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Name: James Armour () on Friday, May 21, 2004 at 10:39:30
City and State: Shell Beach,CA
Class: 1970
Message: OK, Ramona School: There was.. From my recollection(which means there will be gaps) Kindergarten: Mrs. Bundy & Mrs. Fox First Grade: Mrs.Meadows Second Grade: Can't recall Third : Mrs. Custer Fourth: Mrs. Brooks (who used to tie my down in my seat with a jump rope) Fifth: Mr. Seagal Sixth: Mrs. Santos (sandy toes) Back then, We used to watch a UHF channel for our spanish lesson and on one day of doing this the lesson was interupted with an announcement that President Kennedy had been shot. We were let out of school for the rest of the day, kids were crying, it was weird. And of course the principal Mr. .... oops there it goes, his name running from my memory from visiting him in his office much to often (suspended for a day in 3rd grade)I guess others will have to fill in the (my) blanks. At HIS I had for 7th Mr. Mittelstadt in what was then the "new" building and 8th there was Mr. Claydon, Mr. Lane, and Mr. Green the woodshop teacher. Mr. Claydon used to share stories of his trips camping in the back country where they had to use horses and mules to get all their gear in. In class, we always encouraged him to talk about it as his eyes would light up and it would kill about 20 minutes.

Name: David Kelly () on Friday, May 21, 2004 at 08:49:11
City and State: Colorado Springs
Class: 1977
Message: Jan, I'm not sure who my father purchased the station from but it could have been Mr. Nichols. I do know that my father lost a good number of regular automotive repair customers as they left the area due to the Century Freeway land grab. I also remember the Methodist Church across the street.
Good luck to those who are golfing in the tournament. I wish I could be there to challenge my golf hazard skills.

Name: Ray () on Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 23:33:50
City and State: Mena, AR
Class: 1958
Message: Mike Shay... Mr Eppleman's name brought back a few memories about H.I.S. I use to cut Mr Eppleman's grass once in a while. Now I'm not saying I was bribing for a good grade. But, I did notice as his grass got higher, my grades got lower. Mr Eppleman had, I think, a 32 Ford in his garage. The Ford was primer black. One day when I finished his lawn, I decided to paint the Ford silver. Mr Eppleman had several spray cans of silver paint, so in a couple of hours he had a new ride. When he came home and viewed my labor of love, I couldn't hear what he was yelling, as I looked over my shoulder while running home. Luckily, I had graduated. Say hi to Tom. Ray

Name: Mike Shay () on Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 22:40:42
City and State: Cerritos, CA
Maiden: OS6-9393
Class: 1961
Message: I only got to spend the seventh grade at Hawthorne Intermediate, our teacher was Mr. Eppleman, He was pretty cool. I think he taught the Photography class also because the lab and darkroom were attached to our class. The next year my mom decided I needed to spend some time in Catholic school, Hello Sister Edwards. She was the kick boxing champion from the sisters of perpetual motion.
Ahh yes, Catholic corporal punishment. I hear tell it's as close to the Church as Satan gets.

Name: Britt Stonebraker () on Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 19:40:27
City and State: San Marcos Ca
Maiden: I dont remember her name!?
Class: 1978
Message: Good Job Sharon and Debra

Name: Cindy Colby () on Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 19:12:08
City and State: Seal Beach, CA
Maiden: Maxson
Class: 1963
Message: Bud, I said that I am pretty good not really good, I went out like you suggested here at Leisure World and did well once I got my swing down, hope it holds for Saturday. Thanks, Cindy

Name: Sharon Branigan () on Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 17:06:06
City and State: Thousand Oaks, CA
Maiden: Bierman
Class: 1976
Message: Kenneth Blake was principal at York when I was there. I saw him a few years ago at the funeral service for the Smeltzers. He was still driving that little MG. He was doing well and working in stained glass as a hobby.

Name: Tim Helble () on Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 16:04:43
City and State: Columbia, MD
Class: 1973
Message: Bob Jenson - was Mr. Weiss that teacher who started over at JS in 1959 and stayed at Burnett until the 1990's?

