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And he saw through the window a sight
A big man in a chair
And little tiny men everywhere......> Beach Boys

Name: Paco () on Tuesday, January 4, 2005 at 16:48:24
City and State: LF
Class: 1961
Message: While doing my pre-game wind sprints and reading feedback I remember watching on saturday afternoon, this kids show with Buster Brown as a sponsor, this old guy had a cat playing a fiddle or was it a mouse, and saying "nice,nice".....oh, and a frog. Andy Devine later became the old dude..Maybe the Buster Brown Show? FIGHT-ON!!!
PLUNK YOUR MAGIC TWANGER FROGGY!!! If it wasn't the Buster Brown show. I do remember a guy before Andy Devine but don't remember his name. Can someone else help?

Name: Barney McArdle () on Tuesday, January 4, 2005 at 13:27:32
City and State: McKinney, Texas
Class: 1958
Message: Yep, my mother was in love with Korla Pandit in the early 1950's. He would just look at the camera, while playing the organ and never utter a word. I did say hello to him at the old theater about 1991, after having a hamburger across the street from the theater. What was the name to the place I had the hamburger, I can't remember.
I'm wondering what the old theater is.

Name: Denny () on Tuesday, January 4, 2005 at 11:17:57
Email: denny?
City and State: Del Aire
Class: 1955
Message: Re earlier feedback: In his later years Korla Pandit was the organist of the mighty Wurlitzer Organ at the Old Tyme movie house in El Segundo and would stand outside after performances and shake hands with the departing audience. The Daily Breeze did his obituary a few years ago and said that during the course of his TV career he never uttered a word.
They didn't have "Talkie-TV" when he was on.

Name: Marjie Berkel () on Tuesday, January 4, 2005 at 02:49:34
City and State: Los Angeles
Message: My cousin attended HHS around '92, she was on the basketball team and had a great time. Is anyone in touch with or know how to contact the coach, Mrs. Beaulieu?
Hi Marjie, Call the HHS Athletic Director, Art Houghtaling, at 310-263-4400 X4415. I'm sure you'll get your answer. Thanks....

Name: A.Jefferson () on Tuesday, January 4, 2005 at 00:34:05
City and State: LosAngeles
Message: What happened to Corla Panda ? >>>BUGout<<<
You mean the organ playing East Indian from the 50s, who had his own show back when there was almost less to watch on TV than there is now? I remember how he had the keyboards at a 90 degree angle and could play both at the same time. Being 6, I thought it was a magic show. I think his name was Pandit. Thanks BUG....

Name: patty stacey () on Monday, January 3, 2005 at 20:51:04
City and State: albuquerque, m.n.
Maiden: arseneau
Class: 1964
Message: Hey everybody. I'd love to hear from any of you. But if anybody knows how to get in touch with Judy Woodward I sure would appreciate an e-mail. Best Regards.
Hi Patty, Welcome, and hope all your friends contact you. That's what it's all about here.

Name: Kitty Mathieson () on Monday, January 3, 2005 at 18:36:56
City and State: San Jose CA
Maiden: Mathieson
Class: 1975
Message: Any one know when our 30 Year Reunion might happen? We don't have to do a big deal dinner, music, dance would be fun to do what we used to do...chill at Manhattan Beach, drink a little, shmok a little...come on I want to see some of you. Let's do something fun and casual!

Here you go 75ers, Kitty wants to party with her classmates.
I agree, you don't have to spend a fortune to get a class together. Have a picnic, or meet at a local place. Just plan something and do it.

Name: dz () on Monday, January 3, 2005 at 15:55:27
City and State: Redondo Beach,CA
Class: 1969
Message: The Comedy and Magic Club is having a benefit for the Tsunami Relief starting tomorrow night. For $15.00 and a couple of drinks you can wipe your tears and laugh a bit for a good cause.
Thanks dz.....

Name: Ingrid Larson () on Monday, January 3, 2005 at 09:24:48
City and State: Long Beach
Maiden: Same as it ever was
Class: 1974
Message: Here we are at the start of another new year. Let's all try to do what we can to make 2005 better than the year before.
Hi Ingrid, You mean like have better Cruise Nights? Well that's where I'm gonna start, so everyone please make plans to be there on the 12th of February.

Name: Tammy () on Monday, January 3, 2005 at 08:51:55
City and State: Aliso Viejo, CA
Message: Lori Garcia - Your hubby remembers me from RUHS - what was his name? Also, Dr. Holcheck put on my braces I may have mentioned him in an earlier message. Small World.
Happy New Year everyone!

