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Name: Vincenza Nicocia () on Friday, July 5, 2002 at 21:09:19
E-Mail: I luv sports, however....
City and State: The 'boys' won't let me...
Maiden: In their club! :-(
Class: 72
Message: Hey Jim, thanks for the spelling correction on Sandy Koufax. I don't know how that happened. I'm usually not that careless with my typing/spelling. Although, I seem to think that Vin Scully's Mom would of called him Vincent when he was a young whippersnapper~Or perhaps even Vincenzo, if he was so lucky to be of Italian heritage. Do you think that could be a possibility....SLOIE?? :-)
Forever a Sports matter what the 'boys' say.
Ciao, Vincenza

Jim, I think Vincenza was thinking of number 23, Andy Kofax. He came up for a cup a coffee in 1966. Nice jewish remember don't you??

Name: Lynda and Barbara () on Friday, July 5, 2002 at 12:09:26
City and State: So.California
Maiden: Klock
Class: 1963/1961
Message: We would like to let all you cougars out there know that we lost our baby brother "Ricky/Rick Klock" on July 4th 2002. He joined his mother and daughter on this day and is with them in heaven. He was an alumni graduate of 1972 and we know that all who knew him, loved him and his warm sense of humor.
If anyone would like to contact us we can be reached at 801-261-2556.

Linda and Barbara, Always sad to get this kind of news. Our sincere condolences go out to you and your family.

Name: deano () on Friday, July 5, 2002 at 09:56:19
E-Mail: youknow
City and State: tustin
Maiden: hopenot
Class: 65
Message: i don't want to get into the war and conflict bit but i'll say this i served my country from 66 to 69. as for disneyland besides the suds in the junglecruise my bro class of 58 tells me that they rocked one of the boats off the tracks and that was the final straw.about first jobs mine was at the auto rebuilders at 118 and inglewood ave. after school and 1/2 day sat. best part was when a car wasn't damaged enough we had this frame straightning unit with a big I beam sticking out the side well you can guess the rest!

Name: G. Davis () on Thursday, July 4, 2002 at 17:53:29
City and State: Sacramento,Ca.
Maiden: Irisheyesaresmilely
Class: multiple personnalities
Message: Pretty happy eyes for Siever, JB I would say under GOD anyway but for my momma, it is a done deal. And The IRISH should say to hell with the Queen not hail to the queen. Thats all I want to say about that.
Well lately you can say anything here. Happy 4th to ya'

Name: JIM SLOEY () on Thursday, July 4, 2002 at 17:28:20
City and State: redondo beach, ca
Maiden: enzasportstalk
Class: 66
Message: Does Vin Scully have a brother named Vince? Vinny is the best! I remember Don Drysdale but I never heard of that Kofax guy. Was he a shortstop? A clue for the eyes is the person is one of two [there may be more but he was the first] cougars who played on a National Championship college team. See ya in the morning John.
Mike G has already been guessed. Thanks Sloey; I'll see you in the morning on the strand.

Name: Ray () on Thursday, July 4, 2002 at 17:05:10
City and State: Mena AR
Class: 58
Message: Hi John, Mike Gillespie eyes. I have been catching up on the feedback pages. Lots of good information. Have a good 4th.. Keep Tom out of trouble. Ray
Hey Ray, Tom's back there somewhere. YOU keep him out of trouble. YES, Mike G. is the answer, now hit your refresh or reload button and tell me who the new eyes belong to.

Name: Gloria () on Thursday, July 4, 2002 at 17:02:17
City and State: Las Vegas, NV
Maiden: Valencia
Class: 76
Message: Hmmm. Disqualified for guessing twice. That's a shame, because those eyes look exactly like someone with the initials, Mike Gillespie. Oopsi, can I get kicked out of this popsicle stand twice in one day?

Name: Scott Nelson () on Thursday, July 4, 2002 at 16:55:29
City and State: Templeton, Calif
Class: 1958
Message: Hey John: With a lot of help from Joanie Nelson & Karen Graham, these eyes belong to Mike Gillespie.
John: this is from Scott's wife Joanie, I DID NOT HAVE ANY HELP FROM THOSE TWO.