Name: Cindy Colby () on Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 15:18:29
City and State: Seal Beach, CA
Maiden: Maxson
Class: 1963
Message: Bill, I owe you one big time. I am really sorry to hear that you are sick, I hope you are better soon, Thank you for thinking of me. I have already spoken to Bud and have told him that I would love to take that spot, I am really excited and will see you all on Saturday. Cindy

Name: Bud Rhoades () on Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 14:45:17
City and State: BelmontShores
Class: 1974
Message: Cindy has accepted the invite, AND...she says she's REALLY GOOD. Bring your A game girl!

Name: Bud Rhoades () on Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 14:16:05
City and State: BelmontShores
Class: 1974
Message: Hey gang, Bill Schultz class of 63 is sick and cant play Saturday. He asked me to ask Cindy Colby if she wanted the spot. I have sent Cindy an e-mail BUT........if I dont here from her we have a spot open, FREE to anyone who responds to this, thanks to Bill Schultz. Just remember, Cindy has the first right of refusal.
Thanks again.....Bud

Get well Bill and good luck Cindy...

Name: Jessie () on Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 12:30:31
City and State: Live from the Sunset Strip
Maiden: Corral
Class: 1974
Message: Happy Birthday to my dear friend Laurie Bernardski Kelleher!! Live it up, girlfriend!! You deserve it!! Love ya!!
Happy Bday, Laurie....

Name: Debra McGregor () on Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 12:13:52
City and State: Lancaster, CA
Maiden: Lee
Class: 1972
Message: Britt, it was Mr. Blake, and he drove a classic old white car, not sure of the make. Prior to that the Principal was Mrs. Broholm ... Tomorrow is Friday, yeah! Have a good weekend fellow Cougs.

Name: Bud Rhoades () on Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 11:35:33
City and State: BelmontShores
Class: 1974
Message: We are ready to go Saturday. I will be off tomorrow working on the final details and look forward to seeing everyone at Costa Mesa on Saturday. Thanks again to everyone for their support. We are going to have one great day. See you all Saturday morning.

OK, sounds like a fun day for all, whether you're a golfer or not. Remember, if you're going to be in the tournament, be there at 9:30am. Thanks again Bud....

Name: Britt Stonebraker () on Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 03:37:04
City and State: San Marcos Ca
Maiden: huh?
Class: 1978
Message: OK so who was the principal at York and what did he drive?
Hey Britt, Graduated from York (Kindergarten) in 1950, so I don't think we're talking about the same Principal, plus, I was too young to know what a Principal was, let alone his/her name. I knew my teachers name, graham crackers and milk, and nap time on a throw rug I brought to school. That's it....

Name: Jan Peterson () on Wednesday, May 19, 2004 at 23:45:03
City and State: Carmichael, CA
Maiden: Freeman
Class: 1967
Message: David, I remember that station. Earlier than 1967 my next door neighbor owned that station. Nick Nichols (Sherry Nichols HHS66) He sold the station in the early 60's and then they sold the house and moved. My new neighbors were The Norman's. Leo, Betty, Jim & John. Big sis Judy was already married and gone. The Methodist Church was across the street from the station and down the street there was Solomon's Drugs. I remember when I was young, Mom took me and my brothers Christmas shopping there with our saved change. I remember being told that I owed $1 plus tax, for my purchase. I wasn't sure what I was going to do with the "tacks", but I stood there waiting for Mr Solomon to give them to me. I am sure that they all had a good laugh out of that. I was just pissed that I had to give him money and I didn't get anything in return. I think that is still happening. :o) Jan

Name: David Kelly () on Wednesday, May 19, 2004 at 21:17:58
City and State: Colorado Springs
Class: 1977
Message: Does anyone remember the Mobil gas station on the Southwest corner of Inglewood Ave and 120th St.? My father owned the station from 1967 - 1969. I would help him pump gas and clean windows etc. Back then gas was running around 19 cents a gallon or cheaper if there was a gas war. I would love to have paid that price per gallon today.
I don't remember the Mobil station, but it had to be where the 7-11 is now, as Trefz Signal was on the other available corner. I worked at a Flying A station on the corner of 118th Pl and Inglewood Av in late 62 and early 63 and I can remember gas being as high as 35.9 for Ethyl (the good stuff for you kids), but it generally ran about 25 cents a gallon.

