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Buchanan and Ancell Meet The Creature-Part 1
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Name: Elizabeth Estrada () on Wednesday, November 5, 2003 at 19:58:08
City and State: Redondo Beach,CA
Message: I need to amend my last feedback regarding the reunion for the class of 1969. Wayne Dickey is in charge of the mailing list. Those of you who have already contacted me, your emails were forwarded to him. His email address is, ImpalaWayne@aol.com. Please send him your current addresses and phone numbers so he can update our list. Thank you.
Name: Alvaro Arteaga () on Wednesday, November 5, 2003 at 18:47:45
City and State: Hawthorne
Message: I would like to get a intouch or e-mail one of The Beach Boys I also graduated from Hawthoren High and i would like for them to listen to my demo I thinj it's great once they know the story behind us?
Hey Alvaro, None of the present Beach Boys attended HHS.
Name: Laura Anderson () on Wednesday, November 5, 2003 at 13:40:08
City and State: Hemet, CA
Message: Hey Britt...Teresa is still around...I hear from her every year around the holidays....If memory serves me she just got married or is going to do so very soon. I hope she sees your message as it is so great to hear from old friends!
Name: Dusty Sage () on Wednesday, November 5, 2003 at 13:29:50
City and State: Lucerne Valley, Calif.
Message: Found this by accident [as have everything else in life] and it's great. Was born at home at a Hawthorne Blvd. address . Went to Redondo High and really miss the good old Happy Days and even some of the Unhappy ones.
Hey, I'm going to come back here now and then......
Hi Dusty, Glad you liked what you saw and come on back anytime....
Name: Jill McFarlane () on Wednesday, November 5, 2003 at 11:46:48
City and State: Mission Viejo, CA
Message: Words commonly used in my yearbook:
Far out-32 times
"Good Luck" was big in 1962....
Name: Cindy Russell () on Wednesday, November 5, 2003 at 11:25:36
City and State: Bakersfield, CA
Message: Looking for any reunions for 1977 class. I've never heard of any. Is anyone from 1974 - 1978 around?
Hi Cindy, The next 77 class reunion will probably be in 2007, which is really not that far off. Please check back in the early part of the year.
Name: Britt Stonebraker () on Tuesday, November 4, 2003 at 20:38:15
City and State: San Marcos CA
Message: I Loved growing up in Hawthorne, How about THE HOLE! does anyone remember THE HOLE? I haven't been to H town in 13 years, I really miss home.
Name: kelley () on Tuesday, November 4, 2003 at 13:13:34
City and State: Englewood, OR
Message: Yearbook quote:
"Kel, We've known each other for a long time and I hope we can always be friends because you're just plain cool
love ya Woody"
I loved that man!
Name: Cindy Colby () on Tuesday, November 4, 2003 at 12:38:19
City and State: Laguna Hills, CA
Message: Does anybody know what time the football game starts on Friday?
Hi Cindy, It starts at 7pm and we play Redondo so bring your "Sink The Seahawks" Cougar Rooter button.
Name: Cal McDougal () on Monday, November 3, 2003 at 20:49:36
City and State: Enterprise, Alabama
Message: I found this entry in my '62 El Molino, the year we both graduated.
Good luck in the coming years at Hawthorne High School.
John, you never did plan to leave HHS did you! Cougartown is just your way of staying (and keeping all of us) in the greatest place of our lives.
Now you've got it, Cal. Here we are, 41 years later, and we're STILL hangin' out. I guess all I have to say is, "Good Luck in the coming years at Cougartown.com"
Name: linda huthmaker () on Monday, November 3, 2003 at 16:27:04
City and State: torrance, ca.ifornia
Message: Does anyone know about the decease of Steve Fraser (class of '63)? I had someone who grad in '70 who was his neighbor and he's anxious to know the particulars. Thanks very much for any info. Also, we all had a great 40th reunion at the Crowne Plaza Hotel -thanks to all those who attended. Regards Linda Huthmaker
Name: Jessie () on Monday, November 3, 2003 at 12:21:44
City and State: Los Angeles
Class: Wann be...
Message: Timmy Fye...now that's a name from the past...He hung out in our garage on more then one occassion ha!He was also my brother Santos' best man.
Name: jeff mann () on Monday, November 3, 2003 at 11:52:59
City and State: valencia, ca
Message: I ran into Gary Beard on a movie set we were both working on. It's a small world after all.
Hey Jeff, Yet another small Cougar world story. Thanks....
