Name: EL ROJO ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Mar 10, 2006, 9:18 am - HHS Time
City & State: Kuna, ID
Message: OK, last chance for 800. Been there for all. Got to pack, the womans on my back, but Pacos Pics take all.Good stuff, Kind a reminds me of an old poker game. 2's,4's,10's, one eyed Jacks, Man with the Ax wins, but...natural 7's take all. This is a 7-Stud game that happened when we were back in the 60's , or maybe later. I guess it came to quarters or Bulls Eyes at some pub in MB for pitchers of beer. Mickey Wood , Doug Frohoff, Skip beal, Ray lyons most of em remember when. Mick just remembers the parking tickets. Had a Bekins box full. I do think he had to pay the , not polictically correct to say "the Man" ,I guess it would be a "person" at this point in our lives. But he has perservered. Stilll get a chuckle every now and then from Mr Dry sense of humor. And he lives a tranqil life up in the good country.But hasn't invited us for some reason. Jude is it that dang perfume? No perfume in offices. The Homophobes or the others take an offense, or maybe it's a brick wall. OOOhhhhwwweee. To take it back to now, March Madness...UCLA...UCLA...UCLA...Fight, Fight, Fight! John, sc...............SUCKS!!! Bruins Win!!! We love ya all, Jake N Jude.
Name: Roberta Moore ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Mar 10, 2006, 8:36 am - HHS Time
City & State: Baker, Nevada
Message: First of all, John, "the check's in the mail" for my membership.
And while its been a while since "that weekend" in October, I want to thank all the Cougars who supported me with my 3Day Breast Cancer Walk. I did it, but I must admit, not happily. These mountain trail feet aren't used to concrete and 60 miles in three days on the dreadful stuff is enough to make me want to be part of the 3 Day Volunteer Crew instead!
It was a life changing event - one I will never forget. Being picked as one of the four women to represent all survivors in "The Circle of Survivors" at the opening and closing ceremonies was quite a honor. Why I was chosen to lead the 3 other survivors off the stage and lead the walk out the arena is still beyond belief, especially when I saw and met with other survivors who suffered much more than I did with breast cancer. If anything, I am a poster child for early detection - so Cougar ladies, stay up on your mammograms and even if you don't have a family history of breast cancer, remember that it always starts somewhere.
Time to get off my soap box, and again, thanks for all your support and John, thanks for the teeshirts. I wore them proudly and continue to wear them as I trek on much more reasonable soil.
To all of you, my heartfelt thanks!
Name: Ellis Twine ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Mar 10, 2006, 7:27 am - HHS Time
City & State: Corona Ca
Message: It is truly wonderful to receive this type of feedback from all of you. You have no Idea how long I have wanted to reconnect with the people for HHS because my time there was truly special and that is because of all of you and for that I thank you all. ET
Name: Bill Belter ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Mar 10, 2006, 7:11 am - HHS Time
City & State: Las Vegas, Nv
Message: Amazing seeing the photos, here. I remember my dad trying to discourage me from watching the jalopy races on KTTV. He insisted, "there's no future in watching those."
Hm. I'm still a hard core old car guy. Does anybody remember jalopy driver Bill Holmes?
Name: Dawn Spencer ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Mar 10, 2006, 4:32 am - HHS Time
City & State: Las Vegas, NV
Message: Marty Dickerson - Early Cougs, did any of you know him or have anything to add to this piece?
He is mentioned in "One Good Run", the book "World's Fastest Indian" is based on! I about died!
Name: Gary Miller ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Mar 10, 2006, 2:06 am - HHS Time
City & State: Concord, Ca
Message: There was a Jim Dandy on westside of the street on La Brea in the 2nd block past Century before Arbor Vitae.
Name: Glenn ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Mar 9, 2006, 10:08 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Sonoma, CA
Message: O.K., does anyone else remember dress codes. We guys seem to have gotten away with just about anything (as long as we didn?t go too far with it), but I seem to remember the girls having to kneel and if the hem of the shirt (no pants for them back in ?64 and before) had to touch the ground or else. My post isn?t so much about that, but about a memory about my junior or senior (?63 or ?64) year. Anyone else out there among you vintage Cougars remember ?Grub Day.? Someone (or several someones) at dear old HHS decided they were tired of the existing dress code. Word spread and the next day about half of the class or several classes showed up in what the administration considered inappropriate attire. Needless to say, about half the class (I think there were 465 of us in the class of 1964) were sent home. It was, I think a Friday, so the ones who left probably celebrated, while the rest of us probably trembled in fear that the dominoes would fall on us as well. The following year the dress code was relaxed and it was a downhill slide from there. I can?t believe what some of the kids wear to school now. Does that make me an oldster or what?
