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Name: Lisa Marazzi () on Thursday, November 20, 2003 at 23:33:40
E-Mail: hairupdolisa@aol
City and State: El Segundo Ca
Maiden: Marazzi
Class: 1975
Message: THe people in the photo are Leroy Frye Mike Kiddo, Craig Bodkin, Sharon Bierman, Lisa Marazzi, Mark Esavido, not pictured Trina Chancey. We had fun by all. Hope that more people will show up next time. It's always good to see old friends and making new ones. Kirk Greasby HELLOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!! Haven't seen you forever. Hope that things are going well for you.

Name: KIRK C. GREASBY () on Thursday, November 20, 2003 at 15:50:33
Maiden: Greasby's little brother
Class: 1976
Message: Hello from the Rockies, Just want to let all of you who knew me or still claim to know me that I'm still alive and well, and still rooting for OKLAHOMA to win the National championship. Hey Hahlbeck, you still owe me $20.00 from the last time Nebraska LOST to O.U. And if anyone sees my brother {WADE} tell him I said hi. By the way, NICE picture wade! So what would everyone like to see in their Thanksgiving Turkey? And its nice to see that Keith Jones is still alive and well. The years haven't changed him one bit. Sorry I didn't make it to Home-coming. Colorado has this thing about Wildland fires, And I just couldn't leave. Anyway, Hope to see you all soon.
Be safe.. Kirk C. Greasby

Name: kelley () on Thursday, November 20, 2003 at 15:47:21
City and State: Englewood, OR
Maiden: Currie
Class: 67
Message: For any of you reading this that got a personal email from Jan B. about me, I just like to make it clear it was a personal email to him, since John has expressed many times not to use his bandwith for such email..I do not in anyway disrespect the Viet Nam vets who died. In fact I review that page many times and usually with a very sad heart..All our Troops are heroes to me..To send a personal email to CT members is not what I expect from a former Marine..My Father was a Marine and he was very proud of it..Perhaps you should grow up yourself..and stop accusing me of being some sort of drug addicted tree hugger. John I would have emailed Jan personally but he has blocked me..sorry to waste the space but I needed to clear that up..
All of you who haven't viewed the Vietnam page should and often. One man shouldn't have to remind us of the tragedy of war. PEACE

Name: Cindy Colby () on Thursday, November 20, 2003 at 14:11:54
City and State: Laguna Hills, CA
Maiden: Maxson
Class: 63
Message: The latest talk about Lions has brought back many memories. I actually saw the Green Monster run in Fort Worth, Texas in 1963, it was awesome, we went to the drags there a couple of times. I remember as a little kid, my Dad taking us to some kind of races at another place, they also had demolition derbys there. Does anybody know where I am talking about?
Happy Thanksgiving to all of C-Town. Cindy

The "other" place was probably Gardena Stadium on about 139th and Western Av. It was home to Jalopy Derby with Dick Lane at the mic for lots of years. Go here for some great nostalgia.

Name: Joyce Chance () on Thursday, November 20, 2003 at 13:39:12
City and State: La Habra,Ca.
Maiden: Savisky
Class: '62
Message: For any Harley riders interested, I will be leading my 14th Annual Toy Ride to UCLA Children's Hospital in memory of our son, Johnnie, this Sunday. We will be leaving the Park & Ride at Magnolia & Orangethorpe in Fullerton at 9:00 am SHARP! If you have any questions, please email me at this address. Or you can visit our Web Site at I would like to see some Ctowners there.
Thanks for your time, Joyce

For any of you who don't know, our son John Robert Baker died in 1972. He had a Cancer called Wilms Tumor which attacks the kidneys.
All his medical care was provided by UCLA Medical. For the past several years, Joyce has done a Toy Run to UCLA. It provides toys to all the children in the Pediatric care unit, and is done in the name of our son.
Please, if you can, join in the ride. It's for a very good cause.

