Name: bob faulkner ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Feb 20, 2006, 8:31 pm - HHS Time
City & State: cathedral city, ca.
Message: jb, that picture sure brings back memories. center top i think is roy robinson, bottom right is ron peterson, next to him is johnnie green??. i'll work on the rest.
Name: nina throop ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Feb 20, 2006, 5:50 pm - HHS Time
City & State: crescent city ca
Message: To the people who bought Shaw's sporting goods; I was a very close friend of Joy Shaw. I left the area in 79 and lost contact with her over the year's. I would love to hear from her. If any of you know her, please pass on my addy. Thanks email@example.com
Name: Jim Gibson ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Feb 20, 2006, 4:39 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Redding, CA
Message: I just figured out why Jim Sloey went into the pretzel business! The answer is obvious! It is simply a natural extension of his days as a catcher on the HHS baseball team. He got "crossed up" by so many different pitchers during his years playing HHS baseball, it had to manifest itself somehow, albeit years later! Right, Jimbo? - Gibby -
Name: Jim Pasternak ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Feb 20, 2006, 4:23 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Ladera Ranch, CA
Message: Jimmy Schroeder! You left out a couple fine points. Cindy Whittaker was in the back seat of that ride, thumbing through the All Time Baseball Almanac and came up with a half dozen photos of Babe Herman, aka The Headless Horseman.
Now I have in my office a 2' x 3' frame photo of the Babe, flanked by my favorite sepia-tone painting of catcher Jimmy Sloey.
There he is, sweat and red dirt on his face, cap flipped around backwards as he's formidably positioned in a crouch blocking home plate with that all-too-familiar expression that says challengingly, "Try it, Sucker."
He's waiting for some would-be scoring base runner rounding third with false hopes of sliding in safely. We all know how the play ends. The caption..."Out at Home"
To the other side of Babe and opposite the 'Sloey Backstop' is 2' x 3' shot of Fraser. Out of the water at the waist, the ball cocked,loaded and ready to fire at some soon to be headless Mira Costa goaly who thinks he just might have a chance at stopping the cannon ball as Steve unleashes it with deadly force. And the caption engraved at the bottom of the frame? "Unstoppable"
Good story, Schroeder. You should write a book but pick a different editor than I did. I put tabs on the pages where I found errors; now the book looks like a keyboard on a piano! New book coming soon!
Name: Paul Wisman ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Feb 20, 2006, 4:14 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Torrance, Ca
Message: John, the kid standing at the right was an HHS b-baller (I think) by the name of Keith something. I could be wrong but, then again I could be right. Anyway, maybe someone else can take it from there. Keith, are you there? :)
Name: Jensen,Jensen&Jensen ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Feb 20, 2006, 3:57 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Southern Califonria
Message: Paco is standing up and 3rd from the left. That is an easy one.
Name: Steve Fraser ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Feb 20, 2006, 3:51 pm - HHS Time
Message: Baseball Picture - Third player fom the left looks like Uncle Buck. Bottom right, kneeling might be Mike Effler. Close, or no cigar?
Name: Steve Fraser ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Feb 20, 2006, 2:47 pm - HHS Time
City & State: laguna woods , ca
Message: James Howard Schroeder - Was that the same Monza that was equipped with Edlebrock Headers and two 4 barrels under the hood? When I last talked with "The Babe" (pick one, I don't care) he said that Sloey's moonshot was hit with an aluminum bat, so it doesn't count. And the Donkeys won. How's my spelling Keith? Not bad for an old guy from the 60's
Name: Bob Jensen ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Feb 20, 2006, 1:19 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Greater Los Angeles
Message: Sunday morning at the VFW Breakfast brought back found memories. I was (and I am) my brother Bills younger brother. In the early sixties my high school aged brother was always generous in taking me places and introducing me to his friends. His friends always treated me with kindness and affection. For that I am grateful. This Sunday morning was no exception. I was treated to breakfast by my brother and I was greeted with great kindness and affection by Pat Burris and his wife, Denny Unfried, Maureen Trott, Marsha Russell and her mother, Loreene, Kathy Brooks, Judy and Jan DeGrazia-Bloomsterburger, John & Anne Rout, Harry Plotkin, Chris and Kathy Prewitt, Bob & Karen Fraser, John Baker and Barbara Westrope. Thank you all!
