still dedicated to "Fosters Cruise Night", but for the 50's group.... Ivory Joe Hunter
Name: Patty Valencia () on Wednesday, July 7, 1999 at 08:48:44
Message: That's better. I'm traveling. Spent a few days up in Ojai with my son and his best friends. Allison (dtr) and I are going there this weekend to pick him up, and then its...OFF to Las Vegas, and then BOSTON. I just look forward with great anticipation to that wonderful, humid heat wave. Jorge, you live? This is good. Did the cat catch your fingers? I had to worry about you. That's energy output Jorge :|
Name: Betty Rodriguez () on Wednesday, July 7, 1999 at 08:45:34
Message: John-Should we all wear nametags at Fosters? Anyone bringing a camera? Betty
Yes , good idea Betty, someone bring nametags. Chris and I will bring the cameras.
Name: Ernie Nixon () on Wednesday, July 7, 1999 at 01:36:07
Message: Hey, Here in BAKERSFIELD, THE BEACH BOYS, Personally, WOW, I just loved it. I've been, probably, one of the biggest fans of surf music, even before I knew who the Beach Boys were, and this really, made my love of this style of music even sweeter. Great to hear that Dick Dixon is back. We were teamates way back. Sure am looking forward to Fosters. Ernie Nixon '63
Name: Patt Prewitt-Deckard () on Wednesday, July 7, 1999 at 01:27:13
Message: What EXACTLY are the plans for the Alumni at the Homecoming game in October!! I need to make Travel plans! I would love any times and dates you can give!
Patt, The Homecoming Game is on October 15th. I don't know what time the game starts, but it'll be about 7pm.
Name: Janet Burkett () on Wednesday, July 7, 1999 at 01:18:03
Message: This is waaaay too late to be sending off emails, but here's one more. Hope this helps get us to the 24th. Now, quit your whinin' and go to bed! Love ya, JB
Thanks Janet, I AM OUTTA HERE!!!
Name: christine baird () on Wednesday, July 7, 1999 at 00:51:43
Message: are you bored john? hehe ") very cute of you to look me up. i'm short my sr. yr book, lost in one of our many moves. "( i do have the three previous, but there up in the attic. i do happen to know exactly where in the attic though. ") so what else do you do with you time ...hehehe
Actually, I keep forgetting that I have you 76ers and 79ers now, thanks to Janet Kinder Falkenstein and her husband Mark.
Name: christine () on Wednesday, July 7, 1999 at 00:10:21
Message: gheesh, you are quick john....do you have a bell that goes off when you have incoming feedback? ") thanks for the quick response. kathy stonebraker is trying to talk me into the cruise 2000...sounds like a blast. ")
Yes, I have one of those bells that would go off at HHS and let me know I was LATE for class.Thanks Christine.
Name: George Key () on Tuesday, July 6, 1999 at 23:35:59
Message: Holey mackerel John: You put my name on here like I was going to be kept after school so guess I better respond. Yes I plan to show up for the Foster Freeze Fantastic Flameout but since I don't have a lottery ticket for a parking place, plan to come on the #5 big yellow streetcar. Does it still run up the center of the boulevard? In the 1940's I rode it to Occidental college in Eagle Rock for 10 cents. Suppose the fare has gone up.
On second thought with so many coming I'll never get my double thick chocolate shake so plan to rent a Good Humor truck to bring and maybe pick up a few pesos . After all we retirees need all the help we can get. Buenos Nachos---JORGE
Jorge, Man am I glad to hear from you. How're you feeling? If you need a ride, just give me a shout. They won't let me take the "Mighty Dodge", so I guess I can throw you in the back of the 51 pickup. You don't mind riding on a hay bale do you?? The last time I looked, you'd have to walk to Broadway and the Bl. to catch one of them Yellow Cars. Thanks for checking in Jorge, and let me know........
Name: Patty Valencia () on Tuesday, July 6, 1999 at 23:09:51
Message: You asked about Chris first?
