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El Rojo, THIS is the one I want to know if you remember. Jesse Belvin
Name: GOMEZ () on Thursday, June 20, 2002 at 08:38:02
City and State: OREGON
Message: WHEN I FIRST MOVED UP TO OREGON IN 1975 I WORKED AT A LOCAL GROCERY STORE THAT GAVE S&H GREEN STAMPS. TOURIST WOULD PASS THROUGH MY LINE AND START LAUGHING AT THE GREEN STAMPS. "THEY STILL GIVE THOSE OUT!", I WOULD HEAR THROUGH THE LAUGHTER. I NEVER THOUGHT OF GETTING BEER WITH MY TRADE. ALL MY CAST IRON IS FROM S&H.
Name: Alan Nelson () on Thursday, June 20, 2002 at 08:20:32
City and State: Parker, Az
Maiden: But it's a DRY heat!
Message: Terrible Herbst is still going strong out here and growing rapidly. There's a Terrible Station on every other corner in Vegas, and they've got several Casinos, including a new one up in Pahrump. There's 2 Terrible's in Havasu, one here in Parker, and they're building a new complex in Searchlight. The Herbst boys are friends of mine, and long time desert/Off-road racers.
Thanks for the update, Alan. I wondered if they were still around.
Name: Pauline () on Thursday, June 20, 2002 at 05:14:57
City and State: Oak Hills, CA.
Message: The fire in the Cajon Pass came pretty close to mine and my sister Billine's (class of 66) homes. The firemen did a great job. No body lost their homes. We still have fire trucks cruising the area for any hot spots.
Man, I don't know how you kept your sanity with the fire being this close. Thank God it all worked out.
Name: Ricki Farrell () on Thursday, June 20, 2002 at 00:25:46
City and State: Fullerton, CA
Message: Hi everyone! Haven't been here in a long time. Spring is my busiest time of year with art shows etc. I wanted to remind everyone that my Academy of Animation and Digital Art at Mayfair High School is hosting a classic car show on Sunday, August 18 from 10-3. The school is located in Lakewood at 6000 N. Woodruff. There is vendor space at $25.00 and to show your beautiful classic cars the price is only $10.00. We're going to have raffles, T-shirts, plaques for winners and a guaranteed lots of fun. My students are great and we really need the money. To register you can get in touch with Carol Meckel at 562-920-2454 or for more information her email is Iamcaster@aol.com. We've been posting info everywhere including Driver's magazine. If your company would like to make a donation, that would be terrific. We've already received some great raffle gifts from companies.
And John, time does fly when you're having a good time!
Hi Ricki, Good to hear from you. I will definitely try and make the show. It's just around the corner from Mike's house so I'll drag him along too. Thanks for the info....
Name: Larry Biller () on Wednesday, June 19, 2002 at 22:21:55
City and State: Portland,Oregon
Message: Tomorrow Brian Wilson will be the same age as Paul McCartney who got 60 this past Tuesday. Close huh? If you all think that's something consider the following unbelievable similarities.
Both played bass.
Both of the bands they were in started with letters BEA..
Paul's manager's name was Brian.
Both of them were....forget it this going to get ridiculous.
I think they both play keyboards too.
Name: Paco () on Wednesday, June 19, 2002 at 21:38:48
City and State: Lake Forest
Message: I remember Blue chip stamps, you could cash them in for $1.10 or .20, which was just about enough to buy a six pack...Poor mom, saving to buy ol' Paco his beer.
You're a sick Puppy, Paco...
Name: Carol () on Wednesday, June 19, 2002 at 20:52:37
City and State: Saratoga, CA
Message: What did the S&H stand for on the S&H green stamps? My Dad says he got a fishing pole that he still has. They had tricycles and playpens. Household and kid's stuff.
