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Name: Jerry Rigney () on Monday, March 3, 2003 at 18:03:10
City and State: Palmdale,Ca
Class: '59
Message: Seem's to me that with the comment's expressed since the Ron Davis mail this would be a good time for those behind on their due's to catch up and all non-member's to join and help preserve this 'SUPERB' World Wide Web site.
Spoken like a true member in good standing. Hey Jerry, how're you doin'? Hope to see you on Cruise Night. Just 2 weekends away, yahno.

Name: Paco () on Monday, March 3, 2003 at 12:13:20
City and State: Lake Forest
Class: '61
Message: Be careful not to slice your fingers..I looks the famous Dick Lane potato slicer.
It's a potato slicer all right and it WILL remove a digit, if you give it half a chance.

Name: Jill McFarlane () on Monday, March 3, 2003 at 11:53:56
City and State: Mission Viejo, CA
Class: 1977
Message: I too got the email from Ron Davis. I know John does not want any more feedback regarding this issue, however, it has reminded us all how good we have it with this website. John, we can never say it enough, Thank you, thank you for your hard work and dedication to making Cougartown what it is. Thank you to all the alumni who continously write in their feedback and for reminding each other of memories gone by. I always have a smile on my face when I read a fellow classmates memory, because it resembles my own memories as well. We all should keep up the good work in keeping Cougartown THE BEST DAMN HIGH SCHOOL WEBSITE EVER! By the way, I emailed Ron Davis and told him good luck pal!
Aww gee Jily, You shouldn't have.....but I'm glad you did. Thank you

Name: joseph mailander () on Monday, March 3, 2003 at 11:38:12
City and State: los angeles ca
Class: 1975
Message: John, I'd like to let you and other readers know that last night a bona fide miracle occured. You'd never guess what happened in a million years. Here it is: Two HHS grads got together and they DID NOT use your website in order to make the connection! Yes, it's true. You see, about 15 years ago Alan Forbess '73 met a guy at a racket club in Ventura. Alan palled around with him for a few years, and the guy eventually married someone who used to work with with my girlfriend Lynn. It ended up that the couple moved down the street from Alan in Ojai about three years ago. Still, the couple Alan knew (and we knew) did not put two-and-two together for about three years, but finally on the event of Alan's fifty-ninth or so use of the words "Hawthorne High" in ordinary conversation, it dawned on his friend's wife, "Hey, wait a minute, we know someone else from that school..." Lynn and I happen to visit this couple early in the year each year, because that's the month when all our birthdays are, and so, finally, last night, Alan Forbess and I, and his great wife (I really like that woman!) Liz, my sturdy girlfriend Lynn and the nonhawthornian couple all got together, and I even got a chance to meet Alan's daughter. What a night! Alan carries on a fine HHS tradition of being a distinguished graduate of the Class of '73 who knows how to mix weapons-grade level margaritas (there always was much I admired about the Class of '73), and several pitchers of these useful social lubricants really got things going. I hope to see Alan in LA sometime soon, even if the journey into downtown from Ventura County will require a hepatitis shot at county line in Westlake Village. I'll bet Konnie Krislock's ears were burning last night...someone should check that out...Peace and boat drinks, joseph
Now that's some "Small Cougar World" story, joseph. That's kinda' the second one you've had, what with you living in my dearly departed grandparent's house for many moons. I guess you can't have too many, and who knows, maybe there're a few MORE!!! The important thing is you've found someone who can mix the Weapon of Mass Destruction Margarita, and HE'S A COUG!!!
Great story, joseph, as usual.

Name: Shannon () on Monday, March 3, 2003 at 10:03:55
E-Mail: (not provided for Ron Davis's benefit)
City and State: Colorado Springs
Class: 81
Message: Fat Face Fenners no more?? Terrible news. Used to love some nachos and a pitcher or two out on the patio in the summertime.
Ron Davis emails? Simple. DELETE!

Thanks Shannon....

