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Name: Marilyn Ross () on Wednesday, September 24, 2003 at 16:07:20
City and State: Garden Grove, Ca
Message: If I am remembering correctly, El Molino meant The Mill That Grinds Out Time. As to a Mr. Cervantes, don't remember him and couldn't find any teacher of that name in the 53 or 54 yearbooks. How about the first name of the 1953 yearbook - Ephebian - I never did know what that meant. Also why did they change the name of the yearbook after one year?
Hi Marilyn, There was no Mr. Cervantes at HHS. That was all "tongue in cheek" by Sharon to confuse us. That's what the 70's people were put on earth to do.
Now, El Molino means The Mill, period. If it was called "El Molino Que Muele Fuera De Tiempo" (pardon my Spanish II translation), then it would mean "The Mill That Grinds Out Time".
I think an Ephebe is a young person entering
Name: Alan Nelson () on Wednesday, September 24, 2003 at 14:29:15
City and State: Parker, Az
Message: The small Cougar world has brought me in contact with another one of our own. Robert Guy, '58, was a witness to the boat collision mentioned below. He has a vacation home
here on the River, and this happened right in front of it.
As for me, this is a complex situation and probably the worst I've seen in 27 years in this business.
Ask Bobby if he owned a black 59 Chevy with the words "Sir Guy" painted on the side. That'll blow him away.
Name: Susan King () on Wednesday, September 24, 2003 at 14:22:22
City and State: Thousand Oaks, CA
Message: Aw - not fair John. I was a journalist on Cougar Staff so I ASK the questions! There were some 20 kids yearly who were on Yearbook Staff and the point of this all is to dredge up some new memories! Surely they're out there and will chime in shortly! (Actually I asked the question because my daughter asked me!) And hello right back to Jim Cicalese! Glad to see you here on CT! We'll catch up on private email!
So you don't know either? OK, How about we get our CCS (Crack Cougartown Sleuth) on the case. Chris Prewitt, can you find the answer?
Name: Glenda Woods () on Wednesday, September 24, 2003 at 14:14:01
City and State: Bellevue, WA
Message: Thanks for having this web site. Its great to reconnect with our friends from some of the best times in our lives. Would like information on any reunions planned. Also looking for a classmate. Bruce Finnan. Anybody know of his whereabouts?
Hi Glenda and welcome. Reunions are on the Reunions page. There is a First Ten Year class reunion planned for mid-October in Laughlin Nevada.
Name: Sharon Branigan () on Wednesday, September 24, 2003 at 13:56:40
City and State: Thousand Oaks, CA
Message: El Molino, The Windmill, is a reference to the first Literature teacher hired at HHS, Mr. Cervantes. He was already 80 years old when he was hired and it became HHS tradition that all new Lit teachers hired be yanked out of retirement. They yammered on and on and the students came to nickname them "windmills" as a code word for "hot air." I learned this from Mrs. Mark, whom I loved, when she was about 130 years old.
OK, I asked for an answer, but I want the REAL answer. WHERE'S YOUR SISTER!!
Name: Jan Peterson () on Wednesday, September 24, 2003 at 13:24:10
City and State: Carmichael, CA
Message: John, Please give us the answer to the El Molino question. I think I have heard it before, but I am drawing a blank. Now since the question has been asked, I am dying for the answer. A terrible thing to dangle in front of anyone that has "senior moments". :o) Hope all is well with all the Cougs and familys out there. Jan
Well, since I didn't ask the question, I think it's up to Sue to give the answer. Cmon Sue, quit dangling.....
Name: Robin () on Wednesday, September 24, 2003 at 12:32:59
City and State: RB,CA
Message: The bean fields HHS was built on was scattered with lemon trees. The first yearbook was to be named Lemon Oil but short of funds and time, the contents were sent hastily to a dyslexic printer. I am glad to have cleared this up John....
Although quite an amusing anecdote, we're still seaching for the CORRECT answer.
Name: Dan Johnson () on Tuesday, September 23, 2003 at 23:27:45
City and State: Sherman Oaks
Message: Kathleen, I love John Hiatt and wish I could go to that show. Unfortunately, Steely Dan is this week and some other concert events over the weekend -- there's only so much live music my wife will tolerate from me ;-0
So I guess no one knows the answer to the El Molino QUESTION!!
Name: Cindy Colby () on Tuesday, September 23, 2003 at 21:10:42
City and State: Laguna Hills, CA
Message: That accident in Parker Az. was really horrible. The only two children of my best friends neighbor were killed. Laguna Hills is buzzing with news vans. I hope I never know how the parents feel. I heard that they think the guy is only going to get two years. My thoughts are with the parents of Jonathan and his sister, and the others who were killed.