S&H stood for Sperry & Hutchinson
Name: Denny () on Wednesday, June 19, 2002 at 20:33:45
City and State: Del Aire
Message: I certainly remember the Gas Bah. They had a station on Hawthorne Blvd. and one on Imperial Hwy. I worked for a lumber yard and took the trucks there to fill them. Got coupons and in 1954 I did all of my Christmas shopping at the Gas Bah with coupons. Such a deal. They had a small showroom with all of the merchandise that could be exchanged for the coupons. Made out like a bandit as the lumber trucks held about 80 gallons apiece.
Hi Denny, Sounds like a great perc and speaking of gas stations, does anyone remember Terrible Herbst gas stations? I think there was one in Barstow and one in Mojave. BTW, thanks for the software and if you need a ride tomorrow, let me know.
Name: Kelley () on Wednesday, June 19, 2002 at 19:58:16
City and State: Coos Bay, OR
Message: I just went to the brian wilson web site thought i'd send the dude a birthday wish since he was born on my DAD'S BDAY..Low and behold so many people said happy birthday to the dude, they are not taking any more birthday wishes...I tried robin i tried.
Name: maria () on Wednesday, June 19, 2002 at 19:12:51
City and State: torrance,ca
Message: Do any of you guys remember the blue chips stamp? I remember when we used to get them at the Boys Market. During the summer months my brother and I would affix the big stamps on the edge of the booklet and the small stamps on the whole face of the pages. Once we turned in our booklets for an alarm clock. We always dreamed of getting enough for a bike, but we were too impatient to collect and paste them all. I also remember getting plates and glasses whenever we filled up a tank of gas. Of course that's when all gas stations had full service. Now all we get is a piece of paper that looks like it's giving us a raspberry for paying too much!! What were some of the things that you guys remember getting with blue chips stamps or what do you guys remember getting for a tank of gas?
AHHH MARIA!!! Great question and great feedback. Actually I remember Blue Chip Stamps, but the predecessor to them were S&H Green Stamps. I don't remember getting anything with them, but do remember saving and licking. I also remember Blue Chip bowling night. Does anyone else have Blue Chip or gas station giveaway memories?? How about Raleigh Coupons?? Thanks Maria....
Name: Chris Knight () on Wednesday, June 19, 2002 at 16:24:20
City and State: Boyne City, MI
Message: Hi fellow Cougars ! I am still trying to locate a couple of old friends. If anyone knows how to get in touch with either Dolores (Balestracci) Barr or Stephanie (Shaner) I would appreciate the help. I know that Stephanie had an older brother named Lance, a sister, Cynthia, and a younger brother, Chris. There is a Chris on the Alumni list, but I haven't had any luck with his address. Thanks in advance if anyone can assist! Chris
Name: Chris Prewitt () on Wednesday, June 19, 2002 at 09:33:12
City and State: Fullerton, CA
Message: Hi Cougs, I just thought that you may like to wish Brian Wilson a Happy Birthday. Thursday 20 June 2002 will be his big 60! Personal greetings may be sent to him via his WEB site. Happy Birthday Brian!
Name: Jan Brown () on Tuesday, June 18, 2002 at 23:13:51
City and State: J'boro, Ar
Message: Hello to everyone!! To Nancy Ashburn and to Penny Prouty I have email you both at least 3 times and keep getting them back..can you please email me so I can send a reply and that way you will get them for sure. And for you..Dan Dye.."Thank you " so much for your note on feedback saying you would keep me and my husband in your prayers!! I don't know if you remember me or not..but you were such a gentlemen and nice to me when we met in'62 and you left a big "footprint" on my mind and memories what a gentlemen you were. Thanks for your prayers !! John have you received my yearly dues yet and picture I sent to use for a up-date of myself and husband?? Love to hear from any of you who would like to drop a line to cheer up a "little Arkie" lol...still having problems breathing and other health problems. Always a "Cougar" Go Cougars and HHS....class 1963
Hi Jan, Yes, I got the picture and the dues. Thank you very much. Glad too that you're reconnecting with lots of Cougs. You hang in there as we're all pulling for you, and thanks again.
