.......St Joseph people......remember, "we are NOT politically correct"Tom Lehrer
Sandy Cooper, Please send me your correct email address. Thanks, John B
Name: Harry Plotkin () on Tuesday, July 13, 1999 at 19:16:19
Message: A big hello to John Biller and Peggy Anderson. re: Danny Ruedas - his brother, Matt, has an email address on the alumni list for the class of '83. Ingrid Larson - I'll send you the telephone number of someone who probably knows how to contact Carol Nichols. Love to all, HCH
Name: Chuck Currie () on Tuesday, July 13, 1999 at 18:35:13
Message: This is just a bit of page filler to help move things along to Fosters Cruise Night - the answers to cousin Robin's name that 26th Street Cougar Surfer on page 86: Squash - Paul Steinel, The Conductor - Mike Leeper, Seagull - Norm Steiner, Hooker (also known as Tripper) - Danny Trepanier, Big Daddy - got me on that one, and last but not least, Orange - the trivia mind trap - Robin Hood. I apologize for any misspelled last names. Now, how did they get those nicknames? See you at Fosters, Chuck.
Name: LARRY BILLER () on Tuesday, July 13, 1999 at 17:13:20
Message: HEY BRO. JOHN THOSE CD'S ARE GREAT!...SORRY I'M LATE IN SENDING THEM. YOU SHOULD GET THEM BY CHRISTMAS. JUST KIDDING. WILL SEND THEM SOON. THANKS JOHN BAKER FOR A GREAT WEB SITE. BECAUSE OF THIS I WAS ABLE TO CONTACT MIKE ANGLE(HHS67). MY WIFE BARBARA(GARDENA HIGH 71)AND I HAD DINNER WITH MIKE AND HIS WIFE KRIS THIS PAST SUNDAY. WE HAD A GREAT TIME AND PLAN TO GET TOGETHER AGAIN SOON.
Thanks Larry, I'm glad you have re-connected with your friends, as it's happening all over Cougartown and it will continue to happen as more and more people find this site. It just keeps getting better and better.
Name: Alan Hauge () on Tuesday, July 13, 1999 at 14:43:47
Message: A "Wich Stand" story from 1960 regarding Brian Tully and my "borrowed" 1939 Pontiac with a wild paint job. At the time, I had a custom paint shop which Brian visited one Friday afternoon and begged to borrow the Pony. (Pontiac) I told him no repeatedly but eventually gave in to his desire for this one particular night to cruise with a friend of his from the "A" (A&W in Hawthorne) to the "Stand" (Wich Stand) as we called them then.
On one of his trips leaving the "Stand" a second car pulled up along side and told Brian and his friend, the car looked like a piece of "S---" to which Brian responded in a like manner. As the two cars with two guys stared to pull over and settle things two additional guys popped up from the back seat of the other car. Brian not liking the odds took off. At the bottom of Overhill Brian stopped behind another car waiting for other cars to pass. The guys behind jumped out and approached the car. Brain quickly jammed the Pony into reverse and stomped on the gas only to bend over the accelerator rod causing the car to stall. One guy reached Brian's side of the car just as he started to roll up the window. To Brian's surprize the glass was broken and only half of the window appeared. Seconds later Brian was on the wrong end of a large fist which struck his face leaving a very large swollen lip and bloody nose. When Brian appeared at my shop on Saturday morning to return the car everyone was rolling on the ground with laughter as Brian tried to tell us his cruise story with a fat lip and very arranged face. Hope you enjoyed the story. Brian just told me he would never share which I thought would also get us closer to 100 pages. And Fosters.
Great story Alan. Brian, Are you out there and would you like to amend this story in any way??
Name: Peggy Webster () on Tuesday, July 13, 1999 at 14:08:59
Message: Hey John, I'll throw my guess in as to who that "lovely" cheerleader on the john is: Is it Glenn Vickers?
YES, YES, another Cougartown winner folks. Your prize Peggy, is that you get an evening out with Glen, who will be wearing that same cheerleader uniform.
That's it. Thanks Mo.......
