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still dedicated to "Fosters Cruise Night", but for the 50's group.... Ivory Joe Hunter

Name: Beth Meade () on Thursday, July 8, 1999 at 21:41:45
Maiden: Treckman (T1)
Class: 75
Message: Ted, Nice to hear your perspective on Sister Mary. From the girls' point of view it was a little different. I didn't quite remember all those lessons as you did. Maybe that was because I left half-way through. What a great excuse. From the girls' point of view, we used to ask if we could go to the bathroom. First one would ask, then about 5 min. later someone else would go. After a while there were usually about 5 or 6 of us in the bathroom. We did gymnastics and had spit wad contests in there until someone like Terry Corona would tattle. Or maybe Lorna Holmes would tell. The only reason the tattlers told was that Sister Mary would tell them they couldn't go. But she never remembered that she sent so many out. What fun. Where are you these days?? Beth

Name: Roni Kobel () on Thursday, July 8, 1999 at 20:22:51
Maiden: Treckman (T2)
Class: 76
Message: Hey, Don Collins! Wasn't it you, or was it Ron, that was the wizard in Oz???

Name: LGW () on Thursday, July 8, 1999 at 20:12:24
Maiden: Geele
Class: 76
Message: There is also a sudden spate of judicial activity occurring with each Valencia visit here. Dave (HHS 75) is on jury duty this week and reports that over 5k (5,000 to us normal folk) people have been called as potential jurors in the county this week. Coincidence? I think not. A very real conspiracy? Perhaps. Think about it: heat waves, court summonses, additional CHP activity on the freeways, speeding cars, women waving to strangers. . . mighty suspicious if you ask me.
Bottom Line: Gloria got ripped and busted some cop in the mouth. Patty's up there trying to bail her out of jail before Cougartown gets wind of it. Just another "V" girl caper. Sorry Mom "V" that you had to hear it here first.

Name: Bonnie Cozby () on Thursday, July 8, 1999 at 19:48:19
Maiden: Simmons
Class: 1971
Message: What a great site and trip down memory lane. My husband also graduated from Hawthorne High in 1969 - Charlie Cozby. I was surfing around to find out info about his 30th reunion.
Hi Bonnie, Wish I had your picture, but I don't have the 71 El Molino yet. It's on the way though thanks to Ingrid Larson. Thanks for checking in.

Name: christine baird () on Thursday, July 8, 1999 at 19:23:10
Maiden: penny
Class: 76
Message: hi to all! why are you all so surprised that so many of the class of 76 are checking in?? i must's my fault...where every i go...trouble seems to follow! ") hehe Kathy, i just broached the subject of the cruise 2000 with hubby,(he was in a good mood, he had an interview for a managers position that he was extremely pleased with, i figured there was probably no better time to ask!) and he told me to start saving my pennies! which translates into.....I CAN GO! little does he know...i've been saving my pennies, and barring some unforseen catastropy...i have quite a stash already, more than i need for the trip, including the airfare! congrats to Don, a new baby and newly married. ") sleepless nights ahead! i'm about ready to push one out the door and the other, well....we have a while for him, he's only 9.

Name: LGW () on Thursday, July 8, 1999 at 18:39:15
Maiden: Geele
Class: 76
Message: Holy cow (nod to St. Joe's), it's the 76 reunion already! I should have known there were Valencia's in town (San Jose -- we're 20 miles north in Los Altos), as it gets hotter than you-know-where everytime they are here. The last time, the Merc (local paper) had stories about unknown women driving around town waving to the locals. This was a big event here. Not many folks know how to wave. :-) And it was hot, hot, hot. Then it cooled down. Now I see they are here again, and it's 95 and above again. The boys (Michael 11 and Matthew 2) and I went to Monterey today. On the way back, there was this little blue car hot-roddin up and down 85. . .was it them? ;-) When I lived in Hawthorne, it was on Menlo between 122nd and Broadway. My parents are still there, so stop by and say hello. When my Chevy was still running, any time I'd go back, within an hour someone would knock on the door and say "we knew you were here, we saw the car" so I got to see quite a few people and catch up just by going home. Thank goodness John has created this Web site so I don't have to drive 500 miles to do that any longer! Thanks John!
Hey you're welcome Laura. BTW, I grew up between 122nd and Broadway too, only I was 2 streets west. It's a small Cougar world.

