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A little Christmas ditty for the Ctowners
Hudson and Landry
Name: Max Roelen () on Friday, January 2, 2004 at 18:46:05
City and State: Citrus Heights, CA
Message: Did ya see Brian Wilson in the Rose Parade? And how about those USC Trojans! Must be the scarlet and gold uniforms! Happy New Year to all.
Yep, saw good ole Brian riding on that very cool lookin' 47 Ford float.
I say we take USC and the winner of the Oklahoma-LSU game over to Halcap field and see who the REAL #1 is.
Name: Vicki Nielsen () on Friday, January 2, 2004 at 18:31:44
City and State: Laguna Hills
Message: Wanted to wish everyone a Happy New Year. Spent a quiet New Year's Eve at home and fell asleep around 11am. If the Cook sisters read this email. I am sure you remember the Nielsen family who lived in the circle street across from your house. Happy 2004...
Happy New Year, Vicki....
Name: Andrea () on Friday, January 2, 2004 at 13:50:47
City and State: Hawthorne
Message: Happy Birthday to Robin Ulman!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ..December 30th !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I wish we lived closer to each other so we could celebrate our 40th bday together like we used to YEARS ago!!!!!!!!! :} have a great Birthday Robin!
Name: joseph mailander () on Friday, January 2, 2004 at 09:24:44
City and State: los angeles, ca
Message: Juan, I'm wondering if any Cougars who were travelling to or from Mexico over the holidays had interrupted flights. We were in Mexico and our flight back to LAX on New Years Eve was cancelled for security reasons. The Times wrote up a piece on a Mexico City flight being cancelled, but there was nada about our own flight's cancellation. (I also wrote up our experiences at my weblog http://joyrideswithoutmaps.net if anyone's interested). We too ultimately had to be rerouted through Mexico City, and arrived home only yesterday, a day later than expected. The interesting thing was, every airport (Bahia, Mexico City, LAX) gave us a different version on who cancelled the flight and why it was cancelled. My guess is that there were many more international flights cancelled than we heard about in the media--if other Cougs have had experiences with them, or heard about such flights, maybe they could talk about them, or email me? John I LOVE YOU MAAANNNNNNN but could you call Tom Ridge and get the alert level reduced to ultraviolet for the rest of the year? All this travel fragility has obliged me to uncork the duty free bottles of Herradura Anejo I had meant to bring back for friends...
Hola jose, I would think lots of flights are being backed up or cancelled because of extra time taken with security. Did any other Cougartown New Years commuters have trouble with connecting flights?
Name: Pat Underwood () on Friday, January 2, 2004 at 00:28:55
City and State: Hawthorne, Calif
Maiden: Lawndale High
Message: John, my wife gave me the wrong information about the games today. Let me be the first one of 2004 to EAT CROW in public. Sorry about shooting my mouth off.
I guess you're talking about the USC victory (28-14) over Michigan in the Rose Bowl. No need to eat crow or be sorry, It's just a game......YEAH RIGHT!!!!
Name: Paco () on Thursday, January 1, 2004 at 13:46:35
City and State: LF
Message: Rojo, some funny stuff..Thx.I baby sat last night and banged pans with the kids, then watched the light parade on the lake. Well time to do wind sprints and put on the uni', this game kinda scares me! Best of luck to all this year!!
Paco, I've had the uni' on since 8am and my game face on since they last announced the BCS rankings. No fear here....let's do this thing.
Name: Larry Biller () on Thursday, January 1, 2004 at 10:31:28
City and State: Portland,OR.
Message: "HAPPY NEW YEAR C-TOWN"!!
We're covered in snow this morning.
Happy New Year, Larry....
Name: EL ROJO () on Thursday, January 1, 2004 at 08:46:43
City and State: YOU KNOW
Maiden: NOT MICHIGAN TODAY
Message: Hey my friend, and I say that with sincerity (by the way, can you put "and" after a comma? Too bad Ginger's not here to correct me.:)) I will be rooting for ole "sc" (damn it's hard to say those letter's) but still can't put them in capital's, but , yes I'm true blue Pac -10. My Bruin's have again proven their worth (what comes to mind is my first bottle of wine at about 15 yrs old, ugh!!) But there is a shinning light in Boise Idaho, HOW ABOUT THEM BRONCO'S, Boise State I say, 13-1, top 25 for the second year! Hoooraahh! What a coup!!! Here's looking at you kids, Happy New Year from Jake N Jude. MAY THE COUGAR BE WITH YOU.
Hey Jake, Yes you can "comma" before an "and" (I learned that from Ginger), and GO TROJANS!!!
OH, and Happy New Year to you two too.
