.......St Joseph people......remember, "we are NOT politically correct"Tom Lehrer
Name: Myrna () on Monday, July 12, 1999 at 18:29:44
Message: A memory of summer days gone by.....remember when the carnival was in town every year and we would have the parade? My favorite part of the parade was the group on the old fire engine - I'm not sure how things got started, but I think they had fire extinquishers filled with water and would squirt at the crowd. Then we (actually my brothers and their friends had the idea) started taking water balloons and throwing them at the guys. I remember the year the police came around and made us break all of our balloons before the parade started.....what a drag..... We would all wander down Cedar, to El Segundo Blvd and watch them go by. The parade would line up on Cedar in front of our house, so we always had a first look at some of the entries. Boy, the memories that come back when reading through these pages. I know for sure I won't make it to cruise night. We were in San Francisco this weekend, and really had our dose of people everywhere we went. Freeways, traffic, signals (we have one here in Coalinga), I'll probably never get Jim to a big city again! We even had trouble getting to church because we were on one side of Columbus, and the church was on the other. The problem - the San Francisco/Chronicle Marathon. We had to park and walk. Couldn't drive across, more than 5000 runners. Then, when we tried to go to the Golden Gate Park, all entrances were closed, even 101. But - we ended up finding the Cliff House - sure could use that wonderful weather - I know it's not as bad here, at 108, as it is for some in other places (only 20% humidity), but I do long for cooler weather. Go Cougars!!!
Said Californy is the place you oughta be, so they loaded up the truck and they moved to Beverly.........Hills that is.......Just keep hummin' it Myrna
Name: Betty East () on Monday, July 12, 1999 at 17:34:37
Message: Glad to see more '74-ers out there. I'm amazed at how many live in the Conejo Valley. I've been in Thousand Oaks for nearly 20 years. California Tire is the best! My son James and his wife live in Savannah GA and have a 3 month old baby daughter, Christine. She's the love of my life. During high school, I wasn't involved in anything, but I recognize so many names and thoroughly enjoy reading the feedback. If I had to do it over again, I'd get involved in EVERYTHING. You guys had a blast.
Name: FMLFFaelin Klein () on Monday, July 12, 1999 at 17:09:46
Maiden: FF Ffaelin Klein
Message: H Hi Cougartown, Does anyone know where Lorna Ingram is? Hi Cyndi . How about Mike with the really curly hair 1975 class. Remember Mike you tried to teach me how to surf. Really would like to know what you're doing. RON Pearly? Hope to hear from you. Faelin Klein
Name: Chris Prewitt () on Monday, July 12, 1999 at 16:34:57
Message: I just contacted Melanie Chacon to find out how the "Sponsor a Seat" was progressing. She informed me that in just 2 weeks the fundraising has gone over the one-third mark. She is receiving several checks each day which has now gotten the office staff excited! They, the office staff, are waiting for the mail to see how many new letters arrive. For those of you who have had loved ones pass away, this is a great way to have them remembered. Please get your monies into the school as soon as possible, as they would like to get started as soon as summer school ends.
Name: Robin () on Monday, July 12, 1999 at 13:12:21
Message: Hamm on Rye Grass???...Jim take some good meds and quit watching so much Jeopardy...Great win though by team USA! Had to be one hot Jose out there for 2+ hrs....Jake I covered my Buffalo Bob poster with a Vanna White copy years ago (3 to be exact)Hey I stay up with the times bud.....Gary..Don Dye lived for years on 160th and the 405, and has a couple girls that age. maybe them?? Bill dont knock my trail bike...With the mirrors off I can pull .03 Gs at wide open throttle from a dead stop...Shes fast:o) Hey John..Wheres Leeroy?...His family tree might not have any branches, but no excuse not to check in once a month...And Bob Veach...Ive been elected by the Class of 60 committee to burn all jack rabbit apparel at halftime at midfield at the homecoming game. So, save it for the boys homecoming or simply posterity. Besides Id have to put the fire out and Ive flat forgot how to do the Bristol Stomp...Good to see Mike Mecey on board! And shame on all you Cougs picking on the good Sister from St Joes! Ever think her errors could have just been a force of habit?...With that ...happy monday and later Cougs...:o)
Hey Robin, Don't know where LeeRoy's been. I think he was looking at a job as dirt sniffer for the radon people the last I heard. "Be a Coug" Robin.
