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Name: Dewey Storie () on Tuesday, June 22, 1999 at 16:42:39
AKA: MaD ScaNNer
Class: 74
Message: Sorry Patty, but it must be the power of scanner or the fear of the camera that got me that apology : )

Name: Maureen "Mo" () on Tuesday, June 22, 1999 at 16:08:26
Maiden: Trott
Class: 64
Message: RE: HOLLY'S/HAWTHORNE GRILL I work for the City of Hawthorne and was talking to the inspector for the Engineering Department and he told me that the AUTO ZONE is going in where Holly's was. They are also bulldozing everything up to and including where House of Raymonds use to be, so who knows how big it will be. It's just what we need...another parts store.

Name: Chris Prewitt () on Tuesday, June 22, 1999 at 16:04:22
Class: 1967
Message: I received this e-mail from Leeroy, "duz i git it?"
I assume he means; does he get the cheeseburger, fries and ice cream. Since he is the only "person" that has ventured a hint or guess I will wait ?till this next Friday 25 June 1999 to certify that he deserves the prize. (Maybe we can just get him certified...) If no one has figured the question, "Let's see if he rides in early on Friday, stayed all day, stayed the next day, stayed all day the next day and leaves early the next day it would be Wednesday." How come it is Wednesday?
I?ll give you some hints.
1.) The horse?s name doesn?t matter.
2.) The same thing could happen if you went on a Holiday on Friday and returned 3 days later.
3.) You have a better chance of seeing Wednesday when reading Cougartown than a newspaper.

That LeeRoy's slower'n a quart of 90 weight in Nome.

Name: Karen () on Tuesday, June 22, 1999 at 14:34:18
Maiden: Hare
Class: 66
Message: Hi John, That is Jim Penilla and myself when we were freshman, going to the Xmas dance in 1962. Does anyone know where Jim is these days? Hey Leeroy is your Mom and Dad brother and sister ? Sorry I just couldn't resist.

Name: Kathy Stonebraker () on Tuesday, June 22, 1999 at 13:44:11
Maiden: Lorig
Class: 76
Message: If anyone is interested, the Beach Boys are playing at Cal State Bakersfield's outdoor theater on July 2nd. It should be a nice warm summer evening under the stars. I've got my tickets! If anyone else is going maybe we could get together before the concert for dinner! It would be cool to have HHS Cougars well represented at the concert.

Name: LEEROY FELDERRUSTER () on Tuesday, June 22, 1999 at 13:28:25
Message: Howdy!
Wel dang it, howd dat Patty Butt girl knowed my in da midle name were bubba? She a feisy one i becha. Misy paty not you wory i ain't nevr gonna make funnin your you knos wat. Wen we ice creme social? I mis it? i's hopes not. An i thin ya all shood pologeyes to misy patty fer all dem butt jokes. my pappy aweys sade donut be funnin sumun bout sumding dat dey can't do nuthin bout. Missy Patty it not yer falt yose got a big perple butt. We's lub ya Misy Patty.

No, We can blame that on Ricki

Name: Kathleen Griffin () on Tuesday, June 22, 1999 at 12:11:39
Maiden: Nix
Class: 74
Message: The photo is Michelle Buguy (sorry about the spelling Michelle) and that Bierman kid.

Name: Cyndi Hewitt () on Tuesday, June 22, 1999 at 11:47:02
Maiden: Laird
Class: 75
Message: The picture (with the mutton chops) is of Steve Bierman and Michelle Buguy. Congratulations on your 25th!
YES IT IS!! Thanks Cyndi and Happy Anniversary from all at Cougartown.
Ahhhh Steve..... You don't still have that tie do ya'??

Name: Frank Romano () on Tuesday, June 22, 1999 at 10:01:44
Class: 1961
Message: Hey Patty how goes the working trip with sis, but for the Butt jokes! As for the Butt Page... Well, John is just keeping cougartown from being butt out of web page humor awards, don't you know!!! When Gloria calls you Mom... Smile, and ask in a loud voice if she took her medication... That may slow her down a little. Very often when I introduce Maria I explain that plastic surgery is a wonderful tool today.... That brings a fair amount of heat back my way, BUT I'm not worried. Ricki... don't get to upset about ABC, A&E or any of the media. What is important in any of these stories is getting a solid relationship with the producers and even then you can't be sure what will hit the air. Brian Ross (ABC Primetime) and his producer Rhonda did a wonderful job a couple of years ago on a project I was involved with, and the producers at A&E that I worked with on City Confidential presented the story very well. I quess its all a matter of what we expect to see and hear... more so when we're in the project. When you break it all down... Everyone at HHS that knew the Beach Boys as the individuals that they were... or only their music has to be very proud of what they have accomplished... So! Bottom line... Don't sweat the small stuff.

