Name: Dan Johnson ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-May 27, 2006, 5:23 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Outer Space
Message: JB, please forgive me, but I am posting a link to YouTube.com where someone has uploaded a very funny one minute five second clip of a Which One's Pink? fan at a show we played in Tarzana last year (you've to to stay with it as it explodes into laughter). If I recall correctly, about 30% of the guys in the class of '77 reacted exactly like this at rock shows: Go here.
Name: deano ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-May 27, 2006, 11:10 am - HHS Time
City & State: tustin
Message: to neil larson thanks for sharing you brought me to tears.
Name: EL ROJO ~~~~~~~~~~ Sat-May 27, 2006, 9:29 am - HHS Time
City & State: Kuna, ID
Message: God bless all who have fallen and served, on this Memorial Day. MAY THE COUGAR BE WITH YOU! Jake N Jude.
Name: Neil Larson ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-May 26, 2006, 10:41 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Crestview Fl
Message: One Cougar?s Memorial Day Salute - 1970 / 1971, as the Viet Nam ?Conflict? raged at fever pitch, media news bolstered anti-war sentiment nightly & overwhelming peer pressure forced most teens to take a liberal ?peace? position against our country?s involvement in that war against Communism.
It was also my senior year & I needed to make up 5 credits toward a missing ?PE? class so I negotiated a key position on the Hawthorne High School Varsity Football Team as Manager. I have tons of recollections including screaming my lungs out from the sidelines every Friday night rooting for the Cougars. But the most emotionally profound memory I carry in my heart from that job is one I have never shared with anyone. Among my chores as Team Manager was the weekly preparation of ALL uniforms returning from the dry-cleaning, placing them neatly back into storage cubes designated with the numbers of each player. I took care to make sure all team members got the complete and correct uniform with jersey & pants stowed into their designated cubical. But what nobody else on campus ever knew was that every once in a while Coach Plum would solemnly hand me a slip of paper with a Varsity Number and the corresponding name of an HHS Alumnus from the Varsity Team. These names were past graduate Varsity Football Team Cougars who had fallen during active duty in Viet Nam, a most honorable and elite group. The protocol was to issue the current player another number & officially RETIRE that particular Varsity Football Jersey Number forever! The brave Coug?s name would be properly displayed in that cubical with his Number, where it remained, for me alone to see each time I handled the uniforms. I held a quiet requiem in the equipment room for all fallen Varsity Football Cougar Heroes of the Viet Nam War, each week as I silently prepared for the upcoming game. Then after every Friday Night Varsity Game the Uniforms would be bagged up and sent to the cleaners; including those unblemished Hero Cougar?s Scarlet & Gold Jerseys which had been so carefully stowed away! Because it was a Standing Order from the Coaches Office as a silent memorial to have those immaculate Retired Jerseys pulled back out of their cubby holes & dropped into the bag with the rest of the ?Team?, as a living tribute to their courage and sacrifice. So you see once every Wednesday I bore witness in tribute to our Fallen Cougar Heroes of the Viet Nam War as each Jersey was folded and placed neatly back in its slot on the wall.
And now you know ?The Rest of The Story!
Name: Alan Nelson ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-May 26, 2006, 7:44 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Parker, AZ
Message: Happy Memorial Day to all Cougs and their families out there. Please be careful on the roads and the Lakes this weekend so we can hear your words of wisdom, come Tuesday. And please remember the reason for the Holiday and say a prayer for those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our freedom.
Name: Jim Dally ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-May 26, 2006, 5:16 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Carson, CA
Message: With all due respect I submit my thoughts that Ray Nelson class of 1973 looks somewhat like a younger Rush Limbaugh, doesn't he? By the way, I hear Rush is a pretty good golfer
for all you 'green' fans. (Wouldn't that be amazing if Rush joined the golf 'pros' next year?). By the way; is Ray on vacation? If so, I wish him a great and safe time down there.
Name: Keith D. Jones ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-May 26, 2006, 2:31 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Kona, HI
Message: The last mini-movie is pretty cool. I like the shots of LAX way back. I remember being on the runway with all the reporters when the SST Concord landed for the first time in Los Angeles. There was so many reporters and photgraphers. We got to go through the Garrett hanger to get on the runway. I think it was Jeff Suttons dad who got us on there.
Name: Mike Wilking ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-May 26, 2006, 1:09 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Germany
Message: I spotted a '59 El Molino on Ebay if anyone's interested. Happy holiday weekend!
Name: Karen Fraser ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-May 26, 2006, 9:45 am - HHS Time
City & State: Hawthorne
Message: A mighty Cougar is celebrating his birthday today. That would be my husband Bob Fraser. So sweetie, all I have to say is , Yes, I still need you, Yes, I will still feed you , now that you're 64!
Name: Raymond Smith ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-May 26, 2006, 4:34 am - HHS Time
City & State: Portland, OR
Message: COUGAR SIGHTING! Last Saturday I met my long time Friend "Tanya Cussack" who I met in my 7th period English class in my freshman year whom sorta help me get out of my shyness. She was in town visiting from CO with her family and it was great to see her again. I tell ya...this girl does not AGE! Even though we keep in touch I haven't seen her since 1993.
Name: Gina ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-May 25, 2006, 10:29 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Hemet, CA
Message: I'm in shock! Those two old perverts were telling the truth!!! Thanks for the confirmation of "The Facts", my fellow Cougs.....and for the giggles!
