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Name: Cindy Whittaker () on Thursday, May 9, 2002 at 18:32:54
Maiden: Whittaker
Class: 1976
City and State: Gig Harbor WA
Message: Hey Wade, why do you think you need to apologize for those feedback comments? Unless someone wrote you who was offended. I didn't think anything you said was that terrible. And as long as you're not still sneaking out of any married women's houses, then no worries!

Name: vicki Johnson () on Thursday, May 9, 2002 at 16:10:17
Maiden: Hohenthaner
Class: 1969
City and State: Cheyenne, WY.
Message: My mom, Maurine Hohenthaner (Mrs.H) was the Student Store Lady from the late 1960s until she retired in 1978 to Northern California where she and my dad still live. June 30th is her 80th birthday and we are creating a memory book for her. We would absolutely LOVE it if you would send us a story about your/her Student Store days. Please email me or send a card to: Vicki Johnson, 1747 Newton Drive, Cheyenne, WY. 82001. Thanks, you'll make her day---just like she probably made many of yours in high school! Regards, Vicki
GREAT IDEA!! OK all you late 60's and 70's people, let Vicki hear from you.

Name: Wade Greasby () on Thursday, May 9, 2002 at 10:50:48
Maiden: Tasteless
Class: 73
City and State: Surfcity, Ca
Message: Cougs, yesterday I went into the ego gutter and came up rotton. Thanks for the revised picture. I am humbled and I apologize for the TASTELESS, feedback comments. Kim, The MS was alot of hard work and took its toll on the family. I missed some important times with Pen and the boys and I really appreciate your thanks. I will say hi to Pen for you and I hope we can get up your way soon. You live in one of the most beautiful settings in California. Enza, I do remember you, your brother Nick, and if I'm not mistaken an older sister too? I think we all went to Washington Street School together. I'll relay your message to my mom this Sunday. By the way all Cougs mothers, have an outstanding Mothers Day. Lastly, This past month, 30 day period, has brought some really depressing news. I've been at PacBell for almost 25 years and within this time three close working friends here at the company have died due to heart failure and cancer. So Cougs, take care of yourselves and do what needs to be accomplished to stay healthy. I know as we get up there in years we tend to forget check ups and eat or drink too much. So lets not forget to keep it together so we can all get together at the reunions and Pinks, and Cruise Nights. Thanks for your time. Feeling better just being here.
Happy Mothers day to all you Mothers out there and especially to mine. Happy Mothers Day Mom; I love you and will see you Sunday.

Name: Kim Begley () on Thursday, May 9, 2002 at 10:49:40
Maiden: Stembler
Class: 73
City and State: Scotts Valley, CA
Message: Hi Dave....yes, feel free to use whatever you need for your newsletter. We attended the Hollister Rally last year since it's about 45 minutes from where we live. We plan on going this year as well. Always a fun event. We are going on a two week motorcycle tour through Canada late June. Looking forward to that as well. Send me a copy of your newsletter if you get a chance.

Name: Dave Easter () on Thursday, May 9, 2002 at 08:56:38
Class: 77
City and State: San Diego
Message: Hello Kim Begley, I was at the River Run as well and what a deal. They even shut down the water taxis and the bridge to Bull Head city, till noon. We attend many of the rallies and have found some to be more enjoyable then others. You and your husband may want to go to the Hollister Rally in the beginning of July and the B.A.D ride this June, both are Southern California events and are a blast. Another great one is the Palm Springs weekend, in October. Glad you guys were ok. I would like to use some of your message in one of my mailing list if you don?t mind? (Would that be ok?). Dave Easter

Name: Ken Green () on Wednesday, May 8, 2002 at 23:06:16
Class: 69
City and State: San Clemente, CA
Message: On the Mexican food, I have to agree that El Adobe in San Juan Capistrano if pretty good. I also like El Cholo's in La Habra, but have been disappointed by the Irvine El Cholo's. But the real sleeper is Rudy's on Lambert a little East of Harbor in La Habra. In San Clemente, I'd vote for Olamendes (SP?) All of this depends of course on what you order, and how many Margaritas are consumed before the food is served. I don't think I've ever had bad Mexican food when the Margaritas were good.

