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Name: Elizabeth A Aleccia () on Saturday, December 10, 2005 at 17:38:43
City and State: Redondo Beach
Class: 1969
Message: Hello Everybody! Yes, Art, Dizzy Lizzy still lives. And John, I know what you mean about those rat b*stards over at the ACLU. The way they go around defending The Bill of Rights and our Constitution even afer our Commander in Chief last month said, "It's just a goddamn piece of paper!". They've got alot of nerve. I don't care what they say. I'm wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and I'm baking Christmas cookies! Well....they aren't actually "Christmas" cookies. They're just cookies. You know, Tollhouse cookies, Mexican Wedding Cookies, Lemon Squares, Pecan Slices, but since I'm baking them at Christmas time and giving them as Christmas gifts I'm calling them Christmas cookies and anybody who doesn't like that can bite me. I'm decorating a Christmas tree too. Yes, I know it's actually a Pagan ritual but who really cares? I'm joining the war against the commercialism of Christmas too. I'm not shopping at Macy's or Nordstroms or any other department store...not because they wish people a Happy Holiday instead of Merry Christmas because frankly I don't care about that. I'm boycotting anyone who sends me a Christmas catalog before December 1st and anyone who advertizes diamond studded Rolex's as "great stocking stuffers" Yep, they can bite me too.'s Saturday and I still have clients coming so I have to run....but if anyone wants to buy a massage gift certificate call, 310 849.9617...Ho Ho Ho Dizzy Lizzy
C-c-c-c-c-come in !! (you'd have to remember Henny Youngman)

Name: EL ROJ0 () on Saturday, December 10, 2005 at 15:59:58
Email: I-DY-HO
City and State: kAY-YOU- EN-A , ID
Class: 1960
Message: Hey Mr.Coug, I beleieve I said "I hope" before I "pass". Quote! Mrs. Mark would have punished you for that. For not reading the context, eH.? Geez we love you, but hate the Trojans when they have kicked Bruin Buns. But.... and Go U.S.C. against the lowly cowdogs of BAJA OKLAHOMA! See there John, I actually said it! USC! PAC 10 to the end! RAH,RAH,RAH!MAY THE COUGAR BE WITH YOU!Jake N Jude
Mrs Mark punishes me everyday for my not reading the context, Russ. So did you just say you were dumping the Bruins and becoming a loyal fan, then?

Name: Jim Sloey () on Saturday, December 10, 2005 at 11:22:41
City and State: SOLVANG, CA
Class: 1966
Message: Uncle Buck has its winners too. Cindy Whittaker, Jenny Pasternak, Debbie Miles, Mo Trott, and a three way tie between Matt Peterson, Anita Harmon and Mary Rose. Thanks for your interest in UNCLE BUCK's PRETZELS. Remember all orders in December benefit Cougartown too. Merry Christmas.

Name: Jim Pasternak () on Saturday, December 10, 2005 at 09:00:29
City and State: Ladera Ranch, CA
Class: 1968
Message: The envelope, please? And the winners are: (Drum roll, excitement building; anxiety, tension is felt; finger nails being bitten...) The 5 first CTer's with the answers from the reader samples were Jimmy-Buck Sloey, Debbie Miles, Mo Trott, Betty Kean-Rodriguez and Mary Rose. Books will go out on Tuesday. Thank you. I hope you enjoy the story. JB, we wouldn't expect you to do a book report. After all, you ARE the principal!

PRINCIPAL??!! I couldn't shine the Principal's shoes.... Thanks Jim, and again, good luck with your book.

Name: Larry Bach () on Friday, December 9, 2005 at 23:30:44
City and State: Torrance, CA
Class: 1972
Message: If Sean Connery is the sexiest man in the world and if Patty Valencia looks like Sean Connery, then logically, she must be the sexiest woman in the world. Watch out though, Patty used to carry a sword and get right to the point in Mr. Williams' fencing class.

