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Name: Bobby Fitzgerald () on Wednesday, September 4, 2002 at 03:04:12
City and State: Santa Ana, Ca.
Class: 60
Message: Happy B-DAY JB, Have a great celebration.
Thanks Bob, see you on Cruise Night.

Name: Dale Craig () on Wednesday, September 4, 2002 at 01:31:45
City and State: Hawthorne Ca
Class: 76
Message: Dear John I want wish a belated birthday I was a little busy this last week going to a bowling tourament in Fresno they building a new basketball & hockey arena near the campus of Fresno State where the weather was nice & warm. I'm now working for another shuttle service known as Prime Time Shuttle I don't have to drive any more & it is great I might miss the first part of cruise night because of my work time I get off at 7:00 pm I hope to see a lot of people there. Have a great birthday Big John in God we trust your friend Dale Craig class of 76 happy 202 birthday Los Angeles
Thanks Dale

Name: Scott Nelson () on Tuesday, September 3, 2002 at 22:34:20
City and State: Templeton, Calif
Class: 1958
Message: Hey, Tom Burroughs - The answer to your question regarding the 57' Chevy Pick-up on the corner of El Segundo Blvd & Inglewood Avenue is, and I quote: "They were not scallops. They were Beach Bunny flames. Silver outlined in red, you dumbo's".
This message came directly from Bob Brand.

Name: Don D. () on Tuesday, September 3, 2002 at 12:48:01
City and State: South Bay CA
Maiden: ...
Class: 75
Message: Happy Birthday, strong, healthy, alert, calm, pay your taxes and stay out of empty trash bins....
4 out of 6 ain't bad....
Thanks Don

Name: Neil Andersen () on Tuesday, September 3, 2002 at 11:25:43
City and State: Dallas,OR
Class: '62
Message: Happy Birthday (60) to Al Jardine. At, I found Beach Boy Album covers on Hawaiian Shirts for sale.
Happy Birthday Al......

Name: Jill McFarlane () on Friday, August 30, 2002 at 12:52:54
E-Mail: wishicouldbethere
City and State: Mission Viejo
Class: 1977
Message: Due to a mix-up between my ex-husband and myself, I will not be able to attend Cruise Night, I am bummed. Would love to bring my kids, but I have an autistic child who just loves to bolt. I would not be able to relax. Please take plenty of pictures. I hope alot of Cougars from the 70's will be there, we can't allow the Coug's from the 60's have all the fun! Have a great Labor Day weekend, keep safe everyone.
Sorry Jill, maybe February......

Name: Ron Dokken () on Friday, August 30, 2002 at 12:20:51
City and State: Endwell, NY
Class: 1955
Message: I don't want to wimp out, but since I received no response to my suggestion to meet at El Toritos, I'm off to T.O. for a few days. I'll try again in 2010 or so. (I feel just like Cary Grant waiting in vain for D Kerr at the top of the Empire State Building)("An Affair to Remember"). Have a great Labor Day.
Hey Ron, Don't wait for 10 years. Get a group together and have a reunion anytime. Nothing magical about a reunion every decade. We're having another one in 4 years.

Name: Gomez () on Friday, August 30, 2002 at 11:39:14
City and State: Beaver
Maiden: Smith
Class: 1972
Message: When I was six years old I sent for a live turtle which was delivered by the mailman in a little box with holes punched in it. It cost one dollar plus tax. All I had to do, or my mom ,was to fill out the order form on the back of Mr. Bubbles bubble bath and the rest was easy. Now it's illegal to send turtles through the mail. Oh the good old days.
Love and peace from the Great Northwest.

I got a horny toad once from my Dad's Uncle Charles in Texas. It came parcel post and was inside a match box and had the ends taped shut with holes punched in it. No one even thought about the irreparable psychological damage done to the horny toad back then. He only lived for about 4 years after his traumatic trip from Texas to CA. I remember putting him inside the box car on my electric train set, and giving him rides. I think he liked it as he never once complained.

Name: Chris Prewitt () on Thursday, August 29, 2002 at 20:42:23
City and State: fullerton. CA
Class: 1967
Message: John, Your black jack gum should be aged just about right. It seems like only a couple of days ago that you got it... - Chris
I think it was three years ago, Chris.....

