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Name: Dewey Storie () on Sunday, November 13, 2005 at 18:32:12
City and State: Chandler,AZ
Class: 1974
Message: I was cleaning out the cobwebs today and came across this song By Emitt Rhodes I know there has been discussion about Emitt in the past. Our own Sue Bierman King has an article that she did for the Cougar back around 1973 about Emitt. I have posted a song that he did about a class of 1969 Cougar, Cathy Hockner (spelling?) I hope you enjoy it - 07_(Vinyl Rip)_Merry Go Round_You're A Very Lovely Woman.mp3

Name: Keith D. Jones () on Tuesday, November 8, 2005 at 14:14:09
City and State: Kona, HI
Class: 1976
Message: Jeez my parents went out of town almost every weekend up to our cabin in Runnings Springs. But, if we ever had a party at our housemy dad would have literally killed us. I could never imagine having so many people in our house with all the expensive and fancy stuff we had laying around. If anything broke I might as well just run away for good cause my mom and dad would have collectively killed me.

Name: Dean Morris () on Tuesday, November 8, 2005 at 13:51:30
City and State: Vallejo, Ca
Maiden: PrinceofWales
Class: 1972
Message: Mike Wilson, Sorry, I don't remember you. Are you the Weatherman for KRON 4 out of San Francisco?

Name: Raymond Smith () on Tuesday, November 8, 2005 at 13:44:02
City and State: Portland, OR
Maiden: Home of the "DUCKS".
Class: 1981
Message: Does anyone still smiles when they think about the Parties they hosted while the parents were out of town for the weekend? I remember my mom took a trip to England in 1979. My mom paid a company for me to help me complete my Driving Education. All I need to get my License was an 8 hour driving instructions. This was in June and I have just completed my driving Ed's at HHS. So, all day I drove(on Saturday) and even got to visit my friend Bonnie in Torrance whom was home sick. When Monday came I passed my driving test( 3 pts!). Mom was off for England few days later and that weekend I held my first party at home. Playing the music loud in the garage and shooting pool and drinking illegal beer(got it illegally), and mooning cars that drove by and having my buddies sleep over. The next time my mom went to England was in 1980 and this time I had certain people invited and somehow the party had tripled in sized and my 24 beers I bought for just a few people was consumed in 10 20 people. My party was probably the fastest party in record because it only lasted an hour. I guess supplies runs does the uninvited guest. All in all it was fun.
My parents never went out of town for the weekend.

Name: Pat Underwood () on Monday, November 7, 2005 at 23:03:13
Email: I'm here John
City and State: wthorne, California
Maiden: Lawndale High
Class: 1963
Message: Remember those long treks we made too the beach on those warm summer days down Rosecrans Ave. The bumpy two lanes that connected Hawthorne and Lawndale too the beach. Sitting on the sand with friends and classmates from the previous school year. Talking about what Teachers we wanted when school starts in September or just catching the wave of the day and telling your buddies what a bitchin? ride it was.
I do...

Name: Mike Wilson () on Sunday, November 6, 2005 at 22:19:21
City and State: Hacienda Heights, Ca
Class: 1960
Message: Hi! This is Mike Wilson. Does anyone remember me? Write me
I'm sure someone remembers you Mike. Thanks for showing up.

Name: Keith D. Jones () on Sunday, November 6, 2005 at 21:37:55
City and State: Kona, HI
Class: 1976
Message: There is a name I haven't heard in about 30 years. Steve Jackson. I think he was my friend Melanie Howells boyfriends

Name: Dewey Storie () on Sunday, November 6, 2005 at 08:07:46
Email: deweystorieatcoxdotcom
City and State: Chandler,AZ
Class: 1974
Message: Anybody know how I can get a hold of Steve Jackson class of 1976 ... Thanks