Name: Jan Blomsterberg () on Sunday, November 2, 2003 at 18:53:40
City and State: Torrance, CA
Message: To all Cougar veterans, or spouses who are veterans, or friends who are/were veterans...have I a deal for you. This coming Veterans Day, November 11, McCormick and Schmick restaurants...nationwide, I'm told...will be offering a FREE dinner to any veteran, actively serving or if you served thirty years ago. The faire is from any item on the menu and all you need to show is some form of identification indicating that you are or were in the military. A VFW card or American Legion card, retired ID card, something that shows you are in or were in the military. Take advantage of a great offer. Click here http://www.mccormickandschmicks.com/main.cfm?action=restaurants to find a restaurant that is near you. You may want to call to verify that this offer is nationwide. I did just that for the SoCal area and the five restaurants in our area does offer this to you veterans. On another note, take a moment in your day to thank those who have served and serving today. There is still plenty of action going on in Iraq and lives are being lost. Remember, freedom is not free?it is paid for by those who give their all. ?Poor is the nation that has no heroes. Shameful is the nation that has heroes?and forgets them. No nation can long survive without pride in its traditions.? (Unknown)
Always a Coug...Jan...and a big Semper Fi.
Name: Ron Teh () on Sunday, November 2, 2003 at 12:31:00
City and State: Bremerton, WA
Message: Just wanted to say Hi!!! to ALL COUGS and specially to the class of '81. I'm once again back from a long 8 and a half month deployment and enjoying my time off with my family. Take care and God bless!
Hi Ron, Glad you're back and enjoy your time off.
Name: Elizabeth Estrada () on Sunday, November 2, 2003 at 09:42:37
City and State: Redondo Beach,CA
Message: Attention Class of 1969! Next summer we will be having our 35th year reunion and the planning committee had a meeting last night to discuss the details. We need you to please contact us with your current addresses and phone numbers, or email addresses so we can send you the information. If you are in touch with any of your old classmates please call them and or send us their contact numbers. You won't want to miss it! We will give John Baker all the details, such as dates and times, as we get closer.
Email me with your information or call 310.543.4771. Thanks! It's gonna be a blast!
Now you're talkin'!! Get those reunion plans started early and please make plans now for vacation time as you never want to miss these events. They are magical. Thanks Liz....
Name: LISA () on Saturday, November 1, 2003 at 23:18:30
City and State: ramona, ca
Message: Jeanne, I tryed to e-mail you - please e-mail me with the information on TIMMY FYE - I loved Timmy - crazy is one way to describe him - thanks, lisa
Name: Irene Patterson () on Saturday, November 1, 2003 at 14:48:22
City and State: Thousand Oaks, CA
Maiden: Irene Lydon
Message: I want to thank all of you who attended Woody McCain's funeral or sent condolence messages to his family. Over the years, my sister, Karen and I have stayed in touch with the McCains, Skaffs and Clarks(Paul and Adele Mayfield). Woody was a wonderful, caring person. I know Sharon and her boys appreciated your thoughtfulness.
Name: Jeanne () on Friday, October 31, 2003 at 20:32:45
City and State: Carlsbad, CA
Message: Don't know if anyone remembers Tim Fye but we read in the paper a couple weeks ago, he passed away in Vista, CA. I don't think Tim ever graduated from HHS but he went "sometimes". He was a crazy dude, but from what we read, he had straighten himself out and was a church going guy. He had a daughter also that he loved very much. Time changes all of us. Hector and I also so sad to hear about Woody. Hec says they were good buds in Jr. High. Our prayers are with his family.
Name: Reuel Callahan () on Friday, October 31, 2003 at 16:29:01
City and State: Westlake Village, Ca.
Message: Hi John, I haven't submitted anything for a long time but I just got an e-mail today from Bob Daman(65)and found out about Woody McCain. Just by coincidence Bob and I had gotten together this last weekend (more about that later)and we were talking about him. I have known Woody since High School and by chance he sold my house on 129th and I bought a house from him right across the street from where he lived. When we decided to move to Westlake he then sold that house for me. What a class act he was and he will be missed. Our prayers are with Sharon and the boys.
