To all the people who went to the Ctown Picnic and Cruise Night Green Day
Name: Paula Lutz () on Friday, September 30, 2005 at 20:03:10
City and State: Long Beach, Ca
Message: Hello fellow Cougars. It has been a long time since I have posted or read any feedback, sorry, I still have an aversion to computers. I prefer face to face communication. John Sloey has let many of you know that my brother, Ed Lutz, passed away from us September 29, 2005. I would like to extend to any of his friends an opportunity to attend a memorial service for him at our house in Long Beach. My partner and I have access to a recreational hall here. If any one has other ideas or inspirations please feel free to call me, Paula Lutz at 562-981-8440. Currently he is at Pacific Crest Cemetary in Redondo Beach at 2701 182nd st. My sister, Ginny Shoren, and my other brother Danny Lutz have decided to have him cremated. I would also appreciate any financial help possible for those of you who loved and cared about him. We are having difficulty covering the cost as none of us, including Edward, seem to be blessed at the moment with much cash. I really want to be respectful of my brothers memory and not be forced to release him to the care of the county. My brother died due to complications of diabetes, he was 56 years old. We have not decided anything firm on the memorial service yet as I truly wish to hear from his friends and what they want and where they are able to meet at. I know that many of you are out there somewhere and word of mouth travels faster that a speeding bullet. I hope this post reaches all it can reach. God Bless, Paula, or as my brother affectionately called me Babette!
Hi Paula, so sorry for your loss and I'm sure Ed's friends will be more than happy to help out. Thanks for the info and again, condolences from Cougartown and all of Ed's friends. I wish you'd have left your email address so Ed's friends could contact you.
Name: Tom Buckingham () on Friday, September 30, 2005 at 18:21:09
City and State: Clovis, CA
Message: Does anyone remember the name of the bus driver that would take the varsity football team to away games in the early sixties (like 1960-1964)? I remember we all called him "Busey". All the team members, managers and trainers would get on the bus, then Busey would get on before the coaching staff and tell a "dirty" joke to loosen everyone up before going to the game.
Name: Jim Pasternak () on Friday, September 30, 2005 at 17:33:30
City and State: Ladera Ranch. CA
Message: Thank you Jimmy Sloey - for the note re:Ed Lutz.
Coincidentally as I reflected back on my contact with Ed I listened to the appropriate recording to which to you alluded, "I hope you had the time of your life." You can hear it by clicking on 'Green Day' on CT. (Turn it up!)
I remember Ed to always have been smiling and my bet is that he still is and I recall smiling myself when seeing him, as his grin was contagious.
Thanks again, Jim
Name: James Armour () on Friday, September 30, 2005 at 17:13:03
City and State: Atlanta, GA
Message: Hey John, A-4 looks like Bob Jensen.
Yep, I know that one's correct.
Name: KIRK C. GREASBY () on Friday, September 30, 2005 at 16:17:11
City and State: COLORADO SPRINGS CO.
Maiden: Cougar in the Rockies
Message: I JUST WANT TO SAY A BIG HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO DALE, ROCK STEADY BUDDY! AND HAVE A COLORADO KOOLAID FOR ME!
Name: Bob Jensen () on Friday, September 30, 2005 at 16:12:43
City and State: Los Angeles
Message: The picture is part of the HHS class of ?71?
A2 (?) French, A4 Bob Jensen, A6 Larry Furgenson, A7 Teri (?), A9 Beverly Lombardos, B2 Suzie Klingenhagen, B5 Joe La Monica, B7 Hohn Hess, B8 Belinda Black, B9 Jim Dunbar, C2 Betty Brown, C3 the Lovely Cindy Appleton, C5 (one of the twins), C6 Mike Trotter, D1 Mrs. Averett.
Bob, now is that fair? You sent the pic.
Name: jc () on Friday, September 30, 2005 at 15:53:22
Email: borrowed computer
City and State: el segundo
Message: Possible students: A-5) Jan Chauncey, A-6) Larry Ferguson, B-2 Susie Klingenhagen, B-3) Larry Skeen, C-3) Cindy Appleton, C-6) Mike Trotter, C-8) Steve Green, C-9) Jeannie Hays and D-1) Mrs, Averette.
Thanks jc, now who are you?
Name: Jim Sloey () on Friday, September 30, 2005 at 15:00:41
City and State: SOLVANG, CA
Message: A6 is one of the Ferguson kids.
I don't have a key yet, so really don't know. Thanks Jim....
