friday, January 11, 2002 at 15:24:50
E-Mail: *********@*****
Class: 67
City and State: U.S.A.
Message: Is Kelly our first Cougar PEACENICK?

Name: doris () on Friday, January 11, 2002 at 14:58:28
Maiden: Donaldson
Class: '57
City and State: TF ID
Message: HEY JOHN! Great picture! HEY JANET! Very good!!! Deceptive ... can't even tell you're holding him up! ha! Are you going skiing this weekend again, John?
Thanks Doris, not this weekend, but I think next month we'll try it again.

Name: John & Janet () on Friday, January 11, 2002 at 13:14:18
Class: 62
City and State: Lomita, CA
Message: OK, as promised, here's the ski picture. Notice I'm in the upright position and not teetering at all (that's because Janet has a hold on my belt). It was a beautiful weekend with beautiful people in a beautiful place. We had lots of fun and now I can say I've been to Mammoth for New Years.

Name: Laurie Kelleher () on Friday, January 11, 2002 at 12:19:26
Maiden: Bednarski
Class: 74
City and State: New York, NY
Message: To Kelley Currie in regards to your Jan. 10 feedback: I am always deeply saddened at the loss of someone, however to say "enough is enough" may be easy for you, living far away from the city the terrorists have vowed to destroy. I was walking to work on September 11th just about a mile from what they now call "Ground Zero", when the first jet that hit flew so close it made me stop in my tracks and yell "why in the hell is that guy flying so low?" I turned the corner to see the smoke coming out of the first tower. We watched in horror as the second plane hit and again as the two buildings crumbled to the ground. With the almost 3,000 people who lost their lives, were over 300 of our fire fighters, 9 of which came from the firehouse right down the street from me. These are people who watched my daughter grow up, play with our pets as we would walk them and whenever we needed them in the event of an emergency, they were there for us. I would never be able to look any one of their family members in the eye and say enough is enough. I can't walk out of my apartment without my heart sinking when I see the empty space where the Twin Towers once were. My landscape has been forever changed as a constant reminder of what happened. The fires from the attack burned until last month, engulfing my neighborhood in thick smoke which had the odor of a cross between an electrical fire and that of flesh burning. You couldn't even leave your house without some type of mask. I won't even go into the reports about how much danger we were all put in by the toxic air quality. Let's move the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty to your neck of the woods and then you say enough is enough. Until you have seen the horror of your beloved city coming under attack and the people who make you feel safe wiped out forever, you shouldn't make such statements.
And a Big Thank You to all of those in the Armed Forces who are fighting to make me and my child feel safer.

Very well said, Laurie.... None of us want our servicemen hurt or killed, but none of us wants some foreign scum ball to take OUR aircraft and fly them into OUR buildings, killing OUR people. Freedom isn't FREE, and no one knows that more than the American Servicemen.

Name: Dale Craig () on Friday, January 11, 2002 at 00:14:18
E-Mail: barbara.craig@worldnet.attnet
Class: 76
City and State: Hawthorne Ca.
Message: Dear John: It's sure nice to see the Trojans beat the Bruins in basketball so I guess 0-2 againest the Trojans lost in football now the first game in the home and home series I must admit that the Bruins are having a bad year against a worthy team such as USC best of luck to you now I guess you have to worry about two tazmos one in California and one in the wet northwest in Washington my brother Jeff happy New Year to you and your family signed Dr. Tazmo from California aka Dale Class of 76
Hey Dale, Happy New Year to you and yours too. Actually I'm a UCLA basketball finatak phanetic fenatic booster. John Wooden is one of my favorite people in the whole wide world. If we all patterned ourselves after this man the world would be a MUCH better place to live plus we would all know how to shoot the sky hook.

Name: Ricki Farrell () on Thursday, January 10, 2002 at 22:40:36
Maiden: Valencia
Class: '61
City and State: Fullerton, CA
Message: Ron Teh welcome home! Like my little sister Gloria, I am honored to have you mention me by name. I have always been proud of being an american, but never prouder than the way our country has backed our armed forces. When our guys were in Vietnam and returned they were never given the "hurrahs and gratitude" that they should have received. "Thank you" seemed to have left the countrie's vocabulary. I don't think that it's ever too late to thank you guys who serve and served in our armed forces. I know that I was always proud of my dad, my brothers and my aunts and uncles who served. Thank you Ron and all of your shipmates. I hope someday to give you a big Cougar hug. And, thank you John Baker for giving us the opportunity to do so. Happy New Year everybody!