Name: Myrna () on Thursday, July 8, 1999 at 16:57:06
Maiden: Bell
Class: 66
Message: Hey - GEORGE GATES!!!! I had a crush on you, almost as big as the one I had on Johnny! There were four musketeers on Cedar (actually, Bob came from Freeman - remembered that street name, huh, John?) Gordon (Bell), John, Bob (Reagan) and George - now if that wasn't a hand to draw to. It wasn't all bad having older brothers - gave me lots of reasons to drool. Only thing is, none of them even knew I was alive. How come Reagan isn't on this site, John? I know Gordon, up in Downieville, isn't on-line, but I thought Bob would be more sophisticated, up there in Redding. Someone was talking Lutz's - Virginia graduated in '66 with us "good guys". Guess if cruise night is the 24th, I won't be able to make it. Now, if it goes over, I may be able to convince my "other half" to consider the trek to the big city. But, just maybe......hope everyone has a great time there - I'll be envious!
Geez Myrna, I think it would be alot simpler if you'd just list the guys you DIDN'T have a crush on. No wonder your parents kept you locked up in that closet!!!
Bob Reagan was online, then got a new job and is working in Medford OR now. He comes home on the weekends to Redding. I don't think he's back online yet. I will let you know.

Name: Zonia Smith () on Thursday, July 8, 1999 at 16:51:26
Maiden: Aganza
Class: 1976
Message: A friend from work led me to your website. He also is a Hawthorne grad. I haven't met up with the kids I graduated with. It'd be nice to hear from anyone who graduated in 1976.
Hi Zonia, I think you've come to the right place. Since last night, all of the class of 76 has checked in except 7 people. Sorry I couldn't find your picture. Enjoy......

Name: The Ol Coach () on Thursday, July 8, 1999 at 15:50:52
Class: 50's to the 70's
Message:Hi John,
After talking to Dave Long in Lompoc about "happenings", Cathy reminded me of an incident that happened at a game in Santa Barbara in the 50's.
There were several bus loads of our very faithful fans that traveled to Santa Barbara for the game. On the trip up, there was a lot of coffee being consumed on the bus! The bus was a little bit late, and arrived just at kick-off time! All of our fans from the bus dashed in to get a seat. Keep in mind that they did not have time for a "pit stop !!!! "
They just got seated and Santa Barbara kicked off to us. Bill Gordon ran our kickoff play back to perfection---ran 90yds for a touchdown---only to have it called back, because the official said, " one of our tackles was just about ready to step over the restraining line." Cap (Dave Capelouto) and I had reminded the team that we probably would get one or two TD's called back, due to officiating -- so do not lose composure. They jogged back to line up for the kickoff -- all holding 1 finger up in the air --- signifying that that was the first TD called back. Our fans were very excited and still hadn't had a "pit stop."
Santa Barbara kicked off to us again--Fred Wade took the kick-off (the blocking formed on the right side of the field--that was where Fred was supposed to go) however, Fred had a big tackle staring him in the face and took off to the left, dodging the guy. He went 60 yds. For another TD. Well this was just too much for one of our greatest supporters. Her bladder couldn't take the excitement, and Shazaam, The Dam Broke!!!
I'm leaving the names out "to protect the identity" of this wonderful person! We did have another TD called back in the 2nd half--a 50 yd pass from Mike Gillespie to John Short (I think--). The team looked over to the bench and held up 2 fingers for the second one called back! Anyway we won the game holding the Santa Barbara team to only 70 yds.
the Ol' Coach,
Hal Chauncey

Great story Coach. Keepem comin'. As you folks can plainly see by the picture, that's why they call the coach, the PILOT of the football team.