Name: Ed Haney () on Sunday, March 2, 2003 at 19:24:58
City and State: Detroit, MI
Class: 83
Message: I was just surfing around trying to find info on a class of 83 reunion too, but was disapponited to find nothing as of yet. I saw Terrie's posting inquiring about it and although I have the time I dont think anyone would like to come back and visit us in Michigan this time of year. We're looking for a low tonite of -7 and no that dash isn't separating anything. Anyway keep up the great work John its great to check out the web site when I have a chance.
Thanks Ed, Hope someone takes the initiative and plans your reunion as they are magical. Good Luck...

Name: Elizabeth Estrada () on Sunday, March 2, 2003 at 15:27:20
City and State: Redondo Beach,CA
Class: 69
Message: I was talking to a Cougartown friend last night and I mentioned to him that Fat Face Fenners Faloon had closed shop a few years ago. It was a landmark, of sorts, for us locals and had the best burgers in Southern California not to mention the best looking barkeeps. It was near the corner of 10th and Hermosa Ave. in Hermosa Beach. It served beer from all over the world. He wondered why nobody had told him, why it hadn't been mentioned for those of you who remember F.F.F.F.,pop open a cold one today in memory of the fallen Irish pub. BTW, our own, Bill Ennis was one of those barkeeps. He went on to open a great place of his own. Bill? Are you out there? DZ
Yep, another beach bar bites the dust....

Name: doris () on Sunday, March 2, 2003 at 13:59:06
City and State: Twin Falls, ID
Maiden: donaldson
Class: '57
Message: HEY COUGS! Good to see so MANY of you coming out of the woodwork (so to speak) and telling John what a marvelous job he does here on CT!!! JOHN ... YOU HAVE DONE SO MUCH FOR SO MANY!!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you! And if it takes a Ron Davis every once in a while to wake everybody up, I think it's GREAT! Whatever the reason, SO GOOD to see so many old friends who haven't been here for a while. And again, John ... YOU DA MAN! :-D
I da man?? Thank you Doris....

Name: Terrie Kostiszak () on Sunday, March 2, 2003 at 12:06:46
City and State: Las Vegas, NV
Maiden: Kostiszak
Class: 83
Message: Is the class of 83 going to have a reunion this year? I keep checking the reunion site but I only see the class of 93 reunion. I'm guessing no one is taking on the responsibility of putting 83 reunion together, I know I dont have time to do it, I dont know who would have time, But if anyone hears anything can they put it up on the reunion site, thank you and thank you John for all your work on this site its great, thank you!!
You're welcome, Terrie

Name: Elena () on Sunday, March 2, 2003 at 11:18:03
City and State: Torrance, CA
Class: 74
Message: Just wanted to say thank you to those remembering "Poor Richard's" restaurant. I wanted to confirm that was the name of my childhood memories and came on the Web to find out. It lead me to this site. I lived in Ingelwood during my early childhood, but graduated from South High, Torrance. My best girl-buddy from Daniel Freeman Elem. graduated from Hawthorne though...Ruth Westlake.

Name: MaryAnna Aynesworth () on Sunday, March 2, 2003 at 10:51:38
City and State: Gardena, CA
Maiden: Wilson
Class: 1964
Message: I'd love to hook up with some old friends.

Name: Dale Craig () on Sunday, March 2, 2003 at 01:12:06
City and State: Ctown
Class: 76
Message: Who is Ron Davis? Never heard of him. I get my info from Cougartown. Have a great day and see you in two weeks.

Hey Dale, see you then....

Name: Gina Black () on Sunday, March 2, 2003 at 00:45:00
City and State: Pasadena, CA
Maiden: Black
Class: 80
Message: Ron Davis is an email address thief with a lousy website. Yep, he hit me too, but some good came of brought this little black sheep back to the flock! How is everyone? I haven't been checking in lately, but I think I'll mend my ways.
I'm good, I'm back and ready to be entertained with the news and the warm embrace of my Cougar family .