Name: Don Collins () on Monday, July 12, 1999 at 12:00:48
Message: Roni - re:"Wizard of OZ" That show broke all the records! My brother as always was hanging lights for the show. I was involved behind the stage and well as a munchin part. Danny Fix was just at Phil Porters' bash just a few weeks ago. I was in Vegas with my new wife so I missed chatting with: Ken Littleton, Craig Bodkin and Lee Whiteley just to name a few. The count down to page 100 continues.
Yes, we're adding about a page a day, so it's looking like the July 24th. We'll see.
Name: Chris Prewitt () on Monday, July 12, 1999 at 11:12:34
Do you think we can all PITCH together and get one of those seats covered in BLACK for an alumna? With all of the feedback that was dedicated to this person I think a Black Seat would only be fitting. All kidding aside do you think you can get Miki Wan or Melanie Chacon to give us an update on the seat fund?
Chris, I've got pictures to put up from Miki of all that were at the Fund Raiser on June 27. I'll try to get them posted in the next few days. The first 5 or 6 rows are GONE!! My 2 seats are above that, so please, if you want to get in on this, please do not wait.
Thanks Chris . . . . .
Name: Kathy Stonebraker () on Monday, July 12, 1999 at 11:09:01
Message: Mr. Key (sorry, I just CAN'T call former teachers/administators by their first name!!),
My son is a big jazz fan so don't worry we'll have some Glenn Miller at the cruise. Isn't it nice to hear some of that type of music is back in, and that kids are wanting to learn the jitterbug again!! Speaking of Mr. DeLao I was just at his B-Day party Saturday night! It was sooo... good to see him again. He had been told that some people from Hawthorne MIGHT be there but when we actually showed up, it blew him away. We stayed way after everyone else had left talking about old times. All the trips we took to different cities to do parades and/or half-time competitions. He is still very active in the band scene, doing seminars and clinics and fund raising. I have his phone no. if you would like to contact him (just e-mail me). You could probably talk him into coming to the cruise! He lives in Placentia. If we're really lucky maybe we could get JOHN BILLER and his wonderful wife PEGGY to show up to and play the Alma Mater for us with Mr. D directing them. John - We missed you at the party. Your name came up quite a few times!! Marsha Barnett was there too. HI MARSHA :) Next year if I have to drive down to Bakersfield and kidnap you guys, your coming :) Great times and great years to be a Coug! See ya'all at Foster's.
Name: Sharon MacDonald () on Monday, July 12, 1999 at 09:39:50
Message: Got back yesterday evening from the Old Car Show and Swap Meet in Iola, Wisconsin. This year the featured car maker was Mercury. Saw some lovely cars on display from Mercury and just about every other company that ever existed. I was surprized to see how much feedback had been added since last Thursday. To add to the "senile nun" stories - one of my younger sisters (or maybe brother) was in her class and came home one day telling about a spelling test - the good Sister administered the test by writing the words on the black board!
Name: karen kuehl () on Monday, July 12, 1999 at 09:16:41
Message: Sherry Wingo: Are you related to Bill Wingo? If so, please say hi to him. Haven't heard from him in a loooong time. And I agree on the 40's music. It was even better than the 50's music for swingin' and swayin'!! And Keith, welcome back. I would love to hear some more of those great stories about your youth! What are you like now? Still adventurous? And welcome back to the V girls. This weather we're having in the desert is really awesome. Hope your home in Vegas is safe and dry, Patty. We're okay in Victorville. So far the storms have gone all around us with just a little rain falling. Each day has been different tho. JB, I went fishing yesterday and caught a 3 1/2 lb. catfish. It's still alive!! Don't they ever give up? Now what do I do with it!!?? Maybe LeeRoy has some ideas. I'm a trout person and don't know how to deal with catfish! I'm heading for the Central Coast for the next few days, so if anyone has any suggestions on how to prepare a catfish, I'd sure appreciate them. Maybe the thing will be dead when I get back!
I remember once my dad caught about a 6 lb catfish and he brought it home from the river alive. We were going to have a fish fry the following weekend and he didn't have room in the freezer so he filled a wash tub he had with water and in went the fish. Every morning and evening going to and from his car, he'd check the fish and every morning and evening, the catfish would be out on the lawn. The fish was still alive when he cleaned it the following Saturday. I guess a catfish has 9 lives too.