Name: Don Collins () on Thursday, July 8, 1999 at 15:50:52
E-Mail: DgladeC
Class: 76
Message: Wow! The class of 76 has made themselves known (for better or for worse). may recall that the Ronald & Donald attended: York, HIS and HHS. Some of the York teachers I recall are Mrs. Biggerstaff, Mrs. Devonville, Mrs. Yates...and I hope know one has forgotten 6th Grade camp. The new construction at York is a site to see. The new school will have two stories. I was just visiting with Jerry Dorshiemer about it. Sharon, that's another who survived all three schools and made it into adulthood. Kathy....I talked to Ron today and he says HI. He is a newby to the Web but I've told him to checkout cougartown. As far as the cruise 2000, I assume you are talking about the 8-4-00 trip, and by that time I'll have a 7mo. baby. My wife and I are newlyweds (Nov. 98) and this will be a brand new experince for us. So sailing at sea may not be in the cards.

Name: Robin () on Thursday, July 8, 1999 at 15:10:40
Maiden: Fosters
Class: 60
Message: Pam ....I remember "Surf"..kinda of a John Millner without a "15 will get you 20" type to ride with him. Always friendly to everyone...And John B..there is no confusion...there was only 1 Frosties or Fosters or whatever their names were, and that was on 133rd. Dont order a Kim Chi sunday on cruise night..Yuk!...Ricki...I just got out my "Music Man" album just to see if the old turntable still works. Thats as close to culture as I ever get:o).. JB that 3-8 bite is an A/fuel/ doubt..Nice sound...And RE: Mo Trott...Id feel sorry for your 8 yrs without a raise until I found out a cousin (fire dept) can retire today at 110% of his current pay. Geeeeeze, those PERS funds had to be set up by some laywer (Hi Jim:o) that they would do well by....Should have been a teacher (Hi Ricki:o)..Well stepped on enough toes for one day...Time to grab a longneck and jump in the pool....:o) Later Cougs
Long Neck!!! Robin, is Olive Oyl living with you??

Name: Roni Kobel () on Thursday, July 8, 1999 at 14:10:07
Maiden: Treckman (T2)
Class: 76
Message: Sharon, I went to York for Kindergarten - had Mrs. Brighouse (just for the 2nd semester). Kathy Lynch and I used to walk to school together (afternoon session). My mom always said she enjoyed watching one blonde ponytail and one brunette ponytail go walking down 118th from Menlo to York. I always knew it was time for school when I heard Paul Harvey say, "good day"! By the way, your Cub Scout Camp is over, but ours doesn't start for another week! I'm going to be a Den Leader... should be fun! Kim, Beth, and whoever else was in girls' sports, I heard from Mrs. Friedman recently! She's now a marriage and family counselor (has her PHD), and has been for over 10 years. She was partners with Dr. Laura Schlessinger for awhile until she went off on her own. She says she's changed so much I wouldn't recognize her! Wow. I remember when the girls basketball team went up to Big Bear for the weekend - remember, girls? Kim Bueltel, Patti Emde, Debbie Brown, Paula Lutz, Tammy Tagami? Mrs. Friedman was reading "Jaws" - still have pictures! What fun! Where ARE you, Paula Lutz??? Mandy (T5) and I are going to Fosters - who else??

Name: Ted Gioia () on Thursday, July 8, 1999 at 12:14:46
Class: 75
Message: Beth's comment about being pulled out of St. Joseph's during fourth grade because of "a senile nun" brings back fond memories. (I recognize that the term "senile" is not politically correct, but we did not know about Alzheimer's disease in those days). I, too, was a student in Sister Mary Lorenda's 4th grade class. Some of the memorable events:
(1) Sister Mary assigned us the same math homework every day (I believe it was the eight questions on page 29 of the math book), over and over again. We had all the answers memorized, after a while, and could write them out by rote.
(2) Our U.S. geography class, went smoothly until we got to the chapter on Alaska -- and stayed there! Months later we were still studying Alaska. (To this day, I know a great deal about our northernmost state, thanks to Sister Mary's fixation on Seward's folly.)
(3) I shouldn't omit the time she made my cousin Michael clean erasers after school as a punishment for some classroom mis-deed -- but then forgot all about it, finally giving him a holy card as a gift for being such a good boy and staying late to help her.
(4) Above all, I am grateful that I always was guaranteed a good report card, no matter what I did in class, because Sister Mary remembered my older brother Dana -- always an excellent student -- and seemed to get me confused with him. Of course, our parents soon figured out something was wrong at school, and many students -- like Beth -- were pulled out of St. Joseph's. But I am glad my parents kept me there, because fourth grade was the highlight of my grammar school education. It taught us not to put too much trust in grown-ups -- still a valuable lesson -- and was a lot of fun too!