Name: Jerry Rigney () on Thursday, August 29, 2002 at 17:44:57
City and State: palmdale, Ca
Class: '59
Message: HAPPY BIRTHDAY Big John
Hey thanks Jer', See you on Cruise Night. It's time to talk Hot Rods.....

Name: doris () on Thursday, August 29, 2002 at 16:25:02
City and State: twin falls, id
Maiden: donaldson
Class: '57
Message: Just dawned on me I had read somewhere that John said the Sloeone is going to be REALLY slow ... KNEE SURGERY huh? Ouch! Was that from the fall sloe person? I am relieved somewhat because I thought poor ole Kissin' Dan had scared the Sloe Guy away from riding bikes and thought "well how rude!" And what's this we hear from Jerry about stories of Kissin' Dan being a real ladies' man ... Mmmmm! Very interesting. Man! I can hardly wait to get there and get the scoop! Glad Judi is feeling better Russ and that you will, in fact, be at Cruise Night.

Name: Wade Greasby () on Thursday, August 29, 2002 at 14:46:29
E-Mail: wg1672@pacbell
City and State: Surf City, Ca
Maiden: B-Day
Class: 73
Message: JB, Have an outstanding Birthday. Hope all is well in Cougartown! Wade
Thanks Wade....

Name: Keith D. Jones () on Wednesday, August 28, 2002 at 21:15:56
City and State: Honolulu, HI
Class: 76
Message: Hauoli La Hanau John
Thanks Keith, and have one of them Mai Tais on me.

Name: ROJO () on Wednesday, August 28, 2002 at 20:41:33
E-Mail: I-DY-HO
City and State: YOU KNOW
Maiden: NOPE
Class: COOL
Message: Here Come Da Judge, hooweeee...9 days and counting. Happy B-Day you old codger. Did you get new duals and glasspacks for your walker for when you're down on the strand so you could impress the chicks? Great babe magnet Bake. Put a sissy bar on the back and JB2 won't let you go nowhere any more.
Doris you're not the only one who's excited. Were about to explode over here in Kuna. Jude's pretty much healed up from the crash, thank the good Coug in the sky. Still got a bum knee but its gettin better slowly. Going to have to get us a good attorney. Hey, maybe that great firm of Sloey, Cheatem and Howe. I've heard they're devestating in the court room:)). Enough. See you all soon. MAY THE COUGAR BE WITH YOU. Jake N Jude.

No new glasspacks, but JB2 did get me a CD player for my walker. Now I can play Charlena with headphones and no one will tell me to turn it down. See you two in a couple of weeks.

Name: JERRY PAT SIMPSON () on Wednesday, August 28, 2002 at 20:04:06
City and State: Saugus Ca.
Class: 1962
Message: HAPPY BIRTHDAY John hope you have a lot more. Also John I want to thank you for the warm welcome at the class reunion after 40 years it's real hard to know what to say to everyone but after that welcome I felt at home again thanks.
Also Linda Reynolds thanks for that nice smile at the door it helped too. Now I'm back. I will see you at cruise night. But there's one thing, Dan Dye a lady man? Now I have some stories to tell about that. But for now thanks again John and all the great cougars out there, you are all great people.
Jerry Pat

Hey Jerry, Thanks for the BD wishes and great seeing you at the reunion. Some people haven't changed and others I would not believe were the same people if they showed their birth certificate at the door. I recognized you right off and glad you felt at home again after 40 years. See you on the 14th, Jerry. Fosters hasn't changed much either.

Name: Susan King () on Wednesday, August 28, 2002 at 19:18:33
City and State: Thousand Oaks, CA
Maiden: Bierman
Class: 1974
Message: Happy Birthday to the King of Cougartown!! I was thinking just recently about how, when we are young, we just want to experience life - it's all about us. Then we reach the GOOD part, where we realize that it's about so very much more and we just HOPE that in some small way, we have left our mark and made an impact on the world. You, my friend, have achieved that and so much more. There isn't a present special enough to show you how much you are loved by so many. Have a wonderful year! Love, Sue, Darryl and Stuey
Awwww Sue, Thank you for the nice thoughts. You are very kind and I LOVE YOU GUYS TOO MAAAAANN!!!!