YES YES YES!!!! Someone has finally guessed "the EYES". I hope the USC baseball coach isn't too ticked at how long it took. Thanks and have a great fourth. Now I've already put up new EYES, so if the MG's eyes still show up, hit your reload or refresh button, and thanks again....

Name: Tom Burroughs () on Thursday, July 4, 2002 at 15:52:45
City and State: Prescott AZ
Class: 1958
Message: Could those eyes be the one & only Raymond Shelley? One of the class of 58's finest? Hope to see you at Cruise night Scott! Did anybody ever buy gas at Bradfords Chevron? Or how about on El Segundo close to the SD Frwy. at Scotty's Chevron? Hey Web TV people are never infected with any E-Mails! Ha HA! I know get a real computer. Heck I had to get a 32 inch TV just to read CT! TB from AZ
No; right year though, but wrong name. See you on Cruise Night. Thanks Tom

Name: Gloria () on Thursday, July 4, 2002 at 14:15:42
City and State: Las Vegas, NV
Maiden: S.F.B.
Class: 76
Message: I see Susie Bierman wrote in again, so I must follow. Let's see, is it Coach Sevier? No, wait, perhaps that's not right. Is it Frank Romano?
Sorry, you're disqualified for guessing twice.......

Name: Susan King () on Thursday, July 4, 2002 at 12:02:11
City and State: Thousand Oaks, CA
Maiden: Bierman
Class: 1974
Message: I think the mystery eyes belong to Coach Sevier....and Robb, there were no shower curtains in the girls locker room. For whatever reason, girls in the 70's did not shower after P.E. - it was kind of unwritten though I do recall one girl doing it when I was a freshman or sophomore and boy was SHE the talk of the class! Much too much modesty I suspect....I'll bet those shower heads haven't fired up in over 30 years....Happy 4th of July everyone. Be sure to take a moment and say the pledge LOUD AND CLEAR. Whatever version you wish to use is fine with me, as long as you bless America....
No, it's not Coach Ron, but nice guess.
I say add the "UNDER GOD" part even if you're an atheist. Do it for your momma.
HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY TO ALL!! It feels GREAT to be free from the tyranny of those "Commie Pinko" Englishmen, doesn't it Cougs.

Name: Robb Russell () on Thursday, July 4, 2002 at 09:38:44
City and State: Long Beach, CA
Class: 1974
Message: I noticed in an earlier posting that, in addition to moving Senior Square, the boys' locker room is to be torn down. Do you remember the restroom in the locker room? It was a fairly large room with the expected sinks, urinals and toilets but it lacked one thing that any normal campus or public restroom had; there were no stalls around the toilets. They were just in the wide open. The locker rooms had no privacy but getting undressed or showering in a crowd were normal and did not seem to be a big deal. Using those totally open toilets, on the other hand, was something that seemed to keep the restrooms empty. On the plus side, I suppose they were free of smokers. We were told that the girls, on the other hand, actually had curtains in their showers. True?
Hi Robb, I don't even remember bathrooms in the locker room at all. Everyone used the shower.

Name: Enza Nicocia () on Thursday, July 4, 2002 at 00:59:53
E-Mail: Baseball Players Have....
City and State: Nice Backsides....
Maiden: AND... Great Arms!
Class: '72
Message: I'm really enjoying cheering for the LA Dodgers again. However, why is it that some professional teams have players who do the most ridiculous moves/stance?~(ie, J. Kidd and his free throw kisses, and Counsell with his arms WAY over his head when he's up to bat.) Why does this guy have to hold his bat SOOO high? I almost fell off my chair when Vince Scully said that it reminded him of when he rode the subway in NY and had to hold onto the overhead strap! Vince is like Chick Hearn~there's NO ONE out there quite like them. It wouldn't be the Lakers or Dodgers without them calling the games. AND, I also remember Vince plugging Farmer John back in the day when Drysdale and Kofax were the Stars of that era. The only difference is now he's not holding up a package of sausage links! HA! :-) Great Memories for this Sicilian Jock~ette!
I remember back in the 50's and 60's when say Wally Moon would hit a homer, Vinny would say, "A 10 dollar book of Union Oil Auto Script goes out to Wally Moon and another 10 dollar book to Mr and Mrs Harry Pendergast of Pasadena." Wally and Harry wouldn't have to worry about gas money for a month.

