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Name: Tom Burroughs ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jan 9, 2006, 1:25 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1958
City & State: Prescott AZ
Message: Count me & the old black Chevy wagon, in for the Wich Stand cruise! We can seat 6 Cougs., just give me a little advance notice! TB from AZ
Thanks Tom...

Name: Linda ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jan 9, 2006, 11:59 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Stonebraker
Class: 1989
City & State: Saugus, CA
Message: Sharon (Rich) Stowe were you ever a teacher at Trinity Lutheran School? If so you were my reading and Phonics teacher. Happy New year CTowners.
Happy New Year, Linda...

Name: Bob Stevenson ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jan 9, 2006, 11:35 am - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: Lakewood, CA
No E-mail
Message: I would like to join the "Last Cruise" at the Wich Stand. I do not have an old car but would having a 2006 Dodge Charger with a Hemi be ok to bring? I would also like to know if anyone can help obtain a yearbook for the Class of 63? Any help would be great.
Thanks Bob Stevenson
Yep, that would work. Thanks Bob

Name: Keith D. Jones ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Jan 9, 2006, 11:10 am - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Kona, HI
Message: I was wondering since there are so many USC fans and alumni here, did any of you know Mike Garrett. And is still with USC.
Mike is the Athletic Director at USC.

Name: Anita ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jan 8, 2006, 9:00 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Harmon
Class: 1969
City & State: Fair Oaks, Ca
Message: Gosh, JB.....looks as if this past week was a busy and exciting one for you. I haven't logged on to CT in a week and I had a lot to get caught up on. I must say that it was my Dad who created the love of football for me - be it high school, college, or pro, I've always loved the game. The Trojans had the horses and the Heismans. But Texas had the ball. And The Man. A championship game that sputtered and coughed in the first half went into hyperdrive in the second. And when it was over there was a new title holder and a new national darling: Vince Young.
Looking forward to Super Bowl now!
You're right, Anita, and I take my hat off to Texas and Vince. Hard to beat the boys from Troy though, as Matt, Reggie a junior, Lendale a junior, and sophomore Dwayne Jarrett will probably all go to the Pros. And lots more talent like Dominique Byrd, Sam Baker, Steve Smith, etc.
A class corps by the Trojans which probably won't be equaled for generations. The best Trojan team ever....Probably so.

Name: Andrea ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jan 8, 2006, 7:31 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Rossi
Class: 1982
City & State: hawthorne
No E-mail
Message: Hi Guys.Last night I read in saturdays Daily breeze that Don and Cindy Hoy's daughter passed away. Not sure if Cindy was her mom or step mom but the name Hoy caught my eye..:{

Name: Dick Dixon ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Jan 8, 2006, 8:45 am - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: La Verne, CA
Message: Speaking of QB's, one Bill Daquila, the "golden arm" lead HHS to many a cheer between '61, '62. And a FYI, as I also remember its Bill's B-day today. Happy Birthday Bill from a friend of decades who remembers the entire Daquila family who lived across from HHS on Broadway. Jerry, Bill's big bro, played on the HHS CIF team in '59 and also was one fine hurdler as Bill was also one fine HHS baseball player. Both could have gone to the "bigs" in my opinion. Hi to Sandy Daquila too. I'm ready for the '06 cruise nights.
I too remember the Daquilas. Wasn't Jerry a Thespian too?? Happy Bday Bill....

Name: Jerry Miles ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jan 7, 2006, 9:15 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: Fair Oaks, Ca
Message: Gee, guys. What?s with all the doom and gloom. Sure the Wich Stand might not be exactly like it was 40 years ago. But neither are we! Let?s all get behind John on this. I, for one, think it?s a great idea and will do my best to make it if it happens. Anybody know where I can rent a 57 Ford
Thanks Jerry, I was wondering if anyone was for the idea.

Name: Don Burns ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jan 7, 2006, 6:56 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1957
City & State: Downey CA
Message: Hey Cougs, Happy New Year to everybody. John, count me & the Red T-Bird in, sounds like a kick-ass idea. Later Don
Thanks Don and hopefully we'll see you there....

Name: John Crotty ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jan 7, 2006, 6:50 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: Hermosa Beach
No E-mail
Message: JB..and fellow cougs. There is no more Wichstand. It was razed years ago. I hope you're not angry, but I called the LA Sheriff's Department (Marina Del Rey Station) to verify it's demise and was informed that there is a Savon or Rite-aid at the spot and some other small businesses. Also, the area would not be as "safe" as it was in our time...demographics have changed. (I hope I'm wrong about this and should correction be warranted...put me in my place!!!!)
Hey John, Sorry but you can call the Sheriff's Dept. back and tell them they are FULL OF IT!!! There's a health food store there and the building, with the tower, is in tact and has been perpetually preserved through historical status. I'm correct on this one and have seen the site in the last 3 months. You've been put in your place.

