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Name: Carol () on Tuesday, July 9, 2002 at 21:37:17
City and State: San Berdoo
Maiden: Shaner
Class: 1970ROCKS
Message: This might be a really dumb question..but I gotta ask...What coast is there to guard at Parker, AZ? Sorry..I had to ask...

Name: Marilyn Ross () on Tuesday, July 9, 2002 at 19:22:11
City and State: Garden Grove, CA
Maiden: Wisham
Class: 56
Message: I remember "Kilroy was here" very well. It was everywhere. There was a bit of a revival, I think it was late 70's. My oldest son loved it and had a big wax figure in his room. Speaking of "gotcha" does anyone remember the "Moon Gotcha" on Laugh-in. Arte Johnsons old man character did it. It was hysterical.

Name: Enza Nicocia () on Tuesday, July 9, 2002 at 17:55:40
E-Mail: wade dean areyouguys...
City and State: stilloutthere??...
Maiden: letshearsomeofyourgreathumor!
Class: 72 Still Rocks!
Message: Did I hear someone say, MEN IN UNIFORM?? Cindy, Jill I'm with you girls. Can't resist a guy in uniform! Although, lately it's been strictly "BASEBALL UNIFORMS" that do it for me. ;-)

Name: Denny () on Tuesday, July 9, 2002 at 17:31:55
City and State: Del Aire
Class: DoubleNickels
Message: Just one more thought please. If you went to "Juan de Anza school" today is the last day it will be standing. The new replacement school if finished and the old school is being razed starting today now that the asbestos has been removed. Although I was too old to attend and went to Dana (Wiseburn then) it's still kind of sad. I remember before the school was built in 1948 the site was a big pistol range for me. Learned to shoot by blowing cabbage's out of the ground. Of course none of the houses or anything else were around then. We were here in 1937 and in 1941 the land was being used by Japanese farmers who were taken to internment camps when the war started and that's a whole other book.

Name: doris () on Tuesday, July 9, 2002 at 16:45:58
E-Mail: thenclownprinceswhydontyougetfunnyagain
City and State: of course
Maiden: noneofyourbusiness
Class: earlyon
Message: YES DENNY! I DO remember KILROY! I still do a great imitation in fact! What I can't understand is how anyone our age or older cannot remember this dude. I often peer over my 6' back fence (no, I am not 6' tall!) with my knuckles showing and my nose flopped over the fence, and ask my neighbor to guess who I am. She laughs, saying she thinks I'm crazy, and says she's never heard of Kilroy! GOLLLLlllEEEeee! YES ALAN ... picture, picture, picture! HOOOODMAAAAaannn .... where are you!!!??

Name: Cindy Whittaker () on Tuesday, July 9, 2002 at 15:55:45
City and State: Gig Harbor WA
Maiden: Whittaker
Class: 1976
Message: Yes, thank you Jill for asking what we all want to know... about the Coast Guard uniforms I mean! So Alan, in honor or your retirement I think you ought to post a picture in full dress! Whaddya say girls?

Name: Denny () on Tuesday, July 9, 2002 at 15:47:44
City and State: Del Aire
Class: DoubleNickels
Message: Hey Guys, We really had some graffiti when I was young. Anybody remember "KILROY WAS HERE"? Used to be everywhere in chalk on the sidewalks although our street didn't have any until 1949. And that's about as exciting as it got for us kids right after World Was II.
I remember.....

Name: Jill McFarlane () on Tuesday, July 9, 2002 at 14:53:47
City and State: Mission Viejo, CA
Class: 1977
Message: Hey Doris, your message got to me, so John, my check is in the mail. I always crumble to peer pressure. Thank you Alan for serving with the Coast Guard, now I've got to ask on behalf of all the female Cougars, did you wear your uniform alot, even when you didn't have to? Ok, sorry, I couldn't resist. Hope everyone had a nice 4th.
Thanks Jill

Name: Chris Prewitt () on Tuesday, July 9, 2002 at 14:26:08
City and State: Fullerton, CA
Class: 1967
Message: When is the first time that you can remember, you saw or heard of graffiti? I can remember some signs that people painted 26th rules. But the biggest one that I remember was the ?Pink Lady of Malibu?. A large, yeah you guessed it, portrait of a nude lady on the rocks over Malibu! The painting didn?t last long but the traffic sure did? There was even a song written about her.
Don't remember her, but remember "Hodads Rule" all over the place. Real rebels they were.

