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Name: Denny () on Friday, August 2, 2002 at 18:06:12
City and State: Del Aire
Class: 55
Message: You are so right Cindy. I remember Solomon's well. When I had my Herald Express afternoon paper route about 1949-50 my papers were delivered in front of the store where I had to fold them for home delivery. I was trying to remember the names of John and his wife and she was so distrusting that she would follow all young kids around the store to make sure they didn't steal anything. She would wear the most outrageous eyeglasses with the pointed edges and cord around her neck. What great fun to fake stealing stuff just to hear her holler. I used to get my kite supplies either there or at the Felton market. Kind of liked the market because they had a pinball machine. Of course the 10 cent kites and penny gum machines are gone but the memories........

Name: Denny () on Friday, August 2, 2002 at 16:11:29
City and State: Del Aire
Class: 55
Message: No one has mentioned it but tomorrow the 3rd is the annual Main Street El Segundo Car Show, presented by El Segundo Police Officers Assn. Open to all pre-1975 street rods, customs, sports cars, race cars and antiques. Main Street at El Segundo Boulevard. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Well worth visiting and free of course.
Sounds like fun.....Janet, wanna go to a car show??

Name: cindycolby () on Friday, August 2, 2002 at 15:46:55
City and State: Laguna Hills, CA
Maiden: Maxson
Class: 63
Message: Solomons was the variety store on Inglewood Ave. near 120th. St. Next to Groves Market. The man who owned the store was John, I remember him well, he was a really neat man.

Name: Linda Reynolds () on Friday, August 2, 2002 at 15:29:44
City and State: Chatsworth, CA
Maiden: Jones
Class: 62
Message: Dan, you're right! We're all still recouping from that wonderful weekend. I came home Sunday and took an hour nap (I never nap!) and then to bed at 9:00. What a weekend it was. I am so glad we had the Friday night party. Everyone looked so good and we all have so many memories. I have many pictures to give to John to put up on Cougartown! It was truly my pleasure working on the Reunion Committee. We had such a good time and I really want to thank the spouses of the group, they were the best. It seems as though they are from our class! Thank you to the 62ers who were not on the Reunion Committee who came to help decorate. It was amazing how we all arrived there and everyone just started working, either decorating the tables, hanging crepe paper, balloons or placing pots of flowers. In no time the Sun & Sail was looking like a real Cougartown! Thank you to George Rea who kept us in tow and led us down the path to have a great Reunion! Love the idea of Class of 62 at 62. Doesn’t matter what we do or where we go, we’ll have fun! To those of you 62ers that didn’t make this Reunion, please plan to come to the Class of 62 at 62. We want to see you! .......Linda
Thanks Lina, Yes we ALWAYS have a fun time with our class. It seems we're all related and it's like a giant family reunion. See you all very soon at the 62/62 reunion.

Name: OLD ALUMNI () on Friday, August 2, 2002 at 14:05:29
City and State: HERMOSA BEACH
Class: 69

Name: Jill McFarlane () on Friday, August 2, 2002 at 13:18:45
E-Mail: ilovevinscully
City and State: Mission Viejo
Class: 1977
Message: A freeway series would be nice, but the Dodgers have to start winning to make that happen. It looks as if a good time was had by all at the 62 reunion, judging by the pictures, you guys know how to party! Everyone, have a great weekend! Go Dodger Blue!
Yeah we do, thanks Jill

Name: Bob Jensen () on Friday, August 2, 2002 at 10:25:53
City and State: Los Angeles
Class: 71
Message: Hello Jeanne Burk! I do believe the Variety Store across the street from Wrigley's was Solomon's. The owners were friends of our parents and of course their names were Mr. and Mrs. Solomon. They probably had first names but we would have never addressed them so informally. The bakery took over their space sometime in the late 50's. I remember going in on my birthday and Mrs. Solomon asked me what I wanted for my birthday. Dad would look at me cross-eyed if I even looked at something more than a dollar. Someone please correct me if I have the name of the store wrong!
Hey Bob, Thanks and welcome back....

