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Here's one you early Cougs have forgotten about
Buchanan and Ancell Meet The Creature-Part 1
Buchanan and Ancell Meet The Creature-Part 2
Name: Jim Gibson () on Wednesday, November 12, 2003 at 00:21:23
City and State: Redding, CA
Message: COLORS ***** Against the canvas, powder blue * Flecked with passing wisps of white * Autumn breezes catching colors * Stirred to full display * Hand to brow, in shaded view * History takes flight * Backward recollections soar * Counterclockwise, swept away ***** Across the void to yesteryear * Muted fife and muffled drum * Ominous, forboding cadence * Too, the bugler's call * Subjugating doubt and fear * Guaranteed to come * For the red, the white, and blue * All would stand but some would fall ***** From those who sacrificed for stars * Row by row on deepest blue * For alternating red and white * Tethered to a mast * Cherished freedom claimed as ours, * Thus, bequeathed to you * Rippling! Swirling! Liberty! * Legacy of heroes past ***** Whose courage, blood, and purity * Burst from colors full-in-flight * As well, the pride inside my chest * Hand to heart, salute! * For the dream of living free * Patriots would fight! * For duty, honor, country * One in purpose, resolute! ***** No matter ocean, land, or sky * Freedom's forces gathered there * Sailor, soldier, aviator * Each would heed the call * Stars and stripes they hoisted high * And unfurled where * Liberty was sacrosanct, * God in Heaven, over all!
Name: Debbie () on Tuesday, November 11, 2003 at 23:47:06
City and State: Del Aire, CA
Message: Good guess, John. But that's not the Cougarette involved. LOL, I think she may be hidden in plain view and not even know it!
OK, I'll say one of the Bierman girls.
Name: Susan King () on Tuesday, November 11, 2003 at 20:44:46
City and State: Thousand Oaks, CA
Message: Hey Baker - I'm gonna cheat and use this space to send a personal message. Forgive me.
Dear Janny: I wonder if you know how many hearts are thinking of you today and are grateful for what you have done and what you continue to do. You make us so proud. Love from all your friends in Cougartown.
Name: Jan Blomsterberg () on Tuesday, November 11, 2003 at 11:18:07
City and State: Torrance, CA
Message: With much THANKS to all veterans who have served our country. Enjoy your day today?this day is to honor YOU for your sacrifices and service. And while you CT'ers are reading Cougartown, take a moment to read the Vietnam page. The men listed there are never to be forgotten but honored for their sacrifices. They paid the ultimate price. Thank you 'Sid' for having set up that page in CT.
And speaking about the VFW (segue here)?Hawthorne Post 2075 is starting up our Sunday breakfast this Sunday, November 16, starting at 9am until noon. The cost to you is $5.00. This will be a monthly event that will be held every third Sunday of the month. Our address is: 4563 West 131 Street...?the top of the hill.? We hope to see you there.
Name: Kelley () on Tuesday, November 11, 2003 at 10:27:35
City and State: Englewood, OR
Message: Thanks to all the veterans across the CT nation! I Pray Our troops come home quickly. No More WAR!!!!
Name: gary bickers () on Monday, November 10, 2003 at 18:09:48
City and State: pve, cal
Message: Regards the 40th reunion. Dorothy Johnston Slawson, thank you for the pictures. I would have send an email but do not have your address. One question, I know who I am but who are all those old people in the picture. Thanks again.
Name: Bonnie () on Monday, November 10, 2003 at 17:58:40
City and State: Torrance,CA
Message: When I see the renovation of HHS, The Old!! School brings back alot of nice memories. One in particular was that I have grown up w/brothers & sisters that have gone to HHS & have been on campus many many times before I attended. But when it was my turn to go on the 1st day, I totally froze right between Nyman Hall & Senior Square. Luckily a really nice & (cute) guy forgot his name showed me my classes. Wow that was so many years ago but HHS always puts a smile on my face & it's also great to know there were alot of great Cougar Alumni even though I didn't know you then. Hi John, your site is better than ever.
Name: Jessie () on Monday, November 10, 2003 at 15:33:21
City and State: Los Angeles, CA
Class: Wanna be...
Message: I think Wade has a great idea of everyone getting together for a picnic! Maybe it could be planned in the old Senior quad on campus. Now wouldn't that bring back alot of memories for you Cougars!
Name: Jan Blomsterberg () on Monday, November 10, 2003 at 14:26:00
City and State: Torrance, CA
Message: To all you Marine Corps veterans out there...HAPPY BIRTHDAY...we're 228 years old today! And tomorrow is Veterans Day so I will say THANKS to all who have served and wish you the best. You are all heroes. Semper Fi.
