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Name: Neil Andersen () on Sunday, May 1, 2005 at 10:51:43
Email: sumerset@aol.com
City and State: Dallas, OR
Class: 1962
Message: One of the last things Gardner McKay wrote, one of those things you find in some stores, it's like a magazine with no pictures and a hard cover that means you can't stick it in your back pocket, Oh Yea, a book, intitled "TOYER" One of the best things I've read in a while. Clint Eastwood should make it into a movie, little Mystic River, but don't use Sean Penn, unless he's going to die.



Name: William Overly () on Sunday, May 1, 2005 at 03:49:21
Email: WOverly04@aol.com
City and State: Lancaster, PA
Message: Found the references to Gardner McKay interesting. Here was one truly fascinating guy! (He passed away at Koko Head, Hawaii from prostate cancer in November of 2001, but will always be remembered by ADVENTURES IN PARADISE lovers).
You probably know: he was a rather introvertial, yet very funny guy. When Shana Alexander's LIFE article called him America's most handsome man, he was embarrassed for years by the title. He hated Hollywood's superficiality and after being beaten up by the critics for years, became a world traveler and successful writer instead.
I think for fans of PARADISE, he will always have a little place in our hearts.

Hi William, You've been reading back in the Feedback archives (Page 134) for that one. Glad you found us and Gardner here.



Name: vicki nielsen () on Saturday, April 30, 2005 at 18:16:46
Email: vnielsen@cox.net
City and State: mission viejo, ca
Message: I too remember the tooti bags, in fact the guy who started them lived on 142nd st by Hindry Circle where I grew up. I remember the Off Ramp Liquor Store, then the DMV was built in the next parking lot.



Name: Joyce () on Saturday, April 30, 2005 at 17:25:25
Email: birdlvr310@aol.com
City and State: Haw, Ca
Maiden: Terry
Class: 1972
Message: Hi Chuck, just checking to see if this is the Chuck I once knew of. Did you live on Oxford before you got Married? And Jean Mac Earnie you never answered a question I wrote back about 5 pages. I was asking you since you were at one time married to Floyd do you know where their sister Suzanne lives now?



Name: Charlie Tuna () on Saturday, April 30, 2005 at 13:25:42
Email: Chuck@ArmstrongConsultingGroup.com
City and State: Orcutt, CA
Class: 1967
Message: I worked as a reserve cop for HPD in the early '70's and I recall going to the Off Ramp Liquor after armed robberies. The easy on and off access made it a good target. I remember the turtle at Eucalyptus, and I spent a few interesting moments with a local Euc. girl. I was from the east side of town and probably would have been hanged if caught. Hi Suzie! I remember you. Say hi to "D" for me.



Name: Terry Allen () on Saturday, April 30, 2005 at 12:04:57
Email: allenterry8@aol.com
City and State: Salem,Oregon
Maiden: Smith
Class: 1974
Message: I remember the Dairy not for the pop or candy, but for the big white machine with the big blocks of ice. We would always get one before going to the Kern. As the Kern turns we use to say. Spent a lot of Spring breaks there. Do they still have the ice machine at the dairy? Would love to hear from old classmates, e-mail me!
Glad you found us Terry, and I'm sure you'll get some email....



Name: Carl Harrison () on Saturday, April 30, 2005 at 09:57:00
Email: CEHARR@aol.com
City and State: Hawthorne
Class: 1972
Message: For Keith Jones - Off Ramp Liquour was a great place for those of us growing up in Holly Glen. My main source for getting baseball cards for a nickel a pack and coke for 15 cents with the deposit. The owner "Julie" and his wife never got mad when kids hung out there. Though we were sometimes up to no good. I didn't always have money for coke or candy! I think he was from back east, and his store was as close to a New York Bodega as I have ever seen out here. Plus he drove a 63 Thunderbird which at 10 I thought was the coolest car around!