Name: wendy () on Tuesday, June 18, 2002 at 17:55:52
City and State: FV CA
Message: I'M LOOKING FOR A TEACHER NAMED SANDY PARROT, IF ANY ONE KNOWS HOW TO GET A HOLD OF HER PLEASE NOTIFY ME. ALSO I'M LOOKING FOR RONNIE HOFIUS.
Name: Dale Craig () on Tuesday, June 18, 2002 at 16:52:23
City and State: Hawthorne Ca
Message: To everyone in cougarland how bout those Lakers fans who were in Downtown L.A. to see the parade on Friday it was a mob scene. I also want to wish the Fathers out there a belated Father's day. I'm sorry I won't be at Pinks on Thursday for cruise night and to Cindy Whittaker your looking good for 40 something email me sometime looking forward to hearing from you in the Evergreen State of Washington best of luck you cougars in cougarland see ya at Homecoming later Dale W Craig
Hey Dale, sorry you can't make Pinks. We'll see you at the next one.
Name: Doug Medina () on Tuesday, June 18, 2002 at 09:52:48
City and State: Murrieta, Ca.
Message: Hi John, I was passing through and saw the piece on the Reagan couples grandchild. Nice.
Just thought I'd point out that if Vicki had gone to school with Steve Martin she would have graduated from Garden Grove High School. HOME OF THE ARGONAUTS. Much like H.H.S., "Grove" has a rich and colorful history. It was the first H.S. in the city, built in the early twenties, I believe. I went to G.G.H.S. in the late 70's. We had a museum in Heritage Hall and Steve Martin was a big part of it. It was pretty cool. He's a genius.
Vickie is guilty by association it seems, just like myself! Vicki married into Cougarhood. I was born into it (Peggy Peters '61 Mary Jo '66).
Have a great summer Cougars. Take care John.
Doug Medina "Wannabe Coug"
Hey Doug, Haven't heard from you in a while. Yes, Vicki was an Argonaut or an Astronaut or whatever they're called (pretty much the only thing about her I don't like ). Just kidding VICKI!!
If they've been around long enough, most high schools have something they can be proud of or stand behind, and I'm not just talking famous people. Garfield High had Jaime Escalante and the Calculus Kids. I guess the point is, it doesn't matter where you got your education, "Be True To Your School". Hey, that might make a good song title.
Name: Carol Shaner () on Tuesday, June 18, 2002 at 09:31:47
City and State: San Bernardino, CA
Message: I found my first love thru CT last week. We have spent hours on the phone catching up with each other's lives. He mentioned 35 years ago and I couldn't believe it. It feels like just yesterday. I think God made our perception of time diminish so we don't realize the years are passing as fast as they are and I think he made our eyesight fade so we can't see the grey hairs and wrinkles. I still feel like I'm in my twenties, but the calendar this year put me in the big league numbers. BTW, thank you Don for taking the time to take pics of my house on 122nd st, Trinity School and HHS.
That's great Carol. Glad you've connected with someone from your past. That's what it's all about.
Name: Cheryl () on Monday, June 17, 2002 at 19:23:33
City and State: KENO,OR.
Message: Hi all! The Grappa man and I are here in the lovely town of Hawthorne right now. We are A-- deep in paint. Helping out his Dear Sainted Mother to spruce up her house, right there on the corner of Broadway and Freeman. She has lived here since 1956. We will be at PINKS on thursday, so hope to see LOTs of People there.
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY Jake & Jude. Wish you were here. Cheryl.
Hey Cheryl, We'll see you on Thursday night. Have fun painting.
Name: Dan Johnson () on Monday, June 17, 2002 at 15:57:23
City and State: Sherman Oaks, CA
Message: The answer to my question is: What are the 3 moments that help me forget Russ Hodges' shouting. My Dad's name was Sr. El Grande Juan Hijo ("my daddy gave me a name, then he walked away . . . ")
Name: Linda () on Sunday, June 16, 2002 at 23:12:56
City and State: Chatsworth, CA
Message: Hey Class of 62 Reunion Committee! Meeting Tuesday night at 7:15 at the Marriott. Be there or......else.