Hey Ted, Great stuff. Thanks

Name: George Gates () on Thursday, July 8, 1999 at 11:59:00
Class: LHS 62
Message: Thanks John for all your doing. It is good to pay a visit to our past. You are doing a wonderful job. WHAT A GUY!!!

Hey George, George Gates is a TRUE "Joined At The Hip" friend. I think I've said this before but I cannot remember NOT knowing George Gates. We grew up across the street from each other on Cedar Av. and George's mom took care of me as both of my parents worked. I'm talkin' when I was in diapers. Now THERE'S a pretty picture huh. George delivered the eulogy at my father's funeral too. Thanks for checking in George. I love you MAAANN!! Call me and let me know when you're coming out. George lives in Franklin Tennessee now.

Name: Debbie Morlin () on Thursday, July 8, 1999 at 11:57:41
Maiden: Johnson
Class: 76

Name: Betty Rodriguez () on Thursday, July 8, 1999 at 11:47:26
Maiden: Kean
Class: 69
Message: Karen-Don't even remember getting a nametag at my last reunion! I can't find my tassle either! We'll need to identify ourselves tho, or it will look like an invasion from???? I went to the Beach Boys concert 4 yrs ago at Glen Helen Blockbuster Pavilion - had a blast! My son, 2 yrs old then, slept thru the whole thing - but my little girl and I rocked out. She just loves them now-but not as much as N'Sync! I'm trying to remember a funny story about the Irish Den - but need to check with my sister to see if I can share it. . .
So John, are you happy with Feedback Pages now???

"Be Careful What You Ask For" will be my motto from now on.Thanks Betty

Name: Pam Earnhardt () on Thursday, July 8, 1999 at 11:17:43
Maiden: Duncan
Class: 63
Message: I wonder how many nights we spent at Foster's. Racers in the back and surfers in the front.I did alot of homework there. How many of you remember a fella they called "Surf" ? He raced cars. I wonder where he is today? What fun we had drag racing down at the beach.
Hi Pam and all, Just so there's no confusion. Pam is talking about FROSTIES. Frosties was on 133rd and Hawthorne. Our FOSTERS CRUISE NIGHT. Is on 120th and Hawthorne Bl. at FOSTERS. FROSTIES has pretty much been filled in and we couldn't get enough cars in there. Just so you know.

Name: Kathy S. () on Thursday, July 8, 1999 at 11:02:03
Maiden: Lorig
Class: 76
Message: Ron-The Beach Boys Concert in Bakersfield was a capacity crowd of about 5000 screaming people. It was at an outdoor ampitheater at CSUB. You could either reserve a seat or bring a blanket and find a place on the grass. They also had the local custom car club there with their classics. Mike Love, Bruce Johnston, and David Marks were the only originals. Al Jardine is touring with his own group called "Beach Boys Family and Friends." Bakersfield was as close as they are going to be this year to Southern Cal. You can find their schedule at the Beach Boys Fan Club Site (You can link to it from "What's New" at CT. We all had a great time keeping security busy. They were constantly asking people to refrain from dancing in the aisle ways :)
Wow, "Dancing in the Aisles", You mean you were trying to have fun at a Beach Boys Concert and security wouldn't let you??

Name: Diana Calabro () on Thursday, July 8, 1999 at 10:10:40
Maiden: Thompson
Class: 1961
Message: Ricki, I agree, where are all the sixties people. I'm still looking for, Vita, Charlotte, Diane and Sherry where are you? If you're out there let me hear from you. Jim West, see you made it on Cougartown. Have not heard from Cindy for awhile, computer must be broke.