Name: Ray Hahn () on Sunday, January 2, 2005 at 03:52:52
City and State: Encinitas,CA
Class: 1962
Message: John, Thanks for the great work you have done on Cougartown. Good to read about back home when you're far away. I'm out on a long Asian trip. We departed on December 16th and I hope to be home some time the middle of this month. Happy New Year to ALL
Hey Ray, Happy New Year. Good to hear from a great 62er. Thanks for the nice thoughts and be safe out there.

Name: Peter Rojas () on Sunday, January 2, 2005 at 00:57:06
City and State: Santa Barbara, CA
Message: Hi folks.....I am a former math teacher at Hawthorne High from 1980 to 1984 who just wanted to say that I am grateful for this website and the chance to be reminded of how fun loving you all were in the early 80s.
I am still teaching---at Santa Barbara City College.
Peter Rojas

Hi Peter, Welcome aboard....

Name: Chris Prewitt () on Saturday, January 1, 2005 at 16:57:43
City and State: Fullerton, CA
Class: 1967
Message: Just like in High School...I was in Las Vegas to party and not a Cougar to be found. Yes, I did wear my Cougartown T-shirt and would show it around at the hotel but too cold to show it out on the Strip! (We need some jackets or Sweats; hint-hint.) Kathie and her aunt and uncle went to see Celine Dion. Kathie and I had a great time and after a few more hours of sleep we may think about going back. We stayed in Henderson very close to the Sunset Station (CT all class reunion #1). Have a VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR everyone!
Hey Chris, The Cougs are there, you just have to look.......Frank Romano, V6, Jim and Sandi Perry, Gene Fay, Sandy Snyder Wheeler, etc......

Name: Elizabeth Estrada () on Saturday, January 1, 2005 at 16:32:57
City and State: Redondo Beach,CA
Class: 1969
Message: Celebratory stupor: A state of intoxication due to an over consumption of spirits for the purpose of celebration.
Been there, done that...

Name: Elizabeth Estrada () on Saturday, January 1, 2005 at 12:42:20
City and State: Redondo Beach,CA
Class: 1969
Message: It was Sonja Deza from the class of 1980! I have a mind like a steel trap, even after three martinis.

Name: Elizabeth Aleccia () on Saturday, January 1, 2005 at 12:32:55
City and State: Redondo Beach,CA
Class: 1969
Message: Oh yeah...and what I forgot to say last night, in my celebratory stupor is this...Cougar Sighting! I met Ken Dunn, a Cougar for his junior year, 1969, before he transferred to West High. He is a Master Bartender, a real professional. I also sat next to a lovely lady, Sonja, a Cougar as well. I didn't catch her last name or graduating year but I will find out soon. She is a massage therapist at Trilogy in Hermosa Beach. They will be checking in soon. Lots of us locals still hanging around down here in the Beach Cities.
Great Cougar sitings, Liz....Thanks for spreading the word. Now for the important question: What's a Celebratory Stupor?

Name: Elizabeth Aleccia () on Saturday, January 1, 2005 at 02:55:24
City and State: Redondo Beach,CA
Class: 1969
Message: It's 1 o'clock in the morning, on January 1, 2005! I just got home from a great party at H.T. Grill in Redondo Zorro didn't show, but a 27 year old Jordanian cab driver offered to fill in for the night.......LOL ...damn! Why are they so young these days? Happy New Year Cougs!

Name: Lori Garcia () on Saturday, January 1, 2005 at 01:01:34
City and State: Garden Grove, CA
Maiden: Padelford
Class: 1981
Message: I finally had a cougar siting. On Christmas Eve we were at my mother in laws house in Hermosa Beach. Her neighbors son was visiting from up north and stopped in to say hi to my mother in law. After talking a few minutes I asked him if he had grown up in the area and he said yes he had gone to HHS. Well long story short his name is Ken Mc Allister class of 73 or 74 (I forget) I made sure to tell him about Cougartown but he already knows of it. Small world I guess. I also wanted to let Tammy from Redondo High know that my husband Mario remembers her from RUHS. Also who was it that posted something about Dr Holechek the dentist in Hawthorne? I worked there right after high school. Happy New Year everyone! Lori
Thanks Lori, Great story.....It is still a small Cougar world out there. Happy New Year to you and Mario....

Name: Barbara Stam () on Friday, December 31, 2004 at 23:45:00
City and State: Long Beach, CA
Message: Hi, just checked out your page and it is terrific. I am a teacher and I think I would love to use your Vietnam page with my students at Fremont High School. This site was obviously put together with much love. Great job. If you need a donation, let me know
Hi Barbara, Thanks for the nice thoughts and feel free to use the Vietnam page. That's why we're here.