Name: Cindy Colby () on Tuesday, July 9, 2002 at 11:32:37
City and State: Laguna Hills, CA
Maiden: Maxson
Class: 63
Message: John, I don't think that there was a lack of interest, I just think that nobody wanted to remember Miss Selz eyes, at least no one who ever got in trouble by her. I kind of liked that feature though.
Maybe we'll reprise it later. Kinda busy here today......

Name: JIM SLOEY () on Tuesday, July 9, 2002 at 10:34:04
City and State: Stranded, Ca
Class: 66
Message: James Howard, I am so glad you found my Knight's sweater and have put it to good use! That unnamed place and the events were indeed something to be savored. A big thank you to the unnamed host for bringing all the 'old' friends together. Enza, Vinny is IRISH! The mystery eyes are JoYce Selz. What was with the Y? Because we like you?
YES!!! Finally the eyes have been answered, and put to rest for lack of interest. Thanks Jim

Name: Mary Appleman-Thompson () on Tuesday, July 9, 2002 at 09:48:41
City and State: elsinore, ca.
Maiden: Appleman
Class: 69
Message: looking for the Kadow Brothers or anyone at lived on 126th street

Name: Wade Greasby () on Tuesday, July 9, 2002 at 08:46:32
E-Mail: WadeKath@juno.coms
City and State: Surf City
Maiden: thelonesomecougar
Class: 73
Message: Last night I recieved some bad news. Danny Blitz, class of '76, passed away. Danny was a good friend of the family and a great friend of my younger brother and sisters. Always one to lend a hand and had an outstanding sense of humor. He was an asset to HHS, the city, and his friends. Danny will be surely missed by all.

Name: Dale (Dr Tazmo) Craig () on Tuesday, July 9, 2002 at 01:32:24
City and State: Cougtown
Class: 76
Message: Dear Cougars & Cougaretts Greetings and a belated birthday greeting goes out to our great country of ours The United States of America I just want to say that we are lucky to have people serving our country like Alan Nelson in the Coast Guard and others who gave there lives in the war Vietnam I just hope the supreme court overtunes the decsion about the pledge that one Nation under God we are lucky to be free God bless everyone in Cougarland God Bless Jeff in Marysville Wa and Cindy W in Gig Harbor Wa good night cougar & cougareets God bless you all Dale (Dr Tazmo) Craig ps I had just one thing on my mind I had just drop two passengers at LAX when the gun man had shot the two people at the ElAl in the Bradley Terminal thank God I'm alive to tell the Story God bless again Dale W Craig
Hey Dale, Do you realize you've just set the ALLTIME Cougartown Feedback "run on sentence" RECORD?? Thanks for checking in and GBA dude.

Name: Alan Nelson () on Monday, July 8, 2002 at 23:54:50
City and State: Parker, Az
Class: '73
Message: Since I claim this motley bunch as "family", I thought I'd share a milestone in my life. Today I received my retirement papers from the US Coast Guard. After 13 years Active Service and over 14 years Reserve, on August 1st, I will have closed a 27+ year chapter of my hum-drum existence. Although the retirement and $3.50 will only get me a Double espresso at Starbucks until I turn 60, I have to say that it's been a blast. The best thing was a certificate of appreciation signed by none other than my Commander-In-Chief, George W. Bush. I now return you to your regularly scheduled Feedback.
Alan, let me be the second in line, after GWB, to express my sincere appreciation and say that in the last 27 years I have found that ALL the coast that was there in 1975, is still there today. You, my friend, are to be commended.
No kidding Alan, you should be very proud, Thank you for your service to our country.