Name: Jill McFarlane () on Friday, September 30, 2005 at 13:35:33
City and State: Mission Viejo, CA
Message: Boy JB, we've been stuck on page 750 for some time now. Unfortunately there isn't much I can add either. I missed the picnic and cruise night so I have nothing to add or comment on, and I don't usually have the pleasure of a Cougar siting, other than my sisters Denean and Sandra and my golfing buddy Jorge. So, I'll throw out a topic to have everyone stroll down memory lane. What was your first HHS dance? who did you go with? And was it everything you thought it would be. I'll go first. Christmas dance, freshman year, a guy named Robert who was a sophmore, and absoutley!
Mine was the Senior Prom with Joyce Savisky. I wasn't much of a dancer.
Name: Donna () on Friday, September 30, 2005 at 11:45:04
City and State: Friendswood,TX
Message: Sorry I have missed the picnic and other activities out there. Was busy running from RITA..we were lucky not to be in the messes they had on the roadways, left a day early from work to go to my sisters. Hoping to move back in a couple of yrs. I'm homesick and need to get back to Friends, Pacific Ocean and mountains. Wishing you all a great weekend. Thanks John for this site, it keeps us informed. God Bless you guys.
Name: Delia Hardy () on Friday, September 30, 2005 at 01:33:14
City and State: Huntington Beach, CA
Message: I wanted to post a quick update to let everyone know that we filled a 24' truck with donations on Saturday, Sept. 10th and drove it out to Texas to people in shelters. We met some wonderful APPRECIATIVE people. I plan on typing everything up and adding pictures to share with those who are interested. Thank you to our Cougars who mailed or dropped by your donations. We were able to drive them directly to people in need.
It sounds like the Picnic was a big success. I hoped to attend but actually got a surprise call that kept me away. After 4 years of trying to start a family and riding a bumpy road to adoption, we were called about a baby girl born September 16th. While you all were having fun at the picnic, I was meeting my precious daughter for the first time. My husband and I are SO in love with our little Willow Rose. :)
Hi Delia, Looks like you're well on your way to a very nice family. Your new baby is beautiful, but I still like your first choice for a name, "Laurel Ann", the best. While I have you here, your "Spam Cop" won't allow the Found Class of 86ers to be mailed to you. Can you fix that? Thanks and good luck with Willow.
Name: Randy Brown () on Friday, September 30, 2005 at 00:41:50
City and State: anaheim, ca
Message: Just signing in for the first time. I just found out about this website.
Hey Randy, Glad you found us and join in anytime.
Name: Jim Sloey () on Friday, September 30, 2005 at 00:17:23
City and State: SOLVANG, CA
Message: A sad day for Cougars that knew, loved and respected Eddie Lutz. A man with a big heart has left us to fend for ourselves this morning although details are still sketchy. Our prayers go out to his sisters and brother in their time of loss. Eddy had many friends also and will be sorely missed by all.
We shared a lifetime of laughs and fun together at the Hawthorne airport! We'll miss you Big Ed and as the song goes, I hope you have the time of your life! May God always hold you in the palm of his hand!
Always sad to lose a Cougar. Thanks Jim
Name: Dawn Moffett () on Thursday, September 29, 2005 at 20:44:01
City and State: Simi Valley, CA
Message: Hi everyone, Haven't checked in for a while but thought I'd let you know that Simi Valley is not burning down even if it looks like it is on the news. It's really smokey and the hills are burnt but we are hoping for no wind and cooler weather.
Sounds like you had a great time at the Cougar happenings, I gotta get less of a life sometime so we can come! My mom passed away on Sept. 2nd and I've really learned the value of good friends! Be good to each other because you never know when you'll need that shoulder. AND go hug your mom if you still can.
Hey Dawn, Glad you're back. Our condolences to you and your family. I love you, Mom....
Name: Annette () on Thursday, September 29, 2005 at 18:53:27
City and State: Long Beach
Message: A Big HAPPY BIRTHDAY today to Dale Hahlbeck, Jr c/o '75. Hey Dale, look at past post for car for sale. If you buy it then maybe you wouldn't have an excuse to miss the picnic, your 30th reunion and other C'Town events. LOL
Happy Birthday Dale.
Cheers to all, Annette
Hey Dale, is it because you're maybe a little overweight or maybe getting a little thin on top that you choose to not come to any events? The girls will still love you, I swear. Happy Birthday and Rock Steady.
Name: Cindy Wernicke () on Thursday, September 29, 2005 at 09:09:50
City and State: Seal Beach, CA
Message: I'm here, just really busy taking care of Spencer my 5 year old grandson for a week and half while his parents are living it up in Cancun. Man I forgot how hard this is, not a moment for myself, I love it but he is so busy.