Name: Bud Rhoades () on Thursday, November 20, 2003 at 12:35:19
City and State: Seal Beach,Ca
Class: 74
Message: Took a trip back to the days of peace and love last night supplied by Simon and Garfunkel.What an amazing show,goose bumps from start to finish,I hope some of you have or will get an opportunity to see them on this tour.It was,to us late 60's early 70's kids the soundtrack to our youth and for two hours they allowed us back to those times long gone.In response to Bob G's post,Phyliss was indeed one really cool girl,we became good friends in our senior year.My good buddy Don Issacs dated her for awhile,76-78?She hung around then with Karen Nathenson,another sweety.Oh the old days..............

Name: Petey () on Thursday, November 20, 2003 at 12:15:30
City and State: Salem
Maiden: Smith
Class: 1972
Message: Speaking of Miss Bloom, does anyone here know how to get in touch with her? Any people out there? Also I see Judy Kohler on would someone please give her my e-mail,, thanks. I'll be waiting. :)

Name: Mike () on Thursday, November 20, 2003 at 09:47:33
E-Mail: Shay
City and State: Cerritos, CA
Maiden: Cluster Gear
Class: 61
Message: I still remember my very first trip to Lions. It was a Saturday night in the summer of 59 and my bosses at the Shell Station asked if I wanted to go with them to the "drags". The big event was that the Arfons brothers were going to be running the original "Green Monster" (a very small rail job with a huge J46 Westinghouse jet aircraft engine). What a sound!. Today there are four cylinder Honda Civics that can run quicker times but the monster ran some real fast speeds for it's day. I also remember years later running my 57 Bel Air one afternoon and doing pretty well with the competition. I borrowed somebodys cheater slicks (probably yours John) for the final. I got beat (as usual) but that was the only time I ever ran in the 14's. Thank You!

Name: Danny Litton () on Thursday, November 20, 2003 at 05:47:43
City and State: Fairfax, VA
Class: 68
Message: Sad day. Ken (Kemer) Brett was a true South Bay legend. Remember driving to Fenway Park in the summer of 1970 with Chuck Griffin and Sloey and watching Kemer pitch. All of the HHS '66 baseballers have lots of stories about Kemer Brett.

Name: Cliff Rickson () on Thursday, November 20, 2003 at 05:41:28
City and State: St.Petersburg,Florida
Class: 1967
Message: Hey John, the one night at Lion's that sticks out in my mind was the Saturday night Art Arfons brought his "Green Monster" jet powered dragster. The place was packed, standing room only. He made a couple of runs at 200 mph+ as I recall. And Stone,Woods and Cook was one of my favorite cars to watch. Wasn't there a guy from the midwest or east coast named George Montgomery? (not the actor) It seemed he and Stone,Woods and Cook were always matched up in the finals at the big meets. Thanks, take care!
Yes, that would be Ohio George Montgomery (White 33 Willys) and he was king of A Gas in the mid west and east for lotsa years.
Thanks for the Arfons memory too, Cliff....a real crowd pleaser.

Name: Pat Underwood () on Thursday, November 20, 2003 at 01:19:04
City and State: Hawthorne, Calif
Maiden: Lawndale High
Class: 1963
Message: I remember being at Lions one Saturday or Sunday. Been running all day and one of the few days that nothing broke. I drove a Dark Navy Blue 1958 Chevy with a 348 cubic inch motor with tri-power and a four speed trans. An identical 58 Chevy was running about the same times I was so we were matched up for the trophy run. As they were matching up my front wheels to the lights the other guy was revving his engine and he threw a fan belt and backed out. So here I am making my run, not having to run the crap out of my car and I get a trophy (cheap plastic) for it. That was my five minutes of fame from 1966.
The other dark blue 58 Chevy that ran in F Stock at that time was Jay Watkins. He owned an auto repair business on Highland Av close to El Porto called Bills Service. A very fast 280hp 348. He convinced me to run a 4 barrel on my 348, which put me in G Stock.
Another Bills Service 58 Chevy at that time was a root beer 58 Impala driven by Joe Pisciotta. They had F stock wired for a long time.