Name: Cindy Whittaker () on Wednesday, August 28, 2002 at 18:32:32
City and State: Gig Harbor WA
Maiden: Whittaker
Class: 1976
Message: I don't normally get involved in forwarding emails to distribution lists no matter what the subject. But this case hits close to home and I'd like to help my friend in any way possible. He lost his daughter in 1998 to a parental kidnapping and has gotten to a point where he can't afford to keep his detective on the case full time. I've been sending the missing child poster, news article (from 4/00) and pictures of the mother to everyone I know to send to everyone they know. We're doing other mailings also. I was hoping the Cougartown community might want to help by forwarding the information I have to your distribution lists. I even emailed (where you can check on email hoaxes, etc) to let them know I was doing this so they'd have heads up if/when anyone checked the validity of the story. My friend's daughter was 3 when he lost her and will be 7 on Oct 10. If you'd like to help by forwarding the information I have, please email me at Thanks for listening!
Thanks Cindy, I know lots will want to help.

Name: Cindy Whittaker () on Wednesday, August 28, 2002 at 18:26:15
City and State: Gig Harbor WA
Maiden: Whittaker
Class: 1976
Message: HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOHN! Hope it's the best ever and you don't have to tap dance for too long before you get your present. Maybe Janet can get a picture and post it here for all to enjoy???? Aw gee, c'mon....
Thanks Cindy, the only picture of me dancin' will be if Jesse James comes back to life and starts slingin' lead in the direction of my boots.

Name: chris prewitt () on Wednesday, August 28, 2002 at 18:22:53
City and State: Fullerton CA
Class: 1967
Message: My son is a student a Fullerton College and as part of one of his classes he will be a DJ tonight from 6-9 PM PDT on KBPK a local station to the Buena Park area. This station can also be heard via the web by one of the following methods. There are multiple ways to get to the internet broadcast.
#1) Visit and click on Listen At Work. This site has been down for a while and they're working at getting it back up.
#2) On Windows Media Player, select Online Radio, then the Adult Contemporary (AC) genre -- which is like a KOST or KBIG -- then KBPK from Fullerton College. This should stream the audio directly to the WMP.
#3) Visit and type in KBPK in the "Call Letters" box at the top towards the right side of the screen. This will bring up another page to listen, view the web page, and lists contact information.
My broadcast is every Wednesday from 6-9pm and every computer that is logged in at that time gets 1 more internet rating point for me (regardless of if people are actually listening or not). The old fashioned way is tuning in to 90.1 FM within about a 5-mile radius from the school. This doesn't give Arbitron ratings, unless the person listening is actually filling out a radio diary, which is rare. If you can listen via the WEB as he gets a larger Internet rating. Thanks, Chris

Will do Chris, thanks.....

Name: Walter Holt () on Wednesday, August 28, 2002 at 17:19:01
City and State: Orange
Class: 66
Message: Happy Birthday John!!!!!! looking forward to Cruise Night On the 14th...This time I will definitely be bringing the Completed CD collection. One more note on the Norton Program... Make sure you keep the out going e-mail scan turned on to keep all of your outgoing mail from sending any Viruses. I must get the Klez sent to me about 6 or 7 times a week and have remained virus free. Of course I upgrade at least once a week.
Thanks Walter, My Norton automatically updates itself. I just counted and today I've received the Klez 8 times. See you on the 14th.....

Name: Linda Reynolds () on Wednesday, August 28, 2002 at 17:05:43
City and State: Chatsworth, CA
Maiden: Jones
Class: 62
Message: John, I hope when I get to be YOUR AGE that everyone sends me an email birthday greeting.....Happy Birthday you old goat! Love, Linda
I think you were my age about 1996, weren't you? Yes, thanks for the free Ben and Jerrys ice cream cone. I think I got about 6 of those today. How many can I use.

Name: Jill McFarlane () on Wednesday, August 28, 2002 at 16:21:20
City and State: Mission Viejo, CA
Class: 1977
Message: JB2, are you taking your birthday boy to Chuck E. Cheese too? That's where I am taking my birthday boy tonight! You two have fun, and Janet, don't keep him out too late tonight, he needs his beauty sleep.
There's not enough time left for MY beauty sleep.