Name: Marianne Ovendale ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-May 25, 2006, 9:09 pm - HHS Time
City & State: kirkland, WA
Message: Looking for Carol Boenish. I was her best buddy from 6 grad to 10th grade. Does anyone have a contact for her?
Name: Ray Nelson ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-May 25, 2006, 6:17 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Fayetteville, GA.
Message: Well not the world but, in Lima, Peru tonight. Did not see any Cougars.
Name: Keith D. Jones ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-May 25, 2006, 9:26 am - HHS Time
City & State: Kona, HI
Message: I remember that picture in the El Molino. I thought it was funny that the natives were so restless. Well I'm putting together my intinerary for my trip. Looking forward to 7 weeks on the mainland.
Name: Neil ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-May 25, 2006, 9:08 am - HHS Time
City & State: Crestview FL
Message: PS Kris - I found paydirt- you can catch the old DOC on Sunday night at 10pm till 12 on FM station KLFX 107.3 Killeen / Nolanville / Harker Hgts-
Plus he has a dozen cd's for sale of all his Best??? stuff on Rhino records -
Name: Neil Larson ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-May 25, 2006, 8:47 am - HHS Time
City & State: Crestview FL
Message: Kris from TX - Re ; Dr. Demento- He does a Sunday night gig with a top 5 count down at the end of the show - We pick him up here in NW florida - on 102 fm -
he is on the net here - http://www.drdemento.com/index.html
Name: Kris Hayhurst ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-May 25, 2006, 4:03 am - HHS Time
City & State: Killeen, TX
Message: Ok Cougar sighting. My kids went on a field trip to the Waco Zoo. Thanks to whoever recommended the Zillow site. Nice to see old stuff in the 'hood. What ever happened to Dr. Demento radio show....it was so cool that we in the greater LA area had the real Barry Hansen instead of syndication like his fans nationwide.
Often imitated, never duplicated.
Name: Roni Kobel ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-May 24, 2006, 11:57 pm - HHS Time
Message: Gina, I'm sure your mom and aunt are thinking of the picture on p. 47 of the '76 El Molino of John Goddard (who lectured twice at HHS) with some natives he lived with in Africa (one of whom is, yes, "exposed.")
Name: Jim Raines ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-May 24, 2006, 9:16 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Salt Lake City Ut.
Message: For you car guys, check out this web-site
to see a photo history of Tommy Ivo's twin Buick dragster. Great stuff!
Name: Gina ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-May 24, 2006, 8:04 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Hemet, CA
Message: A special request from Aunt Nora (Colucci) and my mom:
Everyone, please put on your thinking caps....
During dinner, this evening, My mother (Elena Colucci Black of Leuzinger HS) and my Aunt, Nora Colucci, remembered a photo in an El Molino of a group of soldiers, one of which was "exposed". They claim it was between 1965 and 1976. I don't believe them, I think they are pulling my leg. Does anyone remember this photo??? Did it really exist? What year was it? John, this may be a good one for HHS trivia!
Name: Ray Nelson ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-May 24, 2006, 7:19 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Fayetteville, GA
Message: Hello from Guayaquil, Ecuador.
Name: Jerry LaForce ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-May 24, 2006, 2:34 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Fortblackmore VA
Message: Ref: Laura Anderson post 20 May. Barbra and Shirley! I had Office Practice several semesters and worked in that office. Barbra is the real "Miss Wiggins" from The Carol Burnett Show. I can't go into the pranks and shananagans that went on because people under 30 might view this site (hey... accidents happen!) Danged whipper snappers.
Name: Sharon Branigan ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-May 24, 2006, 9:21 am - HHS Time
City & State: Thousand Oaks, CA
Message: Dave and Roni are right- Class of 76 Reunion is not far off! If you haven't been to any Cougartown events or haven't had any mini-reunions, you don't really know how much fun it is to hang out for a while with your old pals and just feel like a teen-ager again! Come experience the magic of memory lane- you won't regret it, and these opportunities come only once in a blooooo moooon!!! All classes are welcome, and the early bird price is still good until May 31, so email me today and I'll send you the reservation form. We are having a great response so far but our seating is limited. Don't delay! I really hope to see ALL of you there. It is gonna be an absolute blast!
Don't forget to add your address info to the Cougartown Info System
so we can contact you.
Name: NANCY ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-May 24, 2006, 8:08 am - HHS Time
City & State: SANTA BARBARA CA
Message: I NEED TO ADD MY NAME TO THE MAILING LIST I WAS ONE ON THE MISSING LIST. NANCY GABEL XXX XXX XX SANTA BARBARA
Name: Sharon MacDonald ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-May 24, 2006, 6:25 am - HHS Time
City & State: Bruceville, Texas
Message: Walter's photo show is great. Looks like a good time was had by all. Thanks for sharing!
Name: Anita ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-May 23, 2006, 9:30 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Fair Oaks, Ca
Message: Now I know why golf is so popular.....because it is simply the best game in the world at which to be bad. Still can't believe I won the "ladies closest to the hole"! Jill, Jorge and Dean.....thank you so much for allowing this amateur to join your group for the day...I had a blast. Rich Sloan...you and all your buddies from the class of 1960 are a real kick! What a pleasure it was meeting you all that day. Hey JB - where were you?
Name: Bud Rhoades ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-May 23, 2006, 3:02 pm - HHS Time
City & State: The Shore
Message: Thanks Walter, these really sum it up perfectly. What a wonderful day again. We're working on making it better next year.