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Name: Beverly Tobey () on Wednesday, February 25, 2004 at 19:26:50
City and State: Simi Valley CA
Maiden: Adams
Class: 59
Message: I was really surprised to receive a hit from this Scott Williams - ex since I'm usually on the "deceased" list!! I deleted his message; after all, I have a better offer from Nigeria. I'm enjoying the rain since I'm not anticipating floods in my neighborhood (East Simi Valley). Stay high and dry, Cougs. Beverly
Funny, Beverly......

Name: Gary Bickers () on Wednesday, February 25, 2004 at 18:11:45
City and State: pve cal
Class: "63
Message: Just two quick things, as a 58 year olds mind works:
1)What was the cole slaw recipe from BBQ PETE.
2)All respect to Brian Tully; but remember Sandie Tully? What 14 year old doesn't.

The cole slaw recipe from BBQ Petes was the recipe they used to make the cole slaw.
And yes we all remember Sandie Tully, now Sandie Tully Perry. She lives in the Las Vegas area with husband, and fellow HHS60 Cougar, Jim. Hey Jim and Sandie, Please Feedback us sometime.

Name: Frank Romano () on Wednesday, February 25, 2004 at 18:05:11
City and State: Las Vegas, NV
Class: 1961
Message: Yo! John.... Honest Abe once said, or kinda said... if you can fool some of the people some of the time, and part of the people part of the time, take em, those are good odds. As for the new digs for HHS Cafeteria, two items could be causing the hiccup.
1. the Old Coach may not be pleased with the electricial work....OR
2. There may be a bad plumbing problem, based on the pictures foreground. Keep smiling, and don't be answering the scam artist.... not real good odds.

Good advice, Frank... thanks

Name: Dave () on Wednesday, February 25, 2004 at 17:16:41
City and State: Franklin, Tennessee
Class: 1976
Message: NO WAY....Leave Cougartown....Wimpy move, let's fight this SPAMMER and protect this turf that John has poured his life into.....
Secondly, John would have NOTHING to do with idiots like this. I would hope that Cougars learned a little more in life to believe this fool. I will try to ping his address and find out where this joker has his email hosted, and I will turn him in personally.
Thank you Thank you Thank you John for ALL you do. BLAMING you would be the last thing I would do. Talk about throwing the baby out with the bath water.........

Thanks Dave and there is a website to turn these Nigerian type "Help Me" emails into. Cindy Whittaker sent it to me. If you get one of these emails, forward it to Go here to read more from the Federal Trade Commission on the Nigerian Scam.
Thanks Cougs....

Name: Sharon MacDonald () on Wednesday, February 25, 2004 at 17:11:17
City and State: Sullivan, Illinois
Maiden: Badger
Class: 1963
Message: This guy with the "get-rich-quick" e:mail may be getting addresses from some other source because I have 2 e:mail addresses on the alumni list and only got his e:mail at one of them.... Have a good laugh reading his poorly worded letter and then delete it, after all that's what the delete button is for:) Too bad about the rain on Saturday, I was looking forward to pix from the party!
Thanks Sharon, If he got them off the Alumni List he did it manually, and probably just took the primary email address.

Name: Cindy Colby () on Wednesday, February 25, 2004 at 16:18:58
City and State: Seal Beach, CA
Maiden: Maxson
Class: 63
Message: Hi John, Nobody blamed you or this web-site for that guy e-mailing us. We love you and all that you do. These things happen. I will never remove my address from C Town and I don't think anyone else will either. Cindy
Oh yeah, I have 13 requests from Cougs to be removed from the Alumni List as we speak. Please reconsider, as there are many many ways to get added to a spam list, but the way your email addresses are listed here, they aren't easy to pick up in bunches.

Name: Carolyn () on Wednesday, February 25, 2004 at 15:57:15
City and State: Ann Arbor, MI
Maiden: Gamradt
Class: 1962
Message: Has anyone else at C-town received an obvious email scam message from someone claiming to an "ex of Hawthorne High School" looking for an "investor"? I'm just curious at which end my email is being compromised. Not a big deal, it just went in the trash along with the other junk messages. I've been enjoying the feedback just haven't had anything exciting to add. It's been too cold : )
Thanks Carolyn.....

