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Name: Cortney (class 2006) () on Wednesday, May 14, 2003 at 18:58:07
City and State: Terre Haute, IN
Message: I used your slang dictionaries for a group project in my 9th grade English class, they were a BIG help. You guys are of the few that I've found who have even taken time to record the language of the 1960's, THANK YOU!!!
Thank you Cortney, glad the 60's Slang page could help you out. The Slang page is rapidly becoming the most popular page on this website. Glad you all like it.

Name: JIM SLOEY () on Wednesday, May 14, 2003 at 18:15:44
City and State: redondo beach, ca
Class: 66
Message: My first concert was forced upon me in 1964 at the Shrine auditorium where my mother thought I should see Tony Bennett, Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Ella Fitzgerald. I was so miserable I thought I would die. Wish I had the chance to do that over again. On a side note Bobby Valdez class of '68 got me to help him help his brother at a scout benefit at Harbor J. C. in about 1969. We moved tables and chairs for about 20 minutes for that we were rewarded with some new groups we had not heard before that time. It was to say the least an enjoyable evening. Oh the groups were Earth Wind and Fire and the comedians that opened were Cheech and Chong. There weren't 20 people in the audience and we got to be back stage groupies or roadies as we had to load their stuff after the concert. As for Dennis Gonsalves, class of '75, he was a much better pitcher than hitter (my brother was talking football. Dennis played triple A one step from making the show, when an arm injury took him out of a chance to play. Notwithstanding that, when the strike occurred a few years back Dennis became a scab, took a leave of absence from his job at the age of 36 or so and tried out made the Oakland Athletics. As I recall, he was one of the last guys released after the crybabies came back. He was still throwing in the 90's! You're still my hero Dennis.

Name: Mary Hamilton () on Wednesday, May 14, 2003 at 17:50:03
City and State: Torrance, Ca
Maiden: Hamilton
Class: 1969
Message: Hello.....Has anyone started planning our reunion in 2004 for our 35th?

Name: Kathleen Griffin () on Wednesday, May 14, 2003 at 17:43:26
City and State: San Pedro, CA
Maiden: Nix
Class: 74
Message: My first concert was Grand Funk Railroad at the Inglewood Forum. I once opened a concert at LA Coliseum for Ike and Tina Turner. They performed a benefit to help the Inglewood Boys Band (which I was in...don't ask) get to Germany. Little Richard was the surprise guest.

Name: Steve Curtin () on Wednesday, May 14, 2003 at 17:33:12
City and State: Mountain View, CA
Class: 1964
Message: I knew a couple of kids who lived in the "Imperial Trailer Park" east of Doty back then. Also, I remember "Van's Tackle Shop" on Doty just south of Imperial.
Hey Steve, good to hear from you.....

Name: PAUL WISMAN () on Wednesday, May 14, 2003 at 16:59:02
City and State: Torrance, Ca
Class: 61
Message: ?My first concert was in 1963 at the Los Angeles Sports Arena. It featured the Beach Boys, the Cascades (Rhythm of The Rain) and many others. I went with my buddy Louis Fredrick. Great fun!

Name: Linda Shahian () on Wednesday, May 14, 2003 at 16:36:34
City and State: San Pedro, CA
Maiden: McDowell
Class: '62
Message: I was so shocked and saddened to hear of the death of John Connoy. We went "Steady" in the 8th grade and always had fun hanging out during our high school years. I just danced with him at our last reunion and he looked so happy and healthy. My profound condolences to his wife and children. John was a true gentleman and will be sorely missed by his classmates.

Name: Bud Rhoades () on Wednesday, May 14, 2003 at 14:50:58
City and State: Seal Beach,Ca
Class: 7
Message: The first concert I saw was Three Dog Night at the Fabulous Forum way back in 1968 with my good bud Robb Russell.
I used to have that album.

Name: susie () on Wednesday, May 14, 2003 at 14:42:18
City and State: NM87111
Maiden: Klingenhagen
Class: '71
Message: ...Jefferson Airplane,Greatful Dead, Paul Butterfield Blues Band and Deep Purple(yes all in one nite!) at the Rose Palace in Pasadena ($2.50) Also saw Led Zep there when they had just released their first album...

Name: Gomez () on Wednesday, May 14, 2003 at 14:41:12
City and State: Salem, OR
Maiden: Smith
Class: 1972
Message: My first concert was the Beatles with my parents. Then the Doors in 1968 without my parents.Light shows, hippies, leather pants on Jim Morrison. I was in awe. I believe I got my three dollars worth.
I'm going with my son and his friends tonight to see rapper 50 Cent, Wish me luck that I get out alive. Hope I get my "fifty cents" worth. Not really my style but it's for the children, hee hee.