Name: Lisa () on Wednesday, May 19, 2004 at 21:00:21
City and State: Ramona, CA
Maiden: Graham
Class: 1967
And Happy Belated Birthday to one of my "joined at the hip" friends, Gordon Bell (HHS62), his BIG birthday was yesterday. Happy Birthday buddy.....

Name: Susan King () on Wednesday, May 19, 2004 at 19:55:56
City and State: Thousand Oaks, CA
Maiden: Bierman
Class: 1974
Message: Hey Baker - don't shut us down yet! I haven't even chimed in on the York School staff - and I remember them ALL!!
Hey, no one is shutting anyone down. I just don't want to be responsible for the self inflicted hangin's....

Name: Walter Holt () on Wednesday, May 19, 2004 at 19:29:28
City and State: Costa Mesa, CA
Class: 1966
Message: Darn John.... You cut it off just when I had a recollection of my third grade teacher...How could I ever forget Miss "Tootsie Roll". She was Slender, highly tanned with a chewy, sweet & Kinda surgary personality. All kidding aside I am geared up for the 1st annual Cougartown golf tournament. I grabbed my clubs, for the first time in 6 years, went to the driving range and sure enough that old turn 90 degrees left to slice one onto the right fairway is still there.....Gonna be yellin a lot of "Fore" out there. All in all it will be great to get together with a bunch of Cougars again , it's been awhile. Mean time the surf has been great lately (up until last weekend) and I got out in some honest to goodness occasional 10' surf in Huntington the Sunday before last. I even got lucky and got totally covered on a couple of them. It's sum sum summertiiiiiiime....Cowabunga Cougs!!!
Hey Walter, I'll see you and a ton of other Cougs on Saturday in Costa Mesa. I'll be the one watching the bar.

Name: Larry Bach () on Wednesday, May 19, 2004 at 18:56:03
City and State: Torrance, Ca
Maiden: "Bad Little Johnny"
Class: 1972
Message: In 7th grade, we had our revenge on brain spooning Mrs. Holle. Once, someone dropped a big science class thermometer, the Mercury spilling into puddles on the floor. The more Mrs. Holle tried to sweep it into a dustpan with a foxtail brush, the finer the Mercury divided into droplets and the more flustered she became. Laughs from rotten pubescent students made it worse. At length, poor Mrs. Holle was in tears over the whole catastrophe.
Another time, Mrs. Holle had her revenge. Myself, and (Mike Johnson?), were using the hollow parts of ink pens to shoot spitwads from the back of the classroom onto the lamp above Mrs. Holle's desk to drop on her hair (which always had a pencil in it). It took a very considerable number of spitwads to accomplish this mission and Mrs Holle threatened to make the culprit stay after school twenty minutes for each spit wad she found. Since there were dozens, we scrambled to hide them in pockets, desks, books, down pants, in jackets, in our mouths, anyplace. After being snitched out, she still found enough spit wads to keep us in detention for a week. But she only made us clean up the classroom and stay after school an hour and a half. (I think she was hungry and wanted to go for more brains). And, more important, she didn't send us to see Mr. Cardwell!! Such rotten students.

Name: Jill McFarlane () on Wednesday, May 19, 2004 at 18:28:02
City and State: Mission Viejo, CA
Class: 1977
Message: I made a mistake naming a teacher from Sepulveda, if some of you are scratching your head wondering who the heck Mr. Foster was, it's ok, I was actually thinking of Mr. Kelly, I do not know if a Mr. Foster ever taught at Sepulveda. I do know that I really liked Mr. Kelly, he helped me on math in sixth grade, I, like David Kelly moved from another part of town and only attended JS for one year, but it was the best year I ever had in school! Now, I need to rest this feeble brain of mine, before I start to make up other names of teachers that did not exist. It's a bit** getting old!
OK, so let's move on from "my 3rd grade teacher was Miss Jones, and she was mean", as I'm getting email from people threating suicide.

Name: Susie "klink" () on Wednesday, May 19, 2004 at 17:53:12
City and State: 5052691565
Maiden: Klingenhagen
Class: 1971
Message: Bobby Jensen thanx! I couldn't remember Mrs. Case's name. Yeah, Cindy and Sunny were babes but their Mother was a "goose girl" at Hollywood Park!!! Also what ever became of Kathy Balls' brother, Bobby Ball? (Stop Laughing JB!)
Or their other brother, N'dajack ......First You Put Your Two Knees Close Up Tight.