Reuel and Linda
Name: Chris Prewitt () on Friday, October 31, 2003 at 15:11:50
City and State: Fullerton, CA
Message: I used to volunteer with the Orange County office of the American Red Cross. They prefer that gifts of clothing go to groups like the Salvation Army. Those groups have storage and stores to dispose of donations not used by the victims. The Red Cross would set up evacuation centers using Red Cross owned cots and blankets. At the shelters they would provide comfort kits (toothbrush, razor, soap and washcloth etc.) and food. Should the disaster be small enough they would provide vouchers to local hotel/motel and vouchers for clothing. If a victim normally bought his/her clothes at Mervyns, Target, Sears or whatever; they would get vouchers for those locations. If the victim wore suits the Red Cross would provide him/her with vouchers for them. All of these items cost money and yes they got discounts from many of the vendors they use but still it costs money. If you should like to donate to the Red Cross and specifically the fire relief, follow the instructions given to you by the radio and TV stations. If you would like to help ?restock? the supplies used by the Red Cross you can send checks to you local office of The American Red Cross and specify Disaster Services. If you would like to donate clothing contact the Salvation Army or local church groups.
Name: Debbie () on Friday, October 31, 2003 at 13:43:08
City and State: visiting in Seattle, WA
Message: Here is list of places the Daily Breeze published in yesterday's paper if anyone would like to help people affected by the wildfires in Southern CA. If you'd like to send a check:
American Red Cross
2700 Wilshire Blvd.
L.A., CA 90057-3202
In the memo field of the check, write "Southern CA Wildfire Relief Fund.
to donate by phone: 800 435 7669
to donate online: www.redcross.org/donate.html
To make a donation of clothing, blankets, or food call The Salvation Army at 310 958 7825 for pickup of large items or drop off at: 2406-10 Artestia Blvd RB, 4310 PCH Torrance, 15617 Hawthorne Blvd. Lawndale, 30840 RPV, or 544 E Pacific San Pedro Montetary donations are preferred by The Salvation Army and can be made by calling 800 SAL ARMY or by mail designated for "California Wildfires" to 900 W James Blvd., LA, CA 90015 Or www.salvationarmysocal.org
The Society of St Vincent de Paul will take checks designated "Fire Relief Fund" Society of St. Vincent de Paul, 210 N Avenue 21, LA, CA 90031. Also welcome are clothing for kids and adults, blankets and sheets, towels, wash rags, personal hygiene, flashlights and batteries, paper plates and cups, plastic utensils, nonperishable food, bottled water, canned beverages, pet food and supplies, cleaning supplies, small toys,, stuffed animals, dolls and family oriented movies. Come in person 9:30 a.m.-5p.m. thru Saturday and 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at 210 N Avenue 21 LA. Call 323 226 1762
To help animals checks can be made to Noah's Wish PO Box 997 Placerville, CA 95667 530 622 9313 Their website is www.noahswish.org
Or try Peninsula Dog Parks PO Box 1937 San Pedro, CA 90733 They will forward designated checks to Noah's Wish
Name: Linda Reynolds () on Friday, October 31, 2003 at 10:08:31
City and State: Chatsworth, CA
Message: Thank you, John Baker, for your concern for us over the recent fires. My husband, mother & I had to evacuate our home on Monday but thank God we were able to return 2 days later. The fire came as close as a mile away from where we live in the Rocky Peak area of Chatsworth. We are safe but now have to put all our things back where they belong. We thank God for watching over us and for friends like you! How about lunch next week. Love, 62 Cougar Linda
Hey, as long as it's your turn to pay, I'll be there. Seriously, glad you, Mom, and Rick are fine. So many aren't.
Name: Pat Underwood () on Thursday, October 30, 2003 at 23:11:44
City and State: Hawthorne, Calif
Maiden: Lawndale High
Message: Glenn and JB, I?m sure if you call the Hawthorne fire Dept. they can tell you if there are any other organizations that are accepting donations of clothing and blankets for the displaced and homeless from the fire areas.
Name: Armand Vaquer () on Thursday, October 30, 2003 at 23:09:32
City and State: Tarzana, CA
Message: If that other link for donation information doesn't work, this one should: http://www.nbc4.tv/news/2583082/detail.html
Name: Armand () on Thursday, October 30, 2003 at 23:06:31
City and State: Tarzana, CA
Message: I saw on the news tonight that there is a donation center set up at the Rose Bowl. Here's the KNBC-4 URL for donations: http://html.nbc4.tv/sh/sponsors/domaindeclaration.inc
There you go Glenn. Thanks Armand....
Name: Glenn () on Thursday, October 30, 2003 at 22:21:08
City and State: A valley more fortunate
Message: Does anyone in the southland know any organizations, other than the usual, collecting clothing, blankets, etc. for families displaced by the fires. I have in my household, childrens clothes, and other things, that I'd love to donate. Thanks for any "feedback."
Great question Glenn, I'm sure the Red Cross would know of an organization. Does anyone else have an idea?
