Name: Keith D. Jones () on Tuesday, September 6, 2005 at 05:42:56
City and State: Kona, HI
Message: Well they had the big parade for out little league team today. We actually had three winning teams in the world. Little League World Series winners, the Cal Ripken World Series winners and the Intercontinental League winners (which I never heard of). They went down Kalakaua Ave. and about 10,000 people lined the streets from Ala Moana to Queens Beach. It was pretty neat, the kids did good. Did any Hawthorne team ever go to Williamsports. I knwo my last year our team won the Middle League World Series up in Santa Maria. I had 10 home runs in 11 games in that series, and threw out the fasyesy HS runner in the State at second base. By a mile I might say. Of course our pitcher Greg Staffon kept him close for me.
Our Little League team never made it to Williamsport, but we did get to wear our unies to the Griffith Park Observatory once.
Name: Anita () on Tuesday, September 6, 2005 at 00:22:59
City and State: Fair Oaks, Ca
Message: I came across this phrase in a book yesterday - "fender skirts". Thinking about "fender skirts" started me thinking about other words that quietly disappear from our language with hardly a notice. Like "curb feelers" and "steering knobs". Any kids today will probably have to find some elderly person over 50 to explain some of these terms to them. Remember "Continental kits" ? They were rear bumper extenders and spare tire covers that were supposed to make any car as cool as a Lincoln Continental. And when did we quit calling them "emergency brakes" ? At some point "parking brake" became the proper term. But I miss the hint of drama that went with "emergency brake". I'm sad too, that almost all the old folks are gone who would call the accelerator the "foot feed". Didn't you ever wait at the street for your daddy to come home so you could ride the "running board" up to the house?
Man, you're not THAT old, are you Anita? The name Continental kit actually came from the Lincoln Continental, and steering knobs aka brody knobs, suicide knobs, AND curb feelers were available at Allied Auto Parts and Wynns Bros in Hawthorne not over 30 years ago. Emergency brakes to parking brakes.....I don't know.
Who remembers Appliance Plating in Gardena where you could get seconds on chrome wheels (before Mags) for about 19 dollars a wheel?
Name: Donald Lohs () on Monday, September 5, 2005 at 22:11:15
City and State: Hawthorne Ca
Hey Donald, NICE, but not enough for a picture.
Name: Jim Dally () on Monday, September 5, 2005 at 18:59:12
City and State: Carson, CA
Message: Happy Labor Day to all the other Cougars out there! And Happy Belated Birthday to our heavy duty laborer John Baker who pulls this sight off without a hitch (or even a trailer) everyday. Thanks John and I would love to come to the Sept 17th picnic in the park but, I must go to San Jose that day on company business. Looking over the list I see a number of names I would like to meet. Oh well, there will be other opportunities I'm sure. I wish you all an excellent day at the park!
Hey Jim, thanks for that and don't forget Cruise Night on the 24th. Happy Labor Day to you too and to all the laboring Cougs out there.
Name: Harry Jarnagan () on Sunday, September 4, 2005 at 22:46:08
City and State: Tracy, CA
Message: Hi, everyone. After several weekends of trial and error and learning a new skill (i.e., creating a website), I finally got www.beachboyslandmark.org pretty much up and running again. I say ?pretty much? because about half of the pages are still under construction. Of special importance as we?re still paying off Landmark bills, is the Donations page. The brick donation program is back. There are plenty of bricks remaining on the Beach Boys Historic Landmark in Hawthorne that can be inscribed onsite, and we?re again accepting donations. So? if you want to be part of the Good Vibrations that is the Beach Boys Historic Landmark, you have another chance. Go to www.beachboyslandmark.org and make your donation for a brick inscribed with your name or message of choice. BTW, since I?m a novice at website design, please email me at email@example.com if there are any links that appear to be broken, and I?ll get them fixed. Thanks, everyone, for your help in the past and for your continued support in the future. Harry Jarnagan
Thanks Harry, and good luck with the website and the Beach Boy Bricks.
Name: Suzanne Guidi () on Sunday, September 4, 2005 at 19:26:04
City and State: Los Angeles, CA
Message: Great site. Loved the pictures!
Name: edward schatz () on Sunday, September 4, 2005 at 12:40:58
City and State: lakewood, calif.
Message: Man, looks like that was a fun party John. But that group; looks way to happy to be safe! Hahahaha. Could be a dangerous crowd.
Dangerous, no; Fun, yes....
Name: Tony Meinhart () on Saturday, September 3, 2005 at 21:40:08
City and State: Arvada,Co
Message: hello i was in the class of 89 i was just trying to meet other classmates out there.