Name: Marsha Russell () on Tuesday, July 13, 1999 at 14:02:41
Message: For those of you that remember Mike Lighter from the sixties, he didn't go to HHS but was good friends with many of us during that time. My folks just heard from his daughter that he died this week. Mike had a brain tumor and died during surgery. Mike was a good person and one of the funniest people I have ever known. Robin Hood, I am sure you must remember him.
Hi Marsha, I remember Mike Lighter. Was he related to Tom??
Name: MoMo () on Tuesday, July 13, 1999 at 12:52:41
Message: John, We're set with "Sea of Love", and I think I have "In the Mood" on a CD. I'll check when I get home. Anything else? This is fun!!!
That's it. Thanks Mo.......
Name: Ingrid Larson () on Tuesday, July 13, 1999 at 11:11:59
Message: OK - Since at least 92% of the class of '76 has checked in to Feedback in the last week, I want to ask your help. Can anyone help me locate Carol Nichols? She went to Anza, Sepulveda, Dana and HHS, and lived on 117th St. near Isis. She used to hang out with Mike Miranda and Caron Ailey. Come on Cougars what do you know?
Name: MoMo () on Tuesday, July 13, 1999 at 09:41:34
Message: UPDATE.....Don Dye did leave the Hawthorne Police Department about 1981. As far as we know, he is still in Lawndale and working for L.A.U.S.D. as a police officer.
Name: MoMo () on Tuesday, July 13, 1999 at 07:54:31
Message: John, Have you found The Theme from "A Summer Place" by Percy Faith yet? If not, look no further, I have it! I also have all kinds of music from the 50's and 60's. I saw Bill (Dana) this past weekend. I'm going to call him today and leave a message for him inviting him to Cruise Night. I have told him all about it, and hopefully he'll come. I know he would love to see some of his ex-students. Well if I can be of any other help...please let me know.
Also, someone (I didn't go back through feedback) was asking about Don Dye. Don use to be a Hawthorne Police Officer. He was famous for his car crashes! I believe he left the department in the late 70's or early 80's. I'm trying to get a hold of one of the "old timers" to see if anyone knows his whereabouts. As soon as I hear anything I'll let feedback know.
Until Cruise Night....Bye, Bye.
Hi Mo, Yes, please bring TFASP and any other oldies that you have on tape or CD. If anyone brings tapes and CD's, please mark them just like the old days. Do we have "Sea Of Love" and "In The Mood" yet?? Thanks.....
Name: Cyndi Hewitt () on Tuesday, July 13, 1999 at 02:17:41
Message: Keith-Can't wait to see you for micro-mini #4! The North Shore is beautiful as usual. I was at Waimea Bay the past two weekends and it was as smooth as glass. (Which is good for me because I don't like fighting the waves with my 4 year old). When the Krikacs were here my nephew Kory was snorkeling out in the bay and a sea turtle swam right by him. He followed it around awhile. The next weekend we saw a turtle there again.
Did you know we have Bubba Gumps here now in Ala Moana Shopping Center? It's a fun place to eat -- very loud and crazy. Ryan's Grill is one of my favorite restaurants. Maybe we'll have to hit them all! Beth, it's good to hear from you. I remember Donna Aveni now that you mention her, but not sure what you're talking about. Sounds like something tragic. Glad to hear you are doing well. I moved to Hawaii after graduating from Pepperdine. I came here to work on my masters degree at UH. (At least that's what I told my family!) I've been here 20 years now and I'm still "working" on it :) Having this website has really helped me to feel more a part of things back home. I've lost touch with almost everyone, so it's great to hear from old friends here. Thanks again John for this terrific site! I try to read it every day. I think whoever goes to Cruise Night at Foster Freeze ought to pay for John's sundae!
Thanks Cyndi for that. Your dollar's in the mail girl.
Name: John Biller () on Tuesday, July 13, 1999 at 02:09:18
Message: Hey Kathy, sorry we missed DeLao's birthday bash! We were working hard on that '78 Dodge Magnum. Maybe we can get it ready in time for cruise night. (if we can make it) It sounds like you had a great time at the party. I would have enjoyed seeing you guys and talking about old times. Do you remember the freshman kidnaps when we would kidnap all the incoming band freshman and drive them all over Hawthorne. I was just talking to my band kids about that at a meeting today and we all figured that if we tried to do that today we would probably all end up in court. Times have changed. Did anyone every get away with TPing John Ogren's House? Hey, to any band, auxillary, or drill team members, we sure had some great times together. How about hearing from some of you about memories from the past. Does anybody know where Danny Ruedas is? We were good friends growing up, especially during the Aviation Little League days. Also, does anyone know what happened to Daryl Golden (Class of '77). We ended up at Long Beach State together but I haven't seen him since he got married. Hey brother Larry, WHERE ARE MY CD'S? And why hasn't brother Kenny (class of 70) shown up on here yet? We need to get him with the program!