Name: Ken Gunnell () on Monday, July 8, 2002 at 22:38:53
City and State: Pasadena, Ca
Message: Fabulous site............I am from the Class of S64 from Dorsey High. The Wich Stand brings back a flood of memories.........
Hi Ken, Thanks for the shout. I agree, the Wich Stand was the BEST. The building is still there along with the tower, but the last time I checked it was, ironically, a health food store.

Name: Miaaka () on Monday, July 8, 2002 at 21:29:56
City and State: Olancha
Maiden: Lester
Class: 1977
Message: Thanks for the info John. It's possible I got the grad year and spelling of his name wrong (never could spell it right). Anyway, thanks for info.

Name: Carol () on Monday, July 8, 2002 at 21:06:14
City and State: San Bernardino
Maiden: Shaner
Class: 1970 rocks
Message: John..I started a job today after 3 months of ...well sitting around reading CT..I promise to send my dues as soon as I can. I love this place.
Hey Carol, Good luck with the new job.

Name: ELNIDA () on Monday, July 8, 2002 at 20:11:40
E-Mail: I-DY-HO
City and State: YOU KNOW
Class: 60/61
Message: Hey there Mr. Kingy guy you asked me on my last post what a "GOTCHA" was so I'll try and explain so as not to offend anyone. A gotcha is usually given by the superior player, to the player of lesser skills to make the match, whether it be golf or pool, to even out the playing field,so to speak, making the match much more equal and certainly more interesting.Gotcha's are given in three's for each match. A gotcha is performed in this manor. As the superior player address'es a shot, usually a putt or a leaning shot in billards, the player with the gotcha's comes up behind and reach's up and gives a firm squeeze to you know where. Thus rendering the superior player a basket case for the rest of the match, knowing that the lesser player has TWO GOTCHA'S to go. Dear John may I have my gotcha's or the 5 and 6? Hope you all had a great 4th of July. Oh and by the way Tom Burroughs I know the names of several that were instrumental in the 58 d-land fiasco. Does the name Dave Jacobsen ( my bro) Jerry Kelly and Dave Roelen ring a bell? From what they said the front of Frontierland almost came down also. So you 59ers have a few more names to blame. See ya'll in September. MAY THE COUGAR BE WITH YOU. JAKE N JUDE.
I had to ask.... See you in September Russ, and please leave the GOTCHAS at home.

Name: doris () on Monday, July 8, 2002 at 18:02:22
E-Mail: yes
City and State: of course
Maiden: Donaldson
Class: 1stclassofcourse!
Message: Hey! I forgot to mention just a couple other things I discovered ... one I already knew, but just couldn't help but stumble onto even more reasons to respect this person. The first was Frank Romano ... whatever happened to him!? He, too, was a funny guy who I don't recall posting on feedback in a coon's age! The second person I wanted to mention was a certain John Baker ... yes, our own. What a guy! What a great site! And how lucky we HHSers are to have him as our MIGHTY WEBMASTER! LOADS OF LOVE AND HUGS AND, YES, TONS OF RESPECT!!! And by the way, Cougs ... have you sent in your 2002/03 dues yet and if not, WHY NOT!? You know dues go from June to June and $10 a year is nothing ... send some extra!!! This guy is an angel (in disguise of course) and if he needed help back then, he can sure as all get out use a little EXTRA help now. SHOW JOHN YOUR APPRECIATION ... SEND MONEY!
:-D HEY JOHN ... THANKS!!! xoxoxox (from the old broad aka princess)

Man that was about as subtle as a train wreck. Thanks Doris for the plug and thanks to all Cougs who've sent in their dues for this year too.
I talked to Frank Romano not too long ago and he says he normally gets on Ctown on the weekends when it's closed. Well Frank, it's been open for the last month. Where are you?