Name: Enza Nicocia () on Thursday, August 1, 2002 at 23:55:12
City and State: Go Dodger Blue!
Maiden: everydayisawindingroad....
Class: '72
Message: Well JB, looks like a good time was had by all at the '62 reunion. Nice PIC's. BTW, haven't heard from many folks on having a Cougar Night at Dodger Stadium. Dodgers and Angels are still hanging on, perhaps we will have a Freeway Series? Wouldn't THAT be fun! I promise John, I will NOT bring my famous pasta..maybe that will change some people's minds..HA! Wade, Wade, Wade~ Congrats on your 16 1/2 Yrs. You should be proud. Many more candles on that cake in the years to come! Hey, did you check out Paco's Pic's last week? VERY Nice Uniform. :-)
Ciao, The Sicilian Bambina...

Thanks Enza, and don't worry about the Dodger game. Like you say, maybe we'll have a freeway series instead.....YEAH RIGHT!!

Name: Dan Dye () on Thursday, August 1, 2002 at 23:23:26
E-Mail: DanADye@earthlinmk.n
City and State: Torrance, Cal
Class: 62
Message: Hi John, I am here. It must be vacation time. Cougartown where are you? The class of 62 is trying to recover from our great week-end. You know the let-down after the great high. Come on Linda Lou, Cheryl, and Jim-Bo, lets here some feedback!
Dan Dye

Name: THE GREAT NORTHWEST () on Thursday, August 1, 2002 at 23:15:59
City and State: BANDON-BY-THE-SEA

Name: Jeanne () on Thursday, August 1, 2002 at 10:14:50
City and State: Carlsbad, CA
Maiden: Burk
Class: 69
Message: I been reading about the old Wrigleys Market at Aviation and 119th PL. I remember it well because I lived with my grandparents on 119th Place. There was also a dime store across the street. Does anyone remember the name of that store? I recall buying baby clothes and such for my dolls..God that's a deep thought!!

Name: Linda () on Thursday, August 1, 2002 at 09:30:21
City and State: Kansas City, MO
Maiden: Dawson
Class: 69
Message: I'm real happy for all the class of 62 that got together. Sounds like it was a great time. I do have to say one thing I believe is true. Just because we put on a few pounds and sag in places we only get better with age. For one thing we are much wiser and can say we have been there and done that. So why don't our kids listen to us?? Maybe the same reason we didn't listen to ours. Now they will get back what ever they gave us with their kids. HA!! Thanks JB for all you do to keep us all together on CT. I really don't know what would happen if this ever ended. Don't even want to think about that one. LOVE YOU!!!!!!
The kids who're now peering at us with funny faces will have the exact same peer to look forward to in another generation. GOD, the system does work!!! Thanks Linda.....

Name: Nick Fitzgerald () on Thursday, August 1, 2002 at 00:07:33
City and State: Medford, Oregon
Class: 59
Message: OK Debbie, I sat down and thought long and hard. The owner of Wrigley's market in the 50's was Ray Slater, he also owned Slaters Markets. Now me head hurts..
Thanks Nick, go take a nap.

Name: Sharon () on Wednesday, July 31, 2002 at 20:37:06
City and State: Maui
Maiden: Willis
Class: 72
Message: Wade! Hi, I am 13 now, and Pam is working on some time too. Congrats on your 16! I get the chills just thinking about it. I do remember the Boulder days! Look me up when you come to Maui, Wade! Hey, does everyone remember when Pam Cleeton parked her car in senior square...find it in the 1970 year book, it is full two page! Go Pam! Aloha....

Name: Nick Fitzgerald () on Wednesday, July 31, 2002 at 20:31:25
City and State: Medford, Oregon
Class: 59
Message: To Debbie, The man who owned Wrigley's market was a man called Ray I can't remember the last name. The manager was Johnny Johnson in the 50's. I worked there for 3 years during high school along with Harley Laird 59, Bob Little 57, Ed Little 59. It was a fun place back then and a great job. The stores went belly up in about 59 due to the big super store Ray built in the beach area.