Name: Cyndi Hewitt () on Tuesday, July 13, 1999 at 02:01:40
Message: FAELIN!!! You made it to cyberspace and more importantly to Cougartown! Congratulations, I knew you could do it. Your emails are getting better too! But does your keyboard have a stutter? KKKKeith? F Faelin? Better check your keyboard speed settings, or slow down your fingers :) And Keith you are wrong. She's not as beautiful as she was at HHS, she's MORE beautiful now, in every way. Dave Krikac isn't that YOU sitting on the pot? Sure looks like something you would do. Good thing you have my sister to keep you sane! This has been a busy summer. So far we've had two micro-mini reunions in Hawaii. First it was with me ('75), Dave and Sandy Krikac ('76 & '78), then me and Mike Laird (my brother '72), and later this month will be the third micro-mini Hawaii reunion with Faelin! Can't wait!
Name: Keith D. Jones () on Tuesday, July 13, 1999 at 01:51:20
Maiden: always been Jones
Message: Faelin, It hasn't been too hot here for the last 5 days or so. Been very humid. The sun hasn't shined in about those many days. Been very cloudy and raining allot. Dave how was Hawaii. Cindy, I am planning on coming there for the last week in August and staying for three weeks. I definitely want to see you while I'm on Oahu. I love the Haleiwa Beach Grill for lunch, unless you want to come to town we can eat at Ryans or the Sunset Grill or anywhere you want. It's been almost 4 months since I was there and I'm already home sick. Has anything new and exciting happened lately over there. What happened to Mark Tuanei (Dallas Cowboys) was unreal (from Hawaii, died a couple of months ago). I knew him and did some speaking enagegments with him. Too bad. How's the North Shore. Faelin, been a little busy but working on your thing little by little. Don't forget to tell me anything new with you.
Name: Beth Meade () on Tuesday, July 13, 1999 at 00:57:40
Message: Hi Cyndi!!! Yes, I certainly do remember Hawthorne Youth Camp '75. How could I forget??? What fun that was. Jeff Sutton is married and has a little one now. My heart hurts when I think about "Coogle" - Donna Aveni. We had so much fun that summer. Chuck Kidwell and Teresa Duel have a brood together. You probably knew that. LeRoy Frye e-mailed me a couple of years ago but I've lost contact. How did you end up in Hawaii? Now, Tim Long. I am wondering if you have had a chance to read the feedback? There are some pages of interest to you somewhere in the 66-69 (page numbers) range. I'm in Thousand Oaks (for now). What ever happened to Jeff Roy??? He was in Newbury Park years ago, right? I remember you guys and your cameras. Does the number 127 mean anything to you? So many memories and friends. Thanks John for all your work on this site!!!
Name: Ricki Farrell () on Tuesday, July 13, 1999 at 00:38:54
Message: Hey Mike Mecey, my senior class president. How the heck are you? What's been happening in your life. Do you ever here from Joy Cavanaugh? Jorge Llaves, a big SI for swing. Glen Miller and Tommy Dorsey are da bombs. Let's get that "Little Brown Jug" out there and cut down and the bass rumble. Hip Hop's got to go for Cruise night. Or, am I just getting old? It's good to hear from all of the early 60's groups. I feel like Betty, if I had it to do over again, I'd be involved in everything. It's the best advice I can share with my students. You guys really had it made. Holding my breath for Cruise night.
Alan, did you get ahold of Clayton?
Name: Roni Kobel () on Monday, July 12, 1999 at 23:36:21
Message: John, I think the ugly cheerleader is Jim Bistolas...
Hi Roni, I don't think that's right. Whattasay Dave.