Name: Scott Nelson () on Wednesday, July 3, 2002 at 22:44:41
City and State: Templeton, Calif
Class: 1958
Message: Hey Tom, Nice to hear from you. Joanie and I are going to try to make it on cruise night but no promises. With regard to Bob Brand, as you know he married Joanie's sister (Judy) who we lost about 8 years ago. Bob has re-married a little over a year ago and both are residing in El Dorado, Calif. I'll try to get him to register on CougarTown.
With regard to your response about DisneyLand in 58', my re-collection is about the same as yours except that I recall the jungle boat ride, the same sports personalitie(s) and a lady and baby who were almost pitched over the side.
Lastly John, are the eyes Craig Campbell?

Hey Scott, No, but the eyes ARE from your class.

Name: Denny () on Wednesday, July 3, 2002 at 19:02:16
City and State: Del Aire
Class: DoubleNickels
Message: C'mon folks. Why are we using this for an editorial page for politics and religion? There are zillions of sites like where you can type your fingers off, unload your feelings and have an audience of millions. Reading between the lines it seems as though you're asking John to take sides. He has graciously built this community as natural ground for us to meet so why ruin it? Being familiar with web operations I can tell you it takes a lot of work to hand post each of these feedback messages and he must have a great deal more patience than I. Of course what does an old 64 year old dinosaur like me know, at least for a few more days? For you engineers that's 64000.-003 or (8) or (4) and for the computer geeks 3F hex. Of course I like to think of myself as a sex-agenarian.
Thanks Den', I say let's all be friends and agree that we all have different opinions about stuff.even though the way I think is right.....

Name: Kathleen Griffin () on Wednesday, July 3, 2002 at 17:55:54
City and State: San Pedro, CA
Maiden: Nix
Class: 1974
Message: Just a quick note for those still getting the Klez email. If you can look at the full header of the email, the will tell you who actually sent the email, they aren't doing this on purpose, they don't know they are infected. It would be helpful if you sent them an email (don't reply to the email that was sent as it won't go to the right person) and let them know they have it. WebTV doesn't allow for full header viewing, but I do not believe the virus will work with WebTV accounts.

Name: Kathleen Griffin () on Wednesday, July 3, 2002 at 17:49:43
City and State: san pedro, ca
Maiden: Nix
Class: 1974
Message: I've never actually met the guy but the eyes look like Robin Hood to me....
YES!!! THEY DO look like Robin's, but no.......s o r r y

Name: Jerry Rigney () on Wednesday, July 3, 2002 at 17:34:40
City and State: Palmdale, Ca
Class: 59
Message: Well Mike it look's like you, Richard, JB, and myself got some ear's burning while we were at Pink's having a good time.
Have you noticed some new name's mentioned here since then? Does Joan Bradford and now Bob Brand ring a bell? See you at Fosters. Hope all have a happy and safe 4th.

Hey Jer', Had a great time with you and da boys at Pinks the other night. Thanks for coming all the way down from Palmdale. It was a small but classy group.

Name: Wade Greasby () on Wednesday, July 3, 2002 at 17:06:43
City and State: Surf City
Maiden: Balladofathinman
Class: 73
Message: Hey Cougs, Are we finished rippin each other a new one? That's one good thing about America, we have the right to say our peace and live with it. One thing that will always stay with me is that in 1970 I was finishing my freshman year at HHS and I took a trip up to Berkeley to visit some friends. This is when Nixon and his staff decided to invade Cambodia. I watched in disbelief at the number of students, not in the rally, got hammered by Reagans goons. Most of the students watched the rally, others voiced their feelings about the invasion. Then all hell broke loose. I didn't know how much a night stick could hurt until hit in the ribs. I wasn't doing anything but observing the rally. But there were cops and guardsmen everywhere. Swinging and swinging. There were maybe 200 students protesting and a thousand watching, but it ended up on the news as a campus gone crazy. The Viet Nam War hit home like no other. It was a time of loss and great sacrifice by many. I had friends who died there and friends and a cousin who returned, with many hidden secrets. I supported their efforts but denounced the war. I was 15 and the lasting effect and knot on my ribs has never left. I'm in support of the fight against terrorism, but this is lasting too long. The masters make the rules for the wise men and the fools..... bout those Dodgers?