Name: doris () on Wednesday, February 25, 2004 at 14:51:14
City and State: Twin Falls, ID
Maiden: donaldson
Class: '57
Message: Okay John, but who made it to Cruise Night? You and JB2, and ...? The 9 who went to the El Torito and the 2 who didn't make it???? I'll bet everyone would like to know, wouldn't you?? SURE! And will it be rescheduled? I know a lot of people who didn't make it because of the weather, thinking it would be cancelled.
JB2 and I, HHS62, Dan and Ann Dye; HHS64, Glenn Crist; HHS63, Terry and Judy Leeper; and HHS58, Tom Burroughs and his girlfriend (sorry, can't remember her name); and the Lester sisters; HHS77, Miaaka and HHS75, Shannon. Oh, and their mother and Miaaka's daughter (sorry, don't remember her name either).

Name: Max Roelen () on Wednesday, February 25, 2004 at 14:33:25
City and State: Citrus Heights, CA
Class: 1974
Message: OK! What gives? Shouldn't the class of 74 be planning a reunion? 30 years folks. If anyone has info, please e-mail me or get it posted on the reunion page. It would be great to see some former classmates. Have a fine COUGAR day!
Thanks Max, and yes please let me know of any reunions that aren't alreay posted. That's the way we get the news out.

Name: Cindy Colby () on Wednesday, February 25, 2004 at 13:26:32
City and State: Seal Beach, CA
Maiden: Maxson
Class: 63
Message: I just received an e-mail from a Scott Williams claiming to be an "ex" Hawthorne person, it looks like this person is using e-mail addresses for no good, if anyone gets an e-mail from this person delete it, he has a get rich quick scheme going.

Name: Patti Smith () on Wednesday, February 25, 2004 at 12:26:28
City and State: Cypress, CA
Class: 68
Message: I just wanted to warn everyone that the CTown alumni email list may be being used for an email scam!! I just received an email from a Scott Williams with the subject of "Hawthorne", claiming that he is an HHS alumnus but hasn't registered with "the reunion site" yet. This is one of those "send me your bank account number and I'll send you millions" scams. Like the Nigerian bank account, but this one is oil. Just a heads-up, all.

Name: Marla () on Wednesday, February 25, 2004 at 12:24:51
City and State: Oroville,CA
Maiden: Crane
Class: 75
Message: Has anyone else received an email from Scott Williams, who claims to be an ex from HHS? It's a pretty stupid email that doesn't even make sense, but talks about 7.5 million dollars being in place once terms are agreed upon. Too bad doofuses like that are out there.

Name: Mary Bupp () on Wednesday, February 25, 2004 at 12:14:20
City and State: Redwood City, CA
Maiden: Dick
Class: 67
Message: I had an interesting email this morning from a supposed ex hawthorne student Scott Williams. It turns out to be a Nigerian scam letter that I am sure most of you are aware of. He must have been one of the poorer guys only wanted to offer me 7.5 mil. Why heck I had an offer from a dying prince of Dubai for almost a billion. So I guess they have found your website John and are going to mine it for email addresses.
Hi Mary, I believe this guy gathered these email addresses manually. Mining software looks for "mail to" tags or "@" signs inside "A HREF" tags. I don't want anyone to panic and asked to be removed from the alumni list. This is a very positive thing we do here. More email addresses are mined off of a "Gang Forwarded email joke", or a "greeting card site". This is someone who has gone to lots of trouble to pretend to be a brother Coug and that is all there is to it.

Name: Karen Kuehl () on Wednesday, February 25, 2004 at 08:35:47
City and State: Templeton, CA
Maiden: Graham
Class: 1959
Message: I need to report a Cougar siting and a mini-reunion!! The Nelson family, all alumni of HHS, Scott, Jeff, Merideth and Kurt, all visited me last week. What a wonderful surprise to see you all again. Joanie (Bradford) Nelson was along for the ride as well and was as pretty as she was in high school. It was so good to see the gang again. Without Ctown, I never would've known that Scott and Joanie are my neighbors. Thanks for bringing the family around to see me. What a fun time!!
Great news, Karen. Keep those mini-reunions and Cougar sightings coming.