Name: doris () on Monday, July 8, 2002 at 15:28:32
E-Mail: yes
City and State: of course
Maiden: Donaldson
Class: 1stclass
Message: Well Cougars, I was bloody well bored out of my gourd this weekend, very few emails, just a little feedback, so I started reading old feedback. GOLLY! I FOFLMAO (as the Hoodman said)!!! Back in 19 and 99, the Hoodman and the Sloeone were FUNNY!! What happened to them? OH NO! They didn't ... they didn't ... GROW UP, did they?! God forbid, because there were some GREAT LOL's!! Bob Melendrez gave the most beautiful accounting of Cougartown way back when ... brought a lump to my throat and tears to my eyes! And JOHNBOY! A .556 batting average in softball for The Mermaid Tavern. Also, the V Girls were very "active" back then ... something about one of them having a purple behind ???? And listen Cougs!!! There was a "Jock Monday" and a "Joke Friday"!!! No kidding! And there was a guy who called himself "tHe MaD sCaNnEr" and Leeroy Felderruster goes waaaay back as well. And the guys have ALWAYS talked sports and the gals have ALWAYS talked about everything! GREAT STUFF and some very kewl, inexpensive entertainment ... give it a try. What a blast from the past. whoopty damn do!!!
P.S. What ever happened to Leeroy??? Are you still out there Leeroy?

Yeah, whatever happened to LeeRoy Felderruster?

Name: LGW () on Monday, July 8, 2002 at 14:51:18
City and State: Los Altos, CA
Maiden: LG
Class: 76
Message: When in Hawthorne last week to visit my parents and set off illegal fireworks on Menlo Avenue, I researched the writing on the cement around their house (built in 47). The first family who lived there enscribed on December 6, 1950. Of the 7 names, I could read John, Wayne, and Corky Robertson. There were also two Willsons (could only read Betty). And on the other side, from 1967, my brother and I wrote our names in the concrete (these names I could read!). We were the second family to live in the house (from 1960 on) and my folks are still there.
For all you newcomers, LGW means Laura Geele Wang.
I still have the house that my dad bought in 1954 on Freeman Av. and 119th St.(he was the second owner), so there're still some old timers in the area.

Name: Disco Dale Hahlbeck Jr () on Monday, July 8, 2002 at 11:09:32
City and State: NEWPORT BEACH CA
Maiden: Stuck up surfer now
Class: '75
Message: Speaking of surfers a belated B-day wish to Tom Deuel Class of 73 on July 6th Tom turned 98 years young (Took him a long time to graduate!)
TTFN and Rock Steady H1 Love ya TOM!

Name: Kim Clements () on Sunday, July 7, 2002 at 23:20:32
City and State: Kent, Wa
Maiden: Putnam
Class: 1984
Message: My Aunt went to Hawthorne High and Graduated in 1982. Her name was Patricia Putnam and I think she was co-captain of the drill team back then.
Hi Kim, I just happen to have an 82 El Molino, and sure enough there she is. Thanks and enjoy the picture.

Name: Miaaka () on Sunday, July 7, 2002 at 19:23:51
City and State: Olancha, CA
Maiden: Lester
Class: 77
Message: Talking of degrees of Cougartown. I wonder if the John Trijollo (62) I see here in Ctown is the same one that was school superintendant for my daughters school? Anyone know?
Sorry Miaaka, but I've never encountered a John Trijollo here in Ctown. There's a John Trujillo HHS64. That's as close as it gets.

Name: John Baker () on Sunday, July 7, 2002 at 10:38:14
City and State: Lomita, CA
Class: 62
Message: For all the friends, and there were many, of Rick Klock HHS 71, please click here to go to his Memorial Page. I received this information from Randy Chapman this morning. Thanks Randy, I'm sure Rick's many HHS friends appreciate the info.