Name: Sharon Branigan () on Thursday, January 10, 2002 at 21:48:42
Maiden: Bierman
Class: 76
City and State: Thousand Oaks, CA
Message: Do we have any concrete/masonry contractors out there in Cougarland? I need a new driveway and walkway. E-me asap if you are a qualified concrete person interested in bidding on my job. On the lighter side, welcome home, Ron Teh and shipmates. Thank you for the sacrifices you all made in the names of Freedom and Justice. Happy New Year all... Dan, what time is "Which One's Pink?" performing Saturday night? The Canyon Club is pretty darn close... an offer too good to refuse!

Name: Dan Johnson () on Thursday, January 10, 2002 at 19:13:48
Class: 77
City and State: Sherman Oaks, the Valley
Message: Paco, I can only help you with the words to a J. Geils song (used by Adam Sandler in the Wedding Singer) "You love her, and she loves him, and he loves somebody else, you just can't win. And so it goes til the day you die, this thing they call love is gonna make you cry. I got the blues, the reds and the pinks, one thing for sure, LOVE STINKS!" Obviously Peter Wolf was stealing from his childhood memories when he wrote that one.

Name: Paco () on Thursday, January 10, 2002 at 16:10:08
Class: 61
City and State: Lake Forest Ca
Message: HELP! Any of you 50's or 60's remember a song of the late 50's or early 60's with this lyric"...I love you, you love him, he loves her and she loves me..." corny I know but it was 40 years ago. I need title or artist...Sandy how about you? Thanks Paco
Sorry Paco, I don't remember that one....anyone else??

Name: Kelley () on Thursday, January 10, 2002 at 14:40:24
Maiden: Currie
Class: 67
City and State: Coos Bay,Oregon
Message: Sad day here in Coos Bay we lost one of our own Lance Cpl. Bryan Bertran. I work with his sister Rebecca..He was coming home the end of this month, he would have been home eariler but he signed up for a second go round in Afghanistan. Lets bring our boys home!!!!! enough is enough.. We need not only to hug vet's we need to hug one another.....Peace Kelley

Name: Jeff Craig () on Thursday, January 10, 2002 at 13:33:31
Class: 79
City and State: Marysville, WA.
Message: What can I say. It's Dale Craig's Little Brother. Those who remember me give a holler and let me know how thing are.

Name: Chris Knight () on Wednesday, January 9, 2002 at 23:48:02
Maiden: Fall
Class: 71
City and State: Boyne City, MI
Message: I just wanted to add something to all the wonderful appreciations going out to our veterans. I have a dear friend who lost her brother a few years after he returned from Viet Nam, from complications that came up after he was literally "put back together" after getting injured over there. I do not believe that his name is on that wall, but it should be, along with any others that lost their lives after getting home as a result of injuries received during the war. We must not forget them either. He was a graduate of HHS as is his sister.

Name: George Key () on Wednesday, January 9, 2002 at 23:23:18
Class: 80
City and State: PVE-CA
Message: Hey Ron Teh-Great news you are on your way home. Hope your landing is better than the navy gave me. 1946-end of WW11 I was flown from China to Pearl Harbor. There I was put on a small carrier SSCRUZ. We heard the ship had a new skipper and when we came into San Diego the ship hit the dock, broke out about 20 pilings and broke up all the blacktop up above. About 3000 of us Marines were on the deck laughing and cheering because the navy got us home safely--sort of.
Latest Cougar scouting report. Thanksgiving week I took a four day field trip to Little Company of Mary. I woke up one morning and a cute young nurse was standing there with a puzzled look on her face. It was Nancy Chadwick I think from class of 78. I was then referred to a doctor in Torrance and the nurse was Sherry Blackwell class of 76. If my Medicare insurance holds out I hope to see all of you again in some office.--Great fun--JORGE

Name: Jill McFarlane () on Wednesday, January 9, 2002 at 16:56:06
Class: 1977
City and State: Mission Viejo, CA
Message: Ok, now I seem to recall where Euculyptus is. Given that info, I do not think Susie Everman is in that photo, because I believe she lived on 139th and Inglewood Ave. I think the Debbie you are refering to is Debbie Lynch. This is fun Dan.