Name: Leo Umana () on Monday, July 12, 1999 at 02:05:30
Message: Hello everyone and a special thanks to Tim for leading me to this great site. I'm married with two great daughters (ages 15 and 17) and Judy, I too live in Corona, and my oldest daughter just graduated as a Cougar at Norco High. Tim, Diane still wants to baby-sit your kids, just say when!
Name: CAROL GROSS () on Monday, July 12, 1999 at 01:07:10
Message: BEEN READING ALOT ABOUT ST. JOSEPHS LATELY...WHERE ARE ALL THE GRADS IN MY CLASS...I GUESS THAT WAS ST. JOSEPH'S CLASS OF 64...I SAW MY LIL NEICE DEBBIE IN ONE OF HER 1ST GRADE PICTURES YOU SHOWED A FEW DAYS AGO...WASN'T SHE SWEET LOOKING...WHAT HAPPENED TO YOU DEB!!! HAHA ANYONE OUT THERE IN MY CLASS??????
Name: Tim Long () on Monday, July 12, 1999 at 00:45:21
Message: Hello Roni Treckman! Yes I do remember you and Beth. I will try to scan a select few pictures and post them (is there a way to do that here?). However, my schedule is damn busy so it could be a couple of months - I'm visiting my mom in No Cal next weekend; flying to the Oshkosh airshow the last week of the month, might have a business trip in early August, and then going on family vacation (yeah!) to the Canadian Rockies late August. You get the idea.... I particularly remember some pictures I took near 1974 graduation - there was a late night party of the '74 crowd in senior square. Everybody was wild! I remember a banner (it sounds worse to me now than it did then) - something like "Sex, drugs and a whole lot more - we're the class of '74!". Anybody remember that one?
Tim, If you want to post pics, please send them to me. The one above won't make the cut. Sorry.
Name: Sherry Wingo () on Monday, July 12, 1999 at 00:31:27
Message: I've been really enjoying reading all the messages and remembering all of my old friends. When I read Loren and Jan's messages, is when I decided that I must also put mine up. I went over to the school recently to contribute to refurbishing Nyman Hall and it has really changed. They even have bars up at the student store. I'll see you guys at Fosters. I look forward to hearing from you guys through e-mail.
Name: JIM SLOEY () on Sunday, July 11, 1999 at 22:51:07
YOU'RE IN VEGAS. NOW I AM WORRIED DEAR! HEY ARE YOU AND ALL THE V GIRLS GOING TO THE CRUISE? DOESN'T MY LITTLE BRUDDER LOOK YOUNG AND SWEET. HE STILL LOOKS LIKE THAT, ONLY NOW HE HAS THIS BIG GRIN I DON'T KNOW WHY EITHER? WE ARE ONLY 9 PAGES AWAY, KEITH IS JUST GETTING WARMED UP, I AM STARTING TO FEEL BETTER PERHAPS WE SHALL HAVE THEM KNOCKED OUT HERE THIS WEEK. LOOKS LIKE THE 24TH! GO COUGARS!
AH yes, Sloey, you took my advice and ate your chicken soup huh. I can hear that cackle in your voice man. You're on your way back.......
Name: Kim Bueltel () on Sunday, July 11, 1999 at 21:57:47
Message: Hi Cyndi (Laird) Hewitt, yes I do remember you. Great to hear from you. I am doing well and living in Palm Springs, playing a lot of golf in my free time. I don't know anything about Kathy Uhlin. I am coming to Maui next week to play some golf. Hey Roni, my brother Allen coached at North Torrance High Baseball. Hey Peggy Treckman, nice to hear from you also, as you can see I don't play any volleyball these days just golf. I am doing great. Hey Cindy Matthies, I played volleyball against Nina while she was at UCLA and I was playing for Pepperdine from 1976-1980. Hi Keith Jones. Nice to hear from you.
Name: Patty Valencia () on Sunday, July 11, 1999 at 20:54:39
Message: HI JUDY AND TIM!!! How are you guys? Dave, I just reread the feedback and found that you were in an accident. Are you ok? Thanks Jim, well written distinction between concern and worry. Attorneys, gotta love em. Bill Sloey, you look like, well you look like A KID in that picture. Hey, all of you do. And KEITH, welcome back to the world of the e-livin'. Glad to read you again. I'll be back in LV tomorrow - what fun to boat through the streets. Cruise night will be one I hate to miss. And, Jorge, I agree, what fun to bebop to those great 40's tunes.