Hey Janny, For some reason I just can't visualize "Killer Marine" when looking at your class picture.
Happy Veterans Day to all who've served our country.
Name: Bob Melendrez () on Monday, November 10, 2003 at 13:20:38
City and State: 90260
Message: The Homecoming game made for a very interesting evening. It was a pleasure to meet Sharon B., and Wade G. Both very nice people! It was "enlightening" to sit in the stands and observe the modern-day high school student. Seems to be more about social posturing than supporting your school. Have I forgotten that aspect of that wonderous Friday Night ritual of so many years ago? Maybe. At least I came away having some idea about what values I wish to instill in my daughter as she approaches that age within the next several years. It was merely a footnote that the Cougars snatched defeat from the jaws of victory, 16-13. And although the modern-day realities may be cold, the memories and the new friendships are very warm indeed...
Hey Bob, Nice to know you made some new Ctown friends. And as to the social posturing, I had forgotten that aspect of the Friday night ritual. Thanks for the reminder....
Name: Jill McFarlane () on Monday, November 10, 2003 at 12:27:52
City and State: Mission Viejo, CA
Message: I am so bummed I missed Homecoming and the Stick n Stein. I had ugly eye this weekend so I did not really go anywhere, except the drags on Saturday. Thanks Sharon for asking about me, I too was looking forward to seeing you again. It looks like a good time was had by all, are pictures in the near future? JB1 & JB2, sounds like you two were missed, I even missed you and I wasn't there either. Have a great week!
Hi Jill, doesn't sound like there were too many there. No picture plans here. Maybe Paco was there and took some.
Name: Andrea () on Monday, November 10, 2003 at 11:43:37
City and State: Hawthorne,Ca
Message: Hi .Did Anyone from the early 80s attend the homecoming game on Friday? thanks.............
Name: Debra () on Monday, November 10, 2003 at 10:45:24
City and State: Lancaster, CA
Maiden: Lee (should have stayed Lee ...)
Message: I had a great time at SnS. I missed the game, but had a good visit with Noreen Crotty. Thanks to Cougartown I made some new friends and I look forward to the next event. I'm sorry you couldn't make it John, you were missed. Wade, wish ya coulda made it to SnS, would love to see you. I stayed til almost closing time and walked across the street to my room, it was a fun weekend. I'm ready for the next get together ...
Glad you were there, Debra, and had a fun time. I'll be there next year.
Name: Shanon () on Sunday, November 9, 2003 at 21:51:49
City and State: Colorado Springs, CO
Message: Hooray to all the alumni who attended last week?s game (were you cordoned off in a special area?). I?m envious. I remember attending several games in my post-grad Haytown years. Couldn?t handle the language and the wardrobe. What?s up with that? I must have been??.I don?t what you call them?.. an adult?
I?m down with the Cougars of 2003!!
Name: Jim Raines () on Sunday, November 9, 2003 at 21:47:56
City and State: Salt Lake City, Ut.
Message: Hi Cougs,
I have known a friend of mine for six years now, or so I thought. His name is Stan Morrell and graduated from Hawthorne in 1958. He has two year books that he is digging out for me to look at soon. I'm not sure if he has an e-mail address, but will pass it on if he does.
I'm still waiting for Patty (Lee) Hydo to tell some of those stories she promised write up awhile back.
Jim Raines (Lanny Harris)
Name: Debbie () on Sunday, November 9, 2003 at 19:54:25
City and State: Del Aire
Message: It's not Doris. But I can tell you this "floats like a butterfly, stings like a B".
Name: terrie () on Sunday, November 9, 2003 at 15:25:29
City and State: San Diego, CA
Message: I moved from Las Vegas to San Diego and have been so busy I could not go to homecoming, hope it was fun. After living in San Diego for 6 months I'm moving back to Las Vegas again, to be close to family long story, its been fun in San Diego though. The beaches have changed more crowded now and not as clean water that was a shock to me. But the sunsets are still great!
Take Care, Terrie
Name: Ernie Nixon () on Sunday, November 9, 2003 at 11:30:08
City and State: Bakersfield Cal.
Message: Just wanted to let everyone know that our granddaughter, Emily, came thru brain surgery with flying colors and is doing great. I want to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers, they are deeply appreciated. Thanks. Ernie Nixon
Hi Ernie, Glad all is well in the Nixon household.
Name: Joe Bell () on Sunday, November 9, 2003 at 02:51:21
City and State: Artesia CA
Maiden: Like to meet her ?