Name: Cindy Colby () on Tuesday, February 24, 2004 at 23:19:53
City and State: Seal Beach, CA
Maiden: Maxson
Class: 63
Message: So, did anybody show up for cruise night? I drove by but nobody was there, I know it was raining but you would have thought someone would have braved the elements, I did. Can we try it again soon John?
Hi Cindy, 11 people showed and 9 of us went to El Torito to get out of the rain.

Name: Elizabeth Aleccia () on Tuesday, February 24, 2004 at 19:21:15
E-Mail: dzlizzy31@hotmail
City and State: Redondo Beach,CA
Class: 69
Message: Hi Cougars! I want to thank everyone who sent me happy birthday wishes. I had a magical day. I've fallen head-over- heels in love and have been celebrating since December. He's driven me to distraction and I couldn't be happier. I've also started a major remodel job here and in six weeks I should have my dream kitchen. All of this is just to say to the class of 69, that any questions regarding the upcoming reunion, scheduled for October 23rd should be directed to Donna Gohr, Donna Wright or Wayne Dickey. I'm still with the planning committee, but only for moral support. LOL I love you guys! Dizzy Lizzy

Name: Dave () on Tuesday, February 24, 2004 at 17:21:08
City and State: Franklin, Tennessee
Maiden: Squid
Class: 1976
Message: Hey All. Just a quick note to say Happy Birthday to Liz.....Liz was ALWAYS to poster child for beauty on 133rd street.......well....OK..OK....and Kelley of course......

Name: Ray Nelson () on Tuesday, February 24, 2004 at 16:54:28
City and State: Billy Goat Acres, GA
Class: 1973
Message: I was shocked to find out that the Beach Boys will be in my town - Fayetteville - in May. I guess I can claim a future Cougar sighting!!!!

Not really as there are no Cougars left in the Beach Boys. Brian Wilson and Al Jardine each do their own thing and Carl and Dennis are playing somewhere in Rock and Roll heaven.

Name: LeRoy () on Tuesday, February 24, 2004 at 12:39:44
City and State: Redondo Beach
Class: 71
Message: Hi all: Wearing the shirt and spreading the word!
I took myself out for a late breakfast Sunday wearing my Cougar-town ?T? shirt. Two people in the restaurant approached me with their own recollections of HHS.
One of them knew you John back in the day. Brain Tully from class of 1961, remembers you well and sends his regards. The second gentleman?s name is Ronnie Burgess from class of 1963. Mr. Tully has been to this site before and enjoys visiting occasionally. Mr. Burgess was delighted to know he has a site to go to where he can check up on old friends from years gone by.
Saturday evening was cold and rainy. We had thoughts of cruising by Foster Freeze, but opted for the comfort of our home. My lady and I comfortable with a bottle of wine the warmth created by our fire place and a movie. Maybe next time!
Best wishes Cougars,
LeRoy Cannefax ?71

Hi LeRoy and thanks for the Cougar siting. Yes, I know Brian very well and I just may remember Ronnie Burgess. I think he had an older brother, Donald(?), and one of them was on my Little League team (Optimidgets). Anyway, glad to hear that your Cougartown Tshirt set you apart from the norm, and got you noticed.

Name: Dana Salley () on Friday, February 20, 2004 at 17:54:43
City and State: Simi Ca
Maiden: Salley
Class: 78
Message: Britt: Sorry you missed Cheesecake. Several of us who are not local anymore drove in and stayed all night. We picked up the next day where we left off at the Samba Room (Blue Moon Saloon). Some things never change when it comes to a good party.
John, a special thanks to you for all the effort and time you put into this website. You have no idea the response I recieved from people who were so excited to be reunited with old friends. I was able to put people in touch with friends they had not seen or heard from in over 20 years and that, as you must know, is a wonderful feeling.