Name: grappagirl () on Wednesday, May 8, 2002 at 22:40:41
E-Mail: xroyalflogger
Maiden: bestroyalbaker
Class: all
City and State: grappaville
Message: Here comes the GRAPPA!!!!!

Name: Enza Nicocia () on Wednesday, May 8, 2002 at 20:07:07
Maiden: Lakersaredownbutnotout!
Class: 72
City and State: Loyal Laker Fan, Ca
Message: Hey Debbie Lee- Haven't seen you in Ct in long time..where have you been girl? How in the world did that Red Onion sign end up in your brother's backyard? Give us the story on that, I'm sure it MUST have one! And, if not mistaken, that was La Fiesta next door to Clark Drugs. I think the Red Onion was a little further down, just before Imperial Hwy. Ok, I got to say that my sis-in-law Cheryl is have WAY to much fun w/her house guests. Save some of that grappa for us when you come down next month!
Wade, you probably not know me, but I know your mom from when she worked w/Dr. Johnson,DDS. Tell her ALL the Nicocia's say hello. She was SO proud of you, and always gave me updates on your life throughout the years. :)

Name: Kim Begley () on Wednesday, May 8, 2002 at 19:12:55
Maiden: Stembler
Class: 73
City and State: Scotts Valley, CA
Message: Hi Enza.....good to hear from you! Yes, you, Sharon, Julie, Teri & I made a great team. It was great catching up with you and everyone at the reunion. Many fond memories growing up in Hawthorne and it's great we have this web site to stay in touch. Many thanks to John for his efforts to keep those memories alive. Hey Wade....congrats on your MS degree! What an accomplishment given raising a family and working at the same time. Say hi to Penny for me. If you're ever in Santa Cruz visit El Palomar which is voted the best Mexican resturant every year. No lard in the beans and everything is made from scratch. We eat there at least once a week.

Name: Wade Greasby () on Wednesday, May 8, 2002 at 17:00:59
Maiden: wasn'tme
Class: 73
City and State: Surfcity,Ca
Message: Jim that was my disquise to get out of the house before the husbands returned. The pizzaman costume always worked. Except down in Louisiana. There I used the chicken suit to avoid the guys in sheets and hoods. That was back in the seventies when everything was high flying.

Name: ruth watson () on Wednesday, May 8, 2002 at 17:00:32
Maiden: Kara
Class: 1964
City and State: morgan hill, CA
Message: It's time to toot my own horn. This Cougar Mom received an early Mother's Day Gift. My youngest son, Jason, achieved the rank of Eagle Scout last night. This makes two Eagle Scouts in the Watson Family.

Name: Debra Lee McGregor () on Wednesday, May 8, 2002 at 15:46:39
Maiden: Lee
Class: 72
City and State: Lancaster, CA
Message: I haven't checked in for quite some time. Enza, the Red Onion was on 119th - next to Boy's, Clarks, and I forgot the other store (Newberry?). The Red Onion original sign from there is now in my brother's back yard in Palmdale. The food and atmosphere was great. Wade - wish you coulda made that reunion Sat night. That whole weekend was a blast. God bless ya all Cougs ... John, when will there be another Pink's or Cruise Night? Thank God summer's on the way.
Hi Debra, The next Cruise Night will be on September 14th. It's time for another Pinks run too. How about a Tito's run??

Name: JIM SLOEY () on Wednesday, May 8, 2002 at 15:12:56
Maiden: onemoreday
Class: 66
City and State: REDONDO BEACH, CA
Message: Hey Wade nice picture. Labor day is the tractor pull in Lincoln. Happy Anniversary Robin and Marsha.

Name: Cherylhere () on Wednesday, May 8, 2002 at 01:00:42
Maiden: N/A
Class: YES
City and State: GRAPPAVILLE
Message: It's not my fault. Myrna made me say it. HA HA Not outta Grappa yet ... We love you mmaannnn!
I'm talking to Reagan as we speak. Talk to YOU later.