Message: I went a HHS Homecoming Football Game Friday night, they were playing Redondo Sea-Hawks team. I didn't realize there were so many penalities. More than half the plays had a penality against somebody. Both teams were about = in that regard. HHS lost 16-13, in the final minute. I was only there for the second half. (I was in Palm Springs earlier in the day.) I went to a gathering of about 25 Alumni after the game 'til about Midnight. Some of the pictures may end up on the C-town Feedback Page, in a while? Folks were real kind to me the whole day. I had problems getting up so from the floor at one point, and Folks there helped me right up in seconds, my legs are not what they use to be? My week has been good. Wednesday Night good friends drove me over to 'Sizzlers,' we had a nice time and plenty for us to eat. They are helping me to get a Disneyland Annual Pass. Social Security has sent 2 checks so far. Oh yes? My few meaningless days under the sun are going well for me, so lets keep chasing after the wind. God Bless Us All, Cougars to the end.
Hey Joe, So glad your few meanless days under the sun are finding friendships in Cougartown.
Name: Cliff Rickson () on Saturday, November 8, 2003 at 19:15:00
City and State: St.Petersburg,Florida
Message: I would love to have been there. What was the final score? Sadly, the St.Pete paper doesn't carry the South Bay scores. Other than Mira Costa, I loved beating the crap out of Redondo. (Santa Monica too!) All the best to you Cougars!
Hey thanks Rick, I haven't heard the final score yet, but we only lost by less than 3.
Name: doris () on Saturday, November 8, 2003 at 19:05:31
City and State: Thesameaslasttime
Message: Well Dan and Wade ... SO GOOD to know there are at least TWO Cougs who lived through Homecoming! And Golly Wade, LOVE YOUR IDEA for a 50th HHS celebration! HOW KEWL!!!! And September would be a perfect time, huh? WOW! I'm already UP for it! Whoever decides to run with the ball, let me know if I can do anything to help from Idaho!!
Name: Dan Johnson () on Saturday, November 8, 2003 at 18:09:39
City and State: Sherman Oaks
Message: First of all, I apologize for my singing last night. But I was egged on by Bodkin & Mann LLP and therefore I have the legal excuse of justification. Last night proves why Cougartown is totally indispensable. With the exception of Sharon Bierman and Leroy Frye, there was not a single Cougar there last night who I remember knowing (a carefully selected phrase). However, that did not prevent me from making new friends from many different classes -- especially the early to mid 70s. Lots of stories were shared, lots of notes compared. Lots of songs were sung, lots of beers were drunk. I even sold a copy of A Fair Forgery of Pink Floyd (to Sharon's hubby). I really missed JB and Janet -- sorry you guys missed it. But I made new friends with people I went to school with but probably never met before. Cougartown is a powerful tool.
Hey Dan, sorry we missed it too, and glad you figured out that it's not just your friends but all of Ctown that you can share and have fun with. Thanks for being there.....
Name: Wade Greasby () on Saturday, November 8, 2003 at 16:29:29
City and State: Surf City, Ca
Message: Homecoming was excellent. Good to see and visit with those who came. Sorry I couldn't make it over to S&S afterwards.The recaps of days past and how we all remembered them were fantastic. The classes of '63 through '65 had many great recounts of classic times and adventures. I still feel it would be beneficial to all if we had an alumni day and all Cougars shared their moments. A big picnic before a game in September, festival atmosphere. Maybe next year. HHS will be 50 years young? Something to think about.
Hey Wade, Great Idea. Actually we had a Picnic in the Park in El Segundo after the first Ctown Homecoming. It might be time for another. Glad you had a great time.
Name: doris () on Saturday, November 8, 2003 at 12:46:28
City and State: Twin Falls, ID
Message: Well where is everybody who went to Homecoming ... where's the reports??? Are they still at the Stick N Stein? Or are they so sick from partying until dawn, they haven't made if out of bed yet? Here we are, Cougars near and far, waiting with bated breath to hear of all the fun and nobody's talkin'!!! HELP! Come on you guys ... share ... give us some second-hand thrills! We depend on you! LOL!
Anxious in Idaho...
Name: Cindy Colby () on Saturday, November 8, 2003 at 12:18:08
City and State: Laguna Hills, CA
Message: JB 1&2, You guys were missed, I think everybody had a good time. Cougars lost but it was a pretty good game. See you next time.
We'll be there next year....