Thank you Dana, That's what the website is here for and glad to hear it's working very well.

Name: Pat Underwood () on Friday, February 20, 2004 at 17:52:46
City and State: Hawthorne, Calif
Maiden: Lawndale High
Class: 1963
Message: John I want to thank you for all the recent street scene photos you have been putting up on the site. They seem to be my favorite part lately. Foster?s is so 21st.century now; it doesn?t fit with our past. I guess the song (sung by I forget) Time keeps on slippin slippin into the future also means towns now have to meet with the future needs of modern times. I grew up in a different time and loved it like most of the c-towners that visit your site, only we had the Beach Boys. My oldest son says he had the group Kiss and my youngest son says he has CKY. I bow down to you J.B and thank you from the bottom of my heart. A special thanks to J.B.2 for all the time she allows you to be away from her at your computer. LOL.
Hey Pat, Please do not bow. Yep, the times, they are a changin' all right.

Name: Debra () on Friday, February 20, 2004 at 17:48:12
City and State: Lancaster, CA
Maiden: Lee (Shoulda stayed Lee)
Class: 72
Message: Dang, I'm gonna miss you guys tomorrow at Fosters. I have to take off next Friday night for my day job's boss's retirement and I can't take off two weekends in a row or I lose waitressing shifts. I'll be thinkin' of ya'all and hoping to get down to the next gig. Cougs, have a great weekend and thanks again John for this great site! God bless ...
See ya next time....

Name: Peggy Conlon Ouellet () on Friday, February 20, 2004 at 16:52:45
City and State: Sumner WA
Maiden: Conlon
Class: 1966
Message: Hey! I haven't checked out the website in a long time and realized why I hadn't received any Cougar news...I changed my email address ... duh! By the way, Class of '66 ... where are our Cougartown reunion pix? It was fun seeing all who were there...small group, but fun!
Hi Peggy, Glad you're still out there.

Name: Robin Kacena () on Friday, February 20, 2004 at 15:53:27
City and State: Hawthorne, CA
Class: 1978
Message: Enjoy the Cougartown site. I keep looking for names from the class of 1978. Wow, Britt Stonebreaker we went to York School, Intermediate and HHS together. We used to smoke on "The Wall" by the pool every chance we got. I remember you telling me that you would quit smoking when cigaretts hit a dollar a pack, way back when. I just saw Anne Karimalis at the Farmers Market in El Segundo. There are so many people I would like to know the latest scoop on.

Name: doris () on Friday, February 20, 2004 at 15:02:38
E-Mail: ofcourse
City and State: sameasthismorning
Maiden: willalwaysremainthesame
Class: butofcourse!
Message: OH ELIZABETH! How could I have missed your birthday! HAPPPPPY! I think maybe there are too many birthdays in February! And all right around the same time. Coming up we have Karen Kuehl on the 22nd and Kellie Currie on the 27th! Jake's today and mine was the 14th! Now tha's alotta burfdays!
Happy Bday Jake.....

Name: Jessie () on Friday, February 20, 2004 at 11:42:27
City and State: Los Angeles
Maiden: Corral
Class: The Wanna Be...
Message: Happy Weekend All!! There is a great article in the LA Times today about Brian Wilson...He is debuting his long awaited "SMILE" album in a London Concert tonight. I bet THAT is going to be one great show. Let's hope the city does do something about making a landmark to the "Beach Boys". We do tend to pave over many of our landmarks.

Name: Kell () on Friday, February 20, 2004 at 11:29:20
City and State: Englewood, OR
Maiden: Currie
Class: 67
Message: Happy Belated Birthday to Elizabeth (DZ) Hope it was a fun one
Happy Bday Liz....

Name: Sharon Branigan () on Friday, February 20, 2004 at 11:19:11
City and State: Thousand Oaks, CA
Maiden: Bierman
Class: 76
Message: Having read the "landmark" I would rate the Beach Boys as second only to the missions founded by father Serra. Go to for a list of CA landmarks and you'll see what I mean.