Name: Dan Petty ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jan 7, 2006, 6:02 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1965
City & State: Cerritos, CA
Message: John, have you been to the Wich Stand lately? The Class of '65 was there as part of their 40th reunion in October and I would go but I just sold my bullet proof Lincoln. Having spent a couple of hours there, as the tour bus broke down just behind the Wich Stand, I would say management is not going to redo their menu or their parking lot. Also, the carhop window and soda fountain is totally gone. It is a health food store today. You might want to think Pink's!
Hey Dan, thanks for the info and I know all of that, but wouldn't it be cool to do it one more time? I'm sure there will be pitfalls but that's what I'm here for. We'll see what they say....

Name: Jerry Simpson ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jan 7, 2006, 12:29 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Santa Clarita CA.
Message: Hey John. Wich Stand sounds like a great idea, count me in. I been so busy emailing "That old gang of ours" that I haven't been to c-town in a while, boy have I missed out. John I think c-town is just the tip of the iceberg. It starts here then goes,(email) to person to person. Then group to group, and on and on. I guess what I'm saying is you have added a whole new segment to my life, and helped fill a void, thanks old friend. Let me take a moment to wish Adrianne (Longpre) DeAlejandro a very Happy Birthday. She a wonderful person and a dear friend. Have a great one Addy. Take care John. You ol' 62er.
Hey Jerry, you too have figured it out. It's here so why not utilize it. Thanks buddy, and Happy Bday Adrianne.....

Name: Cindy Wernicke ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jan 7, 2006, 9:11 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Maxson
Class: 1963
City & State: Seal Beach, CA
Message: A cruise to the Wich Stand? What a BITCHEN idea, count me in (no old car though). I hope we can do this on a Saturday night though because I would like to bring my husband Don, Inglewood High 59', that would bring back memories for him too. Cindy
Lotsa stuff to work out. Lights, carhop service, security, insurance, not to mention if we can use the facilities. I was thinking of making it a weekend event. Maybe Friday/Saturday or Saturday/ Sunday. This wouldn't just be Cougartown but any and all that wanted to attend.

Name: Mary Ann Winfrey ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jan 7, 2006, 6:58 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Walton
Class: 1961
City & State: Nashville Ar
Message: I grew up on Trojan football, was converted to the Razorbacks and Arkansas "hooked a lot of horns" IN ALL SPORTS in the old Southwest Conference. The only thing I hate more than Texas is the Texas band ... some games the "fight" was in the stands with the opposing fans - a real raunchy bunch, believe me. All-in-all, you've just gotta love college football and now it's on to the The Final Four!!!
Always been a John Wooden fan so the Bruins are my favorite when it comes to basketball. Yeah El Rojo, I know, I'm a switcher.

Name: Keith D. Jones ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jan 7, 2006, 2:31 am - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Kona, HI
Message: The Pope, no but I did the Pope's who lived on 138st. The funny thing is you mention the Pope and I did try to touch him when he was in Miami in 86 or 87. I was too far back in the crowd. And it is Lou Rawls, I thought you would have know that John. I can't help it, I am easy I get around.
Just kidding Keith, Yes I knew Lou Rawls had passed.

Name: Baxter Dodd ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jan 7, 2006, 1:56 am - HHS Time
Class: 1957
City & State: Riverside, CA
Message: Every time I think of the Wich Stand I remember the night the girl I was with could have gotten us killed. In the next row of cars near us there was a large group of large guys talking and yelling loud and frequently using the ?F? word. So there we were, wedged in by cars front and back when she turns around and tells them loud & clear that ?we don't appreciate their language? and for them to ?knock off the loud talk.??. I stopped breathing for a while trying to put up a supportive front while waiting for them to come over and jerk my door off the hinges and beat me with it. But, lucky for me, they looked at each other stunned and then one of them apologized to her. I don?t know if they were on probation or what, but it got quiet and nobody got hurt. Hmmm? I wonder if they will be there for the event --- Baxter
Now THAT'S funny...Thanks Baxter, and let's hope not.

Name: Lance Bertelsen ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-Jan 7, 2006, 12:05 am - HHS Time
Class: 1965
City & State: Austin, TX
Message: The coolest thing about the 1965 Santa Barbara game was that on the way up there (in Steve Gant's car?) we (whoever we were) heard Dave and the Marksmen's song (the name of which escapes me) on KFWB for the first (and I think last) time. Since our pal, Gene Fetko, was playing rhythm guitar with the group, we were stoked. I later read that Murry Wilson torpedoed the song with the LA stations. Nice guy.
Mack Brown definitely doesn't surf, but Mike Leach, the Texas Tech coach, does.