Name: Penny Prouty () on Wednesday, May 14, 2003 at 14:38:52
City and State: Torrance, CA
Maiden: Prouty
Class: 1962
Message: My sincere sympathies to John Connoy's family..........what sad news! Penny

Name: Mary Ann Avila () on Wednesday, May 14, 2003 at 13:21:57
City and State: Del Aire
Maiden: Stanley
Class: 77
Message: Alan Nelson: Thank you for sharing your web page about Pepper's puppies. I shared the site with some of my students and they really enjoyed the pictures and reading about Pepper. Hope Pepper and her puppies continue to do well :)

Name: Jill McFarlane () on Wednesday, May 14, 2003 at 11:00:40
City and State: Mission Viejo, CA
Class: 1977
Message: Kathleen, maybe we could meet somewhere at intermission? The other day I was trying to remember what I actually did in high school, where did I go, etc. I went to the hangouts, 2-6 street, Manhattan Pier, etc. Then I remembered that one of my favorite places to go was a street in Playa Del Rey to watch the planes take off. I use to wonder where the plane was going and what sort of adventures the people on the plane would go on. Now, I have a question for everyone, maybe this has already been asked on previous pages. What was your first concert and where? Dan, my guess for you would be Pink Floyd at the Forum? Mine was Elton John, 1974 at the Forum.
Elvis at the MGM in LV

Name: Linda Reynolds () on Wednesday, May 14, 2003 at 09:50:06
City and State: Chatsworth, CA
Maiden: Jones
Class: 62
Message: I am so truly sorry to hear that John Connoy passed away yesterday. We all just saw him at our 40th Reunion and he was so fit, tan and happy! Goodbye to an old friend.
Thanks Linda...

Name: Bob Fitzgerald () on Wednesday, May 14, 2003 at 03:07:35
City and State: Santa Ana, Ca.
Class: 60
Message: Sorry to hear about John Connoy, he will be missed.
Thanks Bob

Name: john hagethorn () on Wednesday, May 14, 2003 at 01:58:35
City and State: lv nv
Class: 60
Message: carole ferruccio anderson could not find your picture to refresh my memory. at Eucalyptus who was our 5th grade teacher? 3d-mrs henderson, 4th mrs egelgo(sp), 6th mr joseph. at HIS 7th mr anger and 8th grade mrs ellison. does this refresh anyones memory our 8th grade class won baseball title thanks to keith lent 1956.
In my humble opinion, HIS was always the slightly superior middle school in Hawthorne.

Name: Kathleen Griffin () on Wednesday, May 14, 2003 at 01:36:33
City and State: San Pedro, CA
Maiden: Nix
Class: 74
Message: Jill, I'll be at the CS&N concert also. Hubby and I are also going to see Dylan, The Doors, Kenny Loggins and Michael McDonald in that concert series. Also if any cougars are going to see Poison at the Universal Ampetheater, let us know, we'll hook up.
Kathleen, what's Gary's email address?

Name: PAUL WISMAN () on Tuesday, May 13, 2003 at 21:26:03
City and State: TORRANCE, CA
Maiden: DUH
Class: 61
OHHHHH!!! Now I get it. Thanks Paul....

Name: John Baker () on Tuesday, May 13, 2003 at 20:36:14
City and State: Lomita, CA
Class: 62
Message: Just got some real sad news for the 62ers out there. John Connoy passed away yesterday. Just saw him and Karin at our reunion last summer. John was living in Colorado. He is survived by his wife Karin, a son, and twin girls. John, you will be missed and my sincere condolences to Karin and the family.

Name: PAUL WISMAN () on Tuesday, May 13, 2003 at 16:06:31
City and State: TORRANCE, CA
Class: 61

Assume Website??!! OK then.....

Name: sloman () on Tuesday, May 13, 2003 at 15:32:02
City and State: gardena
Class: 69
Message: A Big welcome for the little guy, Dennis Gonsalves '75, He just signed on and I coached him at H.H.S. Man could he hit........Welcome to the party Dennis.
Welcome Dennis....

Name: Patti Smith () on Tuesday, May 13, 2003 at 14:53:00
City and State: Cypress, CA
Class: 68
Message: There was an article in the Orange County Register that there is going to be a new Farrell's at The Block at Orange opening this summer. Their consultant on the project was the original Farrell's owner.