Name: Mike Mecey () on Saturday, November 5, 2005 at 16:26:59
City and State: Roseville, CA
Class: 1961
Message: It's a first...As of last June the longest distance that I had run/walked was from the couch to the refrigerator & back... I started a 5 month program... training to participate in my first marathon. The group I trained with was "Team in Training" a group that raises money for cancer research, specifically Leukemia & Lymphoma... Thanks to a couple of Super Cougs, Sandy (Peppers) Cooper & Royal Lord and an old Leuzinger buddy, Wayne Clements I was able to raise over $3,600. The Sacramento group raised over $350,000 and the TNT group nation wide raised over $14,000,000.... 14,000 marathon participants met in San Francisco on October 23... and at 7AM we took over the streets of San Francisco... What a great time...The SF hills were a challenge but they fell one step at a time... It may have been my first marathon but it won't be my last... Sandy, Royal, Wayne... Thanks again.. You helped make it happen...
Hey Mike, Good to know someone's getting a little exercise. Thanks for checking in.

Name: Lance Bertelsen () on Saturday, November 5, 2005 at 00:57:57
City and State: Austin, TX
Class: 1965
Message: Hi. I'm new. Just had a short, funny and unprintable exchange with Roger Lynberg today about John MacKenzie. Got me thinking about Hawthorne, so I ended up skimming through a whole bunch of Feedback and was glad to see people remembered Taco Bill's, etc. So while on that subject, has anyone in the last 700 pages mentioned the dances they used to have at the Hermosa Biltmore off Pier Ave. in some cavernous former storage area just across from Juicy James? This is summer '65, "Like Rolling Stone" playing on Juicy's speakers, and these lunch time dances in this ruined basement area of the Biltmore--cool, dark, sandy. I used to surf in the morning at 26th, then drive home, hook up with Bob Allen (who was living at my house since he'd been kicked out of his--long story) and hitch back down to Pier Ave to hang with the Hawthorne people there. I'd just broken up with Maureen Kirkpatrick. I still think the class of '67 had the most beautiful girls ever--I knew some vaguely through Maureen. I remember Mary Rutter, who I hardly knew at all, being dazzling. Whatever. Anyway, I'm writing because the current hippie discussion made me think of some other things about the reality of that time, and esp. about John MacKenzie. After '65 I was away from Hawthorne except in the summers, so my friends and I sort of developed on parallel tracks 3000 miles apart, then would meet up and see where we were. Of course, the war was huge--I think our class got hit worse than any: our best athlete, Tim Thomas, was killed; my York elementary school friends, MacKenize and Bill Souza both were badly wounded. By the time I got back for an extended stay, everybody was out of the service and on drugs. So was I. MacKenzie had no legs. I hung with him a lot in his apartment in Torrance (I think); watched him crawl around, then put on his legs and we'd go to clubs down at the beach. He had a VW van, longhair; we were pretty wasted most of the time. Had great times, but really had no idea what we were doing (I think I was collecting $34 a week unemployment; he had $800 a month disability from Uncle Sam). Fun, but definitely not the hippy cartoon people think of today--a little bit darker and more lost. Anyway, I finally went back East again, later ended up In Seattle where I'd see Mac and Jim Schroeder now and then since they lived in Ashland OR where my parents had moved. Mac was always pounded on something (or usually several things in unique combinations); he never really got past the war. I later ended up in Austin where I remain (still surfing--the Gulf, Cali intermittently, Mexico, etc.) and never saw Mac again, though I did see pictures of his reunion appearances. He died a few years back. Don't know what the moral is, except that it wasn't only flower power and paisley shirts. There was some wreckage along the way.
Keep up the good feedback.

Hey Lance, Some good, and not so good memories there. Thanks for sharing....

Name: Dan Johnson () on Friday, November 4, 2005 at 23:42:44
Email: wch1ispinkATaolDOTcom
City and State: Careful Orange Line
Class: 1977
Message: So the photo I posted on Keith's map site has a Coug (John Welch) and 4 other guys who played D1 hoops (two of whom went on to the NBA). The photo was taken at El Camino college in, I believe, 1975. Take a look -- anyone recognize these guys?

