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Name: Cheri Longanecker ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jan 20, 2006, 7:47 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1965
City & State: Gig Harbor, WA
Message: Thank you for the birthday greeting John. I don't remember sports statistics but I remember Ty Goodman as being a great athlete and part of the "in" crowd. My best wishes to him.
Thanks Cheri....

Name: nick pappagiorgio ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jan 20, 2006, 7:39 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1975
City & State: LV, NV
What the H-E double you-know-whats doe that mean?

Name: Al Murphy ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jan 20, 2006, 4:12 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Helena Montana
Message: John, was looking on the Vietnam Memorial page and saw and old school chum, Dayne Scott listed on it. I had lost touch with him after I joined the Corps but knew he had joined the Navy. If anyone out there knows his family, I would like to hear from them. Thanks,Al Murphy
Hi Murph', Dayne Scott is one of the guys I know little about. Where did you two go to school?

Name: Dwight Strickland ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jan 20, 2006, 1:48 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Greensboro NC
Message: I served with Galon Spafford in Vietnam!
Thanks Dwight, and for those who don't know, Galon is listed on the Vietnam page.

Name: Mike Shay ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jan 20, 2006, 1:35 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: OS6-9393
Class: 1961
City & State: Cerritos, CA
Message: Message to Jerry Rigney since I can't email this to webtv;
Hey Jerry, just imagine this ride with about half a million louvers on it. Kinda takes us both back to 1955 and the apartments on El Segundo Blvd huh. Hope you're feeling better and see you soon.
Thanks J.B. for hanging this on the web-site. Happy New Year to all. M.S.

Name: Paco ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jan 20, 2006, 12:16 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1961
City & State: Lake Forest
Message: Dearest Cougs, I've forwarded all emails and feedbacks to sister Barbara who has printed them and forwarded to Ty, some emails and feedbacks bring a tear to my eyes so I know Ty will be touched..Thx again!!!
Thanks Howard for doing this for Ty. I know he doesn't do the Internet/Cougartown thing but I'm sure what is sent to him will be heartfelt. Thanks again...

Name: Bud Rhoades ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jan 20, 2006, 11:34 am - HHS Time
Class: 1974
City & State: Belmont Shores
Message: Actually Mavericks gets as big as any of the North Shore spots, sometimes even challenging Jaws on Maui for shear size. Add to that the cold heavy water, rock cliffs and ocean bottom and this place is as heavy as any spot on earth. One of Hawaii's greatest big wave riders, Michael Ho, lost his life at Mavericks. Scary scary place at 40'

Name: Petey ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jan 20, 2006, 10:20 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Smith
Class: 1972
City & State: Orygun
No E-mail
Message: Riding Giants is my favorite surf flick.

Name: Keith D. Jones ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jan 20, 2006, 10:04 am - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Kona,HI
Message: Not sure if Mavericks can be in reality be considered the Super Bowl of Big Wave Contests but it is big. We have pretty big waves here on the North Shore of Oahu. 40+ on allot of days in the winter. I saw a special on TV or something somewhere on Mavericks. It was a great show. Surfing was so fun back then. I think it was the Endless Summer II.

Name: Cindy ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jan 20, 2006, 9:25 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Steuckrath
Class: 1986
City & State: Bakersfield, CA
Message: First, I want to say thank you John for such an awesome job on this website. It has been a few years since I have browsed through it, I am embarrassed to say. I also wanted to let people know that planning has officially started for our 20yr. Happy is going to be a GREAT year!
Hi Cindy and welcome back. Please send me anything you have on the Class of 86 Reunion plans so I can post it on the Reunions Page. Thanks and good luck with your reunion.

Name: Jim Sloey ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jan 20, 2006, 8:58 am - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: Solvang, Ca
Message: A happy birthday wish to a really good friend, Danny Litton, class of '68. Our prayers go out to Ty, God can heal.
Happy Bday Danny and also to Cheri Longanecker HHS65...

Name: George Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Jan 20, 2006, 7:42 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Spinnaler Cove, Ca
Message: I remember Ty, at the Block & Tackle (God's speed Ty), he was just one of many who hung out at the end of the bar by the pool table. There were the likes of Tom Barnett, Richard Thomas, Bill Rourk, John Nix, Pat Desmore, Richie Tews (the eyes from Van Nuy's), my self & many others. We had all obtained phoney I.D's. on one of our many trips to Tijuana (that's another story though). However, as I remember, Ron Edie and his Dad Roy, pretty much owned the pool table at the Block & Tackle and/or any other bar they played pool at, they were hard to beat.
Here's a question for you John Boy, Tom Wadman (owner of the Block & tackle), owned Two other bars. He owned the Hatch Cover down at the beach at I believe Rosecrans & Highland, just around the corner from Cisco's, The Blue Book & The Frigate. He also owned a bar on Hawthorne Blvd. at I think 141ST Street, What was the name of that Bar?.
Answer: "Poop Deck"
Hey George, Great memories there, but I don't remember Ronnie Edie hanging out with his dad. Are you sure it was him?