Name: big kell () on Wednesday, July 3, 2002 at 15:55:57
City and State: Coos Bay, OR
Message: petey if you read this. your mail box is full. please read your damn mail.. if the eyes are zeke. who is the picture..the mystery cougar is a bit confusing to me, being in the PNW..Bricks,aka kilo's,i don't get that one either..why not donate money where it will do some good. like to kids who can't afford breakfast etc. i'm sure there is a person to call at HHS who could help with that...We might think senior square is there any cougars from the class of 2000 or 2001 who would like to let us know what is important ... that little trouble maker me
GUESS THE EYES!! If the eyes are the same as in the picture, then hit your RELOAD or REFRESH button....they will change, HONEST.

Name: Larry Biller () on Wednesday, July 3, 2002 at 15:36:38
E-Mail: lbiller49
City and State: Portland,Oregon
Class: 1967
Message: Just want to tell everyone to have a fun and safe 4th of July. God bless America!
Same to you Larry....

Name: Tom Burroughs () on Wednesday, July 3, 2002 at 15:20:31
City and State: Prescott AZ
Class: 1958
Message: To Scotty & Karen, the answer to why we were kicked out of Walt's place in 1958 is because some guys turned over some canoes in Frontier Land & they rounded us all up & put us back on the busses & we were gone in less than an hour!! I won't mention any names but one was class president at the time? Does USC give you a hint? Certainly not 1958's claim to fame! Too good, the memories of some of these Coug's. We just can't seem to shake that Disney thing! Sorry 1959. Hey Scott where is Bob Brand these days? TB from AZ

Name: Cheryl () on Wednesday, July 3, 2002 at 15:13:42
City and State: Paridise
Maiden: christensen
Class: 62
Message: Re EYES ... Looks like B.J.s baby blues to me.
No, see, again.... I NEED A NAME!!! This persons initials are different anyway.

Name: JIM SLOEY () on Wednesday, July 3, 2002 at 15:07:00
E-Mail: somewhereovertherainbow.ocm
City and State: REDONDO BEACH, CA
Class: 66
Message: I think it's Tommy Graves. Happy 4th to all the Cougars. I understand that on the 500th page of feedback we are having a surprise party at John's house. Stay tuned, it's a secret.
No, Tommy Graves was last month. And OK, I won't say a word....

Name: Sherry Wingo () on Wednesday, July 3, 2002 at 14:06:01
City and State: Haw. Ca.
Maiden: Peppers
Class: 1964
Message: Nice news about Senior Square. The brick idea sounds great. I was at Dodger Stadium in about the 8th grade I remember a ball coming at me, I ducked. It scared me! The person behind me caught it.

Name: Cheryl Nicocia () on Wednesday, July 3, 2002 at 13:58:22
E-Mail: chernico
City and State: Keno,Or(ontheriver)
Maiden: Christensen
Class: 62
Message: Are those the eyes of our own Zeke/Chris Montanez/Montez. Nice eyes :o) Happy 4th everyone. Be safe, be sane AND have fun.
Yes Cheryl, but it's already been answered. Hit your refresh or reload button for the next set of eyes.

Name: Bruce Robinson () on Wednesday, July 3, 2002 at 13:53:15
City and State: Lacey, Wa.
Class: 1968
Message: Does anyone know what became of Mrs.Streihand (SP) the Spanish teacher? I don't see her name on the Teachers list.
Hi Bruce, I don't know, but all teachers aren't on the Teachers list. Only the ones we know about. I will tell all that while talking to Coach Plum yesterday, he said he'd been to Mr Arthur Orrell's (English) 80th birthday party. He said he's doing real well and is just as witty as ever. He lives in the San Diego area.

