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When this one was out, I thought it was the "Rolling Stones"...>Kenny Wayne Shepherd

Name: Sharon Branigan () on Wednesday, May 19, 1999 at 18:37:14
Maiden: Bierman
Class: 76
Message: Dewey, I'm easily confused but NOT about my french fries- the best (MY OPINION) are Johnnies Pastrami in Culver City (crinkle cut well done oooooeeeeeee) and 2nd is Fosters Freeze on Sepulveda at Sherman Way. Well done and seasoned just so... I've been to Tommys but it's just not the same. Plus FF is closer to the freeway and closer to my flight path. HA! Traffic beats taste every time!

Name: Betty Rodriguez () on Wednesday, May 19, 1999 at 15:28:20
Maiden: kean
Class: 69
Message: Does anyone remember a party in spring of 1966 held up in Palos Verdes? I think it was Sally Seidenthal's parents place. No furniture, so a great place for a party. It was, undoubtedly, the wildest party I ever attended. 200 or more people, easily. I was a freshman, and very impressed, not to mention scared silly! Lots of booze, lots of cops. Lots of fence jumping! What a night. . . GONNA PARTY LIKE ITS 1966!!!! Betty

Name: Chris Prewitt () on Wednesday, May 19, 1999 at 13:58:37
Class: 1967
Message: What ever happened to Dick Dixon c/o 63? He got to Vermont, got his computer working, sent one e-mail message and disappeared! Do you think he is up to something?? Maybe we can start some rumors and fill up about 38 pages of guesses. If we time it right he will be in California when we hit the big century mark.
Hey Dickie, You out there??

Name: Larry () on Wednesday, May 19, 1999 at 13:51:07
E-Mail: Cuiper
Class: 60
Message: Glad to hear from Steve Kristof, it has been a few years since I saw you, glad to see you found cougartown. My wife Loretta is always watching out for old friends and she said your now on board, glad to see your in cougartown.
Well Larry C, We never see you up here either. NEW BLOOD!!! That's great. Now we've got to get Bob Fraser on board. That's a toughy Larry. Thanks Man

Name: Linda Dietrich () on Wednesday, May 19, 1999 at 13:09:56
Maiden: Dawson
Class: 69
Message: Hi John. I see a beach party is in the works for Oct., Maybe? You know the class of 69 is having their 30 yr.reunion Oct. 9th. Wouldn't it be nice if us out-of-towners could go to both?? If not most of us will have to get back to our jobs and miss the beach party. It's the pitts living so far away from all the great stuff going on there. Guess it's our own fault for moving out of sunny CA. My husband hopes to be retiring in a couple yrs. and we are looking at the Vegas area. That will put us alot closer than we are now. Glad to see my big brother Steve Kristof is a regular on the feedback board. He can tell a few stories. But my little bro. Ray is pretty shy yet. Ray I dare you to write something on this board!!
Hi Linda, We'll see about that Mini Beach Party and your reunion weekend. Maybe we can work that out. Yes, Steve is pretty brave all right to jump right in like that. How long have you known about the site Steve..... 2 years?? Yeah c'mon Ray, it's easy!!

Name: Frank Romano () on Wednesday, May 19, 1999 at 10:32:46
Class: 1961
Message: Thanks so very much John for the campus photos. Its great seeing the buildings... Interestingly enough...without the people, the buildings haven't seemed to age. But its all the people over the ages that give HHS the memories we all enjoy now because of your work... Steve Kristof. Keep the cards and letters comin' and I'm sure that a party will turn up soon... What is the deal on the beach party John? Or should I be asking Patty?
Hi Frank, You are welcome for the campus photos. I know that all the "out of the area" people enjoy them. The beach party is slated for fall (probably October). It will be another mini and will be simply, bring your marshmallows, hot dogs, ukuleles, etc. I think Joyce Savisky Chance (HHS62) wants to handle this one. You can email her at if you have any great ideas on an HHS mini-beach party. Thanks Frank.