Name: Bob Clobucker () on Thursday, November 20, 2003 at 00:12:48
City and State: Reno, Nv.
Class: 73
Message: Hey Bud. I recall Phyllis Bloom, My old buddy Jerry Nelson and I knew her fairly well. She was way cool from what I remember. Ohhh Yaaah!!

Name: Sherry Wingo () on Wednesday, November 19, 2003 at 18:50:22
City and State: Haw. Ca.
Maiden: Peppers
Class: 1964
Message: Happy Birthday Colleen and Maureen. May you have many more. You are both just the best.

Name: Jan Peterson () on Wednesday, November 19, 2003 at 17:16:18
City and State: Carmichael, CA
Maiden: Freeman
Class: 1967
Message: Just wanted to check in and tell all that I really enjoy reading all the Feedback. I check it at least once a day. I love reading everyones memories. Especially the ones about "cars". Growing up in the 60's you knew that guys and cars went together. I remember a guy that had his girlfriend's picture cut to fit right on his dashboard. Now that was a place of honor to have your picture embedded in your boyfriends car. I am sure that everyone has great stories from their youth, but I think the stories from Hawthorne, CA are the best. Date night was the Drive-in and/or Lion's Drag Strip. How about getting to wear his Pendleton shirt. Wrapping his HS ring in colored yarn, or dental floss painted with your favorite nail polish. How about the St Christopher around your neck. But the real highlight was getting to sit real close to him while your drove up and down Hawthorne Blvd in his "bitchen" car. Great time, great days, and really great memories. John I know that you get just as much enjoyment out of hearing all the stories and relating to most of them. I just hope you never tire of hearing what an "angel" you are for all the time you put into this site. You are the best. I am so happy to be a part of it. Hugs, Jan
Hi Jan and thanks again. Yes, I enjoy all the memories too but speaking of Lions Drag Strip, who from the 60's remembers Lefty Mudersbach and his dual Chevy Herbert Cam Special? How about Tom McEwen, and before him, Leonard Harris, and the Albertson Olds dragster, or Jack Chrisman in the Howard Cam Special. In the early 60's these AA Fuel Dragsters were turning in the high 8 seconds and 180MPH. It's taken 40 years to get the cars to the mid 4 seconds at 325 plus.
How about AAGSers of Stone Woods and Cook up against Big John Mazmanian or the now defunct class of the AA Fuel Altereds Like Mousie Marcellus and Wild Willie Borsch and the Winged Express, as Wild Willie would drive that thing ONE HANDED. Lots of memories at Lions for me. Anyone else have a special Lions memory?

Name: Dean Morris () on Wednesday, November 19, 2003 at 15:56:29
City and State: North SF Bay
Class: 72
Message: Message to Vicki Nielson: I don't remember being in your Brownie troop ever, but I was buddies with your brother Mark in early elementary school years. Mark was always a cool dude, a sure handed southpaw first baseman who went on to Lawndale High, because he lived closer to Lawndale than Hawthorne. My favorite memory with your bro was to swap a 45 record Dick Dale and the Deltones Miserlou in exchange for the Beach Boys Surfin Safari and 409. Still think I got the best of that deal! Say high to Mark if you get the chance.

Name: Max Roelen () on Wednesday, November 19, 2003 at 14:00:25
City and State: Citrus Heights
Class: 1974
Message: In response to Bud Rhoades comment on Phylis Bloom. You think your father was amazed. She looked like that in the 6th grade. Oh to be young again!
I think all classes had that "over developed for their age" girl that we all remember.
A perk of grammar school.