Name: Keith D. Jones ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jan 19, 2006, 11:48 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Kona, HI
Message: Kirk I would love to come up there and ski. I skied just about every weekend my junior and senior year. If it wasn't water skiing with Eric Keus, Kathy Lynch Larry King and the other Stone kids I was snow skiing with them up at Snow Summit. I loved snow skiing onkly second to baseball. I started the ski clubat HHS. Is it still happening. Friday night I was up all night tuning up everyone's ski's. I have been snow skiing twice since high school and waterskiing a few times. You are lucky to be there and able to do both types. I guess I too could do them here but just not the same without the trees. See you at the reunion. Say hi to everyone

Name: Anita ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jan 19, 2006, 10:08 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Harmon
Class: 1969
City & State: Fair Oaks, Ca
Message: For any of you Cougars who are still avid surfers, have you heard of the Mavericks Big Wave Surf Contest? Supposedly the "Super Bowl of big-wave surfing." Total purse money is $55,000 with $30,000 to the winner. Contest period runs through March 31. Organizers determine the optimum surf day, then contest director Jeff Clark, (he's 48 years old) makes the call. Contestants from as far away as Brazil and Hawaii - get 24 hours notice to report to Mavericks Beach, Pillar Point, north of Half Moon Bay for an 8 a.m. start. The final heat should be over by 2 p.m. Daily updates and surf reports are posted on
Never heard of it....

Name: EL ROJO ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jan 19, 2006, 6:46 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1960
City & State: YOU KNOW BY NOW
Message: Last thing I remember about Ty, circa 65+, after I got out of the service and I didn't know him well, was that he was one hell of a pool player. I remember, he and Jerry Scholes, class of 60, getting together at Imperial Billards to pony up a buck or so at a game of 8 ball or 9 ball. Also remember them both being at the Block and Tackle on Inglewood ave around the mid to late 60's and if one of them had the table, you didn't put your quarter up unless you played for bucks. Tough players, both. I'm sure Mr. Baker would agree. Sorry to hear of his illness, Paco. Tell him a guy like me, still remembers him..and most people , whether they believe it or not , leave a legacy, good or bad, by their peers, of some kind. MAY THE COUGAR BE WITH YOU. Jake N Jude.
Yep, Ty was one of the best on the table, as I recall and I also remember his green flip top Corvette, about a 63. I remember going to his place one night over on Broadway and Prairie and him flipping out at his mom because she'd taken his Liars Poker dollars to make change at a Tupperware party. She told him, "Well I'll pay you back." He was livid. Gods speed, Ty. We love you....

Name: Bill Shultz ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jan 19, 2006, 1:39 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: Hawthorne
Message: Dear Howard! Just got the message about Ty from Dorothy, give me a call 310-676-1756, tell him I love him and take two and hit to right! Thanks,Bill!

Name: Georgette Vice ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jan 19, 2006, 12:49 pm - HHS Time
Message: Hi, I was hoping someone may be able to give me some information on a person that lived there around the year 1969-70. He may have went to school in that area. His name is Ronald Roberts. He was around the age of 18-22 during that time and drove a motorcycle. I was adopted from California in 1971. The only information that I know is that my father was living in Hawthorne in 69-70. My biological mother was from Carson High and worked at A&W. Her name was Diane Harmon-Cassford,age 17. I have been able to find her, but not my father. I would appreciate any information that you may have. A family member or friend of his would be of great help.
Sincerely, Georgette Vice

Name: Steve Kristof ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jan 19, 2006, 11:30 am - HHS Time
Class: 1961
City & State: Liberty, Mo.
Message: Just dropped by to say hello! Been here with my wife Linda (Christian Class of 64) in Kansas City fifteen years now and love it!
Hey Steve, Good to hear from you and Linda, and to know you're still out there and checking into Ctown. Come on back anytime.