Name: Dean Morris () on Saturday, April 30, 2005 at 02:40:32
Email: dmorris@stanfordalumni.org
City and State: NorCal
Maiden: A Turtle or a Tortoise?
Class: 1972
Message: Eucalyptus had its Turtle, Holly Glen its Tortoise.
Touring tots tempted to touch
Tunnelling and Topping,
Teasing teens trading tongues.
Today Turtle and Tortoise to Tuscany
Tasting Tortellini, Tournedos & torte.
Timeless & toothless toddling to town.

Not bad for a Stanford Alum....Thanks Dean



Name: Christina Melton () on Saturday, April 30, 2005 at 02:18:39
Email: Psalm121cjm@wmconnect.com
City and State: Hollywood, CA
Maiden: Melton
Class: 1973
Message: For all of you going to Pink's on Saturday -- here is a parking hint. If there is no room to park in the lot or on LaBrea, there is usually parking on Detroit Street (one block West of LaBrea). Park on the school side of the street. If you park on the house side of the street make sure you have a handicap plaque or else you wil get a ticket (residential preferred parking permit required). Whatever you do, please don't park in our driveway -- just kidding! Maybe I'll walk over tomorrow night and see who's there.
Thanks for the tip, Christina....



Name: Larry Bach () on Saturday, April 30, 2005 at 01:07:39
Email: startnofyr@socal.rr.com
City and State: Torrance, CA
Maiden: Little Johnny
Class: 1972
Message: The turtle was a concrete, dome shaped casting, with legs and a head resembling a tortoise, and hollow underneath, allowing for a certain minimum headroom. Five feet plus by about three feet plus approximately in dimension, I think. It was among the other attractions in the Eucalyptus park playground and was a fun place to push other kids off to see who would end up being "King". Scraping out some sand allowed access under the turtle and pushing sand into the openings provided a little darkness and seclusion: until someone pushed in the sand. There were two smaller turtles as well, if my memory serves me. Several little kids or two larger "kids" could get under the turtle if enough sand were scraped from underneath. I'm going to have to make an investigation to see if the turtle is still there since the park has undergone major modifications. Don't be surprised to read in the Daily Breeze "Middle aged man found under park playground equipment. Passersby noticed around midnight, two legs protruding from underneath a concrete 'turtle' in Eucalyptus Park. Police have as yet no explanation for this bizarre behavior and the individual in question, though unharmed is now under close observation for 72-hours at a local hospital."
So the answer is, "The turtle was concrete."



Name: Suzanne (Suzie) () on Saturday, April 30, 2005 at 00:40:48
Email: smugford@comcast..net
City and State: San Pedro, Ca
Maiden: Parker
Class: 1966
Message: If you know who I am, email me. I would like to hear from some of the girls/boys that I grew up with, on 126th St. in Hawthorne, CA.
Thanks!!!!!! Hope to hear from someone,
Suzie Parker (Mugford)

Hi Suzie, I'm sure you'll hear from some of your friends.



Name: Steve Fraser () on Saturday, April 30, 2005 at 00:35:53
Email: sfraser53@lworld.net
City and State: Laguna Woods, CA
Class: 1966
Message: "The Turtle" at Eucalyptus Park was in the sand lot with the swings, merry-go-round, etc. It was concrete and about 6' wide, 8'long and 4'high. There was an entrance below the head where kids, or Cougars could crawl in. I worked there for a few years and when a mother couldn't find her kid, under the turtle was a good to start looking. Who else went to Pat the barber and told him to give you a "Dean Stafford"?
MEEEEE!!!!! Only I told that to Lee Bailey, Pat's partner. Who remembers Lee?



Name: Jean MacErnie () on Friday, April 29, 2005 at 23:26:19
City and State: Albq NM
Maiden: Caldwell
Class: 1968
Message: The turtle.....I think it was concrete....but I can not remember the color of it....Is it still there? I haven't seen Eucalyptus Park since around 1969 or 70. I am sure there has been lots of changes there....I have read about that big tornado in Hawthorne in 67 (I was in the cafeteria when it struck...I remember so many kids running outside to see it...) We all grew up with many earthquake memories (I remember being in Laura Maxsons (70} back yard...she went in the house for a minute...I was laying on the grass with my ear to the ground when I heard a rumble in the ground...then the shaking...I was around 12 or so. It scared me to death and I ran into the house. I don't recall anyone mentioning the standard oil fire in El Segundo...I believe it was in 68. Those flames shot up over 1000 feet, I heard. My aunt lived on Penn St which ran into El Segundo Blvd. The fire was just down the street. She lived on the top of the street {a hill}. I had spent the night there at the time....We would stand in the front room and watch the fire....It was huge....The front room just glowed. I believe it was started by a bolt of lightning. I also heard that John Wayne filmed a movie there. They had to let the fire burn out being that it was an oil fire. So they had taken advantage of all that time to film the movie.