Hey Gina, We haven't heard from you since PROM NIGHT!!! Glad you're back in Ctown, girl...

Name: Pauline Matthew () on Saturday, March 1, 2003 at 22:05:07
City and State: Oak Hills, CA.
Maiden: Spencer
Class: 69
Message: I too received the e-mail from Ron Davis. I visited his site and there was nothing there except asking if you join to the pay $15 and he thinks that is a bargain? I have not checked in for awhile, been busy writing my thesis for my Masters Degree, will be finished this May.
Hi to all my classmates from the class of 69. Go Cougars.

Hi Pauline, Good to hear from you, girl, and YES, I know about Ron Davis. Please, let's all forget about this thing.

Name: Kathleen Griffin () on Saturday, March 1, 2003 at 20:35:13
City and State: San Pedro, CA
Maiden: Nix
Class: 74
Message: Hi John, I not only have some of my old lanyards but I can show you how to make them if you would like. For the record, the ct_helpdesk also was solicited by Ron Davis so he raided our email list or someone from CT gave him the info.
Hi Kathleen, Bring the Hippy, the Chevy, and some lanyard makin' plastic string to Cruise Night. I just can't figure out how I braided 4 strands together.
Hope your back is feeling better after the operation.

Name: Jay Fernandez () on Saturday, March 1, 2003 at 19:28:24
City and State: La Crosse, WI
Class: 76
Message: Hi All, Just to let you know that I too got the e-mail promoting the new HHS site. It has a couple of features that I like so I became the admin for the class of 76. The first thing I did was add a link back to the best HHS site around. I don't think it will be any competition because of how well Cougartown is established, but I thought it might be fun to see how it works. Have fun all!
Sounds great Jay, Thanks

Name: james cicalese () on Saturday, March 1, 2003 at 17:47:31
City and State: lakewood , ca
Class: 74
Message: I was just reading feedback with someone promoting their website. By far cougartown out shines anything ive seen out there. Just not for the way its set up but by the people that visit this site. I enjoy hearing the stories of past classmates and my classmates. I've missed the last few cruise nites but i'll do my best to be at this one.
Hey James, I agree; this is more of a cougar family website. Hope to see you on March 15.

Name: Norv Vorhis () on Saturday, March 1, 2003 at 17:39:13
City and State: Monrovia, Ca
Class: 59
Message: The City of Lawndale is putting the finishing touches on the new parking areas in the center of the Blvd. It now appears that they are going to put in a Burger King, Quiznos, a bank, and other "drive thru's" in the center divider. I think I still lived in what is now Gardena when the City of Hawthorne widened El Segundo Blvd from 2 to 4 lanes. They then decided to plant a pipeline down the center. Seems like those concrete sections were 8 or 10 ft in diameter. Yes, I said "drive thru's in the center divider.
We need another A&W in the center divider. That way we could change spark plugs AND have a root beer at the same time.

Name: John Brant () on Saturday, March 1, 2003 at 17:38:26
City and State: Portland, Oregon
Class: 77
Message: Don's earlier post about the Lawndale rec center made me think of the summer program they ran at York School circa late 1960's. I spent many summer afternoons there watching movies, playing caroms, dodge ball, and doing various arts & crafts. Fun memories.
Does anyone still have a lanyard that they made at the playground? I can't remember how they were made, exactly.