Name: Kathleen Nix-Griffin () on Tuesday, September 23, 2003 at 17:34:09
City and State: San Pedro
Message: Jill, we are not going to see Neil but we are going to see John Hiatt and Robert Cray at the Grove of Anaheim on October 2. Anyone else going to be there?
John, best to just trash the junkmail. Sometimes opening it will generate an automated response to spammers who will then sell your "confirmed" email adress to other spammers. Often times going to those "remove me" websites accomplish the same thing. The best thing to do is trash (without opening) any email you didn't ask for; if the spammer if fishing for "verified" email addresses, they won't get one from you.
I NEVER do the "Remove me" thing anymore, but sometimes when it says it's from Kelly or Janet, and the subject is Hi, I have to open it to see if it's legit. I now look at the source of the email and if it has a
"<--"tag, I trash it. So if anyone wants to get through, make sure you don't use this tag.
Name: JAMES CICALESE () on Tuesday, September 23, 2003 at 17:13:22
City and State: lakewood ca
Message: I'd like to say hi to CT and Susan King. Also, I'd like to know when the class of 74 is going to have there 30 yr reunion.
Hey James, If they have it, it'll be in 2004. Actually I usually start getting reunion info in February or March of the reunion year.
Name: Bill Cusac () on Tuesday, September 23, 2003 at 15:44:05
City and State: South Lake Tahoe, Ca.
Message: Where are the pictures from the Northern Cal Reunion in Sacramento. Sorry I missed it. Have been in the Hospital since Aug. 19th until today.
Sorry, just busy busy busy. I'll put a couple up at a time. Actually I only have a few.
Name: Dewey () on Tuesday, September 23, 2003 at 13:31:17
City and State: wisjing I was at the river
Message: From the Havasu News
Name: kathy downer () on Tuesday, September 23, 2003 at 11:26:38
City and State: marietta. ohio
Message: good question why is our yearbook named after a windmill? Our school motto is/was "a sound mind in a sound body"
Yes, "Mens sana in corpore sano"
Name: Susan King () on Monday, September 22, 2003 at 23:46:02
City and State: Thousand Oaks, CA
Message: OK, here's the trivia question of the week with a bonus question follow up:
How did HHS get "El Molino" as the name of the yearbook and what does it mean? And the bonus question is: What is the school's motto (it's Latin) and what is the English translation?
Too easy for me, anyone else??
Name: Lisa Marazzi () on Monday, September 22, 2003 at 23:02:05
City and State: El Segundo,Ca
Message: Hellooooooooo! Fellow Cougars class of 75. Well it's that time to plan a 30 year bash!!!!!!!!!!!! I need as many people to plan one thing that you like to do. The list is endless. Let's make this as fun as possible. Email me with your phone # and I'll contact you by phone or cell. Thank you Lisa
Name: Jill McFarlane () on Monday, September 22, 2003 at 22:32:08
City and State: Mission Viejo, CA
Message: Hope everyone had a nice weekend. What Paco was refering to was this last weekend there was a boating accident and none other than our own Alan Nelson (Boatcop) is in charge of the investigation. He was quoted quite a bit in the OC Register this morning. Paco, as usual Fore!!!!! and Bud, it was good seeing you again. Everyone have a great week.
Name: Andrea () on Monday, September 22, 2003 at 22:17:17
City and State: Hawthorne
Maiden: HollyWood Dolls
Message: Hi, Ok now can we talk about the 'hair band' of the 80s/ I remember sitting in home econimics and Jim Rocco walking in late wearing a concert tshirt, different every day......and then hanging out at the Manhattan pier and seeing Steve Dimmick walk by with his boom box.....Steve, you always have had the most beautiful green eyes!!!!!!!!! oh back to hair bands....
Who are you? You have to leave your full name.
Name: Carol () on Monday, September 22, 2003 at 20:59:14
City and State: San Bernardino
Message: I saw a 1958 El Molino up for bid on Ebay a few days ago.
Name: carolyn del hoyo () on Monday, September 22, 2003 at 20:27:25
City and State: hawthorne, ca
Message: HEY GUYS! HOW'S IT GOING? IT'S GOOD TO HEAR THE COUGARS ARE KEEPING IN TOUCH. I WISH YOU ALL THE VERY BEST AND DON'T FORGET TO COME TO OUR FIRST 10 YEAR REUNION. GO COUGARS #1
and your LAST 10 year reunion....thanks Carolyn
Name: Patti Smith () on Monday, September 22, 2003 at 19:41:23
City and State: Cypress, CA
Message: For those of you not in Orange County or the Parker, AZ area, Paco's post may sound like code. Our own Alan Nelson is in charge of the investigation of a hit-and-run boating accident last Friday in which 3 Orange County, CA teenagers were killed and one other critically injured. Just to clear things up for you all. Alan, keep up the good work.