Name: steve fraser () on Friday, December 9, 2005 at 23:12:30
City and State: Laguna Woods, CA
Maiden: Fraz
Class: 1966
Message: Thanks, John! That's the song I was thinking of. Merry Chistmas to all you Cougs! And my Cougar Cousins, Butch, Tim, Chris, "the Duke of Cool", and "Surfbabe". Steve

Name: Jake N Jude () on Friday, December 9, 2005 at 22:56:18
City and State: Kuna, ID
Maiden: we both had one
Class: 1961
Message: Coach Chauncey, this coming from a die hard Bruin fan ,you're absolutely right about Reggie Bush! And John Baker you know how bad I hate to even print the letters of... the team Reggie Bush plays for. He is the most exciting football player I've seen since the 1959 HHS...well never mind. I forgot what I was going to say . But to H**L with the ACLoosers. They stood for a good thing at one time. Congrats Maryann and Right Guard Gary Winfrey from that undefeated "B" team of 1957, on your wedding. We too love the small school atmosphere of state championship games up here in ID. Go Bruins! Beat s.c.! Ah... maybe, I hope.. before I pass.:-)0 MAY THE COUGAR BE WITH YOU! Jake N Jude!
Hey Russ, Did you say "Go Bruins, Beat SC"? Boy, that game was last weekend. Now I know you're pulling for to beat Texas, aren't you?

Name: Steve Fraser () on Friday, December 9, 2005 at 22:01:07
Email: somewhere in Christmas Land
City and State: Laguna Woods, CA
Class: 1966
Message: Paco, what was the beautiful Christmas song that the "Eagles" did. I can sing it (which is really lousy) but It's my favorite Christmas tune ever! Any help from all you Cougs. Steve, and Merry Christmas to you all!
Hey Steve, I think maybe the song is "Please Come Home For Christmas" a great Eagles Christmas ballad.

Name: Shulstad () on Friday, December 9, 2005 at 19:23:08
City and State: behind the orange curtain, CA
Class: 1976
Message: my favorite was the Mitch Miller Christmas album. The sound was so big, and every American knows a big Christmas is a good Christmas, especially when yer five!!

Name: Suzan Scudder () on Friday, December 9, 2005 at 14:43:10
City and State: Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, FL
Maiden: Motter
Class: 1976
Message: To all of my old friends, Hello....You were all so important to me back then. I hope that your lives have prospered and that you have everything you've desired. I hope that life hasn't dealt you too much sorrow or pain and that you find yourself in a happy place. When I think back on all of my memories from high school, I realize that they wouldn't be as sweet as they are without you.
All of the girls from Gymnastics hold a dear place in my heart. I'll never forget any of you.

Name: Paco () on Friday, December 9, 2005 at 14:36:26
City and State: LF
Class: 1961
Message: Hey Coug's, send me your Christmas pic's..trees, house, yard anything. While listening to my Christmas music recently I heard an old song that reminded me of Christmas when I was a little dude, "Here comes Santa Claus" by Gene Autry, what are your childhood favorites?

Name: Dave Tremblay () on Friday, December 9, 2005 at 13:01:26
City and State: Torrance, CA
Class: 1978
Message: Reading more about the lawsuit; in addition to taking exception to Brian's Smile promoters distributing a free "Best of Beach Boys" cd with a London periodical, some legal analysts are pointing to the fact that Mike's deal, wherein he is able to use the "Beach Boys" name for touring, is coming to an end. They indicate that this move may be some kind of posturing so that Mike can re-up the Beach Boys name use. Interestingly only Brian, Mike, Al and Carl's estate have voting writes. For some unknown reason Dennis' estate is excluded and Johnston has no voting rights since joining the band in '64 replacing the Beach Boys' temporary Brian replacement, Glen Campbell.