Name: Dan Johnson () on Wednesday, January 9, 2002 at 16:44:31
Class: 77
City and State: Eucalyptus Elementary
Message: Obviously my brain "files" are badly corrupted. Here's what they tell me about the people I cannot positively identify: 1st row, photo # 5 Debbie or Vicki?, photo # 8 Neal Severance or Roy? 2nd row, Photo # 3 obviously Debbie McGrath, 3rd row, Photo # 7 Debbie something, Photo # 8 Roy something. 4th row Photo # 5 Paul (Lynn)? 4th row, Photo # 6 -- the infamous Mrs. Quetsch (see earlier "So Happy Together" story involving Russ Painter). Jill, you could see Eucalyptus Elementary from Inglewood Ave just south of 120th by looking through the baseball field behind the Methodist Church. Need more specificity?

Name: Jill McFarlane () on Wednesday, January 9, 2002 at 15:21:53
Class: 1977
City and State: Mission Viejo, CA
Message: Where was Eucalyptus school located at?
120th and Eucalyptus

Name: Dan Johnson () on Wednesday, January 9, 2002 at 13:00:34
Class: 77
City and State: Sherman Oaks

Message: Jill, this is a 6th grade photo. I was in the class and can only positively identify 8 people (not counting me). Not included among the 8 are the three you identified (David Kelly, Miaka Lester, and Suzie Evermann) However, now that you mention Miaka Lester, that is her. Also, I spoke with Suzie Evermann at our 10 year reunion in 1987 and didn't realize that she was in my 6th grade class -- but there she is. The people I can identify are Michael Deakins, Robin Anderson, Linda Lassa, Paul Adams, Nancy Gibleterra, Brian Nygaard, William Gudath and Russell Painter. It pains me not to be able to identify the others and when their names are slowly revealed here on CT, I will repeatedly kick myself! DJ

Name: American and proudest of it () on Wednesday, January 9, 2002 at 12:50:11
E-Mail: Coug & prouder of it
Maiden: Woman & proud of it
City and State: USA
Message: If it weren't for all the veterans throughout all the ages of our country, the United States of America would not be what it is today!
Please leave your Name, Email Address, Maiden Name if applicable, and your City and State. Thank you

Name: Kathy Frankforter () on Wednesday, January 9, 2002 at 11:47:40
Maiden: Tom's wife
Class: 79
City and State: Redondo Beach, CA
Message: Welcome Home, Viet Nam Vets!!! Oh my gosh, I just read the post by the Viet Nam Vet who was visiting the "wall" in Redondo Beach. Boy! did that post bring some tears to my eyes. I recently talked to Ron Kovic, ("Born on the Fourth of July" author) His book was made into a movie in which, Tom Cruise played the leading role, that of Ron Kovic. Anyway, Ron called me up not too long ago seeking my services. We had a great talk and the vets from the Viet Nam war were treated shabby upon their return. All we can do now is continue to praise them, and welcome them home with open arms. I know it comes late but these guys do deserve so much... as do all our men and women in uniform! They sacrifice so much to ensure our freedom. What would we do without them and, where would we be?

Name: doris () on Wednesday, January 9, 2002 at 11:39:23
Maiden: donaldson
Class: '57
City and State: TF ID
Message: ON TWO, DZ! ON TWO! THANK YOU GUYS SO MUCH for keeping this wonderful country free !!! My husband was wounded in Korea and my brother served in Vietnam for over a year. I was one of the lucky ones; they both came home! Both my brother and my husband have come to simply expect me to say "THANK YOU GUYS" every single year on Veterans' Day and they know, as you should, that I mean it from the bottom of my heart and soul.

