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Name: Susan King () on Tuesday, July 29, 2003 at 19:40:31
City and State: Thousand Oaks, CA
Message: I had a near-miss Cougar sighting. Yesterday I was NOT in my office but Jeff Pieters, HHS 73 came by and dropped a note to say hello. He is the one who introduced me to CT in October 1998 - he worked for FedEx and happened through my building one day and saw me. He returned later to share the CT address and the rest is history. Thanks again Jeff, and I am so sorry to have missed you. It seems you have moved back to California from your adventure in the midwest but not near me so your visit would have been a treat. I hope you stop by again!
Name: Kelley () on Tuesday, July 29, 2003 at 19:36:40
City and State: Englewood, OR
Message: Ross was one of the best ! I haven't seen him for so long but my memories of him are etched in my mind forever...What a loss to his friends and family...He had the best smile ever and I can hear his laugh..such a great laugh...Eyes, oh those eyes.. he was and is the most handsome man I've ever met..and for some reason he KNEW IT!! ha.. but never ever let it get in the way of being kind and generous to all that knew him..BOSS ROSS, I LOVE YOU AND WILL MISS YOU.
John perhaps you could find his senior picture and add it to the feedback. I'd appreciate it..66 or 65 ..Thanks
Name: Cindy Hall () on Tuesday, July 29, 2003 at 18:41:25
City and State: Bullhead City, AZ
Message: Just a note to tell you how much I enjoy reading the feedback notes. I know it takes alot of your time and wanted you to know it is appreciated.
For those complaining about the heat... when I drove home at 5pm a few evenings a couple of weeks ago, it was 121-123 degrees == so stop your complaining. I live across the river from Laughlin where the reunion is going to be held and rest assured that the month of October is one of the nicest months for weather here -- it will be in the 80-90's - so not to worry. I plan to attend the reunion along with my still best buddy - Karen (Zirbel) Pray. See you there...
Thank you Cindy.... it is appreciated
Name: Jill McFarlane () on Tuesday, July 29, 2003 at 16:18:41
City and State: Mission Viejo, CA
Message: Sorry about the heat. Last night we had rain and lightening, figures, since I just washed my car on Friday! My first air conditioner in a car was the old reliable 4/60, four windows down going 60 mph. that is how I drove my parents 1968 Toyota Corona. I did not get a car equipped with a/c until I bought my 1987 Subaru, back then I lived out in Lake Perris, and it was hot, hot, hot. Have not been able to drive a car without a/c that is how old and cranky I've become.
Name: Raymond Smith () on Tuesday, July 29, 2003 at 15:23:40
City and State: Portland Oregon
Maiden: Hotter then heck...nearing 100 today
Message: Ok, it's so hot here I'm dying for a house air conditioner. I was thinking how nice we (or most of us) have air conditioner's in our cars and was wondering what is was like for you young folks(class of 50's and 60's) getting a car that came with an Air Conditioner since it was new in the market. If one had one, did he or she got asked more to ride along on a hot summer day? And what were the more likely vehicle that had one? Mustang... Impala's... Firebirds...etc???
I bought a used 77 El Camino in 1982; my FIRST car with air conditioning.
Name: Deano () on Tuesday, July 29, 2003 at 08:58:20
City and State: Tustin
Message: Hey Paco it worked thanks alot, had a few pages of feedback to catch up on. Sorry to hear of Ross.
Name: Jerry Miles () on Monday, July 28, 2003 at 21:18:29
City and State: Fair Oaks, CA
Message: To Max Roelen, sounds good to me. Excellent choice for the location. Bill?s place would be perfect. Pick a date and let me know. Who else in the Sacramento area would like to join in?
I smell a Cruise Night Central Cal.....
Name: Paul Wisman () on Monday, July 28, 2003 at 19:46:30
City and State: Torrance, Ca
Maiden: Sad day for us all
Message: It?s hard to think of growing up in our era without BOB HOPE. He brightened our lives with the greatest gift of all, laughter. God truly blessed this wonderful man. We will miss you ?Packy?.
Amen to that.....
Name: Bill Cusac () on Monday, July 28, 2003 at 19:09:50
City and State: South Lake Tahoe, Ca.
Message: Ross Bradfield passed away Thursday July 24th of Heart failure after having a liver transplant because of Hep C. May he Rest in Peace.