Name: mike colbern () on Wednesday, December 31, 2003 at 23:37:54
City and State: phx,az.
Message: to jb and all cougar friends.the past is past.the new year begins it's about 90 minutes here in az,until it 's official.let's see who has the best new years resolution.i'll start with mine first if you don't mind.each day i have to do something that will make a positive result on someone's life.(disclaimer )i may do something that day but the positive mat happen tomorrow or next week i'm going to keep a journal if i go 2 weeks without being able to write in that journal then i will consider it that i have not kep't my resolution.does any cougar want to join in the competition ?another clarification any one from the clegy is exempt from winning any prizes for this specific competition because you already have more experience.but i think we could at least allow an hhs t-shirt for you . all prizes will be given to john baker .to be a part of this competion just send an e-mail to feedback to e-mail with the word's i'm in by january 15 th,2004. you can still participate after that but unless your resolution is deemed as ultimately extraordinary and impossible to accomplish that will be your exemption for late entries.the clock begins when john posts this post.at the end of january we will post the top 10 received and put it to a vote .you can vote only once.let's see which class can get their classmates to vote the most.my bet is 73,72,or71.
Name: Art La Mere () on Wednesday, December 31, 2003 at 20:11:46
City and State: Bettendorf Ia.
Message: Happy New Year to all from the MidWest
Hey Art, Have a great one.....
Name: Debra () on Wednesday, December 31, 2003 at 17:54:02
City and State: Lancaster, CA
Message: Happy New Year to all you wonderful Cougars out there! Just got back from 3 fun filled days at Disneyland / CA Adventure with my 20 year old daughter. Just the two of us and we had a blast. Back to reality now as I head off to work at 5:30. God bless us all now and throughout 2004. Take care ...
Name: Frank Romano () on Wednesday, December 31, 2003 at 17:26:06
City and State: Las Vegas, NV
Message: For all those that plan on being at the Las Vegas party tonight. Please remember, our bedroom faces the strip, and with it being about 22,000 feet away, I hope you'll remember that about 1 AM or so us old guys are going to get some rest... Enjoy the party, stay well, and I hope you'll all be there on the flip side.
Thanks Frank and you have a great New Year....
Name: Don Burns () on Wednesday, December 31, 2003 at 16:17:37
City and State: Downey
Message: Hey Cougs, Happy & Sane New Year. Later Don
Back atcha, Don...
Name: JAMES CICALESE () on Wednesday, December 31, 2003 at 16:03:13
City and State: lakewood ca
Message: ID LIKE TO WISH ALL A LATE MERRY XMAS AN A EARLY NEW YEAR. IVE NEVER MET YOU JOHN BUT ID LIKE TO THANK YOU FOR THIS WEB SITE THERE HAS BEEN MUCH SADNESS IN MY FAMILIES LIFE THE LAST FEW YEARS AND READING FEED BACK HAS BEEN A SOURCE OF JOY FOR MY DAUGHTER AND I. I SHARE MY FOND MEMORIES WITH HER AND SHE GETS A BIG KICK OUT OF THEM AND THIS SITE. MAY ALL OF THE COUGARS OUT THERE HAVE A GREAT NEW YEAR, BE SAFE.
Thank James, and you and your daughter have a Happy New Year.
Name: Nancy McConnell () on Wednesday, December 31, 2003 at 16:01:40
City and State: Simi Valley, CA
Message: Happy New Year to everyone.....
I am sure hoping for a good 2004, 2003 has been so-so. Pray for the men and women serving this country in so many ways. I am sending prayers to my son Jared, on the USS Philippine Sea in the gulf, and to any other families in the same situation. God bless you all!
Name: Adrianne DeAlejandra () on Wednesday, December 31, 2003 at 15:17:08
City and State: Cerritos, CA
Message: HOW COULD I, OR ANYONE ELSE, FORGET TO WISH JERRY PAT A HAPPY NEW YEAR?!? HE'S A GREAT FRIEND TO ALL WHO KNOWS HIM!
Happy New Year, Jer'.....
Name: Adrianne DeAlejandra () on Wednesday, December 31, 2003 at 15:12:08
City and State: Cerritos, CA
Message: EVERYONE HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY NEW YEARS EVE! MAY THE COMING YEAR BE HAPPIER AND MORE FULFILLING THAN EVER! SPECIAL THOUGHTS TO MY FELLOW 63'ERS! STRENGTH AND HEALTH TO JOHN, FOR KEEPING COUGARTOWN ALIVE AND WELL! AND TO DON, FOR BELIEVING IN ME!
Thanks Adrianne and have a Happy New Year yourself.
