I've been in this town so long that back in the city
I've been taken for a lost and gone
An unknown for a long long time >Our Boys
Name: Daryl Lundquist () on Friday, April 1, 2005 at 16:36:18
City and State: Colorado Springs, CO
Message: Hello back to you Pat Desmore. Great to see you on the site. Of course I remember our solid "hot-corner" guy. Bruce Hoover was on that team. Ronnie Baldwin was awesome! He pitched a no hitter. Our big right handed pitcher was Bill Parlier. I don't know what ever became of him but Baldwin & Parlier were our Koufax & Drysdale. Good to hear from you Pat.
Name: LEEROY FELDERRUSTER () on Friday, April 1, 2005 at 15:51:24
Email: ain't got no idee
City and State: Fayettsvill, ArKansas
Message: Dat wer knots mez or enyones I nose. Whats a detch days?
I thought that other guy spelt too good to be you, LeeRoy...Happy Birthday....
Name: Matt Peterson () on Friday, April 1, 2005 at 14:08:53
City and State: El Dorado Hills, CA
Message: John, is true that at midnight tonight Cougartown.com will close down? I heard that due to the rising computer maintenance cost and low amount of dues received that you have to call it quits. Will miss CT.
Thank you, Matt.....
Name: Leeroy Felderruster () on Friday, April 1, 2005 at 13:46:18
Email: Leeroy Felderruster @cornpone.come
City and State: The South!
Message: all da way with senyor dicth day!
Name: doris () on Friday, April 1, 2005 at 13:06:25
City and State: Twin Freezin Falls, Idaho
Message: BOY JENSEN! Ya gotta just keep reminding everyone of the Pink's Run and you KNOW how very badly I want to go to one ... oh well, one of these YEARS! EVERYONE HAVE A BLAST! John, how about a little reminder "up top", (maybe included on the Beach Boys Monument Dedication notification), for the quasi-Cruise-by FOSTERS FREEZE afterward. "Might" try to make it to that one! Also, Jim Peppers: Even though I don't know you, I feel compelled to remark on your recent FEEDBACK post ... now mind you, I haven't been to Disneyland in eons, and the Matterhorn IS a little dim in my memory, but I have to ask! What was Lainie doing between your legs?????? NOW JOHN ... contain yourself. What was it Judy-Wudy used to tell you? Something like "Don't go there, John, just don't." LOLOF!!!
On the Matterhorn ride you straddle the seat and the person in front of you is sitting between your legs, as I recall. No containing needed.
Name: Don Di Tomasso () on Friday, April 1, 2005 at 10:57:18
City and State: South Bay
The Class of 75 reunion is on. Here's the direct information link. The reunion is scheduled for the Torrance Marriott on Sept. 17th at 630PM.
Hey Don, Thank you for getting this one off the ground. Every class needs someone who'll take the initiative. Thanks again....
Name: Jim Peppers () on Friday, April 1, 2005 at 00:21:13
City and State: Athens, Greece
Message: Phoebe was the greatest at the snack bar!! What a kind and wonderful woman! Have fun at Pink"s. Have a great "Ditch Day"! I remember our Senior Ditch Day at Disneyland. Great memories! Lainie Divin and I got stuck on the uphill part of the Matterhorn ride. Lainie was between my legs. I couldn't walk when we finally got down! I'll be on Corfu for Easter. It's a very special place for Easter. Oh yeah, our Easter is on May 1st. Have fun and eat all you can. Jim Peppers
Name: Chris Prewitt () on Thursday, March 31, 2005 at 21:27:22
Email: cjprewitt at juno dot com
City and State: Fullerton, CA
Message: Bob Jensen, You mean that Pinks now has "Fast Pass" or even "single eater"? I guess I spend too much time at Disneyland.
Yes you do. Is there a Betty Ford Center for that?
Name: Bob Jensen () on Thursday, March 31, 2005 at 17:38:08
City and State: Los Angeles
Message: It looks like we are going to have a GREAT group at Pinks on Saturday April 30th at 6 p.m. I can?t wait. Wear your most comfortable shoes! The line sometimes is pretty long. It is kind of like being at Disneyland waiting in line for an ?E? Ticket ride. It is sure worth the wait. We can all visit while we are in line. There are lots of tables out back so we should be able to congregate in one area. There is a small parking lot with a valet but I suggest you park on La Brea. Hope to see lots of 70?s people.
See you there, Bob....
Name: Sherry Wingo () on Thursday, March 31, 2005 at 15:11:46
City and State: Haw. Ca.
Message: Pink's Yum!