PATTY!!!!! I'm SO GLAD to HEAR FROM YOU!!!! Where have you been girl?? You know the rule, but that's OK boy.... ahhhhh yes you are back and to heck with the rule this time. I'm REALLLLY SORRY about the chris thing. LOOK......no REALLLY LOOK!!! I changed it!!!! Thanks girl for checking in. That's all you needed to do. I feel better now boy....
Name: Alan Nelson () on Tuesday, July 6, 1999 at 22:44:12
Message: Three day weekend burn-out, John.
I guess that's it. I'm not even getting much email.
Name: christine baird () on Tuesday, July 6, 1999 at 22:12:20
Message: hi john. this is a great site. really enjoyed the feedback pages. i'm thinking about sending off for that book on the history of hawthorne, the one that you couldn't put down. i am a califonia girl through and through even though my hubby has me in....Round Rock, TX. yes this is a real place. quite nice too, but way too hot for my tastes. i did noticed there is no chat room. could this be a possible new addition in the near future. ") whatchya think?
Hi Christine, You'll love the book, if you care anything at all about OLD Hawthorne. It's great. The chat room......well it's been brought up before. I'd like to get the Newsletter rolling first. Thanks Christine for the Feedback. See, it didn't hurt at all.
Name: christine baird () on Tuesday, July 6, 1999 at 21:53:49
Message: hey kathy! i finally made it. aren't you proud of me. ") also hi to anyone who might remember little ole' me. update to those who are interested...after graduation i was in the airforce for 4 yrs as an aircraft mechanic on the E-3A. one yr in iceland and 3 in oklahoma. met my hubby of 20 yrs now. i have two boys. one turned 17 today and the other turned 9 in april. my husband works for xerox and me.... well, imagine this....i've been a stay at home mom now for 17 yrs. ") oh, fyi ...i haven't changed too much...screwy as ever...just ask kathy stonebraker (lorig), ain't that right kathy? ")
Name: Dick Dixon () on Tuesday, July 6, 1999 at 21:52:04
Message: John, great being back to cougarland. Being away for a couple of months was no party, missed the daily fix of reading the best piece of journalism around with this site. Also, really revvvvved up over the cruise and hopefully it will happen on the 24th. I'm sure it will be like Hawthorne Blvd of the past, horsepowner and that music of the burnout. Are we going to buy off the HPD or what! Gary Nelson has a new street rod he can bring and I who knows what I'll show up in, but it sure will be a happening. Lynn Brooks, want to go for another cruise like the PCH trip last summer in the '65 Cobra, what a bad hair day. Looking forward to seeing ya John, cause ole friends just get better. Don't forget the fat burger trip to Chips on Hawthorne and 119th. Sure looking forward to coming back to the left coast.
Hey Dickie, The more the merrier, I say. It doesn't matter what you bring. I might show up in "Daddy's Car". We'll see you there.
Name: John Baker () on Tuesday, July 6, 1999 at 21:21:21
Message: OK so this is a joke right. Where are all you people???
PATTY!!!, Chris, Glo', LeeRoy, Sue, Sharon, Mike, Joyce, Karen, Jim, Glenn, Dewey, Ray, Alan, HCH, Jorge, etc. It's like a graveyard here. 6 Feedbacks all day?!? Have all the questions been answered??
Name: Myrna Bizzell () on Tuesday, July 6, 1999 at 17:20:44
Message: I want you to know John - there are a lot of people who like to claim me as a close and personal friend!!!!!! Just because you are not as discerning as so many wonderful people in this world doesn't make you a great critic!!! §8Þ
blhhhht! Believe it or not, John, you are OK!! No matter what everyone says about you.
I love this website. You are doing great. It has brought back so many memories of some of the best years of my life. And, I love reading names, and hearing voices of some I knew so many years ago! Don't forget - if you need a fundraiser, count me in for a donation! Looking forward to the newsletters along with keeping up with this page - hope your day is GREAT!!!!!
I said I was just kidding. Sheesh!!
Thanks Myrna for your loyalty and thanks for letting Mike and Chris know where the website was. Now get out there and bring a few dozen more on into Cougartown.
