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Name: Dewey () on Thursday, July 29, 2004 at 18:36:31
City and State: Canoga Park
Message: Thanks JB every time that the real picture gets showen,I catch static here at home ... and yes my picture is in the 1974 Year book
Well it might be there but it's not where it's supposed to be.
Name: BOB FAULKNER () on Thursday, July 29, 2004 at 18:14:55
City and State: GARDEN GROVE
Message: BARBARA DURAN, IF JOHN WON'T MARRY YOU I WILL!! WHERE WERE YOU 30 YEARS AGO??? ALSO, PACO, DIANNE IS STILL AWAITING THE ANSWER TO THE EMAIL SHE SENT YOU RE:: YOU'RE RETIREMENT VESTING. THE PRINCESS AND I ALSO HAVE A PLACE IN AHRENBERG, ARIZONA. HOW IS THE RESPONSE COMING ON THE PICNIC??.
We've got 40 or 50 coming to this point. Email Sharon, as she can tell you more.
Name: Carolyn () on Thursday, July 29, 2004 at 18:02:28
City and State: Goleta, CA
Message: All right Whittaker, I'm out. I remember you as a quiet, stay in your room kinda gal. Had to call mom who still lives in Hawthorne. She says she moved to 3708 W. 119th St. in 53 or 54, but says that was along time ago so it could have been 54 or 55. I was born in 59. Dennis Wilson was my "in a pinch babysitter". Yes he changed my diapers! He always stuck me at the piano, to pound away, which drove his brother Brian nuts. Jill McFarlane, I'm shocked, only watched the airplanes??? Sounds like my brother back then. Really I've enjoyed reading the feedback on this site for a few months now. It's great reconnecting with old friends and remembering things I hadn't thought about in years.
Hey Carolyn, You FINALLY appear. See now that was easy. Come on back anytime and feel no fear here. Did Dennis really change your diaper? Wish I knew that in the early 60s, he would've never lived that one down. Thanks for joining in.
Name: Jill McFarlane () on Thursday, July 29, 2004 at 17:52:18
City and State: Mission Viejo
Message: I was not right on either song one or two. Song one is "Already Gone", Bud had it right. Song 2 is "The heart of the matter" I got the artists right. That was fun Mr. Fields.
Name: Dewey Storie () on Thursday, July 29, 2004 at 17:39:30
City and State: Canoga Park,CA
Message: John, now you I never did follow instructions ? I am still waiting for the flash backs they promised me ? that picture was taken at the 10 year reunion someone cut the person out that was to the right of me
That someone was MEEE! That's what happens when you ditch on picture day.
Name: Petey () on Thursday, July 29, 2004 at 16:55:26
City and State: Salem, don't inhale 'em
Message: Third song, There's nothing you can do that can't be done.
Nothing you can sing that can't be sung.
Nothing you can say but you can learn how to play the game
Lennon/McCartney The Beatles
Wish I still had my white boots. :(
Name: doris () on Thursday, July 29, 2004 at 15:50:19
City and State: imisscaliforniatwinfalls,id
Message: Re. Marina Del Rey ... does anyone remember Donkins in the late 60's? It was THE "hustle bar" with kids of all ages crowding the bar and room where music was played, LIVE. Ah live music. No dancing; there was no room. It was absolutely wall-to-wall bodies. If a person did not like to be touched, this was NOT the place to go ... and I do NOT mean groping. It was just so crowded that as you made your way into or out of the place, there were bodies up against yours. Are there places like that today?
Name: Bud Rhoades () on Thursday, July 29, 2004 at 15:41:54
City and State: Belmontshore
Message: You can see the stars and still not see the light....Eagles,'Already gone" from our senior year.