Name: Jan Peterson () on Monday, July 28, 2003 at 17:23:08
City and State: Carmichael, CA
Message: Max.....I think that is a FANTASTIC idea. Any date is good. Let me know. I wrote to Bill recently and I know that he would love it. Jan
Name: Max Roelen () on Monday, July 28, 2003 at 14:48:09
City and State: Citrus Heights, CA
Message: To Jan Peterson of Carmichael, Matt Peterson of El Dorado Hills, and Jerry Miles of Fair Oaks, I say we all get together for an all class reunion of our own since we are neighbors. From what I gather, Bill Ennis owns a brewery on Folsom Bl. Perhaps we can all meet there one fine COUGAR weekend!!! See ya!
GREAT IDEA MAX!! There you go Cougars. Don't wait, have your own reunion in your area. You'd be surprised at all the Hawthorne stuff there is to talk about, when you get together.
Name: Jill McFarlane () on Monday, July 28, 2003 at 11:32:50
City and State: Mission Viejo, CA
Message: Hi everyone, looking forward to cruise night on Saturday! I hope there will be a good turnout, especially from those who graduated in the 70's. Of course I look forward to meeting people from ALL classes. Have a good week, and I will see y'all Saturday.
Should be a good turnout, Jill. Lots of people saying they'll be there, so bring your autograph book.
Name: Jan Peterson () on Monday, July 28, 2003 at 10:01:38
City and State: Carmichael, CA
Message: Pat Underwood, I was so sorry to hear about "Peggy". How right you are treat every day better than the last. My husband and I are in Reno right now, (he is working) and while we were out on Saturday, I wore my TShirt. While again, I did not have a siting, I was so proud just looking around at thinking of the possibility of connecting with someone from my past. My Tshirt is the best $23 I have spent and John your website is right on the top of my list along with the Vietnam Wall's website. There I have connected with other soldiers that knew my brother and some that didn't and just want to talk. Even though I didn't graduate from HHS, (I left after my sophmore year), every childhood memory that I have is centered in Hawthorne! Happy or Sad they are memories and John your hard work and dedication have made so much possible for us.
Have a wonderful week Cougs. Jan
Thank you Jan and I know there are many others who feel the same way about Hawthorne California as you.
Name: Pat Underwood () on Monday, July 28, 2003 at 01:30:07
City and State: Hawthorne, Calif
Maiden: lostand found
Message: I remember my high school sweetheart (Peggy) and the memories are wonderful. We lost contact for 30 years but I can still remember holding her in my arms the sweet taste of her lips on mine. We teased each other the last few years and we smiled about our past. She became a minister and married and her husband became a minister also. Last month she was diagnosed with cancer and she died Friday morning (July 25, 2003). If you think about it we really don?t have that much time here on Earth and to be cut short like she was really isn?t fair. I miss her already.
Name: Marty Sasaki () on Monday, July 28, 2003 at 01:14:09
City and State: Arlington, MA
Message: Any Cougars in the New England area? I came out here to go to school fully intending to return, but loved it here and stayed.
Name: Elizabeth Estrada () on Friday, July 25, 2003 at 12:12:07
City and State: Redondo Beach, CA
Message: Last weekend Donna Cook Wright had a sighting but he wasn't a Cougar. She had to drive down to Solana Beach to sign loan docks for some guy named Don. It was dark and the road she had to take wasn't lit. It took some doing but she finally found it. She said it looked like a friggin' hotel. It was huge and beautiful and had a view of the world from the front drive. She sat with the husband and wife for over thirty minutes chatting and explaining the paper work. Just about the time she was finished she took a look at the couples W2 to see what this guy did for a living. He was obviously quite successful at it. It said, "race car driver" under occupation. The man's name was Don Prudhomme. I just thought some of you motorheads would get a rise out of that.
NOT THE SNAKE??!! A Superstar in Drag racing.....
Name: Deano () on Friday, July 25, 2003 at 12:01:31
City and State: tustin ca
Message: John help when ever i go into the feed back page it keeps giving me pg.564 even when i try and select, i know your up to pg.570 any help is appreciated
Hi Dean, How are you getting to the Feedback Page? I mean do you have it bookmarked or are you coming from some other page. Please just email me.
Name: Karen () on Friday, July 25, 2003 at 10:57:59
City and State: Brisbane, Ca
Message: I was just checking out the feedback page and saw Ingrid Larsen. What a nice surprise! My Sister, Valerie and I worked with your Mom at CCS and if memory serves me well, you worked there too. Good times! Nice to see you on this wonderful website. Write and let me know what you've been up to.
Name: doris () on Friday, July 25, 2003 at 09:14:39
E-Mail: yes of course
City and State: beautiful downtown twin falls idyho
Class: very early on
Message: HEY! HAPPY BIRTHDAY BILL CUSAC! Guess I'm a little late, but hope it was a great day! Remember! Birthdays are the celebration of your BIRTH ... NOT the number of years! CRUISE NIGHT, CRUISE NIGHT, CRUISE NIGHT!!! P.S. JOHN! The check is in the mail. LOL!