Name: Mary Ann Martin () on Thursday, September 29, 2005 at 07:19:44
City and State: Nashville AR
Message: Southwest Arkansas survived Rita - lots of rain and downed tree limbs, but no serious damage. An apartment neighbor put up 9 relatives, a dog, 3 SUVs and 2 Harleys for a week and the local hotels are still full. Stephanie Hall Brito '61 recently sent me a signed copy of Walt Dixon's book on Hawthorne - it's terrific! JB: An FYI on Ray Shelley '58 - he looked like a fit and trim runner or cyclist. My friend Gary Winfrey '59 talked to Al Jardine '60 this week and Al's happy and having fun with his new group! Anyway, it's just great to be a Cougar!
Name: Robert(Bobby)Fitzgerald () on Thursday, September 29, 2005 at 01:39:00
City and State: Santa Ana,Ca.
Message: Nice seeing all of you at the cruise night. Sorry so many missed it, but maybe they knew it was going to be cold, Burrrrrrr. Had a good time anyway, Thanks JB.
Hey Bobby, Yes it was a little chilly but I think it followed too closely the Ctown picnic. Thanks for being there and for bringing your BAAAADDD 56 Ford, which BTW, is For Sale for about 8500.00 bones. Anyone of you Cougs who are in dire need of an American Graffiti car, please contact Bob.
Name: Denean McKinney () on Wednesday, September 28, 2005 at 15:45:47
City and State: Redondo Beach
Message: The class of 1980 had their reunion last week and we finally have the photos. There are no names with the photos yet but we are working on adding them. It truly was a fun time.
Name: Dale Craig () on Wednesday, September 28, 2005 at 01:46:57
City and State: Hawthorne Ca
Message: Dear jb sorry I didn't go to the picnic or cruise night I was at home thinking about the victums of hurricane Rita and Katrina I was in Louisiana and Texas before the hurricanes I was lucky to them in one piece in May now if you look at them they look like a war zone hope to see everyone at homecoming party God bless everyone hope to see you at the reunion Cindy from Gig Harbor Washington go Reggie the alligator later Dale Spirit of 76
Hey Dale, Glad you're still with us and, as Jimmie Dodd would say, "C you real soon".
Name: darrell janson () on Tuesday, September 27, 2005 at 13:45:13
City and State: ca
Message: hello to all my classmates at hhs
Hey Darrell, good to hear from a bonafide 62er. Your name and sister Diane's came up the other night at some gathering we were having. Hope all is well and come on back anytime.
Name: Dan "Pink" Johnson () on Tuesday, September 27, 2005 at 13:43:10
City and State: Sherman Oaks
Message: Yeah, JB is really starting to come around. Did you know that he is even considering coming to see "The Wall" concert on November 5 at the Canyon? (OK, JB, I couldn't resist -- I promise that you have not "re-opened" the flood gates for W1P posts from me)
That's fine, Dan, I hope you pack the place with Cougars. I'll show up if you promise to play a few "Mississippi John Hurt" songs.
Name: Catherine () on Monday, September 26, 2005 at 17:00:17
City and State: Riverside California
Message: Hard to believe it's been 37 years since I graduated for HHS. Lived on 125th right behind the school and down the street from the Wilson brothers and Chris Montez (sic). Oh, the good old days of good clean fun. Nothing like today.
Name: Barney/Judy McArdle () on Monday, September 26, 2005 at 12:09:49
City and State: San Antonio, Texas
Message: Tom, you're right with the names but JB is correct, Joe was a star QB at Cal.
And informed by Bob Reagan HHS62, this morning that his brother Pat Reagan played on the same team with Joe in the 1954 Jr Rose Bowl and they LOST 13-7.
Name: Tom Burroughs () on Monday, September 26, 2005 at 10:41:57
City and State: Prescott AZ
Message: Memory test, Joe Contestible, this guy could really light it up!! I was still at Intermediate but went to all the home games at LHS field. Paul Dowell, a great running back & Joe's favorite receiver Gerald Switzer, help me out Coach if I am wrong on that name? These two were almost unstoppable! I think Joe went on to Elcamino & won the Jr. Rosebowl. Exciting football even by todays standards!! TB from AZ
Joe went on to be a great quarterback for the Cal Bears too.
Name: Marsha () on Sunday, September 25, 2005 at 22:49:41
City and State: Redondo Beach
Message: I had the best birthday celebration tonight. I miss my brother Franz more than anything and my Cougar buds let me talk about him all I needed to, and helped me remember good things about my brother, it helped so much. If you haven't reconnected with your friends, I would encourage you to, it is the best. Thanks to all of you who helped make my birthday so special, I love you all. Marsha
Hey Marsha, Thanks for letting us all into your life tonight. We had a fun evening too.
