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Name: Betty Rodriguez () on Friday, February 28, 2003 at 18:54:41
City and State: Lake Elsinore, CA
Maiden: Kean
Class: 69
Message: Pat Underwood - Now everyone knows I'm the Cinnamon Cinder's biggest fan! I was a regular there from '67 to '70. Made some wonderful friends there. I'd drag anyone who could walk, with me!
Looking forward to getting back in touch with Tim - My old Pendleton-wearing friend! My dad just loved him!

Name: Pat () on Friday, February 28, 2003 at 18:50:56
City and State: Hawthorne, Calif
Class: 1963
Message: Hi it's me Pat Underwood again just to let you know I'm not trying to invade your site. I did go to Lawndale High School and graduated in 1963. I do have ties to Hawthorne though as my best friend was John Mascarena (HHS class of 1962) another friend was Lance Scott (HHS class of 1964). I even married a girl from Hawthorne High, Cheryl Ann Cordy (HHS class of 1966). What got me looking at Cougartown was three years ago when my daughter entered her freshman year at Hawthorne High. There is even a woman working in the office at Hawthorne that I went to school with at Lawndale and her name slips my mind. Somebody slap me quick and bring me back to reality. LOL. I have met so many nice people here and even classmates of my brothers from Ramona. She calls herself "The Queen of Cougartown" Hi Liz Estrada. Thank you John for allowing me to rekindle old memories. Pat Underwood LHS 1963
Hey Pat, don't worry about invading this site. Many people from lots of schools in the So Bay use Cougartown and they are all welcomed to leave Feedback here. We all went to the same elementary schools together and we all cruised the same streets and hung out at the same places. Anyone out there who thinks they aren't welcome here because they went to another school is mistaken. Everyone's an honorary Cougar here.

Name: Karen () on Friday, February 28, 2003 at 18:22:34
City and State: Brisbane, Ca
Maiden: Avena
Class: 1964
Message: Hi fellow Cougars. I also received something about another Hawthorne High website and though it might be another way of tracking more classmates it would have to go some to beat this. I found out about Cougartown when I participated in our local festival. The artist in the booth next to mine starting talking with me and somehow we got on the topic of highschool, well, low and behold I was talking to Jean Sullivan (class of 1962). Small world. What are the odds that two Cougars would end up in the little town of Brisbane? Thank you so much for such a wonderful website. I'm helplessly hooked.
Aw gee, Karen, thanks for the nice thoughts. Actually I've been getting lots of complimentary email since this Ron Davis guy has sent out his email on the new Hawthorne High website. I'm sure he mined our email list for the addresses. Anyway, we're not going anywhere.
On the Jean Sullivan note, it's STILL a small Cougar world out there. Thanks for the story, Karen....

Name: Billye Renn () on Friday, February 28, 2003 at 16:54:36
City and State: Volcano, CA
Maiden: Renn
Class: 1960
Message: Alright you guys, I'm here in my mountain cabin, ask John how I ended up here?! He abandoned me!!! I certainly remember Pat Simpson, and Stephanie to mention only a few, but I'm hearing some stories I've never heard before like walking in drain ditches, etc. This website and the feedback portion are lots of fun... Y'all take care and if you're ever on your way to Tahoe or Kirkwood drop by and see us. Billye Renn (PS I dropped the "Ann" in kindergarten).
Hi Billye, Thanks for adding to the mix here. Now if we could just get John to add a few lines. If you're out there, John, step on up to the plate.

Name: Glenn Crist () on Friday, February 28, 2003 at 16:27:14
City and State: Sonoma, CA
Class: '64
Message: I just received an e-mail from someone offering a new HHS website, It's just my opinion, but why would we need it, since we already have the best high school website in existence, Cougartown. It purports to be free and run on contributions; of this I am wary. Having paid for ClassMates and having seen what a poor second class offering it is in comparison to Cougartown, the fact is that even when you pay you get banner ads, etc. My sincere belief is there's a catch somewhere. John spends a great deal of his time and energy on Cougartown, because it is a labor of love. We won't get that anywhere else. I say let's not dilute this special thing we have here. Scarlet and gold... be true to your school.
Thanks Glenn, you are a true blue Ctowner.
I think is someones idea to make a BETTER and if it gets going, maybe we can find even MORE Cougs through them. I'm sure it's not intended to run Cougartown off the web

Name: Elizabeth Estrada () on Friday, February 28, 2003 at 15:44:37
City and State: Redondo Beach, CA
Class: 69
Message: Hey's Mom B's Birthday today....Happy birthday are my role model and I love you. Have many more. DZ
Happy Birthday Beverly.....