Name: cherylviamyrna () on Tuesday, May 7, 2002 at 23:36:19
E-Mail: grappawhat???
Maiden: huh?Ihadone????
Class: nonetonight
City and State: grappaville
Message: Cheryl says "BITE ME!!"
Yeah, these are my friends all right. You two better go to bed before you run out of grappa.

Name: Janet Burkett () on Tuesday, May 7, 2002 at 23:35:50
Maiden: Humphreys
Class: 62
City and State: Mission Viejo, Ca
Message: Happy Belated birthday Glenn Crist! And, thanks for such a great wine country weekend, (I think I have recovered now ). However, next time, like John says, Dave has just got to save some of his wine to sell in his tasting room! Judy...I hope you remember the lesson on the cork rational and Terry you can never have too much chocolate with your Port!
Happy anniversary Robin and Marsh.

Name: Myrna () on Tuesday, May 7, 2002 at 22:55:37
E-Mail: mybizzisrunningaroundthestateandmore
Maiden: inkenoanditsbeautiful,butcold
Class: eonsago
City and State: notincoalinga
Message: Hey John - Jim and I are in Keno with John and Cheryl - boy does he make good grappa!!! Gonna be rolling me down the hall to the bed real soon. We're having our own WCW since we couldn't make Cougartowns. Glad you guys had a great time. Going fishing tomorrow, after it warms up just a bit - supposed to be 25 tonight - geez, a little different than Coalinga.
Sounds like fun.....the Grappa, I mean. Have a good time and make Cheryl clean the fish.

Name: Norma Jean () on Tuesday, May 7, 2002 at 22:50:54
City and State: The Thorne
Message: Hello Cougars, John, I hope it's ok to post this, but I just wanted to let everyone know about our annual Hawthorne Police K-9 Bar-B-Que, this Thursday, May 9 at the Memorial Center from 5PM to 8PM. Tickets are only $5.00 and can be purchased at City Hall or HPD. All benefits go towards our current K-9's, training and future dog purchases. There will be great raffle prizes too! Thanks!
K9 BBQ huh. Are these the old German Shepherds and are they tough?

Name: Art La mere () on Tuesday, May 7, 2002 at 22:02:15
Class: 73
City and State: Bettendorf Ia
Message: To all that would like to know, I visited last Wednesday the Nauvoo Temple of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. This temple is just awesome they did a real good job rebuilding it to the original one that was burned down in 1846 This is a great time for all. Just wanted to tell all God Bless all, Art La Mere

Name: doris () on Tuesday, May 7, 2002 at 19:42:31
Maiden: wouldn'tyouliketoknow!
Class: hardknocks
City and State: Twin Falls Idaho
Message: Beautiful downtown Twin Falls, Idaho is experiencing winter weather again! OH FOR HAWTHORNE WEATHER!!! We've had 30 - 40 degrees all day with winds that practically knock you off your feet! Gusts up to 50! Well, there go my annuals! Tell me, John ... tell me about Hawthorne weather today. Cheer me up ... I NEED IT!
Been a little cold here too, Doris. Got down to about 61 today.

Name: Wade Greasby () on Tuesday, May 7, 2002 at 17:15:09
Maiden: holdontherefella
Class: 73
City and State: HB,CA
Message: The reunions this past year, 2001, have awaken some cougs from the closets. I've heard from quite a few this past weekend who were at the '70-'73 reunion in August. All seemed to have had a super time. Given, I missed the Saturday night gig, but the Sunday picnic and these e-mails have really been great. Cougs seem to have a knack of staying in touch. Another place for the finest in Mexican food, Pronto Taco in Santa Ana. Caliente y muey bueno. Prices are good too. Gringos beware! Thanks, Norma, it was good to hear from you. Jim, what's up for Memorial Day? Not a Red Tractor Pull again!

