Name: Penny Prouty ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Aug 30, 2006, 3:14 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Torrance, CA
Message: I'm sorry I missed your big day, John.....but I'm wishing you a belated happy birthday. Happy 62! Are you really that old?????? (not-too-funny-huh)....I'll be joining you at the end of the year. Thanks for another great year with cougartown....it just gets better and better!
Name: debbie ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Aug 30, 2006, 8:08 am - HHS Time
City & State: Lawndale, Ca
Message: Hey Roni! How are you. Yes, I will definately order a memory book. Thanks, hope all is well with you and your family.
Name: Roni Kobel ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Aug 29, 2006, 10:36 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Huntington Beach, CA
Message: Hey, Debbie Johnson! I'm sorry you didn't make the reunion, but it's not too late to order a memory book! Contact Sharon...
Name: Alan Hauge ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Aug 29, 2006, 10:17 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Play del rey, CA
Message: John-another milestone for you. Birthday I mean. It was great to speak with you briefly and a few of the other guys like Rich Sloan at the end of cruise night. I didn't get to tell you how much I have appreciated your commitment and dedication to this site John. I received an email from a friend who went to Lennox and lives in Dallas Texas and spent a considerable time digging through Cougartown about stories involving "egg throwing" back in the late 50's and early 60's. He loved the site and forwarded it to a ton of his friends across the country. Thanks again John. Is it time for a new shirt design? I know the guy who did the first one.
Name: Dave Krikac ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Aug 29, 2006, 6:25 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Franklin, TN
Message: Birthday Boy! NO WAY. Hey Happy 48th John Baker. Ya know you look MARVELOUS......Hey I saw YOU up close, you look GREAT.....Hey, on the pictures, I have a CD on its way. Look for it, throw it up there. John said it right, the dust has finally settled, the pictures are back from Costco and we are thoroughly enjoying them. I was reminded JUST how much fun we had. John A. I am SO proud of you and Gloria....What a pair. What a pleasure to spend time with you two. Never enough time at Reunions...Remember THAT people when you plan for YOUR reunion-Insert a TON of time together. Hey John Dobbs....I am coming to VEGAS in January...Be ready buddy.....Maybe a visit with John & Gloria? I will try to figure out how to see pictures on kodakgallery.com. I need TECH Support....Love ya all. Dave
Name: doris ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Aug 29, 2006, 4:02 pm - HHS Time
City & State: hot TF, ID
Message: BOY! Is MY face red! A day late and a dollar short! John ... hope yesterday was the best BD ever! And hope today was good, too. You know, of course, each day now is a blessing! LOL! Really, John ... you're all right! Think we'll keep you around.
P.S. Oh yeah ... thanks for Cougartown, too! Keep on truckin'!
Name: Debbie ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Aug 29, 2006, 11:25 am - HHS Time
City & State: Lawndale, Ca.
Message: Haven't been here in awhile and I wasn't able to go to the 76 reunion. Will there be pictures coming soon?
Name: Sharon Stowe ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Aug 29, 2006, 8:45 am - HHS Time
City & State: Lawndale, CA
Message: I was in Palm Springs for a couple of days and enjoyed the Short Films Festival and was a little surprised, when I logged onto CT this morning to read that a fellow Cougar was there the same weekend. Like Adrianne said, it was hot, hot, hot. We could have had a Cougar Sighting, if 1. Adrianne and I actually saw each other and 2. If we actually knew each other.) It was great getting back to the South Bay....Lawndale...my hood, "The HEART of the South Bay." hey,....it's on the signs;) I'm happy to be next to the 'City of Good Neighbors.'ss
Name: Anita ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Aug 28, 2006, 11:55 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Fair Oaks, Ca
Message: John.....you're not "OLD" - You're just "WELL SEASONED" !
Name: Baxter Dodd ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Aug 28, 2006, 9:55 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Riverside, CA
Message: John B., Paraphrasing Jimmy Buffett, ?One more candle and a trip around the sun.? Hang on and enjoy the ride. You have touched a lot of lives during your ?solar travels.? Thanks. Have a happy bd, JB. --- Baxter
Name: Loretta Cuiper ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Aug 28, 2006, 9:42 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Hawthorne, Ca
Message: Dear John, Could not forget your wonderful day. Can not believe we're not 13 anymore. I'm so glad we are still in each others life. You're a sweetheart. Love ya and hope you had a fun day, looks like your fan club is getting bigger. So many good wishes for your Birthday, which is great. Larry and I wish you a Happy Birthday.
Name: Don D. ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Aug 28, 2006, 8:10 pm - HHS Time
City & State: South Bay
Message: Happy Birthday, John! Thanks for keeping the site going and including all classes. I bet when you started the site, you had no idea what a big impact it would have on the lives of many from HHS and the South Bay. It is great seeing you at the VFW breakfasts and other Ctown events.