Name: Bevan ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Feb 20, 2006, 12:52 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Simi Valley, Ca
Message: Hey all you Cougar Basketball fan's, The boy's Varsity basketball team is playing Ventura High School tomorrow night @ 7:30pm in the second round of the playoffs at home. Carolyn Daves ( class of 77 and also my girlfriend,) and I will be going to the game. It should be a great game. I haven't been back in that gym since I played there with Dan Johnson, and the boys. Should bring back some good mems, Take Care, maybe we will see some of you there.
Name: Jim Sloey ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Feb 20, 2006, 12:44 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Solvang, Ca
Message: What Jimmy S. said is absolutely the truth. I remember it like it was tomorrow. Your pretzels are on their way tomorrow Jimmy S.
Name: Keith D. Jones ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Feb 20, 2006, 12:23 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Kona, HI
Message: Wow I am very happy to see that the older guys from the 60's have a sense of humor. It's also nice to see that some of the 60's gang didn't pay attention in English class to check their spelling. And it's hard to believe any guy would drive a yellow Corvair.
Name: Cindy Wernicke ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Feb 20, 2006, 12:19 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Seal Beach, CA
Message: Jim, You must not have much to do these days. That was one good summary of last weeks events, I am at work and so couldn't laugh out loud but I will read it again and again when I get home tonight and probably have my neighbors thinking that I have finally lost it. Cindy
Name: Jan Peterson ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Feb 20, 2006, 11:37 am - HHS Time
City & State: Carmichael, CA
Message: I am still wiping away the tears of laughter over Jim S post. Between JB, Jim S, Jim P, and Steve Fraser, I will never pick up a book again. It is CT all the way for me. You are all fantastic to sum up our week of baseball. OK, what is our next subject? Have we touched on french kissing? I am ready to kiss and tell, (unless I already have told :o(. I love you guys....Hugs, Jan
Name: Jim Schroeder ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Feb 20, 2006, 10:19 am - HHS Time
City & State: Central Pt, Oregon
Message: I was driving down Inglewood Ave. in a canary yellow Corvair Monza (blown 409) with Jim Sloey and Jim Pasternak in the back and the guy who played Egbert Gillis on "The Life of Riley" riding shotgun. We were on our way to the HHS Gym to watch a donkey basketball game that featured a halftime show of Coach Bravo shouting in Spanish while Dave "Baby" Cortez played "The Happy Oregon." Jim suggested that we stop at the Avenue Club. We walked in and seated at the bar were Babe Ruth, Babe Herman, Babe Paparelli, and Babe Didrikson. Gorgeous George is the bar-tender. Sloey observes, "sure are a lots of babes in here." On the small stage Wally Moon is singing "Moon River" while accompanying himself on the zither with both elbows tucked into his gabardine slacks. Mohammed Ali and Dick Chaney come in riding on the back of Babe the Blue Ox. The ox's horn snaps Babe Didrikson's bra as it lumbers by. She mistakenly slaps Babe Ruth. Dick Chaney hearing the commotion turns excitedly and fires a salvo of bird-shot at Gorgeous George. Ali says, "gorgeous shot babe!" Chaney replys, I'm no babe, I'm Dick." "You ain't dick Dick," retorts Babe. At this point we leave, go over to Ramona School and play some over-the-line and Sloey hits a real moon-shot that is still orbiting the moon. The street lights came on and we all had to go home. (Doesn't that summarize the Feedback for the last week?)
Where's my pretzel?
Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Feb 20, 2006, 9:50 am - HHS Time
City & State: Lomita
Message: For all who don't know, Lawndale is turning 100 years old. The Lawndale Historical Society will be celebrating with Cake and Punch on Saturday the 25th of February at the Lawndale Civic Center at 14701 Burin Av. at 2pm. Everyone's welcome to attend.
Also, Leuzinger Memorabilia Days will be March 3rd this year; another fun event. Hope to see lots of Ctowners there.
Name: Vic Hughes ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Feb 20, 2006, 9:46 am - HHS Time
City & State: Bakersfield,Ca
Message: John Baker, Cougar Town is great. I did not go to Hawthorne High but grew up in Bakesfield. A friend told me about the web site, it is like the old telephones where people shared the same line. You never knew who was listening. But with your site there are people all over the world that share their experiences.
After reading for a few months I always wondered if Willie Mays Jones and the Pretzel Man were related?
Name: doris ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Feb 20, 2006, 9:35 am - HHS Time
City & State: Twin Falls, ID Br!