Name: Robin () on Tuesday, May 7, 2002 at 15:54:23
E-Mail: 2yrsYIKES!.com
Class: 60
City and State: RB CA
Message: Hey John:...Do you remember how long (it seemed) it took to go from a wimpy sophomore to a mighty senior when we were at HHS?...Well its been exactly that long since this pic was taken. A blur in time maybe, but not in happiness. Happy 2nd anniversary to my beautiful wife Marsha. We thank you, Cougartown and all the Cougs who have helped make these past couple years the best....:o)
Man, has it been that long already?? Congrats to you and Marsha for two years of wedded happiness. You two are very blessed to have found one another and moved on to the marriage part of your relationship. I wish you all the best in the future and maybe we can do that Maui thing again someday. Happy Anniversary to you both.

Name: Debbie Ellerman () on Tuesday, May 7, 2002 at 11:18:39
Maiden: Gauntt
Class: 69
City and State: Coto de Caza, CA
Message: I'm trying to locate John Yarnell. Anyone out there know where he is and what he's doing?

Name: Charlie Fox () on Tuesday, May 7, 2002 at 10:03:52
Class: 69
City and State: Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Message: I'd like to wish a belated happy birthday to one of "The City of Good Neighbors" elder statesmen. Del Fox celebrated his 80th yesterday and still has more juice than the Energizer Bunny. Happy birthday, dad.
Happy Birthday Del....

Name: Deano () on Monday, May 6, 2002 at 22:26:36
E-Mail: itsinthe65listwithnostarsorryj.b.
Maiden: hopenot
Class: 65
City and State: tustin
Message: the best mexican food was at my wifes parents house, her mom could cook it all, thanks mama for all the dinners (rest in peace).
was in redondo bch. yesterday for dinner with friends also cougars and had to cruise to el porto of course stopping at 26th st. and then by ponchos & el tarasco's on rosecrans. met up with tom with the nomad a couple sundays ago just to say hi. come to find out he remembers my brother ken from 58 also.

Name: John Baker () on Monday, May 6, 2002 at 21:19:14
Class: 62
City and State: Lomita, CA
Message: I just want to say thanks to Glenn Crist, HHS64, along with Dave Homewood and a few others for the great time in Wine Country this weekend. Man, what a party on Friday night at Homewood winery. Dave, did you save ANYTHING to sell?? And thanks Glenn for the BBQed pork loin and tri tip; it was GREAT!! And I still want the recipe for those beans. Also Happy Birthday to Glenn on Saturday night as a few of us ended up at the Kenwood Inn for the birthday dinner. A fun weekend all around. I can't wait for the next trip and thanks for making Janet and I feel more than welcome, as usual. We'll see you soon. As for now it's back on the bike to ride away a few thousand extra calories.

Name: Enza Nicocia () on Friday, May 3, 2002 at 01:50:43
Maiden: hopeful romantic...
Class: 72
City and State: Laker city, Usa
Message: I'm going to put my two cents in on the best mexican food. The Red Onion that was in Redondo Beach was good, for a chain restaurant. Wasn't there a Red Onion on Hawthorne Bl. and 119th?? Where have they all gone? There are so many good little holes in the wall, but for taco stands, I still have not found a "Taco Tio" taco since the 60's. Andy the owner, had a secret recipe, and I wish I knew what that was! Well, maybe I shouldn't get the recipe...mexican food is a big weekness for me! Raul's on Inglewood Ave is good. They just opened a El Tarasco on Inglewood and Marine Ave. All the talk about it, I'll have to check it out. But, when I lived in El Porto, just a few blocks away from El Tarasco in M.B., temptation was great. And, many a night we would indulge in a few taco/burritos...yummm!! That was back in the late 70's..sounds like the food has not changed too much. Hey Kim Stembler...great story!! I can just imagine your face opening that hotel door! Was nice to see you at the re-union this past summer. It's hard to imagine that you are MORE beautiful than you were in high school. Many, many fond memories of the "gang", Juli Pillar, Terri Klein, Sharon Murphy. That was a lot of fun for me to "hang" w/you guys! I will never forget your kindness on the football field, half time homecoming game....remember? You were on a committee, I think, and made sure that every detail was seen to for the Victory Court. Great memories. And, you did an excellent job w/the reunion committee for your class. Take care, and be careful on that bike!! ;-)