Name: Elizabeth Estrada () on Saturday, March 1, 2003 at 16:50:16
City and State: Redondo Beach,CA
Class: 69
Message: In 1968 I got a job in a restaurant at at LAX, The Proud Bird. It was on runway two five right on Aviation Blvd. just north of Imperial. I worked there from 1968 to 1975 and during that time I saw many Cougars and former Cougars drop in for a meal or a drink. It was a regular hangout for the employees at Rockwell, Hughes, Northrop, TRW, Zerox, Mattel...all magnets of the local high school and college grads. At the time The Proud Bird was one of the only places in Los Angeles with a seating capacity of 1,500 for private parties. One night there was a party in the Grand Ballroom called, "The Straight and Swingers Costume Ball". I was a young thang at the time and wasn't too sure what a swinger was. I thought Frank Sinatra was a swinger and Dean Martin was a swinger. But.....I had nooooo idea...until I peeked in through the kitchen entrance to see the goings on. tsk, tsk ,tsk....low and behold......there were a few Cougars rare form. It was extreme fashion and extreme craziness. Of course the sixties were like that. Extreme everything. Does anyone remember the Proud Bird? DZ
One of my favorite restaurants in the 60's. At that time they had headsets at the tables so you could hear the pilots talk to the controllers. Real high tech for the 60's. Good memory Liz, thanks...

Name: Donna () on Saturday, March 1, 2003 at 12:55:39
E-Mail: DonnaDGW4
City and State: La Palma, CA
Maiden: Cook
Class: 69
Message: HappyBirthday To you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday Dear Betty Kean Rodriguez, Happy Birthday to you. Is it a Don Jose's Night??? Luv ya, Donna. Elizabeth, Didn't post your Happy Birthday so I am doing it now. I driving the freeways that night. By the way got your boy charm??????
Happy Birthday Betty....

Name: Merry Eyman () on Saturday, March 1, 2003 at 12:20:48
City and State: Long Beach, Ca
Maiden: Richards
Class: 68
Message: Love this site. John Baker can anyone help me locate another friend - Maryann Sobotnik (married Huhs?) class of '67. Thank YOU, Merry
Hi Merry, Glad you're a Cougartown lover. OK Cougs, can anyone help Merry in her search for a lost school friend?

Name: John Baker () on Saturday, March 1, 2003 at 12:02:14
City and State: Lomita, CA
Class: 1962
Message:OK, Cougs, Billye Renn emailed Ron Davis with the following email; his response is below that:
Ron -
I'm curious about when you went to Hawthorne High School and how you got my email address.
Billye Renn

His Response:
Someone from your school made a request for our company to make this site through
I didn't graduate from Hawthorne. My job is to let as many people from Hawthorne that I can find, know about this marvelous new software. Your e-mail address is posted at
Ron Davis

I just looked up to see who owns the site and here is the result:

Here is the raw output for domain

Domain Name..........
Creation Date........ 2002-08-06
Registration Date.... 2002-08-06
Expiry Date.......... 2004-08-06
Organisation Name.... MegadisQ, Inc.
Organisation Address. 4804 NE Pebble Beach
Organisation Address. Lees Summit
Organisation Address. 64064
Organisation Address. MO
Organisation Address. UNITED STATES

Admin Name........... Timothy Davis
Admin Address........ 4804 NE Pebble Beach
Admin Address........ Lees Summit
Admin Address........ 64064
Admin Address........ MO
Admin Address........ UNITED STATES
Admin Email..........
Admin Phone.......... (816)4786162

I do believe Timothy Davis and Ron Davis could be related
I still don't think this is a big deal. Just two MORE guys out to make a buck on the Internet.
Thanks Billye, for your email, and thanks for being a Coug.

Name: Billye Renn () on Saturday, March 1, 2003 at 10:57:16
City and State: Volcano, CA
Maiden: Renn
Class: 1960
Message: Hi again, First, John Baker I got the message from Ron Davis as well - my thought was he stole the addresses off the HHS site. I didn't like his site at all. You should go take a look - there's no student info there for class of '60.
Pat, Good grief you remember my wedding reception - that's amazing, and unfortunately it didn't last. Yep, good ol Northrop - I worked there in the HR dept for 30 years, left and worked for IBM for 3 years - now at last I'm retired. I DO remember that awful plane crash like it were yesterday - scared me to death. As for Simon says, I don't remember teaching all the kids on Oxford Ave. Do you remember the Davies kids? Wonder what ever happened to all of them. Also, how about Larry Cuiper?