Name: Larry Bach () on Friday, April 29, 2005 at 22:13:15
Email: startnofyr@socal.rr.com
City and State: Torrance, CA
Class: 1972
Message: There was a brief mention several posts back about the turtle in Eucalyptus Park. I remember pushing sand up to cover all the openings until it was dark. Some little boys used this ploy to kiss little girls beneath the turtle while mommies were never the wiser. Of course I don't know any naughty boys like that, I heard it through the grapevine. In later years, I also heard the turtle was a good place to hide and drink beer or conduct other dubious activities in the park where the police couldn't find you. The turtle was certainly a multi-use facility.
No one has ever explained "The Turtle" to us non-Eucalyptus Haytowners. Was it Concrete, Real, Gallapegas, Desert, other?



Name: Jean MacErnie () on Friday, April 29, 2005 at 20:22:30
City and State: Albq NM
Maiden: Caldwell
Class: 1968
Message: Hi....Just wanted to thank everyone who has donated to my sister, Roberta Moore and her Walk for Breast Cancer. Roberta called me the other day and was overwhelmed by the donations and concerns of all the Cougars out there. Thanks again...and I will be back in a little while to put in some more memories.....of good old Hawthorne.....



Name: Keith D. Jones () on Friday, April 29, 2005 at 17:15:44
Email: cmi50@yahoo.com
City and State: Kona, Hawaii
Class: 1976
Message: For the Holly Glen people. I remember working at Off Ramp Liqour. It was the place to go back then. That place made so much money. Plus it was located right off the freeway so most beach residents going home after work stopped in. The Colbern's and my brother worked there too.



Name: Howard "Paco" Duran () on Friday, April 29, 2005 at 13:22:47
Email: doo4usc@cox.net
City and State: LF
Maiden: Hairtoe
Class: 1961
Message: Daryl Lundquist, email me!!



Name: KIRK C. GREASBY () on Friday, April 29, 2005 at 11:53:26
City and State: COLORADO SPRINGS CO.
Maiden: Cold in the Rockies
Class: 1976
Message: Castro, Buddy! Long time no see. Hey just to let you know its 26 degrees and snowing. I don't think I'll make it to Pinks so have a chillydog for me. and you were right I remember when you worked there the Beer was Very Cold. Never got carded!!!
Kirk.



Name: Debbie () on Friday, April 29, 2005 at 11:23:06
Email: pinkelephant10atyahoo.com
City and State: Del Aire
Class: 1977
Message: Now I know why all those dogs along Isis had those funny bleached out spots on them!
I just made a donation to your upcoming walk. I hope you make your goal!

I thought they were dalmations but they were Labs.



Name: Neil Andersen () on Friday, April 29, 2005 at 10:36:49
Email: sumerset@aol.com
City and State: Dallas, OR
Class: 1962
Message: Returning now to those thrilling days of yesteryear, with the Lone Ranger and Little Beaver, Would you want to take the chance of being a Times paperboy now? I remember getting up at 3:00a.m. and riding my bike from 119th St and Felton to Hawthorne Blvd and 135th street to wait for the papers and then tie/fold them in a garage under the directions of Daryl Lundquist's brother, I think it was Dennis. Riding back to my route that went from 120th and Inglewood Ave. to Aviation on 120th, 119th Pl, and 119th St. Sometimes with three sets of bags full depending on the size of the paper. I had about 135-150 customers and I think it was about $1.75 a month including Sunday. You had to collect from everyone yourself and sometimes you could be riding your bike past dark with a couple hundred dollars and no gun, just a squeeze bottle of bleach to ward off the dogs. Times route about 1958-61. The afternoon route was from 5th grade to 8th grade around the area of Jose Sepulveda school. Now those were, the good old days, when you could smoke the cigarette butts you found in the street. Yes I could go on, but most recent graduates wouldn't understand.
Great memories there, Neil. Talk about your minimum wage.