Name: Leo Umana () on Monday, July 12, 1999 at 23:29:28
Maiden: Leo Umana
I'm still playing soccer nearly year round. Every year in January, our team called the COUGARS (named after our alma mater) consisting of players from Leuzinger, Lawndale, South Torrance, North Torrance, and Culver City High Schools reunite to play in a huge tournament in Las Vegas. I also referee between 250-300 games per year ranging from youth games, high schools, universities and pro games. I even got to referee the men's and women's U.S. National Teams a couple of years back.Isn't it a shame that we only got to play for HHS our senior years, but what a year! Ocean League Champs for a first year team.
Name: LEEROY FELDERRUSTER () on Monday, July 12, 1999 at 23:19:17
Well's I's an Beulah bac frum Arkansas for goods. We ben gitting da grannefew to read us the pas feeds we's missed. We's gots a fews queshuns. 1. who is the rowdy girls? an whys dey called da rowdy girls? is dey mean or wat? Beulah got a sis that is real mean shal we's bring her to rassle the rowdy grils? 2. wat dis so funnin bout a Long Beach Poly hat? I's neber seen dat game but I's stil fels bad. And dat nice old Coach wat he call hisself Halcey? He's a right nice ol boy why ya all wanna funnin wit his team, he lobed dem boys and he and dem boys worked herd to play dem fells frum Poly, it be no funnin! Buit i's sez brings da hat, if ya all man enuf! 3. finally I am LEEROY FELDERRUSTER. i's told ya all who I twas frum da beginnin, I aint no Keith nor nobudy eter, I's me an Beulah her. Das final! See ya all at da ice creme sociel ting das ifn I's stil vited? Beulah is a comin too. Like to met dat Robin Hood fella, he a comin? See ya all there, and I have a rides thank ya all fer asking! LEEROY FELDERRUSTER and Beulah to. aND YALL TO MR. BAKER DIS A RIGHT NIC PLACE!
Thanks LeeRoy and take the possum gun out of the gun rack before you come to Cruise night.
Name: Cathy Porter () on Monday, July 12, 1999 at 22:28:19
Message: Hey Tim!!! Glad you finally joined us. I know you've been in Europe, but it's nice to know you still have time for us here stuck in the States. I haven't written in for a while, so it was nice to see your name. Brings back soooo many good memories. I'll write you more later. By the way Cougars, does anyone live in or near Folsom, CA? It would be interesting to get a run down as to where most of the alumni settled. Dave, hope all is well. Was that a motorcycle accident you had? Take it easy guy. Hope you all have a great time at the 100 page party. I hope you'll share your stories and pictures with those of us who can't make it. I also wanted to say hi to Judy and Leo, more of the class of 74' yea!! I'll be looking forward to hearing more from all of you. Take care. CATHY
Name: Ernie Nixon () on Monday, July 12, 1999 at 22:01:49
Message: Just had a great Mini-Reunion with Ed Chesson, Tom Lighter, and myself, here in Bakersfield. Lot's of great memories were brought up and discussed, like Hawthorne Blvd. racing. Of course, NONE OF US REALLY DID THAT.
John Baker, that tribute of Hawthorne High School's accomplishments's was great. Looking forward to Foster's Freeze and I do have some good SURF INSTRAMENTAL STUFF if anyone remembers it. Ernie Nixon'63
Name: Dave Krikac () on Monday, July 12, 1999 at 21:19:20
Maiden: Class Clown
Message: Hey All:
Glad to see you're back Keith. Hey Faelin Klein how are you? Just visited your friend and my Sister in Law Cyndi(Laird)in Hawaii. She kept us up to speed on you, sounds like you are blessed, awesome. Hey John: thanks for all the fun!
Hey Cyndi, we love and miss you & Marisa(Beauty Queens!). Hey Vickers, get on line, you to Bistolas!
Name: John Baker () on Monday, July 12, 1999 at 21:15:09
Message: Friends, this comes to us from brother alumnus Dave Krikac. It seems that Dave had one too many brewskis one night and picked up the UGLIEST HHS Cheer Leader that this Cougar has EVER seen. Does anyone have a clue who she is??
Name: F Faelin KLEIN () on Monday, July 12, 1999 at 21:04:25
Maiden: K Klein
Message: K KK Keith, thanks you're right it is Casade. SO how hot is it in VEGAS. It's 114 in Chico today. Rhonda Cooper where are you.?????? Teresa Duell???