Name: Gail Oliver () on Friday, November 7, 2003 at 20:32:48
City and State: Tarzana, CA
Message: The Righteous Brothers played all night long at Grad Nite Disneyland, 1969. I remember being so tired and just sitting and listening to them with my boyfriend until like 4AM ..I think almost everyone loved their music.
Name: Cindy Colby () on Friday, November 7, 2003 at 18:01:13
City and State: Laguna Hills, CA
Message: Hey John, can you give us the address of the Stick and Stein?
707 Sepulveda, El Segundo.....
Name: Jessie () on Friday, November 7, 2003 at 11:44:15
City and State: Los Angeles
Class: wanna be...
Message: Is the answer to the riddle, Doris?
Name: Kris Bertelson-Williams () on Friday, November 7, 2003 at 00:58:08
City and State: McArthur CA
Message: I'm shocked and saddened to learn of Woody McCain's passing. Although I haven't seen him since the last reunion I was able to attend (the 25th, maybe?), we were great pals in Mr. Ashley's math classes back in high school. I'm not sure we learned much algebra or geometry, but we cracked a lot of jokes and generally had way too much fun. My heart goes out to Woody's wife Sharon, sons Scott and Mark, and those close friends who have been fortunate enough to have spent time with Woody all these years and who will miss him the most.
Name: Debbie () on Thursday, November 6, 2003 at 23:49:08
City and State: Del Aire
Message: Here's a Cougar connection for you, and a riddle.
There once was a special Cougar who wanted to travel first class.
Even a fellow Cougar couldn't change the rules, alas.
It has to be done within 12 hours of flight, the middle of the night.
Who can guess who is this lass?
Name: Jill McFarlane () on Thursday, November 6, 2003 at 17:29:53
City and State: Mission Viejo, CA
Message: Looking forward to Homecoming and the Stick n Stien. I love the Righteous Bros. and am saddened about the abrupt death of Bobby Hatfield. In the mid 80's there was a place in Fountain Valley called The Hop. It was owned by the other Righteous Bros, but it was still a fun place to go. The first time I heard Unchained Melody, was not from the movie Ghost, but from an episode of Quantum Leap, the scene and the music just drove me to tears. Ok, I getting off the Hawthorne track, time to get back on. I am really looking forward to Homecoming, and if I had pom-poms to dust off I would. Are C-town sweatshirts available, or better yet raincoats?
See y'all tomorrow.
The class of 62's 30 year reunion was held "At The Hop" in Fountain Valley.
Name: Howard "Paco" Duran () on Thursday, November 6, 2003 at 16:13:12
City and State: LF
Message: We've lost that lovin' feeling...Mammal, hope your mom's better!
Yes, the Righteous Brothers and now the Righteous brother.
Name: Chris Prewitt () on Thursday, November 6, 2003 at 14:48:51
City and State: Fullerton, CA
Message: John, If the weather guessers are correct and we have rain, do we just head to Stick and Stein a little early? BTW what's the address of Stick and Stein?
707 Sepulveda and it all depends on how hard it's raining.
Name: Adrianne DeAlejandroa () on Thursday, November 6, 2003 at 12:57:43
City and State: Cerritos, CA
Message: Do we know the unofficial count of who will be attending the Homecoming Game? Alex and I hope to be there, depending on weather, or any other obstacles.
No, but there's usually 100 or more.
Name: Dave Chauncey () on Thursday, November 6, 2003 at 12:14:23
City and State: San Pedro,CA
Message: Hi all-
I'll be at Homecoming on Friday...except I'll be on the visitor's sideline helping to coach the Redondo Sea Hawks. If any of you oldies are at the game, I'd love to see you.
Hi Dave, We'll be sitting on the South end of the grandstands. Give us a wave.....
Name: BOB STEVENSON () on Thursday, November 6, 2003 at 10:44:26
City and State: LAKEWOOD, CA
Message: My wife and I were talking about people we dated in high school and it reminded me of girl I was seeing back then. Her name was Pat Campbell. My second wife's maiden name was Campbell too. Small world. I wonder if anyone knows how she is doing? I am doing great. First marriage only lasted 18yrs. My second one is going on 20 yrs next month. Man, I have been married half my life. Email me if anyone remembers me.
Name: Dan Johnson () on Wednesday, November 5, 2003 at 23:57:42
City and State: Hawthorne Friday
Message: Cindy, '77 had a 10 year reunion in Torrance and a 20 in Long Beach.
So, JB, who's the DJ on Friday? Did you know my niece (HHS Class of '96) is a teacher at Redondo and in charge of their cheerleaders?
So are you saying you'll be sitting on the Redondo side, Dan?