Name: KIRK C. GREASBY ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jan 19, 2006, 7:43 am - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Colorado Springs CO.
Message: John,John,John. Everyone knows you can't catch Trouser unless you have the right kind of fly.
Keith, we're expecting 1 to 2 feet of snow on Pikes Peak later today, and Vail is already getting hammered! Come join us for some REAL snow! If you can stand the altitude.
Mr. Sloey "The eyes of Texas are upon you" Now theres a song!!!!
Funny Kirk, REAL funny...

Name: linda huthmaker ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Jan 19, 2006, 3:29 am - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: torrance, california
Message: Hi Paco, I tried to access your e-mail, to no avail (from the alumni site). Please let Ty Goodman know (class of '63), that he is in my thoughts and prayers. I am so sorry to hear your news of him, recently. This is hard to take. I'm sure our classmates will join me, in wishing him well, and God's speed, for his recovery. Kindest regards to you, Paco,
Linda Huthmaker

Name: Lori Padelford-Garcia ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jan 18, 2006, 9:28 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Padelford
Class: 1981
City & State: Garden Grove, CA
Message: Hi, I was wondering if anyone out there has heard anything about our 25 year reunion. I was in on the planning of the 20 year but wanted to bow out of the planning of the 25, However, I have gotten quite a few emails from alumni asking me whats happening. I tried the email address listed in Cougartown for our class Pres. Scott Maples but the email was returned. Can anyone out there reach him? I don't want our class not to have a 25 year. If need be I will step up and plan it. How hard can it be compared to my wedding 2 years ago?
Hey Lori, That's the spirit. Keep those 81ers together, Good Luck. Hope to see you and Mario at the next Cruise.

Name: KIRK C. GREASBY ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jan 18, 2006, 1:03 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: Colorado Springs CO.
Message: Ron Warner, One of the Big House Firefighters. real smoke-eaters! Congratulations on all your success. Dad always spoke highly of you! If you're ever near Colorado Springs, give us a call, There's plenty of Rockie Mountain Trout to be caught up here.
Rocky Mountain Trout....isn't that the same as Trouser Tarpon?

Name: Howard "Paco" Duran ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jan 18, 2006, 11:56 am - HHS Time
Maiden: OS6-2378
Class: 1961
City & State: LF
Message: Here's some sad news..I spoke to Ty Goodman's mother and she said he is dying from liver and kidney failure. He went to the emergency hospital on Christmas day and is now in a rest home in Virginia. I called Ty today and he said to say hi to all of his friends and that he was getting payback from his party days..He is with his daughter Sara. If anyone wants to email him send it to me and I'll give to his mother. Ty seemed to be very happy..
Tough news...Thanks Howard.

Name: Chuck Armstrong ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jan 18, 2006, 9:44 am - HHS Time
Class: 1967
City & State: Orcutt, CA
No E-mail
Message: It was the '54 Packard that had the Cormorant. Here?s a link for other hood ornaments, including the Goddess of Speed:
Thanks Chuck....

Name: Bob Jensen ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jan 18, 2006, 8:17 am - HHS Time
Class: 1971
City & State: Los Angeles
No E-mail
Message: Since I grew up in the automobile business I have heard every derogatory acronym, jungle and slogan about every make of car. Most of them came out of my father?s mouth. My favorite is ?Ask the man who towed one?. Can any of you early HHS graduates identify this automobile with the Cormorant mascot sometimes called a Pelican or on earlier models the Goddess of Speed mascot sometimes called ?The Donut Chaser?.
I know a Packard had some kind of long necked bird for a hood ornament for a few years. That's my guess.
Also, it just came to me this morning. Dick Lane "Whoa Nellied" and slapped the hoods and fenders on cars he sold for CENTRAL CHEVROLET.

Name: Raymond Smith ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Jan 18, 2006, 5:49 am - HHS Time
Class: 1981
City & State: Portland,OR
Message: I was thinking of the time I went to my 1st formal Dance. I was a freshman in 1977. I had met this girl who I sorta like and thought it would be fun to take her to the Christmas Dance(she was a freshmnan too). I knew I had the money to get all the necessary things and since we ate lunch together almost everyday I thought for sure she would say yes. I was telling my buddy "Mike" how I was nervous but I was "Going to ask her". He didn't know who I was talking about but wished me luck. Then the day came when I did ask her but boy, it was the hardest thing to do. She smiles and said Yes. I was so excited I had to tell Mike about it. That night I called him and he congrats me. But he was mad because some guy ask his "Wanna be date" to the dance. I asked who she was and he said "Anna". My mouth just dropped. I said to him, Mike..I'm that GUY!" We chuckled about it and he said that out of all guys he glad it was me otherwise he be bitter.
Sounds like a good movie, Raymond