Name: Matt Peterson () on Thursday, July 29, 2004 at 14:58:57
City and State: El Dorado Hills, CA
Message: Great to see so many from the 70s posting. Remember Class of 1974, if you are going to the August 21st harbor cruise reunion you need to pay by tomorrow July 30th. If you have any questions regarding the Reunion "Like how do I get off the Boat if I get sick and can not swim", call Cheryl at 310-676-9813. She can answer any question you may have. It is great that you are having the picnic when the class of 74 is in town.
Name: John Field () on Thursday, July 29, 2004 at 14:58:53
City and State: bothell, WA
Message: OK Dewie!! Great to hear from you. Do you look like that now or is that an old picture? I would have asked you something a little more esoteric. If you want your own homework I?ll be happy to oblige. NEXT time READ THE DIRECTIONS? That answer was incorrect. In the mean time quit helping Mike with HIS homework man?
Shoot me an email or call me & let?s get caught up.
Sharon, Thank you for the warm welcome. Actually I?m a 74?r. I probably shouldn?t have graduated on time but I flew the tree-line and got through. Anyone want to take a stab at that one?? I knew you were blond but I never thought that you were clueless. I think you?re pulling my leg.
Jill- Thank you as well. You got the first song right but not the second one. I didn?t expect anyone else to want to play but this could be fun. I haven?t decided if I will be comeing down for the 30. So far I?m on the fence. It?s really up to Dave Butner. I told him if he decides to go I would go too. He lives 5 minutes north of me, isn?t that a hoot? He?s got something pending that weekend so we?ll see. If anybody has any influence on him??.
For the first person that emails me with the answers I will buy you a tall one if I make it down. Otherwise, you will have to come up here.
John Fogerty is great. I think his lyrics on Deja vu are pretty lazy though. He is capable of much more
Name: Bud Rhoades () on Thursday, July 29, 2004 at 14:47:37
City and State: Belmontshore
Message: Paco,Fogerty's "DEJA Vu All Over Again" is instantly recognizable as who'll stop the rain version 2004.Its built on the exact chord structure as WSTR.However I do thinks its a great song and I'll be first in line next Tuesday when the c.d is released,the guy is frickin brilliant and hasn't lost a step.
Name: Paco () on Thursday, July 29, 2004 at 13:49:31
City and State: Lake Forest
Message: Speaking of songs, what do you think of the new John Fogerty song? The album will be out next week.
Pre-retirement is great, I'm going to play Arroyo Trabuco in the morning. Rojo hope you guys liked the songs..Out
Name: Dewey Storie () on Thursday, July 29, 2004 at 13:05:18
City and State: Wishing it was Phoenix
Message: Ok Mr. Field #3 There's nothing you can do that can't be done .... come on people too easy ... All You Need Is Love
Name: Sharon Branigan () on Thursday, July 29, 2004 at 12:03:51
City and State: Thousand Oaks, CA
Message: Welcome John Field! Great to see another 76'er come in from the shadows!
Song 1: You can see the stars and still not see the light. 2: No clue.
3: Nothing you can sing that can't be sung. Bonus: Again, clueless- in my dotage I spend all my spare time listening to talk radio. Ricki, we just bought a home in Meadview AZ, near the mouth of the Colorado River at Lake Mead; check it out before you move. Teeny tiny town of 1500 scattered among the jackrabbits and joshua trees. Lots of BLM land in between to keep it uncluttered. 10 miles from South Cove launch ramp. The town that time forgot! Cindy, miss you to pieces, love that humor! Keep 'em coming, girl!
Man.... Temple Bar, Hualapai Wash, Pierces Ferry, Grand Wash and a few others popped into the ol' grey matter for the first time in 40 years. Used to be great fishing back in the 60s. That was WAY before Meadview
Name: Jill McFarlane () on Thursday, July 29, 2004 at 11:45:30
City and State: Mission Viejo, CA
Message: Wow, a lot of stuff to comment on, and you all know I will. First of all, John Fields, welcome to C-Town. I am not sure if we are suppose to fill in the blanks, I am going to spare JB from posting that, but I do know the names of the songs "Take it Easy" and "Forgiveness" (Eagles, Don Henley). Carolyn Daves, you look great and I am not at all surprised to hear that your brother Alan is in the Aviation field. I remember one time I went with your brother to Playa Del Rey to "Watch the Airplanes" and thats exactly what we did.