Name: Robin () on Tuesday, July 6, 1999 at 13:51:23
Maiden: Block and Tackle
Message: Jan you stirred up some old memories metioning the B&T and Brothers 2...We were true health nuts back then....12hrs of 26th st UV (smothered in baby oil)...Rehydrate at the Block till last call...5 cups of coffee at Hollys to dilate our pupils...3 hrs sleep and repeat the next day...John you mentioned "The Indian"..Ron Eide..can anyone put a real name to these surfing Cougars?..."Squash"..."The Conductor"..."Seagull"..."Orange"..."Hooker"..."Big Daddy"??...And yes Ricki, you really do need to let go and learn to share your feelings...we are all friends here:o)...Hey Bob...My skull ring is still stuck well into the ceiling of the HIS shop. On its exit from the buffer it chipped a tooth and almost took a light with it...Oh well, Kathy Barnes dad Big "Al" would have made her give it back anyway:o(...Sloey , I only had that number for a few hrs till Ma Hood bailed me from our towns local grey bar hotel...heck of a party though in that summer of 62'...Tough to pick a best jockett from our era...they were not offered much back then...Was Christy Brinkley a Cougar? Ill pick her anyway..;o).Later Cougs
The only one I can come up with is "Hooker"=Danny T. Course, I remember him as more of a "Gremmy" than a surfer.
Mine was chrome plated with red eye sockets. I got it at "Mister Morty's House of Gag Gifts and Whoopie Cushion Boutique" on 147th just west of Hawthorne Bl. Anyway that's probably not the exact name of the place but he sold things like brass knuckles, switch blades, you know the place don't you?
Mr. Morty was all out of the ring that I wanted. It was chrome with a square piece of brass on top. They were on back order from Tijuana or some place, so he talks me into this other little beauty. This little beauty also weighed at least 3 pounds, but it was all Chrome with a "Skull and Crossbones" right dead in the center, and the eye holes in the skull were painted RED. Mister Morty told me the price, but I told him I only had 75 cents. He said I could pay him the rest later......... I never went back.
Name: bucky travis () on Tuesday, July 6, 1999 at 13:07:54
Message: Does anyone remember Revell's Speedway on Hawthorne Blvd.?
Name: Ed Chesson () on Tuesday, July 6, 1999 at 08:47:42
Message: Hi Judy . . . Teardrop trailers; now there is something I haven't thought about is some time! I remember going on several vacations with my parents hauling along one of those little jewels! Whoever thought up the idea must have been a genius as everything you needed was right there in one little package (except for a bathroom, of course). They were quite popular for years until the bigger travel trailers and motorhomes came along. In fact, Dave Fairchild ('63) and I rented one of those things a couple years after graduating and toured northern California and I'm sure we must have said; "it doesn't get any better than this!" Thanks for the memory.
Name: Mike Angle () on Tuesday, July 6, 1999 at 02:34:01
Message: A wet and rainy north west Hi to Larry Biller. Went down to S. Cal. last week to get some of the oh so necessary sun and air so that this hide of mine could properly rust. Yes, I'm over in Aloha and have been for the last 26 wet and wonderful years. Moving to Vegas when I retire. E-mail me!! Hi to everybody else I lost touch with as soon as I went to college and got a job.
Name: Larry Ford () on Tuesday, July 6, 1999 at 00:41:56
Message: I am still remembering the Tommy Burgers, they were the best, along with I think the BBQ place. I think that it was called Green Farms?
Name: Judy Lundal () on Monday, July 5, 1999 at 23:33:14
Message: I've been trying to find out information about a teardrop trailer business that was on Hawthorne Blvd. We have purchased a trailer that has a Hawthorne history and are trying to find out more information about it's history. Can anyone help me?
Hi Judy, The Boyce trailer rentals were on Hawthorne Bl. next to the Ferris Wheel. Is that the one you mean?