Name: Neil Andersen () on Wednesday, August 28, 2002 at 16:07:51
City and State: Dallas,OR
Class: '62
Message: Yes Happy Birthday John, in a few more years they'll be cutting off limbs and counting the rings to see how old you are.
Thanks Neil, They've carbon dated me already.....somewhere between silt and dust.

Name: doris () on Wednesday, August 28, 2002 at 14:51:37
E-Mail: veryfunnyjohn
City and State: tf id
Maiden: donaldson
Class: creativelicenseithinkit'scalled
Message: JOHN, you little stinker! Just had to get your punches in, didn't you! I expected it ... had hoped for it! Didn't expect it in the heading, though, so you did another "GOTCHA" on me! You're just too fast for us "older" folks! hahahehehlol!etc.
Yeah, I guess I'm just too spry for ya'....

Name: Janet Burkett () on Wednesday, August 28, 2002 at 13:28:16
City and State: MV
Maiden: Humphreys
Class: 62
Message: HAPPY BIRTHDAY JB1! See ya later with your present which IS wrapped and which you get, once you show me that little tap dance you used to do!

Please don't let anything happen to my present. I'll be practicing......Gimme the ol' soft shoe,the ol' sof.....

Name: Enza Nicocia () on Wednesday, August 28, 2002 at 13:21:23
E-Mail: putanothercandle...
City and State: onmyb-daycake...
Maiden: stilltheromanticone...
Class: 72
Message: Dont' be alarmed, it's not a fire~just the candles on JB's Birthday cake. HA! :0) Hope you have the best celebration EVER!!
Thanks Enza....

Name: Dan Dye () on Wednesday, August 28, 2002 at 12:51:46
City and State: Torrance Cal
Maiden: Dan Dye
Class: 1962 The Best
Message: John Boy, Happy Birthday, Now that you are as old as I am, we can ride farther, See you Friday
Dan Dye

UHHhhhh yeah.....weeellll, I wish I was in half the shape you're in. Thanks Dan

Name: Penny Prouty () on Wednesday, August 28, 2002 at 12:39:59
City and State: Torrance, CA
Maiden: Prouty
Class: '62
Message: Happy Birthday, John!!! I hope you're celebrating, big time! (but you may want to stay off the bike, and bike path, today?......) Hope this coming year is one of your best!

Thanks Penny, Yes Janet said she's taking me to dinner tonight so that'll be fun, but it's too late to skip the ride this morning. Actually Sloey has given up on riding until after his knee surgery and Dan Dye is back from back surgery, so we're riding on PV Drive West in the mornings.

Name: Tom Burroughs () on Wednesday, August 28, 2002 at 12:15:36
City and State: Prescott AZ
Class: 1958
Message: You know it's really too bad Doris can't get a little more excited & show some enthusiasm about coming down for Cruise Night. Must be something in that Idaho air!! Hey we could all take a lesson on enthusiasm from the Princess from 1957. Let's make this the best Cruise Night yet!! TB from AZ
Yet another late 50's person with a cool car showing up for Cruise Night. This one will be a great NOT miss it!!!

Name: Ingrid () on Wednesday, August 28, 2002 at 12:05:34
City and State: Long Beach, CA
Maiden: Larson
Class: '74
Message: I wanted to take advantage of a brief lull here at work to log in and say hello to Cougartown. I'm looking forward to Cruise Night - I wonder if I'll be the only person from '71-'76 to show up. So, for all of you folks still undecided, go out on a limb! Dare to be seen! You may bump into someone from your dark, distant past. I figure, even if I don't see anyone I used to know, I'm bound to make friends with some other fellow Cougars. See you there!
Plus you'll get your El Molinos back. Yes, come on out. You WILL see someone you know, I almost guarantee it.