You came to the right place, Tony, welcome....
Name: lizzy () on Saturday, September 3, 2005 at 16:13:37
City and State: Warming Globe, USA
Message: To Heroes like Bruce Davidson and all the other Cougars in the National Guard and in uniform of any kind, thank you, thank you, thank you. It's horrific what has happened in the wake of Katrina and will be many years before we see those great cities prosper again. I've sent in my check, I hope you all do too. How about sending back that tax rebate?
Saying prayers for you all, Lizzy
Name: CHERYL () on Saturday, September 3, 2005 at 11:18:24
City and State: KENO,OR
Message: Oh Kelly. I really had no idea I was in "COUGAR TERRITORY" when we went on our ATV trek, or I would have looked you up. (or at least not broadcasted it on CT ha ha) So, no slight intended. OK? I'll remember next time. I didn't know about "Uncle Buck's Pretzels" either so I went on line and put in my order. (right after I made my pledge to the red cross) AND I still enjoy the BBs ....... Boy, I hope that covers everything.
I'll be baking my first batch of Uncle Buck's Pretzels this weekend. It's the official pretzel of Cougartown.com
Name: Bruce Davidson () on Saturday, September 3, 2005 at 10:22:57
City and State: Palm Bay,Fl.
Message: Hi JB, The Katrina disaster really is hard to comprehend. I'm a FEMA disaster response inspector and have seen a lot, but nothing of this scope. I'm in transit as I write this, and I'm trying to gear up for what lies ahead. Please give what you can and God Bless America. Bruce
Thanks Bruce, Yes, we all need to give what we can, that's a certainty. Good luck and God's speed.
Name: Deano () on Saturday, September 3, 2005 at 09:14:09
City and State: tustin,ca.
Message: I just had to share this with everyone here, i'm at the angel game last night and being that it's friday they have the fireworks show afterward well that's all real great but they went and played a medley of tunes with it guess who, thats right our very own Beach Boys. I don't think it gets any better than that.
Thanks Deano, Beach Boys music and lifestyle is the complete opposite of what's going on right now in Iraq, Afghanistan, and, of course, the Hurricane Katrina aftermath. The USA needs Beach Boy music right now.
Name: Jan Peterson () on Friday, September 2, 2005 at 23:41:07
City and State: Carmichael, CA
Message: WOW to Mary Ann and Gary! What a awesome meeting. Please don't forget to write in and let us all know how it went! ALL THE DETAILS...:O) Inquiring minds NEED to know. (big grin) And to Kelley. As I remember you from HS you were very sweet and nice to everyone. If we ever get back up that way, you will be the first one that I call. And finally to John, you are still the greatest and now another year older. Have a Happy and SAFE Labor Day Holiday! Hugs All, Jan I love this place!!
Thank you Jan.....
Name: Kelley () on Friday, September 2, 2005 at 17:53:30
City and State: Englewood,OR
Message: Cheryl Nicocia you were so close to me and didn't give me a ring...Man am I that unliked by Ct people Ray Smith was suppose to come up but couldn't find coos bay..wow you are all invited. Please call me I can meet you . Winchester bay is so close and I love it there...Gosh I feel slighted..I'm a nice person , don't believe the Bierman Sisters...
In the phone book I'm under KKCurrie or perhaps k currie....my FRIEND Vivan said her husband was allowed to drive to their Apt. in New Orleans it was still there and the cats but when they can move back is???????????
Name: Mary Ann Martin () on Friday, September 2, 2005 at 17:23:09
City and State: Nashville AR
Sorry folks, cannot make it to the picnic. Former HHS boyfriend, Gary Winfrey '59 is coming from Oregon to visit me that weekend and we're going to have our own 40 year reunion ... thanks to Cougartown! Wish us luck on a second chance, please.
Hey Mary Ann, Good Luck and have a nice reunion.
Name: Jim Gibson () on Friday, September 2, 2005 at 16:37:44
City and State: Redding, CA
Message: Making the trek from Redding to the Hollywood Bowl to see Brian Wilson on 9/4. Will attend show w/ brother Steve, whom I haven't seen in a few years. Staying w/ brother Gary at his home in Torrance. (Both brothers are HHS grads)This is Brian's last stop on his summer tour. He & his multi-talented band put on an AWESOME show. If you're at a loss for something to do this holiday weekend, the Hollywood Bowl is the place to be! - Gibby
Thanks Gibby, That has to be a 1200 mile round trip. You've gotta be a big fan.