Name: Cindy Colby () on Wednesday, July 3, 2002 at 13:52:21
City and State: Laguna Hills, CA
Maiden: Maxson
Class: 63
Message: I work at The Fluor Corporation in Aliso Viejo. We have a walk of shame oops, I mean Fame, the entire walkway is nothing but bricks with names of the famous and nearly famous Fluor employees engraved in them, if this idea happens I could probably find out where they bought them. It makes a really beautiful walkway and is really interesting reading.
Thanks Cindy: I'll know more in a week or so.

Name: Jill McFarlane () on Wednesday, July 3, 2002 at 13:16:18
City and State: Mission Viejo, CA
Class: 1977
Message: Just wanted to wish everyone a safe and sound 4th of July! I guess this 4th will take on a different meaning. I think the brick thing is a wonderful idea, and look forward to more info as it becomes available. Go Dodgers, Go Halo's, maybe a Freeway Series will not be so far-fetched this season. Be careful out there!
Thanks Jill. Happy 4th, everyone.

Name: carole () on Wednesday, July 3, 2002 at 12:17:11
City and State: lake isabella, ca
Maiden: anderson
Class: 6
Message: Are the eyes Chris (Zeke) Montanez? I don't think I spelled that last name right.
YES!! The eyes ARE Christopher Ezekiel Montanez, or as we know him, Chris Montez HHS1960....Thanks Carole

Name: Walter Holt () on Wednesday, July 3, 2002 at 11:16:57
City and State: Orange, CA
Class: 66
Message: Hello Fellow Cougs...It has been awhile since I have posted anything on cougartown and must admit I have had to do some catching up on feedback. As I read through the pages and comments I can’t help notice and feel a sense of pride at what truly makes this great nation of ours so special. That being the freedom to voice our different religious, political and personal thoughts even if they differ from those of the majority. More importantly as I read through the differences of opinion that are posted here. One can’t help but notice through all of the differences we share, the one common bond that is shared by all is where we came from and the sense of love that we have for having the privilege of growing up in a very special place called Hawthorne, CA. ... We Are Proud, We are Loud and We are forever... COUGARS... Have a very safe and enjoyable 4th of July
Well said, Walter..... welcome back.

Name: Mike Shay () on Wednesday, July 3, 2002 at 10:28:10
City and State: Cerritos, CA
Maiden: OS6-9393
Class: 61
Message: Hey John; Speaking of Dodger Stadium, wasn't it you that tried to catch a high pop-foul in a brand new $5.00 cup of beer? It seems like I remember your Dad telling me something about that. Oh please remind me of the details. By the way I think the engraved bricks (especially a memorial section) would be a terrific idea.. Happy and Careful 4th. to you all!! M.S.
Yeah, back in the mid-60's, walking down the aisle with a couple of beers and NOW I get my ONLY LIFETIME CHANCE at a "can of corn" pop foul. I tried to snag it with one of the cups of beer, but alas, the ball went right down and out the bottom of the cup, drenching me and everyone else in the "Beer Blast Zone". I was NOT the most popular person on Aisle 135 that night. I not only lost a 3 dollar baseball but a large 75 cent beer.

Name: Karen Kuehl () on Wednesday, July 3, 2002 at 10:10:35
City and State: Templeton, CA
Maiden: Graham
Class: 59
Message: I'm so glad to hear HHS is not doing away with the Senior Square. I like the brick idea too. We have a big section in Santa Maria where historical families of the area have their names in brick. I'd be willing to have a memorial brick for my brother in SS. It's a great idea and it'd help the school out too. What's this about an official Alumni Association? Isn't there already one? Us? Aren't you already the King of this Association, John? Maybe we should get a charter! Phillipes sounds like a great place to have a Run. And the Dodgers or Halos game trip sounds like fun too. I'll bring some Paso Robles wine from our wine country. You might want to make a trip up this way for a Wine Tasting Cougar Party someday. We have lots up here and good award winning wines too. I live right across the street from the Meridian wine storage warehouses where they age the wine. The smell is irrestible!! They gave me 12 wine barrels ... empty though. I'm making planters out of them. Happy Fourth!!
Hi Karen, Yes, we are the HHS Alumni Association and darn proud of it.

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