Name: EL ROJO () on Friday, November 4, 2005 at 20:28:05
Email: I-DY-HO
City and State: KUNA, ID
Class: 1960
Message: Right Arm on that response to my post Mr. Cougar. Thank You Very Much! MAY THE COUGAR BE WITH YOU! Jake N Jude! And Glenola did give us a SHOUT! That might be considered a COUGAR SIGHTING! Well, maybe. COOL!
Well maybe

Name: joseph mailander () on Friday, November 4, 2005 at 18:48:26
City and State: los angeles, ca
Class: 1975
Message: John, I have nothing to say other than that we are in the middle of yet another season. Autumn here in Los Feliz, the sun trickling in through the dusty leaves, lots of yellow leaves on the table, garnered from a nearby sticker-ball tree (which I believe is more formally known as an American Sweetgum). Boat drinks in the offing, wine front and center. Sinister things: darkness, music, even Orange County in the offing. I wish one of your columns on either side here were justified, even as I wish I myself were justified. I LOVE YOU MAAANNNN but don't forget to prune your citrus this winter...
Sounds like a tough place to live, but I guess someone has to live there. Tough it out, joseph....tough it out.

Name: Penny () on Friday, November 4, 2005 at 13:21:35
City and State: Torrance, CA
Maiden: Prouty
Class: 1962
Message: For those of you who didn't already know...Gary Nelson (Class of '60) has been seriously ill with cancer that has spread to his lungs, this past year. I received a note from his wife, Jeanne, yesterday, saying Gary's in his last days now. They've brought him home from the hospital and he only has a few days left. Jeanne asked me to let Gary's friends know and I'm sure she would appreciate all your prayers for Gary through these last days.
Thanks for the information, Penny. Gary, you are in my prayers.

Name: Keith D. Jones () on Friday, November 4, 2005 at 01:51:52
City and State: Kona, HI
Class: 1976
Message: Hey fellow Cougars don't forget about our Cougartown map of the world. It is a fun way to see your fellow Cougar lives.
OK but we still want that picture of you, Keith.

Name: Glenda () on Friday, November 4, 2005 at 00:07:05
City and State: St.Paul,MN
Maiden: Wilson
Class: 1958
Message: Madaleine, So sorry for missing my ending of my email address, I got so excited to hear that there is a "Cougartown" program so we can get in touch with our very missed friends that I didn't see that I missed it. So sorry to hear about Sally Hahlbeck? That made me very sad. She was one of my best friends through school. How about her husband Carl? Does any one know where he is? I will have to get my year book out and try to see how many old friends I can find. Maybe some of you can help me out. This is going to be fun.
Take care. Hugz, Glenda

Name: Chuck Armstrong () on Thursday, November 3, 2005 at 21:35:51
City and State: Orcutt, CA
Class: 1967
Message: Happy Birthday Wayne. Love ya man!

Name: EL ROJO () on Thursday, November 3, 2005 at 21:35:02
Email: I-DY-HO
City and State: KUNA, ID
Class: 1960
Message: Glenola the heck are you? Blast out of the past. I remember you always being a super upbeat lady. Class of 60 the best! As far as 60's terms? Was there not a term "Right On", which became to many of us, "Right Arm" during this period ...or am I as old as all you look? Glenola...we've got to say hello. MAY THE COUGAR BE WITH YOU. Jake N Jude!
Now would have never known of Glenola, your neighbor, had it not been for this site. I LOVE IT!!

Name: Loren () on Thursday, November 3, 2005 at 19:57:56
City and State: Rector
Class: 1956
Message: Thanks for the help Marilyn, Don't know where I was when I posted that. Been through a lot down here in hurricane land. Lost it all last year, but not bad this time. Keeps me young rebuilding. Don't post much, but enjoy reading, thanks John
Hey Loren, Glad you're with us. Thanks for the Feedback and thanks to Marilyn for straightening me out.