Hi Sherry, I know you'll be there..
Name: gary bickers () on Thursday, March 31, 2005 at 12:16:32
City and State: pve
Message: John, in your comments on Russ's email you mentioned Bill Cooper. Bill became the defensive coach at Mira Costa by the time we played in '63.
That game was so nasty, even Bill's mom, Phoebe got mad at him. Phoebe also worked at HHS in the snack bar.
Yes, Mrs. Cooper was a cafeteria institution at HHS for many years. I believe your mom worked there too, as did a few other HHSer's parents.
Name: Larry () on Wednesday, March 30, 2005 at 23:24:17
City and State: Oroville, Ca
Message: I only attended HH 1 year but have great memories from my time there...Great Web Site Thanks
Hey Larry, glad you found us.
Name: Cindy Colby () on Wednesday, March 30, 2005 at 22:50:32
City and State: Seal Beach, CA
Message: Big change in vacation plans, instead of 4-25 to 5-16 it is 5-2 to 5-22 in Reno, which means I will be able to make it to Pinks, but I won't be in town for our boys monument dedication, I guess I can go and check it out when I get back, won't be the same but it is the best I can do.
See you there.
Name: EL ROJO () on Wednesday, March 30, 2005 at 19:59:15
City and State: Kuna, ID
Maiden: Just Jacobsen, with older brother
Message: Gary Bickers your praise of that 59 team is humbling. I along with the other guys on that team were just a bunch of blue collar guys that "The Coach" and the other coaches rounded into a fun football team. Our success was just teamwork. Thanks for the cudos. And John Rout, forgive me for the memory loss. Yea Murcer did catch, but I think that Joe also caught in certain situations. And Jerry Flores was also probably the best player I ever played with. The other kid named Howard, was George, LHS. He became my main catcher the next year. Moeller was the best against. Only hit I ever had off of him, The Duffer, Mr Means, wonderful coach:-)), made me switch hit against him. I'm a righty. I blooped a ball over 2nd base. I was amazed. We still lost! But it was fun. Too much stuff to talk about when your memory gets stirred. Hope everyone had a Happy Easter. MAY THE COUGAR BE WITH YOU. Jake N Jude. P.S. Hi Bake!
Hey Jakejude, I like the topic. Also, I just finished viewing the video that Rich Sloan taped of the 54-55-56 reunion. Lots of early HHS football stars (Bill Cooper, Ron Mix, Danny Rich, Jay Roelen, Bill Murphy, etc) were there. The Coach, Dave Capelouto, Coach Pfeiffer, among others all spoke very eloquently about early Hawthorne High and HHS football and basketball. There will be pictures of this reunion, as these Cougars looked lots more alive than many reunion people I've seen in the later classes. Just my opinion.
Name: Dan Johnson () on Wednesday, March 30, 2005 at 18:35:34
City and State: The Valley
Message: My baby asked me the other day to take her to a hot dog stand, I asked "Which One,Pinks?" I will make a note of it and attempt to drag me and/or some yungins and family with me!
Hey Dan, Just so you know, I got your first check today dated March 7th (Now that's snail mail). I tore it up per your request.
Name: Chris Prewitt () on Wednesday, March 30, 2005 at 15:15:04
Email: cjprewitt at juno dot com
City and State: Fullerton, CA
Message: John, As I understand it the Beach Boys dedication is May 20, 2005 at 1 PM. Is this correct? Also will there be a cruise to Fosters after the event? I understand a lot of people can't get off on a Friday during the day so I wouldn't think it would be as big a crowd as an "official" cruise night.
Yes, the dedication is on May 20th. I'm not sure as to the time, but I'll find out and post it. The Cruise to Fosters I hadn't thought of, but while we're in the vicinity we might meet there after as an informal get-together. Sounds good, Thanks Chris and see you on 5-20.
Name: Anita () on Tuesday, March 29, 2005 at 20:31:07
City and State: Fair Oaks, Ca
Message: Yeah Betty.....Maybe Ken Mercurio or even Vickie Daugherty. Do you ever hear from them? But, I agree ~ working on the Cougar Staff was an experience I would never trade for anything. Your right about Miss Clara McGinty. I will never forget sometime during our 2nd semester when I was Opinion Editor and you were Feature Editor I wrote an "Opinion" article, and for the life of me now I can't remember exactly what it was all about except that I took on the topic of "teenage sex". I know by todays standards it was tame but for some reason Miss McGinty felt she needed to run it past our principal Mr. Harold Wetzler. She came back to class and told us that he didn't want to print it. I remember arguing my point in front of the whole staff and the next day she went to bat for me and my first amendment right.....it was printed in that Fridays edition! I remember when she adopted her son.....she named him John. We didn't realize how simple life was 35 years ago did we? We all just wanted to get out there and make our mark in this world.....for those who have lived well, laughed often and loved much.....I'd like to say, consider yourself a success.