Name: Marilyn Ross () on Thursday, October 30, 2003 at 21:44:32
City and State: Garden Grove, CA
Message: I just played the Buchanan & Ancell music - near the top of the page. I don't remember ever hearing it before but it did sound familiar. Very similar to the Flying Saucer by Buchanan and Goodman.
I got 2 autographs from my 1954 yearbook. "With loads of luck in the future. Hope you're here next year, only a year higher. Doris Donaldson".
"I never went to harbor I never went to yail I got my education in the Hawthorne City jail. Good Luck, Joyce Cuiper". She meant Harvard & Yale in case you didn't get it. According to many autographs I was swell, cute, crazy, sweet, pretty, nice, fun but never Bitchin.
GREAT BITCHIN' STUFF MARILYN!!! Thanks, and glad you liked the tunes. I think it was about 1957.
Name: Dennis Shelley () on Thursday, October 30, 2003 at 21:13:23
City and State: Santa Teresa, N.M.
Message: I was shocked to hear about the passing of Woody McCain. He was one great guy and what a character. We use to hang out in the HHS parking lot with the other guys, admiring his 57 Chevy. I haven't seen him since high school but always wondered what he was up to. My sympathy to his family.
Name: Sharon Branigan () on Thursday, October 30, 2003 at 15:37:45
City and State: Thousand Oaks, CA
Message: Happy to report Thousand Oaks is still standing although we had a scary Saturday evening/night. I was at a local campground with 300 of my favorite Cub and Boy Scouts. We knew the Piru fire was moving and kept in touch with the county FD and SD all day and were told each time that we were fine, no need to leave. Just around 5 pm the smoke, which had been there all day, got thicker; and several folks climbed a nearby ridge to look for the fire. It was surprisingly close, so we decided to pack up and leave. About 5 minutes later a man in a gold car drove into the campground and said we needed to leave NOW, the fire is closer than we think. He was with LA County FD, off duty; how he knew we were there, I don't know. I think he was a Guardian Angel. Five minutes after that the fire trucks rolled in and told everyone to drop everything and leave NOW. Most got their gear; some was left behind. The Cubbies were there with their folks so they all had rides. I was so impressed with our Boy Scout youth leaders, they made sure the Cub Scouts and their parents were packed up and leaving before the boys packed their own gear. Most of these Scouts were there without a parent or a ride out, but they stayed calm and made sure the younger guys were taken care of. Right after the fire trucks rolled in, the fire crested the top of the ridge which people had climbed earlier. Everyone got out safely and joined the traffic jam on the road out of the fire area. Went back Sunday and the fire burned all around the perimeter of the campground but miraculously didn't burn the camp. It was damn scary and my advice is, if there's a fire, don't wait for the FD to evac you, go early,
avoid the crowds, get the better hotel rooms, etc. By the time the FD gets there the fire is right behind THEM.
Scary stuff, thanks Sharon....
Name: Jon Sloey () on Thursday, October 30, 2003 at 14:50:43
City and State: ca
Message: My prayers go out to Sharon,Scott, and Mark. Woody was the type of person that we all wished we could be. He was truly loved by all us that knew him.
Jon Sloey & Family
Name: Vincent Jesse () on Thursday, October 30, 2003 at 13:33:54
City and State: Woodland Hills, CA
Message: I am deeply saddened by the news of Woodys' passing. I had the pleasure of knowing him through my neighbor Paul Clark. He will be missed.
Vince Jesse & family
Name: Walter () on Thursday, October 30, 2003 at 13:33:35
City and State: Garden Grove
Message: This past weekend a lady friend and I went down to La Fonda Baja, MX. On Sunday the winds were so bad that it wound up tearing my tent to shreds. So we packed and headed back home. As we were coming up the 805 fwy in North San Diego nearing the 15 fwy. the smoke was so bad we couldn't see more than 100 yards in front of us. As we neared the fire area we could see the glow from the fire and feel the intense heat in the air. At that point they had not shut down the freeway and there was no way to turn back, so all we could do was pray we made it through the area safely. Then driving further up the freeway to Orange County we could only wonder where all of the smoke we were encountering was coming from. It is tragic indeed to see all of the devastation that is being caused by the fires. Ron, glad to see you're ok...I am still trying to get a hold of my good friend Darrell Jones C/O 66 & his wife Janet Painter C/0 69 who lives is Simi Valley to see if he and his family along with Jim Ouellette C/0 66 & his wife Sherry Painter C/0 66 are unscathed by the fires near them. So if you folks check into Cougartown please let us know you are safe.