Name: Ricki Farrell ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Mar 9, 2006, 8:37 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Tucson, AZ
Message: Does anyone remember Jim Dandy Market on Hawthorne Blvd. in Lennox? I remember one night my parents, my brother Leo('64), sister Cynthia('66) and I walked from our house there late one Saturday night. I was probably about 10 years old and it seemed as though we'd never get there. Our car had broken down and we needed groceries. It was the only store open close enough for walking, about one mile. I think that we kids were taken to help out with carrying bags home. I can't imagine walking anywhere, after dark, safe enough to do that now.
I've learned that here in the foothills of Tucson that there are more than human critters to about which to worry. Javelinas have come around to visit us. They are the boars of the desert. We've got scorpions, tarantulas and snakes to name a few.
I love all of the reminiscing many of you have written about. Cindy, you are incredible. Keith, I feel as though I know you. What a full life you've lead. John, you have contributed so much to us all. There are so many of you that I should mention...but just know that you are all appreciated. Tucson seems so far away from friends and family and this site brings me back home everyday. Judy, I wish your dad well. I remember you as a fine artist at HHS.
Name: Keith D. Jones ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Mar 9, 2006, 12:48 am - HHS Time
City & State: Kona, HI
Message: Wow Brooks Hardware there is a name I haven't heard in a longtime. I loved going in there with my dad. I remember they all knew my dad and they would talk forever. They sponsored my Little League team in Wiseburn called the Phillies that my dad coached too. They had all the pictures of the teams they sponsored. Remember back then when all you got was a shirt with the sponsors name on the back. You wore you own jeans and tennis shoes (Converse All Stars of course). Man I had the biggest holes in my knees in my jeans.
Name: Mary ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Mar 9, 2006, 12:08 am - HHS Time
City & State: Oregon
Message: Just wanted to everyone know there are 2 class rings(class of 1969 & Class of 1956) and 3 yearbooks (1979,1981 & 1982 )posted on EBAY in case anyone is looking.
Name: Anita ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Mar 8, 2006, 9:51 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Fair Oaks, Ca
Message: Hey El Rojo ! If you are goin' to be driving over Donner Pass on Sunday, be prepared for some snow showers and a high of around 27.
Have a safe trip!
Name: Patty Valencia ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Mar 8, 2006, 8:31 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Laguna Beach, Ca
Message: Wait I have another commercial that used to crack me up -- !Hay muchacha, no te lavaste los dientes con GLEEM!
Name: EL ROJO ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Mar 8, 2006, 6:54 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Kuna, ID
Message: As you know Mr. Coug, we've always tried to be there on the hundreds. May all you Cougs have a warm and lovely spring. We've got to go over Donner on Sunday to see JJ's dad as he's not doing well. Going to be in San Jose, CA on Sunday , we hope, with the weather thats going through there, who knows. MAY THE COUGAR BE WITH YOU! Jake N Jude.
Name: Art LAMere ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Mar 8, 2006, 6:23 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Bettendorf Ia
Message: That be the one my older brother and I would get in trouble for crossing Inglewood Ave. I did know that Bob would have a story about it thanks Bob for that. Thanks all Art
Name: Sherry Wingo ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Mar 8, 2006, 4:52 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Haw. Ca.
Message: Art, Jimmy, Sandy and I went to that hobby shop probably everyday. Neither Sandy or I can remember the name of it though. I remember the lady very well. She was always nice to us. Jim, do you know it?