Name: Betsy Wright () on Sunday, July 11, 1999 at 20:28:36
Message: Wish I could join you at Foster's, just cruised to North Carolina to visit mom, and back to NJ, so my wheels are tired. Beautiful country to explore and experience. Have a peach shake for me!
Name: Roni Kobel () on Sunday, July 11, 1999 at 20:23:40
Message: Hey, Tim Long - yes! I, for one, would love to see your old Cougar pictures! Scan away, right, John?? I was on the El Molino staff, and also have a little stash of pictures (some that were used, but quite a few that weren't). Unfortunately, I don't have a scanner. However, T4 has one.... maybe she'll let me come over with my pictures, eh, PJ?? By the way, I could hardly believe it when I read the feedback message a few pages back that Mr. Allen is STILL the yearbook advisor at HHS!!!! Mr. Allen, if you're out there, hi! Cindy (Ediger) Riggio, GREAT to see you up on feedback!! Welcome to Cougartown! Let's see some MORE!
Name: George Key () on Sunday, July 11, 1999 at 19:44:17
Message: Getting a little upset by the musical requests for cruise night. How about something from the era of real music? In the 30's and 40's I played bass fiddle in a dance band and I want to hear Glenn Millers "In the mood" just before we sing " OH SCARLET AND GOLD " led by Alex De Leo
OK, what's it gonna be, "In The Mood" or "Ina Gada Da Vida". These are tough decisions here. I say we forgo the music and get Gloria to teach us some of her favorite HHS football cheers.
Name: Loren Heath () on Sunday, July 11, 1999 at 15:05:31
Message: Hey John and gang,
I got to admit, would anybody 30 years ago would have belived that we would all be conversing by computer. I don't have a P.C. yet, but working on it. My sister saved the day...
Please contact me at my work e-mail or work phone 714/481-7122. Hope to hear from you all.
Hey Lorny!!!! Man, how are you doin'???
Loren and I lived directly across the street from one another ALL of our school years. I can remember us playing football and baseball in the street with George Hiller, Curtis Jenkins, Tommy North, and a few others. When we played Cowboys and Indians and War, Loren was one of those kids who would never die. You could blast him with everything you had and he'd say, "You almost got me but you just barely missed me." Great to hear from you Loren. I will call you soon.
Name: Jan Blomsterberg () on Sunday, July 11, 1999 at 14:33:38
Message: JB, yup, you guessed it right when you said not much to do here in Arkadelphia. I'm working six days a week and living in a dry county and a town that rolls up the sidewalks at five in the afternoon. I heard from my job shop last week that the company I am working at intends to extend my contract for another four months. Gee, spending the millenium in Arkadelphia - I can't wait! So, with what I said this leaves one with plenty of time on their hands so I play my music. And I have lots to play! I only wish I had my 45's collection with me - anyone want to unload their 45's send me an email. I was not trying to nit-pick the email responses by the alumni but when I saw an error regarding music I had to step up to the plate. I've been listening to the radio since the early fifties when "Luck Lager Dance Time" was on in the evening - this was a great way for me to fall asleep. Does anyone remember the station call sign for this program? Then there was Al Jarvis and Joe Yocum on channel 98 KFWB. Eleanor Brown and I danced on Al's program at three different times and we won first place twice! Of course, this was when we were in the fifth grade at Peter Burnett and rock & roll was in its' early stages but, hey, it was fun doing the "bop". And don't forget B. Mitch Reed, Gene Weed and Bill Ballance from KFWB. And in high school we had Hunter Hancock from KGFJ - we had some good DJ's back then when everyone played the top forty! You opened the door when you asked me for "requests" for Cruise Night. If I were to note all my favorites I would fill up one of your pages! So, to save you and my fellow alumni having to read hundreds of MY favorites I will narrow it down to the years 59-63: '59 - Chapel of Dreams (Dubs); '60 - my all-time favorite (already requested) Theme From A Summer Place; '61 - Gee Whiz (Carla Thomas); 62 - Venus In Blue Jeans (Jimmy Clanton); '63 - Hello, Stranger (Barbara Lewis). Thanks, JB, and have a great time cruisin' the blvd. and crank up the music!!
Jan, Send us a tape, and we'll play it on Cruise Night. Thanks man.......