Name: Keith Jones () on Wednesday, December 31, 2003 at 14:50:48
City and State: Honolulu & Kona HI
Message: Well it looks like Im spending most of the time in Kona on the Big Island. In fact I just rented out my house on Oahu to my ex-manager of my gym. Kona is so nice and peaceful. The weather is awesome. It snowed the other day up on Mauna Kea. Christmas was great spending New Years up at my friend B&B on the mountain. Be safe. Keith
Thanks Keith and Happy New Year....
Name: Patricia Hydo () on Wednesday, December 31, 2003 at 14:34:41
City and State: Lomita, California
Message: To John and all the Cougars out there: Here's hoping that your 2004 is full of health, happiness and peaceful days. Keep up the good work John, you have made many a GREAT memory for all of us. HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Thanks Pat and Happy New year to you and your family.
Name: Janet () on Wednesday, December 31, 2003 at 14:34:09
City and State: Prescott, AZ
Message: Hi Herminia, Welcome to Cougartown. And yes, I plan to see you summer of 2004 when I make my trip to So. Calif.
I don't even remember what my photo for HHS looks like since I went to 2 High Schools. I'm glad that JB has me in red print since I'm almost a native of Hawthorne.
Happy 2004 to everyone!!!
Name: Sherry Wingo () on Wednesday, December 31, 2003 at 14:03:26
City and State: Haw. Ca.
Message: Hi all you Cougars out there. Happy New Year Everyone be careful on those highways tonight.
Thanks Sherry, you and Doug be good tonight.
Name: Dan Johnson () on Wednesday, December 31, 2003 at 13:45:01
City and State: Sherman Oaks
Message: Hey Cougs, thanks for the great times in '03 and here's looking forward to more in '04! My best Christmas gift? The Tenacious D DVD -- what a scream! Tonight its off to the wonderful new Disney Hall downtown for Pink Martini! And finally, to JB, "how can I be the man, when YOU DA MAN?"
Thanks Dan; have a safe one.....
Name: Anita Young () on Wednesday, December 31, 2003 at 12:45:14
City and State: Hillsboro, OR
Message: This is to all my fellow Cougs and Cougarettes out there.....have a most wonderful, fun and safe New Years! Sitting here listening to Pat Metheny, watching my daugther play in the snow we got all last night and up 'til this morning and loving it all! Looks pretty but treacherous to travel in, so those going out, doesn't matter if you're here in the Pac N.W. or wherever, be safe, sane, watch out for the other guy and make it through to 2004 in one piece, alrighty? Wanna see ya in here next year for some more fun and silliness, ya hear! Love you guys! CHEERS!!!!!
Name: EL ROJO () on Wednesday, December 31, 2003 at 12:11:04
City and State: YOU KNOW
Maiden: MR. JACOBSEN
Message: Long time no write Bake,but I just wanted to wish all you Coug's out there a Happy New Year. Hope it turn's out well for us all. MAY THE COUGAR BE WITH YOU. Jake n Jude.
Hey Russ, Yeah, and please pull for USC tomorrow.
Name: doris () on Wednesday, December 31, 2003 at 11:52:55
City and State: Snowy Twin Falls, Idaho
Message: Recouping from foot surgery so will make this short and sweet! HAPPY HAPPY NEW YEAR !! And love to you all !
Gell well, Doris and have a Happy New Year.....
Name: Elizabeth Estrada () on Wednesday, December 31, 2003 at 11:08:20
City and State: Redondo Beach,CA
Message: Good Morning Cougars! I'm having a dozen or so friends over tonight for champagne and celebration and, I too, want to remind everyone to be safe tonight. Bring a sleeping bag if you think you may need to crash, no pun intended. It would break our hearts if anyone of you had to spend time in a hospital, jail or cemetery. Know what I mean Jelly Beans? Happiest of New Years to you all! Elizabeth
Good idea as tonight is AMATEUR night and even if you're stone cold sober there're others out there who aren't. Be careful.
Name: Baxter Dodd () on Wednesday, December 31, 2003 at 03:38:10
City and State: Riverside, CA
Message: In scanning through the last couple months posts to catch up on events, I noticed mention of Pink?s hot dog stand on La Brea. If it is being considered for an event, it has my vote! I and about half the college students in the Los Angeles area owe that old guy and his stand a lot. During the late 50s/ early 60s while I was attending an Art School on Third Street in LA we would occasionally visit Pink?s for lunch. He would charge the business locals the full rate (about 35-75 cents at that time) but when we stepped up to the counter, he would ask, ?students?? we would answer in the affirmative. He would turn his back to shield what he was doing from the other customers and then turn around handing us carefully wrapped hot dogs. We would give him our 35 cents and he would ring it up and give us back 25 to 30 cents change then wave us off before we could say anything. Then when we unwrapped the dogs to add our favorite condiments, we would discover he had crammed 2 dogs in each bun. Sometimes at the end of the month and low on funds, we would order the cheapest thing on the menu and he would give us the large dog and dump chili all over it for about a dime. He sure helped make our food budget stretch. I suspect that a lot of the loyal older customers they have now are grateful college/university alumni who are happy to pay the full price. BTW John, the checks in the mail....well, sort of.