Name: DARLENE MCCOY DUNCAN () on Monday, July 5, 1999 at 20:14:19
Message: DON'T FORGET ABOUT SKIPPYS HAMBURGERS - ON HAWTHORNE BLVD.......!!!!!!!!!!!!! AND THE COCKATOO INN ON HAWTHORNE AND IMPERIAL..AND YORK SCHOOL.. AND BOYS MARKET AND KRESGES - .. FUN!!
Name: Patti Barry () on Monday, July 5, 1999 at 20:06:52
Message: Hey Janet and Laura - I'm sorry about having to miss the reunion. I hope someone takes some good pictures that can be posted here! Have a great time for me, okey dokey?
Name: Darlene Duncan (McCoy) () on Monday, July 5, 1999 at 19:07:22
Message: DON'T FORGET THE DAIRY - THE ONE WITH THE COW ON TOP - ACROSS FROM SCHOOL......
Name: el rojo () on Monday, July 5, 1999 at 16:47:26
Message: JOHN, BOB VEACH made a statement that he was going to wear his l.b. poly hat to the game and bring his COUGAR stadium cushion also. my feelings BOB, sit on the hat and wear the COUGAR STADIUM CUSHION with pride." MAY THE COUGAR BE WITH YOU, EL.
Hey El, GREAT IDEA!!!
Name: Shanda Campos () on Monday, July 5, 1999 at 16:17:07
Message: To Ricki Farrell...Thanks so much for all of the info. on Mr. Williams. I'm so glad to here that he & his family are doing well! Yes, please tell him that Jerry Campos & Shanda McCutcheon were asking about him & would love to speak with him or get an email from him.
Name: Bob Sossamon () on Monday, July 5, 1999 at 14:08:43
Message: John, thanks for a great site. Ah....The Beach Boys, the muscle cars, A&W. Those were the days!
Name: Janet Falkenstein () on Monday, July 5, 1999 at 13:43:55
Message: John, now we have the official OK from Laura...did you send in your reservation for our reunion??? That way Mark and I and all the rest of us Cougs who visit cougartown daily can meet you! Anyone second the motion? You gotta be there! I'll chip in for part of the money...anyone else? And, yes, Patti, ARE you going?
Hi Janet, You flatter me and I would like to be at the Class of 79 House of Blues Reunion. What a great party that's going to be. Do not miss it 79ers!!! I am however, committed to the Cougs at Fosters, and the way it looks, it's going to be that night. I could be persuaded to come to the Sunday picnic though. Thanks Janet
Name: Dick Dixon () on Monday, July 5, 1999 at 13:34:17
Message: Have a pleasent and safe 4th weekend to all. Seems like a good time to link back up after a few months off in the ole state of VT. Moving back to So Cal in October and look forward to reconnecting. Living in Bennington, VT (est. 1749) really puts things like stress in perspective. John, the site really looks great as usual and miss being in touch. Best to (ladies first) Geri, Nancy, Linda (Nancys' sister), Rhonda, Rose and then "the duck", Paul, Lynn, Paul Smith, Ernie, Bear, and the rest. John, thanks again for our talks at Christmas. Fill me in on the Cruise, I'll be in town from 7/28 to 8/4. Maybe the Big 100 will hit around then & I'll be lucky enough to join. John, how about a burger at Chips. Our dads loved that place.
Hey Dickie, Wassappnn'?? Just because you're in VT doesn't mean you can't check in. We've got Cougs in Australia that check in. Anyway, glad you're back. The Fosters cruise night looks to be either the 17th or the 24th of July. Try and be there.
Name: Frank Romano () on Monday, July 5, 1999 at 11:23:20
Message: Sorry for the delay and getting back too you folks... The All American Gold review was GREAT. Bobby Vee, our own Chris "Zeke" Montez, Johnny Preston, The Angels, and Brian Hyland and the Vees. All the music was great to hear live once again... Had we known there was a pre-show show pool side, we would have been there, however we learned about the show, on our way to the show. If that makes any sense. We tried to get a message to Chris via a security guard at one of the stage doors, but I don't think he got the note. I hope the producers repeat the show at a future date. It's great fun. Funny thing... all those folks seemed to be older now.