Name: Trina Craddock () on Wednesday, May 19, 2004 at 15:15:16
City and State: Lake Isabella, Ca
Maiden: Chancey
Class: 1974
Message: Great site, Hello to all you cougars. Looking forward to the reunion in August. And for the cow brains it was Ms Holly at HIS, she tried to get me to eat them and I said no way!!!! And no grandkids yet... I have one son, 16.
Hi Trina, Thanks for letting all your classmates know you're out there and that you're attending the 74 reunion. BTW, I think everyone who KNOWS they're going to attend any reunion should sign in here and inform fellow classmates of same. Lots of people want to attend reunions, but would like to know who else is going.

Name: Cliff Hitchcock () on Wednesday, May 19, 2004 at 14:05:24
City and State: Palmdale
Class: 1973
Message: Hard to believe enough time has passed to be talking about grandkids. I have 3, 13,11 and 4. Like Alan, I started young and what I now live in fear of is GREAT grandchildren. Makes me shudder. At 49, If I live long enough who knows, perhaps 5 generatons.

Name: Bob Jensen () on Wednesday, May 19, 2004 at 14:02:18
City and State: LA
Class: 1971
Message: Three more names of kids that went to Anza, Jose Sepulveda and HHS that I have not hear of or seen since highschool they are: Betty Brown, Kathy Ball, Belinda Black. I remember these three girls especially because the first day of school your name was listed, last name first, first name second!
Ok Bob, back to work.....

Name: Lillian Parra () on Wednesday, May 19, 2004 at 13:07:32
City and State: Havasu Lake
Maiden: McDonald
Class: 1963
Message: I remember the day at Anza when we were told to "pack it up - we're moving" and we got up from our desks and single filed out the door and walked to our new school Jose Sepulveda which was located at the corner of the block where I lived 126th/Isis - I have not been back that way for many years - my parents sold the house in the early 70's and moved to the Rez/Colorado River (California side of Lake Havasu. )I was always within walking distance to all my schools Anza, Sepulveda, Dana, HHS I even walked to work for awhile, my first job 18 years old, didn't have a drivers license yet, it was my first job (Aerospace Corp., El Segundo Blvd.) I stayed there for 15 years.

Name: Shannon Keys () on Wednesday, May 19, 2004 at 12:35:01
City and State: Colorado Springs
Class: 1981
Message: Hope the the C-Town Golf event is captured in photos. It would be nice to see those who played (or rooted) posted on this wonderful site. Anza/Sepulveda....I remember Ms. Plush/Ms Benedict.
Hey Shannon, Yes, I'll take the CT camera....

Name: John Crotty () on Wednesday, May 19, 2004 at 12:16:53
City and State: Hermosa Beach
Class: 1969
Message: Okay, Jose Sepulveda School. I went there from third grade thru sixth. Teachers: 3rd, Mrs. Everett (hated me); 4th, Mrs. Lafferty; 5th, Mrs Anderson (hated me); and 6th, Mrs. Marks (hated me). Principal, Mr. Mannion. At Anza: Kindergarten, Miss Sullivan; 1st, Mrs. Sparks; 2nd, Mrs. McGovern (1st crush).

Name: Jerry Rigney () on Wednesday, May 19, 2004 at 09:52:26
City and State: Palmdale, Ca
Class: 1959
Message: Yep, according to my copy of the first edition of the first yearbook it's true, HIS opened February 1950 with eleven classrooms, over 400 students and 14 teachers. In 1953 a "cafetorium" was added. By 1955 there were 26 classrooms, a shop, homemaking room, a health unit and teachers conference room, with more than 920 students and 33 teachers. Along with Mrs. Hornaday, Mrs. Brockett, and Mr. Sweeny. Mr. Hayduk was a favorite of mine also, unfortunately he passed away several years ago.
Hey thanks Jerry, I've gotta go with what it says in the first yearbook.