Name: Cheryl Nicocia () on Friday, September 2, 2005 at 11:00:42
City and State: Keno,Or(ontheriver)
Message: My Dear Friend John ... boy is my face red. I forgot your Birthday. In my own defense, I was out on the Dunes at the Oregon coast (Winchester Bay) camping and riding. I'm sorry. Am I forgiven ?? You know I love you. I owe you an El Torito lunch (OUR salad) the next time Grappa man and I are in town. I do miss you and all the CT fun. Hope the picnic is a great success ....and add my thanks for all you do. We love you maaannn.
Hey Cheryl, All is forgiven. Thank you for FINALLY checking in. and yes, you do owe me lunch.
Name: Cindy Wernicke () on Friday, September 2, 2005 at 01:04:15
City and State: Seal Beach, CA
Message: Every Thursday in the summer at the Leisure World Amphitheater there is some kind of a show, most of them are pretty good, some are not, tonight I took my grandson to see the Coasters, it was a really great show, brought back a lot of good memories. John I am sending you a picture of the Coasters to your e-mail. Cindy
Name: Britt Stonebraker () on Thursday, September 1, 2005 at 21:16:51
City and State: San Marcos Ca
Message: COPYED FROM YAHOO . COM Fats Domino, who had been unaccounted for in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, was plucked from the flooded city by a helicopter late Thursday. He was reported to be in good condition.
plucked?? I'm sure Fats was CRANED
Name: edward schatz () on Thursday, September 1, 2005 at 16:33:26
City and State: lakewood, california
Message: This hurricane business is unimaginable. All the thousands, perhaps millions of displaced individuals, ghastly. What I don't understand, is why turn on each other, it's not desperation motivating that, shooting at air corp. choppers, come on. All give what they can, ed.
Speaking of emails, Bob Stevenson, is yours correct, tried to send a fellow Lakewoodite an email and comes back undeliverable, who'd have thunk it?
slow day in ctown, boy....
Name: BOB () on Thursday, September 1, 2005 at 14:30:17
City and State: LAKEWOOD
Message: JUST HEARD THAT FATS DOMINO IS MISSING IN NEW ORLEANS, MY PRAYERS TO HIS FAMILY AND ALL THE FAMILIES WHO WERE AFFECTED BY THE HORRIBLE TRAGEDY.
Name: Mary Ann Martin () on Wednesday, August 31, 2005 at 20:32:07
City and State: Nashville AR
Message: Amen to that Paco ... I've donated cash through my church and the governor's requested our town contribute bath soap. Above all else, Katrina victims need our prayers. Every bit counts, Cougs!
Name: edward schatz () on Wednesday, August 31, 2005 at 20:21:45
City and State: lakewood, calif.
Message: what's with you alumni, man, most of the email addresses are undeliverable. you place your name and email addresses here so that other classmates can get in touch with you, and the addresses are undeliverable. come on people, get it together. check in once in a while and get in touch and get those addresses right. why put email addresses if you don't want to get in touch or have people get in touch with you? this is not directed to the mainline cougartown base. you're paying, make it worth the while!
Ed's right. Please keep your email addresses up to date and if you know someone whose email address is incorrect, please ask them to update it.
Name: Walter Holt () on Wednesday, August 31, 2005 at 16:20:14
City and State: Surf City, CA
Message: Happy Up Coming Birthday John and Happy Belated Birthdays to Paco & Sharon B....I agree John on Mike L's voice. I happen to have caught him with his "so called Beach Boys" a few months ago at Humphry's in San Diego. He was pathetic to say the least. I lasted two songs before I got up and left.(not that I can sing any better but least I admit it) SURF REPORT... Today : Knee to waste huggers, mushed out red tide rollers. Break out the ole floater log. Past Week: Just coming off some real fun nose riden' bun crunchers. Catch everyone at the Pinic Nik...
Hey Walter, Thanks for the wishes. RE Mike Love - Glad it's not just me. Last year I sent Mike Love a bucket in the mail. He sent it back with the note: "I can't carry a tune in that." Thanks Walter and see you at the Picnic....
Name: Chris Prewitt () on Wednesday, August 31, 2005 at 15:47:04
Email: cjprewitt at juno dot com
City and State: Fullerton, CA
Message: Are any of you Cougars going to the Labor Day Car Cruise at the Orange County Fair Grounds? Saturday & Sunday, 9 a.m.-11 p.m.; Monday, 9 a.m.-noon. They state that there are going to be 1700 pre 1973 cars. I also hear that Saturday and Sunday are great Monday is just good.
Hey Chris, I know Rich Sloan is going.
Name: Paco () on Wednesday, August 31, 2005 at 13:43:36
City and State: LF
Message: Hey Cougs,A little challenge, I gave up a couple of rounds of golf and sent the money to the Red Cross. They need our help!! Please give!