Name: Victor Mora () on Thursday, April 28, 2005 at 21:31:18
Email: Vvaldovinos@yahoo.com
City and State: Queen Creek, AZ
Class: 1995
Message: Looking forward our 10th year reunion....
Have fun, Victor



Name: Mike Castro () on Thursday, April 28, 2005 at 19:20:10
Email: mikec@cii-usa.com
City and State: LAX
Class: 1977
Message: Having flashbacks, cuz I worked at Babs Dairy on Inglewood and 142nd. Started the summer before my freshman year, and quit after graduating in 77. I was told by more than a few people that Babs had the coldest beer in town, and I found out first-hand that it was the truth.



Name: Dennis Campbell () on Thursday, April 28, 2005 at 14:14:13
Email: Denniscampbell2000@pacbell.net
City and State: MV CA
Class: 1961
Message: Hey Cougartown, does anyone out there remember the Hot Dog Stand on Anza & Imperial Hwy foot long chilly late 40?s early 50?s as good or better than the Pinks. John, have a good time tomorrow night at Pink?s wish I could be there.
Thanks Dennis....



Name: Jill McFarlane () on Thursday, April 28, 2005 at 13:28:11
Email: jmcfarlane99@sbcglobal.net
City and State: Mission Viejo, CA
Class: 1977
Message: The dairy on Broadway and Inglewood, did it have a cow on the roof, or am I thinking of another one? If it's one of the same, the official name was "The cow store"



Name: james cicalese () on Thursday, April 28, 2005 at 13:02:55
Email: jimc074@aol.com
City and State: lakewood ca
Class: 1974
Message: I remember going to the dairy after football practice during hell week. We'd buy large bottles of coke in glass bottles. Not liters or plastic.



Name: John Baker () on Thursday, April 28, 2005 at 11:47:14
Email: jb1atcougartown.com
City and State: Lomita, CA
Class: 1962
Message: Hope lots of you are planning on being at Pinks this Saturday, 6pm at Melrose and La Brea. We have a fun time eating their great hot dogs and just talking about our past at HHS. Hope to see lots of Cougars there.



Name: Gary Nelson () on Thursday, April 28, 2005 at 10:50:08
Email: kruiszn@surewest.net
City and State: Granite Bay, CA
Class: 1960
Message: There is a great site, LA Through postcards, the way it was, at: http://www.yesterdayla.com/index.html
Hey Gary, Good to know you're still out there, and thanks for the info.



Name: Cal Kappen () on Thursday, April 28, 2005 at 08:20:04
Email: ekap4@cox.net
City and State: Oceanside CA
Class: 1959
Message: I just wanted everybody to know that Russ Jacobsen "El Rojo" had hip replacement surgery yesterday and it went well. He will be able to come home Saturday. I will be going up to Idaho for a visit in May. I will also see Jim and Mary Jo Benson while I'm there. I'll send Paco some pictures when I get back. I hope Jude can put up with the old cougar now that he is wounded.
Hey Cal, Thanks for the information, and Russ, when you get out we want a full report. Get well buddy....



Name: Sandra A, Perez () on Thursday, April 28, 2005 at 00:15:21
Email: sanna@cox.net
City and State: Encinitas, CA
Maiden: Perales
Class: 1988
Message: Hey! Those names sound familiar... Mrs. Hutchinson was the "Library Lady" in room 21 when I attended Eucalyptus and the Helen Leeder award was awarded to Kumi Yufuku the year I graduated sixth grade (1982)! My all time favorite teacher was Mrs. Madara, who was my first grade teacher. I still have a Snoopy valentine she gave me. That was 1977! Oh, I feel old...