Name: Sharon () on Wednesday, May 19, 1999 at 07:13:05
E-Mail: MacDonald
Maiden: Badger
Class: 63
Message: This is for Cougars not living within cruising distance of Hawthorne......When the Feedback hits the big 100, Cougars everywhere should go, at the appointed hour, to their local version of Foster's Freeze and lift a cone in honor of JB and HHS!
Sharon, You mean you're not going to make it to 120th and Hawthorne Bl. for this one?? What is it......2300miles?? That should be NO PROBLEM for a Cougar. Well all right then, but seeing as it's such a special occasion, have it double chocolate dipped. Thanks Sharon

Name: Gloria & Patty () on Wednesday, May 19, 1999 at 00:49:53
E-Mail: PV/gp yadda yadda
Maiden: Valencia
Class: 74/6
Message: We want our own web page. Here is just one of our stories. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. What should we talk about Gloria? How about the Little people? No I've got it Patty, the crows that used to dive bomb Paul. No, Gloria how about the pink elephant in the alley? No Patty how about the doll head stuck on Mama's bumper? NO, no, how about the exploding hard boiled eggs that we thought were robbers? NO, let's reveal the time we built the swimming pool in the kitchen and somehow V1,2,3,4 got in trouble. How about all of the families on Truro who would cross the street in order to not have us give them the "Evil Eye" stare? How about the time we convinced Mr. Williams we had no money for food so he bought us lunch for a few weeks? WHat should we call our web page Gloria? How about "Cougar World" NO - COUGAR PLANET. We could do like Abby and Ann, I dubs to be Abby.

Name: Dewey Storie () on Tuesday, May 18, 1999 at 23:38:06
Class: 74
Message: Sharon Branigan: you sure you don't have that mixed up with the Tommys on Sherman Way in Van Nuys? and are you speaking of the Fosters Freeze on Reseda ?

Name: Ricki Farrell () on Tuesday, May 18, 1999 at 23:11:39
Maiden: Valencia
Class: '61
Message: I remember you Steve Kristof. You were way ahead of me in art. I didn't take it until I was a junior, but I too had Mr. Williams. He's still a very good friend and I'll tell him that we heard from you. Actually, he told me he was buying a computer and getting on line, but I don't think that he has, so I'll call him in a few days and ask. I would like to ditto what John said and sincerely thank you for going to Vietnam. I'll think of you on Memorial day. Do you remember Vita Beneze? Roberta Burket, also a class of '61 Cougar, saw her recently and I guess she's doing just fine. I heard that Sharon Hall started her own dress shop, probably having designed all of the clothes. Since we graduated, quite a few of Clayton's students have become artists in their own right. Do you remember the eccentric Harvey Mandlin? Clayton told me, at one time, that he'd become a photo director in New York.
Robin, I am beet red. Thank you for the compliment. I wish that it were true. The pic that John put up of you was a good one. It's exactly how I remember you. Did you end up growing a beard or moustache? You should send in a photo of you and your car. It would definitely make for good viewing. I saved that pic of your car.

Car....CAR....A Car picture, and I haven't seen it. I NEED that car picture please...

Name: Steve Kristof () on Tuesday, May 18, 1999 at 21:11:17
Class: 61
Message: Hey John, I'm afraid the the boy Artist, went to war, and came back an Aircraft Mechanic! Four years in the Navy, two years in Japan, seven months onboard an Aircraft,CVA-31, USS Bon Hommey Richard. We flew strike missions off of North Viet Nam in 1964. I was in a Fighter Squadran, VF-191. After I got out, in 1966, I went back to school at Northrop Institute in Inglewood and got my F.A.A. A&P Aircraft license. I've worked for T.W.A. now for a little over Thirty years, and am an Aircraft Maintenance Inspector here at our Overheal Base in Kansas City. And as for my Art Teacher at HHS, it was Mr. Willams! And no it's not Mr.Willams fault I didn't end up an Artist!
Stay with that artistic goal Steve. I'm a firm believer that we've all got art in our soul. As for that Viet Nam thing........I don't think I had a chance to personally thank you for the "One Hell Of A Fine Job" you did under the circumstances. Thank you Steve.

Name: Steve Kristof () on Tuesday, May 18, 1999 at 20:36:53
Class: 61
Message: Just say where and when Frank, and this time, I promise we'll be there! Steve
Do I smell ANOTHER mini in Sin City??