Name: Norv Vorhis () on Friday, May 3, 2002 at 01:05:28
Class: 59
City and State: Monrovia, Ca
Message: The A & W will be across the street from the Mattel facility. Starbucks is on the southeast of Oceangate and Rosecrans, and the A & W will be between it and the Verizon store. Last Sunday I got the same email from my son that he sent a year and a half ago, except for the changed attachment which was a virus. El Tarasco seems to be starting a chain. I've seen at least two of them around my route. I've never seen the one near EL Porto.
There's another El Tarasco on Western between PCH and PV drive north too.

Name: Kelley () on Thursday, May 2, 2002 at 22:50:53
Class: 67
City and State: the beautiful oregon coast
Message: Little Mary made the best did her mother...I can dig it Paco home made is the best..and I can't forget my wonderful neighbors..the Estrada' dues are in the mail....address?
Thanks Kel; PO Box 1406, Lomita, CA 90717

Name: doris () on Thursday, May 2, 2002 at 20:55:29
Maiden: Donaldson
Class: '57
City and State: TF ID
Message: LOWELL SATERLEE!!!! Great to see your post ... keep them coming. I thought I was the only 1957 graduate still alive there for a while! Sorry I can't answer your question ... I was going with a Leuzingerite my junior and senior years and went to their games. Did the guy have dark hair? Give me some time and I'll dig out my old year books, if I can find them ...
Lowell, Here you go.....

Name: Janet Burkett () on Thursday, May 2, 2002 at 17:35:10
Maiden: Humphreys
Class: 62
City and State: Mission Viejo, Ca
Message: Well, if we're talking about where presidents go to get their Mexican food fix, then we have to include El Adobe in San Juan Capistrano. Nixon had food catered from there to his Western White House on many occasions. There is still a Nixon special on the menu. El Adobe is another very old establishment actually housed in a historic rancho close to the mission. Worth the trip just for the atmosphere.
We had a great time there a few weeks ago. Actually MORE fun was had at the cowboy bar down the street.
See you at 6, sweety.......

Name: KAREN BEARNS () on Thursday, May 2, 2002 at 17:31:47
Class: 72
City and State: REDONDO BEACH
Didn't know there WAS one in Anaheim. Thanks Karen and Comet boy....

Name: Alan Nelson () on Thursday, May 2, 2002 at 17:28:45
Class: '73
City and State: Parker, Az
Message: If anyone is cruising to the River, there are 2 good Mexican Restaurants here. One is MANNY's, owned and operated by Manny Esquerra, a former Baja 500/1000 and Score Off-Road Champion. And the other is RUPERTOS. Besides inside seating it's also got a drive through, and it's open 24 hours for those late night Mexi-Munchies. Adios y muchas gracias.
Hey Alan, I was wondering about you. How've you been, boy? Thanks for the info.....

Name: Wade Greasby () on Thursday, May 2, 2002 at 17:00:21
Maiden: penicilianand leather
Class: 73
City and State: HB,CA
Message: The virus that has struck cougartown isn't that disastoious. If all it takes is a short stack to clean up the matter, go for it. Otherwise a good old shot of penicillin, not penny sicilian, will do. I found a place in HB for good Mexican food, Super Mex. There are other locals in LB and Fountain Valley. Kind of an El Tarasco with tables. But you cannot bring in your own to consume. The super deluxe is under $5.00 with all the fixings. Also, if anyone is in Del Mar to watch the ponies run, try "Epazota". It's on PCH with an outstanding view and goooood southwestern flavor. Kim, great to hear from you and your road trip adventure. My first thought was of you was riding that bike with the hair blowin and leathers on. Then reality caught me and I had to remember the helmet law. Shattered the vision. I still can't picture you with a 44mag shootin' up the place. Must of had a good reason to keep that biker chick off your bike. I know your an Angel at heart. Cougs have a great day

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