I have a semi-Cougar siting to report. I want to get my son guitar lessons, and went to a place in Rancho Santa Margarite. I was looking at the bio's of the instructors, what caught my eye on this particular instructor was that he attended High school with the Beach Boys. His name was Joe Campbell. I have not talked to him personally, and unfortunately there is a waiting list. Hopefully I will hear from him soon, and I will tell him about this site. Ok, I think I am done now. Have a great weekend Cougs.
I wonder if Joe is related to our own Dennis Campbell (HHS61) who also went to school with the BOYS? Just a thought.
Name: John Crotty () on Thursday, July 29, 2004 at 09:47:03
City and State: Hermosa Beach,CA
Message: Ah yes, Marina del Rey. The place to be in the late 60's and early 70's. I turned 21 on a Friday night. All I ever heard about was "The Basement." So I ventured there alone (my buddies hadn't reached that hallmark age yet). I was the first person in line that night. When the doors opened, the bouncer ask me for my ID. I was proud to show it because "I was legal." Well, he announced to the rest of the line, "21-years-old tonight!" Several girls started giggling and I was embarrassed. When I got inside I walked up to the bar, but, since my father had never allowed me to have a drink until I was 21, nor would he have tolerated any violation of his rule (I moved out of my parents house when I was 19 and still lived by his rule), I didn't know what to order. A guy walked up and asked for a 7 and 7. I ordered the same. Two cocktails later, I was feelin' it. I left the place and started home to Manhattan Beach. Then I passed the Wild Goose on Aviation. Heard about that place too. I went in and had a beer. Didn't see what all the hoopla was about. Those girls never even talked to me!!!!! And when one of them walked up to me (topless) to see if I wanted another libation, I was too embarrassed to look at her. I left and didn't go back there until my buddy, Steve Sturges, turned 21. He had to see for himself too! I went to the Basement every Friday night for about a year. By then, I had found the girl of my dreams and stopped night clubbing. Anyone else dance at the Basement?
Well..... did you find her at the Wild Goose or the Basement?
Name: John Field () on Thursday, July 29, 2004 at 05:58:20
City and State: bothell, WA
Message: John I think this qualifies for the site, though it may be better suited for the S-H isle at Barnes & Noble. It does have 3 songs, ok-4.
Dear Mike (Mueller),
I have no doubt that a lot of people have come along in your life and tried to help you in various ways. That?s the way life is & someday you will find that indeed, life IS fair. In the mean, time just keep searching for the KEY, it?s closer than you think. You will find it when you are ready and not before. Here?s some homework to get you started;
Fill in the blanks
Just remember this, my friend (girl), when you look up in the sky
You can see the stars and ____________________________.
So often times it happens that we live our lives in chains
And ___ _____ ____ ____ __ ____ ___ ___.
The more I know, the less I understand
All the things _________________________.
But everything changes
And my friends seem to scatter
But I think it?s __________________________ even if you don?t love me anymore.
This one is a little farther back. So simple yet so damn profound.
Here is the first line:
There's nothing you can do that can't be done
The rest of the song _______________________________
Bonus Song There is a song by a relatively new female artist (SC) that is a tribute to a musician (GH) who is at the epicenter of rock & roll. Unfortunately, it is way overplayed. Don?t be fooled by the pop delivery this is heavy stuff. That?s part of the game.
Hopefully you are up to the challenge.
OK People- I'm done- I'll go back to lurking now.