Thank you, Doris...
Name: Sharon MacDonald () on Friday, July 25, 2003 at 08:42:58
City and State: Sullivan, IL
Message: In this small Cougar-World, it is nice to see someone else who actually knows who Keola Beamer is! My son just moved back to Hawaii, so in the near future a parental visit will be required. Aloha! Hope everyone has a great week-end!
Name: Kell () on Thursday, July 24, 2003 at 20:32:34
City and State: Englewood, OR
Message: HAPPY BIRTHDAY BILLY C.!!!!!
Name: Janet Burkett () on Thursday, July 24, 2003 at 15:50:53
City and State: Ca
Message: Oh yes, Elvis! I had the opportunity to see him in concert several times and for free.....I managed customer service for Wards at the time and that included Ticketron...they were pretty generous with comp tickets. I was able to take my daughters to a concert and at one point, one took off running for the stage saying "I just want to touch him!" She still gets kidded about that adventure and the grandkids all love that story. I'm just lucky I didn't lose her in the crowd at the time.
Yep, there was a whole lotta touchin' goin' on at Elvis concerts, all right. I kinda wanted to touch him my own self......well not in THAT way you understand....uhhhh, how bout those Dodgers......
Name: Deano () on Thursday, July 24, 2003 at 09:49:32
City and State: tustin, cal
Message: hey pieboy (billy cusac) happy day late b-day when i get home i'll celebrate it with a toast of a ????
Name: Betty Rodriguez () on Wednesday, July 23, 2003 at 21:38:42
City and State: Lake Elsinore, CA
Message: Just want to wish Bill Cusac, the Pieboy from Sundale, a very Happy Birthday! We love ya! Betty
Happy Birthday, Billy
Name: Kelley () on Wednesday, July 23, 2003 at 21:12:50
City and State: Englewood, OR
Message: Got My computer running (finally)wish the tech reps could speak a little clear ENGLISH but i shouldn't complain, it works..I scanned the 3 pages i missed....interesting, but like John said there was a lot of disturbing news...Let's just trust everyone will get better...But hey we are all going to die one day, my friend i work would like an up on that one. I forgot to wear my T-shirt, but i'm sure i didn't have a sighting...Man the wind here has been terrible. It gets windy but today has been insane....I'm walking whiskey run beach tomorrow I bet there are a mass of golf balls from the Bandon Dunes...There is one bit of Hawthorne i can share...a regular customer at our espresso bar (old guy) worked at Northrup for 33 years...now that is a sighting..blew me away...Peace to all
Name: Debra McGregor () on Wednesday, July 23, 2003 at 16:59:55
City and State: Lancaster, CA
Message: As an afterthought from my last feedback, I wanted to send a picture waving to all my cougar buddies. This is where I check on Cougartown when I should be working ... Thanks John for all you do at Cougartown - you're the best!
Name: Cindy Whittaker () on Wednesday, July 23, 2003 at 16:48:00
City and State: Gig Harbor WA
Message: Stephen Colet: What was your reference to Taj Mahal and Hula Blues all about? Cause I just saw them in concert on July 12 here in Washington at the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle. Keola Beamer played with them - which really was our only reason for going since my fiancee grew up in Hawaii down the street from the Beamer family. He's always liked his music. The concert was his birthday present. But Taj Mahal was great! Outdoor stage, sitting on the grass... felt kinda 70's! Even had small children dancing through the crowd with sparkly things on their heads.
Name: Janet Reeves () on Wednesday, July 23, 2003 at 14:49:35
City and State: Prescott, AZ
Message: Just wondering if anyone has the phone number for HHS? I am looking for a yearbook for 1970/1971.
Name: Debra McGregor () on Wednesday, July 23, 2003 at 10:20:48
City and State: Lancaster, CA
Message: I haven't checked in for awhile - but I was happy to read feedback and I will be there for Cruise Night. I have to work that day, but I'll cruise on down for the night for sure. Enza, I'll see you there and I'm ready to party. God bless ya all ...
Name: Mike Riley () on Wednesday, July 23, 2003 at 08:48:06
City and State: Mountain Home,AR.
Message: Hey Sherry Cannafac how are you it's funny to see you're living in Ar. Our dads worked together for the city of Hawthorne.
When we moved to Hawthorne we rented a little house on 116th just behind the little amusement park, I never remembered too many people going to it.
I remember when Pres. Kennedy was promoting health, Fred Widlund  and I did a fifty mile walk one day [I really mean day] thing is, no one ever new it. Our legs did though.