Name: Alan Hauge ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jan 6, 2006, 11:58 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1961
City & State: Playa del Rey, Calif
Message: Yo John-
Count my 1933 Ford Coupe in for a cruise to the Wich Stand! What a great idea.
All right, that's one, and a heckuva good start. Thanks Alan...

Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jan 6, 2006, 8:57 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Lomita, Ca
Message: OK. who would be up for a "one last cruise" at the Wich Stand??
I will talk to the management and see if we can get this done. Parking in the rear, car hops, everything the same as it was in 1960. Let me know via email if you'd like to bring your cool ride , daddy's car, or just ride along with someone with a cool car or daddy's car to THE WICH STAND at Slauson and Overhill, for one last Cruise. This could be a FABULOUS event. People from not just HHS but all over; Burbank, The Valley, So Bay, Orange Co. wherever... Email me, as this could be the BEST event ever.

Name: Keith D. Jones ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jan 6, 2006, 8:57 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Kona, HI
Message: A old aquaintance of mine that I had allot fun talking and times with about 19 years ago died today I just read. It was fun partying with him in Florida. He was always nice to me and I'm proud and honored I got to meet him and become friends. Lou it was fun. Sorry not Cougar related but I am sure many of us enjoyed his voice
Lou? Lou who? Keith, did you know the Pope too?

Name: Jodi Alexander ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jan 6, 2006, 7:12 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Torgerson
Class: 1975
City & State: Bakersfield, Ca
Message: Dale H. Class of 75. Please call me. Have tried all numbers I have had since 1975- No Luck:( Need to give you info that you might have not have heard, and you might really like to be imformed of. You have my number, it hasn't changed in 20 years.........
Happy new Years to all the rest of all my fellow COUGARS, May God bless you and all of yours in 2006!
Hey Jr. CALL JODY!!!!!

Name: Steve Fraser ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jan 6, 2006, 7:02 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: laguna woods , ca
Message: Re: Gary Bickers. One of the best games HHS played was a CIF playoff in Santa Barbara. 1965. With only seconds left, and tied game, Tim Thomas rushed across the goal line but was denied the TD. The game ended tied but decided on first downs. Santa Barbara edged out HHS by one. The only good thing about that night was that my Uncle Jim took us to the "Santa Claus" restaurant down the road.
Sound familiar "Surf Babe"?

Name: EL ROJO ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jan 6, 2006, 6:40 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: UCLA
Class: 1960
City & State: YOU KNOW
No E-mail
Message: I've looked at the comments and the Monday morning Q-B ing and will agree with no one. There was a horrible coaching error, the touchdown lateral before the half not being questioned was huge. I also agree with Steve that I don't think there should be flying touchdowns!! Put the dern thing on the turfffffff!!!!! Or your foot in the zone!!!! Anyway UCLA would have kicked their buns.:-)) Other than John getting me to root for a loser, ah, sc. It wasn't a bad game. 4th and how much and lose? 9 seconds? Ah heck great conversation. I love ya MMAANN!. MAY THE COUGAR BE WITH YOU. Jake N jude.
The lateral turned out to be a 3, and maybe a 10 point switch, but Trojan fans do not cry. It was a great game and the Longhorns won. NUFF SAID on that. Now the Bruins beat Northwestern badly so I guess the only teams that let the PAC 10 down were USC and Oregon. May the Mighty Cougar be with you too.

Name: Bob Jensen ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jan 6, 2006, 10:57 am - HHS Time
Class: 1971
City & State: Los Angeles
No E-mail
Message: January is the best month for Cougar sightings, at least for me. I had a nice phone conversation with Debbie Gauntt class of 1969 and I ran into Mike Trotter class of 1971 and his father Lloyd. Anyone who played Little League from about 1960 on will remember Lloyd Trotter. They both looked great. Now I think I will go sit in my deck chair and catch a few rays and watch the Babes of the Beach. No, it?s not what you think, about this time of the morning all of the mothers take their children out for a walk along the strand. And those Babes are great. 80 degrees plus today. I love So Cal.

Name: Elizabeth A Aleccia ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jan 6, 2006, 10:54 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Estrada
Class: 1969
City & State: Redondo Beach
Message: Mack Brown didn't get into the water. In fact, didn't get out of his car. I think he was there for the view of Palos Verdes and the blue Pacific. The new high school is an old school that was converted. I'll have to find out more and get back to you. Where's Momo...she'll know.

Name: Baxter Dodd ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jan 6, 2006, 10:46 am - HHS Time
Class: 1957
City & State: Riverside, CA
Message: Talk about "phantom td?s," I?m still PO?d about losing a "phantom" game with Beverly Hills by a coin toss in '57, or was it '56? I?ll bet our Ol? Coach remembers that one. --- Baxter