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Name: Penny Prouty ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Aug 30, 2006, 3:14 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Prouty
Class: 1962
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 just gets better and better!
Hi Penny, Thanks and yes I am, and no it isn't.

Name: debbie ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Aug 30, 2006, 8:08 am - HHS Time
Class: 1976
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
Maiden: Treckman
Class: 1976
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
Class: 1961
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.
Hey Alan, Thanks for the BD wishes and for showing up at the last Cruise. For all who don't know, Alan is the designer of our Cougartown Tshirts and a very talented artist back in his HHS days, painting sayings on the side of all our cars, among other things. Thanks Alan for our Ctown Tshirts and if and when a new design is forthcoming, you'll be the first one contacted.

Name: Dave Krikac ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Aug 29, 2006, 6:25 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1976
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 I need TECH Support....Love ya all. Dave
Hey Dave, Thanks for the BD wishes and great to finally meet you in the flesh. Thanks for the pictures too. I'll be looking for them.

Name: doris ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Aug 29, 2006, 4:02 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: donaldson
Class: 1957
City & State: hot TF, ID
No E-mail
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'!
Hi Doris, Thanks very much. Glad you checked in NOW as I feel like I'm fading fast.

Name: Debbie ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Aug 29, 2006, 11:25 am - HHS Time
Class: 1976
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?
Hi Debbie, Good question....76ers?

Name: Sharon Stowe ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Aug 29, 2006, 8:45 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Ritch
Class: 1972
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 hood, "The HEART of the South Bay." hey,'s on the signs;) I'm happy to be next to the 'City of Good Neighbors.'ss
You'll just have to start yelling for each other. ANY COUGARS OUT THERE!!!

Name: Anita ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Aug 28, 2006, 11:55 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Harmon
Class: 1969
City & State: Fair Oaks, Ca
Message:'re not "OLD" - You're just "WELL SEASONED" !
Hi Anita, Yep, I'm well seasoned all a Pot Roast.

Name: Baxter Dodd ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Aug 28, 2006, 9:55 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1957
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
Thanks Baxter, and the way I figure it, that's about 36.228 billion miles.

Name: Loretta Cuiper ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Aug 28, 2006, 9:42 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Morelli
Class: 1962
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.
Well thank you Loretta, my 8th grade sweety. Yes, we are blessed to be friends after blah blah years. but who's counting. See you at our reunion meeting on Thursday and tell Larry, John says hey.

Name: Don D. ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Aug 28, 2006, 8:10 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1975
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.
Hi Don, thank YOU for being at the functions too, and no, I had no idea Ctown would grow bigger than Mike Shay's waistline. but it surely has. In the beginning it was the Early 60s Hawthorne Homepage, but that was history in the first year. I'm truly glad it has evolved to what it is and hopefully will continue to grow as more and more Cougs find the site. Thanks again Don....

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
Hey Murph', Thanks for Birthday wishes and glad you're still checking in. How about sending me a picture of you as Hawthorne's Best. Kinda like a Senior Pic, yahno. Thanks again....

Name: Ray ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Aug 28, 2006, 7:50 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Shelley
Class: 1958
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
Hey Ray, that's no big deal, they matched at 40 too. Good to finally hear from the Shelley Bros. Now where's Dennis?

Name: Adrianne DeAlejandro ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Aug 28, 2006, 7:44 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Longpre
Class: 1963
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.
Hi Adrianne, Thank you and Happy Birthday to Alex too. I think at 114 it's gotta be dry.

Name: sloey, william ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Aug 28, 2006, 7:36 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1969
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
Thank you Billy Boy, and GO BIG RED...

Name: EL ROJO ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Aug 28, 2006, 6:33 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1961
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 sick freak!!! MAY THE COUGAR BE WITH YOU. Jake N Jude.
Hey Russ, I'm having a blast today with you all. I feel not a day over 59 right now. Thanks for checking in.

Name: Denny ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Aug 28, 2006, 6:09 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1955
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.
MAAANN!! You are funny today.

Name: Jim Gibson ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Aug 28, 2006, 6:00 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1967
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 -
Good news Gib', thanks...

Name: Pat Underwood ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Aug 28, 2006, 5:52 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1963
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?.
Funny Pat, and hey, as long as you're on the green side of the grass it's a good day. Thanks for the wishes.

Name: Jim Gibson ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Aug 28, 2006, 5:49 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1967
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 -
Hey Gibby, Thanks for that and YES IT WAS!!

Name: Bob and Karen Fraser ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Aug 28, 2006, 5:22 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1960
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
Hey Bob and Karen, You know I feel just the same way. You two are saints, even if you ARE N.D. fans.
I LOVE YOU GUYS TOO MAAANN!! How about "joined at the spine"...they don't replace those, do they?

Name: Tom Shelley ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Aug 28, 2006, 5:10 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1962
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, 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
WHATTTYAMEAN CALM DOWN!!!!! Hey Tom, if we're only 42, then let's go back to Carpinteria or Kernville, or let's go back to that little bar down South when we were on that License Plate Frame sales trip back in '77. What was it called, "Los Pantalones"?? Hey buddy, you got me feeling better already. Thanks Tom and you KNOW you're only 63 days behind me.

Name: Howard "Paco" Duran ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Aug 28, 2006, 4:21 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: OS6-2378
Class: 1961
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"..
Now see, that could have been my fault. When they add just one name, I tend to guess. Sorry, it's not the "Myk"....I guess it's the "Bick"