Name: doris () on Friday, February 20, 2004 at 10:14:37
City and State: Twin Falls, Idaho
Maiden: donaldson
Class: '57
Message: A GREAT BIG OL' HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!! to that great big old teddy bear, Russ Jacobsen aka Jake aka El Rojo! AND MANNNNNY MORE! Sorry, but I'll be missing CRUISE NIGHT 10 (boo hoo!). The old princess had foot surgery and it simply is NOT ready to negotiate the L.A. Airport ... or for that matter, any other part of L.A. LOL! SO ... HAPPY CRUISE NIGHT to everyone; I'll be thinking of you!
Hey Doris, OK then, take good care of your foot (was it HEEL-atosis or TOE-maine poisonin'?) and we'll see you at Cruise Night 11.

Name: Janet Burkett () on Thursday, February 19, 2004 at 23:32:02
City and State: Ca
Maiden: Humphreys
Class: 62
Message: Karen, Tin Can Beach was right on the North border of Huntington Beach and South of Seal Beach. Starting at the intersection of Warner and PCH and going South.
Thanks sweety, see you tomorrow.

Name: Ken Green () on Thursday, February 19, 2004 at 22:33:41
City and State: San Clemente
Class: 69
Message: I was looking at the campus building progress, and was a little surprised to see the ROTC stuff. I'm very pro defense, conservative, prefer that we fight in Baghdad not LA, etc. spent 2 years in the USMC, and visited Vietnam, but I don't particularly like seeing this in a high school. I greatly respect, appreciate, and value our military, and am glad there are people willing to make the sacrifices that a military career involves, but I'm a little uncomfortable about 16 year olds who don't have a clue about war, marching around in uniforms with toy M1s. I was wondering what others think about this?
I am very glad that I was not put into a situation where I had to kill another human, but sitting in a hole looking out through 100 yards of wire, and knowing you have to do your best to kill anyone you see out there isn't a great feeling. It can be necessary, but not very glorious.

Thanks Ken, but really don't need a big "war-no war" debate on the Feedback page. With all the Doves and Hawks we have here, it just tends to polarize the feedbackers. Let's keep the talk about Hawthorne and leave the fighting to the military. If anyone wants to debate Ken on this subject, please email him directly. Thanks Cougs....

Name: Britt Stonebraker () on Thursday, February 19, 2004 at 22:19:33
City and State: San Marcos Ca
Maiden: huh?
Class: 78
Message: We are very lucky to have the BEST web Page. thank you John, Ive been surfin here near 7 years and John has been true blue, thanks for the pics Dude. Cougars RULE!
Hey Britt, No problem and actually it is true....COUGARS DO RULE!!!

Name: tobey () on Thursday, February 19, 2004 at 21:44:58
City and State: Manhattan Beach, CA
Maiden: always a prince never a maiden
Class: 1976
Message: Hello Cougars! Looking to find a guy named NICK (Nicholas, Nickolas) maybe from class of 1988? Nick worked at Lucky on Rosecrans and possibly had a dad who worked at Northrop. Thanks for your help! Tobey 1976

Name: Karen Kuehl () on Thursday, February 19, 2004 at 20:48:14
City and State: Templeton, CA
Maiden: Graham
Class: 1959
Message: I was wondering if anyone remembers Tin-Can Beach. A friend and I were talking about it today and neither of us can remember where in the world it was! He said it was up near Santa Barbara and I said it was near Zuma or was it Zuma Beach. Can anyone remember? And I think it's about time someone made a Historical Marker for the Beach Boys. I think that's a very cool idea!!
Hi Karen, I remember Tin Can Beach. It was on our way to San Diego heading down PCH, right about Huntington Beach as I recall.

Name: Britt Stonebraker () on Thursday, February 19, 2004 at 20:40:29
City and State: San Marcos Ca
Maiden: huh?
Class: 78
Message: So I"m outta the car???!! No Pics for Me?!! hit the road! dont let the door hit you in the (donkey)!? Why does it have to be all that! Gee I miss Haytown! ;)
Very funny... I emailed you the pics.