Name: karen () on Tuesday, June 22, 1999 at 09:57:13
E-Mail: kuehl
Class: 59
Message: I found the BW video on Biography.Com and ordered it. It's back ordered for 4 to 6 weeks. From the sound of the feedback about the program, Brian and the BB's were exploited by the media. Sensationalism and exageration are usually associated with popular people, so I'm still not surprised that Olivia Arias Harrison has asked her friends and acquaintances not to talk about her to the media. I know this is an old subject (page 18, I believe), but it is important for us to understand that anything can be misconstrued and sensationalized by "journalism". It's sad that this happens.
Also sad is the destruction of Holly's. Just when the 50's type restaurant is popular again, they let someone take a landmark that is a true 50's eatery. I don't understand the logic in that one! Of all the old buildings and dives on Hawthorne Blvd. that could've been torn down, they take the one that meant so much to everyone. Does anyone know what will go in it's place? JB, do you have any pictures, before the bull dozer, of Holly's? Enough sad stuff, I'm goin' fishin'. Hope to catch that big catfish for you JB.

Thanks Karen, Yes I do have a picture of Hollys/Hawthorne Grill. I will have to find it though. OH....and if you do catch that catfish. Please do not send it UPS ground.

Name: Chris Prewitt () on Tuesday, June 22, 1999 at 09:39:27
Class: 1967
Message: I am sitting here sweeping away some of the cob webs in my mind. I was thinking of the Homecoming Game and the cheers and fight songs. What are some of the cheers and fight songs that the cougars of today are using? Maybe we can have a fight song and cheer day. Something different than the "jock day", "car day" and "joke day".

Name: Jerry Foster () on Tuesday, June 22, 1999 at 07:21:18
Class: 55
Message: Great to see the site! Even us old 50's types can surf the net.

Hey Jerry, Glad you found the site. Jump in anytime and add to the Feedback, Memories, Recollections, etc. That's what it's all about. Welcome aboard.

Name: konfell () on Tuesday, June 22, 1999 at 06:15:18
Message: please show Hawthorne Grill
Although we've been calling it Hollys, Hawthorne Grill is the same place. Go to page 78 on Feedback, and there you will find 9 photos of Hawthorne Grill. Thanks...

Name: Chris Prewitt () on Tuesday, June 22, 1999 at 01:53:05
Class: 1967
Message: I don't have cable television so I missed the film on Brian Wilson. I was going to purchase the video but after hearing the feedback, I won't purchase the video to show my respect for the memory of Brian. I now have more respect for an alumna that asked everyone not to give to any information about her to any media. I have had some experience with the press while working with a disaster relief organization. The organization told us to never talk to the media. Maybe I was na´ve, after seeing one reporter stick a mike into the face of a family member who lost most of his family and saying something to the effect "How does it feel to lose your family in a single disaster?" I just thought that it was one journalist. I guess I was wrong.

Name: KAREN BEARNS () on Tuesday, June 22, 1999 at 01:24:50
Class: 72

Name: Diane Houser () on Tuesday, June 22, 1999 at 01:02:02
Class: 92
Message: Here's to HHS and the time that's come and gone!
Here Here...

Name: Ricki Farrell () on Tuesday, June 22, 1999 at 00:05:41
Maiden: Valencia
Class: '61
Message: The destruction of Holly's really put a knot in my throat. What are those people thinking? What do they value?
I did see the BW special and I felt very sad about what happened to him. I read his book when it came out so I was prepared, but I guess watching it is somehow more heartbreaking. I sat next to Brian in Algebra II for a whole year and I never saw the sad, depressed side of him. He was always funny and entertaining. I know feelings could be hidden and all of the psycho-babble but it seems that he was greatly taken advantage of. "Someone" got rich there. Robin, I knew that you were a good friend of his and I'm sorry if you got used. My husband says that, "A&E is owned by ABC, so what do you expect?" He calls it "ambushed journalism." It makes me sick when it happens to anyone, but when it happens to people I know or knew it makes me sick and very angry. It just goes to show how low the standard of journalism has gone. We quit our subscription to the L.A. Times a long time ago. I only catch news on the radio when I'm driving. How does one know what to believe? Regarding BW, I did enjoy the early movies. I wish it had stopped there.