Name: Mike () on Thursday, November 3, 2005 at 13:26:30
Email: Shay
City and State: Cerritos, CA
Maiden: OS6-9393
Class: 1961
Message: Sorry I'm a little delinquent! Happy Birthday Tom Shelley, I love you and your whole family (except Ray). What a gas to see three of the four Shelley brothers on the same feedback page. We got to get Frank on here. Keep up the great work Baker, the world is a better place because of you and Cougartown !

Thanks Mikey....

Name: doris () on Thursday, November 3, 2005 at 11:49:11
Email: itslistedofcourse
City and State: usualandusual
Maiden: donaldson
Class: 1957
Message: And a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY to our own accordian player, WAYNE DICKEY! May it be the best ever Wayne! BEEEG HUG!
Hey Wayne, Happy Bday..... and another HB to Richard Witte HHS69. You two have a fun day.

Name: Kathleen Griffin () on Thursday, November 3, 2005 at 00:59:07
City and State: San Pedro
Maiden: Nix
Class: 1974
Message: Ummm... Hippies? We wouldn't know anything about that. We just came back from the protest in downtown. Some of us never left the 60's. I'm spending my Birthday in San Diego 13 rows from the Stage watching the Rolling Stones then doing the not so hippy thing and hang around the Hotel Del Coronado for the weekend. Sounds pretty far out to me and its my first Stones Concert. I'm stoked! Far Out! . . .
Hey Kathleen, Hippy or not, Glad to know you're still with us. Thanks for checking in.

Name: Marilyn Ross () on Wednesday, November 2, 2005 at 21:27:18
City and State: Garden Grove, Ca
Maiden: Wisham
Class: 1956
Message: I think Loren Rector must be getting senile or maybe just trying to make himself younger. (Just Kidding.) He posted that he graduated in 1959 but he graduated with me in 1956. His Sr. pic is still not listed in the yearbook but he can be found on page 103 of the "56 yearbook.
Thanks Marilyn, It's tough trying to keep 5600 Cougars straight.

Name: Madeleine () on Wednesday, November 2, 2005 at 14:22:34
City and State: Murrieta, Calif
Maiden: Short
Class: 1957
Message: Glenda (Wilson) you did not give a full email address.. I was going to email you about Sally Hahlbeck..she passed a way about 5 years ago... any questions please email me.... I am married to Sally's brother Dale Sr. or send me your email address...Madeleine
Glenda, please add your email address to the Alumni List.

Name: Tami Herrera () on Wednesday, November 2, 2005 at 13:44:26
City and State: Tulare, CA
Maiden: Irvin
Class: 1983
Message: Haven't had the chance to look around too much, but so far this seems like a well thought out website. I've found more old friends here than at
Hi Tami, Thanks for the feedback and glad you found Cougartown and some Cougar friends.

Name: Merrill Wasserman () on Tuesday, November 1, 2005 at 20:54:48
City and State: Zuni, NewMexico
Class: 1985
Message: Where is the memory book I ordered as part of the class of 1985 class reunion...I have yet to receive it.
Hi Merrill, Ask your Reunion Committee Member. Cougartown has nothing to do with any Memory Books except for Cougartown events. I will tell you that Reunion Memory Books take a long time to process, maybe as long as 6 months, so be patient.

Name: Karen LeMaistre () on Tuesday, November 1, 2005 at 17:16:06
City and State: Hollyglen, CA
Maiden: Masters
Class: 1972
Message: Just saw the post regarding the passing of Jim Bollinger. He was really a terrific guy. Jim's family had a farm where Raytheon now sits. He often worked the family's "corn stand" on the corner of Sepulveda and El Segundo Blvd. I have a lot of fond memories of Jim but my favorite memories of him are the many times my mom sent me up to the stand to pick up just a dozen ear of corn for dinner. Jim would always load a huge crate of corn in the trunk of my car after only charging me for the 12 ears. Needless to say...CORN was the vegetable of the week!!!! God be with you Jim!