Name: doris () on Tuesday, March 29, 2005 at 19:33:45
City and State: yup
Message: Oh ha ha ha Sharon Branigan! Yes, it truly WAS a miracle! LOL!
Name: Sharon Branigan () on Tuesday, March 29, 2005 at 15:48:05
City and State: Thousand Oaks CA
Message: Whynt'yall join us for Senior Ditch day at Pinks, on Apr 30 at 6 pm. Debi Lee, bring your beano! Judywudy, bring your Janny! Danny Johnson bring your Pink ies! It's a Saturday so everyone should be able to make it. Bring your date, they have something for everyone!
We're all due for a Pinks run so join in and have a dog or two or three.....
Name: Betty Rodriguez () on Tuesday, March 29, 2005 at 15:18:03
City and State: Lake Elsinore, CA
Unfortunately all my Cougar newspapers are long-gone. I wish I had them too! Those are my fondest memories at HHS - my two years on the Cougar Staff. Clara McGinty was my all-time favorite teacher. She always supported us in our effort to be censorship-free. This was tough as it was at the height of the Vietnam conflict and we students had some very stong opinions. But she stood her ground. She was the first single woman to adopt a child in the State of Calif. I saw her and her son at American Marytrs Church in 1988 - he was such a handsome young man. Anyway, someone must have copies they will share. Perhaps Ken Mercurio?
Name: Anita () on Tuesday, March 29, 2005 at 12:29:11
City and State: Fair Oaks, Ca
Message: Hey, Betty Kean! A very belated "Happy Birthday".....I'm at work right now and was playing around on Cougartown and decided to check out the March birthdays. Hope you had a Fabulous Day!
On another note.....I remember at our 20th reunion that you had possession of all the copies of the "Cougar" that we had taken to press that year. Any chance that you might still have copies? I'd gladly pay you to be able to get my hands on them now.
Name: Larry Bach () on Tuesday, March 29, 2005 at 11:13:12
City and State: Torrance, CA
Message: John, you ought not to be funnin' me like that jus' cus I live in them hills!
Hey Larry, You're lookin' a little like LeeRoy in that git up.
Name: nancy () on Tuesday, March 29, 2005 at 10:06:48
City and State: redmond or
Message: Hey leroy hows it going lol
Yeah LeeRoy, where are you? Your special day is coming up on April 1st, so let me be the first to say "Hapy Birfday 2 u."
Name: Sharon Branigan () on Tuesday, March 29, 2005 at 01:00:37
City and State: Thousand Oaks, CA
Message: Doris that was a nice story but the true miracle of Easter that year must have been the sun rising in the west.
How'd you do that ?
Name: Larry Bach () on Tuesday, March 29, 2005 at 00:13:28
City and State: torrance, CA
Message: There ain't much view, but with all that rain, I have mustard greens in my back yard for the pickin'. They right smart cooked with pieces of smoked turkey wings and a little vinegar. Lot of possum 'round here too. Come on, this IS "Southern" California after all :)
Sounds like the hills of Tennessee. Come listen to a story bout a man named Jed, poor mountaineer bearly kept his .....
Name: Kim () on Monday, March 28, 2005 at 22:39:59
City and State: Bend Oregon
Name: doris () on Monday, March 28, 2005 at 16:38:51
City and State: Twin Falls, ID
Message: Well a day late and a dollar short, but nonetheless a good tale of an Easter long ago. As a young teenager, my church (the Church of Christ located in Lawndale about a block from Leuzinger) appointed me to choose the site for Easter Sunrise Service. Being too young to drive, my Mother "volunteered" and the next Sunday after church, Mom and I and a couple of girl friends were on our way. In "those days", very little of Palos Verdes had homes on it. It was 98% empty fields and cliffs. The dirt roads to reach the various cliffs overlooking the great Pacific Ocean were very rough and many times, close to impassable. I wanted to find JUST the right cliff where the sun would rise right before our eyes and everyone would be blown away by the awe of it. Just such a cliff was easy to find, so it didn't take long. The real adventure that day was running through open fields (in BORROWED high heels) looking for "GREENS". Mama just called them Greens and said they were delicious to eat. So pick Greens we did and we had a blast! To look at these fields, one would think the wild grasses were as soft as the driven snow ... NOT! Those borrowed high heels were scratched and scraped and totally ruined. LOL! Needless to say, that was the LAST time I ever borrowed clothing and/or shoes! Oh yes ... the Sunrise Service was a huge success and very inspirational! Hope everyone's Easter was at least as good as those "old ones"!