Hi Baxter, Yes, Pinks has been a Cougartown run for a few years now and that old guy you're talking about was named Boris and pretty much ran Pinks in the late 50's and 60's.
Name: Paco () on Wednesday, December 31, 2003 at 03:15:10
City and State: LF
Message: Happy New Years to all....The bruins looked awesome tonight and I haven't heard the notre dame score yet!! Fight On!!
How 'bout them Bulldogs... my new favorite WAC team.
Name: Herminia Montani () on Wednesday, December 31, 2003 at 00:23:07
City and State: Long Beach, CA
Message: It's been nearly thirty years and I feel like it was just yesterday. Hawthorne High was the best, and I wish we could get together. However, the class of 74 seemed to have fizzled away. Where are your Cougar spirits.
I hope that 2004 brings lots of happiness and Peace to everyone
Hi Herminia, Glad you found us and I think you'll find that the class of 74 is here in full strength.
Name: Alan Nelson () on Tuesday, December 30, 2003 at 22:02:45
City and State: Parker, Az
Message: Welcome back, John. Hope your Christmas went well. Mine just isn't the same with the kids and grandkids far away. The best we can do is teach our new baby about his first Christmas and Santa. Once we told him that he'll get presents when Santa came down the chimney, we couldn't pry him away from the fireplace. Happy New Year Cougs. Remember that designated driver tomorrow night.
Thanks Alan and yes it was great.
Name: carol shaner () on Tuesday, December 30, 2003 at 19:35:19
City and State: san bernarslido
Message: I can laugh at our hard times here in San Bernardino because its right outside my door. My boyfriend (graduated from Redondo Beach High in 74) got me 4 presents....a hamster that sings "Good Vibrations", the Beach Boys DVD, 1980 tour in England, Brian Wilsons 2000 tour DVD and the history of the Beach Boys DVD. After all the surf city gifts it should have been a warm and sunny Christmas.
The best New Years Eve party ....Palos Verdes watching the submarine race.
Name: Monica Bailey () on Tuesday, December 30, 2003 at 19:25:04
City and State: Los Angeles, CA
Message: Where's Class of 94'? Is anybody out there? Please respond.
Name: Pat Underwood () on Tuesday, December 30, 2003 at 17:52:50
City and State: Hawthorne, Calif
Maiden: Lawndale High
Message: JB1 isn?t a Trojan what Michigan?s going to take home in their pocket after beating USC this week? Have a safe 2004.
No, it's something you have to wear while Wolverine-ing.
Name: kelley () on Tuesday, December 30, 2003 at 13:09:40
City and State: Englewood, OR
Message: Hi everyone it's certainly cold up here especially for the coast..Elizabeth when you mentioned the floor heater it reminded me of the times it rain to much and with the ground being mostly clay..they would flood out..no heat our Dads had to get garden hoses and some how drain them..I loved standing over them too. but you better have shoes on or you would burn your feet!
Happy New Year Peace in 2004
Name: Sharon MacDonald () on Tuesday, December 30, 2003 at 10:11:20
City and State: Sullivan, Illlinois
Message: A happy and safe New Year's 2004 to everyone!
We spent a great Christmas in Nashville, TN (good food and great music). We are working very hard at spending our children's inheritance.
Thanks Sharon and GO Trojans.....
Name: Sherry Ward () on Tuesday, December 30, 2003 at 07:32:23
City and State: The Atomic City
Message: I was so sorry to hear about John Mackenzie. He was a really sweet guy. My favorite memory of him was in Mrs. Mark's English class. She had asked the question "What book is read more than any other?", and John had the answer. He started to speak, and his voice played one of those dirty hormonal tricks on him, and in a very high falsetto he blurted out "The Bible!". The whole class turned to look at him just as he cleared his throat real loud, and in the deepest voice he could muster up, he repeated his answer, "The Bible!" Everyone including Mrs. Mark just lost it. We laughed hysterically. He turned twelve shades of purple, and then fell over laughing, too. I have thought of that incident often through the years. Whenever I did something embarrassing. What a good sport he was. Thanks John for a good life lesson. You will be missed.
Great story, Sherry, thanks.....