Name: Jill McFarlane ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Mar 8, 2006, 3:22 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Mission Viejo,CA
Message: One of my favorite places to spend my allowance on was Aloha Drugs. The candy counter just seemed to go on forever! My sister Sam & I would walk from 126th street, cross the railroad tracks behind Jiffy lube to get to Aloha Drugs. As I got older, I became fond of Mr. Ferguson, the pharmacist, he was always so nice and seemed to enjoy talking to the kids. As for my influences and hero's, besides my own Mom and Dad, it would be none other than Konnie Krislock. Besides teaching who, what, where & when, she taught me that if I believe in myself, that others will too.
Name: Bob Jensen ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Mar 8, 2006, 2:48 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Los Angeles
Message: Anna Marie's Gift and Hobby originally started out as a children?s clothing store in about 1929. Anna Marie closed her doors in 1968. Most remember her as a grumpy old lady who thought that everyone was out to steal something from her.
She was not! She was just cautious. She lived above the store for as along as I can remember. A great card player. A wonderful influence in my life. I had the opportunity to work for her one summer. One of the other wonderful families that owned a store across from Anna Marie?s was the Brooks family. John B, what year did their children graduate from HHS?
I also had the opportunity to work for Mr. and Mrs. Brooks one summer. Another influence in my life. John Brooks had a very interesting story on how he got started in the Hardware business. Where did all of the ?Mom and Pop? stores go? I miss them.
Name: BOB ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Mar 8, 2006, 2:19 pm - HHS Time
City & State: LAKEWOOD, CA
Message: Does anyone know where or what happened to Dave Green?
Name: Marla Crane ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Mar 8, 2006, 1:27 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Oroville,CA
Message: Hey Art... at the end of our street, on the corner of 137th Pl and Inglewood Ave was Anna Marie's.... it was one of my favorite places, it was a candy store and toy store. I think that may be what you're thinking of because it had slot car and hobby stuff in the back,too. The part I liked best was in the front - the candy section!
Growing up, I spent a lot of my allowance money at Anna Marie's.
Name: donna ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Mar 8, 2006, 1:24 pm - HHS Time
City & State: LaPalma
Message: In answer to Art LeMere question, I know it. It was Anna Maries. I remember spending hours (it seemed like) in there with our quarter allowance. I loved that place, it was not only a Hobby shop but a toy store too. Imagine getting a toy with a quarter, gum cost more than that...The good old days.
Name: Art LAMere ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Mar 8, 2006, 12:35 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Bettendorf Ia
Message: Ok here is one... What was the name of the Hobby Shop on the corner of 137th St and Inglewood Ave. There was a elderly Lady that ran the place.
Name: KIRK C. GREASBY ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Mar 8, 2006, 11:35 am - HHS Time
City & State: Colorado Springs CO.
Message: Ellis, Great to see your face again, like keith the memories come flying back. I can still see you strutting down the hallway with that big smile of yours, with the ladys all around you. Glad you found CT. If you ever need to know anything or find anyone, this is the place. This is a world that NASA comes to for information. and with John Baker at mission control all systems are a GO.
OH yea, its snowing again.........
Name: Matt Peterson ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Mar 8, 2006, 8:49 am - HHS Time
City & State: EDH, CA
Message: Neil, yes I was in drama at HHS. Thanks everyone for all the commercials and links. These will be very helpful. I knew I would get a great response if I posted on CT.
Name: Steve Fraser ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Mar 7, 2006, 9:05 pm - HHS Time
City & State: laguna woods , ca
Message: Cindy, you forgot a sixpack of Coors for two bucks, cigarettes at Clark's Drugs for a quarter a pack. A pitcher of beer at the the PoopDeck for a buck! And what what about penny candy and a 2 Cent return on the pop bottles. Maybe a little before your time. But I know John remembers some of this, as does a few other "Oldies but Goodies"! Steve
Name: Lori Garcia ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Mar 7, 2006, 8:20 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Garden Grove, CA
Message: Good news class of 81, Scott Maples and I have emailed and we are starting to plan the 25 year reunion. Keith, I missed all the hoopla about you but I must say you look the same as you did in high school. Well maybe the hair style is a little different now. Hawaii must agree with you. Don't worry about not having the stud muffin body anymore. We all change, we may look better than some or worse than others but it really doesn't matter so long as you are happy with yourself. Also, Bevan Feist will you be at cruise night? I knew you and Billy (he was in my class). Tell Billy hi if he remembers me. Why can't more people from the 80's make it to these cruise nights?