Name: Kathy Martinez () on Wednesday, July 31, 2002 at 19:57:06
City and State: Spokane, WA
Maiden: Tindel
Class: '77
Message: Hey Jill, I think the class of '77 at 77 is a great idea. Hope we're still around. I studied the picture that Dan posted of the Orioles and see Rick Hale in front of Dan, then on the other end in the back row I think is Francis Rodriguez and in front of him, Bob Velez. Not sure, but those are my guesses. Anyone recognize anyone else?

Name: Patty Valencia () on Wednesday, July 31, 2002 at 19:53:08
City and State: Bridgewater, NJ (at least today)
Maiden: v5
Class: 1974
Message: Now I know why he's called "El Rojo" -Thanks for the clarifying photo JB!

Name: Dan Johnson () on Wednesday, July 31, 2002 at 17:20:17
City and State: Sherman Oaks, CA
Maiden: Which One's Pink?
Class: 77
Message: For the first time the two tribute bands with Cougar ties are playing on the same bill. On August 17, 2002 at Queen Mary Park in Long Beach 4 Way Street -- a tribute to CSN&Y featuring Bob "Strongheart" Melendrez -- and Which One's Pink? featuring me on pig snorts -- will play The Beachstock Festival along with tributes to Led Zeppelin, Journey and The Who. More info on Beachstock can be found at and more info on 4 Way Street can be found at (BTW -- Bob has no idea I'm posting this so blame only me)

Name: Wade Greasby () on Wednesday, July 31, 2002 at 15:27:57
City and State: Surf City, Ca
Maiden: Greasdog
Class: 73
Message: Sharon/Pam glad to see and hear you both are alive and well. Happy Birthday Pam. Sharon, when is your Birthday? I have 16 and one-half years. If I ever get back to the islands, not Catalina, I'll call you up. It was so good to see you last year at the all class reunion 70-73. I almost didn't recognize you! Do you remember those Boulder days? What a time they were. A big hug from the Greasdog,

Name: Sharon/Pam () on Wednesday, July 31, 2002 at 12:55:48
City and State: Maui, Hawaii
Maiden: Willis/Cleeton
Class: 72/71
Message: Aloha! Pam and I are thinking of Ando and will be hitting the waves in Lahaina on August 3rd, we will dedicate the day to him. Pam and I are reuniting here on Maui. This is her first look at cougar town. She's out and looking good, turned 50 yesterday! We will be sending in some surf photos soon, 2-6 street lives on! Pam and I can be reached at 808-572-5100. Pam thanks Lisa for the Happy Birthday song! She sings even better on the computer! LOL...
Thinking of everyone in Oregon!!!! Aloha!

Name: Debbie Peppers () on Wednesday, July 31, 2002 at 12:50:28
City and State: Bakersfield, CA.
Maiden: Peppers
Class: 73
Message: Thanks Debbie and Denny! that helps alot;)

Name: Chris Prewitt () on Wednesday, July 31, 2002 at 09:39:31
City and State: Fullerton, CA
Class: 1967
Message: For those of you who wonder when Brian Wilson will play locally, here you are:
Brian Wilson -
Royce Hall/UCLA
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, October 06, 2002 7:00PM
$35.00 - $50.00
Charge by Phone: 213-480-3232 (Ticket Master)
For secure links to purchase tickets see:

Thanks Chris....

Name: Denny () on Wednesday, July 31, 2002 at 09:26:21
City and State: Del Aire
Class: 55
Message: The Del Aire Market on 119th & Aviation was built around 1950. The original name was "Wrigley's" after the owner who also built a second one with the same name on Manchester Blvd. in Westchester. Can't remember his first name. I have a good memory but its short.
Thanks Denny, mines short too......and getting shorter.