Name: Al Murphy ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Aug 28, 2006, 7:59 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Helena Montana
Message: Hey John, have a great Birthday and welcome to the over 62 club. Wait till you hit 70, you will love it. John you have a great site here. Have A good one, MURPH
Name: Ray ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Aug 28, 2006, 7:50 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Mena, AR
Message: Happy Birthday John, Finally - Your WAIST and your AGE match, I know you have been waiting for this day! Hope you had a great Birthday. Ray
Name: Adrianne DeAlejandro ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Aug 28, 2006, 7:44 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Cerritos, CA
Message: Happy, Happy, Happy Birthday to the glue that holds this website together. Alex and I just returned this afternoon from Palm Springs, where we spent the weekend for his birthday, yesterday. 114 degrees of killer heat, but it was dry. Fun, nevertheless. So, you have fun, but don't pass out from blowing out the candles. We need you! Here's wishing you a wonderful year ahead.
Name: sloey, william ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Aug 28, 2006, 7:36 pm - HHS Time
City & State: R.B.
Message: Me too J.B. Happy Birthday, Everything that has been said is true. It is awesome to think how you keep C.T. going and the service you provide, you have to love it and we all know you do. I was also a little concerned on the start of your posting reflecting back to the early years. Didn't know where you were going with it but you brought it back around and made a very nice landing. Keep the noise up and Many more. You IS THEE MANNNNNNNNNNNNNN.
p.s. The Bugeaters are.......... coming
Name: EL ROJO ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Aug 28, 2006, 6:33 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Home Of The Kavemen,
Message: Hey whats the big deal? So you're older and fatter. Who cares! Lets go shoot some pool and be glad we're not playing worms. Have a good day. See you in May. Love ya..you sick freak!!! MAY THE COUGAR BE WITH YOU. Jake N Jude.
Name: Denny ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Aug 28, 2006, 6:09 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Del Aire
Message: Hey, have a great b/d old timer ~ you're just getting into the fun part and it just gets better. The closer you get to 70 the more you can get away with things and folks just dismiss and write it off because of age. So, go out, get crazy with the ladies and have a great time. They're too old to hit you and if they do it won't hurt anymore so long live those neat ladies from the Thorne. Also, long live the memory of out 50's kind of cars/music/friends.
Name: Jim Gibson ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Aug 28, 2006, 6:00 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Redding, CA
Message: Cougartowners: Hawthorne's own Brian Wilson is bringing his "Pet Sounds 40th Anniversary Show" to UCLA's Royce Hall on November 1st. Once again, I'm making the 565 mile drive from Redding to L.A. Gotta see Brian as much as I can cuz he's gettin' old, too. (kinda like Johnny Bake!) - Gibby -
Name: Pat Underwood ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Aug 28, 2006, 5:52 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Hawthorne, Calif.
Message: Happy birthday John. I loved your analogy of getting older. I?ve been in a wheelchair since 2003, so if you're still swinging a sledge hammer you?re in tip top shape. I?ll be your age in February and I?d like to know if I can borrow that bottle of ?Jack and the Glock?.
Name: Jim Gibson ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Aug 28, 2006, 5:49 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Redding, CA
Message: Hey, John - Wanted to add my birthday best wishes. Don't let it get you down! You've only had ONE real birthday. The problem is, that was a long, long, long, long, LONG, LONG time ago! Happy Birthday, John. - Gibby -
Name: Bob and Karen Fraser ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Aug 28, 2006, 5:22 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Hawthorne, Ca.
Message: Happy Birthday Johnny B. (as in Good) Now you have to raise both middle fingers and add them to 60. We just wanted to tell you how blessed we feel to have you in our lives. You are one of our dearest and best friends, even when you call the house at 5 a.m. ( ok, 5:15 a.m.) We wouldn't trade you for anything. You bring so much fun into our lives and everyone you have touched through Cougartown. Hope we stay joined at the hip for many more years to come. (hopefully we won't have to have any hip replacements any time soon.) WE LOVE YOU MAN Bob and Karen
Name: Tom Shelley ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Aug 28, 2006, 5:10 pm - HHS Time
City & State: Torrance, CA
Message: Well John, I guess just the fact that we both have made it this far is reason enough to wish you a happy birthday! I'm talking about the times when I thought we were going to die together (making it from the "Gas Co." to that little watering hole in Buena Park in less than 15 min. in your old Camaro,...in an "altered state"!? And I don't mean Nevada...'tho there was that time..oh well, never mind). And then there were the times when I thought we would kill each other!! I mean you can be so eloquent sometimes when you are expressing your dismay at...anyway, you know what I mean.(Or maybe I just misunderstood). Anyway, take heart, there are a bunch of us right behind you. I've been hearing lately that 60 is the new 40!? (That makes us 42, right?) I don't know who said that but I love them very much. So have a good birthday and for God's sake, calm down. We'll all live longer. Happy B'day. Tom
Name: Howard "Paco" Duran ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Aug 28, 2006, 4:21 pm - HHS Time
City & State: LF
Message: Gary you're right, a few other names there are Kenny Umsted, Butch, Bob Olsen and Gary Paulson. Mr.Adams was a cool dude too. I remember at our All-Star practices he had his older son Joe pitch to us..Now there was some speed! By the way your pic looks just like "The Myk"..