Thanks for the picture, Linda. It should include Karen Hoffman Newkirk and Loretta Morelli Cuiper too.
Name: Dewey () on Sunday, June 16, 2002 at 20:53:28
City and State: Home this week
Message: Dale...Dan at the RIO is looking for you
Dan Johnson, What's the answer to your question?
Name: ROJO () on Sunday, June 16, 2002 at 15:12:30
City and State: JUSTLOVELY
Maiden: I'VE NEVERBEENAMAIDEN
Message: First happy anniversary to all you Cougs with that great longevity. But thats not only for those with longevity, Robin and Marsha, Jan and Judy a little earlier this year. Paco and Sharon, Larry and Loretta and if I'm not mistaken John and Cheryl Nicocia. Congrats to all of you. JUDE and I as well will be celebrating our 41st on June 17 th. Who would have thunk it? Also happy dads day to all, may it be your greatest ever. Give all your kids a hug, because, as we've seen, with some of our recent Cougs, time is very precious. Now to all you Sacramento Sacks rooters (what is their nickname anyway? Oh kings. Should be Queens) LAKERS RULE!!! They say that they'll get em next year, but what if the LAKERS improve their personnel which is highly likely. Sacramento? They'll still not be the lead dog on the sled so the scenery won't change, not one bit! Ya'll have a lovely day. MAY THE COUGAR BE WITH YOU. JAKE N JUDE.
Hey Jakejude, Happy Anniversary to you two. 41 years, MAAANN!! I am impressed.
We'll see you here in September for the 1st annual Cougartown Billiards Shootout at Dennis and Eileen Campbell's place and NO JAKE, I won't spot you any balls.
Name: Keith D. Jones () on Sunday, June 16, 2002 at 14:20:48
City and State: Honolulu, HI
Message: Dan's fathers name is "Mr." isn't it.
Yes, Mr. Johnson I believe.
Name: Paco () on Sunday, June 16, 2002 at 09:52:18
City and State: Lake Forest
Message: Happy Fathers Day to all! Now I'm off to work!
Name: Kelley () on Sunday, June 16, 2002 at 09:52:11
City and State: Coos Bay, OR
Message: congratulations on 40 years of marriage Paco..that is quite a accomplishment..way to go Dude...Love Kell
Name: Keith D. Jones () on Sunday, June 16, 2002 at 02:00:53
City and State: Honolulu, HI
Message: I like that big John. Horry couldn't eat after that shot I gave him. I had the Kings and 1 point till he made that shot. I lost that contract Sloey negotiated for me with the Lakers after that incident. I just heard too on For the Record on HBO that Jerry McQuire was based on the life of our own Sloey, is that right? Anyway just living Aloha and swimming with the turtles. Be careful, the sharks are busy this month.
The story was going around at the Laker parade that Horry told Shaq where you live.....Good Luck
Name: Ernie Samega () on Saturday, June 15, 2002 at 22:56:38
E-Mail: none yet
City and State: Manhattan Bech
Message: Who is Dan Johnson's father?
Name: Robin () on Saturday, June 15, 2002 at 19:53:19
City and State: RB,CA
Maiden: Sloey knows this one
Message: Come on Paco and John!...Dans question is a gimme....What are the only 3 athletes in history to not have played or had a picture taken with Keith?....:o)
Sorry Robin, Keith and Horry have had their pictures taken together. In fact this was at the Sacramento game, taken by a National Enquirer photographer, right after Horry made the 3 pointer. Keith had 50 bucks on the Kings.
Name: Paco () on Saturday, June 15, 2002 at 16:17:27
City and State: Lake Forest
Message: Dan, all three resulted in either a world championship or national championship, could you be hoping for the Dodgers and ucla to win championships...Or, I got it, you want two black and one white athletic males for your surprise!