Name: Dan Dye () on Wednesday, July 31, 2002 at 01:23:39
City and State: Torrance, Cal.
Class: 1962
Message: Thank you to all the class of 1962 for making this the best class reunion ever. And to all of you class of 1962 that didn't make it, please make the next one in four years. You were missed. Class of 62 at age 62, has a nice ring to it, don't you think? This was the first three day party I have ever gone to. Something about the small group on Friday night, to set the tone for the big Saturday reunion, then the cool down breakfast Sunday to finish things off. I think most of us didn't want it to end. I sure slept good Sunday night. Can you believe the toughness of Coach Chauncey, when he said he would be there, he would be there. A traffic collision totalled his car. He still finds a way to attend the reunion. No wonder he had great football teams. He is a Man of His word. His wife Cathy is a trooper also. I think most wives would have said, "Just take me home" Thanks Cathy for coming.
Always a Cougar, Dan Dye

I agree, the Coach stands alone. Thanks again to all who showed for this one. It was the best.

Name: Debbie () on Wednesday, July 31, 2002 at 00:41:16
City and State: Del Aire
Class: 77
Message: I believe the owner's name in the 60's was Barbara. She was from Germany, and I don't remember her NOT being there!

Name: Debbie Peppers () on Tuesday, July 30, 2002 at 22:57:13
City and State: Bakersfield, CA.
Maiden: Peppers
Class: 73
Message: Hi All..does anybody out there know who owned the Del Aire Market or know of anyone who worked there in the 50's? Big hug to all..
Debbie Peppers

Hi Debbie, This is what I would've suggested you do, and you did it.
How about it Denny Unfried. This one I bet you can answer.

Name: Sherry () on Tuesday, July 30, 2002 at 21:13:29
City and State: Haw. Ca.
Maiden: Peppers
Class: 1964
Message: Looks like your 'Class of 62' party was a lot of fun. Glad Craig Farlow was there for the '64' people. Paul Penn, I remember you when you were in Jr. High. I assume this is the same Paul Penn I'm thinking of. Anyway, hi.
Hi Sherry, Yep, we had a fun weekend and plan on doing it again in about 4 years. Thanks....

Name: doris () on Tuesday, July 30, 2002 at 20:41:08
City and State: WINDY Twin Falls, ID
Maiden: donaldson
Class: '57
Message: El Rojo ... next time you BLOW through beautiful downtown Twin Falls, give a holler a day or two before and we might meet you down there. My roommate LOVES to gamble and I shop, and shop, and listen to the entertainment! Oh yes ... and drink and EAT!
John ... you have definitely outdone yourself with the pictures for the 62 folks - 40-year reunion. JOB WELL DONE!!! And great pictures as well. What is it everybody says about you? YOU DA MAN!

Thanks Doris, but I tend to be a little more critical. Of course most of the ones I put up today are from the Friday night party and there weren't as many there, so it looks like I'm taking them of the same people. I hope to find some people on the "other side of the room" tomorrow.

Name: EL () on Tuesday, July 30, 2002 at 20:13:08
E-Mail: I-DYHO
City and State: YOU KNOW
Maiden: CUTE
Class: 6OHHH
Message: Hey Bake, the Rojo is still here. Glad to hear you folks had a great party. I do hope that you played " Charlena" at least once. Come to think of it that song may have come out in 62. Fitting tribute. Bitchin song, bitchin people. Even Paul Penn the dog. Been wondering what happened to him since the big ten year reunion. Harry Plotkin thanks for the e-mails they are just hilarious and were sure looking forward to seeing you two in a month or so. And Doris D. Jude and I "blew" through Twin Falls on the way to the mega metropolis of Jackpot NV on a flyer two weekends ago. Most of you folks don't get the little joke about "blew through", but as Doris knows the only time the wind doesn't blow in Twin Falls is when it stops to change directions. Jim Sloey I really hope that we might finally be able to say hello when we come down this time. Say hello to the other half of the "sen to sen" combo for me. 38 days and countin. MAY THE COUGAR BE WITH YOU. Jake N Jude.
Hey Jake, Yes, we had a GREAT time at the reunion. Send that pool club down early and I'll fix it so you might have a chance against your wife. See you in September.....