Name: Dan Johnson () on Friday, December 9, 2005 at 12:13:46
Email: wch1ispinkATaolDOTcom
City and State: Del AIre
Class: 1977
Message: But Stan Love was a damn good ballplayer even if he was a Monarch! Hey Dave, the printed cold word doesn't convey playfulness -- I got your joke and was simply making what I consider to be an interesting observation that as they get "older" (because while they are not "old", no one can debate that they are older than they were in, let's say, '77) the CT women are holding up far better than their male counterparts.

Name: Bob Reagan () on Friday, December 9, 2005 at 11:35:32
City and State: Redding,CA
Class: 1962
Message: I agree with Dave's and your assessment of Mike Love. I guess he's like most famous people who feel they have to keep their name in front of the public, even at the expense of others. As the old saying in Hollywood goes "I don't care what you say about me, just mention my name" certainly applies to Mike Love. The guy can't be too swift if it took him a year to file a lawsuit against Brian Wilson. Did he just listen to the album? He should have filed a suit against himself for "Shamelessly misrepresenting himself".
All this suing going on and Mike just had this added to the Beach Boys Monument about a month ago.

Name: Mary Ann Winfrey () on Friday, December 9, 2005 at 10:09:05
City and State: Nashville Ar
Maiden: Walton
Class: 1961
Message: MERRY CHRISTMAS to all Cougars! And, Season's Greeting to all Cougars! JB nailed it mentioning "the real story of Christmas" and "corporate America lining their pocket books!" Gary and I are looking forward to a very cold, family, fireplace roaring, lots of good food and more homemade presents than bought, etc. this Holiday. Local Christmas parade and Chamber of Commerce tree lighting last night and tomorrow The Dierks Outlaws (Class AA - small schools) and our Nashville Scrappers (Class AAA) play two Little Rock high schools for their state championships. Quite a big deal here - playing at The Rock ... that's War Memorial Stadium where the Razorbacks play ... is a goal for all high school players and coaches in Arkansas. Would like to point out that prayers will be said before and after the games and we dare the ACLU to intrude on home town America!!! PS: We all know what Mike Love is. I tell BB fans here that he's ruining the name. Too bad he can't sing as well as he sues. Al's comeback's gaining attention. How about a Mike Love BOYCOTT??? Love you ESPECIALLY, John!!!
Hey Mary Ann, Thanks for the update, and I think we should all send a Christmas Card to the ACLU. It might act like a silver bullet or a wooden stake....... HEY, a guy can DREAM, right?

Name: Baxter Dodd () on Friday, December 9, 2005 at 02:24:01
City and State: Riverside, CA
Class: 1957
Message: I wish I could look like Sean Connery as I grow older. My wife still looks great, for her age, and she doesn?t look like Sean Connery. However, she occasionally has an attitude like Sean Penn that I have to deal with? Just kidding, dear! ---- Baxter
Hey Baxter, it might be a little too close to Christmas for that comment.

Name: Dave Tremblay () on Thursday, December 8, 2005 at 22:17:14
City and State: Torrance, CA
Class: 1978
Message: JB - I second that and let me add that Mike Love is a no talent hack. The closest thing he ever did to riding a wave was riding his cousins' coat tails.
Hey Dave, AMEN to that....

Name: Chuck Armstrong () on Thursday, December 8, 2005 at 21:22:53
City and State: Orcutt, CA
Class: 1967
Message: JB - I like the BB Christmas card you posted. This is fresh off the AP: LOS ANGELES Nov 4, 2005 ? Mike Love is suing his cousin and former Beach Boys bandmate Brian Wilson, but Love's lawyer hopes the lawsuit won't mar their good vibrations.
Love filed the lawsuit in federal court Thursday accusing Wilson of promoting his 2004 album, "Smile," in a manner that "shamelessly misappropriated Mike Love's songs, likeness and the Beach Boys trademark, as well as the `Smile' album itself."

Thanks Chuck and in my opinion, Brian should sue Love for "shamelessly misrepresenting the Beach Boys."