Amen to that.
Name: Kathryn Jensen-Robinson () on Wednesday, August 31, 2005 at 02:40:20
City and State: Hemet, CA
Message: I am trying to find out some information or whereabouts of Susan and Julie Garza. A friend that I met through the genealogical society "Janet Kline" used to work with the Garza's at Bullocks at Del Amo Mall. If anyone can help me out, please email me.
Thanks, and I can't wait to see everyone at the picnic and at the c/o 1980 reunion!
Hi Kathryn, good luck with your search.
Name: Brian Feist () on Wednesday, August 31, 2005 at 02:00:27
City and State: Torrance,CA.
Message: Just thought i would say hey what's up to all cougar alumni.First time adding feed back.The picnic sounds like a plan.Hope to see old friends there.Everybody take care, feel free to e mail.
Hey Brian, See you there...
Name: Keith D. JOnes () on Tuesday, August 30, 2005 at 21:34:00
City and State: Kona, HI
Message: I think I know Karen Biesel. I knew her brother I think David Biesel. He was a friend of mine. I think they lived on Glasgow. Say hi to David
Name: Baxter Dodd () on Tuesday, August 30, 2005 at 19:15:03
City and State: Riverside, CA
Message: John, you asked ?Where did everybody go?? Well for my part, I have been glued to the TV news, news sites, staying close to the phone and in contact with our son and his family who live in New Orleans. They escaped to Houston Saturday night after my son and his crew finished chaining down all they could at the ship yards where he works. Their home is east of New Orleans and appears to be under water at this time. Nothing they can do until the rescue operations are completed and the water recedes. Thank God all are safe including our son and his family, and his in-laws. Wow! In looking back through the feedbacks I see lots of fun things, an ever-growing picnic list, Coug sitings, birthday parties, even a wedding. Best wishes and many happy returns to all participants. ----Baxter
Hi Baxter, Glad your son is safe, and like I said before, I'll take a 15 second shaker every 10 years to hurricanes. Hope to see you and Sherry at the picnic.
Name: Dennis () on Tuesday, August 30, 2005 at 18:52:48
City and State: Old Man's @ San O
Message: Hey!!! Am I the only on from the class of 79 that is going to the picnic? Come on you guys! We need to be there in force and represent for the 70s
BTW I'll bring the Boche Balls and show you all how we play the game down here in South Orange County.
We play stick ball in Lomita....
Name: Dennis () on Tuesday, August 30, 2005 at 18:45:12
City and State: Killer Dana, CA
Message: I guess you can call this a Cougar sighting. c/o 75?s Karen Beisel now Montefu and I have been attending Mission Hills Community Church in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA together for the last few years and didn?t even know we were both Cougars. I had heard from her husband Larry a few months ago that she had attended HHS but hadn?t approached her about it until two weeks ago. I told her about CougarTown and suggested she check in. I also told her about the picnic and plans for her upcoming c/o 75 reunion. I personally didn?t know her back in the day but I am sure many of you might. She lived in the Holly Glen part of town. Hope to see her here real soon. Karen if your reading this, Hi and please add your name to the alumni list. Don?t be shy, share some Hawthorne memories with us.
Hey Dennis, YES, great Cougar sighting there and Karen please DO add yourself to our list. It's the best way we know for old friends to find you. Thanks and please join in too as it doesn't hurt a bit....
Name: Debbie () on Tuesday, August 30, 2005 at 14:03:48
City and State: Del Aire
Message: Cougar siting!
I ran to the local Trader Joe's this past Sunday, and was surprised to find Randy Moore (HHS 1967) had rode in from Northern CA. Actually, I got a message to meet someone in Old Navy. Totally surprising and unexpected!
He says he checks C-Town often, so I wanted to give him a chance to post if he wanted to.
Thanks Deb, love those sightings....
Name: Cindy Wernicke () on Monday, August 29, 2005 at 21:34:26
City and State: Seal Beach, CA
Message: Thanks John, the wedding was Friday! Thank you Sharon for adding Don.
Name: Sharon () on Monday, August 29, 2005 at 21:20:27
City and State: Long Beach
Message: Cindy, Don has been added to the list.
Name: Cindy Wernicke () on Monday, August 29, 2005 at 20:16:16
City and State: Seal Beach, CA
Message: Hey Sharon Leach, I have already signed up for the picnic for my grandson and myself but now I find that my new husband, Don Wernicke IHS c/o 59 will be joining us.
will you add him for me please? Cindy
Hey Cindy, HAPPY WEDDING!!