Name: lester moss () on Friday, February 28, 2003 at 14:30:35
City and State: long beach,ca
Class: 1960
Message: Hi John, Thought it was time to get on my cougar and ride to my computer & drop you a line. just to let you & all the other '60 grads that i'm still around and really appreciate you and your coug web site on behalf of all the cougars. It's great! My brother, Lyman moss, grad in '59 told me to get with it because you never know how many years we have left. I agreed with him and so here's a little something for starters. I had lunch with Richard and Mary sloan about a year ago and it was great to see them both looking really great! In fact, we sat there for a couple of hours and even through i hadn't been in their company for 40 yrs they both started looking younger as the minutes ticked on. I believe the longer we would have stayed, they both would of been 18 yrs old by time we left. It was great seeing them both again. I have to end this marathon of a letter but it won't be my last. Lester Moss Class of '60
Hi Les, Bob Fraser, from your class, asked me the other day where you lived. Now I can tell him.
Yes, Rich and Mary are just about as spry as the day they graduated. It seems they are the champs when it comes to reunions and keeping the HHSers from the early days together. Thanks for the letter and please add to this page anytime.

Name: Buttman () on Friday, February 28, 2003 at 09:27:29
City and State: City by the Bay
Maiden: Morris
Class: Morris
Message: Hell... If Morris can say Happy Birthday to Kelley then so can I. Happy Birthday Kelley! Hey to Petey. Love and Peace. Buttman

Name: lisa () on Friday, February 28, 2003 at 00:00:35
City and State: ramona
Maiden: graham
Class: 67

Name: Morris () on Thursday, February 27, 2003 at 23:39:30
E-Mail: none
City and State: Lipson
Class: 66
Message: Happy Birthday Kelly! May you be blessed with many more.

Name: Nancy McConnell () on Thursday, February 27, 2003 at 22:49:07
City and State: Simi Valley, CA
Maiden: Moffett
Class: 62 - the best
Message: Thanks Jim for Dan's email address. I will try to keep you out of trouble. I have known Dan since we were "quite" young and missed seeing him at the really great 40th reunion we had. Thanks again guys/gals.

Name: Cindy Colby () on Thursday, February 27, 2003 at 21:03:36
City and State: Laguna Hills, CA
Maiden: Maxson
Class: 63
Message: Hey, I feel special, I just had my first Cougar sighting ever. I saw Rich Sloan at Costco in Aliso Viejo this afternoon. Didn't have time to talk to him but I let him know that I am a Cougar.
ALL RIGHT!! Janet and I saw Rich in Costco once. He all ready knew we were Cougs. GREAT!! Thanks Cindy and glad you finally met Rich......

Name: Don (crow) Burns () on Thursday, February 27, 2003 at 20:08:40
City and State: Downey, Ca.
Class: 57
Message: Hey Cougs, anybody remember the old Lawndale rec center on the west side of Haw. in the middle of 147th st, used to watch movies, play carroms, & do crafts in the summer. Sometimes in the fall they might even have a gang fight, (I was never there @ those times). Don
MAAAANN, that's one place I don't remember.

Name: EL ROJO () on Thursday, February 27, 2003 at 19:57:46
E-Mail: I-DY-HO
City and State: YOU KNOW
Maiden: RED
Class: 6OH
Message: Hey Barney Mc, how could I not remember you, with you being in my brothers grad class. Yes sir I was taught many a lesson by the class of 58'ers. Some good. Some really not so good. But darn, it was a lot of fun. Hey Sherry Peppers hope you're healing up ok. Don't like to hear about any of our Coug's laid up. One more thing Barney, my brother has gotten a computer finally and if you would like his e-mail address shoot me a note at MAY THE COUGAR BE WITH YOU. Jake N Jude.
Hey EL, Tell your Bro to add his self to the Alumni List. Hope all is well in I-DY-HO. We're gonna miss you two on Cruise Night. If you can make it, you can stay with me for as long as you want. Come on out here, dammit!!!!

Name: Elizabeth Estrada () on Thursday, February 27, 2003 at 19:30:54
City and State: Redondo Beach, CA
Class: 69
Message: Happy birthday Kelley! Kiss Kiss....Mayflower Ballroom is still there. I was there just a few months ago. So, Pat your brother Tim? Or Timmy as I used to call him. He was such a cutie. Tell him Liz Estrada said hi.
The last time I was at the Mayflower ballroom was 1976 at a Los Amigos dance. It was the last time I saw Frank Weitzel, my first boss, and his wife.

Name: Ray () on Thursday, February 27, 2003 at 16:12:11
City and State: Mena, Arkansas
Class: 58
Message: Hi Barney, I sure do remember you, and like you, I wish more 58'ers would get on board. Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think I would be visiting with old class mates at my age. John Baker has done a great service for a lot of old friends. Who would have thought John would be this creative, all he and my brother wanted to do was hang out on skid row and drink 15 cent beers. Oh wait a minute, that was me and Tom Burrough's!! Barney, keep in touch. Ray
Hey Ray, uh, those were 20 cent beers. Thanks for the nice thoughts.