Name: Ed Chesson () on Monday, July 12, 1999 at 21:00:46
Message: I just got back from visiting my oldest son, Matt, a Police Officer in Paso Robles, Ca. On the way up there I had a wonderful visit with Tom Leighter ('63) in Bakersfield. Now I have not seen Tom in 36 years, but as soon as he opened the door I recognized him immediately-with a little help from my '63 El Molino before leaving! :) Tom and his wife, Cheryl, were the perfect hosts and in a few short minutes I felt as if we had been continuous friends for all these years!
While talking about old times, I mentioned to Tom that I thought Ernie Nixon ('63) also lived in Bakersfield. After looking him up in the telephone book we found one Ernie Nixon and called him. Sure enough, it was the right guy and he came right over. I could only spend a couple hours with them, but I must say that we had a great time! Thank you Ernie for coming over and thank you Tom for bringing back memories that I have not thought about for what seems like eons. I hope we can stay in touch from now on and maybe meet at Cruise Night, Homecoming in October and/or our 40th reunion in 2003.
And John Baker, I know you have heard it many times before, but without this great web site, all these reunions of old friends would never have been possible . . . THANK YOU!!!!
Now see folks, that's what it's all about. These stories make it all worth it. Thanks Ed for sharing that with the group. I'm hearing these stories more and more every week. It's nice to know that the Internet CAN be used for something besides jokes, porn, and shopping.
Name: Bob Veach () on Monday, July 12, 1999 at 20:58:28
Message: For all of you who are darned concerned that I will be wearing Poly Jackrabbit clothing to Cruise Night or Homecoming or whenever, please understand something- IT..WAS..A..JOKE. I simply made mention of it to get a rise out of you, John. I didn't realize people of the sixties were still crying in their beer over that game. Geesh, sorreeeeeeee!
Bob, That's fine. No problem, as I for one am completely over that Gray December 11, 1959. I don't relive much at all about that game REALLY.
...if we'd had just had a leeeeetle more speed, why weedah' made jack rabbit stew outta those.............poly wanna cracker!?!?
Name: Loretta Cuiper () on Monday, July 12, 1999 at 20:23:23
Message: It was so exciting to see the women's soccer team win the worlds cup. To see history being made and I know there are many young ladies out there who are wonderful players. I have to tell you about a group of girls growing up back in the late 70's and 80's who were so awesome. They grew up playing against each other in AYSO and they made up the 1st Soccer Team at HHS, anyone of these girls could have been one of those ladies out there this week end. Anyone out there who was around to watch these girls knows what Im saying. These girls played with their hearts. Jimmy Stone was the coach (Jimmy and his wife Peggy are from HHS), His little sister Jennifer, made those side kicks look so easy, Amy and Anna the twins were all over that field, they went on to play college Soccer, Jayme Bradford loved running with that ball, Erica Henderson, She was the very 1st girl who loved to do those side tackles and was not afraid that she could break a leg, Heidi Garcia when they saw her coming toward them they knew nothing would stop her, she was like a truck. Our Darla was a good kicker, but a better Goalie. Miriam Penna loved running that field and Kristie Perkins was a good little goalie. There were so many other girls those years, but all of these Young ladies were just a few years too early. Just seeing this game this week-end, brought back a flood of good memories.
Name: Ellen Krumbach Meier () on Monday, July 12, 1999 at 18:50:50
Message: Oh Scarlet and Gold Our colors unfold Will always be flying high.
Name: David Barboza () on Monday, July 12, 1999 at 18:40:29
Message: Yes Patty, I'm fine. Tore the ligaments in my right ankle and got some nasty scrapes. Basically, nuisance type injuries. But Thank You for asking. It is great to see that Leo Umana found his way to Cougartown. Just wondered Leo. Still play soccer?
Name: Keith D. Jones () on Monday, July 12, 1999 at 18:38:17
Message: Hey Faelin Klein, You mean Mike Casade. John, find a pic of Faelin and post it. She is as beautiful now as she was then.
Sorry Keith, No pics from 71-75 yet. They're on their way though.
Sandy Cooper, Please send me your correct email address. Thanks, John B