Name: Steve Anderson () on Tuesday, May 18, 1999 at 20:16:39
Message: In response to your request for yearbooks: contact both Rich Allen, Sr. the current yearbook advisor at HHS who has many old editions of El Molino, or contact Neil Minami who has all of the years for which he taught (1968?-Present)in his room. You can reach them both at (310) 263-4400.
Hi Steve, Thanks a million. That is great to know. I will do just that.

Name: Sharon Branigan () on Tuesday, May 18, 1999 at 20:13:53
Maiden: Bierman
Class: 76
Message: Sounds like some folks just don't have a dat-damn whimsical bone in their whole bodies. I appreciate Keiths stories for what they are - fond, funny memories of a carefree childhood spent in a home town. JB I know you don't censor the feedback but I'm beginning to think it's time to start. Let this/these fuddy-dudds go spread their misery elsewhere. These pages are for friends, not green-meanies. PS: anyone know if the Fosters Freeze puts the "seasoning" on the French Fries? (The one in Van Nuys does...mmmmmmmmmmm goood!)
Sharon, NO, We are NOT coming to Van Nuys. You'll have to "Cruiseon in from the Valley for this one.

Name: Bob Rierdan () on Tuesday, May 18, 1999 at 19:52:40
Class: 61
Message: Hey Steve Kristof, Good to see you in there - Looks like we '61'ers are migrating east (except Vickie). I'm in Missouri too.

Name: Guess () on Tuesday, May 18, 1999 at 18:07:30
E-Mail: YES
Maiden: N/A
Class: 70something
Message: This for Keith D. Jones--Click Here. You might find out alot about yourself. Oh, by the way, if Keith gets his own web page, it could take years before we hit Page 100--With him, it should only take a couple of weeks. Take Care and Be Safe.

Name: Frank Romano () on Tuesday, May 18, 1999 at 15:21:20
Class: 1961
Message: It's really nice to see folks surface... Robin thanks for the kind words for Mom, and remembering the 2-bit cost of the lunch. As for the difference in the written and spoken words... Boy I am getting an education with our youngest (13)... I can't say here what I say at home... Mainly because I'm not fond of tar and feathers... And Kristof...You missed a great time here at Las Vegas. You really should take a swing at the next party...What the heck you only live once, I'm told. Last of all John... Would you consider putting some campus photos up... Current day photos since so many can't get to HHS to see how its faired over the decades.
Sure Frank, I'll start right now, and add some every so often.

Name: Dewey Storie () on Tuesday, May 18, 1999 at 14:09:37
Message: Foster Freeze on Hawthorne Cruz Nite. I like it

Name: Robin () on Tuesday, May 18, 1999 at 12:36:21
Class: 60
Message: John ...I agree with Bobs post (page 59) and think your editing is great..We all did go to the same school and I realize that the lingo changes with the times but...when "Hey Bob ,whats happening?" is replaced with "sup wiff chew?", it doesn't take a Hooked on Fonicks scientist to understand why spelling and or typing becomes a challenge of sorts. (Just one mans opinion)...Also I was curious as to why my good friend Ricki V gets her pic displayed at every post she makes? Just because she hasnt changed in 40 yrs is no reason to rub it in our faces..Just kidding!!! And last item...Frank Romano ...your Mom and crew fed us the best chow a quarter could get at Ramona (with milk too:o)Later Cougs...
The reason she gets her face up here is because she's much prettier than you are Robin. OK I'll put it up, but don't blame me if Feedback attendance drops off.

Name: Chris Prewitt () on Tuesday, May 18, 1999 at 11:29:14
Class: 1967
Message: John,
I like the idea Dewey Storie had about cake and ice cream when the feedback pages hit 100. I suggest we just cut it down to ice cream at Foster Freeze on Hawthorne Blvd just north of 120th. What about the Saturday after the "BIG 100" at 2PM. If someone wants to bring cake maybe we could have some too.

Chris, OK, sounds great. It's a date!!! The Saturday after the Feedback Page hits 100 pages, it's
"BIG 100 Cruise Night" at Fosters in Hawthorne. Everyone bring their cruzin' cars. We'll party down with those leaky cones and talk about the Great Old Days!!