Name: Anita Young () on Wednesday, August 28, 2002 at 11:18:28
City and State: Hillsboro, OR
Maiden: Aceves
Class: 1978
Message: Sharon ( Willis) Quesnal....forgot to mention to you on an earlier feedback ( due to seeing an old friend had passed away on the feedback page and e-mail that day) that when I saw the recent picture of you and a friend you just recently got re-acquainted with, DAMN woman, you look GREAT! Do you age? You look, to me, EXACTLY the way you did when you used to be a friend of my sister, Mary. Must be the good living in Hawaii, huh? Paradise with an ocean view, I guess. Just had to tell you that. It was so cool to see your pic.

Name: Jill McFarlane () on Wednesday, August 28, 2002 at 10:47:59
City and State: Mission Viejo, CA
Class: 1977
Message: A very happy birthday greeting to JB, I hope you have a good one. To my son Trevor, happy birthday to you my little stinker-boy! My big boy of 6. I love you, you are my sweet light of happiness.
Thanks Jill....

Name: doris () on Wednesday, August 28, 2002 at 09:10:41
Are you older than John?: yes
Are you ALOT older than John?: yes
Maiden: donaldson
Do you think John looks like a senior?: of course
Message: HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOHN! Is she kidding? You'll never see 50 again! hehehehe Welcome to the REEEEAAL over-the-hill crowd! hehehehe
Yes, now that I'm approaching middle age, I can appreciate you old people much more. Thanks for the BD greetings....

Name: Cheryl Nicocia () on Wednesday, August 28, 2002 at 09:06:25
City and State: Keno, Oregon
Maiden: Christensen
Class: 62
Message: HAPPY BIRTHDAY good buddy! Love You lots.
Thank you Cheryl.....

Name: Larry/Loretta Cuiper () on Wednesday, August 28, 2002 at 00:42:23
City and State: Hawthorne, Ca
Maiden: Morelli
Class: 60/62
Message: Dear John, May you have a great Birthday and you know we will both say to you, May there be 50+ more years of HAPPY BIRTHDAY'S We Love You... Always a coug......
Thanks Larry/Loretta, Hope to see you two on the 14th at Fosters.

Name: doris () on Tuesday, August 27, 2002 at 23:20:37
E-Mail: ofcourseihaveemailotherwiseiwouldn'tbeherewouldi
City and State: idyho
Maiden: donaldson
Class: veryearlyon
Message: COUGARTOWN GANG! I looked at my well-planned calendar tonight and much to my surprise it is ONLY TWO WEEKS until I leave to come to L.A.!!! You ask why would I want to leave beautiful Idaho to go to smog-ridden, over-crowded, busy L.A.??? For CRUISE NIGHT of course! On Saturday, September 14 ... and what time does that start JOHN? HEY COUGS! Be there or be square!!!! Bring 50's music. And accordions. And LET'S HAVE A PARTY!!!
Starts at 6pm and it's gonna be a good one. See you all there on the 14th.

Name: carol shaner () on Tuesday, August 27, 2002 at 23:07:59
City and State: san bernardino
Maiden: Shaner
Class: 197tt
Message: The kids go back to school next week. I remember how I dreaded the first day back to school, but looked forward to it because I wanted to see my friends. (I never told my Mom how bored I was around the middle of August)

Name: Howard "Paco" Duran () on Tuesday, August 27, 2002 at 11:58:34
City and State: Lake Forest
Class: 61
Message: I would like to thank Cougartown for giving and getting rid of "KLEZ". The "Klez" arrived in a zip file from, what I thought were pictures from the 62ers reunion, our own JB2. JB2 never sent them. I was between virus programs. My old McAfee wasn't letting me update, so I bought Norton and it found it. I want to thank Cougartown's Katheen "0's and 1's" Griffin! What'a sweety. She helped me with the removal and installation. I have a suggestion, first update your virus program, then when you send an e-mail put your name in the subject line. Keep those pics coming!
Good idea Howard, First and foremost, get a good anti-virus software loaded up and running on your computer. It does no good to just have an anti-virus program on your computer. It has to be up to date and checking each and every email you receive.
This will virtually eliminate your virus problems.
The KLEZ virus is particularly troublesome because it does nothing to degrade your computer. All it does is send the virus via your email software with randomly selected email addresses from your address book. It looks like it's coming from one source, but in actuality it's coming from another. If you have the virus, please contact Kathleen Griffin at
She will rid your computer of the virus. Paul Crotty, are you listening?

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