Name: doris () on Friday, December 31, 2004 at 15:53:59
City and State: Twin Falls, ID
Maiden: donaldson
Class: 1957
Message: Have nothing clever to say; no memories to share. Just HAD to wish my CougarTown family a very HAPPY NEW YEAR! Clink! Let's drink to a really GOOD 2005!
Amen to THAT Doris, Have a very Happy New Year and be careful out there....

Name: David Neuschafer () on Friday, December 31, 2004 at 14:12:50
City and State: Vista, California
Maiden: LHS
Class: 1959
Message: John, I too want to wish everyone a Happy New Year...It has been fun reading the Memories everyone has of "Our Town". Thanks Again for this wonderful site! Love it!

Thanks Dave, you and yours have a Happy and Safe New Year too.

Name: Matt Peterson () on Friday, December 31, 2004 at 13:18:54
City and State: El Dorado Hills, CA
Class: 1974
Message: I am shocked. I read feedback and learned that my older sister Kathy drank in high school. No wonder she didn?t want her little brother tagging along to the Rose parade. I eventually went to the Rose parade. You're right John, the most fun is watching everyone the night before. I hope everyone has a happy and safe New Year.
Yeah you get there all excited and party all night and by morning you're ready for a nappy-poo. Thanks Matt, You too have a Happy one and I know YOU don't drink but Kathy.... BE CAREFUL OUT THERE!!

Name: Elizabeth Estrada () on Friday, December 31, 2004 at 12:23:07
City and State: Redondo Beach,CA
Class: 1969
Message: Hello Everybody! Our family had a wonderful Christmas as usual. We don't celebrate it as a religious holiday...more of a cultural tradition and so we had everyone together for fun and love and gift giving and great food. Having babies in the family again, after so many years, makes it so much more fun. Onward to 2005! May you all be blessed with God's abundant Love! See you next year! DZ
Glad you had a good one Liz, Happy New Year to you and your family.
Hope you have a "Zorro" to do the designated driving tonight.

Name: Don Burns () on Friday, December 31, 2004 at 12:17:15
Email: b
City and State: Downey, CA
Class: 1960
Message: Hey Cougs, just want to wish everyone near & far a very HAPPY NEW YEAR. Later Don
Thanks Don, the same back at ya'....

Name: KIRK C. GREASBY () on Friday, December 31, 2004 at 11:14:54
Maiden: Cold in the Rockies
Class: 1976
Hey Kirk, Thanks, and Happy New Year to you and all the Cool Colorado Cougs out there. Stay warm and designate a driver....

Name: Rhonda () on Friday, December 31, 2004 at 02:19:05
City and State: lakewood, ca
Class: 1972
Message: John, wondering if you can tell me what the red numbers are on the gold stars in the alumni list???
Good question, Rhonda.... The red numbers are how many years that person has been a member of Cougartown. Although some members back-pay their membership. As an example, if a person sends 20 dollars instead of the normal 10 dollar a year membership, I'd add an extra number to their star. If a person just has a star with no number, it could be that they just found Cougartown this year and joined, OR they joined once and have fled.
Hard to believe that Ctown has been around since 1997, but it has. Thanks.....

Name: jim magrini () on Thursday, December 30, 2004 at 15:31:37
City and State: Littleton, CO
Class: 1976
Message: Happy New Year to all!! I hope that 2005 will be a good year. I hope that this will bring the military home safe and soon. John, I showed off our site to a person who went to Columbine High out here and he was very impressed with CT. He couldn't believe all of the cool stuff we have on it. Thanks for doing a great job!!
Hi Jim, Happy New Year to you and thanks for passing the word on Cougartown. New stuff coming next year. Think Databases......