Name: el rojo () on Sunday, July 11, 1999 at 11:31:38
Message: JB would you like those songs on CD or TAPE? you never specified! and maybe i'll throw in a few extras. el. MAY THE COUGAR BE WITH YOU!
El, A tape will be fine, and yes, send along any others you'd like us to hear. You can label it the "Jakejude Love Song Collection". Be a Coug
Name: Cyndi Hewitt () on Sunday, July 11, 1999 at 04:17:20
Message: Christine - Thanks for the tip about Texas. I promise I'll never visit there in the summer. I was there in March or April of '97. One day it was 80 degrees and the next morning it was snowing! That was too weird for me. My comfort zone is from about 77 - 87 (with tradewinds of 15 - 20 mph!)
By the way, I meant to say hi to Beth Treckman. Remember Hawthorne Youth Camp the summer of '75? We were there with Karen Nathanson, and Jeff Nathanson, Jeff Sutton, Leroy Frye, Chuck Kidwell and others I can't remember right now. That was a blast!
Also HI to Kim Bueltel and brothers. Do you remember me? I lived down the street from you from the time I was in kindergarten thru 8th grade. I remember Kim was the only girl I ever knew who could ride a two wheeler without training wheels at the age of 4!! I also remember you at Pepperdine playing volleyball. Hope you and all your brothers are well! Also Kathy Uhlin lived down the street from you. Do you know how she is doing?
Name: Gary Nelson () on Sunday, July 11, 1999 at 09:34:00
Message: John: Regarding Larry Biller and Mike Angle E mail. There is another "Dye" out there I am still looking for, DON Dye ('60), don't think he is related to Dye Brothers. Heard he was a cop (not Dan Dye) somewhere in Torrance area, anyone out there know where he is??
Name: Judy Watts () on Sunday, July 11, 1999 at 03:41:37
Message: Well, I'll try this again. I should have read the feedback file first. My first message was too short. First of all, just want to say how great it is that there's a place for all of us "Cougars" to share our past memories and present lives . I have two boys, 16yrs (6'2") and 13yrs(5'11"), yes, I grow 'em big ! My older son lives with his Dad in Corona and his high school is also the Cougars...I thought that was pretty neat. I live in Cerritos and am having a marvelous time. I talked to Michelle Buguy a few times, but haven't heard from her in a while. Soooo....Michelle, if you're out there, just wanted to know how you are (?) Hope there are some more 74's out there...see ya all next time.
Thanks Judy and I wouldn't worry too much if you don't hear right back on an email. Some people only check their email every month or two.
Name: judy watts () on Sunday, July 11, 1999 at 03:10:24
Message: Hey, all you '74 grads...anybody out there?
Name: Tim Long () on Sunday, July 11, 1999 at 02:35:14
Message: Hello all - any more class of 74's out there? I just stumbled upon this page and it is a great idea. I'm in Moorpark, CA, married with two little ones. I was on Cougar staff and did a lot of photography. Depending upon interest, I have a LOT of photography from HHS years still in boxes in the garage - I could probably scan some of the prime ones if anybody has an interest.
The tribute to Mrs. Mark is great - she was a wonderful teacher.
How about adding to 'memories' - B&B Camera?
Welcome aboard Tim.
Name: Keith D. Jones () on Sunday, July 11, 1999 at 01:55:41
Maiden: always been Jones
Message: Well, I figured I would give John a rest and not write in as often. I have the funny feeling that I may have tied up the lines a little too much. I look at this site everyday. I love seeing some of the people I remember. John, for my pic stick in one of the baseball pics since I didn't have a senior pic. Kim Beutel I remember very well. I always liked her because she was such a good athlete. Jimbo, I hope you get better. I almost thought that picture John had up was you and your bro Bill. But after looking at it awhile I figured out it wasn't. Anyway, glad everything is going great with this site. And, don't worry John I won't make em long anymore. ANd in regards to the weather in Texas. I was living in Hawaii the past ten years and the weather there is the best in the world. Clear blue skies, no smog (occasional VOG), humidity kind of high (not as bad as Florida) and hot. Now I live in Vegas and there isn't any place as hot as here. Dry heat means nothing when it is 115 degrees. You still sweat your b.... off.
Hey Keith, Glad you're back guy. You can write as long a feedback as you want too. I'm not limiting anyone on this site. As far as the picture goes, all I have are senior pics unless we get back to the books I own. Thanks Keith