Name: Jim Sloey () on Thursday, December 8, 2005 at 13:21:37
City and State: SOLVANG, CA
Class: 1966
Message: We have 4 winners to date albeit one questionable answer from Michelle Lee that has been accepted. There is still a box of pretzels left for the answer to the quiz below. Three were shipped yeaterday to Michelle Lee, Mo Trott and Jenny Pasternak. Debbie Miles has won today. Remember think Cinnabon in a pretzel! And if Uncle Buck can make pretzels, anyone can!

Name: Dave Tremblay () on Thursday, December 8, 2005 at 12:41:42
City and State: Torrance, CA
Message: Patty, LOL.......You're much prettier than Sean!!! Glad to see someone else has a sense of humor!
I don't know about that. Sean is pretty pretty.

Name: Ricky Pierson () on Thursday, December 8, 2005 at 12:29:33
City and State: Hawthorne, CA
Class: 1986
Message: Hey John, Been awhile since I have posted, but just wanted to let you know that I sport my Cougartown T-Shirt everywhere I go. Got a few compliments from the locals when I was in Maui last May on the artwork!
Happy Holidays to all Cougars wherever you might be!
Class of 86 Rocks!

Hey Ricky, Thanks for spreading the Cougartown word. Always nice to hear from Ctowners that wear their T's. They make great Christmas presents too.
Thanks again....

Name: Patty Saville () on Thursday, December 8, 2005 at 12:15:42
Email: phsaville_cox
Class: 1974
City and State: Lag
Message: I think that I look like Sean Connery.
Yes, I see what you mean.....

Name: Sharon Stowe () on Thursday, December 8, 2005 at 12:13:55
City and State: Lawndale, CA
Maiden: Ritch
Class: 1972
Message: To Dan Johnson, Thank you for your nice words about alumni Cougar gals. I was beginning to think that Cougartown was full of women haters.
No women haters here, Sharon....

Name: Dave Tremblay () on Thursday, December 8, 2005 at 11:54:41
City and State: CA
Class: 1978
Message: Dan, My joke said "when women get OLD". Are you saying that the women in the class of '77 are OLD?

Name: Jim Pasternak () on Thursday, December 8, 2005 at 08:52:13
City and State: Ladera Ranch, CA
Class: 1968
Message: Thanks to all CTowners who contacted me re:the book. Steve, free copies go to the ones who send the right answers to the questions as JB would say, "Book reporters:"
What was written on Dawna's tee and Who made the quote about GOSSIP? Found in the reader samples.
Billy Buck Sloey and Mo Trott are the sole winners so far. As for using real names in the book, legal restrictions precluded their use even when speaking of those kids we lost in 'Nam. But their descriptions will honor them and we all know who they were.
Thanks again for your interest in Start reading, Steve! Yes, I'll sign it!

Name: Art La Mere () on Thursday, December 8, 2005 at 04:27:26
Email: same
City and State: bettendorf Ia
Class: 1973
Message: Liz -- What happened to Dizzy Liz
Dizzy Liz, where are you?

Name: jeff mann () on Thursday, December 8, 2005 at 03:32:24
City and State: newhall, ca
Class: 1975
Message: I just finished working on a TV show called "Invasion" filming at the Robert F Kennedy Med Center. I was actually born in that Hospital, when it was Hawthorne Community. I got to drive around a bit of the area and even though it's not aged gracefully, I count it blessing growing up there. I also count it more of a blessing to not live there anymore! Sorry to have missed the '75 reunion......Merry Christmas to all.
Hey Jeff, I had my tonsils out at Hawthorne Community in 1949.