Name: Ricki Farrell () on Thursday, July 29, 2004 at 03:11:42
City and State: Fullerton CA
Message: Hey Cougs: How many of us are retiring, looking for areas for new employment, or are currently living in southern Arizona? I am anxious to know because it looks like we're next to take "the plunge" into Tucson. After looking at property there and not thinking about the weather, we were quite impressed. I love the idea of a pool in my own backyard. And, the opportunity to have a wonderful view of the mountains. We used to have that view in Hawthorne when I was a kid. When I read the posts from Cougs living all over I am just thrilled to see how happy everyone is about the choices that they've made, I hope that when we take the big step we are as well. Southern Cali is hard to leave. Even thinking about it ...whew! Thanks for listening to an "older" Coug thinking about future Cougar sightings, "Be true to your school."
Name: Cindy Whittaker () on Thursday, July 29, 2004 at 01:05:17
City and State: Gig Harbor
Maiden: Numbers-Challenged Whittaker
Message: WAIT! I take that back. I just re-read your note John about what year the B-boys practiced. Between reading that and clicking over to Add Feedback, I added a few years. Hang on... reading glasses are now on... Ohhhhh... I see... that's very different... nevermind. Carolyn oh Carolyn, it's now time for you to come out of lurking and post . I'm going back to my Photoshop where the math is only a matter of trying different numbers until the mix looks juuusst right. Ooops...
Name: Cindy Whittaker () on Thursday, July 29, 2004 at 00:58:44
City and State: Gig Harbor
Message: Re Carolyn and the Beach Boys. I think she was older than that because if she's as old as my sister, she was born in 1960. I don't know what years the Wilson's lived there. Carolyn's family lived in the neighborhood for some time before we moved in. We moved to Hawthorne around 1967 from San Diego & lived on 119th Place before moving over to 119th Street. See Carolyn, I told you that YOU should have posted the story so now it's your turn to fill in the details! This is turning in to math...
I'm outta here!
Just woofin' ya' Cindy. Great story and thanks for it....
Name: John Field () on Wednesday, July 28, 2004 at 23:46:40
City and State: bothell, WA
Message: Barbara, The definition of marriage is undergoing some pretty dramatic changes these days but I suspect it will be a while before Washington legalizes polygamy. Thanks for the kind words. I?ll check with my wife & get back to you though.
Thanks John for this great site and enduring my mea culpa. This weekend I had the opportunity to spend a couple of hours with Amy Ray and Emily Saliers of the Indigo Girls. Talk about getting real! When I got home I felt the urge to check in at CTown. When I read Joyce?s offering it was kind of a ?Truman moment? because it was a continuation of my previous conversation with the girls. The kicker was reading about Mike and Kathy. I couldn?t hold back any longer. Now I realize that I was in the middle of a restaurant conversation. Sorry all, It won?t happen again.
No problem John, glad you're out there and checking in.
Name: Cindy Whittaker () on Wednesday, July 28, 2004 at 23:21:37
City and State: Gig Harbor WA
Message: Carolyn Daves (class of '77) emailed me after I posted the feedback about living on 119th St. She used to live right across the street from where the Wilson's lived and used to hear them practice in the garage. Carolyn and my sister Michelle were friends and my mom used to babysit Carolyn and her brother Alan (class of 76) who is an Air Traffic Controller at Seatac Airport for those that remember him! Carolyn told me she remembered her dad saying that our dad was crazy for getting into computers because it was a passing fad. He just retired from a very successful computer programming career. Then she said, "but then he said the Beach Boys would never make it either!" John, I'm not sure if you have her high school picture or not but here's a current one of her. Carolyn also sent me a picture she had of my sister in her front yard when they were about 10 or 11 (1970 or 71) and you can sort of see 119th behind her. But I wanted to ask my sister if she minded if it got posted before I send it. Check your email sis! John Field: Great story!
Great story, Cindy, but when the Beach Boys were practicing in their garage (1961), wouldn't Carolyn have been about two?