Name: Pat Underwood () on Tuesday, May 13, 2003 at 13:30:15
City and State: Hawthorne, Calif
Class: 1963
Message: Hey Jill who doesn?t remember Shakey?s Pizza Parlor. They had the best pizza in town and trust me I packed away a ton of them. That place made me fat. The name Farrell?s Ice Cream Parlor brings back such wonderful memories and yes that place made me fat. I ate at the trough many a times and my kids still talk about it. Please bring back those memories you can?t remember much about.
It looks like San Diego still has 2 Farrells Ice Cream stores. Anyone up for a roadtrip?

Name: Tim Helble () on Tuesday, May 13, 2003 at 12:47:28
City and State: Hawthorne, CA
Class: 73
Message: Hey Jill - all of us 70's kids remember Shakey's. There was also one on Arbor Vitae. Who can forget Farrells - remember what happened when you ordered a Zoo? Here's another "local disaster" that some may recall - the Heat Wave of Sept. 72. First day at school for my Senior year it was 110 at LAX. Back then they didn't let you out of school when it got above 90 in the classroom, like they do for today's wimps.
No, but we did have "Rainy Day Sessions" in grade school.

Name: Alan Nelson () on Monday, May 12, 2003 at 23:16:33
City and State: Parker, Az
Class: '73
Message: Happy Belated Mothers Day to every Mom out there. After all, Where would we be without Mothers. My weekend was hectic with new puppies arriving on Saturday. The whole story can be read and seen at

Name: Jill McFarlane () on Monday, May 12, 2003 at 18:42:28
City and State: Mission Viejo, CA
Class: 1977
Message: Hope everyone had a nice Mothers Day! I would like to have a Cougar siting one of these days, so I am putting out the word. I will be attending Crosby, Stills & Nash at the Pacific Amp (Costa Mesa) July 15th. If anyone is going, let me know. These memories of fires, snow and other natural disasters have been interesting to read. Wish I could recall any memory of Hawthorne other than Green Farms and La Fiesta. Wait, I've got one, anyone ever go to Shakey's pizza parlor on Rosecrans and sing with the piano player? Or, anyone remember Farrells Ice cream parlor where you could eat a trough of ice cream?

Name: Marilyn Ross () on Monday, May 12, 2003 at 14:29:57
City and State: Garden Grove, Ca
Maiden: Wisham
Class: 56
Message: I was just rolling down the feedback pages and a familiar face caught my eye. It was Richard Chatterton from my class of '56. I was sorry to read the reason for his feedback, the passing of his sister Barbara. I did not know her but would like to tell Richard how sorry I am. She was one of our classmates and it really makes you aware of your own mortality.

Name: Harry Plotkin () on Monday, May 12, 2003 at 13:31:28
City and State: Harbor City, CA
Maiden: Old Codger
Class: 52/97
Message: Yesterday I didn't have to participate in the fashion show (modeling ladie's attire) for Mothers Day. Was I off the hook? No way, thanks to Paco's Pics. He scrounged a picture of me from the 2000 Mothers Day fashion show - I can't deny it since he put my name under the picture. Karen Hoffman Newkirk and her daughter said they almost didn't come when they heard there would be no "fashion show"-YEA! Happy day after Mothers Day to all you wonderful ladies and love to all. HCH
MODELING??!! Harry, don't quit your day job.

Name: JD HAAS () on Monday, May 12, 2003 at 10:50:41
City and State: SALEM OR.
Class: LHS 57
Thanks JD, but I need to hear it from that person. Some people don't want certain email addresses listed on the Alumni List, for various reasons. Please contact John and have him put in an email change. To change your email address, go to the Alumni List page and click on "Change Me". That's all there is to it.

Name: Jeff () on Monday, May 12, 2003 at 10:30:12
City and State: Folsom, CA
Class: 64
Message: We are planning to hold our own Class Reunion for us Northern Ca in July.
Yours Truly Big Daddy

Well if you want someone to show, you better give a little more info.

Name: Richard Chatterton () on Monday, May 12, 2003 at 08:35:54
City and State: American Fork, UT
Class: 1956
Message: I want to let you know that my sister Barbara Baleme (Chatterton) passed away April, 30, 2003. She was class of 1958.
Very sorry for your loss, Richard. My condolences to you and the rest of Barbara's family.

Name: PAUL WISMAN () on Sunday, May 11, 2003 at 21:14:29
City and State: TORRANCE, CA
Class: 61
Message: Hey John and fellow Cougs, just wanted to wish all Moms a very Happy Mothers Day on their special day. We were truly fortunate to have grown up in the era we did. Cougar moms are the best.
Amen to that, Paul. We had Mothers day yesterday as mom and her brother (my uncle) were here for dinner last night. Happy Mothers Day Mom. I love you.....