Name: Ron Reinholdson () on Saturday, July 6, 2002 at 23:58:46
City and State: Claremont, CA
Class: 65
Message: Speaking of the locker room, what I remember most was during freshman year. The Varsity lockers were used by the entire track team, even the C's, which included me, Paul Mackey had the locker next to mine. He was a junior at the time. If I locked my lock, he would slam my locker shut, then snap me with a rolled up towel when I tried to reopen it. If I left the lock unlocked, he would throw it the entire length of the locker room, past the showers, and usually down to the end of the PE lockers. When I came back, all my clothes would be on the floor, or out the door. We actually became friends later. But some day ...
Now THAT'S a locker room story. Thanks Ron

Name: Susan King () on Saturday, July 6, 2002 at 20:25:23
City and State: Thousand Oaks, CA
Maiden: Bierman
Class: 1974
Message: By the way, re: the 6 degrees of CT, the co-worker whose husband is HHS 72 is someone I've worked with for 15 years. Turns out his mom was the store manager for Foster's during the late 60's early 70's and his two older sisters, also Wilsons were classes of late 60' funny to learn this just a couple of months ago!

Name: doris () on Saturday, July 6, 2002 at 19:53:26
City and State: Twin Falls, ID
Maiden: Donaldson
Class: '57
Message: Ah yes, Marilyn, memories of gym and being forced to shower in front of the masses and doing a mental balancing act because I was brought up by a strict Christian mother who hounded into me "modesty"! I can remember one statement of Mom's in particular: "Ladies never let their panties be seen". Yeah, but MOM!!! now they want me to shower in front of EVERYBODY!!!! Aaarrrgh! I was more intimidated by Mrs. Bachman (heil bachman!!!) and her "i-will-kill-you-with-my-eyes" looks than I was the dadgummed demerits! I've come a long way baby!

Name: John Baker () on Saturday, July 6, 2002 at 16:12:14
City and State: Lomita, CA
Class: 62
Message: Just want to say Happy Birthday to my compadre of about a half century, Mike Shay HHS61. He's camping down in Temecula this weekend but Happy Birthday anyway.

Name: Marilyn Ross () on Saturday, July 6, 2002 at 13:34:22
City and State: Garden Grove, CA
Maiden: Wisham
Class: 56
Message: When I was in school we had the merit system in P.E. I often wondered how long that lasted. You got demerits if your gym clothes were not clean every monday, merits if they were. You got demerits if you did not have your name embroidered on your clothes, including socks and written on your shoes. You got demerits if you did NOT take a shower. We had open gang showers. There were 3 private showers WITH curtains. The gang showers were always full and I personally took demerits for at least 2 years because I was too modest. I hated gang showers. You had to appear naked and wet (with a towel) to the teacher to prove you took a shower. Of course we would undress wrap a towel around and splash a little water in our face and report to the teacher for credit. It always worked. The demerits went against your grade so you couldn't ignore them. The boys on the other hand didn't seem to have any rules. Our girls PE teachers ran a tight ship.
The only rule I remember was "No Running In The Locker Room". That floor was very slippery when wet, and I can remember hitting the concrete more than once. I remember snapping wet towels too.

Name: Ken Fingleton () on Saturday, July 6, 2002 at 12:23:13
City and State: Grand Rapids MI
Message: This page brought back memories for one of the Class of '59. I was always going to go to the library and see if I could find something along this line. And here it is. Earthlink mentioned it in their weekly newsletter.
Thanks Ken, and Thank You Earthlink. Glad you like the nostalgia.....

Name: Sharon Branigan () on Saturday, July 6, 2002 at 10:27:32
City and State: SixDegreesofCougartown
Maiden: Bierman
Class: 76
Message: The B's have been discussing the Six Degrees of Bacon recently and are finding Six Degrees of Cougars everywhere! How about this: Sue Bierman King, 74, has been working with a woman named Sherry Wilson for years... she just found out that Sherry is married to Evan Wilson HHS '72. Hows that- ONE DEGREE. Okay, try this one: a few weeks ago I met a young man at the Oaks Mall, turns out he would have been a Cougar class of 96 but his family moved to Thousand Oaks. ONE DEGREE (well, almost.) How many degrees of Cougars can you guys come up with?
I've mentioned this one before, but my daughter was at work one day, looking at Ctown on her computer, when a co-worker walked up and asked her what she was looking at. My daughter told her that it was the Hawthorne High School website, and the co-worker, Sherry Kreins Ellison, said that she had graduated from HHS. Story on Feedback page 345 about 2/3 of the way down the page. AGAIN, one degree.....

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