Name: Gomez () on Tuesday, July 30, 2002 at 18:50:31
City and State: Salem, Oregon
Maiden: Honduras
Class: 1972
Message: John... Where is everyone, you ask? All the late 60's and early 70's Cougars are packing for the big road trip to the Gold Coast to help celebrate in our dear friend Ando's life. Sloey... you know me, I'll send you photos with names damn it!!
See all you young Cougs in Bandon!

I've heard from a few and I think some early 60's people are coming up too.

Name: Jill McFarlane () on Tuesday, July 30, 2002 at 18:42:00
City and State: Mission Viejo, CA
Class: 1977
Message: Sounds like the class of 62 had a blast, maybe thats why no one is writing in feedback, because everyone is just plum tuckered out! I guess you are planning a 62/62 party. How bout it class of 77, should we have a 77/77 reunion? We can have it at Leisure World. Looking forward to the pictures of the c/o 62 partying down with their bad selfs.
Some pictures will be up real soon Jill. I've been working on them, off and on, since yesterday. Yep, I'm kinda wondering where all the old people are too. 62ers, are you out there?

Name: JIM SLOEY () on Tuesday, July 30, 2002 at 17:26:18
City and State: GOOD STUFF, CA
Maiden: DYE
Class: 66
Message: Well it sure looks like your Class of '62 folks had a great time. Some great people in that class and Baker too. BUT GEEZ JOHN, who is everybody? The last one you put up struck me as real funny, not the picture, just the concept. The thought hit me that someone from your class is looking at these pictures trying to figure out who is who then you throw up the last one, and this poor old guy has no clue who these ladies are after 40 years. So the pictures are great but who is who? And where is the Coach and Cathy and #109 and his wife?
There'll be pics with names. I'm putting these up to keep the wolves off my back. Patience Jimmy boy, patience.
Where is the rest of Ctown today? Did everyone leave?

Name: lisa () on Tuesday, July 30, 2002 at 07:50:38
City and State: ramona, ca
Maiden: graham
Class: 67
Little off key there lisa, watch it......

Name: Janet Burkett () on Tuesday, July 30, 2002 at 00:01:22
City and State: Mission Viejo, Ca
Maiden: Humphreys
Class: 62
Message: The '62 reunion this weekend was not just was the BEST! Three days of non-stop fun, love and laughs with the very folks we grew up with, and launched out into the world in 1962 with. And, the chance to spend some time with some of the best teachers, coaches, and certainly principal, that we could have had in our lives. Thank you all! I don't think anyone wanted it to end on Sunday afternoon. But...the good news is we are not waiting 10 years to do the next one. In fact, I think we're going to start thinking about the 62/62 reunion at our next meeting...right George, Linda, Cheryl, Paul, John, Karen, Dan...right?...I said right? Remember, 62ers, keep us posted on your travels and whereabouts over the next two or three years so we can find you easily in 2006! You're the BEST!

Name: Nancy McConnell () on Monday, July 29, 2002 at 14:34:45
City and State: Simi Valley, CA
Maiden: Moffett
Class: 62
Message: You left me in the driveway! HUMM! Address on the way. Thanks.

Name: Treva () on Monday, July 29, 2002 at 12:14:20
City and State: Anaheim, CA.
Maiden: Weyer
Class: 62
Message: Many, many Thank Yous to the class of 62 reunion committee, you did a great job putting this all together! This was my first reunion and I loved seeing and catching up with long lost friends after 40 years. The name tags were a life saving touch, like we all haven't changed since 62 (in my opinion). I am so looking forward to 62 at 62, I love that idea!! See you all again in about 4 years. Until then every one take care and God Bless.
Hi Treva, Glad you finally made a reunion and now are HOOKED. Yes, for all you 62ers who weren't there Saturday night. We are going to plan a class reunion for the class of 62, when we all TURN 62 (any excuse for another party). We're thinking maybe a 3 day cruise or a weekend on Catalina, or ?? If you have any ideas, please pass them along. We're lucky to have one of those classes that stay together and we want to keep it that way. I'm going to add a page for our class (and other classes too) that will allow you to change your mailing addresses. Right now you can do it on the membership page. Just type in your new info so we can contact you when we have another class event. Thanks Treva, and we'll see you all in 4 years.

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