Name: Dan Johnson () on Thursday, December 8, 2005 at 01:30:26
Email: wch1ispinkATaolDOTcom
City and State: Sherman Oaks
Class: 1977
Message: Dave Tremblay, let me just say that I've been to a number of the '77 reunions, a few of the CT events and seen photos posted from other reunions and events. From these sources of information, it appears that as a general rule the women are holding up FAR BETTER than the men (myself included).
My neighborhood is heavily Jewish. My daughter is a Kindergardner at an LAUSD school that gives days off for Jewish holidays. It's not a PC thing, it's a practical reality reflecting the demographics of this 'hood. And out of respect for my Jewish friends and neighbors, I don't send them "Christmas" cards.

Hey Dan, Good point on the schools. Also when I send out Christmas cards, I don't necessarily know the religion of the recipients. As a Christian, this is my holiday. If I receive a Hanukkah card, no offense taken.

Name: Cindy Wernicke () on Wednesday, December 7, 2005 at 22:23:10
City and State: Seal Beach, CA
Maiden: Maxson
Class: 1963
Message: Gees, I am such a jerk, I totally forgot Jan Freeman Peterson's birthday yesterday. I am so sorry Jan, I will make it up to you. I hope you had a wonderful day. Cindy (not looking at all like Sean Connery). I look more like his mother.

Name: Steve Fraser () on Wednesday, December 7, 2005 at 22:15:05
City and State: Laguna Woods, CA
Message: Jim, since you asked if you could you could use my name, and accounts of our adventures at the HFD, I expect a limited, signed copy. Steve

Name: Dave Tremblay () on Wednesday, December 7, 2005 at 21:45:49
City and State: Torrance, CA
Class: 1978
Message: I stand corrected....Miss Moneypenny.

Name: Sharon Stowe () on Wednesday, December 7, 2005 at 19:47:15
Email: sharons
City and State: Lawndale CA
Maiden: Ritch
Class: 1972
Message: Now, John, was that nice? ss
YES, very nice, compared to what I could have said. Not pointed at you personally, but the double Xers in general.....
Am I getting in deeper here.

Name: Sharon Stowe () on Wednesday, December 7, 2005 at 19:10:34
City and State: Lawndale, CA
Maiden: Ritch
Class: 1972
Message: I'm surprised that no Cougar Gal has taken the bait and responded to Dave Tremblay's feedback that when women age they (we)look like Sean Connery. I have to disagree. The only old guy I see that looks like Sean Connery is Sean Connery. And I may be old but I sure as H-E- Double Hockey Sticks do not look like Sean:)

You left me wide open, Sharon, but I'm NOT going there.

Name: Dave () on Wednesday, December 7, 2005 at 13:13:34
Email: Tremblay
City and State: Torrance, CA
Class: 1978
Message: Kira, I don't know if this was your teacher but this was in the Daily Breeze:
A Carson man struck by a hit-and-run driver in Koreatown over the weekend died Monday, hours after his wife pleaded for information to find the driver.
Bernard Fondong, 46, died about 4 p.m. at County-USC Medical Center in Los Angeles, police said.

Name: OL COACH CHAUNCEY () on Wednesday, December 7, 2005 at 08:32:35
Class: 50s to 70s

Hey Coach, I agree, if Reggie Bush doesn't get the Heisman Trophy on Saturday, no one deserves it.
About Joe Costanza, He's not on our list, but someone who checks Feedback might know his whereabouts. If someone knows him, please email the Ol Coach or me. Thanks Cougs....

Name: Linda Hall () on Wednesday, December 7, 2005 at 00:00:05
City and State: Bodfish, CA
Maiden: Yorkey
Class: 1972
Message: Hey Petey where are you? Please e-mail me at Yorkey Dog

Name: kira () on Tuesday, December 6, 2005 at 22:24:06
City and State: hawthorne, CA
Class: 2007
Message: hey im currently a student at hawthorne high, and i have heard rumors about a certain teacher. i heard that a former teacher of mine, Mr, Fondong was killed a few days ago in a hit and run. the story was told that he was putting his son into his car and he was hit and killed. there are other stories stating that he is now in a coma. does any one know what happened?