Name: Glenola Burris (Poodles) () on Tuesday, November 1, 2005 at 15:48:44
City and State: Kuna, Idaho
Maiden: Weatherman
Class: 1960
Message: I attended HHS and graduated. I designed our logo for the senior sweater, our senior year, The Cougar. I love all the stories about Hawthorne and I was the first carhop at A&W. I trained the new ones. I drove a 1950 red and black 50 Ford convertible and did the 4/4 plan in school. At the time my only interest was roller skating at Westerchester skate land.
Welcome Glenola to Cougartown and thanks for your bio. I must've seen you a 1000 times in A&W. I don't know if you know it, but your neighbors in Kuna are the classes of 60 & 61, Russ (El Rojo) Jacobsen and wife Judi Kiester Jacobsen. It is a small Cougar world. Drop back anytime, and by that time I'll have a better senior picture of you.

Name: Sharon Branigan () on Tuesday, November 1, 2005 at 12:05:39
City and State: Ignorance,
Maiden: Bierman
Class: 1976
Message: Been sitting here trying to think of a snappy comeback but the well is dry. The only things I know about CT are Feedback and shipping your damn shirts. How's that for snappy?
And you do a damn fine job of it too.

Name: Raymond Smith () on Tuesday, November 1, 2005 at 09:31:29
City and State: Portland, OR
Maiden: The raining state!
Class: 1981
Message: Well John Baker.....I feel your pain on the Alumni /e-mail issue. I went through everyone of my e-mail address and noticed 5 of them has not updated with your cougartown website so I forward them the messages to update it. Thanks for the infro and I like to pass this along to everyone and encourage them to check their friends email and compare notes to cougartown e-mail addy. I love the photos you posted next to the e-mail on your site. Way cool!
Thanks for the help, Raymond.

Name: Steve Fraser () on Monday, October 31, 2005 at 21:24:26
City and State: Laguna Woods
Class: 1966
Message: Country Joe: Sometime, early in "67", my buddy Carl Klench and I went to the Olympic Auditorium to see "Country Joe and the Fish". The opening act was Little Richard. At that time boxing was still a "biggie" at the Olympic so the performers played on the ring. Little Richard opened. The place was cooking until he invited the crowd to join him on stage to dance. The weight of the dancers collapsed the stage, breaking Richard's wrist and hurting much of his band. Light poles were swaying and the auditorium was evacuated. We never got to see Country Joe. Is that fairly accurate Cuz?

Name: Loren () on Monday, October 31, 2005 at 19:54:36
City and State: Rector
Class: 1956
Message: I remember a car lot on Imperial Blvd. called Custom City, I think it was. This was in the mid fifties.My friends and I used to go there after they closed and ogle at all the custom cars. Chopped, channeled, lowered, big engines, and super paint jobs. The name Burris or something like that sounds familiar, Does that jog anyone's memory?
Hey Loren, Glad you checked in. Yes Burris rings a bell. Let me see, I think it was a red 60 Ford, 360HP, 3 on the tree. Nice ride....

Name: Susan King () on Monday, October 31, 2005 at 19:37:23
Email: sueking18 at aol dot com
City and State: Thousand Oaks
Maiden: Bierman
Class: 1974
Message: Oh come one Baker, you KNOW nobody reads anything but the feedback page??!!!!
That's for sure...

Name: Sharon Branigan () on Monday, October 31, 2005 at 18:22:15
City and State: Thousand Oaks, CA
Maiden: Bierman
Class: 1976
Message: Regarding the A's in Miss Cone's slang: John, please email your personal messages directly to your friends; don't use this valuable bandwith for a personal joke that no one else gets. (haha gotcha!) ONWARD come the Trick or Treaters!
Thank you Sharon and if you knew ANYTHING about Cougartown at all, you'd know we have MANY slang pages, one of which is Miss Cone's Slang Page. Also what is bandwith?