Name: Frank Romano () on Wednesday, July 28, 2004 at 18:49:34
City and State: Las Vegas, NV
Message: JB.. In 63,4 and 5 there wasn't much at the Marina Del Rey.. 2,500 slips and only a few dozen filled. We would visit the pieces of eight, and also, way west down in the little shops as the highway turned south along the beach there was a 'LIL' place named Jake?s at the Shore... Best steamers and Veal Oscar in the world.
We even arrived there sober a few times and enjoyed the food then too. I'm not sure when Charlie Browns opened... A friend "priest" from St. Joe?s and I use to go cocktailing in that neck of the woods.
When the ladies would strike up a conversation with Bob, and ask what he did for work... he always replied ?SALES? work... they would never believe him when he said priest... go figure!
Interesting choice for a booze buddy, Frank.
Name: Jim Schroeder () on Wednesday, July 28, 2004 at 18:46:51
City and State: Oregon
Message: So who does this CHARLENA song? I'll have to check it out. It must of been before my time - so to speak. The first record I bought was 100 Pounds of Clay by Gene McDaniels. Wallachs Music City. Sunset and Vine (as the jingle goes). Still have it. Ah, to be the Aryan Little Richard (John). I had the pleasure of seeing him with a big band at the Olympic Auditorium in the early 70's. One of his several come-backs after a bout with religious fervor. After a piano intro, he shouted / screamed "Lucille", broke into a prodigious sweat, and tore the house down. Literally. He called for the crowd to come onto the stage (our own Pam Martinez-Cleeton climbed aboard) and the stage collapsed. What a show! He could really "Rip It Up." I'll never be the same (I hope).
Yep, LR is one of a kind all right, and is STILL Rocking their socks off.
Name: sharon () on Wednesday, July 28, 2004 at 17:14:31
City and State: long beach
Message: Good afternoon everyone. Well, I promised to have the flyer out for the picnic today. I've hit a gliche trying to get it e-mailed. I've done this before with an executable file, but today it just doesn't want to load. Are there any techies out there that can help? If so, please e-mail me. Needless to say John, and everyone else who I have on the list for a flyer, it won't be today unless I get some tech help. I hate Compuserve. I think that is where my problem is at. Every time I try to upload the flyer into the e-mail, I get a message that compuserve is not responding.
Anyway, the picnic is on for August 21. I went down and got the permit at the department of parks and recreation yesterday. Looking forward to a GREAT picnic.
Thank you Sharon, It'll all work out.
Name: Walter Holt () on Wednesday, July 28, 2004 at 15:52:46
City and State: Costa Mesa, CA
Message: I agree , It was the Pieces Of Eight Restaurant. I remember going there a couple of times with my prom date. It seemed to be "The Place" to go. We had to save for months to be able to afford it and it was well worth it. Sharon Leach is doing a fantastic job in securing the site for the 1st annual Cougartown summer Picnic and with everything else. So it is looking like we will have a really fun time at El Dorado Park. Anyone interested please e-mail Sharon so she can get the information to you. ......Heck, if I would have known all it took was writing a letter to marry one of the Duran sisters (and not have to deal with Paco) I would have done it long ago ..like 38 years or so..
Name: Peggy Conlon Ouellet () on Wednesday, July 28, 2004 at 14:30:36
City and State: Sumner, WA
Message: Hi John,
Hey, I haven't been to the site in a long time but am glad I checked in again. Thanks for keeping it up and running and "HI" to all my fellow Cougs, wherever you are! We're heading, in the not-to-distant future back down south, and a little bit further....to Arizona. It'll be a real change moving after 24 years from a beautiful, lush, and yes, often 'drippy' area to the desert, but one does what one has to do. I understand that Dave and Marsha Chauncey have also moved there recently, so at least ONE fellow Coug will be nearby. I'm curious to know how many others may be in the Phoenix area.....let me know!! Always, Peggy (Conlon) Ouellet
Hey Peggy, Welcome Back.....