Great story, Doris. I remember my mom and dad picking mustard greens in those hills too. I wonder if they still grow there.
Name: Bob Jensen () on Monday, March 28, 2005 at 15:16:24
City and State: Los Angeles
Message: Pink's Hot Dogs is now the official hot dog of the legendary Greek Theatre, and is also served at Hollywood Park Casino and the Bicycle Club Casino, and soon to be at the Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas.
Sorry Art, I don?t see anything in the future for The Bettendorf Hilton. Tell the Boss to give you a break.
I have gotten a slew of emails asking for the address so I thought I would post it for everyone who hasn?t been there before or can?t remember how to get there. Pink?s is located at 709 N La Brea, Los Angeles, CA 90038 It is almost on the North West corner of LaBrea and Melrose.
Name: Alan Nelson () on Monday, March 28, 2005 at 14:10:45
Email: See Alumni List
City and State: Parker, Az
Message: Hope everyone had a Happy Easter. The Nelson's enjoyed our traditional Easter Dinner of Fried Rabbit and Poached Eggs. Keep Havin' Fun!!!!
Name: Don Burns () on Monday, March 28, 2005 at 13:44:15
City and State: Downey CA
Message: Hey Cougs, sorry I won't be able make the Pink's run, I will be at the Santa Paula Airport (the one the river took out part of the runway)for the first Sunday of the Month Fly in, Cruise in. Also don't forget the Fabulous Fords Forever @ Knott's Berry Farm on the 17th, & Seal Beach on the 23rd. Later Don
Name: Art La Mere () on Monday, March 28, 2005 at 13:40:18
City and State: Bettendorf Ia
Message: Bob If I ditched I would need a plane ticket and if I asked for one and told the reason she (THE BOSS) would tell me to go buy a hot dog and a can of chili. So please eat a dog for me.
It wouldn't be the same, Art....
Name: Bob Veach () on Monday, March 28, 2005 at 13:38:56
City and State: Long Beach, CA
Message: I want to thank Jim, Enza, Barbara, Don, Steve, Larry, and you John for the kind words regarding the loss of my dad. I never knew how these condolences can be helpful during a grieving process from people you don't know, hardly know or haven't seen in awhile.
Because I never knew how helpful they can be, I never offered them to other Cougars in the past when they lost a loved one. For this I am completely ashamed, especially to you Enza and Barbara who also lost parents these past couple of years. I am sorry.
My step-mother has decided on a memeorial for my dad on Thursday, 03/31 at 2pm AZ time. It will be at Grace Bible Church at 19280 N. 99th Ave. in Sun City, AZ. I plan to read those lovely praises left by you dear people.
Name: Jill McFarlane () on Monday, March 28, 2005 at 13:19:47
City and State: Mission Viejo, CA
Message: Hope everyone had a great Easter, and aren't too sick from those stale marshmallow peeps! In Saturday's OC Register, Corky Carroll who I guess was a big surf name back in the day, he mentioned the Landmark for the Beach Boys and how Saturday was the last day to donate a brick. He did mention Hawthorne as the town the Boys grew up in, but did not mention HHS. I wrote to him and told him to check this website out, if anything to remember what it was like in the 60's.
Thank you Jill....
Name: Cindy Colby () on Monday, March 28, 2005 at 11:13:18
City and State: Seal Beach, CA
Message: Darn guys, I have been waiting for a Pinks run, never been there. I will be in Reno from 4-25 to 5-16, I guess I am going to have to find someone to take me to Pinks another time.
Name: Bob Jensen () on Monday, March 28, 2005 at 10:16:07
City and State: Los Angeles, Ca
Message: Over the Easter weekend Brother Bill and I were reminiscing about Cruise Night and now that the weather is getting better we think it is time for Senior Ditch Day at Pink?s!
We know a couple of Cool sisters (Sue and Sharon) who want to join us. We are planning on doing this on Saturday, April 30th at 6:00 p.m. So Ditch your Saturday chores and come on down to Pinks. Come on out Doris- we missed you last time. Kathleen and the Hippie, Mo, Jan Judy come join us. You know if this makes my brother a Senior then I am a 5th grader!
Hey Bob, sounds great, I'll ditch too...