Name: Jill McFarlane () on Wednesday, January 9, 2002 at 11:16:38
Class: 1977
City and State: Mission Viejo,CA
Message: Ok, that class picture that Dan has, everyone looks familiar, but I can only recall 2. Is this a 7th grade picture? Anyway, I think the kids in the 2nd row, fourth from the left is David Kelly, and that Dan himself is the first row, 2nd from the left. I think I recoginize Miaka Lester, and Suzie Evermann?
Does anyone have a class photo of 6th grade from Sepulveda school, Mrs. Bryan? class of 70? That would be a kick to see.

Hi Jill, Don't know if you're correct. I guess Dan will answer on this one.

Name: Elizabeth Estrada () on Wednesday, January 9, 2002 at 10:29:14
Class: 69
City and State: Redondo Beach
Message: I was a freshman at HHS in 1965, when my brother-in-law was sent to Viet Nam. He was a Navy Seal. He, too, had a baby son born in his absence. I cried for him many nights as a young girl and sometimes I cry still for what he sacrificed. Alex Verduzco was a graduate of HHS and he served his country well. He is still a hero. If you are a vet and haven't yet been thanked for your service, please know that there are many people here who are more than grateful. I love you guys!

Name: Hillary () on Wednesday, January 9, 2002 at 07:45:40
Maiden: Hahlbeck
Class: 86
City and State: Lake Hartwell, GA
Message: Hey Guys, You all look great and had a fab time! I know I didn't graduate with you all, but just wanted to check it out and say "hey". Short bio on me since I left CA~ Remarried 12 years ago, Husband, Chef/CIA Grad. (yes he does all the cooking!) 3 kids, Hannah 11, Ryan 9, and Michaela 6. Did finally graduate, in nursing school should be done soon, OR nurse/EMT and live on the state line of South Carolina and Georgia on Lake Hartwell. Enjoying life and travel as much as we can~ Hope to hear from ya soon!

Name: Dale Craig () on Tuesday, January 8, 2002 at 21:40:32
E-Mail: barbara.craig@worldnet.attnet
Class: 76
City and State: Hawthorne Ca.
Message: Ron Teh welcome home from the hell hole known as Afganestan I'm glad that you got my feedback you are a legend best of luck in your career God bless you Dale Craig class of 76

Name: Not This Time () on Tuesday, January 8, 2002 at 21:24:27
Class: 1962
City and State: South Bay Calif.
Message: I served in Vietnam in 1968, I arrived on Easter Sunday. Six months after I was in the Nam, I was a grunt in an infantry unit returning from an ambush when I got the word that my son was born. I was so proud and yet bummed that I couldn't be there for the birth of my son. I know what Richard felt when someone thanked him for being in the Army. I was going home from work in the 1980's when I stopped at a temporary Vietnam memorial wall in Redondo Beach. I was looking at the 1968 section of the wall trying to find buddies I lost. A lady walked up to me and asked if she could help. (She was a volunteer with the wall) I told her that I was in the Nam in 68 and was trying find guys in my unit. The lady put her arms around me and said welcome home soldier. That was the first and only time anyone ever welcomed me home from the Nam. I was wearing a helmet and dark glasses (because I rode a motorcycle) I had big tears running down my face as I am now thinking about a stranger finally appreciating me for what I went through. When I returned home from the Nam I did not want anyone to know where I had been.
I to want to thank all of you men and women of our armed services for protecting me and my family now. God Bless America

Name: Walter Holt () on Tuesday, January 8, 2002 at 20:26:03
Class: 66
City and State: Orange, Ca
Message: As A Former Vietnam vet.. I would also like to say that we, as Vets, have much gratitude for all Of the Different "Stars" & Entertainers Such As Bob Hope, Ann Margret and everyone else who took time out of their Busy Schedules to bring us a little ray of sunshine into our lives during that period of time. I know during my tenure there that is something I remember as the only bright spot in a very dim situation that I can reflect on with fond memories & appreciation. I am sure my fellow vets would agree.

Name: Dan Johnson () on Tuesday, January 8, 2002 at 18:51:21
Class: 77
City and State: Sherman Oaks, CA
Message: Class of 77 newsflash: Silent Rage, the band fronted by EJ Curse (Erine Curcio), has been signed to a record deal on Z Records which is described as Europe's leading melodic metal label. You can get more info at Hey Sharon, Which One's Pink? is gonna be in your neighborhood this Saturday at the Canyon in Agoura.

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