Name: John Field () on Thursday, December 30, 2004 at 04:08:48
Email: jfieldj*
City and State: Bothell, WA
Class: 1974
Message: Belated Merry Christmas to all. I?m still trying to come to grips with the tsunami. Just last week I was thinking about the Concert for Bengla Desh and the fact that George Harrison has come to the forefront again. That concert in 1971 was the first time I became aware that there really WAS suffering in other parts of the world (besides China, where my mom threatened to send my peas and brussels sprouts if I didn?t eat them) and that we really were blessed to live in the USA. Then it was not enough water now it?s too much. Unbelievable?.. Anybody remember Phyllis Smith? She lived across from Jackie Puckett (3 doors down from me) on 130th st. As long as I live I will never forget that sound we heard from two blocks away. It was on 130th and Inglewood Ave-. Around a quarter to midnight on Christmas Eve, seems like it was around 1969 or 70. A bunch of us were standing out under the street light eating sunflower seeds when we heard a loud crash. We ran up to see what it was. I remember watching as they worked like crazy to get a girl out of the passenger seat of that Mustang and into the ambulance, all the while performing CPR. We were all quite shaken as we walked back home, knowing that whoever she was, she probably didn?t make it. It wasn?t until the next morning that we found out that it was Phyllis. She and a friend were on their way to Midnight Mass at Holy Joe's. They were making a left-hand turn to go north on IA when a drunk driver ran the light and broadsided their car. She was such a sweet person. If I remember correctly, she had found out just a couple days before that she had made the Flag squad. I just remember how excited she was. Then, just like that, she was gone.
Every Christmas Eve since then around 11:45 PM I take a moment to remember Phyllis, her friend (I think her name starts with a C), and that drunk driver. And I thank God that this is NOT the end of the road. We will ALL live on after we lay this body down. God?s will IS being done on earth as it is in heaven. In this time, one of the darkest in human history, may God use us all as instruments of His peace.
Blessings to you all

Hey John, I'm STILL sending my Brussel Sprouts to China everytime they come home from Mom's after a holiday celebration. Sorry you had to find out like this Mom, but think about've been keeping a Chinaman alive for the last 40 years.

Name: Lisa () on Wednesday, December 29, 2004 at 23:56:15
City and State: Ramona, CA
Maiden: Graham
Class: 1967
Message: We want to wish everyone a HAPPY NEW YEAR. We will ring in the new year in Morro Bay. With love, Lisa, Carl and Angelica (my granddaughter).
Happy New Year Lisa, and have fun in Morro Bay. Great restaurant there is "Windows on the Water" on the Embarcadero.

Name: RHONDA () on Wednesday, December 29, 2004 at 21:08:59
City and State: LAKEWOOD
Class: 1972
I'm sure they're here Rhonda, good luck......

Name: Linda Harlow () on Wednesday, December 29, 2004 at 12:20:25
Email: theharlows6@aol
City and State: Florissant,Mo.
Message: Hope you have a GREAT New Year!
Hey Linda, Hope you and Ernie have the same....

Name: Alan Nelson () on Wednesday, December 29, 2004 at 11:03:35
City and State: Parker, Az
Class: 1973
Message: My anti-virus software has been intercepting dozens of virus infected emails appearing to come from Cougartown members. Now I know they aren't coming from the members themselves, but from an infected computer that has those addresses in their address book. I urge everyone here to get the latest updates to their anti-virus programs and scan their computers. There's new viruses being created every day, and this time of year, with new, possibly unprotected, computers being put into operation, always seems to be worse than usual.
I have received the same infected emails. Please make sure your anti-virus software is up to date and running. Thanks Alan....

Name: Chris Prewitt () on Tuesday, December 28, 2004 at 21:31:39
City and State: Fullerton, CA
Class: 1967
Message: Any Cougars out there going to be in Las Vegas over the holiday? I will be in Henderson/Las Vegas on Thursday-Saturday. Watch for CT T-Shirt (under rain gear)!
Hey Chris, Thanks and good luck at the tables.....

Name: Jim Dally () on Tuesday, December 28, 2004 at 03:24:00
City and State: Carson, CA
Class: 1963
Message: (An excuse) I've been so busy during this Holiday Season I haven't looked here for some time. I was happy to see so many comments about Christmas and the weird store CEO's being told to cancel credit cards because that store doesn't "recognize Christmas." Bah, Humbug to you as well, Macy's. Anyway, I wanted to mention the fact that one Christmas Season (in the early '60's)the city of Hawthorne opted to run free shuttle tram(s) along the Boulevards center parking area from Imperial to Rosecrans, back & forth for shoppers convenience. I rode it just for the heck of it one afternoon. The following years never saw the thing again. (This was when Hawthorne had the longest parking lot in the U.S.--nearly 2 miles long in the middle of the street). Now, thats all changed, reworked & renovated. My Dad & I went to the parade the year Dwight Eisenhower was the Grand Marshal. We got up early and caught a special L.A. Transit Lines bus direct from Hawthorne & Broadway to the parade. Then, because I wanted a better look at Eisenhower I ran along the route to see him again/better and then was seperated from my Dad and wound up riding home to Hawthorne on different buses. I think there's too much carbon monoxide along the route BEFORE the parade to enjoy sitting out there all night and being poisoned by the roaring hot-rods etc. I know some of you will disagree but, have a wonderful & SAFE New Year anyway.
I love the smell of Leaded Ethyl in the morning. Thanks Jim...