Name: Patty Valencia () on Monday, June 21, 1999 at 23:15:11
Class: 1974
Message: OKOKOKOKOKOK. Let me get this straight. Dewey gets an apology for mistakenly being thought of as the Leroy bubba, and I get nothing but butt jokes and promises of more butt jokes. What is wrong with this picture? Gloria and I are in Northern California working together - this is pretty fun. We keep being asked if we are twins, she is insulted, I am complimented. I hate it though, when she calls me mom. Little sisters, eh Sue?
Patty, Yes, you are pretty much the source (or the a .....BUTT) of our Jokes. We even have a Cougartown "Patty Butt Joke Page" now. I let everyone on the site know where the page was BUTT you. I didn't want to hurt your feelings. Gloria even knows where it is and has added some pretty funny "Patty Butt Jokes" herself. You know the one Glo', "Why did Patty's Frozen Butt cross the road" or "What do you get when you cross Patty's Frozen Butt with a...." well I could just go on and on, but needless to say, it's the number ONE page on the website now. Thanks Patty for making your Frozen Butt the biggest thing in Cougartown,

Name: John Baker() on Monday, June 21, 1999 at 23:35:18
Class: 1962
Message: Here's an HHS couple from out of your past. Tomorrow will be their 25th Wedding Anniversary. Anyone have a clue on these two. I'm not sure what the attraction was, but I'm sure it had something to do with those "Mutton Chops" and that GROOOOOOOOOVY tie.
By the way, she was crowned Christmas Queen that year.

Name: Roni Kobel () on Monday, June 21, 1999 at 21:32:35
Maiden: Treckman
Class: 76
Message: Wow, those pictures of Holly's are something! For several years as we were growing up, the five of us girls would take turns going to Holly's for breakfast with my parents after church (my mom was the choir director at St. Joseph's). Those were some special times, not having to share the folks with the sisters... In the middle picture on the bottom I can spot the very booth we used to sit at. It IS sad to see it gone...

Name: Cheryl Nicocia () on Monday, June 21, 1999 at 21:17:21
Maiden: Christensen
Class: 62
Message: Well John, I just have to put in my 2 cents too, about the Brian Wilson Bio. Although I enjoyed the 1st half WAY more than the 2nd half, I did enjoy it. Took me right back there. Good times, and very good memories. By the way, WHERE ARE YOU? I need my daily JB fix yahno.........(PS. see you soon)
Hi Cheryl girl, Yes, I will try to get you an email today. HONEST!! Call me when you get here.

Name: Robin () on Monday, June 21, 1999 at 19:03:29
E-Mail: yes
Class: 60
Message: Is the white hatter "Da Coach" of all time, Hal Chauncey? Hes got that squint like no other.:o)
Hey Robin, I think you might just be onto somethin' there all right. Thanks.....

Name: JIM SLOEY () on Monday, June 21, 1999 at 16:57:36
Message: John,
Yahno we thought that was a former Cougar celebrity, but our celebrity that you and I thought it was, is way too good looking to have been this person, even though the celebrity we were thinking it was, once played a skit in the varsity follies entitled the ugliest man in the world. We didn't type cast the skit either so I wasn't the lead. So who is it folks? Leeroy do you know? You may be surprised!

Name: LEEROY FELDERRUSTER () on Monday, June 21, 1999 at 16:47:01
Message: Howdy!
I reconeyes the one guy in the bottom rite corner dat picture. It is my unkel Bert. He had him a reserent in marin del ray called beech bum berts dat my unkel alrite. i' donut reconeyes da utters. is dey famus? Dis is a gret plase yo all got hear. LEEROY FELDERRUSTER

Name: Robin () on Monday, June 21, 1999 at 15:03:21
E-Mail: oh yeh..
Class: 60
Message: Hi John...Just finished sending a fax to the producer of the A&E joke and to be honest it wasnt pretty. I had been aware of this project for over a year now and agreed to participate ONLY if they kept the format as they had promised. ie..Late 50s early 60s Hawthorne and a lighter side of my good friend Brian. Well as you saw it was another drawn out "say no to drugs" commercial with more errors than Leeroys S.A.T. test. Because of this I refused to an interview and consequently the film I sent was for the most part left on the cutting room floor...Its too bad because there was film of at least 25 Cougars from classes of 54 to the mid seventies that we all could have enjoyed.I wont labor this venting other than to say that the kind of people I dealt with in the last year or so on this project reinforces the reason our family left that area 30 yrs ago. I guess I could have been one of them but my parents were married....enuff said...Sorry Cougars..Wish I could have helped make it a better story for all of us....Bummer to see Hollys fall too...Some good friday jokes ..Was racing in Washington St. or would have sent a couple..4 now later Cougs...
Robin, On the other hand, we all know the drug part, so no shocker there, but I thought the "home movie" aspect was well worth watching. Just my 2 cents.

Name: John Baker() on Monday, June 21, 1999 at 16:13:28
Class: 1962
Message: Well it's a small small world indeed. Jim Sloey and I went to lunch in Redondo Beach today. It was the first time we'd met eye to eye and we hit it off pretty good too. Jim, you're a fun guy and thank you for the lunch.