Name: Karen () on Tuesday, May 18, 1999 at 09:03:23
Maiden: Hare
Class: 66
Message: John, Goodmorning to you, and its a fine one out there. What is all the hoopla about Keith D. Jones and getting his own website. Is he some sort of celebrity and I don't know it, or is it just the fun stories he tells about himself.
Good Morning to you too Karen and I hope it's a delicious morning wherever you may be. The Keith Jones Page saga started.....well just click here to see the Feedback that initiated this whole thing.

Name: Keith D. Jones () on Tuesday, May 18, 1999 at 02:13:24
Class: 76
Message: Well the moving van incident happened when I was around 6 or 7 years old. I was riding my Sting-Ray (remember those) down the street one day when I heard a honk but didn't do anything and kept riding. Then I guess he honked a couple of more times and I still didn't move ( I guess I wasn't thinking...duh). Well the moving van hit me from behind and I went flying through the air and landed on the curb . The moving van kept going for awhile then finally stopped out front of Mike Krstich's house. My bike's handlebar puntured the oil pan of the moving van. I got up while all the neighbors came out to see if I was Ok. My mom called our family doctor who came to our house to check me out and couldn't believe after seeing the accident scene and what happened to the moving van that I didn't even have a scratch on me. It took several hours to get the moving van out of the street because the handlebars were wedged in so tight that they had to get the tow truck to lift it up real high and then tied a cable around the bike to pull it out. If I remember right the moving van was actually moving the Krstich's in that day. Other than that nothing happened. In reference to the web page for just me, I don't think so. John has enough work keeping this up. I use this site to tell some of my past experiences that everyone has in their lives just mine might be a little stranger. But, I'm sure everyone has them. If you right them down for all of us to read, you'll find it very satisfying. It's like giving to charity, it makes you feel real good inside. I don't do it to get the attention. Believe me I get more than enough attention just walking down the street, so I don't need anymore. But, I do enjoy thinking of my past experiences and sharing with my fellow Cougars. For some of us the past is something we cherish. I think that is why we have this page. Everytime I see a name I recognize I go back in time when I was with this person or think about the times we had. It's nice to see how my frien
Keith, Again, I didn't cut this off. I think there must be a 4000 word limit on the messages you can leave.

Name: Dave Krikac () on Monday, May 17, 1999 at 23:09:13
Class: 76
Message: Hey Lori Padelford how are you. Good Memories. I once drove from Six Flags Magic Mountain to Hawthorne sitting in my Dad's 66 Convertible from the passengers seat, lots of looks!. Thank God no CHP's... Hey this was NOT the same Cadillac I hurled in with Maria Lacoco, and Glen Vickers, who were the other Three Girls? Remember walking me in Manhattan Beach like a dog! It was another one of those Bummer Memories. If you were in the car, please pipe in?

Name: karen kuehl () on Monday, May 17, 1999 at 21:38:33
Maiden: graham
Class: 59
Message: Hey, Keith, I want to hear about the time you got hit with the moving van! You drop a good one like that on us and then don't tell us the story? Boy, I'll be up all night waiting for "the Rest of the Story" on this one!!

Name: Dewey Storie () on Monday, May 17, 1999 at 21:34:46
E-Mail: Dewey_Storie
Class: 74
Message: Hey John..are we going to have cake and Ice Cream when the page number hits 100 ???
Only if you're a good boy. Otherwise you might have to put your head down on your desk for the whole hour.

Name: Steve Kristof () on Monday, May 17, 1999 at 20:57:12
Class: 61
Message: Just wanted to let people know there were more than just one person in the class of "61", besides Frank Rommano! Just kidden Frank! Sorry I wasn't able to come to your party! Hello to all! From the kid who always had his head stuck in an Art book! Steve Kristof, of Kansas City, Mo.
Hey Steve, Glad you checked in man. Yeah you missed a dandy in Las Vegas. Frank and Patty did a great job. You also missed a pretty good car show at HHS a couple of weeks ago. Your old buddy Bob FraserHHS60 was there, along with Mike ShayHHS61, MeHHS62, Joyce Savisky ChanceHHS62, Loretta Morelli CuiperHHS62, Gary NelsonHHS60 and Larry CuiperHHS60. Man now THAT'S a mini reunion right there. Being an artist, did you know our own Cougartown Art Teacher, Ricki Valencia in school?? Thanks again Steve for coming on up here and saying a few words. Say hi to Linda and don't be a stranger now.