Message: Ya see ... ya go away for too long and the brain starts to turn to rock! How could I have forgotten ????????
A VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO OUR KELLEY GIRL. Yup! Kelley Currie will be 39!!!! on the 27th of this birthday month!
Name: Karen Kuehl ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Feb 20, 2006, 9:33 am - HHS Time
City & State: Vista, CA
Message: Thanks Doris!! And I hope your birthday was a great one. Are you back online now? We've missed you, girl. Happy birthday to all you February "kids." I read someplace, it's the month of love!! I love Cougartown, I love JB, I love cars and I love baseball! I guess that just about covers everything? Love to you all too. KK
Name: Deano ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Feb 20, 2006, 7:46 am - HHS Time
City & State: tustin
Message: just had to add to this baseball thing, the only games i ever saw with my Dad was at the L.A. Angels stadium he passed on when i was a youngster but thanks for bringing up the memories and to Doris i know what cold is, on thurs. I woke up in Big Bear,the front deck thermometer was reading 2 degrees, the wife and i were planning on leaving the cabin that day anyways thank goodness.
Name: Doris ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Feb 19, 2006, 12:20 pm - HHS Time
City & State: TF ID Brrrrrr!
Message: Doris Donaldson is h - e - double nylons HERE! Alive and well and living in beautiful downtown Twin Falls, Idaho ... Brrrrr! Very cold with about an inch of the newfallen white fluffy stuff on the ground and waaaay too cold for it to melt!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my dear, DEAR friend Elizabeth Aleccia ... THE GODDESS of Cougartown (and for that matter, Goddess of everywhere else as well! So take that!). Wonderful friend ... please have a WONDERFUL day! I love you a whole bunch!
Also HAPPY BIRTHDAY tomorrow to old Jake aka Young Russ! ha!
And furthermore! HAPPY BIRTHDAY to another dear friend, Karen Kuehl on the 22nd!
And folks? MANY, MANY MORE TO YA! Good to be among the living ... at last!
Look out ... DORIS IS BACK!
Name: EL ROJO ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Feb 19, 2006, 9:28 am - HHS Time
City & State: YOU KNOW
Message: Jeez Bake, the last two posts were just poking at a little fun. But I see all this baseball talk and the mention of Wrigley field in LA and the LA Angels brings back one great memory from that place. My G-pa used to take my brother and I there and we used to sit about four or five rows from a gal that everybody called "Angel Annie". That lady had one of the loudest yells or howls as it were that I've ever heard. You could hear her anywhere in that whole ball park. Talk about a rally starter, she was the one. Fun times. She would get that whole place hopping, especially when they played the Hollywood Stars. Great memories. MAY THE COUGAR BE WITH YOU. Jake N Jude.
Name: James Armour ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Feb 19, 2006, 6:27 am - HHS Time
City & State: Atlanta, Georgia
Message: Hey Keith and all my other Cougartown family,
I can relate to what Keith is saying. My wife, who is considerably younger than I am, has to constantly remind me that telling stories about my life tends to put people in dibelief. The stories are true, but they sometimes make people wonder if I just dreamt them. I have found, as I am sure there are many of you out there that have found the same to be true, that if you choose to live a "full" life there will eventually be many "unbelieveable" stories collecting for future reference. As I am sure it is with Keith and others who like to share, I find myself wanting to use my experiences to either enlighten, educate, or otherwise amuse others. I appreciate the fact that I am not alone when I think I may be sharing, what would seem absurd stories, with others and that is a major comfort in coming to Cougartown. I am sure that there are plenty of stories that my Cougartown family could share with us that would wow and amaze us. It seems inevitable that the longer we live, the more amazing stories we will have to share. I hesitate to share sometimes because it does tend to put people off and, besides, it is always more interesting listening to other's fabulous tales. It gives me something else to do on my to do list. In light of what I just said, I feel an obligation to share at least one story. My Father use to work at DesiLu Studios, which later became part of Paramount. Needless to say, I was exposed to a great variety of celeberities. One "story" I have is the distinction of having been able to walk the entire set of the original Star Trek, meet the entire cast, and obtain autographed pictures of them. I was on the "bridge" and sat in the Captains chair. The beauty of this story was that it happened when I was 14 and fully into science fiction. Well, thats enough for now. Keith, If you wrote a book, I would read it! Peace and tolerance, Jim