Larry Cuiper??!! His wife is about 4 Feedbacks below this one. Larry and Loretta are still living in good old Hawthorne and have two kids that have also graduated from HHS. Email Larry at

Name: Pat () on Saturday, March 1, 2003 at 06:16:34
City and State: Hawthorne, Calif
Class: 1963
Message: I also went to Ron Davis' site but there wasn't anything there. NOTHING!! What he did was to steal our e-mail addresses and is now soliciting us on an individual basis. I want to say something here but I want to keep it clean. Let me correct myself as to whom the Queen is or should I say Goddess. How am I doing Liz Estrada? Pat Underwood LHS class of 1963

Name: Jean MacErnie () on Friday, February 28, 2003 at 23:48:36
City and State: Albq NM
Maiden: Caldwell
Class: 68
Message: Who is Ron Davis and what school did he go to? Has anyone out there checked into this new HHS website? I have not heard about it until I read it here earlier this evening. Cougartown can not be beat!! John, keep us all informed if you hear anything ok? I wonder if this guy really even exists....
I have no idea who this guy is, or what this website is all about. I will keep you informed.

Name: Val Stallings () on Friday, February 28, 2003 at 22:42:15
City and State: Seabeck, WA
Maiden: Avena
Class: 75
Message: My sister Karen, class of 64, told me about this site. It's really cool! I love reading about all the old places - the history is great. I haven't seen too many Cougs listed from the early to mid 70's, is anyone out there?! Or did we all fall off the face of the earth? Does anyone remember Darlene Elmer, and know anything about what happened to her? I know she passed away, but that's all. In case you're on - HI to Gary Rowley - remember going to Tower Records in Hollywood? And of course, HI SIS - thanks for talking me into this! Love ya!
Hi Val, Glad you checked in, and yes, there are tons of mid 70's people on this site. Stay tuned.

Name: Loretta Cuiper () on Friday, February 28, 2003 at 21:44:07
City and State: Hawthorne, Ca
Maiden: Morelli
Class: 62
Message: Where did this Ron Davis come from, is he from Hawthorne??? He has left his message for every member of our household who went to HHS!! I guess I'm being a little petty, but John, Your Baby "COUGARTOWN" is the BEST.

Thanks Loretta, I don't know who the guy is.....yet.

Name: Elizabeth Estrada () on Friday, February 28, 2003 at 21:18:25
City and State: Redondo Beach,CA
Class: 69
Message: Just for the everybody knows.......I never said I was the Queen of Courgartown....we all know who that is. >smile< I'm off like a prom
The Goddess

Name: Karen () on Friday, February 28, 2003 at 19:58:50
E-Mail: Karentamulonis
City and State: Brisbane, Ca
Maiden: Avena
Class: 1964
Message: Hi John, Ron Davis is a real estate agent that lives here in Brisbane. He owns the Madhouse Coffee Shop across the street from me. I have no idea how he got hooked into the Hawthorne High website unless Jean told him. Hmmmm! I'll check it out and let you know what I find out. Have a great weekend!
Are you sure it's the same Ron Davis?

Name: JERRY PAT SIMPSON () on Friday, February 28, 2003 at 19:46:32
City and State: Santa Clarita CA.
Class: 62
Message: Hello, Billye, It's great to hear from you. You sure were a big part of the Oxford St Bunch. Walking in drain ditches? (I know nuthing) I sure remember your Wedding Reception, in your parent's back yard. What a party, and afterwards, more great memories. Billye the last time I saw you was at Northrop, around 1967, you were working in the H.R. Dept. John abandoned you in the Mountains? Now thats got to be one story we need to hear. Billye do you remember a small plane crashing into the back of a house, real close to your house? Do you remember teaching all of us kids how to play Simon says?
Hey Jerry, This is a perfect example of something that could be emailed. I guess you didn't get the memo.

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