Name: MONTY () on Monday, September 22, 2003 at 17:33:14
City and State: SIMI VALLEY
Message: HELLO OUT THERE! DOES ANYONE REMEMBER ME?
Name: Sharon () on Monday, September 22, 2003 at 14:05:40
City and State: Simi, CA
Message: Hello all:
I'm looking for HHS yearbooks from 1969-1971 (especially 1971) for my husband's Christmas gift. His yearbooks were accidentally thrown out :( years ago and I'd love to surprise him. He graduated in 1971. I've registered on other yearbook sites but thought someone here might be able to help me out.
Name: Debra () on Monday, September 22, 2003 at 13:24:31
City and State: Lancaster, CA
Message: Howdy Cougars. Hey Neil - I'm not really sure what a submarine race is, but if I did, it would have been with Steve Lewis, Mike's brother. King Baker is right - make it to your reunions. I've gone to all of mine, crashed one that was not my graduating year - and have had a blast at all of them. God bless ya all ...
Name: Paco () on Monday, September 22, 2003 at 12:44:50
City and State: LF
Message: Alan Nelson, hope you take a few days off. I used to party alot at the "Strip", now my kids go and I pray that they return safely..It's so sad what happened.
Name: Sande () on Monday, September 22, 2003 at 09:29:43
City and State: O.C.
Message: Just a note to let you know that the class of 93 will be hosting their 10 year reunion on Saturday, October 11th at the Manhattan Beach Marriott. For more information call Great Reunions at 800 655-7971 or visit their website at www.GreatReunions.com to update your address and register. The HHS chairman for this event is Ruby Del Rio, email@example.com.
Look forward to seeing everyone there!
There you go 93ers. You get a chance to see what your classmates look like now that they're OLD (28). No kidding now, NEVER miss a reunion; these experiences you'll never get back.
Name: Donna () on Sunday, September 21, 2003 at 17:09:16
City and State: Carson City,Nv
Message: Hello to everyone in the class of 1966.
Name: Keith D. Jones () on Sunday, September 21, 2003 at 15:32:08
City and State: Honolulu, Hi
Message: Mark Blackwell was one of my heroes as a kid. His brother was a close friend of mine (Greg). His brother took us to school a couple of times. Talking of Husky's what ever happened to the good ol' bikes Husky, Bultaco, Hodaka they were all great bikes. Mark Morrison was a team rider for Bultaco if I recall. The old Honda 50's were a favorite.
Name: Neil rr () on Sunday, September 21, 2003 at 11:19:42
City and State: Crestview , Florida
Message: Debra Lee class of 72 HI! Look for my brother Eric in Rosamond at the Krogers/Hughes.
**Regarding the TURTLES , Flo & Eddy played with Frank Zappa (Aka Rubin & the Jets as in Elton's Benny & the Jets)in Berdoo before they were Turtles. The whole point of their music was to demonstrate just how superficial and ridiculous POP MUSIC really was at the time. The songs they wrote were produced for the delightful of the record company and for the all powerful BUCKS. I think that is why the word "COUNTER-CULTURE" was coined. The Turtles were the PeeWee Herman of the day.
PS- Debs...Have you been out cruisin' to any submarine races with Mike Lewis, "lately"?
Name: Neil Larson () on Sunday, September 21, 2003 at 10:55:42
City and State: Crestview , Florida
Message: Boy it is great to just "click" a button and get tovoom in on all things ""Cougar"". I don't do too much complaining about small stuff like spam and phone calls. I thank God and Jesus I live here and have the benefits of the collective human experience.
I just thought you all would like to know one of our "COUGS" is a legend!
Back in my senior year I met Mark Blackwell in Mr. Fix' Drama class. Mark came in several weeks
late because he had just wrapped up a successful season of European MotoCross ! He rode for Husqvarna at 17!!! In 1999 he was inducted into the Motorcycle Hall of Fame, the first American to win the 500cc class MOTO!
By the way Mark Blackwell is now the General Manager of Victory Motorcycles a division of Polaris Industries Corp.
I raise my glass and say three cheers to Mark Blackwell. God Bless him!
Thanks Neil for letting us all know of Marks accomplishments. It's always fun to see what paths our Cougar brothers and sisters have taken in life.