Name: Al Murphy () on Sunday, September 25, 2005 at 20:36:32
City and State: Helena MT.
Message: John,if any of the 53-54 Cougars still keep in contact with the site they might like to know that my cousin, Paul Dowell passed away on Sat. Sept.24th in Lancaster Calif. He played halfback for coach Hal, playing with Joe Contestabile, Al Johnson, and Burr Sweeney just to name a few. He was a great guy, always with a big smile and happy outlook on life. He will be missed by us all. Have a good one, Al Murphy
Hey Al, Thanks for the info on Paul. I will email the Ol' Coach and let him know. Like I always say, always sad to lose a Cougar. I'm sure he'll be missed by lots of his first year classmates.
Name: Bud Rhoades () on Sunday, September 25, 2005 at 19:25:42
City and State: Belmont Shore
Message: Dan, did I see John actually acknowledge Which One's Pink??????
Times They Are A'Changin"
YES I DID!!
Name: Jerry Miles () on Sunday, September 25, 2005 at 19:04:05
Email: jfmiles at pacbell dot net
City and State: Fair Oaks, CA
Message: I know most of us have already given to help the hurricane victims but this one has a real Hawthorne connection. Brian Wilson has offered to match any donation of $100 or more. In addition he will personally call you to answer a question or just say hi. You can see his site www.brianwilson.com for details. The offer ends October the first.
Hey Jerry, You are the 6th person today (only one to leave a Feedback) who has given this info. Now is your chance to talk to Brian Cougs. Are you listening, Anita.
Name: Lee Ann Roehm () on Sunday, September 25, 2005 at 10:41:48
City and State: West Linn, OR
Message: I see I missed two major events - the picnic and Foster's. I do miss that and wish I could've been there.
Anyway, John, last night my sister Susie (class of '66) and I met with our old friend, Pat(Kavanaugh - class of '64) here in Portland.
Her youngest son just moved here with his family from Queens, NY, where Pat has lived for many years. So, she and her husband were out for a visit.
We had a fabulous time and I wanted to thank you for making this possible. I found Pat through the Cougartown website. Pat and I have been friends since kindergarten and it means the world to me that we have reconnected.
Thanks, again, for all you've done.
Hi Lee Ann, brother Ernie was at both events so we'll excuse you this time. So glad all are reconnecting through Ctown. It's why the website is here and for many, the only way they find old HHS chums. Glad you and Pat had a nice visit.
Name: Miaaka () on Saturday, September 24, 2005 at 22:38:40
City and State: Lone Pine, CA
Message: Sounds like a great time at the picnic, sorry I was unable to make it. Hopefully next year. Missing another cruise night as well, hi to all.
Was visiting my folks last month, they live down the street from the old Masonic Temple, wow what a change there! It's now a school with a new 2 story building. And across the street a new police station!
Hi Miaaka, Not too many Masons left in Hawthorne, I guess. Maybe we'll see you at the next Cruise Night.
Name: edward schatz () on Saturday, September 24, 2005 at 13:48:43
City and State: lakewood, calif
Message: Big John B., probably won't make it to Cruise Night, although if I had my druthers, I would. It's great to see all of these new names and posts here at the Feedback, so heartening. You really brought everyone together. Well, if I sneak out of the wedding early, maybe.
PS: glad to see the photos got thru.
Thanks for the pictures, Edward....
Name: Kirk Stansel () on Saturday, September 24, 2005 at 11:08:51
City and State: Fairfax, VA
Message: We had a great 30 year reunion last Saturday in Torrance, and I wanted to thank all who organized it. Amazing how good everyone looked and that the personalities were intact! Nice to see so many of my friends... please drop an email anytime as it's pretty lonely out here on the wrong coast! Take care everyone.
Hey Kirk, Glad you had a great time. Send me a pic.
Name: Ray Mendez () on Saturday, September 24, 2005 at 06:02:50
City and State: Highland, Cal
Message: Hey this is a great Idea. I wish my school did something like this. Makes me wanna get my Mopars and cruise around Hawthorne.
Hey Ray, your Mopars would have blended right in about 40 years ago.
Name: Dan Johnson () on Saturday, September 24, 2005 at 01:35:50
City and State: Sherman Oaks, CA
Message: Well, JB, thanks. I actually appeared in the segment holding a "brick" from "The Wall" behind the band (footage taken at Vault 350 last year -- a show attended by Kathleen Griffin!). BUT another Cougar got FAR MORE air time -- and that was an interview with EJ Curse (aka Ernie Curcio, class of '77) as the bass player for No Doubt tribute band "No Duh"