Name: Jim Peppers () on Wednesday, July 23, 2003 at 08:45:53
City and State: Athens, Greece
Message: Hi Cougars,
Elvis stories! My father was one of the writers for one of Elvis' first hits. The song sort of rode along with "Heartbreak Hotel" as it was the other side of the single and was called "I Was the One". However, the song did have a life and reputation of its own, too. My sisters, Sandy and Sherry, both met Elvis when he was in town on a concert tour. They went back stage and Sandy still has his autographed picture in her office. I didn't go to meet him because I thought he was just for girls. Anyway, that's MY Elvis story. Fun summer to everyone, Jim Peppers
Name: Big Kell () on Tuesday, July 22, 2003 at 22:12:10
City and State: englewood,or
Message: Hey all my puter has been down it seems forever..this email address is only temporary until i can fiqure out what my smtp is...to get my outlook express running again...anyone have a clue if i can find this info somewhere on my puter? I don't have time now to read but will soon..sherry cannafax did you live on 133rd?
Name: David Beebe () on Tuesday, July 22, 2003 at 21:00:02
City and State: Stonington, CT
Message: I lived on 142 st. from 1973-1978 K-4th grade @ Jefferson school. Mrs. Shira I think was principal and my fourth grade teacher was Mr.Bounds And Mrs. Karata was my Kindergarten teacher. Wow a flood of memories and names come to mind, and to think I found this website by mistake. I lived 2 buildings behind Carl's Jr. I can remember sitting out front with a bunch of friends and saying I wonder where we'll be in the year 2000 what a trip...
Hey David, glad you found your old hometown.
Name: Doug Janda () on Tuesday, July 22, 2003 at 17:10:37
City and State: Gilbert, Az
Message: Just wanted to say "Hi". We lived on Gale Ave (1940-1992) by Eucalyptus Park and we went to St Joe's School & HHS. Still remember alot of familiar names and places from the past. 26th Street, Kiddieland, Pizza Show, Riding our bikes on Imperial Hwy to the beach. Going to Ruby's Toyland on your Bday in Inglewood on Hawthorne Blvd. Getting Stoned after a Waterpolo match in PV on the way back to the Bus. Thanks for such a great website!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hey Doug, Thanks for letting your friends know you're out there and join in anytime.
Name: Raymond Smith () on Tuesday, July 22, 2003 at 16:47:11
City and State: Portland Oregon
Maiden: sunny and warm....no rain forecasted
Message: Hey Bob Jensen...tell your sister Kathy I say HI! First time I met her was in that restaurant in Hawthorne Mall (what was that name of the place anyway?) through Betty Ogens. Kathy used to be a wrestling scorekeeper right? I still keep in touch with Betty. Shame I won't be able to see Kathy at cruise night. Larry Biller...AWESOME you got a job...been praying for you cuz as a fellow Portlander...I know it's hard to find work here in this No.1 highest unemployment state in the nation. Good luck in your new job.
Name: Barney McArdle () on Tuesday, July 22, 2003 at 13:49:19
City and State: Arlington, Washington
Message: I am planning to attend the 54 thru 62 Class Re-Union in October but how do I find the status of others, after they complete the questionnaire that you have created? Thanks.
Hi Barney, I would put up the status, but almost everyone in fence-sitting. Larry Drager 58, Kathy Barnes 61, Joe Bell 59, Ron Householder 59, Eugene Obillo 62, and John Hagethorn 60 have said they will attend. Of course there are more people attending than have answered our little questionnaire so I think you'll get a better feel for the attendance by calling Pride Reunions (562-941-4577).
Name: Tim Helble () on Tuesday, July 22, 2003 at 10:15:13
City and State: Columbia, MD
Message: Joe Brown - The place you're thinking of was definitely Kiddieland. I remember taking my birthday party guests there a time or two when I was a kid. My folks still have some 8mm movies of us there - I could probably get them transferred to digital and maybe John might be interested in posting them on this site since there's probably other pre-Cougars in there (on the other hand, maybe not, since they would take up a lot of disk space). Anyway, all I remember about the place was that there was a small Ferris Wheel on the northeast corner, a merry-go-round in the middle, and a roller coaster at the south end near the teardrop trailers. The coaster was my first, and as of last summer, I've moved it up to Goliath. Whoaaa - nice first drop!
You forgot my favorite, "The Octopus". I've mentioned this before, but back in my day ride tickets were 10 cents each or 12 for a dollar. A dollars worth of Octopus rides was my choice as that thing was nearest to a THRILL ride that Rockwell Kiddieland had.
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