Name: Bob Jensen () on Wednesday, May 19, 2004 at 09:50:31
City and State: Los Angeles
Class: 1971
Message: Debbie, you are correct. It is Herbert Hammer. I understand that he still lives in Hawthorne. I remember that he drove a 1949 gray Plymouth business coupe. My other teachers were Miss Brown, 1st grade, Miss Case, 3rd grade and Mr. Hammer for 4th. Miss Brown drove a wonderful MG that was baby blue. Susie, or anyone else, do you remember Cindy Appleton? She was the Babe of the 3rd Grade. I ran across a class picture with her in it and she looked about 16 - I looked about 8. I have always wondered what happened to her. And now shall we go on to trivia for Ramona School? Mrs. Santos was probably the most popular 6th grade teacher. Can you name the 5th Grade teacher (next door to Mrs. Santos) whose name is associated with a great fort during the Civil War? Can we get some names of other teachers at Ramona? I was in 7th heaven when we moved from the flatlands (Del Aire) to the Liberty Track. We had hills and Ramona School was the best skateboard place in town.
Ms Sumter??

Name: Debbie Miles () on Wednesday, May 19, 2004 at 00:20:29
City and State: Del Aire
Class: 1977
Message: Bob, I'm going to guess the Jose Sepulveda teacher is Mr. Hammer. I got a hamster and named him "Herbie". As much after my teacher as one of hot movies of that year.
Here are the teacher's I had at Jose Sepulveda. Mrs. Ryan, Mrs. Taba, Mr. Hammer, Mr Griffin, and Mr. Kelly. Mr. Smith was our student teacher in 6th grade. Kindergarten and second grades were at Anza, where Mrs. Slaback and Mrs. Bell were my teachers.

Name: Susie "klink" () on Tuesday, May 18, 2004 at 22:54:11
City and State: 87111
Maiden: Klingenhagen
Class: 1971
Message: Sepulveda school....hmmm, I remember living real close to that school!!! 1st grade Ms. Brown, 3rd grade Mrs. Everett 4th grade Ms. Moore, 5th grade Mrs. Lafferty and 6th grade Mrs.Geil....

Name: David Kelly () on Tuesday, May 18, 2004 at 21:34:36
City and State: Pikes Peak
Class: 1977
Message: My family moved from Inglewood to Hawthorne which allowed me the experience of one year at Sepulveda. I was the new kid in the sixth grade. I remember, Mrs. Bryant and Mrs. Lafferty. I also seem to recall a Mrs. Wilson but that may only be my memory playing games.
On a different note, does anyone remember Mr. Anderson, the Print Shop Instructor at HHS ? Where is he now ?

Name: Larry Biller () on Tuesday, May 18, 2004 at 19:38:50
City and State: Portland,Or
Class: 1967
Message: My 4th grade teacher at Sepulveda was Mr.Hoodenpile. Can't remember the others.

Name: Jill McFarlane () on Tuesday, May 18, 2004 at 18:25:51
City and State: Mission Viejo, CA
Class: 1977
Message: Jose Sepulveda trivia? Ok, Mr. Foster, Mrs. Bryant, Mr. Hammer, and that's all I remember. I didn't know that Mr. Mannion was the principal at Sepulveda, I forgot who was at the time I went. I do know he was the principal at that "Dick Hanker" school. Somebody mentioned Mr. Churnside at Dana, that was the science teacher I was thinking about but could'nt remember his name. This C-town golf classic should be a blast, so shine up those irons, dust off your balls and let the games begin!
Hi Jill, I will bring the Ctown Banner.....

Name: Debra McGregor () on Tuesday, May 18, 2004 at 17:12:37
City and State: Lancaster, CA
Maiden: Lee (shoulda stayed Lee)
Class: 1972
Message: It's fun reading about all you old grandparents out there! My daughter's almost 21, and my son is 17 - and no grandkids yet! I'm absolutely ecstatic about that, because I haven't really grown up yet. I'll take on my responsibilities, but I'm not growing up! John, are we having a Pink's run or a cruise in this coming up wonderful can't wait til it's here Summer? I always enjoy Cougartown, thanks again for all you do.
Hi Debra, I was thinking of having a Pinks Run, but would like to get the golf weekend behind us first. Stay tuned as it won't be long.