Name: Gloria Herlosky () on Thursday, July 8, 1999 at 10:06:59
Maiden: Valencia
Class: 1976
Message: There are so many 76'ers writing in, at least ten. I wanted to be the "1st in 10 to write in again" but I guess I dropped the ball. HI DON COLLINS! How's Ron? HI Kim, Chris, Laura, Roni(T2), Sharon and all the rest (I have to leave the submit page to get all the other names!) Am being held hostage by Patty in San Jose. Send help. I'm probably the only V who would prefer incarceration at this point!

Name: Kim Bueltel () on Thursday, July 8, 1999 at 08:50:26
Class: 76
Message: Hi Beth, yes I remember Marla. I can't believe she ran into Mrs. Freedman, what memories of our coach. Nice to hear you are still playing volleyball. My body couldn't handle it. Palm Springs is a great place to live when you play a lot of golf like I do. You get use to the heat for the 3 months. My brother Terry is doing fine. He lives in Moreno Valley, married and has 4 children, 1 daughter and 3 boys. Hey John, thanks for this site, and the pictures do bring back some memories.
Hey Kim, No problem.....oh and that 3 months of heat in Palm Springs. Are you with the CofC there? My daughter lives there, but the part she lives in has about 7 months of heat.Thanks

Name: Dick Dixon () on Thursday, July 8, 1999 at 04:56:14
Class: 1963
Message: Wow, neat hearing that Les Johnson is living in an income tax free state and bet he still a way with airplanes, how about that ole 356S Porsche I remember riding in way back down 120th in around '67. Good to hear from Les and are you flying or what with the good ole boys in the air and on the NASCAR circit? Ernie Nixon, the Bakersfield flash, one of my very best ole buds, thanks for remembering me, those were really cool days as a track bud at HHS as you smoked em and I tried to do my best with Ron Reinholdson on the relay team with our lost (Nam) teammate Tim Thomas. This cruise is really gitting me juiced. Looking forward to fun time on the blvd. Loretta, you'd add pazazz to that pink ride, 327 and all. Hope you recall the ole days at St. Joes', Amen.
INFO ALERT: New e-mail address for me as of today: Looking forward to hearing from ya all. Pound out a note, it is lonely in the wilds of Vermont. Thanks John for being the best ambassador around.

Name: Judy Lundal () on Thursday, July 8, 1999 at 00:32:04
Maiden: Kappen
Class: 63
Message: Yes, the trailers I was talking about in my July 3 message were the Boyce Teardrop Trailers near the kiddyland. As you are probably aware, the Teardrops are again gaining popularity among the car set. Many are being restored (or built new) and painted to match the car. Our family has purchased one, for restoration, and it has a "Boyce Trailers - Hawthorne Calif." metal plate over the door. It is definately a small world! I recognized immediately that it was one of the trailers I remember seeing for many years parked next to the Kiddyland on Hawthorne Blvd. Although I remember the trailers, I really don't know anything about them, for example, what year were they built? I assume Boyce had them made, or manufactured them theirselves, but I don't really know. Therefore, I was hoping someone from Cougartown could help me out with some information about the trailers. If possible I hope the bluevet can make it to the cruise at Foster's Freeze - sounds like a blast!
Judy, I'm sure the Boyce family didn't manufacture the teardrop. The plate was just to identify it. It still is a small world though. I wish I knew where you lived or where you purchased the trailer. You know...... how far from the tree was the teardrop found.

Name: Ricki Farrell () on Thursday, July 8, 1999 at 00:27:03
Maiden: Valencia
Class: '61
Message: What is it? 76 Trombones led the big parade... I haven't seen so many '76'rs since V6 graduated. Where are all of the sixties people?
Is Tim Lutz related to all of those Lutz people.
Judy Owens: Did you know Aggie Perez? I think she graduated in '54 or '55. I think that kids at school might have called her "Randy." She lived across the street from us until she married in 1962. She still lives in California, I think Balboa Island.
John Boy, cruise night is a comin' real soon. I'm looking forward to it. Wish you could be there Robin. You do give me a chuckle.

Yeah come on 60's people. I have your pictures too and somehow those senior pictures are looking pretty good nowadays huh.Yeah come on down Robin. We can do a little bench racin'. Mom V'll be there. Course she'll be sitting with me cause well, "Mom always liked me best".

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