Name: Robin () on Thursday, February 27, 2003 at 15:12:37
City and State: Redondo Beach
Maiden: Surfbabes cuz
Class: 60
Message: Happy Birthday Kelly!!, my favorite cousin as well...Just think of the positives of being your age...There's nothing left to learn the hard way and things you buy now won't wear out. Have a good one girl..:o)
Yep, I can remember back when I was 54.....ohhhh, to be young again.

Name: Pat () on Thursday, February 27, 2003 at 14:11:09
City and State: Hawthorne, Calif
Class: 1963
Message: Ya see, this is why I personally like John's Hawthorne High School site. I ask for pictures of a certain place and a dozen photos come my way. I ask if anyone remembers the Rendezvous Ballroom and low and behold Howard "Paco" Duran comes up with a photo. Thank you PACO, John and Jesse. Very nice memories..
Pat Underwood LHS Class of 1963

We have to back off on the photos as we're seriously running out of space. Time to reorganize.....

Name: Chris Hood () on Thursday, February 27, 2003 at 13:58:05
E-Mail: hooody@hoody.hoody
City and State: Coos Bay, Oregon
Class: 71
Message: HAPPY BIRTHDAY BIG KELL! ! ! You know I always remember my favorite cousins birthday. Heck, it's on the same day as hockey great Frantisek Kaberle Brno, power forward for Team Czechoslovakia. How could anyone one forget?

Name: Barney McArdle () on Thursday, February 27, 2003 at 13:53:06
City and State: Seattle, Washington
Class: 1958
Message: Hey Ray Shelley, it's about time I see someone from my class of '58. I have been a part of the Cougartown thing but I just started reading the "Feedback" page. It's good to see you Ray. I wonder if you remember me. I see Russ Jacobsen also from the past and want to say hello. If anyone else remembers me from the class of 1958, please let me hear from you.

Name: Howard "Paco" Duran () on Thursday, February 27, 2003 at 12:39:20
City and State: LF
Class: '61
Message: Pat,The Rendezvous Ballroom in Balboa was my favorite haunt back in the day..Grandpa had a "Cottage" in Newport and from about 1958/59 we went to see the surf bands on the weekend and crash at the cottage. I later moved to Newport in 1965..Nice memories..

Name: Pat () on Thursday, February 27, 2003 at 12:26:19
City and State: Hawthorne, Calif
Class: 1963
Message: The Mayflower Ballroom!!! What a trip.. I do remember, I do I do. Who said you can't teach and old dog. LOL. Happy birthday Kelly (Surfbabe). When was the last time you surffed?

Name: Larry Biller () on Thursday, February 27, 2003 at 11:07:10
City and State: Portland,OR
Class: 1967
Message: A Big Pacific Nothwest Happy Birthday to Kelly Currie.

Name: SURFBABE () on Thursday, February 27, 2003 at 10:05:46
City and State: Englewood,Or
Class: 67
I'll say it. HAPPY BIRTHDAY KEL!!!
We need a Birthday page....I'll work on it.

Name: Pat () on Thursday, February 27, 2003 at 09:53:52
City and State: Hawthorne
Class: 1963
Message: No wonder I didn't know where it was, I never ventured that far west on Imperial. When I went to the beach I always used Rosecrans because I lived on 141st. Street. Do you remember the Grand Theater in Torrance, The Rendezvous Ballroom in Balboa, the Inglewood Recreation Center or the Cinnamon Cinder on the Long Beach Circle? Please tell me someone has pictures. LOL.
Pat Underwood Lawndale High School Class of 1963

I remember the Inglewood Rec and how about the Mayflower Ballroom in Inglewood? Maybe it's still there.

Name: Pat () on Thursday, February 27, 2003 at 00:54:26
City and State: Hawthorne, Calif
Class: 1963
Message: Okay I've been in Hawthorne since 1955 and I hear all this stuff about Patmars. Where the heck was it????
Patmars was on the SW corner of Imperial and Sepulveda in El Segundo.

Name: JAMES CICALESE () on Wednesday, February 26, 2003 at 23:27:06
E-Mail: jimc074
City and State: lakewood,ca
Class: 74
Well it's about time we got a feedback. Here it is 11:27pm and we get our first feedback of the day. Thanks James for being out there and feel free to join in anytime.