Name: doris () on Sunday, September 21, 2003 at 10:47:57
City and State: same-o same-o
Message: Being from the 50's graduating group, does anyone remember the delicious apple crisp the snack bar had to offer. Mmmmm!!! What I wouldn't give for that recipe. Always being concerned about eating square meals, my girlfriend and I used to have apple crisp alamode for lunch ... yup! That was lunch! Oh yeah! Good to see the guru of sports posting to feedback! Where ya been sloeone and how ya doin'?
Name: Andrea () on Saturday, September 20, 2003 at 22:44:11
City and State: Hawthorne
Maiden: Hollywood Dolls
Message: I was reading past feed back and came across people mentioning 'billy seats'' what is a ''billy seat'???????/
Billy is the ghost of Nyman Hall. That's all I know.
Name: Carol Gross () on Saturday, September 20, 2003 at 01:19:05
City and State: Las Vegas
Message: Does anyone remember that delicious warm chocolate cake with white icing that they served at the snack bar every morning before school? That was the best cake ever!!!
Hi Carol, Yes, that was the Heavenly chocolate cake that Coach Chauncey raved about. I think there's a recipe for it way back in the Feedback pages. Look on Feedback page 115.
Name: Glenn () on Friday, September 19, 2003 at 23:48:17
City and State: Slownoma
Message: JB, the King wrote: ... while we're talking junk mail, does anyone get just plain blank junkmail. I open it and there's nothing there except a "remove me" link.
Personally I'm looking for an anti-spam program that takes all of the spammer's spam and dumps it back in their Inbox. Happy reading.
Great idea Glenn, I'm all for that one. See you soon I hope.
Name: Chris Prewitt () on Friday, September 19, 2003 at 23:33:03
City and State: Fullerton, CA
Message: Speaking of spam, wouldn?t it be great to have a ?Do Not E-mail Registry? like they have the http://www.donotcall.gov/ ?National Do Not Call Registry?? A fine of up to $11,000 per E-mail would slow down the junk e-mail. A grass roots organization like CT writing to their congressmen could be a major start. Yes, it is difficult to track many sources of email but when they are caught and they are sending out 10,000 pieces of e-mail $110 million fine might wake them up. For spammers from outside of the US blocking their ISPs entire IP address range into the US should slow them down.
Yeah but do we really want Internet regulation?
Name: Dale Hahlbeck Jr. () on Friday, September 19, 2003 at 21:19:14
City and State: Corona
Maiden: ADD 2 too
Message: Speaking of spam wasn't that the worst
song "SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM Wonderful SPAM" ah Monty Python rocks...
at my age why double my size by adding 2 of anything oops 2 much information
Wade G. My dad says tell OK to watch out for them HUSKERS this year UPSET
TIME sooner than later (Right Coach Sloey!!) Would love to watch that game
with both of ya at a watering hole TBA
Hey maybe Sloey can reinact all the Husker sacks using Wade as the OK QB
SSWWWWWEEEEEEEETTTTTT! I'd try to block for ya Wade but I never did
it for Mike Lewis why should I do it for you (Just kidding Mike I blocked one game)
Ya'll take care and I hope to see ya at the next Cougartown gig ttfn H1
Name: Paco () on Friday, September 19, 2003 at 21:01:38
City and State: LF
Message: Mike Shay, I must have been walking behind you, that song reminds me of the last day of school in 58 also. My mother was the room mother for sister Pat and they were having a picnic across from Cabrillo and that was playing..I think of that day almost daily.
Favorite song from 58: Bony Morony. Hey, I was young and very stupid, OK.
Name: Cindy Colby () on Friday, September 19, 2003 at 20:50:20
City and State: Laguna Hills, CA
Message: Ok, you guys, I thought I was getting hundreds of those "addadicktome" e-mails because I think my room mate surfs porn sites on my computer. Guess I was wrong. Or was I..........? HUMMMMMMMMMMMMMM?
Being honest here, curiously, I've been to a few Porn sites in my early Internet years, but not in the last 4 or 5 years. I have no idea where these things come from.
While we're talking junk mail, does anyone get just plain blank junkmail. I open it and there's nothing there except a "remove me" link.
Name: carol shaner () on Friday, September 19, 2003 at 20:12:51
City and State: san bernardino, ca
Message: On our way out the door to the route 66 fun in downtown san bernardino. We plan on going tomorrow night to see Jan & Dean too. I've seen alot of great cars pulling into town today. Last night I saw a 57 Chevy stretch limo..with lights in the wheels.
Have a great time, Carol. Probably put on by "Over The Hill Gang" car club in Berdoo. They have some quality car events.
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