Name: Carolyn Ladd () on Wednesday, November 19, 2003 at 12:09:26
City and State: Ann Arbor, MI
Maiden: Gamradt
Class: 1962
Message: Regarding Ron Dokken's post of 11/18 - I just wanted to say that I'm glad your "adventure" turned out well. Even though I've been in Michigan 27 years now, I still consider myself a California girl. Having said that, I was glad to hear that Ron was treated well in Detroit. Not that he wouldn't be, but like any other big city, stuff happens and Detroit often gets a bad rap. You were a brave soul to take that bus ride though!! Carolyn

Name: Lois Mitchell () on Wednesday, November 19, 2003 at 11:49:35
City and State: Simi Valley,CA
Maiden: Barclay
Class: 1959
Message: John: this is a fabulous site. Kudos to you for all your hard work! We are putting together a "Bring Back the Fabulous Fifties" for the Classes of '54-'59 in Spring, '05 to honor the 50th anniversaries. PLEASE, can you list a "STAY TUNED FOR INFORMATION" on the reunion page at the top. The problem with the Laughlin one just past was the listing was so far down after one that already occurred, many grads didn't see it. I would appreciate it and will keep you up to date on details as we get them. Lois Mitchell (nee Barclay)- Class of '59
Hi Lois, The way they're presented on the Reunion page is by class (numerical) and the ones that are in bold type are active. Yes, I'll be glad to add it to the reunions page but please email me a contact person and their email address so I don't become enundated with questions I can't answer. Thanks and good luck with your reunion.

Name: Dan Johnson () on Wednesday, November 19, 2003 at 11:37:10
City and State: El Segundo
Class: 77
Message: Aside from Debbie and Sharon (who is holding a copy of my A Fair Forgery of Pink Floyd album), I can identify the men (no snide comments). Left to right Craig Bodkin, LeRoy Frye, me (looking good) and Jeff Mann. The other ladies I met for the first time and too many Guinness eroded my ability to recall (+ none of them joined in on Aqualung).
Oh, the gentleman in the middle with the dark hair, his name also escapes me but I think he came with LeRoy

Name: Debra () on Wednesday, November 19, 2003 at 09:34:59
City and State: Lancaster, CA
Maiden: Lee
Class: 72
Message: Hi Jill, unless I missed a pic, none of those cute little faces are mine. But, I was there and had a blast and I plan on being at the next Cougar gathering. Ya'all take care Cougs ...
Hi Deb, Yes, you missed a pic.....

Name: Marsha Russell () on Wednesday, November 19, 2003 at 08:36:12
City and State: Redondo Beach
Class: 64
Message: Happy Birthday to Maureen and Coleen Trott. Have a great day and many many more birthdays.
Happy Bday Mo and Co

Name: joseph mailander () on Wednesday, November 19, 2003 at 00:26:53
City and State: los angeles, ca
Class: 1975
Message: John, I was so sorry to miss Homecoming, but two weeks ago I lost my Activity Card and couldn't go. Some of the circumstances of this event remain abstruse, but they are coming clearer with each passing day. I was minding my own business reading email and suddenly I read one from Patty Valencia her informing me that she had been MARRIED a few weeks ago, and--well, when I was finally roused by the amyl nitrate a few hours later, I found that my wallet was missing, which had my activity card inside it as well as a couple of those new peach-colored twenties. I do miss the activity card, but I also like to save those peachee twenties for Original Tommy's at Beverly and Rampart. It's the only kind of twenty they'll take there, because as you know counterfeiting is rampant here in the Inner City. Sharon Branigan nee Bierman is not, repeat, is not a suspect on my wallet theft, by the way. After I rallied from the news, and well into a second box of Kleenex, I went back to my Vaio and sensibly entered V5's email address on my "This is spam" setting in my email program. John I LOVE YOU MANNNNNNN but I missed the memo on the V5 wedding bigtime. See if I tell MY prom date the next time I get married or something. Oh well, I think I'll just go outside and wash my car again for another few days. You know, that's how long it takes to get it clean, here in the Inner City where industrial effluence fills the air. Peace and Boat Drinks, Joseph
Hey joseph, I didn't get so much as an email, let alone a full blown "I'm Registered at The Louvre" Engraved Invitation. The guy must look a little like a stoop shouldered bell ringer as she never brings him out in the daylight and the last time I talked to her she said Peter and Allie couldn't sleep nights because they thought he was hiding under their beds.
Anyway, good luck with that wallet thing and if you can find your way out of the billowing smog produced by those MB diesels, maybe you can make the next Cruise night. I hope Patty can make it too, but to be on the safe side maybe she should plan on chaining him to the bumper, at least until everyone calms down.
Always a pleasure, jm.......