Name: Mary Jo Packard () on Sunday, May 11, 2003 at 20:04:09
City and State: Sedona, AZ
Maiden: Mary Jo Draper
Class: 59
Message: Great work John ... keep it up!

Name: Jerry Pat Simpson () on Sunday, May 11, 2003 at 14:06:31
City and State: Santa Clarita CA.
Class: 62
Message: Hey! John. From what I see and read in Ctown,you are one busy guy. Happy Mothers Day, to all the Moms out there in Ctown. Who would ever have thought that these young girls that we dated back then would turn out to be Super Moms. And now awesome Grandmothers. Now I understand the Bumpersticker, that says SEXY GRANDMOTHER. And if I may I would like too share a memory of my Mom. It was in late 1961. I was going to a dance, I had put on my best suit (only one I had) groomed myself, and was ready to go. I said to my Mom that I'm leaving now. Mom came over my the front door looked me over, and said do you need any money, no I had my own. Mom said you dressed yourself very nice...thank you I said. Do you want the Family my own car will do. Then Mom hugged me.....after a minute or so I told Mom you can let go now. Mom sighed deeply and said "SOON BUT NOT JUST YET". It took me years to understand what she was saying at that time. She's gone now, but not forgotten, Mom I love you.

Name: Vincenza Benvenutta Nicocia.. aka Enza () on Sunday, May 11, 2003 at 13:03:44
City and State: SoSunny, SoCal
Maiden: Go Lakers!
Class: 72
Message: Elizabeth Estrada~that was so beautifully said! Yes, I agree, here is to ALL women who open up their hearts and 'give' to the world. Perhaps, we can all do this a little bit more, and make a difference in this world~no matter what gender you might be. :-)
Happy Mother's Day to everyone, especially our Nicocia momma who is under the wheather recovering from a broken collar 88 years old, she's SUCH a trooper!
Buon Giorno Momma Mia!

Name: Elizabeth Estrada () on Saturday, May 10, 2003 at 18:16:17
City and State: Redondo Beach,CA
Class: 69
Message: Mother's Day is a 'thank-you' to every woman who has ever hugged a baby, kissed a boo-boo, taught a lesson, listened closely, cared deeply...and passed on her love and wisdom to someone in the world who needed her....
Happy Mother's Day to everyone!
I love you guys! DZ

Same to you Liz.....

Name: Don (crow) Burns () on Saturday, May 10, 2003 at 18:08:48
City and State: Downey, Ca.
Class: 57
Message: Hey Cougs, well I had another Cougar siting @ the K-9 vehicle display today, her name is Judy Dickert C/O 60, told her about She said she would check it out. Was at the end of the show, so didn't get to talk to her much, they have a very nice T-bucket. Later Don
Hey Don, Thanks for passing the word on about Cougartown and welcome Judy.

Name: Marilyn Ross () on Saturday, May 10, 2003 at 16:53:03
City and State: Garden Grove, Ca
Maiden: Wisham
Class: 56
Message: I lived just down the street from Doty but I don't remember a hamburger stand (but that isn't saying much as I seem to have forgotten a lot of the past). I really couldn't tell you what was east of Doty, never went that far much. There was a trailer park West of Doty, right across the street from me but I don't remember the name. I'll check with my sister in Washington and see if she remembers the hamburger stand. She doesn't have Internet so I will have to call her. She was class of '55.

Name: Jerry Pat Simpson () on Saturday, May 10, 2003 at 14:37:35
City and State: Santa Clarita CA
Class: 62
Message: Hey John, missed Cruise night, too much work. I need a little help. I can remember a Hamburger stand close to the corner of Imperial and Doty. It had a little patio on the side. Also there was a Trailer Park on Imperial, east of Doty. Can anyone remember the name? A boy from York Av. that I was in the 6th grade with lived there his name was Larry. Marilyn, maybe you can help as you lived in the general area. The 6th Grade was cool at York Ave. There was Jerry, Larry, Gary, Harry, Barry, Terry, and a girl named Sherry. When the teacher called one of us I never know which one she wanted. As I never paid too much attention. Had my eye on the Top Cop of York Ave.
Hey Jerry, No, I don't remember that far east of Prairie There was Dennys BBQ on about the corner of Imperial and Prairie; that's as close as I can come, sorry.

Name: Robin () on Saturday, May 10, 2003 at 13:07:42
City and State: Redondo
Class: 60
Message: Spring of 53'..The beginning stages of carpal tunnel syndrome sets in playing spin the bottle at Leif Enocksons birthday party. After well over 200 spins, the silly bottle FINALLY points at Kathy Barnes! Cant remember the kiss , I was in so much pain...:o)

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