Name: Don (crow) Burns () on Tuesday, February 25, 2003 at 22:53:38
City and State: Downey, Ca.
Class: 57
Message: Hey Cougs, for all of you cruisers, on Sat 3-1-03,1pm-5pm, they are having another cruise-in @ the Wall Mart parking lot west of the Long Beach Town Center @ Lincoln/Carson & 605 Frwy, . On Feb 1st they had 256 cars, & $1800+ in 50-50, see ya there Don
Thanks Don

Name: John Baker () on Tuesday, February 25, 2003 at 22:13:14
City and State: Lomita, Ca.
Class: 62
Message: Speaking of musical Cougars, do any of you early 60's Cougs remember Dave Amour (HHS60)? He was Martha Amour's (HHS62) brother. I was talking to Dennis Campbell last night and he said Dave was living in Redding CA and building acoustic guitars. Dave used to hang out with Ronnie Arias (George Harrison's brother in law) and Chris Montez, so I guess that could be where he got his guitar roots. Anyway, he has a guitar website that I'm sure lots of you guitar players would be interested in. Yet ANOTHER musical Cougar makes good.

Name: Bob Fraser () on Tuesday, February 25, 2003 at 20:43:48
City and State: Hawthorne, Ca.
Class: 60
Message: Hey John, Regarding the York school pictures; I think the guy in the middle is Bill Malcolm.. Check out the yearbook. Later, Bob
Would that make him Malcolm in the Middle? Thanks Bob, I think you're right.

Name: Betty Rodriguez () on Tuesday, February 25, 2003 at 19:53:29
City and State: Lake Elsinore, CA
Maiden: Kean
Class: 69
Message: To Pat Underwood - do you have a brother named Tim? There's a bunch of girls from the Class of 69 lookin for him!
Jean Caldwell - I'm sending an email tonight. Beach Boys at Pechanga out here in Riverside County soon - anyone care to join in? Betty

Name: Bob Melendrez () on Tuesday, February 25, 2003 at 17:00:31
City and State: Lawndale, CA
Class: 1971
Message: To Dan and Betts: Thanks for the kind words. Susie, "Crystal Ship" was a great band. I remember you well. Hey Betts, are you coming over for the Moose Mountain Jam this summer? Hope to see you there!

Name: JERRY PAT () on Tuesday, February 25, 2003 at 14:49:53
E-Mail: JERYPAT6244
City and State: SANTA CLARITA
Class: 62
Message: Stephanie!! The Plymounth!!!!! What John Renn is referring to (Drain-Canals) Is Laguna Dominguez Channel. It was below Kornblum. It ran alongside Imperial Park. Down alongside 120th, under Crenshaw, then went South past Alondra Park. Where we get out and would go swimming in the Alondra pool. When it would rain, the channel would fill up to the top. There's not that many places to get out of it. As most of it was cement,until you got past Crenshaw. Back then it was dirt and rock all the way to San Pedros, East Basin. Back at the other end, it went under ground at 116th just below Doty. For that part of it you well need to see the movie "THEM". Okay Billye Ann whats this Mountain Sanctuary? We know you are out there fess-up. Why is it that none of the girls remember Linda, but all the guys do?

Name: Cindy Colby () on Tuesday, February 25, 2003 at 14:47:20
City and State: Laguna Hills, CA
Maiden: Maxson
Class: 63
Message: Jean Caldwell MacEarnie, I certainly do remember you and your sister, Roberta. You can contact me at the e-mail address above. I e-mailed Laura with your e-mail address. I am hopeful that she will contact you. Cindy

Name: Larry Biller () on Tuesday, February 25, 2003 at 13:18:54
City and State: Portland,OR
Maiden: Nottachance
Class: 1967
Message: Ah yes those garage band venues.Our band was called "The Civilized Movement". We did a version of "Light My Fire" WITHOUT KEYBOARDS!! I remember playing at a battle of the bands and a band called "The Daily Male"(mail?) was on before us and played Light My Fire WITH A KEYBOARD. Sounded just like the Doors. Of course our version would work these days by just calling it ALTERNATIVE.

Name: doris () on Tuesday, February 25, 2003 at 09:07:02
City and State: verycold Twin Falls, Idaho
Maiden: donaldson
Class: '57
Message:So good to see new names here on CT, but BOY! I'll bet I'm not the ONLY one who misses reading the choice banter from some of the old folks ... oh pardon? I'm OLDER than most of the "old folks"! Sure wish I could be there for Cruise Night but looks like it "ain't in the cards". Maybe next time.

Name: Betsy () on Monday, February 24, 2003 at 21:20:58
City and State: Phoenix, AZ
Maiden: Watts
Class: 76
Message: Dan - I've been a witness to Bob Melendrez and his exceptional talents for many years, in many bands. My brother, Don, class of 71, Mike Taylor, Phil Serpico, Eric Evans, and Danny Melendrez spent many nites in clubs, garages, etc. Why they have not been discovered, is beyond me. They still get together yearly in August to jam. I hear Danny has opened a recording studio/guitar shop in San Pedro. Rock on boys!!

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