You didn't phrase it in the form of a question.
Name: Dan Johnson () on Saturday, June 15, 2002 at 12:57:28
City and State: Sherman Oaks
Message: On this day before Father's Day, I was thinking of a trivia question that relates to a gift that I would like to receive. Here's the answer -- Alex, what's the question?
Kirk Gibson, Tyus Edney, Robert Horry.
Who had buzzer beaters against the 1988 Oakland Athletics, the 1995 Missouri Tigers, and the 2002 Sacramento Kings?
Name: Sabrina () on Saturday, June 15, 2002 at 09:41:04
City and State: LA CA
Message: Just seeing if I could find any pictures of some very special people to me, my cousins.
Hi Sabrina, who would your cousins be?
Name: Matt Thomas () on Saturday, June 15, 2002 at 00:37:08
City and State: Thousand Oaks,CA
Message: Hey there Cougars, I would be class of 1996. But I moved to Thousand Oaks in 1993. If any remembered me, I will give you a hint.. I was in the Key Club, and the artist for the Cougar Newpaper. The comic was called "Detective Cougar" Email me and 'Lets keep in touch'
Hey Matt, Glad you've found Ctown. Any 96ers out there please send Matt an email and let him know where you are in the world.
Name: Enza Nicocia () on Saturday, June 15, 2002 at 00:30:23
E-Mail: Lakers Rock!
City and State: Wade? Where Have You Been?
Maiden: We all missed you in CT...
Message: Wade,Wade,Wade...I've been wondering what happened to you. Haven't seen your great zingers on my "boys" and their big win in the playoffs. Yes, nice parade. I could hear Truckin' in the far distance, as the Nets left the Paper Clip Arena. Better luck next year Dude. :-) Always "The Sicilian Laker Girl"
Name: Wade Greasby () on Friday, June 14, 2002 at 21:40:23
City and State: Mangum
Message: Jim, back here in Mangum we take our football seriously. Those folks up thar in cornhuskerland may have won a game or two but we folk know what National Championships are all bout. Cousin' Barry says, "that if it weren't for the corn liquor, and good crop of California peapickers, huskers wouldn't know what to do with the football. He means it takes a Californian, to lead the huskers, who hasn't been busted. Thanks again for the trip back home. I know you met Mangum not Muskogee. People here wear leather boots and eat red beans and corn bread and are Sooner born and Sooner bread. Football starts in 75 days, that's college not juiced up nfl. John, is Phoebe Cooper, Coach Coopers' mom, from Costa? My warmest feelings to the Cooper family. Happy Fathers' Day to all Cougs. Enza, Enza, Enza, nice parade.
Name: Loretta Cuiper () on Friday, June 14, 2002 at 21:03:04
City and State: Hawthorne, Ca
Message: Yes Cheryl, the 15th is our 39th, sweet of you to remember, Thank you, and I want to know where the years have gone. I know you are right behind us too, also tell Kathy and your Brother in Law Happy 39 Anniversary from us.
Thank you. Tell your John Happy Father's day. Always a coug.....
Name: rocio perez () on Friday, June 14, 2002 at 18:42:21
City and State: tucson,az
Message: i would like to keep in touch with some old friends. my high school sweetheart and i are still together. if you would like to write to ramon perez or rocio cortez, feel free to do so.
Name: Chris Prewitt () on Friday, June 14, 2002 at 17:59:59
City and State: Fullerton, CA
Message: For all of you who want to know about pinks they now have a WEB site: http://www.pinkshollywood.com/
Name: Cheryl () on Friday, June 14, 2002 at 17:07:08
City and State: KENO,OR
Message: Re Pinks Night ..... Thursday is June 20th :o) and a HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO YOU (tomorrow) TOO LARRY AND LORETTA. 39, right?
Thanks Cheryl....and Happy Anniversary L and L...