Name: David Barboza () on Monday, May 17, 1999 at 20:23:05
Class: 74
Message: To Dave Krikac: It has been 25 years since the infamous 74 grad. streaker graced us all with his appearance. I think that for those of us who know only that he was naked and wore a ski mask, the time has come to expose him. (no pun intended) I remember the entire graduating class standing up on there chairs and turning around to watch and applaude him. The best thing about that was my Extremely Prudish mother (rest her soul) was in the bleachers. I remember speaking to her after the ceremony expecting the worst and her laughing harder than I had ever seen her laugh before. Our 74 streaker is to be commended.

Name: Kathleen Griffin () on Monday, May 17, 1999 at 18:48:40
Maiden: Nix
Class: 74
Message: Marilyn Monroe did live in Hawthorne in her childhood. Marilyn's mother worked as a film editor in Hawthorne. Marilyn wasn't known as Marilyn Monroe back then, her name was Norma Jean.

Name: Lori Padelford () on Monday, May 17, 1999 at 16:01:30
Class: 81
Message: Hey Dave Krikac, if I remember right you were pretty funny yourself. Do you remember me and Kelly Sturgeon standing in front of her house on 137thPL. and you come pulling up in your Dad's big old yellow Cadillac. You were in the passenger seat and your dog was driving the car? (no I am not crazy, Dave can confirm this) There were some elderly people across the street and over a couple of houses, I thought they were going to have a stroke on the spot when they saw that. It wasn't all that strange to see you on Ramona being chauffered by your dog. What looks you got from people. Has your dog advanced to driving the carpool lane on the freeway yet? Tell Karen and Kenny I said hello, I haven't seen them for years. FYI The Sturgeons now live in ElSegundo, and I'm sure you know Steve retired from HPD about 5yrs ago. Kelly and I are still the best of friends and I see the whole family all the time.

Name: Sharon () on Monday, May 17, 1999 at 14:46:12
E-Mail: MacDonald
Maiden: Badger
Class: 63
Message: Keith, Keith, Keith..... your stories are great. They remind me of many of the crazy "it seemed like a good idea at the time" stories we all could tell if we only had the time and the ability to condense a long story into a short one. I think my younger brother, Tim Badger (he now lives in Milwaukee, WI) was "cut from the same cloth as you, Keith" - my brother tells the story of how he broke his hand playing frisbee when he stepped on it. When he went to the emergency room for x-rays, they asked him what happened and he told the truth - before they put a cast on his hand, every nurse, orderly, and technician in the hospital came to take a look at the guy who broke his own hand by stepping on it. So Keith, keep the stories coming. When I read them at work, I'll just let everyone wonder.
Now THAT'S a great story Sharon. Thanks, and I'm sure your brother doesn't mind you telling it either.

Name: SOMEWHEREINTIME () on Monday, May 17, 1999 at 12:48:00
Class: 2000

Marty Marty come quick, Keith's got his head stuck in the bike rack and he swallowed its tongue. It'll take 2.1 gigabytes to store this story.


Gee Keith why you'd go and do a dumb thing like that. [With all the stories it would be a universal fit]

Or Rambo:

Hey Keit your pitipul.


A wunnaful a wunnaful!


Today, as he was on his way to get his head stuck in a bike rack he was hit by a moving van, and swallowed its tongue. Later having had his head removed.....uh from the bike rack [that's correct isn't it Keith you had your head removed from the bike rack, as opposed to not just having your head removed] he stuck his hand through a window and severed it. Stay tuned.
OK OK, enough about Keith's stories. Keith, you ARE a "Hawthorne Treasure", and we all love the hell out of your stories man. I know I do. Time to move on though. Any NEW business out there??

Name: PV () on Monday, May 17, 1999 at 11:19:58
Class: '7 4
Message: Maybe we could just have kj story links. Like:
__Head stuck in bike rack
__Tongue stuck in mouth
__Cheats on Math test
__Breaks leg and gets the girl
__Wears out young co-eds in training
__Gets cut out of Stallone pic
__Loses all to crooked partners

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