Well we were looking around this place and whattayaknow, there's this poster on the wall of someone we, at least the first generation Cougs, all know. Yahno, it could be his grand daddy I guess. Anyone get any vibes off this poster??

Name: Karen () on Monday, June 21, 1999 at 12:15:27
Maiden: Hare
Class: 66
Message: Thanks Leeroy, I will be there to collect, just to see who you are. I would like to say hi to Pat Desmore, you spent many days at our house and of course being the little sister I had a big crush on you. John those pictures of Holly's are soooo sad....
Hi Karen, I just received this anonymous pic. It looked a little like a Hare sister. It said 62 Christmas Dance. Any ideas??

Name: LEEROY FELDERRUISTER () on Monday, June 21, 1999 at 11:00:14
Message: Mister Chris,
i's truly sory but da ansker is on dat man Potkins leter, da horse named friday. Wensday wood be da name if he rode in on Wensday but he rodes in on friday and the days donut go friday saterday wensaday its friday saterday june, july. I's gonna make yonr a large comb. An i alredy played dat game you sen us. my grand nefew foun dat palce we gots them al rite two. they sent us a leter sade tanks fer playin. Wel sir i be seein ya all! LEEROY FELDERRUSTER

Name: Frank Romano () on Monday, June 21, 1999 at 10:56:38
Class: 1961
Message: The photo's of Holly's closing its final chapter is sad in many ways, but still we all understand that nothing is forever. Over the years I shared some wonderful moments at Holly's. But those times are locked away safe from the machines that would take the building away. As for the Brian Wilson A&E program. That's the tough part of doing one of those shows... the producers and editors can really do a number with the final cut.
Oh...John... You're old friend Johnny Delaburto was here passing through Las Vegas yesterday. We were wondering if you ever paid the tickets! Just joking!!!

Frank, Tell John that I am current on those glove box filed citations.

Name: Ed Chesson () on Monday, June 21, 1999 at 10:51:54
Class: 1963
Message: Holly's is gone, how sad! I spent many a late night in there with Dave Fairchild and Steve Weber drinking 8 to 10 cups of coffee after spending a night of cruising Hawthorne Blvd. Somehow I was able to go home and go right to sleep; that much coffee would definitely not allow me to do that these days! :)
I have another special memory of Holly's as it was the last place I ate breakfast before reporting for military duty after receiving my draft notice. My last "real meal" for some time to come! :) It's sad that our best memories have to vanish in the name of "progress."

Name: karen kuehl () on Monday, June 21, 1999 at 10:26:02
Maiden: graham
Class: 59
Message: Well, I don't have cable TV, so I missed the BW special on A & E. I have looked in the Biography.Com and cannot find anything on the special. Are you sure this is the place I go to purchase a copy? I have been going through all the feedback that I missed out on for the past week or so and we are really making some progress towards our 100th page!! Wow, it took me nearly 4 hours to get caught up!!! LEEROY is quite a character and I loved his picture and the outhouse. It doesn't look like anything I remember seeing in the Hawthorne area though. Where is Lick Slicker or whatever it was called? Must be a suberb of Hawthorne! I also noticed alot of you guys are interested in the '57 Chevys. I know of a few that are for sale, so if you're interested, give me an e-mail and I'll tell you more. I always wanted a '58 Impala, turquoise and white with a white interior. I never got one though. I always drove a black, red and white '55 Ford convertible. I loved that car. Maybe some of you remember that one cruising down Hawthorne Blvd. with a bunch of my friends. It was alot of fun with the girls sitting up on the back of the car after football games especially. I also used to take my brother and a bunch of the surfers to the beach in that car with those long boards sticking up out the back. The boys would have to scrunch down on the seat under the boards. I even had a boy or two in the trunk! Anyway, it's good to be back and I'm really looking forward to getting together with all of you at the 100th page ice cream get-together and/or the homecoming football game. Should be fun!!! Hope all you DADs had a GREAT Father's Day and I hope you had a special one too, JB. You are the Father of Cougartown and deserve a special day of your own!! Thank you sooooo much. And the checks in the mail!!! Luvya, KK
Hi Karen, I'm sorry for that mistake. It's not - It's
Sorry about that little miscue. Glad you're back and we'll see you at Fosters.

Name: Chris Prewitt () on Monday, June 21, 1999 at 09:44:29
Class: 1967
Message: Wow Leeroy, You are sharp! You have given cougartown a huge hint about the answer to my question "Let's see if he rides in early on Friday, stayed all day, stayed the next day, stayed all day the next day and leaves early the next day it would be Wednesday." I guess I need to up the prize from a cone to a Cheeseburger, fries and a cone. I am sure that the hint that you sent, in your message, stating that JB was the winner of the Cheeseburger, fries and drink should help someone guess the answer. John my offer is transferable so if you guess the correct answer you can give the food to someone else.

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