Name: Dan Johnson () on Tuesday, November 18, 2003 at 23:06:13
City and State: S.O. CA
Class: 77
Message: Guess I missed the photo with me in it! Phew, close call!
Yeah ya did....

Name: Keith D Jones () on Tuesday, November 18, 2003 at 22:23:20
City and State: Honolulu, Hi
Class: 76
Message: My brother Les Jones played on the same team the Braves. He had numerous no hitters. He was on the all stars too. Vicki, what is your last name.

Name: Vicki () on Tuesday, November 18, 2003 at 20:29:54
City and State: Laguna Hills, Ca
Class: 71
Message: I grew up in Hollyglen on Hindry Ave. But we moved to Huntington Beach in my Junior year so I graduated from Edison. I was wondering if anyone remembers being in my Brownie Troop 279 or 297. If you do let's do some emailing. I have a brother Mark who played on the Braves and was an allstar with Mike Colburn and Gary Allenson. My brother graduated in 72 and I have a sister who is Kathy and she graduated in 75. Well cool website. Thanks, Vicki
But Vicki, you forgot to leave your last name.

Name: Bud Rhoades () on Tuesday, November 18, 2003 at 15:39:35
City and State: Seal Beach,Ca
Class: 74
Message: Hey Duke,welcome.Its funny you posted as your name came up a few weeks ago at a little gathering of old friends at our home.Dave Butner,Don Issacs and I were talking about the time around 1973 when you dropped by my house with your then girl friend Phylis Bloom in tow.We were laughing that to this day we can NEVER forget the look on my fathers face when I tried to explain to him that yes dad that is a High School girl.I think it took him a few hours to get his breath back.Hope all is well.

Name: Jill McFarlane () on Tuesday, November 18, 2003 at 15:13:01
City and State: Mission Viejo, CA
Class: 1977
Message: I like the picture that is posted of the Stick n Stein. I know one of the gentlemen is none other than Dan Johnson, and I think one of the gals is Debra Lee? But who are the rest? Can anyone tell me? I am so glad someone brought a camera.

Name: Lee (Duke) Snyder () on Tuesday, November 18, 2003 at 13:36:47
City and State: Hawthorne, Ca
Class: 1974
Message: Hi is there a early 70's cougartown
Hi Lee....or Duke, and welcome....

Name: Ron Dokken () on Tuesday, November 18, 2003 at 13:12:29
City and State: Endwell,NY
Class: 1955
Message: And now for a tale of adventure and romance...(ok, no romance). Sat I'm on ebay and put in a bid on a 52 Packard (not sure why). I WIN!! By 6pm I'm on a Greyhound bus for an overnite red-eye to Detroit. I haven't been on a bus in decades. Theres a whole nother stratum of society that rides the overnight (not that theres anything wrong with it). 6am I roll in to Detroit feeling like I'd been beat with a stick. There's a fellow with a big sign with my name. He and his wife soon had me at their home - fixed me pancakes and coffee, and by 9am, I'm on the road to Buffalo, NY in the old Packard (327/3sp/OD). Started out at 50MPH, hunched over the wheel, watching the gauges, listening for odd noises. As time goes by, and in danger of being run over on the interstate, I've pushed it to 70! I take the road across Ontario, Canada and finally make it to Buffalo. Spend the night with my son and his new bride. Sun 4am, I'm wide awake, slip out of the house and head for home. The old girl runs like the queen she is. Home at 9am, Packard in my garage, me wondering how it all came about. Told you it was an adventure!
Sounds like a fun trip, Ron, thanks....

Name: patricia stone () on Tuesday, November 18, 2003 at 09:20:29
City and State: portland or
Maiden: kidwell
Class: 1972
Message: about diplomas