Name: Andrea () on Wednesday, April 27, 2005 at 23:05:10
Email: ValleyofMyDolls@aol.com
City and State: Hawthorne
Maiden: Rossi
Class: 1982
Message: The Dairy, to me it was the perfect place to go hang out when you were Supposed to be in class. It had video games to play and people to keep you company.......plus it was too far for my mom to come looking for me when the school called and told her I wasn't in class for whatever period!



Name: Roberta Moore () on Wednesday, April 27, 2005 at 22:58:41
Email: moore4nature@surfbest.net
City and State: Baker, Nevada
Maiden: Caldwell
Class: 1967
Message: I want to send a big thanks to Terry and Judi Leeper for their generous contribution as a sponsor for me in the 3 Day Breast Cancer Walk in October. Please Terry and Judi, if you?ll email me with your class and any dedication you?d like me to have printed on the Cougar teeshirt I?ll be wearing as I cross the finish line, I?d appreciate it very much.
I got a contribution from David Neuschafer from Leuzinger High School and he even brought my story up on the Leuzinger website and suggested I put my story about the walk on their website too. This is what I call support and I must say, it?s nice to see there are so many good people out there! Thanks David for your support I appreciate it so much.
Cougars, please take a look at my story about the walk on Cougartown page 706. I hope my Cougartown tee shirt will be covered with Cougar?s names and dedications to those courageous people who have fought the battle with breast cancer and/or any kind of cancer. Those are battles we must win and if walking 60 miles to raise money for such a great cause is part of what I can do, I?ll do it with zeal and enthusiasm and I promise to make the Cougars proud!
Thanks for listening, Roberta

Thanks Roberta, and again, good luck with the walk.



Name: Patty Saville () on Wednesday, April 27, 2005 at 22:03:55
Email: pvalencia5@cox.net
City and State: Laguna Beach, Ca
Maiden: Valencia (V5)
Class: 1974
Message: Bubble-up - now that brings back memories of big green bottles! Great stuff. Rockview was where we got the Long John popsicles, or if you were Coach Ricki, a yogurt (blaahhhh) and a pink snowball. But she would spring for the Long John (big stick) popsicles or a slushee, so Gloria and I would go over and buy the yogurt.
Eucalyptus Park was a different world in the summertime. Never could imagine the summer days from the school. I had Mrs. Keesling for 2nd grade, Mrs. Hutchinson for 4th grade. Mrs Helen Leeder was our principal (because she was a "Pal") throughout my elementary tenure.
And I was the child of an immigrant who would have been moved to be a minutem.... ok never mind. But (HAH, had to get that in there JOHN!!!!!) glad to be reminded of the Bubble-up bottles. And also all that penny candy. Although I've recently tasted those wax lips - yuck.

Hey Patty, Hope to see you, the kids, and the hunchback at Pinks on Saturday night. A hot dog won't hurt you a bit and Pinks HAS Bubble Up.



Name: Sandra A. Perez () on Wednesday, April 27, 2005 at 21:15:44
Email: sanna@cox.net
City and State: Encinitas, CA
Maiden: Perales
Class: 1988
Message: Okay, so now that we all remember The Dairy, does anyone remember a great place called "Pup N' Taco"? I remember the yellow-orange paper they used to wrap their greasy (but delicious) tacos! How about the furniture store on the corner of El Segundo and Hawthorne Blvd. that had a FOREVER going out of business sale that lasted throughout my years at HIS and HHS! It never went out of business in all those years!
Yes I remember both. The furniture store you're referring to was Lloyd Dennees, now Dennees in Redondo Beach. My Uncle was married to Maxine Brown Dennee, (who later married Lloyd) right out of Inglewood High in the 30s (it didn't last). I think Dave Dennee (her son) is the owner now.



Name: Steve Fraser () on Wednesday, April 27, 2005 at 20:31:56
Email: sfraser53@lworld.net
City and State: Laguna Woods, CA
Class: 1966
Message: Before the Rockview Dairy served over priced chewing gum and raw milk, it was a two pump gas station. Richfield I believe. The building itself served as the office and one bay garage.
Thanks Steve, I remember that little gas station. Raising his price to 28.9 for Ethyl ran him out of business


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